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by grumpyoldgit
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a business in that for someone...
Replies: 26
Views: 4331

Re: There's a business in that for someone...

The great thing about recording is that I can skip through all those adverts for the Olympics!
by grumpyoldgit
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not happy, I've been charged twice
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

Re: Not happy, I've been charged twice

Well I ordered one from RS Components with a power supply and network cable which is why it comes to £38. I never remember ordering one from Farnell and other than filling in the information about when I could order one if I wanted to. I don't have accounts with them either as I just filled out the...
by grumpyoldgit
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not happy, I've been charged twice
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

Re: Not happy, I've been charged twice

It looks to me that you have bought one from Farnell and another from RS. yeah that looks about right - sorry about the caps in the previous post ... mind you the RS one seems a bit more than normal I'm sure mine from rs was £33 I bought my first Pi from RS with a power supply and it came out at ab...
by grumpyoldgit
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not happy, I've been charged twice
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

Re: Not happy, I've been charged twice

It looks to me that you have bought one from Farnell and another from RS.
by grumpyoldgit
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to shut down?
Replies: 3
Views: 2665

Re: How to shut down?

Code: Select all

sudo halt
by grumpyoldgit
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Anyone has a recommended cheap SD card?
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: Anyone has a recommended cheap SD card?

I have found the Sandisk Class 4, 8GB to be very reliable, and at less than £5 from either Amazon or Play, cheap.
by grumpyoldgit
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feature request - breadcrumb trail
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Feature request,

The default profile is very creaky. Swap to Prosilver. It is much easier to use.
by grumpyoldgit
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPi IP Emailer
Replies: 53
Views: 13890

Re: RPi IP Emailer

grumpyoldgit wrote:Is it from Spaced, when they all go to see Vulva's installation? I'm sure it's what Daisy says over the closing credits.
Thinking about it, she says Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits.
by grumpyoldgit
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPi IP Emailer
Replies: 53
Views: 13890

Re: RPi IP Emailer

Is it from Spaced, when they all go to see Vulva's installation? I'm sure it's what Daisy says over the closing credits.
by grumpyoldgit
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a business in that for someone...
Replies: 26
Views: 4331

Re: There's a business in that for someone...

The iSugar provides a service that is not much different from Freeview+ or FreeSat+ but the price of the box is about 50% more. Most of the players now include the BBC iPlayer and are rolling out to the other players. My FreeSat box even includes Youtube. Obviously, you also need an unlimited intern...
by grumpyoldgit
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian squeeze version 6 login details
Replies: 18
Views: 8008

Re: help

look i have the debian that was used at the launch of the raspberry pi (not the one available for download now!)and i dont the login details . i bought a preloaded sd card and i thought the guy would provide a peice of paper with the login details . he didn't . and now i cant find the details onlin...
by grumpyoldgit
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to exit x?
Replies: 23
Views: 123972

Re: How to exit x?

Thanks that works. Which 'that'? Sorry the ctrl-alt-F1, ctrl-C method worked for me. I didn't notice the pkill x post from Nr90, but I have no reason to suspect that won't work either. Yeah. This has only been a development in the last few days if the Pi is kept up to date. Previously you could jus...
by grumpyoldgit
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lose ability to interact when closing X?
Replies: 36
Views: 7901

Re: lose ability to interact when closing X?

Yup. Same here. The same thing happens if you are at a prompt and halt the system. Previously I got the system halted message so I knew when to unplug. Now I get the blank screen. I had thought it was an improvement but now realise from what is being said that it is more likely an indication of the ...
by grumpyoldgit
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use Lynx!
Replies: 28
Views: 19367

Re: Use Lynx!

gotchya. It gets a little further if you run it with sudo. I was just trying that. By doing it under ssh and then ctrl C ing out of it I can get (*) DirectFB/Core: Single Application Core. (2012-05-20 16:16) (*) Direct/Thread: Started 'VT Switcher' (-1) [CRITICAL OTHER/OTHER 0/0] <8388608>... (*) D...
by grumpyoldgit
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use Lynx!
Replies: 28
Views: 19367

Re: Use Lynx!

I am doing it with the -g graphical option.
I am up to date with update, upgrade and rpi-update.
by grumpyoldgit
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use Lynx!
Replies: 28
Views: 19367

Re: Use Lynx!

Links2 is not happy under Wheezy.
(*) DirectFB/Core: Single Application Core. (2012-05-20 16:16)
(!) DirectFB/core/vt: Error opening `/dev/tty0'!
--> Permission denied
(!) DirectFB/Core: Could not initialize 'system_core' core!
--> Initialization error!
svgalib: Cannot open /dev/mem.
by grumpyoldgit
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: WPA works but not WEP
Replies: 25
Views: 26788

Re: WPA works but not WEP

Well. WPA was introduced in 2003 due to the lack in security of WEP. This is not a Linux thing. I was laughed at 6 or 7 years ago when I mentioned to colleagues that my home (Windows) network was still protected by WEP. There are many tools available that will get through WEP security in a few minut...
by grumpyoldgit
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: future availability
Replies: 25
Views: 4928

Re: future availability

You're a little out of date. This is the current message on the Farnell site. Registration for the Raspberry Pi has now closed. We will be opening up to general Raspberry Pi orders on Thursday 5th July. Please come back then to purchase your Pi. My understanding is that from 5th July, anyone orderin...
by grumpyoldgit
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't search for "SD card" or similar phrases
Replies: 16
Views: 3309

Re: Can't search for "SD card" or similar phrases

I often find that something I am searching for on the site comes up blank.
I find it is much easier to google the phrase and add raspberry pi on the end.
This generally brings up much better results.
by grumpyoldgit
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: One of *those* days...
Replies: 30
Views: 4818

Re: One of *those* days...

That's my birthday. Hadn't realised the day. Gulp!
by grumpyoldgit
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian squeeze version 6 login details
Replies: 18
Views: 8008

Re: Debian squeze version 6 login details

I switchedon my pi and i couldnt log in ! Snap.... Says on the download page that the password has changed. But has never thought of telling you what its changed too. :? The id and password for Debian Squeezy are quite clearly, on the download page, stated as being pi and raspberry. If you have a d...
by grumpyoldgit
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I use an old desktop screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Can I use an old desktop screen?

specsdude wrote:Just found this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007 ... e=&seller=

Will it work?
If you look at the reviews on the Amazon page there is one from a Raspberry Pi owner who outlines the changes he had to make to the config.txt file to make it work.
by grumpyoldgit
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Resolution problem official debian
Replies: 11
Views: 3636

Re: Resolution problem official debian

perrynoid wrote:How do you create the config.txt file if it does not exist?
I suspect it is there but otherwise

Code: Select all

sudo nano /boot/config.txt
will create the file and put you in edit mode.
by grumpyoldgit
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What's the root password?
Replies: 6
Views: 3345

Re: What's the root password?

I strongly suspect that this is not the issue that the OP has. There is a "feature" in squeeze where programs requiring root access are difficult to run. This problem is resolved in Wheezy.

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... y_password
by grumpyoldgit
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian squeeze version 6 login details
Replies: 18
Views: 8008

Re: Debian squeze version 6 login details

carfin33 wrote:I switchedon my pi and i couldnt log in !
What exactly is your problem?

The id is pi.
The password is raspberry.

All in lower case.
You cannot see the password while you are typing it.

Please make sure you spell raspberry correctly as a number of users seem to be having difficulty with this.

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