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by Guy999
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Boot with two different SD Cards?
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Boot with two different SD Cards?

Hi
You can boot with as many different SD cards as you want - not at the same time though!
by Guy999
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Phyton Programs
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Phyton Programs

A firm called active state do a version of Python for Windows. You can also boot any number of 'live' versions of Linux on any PC, from a pen drive or CD/DVD, that will have python pre-installed.
by Guy999
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Should it be this slow? Or is it my SD card?
Replies: 6
Views: 3843

Re: Should it be this slow? Or is it my SD card?

The higher the class number the better the card, up to a maximum of 10. (though some early Pi's had problems with class 10 cards). This has a list of cards with recommendations on performance: http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards At the moment the Pi is slow on graphics intensive programs. The foundation ...
by Guy999
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Learning Python
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: Learning Python

Therre is a free e-book for kids 8+ called 'Snake wrangling for kids'

http://www.briggs.net.nz/snake-wrangling-for-kids.html
by Guy999
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: General Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: General Failure

Hi. In most web browsers if you hold down the Ctrl key & press minus everything gets smaller (Ctrl & plus makes things larger & Ctrl + the zero key resets). I don't know what has happened to your midori. You could try deleting your /home/pi/.config/midori folder & starting with it again from scratch...
by Guy999
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is the best internet browser experience ?
Replies: 29
Views: 46235

Re: What is the best internet browser experience ?

I am running the latest raspian wheezy, moderately overclocked. I find Chromium runs better than Midori but when I can I use xxxterm. There is a bit of a learning curve. It uses vim style commands, for example pres shift-colon then type favadd to make a favourite or use the command fav to to view an...
by Guy999
Wed May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: FreeBSD
Topic: [SOLVED] FreeBSD image won't boot.
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

Re: image wont boot.

I found the solution buried in the comments. This image does not boot with the latest firmware. You have to get bootcode.bin and start.elf from the boot partition of the current Raspbian image & copy them over. The image then boots. As this fix was added to the comments back in March and nothing was...
by Guy999
Wed May 29, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: FreeBSD
Topic: [SOLVED] FreeBSD image won't boot.
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

Re: image wont boot.

Just re-downloaded the 1st image that I tried and had another go on a different card but still no joy.

????
by Guy999
Tue May 28, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: FreeBSD
Topic: [SOLVED] FreeBSD image won't boot.
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

Re: image wont boot.

Downoaded this - unzipping fails with gui tools & gunzip (as recomended). There was no checksum to be able to validate the download.

Losing the will to live ......
by Guy999
Tue May 28, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: qjackctl and jack
Replies: 18
Views: 9659

Re: qjackctl and jack

I set up my Pi with Autostatic's repo from the start (having leaned of it from the Linux musicians forum) and Qjackctl works for me. I have it set to 'playback only' as that is always more stable than duplex. The other thing I needed to do was have 'periods/buffer' set to three - I don't know why, b...
by Guy999
Mon May 27, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: avi playback using Raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 5287

Re: avi playback using Raspbian?

omxplayer works vastly better (at least on my pi) if you start it from the command line without an x session. I must admit I was very surprised when i found out I could watch video without a startx first.
by Guy999
Mon May 27, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: mpeg2 license
Replies: 18
Views: 4046

Re: mpeg2 license

@ pluggy Quote: You want to cheat the foundation out of a second license fee ?

That's a bit hasty & unfair. The O/P may not realise the issues involved.
by Guy999
Sun May 26, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering your Rpi from a lipo battery
Replies: 11
Views: 26343

Re: Powering your Rpi from a lipo battery

Proof of concept. My Pi running with power from a £1 little box (to the left of the Pi) from Poundland using 4 x AAA batteries. Sorry it is not a great photo, its just from a cheap phone.
by Guy999
Sun May 26, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: creating new shell commands
Replies: 7
Views: 4392

Re: creating new shell commands

Just a suggestion for the O/P. As this is in the New user help wouldn't it be a good idea to have your post heading as something like: A tutorial - creating new shell commands so that people know that this is a tutorial not a question.

Best wishes
Guy
by Guy999
Sun May 26, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: FreeBSD
Topic: [SOLVED] FreeBSD image won't boot.
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

[SOLVED] FreeBSD image won't boot.

Hi I have written a FreeBSD image to a 4GB SD card (using Linux and dd) that will not boot. The light comes on but nothing happens - nothing appears on the screen at all. The download has the correct checksum. The image is from http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3094 The same SD card has successful...
by Guy999
Wed May 22, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can raspberry play videos online?
Replies: 6
Views: 4615

Re: Can raspberry play videos online?

I have not been able to view videos online, On the pi you can use the command line utility youtube-dl to download a video & then watch it with omxplayer; you will need to install it. youtube-dl will need updating by running sudo youtube-dl -U and then sudo youtube-dl for it to work. I think the firs...
by Guy999
Wed May 22, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering your Rpi from a lipo battery
Replies: 11
Views: 26343

Re: Powering your Rpi from a lipo battery

I have yet to test it, but poundland do a device that basically hook up 4 aaa batteries to a USB out. Has been very succesful in the past with charging phones, MP3 players etc. A friend used it with his ereader when in hospital.
by Guy999
Sat May 18, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Most Stable Usable Puppy for Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 16002

Re: Most Stable Usable Puppy for Pi?

Thanks for the reply. Is there a way to use Berryboot to install an image like unetbootin does? I dislike the way Berryboot appears to install directly, it means another download every time you re-install & I am on limited bandwidth. Also, when you use wget or a torrent to download it supports resum...
by Guy999
Tue May 14, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3519
Views: 104523

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi

The handle is Guy999 but just call me Guy. I am a long term Linux user (about ten years now) but new to all things Pi.

I am especially interested in things to do with studio audio (recording, programming, mixing etc).
by Guy999
Tue May 14, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Most Stable Usable Puppy for Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 16002

Most Stable Usable Puppy for Pi?

Hi
I am a long time puppy user just waiting for my 1st ever Pi to turn up in the mail :D

I see there is more than 1 version available. I would like to hear from those who have used them which currently gives the best experience.

thanks
Guy

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