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by pieter
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: miniDLNA installation problems on wheezy
Replies: 10
Views: 13901

Re: miniDLNA installation problems on wheezy

Accoording to this : http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/minidlna minidlna is part of wheezy. If you're running wheezy a simple apt-get install minidlna should have been enough. In your situation I would (try to) do the following: apt-get remove minidlna (that should remove the apt-get problem) or if ...
by pieter
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Webserver feasability
Replies: 9
Views: 8296

Re: Webserver feasability

I've got a home webserver runing on a guruplug. The debian/lighttpd/sqlite combination really works well in a memory limited environment. It even worked on my old NAS with only 128Mb :-) In my experience the most memory hunger part of a lamp stack is mysql, sadly a lot of websoftware (looking at you...
by pieter
Tue May 15, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: omxplayer - GPU enabled video player
Replies: 171
Views: 178750

Re: omxplayer - GPU enabled video player

dom wrote: I know it's probably much harder, but is an xbmc deb file possible?
Debian sid/unstable has xbmc: http://packages.debian.org/sid/xbmc
Eventually it will land in Testing and then in Stable.
by pieter
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: webm
Replies: 15
Views: 7050

Re: webm

<r>I'm a Archos user (Archos 7 internet Tablet).<br/> Accelerated Flash was promised to be available at release but we had to wait for about 7 months before it was released and even then Archos had to do something in there android implementation itself to make it run the default flash client fast en...
by pieter
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: webm
Replies: 15
Views: 7050

Re: webm

What I would love to see is gpu support for webm. Since flash support is not likely (need adobe for that), webm would be great. That way I could put youtube on html5 mode and view most if not all youtube 'movies'.
by pieter
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I hate Linux !
Replies: 84
Views: 12769

Re: I hate Linux !

Point 1: Bootable SD-Card.

I usually install on the SD-card.
You could also try the unetbootin tool but this will create a usb-stick/dvd type installation.
by pieter
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I hate Linux !
Replies: 84
Views: 12769

Re: I hate Linux !

Point 4.: Going to a console. : Press Ctrl-Alt-F1.
Going back to X : Ctrl-Alt-F7

That should work.

Most Linux Distributions have(had) 6 Terminals (Ctrl-Alt-F1 <-> Ctrl-Alt-F6).
X will start in the next available Terminal, hence Ctrl-Alt-F7
by pieter
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: *.exe files on XP compiled to Arm
Replies: 50
Views: 8370

Re: *.exe files on XP compiled to Arm

<t>Usually a .exe file is a compiled and linked file.<br/> This means it is converted from humanreadable code to machinereadable code.<br/> The machinereadable code is only "readable" for the specific processor type it is compiled for.<br/> <br/> Qemu emulates the processor.<br/> <br/> Example. This...
by pieter
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MAME
Replies: 42
Views: 30119

Re: MAME

Quote from crundy on September 29, 2011, 16:23
But I get an error about the repository index being malformed..

Sounds like a typo in your /etc/apt/sources.list. Could you post it? Maybe I (or someone else here) can see what is wrong.
by pieter
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?
Replies: 37
Views: 4610

Re: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?

@obarthelemy
I'm no expert of flash, my reasoning is very simplistic, a file can easily be moved a partition is much more dificult to move. :-) I didn't take aligning into account.
by pieter
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?
Replies: 37
Views: 4610

Re: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?

<t>Quote from abishur on September 27, 2011, 03:33<br/> Quote from Svartalf on September 26, 2011, 23:23<br/> <snip>(good)stuff about using a swapfile</snip><br/> <br/> That's true for windows, but I thought Linux actually made a literal partition?<br/> <br/> Linux can do both. A swappartition is su...
by pieter
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Mono project
Replies: 27
Views: 11397

Re: Mono project

<r>I just tried to install mono on my Guruplug (also arm) which is running debian Sid:<br/> <br/> apt-get install mono-runtime<br/> Reading package lists... Done<br/> Building dependency tree<br/> Reading state information... Done<br/> The following extra packages will be installed:<br/> binfmt-supp...
by pieter
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Can Node.js be compiled?
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Re: Can Node.js be compiled?

An old version of node.js (0.2.6) is available for debian sid on arm.
(http://packages.debian.org/sid/nodejs).
I think that means it can be compiled to run on the R-pi :-)
by pieter
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi and internet browsing
Replies: 50
Views: 13904

Re: Raspberry Pi and internet browsing

<r>Quote from jamesh on September 16, 2011, 10:55<br/> I tried Iceweasel when I was testing out LXDE, took a while to start but think it worked OK. Firefox probably uses too much memory (well, it does on my desktop...).<br/> <br/> Iceweasel = Firefox <E>:-)</E><br/> <br/> Firefox will use as much me...
by pieter
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi and internet browsing
Replies: 50
Views: 13904

Re: Raspberry Pi and internet browsing

<r>Basically it's a resource constraint PC (I know it's an embedded device but what is the difference these day's)..<br/> <br/> So install a small OS with a lightweight graphical environment (bare X if needed) and run a good browser (Firefox/Iceweasel or Chrome/Chromium or ... ).<br/> <br/> Maybe so...
by pieter
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi for a HTTP server?
Replies: 23
Views: 4687

Re: Pi for a HTTP server?

<r>I only use mysql when absolutely necessary (for example when running wordpress).<br/> On a sheevaplug (or it's family) with 512mb it runs without problems but I wouldn't want to run it on a server with 256mb memory (let alone 128mb). And I suspect that sqlite3 is saver to use than mysql without i...
by pieter
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi for a HTTP server?
Replies: 23
Views: 4687

Re: Pi for a HTTP server?

For a webserver R-pi I would recommend using debian as OS and Lighttpd as webserver.
Depending on your database needs take a look at sqlite3.
The combination of Debian, lighttpd, php5 (via fastcgi) and sqlite3 has served me very well so far.
by pieter
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boinc in Rapsberry?
Replies: 113
Views: 28450

Re: Boinc in Rapsberry?

<r><URL url="http://packages.debian.org/squ.....inc-client">http://packages.debian.org/squ.....inc-client</URL><br/> It's part of debian stable so it's only a apt-get install boinc-client away <E>:-)</E><br/> <br/> Don't know how usefull r-pi will be for boinc considering it's limited computing powe...
by pieter
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How much is a local keyboard / mouse ...
Replies: 43
Views: 7011

Re: How much is a local keyboard / mouse ...

Netherlands:

Mouse € 6.90 ~$ 9.85
Keyboard € 8.99 ~$ 12.67
2G SD Card € 3.99 ~$ 5.62
5V (2.5A) Supply € 13.95 ~$ 19.67
Haircut € 15.- ~$ 21.15
by pieter
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MAME
Replies: 42
Views: 30119

Re: MAME

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 5, 2011, 13:53<br/> I'm running squeeze, and I do have the non-free package enabled.<br/> <br/> jamesh@raspi-jamesh:~/projects/linpack$ sudo apt-get install mame<br/> Reading package lists... Done<br/> Building dependency tree<br/> Reading state information... Done<...
by pieter
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MAME
Replies: 42
Views: 30119

Re: MAME

I've just tried apt-get install mame on my guruplug and it installed without any problems. Can't run it though since it doesn't have a (usb)videocard :-)
My guruplug is running debian-sid (unstable). And the "mame" package is only available from non-free.
by pieter
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MAME
Replies: 42
Views: 30119

Re: MAME

Mame is available from the debian repositories.
http://packages.debian.org/sea.....e§ion=all
And is available for armel.
by pieter
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 43624

Re: What have we missed?

<t>1. Doubling the RAM will cost a "bit" more than a couple of bucks, I wouldn't be surprised if it would double the price of a R-Pi<br/> <br/> 2. No "tedious optimisation" is needed to have fun making programs for the R-Pi. I wouldn't compare it to the C64 (64Kb) or even a ZX81 (1Kb) for those comp...
by pieter
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: video modes? colour depth/resolution/aspect ratio/refresh, etc...
Replies: 24
Views: 3936

Re: video modes? colour depth/resolution/aspect ratio/refresh, etc...

<t>DVI comes in multiple "flavors".<br/> For example you have DVI-D(igital) and DVI-A(analog).<br/> DVI-D is (almost) exactly the same as HDMI so a HDMI -> DVI cable is nothing more than 2 connectors and a few wires.<br/> <br/> VGA is Analog so needs DVI-A. The R-Pi has HDMI which is DVI-D(igital).<...
by pieter
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 17341

Re: File and/or media server

For those wanting to use Raid-5 read this.

In short: when building a raid5 system with 2Tb drives, chances are that when one disk fails the raid5 system can't be completely restored.

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