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by MarshallBanana
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Pre-alpha iso
Replies: 21
Views: 26844

Re: Pre-alpha iso

hm, puppy doesn't boot for me :-( my setup is as follows: a 32mb sd card containing the bootfiles and in the config.txt a line kernel=kernel_puppy.img (this i copied from the images fat partition) cmdline=cmdline_puppy.txt (copied from image also, but modified the root entry to read root=/dev/sda6 o...
by MarshallBanana
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clone sd card
Replies: 10
Views: 7485

Re: Clone sd card

And what would be the Linux program to easely "clone" the SD card? (noob proof :) ) under linux you can just use the dd command (yes, the same you probably used to write the image *g*) command would be something like dd bs=1M if=/dev/sdb of=/home/username/backups/pi-backup.img if= is the devicename...
by MarshallBanana
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: BBS running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 51
Views: 26010

Re: BBS running on Raspberry Pi

was it taken down? can't reach it from here... Hm, it should be up... I just reset the service so perhaps you tried connecting when it was restarting. Let me know if you have issues. Don't go by the pings--that is dropped by the firewall as a matter of policy, not an indication of server being up o...
by MarshallBanana
Wed May 30, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Mounting USB hard drive - unknown filesystem type 'hfsplus'
Replies: 16
Views: 32427

Re: Mounting USB hard drive - unknown filesystem type 'hfspl

not sure, but could it be missing kernel support for the filesystem? did you check the /proc/config (or .gz) if there is maybe a module ready that you can modprobe or if not if you can recompile the kernel with support for that filesystem?
by MarshallBanana
Wed May 30, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: packages you want to see in raspbian
Replies: 133
Views: 34261

Re: packages you want to see in raspbian

A Pi won't help you much :(, it simply doesn't have enough ram. Even the 1GB we have on our autobuilers isn't really enough leading to massive swapping. hehehe, ok, so since i don't want to replace my gentoo system and i am just too lazy right now to set up a debian/raspbian vm, i'll let it go for ...
by MarshallBanana
Wed May 30, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: packages you want to see in raspbian
Replies: 133
Views: 34261

Re: packages you want to see in raspbian

mpthompson wrote:In such instances, you really have to do a local build of the package to understand what the failure may mean.
ok, so i'll wait for my raspi to turn up and then maybe take a look again at it again...
by MarshallBanana
Wed May 30, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Load/Splash/Boot Screen - grub on debian
Replies: 8
Views: 10668

Re: Load/Splash/Boot Screen - grub on debian

i think grub is not available on arm, but i'm not sure... EDIT: to slow a typer... as shirro says it really is not available... but that doesn't matter really in the pi the gpu handles the startup... anyways, what are you supposed to do in the menu.lst file? never used debian myself, but in gentoo u...
by MarshallBanana
Wed May 30, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: packages you want to see in raspbian
Replies: 133
Views: 34261

Re: packages you want to see in raspbian

Sorry about not posting an update. Unfortunately the build failed about 24 hours into the build with syntax errors in one of the files. If you care to review the error, the log file can be found here: http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/logs/main/c/chromium-browser.log Right now we're busy with tr...
by MarshallBanana
Sun May 27, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Photo keyring as screen
Replies: 144
Views: 37724

Re: Photo keyring as screen

... I have got to the point where I need to type "./hackfw.sh /dev/sdX" but I can't figure out what number X is. power up pi, when booted an logged in go to the console now plug in the usb device type in "dmesg" and look at the latest entries, the output of the command should end with several lines...
by MarshallBanana
Sun May 27, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Vuzix iWear and Raspi?
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: Vuzix iWear and Raspi?

Pi arrived yesterday :) Follow progress of my HUD / wearable Pi project at http://www.chrisnewland.com/raspberrypi nice stuff :-) please keep on updating, my iwear vr920 is currently on its way from germany to the us to be fixed, but when it returns i too plan to "play" with it on the pi. i'll keep...
by MarshallBanana
Sun May 27, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound after startx
Replies: 24
Views: 6870

Re: No sound after startx

As a learning exercise any idea why the original instructions would not work for be where as they seemed to work for that other guy? probably because execute-permissions were not set on the file due to copying it to your pi from the mac? when in a terminal typing "ls -l" will show contents of the c...
by MarshallBanana
Fri May 25, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Dual Display?
Replies: 20
Views: 13236

Re: Dual Display?

on a more serious note someone from the foundation/broadcom mentioned on a similar thread quite some time ago that indeed hdmi/composite are impossible to drive at the same time, but if you manage to use the dsi connector (i.e. kidnap some bc engineer and let him produce a new gpu-binary for your ds...
by MarshallBanana
Thu May 17, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: the teething troubles... (not the launch)
Replies: 34
Views: 4116

Re: the teething troubles... (not the launch)

If you want speedy browsing on the Pi, you could always use the lynx text-mode browser 8-) no joke, you can start the links-textbrowers in "graphical" mode (-g switch) so images are included... works on framebuffer-device and "windowed" in X... i often use this on my netbook when i don't need/want ...
by MarshallBanana
Sun May 13, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Static FAQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: Static FAQ?

wow, fast faq ist fast :-)
/me likes
by MarshallBanana
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!
Replies: 67
Views: 10633

Re: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!

<t>drgeoff said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Smartybones said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If they are in the UK, how about sending boards out to customers with the correct RJ45 socket ready to be installed by the customer, at a discounted price?<br/> <br/> <br/> You missed out the smiley at the end of that.<br/> <br/>...
by MarshallBanana
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class 10 SD cards on the production boards
Replies: 81
Views: 31262

Re: Class 10 SD cards on the production boards

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You can then go out and buy a Zoink 64GB, Class 12 Ultrabastard, safe in the knowledge that it is fast and reliable as you have read reports from other posters. Until then, all the discussion is largely speculation and you can concentrate on the important task...
by MarshallBanana
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 15509

Re: what will you name your pis?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> We like the idea of bingly bingly bip boot sounds. Perhaps a boot sound competition once the logo competition is done would be a nice idea - anyone remember the Brian Eno Windows noise?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> i think i'd like to have this t=34 sound at startup...<br/> ...
by MarshallBanana
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cellular Modem
Replies: 10
Views: 3406

Re: Cellular Modem

<r>Eric Middleton said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think the root of my question lies in the fact that I have actually never used Linux before (gasp!). I know that binaries created for an x86 machine won't run on the RPi, so I don't know how one would obtain drivers for this stuff unless the drivers are em...
by MarshallBanana
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?
Replies: 62
Views: 24135

Re: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?

<r>*derpderp*<br/> <br/> - create arm6 version of this: <URL url="http://distro.ibiblio.org/tiny.....lcome.html">http://distro.ibiblio.org/tiny.....lcome.html</URL><br/> <br/> - get <URL url="http://links.twibright.com/">http://links.twibright.com/</URL> and prerequisites and compile for arm6<br/> <...
by MarshallBanana
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Distro-Building (Kiosk OS) - Help?
Replies: 31
Views: 8570

Re: Distro-Building (Kiosk OS) - Help?

<r>hi electropulse<br/> <br/> what helped me tremendously understanding linux and how that system works was installing a system with "gentoo" linux, back in the day (actually i still use it exclusively on my netbook).<br/> <br/> doing the manual installing there (they have a nice handbook online <UR...
by MarshallBanana
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cases and static
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Re: Cases and static

liz said:

 and the one Dom fed power to through what turned out to be a piece of wet string he had accidentally mistaken for a USB cable. (Long story.) 

i'd love to hear THAT story
by MarshallBanana
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Only one Power Adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 6414

Re: Only one Power Adapter

<t>@Tomo2k thanks for the quick answer and the explaination... i feared as much, but good to get confirmation by someone who knows his stuff...<br/> but just to clarify i got it right: the B board uses up to 700mA, so a 1A PSU will leave 300mA to be consumed by the USB devices correct? so having usb...
by MarshallBanana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We should all be known as....
Replies: 40
Views: 6947

Re: We should all be known as....

Cookie Monster said:


We are the programmers who say ... Pi

(The worthy shall recognize the reference.)



hehe, i like that one... will go straight to my signature *g*
by MarshallBanana
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Only one Power Adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 6414

Re: Only one Power Adapter

<r>Hi there,<br/> <br/> first and foremost i found a lot of threads dealing with power supply and also screens, portability and so on, but i felt that none really touched what i was aiming at...<br/> <br/> anyone having seen a display like the "GeChic On-Lap 1301"?<br/> <URL url="http://www.gechic.c...

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