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by lesliew
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 32983

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14

My Pi actually shipped on the 3rd after having the delivery date move back and forth like most of you. So even though last week it was re-scheduled for the 5th or 6th time to ship on the 12th it actually shipped ahead of time.

Originally ordered March 20th, should arrive by UPS on the July 6th.
by lesliew
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Element 14/USA ship date is tomorrow, June 28
Replies: 19
Views: 2597

Re: My Element 14/USA ship date is tomorrow, June 28

I'm also hoping that my Pi from Newark will ship today, ordered on March 20th, been showing expected ship date June 28th for a couple of weeks now. Noticed that status changed to received earlier today. I also placed an order with Allied on 29th Feb, nearly a month earlier, its anyone guess when I'l...
by lesliew
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?
Replies: 48
Views: 9652

Re: Any signs of life from Allied Electronics?

:lol: So all Allied may only need 2 Pis to cover their initial pre-orders :lol: Well 3 actually, maybe What I mean is I placed an expression of interest with Allied.com on Feb 29th, I had a generic email about the Pi at the end of March but no other updates since then. I contacted Allied a few week...
by lesliew
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 394936

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

I modified the lapdock I bought so that I can now connect the Pi directly to it. Here are some pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/tatarandrei/RaspberryPiLapdock?authuser=0&feat=directlink . godFather89 I like your adaptation gets rid of all of those ugly cables. I might do this myself. What HDMI co...
by lesliew
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Maybe time for an RMA ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Re: Maybe time for an RMA ?

After taking all of those points on board and reading lots of other similar posts, I'm still of the same conclusion that my Pi is not functioning correctly. It took a week or so to order various bits and pieces but below are my results. Not that I didn't have enough cables already with all those pow...
by lesliew
Wed May 30, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Maybe time for an RMA ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Maybe time for an RMA ?

OK so I've reached the conclusion that my Pi is faulty. Below is a list of power supplies that I've tried. BTW they all power the Pi, but in most cases the Pi crashes, (i.e screen goes blank PWR & OK lights stay lit) after around 2 minutes, the Scosche 4 Port USB works the best I managed to get abou...
by lesliew
Wed May 30, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any word from Newark (US/Canada)
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: Any word from Newark (US/Canada)

Have you checked your order history on Newark.com.

I didn't place an order with Newark until March 20th, but do have a confirmed ship date of June 18th via the website. A lot of Newark ship dates have moved forward from August to June within the last 2 weeks.
by lesliew
Tue May 15, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 90762

Re: Invitation to order from RS

I managed to do an actual preorder with RS (Allied Electronics in North America) on March 4 and received this latest email from Allied There has been some confusion regarding the status of Raspberry Pi preorders recently. Here is some information to address a few of your questions. Your Raspberry P...
by lesliew
Wed May 09, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora Remix?
Replies: 7
Views: 6805

Re: Fedora Remix?

Probably propagating Remix 17 to the mirrors at this very moment.

http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/wik.....a_Remix_17
by lesliew
Mon May 07, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Straw poll for home print cardboard case: What printer do you have?
Replies: 32
Views: 12093

Re: Straw poll for home print cardboard case: What printer do you have?

<t>One product you might like to try is a clearview presentation cover, GBC is the brand I am most familiar with but maybe sold under other names, its a bit like an acetate sheet but is frosted and about 15mil thick. You won't be able to print on it with an inkjet but can run it through a laser prin...
by lesliew
Sun May 06, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MAME bartop arcade
Replies: 27
Views: 19284

Re: MAME bartop arcade

<r>As a smaller project and because I"m not really a heavy duty arcade game player. I am considering using the icade with my Pi.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.geeks.com/largePic_.....E-unit.jpg">http://www.geeks.com/largePic_.....E-unit.jpg</URL><br/> <br/> I bought one for $49 when they were on s...
by lesliew
Sun May 06, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 90762

Re: Invitation to order from RS

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Also interesting if RS are sending out worldwide, which I think they are. I received email at 9:44am yesterday and am in UK.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I ordered from the RS, USA subsidiary Allied Electronics, on launch day.  Apart from 1 email from them on March ...
by lesliew
Wed May 02, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deliver email from Farnell Export?
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: Deliver email from Farnell Export?

Just received an Order has been shipped email from Farnell.  Ordered from export.farnell.com.  Order was placed on 2/29/12 @ 8:21am, #1645563x.

Although the status page changed from back order to processing on Monday, my CC has not been charged, also no tracking number update.
by lesliew
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 39275

Re: Email from Farnell

Just to add to the time line.

29/02/2012 08:21 , 164556xx - No email at all yet
by lesliew
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MAME
Replies: 42
Views: 31580

Re: MAME

<t>tkp said:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> @lesliew I managed to get mame installed but can"t get it to veryify or find romsin here;<br/> <br/> /usr/share/games/mame/roms<br/> <br/> <br/> Your mame.ini should be in /etc/mame/mame.ini, double check where the rompath points to. I have something like this in ...
by lesliew
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Re: Beta board
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Beta board "Xray" image

Very Nice, would make a nice desktop background
by lesliew
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: List of games for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 39
Views: 18138

Re: List of games for Raspberry Pi

I second the idea about a section on the wiki with instructions for users, especially where it is necessary to compile from source.

BTW openarena is in the debian repository and works fine.
by lesliew
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: networked mp3 player with lcd display
Replies: 3
Views: 2307

Re: networked mp3 player with lcd display

<r>Ron<br/> <br/> Here's an idea for a really cheap USB display and some instructions to get it up and running.  Those instructions should work fine for the Pi.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,2435">http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,2435</URL><br/> <br/> You just...
by lesliew
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MAME
Replies: 42
Views: 31580

Re: MAME

<r>Just read this thread for the first time today. Mame isn"t available in debain squeeze but you can install by doing the following, at least it worked for me.<br/> <br/> edit your sources.list file<br/> <br/> vi /etc/apt/sources.list<br/> <br/> change or add your repository source to something lik...
by lesliew
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux swap partition
Replies: 31
Views: 6896

Re: Linux swap partition

<t>Guys<br/> <br/> What are your partitioning recommendations for an SSD. Assuming a 60G SSD. I'm currently thinking along the lines of.<br/> <br/> sda1: 4GB - FAT32<br/> <br/> sda2: 20GB - /home<br/> <br/> sda3: 30GB - /data<br/> <br/> sda4: 4GB - Linux Swap<br/> <br/> Maybe overkill but only paid ...
by lesliew
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 350,000 RPis pre-ordered
Replies: 18
Views: 3742

Re: 350,000 RPis pre-ordered

<t>W. H. Heydt said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think the real consequence of the runaway success that appears to be happening is that Microsoft should be very, very worried.  They"ll be looking at a generation of kids growing up using Linux instead of Windows.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Thats like music to my...
by lesliew
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 32983

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>ANW said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I ordered my Pi on launch day from export.farnell.com at "29/02/2012 07:08" which is in UTC so that makes it 2:08AM Eastern. My order number does not follow the same format as I have seen the rest of you posting, my order number is 164523xx which has more digits than t...
by lesliew
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 32983

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

Don't mean to take it off topic but did anyone register interest at the RS US store http://www.alliedelec.com/RaspberryPi/ and receive any contact from them yet.
by lesliew
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: COM port
Replies: 34
Views: 20897

Re: COM port

<r>This should be sufficient to get you a serial connection, I don't have my pi yet but have used one on these cables on a similar device.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.com/Cable-No.....B000BI4HW8">http://www.amazon.com/Cable-No.....B000BI4HW8</URL><br/> <br/> The USB end has the circuitry ...
by lesliew
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding extra RAM
Replies: 15
Views: 4832

Re: Adding extra RAM

<t>rew said: <br/> <br/> <br/> In the old days, the interface specification simply included that "some blocks are bad: they don't work. Deal with it!". So operating systems are built to handle that case. However nowadays the interface specification has been changed to say that the harddisk(-like-obj...

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