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by geeday
Sat May 19, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OpenELEC / XBMC - Ready image
Replies: 22
Views: 18079

Re: OpenELEC / XBMC - Ready image

I got the 4GB imaging working a treat on an 8GB sd card. I created a new partition with the remaining space using gparted on Ubuntu, ext2 I think. On this partition I put a 700MB avi movie which plays great, apart from it having to buffer every few seconds (so it is like watching youtube with poor b...
by geeday
Thu May 17, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 36679

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

did you sudo your edit command???

sudo nano /etc/the file
by geeday
Thu May 17, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Torrent Downloader
Replies: 18
Views: 15514

Re: Torrent Downloader

I got rtorrent working on the 19-04 debian image. the issue I had was that after downloading 144MB of a 700MB file, the whole thing crashed. copying from one USB device to the Pi had the same affect, but XBMC did play what little I did transfer very well. I'm waiting for updated images before worryi...
by geeday
Thu May 17, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 36679

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

I just found this:
http://www.root9.net/2012/05/raspberry- ... -xbmc.html
will try it later.
by geeday
Mon May 14, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using SAMBA will hang up device
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: Using SAMBA will hang up device

For the record, I think this happens to me whilst trying to download a rather large file from the internet (so not Samba).

I'm connecting using SSH, where the connection closes unexpectedly, and then I cannot ping the device either.

Will look to update.

good luck
by geeday
Thu May 10, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)
Replies: 9
Views: 6984

Re: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)

<t>Do we think with an updated Debian distribution, the existing drivers will work (I'm not confident in taking drivers from github and updating) or will the drivers need re-compiling too? I'd expect that once drivers are compiled for ARM, then they are compiled?<br/> <br/> I don't really know.<br/>...
by geeday
Thu May 10, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)
Replies: 9
Views: 6984

Re: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)

thanks for response, guess I should have expected "search the forum". I searched specifically for my chipset, and didn't think the solution would be as drastic as it is.

will give it a go today.

thanks again.
by geeday
Thu May 10, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)
Replies: 9
Views: 6984

Re: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)

<t>I didn't want to post another message about Wifi adapters, but I'm struggling (i've spent 2 days googling)!!<br/> <br/> First off, I get most success when only the Wifi dongle is connected (no keyboard or mouse). Once plugged in the dongles blue LED does flash away quite happily. I tested the don...
by geeday
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My first C++ program
Replies: 16
Views: 7709

Re: My first C++ program

<t>I think you should start typed, then move to scripts  (starting with objects in Python might be good given C++ syntax is horrific.). That way you have a fundamental understanding.<br/> <br/> you should understand this kind of stuff:<br/> <br/> print "%d" % 44.234 #i assume this would print 44. bu...
by geeday
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My first C++ program
Replies: 16
Views: 7709

Re: My first C++ program

<t>lb said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Needless to say C++ is a horrible language for starting to learn programming. Stick to C or use something like Python.<br/> <br/> <br/> Do you think you a newbie is better to start programming with C (as suggested here), rather than Python, as C forces you "type" variab...
by geeday
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: suitable IDE
Replies: 21
Views: 5197

Re: suitable IDE

<t>tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> geeday said: <br/> <br/> <br/> learn to code without an IDE, just like the good old days<br/> <br/> <br/> When you need to build a shed to you call the blacksmith to forge you some nails?<br/> <br/> <br/> Although poetic, I fail to see ...
by geeday
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: suitable IDE
Replies: 21
Views: 5197

Re: suitable IDE

learn to code without an IDE, just like the good old days.
by geeday
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Serial port
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Serial port

<r>svrsig said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I should have said carefully drill out the solder (which is quite soft as it has lead in it) and not the pads. Which pins of the GPIO header are the serial port please? I seem to remember you need RX TX CTS RTS and GND.<br/> <br/> <br/> I think the answers to your q...
by geeday
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Manufacturer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3601

Re: Manufacturer?

MDC: gold start for that reply, it tickled me (not heard it before)
by geeday
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deploying Images to SD Card
Replies: 21
Views: 7275

Re: Deploying Images to SD Card

my card is 8Gig. the software formatted 3 partitions as required (1 readable by windows, 2 not). the last 5.6GB is left unformatted and ready for data (music, video, python scripts etc). i will prob format this using the Pi in a format that someone will suggest.....
by geeday
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deploying Images to SD Card
Replies: 21
Views: 7275

Re: Deploying Images to SD Card

<t>Tass: I have 27.4MB used (10 files of various types) including 2 images out of what Windows thinks it can see which is 78e6 bytes<br/> <br/> Hairlocks: I am hearing you, but using Win32DiskImager.exe was pretty fool proof I thought:<br/> <br/> download and unzip iso.<br/> <br/> plugin SD card (ca...
by geeday
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deploying Images to SD Card
Replies: 21
Views: 7275

Re: Deploying Images to SD Card

I seemingly had some success with the debian iso and Win32DiskImager.

Is there away of verifying what I did will be of any use with the Pi. I can see 10 file when browsing via Windows Explorer, but I doubt this is of much help?
by geeday
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order limit?
Replies: 69
Views: 12882

Re: Order limit?

<t>So:<br/> <br/> 1 unit per order form with a unique combination of name, address and credit card number? (so multiple people at the same address (work, uni) are not denied?)<br/> <br/> Just trying to clarify as the issue is getting a little long in the tooth (but I do share everyone's excitement)....
by geeday
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?
Replies: 62
Views: 21971

Re: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?

<t>roelfrenkema said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What a load of crap really, you want higher resolutions? Just ssh into console and you can have any resolution you want.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I can just see these 3rd world kids using their spare computer with huge flat screen monitors to SSH in to their Ras...
by geeday
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order limit?
Replies: 69
Views: 12882

Re: Order limit?

<t>A.Lee said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What about those of us who live in college / halls of residence ?<br/> <br/> Is the whole college / hall the same "shipping address" ? (only differentiated by the name of the recipient). Considerably more potentially interested people living at the same address than ...
by geeday
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Device Availability?
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: Device Availability?

People asking when they are going to be on sale (or for requesting the name of the raspberry Twitter account) should be put to the back of the purchasing queue. Cleary they are too lazy to read the forum or scroll down a few pixels on the home page to notice the twit feed.
by geeday
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Wordpress website
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Re: Wordpress website

<t>WP is now being used much more frequently as non-blog sites too given you have the ability to create new "pages" and "page templates". You need to understand PHP and HTML/CSS if you want to create new template themes, but you would be able to get these designed (very nicely) on freelance sites su...
by geeday
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"
Replies: 17
Views: 3073

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

I hear Saffron Walden is nice

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