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by Docteh
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RADIUS
Replies: 3
Views: 4816

Re: RADIUS

<t>Whether or not you need a RTC depends on what you"re doing on the radius server.<br/> The Freeradius softeare is quite versatile, at its most basic it can check if a user/password combination is correct. No time neede for that, but if you wanted it to disallow logins at certain times, then it wou...
by Docteh
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So: what do you all think about the Model A news?
Replies: 41
Views: 6438

Re: So: what do you all think about the Model A news?

Its good news, I may actually purchase a model A
by Docteh
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PI based answering machine
Replies: 23
Views: 21979

Re: PI based answering machine

<t>I have done the vgetty answering machine thing with two USR external modems, the modem would encode into gsm (cant recall if same .gsm as asterisk)<br/> Works quite reliably when it works. I"m not sure why, but one of the modems liked to corrupt the data going to the computer every once in awhile...
by Docteh
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: I2C bus - anyone planning to use it?
Replies: 30
Views: 18802

Re: I2C bus - anyone planning to use it?

<t>I plan on using i2c, i think the only 5v device i will be using is a battery backed rtc. Gotta make sure its voltage is above vbatt or it keeps running off of vbatt.<br/> <br/> Recently bought the barometer and light sensors from adafruit for hooking up to raspberry pi actually.<br/> <br/> Edit: ...
by Docteh
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: more mem
Replies: 16
Views: 3445

Re: more mem

<t>Could probably run firefox with low amounts of ram, where you run into trouble is with opening a massive amount of tabs, if you limit how many tabs you open should have less problems. Using an ipad has got me almost used to having just nine tabs, and its browser unloads tabs whenever i feels like...
by Docteh
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard
Replies: 258
Views: 104817

Re: Gertboard

<t>Gertboard is still being designed so thats why theres no sticky or anything.<br/> <br/> Oh, i missed a question last time: arduino boot loader is a program that pulls in data over serial port and programs it into the program memory.<br/> <br/> When I first started with arduino's the bootloader wa...
by Docteh
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?
Replies: 62
Views: 21993

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

Nothing looks better to me than a 80x24 console being rendered at 1080p
by Docteh
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Old and New.
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: Power Old and New.

<t>Optimized versions of tools show up if there is a need, busybox will give you a kitchen sink of tools for around a megabyte. Has a webserver or there is always nginx.<br/> <br/> Ubuntu tries to be super desktop distro, which is why they would drop old support, but there is always slackware and de...
by Docteh
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No clue what I'm doing...
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: No clue what I'm doing...

<t>It will come with a distro so no reason to not jump in.<br/> Personally i am still working towards having an alarm clock that i can manage via a web browser. So far that has provided motivation to learn C/C++ and python.<br/> There will be many different things done with these boards.<br/> I don"...
by Docteh
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72917

Re: config.txt

<t>Especially since it"s a FAT partition, if voiding the warranty is a real option, the Foundation should make sure that the partition not mounted read/write by default in any default image. At least root privligees would/should be needed to void someones warranty.<br/> <br/> But yes, that remains a...
by Docteh
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Weather station. With gprs updates and 12V
Replies: 12
Views: 5858

Re: Weather station. With gprs updates and 12V

Weather station sounds fun, is there anything like CWOP for canadians?
by Docteh
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A DIY PoE solution
Replies: 36
Views: 86723

Re: A DIY PoE solution

<t>I also assume no responsibility for anything.<br/> <br/> My thoughts on PoE:<br/> <br/> The Proper standard stuff with the negotiation (802.af ?) is da bomb. If you plug a laptop in somewhere it shouldn't be, you don't fry an ethernet adaptor. Keep other people away from your PoE stuff.<br/> <br/...
by Docteh
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard
Replies: 258
Views: 104817

Re: Gertboard

<r>Debian squeeze has a package called arduino-core which brings in the necessary bits. avrdude avr-gcc and maybe some other stuffs.<br/> <URL url="http://mjo.tc/atelier/2009/02/.....o-cli.html">http://mjo.tc/atelier/2009/02/.....o-cli.html</URL><br/> Boot loader might need to tweaked a bit to run a...
by Docteh
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard
Replies: 258
Views: 104817

Re: Gertboard

Hmm 12 mhz crystal for the AVR? Sweet. Last i heard about gertboard it was a PIC
Does the gertboard have an ISP pin header for the AVR? I don"t need one, just curious.
I"m going to try and follow this a tad more closely from now on
by Docteh
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viruses on the RasPi
Replies: 46
Views: 16121

Re: Viruses on the RasPi

Hey, When I get a raspi I could probably use it to do virus scans on the hard drive for my desktop.

Most of my linux server getting pwned problems were related to unpatched bugs hat were fixed for at least few months. Also used default ports in those days.
by Docteh
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Speed of the GPIO ports? (For electronic fuel injection)
Replies: 22
Views: 11570

Re: Speed of the GPIO ports? (For electronic fuel injection)

Or just put it in a small sealed container and run it all the time, generate enough heat to keep things above zero
Stick the little box inside the cab and might not need to worry about the "wind chill factor"

good to know it is the ethernet that will conk out first tho!
by Docteh
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about Raspi afte reading Wiki about video drivers, kernels, repositories, compiling...
Replies: 7
Views: 13463

Re: Questions about Raspi afte reading Wiki about video drivers, kernels, repositories, compiling...

<t>Since they are not rolling out a distro of their own, I would not be terrible worried about having to compile everything. Nor about updates. Kernel updates? Likely they send patches upstreme.<br/> <br/> Well, I have never used fedora so when I get my raspi I will be checking the fedora docs on ho...
by Docteh
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Minimum SD Card Size
Replies: 5
Views: 4068

Re: Minimum SD Card Size

Speaking from experience, always good idea to have enough of the operating system stored locally that you can at least ssh into it and ask it to reboot.
by Docteh
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Water Meter
Replies: 8
Views: 6349

Re: Water Meter

<t>This is getting off-topic, but given that information I"m curious why my local government has been promoting water conservation for a long time now, including summer sprinkling schedules, financial incentives for installing dual-flush toilets, subsidized rainwater collection and so on. Is this du...
by Docteh
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A warning about fake-capacity SD Cards (and other flash-media)
Replies: 22
Views: 9257

Re: A warning about fake-capacity SD Cards (and other flash-media)

<t>For buying anything I stand behind the principle of Yiggypoof. You get what you pay for. Most of the times brick and mortor stores sell decent products, but if a store has an item for a range of prices, I try and stay away from the one thats the very cheapest unless I am not really worried about ...
by Docteh
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?
Replies: 61
Views: 26717

Re: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?

Just stopping by to say that /proc is a separate file system, unrelated to whether or not other file systems are marked read only or not.
by Docteh
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Dial-Up Modem
Replies: 14
Views: 13539

Re: USB Dial-Up Modem

What is you motivation in using the modem? Are you thinking of voicemail, voip or actually dialing the internet? I am in a rural area so there is actually people that still have dialup internet.
Linuxant is binary blob + code that hooks into the kernel iirc.
by Docteh
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI IRC Chat room?
Replies: 21
Views: 7068

Re: Raspberry PI IRC Chat room?

mirc is a virus? No wonder mir crashed!
Gotta admit that I have not bothered to install an irc client on my ipad, even though I"ve using it in place of "main computer"
Hey is BitchX still out there?
by Docteh
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: System/OS Slow-down
Replies: 10
Views: 2427

Re: System/OS Slow-down

<t>I have windows xp running in a vm with only 256 mb of ram assigned to it, seems fine. Still not sure why. Lack of drivers that have to talk to real hardware? I have also noticed that compared to ten years ago, I install a lot less software on my computers.<br/> <br/> Edit: barring a memory leak, ...
by Docteh
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Swap space on an SD card
Replies: 32
Views: 15879

Re: Swap space on an SD card

Heh, just a few months ago i was joking about using an ssd in a usb enclosure. Might have a legit reason!

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