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by rasbeer
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Buy pi from element14 needed pay extra freight??!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Re: Buy pi from element14 needed pay extra freight??!!

Are you in Taiwan? Maybe it's worth trying Farnell/RS in China? People have also said positive things about Singapore.
by rasbeer
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sudo for the desktop
Replies: 18
Views: 23625

Re: Sudo for the desktop

I haven't done this on a Pi, but I think if you start the filemanager (eg thunar or whatever) from a terminal window, like this: gksu thunar & it has root privileges (& also doesn't freeze the terminal window). Using sudo instead of gksu is similar (but different in some subtle way I've never graspe...
by rasbeer
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Cacti Pi
Replies: 60
Views: 28884

Re: Cacti Pi

n00badmin wrote:
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Not sure whats happening on your machine.
It's working now :)
by rasbeer
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Friendly help on purchasing one
Replies: 24
Views: 4059

Re: Friendly help on purchasing one

Your profile doesn't say where in the world you live, so we can't easily help, but if you live anywhere near civilization (i.e. somewhere near a Maplins store) you should soon be able to walk in and buy one off the shelf. In the near future, other stores will have the same, so with patience your pr...
by rasbeer
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: plastic injection raspberry pi case
Replies: 16
Views: 7767

Re: plastic injection raspberry pi case

I think that's right: many sellers on aliexpress sell items for much less than $10. For small light things like SD cards, the postage seems to be really cheap, maybe $1. (I can't say exactly because it's not usually written on the envelope; most sellers seem to have have bulk mailing contracts.)
by rasbeer
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Cacti Pi
Replies: 60
Views: 28884

Re: Cacti Pi

Whenever I try to open http://www.n00blab.com I get a download instead of a webpage (using Chromium 18.0.0125.168 on Ubuntu 11.10) :s hmmmm.... A download of what? Do you see the issue if you click this link ? http://n00blab.com/cacti-pi/ I opened the "download" file in a text editor: <?php /** * F...
by rasbeer
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Cacti Pi
Replies: 60
Views: 28884

Re: Cacti Pi

Whenever I try to open www.n00blab.com I get a download instead of a webpage (using Chromium 18.0.0125.168 on Ubuntu 11.10) :s
by rasbeer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Another potential development board
Replies: 25
Views: 7847

Re: Another potential development board

I think the main 'selling point' of the Pi is... how many units are out there. The combined expertise of the RasPi community is a lot bigger than for the A10 boards, which makes it better suited to messing about with & learning stuff on. As a 'slightly-hackable consumer device' or 'netbook power equ...
by rasbeer
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: android tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: android tablet

Interesting question. I think the main command needed is dd. It seems to be available in Android; in Terminal Emulator I just did:

Code: Select all

$ dd -version
unknown option -- usage: dd [operand...]
So worth trying... (You probably know you need to be careful with dd - it can trash gbs of disk space)
by rasbeer
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing wifi dongles.
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Installing wifi dongles.

You mean this one here?

The link to the firmware download suggests the chip inside this is an RTL8188CUS; there's a long thread on getting those to work here.

Best of luck :)
by rasbeer
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Small WiFi adaptor
Replies: 10
Views: 26006

Re: Small WiFi adaptor

It mentions on the verified Peripherals page that this particular one needs to be plugged into a powered hub to work properly. Which is a shame because it's about the smallest wifi adaptor on the planet & it'd be nice to just plug it in and forget about it. Does anyone know if that's still the case?
by rasbeer
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi As a Wireless Access Point/Router
Replies: 58
Views: 57783

Re: Raspberry Pi As a Wireless Access Point/Router

It looks like there's a version of this wireless adaptor with a removable aerial.

Perhaps this would improve the range on the Piuter?
by rasbeer
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Networking for beginners"
Replies: 8
Views: 2190

"Networking for beginners"

Shortly after realising that I'd come into possesion of enough computers for networking them to be worthwhile, I realised that I knew nothing about networking. I'd come across linuxhomenetworking.com & decided to read it. At that point, I realised I knew less than nothing about networking. So I dug ...
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

The charger's fine (charges phone & illuminates one of those little USB powered lights). But the cable doesn't seem to reliably connect two other devices (PC & pretty new tablet - so I hadn't really noticed). So unless there's a high incidence of broken Pis shipping out (?) I think it's most likely ...
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

I have a 1.5A supply too - would connecting it to that fry it?
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

Max wrote:On the Pi: did only the red led light ever light up, or any of the other ones as well?
Oh - there are LEDs on the Pi? :p

Ok - I see them by the audio jack. But only on the diagram in the FAQs: no lit up LEDs for me. :s

(Funnily enough, CNX software has just released a minimal Raspbian image...)
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

Hmm - no signs of life. With a Berryboot loaded card in the slot I plugged it into a powered USB hub (with a supply rated at 2.4A & not supplying anything else) and the TV set (connected with one of the composite leads) didn't register a signal. I had a couple of cheapo USB power supplies (rated at ...
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

And even though there are a couple of HDMI TVs the existing cable set-up uses those three way ones. Like this? Indeed. I don't have any coaxial cables - only 6! Thanks! After a scare due to not-knowing the difference between a mini-USB & a micro-USB socket, I seem to have all the necessaries. I'll ...
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

You can use Berryboot installer to install Raspbian on a 1 GB SD card. Raspbian is only 400 something MB with SquashFS. Does require that you have a mouse+monitor connected during installation though, so cannot be done entirely blind. Could use the composite video and an old tv if you don't have a ...
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

Per Max the RaspRazor person: "But this distribution is not really aimed at headless stuff, given that it always boots into the X GUI. You might want to try some of the other Raspbian images like Darkbasic."
(Here.)
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

Ah - thanks. Does anyone know if it's possible to SSH into it 'blind'?
by rasbeer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

Re: OS for 1GB SD card

I think so - thanks :) I did this: bir@dell640m:~$ file Desktop/raspbian_wheezy_20120608.img Desktop/raspbian_wheezy_20120608.img: x86 boot sector; partition 1: ID=0xc, starthead 0, startsector 2048, 153600 sectors; partition 2: ID=0x83, starthead 3, startsector 155648, 3364864 sectors; partition 3:...
by rasbeer
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS for 1GB SD card
Replies: 18
Views: 16071

OS for 1GB SD card

My Raspi arrived about a month earlier than expected & I haven't got an HDMI cable or any SD cards larger than 1GB :oops: (some larger ones should be winging their way over) I have a couple of 1GB cards & an ethernet cable (crossover I think) & thought I'd try to plug it into the router and SSH into...
by rasbeer
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Will this $7 WiFi USB dongle work?
Replies: 10
Views: 5256

Re: Will this $7 WiFi USB dongle work?

Steady_Bear wrote:Been using Linux for 10 years and there is only one thing I can say to 'Will this work on…'

Wait until someone can say 'YES' to your specific problem, and is willing to walk you through the process.
Looks like this is now the case for the RT5370 chipset (see esp N.B. para at the top :) )

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