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by soslug
Tue May 29, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a RP in it's most basic form
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Using a RP in it's most basic form

Your Raspberry Pi will do nothing until you have downloaded the image file from the downloads section http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads You have a choice but would recommend the Debian build you can download to a linux Pc but figure you are happier with windows. Word of caution Windows does not r...
by soslug
Mon May 28, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Updating Debian
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Updating Debian

There is not much you need do after you have logged in and before you have run startx run the following commands

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

there after only install the packages you need using

sudo apt-get install pkgname (where pkgname is the package you want installed)
by soslug
Mon May 28, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Turn off screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Turn off screen

You could logout of the Desktop and return to prompt!
by soslug
Mon May 28, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting up SSH/FTP on your Pi!
Replies: 2
Views: 19751

Re: Setting up SSH/FTP on your Pi!

ftp can be accomplished with ssh server it an all in one package and once setup you can read or write quite effectively. Ssh consists of two elements in this context the remote server which in this case is the Pi and the client which you want to communicate with. Here's how on your Pi install the fo...
by soslug
Mon May 28, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: apt-get issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: apt-get issues

apt-get update installs nothing but the package list, which as the packages themselves get updated needs be updated. When you use apt you should follow these steps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The upgrade will only upgrade packages already installed Then look for what package you want yo...
by soslug
Mon May 28, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Kernel headers
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

Re: Kernel headers

I assume you have installed the following package

sudo apt-get install build-essential

before downloading and compiling
by soslug
Mon May 28, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Emulator?
Replies: 17
Views: 6315

Re: Pi Emulator?

I have a stepped procedure to emulate the PI as follows here I have not been able to alter the screen resolution to anything more useful than 640 x 480 but soneone can post the answer here.

http://wiki.soslug.org/wiki/raspberry_pi_emulation

have fun
by soslug
Mon May 28, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: phpMyAdmin
Replies: 19
Views: 21115

Re: phpMyAdmin

Debian if phpmyadmin is installed should have created a folder in /etc called funny enough phpmyadmin. That said it is possible you are addressing phpmyadmin incorrectly try this http://localhost/phpmyadmin but this should be done on the browser in raspberry pi itself if this fails it is also possib...
by soslug
Sun May 27, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RPi based arcade board?
Replies: 5
Views: 2492

Re: RPi based arcade board?

Think you might find it's the other way around Mame for Pi should be simple enough to install, Just run your debian Pi on your Raspberry and once you have logged in and before starting startx run this command. sudo apt-get install mame you should then be able to access a rich variety of arcade games...
by soslug
Sun May 27, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: HELP!

Here are some tips which might help if you are using an SD card in Ubuntu or other linux distro. Open a new console and type. sudo fdisk -l (will list all partitions for mounted drives) /dev/sda (will most likely your installed hard disk, a number quoted directly after denotes the partitions) You ca...
by soslug
Sat May 26, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't get audio to work via HDMI Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Can't get audio to work via HDMI Cable

try and run alsamixer from the command line

alsamixer

It might just require you to up the levels a little use the arrow keys on your keyboard to achieve this I haven't got my PI yet so only a suggestion and untested.
by soslug
Sat May 26, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?
Replies: 10
Views: 13975

Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Open a new console

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install xbmc

It's not a new distro but a package and installed easily using the above method.
by soslug
Sat May 26, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Building linux kernel for RPi
Replies: 5
Views: 2946

Re: Building linux kernel for RPi

Hi, I am not sure this will help you but I can run through the basics. If you are compiling on Linux and lets assume it is some Ubuntu version you need the following installed, open a new console and type this:-. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install build-essential ....After...
by soslug
Sat May 26, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: SoSLUG (Southend on Sea Linux User Group)
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: SoSLUG (Southend on Sea Linux User Group)

I have today heard from Eben Upton regarding his presence at the event on the 30th June Here is his full response Hi Derek Sorry for the delay in replying - as you can imagine, we're seeing a lot of email traffic at the moment. I've passed the request on to our other trustees, but I think at present...
by soslug
Wed May 23, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: SoSLUG (Southend on Sea Linux User Group)
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Village Green 30th June

11am to 8pm Saturday 30th June Village Green 2012 Chalkwell Park, Leigh on Sea, Essex. Southend on Sea Linux User Group in conjunction with Chemer Linux User Group, Metal Culture and Digital Exploration Centre are participating in a day long event, we have asked the Raspberry PI organisation if they...
by soslug
Mon May 21, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: SoSLUG (Southend on Sea Linux User Group)
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

SoSLUG (Southend on Sea Linux User Group)

Hello All, We have a successful and well attended Linux User Group based in Southend on Sea and many of us are interested in the Raspberry PI so far few of us actually have one. Our venue has recently been the subject of a brutal attack by vandals and although the fire did not damage our meeting are...

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