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by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 37918

Re: Greatest game of all time

brian_reiter wrote:Hmmm, Wizball and Dropzone on the C64 I think, Frontier on the Amiga.
Essential listening for Wizball fans, or anybody who enjoys great music in videogames.
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 37918

Re: Greatest game of all time

Dragon Age Origins *actually made me cry*. It's the only game whose story and characterisation have been good enough to do that. (And it set me up for a mighty disappointment in DA2, where fully half the characters appeared to have been teleported in from a JRPG and the gameplay made me want to fin...
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Card Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 5593

Re: SD Card Issues

Which Debian image are you using on these cards?

The latest wheezy image fixes many of the problems users have experienced with SD cards. Might I recommend giving that a try first?

The Raspbmc image I suspect ships with these fixes already.
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 29998

Re: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?

I've recently been getting into this myself as I took advantage of Linode's free credit offer a week ago and set up an Ubuntu server on it. Might I advise folks interested in Raspberry Pi security also read over some of Linode's documentation ? It's pretty indepth, very easy to follow and the Debian...
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PBX in a box
Replies: 5
Views: 6298

Re: PBX in a box

Moved to "CSI camera module" because that was the only question in your post, otherwise I guess the post could have been moved to "feedback and requests". Pleased to hear of your successes in setting up the Pi for PBX :-) We don't have a price or release date for the Foundation's CSI camera module y...
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sudo ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3062

Re: sudo ?

I've very little Fedora experience, but I'm aware that there's a tool called system-config-date which should be easy to follow. Do you have that with the Fedora ARM image? It might be a case of just running "system-config-date" or "/sbin/system-config-date" as root. If anybody knows please chip in ;...
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sudo ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3062

Re: sudo ?

The instructions you are referring to apply to the Debian reference image, not Fedora. Fedora out of the box doesn't use sudo. In order to gain administrative privilages you would typically need to switch to the root user by issuing a command like "su" or "su root" and then enter the root user's pas...
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Cards and updates
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: SD Cards and updates

Could you try the latest "wheezy" beta image, run an upgrade once you're in and report back if you experience the same problem?
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Buggy keyboard, Razer Arctosa
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Buggy keyboard

Please see the keyboard troubleshooting advice at the wiki.

I'm using an A4 Tech KL-5 with mine, which I believe requires 5v 20mA.
by stevepdp
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

liz wrote:I think Cambridge needs something called a Waffle House.
I would certainly recommend checking them out.

Try a pair of waffles coated in bolognaise with waffles and ice cream for desert. Lovely :-)
by stevepdp
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Latest Farnell Order date to have received Device
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Latest Farnell Order date to have received Device

support at farnell is horrible, they are answering emails after 2-3 days Might I suggest taking your support quality concerns to Farnell directly? This looks to be the right place to do it. 2-3 days is a good turn around in my opinion given the vast amount of queries each supplier is receiving abou...
by stevepdp
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: miniDLNA for RPi Debian Squeeze
Replies: 9
Views: 15133

Re: miniDLNA for RPi Debian Squeeze

Google Cache has it.
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

A quick update on where we are. I've been in contact with the King's Centre a couple of times over the past week and we have decided that due to the lack of disabled access for the rooms we wanted and the potential costs involved in hiring the ground level rooms, we will instead be on the lookout fo...
by stevepdp
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Simple Debian commands
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: Simple Debian commands

See this post on the front page :-)

You might also find some good materials by searching things like "Debian Beginners" or "Debian crash course". See this for example, and the Debian wiki.
by stevepdp
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Queue update
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Queue update

See this thread.

People are dropping their registration of interest and order dates in there.
by stevepdp
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ajenti Control Panel
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

Re: Ajenti Control Panel

With andyl's comment in mind, would you be willing to try installing Ajenti from the repo on the new Debian image (based on Wheezy) currently in testing?

See the thread here for details.
by stevepdp
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: HDMI to CSI adapter board
Replies: 26
Views: 22647

Re: HDMI to CSI adapter board

Moved :-)
by stevepdp
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I shot my RPi ....
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: I shot my RPi ....

These are beautiful.

Many thanks for sharing :-)
by stevepdp
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Uptime
Replies: 40
Views: 10175

Re: Pi Uptime

We've seen some pretty impressive figures on Twitter too recently, 28 days being a good record so far.

With regards to cooling, some have talked about attaching heatsinks to the SoC, but as far as I'm aware additional cooling really isn't nessesary, even in an overclocking situation.
by stevepdp
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hak5 Interview with Eben Upton
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Hak5 Interview with Eben Upton

Eben Upton interviewed by Darren Kitchen of Hak5 There's some fresh bits and pieces discussed in this, such as some humorous reflections on the manufacturing process, discussion of the expansion boards, challenges in open sourcing the Pi and Arduino compatibility. It's a really great interview. Tha...
by stevepdp
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PSone LCD Screen Project
Replies: 13
Views: 12662

PSone LCD Screen Project

http://i.imgur.com/n0f3p.jpg I've been seeking a low-cost portable screen for use with the Raspberry Pi so that I can show it off and demo projects at the various pub-based tech meetings I attend. The official PSone display apparently accepts AV input and is usually priced between £40-£70 at sites ...
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to share little demos
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Best way to share little demos

Depends on the length of the code I guess. You could use a pastebin like service to share short snippets of demo code. For larger projects I would suggest sharing the binaries and/or source using a digital file locker service such as Dropbox. Bittorrent could work too, but it's not quite as straight...
by stevepdp
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

have you considered seeing if the UEA School of Computing Sciences could host anything? Surely this sort of thing should be up their street? If not, I could perhaps have a chat with a few of the lecturers since I'm studying there at present. We have, but until now we haven't had any contacts within...
by stevepdp
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to recover SD Card
Replies: 12
Views: 10439

Re: How to recover SD Card

A tool like gparted under Ubuntu should do the job fine, or even the Disk Utility that ships with it. Just make sure you tell it to create a new partition table on the card before creating the fat32 or partition.

Failing that, perhaps consider the gparted live cd?
by stevepdp
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

Many thanks for your support extravagoose. To give you an update on where we are regarding venues, I'll be querying The King's Centre about rental costs and electrical rules this week. Another potential attendee who contacted me last night is looking into 47 St. Giles near The Waffle House. We would...

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