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by stevepdp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which is the best for my students.
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Which is the best for my students.

That's an interesting question, because a GNU/Linux system will typically contain hundreds, perhaps even thousands of utilities. It's virtually impossible to learn them all :-) The official Debian docs would be a good place to start, although admittedly they might seem quite overwhelming at first. S...
by stevepdp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which is the best for my students.
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Which is the best for my students.

Patrick,

The Debian reference image (the recommended distro) ships with a graphical user interface, you just need to type "startx” after logging in to access it.

You can also automate this too with very little effort.
by stevepdp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: More of a base than a case
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Re: More of a base than a case

...I don't know why my image wouldn't upload maybe there is,a resolution limit? ...or maybe there is a block on uploads for the first three posts. Hurry up mods and release this post into the wild so I can share my image please. New users must wait for three post approvals before they are given the...
by stevepdp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Transfer Image To New SD Card
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

Re: Transfer Image To New SD Card

Thanks for sharing, I'll be sure to point users to that also in the future.
by stevepdp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Transfer Image To New SD Card
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

Re: Transfer Image To New SD Card

Could you please elaborate SN?
by stevepdp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Transfer Image To New SD Card
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

Re: Transfer Image To New SD Card

This tutorial by Raspberry Pi Tutorials (Liam Fraser) covers the process quite well, this being the important bit. If you have access to a Linux machine then gparted should available from the software repo.
by stevepdp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 55010

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

Will do.

Edit: I've sent the email. Mirroring the data here.

Thanks
by stevepdp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 55010

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

I have plenty of space and bandwidth available, would it be OK for me to help in the mirroring effort?
by stevepdp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: how good is the magpi
Replies: 26
Views: 7760

Re: how good is the magpi

Can't quite tell if you're being sarcastic there Jaseman, I nearly deleted your post. The MagPi is a fantastic magazine, and I'm really enjoying the code listings and detailed hardware information in the latest issue. My only criticism would be that I think the file mirrors need to improve, as some ...
by stevepdp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7414

Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

Website : norwichrpi.org Reddit : /r/norwichrpi Twitter : @norwichrpi IRC : [url=irc://irc.freenode.net#norwichrpi] irc.freenode.net, #norwichrpi [/url] Saturday 12th April 2014. 12pm to 6pm. The upper, mezzanine level of the Norwich Arts Centre Cafe. --- For a couple of months now, some close frie...
by stevepdp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Torrent Downloader
Replies: 18
Views: 15699

Re: Torrent Downloader

lancer2k wrote:No.... where do i download this rpi-updater?
Follow the instructions here.
by stevepdp
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Punnet - a print at home cardboard case
Replies: 149
Views: 168173

Re: Punnet - a print at home cardboard case

lordelp wrote:Love the punnet, it inspired me to create a BBC Model B themed case...

Image
This is awesome, thanks for sharing.
by stevepdp
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Please use this Forum for Absolute beginners subjects
Replies: 37
Views: 83695

Re: Please use this Forum for Absolute beginners subjects

Er....how do I do that, and do I need to do that? :shock: It's not a requirement, but it's certainly recommended. Out of the box, Arch will have you log in with the user "root". Root is similar to the user "Administrator" under Windows. This user has complete and total control over everything on th...
by stevepdp
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Failing sdcards
Replies: 89
Views: 42796

Re: Request for Failing sdcards

Please do.

Dom has a thread here which explains the card qualification process. Perhaps send him a PM for details?

Thanks :-)
by stevepdp
Thu May 31, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: eu.rs-email.com legit ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: eu.rs-email.com legit ?

If you perform a whois lookup on the domain name, it points to Electrocomponents who own RS Components.

From what you have said, I would say that email is legitimate.
by stevepdp
Thu May 31, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fault on Preorder Page..
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Fault on Preorder Page..

I think you may be best off contacting RS directly about this.

See the contact details page here.
by stevepdp
Wed May 30, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Solarbotics to sell Acrylic Raspberry Pi enclosure
Replies: 38
Views: 16615

Re: Solarbotics to sell Acrylic Raspberry Pi enclosure

We wanted to post here and just see if there are any objections with the Trademarking appearing on our design before we release it to the public for sale. Jack Lang, Eben Upton and/or Liz Upton would be the best people to PM and/or email regarding this. I believe you can apply for a license to use ...
by stevepdp
Wed May 30, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android?
Replies: 1
Views: 7237

Re: Android?

Please use the search feature to find the many other threads that have discussed Android on the Raspberry Pi.

My understanding is that there are porting efforts for earlier versions of Android, but the newer builds such as Ice Cream Sandwich will be too demanding for the Pi.

Locked
by stevepdp
Wed May 30, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: H/W accelerated video? (other than H264)
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Re: H/W accelerated video? (other than H264)

I believe this is the blog post you're referring to. This being the important takeaway: Two licensed codecs will be provided at launch, MPEG4 and h.264. Codec licences have quite an impact of the cost of the device which is why there are only two at this stage. There are non-licensed Codecs such at ...
by stevepdp
Wed May 30, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: login
Replies: 14
Views: 70899

Re: login

Here's how the login process should work. 1. You're presented with the login prompt. 2. You enter "pi" as the user. 3. You hit return/enter. 4. You're then asked for a password. 5. You type "raspberry" baring in mind that the password entry is invisible. 6. You hit return/enter again to confirm. 7. ...
by stevepdp
Wed May 30, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: login
Replies: 14
Views: 70899

Re: login

I might be misunderstanding your question. If you're looking for the correct login details for the latest Debian image, they are as follows:

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username: pi 
password: raspberry
If you literally cannot type anything, do you perhaps have another keyboard handy?
by stevepdp
Tue May 29, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Card:mmc timeout waiting for interrupt
Replies: 4
Views: 2706

Re: SD Card:mmc timeout waiting for interrupt

Most users with similar errors messages (myself included with a Sandisk 8GB card) have been updating their firmware using Hexxeh's firmware repo and updater tool. The process works like this, you should try copying over the kernels and .elfs from Hexxeh's firmware repo here . Then try booting. If th...
by stevepdp
Tue May 29, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 16
Views: 7600

Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Case

Just heard Adafruit will be launching a Raspberry Pi case.

Here's a preview. Looking lush :-)
by stevepdp
Tue May 29, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Online Rasp Pi Edu Club
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

Re: Online Rasp Pi Edu Club

I would be up for participating in something like this or at the very least offer a hand in setting this up. I think for beginners/intermediates to programming it's good to be able to share experiences with others face to face, and an online video conferencing user and developer group would be ideal...
by stevepdp
Mon May 28, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: At the Prompt, Now What?
Replies: 21
Views: 4484

Re: At the Prompt, Now What?

I am sure when the first mentions of the r-pi hit the news, there was no mention of a specific operating system Since about this time last year, we have known that Linux would be a first class citizen on the Pi. See this which is the earliest Archive.org snapshot of the website which mentioned it m...

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