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by stderr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry boards based on x86 SOC
Replies: 72
Views: 16871

Re: Raspberry boards based on x86 SOC

The Windows domination for the last three decades is exactly why kids don't get to hack on computers from age 10 like they did with C64 and such machines in the past. If you mean hardware hack, I think it was because when you paid $2000 for your PC, you didn't want to risk damaging it. Now that mos...
by stderr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi sleeping, even with power management disabled
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: WiFi sleeping, even with power management disabled

I've tried disabling power management, and if I use iwconfig it shows that it is disabled but it still happens after about 5 minutes. On ethernet it I still find, never any issues, just on WiFi. The other poster's point (originally, not just above this post), I think, is that if the wifi part is dr...
by stderr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Linux for mac
Replies: 14
Views: 3258

Re: Linux for mac

Revisionist history at its finest. I'm pretty sure that my history there was pretty much the order things happened, so I'm not sure what you mean by revisionist. My point was that Apple has repeated changed cpu families. Compare this with DOS/Windows which has been x86 from the start and still is, ...
by stderr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry boards based on x86 SOC
Replies: 72
Views: 16871

Re: Raspberry boards based on x86 SOC

What OS does not run on Pi's? And really most of us here don't want or need to run Windows. The answer to your question is that Windows GUI doesn't run on the pi. Just getting people to accept linux on x86 is very hard, toss in arm and you have a real difficult case to make. MS has failed even with...
by stderr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry boards based on x86 SOC
Replies: 72
Views: 16871

Re: Raspberry boards based on x86 SOC

Heater wrote:I'm curious.
In what way would it be better if Raspberry boards were based on an x86 SOC ?
It would likely have more ram. It could also run window's applications. I know that you said that anything worthwhile is already available on the pi but I suspect that's a bit of an overstatement.
by stderr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Foundation is overcharging for MPEG2 Licenses
Replies: 18
Views: 6218

Re: Pi Foundation is overcharging for MPEG2 Licenses

I also bought the mpeg license when I bought my first pi. But then I found out that the license was non transferable and not needed. So there's no reason to buy it. It's not needed if you don't want to use mpeg2 hardware. And since its not portable/ non transferable, it dies with the pi its tied to...
by stderr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I had to add two lines to a file but can't save.
Replies: 15
Views: 2141

Re: I had to add two lines to a file but can't save.

Sparks135 wrote:Tried :wq all it did was type that on the screen.
That's because he forgot to tell you to hit the escape key first. In vi, you hit the escape key constantly. The only thing it doesn't do is let you escape. You start nano by typing nano.
by stderr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Foundation is overcharging for MPEG2 Licenses
Replies: 18
Views: 6218

Re: Pi Foundation is overcharging for MPEG2 Licenses

Given this much lower fee, maybe the time has come to just roll the modest cost of the MPEG2 license into the overall cost of the Pi like H264 - just a thought . . . This link seems to have as the last known patent an expire date of Valentine's Day 2018. If that is the case, at that point there is ...
by stderr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Linux for mac
Replies: 14
Views: 3258

Re: Linux for mac

"boot into Linux" is the same as I can restart my Mac as a Windows 10? First Apple used a 6502 and that wasn't good enough so they used a 68000 and then that wasn't good enough so they used a PowerPC and then that wasn't good enough so they used an Intel AMD64. The Intel AMD64 is the processor that...
by stderr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Snarky non-responses to questions - grumpy man ramblings
Replies: 252
Views: 37398

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions - grumpy man ramblings

Uhhh... Are you going to elaborate on that? :? maybe I was expecting something like that :roll: But you didn't send your prediction to a neutral third party with a time stamp previous to his eminently predictable retort, so as arbitrator of snarky, I'm left to rule against you, although you do have...
by stderr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD crash - two in a row
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: HDD crash - two in a row

I considered the possibility that the HDD is failing but rejected it: * the HDD is brand new * it would be the second drive failure in a few weeks with the setup I'm trying to build * the two failed HDD have been purchased separately, so it's not a bad lot * I reformatted the first failed HDD and n...
by stderr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Wolfram Language
Topic: i dont see any point
Replies: 18
Views: 23969

Re: i dont see any point

He's asking whether you can produce stand alone executable binaries with wolfram (is it a compiled language?) or whether wolfram is in fact a scripting language that needs a specific application to be useful (wolfram-engine runs the script?). I think you can create redistributable applications but ...
by stderr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Running video from terminal at start up
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: Running video from terminal at start up

Right now I got it working when the Raspberry Pi stats up the terminal opens OMXplayer and loop a video1. Now I need to add a button and on press, an other video2 needs to be played once, when the video2 is done, video1 needs to be played on a loop again. One of the problems is that when you switch...
by stderr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: It appears my Pi has been hacked
Replies: 23
Views: 4647

Re: It appears my Pi has been hacked

Governments have indeed been granting themselves increasing powers to hack and spy on more and more. Meanwhile, harsh penalties can be handed down if we so the same. Because as long as governments are spying for purposes of national security, to find out what the other side is thinking or to deal w...
by stderr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get dist-upgrade Wolfram taking forever
Replies: 16
Views: 4596

Re: apt-get dist-upgrade Wolfram taking forever

Axilot wrote:Ok I mean why don't make a different image of Raspbian for rapsberry pi 1 an zero, without package that they cannot manage?
Doesn't R. jessie lite work on the zero?
by stderr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: use Windows to download Raspian Jessie packages
Replies: 20
Views: 3359

Re: use Windows to download Raspian Jessie packages

This also mean I can't do any of the apt things. I've know for a long time about generating a script from the package manager, but have never found it to generate any thing I can use in Windows to do the downloads. If a still had a Linux-only box (beside the Pi's) then I could. The pi supports runn...
by stderr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Meanwhile in Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 2683

Re: Meanwhile in Russia

well that and i did learn that sale in Russian is sale ;) Yea, Russian is actually just English. If you look on the left by the floor under the Crazy World sign, one of the taped on notes says "PHOTO". On the window moving to the right, it says, "xxxxxx and accessories for the smartphone". At the t...
by stderr
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help, my pager went nuts!
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Help, my pager went nuts!

ab1jx wrote:Haven't tried unplugging it, I'm trying to use it right now.
ssh in and control it that way. If it's the keyboard, you pretty much got to unplug it to find out for sure.
by stderr
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot to GUI or Command Line
Replies: 4
Views: 2781

Re: Boot to GUI or Command Line

Is there a way to put a question in the boot process to boot to the Command Line, or continue on to the GUI Set to boot to the command prompt and include something in your .bashrc for the default user. Perhaps you could have it time out and then do whatever you think should be done by if the user d...
by stderr
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: use Windows to download Raspian Jessie packages
Replies: 20
Views: 3359

Re: use Windows to download Raspian Jessie packages

So, is there a repository site I can log on to using my Windows 10 laptop at the library and download these packages? I know I can put them on a USB stick and install them from that on the Pi (not exactly sure at this point - dpkg?). There are various programs to help you do all this stuff but the ...
by stderr
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Deleting a 'Read Only' file
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Re: Deleting a 'Read Only' file

I tried connecting the HD to my Raspberry Pi and I can finally access all the files, but they are all 'Read Only' files so I can't copy them or edit them in any way, which means I can't transfer them to another HD. Something is probably wrong so linux has mounted the drive as read only. You should ...
by stderr
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Linux is huge, even when small.
Replies: 56
Views: 7679

Re: Linux is huge, even when small.

How does getting rid of redundant toolkits put a limit on what people do with what remains? It means they can't decide which toolkits to use, rather you decide which toolkit they must use. This would also mean that there could be no innovation or no backwards compatibility, take your pick. Other pe...
by stderr
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Check the availability of PI ZERO and PI ZERO W
Replies: 32
Views: 4264

Re: Check the availability of PI ZERO and PI ZERO W

> Maximum aantal per klant is 1
>
In any language, it's pronounced Grrrr.
by stderr
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Package lynx is not available
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Re: Package lynx is not available

and to the other post Package links is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'links' has no installation candidate I have no clue as to why it doesnt work, Have you run...
by stderr
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Microsoft Windows finally on ARM? MS Pi?
Replies: 36
Views: 6634

Re: Microsoft Windows finally on ARM? MS Pi?

Apple began developing an OS that would maintain 100% of the old API called Copland, do to management changes it got dropped, despite being a potentially great update to the Mac OS, and providing all the preemptive multitasking, virutual addressing, and shared library support that would have vaulte...

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