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by mikey11
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rasberry Pi Doesn't Do... Anything...
Replies: 15
Views: 9092

Re: Rasberry Pi Doesn't Do... Anything...

most of the installs I have seen have a file in a .img format You need to get a program that takes the img format and puts it onto your SD card in the fully expanded way. http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup Look for an imaging program that works for you. I used windows to image my cards. power ...
by mikey11
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: How does a running program in linux get user input?
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: How does a running program in linux get user input?

I think an easy way would be to creat a config file, and then have the program reference the file whilst running on a periodic basis. This way users can change parameters without stopping the process.

To get really fancy, you could write a UI that does the config file from a GUI if you want.
by mikey11
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Newbie with first project, need a little help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Re: Newbie with first project, need a little help!

what would it take to get a days charge? I am relatively new to this myself, so if someone knows better, chime in. The rpi has been widely quoted as using ~700ma I have a 9900mAh battery, so do the math 9900/700 = ~14h of course this assumes I can deplete the battery to 0% charge, which is somewhat ...
by mikey11
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a commercial home media center
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Raspberry Pi as a commercial home media center

Although I understand the enthusiasm for an rpi system done commercially, I thought I would suggest taking a look at some of the existing offerings. I personally use a WD HDTV live plus. It does everything an rpi does, but it comes with a remote, and I got mine for $80. I suspect this price point wo...

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