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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    Got wireless working. Had some problems setting it up with NetworkManager, so installed wicd and sorted it out straight away. No more yards of ethernet cable! Whoopeee!
    Posted 02-03-2013 at 07:04 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    Next thing to do, get wireless working. See here:
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4882962
    Posted 02-02-2013 at 07:41 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    thx4info

    I ❤ my Pi and have lost count on how many distros on SD I have now...
    Posted 01-31-2013 at 08:09 AM by jamison20000e jamison20000e is offline
    Updated 01-31-2013 at 10:43 AM by jamison20000e
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    If you do get one, these are two of the most useful sites:

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/

    http://elinux.org/RPi_Hub
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 12:16 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    No, there doesn't look to be much chance of getting OpenBSD ported to it.
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 10:57 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    heh funny that OpenBSD was mentioned specifically and even linked. Sigh. That link doesn't quite do it justice, though...when Broadcom "open sourced" the GPU stuff, the OpenBSD team went nuts over the fact that they'd open sourced the "api" in the form of a "wrapper" around the actual engine. (Theo's thoughts on it here, if you're interested). The more things change, the more they stay the same, right?

    I really appreciate the fact that OpenBSD (well, Theo) has such a strict open source policy, but man it'd be cool to run OpenBSD on a pi.
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 10:56 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    Actually I might run NetBSD, now that you mention it. I'd prefer OpenBSD, but you can't win them all, eh?
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 10:49 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rocket357 View Comment
    means I can't run my favorite OS on it...sigh.
    Is that one of the BSDs? FreeBSD and NetBSD are available for it.
    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3094
    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3145
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 10:01 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    I've considered getting a pi, though the graphics being closed-source (they released an open source wrapper around a binary driver, IIRC) means I can't run my favorite OS on it...sigh.

    Even so, I might get one just for toying around with. They seem like pretty cool gadgets (especially for the price).
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 09:47 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Ch...ch...ch...changes!

    Fitted a new DVD drive. Those favourable first impressions of Windows 7 soon disappeared, after a couple of days I was fed-up with it. I must have been crazier than usual to buy and install that. Had problems with lilo trying to dual-boot, so I said **** it, scrubbed 7 and gave the whole disk back to Slack. Talk about learning by mistakes...I should be a genius by now.
    Posted 04-17-2012 at 09:34 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Ch...ch...ch...changes!

    I DO NOT believe it! Try to install Slack64 again, and my DVD drive starts malfunctioning. ****! ****! ****! Another bit of hardware surgery needed.
    Posted 04-16-2012 at 09:12 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Sheevaplugging Again (or trying...)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Web31337 View Comment
    I thought building own kernel was supposed to be the first step for debugging embedded devices.
    I don't really know. I usually dive into doing things without having a clue what I'm doing.
    Anyway, I don't think the kernel is the problem, since I get more or less the same results on my desktop and laptop (dual-booting Slack and Debian "squeeze"). That's three sheevaplug-installers.
    This is the only other reference to a similar problem I found:
    http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,541.0.html
    Posted 02-26-2012 at 04:59 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Sheevaplugging Again (or trying...)

    Oh that's why. I thought building own kernel was supposed to be the first step for debugging embedded devices.
    Posted 02-26-2012 at 04:27 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    Sheevaplugging Again (or trying...)

    No, don't think so. The problem happens when it starts loading the kernel. Instead of the usual messages, all that gibberish shown in the screenshot appears. Every time I plug it in, both LED's come on, so I think the hardware's OK. I'll probably have another go at it in a month or so, possibly try building a new kernel for it. That will mean installing a cross-compiler, etc.
    Posted 02-23-2012 at 07:25 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Sheevaplugging Again (or trying...)

    Seems like broken hardware now.
    Posted 02-22-2012 at 08:56 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    Sheevaplugging Again (or trying...)

    Well, I think I've tried every "solution" I could find by websearching. It's ****ed. Just to summarize what's happened:
    1: It was OK when I got it, could boot into the pre-installed Ubuntu.
    2: Successfully installed ARMedslack on USB to use on it.
    3: Successfully installed ARMedslack on SDHC to use on it.
    4: Booted OK into ARMedslack a couple of times, at intervals, with no problems.
    5: Problems started. No obvious cause.
    Posted 02-22-2012 at 05:59 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Profile Photo

    "Oh, no! Not another photo."
    Yes, this was taken with the built in webcam on my netbook.
    Don't have nightmares.
    Posted 02-01-2012 at 09:33 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    TODO List

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sycamorex View Comment
    As far as tiling WMs are concerned, make sure you try i3.
    Thanks. I was weighing up all(?) the tiling WMs on their websites for ages yesterday, trying to make up my mind. Will go for i3.
    Posted 01-12-2012 at 04:39 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    TODO List

    As far as tiling WMs are concerned, make sure you try i3.
    Posted 01-11-2012 at 04:56 PM by sycamorex sycamorex is offline
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    TODO List

    More todos:
    Use the keyboard more, and the rodent less (this ties in with the learning typing, of course).
    Use the CLI more (console, no X).
    Try tiling window managers.

    Mmm, I think that's enough to be going on with...if I achieve any of these, IT WILL BE A MIRACLE!!!
    Posted 01-11-2012 at 07:55 AM by brianL brianL is offline

  



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