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Old 02-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Raspberry Pi implementations ?


Is there an area of this site most appropriate for posting of questions relating to the Raspberry Pi implementations of various flavours of Linux?

I was amazed how simple it was to get VNC going on RPi using Rasparian, but doing the same under FEDORA has so far proven to be beyond me. I'd like some advice.

Thanks,

Brian H.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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I think you have to be aware that each distro is different, some things are easy in Debian base distros than in other distros.
I think there is a flavor of Arch Linux for RaspberryPi, I would only recommend if you have plenty of free time to learn Linux from inside and out.

So if you had Raspbian under control what switching from that?

Good luck to you

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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fedora on the Pi is very flaky atm. read their wiki it flat out states that it is not fully optimized for the Atom CPU used on the Pi.

I attempted to run Fedora on my Pi but quickly gave up on it as it was just not responsive enough and gave many many errors including memory errors when attempting to yum update.

I am a much larger fan of Fedora then Debian, just because I am more comfortable with Fedora line then Debian due to work. I am currently running an offshoot for the Pi that turns it into exactly what I was after and that is nothing but an XBMC media player connected directly to my TV.

http://www.raspbmc.com/

as TroN-0074 mentioned there are several flavors of linux that run well on the Pi, most of them are Debian based. I would encourage you to stick with Rasparian.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, for your observations.

I'm not really trying to DO anything. I'm just playing w a Rasperry Pi I was given for xmas.

I bought 3 sd cards 'cause they're cheap and I loaded 1 w Raspbarian, 1 w Fedora and one with Occidentalis to get the flavour of each. I'm sure there are others.

I'm interested to load VNC on each one, 'cause it would help keep me out of the basement.


Thanks,

Brian H.
 
Old 02-17-2013, 05:17 AM   #5
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Have you had a look here?
These are the two main sites for help with the pi:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/index.php

http://elinux.org/RPi_Hub

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:29 AM   #6
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Is there an area of this site most appropriate for posting of questions relating to the Raspberry Pi implementations of various flavours of Linux?

I was amazed how simple it was to get VNC going on RPi using Rasparian, but doing the same under FEDORA has so far proven to be beyond me. I'd like some advice.

Thanks,

Brian H.
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