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Raspberry Pi - $35 Linux computer

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by daz, 4 Sep 2011.

  1. kmax86

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    thanks good to know that it works flawlessly

    time to find other sources
     
  2. [email protected]

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    These were the steps (and driver download) I followed, apparently some newer builds of the distros have the driver already installed, which would have been my plan B if this didn't work:

    http://elinux.org/RPi_edimax_EW-7811Un
     
  3. Clav

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    After getting the raspberry pi several months ago I finally installed raspbmc on it at the weekend. Spent ages trying to get the remote to work as the default xbmx android remote now doesn't work after an update. Found one called yatse that works perfectly and spent the day in bed watching movies using the S3 as the remote. Very impressive bit of kit, I might buy a 2nd for the downstairs TV and sell the Revo that is already there.
     
    Last edited: 7 Nov 2012
  4. Longbow

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    What am I doing wrong here I'm trying to format the USB HDD into ext4:

    $ sudo fdisk -l

    $ sudo fdisk /dev/sda1

    o
    w
    $ sudo partprobe
    $ sudo fdisk /dev/sda1

    But then after a reboot and mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1 the drive is still coming up as ntfs in fdisk -l
     
  5. da_mic_1530

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    My latest issue

    I've mounted my HD drive (/dev/sda1) to a mnt directory hd1

    I know there is 5gb still free on the HD, however when I copy a file to the HD via windows (mapped network drive) I'm told there isn't enough space on the drive, it only quotes 1.8gb (clearly the SD card)

    Any advice?
     
  6. Goldy

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    I have finally placed an order for the Raspberry Pi on Farnell! I'm going to start off with the RISC OS that recently featured on the RPI blog. Eventually i will dedicate it to a useful project doing something interesting but to start with im going to use it to familiarise myself with Linux because I am a complete newbie.
     
  7. Guru

    Soldato

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    I'm back down to one Pi having sold one to CEX for £27 and ordered two 512mb ones at £25 each lol profit! When they arrive I hope to sell my last 256mb one to CEX too :) ...and then get another 512mb one lol
     
  8. pyropetepete

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    Bit of a repost as in wrong section but here you go

    Raspberry pi apache web server

    Anyone tried it?

    V1 Raspberry Pi (£15 eaby)
    Weezy (FREE)
    32SD CLASS 10 CARD (£10)
    Belkin USB charger (£0.49P @ Halfords)
    Loyal friend to help and a few beers

    This is all new to me

    My friend sorted me out on the SD card setup, so installing image, then settings on the Pi, overclocked, SSH, passwords changes, expanding the image to the full card size

    Then i used reg123 to get my domain, .eu is going cheap, £1.26 inc VAT.

    Then DNSexit to make everything transfer aross and over. Takes 24 hours.

    Currently just using it as a dumping ground but i will play with it more as a host etc.

    I know and understand for a lot here this may be nothing but it's pretty big for me and im sure manny others.

    http://pyropetepete.eu/

    It's really basic and im learning lots! Never ever done this

    PS it's only got a 1mb upload conection
     
  9. Enfield

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    I believe you need to do:

    Code:
    sudo fdisk /dev/sda
    not

    Code:
    sudo fdisk /dev/[B]sda1[/B]
     
  10. Longbow

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    Many thanks! Listed as Linux now.

    Although still only getting ~4MB/sec, which is an improvement, but still slow.

    Edit:

    I modified the smb.conf file:-

    From:
    To:
    http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=144433#p144433

    Now getting around 9.5-10.5 MB/sec. :)
     
    Last edited: 9 Nov 2012
  11. PiKe

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    I do I make, say Apache, automatically start at boot?
     
  12. Enfield

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    No worries - glad to have actually helped someone with a Linux issue!
     
  13. JonJ678

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  14. PiKe

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    My raspbmc is all messed up now, it won't play video, the fonts are all squares and theses a grey bar at the bottom.
     
    Last edited: 10 Nov 2012
  15. FeFiDoh

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    I am considering buying one of these, well I have my order in the checkout just not gone through with it yet. Few questions first.

    I would like to use it to play videos from my comp on the tv downstairs, I can connect it via HDMI but the router is in the room upstairs :s
    Does it play all 1080p files? h/x.264/mkvs and what ever else there is?
    How capable is the the OS that comes preloaded on the SD card? I am thinking of maybe streaming some football from various places that use flash/p2p streaming services?
    What would I need for a complete set up? In my checkout basket I have the B, keyboard,mouse, usb power plug, 9 in 1 reader. Not added the SD card as I figure I can probably pick them up cheaper else where.
     
  16. Longbow

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    - It needs to be connected to the router by an ethernet cable or wireless adapter.

    - Yes it does, but not all files play flawlessly at the moment, at least for me.

    - Should be fine.

    - Get a cheap USB hub from ebay instead of the USB power plug, much greater flexibility then to plug in more devices, or power more than one Pi from the same socket.
     
  17. Trick

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  18. Bouton Aide

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    Can this run ubuntu server 12.10 ?
     
  19. Goldy

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    Finally got my hands on the RPi delivered by Farnell. Delivery time was 16 days from date of order, so lucky i wasn't in a hurry.

    My first impression was that its nice to finally see one in the flesh after months of hype. Also glad i waited until the model B. Currently using the Debian wheezy OS which seems to be the distro of choice.

    Had a quick play in the Python IDE (IDLE). Seems simple enough to pick up once you have a basic understanding of programming concepts (which is all I have). Always surprises me how much you can achieve when you glue together various bits of code from other sources without really knowing how it works.

    I've been tinkering with the RPi all weekend and im beginning to realise there are a huge amount of applications this could be used in. I recently found that you can get the Arduino IDE with all the libraries. I can now wire together an arduino project and connect it the the RPi's USB, then VNC into the OS and write the code or tweak it.

    Only thing I would say is that the GPIO support still needs some improvement.
     
  20. masterluke

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    Pyropetepete - As above, you probably also want to take that backup of your favourites out of the 'stuff' area. Not sure what 'squirting mastery' is maybe you can enlighten us ;)