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I just received emails from both RS and Newark that they have each shipped me a Pi! Both are scheduled for delivery on Tuesday! :clap: :clap: If you still live close to Metairie, LA, Temmu, I'd be happy to share one with you. Edited by lewmur
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wow, lewmer, thx! yes, i do!

Temmu;

I've left a couple of PMs for you. Have you read them? I'm having a lot of fun with my Pi and hate seeing the spare one just sitting there gathering dust.

 

Couple of hints for anyone who gets one and finds the performance so poor they want to junk it. The performance booting from the SD card is very poor but there is a solution. You can switch the boot process to a USB HDD or memory stick with a simple edit to the cmdline.txt file. The improvement is dramatic. Also, the Raspbian distro is much faster than the straight Debian. Finally, switch from LXDE to XFCE4. Once you've done that you'll have a usable install about as good as an Atom 1.6 ghz netbook running XP.

 

Lew

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Glad you're having fu n with your Pi lewmur. :yes:

 

For those less fortunate here is an exciting read about what you can do with a Pi when you get yer hands on one :breakfast:

 

ISSUE 02 - JUN 2012

 

Really nice to have some real life feedback about the Pi.

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Glad you're having fu n with your Pi lewmur. :yes:

 

For those less fortunate here is an exciting read about what you can do with a Pi when you get yer hands on one :breakfast:

 

ISSUE 02 - JUN 2012

 

Really nice to have some real life feedback about the Pi.

I'm having fun with mine just experimenting. On the practical side, when I'm not playing with it, it is working well as both a NAS and an FTP server.

 

Lew

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I'm going to take that old JC trick with the loaves and fishes and update it with a twist. I'll embelish slices of Pi with goodies and hand them out to the needy so that they can benift by seeing and hearing the imutable truth of the word of PI.

 

:hysterical:

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  • 2 weeks later...

Dear ***K G**********

Your Raspberry Pi has now been shipped from our warehouse.

 

Farnell Ref No: 17******

Your Order number: ORP0***** 10-APR-12 03.19

 

Now to see if it is as easy as Pi. :hysterical:

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Neat what are you running on it ? :whistling:

 

Debian "Squeeze". I also got ArchLinux running on it. I'm looking for the Fedora Raspberry Pi Remix but the downloads seem to have been removed from Seneca College's web site.

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Thanks Peachy. Did the Arch install go wirhout hicups ?

 

I found this excellent article on the Pi with some interesting information about running Pi particularly with Slackware.

 

http://mindplusplus....ry-pi-a-review/

 

An this is a cool article

 

http://mindplusplus....are-experiment/

 

:happyrollsick:

 

This might be of interest to some Pi lovers.

 

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/armedslack-and-raspberry-pi-915172/page3.html

 

I received my pi two days ago. Ran with debian image the first day and found it a slow boot with some issues I didn't stick around long enough to figure out. After apt-get updates and loads of sudos I had wired network up and ran LXDE but it wasn't as responsive as I would have liked. The next day I ran the arch image. Very fast boot. I got wireless up and pacman'ed what I was supposed to need for LXDE but never got it up and running.

 

Today a downloaded the above image ponce pointed out above and ran it on my pi. What a difference! The default wm is XFCE but it was much better than the debian experience. Add a user, run netconfig then /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 eth0 and I have a wired connection. Edit /etc/inittab to run level 4 and Bob's your uncle. I'm home.

 

Much better graphics out of the box with full resolution on a 20" monitor. No black framed 800 X 600 as was the case with debian.

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Thanks Peachy. Did the Arch install go wirhout hicups ?

 

I found this excellent article on the Pi with some interesting information about running Pi particularly with Slackware.

 

http://mindplusplus....ry-pi-a-review/

 

An this is a cool article

 

http://mindplusplus....are-experiment/

 

:happyrollsick:

 

This might be of interest to some Pi lovers.

 

https://www.linuxque...5172/page3.html

To set the screen resolution in Debian, you have to set the hdmi-mode = in the "config.txt" file on the 66mb partition. If you search the forum on the raspberrypi.org site, there is a list of the settings. hdmi-mode=16 seems to work well for large monitors.
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To set the screen resolution in Debian, you have to set the hdmi-mode = in the "config.txt" file on the 66mb partition. If you search the forum on the raspberrypi.org site, there is a list of the settings. hdmi-mode=16 seems to work well for large monitors.

 

:thumbsup:

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Good news and bad news for me on the Pi font.

 

Bally halfwit suppliers sent me a "M" t-shirt instead of the "XL" I ordered. Most inconvenient and a proper shambles what what.

LOJ8Hl.jpg

 

As you can see the bally thing just do not fit my screen. Guess I'll have to order a smaller screen which means a most inconvenient wait. Darned nuisance what with the :Smiley-IPB-400: season in full sway. Got to bag those pesky tennis balls vefore they damage the flowers what what. :breakfast:

 

Must dash as I have some :th_0142: to do.

 

P.S. seems like Slackware has a arm version up and running for the Pi.

 

http://daves-slackbu...omlu.com/raspi/

 

P.P.S. I did get a Pi with the t-shirt. :th_0099:

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Archarm installed on the sd card. Folders and files look good to go. Just witing for a cable. Just waiting for the man. Just waiting.Of course the burning question of the day the one that is on everyones lips is " will the famous five go mad on pie ? " :blissysmile:

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