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#1 Glassed Silver

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 21:46

Heya guys,

so I just bought my first Rasberry Pi and I'm super excited about it and want it to arrive yesterday! :laugh:
I bet I'm not the only one around here who got one and so I created this thread for us Rasberry Pi'ers to
  • hang out
  • discuss projects
  • share source code/ideas/concepts/case designs
  • make the waiting game a shorter pain
  • etc...
I'm particularly interested in automation, micro-server application and maybe even creating my own case design and have it 3D printed... idk...

I'll start with embedding a cool Youtube video about the Pi and XBMC


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 21:58

I'm trying not to think too much about things to do with mine yet with such a wait still to go or I`ll just get sad and impatient !

I have looked into the wireless side of things a little just to make sure it's possible which it seems a few people have managed without too much bother and fingers crossed mounting a USB HDD won't be a problem either

From there the world is my oyster :p

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 23:17

I know you can emulate the image on QEMU on Windows, but I don't particularly fancy booting into Windows...

QEMU is available to OS X, too, no?

Thing is, I'd adore to set up some stuff for it already or develop for it and then when it arrives, I'd clone the image to an SD card and BOOM I'd be running my juicy tasks!

Still looking for either a cheapskate-compatible LCD 10" (sub 40$) or the ASUS VGA-HDMI converter for less than 30 Euros... :p

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:59

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:18

I ordered my Pi back in April and got it mid June, probably had to wait about 6-8 weeks for it from Farnell UK, i keep seeing people talking about waiting for an email to order it? Dont know if people still are however if your in the UK i got one pretty fast from there.

The Pi interested me because of its extremely low power usage and its capability of playing 1080p video, it could eventually replace the Nettop I have with an Intel Atom and the Nvidia ION chipset for playing HD video content.

Not sure what else I would use it for as I have a low powered home server which acts as a nas, and various other things.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:29

Anyone need a gentoo image or stuff compiled for it? :p

#7 SpeedyTheSnail

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:35

I lost interest in the project after they kept pushing back the release date. I still like seeing the projects though :).

#8 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:40

Gooseberry board - http://gooseberry.at...roduct=12061571

They have 200 left at £40 for:
  • CPU : A10 1 Ghz
  • Graphics Processor : Mali 400 MHz
  • Operating System : Android 4.03
  • Onboard Storage: 4Gb (upgradeable by Micro SD memory card- 32 gb)
  • Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Connectivity: Ac jack, 1x 3.5mm Earphone Jack, 1x Mini Usb, 1x Hdmi Out, Micro Sd slot
  • Compatible OS's: Android ICS, (Expected to support Ubuntu and Arm Arch linux in the future
It destroys the Pi performance wise, ok so its a little bit bulkier but at the price youd be silly not to.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:41

I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. The email said it would be a 11 week delivery!

When it arrives i want to put Raspbmc on it and use it for streaming stuff to my TV instead of my PS3.

#10 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:46

I think you are going to be dissappointed, while it can run 1080p video, running XBMC is pretty sluggish, don't count on it being able to run thumbnails/cover art it simply kills performance. You can't run any decent skins either, the stock skin just about runs.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:48

My RPi is just running XBMC on my Upstairs TV. just wish they'd iron out all the darned performance bugs already!

#12 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:49

They can't iron out performance bugs, it doesn't have the CPU power.

Apple TV 3 which has 1Ghz Apple A5 chip struggles with XBMC, Boxee Box runs a 1.2Ghz Atom. RPi has 700Mhz CPU and has no chance at running XBMC smoothly.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:56

What annoys me about the RPi is the audio drivers... Or lack of, more like.
They're still completely **** and buggy.

#14 OP Glassed Silver

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:25

Anyone need a gentoo image or stuff compiled for it? :p


If you have that, bring it on! :)

lol @ A/V hatery :p
It'll be probably headless for me, something I'll SSH into and that'll work as a micro-server, so what do I care about such luxury! :p
Terminal ftw! :laugh:

I quite like this Gooseberry, but I'll wait a little more and see if it gets Jelly Bean or just buy a Nexus later on when it's dirt cheap, because Android for x86 is partially nasty... >_>

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:28

Gooseberry board - http://gooseberry.at...roduct=12061571

They have 200 left at £40 for:

  • CPU : A10 1 Ghz
  • Graphics Processor : Mali 400 MHz
  • Operating System : Android 4.03
  • Onboard Storage: 4Gb (upgradeable by Micro SD memory card- 32 gb)
  • Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Connectivity: Ac jack, 1x 3.5mm Earphone Jack, 1x Mini Usb, 1x Hdmi Out, Micro Sd slot
  • Compatible OS's: Android ICS, (Expected to support Ubuntu and Arm Arch linux in the future
It destroys the Pi performance wise, ok so its a little bit bulkier but at the price youd be silly not to.



I watched a couple videos about this but seems there is no fully working Linux distro for it, Android is the only one with hardware acceleration or something equally important I forget exactly what otherwise it would be the better option