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#76 deanrock

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 14:35

Slightly faster h.264 encode...
If I'm honest, I've been on the gentoo hard-float since I got it, and it's just darn slow. It might be an improvement over a soft-float, but don't have high expectations of it.

You can't expect much from a 25$ computer.


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 18:41

Well I mean, I kinda would expect it to be half decent, it's faster in terms of Mhz than an ipod touch but really doesn't seem it, EVERYTHING it does is much slower.
Alright for messing around on but they still well overplayed it's uses and expected performance, but hey kids are using it, making games on it, having fun so good luck to them!

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 19:13

They do appear to be great little media centers though >.<

I'm just looking for something to play streaming content off of a CIFS/Samba share. If it does that, I am happy :)

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 21:24

Well I mean, I kinda would expect it to be half decent, it's faster in terms of Mhz than an ipod touch but really doesn't seem it, EVERYTHING it does is much slower.

I am sure iPhone or decent Android phone would outperform Raspberry Pi by far. Only thing that RPI has is GPU with H.264 encoder, and this makes it useful for HTPC.

Right now even something like torrent client + USB harddrive + Samba share setup is flaky at best.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:15

Bought a cheap DIY case to tide me through until I have the pennies for that posh one, 5 minutes to assemble and it looks pretty decent (This one)


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 21:46

Got mine today, but apparently I'm having problems writting the OS to the SDCard (red light and very dim green one)...
Edit: Nevermind... one of the SD pins was bended O_O, put it on place and worked again

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 21:51

Got mine today, but apparently I'm having problems writting the OS to the SDCard (red light and very dim green one)...


Are you using Win32DiskImager from a Windows PC ?

If you still have problems, format the SDCard in Windows to FAT32 (might need to delete and re-create the partitions) and copy Berryboot files to it, just drag and drop, then put the SDCard into the Pi and try booting from it, it will let you install the OS from a menu

http://www.berryterm...u.php/berryboot


I use this free partition software to flatten the sdcards between installs
http://www.partition...me-download.htm

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 17:12

Got mine today, but apparently I'm having problems writting the OS to the SDCard (red light and very dim green one)...
Edit: Nevermind... one of the SD pins was bended O_O, put it on place and worked again


Any luck ?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 17:32

Any luck ?


Sorry for missing your reply, nonetheless I thank you for your answer :D, it was a bended pin on the SD card slot, got it fixed and finally began tinkering with it, I'm trying to do an RS232 project with the UART port for automation purposes, there exist any IDE for this kind of computer? do you recommend one particularly? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 18:07

Sorry for missing your reply, nonetheless I thank you for your answer :D, it was a bended pin on the SD card slot, got it fixed and finally began tinkering with it, I'm trying to do an RS232 project with the UART port for automation purposes, there exist any IDE for this kind of computer? do you recommend one particularly? Thanks in advance!


Ah good news its working, I haven't personally played with that side of the Pi yet, but theres a thread about it on the Pi forums here, might help you out :)

http://www.raspberry...php?f=44&t=8301

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 00:06

Ah good news its working, I haven't personally played with that side of the Pi yet, but theres a thread about it on the Pi forums here, might help you out :)

http://www.raspberry...php?f=44&t=8301


Anybody have tried the Netbeans IDE? I'm really need of an IDE...

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:42

If anyone is interested:

Gertboard is here!

If you’re a regular on this website, you’ll be familiar with this name. Gert van Loo, an all-round good egg and upstanding gentleman, designed the original alpha hardware that the Raspberry Pi Model B is based on. Many of you will be aware of the Gertboard, a little add-on board designed by Gert for the Raspberry Pi, which expands the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins and will allow you to interface with the outside world.
Gertboard is now available exclusively through element14 (UK link) – you should be able to find it on your local element14 website. For Singapore and other Asia Pacific countries please order here; for Australia, please order here; for the USA please order here.

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http://www.raspberry...g/archives/1734




EDIT -Just found this, Squeezeplug turn your raspberry pi into a powerful media server with mini dlna etc

http://www.squeezeplug.de/

(Schwarzenegger is a man of many talents)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 13:25

Figured whoever is watching this thread might be interested

http://www.cl.cam.ac...i/tutorials/os/
The University of Cambridge has released a free 12-step online course on building a basic operating system for the Raspberry Pi.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 13:30

Figured whoever is watching this thread might be interested

http://www.cl.cam.ac...i/tutorials/os/
The University of Cambridge has released a free 12-step online course on building a basic operating system for the Raspberry Pi.


I saw this the other day, looks pretty neat, haven't had a look at it yet

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 15:33

So new 2.0 version of board announced - mine is not due to be shipped until OCT, lets hope get the new board ;)

http://www.raspberry...g/archives/1929
Upcoming board revision



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