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JohnMurga
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 06:48    Post subject:  

Sage wrote:
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Last time I checked HDMI to VGA adapters cost more than a PI

Not all of them - there's a bog std. one for a couple of quid in the CPC catalogue if you've got time to search it out. If you're desperate, I can look up the code from past orders and PM it.
Later: sorry, can't find it - must've been a telephone order.

Cable adapters won't work because of the analogue/digital mismatch.
I assume that whatever you bought worked for you ... But for a couple of quid ?

If you found a full on converter that works at that price, I am sure people here would be interested in you digging it out Smile

This is the cheapest I could find, but it is still more than thirty quid :
http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-signal/psg03495/hdmi-to-vga-audio-converter/dp/AV19973

No one is going to be desperate, as I suspect no-one will have their PI in their hands for a while Sad

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antiloquax


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 06:58    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
Just got a message from Liz Upton from Rpi headquarters

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Thank you for Spike. I hadn't seen that before, and was reduced to making snorting noises. Lovely stuff.

Up crustacea!




Very Happy Very Happy Cool! I had an email from Liz a while back too! Glad you are keeping Puppy on their mind!

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 12:54    Post subject:  

I don't know if a simple HDMI to VGA+Audio cable will work as advertised on ebay?

http://tinyurl.com/6ratttx
John M wrote:
Cable adapters won't work because of the analogue/digital mismatch.


Any care to gamble a few quid to test one of these with an XBox or DVD player with HDMI out, and report back?

I'm sure potential Pi owners would be interested

Aitch Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 20:58    Post subject:  

There's more than analog/digital behind the problem of converting HDMI to VGA. HDMI is set up to be paranoid about someone converting protected content to unprotected, like VGA. Whenever it sees an unprotected output, a message goes back up the chain to convert to standard definition (SD).

I set up a TV (for someone else who watches the idiot box) using a 31" CRT monitor with a VGA input. It will show 1080i, which looks quite nice on a CRT. (The interlaced lines actually fit between those of the alternate field.)

The problem, even when showing off-the-air TV, is that you may have to buy old equipment to display HD via VGA. I got a Sony SAT HD-200 off eBay. This is a very nice box which originally cost around $800. The satellite input is obsolete, but for people like my friend who are upset about paying cable rates the off-the-air tuner is very good.

A side benefit of using an old 31" CRT monitor is that you don't have to worry about thieves doing a smash-and-grab if they see it through the glass door to the patio.
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Mar 2012, 21:30    Post subject:  


Guys beyond hyperspice and other spaces
in a future raspberry dimension populated by Puppys
we are already running . . . Smile

Wheras other distros such as Raspberry Hat and Pi Ian
are already able to test and devevop on actual hardware
we have to develop on hardware we don't have. Shocked

It may be impossible but I would remind you that
Barry once created a release version of Puppy which included
OpenOffice in under 100MB when OpenOffice (now LibreOffice)
on its own was 120MB

It may be impossble but let's do it anyway. Laughing

I am starting to remind myself of any latent
Python skills I may have
(the language of the RPi Foundation for its educational
prime directive)
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppySchoolProgramming

As soon as a PARM devx exists
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PARM
in this time line, I will be testing my
Fruit machine

Code:
## Random fruit response
# Python Code
# Lobster March 3 2012

import random

verb = ['erratic', 'unbelievable', 'unfortunate', 'inconsequential']
fruit = ['raspberry', 'pomegranite', 'banana', 'grape', 'loganberry']
print "You are an" , random.choice (verb) , random.choice (fruit)


Don't leave it for the appalling apple
to shutdown all ARM tablets to Ipaid only . . .

Get your Puppy ARM ISO ready.
Tens of thousands of users worlwide will have
boards and be bored with the bug dogs in no time

Puppy Linux
Small Dog. Big Bones.

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2012, 02:24    Post subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=609397#609397

Aitch Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2012, 04:40    Post subject:  

Finally got an email from RS!

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we will send you further information on your request in the next seven days. Once we receive the boards into stock, they will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis, in order of when requests were received.


Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012, 18:14    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:



Aw Lobster, and I thought you'd pick to do it the other-way around, with red puppy's curled around each other instead of individual seeds.

Cool
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012, 18:27    Post subject:  

antiloquax, Fellow Puppys, Barryk, Raspberrians of all flavours,

Finally!
Managed to place an order. Very Happy
Never been so happy to send money Cool

I will be reciving a Rpi B board in 2058
. . . well OK 58 days - 58 days? They go to the moon and back in less time. Rolling Eyes

Meanwhile Liz Upton has promised to send me a model A board
thanks to the kind prompts of a US Puppy (also called Ed)
. . . who also offered to send me his B board, if I can not get one
[too kind guys, too kind]

So I am frutified and raspberrian.
So much so I started a blog of my adventures
starting with purchasing fruit coloured accessories
http://raspberrian.tumblr.com/

Fruit is good for you
Raspberry Pi - all of your 5 a day

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2012, 00:59    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:

Finally!
Managed to place an order. Very Happy
Never been so happy to send money Cool


Great news. I've also managed to order one. I should get it mid-May.
Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2012, 06:45    Post subject:  

Hello Lobster...

I'll be watching your "Raspberry Pi" adventures with interest.

By-the-way...
Who is the handsome chap in the suit and tie holding the Puppy mug?
With eyes that display the classic indication [upper whites showing] of "Charisma" [excitement, interest in others, etc].

There IS "an art to show the minds' construction in the face".
Face reading.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2012, 08:14    Post subject:  

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Who is the handsome chap in the suit and tie holding the Puppy mug?

Barry Kauler is the guy in the mug shot Smile
http://bkhome.org/bkauler/melbourne-dec-2010.htm

Just done a post on using dd (isn't that a bra size?)

ahem . . . just done a post on using dd to put Debian on an SD card (to brastrap from - eh bootstrap from) . . .
http://raspberrian.tumblr.com/post/18841364213/thanks-to-debian

No hardware and no HDMI cable but software is ready
and wallpaper is ready

Linux Tmxxine is my brand of Puppy

Next step I think is what to strip and add from Debian and how to turn an image on an SD card into an ISO or image file
- so a pseudo Puppy experience will be ready for our Puppy Pi-oneers Cool

The raspberrian website (which I only started yesterday) will be merging with the team python blog
http://teampython.wordpress.com/

Any ideas for a name?

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2012, 13:22    Post subject:  

We are going with RaspberryPy.

Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2012, 22:02    Post subject:  

Quote:
We are going with RaspberryPy


Great.
Added my first post (OK it it is a rehash)
to the combined blog
http://raspberrypy.tumblr.com/

Will take us a while to establish a style . . .
I have only done one combined blog before
antiloquax owns the site and I am a guest blogger.
We will see how it works out and I hope we will gladly consider other guest bloggers.

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2012, 23:31    Post subject:  

Still waiting for my chance to order one, but I did find a usb to micro usb cable, micro usb phone charger and a usb keyboard with trackball. Very cheap at our town's SPCA thrift store.
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