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raffy

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Mar 2012, 01:20    Post_subject: Ordering  

Discussion about ordering is becoming intense here:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/764#comments

and I inserted a URL to help survey the Raspberry Pi ordering problems (example - my country was not in Farnell's shipping routes! Will have to add that this evening.)
http://raspisoft.org/showthread.php?tid=1

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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Mar 2012, 03:01    Post_subject:  

I've already ordered my Raspberry Pi but at the moment my expected shipping date is June 14.Guess I should have time to get all the accessories together. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar 2012, 19:01    Post_subject: delay due to wrong part  

There will be some delay in shipping the RPi because of the manufacturer's use of a wrong ethernet connector:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/781

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Mar 2012, 06:11    Post_subject: Has anyone got one of these RPi's yet
Sub_title: just wondered
 

I've registered the interest, not ordered yet as the lead time looks to be quite long -

goona be fun to play with Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Mar 2012, 08:11    Post_subject:  

We have another operating system (Fedora) available
This is the official recommended distro for the Rpi
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/805

I used 3 commands to install it
You can see them mashed in the following raw and untested script
While I am writing to my SD card - waiting for Rpi may take a bit longer . . . Very Happy
Importantly the Fedora image has drivers for the Broadcom videocore GPU chip
Anyway if you wish to improve the script feel free
Hope it works Confused

Code:
#! /bin/bash
# raw download, decompress and install onto SD, Fedora for Rpi from Puppy
# Lobster March 2011
#
# ACTUNG - this is a raw and powerful script DATA CAN BE LOST
# Run the script from where you want to decompress and install image to be
# when you insert your reader make sure it is sdc1 (or change)
# WARNING - this is a raw and powerful script DATA CAN BE LOST

# wget file
wget http://files.velocix.com/c1410/images/fedora/14/r1-06-03-2012/raspberrypi-fedora-remix-14-r1.img.gz

# decompress file
gzip -d raspberrypi-fedora-remix-14-r1.img.gz

# load file onto sd card
dd bs=1M if=raspberrypi-fedora-remix-14-r1.img of=/dev/sdc1

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tinker

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Mar 2012, 18:12    Post_subject: my ordering experience  

Here's my raspberry pi experience:

I intended to stay up for the announcement, but I fell asleep at 11PM, an hour before the announcement (I'm GMT-6).

February 29, after a couple of tries, I was able to register an interest at both Farnell and RS.

On March 2nd, Farnell/Newark/Element14 emailed me saying I could now order.

I placed an order with them on March 3rd, for $35. I chose " Standard Delivery - 2-3 Day Delivery at Ground Rate". They did NOT quote any actual shipping amount, but did give me an "order acknowledgement". The credit card has NOT yet been charged the $35, except there are two "pending transactions" from Newark, each for $1 on 3/03 and 3/04. On 3/04 I got a formal emailed "Order Confirmation" with an order number, again not quoting shipping, and saying "Final Expected Ship Date: 05/14/2012".

I got an email today from RS saying:
"Thank you for joining the Raspberry Pi revolution and registering your interest in Raspberry Pi’s Model B board from RS Components.
We have received extraordinary levels of demand for this product. To help ensure as many people as possible can experience the Raspberry Pi concept, we are initially limiting boards to one per customer, and we will send you regular updates on availability. As boards arrive into stock, they will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis, in order of when requests were received.

Thank you for your patience; we will be in touch as soon as possible with more details."

So, so far, Farnell seems more active, but we'll have to see when either of them actually ships boards...
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Mar 2012, 23:21    Post_subject:  

Quote:
manufacturer's use of a wrong ethernet connector


Ay Chihuahua

The manufacturer sourced a cheaper or similar component
The Rpi team x-rayed - yep x-rayed the boards, Cool
checking for all other anomalies.
Rest seems OK. Smile
They have sent the boards back to China for replacement Ethernet plugs and told us of the error. Quite interesting.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/781

Meanwhile . . .
A modification of Fedora (the Rpi recommended distro WITH GPU support) is known as a spin . . .
http://spins.fedoraproject.org/support
Looking into that . . .

Guys I have two potential 5v chargers
one is 5v 400mA
and the other is 5v 1A
reading Barry's blog, I should use and be safe with the IA (1000mA)?
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02736

The speed issue Barry mentions:
It concerns me too.
However I think the potential for a common ARM platform for Puppy to work from and develop from is too compelling. Cool

Now a bit of recycling.
IF the Rpi have sent me an A board (was meant to go out late this week) then I still need an HDMI cable for a complete set up.
Already asking family and friends if they have a spare . . .
So far blank. In use.
Using the RCA plug, which I may have but does not support sound, not so good.
I can get an HDMI cable at Argos if really necessary or even online cheaper but somehow it rankles me . . .
Want to be able to just make do if possible.
Anyone have a spare HDMI not being used they can send me?
(I am in UK) PM me.

No board by Monday and I will have to contact Rpi.
I just know they are working flat out . . .

Another distro for RPi has been released
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/810
and Puppy has not one development board between the whole kennel. Rolling Eyes
Are we in the doghouse? Wink

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2012, 03:38    Post_subject:  

Hi Lobster,
you can get a HDMI cable for £1.19 here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0017RW94A/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21
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raffy

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2012, 05:35    Post_subject: Re: my ordering experience  

Tinker and I have a similar experience, and I added the story in the RS forum (I was running a poll there before I remembered that polls are possible here, too).

tinker wrote:
Here's my raspberry pi experience:

I intended to stay up for the announcement, but I fell asleep at 11PM, an hour before the announcement (I'm GMT-6).

February 29, after a couple of tries, I was able to register an interest at both Farnell and RS.

On March 2nd, Farnell/Newark/Element14 emailed me saying I could now order.

I placed an order with them on March 3rd.. "Final Expected Ship Date: 05/14/2012".

I got an email today from RS saying: "Thank you for joining the Raspberry Pi revolution and registering your interest in Raspberry Pi’s Model B board from RS Components.
We have received extraordinary levels of demand for this product. To help ensure as many people as possible can experience the Raspberry Pi concept, we are initially limiting boards to one per customer, and we will send you regular updates on availability. As boards arrive into stock, they will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis, in order of when requests were received.

Thank you for your patience; we will be in touch as soon as possible with more details."


So, so far, Farnell seems more active, but we'll have to see when either of them actually ships boards...

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2012, 17:25    Post_subject:  

As Raffy pointed out, with two firms selling the same item, it's likely that many people will double order. I got in at Farnell first, and I'll probably not order at RS when and if I get to the head of the line there. I'll take my changes with Farnell and how long they'll take, not knowing either firm.

I'm not going to try to tell RS that I don't want one from them (they're probably too busy dealing with people who WANT to order), but they should get the idea if I don't respond.[/i]
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2012, 23:51    Post_subject:  

Thanks stu90, thanks guys Cool
Cable ordered x 4 - Now that is more sensible, (4 for less than the price of one)
OK it might be one Rpi to start with but after the first slice . . . Wink

Meanwhile our combined tumblr Rpi blog is going well
- Here is a post - spot any mistakes? Well I guess that is what the comments are for . . .
http://raspberrypy.tumblr.com/post/19059780591/why-should-i-use-puppy-linux
Any others want to join our combined blog?

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 00:50    Post_subject: delay not so bad?  

This piece at RaspberryPi says that when Farnell/Element14 told early-orderers of May/June deliveries, they were in error. So maybe I'll get mine sooner than 5/14? I hope so.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/764
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 09:23    Post_subject:  

Lobster wrote:

Meanwhile our combined tumblr Rpi blog is going well
- Here is a post - spot any mistakes? Well I guess that is what the comments are for . . .
http://raspberrypy.tumblr.com/post/19059780591/why-should-i-use-puppy-linux
Any others want to join our combined blog?


Hmm, does that mean you have spotted some mistakes?
Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 10:31    Post_subject:  

Quote:
4. Linux file-systems don’t fragment as much as Windows - so you don’t need to defragment your hard-drive.


As far as I know, they don't fragment at all. The storage methodology is different. You will need to keep the last 5% free but as far as I am aware Linux saves in continuous blocks. Is that right?



and now for something completely different . . .
I have picked up two discarded 10 cig packets during a morning cycle (environmental improvement and a case of raspberries) to use as a first biodradeable container. I think 20 might be the right size.
Somehow not right. Think I may stick with a plastic saffron container I have . . .

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Mar 2012, 21:38    Post_subject: a raspberry PI case?  

Scrapping some old electronics gear, I pull them apart for bits so I can fix others.

Included an old type1 digital set-top box. Type 1's could only be re-programmed for stations a limited number of times as they used a simple storage prom that wasn't eraseable, they overwrote the old area with ff's and started the new storage on the next block.

Inside found a separate power supply with suitable plugs you could convert for a raspberry Pi motherboard and wired hub, etc. Not gigantic capacity, but more than suitable with both 12v and 5v and a 'led drive'.

Plenty of space left, when the motherboard was removed.

On the outside were mounted a usb mini socket with a standard type 1motherboard usb plug inside, aerial in and out sockets, the usual digital rca and a s-video socket on the back, power switch, red and green leds, plus two useable push buttons on the front, were channnel selection, now maybe a ?reset and something else.

Airgaps on the side of the cover looks like they will handle screw mounted usb1 sockets, right length and vertical spacing anyway.

!looks like I got my raspberry case.

I wonder how many of you have these lying around somewhere or you know someone who has a dead one if you asked?
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