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  1. Did you order yours from RS? I Re-ordered the 512MB version from Farnel a Week ago, and still no reply or email regarding dispatch.
  2. Hey, firstly, have to tried updating your Raspbian Image through apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade Usually when working with crashes, an update solves a lot of issues Then you could refer to this Guide http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC For building XBMC onto it. But Many users prefer OpenElec as a great alternative to XMBC for Raspberry Pi as a media Center. If you're only concerned about your Pi being a good media center, you should give that a try.
  3. Congrats. I think maybe it could work over Virtual Machine or something. What's the ETA of your Pi?
  4. Anyway to do this for windows? I've heard about this emulator, but thought it wouldn't be as fun as hooking up a tiny computer, and using it.
  5. How to easily install Fedora Remix 14 to your Pi I've noticed some users having issues with installing Fedora, so this is the most simplest way to get it, without having to download the Software Image from any other site, but the installer will download the software itself. 1. Download the installer for Windows [ Fedora installer / Linux Others Installer ( Python ) ] 2. Unzip the windows file to an easy destination. Then Right click and run as Admin with highest privileges. 3. Once the installer has started , then click the refresh (circle) button to refresh all of the download packages. 4. Select the image "Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 14" ( or select the image if you downloaded it separately) 5. Refresh the list of devices till you see your SD card drive. 6. Select your SD card 7. Click INSTALL 8. Wait for installation to complete, and then remove the SD card, and boot with your Pi. Enjoy Note: Obviously, since you're flashing / formatting your SD card, all the data will be removed, so back up anything important which is on the card. Author ryandigweed Category Raspberry Pi OS Installation Guides Submitted 07/10/2012 10:20 PM
  6. How to autoboot your Pi without login prompt You will no longer have to keep Logging in with Startx, or user and pass to get into ur LXDE after this one. Ideal for servers/car computers etc. Log into your Pi, then type: sudo nano /etc/inittab Look for the line: Just add a "#" infront of it to disable it: #1:2345:respawn:/sbin/ getty 115200 tty1 Add this line under it: 1:2345:respawn:/bin/login -f pi tty1</dev/tty1>/dev/tty1 2>&1 Hit CTRL + X and Y to save. Type: sudo nano ~/.bash_profile Type: startx Hit CTRL + X and Y to save. Now: sudo reboot It should now boot automatically. Author ryandigweed Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 07/05/2012 12:38 AM Updated 07/05/2012 12:39 AM
  7. How to free up RAM on your Pi (Debian) Firstly to find out how much of RAM (In Megabytes) is free, type this: $ free -m Next, Perform the clean up by removing pagefiles: $ sync $ echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches You may type this again, and see how much of difference there is in the free memory. $ free -m I hope this helps. Maybe a quick tip, but it could be useful. Author ryandigweed Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 07/01/2012 01:12 AM
  8. How to easily install XMBC distro to ur Pi (Raspbmc) 1. Firstly download the installer for Windows XP/ Vista / 7 from here and extract it to an easy folder to access. 2. Run the Installer with Administrator Privileges. You should get a screen like this: Your SD card should be shown on the list. Simply check the checkbox and click Install to complete the installation. Note: if you have not inserted your card yet, you can do so now and click Refresh to update the devices list. WARNING: This program enumerates ALL removable devices on the system, data loss can occur and I will not be responsible if you image the wrong device. It is recommended to remove all devices you are not imaging for safety purposes. Note: if you lose the installer, e.g. can’t see it because you accidentally switched tasks, launchTask Manager, and go to the Applications Tab. There you will see the installer and can right click and select Switch To. Author ryandigweed Category Raspberry Pi OS Installation Guides Submitted 06/30/2012 11:52 PM
  9. How to set up remote access on the Pi, using windows Firstly, we'll have to set up a static IP. You may skip this step, but it's better to have a static IP. We need to fix the I.P address by editing the /etc/network/interfaces while using either the vi or pico editor root@raspberrypi:~# sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces We need to change the eth0(the first and only ethernet port on the pi) detail so we comment out the current eth0 line by adding a # to the front of the line and add further lines to define a fixed IP address. In my case my network is run on from a BT internet box therefore I want to fix the address to so i add the lines below: #iface eth0 inet dhcp iface eth0 inet static address netmask network broadcast gateway Save the file. You can check if its saved by: root@raspberrypi:~# sudo cat /etc/network/interfaces The file contents shuld show up on your screen. Next we want the raspberry pi when attached to the network to find a DNS server therefore we edit the /etc/resolv.conf file and add the google DNS nameservers so that internet names will work. You may want to use your default gateway I.P so that the requests go to your ISP instead of google but that is your choice. root@raspberrypi:~# sudo vi /etc/resolv.conf ----------------------------------------------------- nameserver nameserver nameserver ----------------------------------------------------- however i will add the google ones as they are usually fast so the top 2 entries are new ----------------------------------------------------- nameserver nameserver nameserver nameserver nameserver ----------------------------------------------------- Save the file. To verify that it's saved, type: root@raspberrypi:~# sudo cat /etc/resolv.conf And the file contents should display on your screen. OK lets restart the network so that the changes are applied. root@raspberrypi:~# sudo service networking restart Now i need the ssh(Secure Shell) service to start at boot, otherwise it wont start and I will be unable to login remotely root@raspberrypi:~# sudo mv /boot/boot_enable_ssh.rc /boot/boot.rc Now I will shutdown the raspberry pi attached to my TV so i can move it to the study and plug in the LAN cable - so type: root@raspberrypi:~# sudo shutdown -h now When System stopped appears - unplug and move to the nearest LAN port and plug back in the Raspberry Pi will automatically start. Now to connect to the Raspberry Pi from a windows PC you will need to install Putty For a SSH client in windows Once installed run putty.exe and fill in the Hostname with the IP of your Raspberry Pi so in my case and port 22. Save the session as "RaspberryPi" and click save. The "RaspberryPi" will now be visible in the list bellow. To connect to the Raspberry Pi just click on the saved RaspberryPi entry and then click [LOAD] then [OPEN] you should now see a console window open with a promt of: Now just login as user: pi with the password: raspberry If you do not get this screen appearing then either your pi's IP address is wrong or your ssh has not started - please go back and retrace your steps through this web page. Author ryandigweed Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 06/30/2012 11:41 PM Updated 07/01/2012 01:03 AM
  10. How to easily update without re-installing firmware To install the tool, run the following command as root: wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update && chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update If you get errors relating to certificates, then the problem is likely due to one of two things. Either the time is set incorrectly on your Raspberry Pi, which you can fix by simply setting the time using NTP. The other possible issue is that you might not have the ca-certificates package installed, and so GitHub's SSL certificate isn't trusted. If you're on Debian, you can resolve this by typing: sudo apt-get install ca-certificates To then update your firmware, simply run the following command as root: rpi-update By default, rpi-update will attempt to determine the split you're currently using, and then use that split. If it cannot determine what split you are using, it will default to 224MB. If you'd like to explicitly select a split, simply provide the RAM split value after the command as follows: rpi-update 192 If you'd like to use the 128MB memory split, then the command is the same as the above, except with 128 instead of 192. After the firmware has been sucessfully updated, you'll need to reboot to load the new firmware. This tool is experimental, and may screw up your install. Credits Go to Hexxeh Author ryandigweed Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 06/30/2012 11:00 PM Updated 06/30/2012 11:04 PM
  11. Wow, nice. Looks cool. Thanks for sharing. What's the model? :S
  12. Welcome to the forums. I'm sure you'll enjoy your piece of the Pi, once it reaches to you.
  13. Ubuntu is definitely plug and play but no release for the pi. I think fedora and raspbian might just be plug and play
  14. Yeah we sure do although I think there is another website that hosts almost of compatible and incompatible devices for the pi

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