Raspberry Pi (Model B)

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Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#1 by MasterSplinter » 14 Jun 2012, 23:23

Hi Guys,

I've got sucked into the Raspberry Pi (Model B) fad... I've got a case, accessories, distros, and the anticipated unit on order (since early March -- set to arrive in a few days).

There is only a small amount of distros out there for it atm... It would be lovely to see Porteus on-board while the topic is hot and hyped up.

Please check it out and consider a Porteus flavor.

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Re: Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#2 by beny » 14 Jun 2012, 23:37

hi MasterSplinter, i think, Ahau have started to play with arm architecture in a portable device, the base was armedslack.

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Re: Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#3 by MasterSplinter » 15 Jun 2012, 18:04

Awesome :)

Ahau, have you made an order for a Pi yet?

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Post#4 by beny » 15 Jun 2012, 19:15

nope, he have a tablet with arm cpu inside, i think

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Re: Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#5 by Hamza » 15 Jun 2012, 19:17

@beny, you are right!
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Re: Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#6 by MasterSplinter » 15 Jun 2012, 19:27

I could loan Ahau mine, if he thinks it is worth looking into.

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Post#7 by beny » 15 Jun 2012, 19:39

Ahau it is a bit of time that is out of forum.better i think is to wait that he is ready to stay with us.

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Re: Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#8 by MasterSplinter » 15 Jun 2012, 19:55

Alright :)

If the Pi becomes of interest for development, I would like to play too :)

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Re: Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#9 by Ahau » 18 Jun 2012, 15:31

Hi MasterSplinter,

You could try my modules here: http://code.google.com/p/porteus-arm/downloads/list, but you will need your own kernel (every arm make/model needs its own kernel) and bootloader. My advice would be to start with an existing kernel source/config for the pi, add the aufs patch, and go from there, and get an emulator (probably qemu if you can find a pi virtual machine for it) to test in the early phases.

I put a lot of effort into getting porteus on my machine (an acer iconia a500), but wasn't able to get it quite to the point of being truly useable -- proprietary graphics drivers, flash, and some other things slowed me down, and I got so deep in the weeds that I had to take a break in order to regain my bearings :D I'm hoping some updates to armedslack current in the near future (a new xorg server, primarily) will help work these problems out. --oh, snap! armedslack got a new xorg server on Friday! maybe I'll find some time to update after Porteus 1.2 final comes out :)
Please take a look at our online documentation, here. Suggestions are welcome!

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Re: Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#10 by justwantin » 20 Jun 2012, 12:05

I've got sucked into the Raspberry Pi (Model B) fad... I've got a case, accessories, distros, and the anticipated unit on order (since early March -- set to arrive in a few days).
Be very careful about what you plug into your Pi. I fried mine either using a dodgy soniq powered usb hub and/or plugging the hdmi cable into a monitor while Pi was booting up (small arc between connectors). The next one will get much more respect.

I had ordered from both RS and E14 on 29/02 and the second one is due next week. I'm really looking forward to it as I found armed slack topped both debian and arch installs. Xfce ran almost as good as Ahau's Xfce on my netbook running Porteus.

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Re: Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Post#11 by Rava » 03 Feb 2013, 10:59

justwantin wrote:I fried mine [...]plugging the hdmi cable into a monitor while Pi was booting up (small arc between connectors).
As in: it was plugged in the whole time, or as in: while booting you plugged in the hdmi?

It needs some kind of monitor for working anyway, so the first option should never fry it, yes?
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