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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-May-12 18:45:54
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Raspberry Pi up and running


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Had to get a new keyboard for it, as the original one I was going to use caused an instant kernel panic...

Its not PC fast of course, but is perfectly acceptable - should be able to run some simple 3D games pretty well...

The OS (Debian "Squeeze") is very steamlined to something like Ubuntu - so there is no Update Centre, Package Manager or multiple choices of web browser smile

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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 28-May-12 20:41:30
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Gah!! So jealous!! grin

Mine is about 5 weeks away as I only got my order code last Thursday..

Looking forward to playing with Raspbmc.. smile
Standard User pmb00cs
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-May-12 20:57:37
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No update centre?

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sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get upgrade
is all you need!

Unless you're a "fly by the seat of your pants" kind of guy in which case
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sudo -s
apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade
Does the trick, and handily leaves you in Super User mode for performing tasks that shouldn't be run in super user mode!


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 28-May-12 21:02:46
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"Its not PC fast of course"

That rather depends on the PC being used for comparison.

I think I started back in the days of RedHat 4 on a 486.

I think the RasPi is meant to be somewhere in the land of 300MHz Pentium, as a rough indication; correction welcome. Nicer than a 486 anyway.

Does it give you a boot-time number for bogomips?
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-May-12 21:29:45
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A 700Mhz ARM11 CPU has got to be faster than an old Pentium II!

256MB RAM seems likely to be the most limiting thing.

I got my code to order today so hopefully will have one in about 4 weeks smile

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-May-12 22:10:03
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I was comparing it to my 3Ghz machine smile

Does it give you a boot-time number for bogomips?

I'll probably do some spec testing when I get my second one in approximately 3 weeks smile

I can see it handling 3D games pretty well, after all, if an A3010 can handle this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueae6bfPYaM on an ARM 250/ARM 3 then an ARM 11 should be fine smile

I'll have to try that sudo update too

Might also try the other versions too...

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-May-12 22:14:43
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This is a video of me using the Pi : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubfc-4JE_qg&feature=plcp

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 28-May-12 22:30:10
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Seems nippy enough running X. Could you do a top?
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-May-12 23:18:57
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I've put it away now unfortunately - will have to do that when the second one comes...

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 28-May-12 23:24:10
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Ok.
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