delay in Raspberry Pi.

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Postby Ram » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:20 pm

Got a mail this morning to say mine had shipped, should have it by the end of the week... touch wood.

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delay in Raspberry Pi

Postby Jimmers » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:37 pm

Got a mail 3 hours ago "Your Raspberry Pi has now been shipped,
deliveries to the UK expected to take between 2 - 5 working days
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They're here!

Postby 2tux-zx7r » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:40 pm

Hang in there boys - it's well worth it :D
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:11 pm

Anyone want to play with mine? I've had no time to play with it at all :cry:
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Postby AndyBaxman » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:02 am

bobthebob1234 wrote:Anyone want to play with mine? I've had no time to play with it at all :cry:


Had mine a couple of weeks, now.

Tried out Debian (wheezy) and OpenELEC. Getting the video and sound options configured in Debian was a bit of a pain. Alsa support is, most definitely "alpha" and exceedingly flaky. Sound via HDMI is very hit-and-miss and there is a lot of noise on the analogue audio out.

Noticed that the Pi seems to mess up HDMI-CEC (SimpLink on LG or Anynet on Samsung). With the Pi plugged in I can't control my surround sound box from the TV (Both LG).

In use its really slow if you are used to a modern(ish) multi core desktop, but that is to be expected.

Now just need a bit of time to start doing some real tinkering.
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Postby reklan » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:00 pm

Mines finally been sent.. hopefully here in time for the weekend..
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Postby Jimmers » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:24 pm

Mine arrived exactly 20 mins ago, don't know when I will get a chance to play with it, as we have builders, plasterers in all weekend, looks like next weekend, but it just adds to the anticipation, had a look at the T-Shirt LOL, straight to bin.
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Re: delay in Raspberry Pi

Postby Ram » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:47 pm

Jimmers wrote:Mine arrived exactly 20 mins ago, don't know when I will get a chance to play with it, as we have builders, plasterers in all weekend, looks like next weekend, but it just adds to the anticipation, had a look at the T-Shirt LOL, straight to bin.


Snap... not that I waited 20 minutes to post... wfh so had other stuff to do.

T-Shirt bit thin but it'll do, summer just around the corner.

Now which SD card to buy

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Postby bobthebob1234 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:02 pm

T-Shirt? What T-Shirt? Where's mine??! :shock:
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Postby Jimmers » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:05 pm

Retrieved T Shirt from bin on the premise that Ram said "Summer just around the corner". We can only hope!!!!
Have got a Two hour window free of plasterers, so will give it a go and see what it looks like, running Debian, but will probably try other OS's, I have a 32gb card, is this a bit OTT.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:18 pm

Why do you have to baby sit the plasterers? Can't you just sit in another room and bask in all the pi goodness?
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Postby Jimmers » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:55 pm

The broadband connection, is where the Plasterers are working,
and I have misplaced my Vodafone Dongle, and just at this moment my mother-in-law has just arrived unannounced with
the quote "Whats this mess all about". I feel a few beers are required (+ plus a taxi for the mother in law)
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Postby Jimmers » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:32 pm

Finally got to try the Raspberry Pi, what a disapointment nothing happened, following the instructions in LFX 159, nothing got as far as "You'll see a red power light next to the USB Connections, and shortly you will see some some flashing green lights appear, (Where???).
Tried re-installing Debian from the website, but no joy,
tomorrow I will visit my local Argos and purchase a 16gb Kingston flash drive, as I find I have more joy with them,
the one I have been trying is a (8gb Sanddisk.)

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Postby nelz » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:28 pm

There's a row of small LEds from the audio socket to the nearest corner of the board. the power LED is second from the socket (cunningly marked PWR).
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Re: delay in Raspberry Pi

Postby Ram » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:54 pm

Jimmers wrote:Finally got to try the Raspberry Pi, what a disapointment nothing happened, following the instructions in LFX 159, nothing got as far as "You'll see a red power light next to the USB Connections, and shortly you will see some some flashing green lights appear, (Where???).
Tried re-installing Debian from the website, but no joy,
tomorrow I will visit my local Argos and purchase a 16gb Kingston flash drive, as I find I have more joy with them,
the one I have been trying is a (8gb Sanddisk.)

As always all Help, Ideas, Suggestions always appreciated


If you don't get a red led I say your power supply is insufficient, you should at least get a red led even which no storage attached.

I've used a very old cheap 4gig SD Card and a microSD ( got with my phone ) in an SD adaptor both worked, microSD appears faster.

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