Re: Adafruit's own linux flavor Occidentalis


Silverfox
 

I have no tried a wireless dongle other than the 2.4GHz Microsoft keyboard and mouse.  It doesn’t work correctly under any RPI image.

In addition, it does not work with any Linux distribution I’ve tried other than Fedora.  The issue is that the keyboard driver appears to present repeating characters to the OS even when I am not pressing a key.  So, the only way I can get them to work is with non-wireless keyboard and mouse.  Unfortunately for me, my portable does not have a functional touchpad and the shift on the keyboard doesn’t work.  So, I either have to use a direct connect keyboard or do the development and work on another computer.  Ugh.

73,

Alan – W6ARH

 

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From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Perry Chamberlain
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Adafruit's own linux flavor Occidentalis

 

 

Excellent, thanks for the info, much appreciated. 

After you got it going, how did it look compared to raspian wheezy distro?

Did you try to use a wifi dongle?

 

Ke6anm




On Sep 12, 2012, at 2:50 PM, "The Silver Fox" <alan.r.hill@...> wrote:

 

HDMI is not enabled in RPI configuration file.  I got it to work by uncommenting the HDMI settings.

73,

Alan – W6ARH

 

http://mobokits.stormwarning.org/

http://wb6dhw.com/For_Sale.html

 

 

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Perry Chamberlain
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Adafruit's own linux flavor Occidentalis

 

 

I didnt notice you wrote you saw the leds cycling, on and off. The connection may be an issue, to the tv.

My first connection, to a vga monitor through a vga adapter to the rca video out recepticle, had terrible resoution,  480 at best. Big blocky fuzzy fonts etc.

 My second attempt to my new  46 inch hd tv through the hdmi, was dead, no image o the tv.

I disconneted the tv and reconnect to the hdmi outlet that was connected to the  blueray player worked great, with fantastic resolution. It turned out, this is the secound tv that had 1or more hdi out lets that didt work, from the factory.

Check out the adafruit forum.

ke6anm


On Sep 11, 2012, at 9:15 PM, "The Silver Fox" <alan.r.hill@...> wrote:

 

I downloaded it and wrote the image to my SD card.  When I plugged it into the TV I get no output from the RPI.  The lights on the board are cycling as they do when I load other images so I think the OS is running.  Nothing I can do with it without HDMI display.

73,

Alan – W6ARH

http://mobokits.stormwarning.org/

http://wb6dhw.com/For_Sale.html

 

 

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of perryc
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:51 AM
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Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Adafruit's own linux flavor Occidentalis

 

 

Adafruit has a altered version of wheezy, called occidentalis ( latin for black raspberry).
It gives wifi dongle drivers, etc and scripts to use i2c and other hardware, sensor devices that can connect to her selection of raspberrry pi sheilds and accesories.
Check them out at Adafruit.com.
Pretty neat site.

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