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Webinar. What Webinar?

rhughes-uk Level 1

Well I have to say the Webinar was a bit of a disaster for me. I registered to attend and got email acceptance on 23/3 and spent an hour trying to get in no joy so many pitfalls. Really fed up. Yes I tried different browsers.

 

Sad me. No Pi no webinar no CE mark yet. Oh well sits back and waits some more.

 

One day my parts will come.

  • 1. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    Level 15

    Ray,

       They plan to make the recording available on this site.

    You didn't miss much.  Eben was asked about progress on

    compliance testing, but said an answer would come later.

    So not much in the way of new information.

  • 2. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    tmaddonna New Members

    I'm right there with you Ray.  I tried for over an hour and the only thing I got was the Element14 server was down.

     

    Very disappointing.  I hope the end product - if I ever do get to see it, is better than the experience leading up to receiving it!

     

    PS - Farnell - If you're going to hold a webinar - make sure you have the bandwith, and systems to support the load!

  • 3. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    saskwoch New Members

    They recorded the webinar and have assured everyone it will be available on element14 soon.

    I joined late and found the http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi site was "Site Undergoing Maintenance" but luckily saw the tweet from @element14 that pointed to here.  I then got in ok.

    They are working hard on the compliance.  Ebon joined from Cardiff instead of Cambridge.

  • 4. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    ChillyP New Members

    I got in right when they said, "Well that wraps it up thanks for joining"

  • 5. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    Montala Level 1

    I registered for it about a week ago, and logged in about 15 minutes beforehand.

     

    It was my first ever webinar, and despite my low broadband connection speed of about 1 Mb/s, I have to say that I was very impressed with the quality of the presentation.

     

    The slides were clearly displayed, there was a small (webcam size) live video (of Eben) running throughout, and also a live Q & A sesion, where some questions were being answered in 'real time'... and the sound was very clear.

     

    Apparently they had about 2.800 prior registrations, but I have no idea (yet) as to how many actually attended, although I am sure we will be told in due course.

     

    Well done Element 14, Eben, and all the others who were involved.

     

    As has already been mentioned, Eben was actually still in Cardiff at the time, and not back in Cambridge as had originally been planned.

     

    Edit: I was using Google Chrome running under Windows 7.

  • 6. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    ubuntourist New Members

    Given that Raspberry Pi is an open-source beastie, I'd suggest a more open webinar system perhaps. I don't have anything in particular in mind. My Linux browsers complained about the Java (sending me to Oracle to resolve the issue), and complained about the audio.  Oracle Java has licensing issues, and my audio works fine over the web with just about everything else I've tried...

     

    Message was edited by: Kevin Cole

     

    Message was edited by: Kevin Cole

  • 7. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    Level 15

    [note1: a more nicely formatted version by ubuntourist appears 4 messages below]

    [note2: this transcript does not include answers given verbally by Eben]

     

    Q&A Session for  Programming The Raspberry Pi Session number:  841475134

    Date:  Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Starting time:  7:03 AM

    ________________________________________________________________   

    nuno alves     - 6:30 AM  Q:  good morning!      

    Mike Powell     - 6:37 AM  A:  Hi everyone. Welcome - we're just setting everything up now...    ________________________________________________________________   

    AB AB     - 6:38 AM  Q:  Excuse me when is it starting      

    Chris Sullivan     - 6:39 AM  A:  Hi, the session will begin in 20 minutes.  Not long now!    ________________________________________________________________   

    Jeffrey Tooker     - 6:48 AM  Q:  Hello from California      

    Mike Powell     - 6:48 AM  A:  Welcome everyone - attendees joining very rapidly now!    ________________________________________________________________   

    chris hillcox     - 6:45 AM  Q:  i cant hear anything at the moment. how do I know if the audio works.      

    Mike Powell     - 6:52 AM  A:  Hi Chris - it'sll be quiet until around 2.58 pm BST    ________________________________________________________________   

    David S     - 7:03 AM  Q:  Hi Mike. Will this be recorded and made available?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:03 AM  A:  Hi David - yes it will be.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Rosso Maltese     - 6:59 AM  Q:  sorry, still no sound      

    Mike Powell     - 7:04 AM  A:  Have you used the computer audio or telephone option? Worst case we're recording this for you...    ________________________________________________________________   

    chris hillcox     - 6:48 AM  Q:  Is it ok if I record this on my dictaphone. I don't have my Pi yet so may want to listen again when I do get it.      

    Mike Powell     - 7:06 AM  A:  Hi Chris, this will be recorded for you anyway.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Andrea Gatti     - 6:47 AM  Q:  excuse me, what I have to do if I see the message error "You do not have the necessary audio  capability to join Audio Broadcasting"? Thanks a lot!      

    Mike Powell     - 7:07 AM  A:  Hi Andrea, try using the Audio option in WebEx and dial in using a telephone.

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Liam Fraser     - 6:46 AM  Q:  Is this event being recorded for those who miss it?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:07 AM  A:  Hi Liam, yes it is.  

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Timothy Giles     - 7:08 AM  Q:  Is this the alpha , beta or final board in the image?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:09 AM  A:  Hi Tim, I can't verify, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't a final board. Eben is in a different location to me.    ________________________________________________________________   

    AB AB     - 7:09 AM  Q:  What type of HDMI port do you use to connect to a PC Monitor for a laptop.      

    Mike Powell     - 7:10 AM  A:  Hi AB, in my demos I used a standard HDMI-HDMI cable, then a HDMI-DVI connector for a DVI monitor.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Keith Madderson     - 7:10 AM  Q:  is the Raspberry Pi being supplied boxed, or is it just as a PCB as being shown here?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:11 AM  A:  Hi Keith, as shown.  

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Evandro Junior     - 7:11 AM  Q:  Dear Eben, I´ve received an email from element 14 saying that the pre-order for Raspbery PI was availble, however there was no option to select Brazil for the country of delivery on the form. Can it be shipped to Brazil?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:13 AM  A:  Hello Evandro, it can be shipped to Brasil. Please contact your local Newark office for help.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Chris Prosser     - 7:12 AM  Q:  Does the SD Card have to be 2GB?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:14 AM  A:  Hi Chris, 2GB is a good size. 2GB+ is what you need.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Stéphane Zorio     - 7:13 AM  Q:  Is the Raspberry PI work with 16Gb or 32Gb SD Card ?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:14 AM  A:  Hi Stephane, I haven't tested it. No reason why it shouldn't work.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Andrea Benini     - 7:12 AM  Q:  I guess dd-removable is some sort of port of linux dd command, is it right ? Because I don't use Win      

    Mike Powell     - 7:15 AM  A:  Hi Andrea, I don't know the dd project, but I'd assume so.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Janar Plinkner     - 7:13 AM  Q:  I presume the image can be installed to the SD card in linux with the command dd?       

    Mike Powell     - 7:16 AM  A:  Hi Janar, yes thats right.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Chad LaFarge     - 7:14 AM  Q:  Does the Debian distro used have UVC drivers (for driverless Webcams) included? I've also seen references to a Fedora and Ubuntu distro... same question. Many thanks.      

    Mike Powell     - 7:16 AM  A:  Hi Chad, I haven't tried looking for that yet. Let us know!    ________________________________________________________________   

    Mark Redden     - 7:14 AM  Q:  Can an SD card larger than 2GB be used?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:16 AM  A:  Hi Mark, mine was 4GB, so yes it can.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Jamie Oliver     - 7:14 AM  Q:  The presentation seems to be lagging, and taking ages to update between slides. Anything I can do to improve this?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:17 AM  A:  Hi Jamie, not sure - think it may be an issue at Eben's end. Sorry.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Patrick Potter     - 7:14 AM  Q:  Mike, what should we look for in an SD card?  Are there some cards we should avoid?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:18 AM  A:  Hello Patrick, please look at the bundled packages on element14.com for guidance.

    ________________________________________________________________   

    gerrit polder     - 7:15 AM  Q:  is it posible to flash the sd card form linux or mac os x using standard dd tools?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:19 AM  A:  Hi Gerrit, yes for Linux. Don't know for Mac OS.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Pavol Bujna     - 7:15 AM  Q:  can I download this event later?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:19 AM  A:  Hi Pavol, yes the video will be available later on.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Eric Lange     - 7:15 AM  Q:  What will happen if you plug the unit into a PC instead of a mobile charger?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:20 AM  A:  Eric, everything will work fine.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Jay Bhagat     - 7:15 AM  Q:  will the clock be persistent?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:21 AM  A:  Hi Jay, no - there is no RTC on board. But if the board is connected to the internet via it's ethernet adaptor, the OS goes and find the time/date from a time server.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Brian Schmiedlin     - 7:17 AM  Q:  Will the clock keep time even though the unit is powered off?

    Mike Powell     - 7:21 AM  A:  Hi Brian, no there is no RTC.

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Nik Butler     - 7:18 AM  Q:  is there vi  as well ?       

    Mike Powell     - 7:21 AM  A:  Hi Nik, yes, vi is there.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Lee Hardman     - 7:19 AM  Q:  Hi Mike, is IDLE bundled with the standard image?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:22 AM  A:  Hi Lee, I don't know - I'd need to check.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Matt Moss     - 7:20 AM  Q:  Hi Mike, Is the Rasberry Pi's RCA Video output going to be PAL or NTSC format? Thanks!      

    Mike Powell     - 7:23 AM  A:  Hi Matt, both and is configurable in a text file.    ________________________________________________________________   

        - 7:24 AM  Q:  when will Fedora be available?     

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Jean-Francois Lagarde     - 7:19 AM  Q:  Hello Mike, a little off topic, but when I ordered the Raspberry Pi on newark a few weeks ago, it said that it would be available for shipping mid-april. This morning I checked my order and it says mi-august. Everything has been delayed?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:24 AM  A:  Hi Jean-Francois, I'm surprised at that. Please speak to your local Newark office about this.    ________________________________________________________________   

    martijn steegmans     - 7:22 AM  Q:  Does the hdmi port support digital audio?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:26 AM  A:  Hi Martijn - yes it does.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Frank Buss     - 7:22 AM  Q:  is it possible to start something more comfortable like KDE or Gnome on it?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:27 AM  A:  Hi Frank - yes, liight versions exist to give a very impressive desktop environment.

    ________________________________________________________________   

    John Ennis     - 7:23 AM  Q:  Is it possible to ssh into the Pi?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:27 AM  A:  hi John - yes it is. In the Debian distro, the SSH server starts automatically at boot.    ________________________________________________________________   

    mark goldie     - 7:24 AM  Q:  does the Pi board come with some kind of BIOS control? Also, on connecting the LAn cable, how would one control DHCP registration ?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:28 AM  A:  Hi Mark, there is no BIOS, but there is a configuration text file to set up the basics of the board.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Jean-Francois Lagarde     - 7:22 AM  Q:  I understand that the board automatically connects to a time server and the internet via dhcp? if we need static ip, I guess we need to modify the sources or is there a way to configure the settings of the Pi?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:29 AM  A:  Hi Jean-Francois, you can modify the network settings easily as you would any computer.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Andrea Benini     - 7:25 AM  Q:  Is there an I2C bus in the GPIO connector available for external peripherals ? I've made a really easy RTC circuit on I2C bus and I'd like to connect it to the PI. I can supply an RTC if the linux image is able to read it from I2C      

    Mike Powell     - 7:31 AM  A:  Hi Andrea - yes there is.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Herbert Keks     - 7:30 AM  Q:  Will it be possible to run http://www.tvdr.de/ or xbmc on the Raspberry? This would be the killer app in my eyes. But I'm not sure about the video hw acceleration.       

    Mike Powell     - 7:34 AM  A:  xbmc has been shown to work. The onboard GPU supports high resolution, full motion video.    ________________________________________________________________   

    gary Paterson     - 7:31 AM  Q:  Hi Mike, what is the default version of python and is python 3 available?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:34 AM  A:  Hi gary, I don't know the answer to that sorry.    ________________________________________________________________   

        - 7:35 AM  Q:  will Class B (residential) FCC/EC compliance be required?      ________________________________________________________________   

    s2. henry     - 7:32 AM  Q:  hi,  what power supply do we need ? (voltage, current, physical size ?)      

    Mike Powell     - 7:36 AM  A:  A 'regular' phone charger with microUSB plug will work.    ________________________________________________________________   

        - 7:36 AM  Q:  does Farnell have a rep at the factory?  If so, can they take a picture showing how many units have been built?      ________________________________________________________________   

       - 7:37 AM  Q:  how many pallets of units were shipped back to China when the ethernet jack problem was found?      ________________________________________________________________   

    rohan kumar     - 7:38 AM  Q:  Is the Pi overclockable?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:39 AM  A:  Hi Rohan, yes it can be via the configuration script.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Charlie Godwin-Brown     - 7:39 AM  Q:  Can you get a desktop for your RPi?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:39 AM  A:  Yes, the Debian distro contains a GUI that you start with sudo startx. ________________________________________________________________   

    bryce foster     - 7:44 AM  Q:  If the raspberry pi is put in an enclosed project box will we have to worry about the ARM processor over heating?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:42 AM  A:  Hello Bryce, in my opinion you don't need to worry. The whole board only consumes 2-3W.    ________________________________________________________________   

    abi nathan     - 7:49 AM  Q:  what is the maximum amperage the pi can handle at 5v? Thanx      

    Mike Powell     - 7:44 AM  A:  Hi Abi, the Pi draws the current it requires from the USB power source. This is typically 500mA-750mA depending on what the GPU is doing.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Stéphane Zorio     - 7:42 AM  Q:  Is a Apache server include in the Debian Distribution ?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:45 AM  A:  Hi Stephane, I don't know, but you can use a apt-get install command to install it as long as you are on the internet.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Stefan Fischer     - 7:42 AM  Q:  is the gpio pin description available?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:46 AM  A:  Hi Stefan - look at element14, the pin assignment is there.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Richard Blundell     - 7:43 AM  Q:  I'm hoping to add a 2nd network adaptor to my Pi (when it comes) and use it as a logger/filter on my home broadband.  Will this work and can you give me any pointers where to look to set this up (I only had a little Linux use some years ago)?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:47 AM  A:  I don't see why this shouldnt work using IP Tables in Linux for example.

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Andrea Gatti     - 7:43 AM  Q:  Hi, I'm a beginner so I want to know if there is any manual or guide online for learning to use and programm the raspberry pi?

    Mike Powell     - 7:48 AM  A:  Hi Andrea - look at the various forums and guides that will grow on element14 as time goes by.    ________________________________________________________________   

    John Morris     - 7:44 AM  Q:  Can I hook the RPi up to a laptop screen?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:50 AM  A:  Hi John, not directly. Only to HDMI TV, DVI monitor or older style  TV. Command line via an SSH terminal is possible using an external laptop.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Alessandro Ancillotti     - 7:45 AM  Q:  Will RaspberryPI able to run a webserver like lighttpd?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:52 AM  A:  Hi Allesandro, yes I have run mini_httpd on it.    ________________________________________________________________   

    AB AB     - 7:50 AM  Q:  can you use a triple usb adapter.      

    Mike Powell     - 7:53 AM  A:  Yes, hubs are supported.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Chad Gray     - 7:53 AM  Q:  I am not a linux guy, but would we have to compile software like Apache/Tomcat/MySQL for the RPI?  Any examples of doing this?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:54 AM  A:  Yes, you can compile any programme from source, but it doesn't mean the programme will run acceptably.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Andrew Gates     - 7:54 AM  Q:  I missed the beginning of the presentation, is it going to be posted on the Raspberry Pi website?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:55 AM  A:  Hi Andrew, it will be on element14.   

    ________________________________________________________________   

    Jean BRUDER     - 7:55 AM  Q:  Hi all, sorry to be late ... Is is possible to download this webinar if it has been recorded ?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:55 AM  A:  Hello Jean, it will be available on element14 soon. Don't worry.    ________________________________________________________________   

    Patrick Daubinger     - 7:56 AM  Q:  are you planing to open the pcb schematics?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:56 AM  A:  Hi patrick, they will be opened later this year.    ________________________________________________________________   

    adam ricket     - 7:57 AM  Q:  are there any plans for a distributor in australia?      

    Mike Powell     - 7:58 AM  A:  It is element14.  

  • 8. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    rgadsdon New Members

    I tried countless times (Linux with Firefox, and then with Chrome) without any success...    All I saw was an 'info' window in the java app, and myself showing up as the only attendee!     It would appear that maybe the webinar only worked with windows???    Oh, the irony..

     

    Robert Gadsdon.

  • 9. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    morgaine Level 15

    Thanks for the transcript, coder27.

     

    Rather questionable advice given as an answer at 7:39 AM though:

     

         7:39 AM  A:  Yes, the Debian distro contains a GUI that you start with sudo startx.

     

    X11 should never be run as root.  It creates too large an attack surface, and people will regret it the first time that they make a mistake like "rm -rf / tmp/foo" (superfluous space).  Always run X as your non-root user, protect partially sensitive things with group privileges, and sudo only the occasional special command that absolutely must run as root.

     

    Morgaine.

  • 10. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    rhughes-uk Level 1

    Glad it worked for you David. Maybe I was unlucky or plain dumb. But I was really disappointed.

     

    Perhaps I'll have better luck next time. Looking forward to the video on here now soon anyway.

     

    WaitMode(ON)

  • 11. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    ubuntourist New Members

    Q&A Session for Programming The Raspberry Pi

    Session number:  841475134
    Date:  Wednesday, April 04, 2012
    Starting time:  7:03 AM


    nuno alves6:30 AMQ:good morning!
    Mike Powell6:37 AMA:Hi everyone. Welcome - we're just setting everything up now...
    AB AB6:38 AMQ:Excuse me when is it starting
    Chris Sullivan6:39 AMA:Hi, the session will begin in 20 minutes.  Not long now!
    Jeffrey Tooker6:48 AMQ:Hello from California
    Mike Powell6:48 AMA:Welcome everyone - attendees joining very rapidly now!
    chris hillcox6:45 AMQ:i cant hear anything at the moment. how do I know if the audio works.
    Mike Powell6:52 AMA:Hi Chris - it'sll be quiet until around 2.58 pm BST
    David S7:03 AMQ:Hi Mike. Will this be recorded and made available?
    Mike Powell7:03 AMA:Hi David - yes it will be.
    Rosso Maltese6:59 AMQ:sorry, still no sound
    Mike Powell7:04 AMA:Have you used the computer audio or telephone option? Worst case we're recording this for you...
    chris hillcox6:48 AMQ:Is it ok if I record this on my dictaphone. I don't have my Pi yet so may want to listen again when I do get it.
    Mike Powell7:06 AMA:Hi Chris, this will be recorded for you anyway.
    Andrea Gatti6:47 AMQ:excuse me, what I have to do if I see the message error "You do not have the necessary audio  capability to join Audio Broadcasting"? Thanks a lot!
    Mike Powell7:07 AMA:Hi Andrea, try using the Audio option in WebEx and dial in using a telephone.
    Liam Fraser6:46 AMQ:Is this event being recorded for those who miss it?
    Mike Powell7:07 AMA:Hi Liam, yes it is.
    Timothy Giles7:08 AMQ:Is this the alpha , beta or final board in the image?
    Mike Powell7:09 AMA:Hi Tim, I can't verify, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't a final board. Eben is in a different location to me.
    AB AB7:09 AMQ:What type of HDMI port do you use to connect to a PC Monitor for a laptop.
    Mike Powell7:10 AMA:Hi AB, in my demos I used a standard HDMI-HDMI cable, then a HDMI-DVI connector for a DVI monitor.
    Keith Madderson7:10 AMQ:is the Raspberry Pi being supplied boxed, or is it just as a PCB as being shown here?
    Mike Powell7:11 AMA:Hi Keith, as shown.
    Evandro Junior7:11 AMQ:Dear Eben, I´ve received an email from element 14 saying that the pre-order for Raspbery PI was availble, however there was no option to select Brazil for the country of delivery on the form. Can it be shipped to Brazil?
    Mike Powell7:13 AMA:Hello Evandro, it can be shipped to Brasil. Please contact your local Newark office for help.
    Chris Prosser7:12 AMQ:Does the SD Card have to be 2GB?
    Mike Powell7:14 AMA:Hi Chris, 2GB is a good size. 2GB+ is what you need.
    Stéphane Zorio7:13 AMQ:Is the Raspberry PI work with 16Gb or 32Gb SD Card ?
    Mike Powell7:14 AMA:Hi Stephane, I haven't tested it. No reason why it shouldn't work.
    Andrea Benini7:12 AMQ:I guess dd-removable is some sort of port of linux dd command, is it right ? Because I don't use Win
    Mike Powell7:15 AMA:Hi Andrea, I don't know the dd project, but I'd assume so.
    Janar Plinkner7:13 AMQ:I presume the image can be installed to the SD card in linux with the command dd?
    Mike Powell7:16 AMA:Hi Janar, yes thats right.
    Chad LaFarge7:14 AMQ:Does the Debian distro used have UVC drivers (for driverless Webcams) included? I've also seen references to a Fedora and Ubuntu distro... same question. Many thanks.
    Mike Powell7:16 AMA:Hi Chad, I haven't tried looking for that yet. Let us know!
    Mark Redden7:14 AMQ:Can an SD card larger than 2GB be used?
    Mike Powell7:16 AMA:Hi Mark, mine was 4GB, so yes it can.
    Jamie Oliver7:14 AMQ:The presentation seems to be lagging, and taking ages to update between slides. Anything I can do to improve this?
    Mike Powell7:17 AMA:Hi Jamie, not sure - think it may be an issue at Eben's end. Sorry.
    Patrick Potter7:14 AMQ:Mike, what should we look for in an SD card?  Are there some cards we should avoid?
    Mike Powell7:18 AMA:Hello Patrick, please look at the bundled packages on element14.com for guidance.
    gerrit polder7:15 AMQ:is it posible to flash the sd card form linux or mac os x using standard dd tools?
    Mike Powell7:19 AMA:Hi Gerrit, yes for Linux. Don't know for Mac OS.
    Pavol Bujna7:15 AMQ:can I download this event later?
    Mike Powell7:19 AMA:Hi Pavol, yes the video will be available later on.
    Eric Lange7:15 AMQ:What will happen if you plug the unit into a PC instead of a mobile charger?
    Mike Powell7:20 AMA:Eric, everything will work fine.
    Jay Bhagat7:15 AMQ:will the clock be persistent?
    Mike Powell7:21 AMA:Hi Jay, no - there is no RTC on board. But if the board is connected to the internet via it's ethernet adaptor, the OS goes and find the time/date from a time server.
    Brian Schmiedlin7:17 AMQ:Will the clock keep time even though the unit is powered off?
    Mike Powell7:21 AMA:Hi Brian, no there is no RTC.
    Nik Butler7:18 AMQ:is there vi  as well ?
    Mike Powell7:21 AMA:Hi Nik, yes, vi is there.
    Lee Hardman7:19 AMQ:Hi Mike, is IDLE bundled with the standard image?
    Mike Powell7:22 AMA:Hi Lee, I don't know - I'd need to check.
    Matt Moss7:20 AMQ:Hi Mike, Is the Rasberry Pi's RCA Video output going to be PAL or NTSC format? Thanks!
    Mike Powell7:23 AMA:Hi Matt, both and is configurable in a text file.
    7:24 AMQ:when will Fedora be available?
    Jean-Francois Lagarde7:19 AMQ:Hello Mike, a little off topic, but when I ordered the Raspberry Pi on newark a few weeks ago, it said that it would be available for shipping mid-april. This morning I checked my order and it says mi-august. Everything has been delayed?
    Mike Powell7:24 AMA:Hi Jean-Francois, I'm surprised at that. Please speak to your local Newark office about this.
    martijn steegmans7:22 AMQ:Does the hdmi port support digital audio?
    Mike Powell7:26 AMA:Hi Martijn - yes it does.
    Frank Buss7:22 AMQ:is it possible to start something more comfortable like KDE or Gnome on it?
    Mike Powell7:27 AMA:Hi Frank - yes, liight versions exist to give a very impressive desktop environment.
    John Ennis7:23 AMQ:Is it possible to ssh into the Pi?
    Mike Powell7:27 AMA:hi John - yes it is. In the Debian distro, the SSH server starts automatically at boot.
    mark goldie7:24 AMQ:does the Pi board come with some kind of BIOS control? Also, on connecting the LAn cable, how would one control DHCP registration ?
    Mike Powell7:28 AMA:Hi Mark, there is no BIOS, but there is a configuration text file to set up the basics of the board.
    Jean-Francois Lagarde7:22 AMQ:I understand that the board automatically connects to a time server and the internet via dhcp? if we need static ip, I guess we need to modify the sources or is there a way to configure the settings of the Pi?
    Mike Powell7:29 AMA:Hi Jean-Francois, you can modify the network settings easily as you would any computer.
    Andrea Benini7:25 AMQ:Is there an I2C bus in the GPIO connector available for external peripherals ? I've made a really easy RTC circuit on I2C bus and I'd like to connect it to the PI. I can supply an RTC if the linux image is able to read it from I2C
    Mike Powell7:31 AMA:Hi Andrea - yes there is.
    Herbert Keks7:30 AMQ:Will it be possible to run http://www.tvdr.de/ or xbmc on the Raspberry? This would be the killer app in my eyes. But I'm not sure about the video hw acceleration.
    Mike Powell7:34 AMA:xbmc has been shown to work. The onboard GPU supports high resolution, full motion video.
    gary Paterson7:31 AMQ:Hi Mike, what is the default version of python and is python 3 available?
    Mike Powell7:34 AMA:Hi gary, I don't know the answer to that sorry.
    robert jones7:35 AMQ:will Class B (residential) FCC/EC compliance be required?
    s2. henry7:32 AMQ:hi,  what power supply do we need ? (voltage, current, physical size ?)
    Mike Powell7:36 AMA:A 'regular' phone charger with microUSB plug will work.
    7:36 AMQ:does Farnell have a rep at the factory?  If so, can they take a picture showing how many units have been built?
    7:37 AMQ:how many pallets of units were shipped back to China when the ethernet jack problem was found?
    rohan kumar7:38 AMQ:Is the Pi overclockable?
    Mike Powell7:39 AMA:Hi Rohan, yes it can be via the configuration script.
    Charlie Godwin-Brown7:39 AMQ:Can you get a desktop for your RPi?
    Mike Powell7:39 AMA:Yes, the Debian distro contains a GUI that you start with sudo startx.
    bryce foster7:44 AMQ:If the raspberry pi is put in an enclosed project box will we have to worry about the ARM processor over heating?
    Mike Powell7:42 AMA:Hello Bryce, in my opinion you don't need to worry. The whole board only consumes 2-3W.
    abi nathan7:49 AMQ:what is the maximum amperage the pi can handle at 5v? Thanx
    Mike Powell7:44 AMA:Hi Abi, the Pi draws the current it requires from the USB power source. This is typically 500mA-750mA depending on what the GPU is doing.
    Stéphane Zorio7:42 AMQ:Is a Apache server include in the Debian Distribution ?
    Mike Powell7:45 AMA:Hi Stephane, I don't know, but you can use a apt-get install command to install it as long as you are on the internet.
    Stefan Fischer7:42 AMQ:is the gpio pin description available?
    Mike Powell7:46 AMA:Hi Stefan - look at element14, the pin assignment is there.
    Richard Blundell7:43 AMQ:I'm hoping to add a 2nd network adaptor to my Pi (when it comes) and use it as a logger/filter on my home broadband.  Will this work and can you give me any pointers where to look to set this up (I only had a little Linux use some years ago)?
    Mike Powell7:47 AMA:I don't see why this shouldnt work using IP Tables in Linux for example.
    Andrea Gatti7:43 AMQ:Hi, I'm a beginner so I want to know if there is any manual or guide online for learning to use and programm the raspberry pi?
    Mike Powell7:48 AMA:Hi Andrea - look at the various forums and guides that will grow on element14 as time goes by.
    John Morris7:44 AMQ:Can I hook the RPi up to a laptop screen?
    Mike Powell7:50 AMA:Hi John, not directly. Only to HDMI TV, DVI monitor or older style  TV. Command line via an SSH terminal is possible using an external laptop.
    Alessandro Ancillotti7:45 AMQ:Will RaspberryPI able to run a webserver like lighttpd?
    Mike Powell7:52 AMA:Hi Allesandro, yes I have run mini_httpd on it.
    AB AB7:50 AMQ:can you use a triple usb adapter.
    Mike Powell7:53 AMA:Yes, hubs are supported.
    Chad Gray7:53 AMQ:I am not a linux guy, but would we have to compile software like Apache/Tomcat/MySQL for the RPI?  Any examples of doing this?
    Mike Powell7:54 AMA:Yes, you can compile any programme from source, but it doesn't mean the programme will run acceptably.
    Andrew Gates7:54 AMQ:I missed the beginning of the presentation, is it going to be posted on the Raspberry Pi website?
    Mike Powell7:55 AMA:Hi Andrew, it will be on element14.
    Jean BRUDER7:55 AMQ:Hi all, sorry to be late ... Is is possible to download this webinar if it has been recorded ?
    Mike Powell7:55 AMA:Hello Jean, it will be available on element14 soon. Don't worry.
    Patrick Daubinger7:56 AMQ:are you planing to open the pcb schematics?
    Mike Powell7:56 AMA:Hi patrick, they will be opened later this year.
    adam ricket7:57 AMQ:are there any plans for a distributor in australia?
    Mike Powell7:58 AMA:It is element14.

     

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  • 12. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    jhwinters New Members

    I joined the webinar in plenty of time (almost half an hour in advance) but the webinar software seems distinctly flaky.  It complained I didn't have audio (untrue), and refused to show me anything other than a list of the speakers.  I tried dialling in to the 0800 number given, but although that got me audio it wasn't a lot of use without the pictures.

     

    Altogether a pretty naff software solution.  Please don't use it again.

     

    John

  • 13. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    GoodEgg New Members

    "

    It would appear that maybe the webinar only worked with windows???Oh, the irony..

    "

     

    Maybe, maybe not.. it didn't work in windows firefox 11 for me - logging in made an attempt to install a corrupted plugin or some from premierfarnell.webex.com or some such and iexplorer kept crashing at the same point.

     

    It was bad timing for me anyway so I gave in in the hope of it being on youtube tomorrow

  • 14. Re: Webinar. What Webinar?
    Montala Level 1

    Why do you say that the 'plugin' was corrupted?

    A lot of people (myself included) downloaded and ran it witout any problems?

    I am sorry, but I do consider the software to be flaky either!

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