Wednesday 23rd August.
I bought the Raspberry Pi & the sd card with Debian Linux.
It didn't work. It seems I need the "Correct" power supply. That's a
little frustrating, cos it'd be nice to be able to cart it around with
just a usb cable, but hey ho.
Thursday 24th August
Got the Power supply.
Pluggede it in, nothing new, then booted with the debian linux sd card
inserted & hey presto all is cool.
Now, for reasons only I could possibly understand, I am connecting my
raspi to a video/dvd combi player, which in turn is feeding into a
monitor/tv. This is the best instant solution I have. The downside is
that when trying to set video via the debian linux desktop I get the
message cannot get monitor info! Pahhh, debian linux is useless and
rude just like windows and apple, following that I have been searching
the net for a few hours looking for a way to get GEM (Graphics
Environment Manager) to run on the Raspi... I'm guessing I'd need it to
run Dos (PC's Disk Operating System) or Tos (Atari ST The Operating
System, or some claim Tramiel Operating System) first. Wow... if I
could get FreeTos to run.
It starts with a calibration screen. So it is now I plug in my Apple
adb keyboard & mouse via a USB adapter, it all works fine. Going
through the calibration I have no real idea of what to select, so just
left most things as they are. I set the location, but couldn't get my
head around the date time.
So I get to the GUI (Graphical User Interface). It's ok. It's slow to
respond to mouse clicks. It clearly expected me to have a mouse with
more than one button, but my mouse only has one button... can I hold
shift & click???
Debian Linux is not very informative. Debian Linux is not what I would
call intuitive to browse. I need a "Mycomputer" desktop icon, in order
to file broswe (Yeah yeah, I know theres some dumb file browse thing,
but can I open two? & I guess I'll get used to what's there, but
it's not clear.
ran a game, mainly to check the sound, is the sound working??? i have
got no idea, no idea at all.
havn't connected via ethernet cable yet, so we'll see the web browser,
probably wait until my son is back at school, as having a long cable
trailing invites accidents.
Some nice little games, looking forward to having a go with some