Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] NEWBIE: FROM SW MIAMI, FL LOOKING FOR MENTOR.
- Good morning Ray and thank you.
I've been trying to install now, for over 20 hours Debian on Virtual Box on my Win 7 64Bit computer, without success.
I know I'm doing something dumb, probably a han gup from Windows...
I will be going to the bookstore or researching something on Kindle or B&N...
Thank you for your interest.
On 03/28/2013 9:57 PM, Ray Wells wrote:
I've already seen the offer from Charley k4gbb to help you and, you'll be in very good hands.
Can I suggest that you grab one basic book that you can refer to from time to time. When I started with Linux about 1992/93 I bought Unix for Dummies (there wasn't a Linux for Dummies back then and Linux is VERY closely related to Unix). I found that such a basic book in "simple speak" was a great help. I also had an experienced Unix/Linux user available on the telephone for when I couldn't sort it out myself. I didn't have Internet back then so no Google :-(
Linux can be very frustrating at times but it's worth the effort to be using an o/s that is so much more useful and flexible than Windoze.
Good luck with it.
On 28/03/13 22:37, k4lcd@... wrote:
Should be receiving my Pi tomorrow (already in the mail).
I've been a licensed Amateur for more than 50 years, somewhat literate as a user of Windows and been involved with SDR now for almost ten years.
Would like help learning Linux, about Linux Debian and the opportunities of using the R-Pi and its practical applications with Ham Radio.
I live near the MDC Kendall Campus.
Sincerely and 73
Juan / K4LCD
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- Good morning Paul and Greetings from Florida!
I tried the suggestions in those "Google Links" and read all the debate, which I suggest you also do. It does NOT work... All those millions of hits means mean that there are NEWBIES like me, from SW Miami trying to get to watch youtube videos on the Pi. Google has NOT been the Linux MENTOR that I have been looking for.
Are you watching and listening youtube videos on your pi? If you are, why don't you share with us how you are doing it?
Regards and 73
On 04/22/2013 12:00 AM, pmooney22 wrote:
I took up the 'google it' challenge.
For 'sound on the Raspberry Pi' I got nearly 7 million hits, including (for example):
For 'playing youtube videos on raspberry pi' I got over 9 million hits, including:
(install whitey & youtube-dl, then run youtube-dl)
For 'software defined radio raspberry pi' I get over 100,000 pages, many using the RPi for wspr.
Hope this helps
--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, "JUAN A. GRANADOS" <juangranados@...> wrote:
> Thank you Jeff!
> I am am an Extra FCC Radio Amateur and also and also the holder and
> operator of an Experimental FCC License to operate in MF and LF.
> I made the original posting. I Am the NEWBIE FROM SW MIAMI after
> purchasing the Pi for two reasons:
> 1. to try to learn the Linux OS. I tried to install Debian on Virtual
> Box on my Windows 7 machine, and I am stuck in the install page... in
> the process I messed up (erased) a 250GB external HDD while trying to do
> the install.
> 2. with curiosity about possible applications of the Pi in my
> experiments in the MF and LF bands and in SDR Software defined Radio.
> I also tried to make the Pi do as many things as possible with what I do
> with the Windows 7 OS machine, Internet, word processing, etc. I NEVER
> was able to get sound out of it, nor watch a youtube film, although
> connected via HDMI to my monitor. Succeeded in connecting to network via
> wifi usb dongle and using keyboard/mouse via usb wifi dongle.
> Everyone here tells you about ..."google it"... but where are the real
> So the Pi, is just another curious gadget which , maybe someday will
> have use.
> Thanks all!
> Juan /K4LCD - WF2XXQ
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