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RE: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: DIY Power supply for Rasberry Pi

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  • Kutche, Jerry (Mitchell) USA
    Hi Steve... No problem.. Sorry did not mean to inply anything other then sharing the info.. I never had an issue with your post, just thought you may have
    Message 1 of 34 , Mar 18, 2013
      Hi Steve... No problem..  Sorry did not mean to inply anything other then sharing the info..  I never had an issue with your post, just thought you may have been expecting too much for $35.. I never had an issue with any of mine working right out of the box, once I programmed an SD card, followed the tested hardware list and other such info.. . Besides where is the learning in them if they were perfect... I know a lot of kids who worked thru any short comings they saw and enjoy these to this day..
      You started no flame war.. My post was simply to send information I felt may have been unknown.. No offense intended..  Just wanted you to know why things maybe the way they are.
      My two boys were building their own PC when they were each 4 years old.. A requirement to use one in my house, as their own.. These were not store bought, appliances these were cases, motherboards, Hard drives, Floppy drives.. NO CD yet did not exist.. Ram Chips power supplies etc. all having to be assembled and configured, hard drives had to be partitioned and formatted OS (Dos) at the time had to be loaded.  I gave them the parts and a book Repairing and Programming PCs 6th edition I think) and they each had a PC running games by the next day.. At that time I knew of few PC shops that could do that in a day...
      I even taught my wife to repair PC which she does to this day.. Every time she had an issue I told her I was busy ask the kids, or read the book.. :)
      See I work a lot did not want to spend a lot of time fixing little and even major PC issues.. even for the wife and kids.. :)
      I think with proper information Kids can surprise and surpass their predecessors..  they are a spunge for learning... I know I was repairing TVs for extra cash when I was 6... The old Tube and even hybrid TVs.. Way back in the late 60s to about 1980.. I taught myself.. As a kid with his own Color TV in our neighborhood.. My dad loved sports I loved Cartoons one TV was not getting it. lol
      Have agoo day.. :)

      Jerry Kutche
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      From: Stephen Farthing [mailto:squirrox@...]
      Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 1:40 PM
      To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: DIY Power supply for Rasberry Pi


      The last thing I wanted to do is to start a flame war. However if someone is aiming a product at kids, who have little funds or to schools who are also cash strapped, I think that the product should work, out of the box. Which in a lot of cases it doesn't. And if it doesn't work the amount of technical knowledge to get it going is way beyond the the average child or parent or teacher on this side of the pond. (I don't consider hams to be average BTW).  I also play with Ti Launchpads and Arduinos both of which actually do work out of the box, however they are somewhat simpler than the Pi. 

      Anyway, the Pi is what it is and it's time to get it to work. So thats enough from me on the matter. 

      73s Steve

      On 18 March 2013 16:11, Kutche, Jerry (Mitchell) USA <JKutche@...> wrote:

      Rememebr the intent behind the RPi...
      It was designed for KIDS...  You know little people with little funds.. :)


      That should in a nutshell put it into perspective..

      Also a lot more info here on the basic's of the Pi..


      73 Jerry N9LYA


      From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Stephen
      Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:36 AM
      To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com

      Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: DIY Power supply for Rasberry Pi


      Hi Everyone,

      Thanks for the comments. I guess having been badly bitten by many attempts with LInux in the past I should have delved into the support forums before parting with my money.

      > First, you shouldn't have to "get the right hub". There ARE known issues with USB. Read through this thread at raspberrypi.org. Different types of devices transfer data differently over USB.

      Absolutely agree. I shouldn't have to get the right hub. Any hub should work! Or the good people at RPi should provide a list of hubs which work. Having read the the thread about the known issues it seems the world of Linux support has not changed much. As delivered it sort of works with a subset of hardware, and there is a happy band of enthusiasts trying to fix the bugs most of which should have been caught by testing before it was released. Anyway, probably not the right forum to raise this. I used to be a professional software developer in the defence industry so may be I am expecting a bit to much!

      > When you get the right hub, everything works. I tested 87 different wlan and 27 different aircard devices in my latest remix image projects with no issue.
      > I posted here hours ago on this subject when it first canme up with no result on here.
      > Moderator please check the spam folder?
      > Adrian ... vk4tux

      Adrian, I would love to see your list. Any chance you could email me it if it does not appear here?

      73s Steve

    • John Wiseman
      Adrian, Thanks, but I ve already tried that one. What software are you using with the SCS Tracker? - maybe it gets round the driver problem somehow. John _____
      Message 34 of 34 , Mar 19, 2013
        Thanks, but I've already tried that one.
        What software are you using with the SCS Tracker? - maybe it gets round the driver problem somehow.

        From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Adrian
        Sent: 19 March 2013 12:21
        To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] LinBPQ with SCS Tracker (and other USB issues)


        Sorry yes I see your situation, try;


        Use a good quality fast card with this; 8GB @ 20mb/s at least recommended, the fc17 dstar images were only
        containing the packages required.

        Adrian ... vk4tux

        -----Original Message-----
        From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@...>
        Reply-to: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
        To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] LinBPQ with SCS Tracker (and other USB issues)
        Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:09:52 -0000

          Adrian,   Where can I get that?   I tried the latest I could find on your site - remixautodstarR3.img.zip - and it crashed as soon as I tried to access the Tracker.   73, John  

        From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Adrian
        Sent: 18 March 2013 11:29
        To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
        Cc: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] LinBPQ with SCS Tracker (and other USB issues)

          The fedora remix kernel-devel  linux & netxen firmware  is outstanding with these devices  since fc17.

        Adrian ... vk4tux

        ----Original Message-----R
        eply-to: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com

        Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] LinBPQ with SCS Tracker (and other USB issues)
        Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:16:28 -0000

          The latest Kernel seems to fix the problem where the Raspberry PI hangs as soon as any attempt is made to access an SCS Tracker TNC.(a USB device) Linux pi1 3.6.11+ #393 PREEMPT Fri Mar 8 16:36:28 GMT 2013 armv6l 

        As a general point, anyone how has issues with USB devices should make sure they are running the latest Kernel - a lot of fixes have been made to the USB subsystem.

        73, de John G8BPQ

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