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by Void Main
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: How to install Linux on an old Toshiba m70 laptop?
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: How to install Linux on an old Toshiba m70 laptop?

What did you use to burn the disc? It sounds like it wasn't closed properly at the end of writing. XP should be able to see it, especially if it has no problem reading other DVDs.
by Void Main
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Void's Forums Appreication
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Void's Forums Appreication

Apparently I haven't been running it too well. Been too busy surfing all the junk food web sites. :)
by Void Main
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Linux Core
Topic: What was your first Linux kernel version?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: What was your first Linux kernel version?

1992 for me.
by Void Main
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Linux Core
Topic: What was your first Linux kernel version?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: What was your first Linux kernel version?

I voted 0.0.1 although it probably was a version shorty after that that I first used. I remember it was a LOOOONG time before 1.0 came out (years) and it was a huge deal when it finally went 1.0. It only ran on a boot and root floppy disk when I started with it.
by Void Main
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Raspbian

There are a million videos on YouTube about it. I actually only hooked a monitor up to it just to see what it looked like but I just use ssh.
by Void Main
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Raspbian

Oh, that was just a simple few lines in a shell script using the gpio command. e.g:

Turn a pin on send a 1, turn it off send a 0:

/usr/bin/gpio mode 7 output
/usr/bin/gpio write 7 1
by Void Main
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Raspbian

Here's a couple of hours of fiddling right after I got it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB2DklWk9Dg
by Void Main
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Raspbian

On the power strip that I added the Pi Zero to I just ssh in and set up a cron job to turn the lights on and off every day at the times I want. On an Arduino I would have to write a program and hook a cable up to it and upload the program. I can also control it from a web page, or a phone app. It's ...
by Void Main
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Raspbian

I was thinking about some sort of CNC device (like a plotter). I also have an Arduino that I picked up several years ago. It has "some" advantages over a Pi (analog GPIO pins) but overall a Pi is way more powerful.
by Void Main
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Fedora 28
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Fedora 28

It looks like I haven't been keeping up with these posts. Of course I've been upgrading to every new release as they come out but there really isn't a reason to continue posting. Usually everything is uneventful. Linux is pretty much mainstream and easy these days. :) I haven't been visiting the for...
by Void Main
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Raspbian

I picked up a few Raspberry Pi devices a couple of weeks ago and have been playing around with them. These things are friggin' awesome! I ordered all kinds of gadgets to hook up to them and play around. I have 2 of the Zero Ws and 1 3 B+. I modified a power strip with a relay and a Pi Zero and can c...
by Void Main
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sorry I've been MIA - Where I've been...
Replies: 6
Views: 6891

Re: Sorry I've been MIA - Where I've been...

Congrats Calum! Wow, been a long time since I've been on here. :) Not only did we have that race team but my son won his class for the season and I came in 2nd in my class in the championship this past race season: Here's a picture of me and my son (my son is in front and I'm behind him): http://kna...
by Void Main
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hurray for xyle_one and Basher52
Replies: 7
Views: 7410

Re: Hurray for xyle_one and Basher52

Just part of it. :) The other part is hosted on my phone. :)
by Void Main
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sorry I've been MIA - Where I've been...
Replies: 6
Views: 6891

Sorry I've been MIA - Where I've been...

Been busy lately. My son and I are planning on doing a race clinic this Saturday and getting our race licenses. I am planning a father/son race team for next year. Here are a few pictures of us from a recent weekend at the track: Me: http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/i/track/green.jpg http://voidmain.is...
by Void Main
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hurray for xyle_one and Basher52
Replies: 7
Views: 7410

Re: Hurray for xyle_one and Basher52

Damn, I forgot this place existed. :)