Starting with Arch Linux

Pretty much everything I have done with my Raspberry Pi boards so far has either used the Raspbian Linux operating system, or my own “bare metal” code. From time to time I have been a bit frustrated with some of the choices in Raspbian, such as the difficulty in building device drivers. I have also …

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At last, direct ethernet connection

It all started when I took a hurried bag full of Raspberry Pi-related bits and bobs to Norwich, and then spent over an hour trying to get a simple network connection working between my laptop and the Raspberry Pi. Ever since then I have been looking for a way to quickly and simply connect the …

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Raspberry Pi as a node in a loose network of devices

The more I think about it, the more fascinating the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi become. It occupies a really interesting spot between traditional embedded controllers like Arduino, pics and the like at one end, and “proper” computers at the other. It has enough GPIO to do some of the things the embedded controllers can …

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MUDs, federation and multiple Raspberry Pi boards

As I have mentioned a couple of times recently that I have been enjoying playing the Raspberry-Pi-hosted “Alternate Universe” MUD (AU). As well as bringing back all sorts of happy memories it has prompted me to think about possibilities for using a Raspberry Pi as more than just a generic Linux server. Not that using …

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Raspberry Pi USB WiFi working at last

A few days ago I got a bit cross with myself while trying unsuccessfully to get a wi-fi network connection working with Raspbian Wheezy. I guess I must have rushed into it, because I obviously didn’t look in the right places. However, in my defence it seems that sometimes changes to the configuration don’t always …

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