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.¬† This is a¬†fantastic read to explore its vast possibilities. 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 …

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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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