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    Retrocomputing site on StackExchamge

    I guess this may be of interest to a few people here, either as a source of information, or as somewhere to share your knowledge. http://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com/ is in beta, aimed at vintage-computer hobbyists interested in restoring, preserving, and using the classic computer and...
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    Home/Heating monitoring and automation

    Apologies if this is already discussed somewhere else - I thought I'd seen some posts, but can't find them now. Could well have been on another forum... Basic idea is to improve on the control mechanism for my heat pump which thinks I want very hot water 24/7, get better logging of efficiency...
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    confirmed shipping vs order date

    I guess this is a vain attempt, but how about a thread for ONLY posting your confirmed order date when you receive shipping confirmation. (and only really if it is more recent than the last previous post, or that seems far out of sequence). That will show people how production is progressing...
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    Unable to login after Disable Wifi

    So before getting on the plane this morning, I go into the start-up settings and set wifi not to start on boot. Seems OK. Shutdown, and board... Now, when I boot into xfce, I get a login screen (was set to auto-login), and password request. If I enter these, I just end up with the login prompt...
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    Blank screen after rebooting

    It seems that when I reboot using the 'reboot' command (including the one that the hotfix does), my pandora reboots, but does not start an xfce session. The power switch is responsive (LEDs go on and off properly) but it does not connect to wifi (so no chance to debug there by ssh). I have to do...
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    WiFi tethering

    So in a previous universe I mentioned that tethering to the Froyo 2.2 wifi hotspot did not work. Now trying again (HF4-b2 + WiFi driver update), I can confirm it does work (at least with security disabled). Currently downloading the beta3 HF using mobile data and wifi whilst charging phone and...
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    X Not Loading

    So, I've tried swapping back to my nearly new HF4 beta which was on the nand, but the boot seems to hang when it tries to load X, with a blank screen (but backlight is on) I booted to a prompt using this: setenv bootargs ubi.mtd=4 ubi.mtd=3 root=ubi0:rootfs rootfstype=ubifs rw...
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    Beta Gmpc Beta

    Well, that took longer than I planned. https://sites.google.com/site/tshpandorastuff/file-cabinet/gmpc0.20.0.pnd?attredirects=0&d=1 This is the latest gmpc (0.20.0) together with mpd borrowed from the ommpc which Coder Tim has packaged. I also added a scrobbler client, and tried to include some...
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    Howto: Sd Card Recovery

    Yay. Just recovered my SD card which got Panda-mangled. This was a 16GB card, formatted FAT32, which lost it's partition table (and either the names were cached, or it really did gain the LABEL of my other which is EXT2). Having little to loose, I re-created the partition table using ubutu...
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    Porting Guide

    It seems everyone making PNDs already knows how to sort out an app so it can find things like shared libraries. There is a reasonable amount of discussion about how the PND should store data and such, but any obvious pointers for build configs? Maybe GMPC is a too ambitious start - but I thought...
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    Buiilding The Kernel

    So, I follow the instructions on the wiki: http://pandorawiki.org/Kernel_build_instructions It seems to build, but doesn't actually boot up past loading xfce. At which point, I think - probably not, but I did git checkout --track -b pandora-27-omap1 origin/pandora-27-omap1 whatever that does...
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    Music Players Supporting Libraries

    Is Exaile the only music player which is packaged so far that supports music libraries? I have been trying to do some battery life tests, and it seems to have a memory leak (dies after an hour or two). I tried the others that I could find, and they all seemto be just playlist based... Have I...
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    New Guides

    So, assuming that the wiki is an easier place to locate documentation and the forum is good for discussion, here is a plea for anyone writing a guide to add them to the wiki, and notify here that it is done. Or transfer things which have already been written here. I'm not sure how to categorise...
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