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Gearing up for tomorrow

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by AquaAnalogue, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. AquaAnalogue

    AquaAnalogue Member

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    Are there any suggestions for what I should absolutely, positively do first with my new Pandora (as in, before I turn it on or immediately before doing anything normal with it)? I'm planning to take it out of the box, plug it in, wait 10 minutes, put in my SD cards, turn it on, and proceed to not go outdoors for most of an entire week. Or perhaps I can go there, and take my Pandora, as it is the first non-MP3-player device I will have that has a battery life longer than 2 hours.


    I have read the wiki's First Time Use guide; does anyone suggest anything in addition?
     
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  2. Caine

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    Don't forget to scratch your stylus on a piece of paper to rub of the excess paint.
     
  3. alerino

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    after opening pandora's box, close your eyes for 60 seconds, take deep breathes and say goodbye to your old self. You'll be entering a whole new level of life. :D


    1. have your pandora folders ready and populated (desktop, menu, apps and mmenu)


    2. if you intend to play MAME, have your ROMS already updated to specific pandora romset (0.37b5 and 0.106)


    3. learn some useful unix/linux commands: sudo, mv, cp, rm, mkdir, rmdir, dmesg, mount, ifconfig, iwconfig, lsusb etc, and how to output them to a txt file (dmesg > /media/yoursdcard/dmesg.txt), in case you need help here at the forums


    4. RTFM and the WIKI :D
     
  4. Blue Protoman

    Blue Protoman Well-Known Member

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    Remember to install the Community Codec Pack!
     
  5. AquaAnalogue

    AquaAnalogue Member

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    Thank you all for your contributions. I already know Linux commands and got the Codec Pack... I had forgotten, however, about "writing" on paper with the stylus; thanks!


    I'll have to do that 60 seconds thing... after I plug it in.
     
  6. Prometheus

    Prometheus Well-Known Member

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    What do you need? What should you do? Play anything Mega Man, of course! :p


    Ok, seriously, though, a preliminary check of the tweaks thread in the Support section, in case you encounter any of the issues (some of which can be fairly common for new users to run into) or want to make any of the tweaks listed, would probably be a good idea.
     
  7. freamon

    freamon Active Member

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    The wiki's 10 minute thing is out of date. They power it up once before they send it to you now, so it'll take you straight to the set-up dialogue.
     
  8. Link

    Link ithic.com

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    Headphones or quality earbuds.
     
  9. Blue Protoman

    Blue Protoman Well-Known Member

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    Bought from Link. ^ :)


    A wonderful shop; I eagerly await my SD cards!
     
  10. AquaAnalogue

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    I'd buy some if I were in the market. You've got my word; when I get a steady source of income I'm buying a hard case from your shoppe. :)


    This community reminds me of It's A Wonderful Life somehow. Everyone helping each other out and pulling together to keep OPT and people like Link in business. I never thought I'd be a part of something so beautiful.


    ... UPS hasn't touched my package since 12:12 this morning, EST. What the hell, guys... I'd understand, because of it being Sunday-- if the 12:12 scan wasn't a departure, less than 6 hours from its destination. :/
     
  11. ChaosWarmech

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    Masturbate and/or procreate, because you won't have time to for at least a month.
     
  12. cinaed666

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    good luck friend, I'll be joining you soon :p
     
  13. AquaAnalogue

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    *in Trekkie Monster voice* hmm.... but what do you think i do... WITH pandora....


    I love Avenue Q.... relevant:


    EDIT: spoiler tag; possible NSFW title/subject but the actual content is fine

     
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  14. SONY

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    I'm rooting for you and excited for you, AA. :)
     
  15. ChaosWarmech

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    If your dick is a USB port then I'm extremely jealous. And I was singing that song to myself just a couple days ago.
     

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