RISC OS, The Incline (was RISC OS, The Decline)

RISC OS, The Incline (was RISC OS, The Decline)

Post by David R La » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 01:06:19


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[snip]


Thanks Ben for this. Your information should be posted on the ROOL
website for others interested in getting a Beagle Board.

I have just ordered a BB from Digi-Key.

One of the websites you mention, says that the monitor should be
a DVI-D one, but I have only analogue monitors. Will analogue
monitors not work?

Dave Lane

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Post by Eric Rucke » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 02:53:28


> "Ben Avi<on" wro>e:> >
> > On Thu, 01 Apr 2010 13:03:22 +0100, David R La>e>lt; > > < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >co.uk> wr>te>
>
> [s>ip>
> >>> > > > By the way, I am interested in buying a BB (Beagle Board). I >a>e> > > > seen the Digi-Key website. Are they the only firm selling th> >B> > > > or are there others, especially if in the UK or Europe? Are t>e>e> > > > any accessories one should purchase with the BB or is it bes> >o> > > > buy them loca>ly> >>
> > The official Beagleboard currently has 5 suppliers, as liste> >n
> > http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;uy> >>
> > * DigiKey (the original and the one I >s>d)
> > * Mouser (also US->a>ed)
> > * IDA Systems >I>dia)
> > * Spark>u> (US)
> > * Special Compu>in> >US)
>
> > These are supplied just as boards - you'd typically need to buy a >e> extra
> > bits and pieces - see fo> >xample
> > http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;pi>g>ist
>
> > At a minimum you'd want a 5V power supply, an SD card to boot from> > video
> > cable (HDMI at the board, and either DVI or HDMI to match your mon>t>r/TV),
> > USB hub, keyboard and mouse, and probably audio cabl>s>and a > > USB-t>->thernet
> > adaptor. It should be cheaper to buy all of these locally than>t> import
> > them fro> t>e>USA.
>
> > EBVElektronik, a pan-European company, manufacture their own Bea>l>boards,
> > and are distinguished by the use of a blue PCB. They sell along>w>th them
> > with a useful kit of parts to get >ou>g>ing.
>
> > There are also other related boards supported by RISC OS 5 a> p>e>ent:
>
> > * DevKit8>0> (China)
> > * IG>Pv> >Spain)
>
> > These are slightly more advanced boards - they include on-boa>d>Ethernet,
> > for example. The Touchbook is a cased computer also b>s>d on the > > >eagleboard
> > and is now shipping in small numbers - though I'm not sure >f>anyone has
> > managed to run RISC OS on>it>j>s> yet.
>
> > > For the avoidance of doubt, I promise to run RISC OS>o> >y BB and
> > > only occasionally Linux and never Micro$oft Window$ (>S >p>lling).
>
> > Don't worry, Windows can't run on a Beagleboard (except Window> >E which is
> > actually a completely d>ff>r>nt OS)>
> > Ben
>
> Thanks Ben for this. Your information should be poste> on the ROOL
> website for others interested in getting a >ea>le Board.
>
> I have just ordered a BB f>om>Digi-Key.
>
> One of the websites you mention, says that the moni>or should be
> a DVI-D one, but I have only analogue monitors. >ill analogue
> monit>rs>not work?
>> >>Dave >ane
>
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It only provides a digital output. CRTs won't work here, and the very
cheapest of LCDs won't, either.

 
 
 

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Post by new » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 03:16:32

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Feel free to add this stuff to our wiki - that's the reason why our site is
editable by anyone.

Ta,

Steve

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Post by Dave Higto » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 04:09:34

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I feel like I'm volunteering for this job...

... but how do I /add/ a wiki page? I can see how to edit one that's
already there, but I can't see how to add a new one.

Dave
 
 
 

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Post by John-Mark » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 04:12:07

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Higto » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 04:12:45

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... alright, it's in the small print in front of me...

Starter guide for BB owners coming up.

Dave
 
 
 

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Post by druc » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 04:59:54


[Snip 52 lines of previous messages which are irrelevant]


[Snip 7 lines of signature which should never be quoted]


Can you see how short and tidy the your post can be after snipping, and
how much easier that makes it for everyone to read?

---druck
 
 
 

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Post by Dave Higto » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 05:46:30

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First cut is up at
https://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/pages/How+to+get+started+with+a+BeagleBoard

I'm sure it can be improved. As it's a wiki, anyone can do it; or
you can let me know what you think needs doing and I'll have another
go.

I'll probably add the little bit about getting the Ethernet interface
going, over the weekend.

Dave
 
 
 

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Post by Eric Rucke » Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:24:23


[Snip pedantic whining that was more of a waste of bytes than my
overquoting]

Occasionally, people do get slightly lazy every now and then, and the
service that I use to read Usenet automatically collapses quotes.

That said, I normally do snip. Not as much, or in the manner that I
just did, but if you have to be all snippy about it...

Now, weren't we talking about RISC OS?
 
 
 

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Post by new » Wed, 14 Apr 2010 01:52:37

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Good work, thanks Dave.

Steve

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Post by Dave Higto » Wed, 14 Apr 2010 04:26:42

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My pleasure.

I need to update it. Hopefully I'll still have some energy before
bedtime tonight.

At the moment, I see myself as keeping a high public profile for
the porting work and for the new platforms. It's not the way I
wanted to help, but it seems to be having a small positive effect.

Dave
 
 
 

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Post by James Peac » Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:26:08


Probably worth mentioning that the beagleboard's 5V supply is only +/-
0.2V according to the C4 reference manual, at least I think that is
what it says.

I checked a few '5V DC' supplies I had with a meter and none of them
were within that range. They weren't loaded, however I didn't want to
risk it.

I'm currently powering it from the Iyonix via the OTG port and using a
powered USB hub with the host port.

There is also lots of warnings in the manual about not connecting a
display with the beagleboard powered up.

James
 
 
 

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Post by davehigto » Wed, 14 Apr 2010 16:07:31


> > DaveH<gton< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >.com> wro>e:> >> > >> Starter guide for BB owners coming >p.> >
> > First cut is up>a>
> >https://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/pages/How+to+get+star>e>
> > +with+a+BeagleBo>rd> >
> > I'm sure it can be improved. s it's a wiki, anyone can do it;>o>
> > you can let me know what you think needs doing and I'll have anot>e>
> > >o.> >
> Probably worth mentioning that the beagleboard's 5V supply is only >/-
> 0.2V according to the C4 reference manual, at least I think that>is
> what it sa>s.> >
> I checked a few '5V DC' supplies I had with a meter and none of t>em
> were within that range. They weren't loaded, however I didn't want>to
> risk it.

It's not unusual for a regulated supply to be a bit high when not
loaded>

> I'm currently powering it from the Iyonix via the OTG port and usin> a
> powered USB hub with the host po>t.> >
> There is also lots of warnings in the manual about not connectin> a
> display with the beagleboard powered up.

That's a very good point - thanks! I must update the wiki. I can't
do it tonight, though, as I have an SAUG meeting.

Dave
 
 
 

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Post by davehigto » Wed, 14 Apr 2010 20:43:10


Just added the warning this lunchtime.

Dave
 
 
 

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Post by Grahame Pa » Wed, 14 Apr 2010 21:13:11

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I assume this means connecting/disconnecting a monitor directly
to/from the beagleboard with one/both powered up - but is safe if this
happens via a KVM. I have a DVI KVM, so this is a requiement for me.

Sounds like the original Archimedes - didn't that have a similar
issue?

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