[BALU] hey linux beer nerds, look!

Ralph mylistid at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 11 14:44:59 CDT 2012

>> Anyone else playing with the Pi?

I am. It's a cool little board.  I got mine at MCM Electronics.

I've got it running with wifi and a swap file on a 1 GB usb stick and 
another 64 GB usb stick for storage.

The one drawback, for me, is that vlc runs poorly on it. From what I 
understand, vlc needs to be modified to use the gpu for hardware 
acceleration. I'm hoping that will be done soon since I use vlc for 
streaming and that would make it simple for me.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hill, Patrick D." <PDHill at southernco.com>
To: <members at lists.bham-lug.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [BALU] hey linux beer nerds, look!

>I picked up a Raspberry Pi<http://www.raspberrypi.org/> about a month ago,
>but I haven't done much with it yet.  It is $42 shipped from Newark/Element
>14, and it's just bigger than a pack of playing cards.  My son was
>impressed after I typed 'startx' and this little card became a 'real
>computer'.  Anyone else playing with the Pi?
> -Patrick
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