Raspberry Pi

Luke Yelavich themuso at ubuntu.com
Sun Sep 18 22:23:20 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 03:42:38AM EST, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 09/15/11 10:56, David Goldfield wrote:
> >Hi.  Has anyone on this list done any investigation into the
> >new Raspberry Pi computer?  I'm wondering how accessible this
> >thing could be with the right software installed. I'm very
> >intrigued by this project.
> I too am interested by this project.  However, as best I can tell it
> has an ARM processor running at 700MHz and 128MB or 256MB of RAM.
> Running a GUI *and* access-software might be a bit tight. However,
> if you're comfortable at the command-line, one might be able to skip
> the GUI and just use a Speakup kernel or something like "yasr" for
> accessible console access.  From what I gather, the "A" model is $25
> and has the 128MB of RAM but lacks networking while the "B" model
> costs $5-10 more but has a 10/100 wired network adapter and 256MB of
> RAM.  To get wireless, it sounds like one might need to go with a
> USB wifi adapter.

Its also worth noting that the CPU of this machine does not support the armv7 instruction set, which is what Ubuntu uses, so you will have to use the Debian armel port on this hardware. Afaik Debian is also working on an armef port, which will also not work on the CPU in this device.


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