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How to order

Raspberry Pi have entered into licensed manufacture partnerships with two British companies, Premier Farnell and RS Components. They’ll be manufacturing and distributing the devices on our behalf, and handling the distribution of our first batches as they arrive in the country.

This means that here in Australia, they will be sold by "Element 14"...  A direct link to the ordering page is below

http://au.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185

Peripheral information

Broadcom, who make the BCM2835, the SoC at the heart of the Raspberry Pi, have produced an abbreviated datasheet describing the ARM peripherals in the chip.
If you’re wanting to port your own operating system or just want to understand the Linux kernel sources, this is the document for you.



The Magazine (MagPi)


Setting the keyboard correctly

It should come as no suprise, but the default config of the keyboard is setup for the UK.
To set your keyboard config, you will need to edit the file /etc/default/keyboard so that it is now
XKBMODEL=”pc105”
XKBLAYOUT=”us”
XKBVARIANT=””
XKBOPTIONS=””

BACKSPACE=”guess”

Ninja-IDE

This now available in the repository

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install ninja-ide

You can fetch the latest from the git repository

git clone git://github.com/ninja-ide/ninja-ide.git

To make it easier to launch we can add a desktop icon.   Create a file on the desktop called ninja-ide.desktop and add the following.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Ninja IDE
Comment=Integrated DeveLopment Environment for Python
Exec=/usr/share/ninja-ide/ninja-ide.py
Icon=/usr/share/ninja-ide/img/icon.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Development;
StartupNotify=true


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Chris Martin,
6 Mar 2012, 04:35