What an amazing device- a mini-computer, the size of a credit card, and only for CAD$43! Here are the things I've done on my Raspberry Pi so far:
When you boot up, you're presented with a blue screen where you can configure your settings:
Checked out the Raspbian GUI:
I also sshed in via my mac:
I also installed MAME and Neogeo:
- Installed Raspbian "Wheezy" (which is an OS) into my SD Card:
- Configure your keyboard, expand rootfs (expand root file system to enable spare SD card space), configure the timezone
- You can reconfigure everything later using the command "sudo raspi-config"
- Always shutdown the device using the command "sudo shutdown -h now" to avoid accidentally corrupting your SD card
- Run the command "sudo apt-get install vim"
- Input the command "xstart"
- Midori is pretty slow (you'll need a different browser to view videos online)
- Some of the python games don't work for some weird reason
- Plugin an ethernet cable to your Raspberry Pi (or share your network using your laptop)
- Input the command "ifconfig" to get the ip address of your Raspberry Pi
- Input the command "ssh firstname.lastname@example.org" in your laptop, replacing the IP with the Raspberry Pi's IP
- You'll get the message "The authenticity of the host can't be verified, etc". Type "yes".
- You'll be asked for a password, which is "raspberry" by default
- You should be able to access your Raspberry Pi device using your laptop!
- For mame, follow the instructions here. Note that you should be placing your game roms (which is just a zip file; you shouldn't need to unzip it) in the following folder : /home/pi/.advance/rom
- I actually had a SIGSEGV error when I installed the binaries from the given link. If that happens to you, get the MAME binary from here instead.
- For installing Neogeo, I'll create a separate post because the whole process was far more tedious.