Downloaded the Lite version of the new Noob 1.3 raspberry pi image.
Things i like: Super fast download and super fast copy to SD card. Basically your just getting the NOOB software and NO images. So if you didn’t want to use the raw image or you like the NOOB bootup options but you only want ONE iso type, this is a nice way to go and is probably faster than the full NOOB download. The multiboot options is super nice too. I haven’t checked to see how much space it gives each os, but as the video below shows it JUST WORKS. So instead of swapping out a bunch of SD cards to try different setups you can have one big card and just choose what you want. Really great. Also, you will obviously always have the most up to date ISO.
What i didnt like: Really really long time to download and install. No way to choose from where you are getting images when you download. I think if speed in setting up is important to you, using lite is NOT the way to go. Your basically trading time for convenience.
Overall i like the new setup and will probably use it from now on mainly as I will no longer have to keep track of and download the most recent images.
#Login to the raspberry from the console. (Ok i guess you could do all the installing from ssh, but you will want to be at the console for the final command)
#Start up the gui session
#Open a web browser to http://pi.minecraft.net and copy the link to the download file.
#Open terminal window
#unzip that thing
- sudo tar -zxvf mine<tab will auto-fill the file name you downloaded>
#Look for the new folder name
#Go into the new folder
#Start the game
Go play some free minecraft!
Setting up your Pi to connect to wireless AP’s can be a pain at times. wicd-curses is a nice command line program to get this going for you easily. Only issue i have found so far is it doesn’t seem to like accessing the network on both eth0 and wlan0 at the same time. Meaning if your eth0 is on a different subnet than the AP you are connecting to, you will immediately lose connection to your putty session when you tell it to connect to the AP. Other than that, really cool.
#Update and Upgrade your Pi first
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get upgrade -y
- sudo apt-get install -y wicd-curses
#you should see available wifi ssids. Options are listed at the bottom. If you just highlight and hit enter it should connect you right up. I recommend hitting P and adjusting preferences, like auto connect so it reconnects after a reboot.
wicd-curses man page
This is my personal experience in getting the Edimax EW-7811Un running with my AT&T Uverse Router.
#Shutdown and insert Edimax wifi usb
#Check for usb device connections
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface wlan0 inet manual
iface default inet dhcp
#Add SSID and Password
#or WPA or whatever security your router is using
#If you are not sure if your device can see the network or you want to confirm the spelling/case of the ssid, use the following command to scan local wifi networks
#Raspberry’s included drivers should work. But to upgrade to latest:
#Do a final reboot and check for Ip address
# Install Audio
sudo apt-get -y install alsa-utils mpg321 lame
sudo modprobe snd-bcm2835
# Set audio output to analog (0=auto, 1=analog, 2=HDMI)
# in this example the “1” is the option you would change to 2 if you wanted to use the HDMI jack
sudo amixer cset numid=3 1
# Test Audio
speaker-test -t sine -f 440 -c 2 -s 1
#Install MPD and MPC audio players
sudo apt-get install -y mpd mpc
sudo service mpd stop
sudo chmod -R g+w /var/lib/mpd
sudo chmod -R g+w /var/run/mpd
#remove bind to address
sudo nano /etc/mpd.conf
#Find the line that says bind_to_address “localhost”, and put a # in front of it or remove the entire line
sudo shutdown -r now