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VP9KS

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So I finally bit the bullet and bought a Raspberry Pi. I haven't received it yet, but I plan to use Slackware. Having no experience with arm processors, it should be a hoot. I will try to document my journey in this thread. Film at eleven.:rolleyes:

Happy Trails
Paul
 


captain-sensible

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it would be interesting to see how you get on. I once had a go to do with EDU 3rd world. I could accept the concept that it helps if a child/student can actually see the motherboard that they are using. i've still got 2 PI's sitting in Ghana . I did find the experience of the cpu capacity similar trying to ride a moped up a 1 in 3 hill though
 

HuMJohn

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Hey Paul, I have three Pi's here, a 3b, a 3b+ and a Pi 4. Right now the Pi 4 is my local NAS for my LAN, and the two Pi 3b's are just sitting around, just to tinker with, now and then.
FWIW: I had Slackware Current and Slackware Stable running on these things. You should get a kick on setting your Pi up and then running it.
 

Alexzee

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Thanks, mate. I ordered the 4gb version of the Pi 4, so I won't need to use the memory gimmick, I hope. Time will tell. I was looking at the SARpi project web site last night. Some good info there also.
You're welcome-
 

VP9KS

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Hey Paul, I have three Pi's here, a 3b, a 3b+ and a Pi 4. Right now the Pi 4 is my local NAS for my LAN, and the two Pi 3b's are just sitting around, just to tinker with, now and then.
FWIW: I had Slackware Current and Slackware Stable running on these things. You should get a kick on setting your Pi up and then running it.
How much ram is in your pi 4? I ordered the 4gb version.
 

HuMJohn

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My Pi 4 is one of the very first units, I ordered a 2 Gig RAM unit, because there were no 4 Gig available. Still, more RAM than I needed, just for a NAS unit. But you never can have too much RAM :)
 

VP9KS

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I must say that the shipping department that I am waiting on (Amazon!!) seems to be about as effective as a SOUP SANDWICH. It still does not show my Pi having been shipped. Really, nothing after ten days? Good thing I'm not awaiting a heart transplant:p
 

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