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The [[http://www.raspberrypi.org/about|Raspberry Pi]] is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The [[http://www.raspberrypi.org/about|Raspberry Pi]] is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and an USB keyboard and an USB mouse. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.
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=== Project XBMC, Media Server ===
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A very good article was postet http://t3n.de/news/raspbmc-baust-mediaplayer-50-452902/ (in German). The main page for Raspberry Pi information is [[http://www.raspberrypi.org/|here]].
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'''Prerequisite:'''

 * Power supply 5 V, 1 A with cable with micro USB plug type [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Micro-_und_Mini-USB|Micro-B]].
 * Housing for the raspberry pi, e.g. [[http://www.reichelt.de/Kunststoffgehaeuse-TEKO/TEK-BERRY-TR/3/index.html?;ACTION=3;LA=446;ARTICLE=129269;GROUPID=3354;artnr=TEK-BERRY+TR|in transparent]].
 * SD-card 8 GB, class 10, e.g. [[http://www.reichelt.de/SD-Karten/SAMSUNG-MB-SP8GA/3/index.html?;ACTION=3;LA=2;ARTICLE=111118;GROUPID=4800;artnr=SAMSUNG+MB-SP8GA| for about 7,30 EUR]].
 * Keyboard with USB plug
 * Mouse with USB plug
 * LAN patch cable

The easiest and most flexible distribution is http://raspbmc.com, in version 12.0 (Frodo). Under menu '''Download '''you will find two options:

 * [[http://download.raspbmc.com/downloads/bin/ramdistribution/installer.img.gz|Network Image]] (recommended) – the default installer image, always gets the latest version of Raspbmc.
 * [[http://download.raspbmc.com/downloads/bin/filesystem/prebuilt/raspbmc-final.img.gz|Standalone Image]] – If you just want a standalone image that can be booted without a network connection for initial setup, then you can get the latest image here. This image will resize your SD card partitions to use the full size of your card on bootup. This image should only be used as a last resort, say if you live in a rural area and are planning to download the image at work.

I decided for the recommended alternative and downloaded the file '''installer.img.gz''' (network image, 17.1 MB).

 * After expanding the file you will get the file '''installerBMC.img''' (76,9 MB).
 * Next step was to bring the image file to the SD-card. For Mac OS X a good GUI program is [[http://ivanx.com/raspberrypi/|Pi Filler]], written in !AppleScript by Ivanx.
 * Now insert the SD-card in the slot of the rapsberry pi, connect the network, all the peripherals and power up.
 * The installer fills the SD-card by about 764 MB. That takes about 10-15 minutes. Please watch that process on the connected screen.
 * XBMC userdata is stored in /home/pi/.xbmc/.

'''Setup:''' Under '''System''' in the GUI you can localize XMBC:
 * '''locales''': for Germany: de_DE-UTF-8 UTF-8
 * '''tzdata''': Europe/Berlin

'''Setup:''' per SSH:
 * Find out in the router (e.g. Fritz.box) which IP address was assigned by DHCP to the raspberry pi.
 * Login via Terminal, and change password:
{{{
# for example:
$ ssh pi@192.168.17.166
password: raspberry

# change password
$ sudo passwd pi
#type new password
}}}
My first serious application for the Raspberry Pi is a '''Multi Media Center''', see [[RaspberryPiXBMC]] .

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HowTo for the Raspberry Pi Linux computer

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and an USB keyboard and an USB mouse. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

Because it is so cheap (about 40 EUR), it is very attractive to use it in all kinds of embedded computer projects.

The main page for Raspberry Pi information is here.

My first serious application for the Raspberry Pi is a Multi Media Center, see RaspberryPiXBMC .

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-- RudolfReuter 2013-01-19 14:28:16


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