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Title: The joy of Pi
Post by: Panther on August 31, 2012, 07:40:37 AM
Well finally connected my Raspberry Pi up and problems already  :-[

Don't know if I need a beefier power supply (was powering off wires laptop), but it boots to log in then as soon as I connect the keyboard it crashes  :-[

If I try to boot with KB attached it stops with a kernal error  :(

One thing to mention was the display was very clear and rock solid through HDMI  :)
Title: Re: The joy of Pi
Post by: WizRider on August 31, 2012, 02:17:57 PM
It really does need a beefier PSU.  I'm using my Kindle one at the moment.  Can't remember what amps it needs but it's more than a USB port can really supply (especially if you're then using the USB ports on the Pi itself).

Cheers...
Title: Re: The joy of Pi
Post by: Panther on August 31, 2012, 02:21:52 PM
It really does need a beefier PSU.  I'm using my Kindle one at the moment. 

Now thats interesting as I tried a Kindle one and it struggled more than when using the laptop USB !  :-\
Title: Re: The joy of Pi
Post by: andy_rea on August 31, 2012, 06:49:39 PM
i remeber reading somewhere that you should not power the Pi from a usb socket on PC/laptop.... i use a Blackberry charger rated at 700Ma

Andy
Title: Re: The joy of Pi
Post by: billdooruk on August 31, 2012, 09:28:29 PM
i remeber reading somewhere that you should not power the Pi from a usb socket on PC/laptop....

I read that on the sheet that came in the box.

I used a Sony Ericsson charger from my LiveView :)

Think it needs 700+ 1000ma recommended I think I read!!

Karl
Title: Re: The joy of Pi
Post by: amiga addict on September 01, 2012, 06:19:45 AM
i use one from a HTC phone really stable
Title: Re: The joy of Pi
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 01, 2012, 07:12:44 PM
My iPhone/iPad usb charger seems to play nicely with my Pi too.

Title: Re: The joy of Pi
Post by: Panther on September 03, 2012, 01:28:55 PM
Tried Nokia and Samsung chargers, not happy with either  :-[ might just sell the damn thing !   >:(
Title: Re: The joy of Pi
Post by: Andy on September 09, 2012, 03:44:54 PM
You need a 1A PSU at least. Or attach keyboard, mouse etc via a powered USB hub.