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The joy of Pi
« 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  :)

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Re: The joy of Pi
« Reply #1 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).

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Re: The joy of Pi
« Reply #2 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 !  :-\

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Re: The joy of Pi
« Reply #3 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

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Re: The joy of Pi
« Reply #4 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!!

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Re: The joy of Pi
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 06:19:45 AM »
i use one from a HTC phone really stable
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Re: The joy of Pi
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 07:12:44 PM »
My iPhone/iPad usb charger seems to play nicely with my Pi too.


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Re: The joy of Pi
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 01:28:55 PM »
Tried Nokia and Samsung chargers, not happy with either  :-[ might just sell the damn thing !   >:(

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Re: The joy of Pi
« Reply #8 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.