raspberry pi belkin n300 distro with drivers



was looking for a distro with ready to go drivers built in for belkin n300 wireless and lxde found one here 

its called occidentals, this distro i can get to a prompt and start lxde desktop by typing startx 

I’m going to build xmbc and quake 3 into this rom so its got plenty of functionality and copy some roms in and test mame

have to the raspberry pi has been great fun so far !!! linux rocks!


Installed iPlayer for xbmc on raspberry pi

In short the instructions are simple enough to follow.

first ssh into the RaspBMC terminal.

to do this either use Putty or use another linux machine and type

ssh pi@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

enter yes if needed

and the password is raspberry

wget http://xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com/files/iPlayer-v2.4.15.zip

Then on the XBMC front screen navigate to System -> Setting -> Add-ons -> Install from zip file

now select the Home folder -> home -> pi -> iPlayer-v2.4.15.zip

You should now have the iPlayer installed as a video add-on. Works great for me 🙂


raspbian on raspberry pi with wifi belkin N300

  1. Raspberry pi 580 75These commands and actions need to be performed from an account that has administrator privileges.
  2. Download the image from a mirror
  3. http://www.raspbmc.com/download/
  4. Verify if the the hash key is the same (optional), in the terminal run:

    • shasum ~/installer.img.gz
  5. Extract the image:
    • gunzip ~/installer.img.gz
    • (or: just double click the zip, it will extract automatically)
  6. From the terminal run df -h
  7. Connect the sdcard reader with the sdcard inside
  8. Run df -h again and look for the new device that wasn’t listed last time. Record the device name of the filesystem’s partition, e.g. /dev/disk1s1
  9. Unmount the partition so that you will be allowed to overwrite the disk:
    • sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk1s1
    • (or: open Disk Utility and unmount the partition of the sdcard (do not eject it, or you have to reconnect it)
  10. Using the device name of the partition work out the raw device name for the entire disk, by omitting the final “s1” and replacing “disk” with “rdisk” (this is very important: you will lose all data on the hard drive on your computer if you get the wrong device name). Make sure the device name is the name of the whole SD card as described above, not just a partition of it (for example, rdisk3, not rdisk3s1. Similarly you might have another SD drive name/number like rdisk2 or rdisk4, etc. — recheck by using the df -h command both before & after you insert your SD card reader into your Mac if you have any doubts!):
    • e.g. /dev/disk1s1 => /dev/rdisk1
  11. In the terminal write the image to the card with this command, using the raw disk device name from above (read carefully the above step, to be sure you use the correct rdisk# here!):
    • sudo dd bs=1m if=~/installer.img of=/dev/rdisk1
    • if the above command report an error(dd: bs: illegal numeric value), please change bs=1M to bs=1m
    • (note that dd will not feedback any information until there is an error or it is finished, information will show and disk will re-mount when complete. However if you are curious as to the progresss – ctrl-T (SIGINFO, the status argument of your tty) will display some en-route statistics).
  12. After the dd command finishes, eject the card:
    • sudo diskutil eject /dev/rdisk1
    • (or: open Disk Utility and eject the sdcard)
  13. Insert it in the raspberry pi, and boot to xbmc
  14. when booted go to settings and add-ons
  15. add network-manager
  16. configure on network manager and select your wifi and insert wep / wpa key
  17. pull the network cable out and enjoy wireless network
  18. i then installed xbmc remote on my android and iPhone
  19. went to system info on the xvmc and network
  20. added my xvmc host by mac address so it locks to the mac instead of the IP address which will change using DHCP.

This works with the belkin n300 which uses the 8192cu module this is included in raspbian version 4 and works flawlessly.


Raspberry pi

he is the how to for getting xvmc running on debian wheezy

1. add deb ftp://ftp.deb-multimedia.org wheezy main non-free to /etc/apt/sources.list
2. execute apt-get update, you might see some error, ignore them as of now
3. execute apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
4. now its time to add GPG key, download the gpg key package from wget http://www.deb-multimedia.org/pool/main … -4_all.deb
5. install the downloaded package dpkg -i debian-multimedia-keyring_2010.12.26-4_all.deb
6. again do the apt-get update
7. now install the xbmc apt-get install xbmc

more raspberry pi tips on the way!..


xperia 2.3.7 gingerbread update

I had a stock xperia 2.1 install on my pro 10 U20i, i did the jail break on my mac using break droid which apparently does all androids, one click jailbreak – downloads here

once i had it jailbroken i did a search on market for root check which confirms the break. Then i installed busy box from the market again.

i need to get the clockwork restore manager on the phone now which I have seen can be done by x-parts from market which I found later I used a console on ubuntu, also a windows version available here

now the we have root, busybox and cwninstaller we can upgrade to 2.3.7 using cyanocream! which I followed these instructions and it worked great

I can install more apps aswell, apps such as shazam and instagram woouldnt install on 2.1 but will on gingerbread.

plus the new mod comes complete with google play 

handy wiki for problems after flashing your rom here

maybe ill go for the ICS upgrade soon which looks real busy!

I did manage to brick the phone when i first tried recoveryx which made me panic, i just loaded up for sony bridge for mac and selected repair which took the phone back to stock install -> phew!!!


Top Dog – John O Gaunt – august 13th 2012

Great gig in the John O Gaunt last night, Thanks to everybody that came and enjoyed some hard hitting blues 🙂 A real band with real music cant be beat.

Nick on bass packing some fat punchy lines, check out my orange rig simply the best guitar amp ive used, if you can afford one get one money well spent!