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#1 04-07-2016, 11:49:22 AM
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Steev, I need your help I'm looking for help for MUST install stuff for my Raspberry Pi. I always just use Raspian play around with software I see on repo but I'm kinda getting bored of that. Could you (open to anyone else as well) recommend me stuff I should install




Thanks, unsuky.


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#2 04-07-2016, 12:33:03 PM
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Is there anything you want to do with it? Media center, home server, games, etc


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#3 04-07-2016, 13:23:21 PM
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Ok so

You probably have some old android phones just lying around, no?

Those can be turned into cheap WIFI-enabled cameras with the free app IP Webcam

Combine that with a Raspberry Pi running ZoneMinder and you got yourself a

        

        

                        

                


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#4 04-07-2016, 14:13:10 PM
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if you ssh into your pi a lot use tmux instead of screen

http://www.hamvocke.com/blog/a-quick-and-easy-guide-to-tmux/


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#5 04-07-2016, 14:33:11 PM
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i also need to know what you're interested in, but i'm just gonna keep posting random stuff


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#6 04-07-2016, 14:34:14 PM
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ADOM for raspberry pi here:
http://www.adom.de/home/downloads.html


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#7 04-07-2016, 14:55:56 PM
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And oh yeah this guy has been making good progress porting Android (with working GPU drivers) to the RPi

You can find builds for the Pi 3 here:
http://geektillithertz.com/wordpress/

But beware of this evil guy Exton though. He has been charging $9 for his builds and all he had to do was type "make". Smh
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-rpi/klTO0FKVAhs


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#8 04-07-2016, 15:10:56 PM
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poo poo just realized you can probably play wazhack on the pi now, but there's no free Android builds for the Pi 2 and I ain't got enough disk space to build it myself #scroogled


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#9 04-07-2016, 16:13:08 PM
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What id like to do is make it sort multi media emulator box games things of that nature. i ran retropie on rpi 2 but  the install went haywire and i never ran it again.


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So I just have a few different sdcards with different OSes for different purposes.

For emulators I am using Lakka

It uses a lot of the same emulators as RetroPie (RetroArch mostly) so there's not much difference there, but is based on OpenELEC (minus the Kodi part) which has some benefits like:
* Read-only filesystem so a bad shutdown/power outage is unlikely to corrupt your sdcard
* Monolithic updates
* Fast boot (~10s)

It also uses the XMB-like frontend that's built into RetroArch instead of an external program like EmulationStation (which RetroPie uses) which I just see as an unnecessary layer


For media player I use LibreELEC. A lot of the OpenELEC devs were unhappy with how the project was run so they forked it and now we have LibreELEC!

Then I just have a sdcard with Raspbian which I use when I need random Linux server to test something on.


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I'm going install lakka when i get the chance. emulatorstation interface i didnt like thats probably one of main reasons i didn't bother with retro pie again


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#13 12-07-2016, 16:23:12 PM
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Hi git-annex is a really cool way to sync files between your computers/usb drives/whatever that's NOT DROPBOX I am definitely going to dedicate a RPi to it.

http://git-annex.branchable.com/videos/git-annex_assistant_lan/
http://git-annex.branchable.com/walkthrough/

Another cool use for is if you've got a heavily modded Steam game (e.g. SS2) and you don't want the Steam client to update and frick it up. Just put the game in a git-annex repo, tag it, and when Steam fricks it up you can just do:
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git reset --hard tag_name
then your modded files are restored!


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