Raspberry Pi & standard USB Wi-Fi

Lonnie Olson lists at kittypee.com
Mon Mar 11 09:20:25 MDT 2013


On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 5:33 AM, Dan Egli <ddavidegli at gmail.com> wrote:
> Would the Micro USB cable be ok from a powered USB hub? As I just
> mentioned, an idea that came to me was using the hub not only as a hub but
> a power source. But I don't know for sure that such would work. I don't see
> why not off my head, but I'm far from an expert on such ideas.

Yes, that would work, as long as it's a decent powered USB hub.

> I don't know as I'd want to use Arch. Isn't that a source based
> distribution kind of like Gentoo? Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Gentoo! But I
> don't know as I'd want to take the time to compile things on a 700MHz chip.
> Besides, the Raspbian distro has some tools built in specifically for the
> pi, like overclocking utils and utils to change the system/video memory
> split. Fedora for ARM may or may not have those.

Arch isn't a source based distro like Gentoo.  It is a lot more
"hands-on" than others like Fedora and Debian though.  No compiling,
just more involved.


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