What Linux distro is best on the Raspberry Pi? [POLL]

One lovely blog award – who are my favourite bloggers?

This challenge has spread across the internet like fire (I didn’t create this challenge) so I have decided to do one. Basically, I have to tell you 7 things about my character. And up to 15 bloggers I enjoy. I have over 40 followers, but as there are limits (a few don’t have blogs) and you can only do up to 15. I am sorry if I do not include you!

So, here are the 7 things about me!

1. I think about my web browser project, ECG SeaSurf , for a lot of my time. I love it because the world wide web is a big place, and making software that allows people to browse such a great thing makes me feel special.

2. I do not try to block the spotlight from other developers as I love seeing what others have produced too, and I love getting inspired.

3. I love playing video games because they are extremely fun, and it feels like I am in the game (no VR here!). They also take stress away.

4. I love writing stories, to entertain people. I am writing a story called Sir Wolf’s Castle, about Minecraft wolves and a villan called Sir Bum-Smacker.

5. I love looking at over blogs and leaving feedback and liking posts because I don’t want to look selfish.

6. I love ketchup. It is an awesome sauce.

7. There are lots of other things I love but don’t blog about: Star Wars and Legends of Chima, for example.


1. Codeinfig:

An author of a coding language called Fig, a coding enthusiast, and much more. Check out his blog at codeinfig.wordpress.com!

2. Jacque:

If you want to go beyond my app-making service (I would recommend trying it first and requesting a removal if you don’t like it), then Jacque is the person for you. He can even get your app published to the Play Store (I didn’t ask for an app because I can make one myself).

Check out his blog at themarvelousmind.com

3.  ARJ

If you want a guide to coding and you want to be a pro, then ARJ’s blog “A bit of everything – copy” is the place for you. He has another blog, pythongr.wordpress.com, which is worth checking out too.

Find his main blog at abdurrahmaanjanhangeer.wordpress.com

4. Daniel He hetianding

A Minecraft enthusiast, this blogger creates maps and then publishes them.

Find his blog at worldofmanyworlds.wordpress.com.

5. LZH

A real tech enthusiast, admin of a website called TechCentral which contains everything tech.

Leave a comment or like at limzhenghong.wordpress.com

6. AntonioWestley

A master blogger, who loves posting about sites he recommends.

Check out his active site at alltheeabove.wordpress.com.

Check out his inactive site at antoniowestley.wordpress.com

7. antepher

A real ESP8266 and Arduino enthusiast, as well as Python Expert, antepher maintains a blog called techtutorialsx.

Like and comment on his blog at techtutorialsx.wordpress.com!

8. Paul Sinha

One of my first followers, Paul Sinha appears on the Chase and is really funny.

Check out his blog at sinhaha.com

9. Old and New Reviews

Reviewing and playing video games, I enjoy reading this blog.

Follow the blog at oldandnewreviews.com!

10. Is there any blog you recommend?

I can’t think of a tenth, but I want to reach 10, so if you recommend a blog, plz leave  a comment.

PS: The rules (I have forgotten the URL to the original creator’s blog) also mention that you should post about being chosen. So, thank you codeinfig for choosing me! SO, remember that!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀




A successfull OpenGL session on my RPi3

Today I had to do a Pi Recovery reset to free up some storage on my RPi3. Once done, I opened raspi-config and enabled ‘AB GL Driver’. I rebooted and I had to unplug the power supply and replug it in again a few times but after 4 times I span my mouse and pressed on the keyboard and saw the Raspbian desktop load. The thing was, when I clicked on Shutdown and then logout, my TV displayed no signal. Also Minecraft 1.8.9 wouldn’t load. I have been using OpenGL with no problems.

A problem that you might encounter with OpenGL Enabled on your Pi:

The Pi doesn’t always load. You have to spin the mouse around sometimes but if you see no Desktop you will have to unplug and plug in your Pi again. You might have to do this a few times but the Raspbian desktop should load eventually.

I disabled OpenGL using NOOBS’ Config Editor because I wanted to be able to play Minecraft Pi again because no game showed when GL was enabled. I like the GL though and I will enable it on my Pi Sometimes.

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

PS: The GL only works Pi2s and Pi3s. Enabling it on a different Pi will cause that Pi not to boot.


Setting up your Raspberry Pi

Get your Pi set up in eight easy steps:

  1. Purchase a Pi by searching up ‘Buy a Raspberry Pi’ and buying one from a website.
  2. You could choose to buy a Pi 2, or 3 or B+ if you want a head start. Be more advanced by getting a Pi A+, A or Zero. Or you could just buy a normal Pi Model B.
  3. Get a keyboard, mouse and Wi-fi dongle. (Pi 3 has built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, so you won’t need a dongle if using a Pi 3.) Pi 2 and B+ have 4 USB ports so you can plug in a dongle without a USB hub. Pi A+, A and B users must use a powered USB hub (unless Model B users use an ethernet cable to connect.) Pi Zero Users will need a Micro USB to USB adapter and then plug the hub in.
  4. Get a HDMI cable and hook the Pi up to the TV using it. You will need a TV as well. (Tip: Pi Zero Users need a Micro HDMI to HDMI cable to connect their Pi to the TV.
  5. Get a power supply (a mobile phone charger will do) to power the Pi. Please note the Pi needs a certain amount of power.
  6. An SDcard. Pi A+, B+, 2, 3 and Zero require MicroSD cards. Otherwise, you will need a full size. I recommend an 8GB at the very least.
  7. Plug the SD/microSD card into the PC (via an SD adapter if needed) and go to raspberrypi.org/downloads and download the NOOBS zip file and unzip it onto the SD/microSD card. Then eject the SD/microSD card and slot it into the Pi. Then plug in the TV power supply and the power supply, switch the TV on and then switch the power supply on.
  8. Then when NOOBS loads, choose Raspbian Jessie and Data Partion. Then click install.