This year, Santa brought me a Raspberry Pi, which is a teeny-tiny computer that runs Linux (How small is it? I’ve eaten cookies that were larger that the Raspberry Pi.) This evening, I powered it up for the first time. It works:
pi@pi ~ $ uptime 02:49:03 up 1:53, 1 user, load average: 0.09, 0.08, 0.07
Getting it on the network required a bit of foolery. I had to edit /etc/network/interfaces:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet dhcp allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid name wpa-psk password
Attempts to find usable, up-to-date documentation for this file have met with little success. It’s all voodoo. I read some web pages, guessed about a few things, and – presto! – it worked.