(it should work with any other Debian-based Raspberry Pi distribution and all newer Fitbit devices that use BLE
apt-get install python-pip
pip install galileo
You can then use cron or a simple shell script to periodically run galileo
apt-get install vim
update-alternatives --config editor
I don't need a firewall on my Raspberry PI which runs XMBC (raspbmc distribution) - it's in a dedicated subnet behind a firewall. Furthermore, there are several reports of iptables having an impact on the performance of network playback, causing buffering issues (although I didn't do any benchmark myself).
I modified /etc/network/if-up.d/secure-rmc by adding "exit 0" right at the beginning like this:
And then I ran:
apt-get remove iptables
This was followed by a reboot.
nb: the secure-rmc file appears to be a raspbmc addition, and it could probably just be deleted instead.