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by JollyRoger
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: EXT4-fs error with new Raspbian image
Replies: 8
Views: 10357

Re: EXT4-fs error with new Raspbian image

I've also had severe problems doing a sudo apt-get upgrade with Raspbian. The sd card will not boot (it sticks part-way through boot-up). Fortunately I made a backup of the sd card before doing the upgrade, so was able to reflash the card with a good image. I tried upgrading again, with the same res...
by JollyRoger
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to connect Raspberry Pi to Wi-Fi
Replies: 14
Views: 9802

Re: How to connect Raspberry Pi to Wi-Fi

If you're stuck use a GUI network manager like wicd. I bought a TP-Link TL-WN725N Wireless-N USB Adapter. I plugged it in, and ran wicd (which I'd installed from the respository), clicked the button at the top right of the WICD dialogue box, and selected 'Refresh'. WICD found the wireless adapterimm...
by JollyRoger
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not Booting
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Not Booting

Tell us what the light on the Pi does when you power up.
by JollyRoger
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using a hard disk for the root file system
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: Using a hard disk for the root file system

Thanks for the replies. I realize I will have to provide power to the drive - I plan to use a USB 'Y' cable for this, one arm of the 'Y' being plugged into a mains adaptor.

Any other advice? - e.g. can I backup my file system from the hard disk as easily as I can from an SD card? I presume I can.
by JollyRoger
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: get_iplayer-Play
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: get_iplayer-Play

Here are my own notes for using get_iplayer. Hope they help. ============================================== Some websites: http://raspi.tv/2012/get_iplayer-installation-on-raspberry-pi-with-raspbian http://www.stuffaboutcode.com/2012/06/raspberry-pi-getiplayer-setup-and.html Get_iplayer Helper: http...
by JollyRoger
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using a hard disk for the root file system
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Using a hard disk for the root file system

I'm tempted by the idea of transferring the root file system of my Pi from the SD card to a hard disk, mainly to speed things up. RaTTus has given a full description of how to do this here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=10914&p=129474&hilit=resizefs#p122476 However, one of t...
by JollyRoger
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: FocusWriter - could we have the latest version?
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: FocusWriter - could we have the latest version?

Thanks Jessie for moving this. My apologies for choosing the wrong section of the Forum - I should have known better.
by JollyRoger
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: focuswriter 1.3.8. or newer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: focuswriter 1.3.8. or newer?

Thanks for replying, Bozolino. Unfortunately I didn't make a note of the error message, and there was such a huge load of stuff that got installed before the error arose (and which I subsequently had to get rid of), that I don't feel inclined to repeat the process. Using FocusWriter is not particula...
by JollyRoger
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 146
Views: 50244

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

So what does the future hold? Is work on this being abandoned, at least for now?
by JollyRoger
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cast Iron Guaranteed to work SD Card
Replies: 17
Views: 962

Re: Cast Iron Guaranteed to work SD Card

I've been overclocking my 256Mb Pi ever since overclocking was introduced (to 1050 MHz, and subsequently my 512Mb Pi to that speed also) and I've never had any problem with any of my SD cards (mainly Sandisk). I favour Sandisk class 6 (30Mb/sec) 4GB - I bought a pack of four of these for £12 a few m...
by JollyRoger
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: FocusWriter - could we have the latest version?
Replies: 6
Views: 763

FocusWriter - could we have the latest version?

FocusWriter seems to be quite popular with Pi users. Unfortunately the version in the repo is out-of-date and has limited functionality. Could we have the latest version (v, 1.4.1) please?

Thanks
by JollyRoger
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: focuswriter 1.3.8. or newer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: focuswriter 1.3.8. or newer?

I have today tried to download and install the latest FocusWriter, using the steps detailed by bozolino. Unfortunately it failed at the 'qmake' step. There seems to be a missing dependency.
by JollyRoger
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: focuswriter 1.3.8. or newer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: focuswriter 1.3.8. or newer?

Thanks for the step-by-step guide, bozolino. These tips are really useful.
by JollyRoger
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No signal on insignia tv
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: No signal on insignia tv

Another thing to try:
Switch on in the following sequence-
• Switch on the TV at the mains, but leave it on standby.
• Power up the Pi.
• Press the power button on the TV handset to turn it on
by JollyRoger
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Supply - A Sticky Topic for Beginners
Replies: 35
Views: 46030

Re: Power Supply - A Sticky Topic for Beginners

I'm running my Pi quite happily without a powered hub. I have the keyboard and mouse connected to one of the usb ports via a cheap usb hub bought from a pound shop, and a 32 Gb usb stick in the other usb port for my various data files. However, I'm not using wifi but a wired connection via the ether...
by JollyRoger
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Monitor won't work
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: Monitor won't work

Try switching on everything in this order:
1. Switch on the TV at the mains but leave it on standby.
2. Power up the Pi.
3. Press the Power On button on the TV handset.
by JollyRoger
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new Raspberry pi - no video
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Brand new Raspberry pi - no video

Here's a couple of hints: 1. Insert the line hdmi_force_hotplug=1 into your config.txt (to force the TV/monitor to see the hdmi output). 2. If you're plugging the hdmi into a TV, note that some TV's (certainly mine) are quite fussy. What I have to do to get a picture from the Pi is first to switch o...
by JollyRoger
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wifi adapter problems
Replies: 8
Views: 4088

Re: Wifi adapter problems

If all else fails you could try installing WICD, a gui network manager. It should appear in your menu system (probably under 'Internet'). When you run it, click the small button at the top right of the dialog box and choose 'Refresh'. It should see your wifi adapter, and if so all you have to do is ...
by JollyRoger
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Stable Clock Settings
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Stable Clock Settings

I have recently bought a 512 Mb Pi and it has exactly the same responses to overclocking as my old 256 Mb (Rev 1) Pi. In other words, it starts to become unstable when I overclock to arm_freq=1070 (that's with over_voltage=6 ). The relevant settings in my config.txt, which work fine with both Pi's, ...
by JollyRoger
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Simple image editor
Replies: 4
Views: 7309

Re: Simple image editor

Try Mirage. I find it fits the bill for these simple tasks.
by JollyRoger
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Could You Use Raspberry Pi As A Nettop (Media PC)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3334

Re: Could You Use Raspberry Pi As A Nettop (Media PC)?

If you want fast internet on the Pi, (1) use a wired connection to your router (I use a pair of Netgear adaptors that send the signal via the mains, one plugged into the router, the other into the Pi), and (2) use a lightweight browser such as(a) Luakit or (b) Chromium with Javascript disabled. I us...
by JollyRoger
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help with some easy theming please!
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Help with some easy theming please!

If you want to do some serious theming in Raspbian and you have a spare SD card, try the Enlightenment desktop instead of LXDE. It allows you really good control over the panel, as well as most other things. You can get it here: http://www.bodhilinux.com/downloads_mobile.php (scroll down to Raspberr...
by JollyRoger
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi small icons and dock?
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Raspberry Pi small icons and dock?

Try a different hdmi mode. I have put hdmi_mode=4 in my config.txt to solve this kind of problem (assuming your TV supports this mode - most do).
by JollyRoger
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Omxplayer massive cock up
Replies: 12
Views: 2154

Re: Omxplayer massive cock up

This later version: omxplayer 0.2.4~git20130208~5c2f65e3 works fine on my Pi. To get it: 1) wget http://omxplayer.sconde.net/builds/omxplayer_0.2.4~git20130208~5c2f65e3_armhf.deb 2) sudo dpkg -i omxplayer_0.2.4~git20130208~5c2f65e3_armhf.deb Note this hint (given in another thread) to stop omxplayer...
by JollyRoger
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium Browser download
Replies: 9
Views: 7913

Re: Chromium Browser download

Further to my above post, I've found another way to disable Javascript in Chromium: Open a new tab, click the top-right "Customize Chromium" button to open the menu, choose "Settings", scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Show advanced settings", click "Content Settings" (under "Privacy"...

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