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by Elegor
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming
Replies: 65
Views: 90900

Re: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming

Hi, Thanks for this great tutorial, I hope you maybe able to help with a problem I too am getting the error message when I run motion -n A couple of things I've realised since making the original post: 1. Before I started, I'd updated the firmware on my SD card to the latest version. Recent version...
by Elegor
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: despotify audio
Replies: 9
Views: 4004

Re: despotify audio

I've been trying to get it working too, but with no luck. In the /opt/vc/src/hello_pi/hello_audio example, you have to delete a number of methods (audioplay_*) from the code in order to get it to build and run correctly. Hexxeh's despotify code seems to use a variant of hello_audio.c in despotify/sr...
by Elegor
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Impressive GPU
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Impressive GPU

The arm224_start.elf, which gives more memory back to Linux, might help with the compilation problems you mentioned in the other thread too.
by Elegor
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming
Replies: 65
Views: 90900

Re: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming

I have my camera resolution set to 640x480, and I'm using a Sandisk Class 4, 4gb SD card. As I mentioned earlier, I get about 5% of the frames with corruptions. Saving to a USB stick is definitely worth a try, although some of them can be even slower than SD cards! :) I don't think a swap partition ...
by Elegor
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming
Replies: 65
Views: 90900

Re: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming

I've just run it again and I do get some corruptions similar to the one you posted, but only in 3 of the 58 images that it captured. There could be any one of a number of causes, from bugs in the Motion software through bugs in the camera drivers to lack of horsepower in the Pi itself. If it happens...
by Elegor
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Video surveillance
Replies: 10
Views: 4936

Re: Video surveillance

You could try installing the Chrome browser to see if that behaves better with two tabs open at once. Midori seems to be pretty flaky even with one page open!

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
by Elegor
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: How to get a webcam working?
Replies: 10
Views: 12856

Re: How to get a webcam working?

I got the PS3 Eye working, so you could try following what I did: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 076#p91076
by Elegor
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming
Replies: 65
Views: 90900

Re: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming

tokyostormdrain wrote:Yeah, same debian version for me too
The other thing to try is running an update in Debian. They may have updated the kernel drivers in a recent update I guess:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
You'll probably need to reboot too.
by Elegor
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Donations for Raspbian
Replies: 32
Views: 6085

Re: Donations for Raspbian

You may have already considered and dismissed this idea, but have you thought about using 'cloud' services to do some of this work, rather than investing cash in lots of physical hardware? Both Rackspace and Amazon offer scalable Linux environments that could be used for builds, and on the surface t...
by Elegor
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming
Replies: 65
Views: 90900

Re: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming

Can you suggest what might be going wrong? Thanks for any help You don't mention which distribution you're using, so that might be the problem. I'm using Debian Squeeze (debian6-19-04-2012.zip at http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads) which has the camera driver module built into the kernel (as I ju...
by Elegor
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: onlive works on raspberry pi
Replies: 4
Views: 2880

Re: onlive works on raspberry pi

I haven't been able to find any mention of Onlive running under Linux except via Wine. Can you give some instructions on how you got it working (even if it is only 5% of the time)?
by Elegor
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Cam
Replies: 23
Views: 10435

Re: USB Cam

Ahhh - i take it from your PS3 example that the usb module is now on the Debian image. I'll give that a go, but from what i've read raspbian should perform better than debian. Have a search for the raspbian thread here - it'll explain it better than I can - and maybe give it a try if you have a spa...
by Elegor
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Cam
Replies: 23
Views: 10435

Re: USB Cam

I got better results with raspbian than with archlinux. I'm finding compiling drivers fro myself an uphill struggle... i've tried using the linux.tv V4L2 guide but it falls over - http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/legacy/video4linux/v4l2dwgNew.html - complaining there's something missing (in /lib/mo...
by Elegor
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming
Replies: 65
Views: 90900

Re: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming

J_R wrote:Is that the correct address to get the 'Motion' package? My browser cannot reach it.
I just tried it and it works okay for me so give it another go.
by Elegor
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming
Replies: 65
Views: 90900

Playstation PS3 Eye Streaming

Just managed to get my PS3 Eye camera working with the Pi, so thought I'd share how it's done in Debian. The following steps will get the camera and Pi working together as a simple motion detection device with a web stream that you can view on your local network: 1. Install the 'motion' package (htt...
by Elegor
Thu May 31, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any Satnav software available ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4093

Re: Is there any Satnav software available ?

The following site lists a lot of Linux applications in this area: http://tuxmobil.org/linux_gps_navigatio ... tions.html

Not sure if any of them have been ported to Arm Debian, but a lot of them will probably be buildable without too much effort.
by Elegor
Wed May 30, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: need help.. a lot of help!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Re: need help.. a lot of help!!

Top marks for ambition! Ignoring the Pi for a moment, if both your wife and her brother have PC's, then the simplest solution would be to use Skype and try playing along with each other. If the latency (the time it takes for the sound to be converted into packets and sent from New York to wherever h...
by Elegor
Tue May 29, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Meccano
Replies: 7
Views: 3690

Re: Meccano

The same thing occurred to me, but then I thought that the chances of Meccano shorting components on the pi would be quite high!
by Elegor
Tue May 29, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Lynx Text Browser
Replies: 7
Views: 7228

Re: Lynx Text Browser

Thanks for the tip! I'd never heard of Links before, but I'll definitely have a play with it.
by Elegor
Mon May 28, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: At the Prompt, Now What?
Replies: 21
Views: 3012

Re: At the Prompt, Now What?

Just because the Pi uses Linux doesn't mean it's hard or incomprehensible. Within 30 minutes of my pi arriving, my 7-year old son (who has only ever known Windows) was writing his first program in Scratch. A bit of reading-up on my part beforehand helped of course, but only to the extent that I coul...
by Elegor
Mon May 28, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Lynx Text Browser
Replies: 7
Views: 7228

Lynx Text Browser

I thought I'd pass on a tip for users who work primarily in the shell, and don't want to have to fire up the desktop just to look something up on Google (or indeed these forums). Lynx is a text-based web browser that strips out all of the graphics on a web page and just displays the text and links (...

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