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by JarJarGeek
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Debian install on a Mac (partition)
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Debian install on a Mac (partition)

So managed to install ‘Debian Stretch’ on a partition of my iMac - starts up in Stretch by default BUT does NOT show up as a BOOT image on ‘option start’ (to choose OS) - anyone ?? (probably shows me for the n00b I am :D ) NOT a HUGE problem as I just have to remember to hold option key down on rebo...
by JarJarGeek
Tue May 30, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: APP: play tracks from youtube !
Replies: 82
Views: 27258

Re: APP: play tracks from youtube !

This instruction set isn't working for us. My daughter and I built the MagPI project on Thursday and everything is working well. No errors once I set up the billing info. Everything is fine up until I work on the action.py file. I've tried using the GDrive document and also followed the instruction...
by JarJarGeek
Tue May 30, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: APP: play tracks from youtube !
Replies: 82
Views: 27258

Re: APP: play tracks from youtube !

I'm noob-ish and had this working with omx but cannot get close with vlc and I didn't save the omx config so I can't go back. I've tried the quick install, the long install, the changes suggested in the forum and I've even tried a clean, new install of the AIY software on a new card with no joy. Th...
by JarJarGeek
Sun May 15, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A picture from The Pi Hut
Replies: 283
Views: 39754

Re: A picture from The Pi Hut

Could be - with 'Zero' alcohol option ????

justaskin :shock:
by JarJarGeek
Sun May 15, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A picture from The Pi Hut
Replies: 283
Views: 39754

Re: A picture from The Pi Hut

liz wrote:Image

WHAT COULD IT BE?
Well last time I spoke to Jamie he said he'd ordered a new fancy CoffeMaker and we all know how he likes his frappellattemochachino - suppose he didn't realise how big it was though . . .

:lol:
by JarJarGeek
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: v1.1 controller board
Replies: 14
Views: 2439

Re: v1.1 controller board

Well the short and sweet of it is that we would all like the newest / best featured controller boards and if it is possible to buy an upgraded board as opposed to replace whole unit the better. Thanks for response - let's hope the matter is cleared up from a sellers / vendors point of view as well.
by JarJarGeek
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: v1.1 controller board
Replies: 14
Views: 2439

Re: v1.1 controller board

What is the main difference / upgrade / features of the v1.1 controller board ??
by JarJarGeek
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 wifi
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Pi 3 wifi

rurwin wrote:Power management. Turn it off.
here we go - thanks to user ; rsenio

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
wireless-power off
iface default inet dhcp
by JarJarGeek
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 wifi
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Pi 3 wifi

here we go - thanks to user ; rsenio

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
wireless-power off
iface default inet dhcp
by JarJarGeek
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 wifi
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Pi 3 wifi

tried this in interfaces

wireless-power off

restarted network but powermngmnt still shows ON ??
by JarJarGeek
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 wifi
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Pi 3 wifi

Well this is where I fall short in my skills (n00b) - who do I configure the power management ?? Is that in wpa-config ??
by JarJarGeek
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 wifi
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Pi 3 wifi

hmmmmm spoke to early :o

still dropping . . .
by JarJarGeek
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 wifi
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Pi 3 wifi

think I've cracked it - fingers crossed - do sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces change ANYTHING saying 'manual' to 'dhcp' like below: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) # Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd # For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dh...
by JarJarGeek
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 wifi
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Pi 3 wifi

Yes I am using standalone Jessie downloaded yesterday - tried twice rpi-update - NOGO !! 3B freezes hallway through boot -so just stuck with dist-upgrade for now with Wifi UK settings. Wifi is flaky as hell with frequent dropouts - not to keen on trying another rpi-update ; wasting time on burning S...
by JarJarGeek
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 wifi
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Pi 3 wifi

Yes rpi-update breaks latest Jessie on 3B - any news on this ?? I'm sure there's work going on to fix this , maybe just advise 'players' to avoid RIP- update for now :lol:
by JarJarGeek
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Setup Pi Internet through school proxy
Replies: 13
Views: 9793

Re: Setup Pi Internet through school proxy

This has worked for me in the past - very successfully so.

http://mrchrisjbailey.co.uk/2013/03/19/ ... ool-proxy/
by JarJarGeek
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SPI MISO / CE2
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: SPI MISO / CE2

Done a full update / distupgrade / rPI update - gonna try a fresh Jessie install , see if that helps
by JarJarGeek
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SPI MISO / CE2
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: SPI MISO / CE2

Well as you said - can't think why the pins would go 'high' on boot ?? No Crons running - but soon as I run 1st Python script it stops !!
by JarJarGeek
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SPI MISO / CE2
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: SPI MISO / CE2

Here's the board
http://4tronix.co.uk/blog/?p=1172

Well as you said - can't think why the pins would go 'high' on boot ?? No Crons running - but soon as I run 1st Python script it stops !!
by JarJarGeek
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SPI MISO / CE2
Replies: 7
Views: 757

SPI MISO / CE2

Having trouble with an addon board for a PiZero , connects to Pins 35-40 (6pins) : it's a 4tronix PZM Pi Zero Motor Shim. When I boot up PiZero - MotorB (pins35/36) starts revving at random intervals indicating something going on on those pins (very annoying) This stops though soon as I've ran a pyt...
by JarJarGeek
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?
Replies: 265
Views: 31521

Re: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?

Ohhh my meeeee , can't believe the anger and bile served up here - why do people take this to heart ???? Goodness me - having had the privilege of working with Richard on quite a few Raspberry Jams I'd say the reactions are totally OTT !!! Can we not have a bit of fun in amongst slogging behind the ...
by JarJarGeek
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspian Jessie 4GB
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Raspian Jessie 4GB

I have posted on the forum before about a 'Jessie Light' and I'm guessing the good folks at the Foundation will be busy preparing an official 4GB distro for Jessie. I have in the mean time uploaded a zipped package to Google Drive if anyone needs it (some schools will still battle with 4Gb cards). T...
by JarJarGeek
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Just ran out of room. Wheezy 4G SD
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Just ran out of room. Wheezy 4G SD

I have made a 'Jessie Light' .img to fit on a 4GB card ; I removed LibreOffice and Wolfram as these are packages not much used (by myself) on a Pi. I uploaded a zipped package to Google Drive for those who feel adventurous - tested on a model B rev2 working great. If anyone needs / wants the 4GB ver...
by JarJarGeek
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Creating a 4Gb 'Jessie Light' for model B
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Re: Creating a 4Gb 'Jessie Light' for model B

Thanks - I thought so much - just my OCD getting the better of me :P
Little challenges I set myself just to keep me occupied !!
by JarJarGeek
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Creating a 4Gb 'Jessie Light' for model B
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Creating a 4Gb 'Jessie Light' for model B

First of all it needs to be said ; I am NOT a 'code ninja' - I'm learning 'on the job' - still :shock: The release of Jessie is brilliant news BUT we need a distro that fits on a 4Gb card / model B of which there are plenty about in clubs and schools. I went about making 'Jessie Light' the hard way ...

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