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by Smartybones
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Reliable media player?
Replies: 4
Views: 4627

Re: Reliable media player?

I find open ELEC to be the most stable.
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Bluetooth Headphones Frustrations! :-/
Replies: 10
Views: 9350

Re: Bluetooth Headphones Frustrations! :-/

Hi there. I use a Raspberry Pi 3b and openELEC, I have no problems connecting Bluetooth earbuds, the only problem is that you have to go into the audio settings and tell it to use the Bluetooth headphones as the output and when you want to revert back to tv you have to go back into the settings and ...
by Smartybones
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 616707

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

Just to follow up on my last post (it won't let me edit now.) The Edimax nano is asking for 500 mA to be made available, That is another thing.... Plenty of lazy people developing products would sooner just say, "bah, yeah, tell the system I want 500mA, saves me having to actually work out what its...
by Smartybones
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 126237

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

I have a remark / recommendation: Although the image fits on a 2GB flash card, I would say a 4GB card is minimum and certainly recommended. Furthermore: How can I make a backup of an image? Just put it into a Linux system and then sudo dd bs=1M if=/dev/sdb of=~/my-image-blabla.img Is that it? yup, ...
by Smartybones
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 616707

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

[quote="Montala"...... with the tiny Edimax adapter plugged directly into one of the USB ports on their Raspberry Pi, and with something like a Logitech keyboard/mouse 'dongle' in the other one, without having to use a hub? This is something I would really love to achieve! :)[/quote] the thing is, t...
by Smartybones
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 616707

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

Just to add my 2p worth,,, To start with, Thanks for the script and all the hard work and time you have put in to this. as relative linux newbie but learning fast, This has been invaluable to me getting wifi working. ~~ I have then got to add to all the people that are having problems getting this w...
by Smartybones
Thu May 31, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

I first made a smaller ext4 partition for storage. I then used count= option on dd to limit the number of 1M blocks. In my case I limited it to 1650M to fit on any 2GB SD,. that's an idea.... My linux skillz are still very noobish,(but getting there) so will be doing some goggling on that one... my...
by Smartybones
Thu May 31, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

yeah, there appears to be a big difference between what Sandisk and PNY along with a few other card makers call a 4GB card.... unfortunately I don't have any 2 GB or even 1GB cards to hand to build an image to a smaller card. Using dd to copy the card, it makes no difference if I make the partition ...
by Smartybones
Wed May 30, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

I got this error after ages of doing it: tar: (path of file): No such file or directory Or something like that x100!! Why!! a little more info is needed before i think anyone can give you a definitive answer.. doing it? doing what? the actual error would be handy, not something like it! Why? well s...
by Smartybones
Wed May 30, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

ScoobyDoo wrote:Can anyone provide an updated .img file I can write straight to the SD card in windows? maybe of r11160 build ?
I have just uploaded r11170 to my dropbox.... http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23834633/OpenEL ... r11170.zip its an image from a 4GB card.....
by Smartybones
Tue May 29, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I remove/unsolder some components?
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: Can I remove/unsolder some components?

I am actually making a humanoid robot so the weight is important for the balance once it is standing up. Ahhh,,, the biped robot.... A group of us had a bash at this when I was in Collage doing a Btec in electronics. I am not sure how far you have got in the design stage but a few things we found i...
by Smartybones
Mon May 28, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I remove/unsolder some components?
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: Can I remove/unsolder some components?

just to add my 2p worth... I would hazard a guess that if the weight is that much of an issue that the RCA and RJ45 are considered for removal, that its going to be some sort of flying robot? in my honest opinion, leave the RPI intact and find other ways of weight loss.... between the two items, you...
by Smartybones
Sun May 27, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Put it in before that, just after umount. I had a half hearted stab at this a few days ago, prepping the card was as I got. Got distracted, managed to get hard float xorg acceleration working on trimslice, then ditto with cubox, so quite busy wrapping them up thanks again pepedog... I plan on impro...
by Smartybones
Sun May 27, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

If you do this before prepping card, zip will be much smaller dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M thanks for that peepdog.. as you can probably guess from how basic the script is, I am a linux newbie (but learning fast), I take it I put that line in the "prepcard.sh" script, but I am using best guess...
by Smartybones
Sun May 27, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Unless some smart person can help out here, I think its a wait for Part 2 of the guide to find out! part 2 of the guide is out. its already on the openELEC website, word of warning though, since it was originally written, some stuff has been moved about and file-names changed, but it doesn’t take a...
by Smartybones
Tue May 22, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: plastic resin
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

plastic resin

I was thinking about a cool case for my pi, and was thinking about encasing it in an acrylic resin. There are a few issues regards keeping the ports clear, but not impossible. Although acrylic is non conductive and should not really have any issues with it actually working. But I do have a concern r...
by Smartybones
Thu May 17, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

robbo100 wrote:How do I fix this? I am following the instructions to the letter!

Thanks

Robbo100
try following the instructions on

http://openelec.tv/component/k2/item/24 ... -pi-part-2

it will need minor modifications due to the different file-names produced in the target folder....
by Smartybones
Thu May 17, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

i gave up on it after a couple of hours.... it spat its dummy out over the xml parser and don’t really think its worth the effort to fix it... i think it's quite clear that the RPi is of no use for compiling code on,at least nothing of any significant size.... i know by using the -j switch on the "m...
by Smartybones
Thu May 17, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: invite to order from RS... but...
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: invite to order from RS... but...

yes, it is linked to the email address, but there is nothing to stop someone else ordering it, using my email address... its just a matter of me forwarding the emails to the buyer...

I could indeed sell it on ebay, or at least try to... but that wouldn’t be right now would it?
by Smartybones
Thu May 17, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

just for the LOL's,,, I am going to compile openELEC on my Pi, just to see how long it takes !!

watch this space !!..

**edit**

this is going to take days !!!
by Smartybones
Thu May 17, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: invite to order from RS... but...
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

invite to order from RS... but...

I have got my email today for an invite to order a raspberry Pi from RS, but I already have a pi that I ordered and received from Farnell. funny enough, I did in fact register my interest with RS a clear hour before I managed to get a order placed at Farnell. My position is this.... even though I do...
by Smartybones
Wed May 16, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.
Replies: 23
Views: 7511

Re: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.

I've been to maplins and got a high spec psu and a quality cable. Be aware with maplins. quite a few of the products they sell are the same cheap products you can buy from Chinese ebay shops but place in fancy packaging. also be careful when thinking because its a big branded product that it may be...
by Smartybones
Fri May 11, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

<t>here is the latest build of OpenELEC r10935..<br/> <br/> I agree with the fact that it needs to be structured whith builds and issues, but I also think its something that needs to be done on the Raspberry pi forums,<br/> <br/> Its all well and good adding it to wikki's but I find a lot of people ...
by Smartybones
Thu May 10, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An 11-year-old's perspective...
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: An 11-year-old's perspective...

that line is the perfect point to make to anyone who is dissatisfied with the raspberry Pi...

right from the mouth of the target audience...cant argue with that...
by Smartybones
Thu May 10, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 349417

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

awesome, thanks guys…

I was just reading through http://git.or.cz/course/svn.html and found it....

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