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by toad
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: cant connect to WiFi repeater
Replies: 10
Views: 3426

Re: cant connect to WiFi repeater

Is the repeater named the same as the original wifi connection? I have a repeater upstairs in my house and have to actually disconnect from the original router and then connect to the repeater - they are named the same but usually show up twice in the list of connections. But they may not always sho...
by toad
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to change keyboard language layout?
Replies: 30
Views: 225619

How to change keyboard language layout?

GB-en keyboard doesn't work very well when my layout is North American. The @ and " keys are swapped, there are £ and € signs coming up. The symbols and mapping is just not correct. So far: did this $ sudo rasp-config and $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-layout which appear to access the same thing....
by toad
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Replacing Dropbox and using RPi as a Backup device
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Replacing Dropbox and using RPi as a Backup device

Were you successful? Can you say a few details? Thanks.
by toad
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot access wpa_supplicant.conf, Permission Denied
Replies: 6
Views: 19593

Re: Cannot access wpa_supplicant.conf, Permission Denied

You must enter it as "sudo" - all lower case. "Sudo" with capital "S" doesn't exist. Case sensitive. You also need to edit the file. Not just type it in. I just started with Raspberry Pi yesterday evening. And had to edit my wpa_supplicant.conf too. What I did is: opened a terminal window and then t...
by toad
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock (solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: Solved: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock

Now working. Rasbian looks like the Debian I'm used to. Nice. Thanks for the help!

Lesson learned: if you buy the SD card with your Pi, you may find that it doesn't have a bootable image on it, and you may have to write it yourself to the card.
by toad
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock (solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock

Thanks. That's a smaller download, thus faster.
by toad
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock (solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock

I'm using Linux. Not sure what file system to format the SD card to before rewriting NOOBS. Search generally on the 'net suggests format should be FAT32 for an SD card. Is that correct? A search on the forums didn't say, or at least I didn't find it here, nor on http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/...
by toad
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock (solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock

I guess so. Shouldn't have bought a manufacturer written card I guess. Do they mess some of them up when they send them with a new Pi? I guess I shall find out.
by toad
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock (solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock

Been through that topic 3 times actually. Nothing. I may have to assume they shipped me a defective unit, defective SD card or defective power supply. Thanks for the reply. Item 1 from sticky = stock power supply Item 2 from sticky = stock SD card bought with the Pi. I will I guess have to try anoth...
by toad
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock (solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

No boot, stable red light: PS & SDcard are stock (solved)

Connections are: power supply that came with the Pi NOOBS card bought with the Pi, USB mouse, USB keyboard, HDMI cable to HDMI monitor. The Pi has a red LED that comes one when powered up and it just stays steady and red. Green flash for about ½ second or less. I plugged everything in and out a few ...
by toad
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3650
Views: 191119

Re: Introduce yourself!

I've been using Linux for about 7 or 8 years, running mostly Mint now on boxes and computers that people have decided to recycle. I was interested in these little boards due to size and price, and wanted to see how it would work for setting up simple functioning machines to give away. This is what I...

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