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by grimesey
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Copying NOOBS files to SD card
Replies: 6
Views: 8175

Re: Copying NOOBS files to SD card

What Operating System are you using on the machine doing the download/unzip/copy? Maybe repeat the download and unzip - perhaps the download was partial or corrupted. (There are published checksums for the downloads so you can check their integrity.) How did you carry out the extraction from the zi...
by grimesey
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Copying NOOBS files to SD card
Replies: 6
Views: 8175

Copying NOOBS files to SD card

I have fully formatted my SD card, and downloaded and extracted a new NOOBS install. When i go to copy them to the SD card, i get an error message saying: "Cannot copy Root.Tar: The parameter is incorrect"
Any help would be appreciated
Grimes
by grimesey
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs

You need an Ethernet Connection to your Router, then you can download install optional OSes. By default the RPi with Noobs acts a DHCP Client, therefore whatever Router has to be acting as a DHCP Server. The pi is plugged in to our central switch, so don't see why it would have issues It still may ...
by grimesey
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi as Wake On Lan Ethernet Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Raspberry Pi as Wake On Lan Ethernet Bridge

Could you connect to the rpi from the laptop remotely and generate WOL packets from there?
by grimesey
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs

fruitoftheloom wrote:You need an Ethernet Connection to your Router, then you can download install optional OSes.

By default the RPi with Noobs acts a DHCP Client, therefore whatever Router has to be acting as a DHCP Server.
The pi is plugged in to our central switch, so don't see why it would have issues
by grimesey
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs

connect an Ethernet lead between the raspberry pi and a Ethernet hub with web access. power up the pi into NOOBS choose RASPBMC from the options that weren't there when you didn't have internet access. profit Hi Doug Thanks for the speedy reply, when i try this it returns an error saying unable to ...
by grimesey
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs

connect an Ethernet lead between the raspberry pi and a Ethernet hub with web access. power up the pi into NOOBS choose RASPBMC from the options that weren't there when you didn't have internet access. profit Hi Doug Thanks for the speedy reply, when i try this it returns an error saying unable to ...
by grimesey
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

NOOBS Update, how to install raspbmc with noobs

Hi guys
Looking for answers on how to install raspbmc using noobs now the noobs has been updated showing only raspbian in its directories.
Thanks in advance
Grimes
by grimesey
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using XMBC (Kodi) for looped Powerpoint
Replies: 3
Views: 4249

Re: Using XMBC (Kodi) for looped Powerpoint

xbmc/kodo won't handle the powerpoint file directly. Your best best is to convert the powerpoint into a sequence of jpg images, and then use the slideshow feature of xbmc/kodi to loop through the images. There appears to be an online ppt -> jpeg converter here , although I haven't used it and canno...
by grimesey
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using XMBC (Kodi) for looped Powerpoint
Replies: 3
Views: 4249

Using XMBC (Kodi) for looped Powerpoint

Hello everyone Recently have been assigned a task to set up a raspberry pi as a media server (XBMC) and stream to a TV in a hallway. The current media being streamed is a powerpoint, which is looped infinitely until the source PC is switched off. At the moment, the tv will be turned off manually at ...
by grimesey
Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: seamless looping
Replies: 138
Views: 97115

Re: seamless looping

Hey Guys

I am looking to do the same (seamless looping) with powerpoint files in raspbmc.

Any hints on how to do this succesfully?

Thanks
Grimes

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