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by Reider
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RED LED ON, GREEN LED OFF
Replies: 9
Views: 11384

Re: RED LED ON, GREEN LED OFF

The POS you describe is so bad I bought another one about a month or two after the first. It could be the type of SD Card you're using, Data/Partitions on it that need clearing or just a new card that needs setting up. I think the green light denotes the power is turned on and the solid red is usual...
by Reider
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rii mini wireless Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup
Replies: 19
Views: 67093

Re: Rii mini wireless Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup

:lol: The dog enjoys chasing the red laser from the pointer built into it. With the battery and charger built in this is a heck of a deal. So pleased with mine, works on all my puters.
by Reider
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: £5 off ebay voucher <10.00pm Solderin iron set for £1.29!
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

Re: £5 off ebay voucher <10.00pm Solderin iron set for £1.29

I have that exact same iron, never a problem with the screw and had it years. Only problem is sometimes the tip bends under heat, tap it and continue, letting it cool every so often. I did 50+ solder joints on an adaptor board and it made a fine job of it with no problems. Made up 2-3 ribbon cables ...
by Reider
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rii mini wireless Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup
Replies: 19
Views: 67093

Re: Rii mini wireless Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup

Hope you get this sorted. I checked the picture again and mine has the red mark on a separate key, where yours has it on the number 1 I think it was from memory. So mine will be like the one of hawkachus` that's PnP. Great little keyboard, repeats letters occasionally on the Pi but not a big problem...
by Reider
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rii mini wireless Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup
Replies: 19
Views: 67093

Re: Rii mini wireless Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup

I just plugged mine in and that was it. Occasionally I forget to move the keyboard power slider to on but that's about all. It only gets detected when that is turned on. Had it working in Debian Squeeze and Wheezy too.

Steve
by Reider
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rii mini wireless Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup
Replies: 19
Views: 67093

Re: Rii mini wireless Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup

It's an excellent mini keyboard, with a built in charger-fantastic at the price and ever so handy. I was dismayed at first to find mine did not work properly with the Pi. The cursor seems OK in the GUI part of the Pi then all of a sudden gets moved and trapped at the bottom of the screen. Sometimes ...
by Reider
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up SD card problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Setting up SD card problem

Assuming their was a fault in the first place. I find this handy; If you have a Windows machine handy then search for Minitool Partition Wizard Home Edition, it is free and well worth having. Once you locate the SD card in the installed program just right select and set every partition to delete, ma...
by Reider
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 53
Views: 19077

Re: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.

Pi R 2
by Reider
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Win32DiskImager
Replies: 22
Views: 14147

Re: Win32DiskImager

Use a Windows PC and download Minitool Partition Wizard for free; http://download.cnet.com/MiniTool-Partition-Wizard-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-10962200.html Install it and put an installation program copy safe somewhere. Make sure all partitions are deleted on the SD Card using Minitool Partition Wiz...
by Reider
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2.4 ghz Rii Mini keyboard trackpad issues
Replies: 20
Views: 21001

Re: 2.4 ghz Rii Mini keyboard trackpad issues

Surprising it didn't work, it's worked in all Distros I tried so far. Although theirs more than one type of Rii keyboard/trackpad.

Steve
by Reider
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2.4 ghz Rii Mini keyboard trackpad issues
Replies: 20
Views: 21001

Re: 2.4 ghz Rii Mini keyboard trackpad issues

You didn't say what Distro you're using but try this. The next time you open the desktop with STARTX be prepared for when it opens. Move the cursor to the top of the screen and hold it there while the desktop GUI continues loading. It should then stop getting stuck at the bottom, by the taskbar. I r...
by Reider
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 641544

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

Be it Wheezy, Squeeze, Raspbian all of them present errors on screen and a non working Edimax 7811UN when I use either a powered or unpowered USB hub. Contrast this with putting the Edimax directly into the USB port of the RPi and never a problem , except maybe I have to set a STATIC addressing rath...
by Reider
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Arduino LCD Shield
Replies: 0
Views: 1252

Arduino LCD Shield

For a while now I've had an Arduino 16x2 LCD Shield I got from amazon for £12.50, they can be had cheaper but I wanted one stored in the UK so I went with the offer of the day. I intend using this for many purposes with the RPi. a Robot Arm, Cam, Skutter and Linux but as a bonus read it works with L...
by Reider
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no Olympic themed projects
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Why no Olympic themed projects

I consider it purely a Southern thing and have nothing further to do with it....

Steve
by Reider
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 641544

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

A big thanks to MrEngman for continuing to support both the forum and the use of the WiFi adaptors. I tried the last Wheezy drivers and got nowhere, though some people said it worked in Raspbian. I tried MrEngmans` latest script and the Edimax 7811Un adaptor flashed then turned off. I thought oh no ...
by Reider
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python driving 44780 LCD
Replies: 101
Views: 46027

Re: Python driving 44870 LCD

Just a simple change; def Writeline(self,message,line): if line == 1: self.cmd(128) self.message(message) if line == 2: self.cmd(192) self.message(message) if line == 3: self.cmd(148) self.message(message) if line == 4: self.cmd(212) self.message(message) Things are much better now we can address 2 ...
by Reider
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: INSTALLING RPI.GPIO PACKAGE
Replies: 7
Views: 7022

Re: INSTALLING RPI.GPIO PACKAGE

All I did in a clean install of Raspbian, from the downloads page, was this;

http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2012/0 ... -raspbian/

Worked a treat and my Python LCD programs, which rely on RPi.GPIO, started working again after my move from Wheezy to Raspbian.

Steve
by Reider
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Icons on LXDE screen
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Icons on LXDE screen

It sounds like you`ve logged in as Root. The normal user, from default install, sees the icons already set up on the desktop. The Root (admin user) sees an empty desktop. What I usually do is log in as a standard user and open the desktop. Then open a terminal on the desktop, perform SU in the termi...
by Reider
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New wheezy installation + wifi problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: New wheezy installation + wifi problems

You`d do far better to post in the main thread and keep it all in one place. MrEngman, who made the original post and script, did make a Debian Wheezy script but it`s been updated since then. but also Raspbian was officially released on the Raspberry Pi Downloads page yesterday. this is based on whe...
by Reider
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python driving 44780 LCD
Replies: 101
Views: 46027

Re: Python driving 44870 LCD

4 line test for 20x4. I posted ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST to all four lines and got all four lines back. Not being fully au fait with Python I was concerned there may be a code in there locking it to 16x2 as it was originally devised for that. I may have over written the 4 lines from 2 but not managed to ...
by Reider
Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: [Q]hd44780 lcd screen
Replies: 53
Views: 46470

Re: [Q]hd44780 lcd screen

Just an FYI. If you`re using Python as per the program Texy made up it worked perfectly for me even though it was constructed with a 16x2 LCD Module in mind. Mine is a 4x20 and though I haven`t checked for 20 characters on each line (0-19) I have got the program adjusted to suit all 4 lines. It seem...
by Reider
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screen Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Screen Advice

Here is a good link;

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =32&t=8021

Have fun and enjoy, give it a whirl, it`s fun. Just takes time and research.

Steve
by Reider
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Very New ( need advice)
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Very New ( need advice)

Best bet is ask here and join IRC on Freenode too. Use the channel #raspberrypi and you`ll get a lot of knowledgeable info from all. Plus a wide user base with lots of experience. Don`t worry too much, sometimes what we have around us works. I have wired internet on mine but added an Edimax 7811Un b...
by Reider
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Electronics Starter Kit for a beginner with nothing
Replies: 17
Views: 15846

Re: Electronics Starter Kit for a beginner with nothing

I got this; http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalog/starter-kit-for-raspberry-pi-a-p-1070.html But you have much of it and the sandwich case is available separate. Though I did find it useful to stick the breadboard on the provided area on the sandwich case, stops it moving. You want some male/female jumper...
by Reider
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python driving 44780 LCD
Replies: 101
Views: 46027

Re: Python driving 44870 LCD

Woo hoo, a Eureka moment! When using 4 lines eg 20x4 LCD. Each start of the line is addressed by; Line 1 = 0 (128) Line 2 = 64 (192) Line 3 = 20 (148) Line 4 = 84 (212) The address + 128, don`t ask and I won`t tell. So we use the codes in brackets as the final number. This means Line 1 = 128, Line 2...

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