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by nimdy
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Digital Photo Frame Improvement
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Digital Photo Frame Improvement

I would like to find a way of linking my digital photo frame up to the Pi. It is a simple frame that views jpg files and nothing else (no wifi etc). I don't mean connecting it up as a screen for the Pi, as I have read previously that these frames have their own wiring and drivers so can't be used as...
by nimdy
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Remote Control Welcome Light
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Remote Control Welcome Light

The LED bulb was delivered today. Its not bad for a cheap LED. The white isn't quite white, but with halloween and christmas coming up I can set the colour to suit the time of year (orange for halloween, fading lights for christmas etc). The remote seems to have a short range, so if I am to set up a...
by nimdy
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Remote Control Welcome Light
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Remote Control Welcome Light

Thanks for the reply. Attaching PIRs would be fun, but as I'm rented I wouldn't be able to mount it anywhere near the door. Thats why my head turned to these LED bulbs. No changes to the wiring or wall switch. Think I might buy one anyway and see what I can do with it when it arrives.
by nimdy
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Remote Control Welcome Light
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Remote Control Welcome Light

Hi All. I live in a rented house at the moment. The house has a light above the front door shining down. It seems to be the same type you get in kitchens and bathrooms (GU10?) The light is nice to have, but as it is switched rather than on a sensor, it is only useful if someone is already home and t...
by nimdy
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Print Server
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

Print Server

I have an oldish multi function printer (HP F300 I think it's called). Anyway it is a printer/scanner that requires a USB connection to a device in order to run it. In today's wireless age I'd like to put my Pi to use by running some kind of print server so that I can print from PCs, macs and phones...
by nimdy
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Release Candidate
Replies: 48
Views: 21513

Re: Raspbmc Release Candidate

itsonlyme wrote:There is an updated plugin for 4OD which solved the problem for me

http://code.google.com/p/mossy-xbmc-repo/downloads/list
Thanks for that. Working great now :)
by nimdy
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Release Candidate
Replies: 48
Views: 21513

Re: Raspbmc Release Candidate

Just wanted to say abig thanks to the peeps working on this it worked really well for me, really surprised at being able to get iplayer, youtube, 4od and itv player working also... Its good isnt it. I can get iPlayer and 5player working, but 4oD freezes for me when I try to play something unfortuna...
by nimdy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Release Candidate
Replies: 48
Views: 21513

Re: Raspbmc Release Candidate

Yep win32 imager here. Boots properly for the installation boot, the fails to show anything on the screen when it reboots at the end.

I've tried it on a couple of cards now.
by nimdy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Release Candidate
Replies: 48
Views: 21513

Re: Raspbmc Release Candidate

Doesn't work for me. The installation goes fine, but when it reboots there is no display. Tried putting in my tried and tested confix.txt options, but still nothing. The distro seems to be booting up as I've been able to SSH into it (with the nice little keyboard timezone script on first login), but...
by nimdy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian Wheezy minimal custom image
Replies: 45
Views: 7803

Re: Debian Wheezy minimal custom image

I'll have a go and report back. I'm playing with Rasbmc at the moment. Really should invest in some more 4-8GB SD cards! :D
by nimdy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian Wheezy minimal custom image
Replies: 45
Views: 7803

Re: Debian Wheezy minimal custom image

Could you possibly make an image for slightly under 2gb? I'm trying to write the image to a 2gb card in Windows, but it is complaining that the disk is too small (1800mb i think).

Thanks.
by nimdy
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

Have there been any changes to the cmdline file recently? I've been away from the forums and OpenELEC for a few weeks, come back to try some of the pre-built SD images but they dont work :( When I first got the Pi I had issues with the HDMI output. Managed to get the right config.txt settings to mak...
by nimdy
Tue May 08, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

<r>Simon H said: <br/> <br/> <br/> nimdy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'll have a go at FTP serving up my media.<br/> <br/> I've been playing around with having a MySQL DB on my home server to connect the Pi to. I've been following this quide: <URL url="http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php....._libraries">http...
by nimdy
Tue May 08, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

<r>I'll have a go at FTP serving up my media.<br/> <br/> I've been playing around with having a MySQL DB on my home server to connect the Pi to. I've been following this quide: <URL url="http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php....._libraries">http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php....._libraries</URL> but I think be...
by nimdy
Tue May 08, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

<t>dom said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The sdcard is not used for buffering. It buffers in RAM.<br/> <br/> Where are the video files coming from? I would advise against SMB shares.<br/> <br/> NFS, FTP, HTTP will all perform better.<br/> <br/> For stuttering, report back whether turning off "adjust display r...
by nimdy
Fri May 04, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

@david_m

Does the 1tb drive work in other RPi distros like Debian? Is the drive plugged into a powered USB hub?
by nimdy
Thu May 03, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

<t>@littlecharva<br/> <br/> Thats a +1 for me too. I've tried the recent build with wifi drivers, but still no luck. I've tried booting with and without the ethernet plugged in and also with and without the wifi settings setup in the Openelec settings program.<br/> <br/> Also cant get iplayer workin...
by nimdy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

<r>sraue said: <br/> <br/> <br/> nimdy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> lsusb and dmesg here:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://db.tt/6SmR3beb">http://db.tt/6SmR3beb</URL><br/> <br/> On Debian I installed the zd1211 drivers to get my device working.<br/> <br/> <br/> thanks, have added some (more) USB WLAN and LAN ...
by nimdy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

lsusb and dmesg here:

http://db.tt/6SmR3beb

On Debian I installed the zd1211 drivers to get my device working.
by nimdy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

<r>sraue said: <br/> <br/> <br/> nimdy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anyone know how to get the wireless working within OE?<br/> <br/> This tutorial worked for me in Debian, but tools like apt-get arent in OE as far as I can tell.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://omer.me/2012/04/setting.....pberry-pi/">http://...
by nimdy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

Anyone know how to get the wireless working within OE?

This tutorial worked for me in Debian, but tools like apt-get arent in OE as far as I can tell.

http://omer.me/2012/04/setting.....pberry-pi/
by nimdy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: DHCP Behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: DHCP Behaviour

I've been using mine for a couple of weeks now, and the Pi always gets the same IP from the DHCP router. Maybe this is just how my router is configured.
by nimdy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Bulding XBMC for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 269
Views: 86470

Re: Bulding XBMC for Raspberry Pi

<t>masterluke said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Using Liam's image. Using upnp via tversity server here and it seems to be streaming hd h264 fine. Its another thing to try if you arent getting good performance from smb.<br/> <br/> I do have a small problem when using the composite out (set to PAL sd mode 2 vi...
by nimdy
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 21656

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

I've just ordered one of these from Amazon. I'm hoping it might help with some of the HDMI problems I've been having with my LCD TV.

I'll post a write up of it when I get it.
by nimdy
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 295122

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

dom said:


@marshcroft can you create the img before running it?

I think the hdmi mode number gets written to the guisettings.xml which might cause the xbmc UI not fitting the screen problem some users have seen.



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