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by jjex22
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Anybody had any problems dd'ing from ubuntu 15.10?
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Anybody had any problems dd'ing from ubuntu 15.10?

Just an update to this, but if you stumble across this this thread with the same issue using an ubuntu 15.10 based distro, you are not going mad. I've now had it confirmed by a few other people and other images DD'ing to sticks and to cards. At the moment it seems pretty random who it affects. Some ...
by jjex22
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi zero: accidental PC <-> PC connection, damaged?
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Pi zero: accidental PC <-> PC connection, damaged?

Hey all, so I had a mishap today showing off my Pi zero to my nephew (I could blame him, but it was totally my fault!) I forgot my power adapter so was just going to run the pi0 off the USB3 port on my laptop, but accidentally connected the laptop's USB A to the Pi's data USB micro B instead of the ...
by jjex22
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero Availability
Replies: 83
Views: 16155

Re: Pi Zero Availability

Living in rural Cambridgeshire will do that for you. Oh, how quaint, living in the Shire! I suppose the inhabitants are diminutive in stature and have furry feet, too? :lol: I think you'll find that most of the counties in the UK are shires, so it's nothing quaint at all. There are fewer counties t...
by jjex22
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Zero Pi's Down Under :-D
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Zero Pi's Down Under :-D

.....does anyone have any idea, or know where I can look to find out when more will be in stock? (I refuse to pay Pi 2 prices for a $5 Pi zero) I got lucky, BMS Doug shared to the forums when they cam in stock @ the pi hut and pimoroni a couple of weeks ago. They sold at the advertised price and in...
by jjex22
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Operating System Suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2295

Re: Operating System Suggestions?

I've had difficulty gettng Arch ARM to boot on my Pi. It doesn't seem to be compatible with 2 Model B. Is that inaccurate? As allfox says they've made a dedicated page just for the pi2b, so my inclination is that it should work... it may be worth exploring what went wrong on arm forums to ensure th...
by jjex22
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Zero Pi's Down Under :-D
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Zero Pi's Down Under :-D

Fixed...
2374*2374 down to 480*480... May it appease the data gods :lol:
by jjex22
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Zero Pi's Down Under :-D
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Zero Pi's Down Under :-D

Not a lot of point to this post, I've just been waiting 2.5 weeks for my Pi zero to arrive from Pi Hut in the UK over the Christmas gap and am now really excited that it's finally here in Australia with me! Obviously it is identical to every other zero, but obligatory photo to celebrate: http://stat...
by jjex22
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero Availability
Replies: 83
Views: 16155

Re: Pi Zero Availability

In stock at Adafruit (82 avail just now), mine is on its way :D Congratulations! They still have 91 kits available @$29.95 which have lasted longer than I expected them too. The kits aren't so bad really - about $0.30 cheaper than adafruit sells all the bits by themselves. (though if you're not in ...
by jjex22
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to grab last login?
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: How to grab last login?

Hi there! I'm a bit confused about the last part... But the first part, previous logins have a look at this (see wtmp, btmp and auth for log in stuff) http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2011/08/linux-var-log-files/ As for the second part... do you mean re-use the argument from the last command? as in if yo...
by jjex22
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Restart python script from crontab when it crash or killed
Replies: 11
Views: 5218

Re: Restart python script from crontab when it crash or kill

Just a side note, that It also occurs to me that python is pretty good at exceptions, and some defensive programming combined with exploring recent crashes may help more in the long term, so that a resurrection script becomes more of a backup?
by jjex22
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Next PiZero availability date (After 14Dec15)
Replies: 49
Views: 7954

Re: Next PiZero availability date (After 14Dec15)

I do wonder why everything is so vague about PiZero? ... ...Is it a loss-leader / spoiler for C.H.I.P at al As has been said a few times, loss leader doesn't really make sense. The idea behind a loss-leader is that you are drawn in by the low price - say, a can of beans - and when you go to get it,...
by jjex22
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good keyboard and mouse for the Raspberry?
Replies: 10
Views: 19102

Re: Good keyboard and mouse for the Raspberry?

Hi there, welcome to the forums! for most basic USB keyboards and mice power draw isn’t too big - often both combined is in the 100mA ballpark, but it all depends as W.H.Heydt says; how fancy is the keyboard? indicator lights, backlit, programmable macros all cost more juice... but then a bluetooth ...
by jjex22
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usb port not working with pi zero :(
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Usb port not working with pi zero :(

Hi there, Welcome to the forums! Some quick trouble shooting: does the keyboard work when connected direct to the Pi, and does the keyboard+mouse work when connected to your laptop through the new hub? Also hubs usually have one USB port that is to connect to the computer. To avoid confusion it is o...
by jjex22
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Other
Topic: UBUNTU USN-2852-1 Linux kernel(Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerability
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: USN-2852-1: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerability

+1, also the venerable Ubuntu forums :-)
by jjex22
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?
Replies: 41
Views: 16297

Re: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?

Astro Pi has a heatsink, not a fan, because fans are noisy, require power, and have a limited lifetime compared with a big lump of metal. Thanks Jamesh! I'm slowly aquiring my bits for my Astro Pi(still hoping the case designs come out :) ) does the alu case form it's heatsink, or is there a sepera...
by jjex22
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?
Replies: 41
Views: 16297

Re: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?

Have you ever had a cell phone with a heatsink or a fan? As cell phones tend to have very restricted airflow, most use heat sinks to deposit the heat generated by the CPU to the outer case. What goes wrong otherwise is demonstrated by the Nexus 4 for which a possibly last minute manufacturing decis...
by jjex22
Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ApplePi: A Raspberry Pi Hackintosh
Replies: 12
Views: 28321

Re: ApplePi: A Raspberry Pi Hackintosh

DougieLawson wrote:
ric96 wrote: Since OSX is just FreeBSD with a funky GUI, why not try FreeBSD.
Since OSX is just FreeBSD with a funky GUI, why not try FreeBSD.
Shall we just say they share an ancestor a little closer on the evolutionary chain?

What's wrong with running old OS? :o
by jjex22
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?
Replies: 41
Views: 16297

Re: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?

As for noise...the smaller the fan, the faster it is going to have to run to move the same amount of air. I would expect a Pi-sized fan to produce a rather annoying whine...like a mosquito on steroids. I found a good balance was to use one of those fans that come in laptop cooling pads because they...
by jjex22
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?
Replies: 41
Views: 16297

Re: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?

As for noise...the smaller the fan, the faster it is going to have to run to move the same amount of air. I would expect a Pi-sized fan to produce a rather annoying whine...like a mosquito on steroids. I found a good balance was to use one of those fans that come in laptop cooling pads because they...
by jjex22
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Anybody had any problems dd'ing from ubuntu 15.10?
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Anybody had any problems dd'ing from ubuntu 15.10?

Yup, I covered all the basic stuff - try different cards, known good OS, different images, and the only thing I have left in every troubleshooting path I've taken is this specific OS. Can dd from arch and #!++, can't from 15.10 on the same machine. I didn't have this problem with 15.04 as I say when...
by jjex22
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?
Replies: 41
Views: 16297

Re: Which is better Heat Sink or Fan?

Neither is needed usually. I tested 3 of them solidly for 4 days through 40C+ and no problems. I do use bothe with my Pi 2b that is a 24/7 but that's just because it also has to be on when we aren't in and the temps can climb towards 50C when the place is locked up. Usually you don't need to to worr...
by jjex22
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New to Pi, need some kind advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

Re: New to Pi, need some kind advice

Just as a little advice if you are new to both Linux and pi, and are connecting your pi to the network to remember to change your password on the Pi. Just open a terminal and type:

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passwd
Then enter the new password twice :) (that's not a typo, it's the word password with 'or' missing ;)
by jjex22
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Anybody had any problems dd'ing from ubuntu 15.10?
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Anybody had any problems dd'ing from ubuntu 15.10?

Hi all, bit of a weird one, but my ubuntu 15.10 doesn't seem able to write the .img file(s) onto SD cards? It's very strange, I've tried all manner of block sizes from the recommended 4M down to an over night 1 byte, added conversion options, re downloaded the images, tried Jessie/wheezy/lite, check...
by jjex22
Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Like zero
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Like zero

Hi there! As FruitoftheLoom says there's always ebay :) Most resellers seem to also be offering pre-order stock in the form of kits usually priced around $18, though how fast you get them depends a lot on which region of the world you are in. In terms of getting on at the actual list price relativel...
by jjex22
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HOWTO: Configure headless Pi Zero for secure wifi connection
Replies: 8
Views: 2693

Re: HOWTO: Configure headless Pi Zero for secure wifi connec

Hey bgowland, thanks for making the guide! The editing of the wireless config is excellent, but do you mind if I make a suggestion about how to navigate to that location as I worry that users stumbling on this guide may not find it that easy to follow the section where you find the root partition of...

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