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by sega dude
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Controlling a TV with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Re: Controlling a TV with the Raspberry Pi

I am happy to report that libLGTV_serial works perfectly on the Raspberry Pi with my USB to Serial adaptor. No problems what so ever. Now I need a web interface, and I have an idea how I'm going to do it.
by sega dude
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Controlling a TV with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Re: Controlling a TV with the Raspberry Pi

I experimented with an old XP laptop with a serial port, a male to female straight through serial cable and a null modem adaptor to make it into a null modem cable. The libLGTV_serial program that LeoWhite posted works great. Despite the fact that the 32LB9D is not listed as a supported model, setti...
by sega dude
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Controlling a TV with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Re: Controlling a TV with the Raspberry Pi

Luckily I already have a null modem adaptor and a DB9 Serial cable. I'll experiment with it and see what I can do.
by sega dude
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Controlling a TV with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Controlling a TV with the Raspberry Pi

My dad got an LG 32LB9D HDTV off the curb. It works fine, but doesn't have the remote. I was looking at the manual, and noticed that theres a section about controlling the TV via RS-232C. The section about this is on page 105 of the manual . This gave me the idea to make a wireless remote with the R...
by sega dude
Sun May 10, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Adequate power supply for case with fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Adequate power supply for case with fan

I recently got this case for my Raspberry Pi 2 on eBay. It has a fan. The label on the fan says it uses "DC 5V 0.20A". What kind of power supply should I use so that I can power the Raspberry Pi 2 and fan comfortably?
by sega dude
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Problems with PPPD
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Problems with PPPD

I am trying to do this tutorial with my 256MB Raspberry Pi Model B. I am running Raspbian. I am using a known working USB to serial adaptor and null modem cable. I ran sudo apt-get install PPP to install PPPD. To make the options file, I started x, ran PCFMAN as sudo, and went to /etc/ppp. I made a ...
by sega dude
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Raspberry Pi 2 crashes with updated SD card
Replies: 1
Views: 736

New Raspberry Pi 2 crashes with updated SD card

I just got my Raspberry Pi 2 today. I am upgrading from an original 256MB Raspberry Pi Model B. Earlier today, I imaged the original full size SD card that has Raspbian with Win32 Disk Imager. Then I restored the image to my new MircoSD card. I put the microsd card into a microsd adapter, then into ...
by sega dude
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Transferring a smaller SD card to larger SD card
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

Transferring a smaller SD card to larger SD card

Not sure if this is the right place to post this. I have ordered my Raspberry Pi 2 and will hopefully be getting it soon. I want to transfer my main Raspberry Pi SD card to a new microSD card for the Raspberry Pi 2. Currently, my main SD card is a full size 8GB SanDisk Ultra SD card (I have an origi...
by sega dude
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Internet connected Caller ID with Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: Internet connected Caller ID with Raspberry Pi

I got a really good price on the USR5637 modem fruitoftheloom pointed out on eBay. Got it for $5.75 including shipping. I've been experimenting with modems in my other computers and have been successful in obtaining caller ID information. Now the next step, after getting the modem up and running wit...
by sega dude
Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Internet connected Caller ID with Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: Internet connected Caller ID with Raspberry Pi

I have this HP USB modem laying around. No idea if if supports Caller ID, or how to test to see if it works with the Raspberry Pi.
by sega dude
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Internet connected Caller ID with Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Internet connected Caller ID with Raspberry Pi

We often get calls from unknown numbers at my house. We often look these numbers up online on whitepages.com, Google, etc. Today I got an idea for an internet connected Caller ID that would do this automatically. Something that would get the number from the phone line, then look it up. Is this possi...
by sega dude
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: S.M.A.R.T. Alarm Clock - Can it be done with the RPi?
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

S.M.A.R.T. Alarm Clock - Can it be done with the RPi?

Can this or something similar be done with the Raspberry Pi?
by sega dude
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Controlling portable RPi wirelessly from Android phone
Replies: 7
Views: 2377

Re: Controlling portable RPi wirelessly from Android phone

Thanks for the suggestions. If I were to get a Pi compatible Wi-Fi adaptor what are my options?
by sega dude
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Controlling portable RPi wirelessly from Android phone
Replies: 7
Views: 2377

Controlling portable RPi wirelessly from Android phone

I have a working external battery pack for my Pi (the iEnjoy MyBolt for those interested) to power my Pi on the go. Since I don't have any kind of screen to use with it on the go, I was thinking about controlling the Pi wirelessly from my Android phone. I don't have a RPi compatible Wifi adapter but...
by sega dude
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PXE Server with Plop Boot Manager
Replies: 0
Views: 755

PXE Server with Plop Boot Manager

I have a computer that won't boot off CD/DVD or USB (even tho it's supposed to). Since it can boot from the network, I want to setup a PXE server on my Pi that will load Plop Boot Manager so I can boot from CD or USB from there. I tried this tutorial on Raspbian but it didn't work. Something about h...
by sega dude
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering Raspberry Pi with HDTV USB port
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Powering Raspberry Pi with HDTV USB port

I was watching a Chromecast review last night and found out that it has to be plugged into your HDTV's USB port for power. This gave me the idea to try it with the Raspberry Pi. I have a Sony BRAVIA KDL-32EX400 HDTV that features a USB port for connecting USB flash drives for viewing photos on the T...
by sega dude
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a mirco USB car charger with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 11209

Re: Using a mirco USB car charger with the Raspberry Pi

I tried this other adaptor I have and it worked.
by sega dude
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a mirco USB car charger with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 11209

Re: Using a mirco USB car charger with the Raspberry Pi

I plugged it in with the engine off, but it didn't power the Pi at all. It didn't do anything. I tried with the key in both "ACC" and "ON" positions, but none of them worked.
by sega dude
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a mirco USB car charger with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 11209

Using a mirco USB car charger with the Raspberry Pi

I got a dual screen portable DVD player for a long 9 hour trip I will be going on soon. The second screen uses normal composite video inputs to connect to the screen. Since the Raspberry Pi has a composite video port, I will use this to connect the Pi to the second screen. In order to power the Pi, ...
by sega dude
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a bus powered external USB hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 3300

Using a bus powered external USB hard drive

I set up my Raspberry Pi as a subversion server for my own personal use. The 8GB SD card I have in my Pi probably won't be enough. I want to use a bus powered USB external hard drive so I can avoid using another ac adaptor. If I get something like a 2a power supply for my Pi, will it be enough to po...
by sega dude
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: What's the latest on the official Android 4.0 port?
Replies: 6
Views: 8631

What's the latest on the official Android 4.0 port?

It's been awhile since we've heard anything about the official Android port. What's up?
by sega dude
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian "zoomed in"
Replies: 0
Views: 633

Raspbian "zoomed in"

After Raspian did lots of updating XBMC was "zoomed in" I can't see the entire screen, only a zoomed in section of it. It is unusable like this. How do I fix it so I can see the whole screen like before?
by sega dude
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Game controls via the GPIO connector?
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Game controls via the GPIO connector?

Basically I am going to build a game system inside a Sega Game Gear case. Would I be able to utilize the GPIO for the buttons? Maybe use small mircoswitches under the existing buttons that could somehow be interpreted as key presses via the GPIO?
by sega dude
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Problem running previously written python on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Re: Problem running previously written python on Raspberry P

kasperl wrote:pygtk? Even if you have pygtk, it might be missing gtk itsself. What distro are you running?
I am running Raspbian “wheezy”.
by sega dude
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Problem running previously written python on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Problem running previously written python on Raspberry Pi

When I attempt to run a python app I wrote on ubuntu I get this error: ERROR:root:Could not find any typelib for Gtk Traceback (most recent call last): File "bin/brandsonicweb", line 32, in <module> import brandsonicweb File "/home/pi/brandsonicweb/brandsonicweb/__init__.py", line 12, in <module> fr...

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