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by InsideJob
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: switching from ubuntu to debian
Replies: 16
Views: 2588

Re: switching from ubuntu to debian

Heck, I just switched my Pi2 to Debian too. Bye bye Raspbian. :D https://images.collabora.co.uk/rpi2/jessie-rpi2-20150705.img.gz Also got the ARMHF DVD which I plan to use as a repository off a flash drive. http://caesar.acc.umu.se/cdimage/release/8.1.0/armhf/iso-dvd/debian-8.1.0-armhf-DVD-1.iso So ...
by InsideJob
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Memory shortage
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Memory shortage

Instead of manually clearing out the cache of downloaded packages apt-get clean if you "man apt-get" clean clean clears out the local repository of retrieved package files. It removes everything but the lock file from /var/cache/apt/archives/ and /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/.
by InsideJob
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lemon Pi, $35 ARM Quad-core A9 open source board
Replies: 63
Views: 13632

Re: Lemon Pi, $35 ARM Quad-core A9 open source board

It's nice to have a command economy where some People's Liberation Army general and/or party official can just say "Make it so, Numbah One" to prevent someone from losing face. Maybe it really was a bulk order from some hackspaces acting of their own volition, and the number ordered is a drop in th...
by InsideJob
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: additional lid for raspberry pi 2 case
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: additional lid for raspberry pi 2 case

DGeronimo wrote:Does anybody know if you can order lids who have holes for gpio in it?
So the answer is NO, NEVER!! Stop asking!!! Mod it with a sledgehammer and chainsaw if you want. But then it'll be an unofficial case and won't be supported by The Foundation.

Dremel worked for me.
by InsideJob
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Only the pi user can run applications in X11
Replies: 23
Views: 2290

Re: Only the pi user can run applications in X11

Looks to me like they've learned very little about Linux if they can't even add a new user account. It's a perfectly normal thing to do. Any app that refuses to work is just poorly written garbage. You don't even need to add them to suders. Debian like some other Linux distros wants a group with the...
by InsideJob
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Official screen
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: Official screen

Bwahahaha, are we there yet?

They're going to delay it another six months just because you asked. That'll show those pesky customers! It's all about learning...
by InsideJob
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there too many questions out of scope for this forum
Replies: 28
Views: 2894

Re: Are there too many questions out of scope for this forum

The moderators can, and do, move questions to a more appropriate forum on occasion. And sometimes they delete posts they don't approve of. Can I vote for Donald Trump? Is that allowed? Am I mandated to believe I'm free like Linux software? :lol: I think there are more moderators here than active us...
by InsideJob
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please recommend a wireless adaptor
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Please recommend a wireless adaptor

LOL, the only one officially supported is a complete nightmare. Used to be you needed fwcutter and/or NDIS wrapper to make a Broadcom WiFi card work.

I think I'm going to switch to Debian for ARM since "officially" it supports everything. :roll:
by InsideJob
Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: switching from ubuntu to debian
Replies: 16
Views: 2588

Re: switching from ubuntu to debian

The Linux Mint KDE people didn't seem to care about all the problems I was having. Anyone who dares complain is simply banned from their board. The Kubuntu guys didn't seem to care either, complaining is considered counter-productive. So I cut them both out of the loop with Debian 8.1 running KDE4. ...
by InsideJob
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Panda Bluetooth 4.0 USB Nano Adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Panda Bluetooth 4.0 USB Nano Adapter

:oops: oops, installed Debian 8.1 Jessie this weekend and messed up the Bluetooth myself. To get that magic drop-down in PulseAudio Volume Control you need to also install:
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
Then it should look like this:
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by InsideJob
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: WiFi Dongle Issues ? Start here !
Replies: 581
Views: 563235

Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Nice thing about the EDIMAX is it flashes when just scanning. The WiPi looks dead until you connect to something. So I can actually SEE my WiFi crashing. The WiFi light stops flashing as soon as I plug the Ethernet cable in. I unplug Ethernet and WiFi starts working again. The problem must be the US...
by InsideJob
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: right click with stylus pen
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: right click with stylus pen

It kills me that xinput_calibrator still isn't in the Raspbian repo. I ripped this ARM DEB package off the Adafruit people sometime ago but it's still good: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4b1zDH9ebqmaUVuZHFNcVB0aG8/view?usp=sharing The program itself hasn't been updated in a long time. The first ...
by InsideJob
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Panda Bluetooth 4.0 USB Nano Adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Panda Bluetooth 4.0 USB Nano Adapter

If you're having problems try reverting back to older firmware or use the 2-15 version of Raspbian like me. I thought my problems were just with the Edimax WiFi but Bluetooth has been acting funny lately too. I'm sure they'll sort the issue eventually but until then the Ultimate MP3 Player(tm) must ...
by InsideJob
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: On screen keyboard
Replies: 77
Views: 215198

Re: On screen keyboard

I think it defaults to docking whih makes everything disappear for me too. Undock it and then use the upper left icon in the title bar to make it always on the top layer. If you've got a stylus you might prefer the keyboard that comes with cell writer though. sudo apt-get install cellwriter key2.png...
by InsideJob
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: WiFi Dongle Issues ? Start here !
Replies: 581
Views: 563235

Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

I'd like to also add that while my WiPi continues to work normally after rpi-update from the official image (unlike the Edimax) it too stops working if you update from Notro's with the official firmware/kernel. Add the new network manager that breaks if wlan0 is even mentioned in an old config file ...
by InsideJob
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lol- The joking thread
Replies: 316
Views: 60232

Re: Lol- The joking thread

This Deek Jackson clown is from your side of the pond. :shock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgkCw8_rIVw
by InsideJob
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: WiFi Dongle Issues ? Start here !
Replies: 581
Views: 563235

Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

I started with Raspbian 2-16 which doesn't have the new networking stuff that hates /etc/network/interfaces (anything listed in there it refuses to manage) just to eliminate the new software as a possibility. No issues from my Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS] with the d...
by InsideJob
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Panda Bluetooth 4.0 USB Nano Adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Panda Bluetooth 4.0 USB Nano Adapter

I think a Bluetooth GPS receiver like the TomTom MKII is what I'm going to use. USB GPS units suck too much juice. The WiPi won't work at the same time using a 2amp power supply. :(

I've got a PicoBlue Bluetooth Internet Access Point around here somewhere... maybe I don't need WiFi for nutin'. :lol:
by InsideJob
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lol- The joking thread
Replies: 316
Views: 60232

Re: Lol- The joking thread

Congratulations forum members!
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But when all else fails:
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by InsideJob
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Panda Bluetooth 4.0 USB Nano Adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Panda Bluetooth 4.0 USB Nano Adapter

sudo apt-get install pauvcontrol After you connect to your speakers and start playing music, you should see the application listed in PulseAudio Volume Control with a drop-down list for all available output devices. Pretty simple really. Raspbian + Clementine + 3.5" LCD = the ULTIMATE MP3 player. No...
by InsideJob
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Satellite Image GPS
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Satellite Image GPS

Sometime I wonder if Google doesn't change the server name just to stop people from doing this but I suppose that'd be a conspiracy theory... and only the government can make those without looking like a bug-eyed loon. :lol: So for those of you needing GPS nirvana on your Pi 2, after you get FoxTrot...
by InsideJob
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: gpsd failing on boot, but starts manually
Replies: 14
Views: 23442

Re: gpsd failing on boot, but starts manually

You know why this thread show up frequently in search result? Because the problem still hasn't been fixed! I don't have this problem with gpsd under other distros. I'm pretty sure the default permissions on /var/run/gpsd.sock are wrong for one thing. That's why all the how-tos on the web suggest you...
by InsideJob
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: GPS and Google Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: GPS and Google Maps

It doesn't do the navigation part but FoxTrotGPS can pull maps and satellite images from Google. My Garmin is great for navigation but when I want to see what shops are nearby I always use FoxTrot. The Google maps even show where stuff is inside of buildings like at the mall. Open Street Maps are be...
by InsideJob
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power Supply for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Power Supply for the Raspberry Pi

I use the same Edimax WiFi and a Panda Bluetooth. One amp is almost enough but sadly the red power light flickers when actually using WiFi. So I ended up getting a Tzumi Minimax battery from Walmart for US$20. 1 amp in for charging, 2.1 amps out for my Pi. What's the point of a 3.5" screen if you ha...
by InsideJob
Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get gets confused
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: apt-get gets confused

Sometimes I have to do an apt-get purge instead of remove to whack messed up config files. It's also possible something installed an older version of minimal and that's why it fails. apt-cache showpkg will give you the reverse depends.

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