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by Bucki
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logitech k400 Plus
Replies: 6
Views: 7098

Re: Logitech k400 Plus

Been using the k400r and a m325 mouse for a long time. Neither would work with the Pi until "paired" on a Windows machine. Now both work with either dongle on anything. Even works with the TV. Don't know if Raspian has acquired the ability to "pair" them since then.
by Bucki
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Windows larger than display height
Replies: 6
Views: 19458

Re: Windows larger than display height

rotwang It's actually ALT+Left Click. Sometimes it takes several tries befor it takes hold. Can nearly push the window off the top of the page then. Thanks that will really be helpfull on another Pi with a 2.8" screen. Jimbo213Mo Change the font size. Had mine down to 7 before the framebuffer change...
by Bucki
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Display not turning back on after sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Re: Display not turning back on after sleep

Bump! Me too. I can also here key press noise when pushing some keys, listening through BT headphones. Tried rebooting the display only but it does not help. Eventually this will lead to a corrupted SD card.
by Bucki
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mouse dies
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Mouse dies

Good to know. Have an A+ that I only booted to see if it works. Still awaiting a small project. I'll check it out.

The op should check the mice pins for damage too. Worst case, if it's the plug, a dollar or two for a cable and soldering a few wires.
by Bucki
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mouse dies
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Mouse dies

Can't answer your question but you should tell how you're powering the display and Pi. 2 supplies or 1 to the display and then to the Pi. Seems like a topic to be answered by an engineer. You could open the mice up to see if anything looks or smells burnt. Otherwise electronics knowledge is needed. ...
by Bucki
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logitech K400 - trackpad ok, characters not ok
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Logitech K400 - trackpad ok, characters not ok

When you go into config can you type in the test line at the bottom? I set up to US and it works fine. Doubt it matters but mine was paired in Windows. Try some of the other versions. Mine seemed to work ok on US(Macintosh) but gave wrong characters for some of the others. Didn't try all but none I ...
by Bucki
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Adafruit PiTFT and RPI3
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: Adafruit PiTFT and RPI3

[quote="DirkSThe adafruit helper script does not load any image, it just changes some settings. GPIO have not changed on the Pi3B, so that should not be an issue. Image should have been kernel. Their words, not mine. The 3 has pins used by the WiFi and BT. That's different. Can't find a reference a...
by Bucki
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Touchscreen XBMC Tablet Rpi Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 8934

Re: Touchscreen XBMC Tablet Rpi Issue

The OS was never mentioned or needed to be. XBMC and OSMC run on modified versions of raspian so isn't just software on top of.[/quote] So how come I can run XBMC / Kodi on my Windows 10 machine? https://osmc.tv/about/ OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on L...
by Bucki
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Adafruit PiTFT and RPI3
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: Adafruit PiTFT and RPI3

Ask in an adafruit forum. Seems the helper script would load a different image. It's above my pay grade though. GPIO pin assignments might be something to look at too. The adafruit helper script does not load any image, it just changes some settings. GPIO have not changed on the Pi3B, so that shoul...
by Bucki
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Touchscreen XBMC Tablet Rpi Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 8934

Re: Touchscreen XBMC Tablet Rpi Issue

DirkS wrote:
Bucki wrote:XBMC is no longer being developed/supported. The new version is OSMC Kodi.
FTFY

XBMC / Kodi is media centre software, not an OS.
OSMC = OS + Kodi
The OS was never mentioned or needed to be. XBMC and OSMC run on modified versions of raspian so isn't just software on top of.
by Bucki
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Adafruit PiTFT and RPI3
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: Adafruit PiTFT and RPI3

Ask in an adafruit forum. Seems the helper script would load a different image. It's above my pay grade though.
GPIO pin assignments might be something to look at too.

Good Luck
by Bucki
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Touchscreen XBMC Tablet Rpi Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 8934

Re: Touchscreen XBMC Tablet Rpi Issue

XBMC is no longer being developed/supported. The new version is OSMC. Makes sense to ask about it on it's site. osmc.tv
by Bucki
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display Will Not Turn On
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display Will Not Turn On

You won't see an image until the Pi starts. My supply did not have enough power for the Pi and display so I connected a small supply to the display and the previously working supply only to the Pi. Then it booted and the process was displayed.
by Bucki
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Jessie - Full of Problems(?)
Replies: 37
Views: 4424

Re: Jessie - Full of Problems(?)

Exactly! Unless a company with a reputation to lose like say Antec or Corsair makes something we'll continue to have to take are chances with the name of the week supplies that come in from China.
by Bucki
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Jessie - Full of Problems(?)
Replies: 37
Views: 4424

Re: Jessie - Full of Problems

I've been battling got get my first RP3 up and running. I've used both the February and March Raspbian images while following the full drill (SDFormatter & Win32 Disk Imager). I've got a 2.0A power supply ....The only odd hardware behavior I've seen is that the two relocated LEDs seem to rarely be ...
by Bucki
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Jessie - Full of Problems(?)
Replies: 37
Views: 4424

Re: Jessie - Full of Problems

I've been battling got get my first RP3 up and running. I've used both the February and March Raspbian images while following the full drill (SDFormatter & Win32 Disk Imager). I've got a 2.0A power supply ....The only odd hardware behavior I've seen is that the two relocated LEDs seem to rarely be ...
by Bucki
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: GPS Unit that can be powered just from the PI?
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Re: GPS Unit that can be powered just from the PI?

Neither of my GPS get signal inside the house. Both work fine in a car. Clear sky for the car basically means you may not get reception between skyscrapers, in a tunnel or possibly even in a forest. Some of the GPS units allow an antenna to be attached that could be put in a better place if receptio...
by Bucki
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why is this Android Box as cheap as a Raspberry PI
Replies: 21
Views: 4951

Re: Why is this Android Box as cheap as a Raspberry PI

by fruitoftheloom » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:03 am Bucki wrote: A 3.5 score(on a scale of 1-4(no zero)) is mediocre at best. With all the problems cheap power supplies have given Pi user this one may be no bargain. This is the real kicker and makes me want to use Linux instead of Android even for a barga...
by Bucki
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot find right keyboard character ~
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Cannot find right keyboard character ~

Seems like when the UK keyboard stayed installed and I typed on my US keyboard the wrong character that came up was the key that needed to get typed.
It's easier to get the correct keyboard set up these days.
by Bucki
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspian Jessie Lite - startx?
Replies: 7
Views: 20126

Re: Raspian Jessie Lite - startx?

I installed Jessie lite last week on one of my Pi2. Thought it would be like regular but without extra programs. Wrong. Found the command here in the forum to install the GUI(don't remember where or complete syntax) but it also installed Wolfram & Mathmatica. It also didn't install a lot of the thin...
by Bucki
Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Jessie - Full of Problems(?)
Replies: 37
Views: 4424

Re: Jessie - Full of Problems

Are you doing checksums on the files? Try formatting the cards with SD formatter before imaging. I've saved "bad" cards this way. This is my experince over the last weeks. Started with WinZip on my PC not properly recognizing the images. Had to get 7Zip again after going from W7 32 bit to 64. It pro...
by Bucki
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any ideas for more secure semi-permanent GPIO connectors.
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Any ideas for more secure semi-permanent GPIO connectors

This would work, if you don't mind turning a screwdriver.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/2711

And the GPIO is still usable. Resettable 5V & 3.3V fuses. Not exactly cheap though.
by Bucki
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: which motor is best for my project?
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: which motor is best for my project?

No practical experience with steppers but have done some research, with a turntable in mind. If I'm wrong others can correct me. Steppers have resolution. More resolution = more $. A stepper with one degree of resolution driving through a gear ratio of 10:1 would have 1/10 degree resolution. Maybe 5...
by Bucki
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: touchscreen question
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: touchscreen question

In the pictures, on bottom of the circuit board, it says 5V in for both the barrel jack and micro USB/
by Bucki
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard with built in mousepad?
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Keyboard with built in mousepad?

I'm using a Logitech K400. I also don't care too much for the pad so am using a Logitech mouse that can use the same dongle. Saves USB ports.

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