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by gregsmith_to
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: The Correct way to add a RTC
Replies: 62
Views: 68210

Re: The Correct way to add a RTC

Al Fernandez, that looks exactly what I was looking for - I've been trying to sort through all the old info for hours - and I have the situation you describe where the time goes to Jan 1 1970 at powerup. But I can't comment out the lines you specify since I don't have them, my /lib/udev/hwclock-set ...
by gregsmith_to
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: fake-hwclock time adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 7269

Re: fake-hwclock time adjustment

I've installed an adafruit DS1307 rtc and it seems to be OK and running on 2015-05-05-raspian-wheezy This installation, btw, is entirely different from older information that you will generally find on the internet - including the info at adafruit - since it's now a matter of enabling I2C and driver...
by gregsmith_to
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Please explain softfloat vs softfp vs hardfp
Replies: 11
Views: 24889

Re: Please explain softfloat vs softfp vs hardfp

Indeed much of what's in jexco's post is incorrect. In particular: So when you see that softfp is compatible with softfloat it means that the system will decide if it can (and some cases should) use a hardware FPU Not true, code compiled with 'softfp' uses floating-point instructions and can only be...
by gregsmith_to
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Gertboard classic
Topic: Motor driver not working! :(
Replies: 35
Views: 15832

Re: Motor driver not working! :(

Is this a suitable inductor? it appears to be ok electrically but a bit large for the site (12 mm x 12mm ) http://canada.newark.com/wurth-elektron ... dp/08P2777 I can't find a 10mm one which is good for 3A...
by gregsmith_to
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Creative X-Fi 5.1 USB sound card
Replies: 19
Views: 29609

Re: Creative X-Fi 5.1 USB sound card

All very helpful, thank you all. frigaut : so called usb fix, using dwc_otg.speed=1 Anyone, if you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse which work with dwc_otg.speed=1, please let me know what they are; I have not been able to find any. I have an open question on raspberrypi.stackexchange.com for this.....
by gregsmith_to
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 100905

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

I don't recall selecting a shipping method. And, it says right in the email from Allied, "Items back ordered more than 7 days will be shipped via UPS Ground." But they shipped it overnight. I guess a 15+ week delay from the order doesn't count as "back ordered more than 7 days ?!?" bwoodbury did you...
by gregsmith_to
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 100905

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

I ordered mine from Allied in early March, order #2500072*** It arrived on June 28 and works fine. However, I was billed CDN $45 for the Pi, and $64 for shipping; I don't recall that any shipping cost was quoted at the time of the order, and it seems excessive. I would like to order another couple o...
by gregsmith_to
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?

Upon calling Allied, was just told that the CDN$45 charge on my card was for the item, and the $64 charge was for shipping. It was shipped "UPS super saver" from Texas (OK, it did arrive next day, although after waiting almost 4 months, that made little difference to me ). So, I'm not in a hurry to ...
by gregsmith_to
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RP Farnell/Import US Delivered $60.80 USD
Replies: 12
Views: 4444

Re: RP Farnell/Import US Delivered $60.80 USD

I received mine from Allied last week. Upon calling Allied, was just told that the CDN$45 charge on my card was for the item, and the $64 charge was for shipping. It was shipped "UPS super saver" from Texas (OK, it did arrive next day, although after waiting almost 4 months, that made little differe...
by gregsmith_to
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?

... and on reviewing my credit card bill I find Allied have charged me twice, for a total of over $110. Two different amounts, oddly enough. Will contact them about it...
by gregsmith_to
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?

...And I received an email from Allied early on June 28, informing me the order had shipped; and it arrived in good order later the same day. Great, I'm very pleased. Now I need about 4 more....
by gregsmith_to
Fri May 18, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?

Update - I got this reply from Allied on May 15, thanks for the contact email : " There has been some confusion regarding the status of Raspberry Pi preorders recently. Here is some information to address a few of your questions. Your Raspberry Pi preorder is a valid order and has been placed in the...
by gregsmith_to
Mon May 14, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?

Thank you liz! Also, I just tried adding a comment to the most recent news item - and I got "Error 1: Click back and type in the password." Needless to say, I had. I have tried copying the password in, and typing it in. I have managed to put comments on Raspi news items in the past, but most of the ...
by gregsmith_to
Mon May 14, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?

Thanks for the answer, but I'm not really any less confused. On Mar 6 I got such an email from Newark/Element14 - "We're thrilled to hear of your interest - We've held your place in line so all you have to do is place your order". Previously to placing the Allied order, I had filled in an 'express i...
by gregsmith_to
Mon May 14, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Allied Electronics Order- is it real?
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Allied Electronics Order- is it real?

Mar 3 I ordered a Raspberry pi from Allied Electronics. I received a confirmation email, and I got a "Be patient" email Mar 29, and I'm being patient. But here's the odd thing. The confirmation email contains a link to the order at alliedelec.com, and the link doesn't work (it goes to a page that sa...

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