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by geep999
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Slackware Arm
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Slackware Arm

Hi,
I tried Slack on my RPi way back in 2012:
http://geep999.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/v ... -with.html

Good luck,
Peter
by geep999
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: PSU Recommendation (UK)?
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Re: PSU Recommendation (UK)?

I've been very happy with this surge protected PSU made by Masterplug supplying 2x1A. http://www.screwfix.com/p/masterplug-surge-protected-usb-adaptor-2-x-1a-usb-polished-black/28341 Actually bought mine in Sainsbury's post-Christmas sale @ £4.99, so shop around. Masterplug also do one with a single...
by geep999
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: cli font colour
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: cli font colour

You might get a clue here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Color_Bash_Prompt
There are lots of other sites on this topic too - Google for bash colors
Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Anyone has a recommended cheap SD card?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Anyone has a recommended cheap SD card?

I'm using 3 of these Kingston 8Gb cards which seem 100% reliable
http://www.ebuyer.com/130039-kingston-8 ... rd-sd4-8gb
The first 2 cost about £3.98, but the 3rd bought a week later cost £4.98.
Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: ArmedSlack 13.37
Replies: 149
Views: 34906

Re: ArmedSlack 13.37

@ sorinm - is your website broken - http://ns1.spit-ct.ro/raspberrypi/ ? I've tried several times recently and get "Unable to connect". @ xeonxu - I installed gnuplot on RPi/ARMedSlack 13.37 by downloading it from the repository at ftp://mirrors.vbi.vt.edu/linux/armedslack/ and using installpkg. It ...
by geep999
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where to get power supply UK?
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Re: Where to get power supply UK?

I'm using one of these surge suppressed by Masterplug with 2 X 1A USB outputs and it seems fine:
http://tinyurl.com/ce6wcd5 - it's £7.99 at present. Was £9.99 last week.
(I got mine for £5 in Sainsbury's just after Christmas when they were selling off stuff).

Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mouse & Keyboard...hair tearing time
Replies: 14
Views: 3244

Re: Mouse & Keyboard...hair tearing time

FWIW I've successfully used a USB to PS2 cable http://www.ebuyer.com/106560-xenta-usb-to-ps2-cable-a-usb2ps2 to connect to an ancient PS2 keyboard rated @ 5V / 170mA + a Trust Cordless Mouse AMI Mouse 250S. Both work fine on my RPi.. (Both my Microsoft wireless keyboards suffer "sticky" keys with th...
by geep999
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Français
Topic: Le Raspberry ne boot pas
Replies: 24
Views: 13238

Re: Le Raspberry ne boot pas

Frerovic wrote:Maintenant il me reste plus qu'a trouver un tuto clair pour installer xbmc
OpenELEC - c'est très facile -
Binaries: http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/
Instructions: http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... pberry_Pi
Salutations,
Peter
by geep999
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sound / Volume
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: Sound / Volume

I've no complaints at all about the sound quality or volume whilst using OpenELEC RPi.arm-devel-20120614193607-r11315. I've tried both analog sound via headphones and via HDMI to the TV speakers. Tested with .mp4 videos (aac sound) and .ogg audio. So I would suppose any problems are more likely due ...
by geep999
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bought powered hub - now no USB works!
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Bought powered hub - now no USB works!

Having seen that it's recommended to use a powered hub I bought one from Argos - Mikomi 4 port hub USB 2.0. It has a 5v 2A PSU. Now my Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 800 and Wireless Mouse, also my old fashioned PS2 keyboard and mouse (via PS2 to USB converter lead) don't work at all. Previously the wi...
by geep999
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Launching apps remotely
Replies: 16
Views: 14701

Re: Launching apps remotely

AndrewS wrote:Unless you're being deliberately obtuse, of course ;)
I was just playing around to see what's possible, and thought it made a nice screenshot. :)
Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can not set up VNC server to start at bootup (solved)
Replies: 41
Views: 126239

Re: Can not set up VNC server to start at bootup

As an alternative to VNC you could try running an Xserver on Windows and just forwarding X11 to it.
I tried it on Vista (32bit) and it worked just fine.
See this post http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 2&p=106887
Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Keyboard problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: Keyboard problem

From my notes I see that I started X with

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startlxde
I didn't need to install anything, and I didn't adjust the partitioning.
(Can't test it just now to be sure, as have overwritten that memory card with OpenELEC !).
Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: edit commands
Replies: 19
Views: 8552

Re: edit commands

joe is a nice and simple basic editor

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sudo apt-get install joe
ctrl k x - save and exit
ctrl c - exit
Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Keyboard problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: Keyboard problem

http://www.ebuyer.com/106560-xenta-usb- ... -a-usb2ps2 - £2.45
I'm using this to connect an old PS2 keyobord to my RPi OK.
It also allows a mouse to be connected.
Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SuperUser Login
Replies: 7
Views: 18487

Re: SuperUser Login

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[email protected] ~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #125 PREEMPT Sun Jun 17 16:09:36 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
[email protected] ~ $ whoami
pi
[email protected] ~ $ sudo su 
[email protected]:/home/pi# whoami  
root

Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Launching apps remotely
Replies: 16
Views: 14701

Re: Launching apps remotely

I used the instructions here: http://www.caslab.queensu.ca/LabHelp/XServer/ and downloaded the referenced Xserver and Putty onto Vista (32bit). VMware Player on Slackware host with Win Vista guest running an X server showing R-Pi running ARMedSlack forwarding X11 of xfce session: http://tinyurl.com/...
by geep999
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard problem (Logitech)
Replies: 6
Views: 3011

Re: Keyboard problem (Logitech)

Do you even see the username when you type it in? If not, could indeed be a hardware problem with the RPi. But if you can see the username echoed back OK then perhaps you have the "sticky keys" problem when you enter the invisible password. Perhaps you could try with the ArchLinux version. I get sti...
by geep999
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400: Does it work for you?
Replies: 97
Views: 113865

Re: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400: Does it work for

Sorry to be off topic and mention Microsoft Wireless keyboard. Please see my post here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=7906&p=95771&hilit=model+1014#p95771 It can take 5 attempts to login to Debian due to sticky keys. With ArchLinux I have no sticky keys at all . My conclusio...
by geep999
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 229699

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Thanks for the tip about Video calibration - I'd looked there but only saw the "pixel-ratio". Have now tried the video calibration - the first option is "Top-Left overscan compensation". I did a screenshot of this and discovered the "arrow", which I can't see at all on my TV. Luckily it's possible t...
by geep999
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 229699

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Asked this qustion on the OpenELEC forum but no response, so I am trying here... OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120614193607-r11315 on Raspberry Pi with TV connected via HDMI. The TV sys that it's displaying "1080p @ 60Hz"; a Bush 24" 1920x1080 pixels, model 24LED10DVD. The problem is that the edges are c...
by geep999
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wireless USB keyboard & Mouse
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Re: Wireless USB keyboard & Mouse

I think it's a Debian problem. I don't see the problem with ArchLinux.
See:http://tinyurl.com/cgb2new
Cheers,
Peter
by geep999
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logitech Wireless Keyboard MX320 keys stick
Replies: 12
Views: 5016

Re: Logitech Wireless Keyboard MX320 keys stick

Same here with Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard 1.1 Model 1014 running debian6-19-04-2012.img ("squeeze"). It's so bad that it takes about 5 attempts just to login. It seems to be a software problem as I get NO STICKY KEYS running archlinuxarm-29-04-2012.img , and the sticky problem seems to b...
by geep999
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: How to access the RPi, see boot screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: How to access the RPi, see boot screen?

My RPi is connected to a PC Monitor with DVI cable. Boot screen OK with both Debian and ARMedslack but nothing with Archlinux.. Solution: connect to RPi with ssh ssh [email protected].168.1.9 # I could see the address in my router cd /boot Comment out the first line of config.txt #hdmi_mode=19 Reboot - and t...
by geep999
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Tip: Swap over nfs
Replies: 4
Views: 8677

Re: Tip: Swap over nfs

Neat. It works for me. I put the commands into /etc/rc.local just above the "exit 0" so it's there after every boot. My actual commands are: echo "Setting up swap file over nfs to /space5/raspberry.pi/swap/swapfile on dad 192.168.1.1)" mount /space5 sleep 2 losetup /dev/loop0 /space5/raspberry.pi/sw...

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