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by hairydalek
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi Zero, USB Gadget Mode & power off
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Pi Zero, USB Gadget Mode & power off

Thanks. That confirms my suspicions, and should not affect my plans as I’ll be able to shutdown both the main Pi and the Zero when select a power off option somewhere on the eventual build (probably a button, though I’m warming to the idea of a touch screen with buttons for some functions)
by hairydalek
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi Zero, USB Gadget Mode & power off
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Pi Zero, USB Gadget Mode & power off

HI, pondering making a stereo camera - which I’m currently using a pair of USB web cams. It’s working well, but the USB cams seem to be pulling more power than I’m happy with, and they are bulky, so I’m going to be moving to Pi camera modules. I think if I connect one camera to a Pi Zero and make th...
by hairydalek
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering with a Hub
Replies: 6
Views: 6444

Powering with a Hub

My question is about USB. Right now, to power up (and down) the Pi, I need to pull the USB plug from the Pi and re-insert it. This has a finite life, and I’d rather not have to do this all the time. It feels fragile, and I’d rather have another way of cycling the power. I am also pondering building ...
by hairydalek
Thu May 31, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: "official" case compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 3407

Re: "official" case compatibility

annodomini2 wrote:
tech_monkey wrote:Why not use some blobs of Blu-tac or similar to secure it to the desk.
Duct tape is also useful in this regard.

Or foam sticky pads.
Velcro. Make the thing wearable!
by hairydalek
Thu May 31, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Backing Up & Restoring
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Backing Up & Restoring

To take a snapshot of your whole SD card, use either dd (like when you created the card) or tar (which converts the whole filesystem into a single file). Thanks - I think the tar route may be the best option here. There are files in the filesystem that are links to other files. If you copy these fi...
by hairydalek
Thu May 31, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Another Raspi Lego Case :)
Replies: 9
Views: 6109

Re: Another Raspi Lego Case :)

It’s a shame that the Pi’s dimension and port positions aren‘t exact multiples of Lego dimensions. Making case for them would be an excellent project for Schools, and as far as I am aware, those places are swimming with the stuff.
by hairydalek
Thu May 31, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Backing Up & Restoring
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Backing Up & Restoring

Hi, the answer to the question may be as simple as “just drag the files to your HD” - but I’m asking anyway. I am wondering what the best way to back the Pi’s SD card is. I can, obviously, plug it into my Mac which sees it as a volume, and from there I could just drag the contents of that to a folde...
by hairydalek
Wed May 30, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remapping the Keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 46168

Re: Remapping the Keyboard

Try this... - Switch to root user. - Run 'dpkg-reconfigure locales' and changing from en_GB.UTF-8 to en_US.UTF-8 (or whatever country setting you need). - Run 'dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration' and change the keyboard to USA PC104 (again, change as needed). - Reboot. Thanks :D That seems to ...
by hairydalek
Wed May 30, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remapping the Keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 46168

Re: Remapping the Keyboard

That would be an interesting supposition. My keyboard has been showing some of the signs of being under powered - it repeats keys sometimes when it’s running in the console. However, before I made those keyboard changes, it was working in the GUI environment, which is why I’m suspecting it’s more a ...
by hairydalek
Tue May 29, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Hello!

Hi,
my name is Paul, and I’m a new RaspPi owner. For the first time since around 1986, I’m using a computer plugged into my TV! Brings back far too many fond memories of my BBC Micro!
by hairydalek
Tue May 29, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remapping the Keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 46168

Remapping the Keyboard

Still getting my Pi up and running. My new problem is with the keyboard I have. I have an Apple extended keyboard which I am using with my Pi (I also have one of those keyboards from the first generation of iMacs). The problem is this: I have a UK keyboard, so the @ is above the 2 , and the " is two...
by hairydalek
Tue May 29, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problem log gin in with Debian Squeeze
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Problem log gin in with Debian Squeeze

Thanks - got the newer distro, and it’s booting and ring into the GUI fine. Still got some questions, which I’ll ask in another thread.
by hairydalek
Mon May 28, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problem log gin in with Debian Squeeze
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Problem log gin in with Debian Squeeze

Hi, new Raspberry Pi arrived today. I’m new to Linux, and I am stuck. I downloaded and installed the Debian Squeeze distro.. I ran through the user set up parts - root user, my user name. Selected the option to boot up in the GUI. I had to reset my UNIX password. That worked, new password accepted a...

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