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by Jame_s
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Multicomp cases
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Multicomp cases

am i hearing right that multicomp has discontinued the black and frosted cases they make? you know, like this http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/83-17308 if so, does anybody know if there's an almost similar item somebody else makes? one that has both mounting notches on the back and the internal...
by Jame_s
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel versions
Replies: 1
Views: 970

Kernel versions

am i right in thinking that installing the package linux-image-3.18.0-trunk-rpi actually installs kernel version 4.1.6 ?
are they the same thing?

confused
by Jame_s
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Omxplayer waiting for dbus address to appear
Replies: 30
Views: 9012

Re: Omxplayer waiting for dbus address to appear

scratch that, after further investigation it doesnt seem to make a whole lot of difference.
the lowest letter i got to successfully run was j on my setup
by Jame_s
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Omxplayer waiting for dbus address to appear
Replies: 30
Views: 9012

Re: Omxplayer waiting for dbus address to appear

i have played a bit with this and it seems that if you put dbus as a requirement in the init info header it will fire the video as quickly as it can. you still have to give it a letter higher than d from what i can tell. i stuck with n. #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: nsplashscreen # Requ...
by Jame_s
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: DHCP fails when setting up clones
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: DHCP fails when setting up clones

this turned out to be an issue with the ruckus firmware, not a linux issue at all. an upgrade to 9.7.2 fixed it.
by Jame_s
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: DHCP fails when setting up clones
Replies: 1
Views: 533

DHCP fails when setting up clones

i have flash disk image which i am cloning to multiple PIs, when i power up each new pi clone for the first time, i do so with the wifi dongle removed, i use raspi-config to rename it, close it down and plug the wifi dongle back in. here's where the fun begins. when i do the 1st one of the day, it w...
by Jame_s
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Which kernel package?
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Which kernel package?

i'm after the latest binary package. i went for linux-image-rpi-rpfv and it's added linux-image-rpi as a dependency, so that pretty much answers the question.
by Jame_s
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Which kernel package?
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Which kernel package?

which package linux-image-rpi or linux-image-rpi-rpfv will give the latest kernel?

thx
by Jame_s
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New pi micro sd card slot
Replies: 1
Views: 430

New pi micro sd card slot

i put 20 new pi b+ boards into cases yesterday and noticed that the micro sd slot on every one of them was toggled like there was already a card in it, right out of the box. sent my ocd into overdrive :lol:
by Jame_s
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Repository Hiccup?
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: Repository Hiccup?

i took the raspberrypi.org source out and the update worked, looks like their repository is busted for now.
by Jame_s
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Repository Hiccup?
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: Repository Hiccup?

i just checked it again with the sources set directly to the raspbian repository and get the same results.
is this really just me?
by Jame_s
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Repository Hiccup?
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: Repository Hiccup?

still returning the same error. could be the repository i'm being directed to only updates daily.
by Jame_s
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Repository Hiccup?
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Repository Hiccup?

as of 2 minutes ago i'm getting this when i try to apt-get update:- W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.raspberrypi.org_debian_dists_wheezy_main_binary-armhf_Packages Hash Sum mismatch this is a right out of the box install of raspbian downloaded today does anybody know if thi...
by Jame_s
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: system lockups
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: system lockups

Over heating is about all I can think off really. Is it overclocked in anyway. ok, i've been trying for the last 20 mins to get a temp reading from the pi with no luck - any ideas why i wouldnt have a /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp entry? wrong kernel version, now on latest which i suspect w...
by Jame_s
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: kernel version
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

Re: kernel version

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Then reboot, and check the version. If not upgrade, use the old method from https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update i do the update/upgrade cycle almost every day and the kernel version has never changed. i'm trying the rpi-update method right now the "old" rpi...
by Jame_s
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: kernel version
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

Re: kernel version

Sander wrote:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Then reboot, and check the version. If not upgrade, use the old method from https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update
i do the update/upgrade cycle almost every day and the kernel version has never changed.
i'm trying the rpi-update method right now
by Jame_s
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: kernel version
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

kernel version

hi, i'm trying to upgrade to the 3.2.0 kernel. I've installed the packages linux-image-3.2.0-3-rpi, firmware-linux-free and linux-base. my boot folder looks like this :- -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2051056 Jul 15 14:10 arm128_start.elf -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2051056 Jul 15 14:10 arm192_start.elf -rwxr-xr...
by Jame_s
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: system lockups
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: system lockups

malakai wrote:Over heating is about all I can think off really. Is it overclocked in anyway.
ok, i've been trying for the last 20 mins to get a temp reading from the pi with no luck - any ideas why i wouldnt have a /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp entry?
by Jame_s
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: system lockups
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: system lockups

maybe its electrical interference, it is now in an industrial plant near some major fuseboxes etc.
wrapping the box in foil today, will see if that improves anything.
by Jame_s
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: system lockups
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: system lockups

dont think its overheating, it feels no warmer than it was on the bench.
no overclocking as far as i know (unless that's on by default)
by Jame_s
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: system lockups
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

system lockups

Hi. i have a pi running the latest raspian image. it has pretty much nothing installed except apcupsd (i use it to monitor the power on a compressor). I had it test on my bench for about 2 weeks and it seemed to be stable but now that i've put it in a production environment it seems to lock up almos...
by Jame_s
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: sensing a switch being closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: sensing a switch being closed

rurwin wrote:If the Pi reports back every minute if there is no problem, then an alarm can be raised if it crashes.
right
by Jame_s
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: sensing a switch being closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: sensing a switch being closed

Have you considered something like the Lantronix Xport devices? To make the RPi industrial-grade you would have to add monitoring hardware to check if the RPi is operational and reboot it if necessary. I've used one before and at best it was OK. and was a bit limited, not to mention quite a bit mor...
by Jame_s
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: sensing a switch being closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: sensing a switch being closed

bredman wrote: What a shame. A Raspberry Pi deserves a more glamorous job.
hehe, you dont get much more glamourous than making sure it doesnt literally hit the fan :)
by Jame_s
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: sensing a switch being closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: sensing a switch being closed

You don't need NUT. The whole point of the GPIO is so that stuff like that can be done. Just put the switch between a GPIO pin and ground, with a 10k resistor to 3.3V. Then look for the Python of C libraries on here. (And maybe the wiki). thx, that is pretty much what's in the june magpi article i ...

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