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by scruss
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

FreeBASIC also has GPIO support through WiringPi
by scruss
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: FSTAB to automount NFS Share - No go... any ideas?? update: sudo mount -a WILL mount the FSTAB
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: FSTAB to automount NFS Share - No go... any ideas?? update: sudo mount -a WILL mount the FSTAB

Would that make a difference? 'mount -a' works, so I would assume it uses the options that are in fstab. Makes all the difference on my installations. It's probably redundant, but you can also add the _netdev option to signal the FS needs the network. NFS mounts automatically wait for the network, ...
by scruss
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Richard's BBC BASIC for SDL (and Matrix Brandy BASIC - another BBC BASIC implementation) isn't compiled. It's pretty neat, though. Couple of compilers: FreeBASIC — similar to MS QuickBASIC. You can use line numbers (I think) but most examples don't. This is probably the one you want. X11-Basic — may...
by scruss
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 is Destroying SD Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 8139

Re: Pi 3 is Destroying SD Cards

QuadeHale wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:38 pm
I am having this same issue.
New thread please. You are not having the same issue.
SD cards get faintly warm, not hot. Are these legit cards, checked in f3 or similar?
by scruss
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: eSpeak Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: eSpeak Problems

E: Unable to locate package speech-dispatcher-espeak You'll need to sudo apt update to get your fresh install in line with the repositories. Then try the line I suggested before. Do you have to use espeak? What the application? I'd normally recommend flite, just as Joel_Mckay did, but really only b...
by scruss
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: unstable power with Meanwell DINrail power supply
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: unstable power with Meanwell DINrail power supply

What's the no-load output of the 5 V line? Looks like you can adjust it, and ISTR the Adafruit and official PSUs put out 5¼ V.
How long/thick is the power cable to your Raspberry Pi from the PSU? That might be causing your voltage drop.
by scruss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 370
Views: 85471

Re: What was your first computer?

First that I used (and it's stretching the term) was the ICL 2900 at the computer bureau my dad managed at Clydeport. He showed me how to get it to ask my name then print the equivalent of "Hello" + name. I was 5. Next were a series of ZX81s my dad bought for his work with EVHA, the European Port & ...
by scruss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: eSpeak Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: eSpeak Problems

copypasta exactly what I typed:

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sudo apt install espeak python3-espeak speech-dispatcher-espeak
by scruss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: eSpeak Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: eSpeak Problems

also ‘Sudo’ won't work: it's ‘sudo’. Case matters to Linux, unfortunately
by scruss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: BeautifulSoup python library blocking on "POST"
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: BeautifulSoup python library blocking on "POST"

BeautifulSoup - lovely though it is - can't handle dynamic pages where JavaScript is used to load/manipulate page content. There's likely a <script> section that's calling a library that's doing stuff to your page that BS doesn't understand. A way around it is using a scriptable browser framework su...
by scruss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: CUPS printing completely inconsistent
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: CUPS printing completely inconsistent

No worries - people usually come back if they are still having problems. Glad you've had a couple of months of reliable operation.
by scruss
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: eSpeak Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: eSpeak Problems

What espeak packages have you installed? You can find out with: $ dpkg -l | grep espeak ii espeak 1.48.04+dfsg-5 armhf Multi-lingual software speech synthesizer ii espeak-data:armhf 1.48.04+dfsg-5 armhf Multi-lingual software speech synthesizer: speech data files ii espeak-ng-data:armhf 1.49.0+dfsg-...
by scruss
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Matrix Brandy BASIC — another BBC BASIC interpreter for Raspbian
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Matrix Brandy BASIC — another BBC BASIC interpreter for Raspbian

If you like BBC BASIC, you might like Matrix Brandy BASIC. It's a fork of the original Brandy interpreter, but lovingly maintained and developed by an active user of the stardot Acorn forum. The source lives here: stardot/MatrixBrandy: Fork of Brandy BASIC V for Linux — active github repo. I usually...
by scruss
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC printing ---where is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: VNC printing ---where is it?

@scruss: it looks like you set it up correctly, I am struggling with it. I can see my PC printer showing on the Pi, but I am puzzled where to set the device URI. Maybe you can help? You don't need to. In VNC Viewer (on the machine that is not the Raspberry Pi) File → Preferences … , choose the opti...
by scruss
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC printing ---where is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: VNC printing ---where is it?

I just tried it. Printed an image from GIMP on a Raspberry Pi, and this is what it gave me for the printer choice: 2018-09-08-231459_804x629_scrot.png The highlighted printer is the default on my desktop machine, and the file printed properly. When running VNC, you even get remote printing via the t...
by scruss
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: kali input problems
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: kali input problems

Please ask on the Kali support forums: it's not a beginner distro, and isn't one that's supported here
by scruss
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is removal of GTK possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Is removal of GTK possible?

If you're running Raspbian Lite, then you won't need a desktop. But there's a chance you installed a terminal-only program that brought in GTK dependencies. If you're not running out of SD card space, I'd recommend leaving it as is. Removing the wrong package can make your system stop working. There...
by scruss
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I cannot compile c++ program.
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: I cannot compile c++ program.

You'll need to install the OpenCV libraries - at least libopencv-highgui-dev - and add the library link on the command line
by scruss
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Completely new to Raspberry Pi. Need to build logger for work.
Replies: 21
Views: 513

Re: Completely new to Raspberry Pi. Need to build logger for work.

Other questions you may have to consider: what does it log to : serial output, network, display, …? are these existing sensors, or a new build? Interfacing to some older sensors can be challenging, and you may need special sensors beyond the hobby range to do what you need. what are the environmenta...
by scruss
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Getting selenium to work on my raspberry pi 3
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Getting selenium to work on my raspberry pi 3

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=150438 … to use this you will have to switch to a 64-bit kernel I think that would be a hard pass for most people.Also, the instructions pre-date Firefox 57, so you're going to get an old lumpy browser. 57 was a complete rewrite. While it's mo...
by scruss
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Getting selenium to work on my raspberry pi 3
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Getting selenium to work on my raspberry pi 3

Iceweasel's based on Firefox 52, and geckodriver v0.19 needs Firefox 55+, so they won't work together.

See if you can find a binary of current Firefox >= 57 that will work with the current geckodriver 0.21
by scruss
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sunwait + cron, but it's not working
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Sunwait + cron, but it's not working

Two things: You've got a stray comma in your command: it should be sunwait -p 53.21917N 6.56667W with no comma between the lat and the long If you're having cron run this at 09:00 and telling it to trigger at (sundown - 12) hours, it may never run. F'rinstance, here in Toronto, sundown's just passed...
by scruss
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: So - where is realvnc ?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: So - where is realvnc ?

If you want the server running (so you can see your Raspberry Pi desktop remotely): on your Raspberry Pi, go to PreferencesRaspberry Pi ConfigurationInterfacesVNC: Enable, then hit OK.
by scruss
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Thermal printer python script
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Thermal printer python script

Yes, it's likely to use the same generic ESC-POS commands as the others. It looks identical to the USB printer I have. adafruit/Python-Thermal-Printer is not well maintained. Even though it's slow, klirichek/zj-58: CUPS filter for thermal printer Zjiang ZJ-58 is probably the best way to drive these ...

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