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by scruss
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: IDE For Python - Best One
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: IDE For Python - Best One

There's also Mu, which is a simple IDE that doesn't put anything in the way of beginners.
by scruss
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Emulators on Raspbian?
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Emulators on Raspbian?

Of course that's what Nintendo would say, but Nintendo doesn't get to make up laws. Indeed. Especially since Nintendo themselves cherry-pick when emulation is legal: Wii Virtual Console, NES Mini = perfectly fine Any emulation not sold by Nintendo = bad and wrong and illegal It's particularly amusi...
by scruss
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B
Replies: 27
Views: 6937

Re: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B

Looks like you're copying commands from an Ubuntu x86 tutorial. They won't work here: i386 packages don't run on ARM.

This doesn't look like it's an easy install, but Dave Coffin wrote a driver for it: http://cybercom.net/~dcoffin/hbpl/
by scruss
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Python 2. 7.
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Python 2. 7.

It's still there. It'll be a loooooooong time (possibly never) before Debian shakes out its 2.7 dependencies.

If you need Python 3, use python3.
by scruss
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Graphics Tablet with the pi?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Graphics Tablet with the pi?

I just plugged my slightly ageing Wacom Intuous into a 3B+ running stock Raspbian, and it works nicely with no additional software installed.

So that'd be a yes.
by scruss
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?

You seem determined to find fault with it. For me, it's perfectly fast - even on my phone. Yes, it get components from the web. It checks versions and asks if you want to upgrade. It lets you choose plugins, which install automatically. This is what software that people might want to use does these ...
by scruss
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Epson WF3640/CUPS Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Re: Epson WF3640/CUPS Problems

did you try the printer-driver-escpr package? It's not the most full-featured driver but it should work
by scruss
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Exploring Python-Timidity
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Exploring Python-Timidity for virtual MIDI music

Here's the thing: you never once mentioned MIDI in your post. A more descriptive title might be something like "Adding MIDI sound to Pygame projects with Python-Timidity". Timidity is cool and been around forever (as in, I remember when playing midi files as music before MP3s were a thing/usably dec...
by scruss
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?

what are you using to slice? could be that cura 2.x is doing some extra stuff beyond capabilities of printer, unfortunately installing cura 15.x on ubuntu 16 only installs cura 2.x Mostly using the recommended curaengine-based Octoprint Slicer plugin. I've built slic3r too, but not bothered to find...
by scruss
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?

whatever works for you eh! lets say, octopi can print a simple box OK I do a bit more than that … OctoPi is currently handling a vase mode/spiral contour print no problem. I've fed it 12+ hour print jobs. For me, it just works. Best to complain on the OctoPi/OctoPrint support forum. There's no-one ...
by scruss
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?

I've been running Octoprint (installed via octopi) for several years on a 2B, and it's been solid. It drives my Reach 3D very well, with no unexplained failures.
by scruss
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3B+ cannot sync time to Internet; ntp service will not run
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Pi 3B+ cannot sync time to Internet; ntp service will not run

taylorkh wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:42 pm
It seems to be doing what I WANT even if I have no idea why.
Welcome to Linux, then. ntpd (or whatever the new replacement is) is quietly running in the background, doing its update thing.

You don't need to run rpi-update really ever these days.
by scruss
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Processing updated
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Processing updated

Thanks for the reminder. They now have a helpful installation/usage guide at Processing for Pi, too.
by scruss
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: SSTV Reciever
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: SSTV Reciever

QSSTV should be able to do it.
by scruss
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Starting with Brandy BASIC
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Starting with Brandy BASIC

After I typed RUN, I found that it was impossible for me to escape or break out of the program, by pressing ESC, or ^C … Thread archaeology, I know, but if you hit Ctrl-C in the terminal window that opened Brandy, it will stop the interpreter. There's a fork under active development here: Matrix Br...
by scruss
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help WSPR with RTL-SDR dongle.
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Help WSPR with RTL-SDR dongle.

… I increased the string to the value of -3: pool 2.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst offset -3 . Now the DT of the received signals is almost zero . Eww, that's an ugly hack. There's no way in the software to reduce the buffering? Running your system clock 3 seconds early isn't ideal. I remember running ...
by scruss
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with a library
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: Problem with a library

Please stop bumping the thread. People (not just me) have tried to repeat your process. It works for them, it doesn't work for you. There must be something else wrong with your setup. We can't repeat your errors, so please stop expecting us to magic up answers. If it's of any help, here's my build l...
by scruss
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Python and "The Economist"
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Python and "The Economist"

I agree with almost all of it, except the last paragraph in the section entitled "Nobody expects the faddish statistician". What, of the weak pun on Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition ? I certainly agree with the "Without proper oversight, a novice playing with AI libraries could reach dodgy co...
by scruss
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with a library
Replies: 20
Views: 636

Re: Problem with a library

No problem building the commad-line test C++ code here in Code::Blocks under Raspbian Stretch. What is the output of your build log window? How did you install it? This is what I did: sudo apt update sudo apt -y dist-upgrade sudo apt -y install build-essential codeblocks codeblocks-common codeblocks...
by scruss
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RTC sync with NTP
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: RTC sync with NTP

DougieLawson wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:25 pm
NTP got replaced with timedatectl in Rasbian Stretch.
btw, roe1974 (aka the OP) is running Jessie. Your advice may not apply.

Standard ntp sync period is 1024 seconds (17 ' 4") once things are stable. I'd be surprised if timedatectl were more frequent.
by scruss
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: What Does Hiding the Details of I/O in Library Calls Teach?
Replies: 63
Views: 2041

Re: What Does Hiding the Details of I/O in Library Calls Teach?

… People are being spoon-fed by hiding the details inside libraries If you look at this post along with the plethora of "Raspberry Pi is too hard" or "Raspberry Pi is too complicated" or "What do I do with this Raspberry Pi?" posts, it's fairly clear that one just can't please everybody. I know you...
by scruss
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropie only utilising one CPU core
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Retropie only utilising one CPU core

You can't, unfortunately. I don't know of any emulators that distribute tasks over cores. It would be really difficult to split an emulation of a realtime gaming system across multiple cores and keep everything in sync
by scruss
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: RTC management with Raspberry PI 3
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: RTC management with Raspberry PI 3

As DirkS said: pyb is a MicroPython thing. It's different from the Python that typically runs on a Raspberry Pi.
by scruss
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Simple questions Xcode
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Simple questions Xcode

You can develop Swift on the Raspberry Pi: Using Swift to control the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins and turn an LED on
(caution: old tutorial. May not work, uses sudo unnecessarily)
… but I don't know if it has remote GPIO support.
by scruss
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ssh with GUI
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Ssh with GUI

What's the difference in the output from

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echo $DISPLAY
on both macs? This would be from the Terminal once you'd issued the ssh command.

There may also be some sharing settings in your mac preferences or in XQuartz.

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