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by timothy3592
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What archive format should I use?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: What archive format should I use?

Try grabbing the zip and unzip packages. I believe they add .zip functionality to Xarchiver the same way p7zip added .7z support. Also, there is an rar packages in standard Debian but the rar program is in the non-free section (which is where Debian keeps non open-source freeware) and it's x86/amd64...
by timothy3592
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Soldering speaker (or USB) wire
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: Soldering speaker (or USB) wire

Hm, I've never seen thin speaker wire like you speak of (but then again, I'm no wire aficionado). However it is possible to purchase USB connectors (male or female) complete with through hole leads from some place like digikey (or other electronic components source). You could do that and just solde...
by timothy3592
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera question
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Camera question

The honest answer is "no, you can't." The pi has 1 CSI-2 interface for the camera board. the Camera Serial Interface (CSI) is part of the MIPI specifications (it's specifics are here http://www.mipi.org/specifications/camera-interface#CSI2 ) I am unsure weather or not this type of interface supports...
by timothy3592
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Command to create a file in a protect folder
Replies: 4
Views: 4461

Re: Command to create a file in a protect folder

It's gets complex sometimes when using sudo. There is confusion over what commands in a string of commands run as root or sudo complains that the command isn't found, and it doesn't like loops. I usually avoid all of that by logging in as root, usually with sudo -s, and then running all my commands ...
by timothy3592
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Specify which packages to use to resolve dependencies
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Re: Specify which packages to use to resolve dependencies

Well glad you solved it. You can also prefix something with - to not install it (or remove it if installed) so aptitude owncloud -apache will try installing owncloud without apache. aptitude will probably complain and offer solutions to your problem which may or may not be closer to your ideal solut...
by timothy3592
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is hard disk necessary for not over-using the sd?
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Is hard disk necessary for not over-using the sd?

It's true that SD cards have a limited number of writes to them. However, this number is very large (think tens or even hundreds of thousands) and the card has wear leveling built in to distribute writes. So it takes a while to fully wear out the entire card. Also note that SD cards have a limited n...
by timothy3592
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Screen Dump
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Screen Dump

From a framebuffer - cat /dev/fb0 > screendump.pnm this excludes the pnm header though which is simple enough P6 width height bits per color eg. echo -ne "P6 1024 768 255" | cat - /dev/fb0 > file.pnm From X - I prefer to use scrot - sudo apt-get install scrot Doing it over ssh seems like it would be...
by timothy3592
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A cooling question
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: A cooling question

Never, the BCM2835 at the heart of the pi is a mobile SoC and is designed to run happily inside of a phone or tablet, neither of which include a fan, or even adequate space inside for air cooling. This thread has come up before though, and the general consensus has always been, even when its overclo...
by timothy3592
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get and dependencies
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: apt-get and dependencies

A lot of those are libraries. They serve the same function as .dll files on a windows machine. If you ever look into C:\Program Files\ then you'll see what I mean. However it's also pulling in nautilus and bits of the GNOME desktop environment. I assume that this is because cheese is one of the stan...
by timothy3592
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Installing software without internet
Replies: 10
Views: 20373

Re: Installing software without internet

I've managed to get apt-offline working, but It's so unfriendly that I'd second just grabbing the deb packages. The repo is probably browsable online, at least the debian wheezy repo is, and that is mostly compatible, without the hard float optimizations. I'd forgoe mirroring the entire repository t...
by timothy3592
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is 60mV a normal voltage loss for a power supply cable ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2229

Re: Is 60mV a normal voltage loss for a power supply cable ?

I'm surprised nobody suggested using a powered hub, it seems to be the standard default response to any problem with high current draw USB devices (like wifi dongles). I hate to break up a deep and intense conversation over internal resistances and such, but their is a pair of polyfuses that keep th...
by timothy3592
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17174

Re: Network printer - how to?

That's strange, when installing the package you should get the binaries, desktop-launchers, menu-entries,manpage... It seems as though the package did not install properly. sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude reinstall system-config-printer sudo aptitude -f install Try that, it's possible that the in...
by timothy3592
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17174

Re: Network printer - how to?

You can just run system-config-printer in a terminal.
by timothy3592
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screen recorder
Replies: 3
Views: 6467

Re: Screen recorder

A lot of programs can X11 grab. Personally I just use ffmpeg for that, since it lets me save the capture in any format i choose, which for the pi would probably be something like mpeg2 anything else just takes too much cpu time to encode. X11 grabbing FFmpeg can grab the X11 display. ffmpeg -f x11gr...
by timothy3592
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Disable Suspend
Replies: 18
Views: 9364

Re: Disable Suspend

My raspberry pi does this, It blanks the screen after a certain amount of time has passed. I haven't checked whether it suspends other operations or not. I do know that in the suspend-like state I've been getting pressing on the keyboard brings it back to life.
by timothy3592
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: backing up
Replies: 21
Views: 4120

Re: backing up

you could zero out the free space of a card before imaging by filling a large file with zeros like so.
dd if=/dev/zero of=~/reallybigfile

run until you get a no space left on device error.

rm ~/reallybigfile

then image.
by timothy3592
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: backing up
Replies: 21
Views: 4120

Re: backing up

Yes, it is as simple as switching if and of. As for flashing while in use. Its a tricky question, you will destroy the root filesystem, of course you don't need to worry about deleting the program you're running as it will be stored in memory while running. The problem is that any reads to the root ...
by timothy3592
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCrust: A Printable Cardstock Case For Your Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2659

Re: PiCrust: A Printable Cardstock Case For Your Raspberry P

PhylloPi? :D comes with honey and walnuts :lol:
by timothy3592
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Analouge audio improoved with latest patch?
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Analouge audio improoved with latest patch?

I'm still running the raspbian image that was on the downloads page. I've only ever gotten crackling when I play music with omxplayer though. Other players seem to do just fine, like alsaplayer or vlc. It would seem from that that the alsa driver in the raspberrypi kernel is fine. Of course omxplaye...
by timothy3592
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: backing up
Replies: 21
Views: 4120

Re: backing up

You could do it like this dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=mbr.img bs=512 count=1 the first 512 bytes are the master boot record and partition table. dd if=/dev/mmcblk0p1 of=part1.img grabs the first partition on the sd card, the 60 meg boot partition/ dd if=/dev/mmcblk0p2 of=part2.img grabs the root partition...
by timothy3592
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What does this do?
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: What does this do?

Actually, your right, it is a for buffering the power supply, its a standard size too, (220uf). However, its not strictly necessary, if the pads are intact you could solder another 220uf capacitor on it, or just run without it. This knowledge coming from the forum (or the faq, can't remember) rather...
by timothy3592
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: regarding Headless acess
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: regarding Headless acess

You might also want to start x automatically, because if an X server isn't running on the pi you can't forward it. raspi-config does this, so does editing your .profile and adding the startx command to the end.
by timothy3592
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No IP Address
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

Re: No IP Address

Actually I've noticed that either the wheezy or the sqeeze image actually ran the x server on tty1. CTRL-ALT-F1 is the gui and CTRL-ALT-F2 is the next available terminal. This is a little counter intuitive even for linux users :lol: .
by timothy3592
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: May I introduce: The Pitendo
Replies: 12
Views: 5797

Re: May I introduce: The Pitendo

That's Amazing!!! oh, and I do find that console emulation isn't as good on linux in general. Generally, your favorite emulators for windows or mac might be available under linux, but they just don't work as well anymore. I've have found that fceux for nes, snes9x gtk build for snes, and kega fusion...
by timothy3592
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help needed disabling password authentication. SSH/PwnPi.
Replies: 12
Views: 6212

Re: Help needed disabling password authentication. SSH/PwnPi

Have you placed the private and public keys in the right places. I've just set up ssh authentication on my pi. The following steps worked for me. The raspberry pi is the remote machine. You are using the local machine. 1.) run ssh-keygen on the local machine, accept defaults. You now have a ~/.ssh/u...

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