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by computerpie
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where am I ~/.dir
Replies: 11
Views: 12306

Re: Where am I ~/.dir

pwd print the directory you are currently in cd - go back to the last directory you were in cd ~ <- that should be a tilda - think wordpress is converting it to a -. Anyway, cd ~ takes you to your home folder clear as mud :lol: I get it now this is what was confusing me when talking about the "home...
by computerpie
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where am I ~/.dir
Replies: 11
Views: 12306

Re: Where am I ~/.dir

Yes that does I haven't tried ls -a.
So can I browse to /home/pi/.xbmc and see whats there. Sorry I'm at work on a win box and can't test it.

Thanks again.
by computerpie
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where am I ~/.dir
Replies: 11
Views: 12306

Where am I ~/.dir

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the linux file structure and where programs are located. I ran across this for the location of a program . When I do a cd ~/.xbmc I can see folders relating to xbmc. I have been using the command prompt and the cd command to browse all the folders and even...
by computerpie
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Broken Add-ons in XBMC on Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 4894

Re: Broken Add-ons in XBMC on Raspbian

Those addons are located at>>
/usr/share/xbmc/addons/metadata.themoviedb dot org for example for moviedb.

I haven't tried this but zapping that folder might delete the addon. Maybe someone else can chime in on deleting those folders and the affect of that.
by computerpie
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Broken Add-ons in XBMC on Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 4894

Re: Broken Add-ons in XBMC on Raspbian

Both these work for me in Xbian.
Moviedb 3.4.1 and universal 1.5

can you right click on the add-on>> and choose addon info>>choose rollback or do you even get that dropdown menu?
by computerpie
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Wii Remote working with Rasbian maybe xbian
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Wii Remote working with Rasbian maybe xbian

I'm hoping someone who is more experienced with linux might be able to help with this or give me some pointers to get this to work better.. I have an image of raspbian on an sd card and xbian on another. I'd like to get a wii remote to work with xbian eventually. I found this how to on setting up a ...
by computerpie
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Where do I get started? Home server play-around...
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Re: Where do I get started? Home server play-around...

Can't edit my last post so I'll add more in a new post. The pi makes a great media server. There are some excellent threads here about XBMC and setting up a media server. That might be more suitable for a home network and can involve all the different types of servers I mentioned in my previous resp...
by computerpie
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Where do I get started? Home server play-around...
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Re: Where do I get started? Home server play-around...

What it sounds like you want to do is setup a domain with active directory for your network. For that you'll need Win server and that would have to be setup on at least an x86 system not on your pi. So if you want to do the "anyone can logon to any computer and have drives automatically mapped" goog...
by computerpie
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: kernel ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: kernel ?

bash thought that was all one word. So presumably you pasted it from somewhere, or in some way, that mistakenly used non-breaking spaces. If you remember where we may be able to fix it. . I copy pasted it from the directions here > https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update Thanks for the responses. Just...
by computerpie
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: kernel ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

kernel ?

I've been out of town the past couple of weeks and want to make sure my raspi is up to date so I can load the new mpeg-2 codecs. I've successfully ran update and upgrade. uname gives me this>> Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #272 PREEMPT Tue Aug 7 22:51:44 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux Looking through the foru...
by computerpie
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: pi screen
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: pi screen

White.
by computerpie
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is 60mV a normal voltage loss for a power supply cable ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2472

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

Take your measurements across TP1 and TP2. You want that to be as close to 5v as possible with everything plugged in (wifi dongle, kb, ms etc... . The closer to 5 v the better. The 2 A supply should be ok, but if it's measuring 4.79 v at TP1 and TP2 I'd say it's marginal.
by computerpie
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is 60mV a normal voltage loss for a power supply cable ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2472

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

So if you are losing 60mV accross the wire and get 4.79v at the Raspi then your supply is only putting out 4.85V. That sounds low to start with. The cable resistance would be E=I*R or R=E/I or R=.06/.7 (assuming Raspi drawing 700mA ) So R= .086 Ohms. Not bad for an 80 cm cable. If you are planning o...
by computerpie
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC viewer performance
Replies: 5
Views: 5411

Re: VNC viewer performance

It's probably related to your memory split. What is yours set to? You might try different splits to see if you can get better results. You can set your resolution on vnc to low color that will speed things up as far as refesh. I haven't used vnc viewer on my raspi, but I use it on my desktops. If I ...
by computerpie
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: corporate proxy
Replies: 14
Views: 10874

Re: corporate proxy

Jim JKla wrote:I would say it's probably a good idea you dicuss with your IT Admin they may even have a safe way of connecting new hardware.
If you show them the board they might want to get their own and then you'd have someone to talk pi projects with. :)

I'm enjoying mine. :D
by computerpie
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: corporate proxy
Replies: 14
Views: 10874

Re: corporate proxy

As a network Admin I can't help responding to this. :) When it comes to corp proxies there isn't a 1 size fits all answer to this question. Proxies can be done with hardware and/or software many companies use both. With a little googling you can find an answer, but since it is relatively easy to def...
by computerpie
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $5 PSU that works
Replies: 0
Views: 516

$5 PSU that works

I purchased a IDE/Sata hdd to USB cable set from Amazon over the weekend and it just arrived. This item> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018MCGVU/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M2T1_ST1_3p_dp_1 It came with a 5v 2A, 12v 2A (dual output) power brick. The model # of the power brick is GX34W-5-12. It looks like a g...
by computerpie
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My pi no work :(
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: My pi no work :(

Start with the basic setup. PSU, wired Kb, Wired mouse, computer monitor. No hubs, wireless dongles, usb hdd.... Keep it simple and you can add on later. Make sure your SD card and PSU are on the approved list here> http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals If your SD card isn't you should go buy on...
by computerpie
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Yet another PSU thread...
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Yet another PSU thread...

Keep in mind these PSU's are really meant to be used as battery chargers for phones and tablets. A battery looks like a huge capacative load to the psu so it can have a very sloppy (ie noise and ripple)output and function (as a charger) very well. I tried a few chargers to power my raspi and found o...
by computerpie
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: no @ character available
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: no @ character available

Bloody Americans. :P Run `sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration` and follow the instructions, then restart by running `sudo reboot`. Although I'm in the US I left mine set to UK. Makes me feel like I can speak British. :D Does that mean I'm bilingual??? :lol: Great Olympics BTW. You should b...
by computerpie
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Beware cheap micro USB leads - can't hack the current!
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Beware cheap micro USB leads - can't hack the current!

Great info Mark thanks for posting.
I was just curious, did you notice anything differences between the two cords? One fatter, skinnier, shorter, longer ? Any visible differences?

Thanks again :)
by computerpie
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: adding a cooling fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 8643

Re: adding a cooling fan?

Just an FYI. Once I shutdown I leave my fan running for a few more minutes (red led still lit on Raspi) before I power down completely (I have an on/off switch). That way the fan cools the board down more evenly during that time (about 5 to 10 more minutes). You might look around more I found some 1...
by computerpie
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Replies: 86
Views: 30966

Re: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

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Yeah, but do you normally work with SoC embedded projects?[/quote]

What does that have to do with anything? All electronic devices are made of plastic, metals, and sand. Dissimilar materials heating and cooling expand and contract different rates. Something's gonna give!! :)
by computerpie
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Replies: 86
Views: 30966

Re: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

I keep seeing people talking about touching a chip isn't a precise way of knowing what temps its running at. That is true and I'm sure most people understand that. I've been designing embedded/electronic systems for a long time and know that a good rule of thumb is "if you can't leave your finger on...
by computerpie
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Replies: 86
Views: 30966

Re: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

jojopi wrote:
The LAN9512 is powered from the 3V3 rail and has no connection at all to the 5V input. So I do not believe that the quality of the 5V supply can have any effect on its power dissipation.
Ok well I am seeing a definite difference. So whats changed on my board?

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