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by k-pi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Custom keyboard layout on boot
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Custom keyboard layout on boot

It might be an easier option to start with a keymap file, & alter it to do what you want, most are text files, I believe, but some are 'compiled'(?).

(Anyway take a look on your system, you should be able to find where they are stored easily enough.)
by k-pi
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: copy packages from raspberry pi 3 to other pi 3+
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: copy packages from raspberry pi 3 to other pi 3+

Use a USB micro SDHC card reader, not expensive, & a useful item to have. :)
by k-pi
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo

:lol:
DougieLawson wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:26 pm
mooblie wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:12 pm
k-pi wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:33 am
Rather than sudo poweroff, I prefer sudo halt -p. :D
The pros and cons of each being...?
The halt option causes more wear on the space bar to achieve exactly the same outcome (since they are synonymous).
:D But I often script mine ./off :mrgreen:
by k-pi
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo

Rather than sudo poweroff, I prefer sudo halt -p. :D
by k-pi
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Sharing internet by Bluetooth
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Sharing internet by Bluetooth

Google 'tethering' - I think that's what you're looking for.
by k-pi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

That being the case, it wasn't clear from their sample command that it would bypass the system it was running on. :shock:

Could do with clearer info.

(Just in case you think I'm a newbie, I'm not, I've been using Linux & BSD since 1999.)
by k-pi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

- What is special about your keyboard ? I know ./ is for when you run from your directory, but that's what it said! :D Keyboard is a standard USB, nothing at all unusual about it, omxplayer just didn't respond to it! :o P.S. Re sound level, my distro is & was set at 20%, this program just took over...
by k-pi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

Hmm, so what this thread has shown so far, is that VLC, mplayer, & mpv are all 'broken' as regards to playing videos, (their main purpose). :lol:

This is a sad situation. :mrgreen:
by k-pi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

Thanks jamesh - I already have it bookmarked. ;)

(I think starting a program with volume at 100% is bad practice though.)

Code: Select all

--vol n                 set initial volume in millibels 
What's a millibel?
by k-pi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

From using omxplayer at the command line, the help screen showed I should use ./omxplayer -p -o hdmi test.mkv
But having ./ at the front was obviously wrong, as it wouldn't start, so I went with omxplayer -p -o hdmi my.mp4
This started playing OK, but didn't respond to the keyboard.
by k-pi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

So - I gave it a go last night - I had to kill it by switching off mains power! :shock:

It wouldn't respond to the keyboard commands - & I really hate pulling power on a computer.

So what went wrong?

P.S. Again, started out at full volume, beware of that, don't wear headphones. 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

I had noticed mention of this OMXplayer, but I thought it must be something special, as in special purpose software. :roll: :o So, but those links, it is something similar to mplayer/mpv, which I looked for but didn't find. ;) I shall give it a try out for future reference, or maybe as my replacemen...
by k-pi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Having trouble watching videos in VLC?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

Having trouble watching videos in VLC?

So was I, so I braved it, & installed Kodi, it has a weird interface, but it works, I can now watch videos on my desktop RPi3B setup. :D

If you follow suit, be aware that it starts up at full volume, needs altering pronto. ;)
by k-pi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Top 10 OS for RaspberryPi as a Desktop Computer
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Top 10 OS for RaspberryPi as a Desktop Computer

Raspbian, with a lot of removed software - or Raspbian Lite & add the software you need. :D

I use it as my daily driver, this is typed up from it - surf the web, listen to music, interact with several forums, play simple time waster games, etc. :)
by k-pi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Chromium, firefox and debian stable
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Chromium, firefox and debian stable

Chromium has been tweaked for the RPi - standard Debian software may or may not run very well as we only have 1GB ram. 8-)

(Firefox 60, I believe, uses pulseaudio, & not alsa, which is what Raspbian uses, you would, I think, have to install that to have it work properly.)
by k-pi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to increase storage of Raspberry pi 3
Replies: 15
Views: 9298

Re: How to increase storage of Raspberry pi 3

:lol: I saw the last post was for Sept 2018 - but you're right - she's probably long gone. :roll:
by k-pi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I keep being brought to the command line from Desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: I keep being brought to the command line from Desktop

If you are getting booted to the command line, try entering startx at the prompt & press return.
by k-pi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: /boot 100% full ... what to do????
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: /boot 100% full ... what to do????

The /boot partition is a relic from past times when you couldn't boot from somewhere higher than, I think it was, 8GB. It is not needed these days. ;) If you are new to Linux, & using a VM, just create a large enough VM to host the system plus a couple of GB spare, then just install to that one part...
by k-pi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple devices on 1 Pi 3b+
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Multiple devices on 1 Pi 3b+

Most USB2.0 2.5" external USB drives will work, (but they may not allow booting from them without an external power supply).

(I've tried on my RPi3B(+) - even an SSD won't boot for me if only drawing power from the USB ports.)
by k-pi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 is Destroying SD Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 8240

Re: Pi 3 is Destroying SD Cards

.....and when I pull the (hot) microSD out, it has likely developed a crack. When it doesn't crack, I put it in a USB reader and lo and behold, it reports 30 MB capacity and no partition table.
Sounds like you may have some sort of an electrical short across the card contacts to me(?).
by k-pi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Imaging SD Card Changing the Format of my SD Card
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Imaging SD Card Changing the Format of my SD Card

Also, be aware that there are some images out there that haven't been updated to run on a RPi3B+, (should this happen to be one).
by k-pi
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to increase storage of Raspberry pi 3
Replies: 15
Views: 9298

Re: How to increase storage of Raspberry pi 3

If you've run out of room on your boot microSDHC card, you can re image it to another larger microSDHC card by using a USB adapter - or you can add a large pendrive or external hard drive to use as storage space.
by k-pi
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 370
Views: 85703

Re: What was your first computer?

k-pi, Interesting. Can you name that machine and/or give us a link to info about it? I ask because the smallest XT class machine I ever saw was much bigger than 9" x 6" x 2". It was called a Carry-1, & it came with its own padded shoulder bag to transport it & the power supply, so that you could pl...
by k-pi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 370
Views: 85703

Re: What was your first computer?

I expect I've answered somewhere in the thread, but I have just bought an 8" SVGA (800x600) monitor, mainly to use as a back up to my 11.6" WXGA (1366x678), & it brought back memories of my first computer, an 8088 XT with a 9" CRT monitor, this computer was not much bigger than two 3.5" floppy drive...
by k-pi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 2397

Re: Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD (Given up)

To have your /home on an external drive, you only have to add it to /etc/fstab.

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