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by bbncomms
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Second SIO/UART
Replies: 11
Views: 16440

Second SIO/UART

There is a definite UART I/O available on the 26 way header.

I am interested in a second serial port without the addition of a USB to RS232 Adapter. Is anybody aware of a second UART accessible somewhere on the PI?
by bbncomms
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: booted but no display & no ssh access
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: booted but no display & no ssh access

Something like Advanced Port Scanner will scan everything and tell you which (if any of the possible 67) ports of a particular IP address is active - a bit more than a 'ping' will tell you; something I have found very useful.

I use a Windows version of this but believe there are others.
by bbncomms
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: booted but no display & no ssh access
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: booted but no display & no ssh access

Perhaps a silly question - but have you tried to boot without any local connections to display, keyboard etc. - so just the network. I originally had a problem with the keyboard and losts of things appeared to fail because of it. The Debian Wheezy distro certainly comes with the shh enabled. Can you...
by bbncomms
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how do i start samba at bootup
Replies: 11
Views: 15280

Re: how do i start samba at bootup

I recently spent a period of time comparing the Pi with the BeagleBone and suggest you have a look @ http://www.gigamegablog.com/2012/01/29/beaglebone-linux-101-configuring-angstrom-linux/ . Obviously not the Pi but the SAMBA bits are virtually the same (apart from the opkg as against apt-get etc) p...
by bbncomms
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scratch
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Scratch

I believe that scratch is included in the 'wheezy' Debian issue.
I stated with the 'squeezy' one back in June - cannot remember scratch being in that one - but from the word go 'wheezy' - had a launch icon for scratch on the desktop when X is launched
by bbncomms
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Geany Color Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Re: Geany Color Issues

Latest upgrade appears to have cured this. Last Friday was still a problem but after upgrading today automatically white background.
by bbncomms
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Dremel
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: Dremel

We got a Parkside 'cordless multi-grinder' from LIDL (I think a sister like company to ALDI). for under £20. Its not bad an has an assortmant of tools - ok to get started with anyway. Have added a few tools of particular interest via Ebay. Certainly not up to the Dremel quality, but a good buy for t...
by bbncomms
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: future availability
Replies: 25
Views: 5317

Re: future availability

So nobody really knows (which is what I guessed would be the case) Farnell will not let you bypass 'the interest' page (today anyway) - or at least not with the number for the Pi they supplied me with. If however you use 'history' and refer to the original purchase they indicate a 64 day delivery ti...
by bbncomms
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: future availability
Replies: 25
Views: 5317

future availability

I appreciate that there are many people out there still waiting for their Raspberry Pi to be delivered. Looking @ things from a potential user's point of view however - when do you think that the Pi will be freely available from the likes of Farnell and RS? I would like have some sort of 'ballpark' ...
by bbncomms
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: SDCARD capacity warning
Replies: 0
Views: 737

SDCARD capacity warning

I am placing this in the 'Off topic discussion' although it might be better elsewhere! One of the frequently mentioned benefits of the Raspberry Pi is that you can always go back and get a re-flash of the OS and/or 'backup' of the previously modified and working OS . Hence users like me have taken a...
by bbncomms
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sudo ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2959

Re: sudo ?

Even easier use the latest 'wheezy' OS and this provides the ability to sort out the 'larger' than original 2G footprint. You just select this option and it does all the work for you from a gui rather than keyboard! - I used it on a 16G SD Card. Wheezy was not on the PI's official download list but ...
by bbncomms
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 17257

Re: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi

As an engineer interested in perhaps using the Rasberry Pi as an accessory/addition to already availlable equipment I have to strongly agree that sensible mounting holes or similar are essential. Placing this board in a protective case is all well and good but for anybody likely to employ a quantity...
by bbncomms
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: network access
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

Re: network access

Thanks for the help so far.

I have managed to employ samba to give me full network access to the pi from either windows or a linux PC. But have yet to achieve things the other way.
Having said that, my main goal has been achieved as now I can generate files etc. remotely
by bbncomms
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: network access
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

Re: network access

This is effectively a lan.

As for file sharing on the Pi that can come later - but I would expect other PC's, already set up to share etc. to be visible in some way.

I will examine the suggested link - thanks

I am aware of Samba but no visible connection visible with linux @ present.
by bbncomms
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Downloading Image File
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: Downloading Image File

If in Windows you cannot see a file type eg.img, then the chances are that your PC is in the default mode where 'hide extensions from known file types' If you go to Control Panel and select Folder Options, have a look under the View tab and selections within the Advance settings window. Whenever I g...
by bbncomms
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: network access
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

network access

As a newbie to linux perhaps I am missing something here? My raspberry pi with Debian Wheezy is on a local peer to peer type network including a combination of both Windows + Linux orientated PC's. All of them can see each other etc. With the Raspberry Pi active on that network - its Internet connec...

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