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by Bodestone
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Understanding Wifi interfaces and changes in Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Understanding Wifi interfaces and changes in Stretch

OK, so Pi 3 new Stretch build (setting recognisable before or after upgrade) still does not apply recognisable name to built in wifi.
It also suffers the issue of changing between wlan0 and wlan1 depending on whether a USB addapter is plugged despite the USB adapter following recognisable conventions.
by Bodestone
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Understanding Wifi interfaces and changes in Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Understanding Wifi interfaces and changes in Stretch

I've just loaded the June Stretch image (latest available for download) and completing only the most basic config needed, when I enable prefdictable NI names it does not affect the built in wifi on the zero. It does do the USB ethernet adapter but that cannot configure. It is Realtek and another USB...
by Bodestone
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Understanding Wifi interfaces and changes in Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Understanding Wifi interfaces and changes in Stretch

Thanks for that. I must have had a blindspot when I looked in raspi-config last time.

I enabled it but though the USB adapter gained its unique name the onboard wifi was called wlan1.
Shutting down, removing the USB and staring up it became wlan0.

Very strange.
by Bodestone
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Understanding Wifi interfaces and changes in Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Understanding Wifi interfaces and changes in Stretch

Firstly I am sorry for forgetting to bookmark posts I have seen and so forgetting the exact terminology of some of the following. I have a Pi Zero with Raspbian Stretch and an additional USB wifi adapter. My plan was to use this for connection to configure while making the built in wifi adapter an a...
by Bodestone
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connectivity questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Connectivity questions

... This is the error I got when chancing it on the laptop without Bonjour as some posts said that skype added the relevant functionality. When I heard Windows 10 supported mDNS, but I still could not connect with hostname.local, I tried to figure out what was going on. To the best of my knowledge,...
by Bodestone
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connectivity questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Connectivity questions

Yeah. The Non-functional WiFi adapter is a registering as a realtek chipset but is not an official Realtek product. It's actually Amazon's reccomended buy and has comments saying it owrks with linix and Pis. It even registers correctly as a USB WiFi card in windows when I plug the pi into a PC for p...
by Bodestone
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connectivity questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Connectivity questions

I borrowed a USB ethernet adapeter from work and that connects up fine. I actually tried 2. I needed a way to connect while setting up the built in WiFi as a hotspot so Wired/Wireless will do. I'm guessing the wifi adapter I have just is just a little squirly with Linux or Rasspbian/Pi Zero specific...
by Bodestone
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connectivity questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Connectivity questions

Well, I do have theUSB stem soldered in which bridges the power lines of a full USB to the power and the data lines to the data USB. If I plug the unit ito a PC with the USB WIFI adapter attached windows detects it. Currently have it plugged just into a USB power outlet though to eliminate that. Run...
by Bodestone
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New projects intended for large cards. Keep it small initially
Replies: 5
Views: 407

New projects intended for large cards. Keep it small initially

It may have been said before but possibly in different terms so it didn't show up in a search. I back up my image before mucking about with the connectivity settings for obvious reasons. When planning a project that you intend to eventually need a large microsd card (more than 16GB -- or even 8) sta...
by Bodestone
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3497
Views: 81842

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

I go by Bodestone on all of the forums I partake in. From the UK and generally a Windows guy with specialisation in SQL Server but I like to dabble now and then. Pretty much still a beginner with Linux and the Pis as my dabbling is too infrequent for things to bed in properly but some of the basics ...
by Bodestone
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connectivity questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Connectivity questions

Currently I can't seem to even get it to detect the USB wifi adapter.

lsusb shows a valid device:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:c811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

I checked that the drivers were up to date.

ifconfig only shows wlan0 however which is the built in wifi.
by Bodestone
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connectivity questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Connectivity questions

I'll have to dig into the documentation but areas to look for to find these new, magically generated IDs for Wifi interfaces would be a help as I have found a lot of the documentation to be verbose about what you already know and assume knowledge about what you do not. I'd like to identify the built...
by Bodestone
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connectivity questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Connectivity questions

I have found posts about the changes between Jessie and Stretch and am wrapping my noggin around them.
The one I am currently reading is: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q ... ip-address

The VNC over USB remains a mystery.
by Bodestone
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connectivity questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Connectivity questions

I have a Zero W with a USB stem. I have configured it and on my Win10 Home laptop I can connect to PiName.local via VNC viewer after Bonjour was installed. On my Win10 Pro Desktop however I get getaddrinfo: The requested name is valid, but no data of the requested type was found. (11004) . This is t...
by Bodestone
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Emulating mouse inputs
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Emulating mouse inputs

Any links on the "It's easy to do on the Pi Zero" front?

Cheers.
by Bodestone
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: AlexaPi Getting pocketsphinx to recognise phrase
Replies: 0
Views: 265

AlexaPi Getting pocketsphinx to recognise phrase

Hi. I have been working long and hard on Project Gurtrude (mostly beginner so a lot of trial and error). I got battery power working. I got proof of concept internet connectivity over tether working and now I have my mobile AlexaPi box. Still some physical cleaning up to do but it works! https://www...
by Bodestone
Sat May 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: help with alexa using google aiy kit
Replies: 21
Views: 8321

Re: help with alexa using google aiy kit

Hi McLemming. Just one more question if I may. - Followed the step one and two in Hacking.md (finished after the driver install) Does that mean you run the step: sudo scripts/install-alsa-config.sh? I'm running from lite. Alsamixer shows device as: snd_rpi_googlevoicehat_soundcar When I run main.py ...
by Bodestone
Thu May 18, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: help with alexa using google aiy kit
Replies: 21
Views: 8321

Re: help with alexa using google aiy kit

Also, many thanks for the clarification on the button settings McLemming.

Cheers,

Bode.
by Bodestone
Thu May 18, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: help with alexa using google aiy kit
Replies: 21
Views: 8321

Re: help with alexa using google aiy kit

So does this mean if I want Kodi + Alexa + Voice HAT I'm stuck? Based on the statement that the GUI prevents the HAT from working with Alexa? I was hoping to build a little unit for the wife so when she is feeding baby she can browse the net and watch movies, whilst using alexa/google assistant to ...
by Bodestone
Wed May 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: help with alexa using google aiy kit
Replies: 21
Views: 8321

Re: help with alexa using google aiy kit

This is great and thanks loads. I just can't follow the link trail to find the file for the pin configuration. https://github.com/alexa-pi/AlexaPi/wiki/Audio-setup-%26-debugging raspberrypi: button: 7 plb_light: 24 rec_light: 25 Actual Config: raspberrypi: # GPIO Pin with button connected button: 18...
by Bodestone
Tue May 16, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Battery power
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Battery power

I quite like the idea of http://www.samplerbox.org/article/howtopowerrpiwith18650 Drop an industry recognised 18650 in and recharge the device like a phone. Of course you could just glue a single battery power bank on but the USB cable is thicker and more cumbersome. Disclaimer: Don't buy cheap unbr...
by Bodestone
Tue May 16, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Tether AIY to iPhone?
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Tether AIY to iPhone?

E: The value 'jessie'.... Jessie is the new current version. You may want to try: apt-get upgrade first If not they may not have a release for this version and it may not be needed. Have you tried connection the wifi to your iphone hotspot via the GUI? I know someone with an iphone and they did not ...
by Bodestone
Tue May 16, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Play through bluetooth speakers instead.
Replies: 11
Views: 2833

Re: Play through bluetooth speakers instead.

There are a lot of bits and bobs around the audio.
Run alsamix and see available audio devices.
Do find in files for the strings for those devices.
There could be another dependant config file in your case.

Back up the image and play, play play. That's the fun :-D
by Bodestone
Tue May 16, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Custom voice commands
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Re: Custom voice commands

It is worth noting that if something is not working then stop the service and run main.py standalone. You will then see what is happening in the shell window. I would probably have your camera actions in a shell file takephoto.sh or something. This looked interesting so I thought I'd have a quick pl...
by Bodestone
Mon May 15, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Speaker is very crackly [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Speaker is very crackly [solved]

Sorry, must have missed bits.

Still an issue with when the voice hat responds as opposed to the web interface but not this one.

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