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by geezbeez
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 101 (read before posting)
Replies: 102
Views: 89938

Re: Raspberry Pi 101 (read before posting)

We also ask that you remember that the Raspberry Pi is ultimately a charity project. As much as we'd like to put a dual core processor with 2 GB of RAM, 6 sata ports, and USB 3.0, we can"t. We certainly want to hear what you"d like on future boards, but please don"t be rude or unrelenting on demand...
by geezbeez
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: 22" TV with HDMI new for £74.99
Replies: 20
Views: 7796

Re: 22" TV with HDMI new for £74.99

Was in the end of Coventry where there are a few second hand shops. Seems the going rate for second hand 17" monitors is now £25
by geezbeez
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: 22" TV with HDMI new for £74.99
Replies: 20
Views: 7796

Re: 22" TV with HDMI new for £74.99

another cost-effective HDMI-Monitor ist the Hannspree Basketball Monitor fuer 79EUR at a resolution of 1440 x 900 Have had Hannspree before, do some very well priced TVs and monitors. 1440x900 is a very nice size. much much better than 1366x768 which is only good for TV/Films/Games. 768 is not enou...
by geezbeez
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dosbox. What have you got running.
Replies: 44
Views: 14404

Re: Dosbox. What have you got running.

Speedball II (Brutal delux) - still somehow good
by geezbeez
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Dual USB Mains plug?
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Re: Dual USB Mains plug?

Maplin also sell one with 4 USB ports,
but I think you'd be limited to using only 3 higher power devices.
Its still more cost effective though to buy 2 or 3 single chargers for a quarter of the price.
by geezbeez
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Re: New Wiki page for troubleshooting
Replies: 20
Views: 20300

Re: New wiki page for troubleshooting

There's been a lot of info for RaspPI power supplies, Following this I bought a NOKIA AC-10X which it seems had been verified by a number of Raspberry users as up to the job. I did this despite the fact the charger Id been using seemed fine up until I plugged in a WIFI dongle. Incidentally a Chinese...
by geezbeez
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Simple interfaces without xwindows
Replies: 9
Views: 8303

Re: Simple interfaces without xwindows

Haha - cacafire even worked well inside a remote ssh terminal (putty) ! That's the idea, Supprisingly impressive over wifi ssh session using ConnectBot on an Andriod device. :P Works whatever size you set the size of the terminal to on ConnectBot There's not a great deal of point in cacafire in its...
by geezbeez
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wifi video
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Wifi video

uh, missed lsmod, lsusb will list the devices installed Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc. WG111v3 54 Mbps Wireless [realtek RTL8187B] Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:000...
by geezbeez
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wifi video
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Wifi video

1) plug in your usb wifi dongle you can type lsusb to see if the usb device is detected. lsusb you can type iwconfig or ifconfig and should see wlan0 has appeared. iwconfig you can next see if your pi is picking up any available wifi networks by typing sudo iwlist scan If you get this I doubt any vi...
by geezbeez
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Simple interfaces without xwindows
Replies: 9
Views: 8303

Re: Simple interfaces without xwindows

Also fun,

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 sudo apt-get install caca-utils
cacafire
P.S. Is anyone interested in this?
by geezbeez
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Simple interfaces without xwindows
Replies: 9
Views: 8303

Re: Simple interfaces without xwindows

Try this for fun, on your PI

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cat >tryme.sh <<EOF
black='\033[30m'
red='\e[0;31m'
greenbg='\033[42m'
NC='\e[0m' # No Color
clear
tput cup 10 10
echo -e "${red}Raspberry ${greenbg}${black}PI${NC}"
tput cup 20 0
EOF
. ./tryme.sh
rm ./tryme.sh
by geezbeez
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)
Replies: 9
Views: 5899

Re: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)

root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# lsusb Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc. WG111v3 54 Mbps Wireless [realtek RTL8187B] Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 ...
by geezbeez
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: dmidecode
Replies: 2
Views: 3433

dmidecode

Where is it? root@raspberrypi:/# apt-get install dmidecode Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package dmidecode is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only ava...
by geezbeez
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: adjusting time then what?
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: adjusting time then what?

If you plan to move on to getting your PI internet connected the PI will update its own tyme from an internet date time server.
Do a search on the linux date command if you need to set the time manually. linux and date in google, plenty help should be available.
by geezbeez
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi off `12v battery
Replies: 5
Views: 10686

Re: Raspberry Pi off `12v battery

Just an Idea. Id concider just using NiMh or even NiCd rechargeables. Buy a 4 way USB hub taht takes a 5v-6v supply, Buy 4 of 4 x AA BATTERY HOLDER (SQUARE) the kind that will attach to 9v snap connectors Buy 4 of 9v snap connectors Thats about 60p x 7 + hub so should be about £10-£15 If the hub tak...
by geezbeez
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 15772

Re: VW Pi

I been thinking about this too. I wonder do you really need a screen at all. If you get your PI working with a wifi adaptor, you can connect to your phone. so you can select playlist stored on the pi using your phone as remote control. you can attach a couple of buttons to the gpoi interface on the ...
by geezbeez
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sharing internet connection through ethernet from Mac to Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Re: Sharing internet connection through ethernet from Mac to

If the router gives a different dns then you'd be waiting 60 seconds or more for 192.168.0.1 to time out before a page loads... best to just modify /etc/resolv.conf directly if you need to. Good point timothy, I guess I should have said your DNS server Problem I found was if you have a subnet with ...
by geezbeez
Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sharing internet connection through ethernet from Mac to Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Re: Sharing internet connection through ethernet from Mac to

It might be the PI is expecting the MAC to provide Web access, where inf act its your router I fixed a similar problem, look at my notes under "Raspberry PI on the move" Problem in part was the /etc/resolv.conf file Add this at the bottom of /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf (where 192.168.0.1 is your router ...
by geezbeez
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Resizing Sd card partitions on windows.
Replies: 11
Views: 15205

Re: Resizing Sd card partitions on windows.

I dont know of any that are free, I'd just burn a gparted boot CD , boot your PC from the gparted CD, put in the SD card and resize the partitions on the SD card. Shut down and remove the CD when finished. This wont alter anything on your PC. Only thing is if you don't have the CD/DVD drive in your ...
by geezbeez
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Some starting pointers for talking between Windows and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

Re: Some starting pointers for talking between Windows and R

I see what your getting at here and I'm sure a lot of intermediate and advanced level linux users would do some of this or the same but I don't think beginners should necessarily do these things, as they are not strictly necessary and theres no explanation as to why they should choose to do these th...
by geezbeez
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VNC Server to Boot on Logged In User
Replies: 15
Views: 5791

Re: VNC Server to Boot on Logged In User

Yes this script is much better.
I didn't really see much point in starting a VNC server on boot.
But then I found there's a free android vnc viewer app which opens up a lot of possibilities.
by geezbeez
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VNC Server to Boot on Logged In User
Replies: 15
Views: 5791

Re: VNC Server to Boot on Logged In User

your starting vncserver under root on startup for user root in home dir /root so that's what will happen. You want vncserver running under jjones You can have vncserver running under various users you just set them as :0 :1 :2 After you have started vncserver once under jjones you should have a .vnc...
by geezbeez
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Proper way to update?
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Proper way to update?

Just - $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade This is a bit like windows update, its good to keep the OS up to date. RPi Firmware. If you don't need firmware patches at this very moment you don't need rpi-update. Its not available unless you install it and aside from this you can probably upda...
by geezbeez
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry PI on the move
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Raspberry PI on the move

Worth noting, If you do use DHCP instead of a static IP, Rasp PI DHCP client will recreate your RASP PI resolve.conf file on reboot, setting the gateway as the nameserver, If you are not connecting the Rasp PI directly to a router you would probably still want your router to be your nameserver. so i...
by geezbeez
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Static I.P. on the Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: Static I.P. on the Pi

As I think someone said above, if you want to allocate a specific IP to the Rasp PI when connected to your network the usual way is to leave everything connecting to the router using DHCP. i.e dont change anything on the Rasp PI but on your router allocate specific IP addresses to the various mac ad...

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