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by RandomCoder
Sun May 05, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI Sound Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 18750

Re: HDMI Sound Issues

I'm new to Linux myself and so unable to give any direct advice, however I would try removing the HDMI hub just whilst setting up the RPi to make sure that it isn't causing you any problems then I'd follow some of the advice here.. https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/139 Kind regards, Ran...
by RandomCoder
Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting non-HDMI Digital Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Re: Getting non-HDMI Digital Sound

Now I'm just dammed envious :ugeek:
Don't think I'll be able to sneek that past the missus!
by RandomCoder
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting Sound over HDMI
Replies: 13
Views: 10281

Re: Getting Sound over HDMI

Please take a look at my post to see if it helps solve you're problem, HDMI Sound Issues. I've tried to consolidate everything I've done to-date to solve the sound issues I've had.

Regards,
RandomCoder
by RandomCoder
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI Sound Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 18750

HDMI Sound Issues

There seems to be a great many questions relating to HDMI sound not working, or doesn't work in this and that application. I know this because I've had my own fair share of problems and have decided to start this post to help others, and hopefully consolidate some of this information. Ideally I woul...
by RandomCoder
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sound in Scratch
Replies: 21
Views: 9369

Re: Sound in Scratch

It took me a while (and some research) to figure out why anyone would assume this was Smalltalk - seemed like the least likley choice. It is in fact just a Bash shell script. Any how in my Debian Wheezy image /usr/bin/scratch is an empty folder. The actual name of the file would be useful, or if an...
by RandomCoder
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Beginning Raspberry Pi - eBook
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: Beginning Raspberry Pi - eBook

Hi Corbetta, Just incase you've set to watch this post, or maybe it will help others? I've had exactly the same problem (although I'm using Rasbian which is based on Debian) To fix the problem I did this... sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install schism Not sure which bit of th...
by RandomCoder
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Magazines and books
Topic: how good is the magpi
Replies: 26
Views: 5706

Re: how good is the magpi

Sorry to renew an old thread but I've just discovered the MagPi and think its fantastic, better than a lot of paid for magazines I've previously subscribed too! I only found this post because I'm having trouble with the Schismtracker example (program won't load, no error) and so was just looking for...
by RandomCoder
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Learning the shell...
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Learning the shell...

For absolute beginners, you could also read the "Command Line Clinic" article in the MagPi magazine. http://www.themagpi.com @ bredman, Thanks for the link! Very useful and already shared with my mates. How is it that I'd not come across this anywhere on the Wiki or RPi website? I've now finished r...
by RandomCoder
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Learning the shell...
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Learning the shell...

I'm a complete noob with Linux and bought the RPi as a way into learning more about the operating system and available software. The first thing I did, as I expect many new to the RPi will, was to read the Quick Start which is linked to from the RPi home page, this guides new users to the beginners ...
by RandomCoder
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: This forum not rendered fast on Midori.
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: This forum not rendered fast on Midori.

I attempted to use Midori on the RPi to make my first post but it was unuseable (on the Debian Sqeeze distro). I noticed that the smilies on the right hand pane of the textbox were grinding the whole system to a halt. After scrolling down the page so that the smilies were no longer present, the page...
by RandomCoder
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting non-HDMI Digital Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Re: Getting non-HDMI Digital Sound

Might be time to think about upgrading your TV. You could then simply use the HDMI and the use optical output from the TV to you're surround sound system, this is what I do at present. It's probably not the most cost effective solution but makes for a reasonable excuse for a new TV ;) Regards, Rando...
by RandomCoder
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: User Guide listed on Amazon
Replies: 37
Views: 3889

Re: User Guide listed on Amazon

I've had the book on pre-order for the last month and recently recieved an email to say that it is looking likely to be published ahead of schedule, excellent news :D The main reason for my wanting the book was down to the mention of the GPIO, and some Python programming examples to get me started. ...
by RandomCoder
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 33500

Re: Login Problem

Im having a problem logging in with fresh install. I downloaded the image from http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/images/raspbian/2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian/2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.zip, copied it to 2Gb SD card, insert in Pi, all goes well. I get raspbian login: to which I type pi and press enter ...
by RandomCoder
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I test sound output
Replies: 3
Views: 3697

Re: How do I test sound output

I can share my own experience although I'm also completely new to the Linux way of doig things. First of all I found that for both of my TV's I need to edit the config file to include a line that reads... hdmi_drive=2 This ensures that DVI mode is not used as it does not support sound. Next you may ...
by RandomCoder
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi articles in specialist magazines
Replies: 16
Views: 7673

Re: Micro Mart

I'm reliably informed that further Pi related articles are currently being put together by the Micro Mart team. This is great news, it's been a long time since I was a Micro Mart subscriber and this might just encourage me to take up another subscription. I still regularly buy the mag from the news...
by RandomCoder
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Still won't boot and I'm ready to cry
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Still won't boot and I'm ready to cry

I'm just a beginner myself and initially had problems with getting sound to work on my RPi, to find out if the problem was hardware or software I was lucky enough to be able to try my RPi with another SD card belonging to a mate who had sound working. This showed me that my particular problem was du...
by RandomCoder
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Beginners help required to varify downloaded OS
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Beginners help required to varify downloaded OS

windiskimager is the Windows utility used to write the image to the sd card. Try a different mirror (a mirror just means a site which keeps a copy of the utility). Please, please, those that are responsible change the link to windiskimager on the downloads page. Softpedia is so bloated with adverts...
by RandomCoder
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Setting up HDMI output when video output is wrong.
Replies: 507
Views: 760109

Re: Setting up HDMI output with sound

Did you read the README in /opt/vc/src/hello_pi ? Sorry, I didn't know the README was in there as I was only following the instructions of the troubleshooting Wiki. I've now read the README and been unable to run the "make -C hello_pi/libs/ilclient" command (tried sudoing and running from within th...
by RandomCoder
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Setting up HDMI output when video output is wrong.
Replies: 507
Views: 760109

Re: Setting up HDMI output with sound

You really should switch to the Raspbian image. There are lots of bugs that have been fixed, and it's much faster. You will find that all future wikis and guides and prebuilt programs will be targetting Raspbian. @dom Thanks for the reply, I've already got the image up and running and yes it's noti...
by RandomCoder
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Setting up HDMI output when video output is wrong.
Replies: 507
Views: 760109

Re: Setting up HDMI output with sound

My R-Pi arrived at the start of this week and I wanted to test the basic hardware was working correctly. The downloads page recommended Debian Squeeze as a beginners choice distro but mentioned nothing about the sound driver not being enabled which I later discovered by reading the troubleshooting w...

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