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by guymark
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backed up SD card causing Kernel Panic.
Replies: 0
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Backed up SD card causing Kernel Panic.

Hi. My various efforts to install freebasic are giving me all sorts of fun - BUT that is a different issue - because each time I have spent a number of hours and it not working and "getting messy", I start from scratch from NOOBS and then try a different set of instructions. In order to try and save...
by guymark
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Ahhh. Thank you. I know linux (and Raspberian) are amazingly flexible operating systems - but I do think sometimes, it was designed by people who got a buzz out of obfuscating things. "Heh, shall we make it so they can just copy this set of files into the right directory - perhaps from a script?" " ...
by guymark
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Well, having run the various things to install libraries I now seem to have FreeBasic in various places. I have chmod 777 *.* (At this point in time, security of my Raspberry Pi is not a priority) and I am STILL getting errors like:- ld: cannot find /usr/local/bin/../lib/freebasic/linux-arm/fbextra....
by guymark
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Thank you!

I should have known to do that.
It even seems to load properly now from the terminal.

Happy Days :)
by guymark
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Please excuse the noob question, but I have started again with a clean install of Raspberian and having issues trying to install FreeBasic. Can you see if I have done something obviously wrong please with the following:- Put Noobs on a new SD card (16GB), installed it into Pi and powered up Allowed ...
by guymark
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Hi Scruss Well the new SD card arrived today (plus a couple of spares for backups) so I am going to do a fresh install from Noobs today and then install Freebasic and see how it goes. If it goes well, I might even see if I can make an image file available for folks as I have gathered that installing...
by guymark
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Thanks for that Rpdom. I will have another little play later on. I am making plenty of mistakes but it wouldn't be so much fun if it worked right each time straight away. I am fairly sure I am going to go down the Freebasic route as it has GPIO facilities built in AND doesn't need to run in an emula...
by guymark
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Hi Scruss, thank you for your kind comments. Desperation with a computer can sometimes yield results! lol There SEEMS to be a way around things (permissions notwithstanding and I am hoping that CHMOD / CHOWN might help there). As well as mounting c to the qbasic directory, also:- mount d /sys (gets ...
by guymark
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Hi Scrus & Richard Scrus, you are absolutely right. I was struggling to make it handle the GPIO and the only way I could see of doing it was VERY ugly indeed - mounting the "C: drive" in /sys and dumping in all the other stuff there too. Really grim. Sadly you are right about the DOSBOX forum - the ...
by guymark
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Hi Richard. At the moment I am having some joy with QBasic 4.5 and the BC compiler with linked. A very quick program thrown together ran fine on the interpreter and (after a little glitch where I forgot to put the brun45.lib in the same directory), managed to compile it too. I realise that anyone wi...
by guymark
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: how to use the GPIOs
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

Re: how to use the GPIOs

The safest way to interface would be using Bluetooth to drive blutooth enabled switches / dimmers etc. This gives you TOTAL isolation from the mains - though I am guessing this might not be where you want to start. Like others, I am not comfortable in guiding someone over the net how to make a "wire...
by guymark
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Again, thank you all for a wealth of constructive comments and really information, I'm still going through the links and making notes on what I find!

It will be good fun to get back into coding again - even if a quaint combination of hardware and OS.

All the very best!
by guymark
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Thank you all very much for your help and suggestions. I will go through all the links offered and see what I can find. I will do a separate search for accessing the GPIO from Basic too - as I am guessing there must be some way to either "Print# or Poke the right memory area to send an output or (ge...
by guymark
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 53
Views: 16904

A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

Hi. First of all, I did TRY and search the forums to see if anyone had requested info on BASIC before but the keyword is to common so it didn't work! Many years ago (about 35, I used to program in good old fashioned GWBASIC (for Pegasus software). Since then I have done VERY little coding, but what ...
by guymark
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Large Case suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 12706

Re: Large Case suggestions

I found this page because I too am after a larger case for a Pi. I am not sure if this is of any interest at all the original poster BUT for my prototypes, the way I have found SO FAR which is NOT perfect but is "okish" for me is to use a standard case AND then have it mounted centrally on top of a ...

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