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by Cornz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reset switch.
Replies: 13
Views: 2462

Re: Reset switch.

If you can fix a bluescreening Windows PC, you're already skilled enough. Bluescreens are most commonly caused by driver errors, which are not usually fixable by beginners. Don't belittle yourself, you probably can do more than you think you can, you just need to try. Thanks, but after half a centu...
by Cornz
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reset switch.
Replies: 13
Views: 2462

Re: Reset switch.

Your retropi installation have no shutdown feature? ... or ability to force quit a game and go to home menu to shutdown? Truthfully, i dont know atm, i only set it up 2 days ago but it became apparent there was no "simple" way to reset/power down hence i am where i am. I can quite out of ...
by Cornz
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reset switch.
Replies: 13
Views: 2462

Re: Reset switch.

Your retropi installation have no shutdown feature? ... or ability to force quit a game and go to home menu to shutdown? Truthfully, i dont know atm, i only set it up 2 days ago but it became apparent there was no "simple" way to reset/power down hence i am where i am. I can quite out of ...
by Cornz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reset switch.
Replies: 13
Views: 2462

Re: Reset switch.

Ok, after some reading i have decided that for my needs, this is the ideal solution: https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/everything/products/onoff-shim#description But then i see the dreaded line: "To install the software, open a terminal and type curl https://get.pimoroni.com/onoffshim | bas...
by Cornz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ring doorbell equivalent
Replies: 3
Views: 10703

Re: Ring doorbell equivalent

Thanks, that's quite a decent idea and requires no coding, other than a basic command line understanding.
by Cornz
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ring doorbell equivalent
Replies: 3
Views: 10703

Ring doorbell equivalent

I'm trying to find a Pi version of a "ring" doorbell. The ones i have located all seem to be lacking functionality in one way or another. Is there a more recent version that allows you to see the caller in realtime and talk to them via your mobile phone? More like the genuine item but home...
by Cornz
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reset switch.
Replies: 13
Views: 2462

Re: Reset switch.

Hi all. UTTER pi beginner here. I too am asking the question about the reset switch. My question is this. Is there a way of resetting the pi, via a simple push switch but requiring no software if using the run pin to 0v is "unkind". In what way is it "unkind" other than being cru...

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