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by stevepdp
Sat May 10, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Linking raspberry pi to laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Linking raspberry pi to laptop

It sounds like you had a shared network setup where the laptop (Mac, Linux, Windows?) was set up with crossover Ethernet and as a DHCP server and VNC client, and the Raspberry Pi ran a VNC server. I use the following tutorial frequently for Mac and Linux setups http://www.interlockroc.org/2012/12/06...
by stevepdp
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Shell script project
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Shell script project

Besides learning some simple bash script programming, I believe the tool 'dialog' will be appropriate here.

I don't know for certain, but I believe raspi-config uses it. Or at least, using dialog will produce menus that achieve a similar look and feel.

There's some docs here.

Hope this helps!
by stevepdp
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New user. Logged in. What do we do now?
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: New user. Logged in. What do we do now?

Try typing "startx" and hitting enter. You'll notice a graphical desktop appears.

Start exploring :-)

See here for a list of beginners Raspberry Pi resources
by stevepdp
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: problem with makfile
Replies: 24
Views: 2403

Re: problem with makfile

Jbush, I've just filled a warning against you for reposting this topic in multiple locations.

This thread is as far as I'm aware the only one remaining. We'll keep this one open since it has replies.

Thanks
by stevepdp
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with more RAM
Replies: 43
Views: 5364

Re: Raspberry Pi with more RAM

stormsoul's question has been answered, and the resulting debate has gotten a little out of hand.

This is a topic that's been beaten to death. It also doesn't belong in Beginners.

Locked.
by stevepdp
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: developing GUI applications on pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: developing GUI applications on pi

My understanding is that Python has bindings for a handful popular toolkits, the most notable being GTK, QT and TK. QT has Python bindings provided by the package "python3-pyside". It's documented in Learning Python With Raspberry Pi and here . A friend recently mentioned PyGObject to me as a ways o...
by stevepdp
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Building a non-X gamedev build launcher for Raspbian
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Building a non-X gamedev build launcher for Raspbian

Hey folks One of the ideas I have around game development for the Raspberry Pi is to work on a build launcher with a similar design to this: http://i.imgur.com/zwili.jpg The idea is that my Raspberry Pi would boot to the command line, log itself in and then this launcher would be drawn straight to t...
by stevepdp
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Output to VGA
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Output to VGA

Yes, VGA adapters are known to work with Raspberry Pi. See this doc at the elinux wiki for a list of known working adapters and other important info. They can be pretty tricky to set up depending on the adapter used. You'll likely also want to research VGA specific settings for your /boot/config.txt
by stevepdp
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Mounting a MTP drive
Replies: 2
Views: 3565

Re: Mounting a MTP drive

I'm afraid I'm not too well versed in MTP stuff. But I am aware of the libmtp library.

It's pretty well documented over at the Arch wiki, and much of this can be applied to Raspbian et all.

Hopefully this is a good head start.
by stevepdp
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian backup without second computer
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Raspbian backup without second computer

If your Raspberry Pi is in a remote location, with attached storage, then it's probably best to use something like rsync or simpler in my opinion, tar. This will get you started with the tar option. If you then want to send those tarballs to your local workstation, you could use an SFTP client to br...
by stevepdp
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shut Down Option
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Shut Down Option

I may be misreading you, but it sounds like you've either not issued one of the proper shutdown commands or have unknowingly changed your root password. There are a handful of ways to shut down the pi, my favourite method is the following: sudo telinit 0 This will also work, and is perhaps easier to...
by stevepdp
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi meets a Fitbit One and Galileo
Replies: 2
Views: 4978

Raspberry Pi meets a Fitbit One and Galileo

I recently discovered that Fitbit One syncing is now achievable on Linux, thanks to a wonderful tool called Galileo . Here's a brief tutorial demonstrating my Raspberry Pi powered nightly syncing setup. First, install python-usb and python-pip like so: sudo apt-get install python-usb python-pip Then...
by stevepdp
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MP3 playback in a commercial product
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: MP3 playback in a commercial product

Does it absolutely need to play back MP3 files?

OGG Vorbis may suit your needs. It's open source and licensed in such a way that allows for commercial closed source redistribution. I've seen evidence of it in AAA games for example.

See here for the FAQ.
by stevepdp
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Magazines and books
Topic: Questions about uploading my MagPi Python Pit changes
Replies: 0
Views: 1261

Questions about uploading my MagPi Python Pit changes

Hey folks. With the goal of re-familiarising myself with Python, I've been enjoying reading the back catalogue of Python Pit articles and making my own changes. I'd like to upload these revisions to my homepage, but I'm concerned about any rules I may have missed about licensing and/or proper credit...
by stevepdp
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 5045

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

Hello everyone. We'll be gathering again: Saturday 12th April 2014, from 12:00 onwards. at the upper, mezzanine level of the Norwich Arts Centre Cafe. Now that we've secured a stable venue, we'll be holding meetings more frequently. We're thinking about bi-monthly meetings. Something like the first ...
by stevepdp
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Update
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Update

Yep, the last image was released 9th February.

You can do the following to keep your image up to date:

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Let us know how you get on.
by stevepdp
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 5045

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

Hey folks. We're upgrading to a new venue for the next meeting. Meeting details are now as follows: Saturday 9th March 2013, from 12:00 onwards. at The Soup Lab, 5 St. Benedict’s View, Grapes Hill, Norwich, NR2 4HH. As always, we'll post these details to the website. You can also visit The Soup Lab ...
by stevepdp
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Learning python
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: Learning python

I'd recommend taking a look at Reddit's /r/dailyprogrammer for non language specific challenges which target several levels of programming and problem solving experience.

If you use an RSS feed reader (such as Liferea or Google Reader) then you can subscribe to the RSS for it here.
by stevepdp
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Linux Laptop Desktop Recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: Linux Laptop Desktop Recommendation

As far as laptops go, you can't go wrong with a Thinkpad. Almost all Thinkpads are documented here . I'm running a T410 myself, which is an i5 8GB spec so it's not what you're looking for, but it has been solidly supported since I picked it up in August 2010. I've also used a T41, T42 and T61 with g...
by stevepdp
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't play video with omxplayer!
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Can't play video with omxplayer!

Please post the error, then we can help you :-)
by stevepdp
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Media Device Busy
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Media Device Busy

Is it possible that a partition is mounted at that directory? If you try "df -h", you'll see the active mount points and corresponding device names. From there, you can try unmounting the drive with a command like: sudo umount /media/HD-PCU2_ Also, just to be certain, make sure that your current wor...
by stevepdp
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: running gui from remote terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 11276

Re: running gui from remote terminal

You'll be looking to set up a VNC server on your Raspberry Pi and a VNC client on your Windows desktop.

There are plenty of tutorials covering how to achieve this. This one is good :-)
by stevepdp
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mathematica on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: Mathematica on Raspberry Pi

It appears that Mathematica isn't supported on ARM architectures. They only provide x86 and x86-64 packages.
by stevepdp
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Shutting down
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Shutting down

It's highly advised not to pull the plug when running Raspbian, as the filesystem may break. What you can do however, is switch out to another TTY like so: CTRL + ALT + F6 Note that you can use F1-F7. Then, log in on the new TTY and issue the command: sudo telinit 0 This will gracefully shut down th...
by stevepdp
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which revision did I receive?
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: Which revision did I receive?

It may also be helpful to learn how to determine the date of manufacture.

It's usually a four digit number on either on the top or bottom of the board. It reads: YYWW. So my model B for example was manufactured in the 37th week of 2012, 1237.

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