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by SwanseaMick
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Relay Module Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Relay Module Advice

Lucasmeister, The relay module needs connecting to a supply (Vcc) and a GND ( Ground or Common). As I read it, these connectors on relay module in the instructables are labelled Vcc and Vcc-GND. These would be equivalent to the Vcc and GND on your relay module. All GND's are connected together ( hen...
by SwanseaMick
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: bus-powered USB disk works fine with Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 9392

Re: bus-powered USB disk works fine with Pi

Elliot, I think the only reason a powered hub is suggested is that it serves two purposes in one! It supplies sufficient power to supply Raspi, AND it acts as a hub for the Pi's USB. This enables you to have Mouse, Keyboard and Wifi dongle all off USB, which would not be possible without a hub. IMHO...
by SwanseaMick
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?
Replies: 21
Views: 3784

Re: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?

Martinax85, As far as I can make out, you are having problems with X being 'sooo' slow. The question that comes immediately to my mind, which no-one seems to have noticed, is why are you running X if you want speed. One of the first things I learnt ( as a fellow newbie ) was to stick to the Command ...
by SwanseaMick
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing a jpg on the graphic screen
Replies: 9
Views: 6191

Re: Viewing a jpg on the graphic screen

skipcave, Try winscp (search posts for more details) to view files on your Pi from your Windows PC. This gives a graphical 'file explorer' type view, with Windows files and directories shown in one pane, and Pi files and directories in the other. I use it all the time, and find it great for viewing,...
by SwanseaMick
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a simple HDMI to VGA cable work?
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: Can a simple HDMI to VGA cable work?

I found the following adapter, which works for me:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/PC-to-TV ... 71740.html

Mike
by SwanseaMick
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RasPiConnect App for iPad
Replies: 5
Views: 5250

Re: RasPiConnect App for iPad

Mark552, Whilst the RasPiConnect app does use XML to communicate as you say, the parsing is done for you, and doesn't get in the way. I know little or nothing about XML, but after a few hiccups getting it going, I easily managed to modify the RasPiconnectServer, to amend what it sends back to iPad i...
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to start VNC viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 14420

Re: Unable to start VNC viewer

smithg400

Files compared OK

Thanks again

Mike
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to start VNC viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 14420

Re: Unable to start VNC viewer

smithg400 Phew!! That worked a treat. Now back up and running. (One tip I'll definitely have to keep in a safe place for the future.) Right, back to VNC Viewer I logged into Pi as user Pi, and started vncserver, and it asked for a password, which I carefully supplied. Ran VNC viewer on PC, supplied ...
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to start VNC viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 14420

Re: Unable to start VNC viewer

smithg400

oops, it would appear I have removed wrong passwd file, now I can't login to the Pi at all! (user Pi or Root)

Any hints how to get round it?
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to start VNC viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 14420

Re: Unable to start VNC viewer

smithg400 I just tried to connect and got the 'Authentication Refused" message. The log on my Pi reads: 29/07/13 10:46:34 Got connection from client 192.168.1.87 29/07/13 10:46:34 Using protocol version 3.8 29/07/13 10:46:34 Enabling TightVNC protocol extensions 29/07/13 10:46:42 rfbVncAuthProc...
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to start VNC viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 14420

Re: Unable to start VNC viewer

smithg400

It isn't available at present, so I can't tell you.

As soon as I can, I'll fire it up and post it, but this won't be until later this morning.

Mike
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Login failure count exceeded
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: VNC Login failure count exceeded

smithg400,

I do appreciate why the count is there, but on a local setup, one sometimes need to circumvent it.

Thank you for your reply, it answers my post exactly, and furthermore, explains how the 'count' got reset without me knowingly doing anything.

Thanks
Mike
by SwanseaMick
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Login failure count exceeded
Replies: 3
Views: 757

VNC Login failure count exceeded

Whilst investigating a problem with VNC Server, I had trouble logging in and eventually got the message 'Login Failure Count Exceeded' or some message along those lines. It has since gone away, but don't know how or why.

Can anyone tell me where the count is stored, and can it be reset?

Mike
by SwanseaMick
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to start VNC viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 14420

Re: Unable to start VNC viewer

drgeoff, Sadly I can't recall when I last used vnc viewer, hence the difficulty in trying to isolate the problem. That's why I asked if anyone knew of any changes made to vncserver that could cause the problem following my upgrade. I'm a firm believer in 'if ain't broke, don't fix it', but was force...
by SwanseaMick
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to start VNC viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 14420

Unable to start VNC viewer

Background: I used to run tightvncserver on my Raspbian Pi, then connect via VNC viewer on PC under Windows 7, put in my password and away we went. I recently bought the Camera Model, I have updated and upgraded the Pi ( I have also recently upgraded to Windows 8) I now find I cannot access the Pi v...
by SwanseaMick
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Change key mapping at bootup
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Re: Change key mapping at bootup

RattuS

keymap sound just like the package I need. Where can I get it? It is not installed on my Pi.
and 'sudo apt-get install keymap' gets response unable to find package!

Mike
by SwanseaMick
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Has the Foundation been holding out?,, NO, Definitely NOT!
Replies: 25
Views: 6553

Re: Has the Foundation been holding out?,, NO, Definitely NO

Lob,

Aliexpress is also a portal for Chinese manufactures, as their adds often mention discounts for bulk purchases. A nasty thought just crossed my mind - where do RS and Farnell get their boards made? - I wonder.... :roll:

Mike
by SwanseaMick
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Has the Foundation been holding out?,, NO, Definitely NOT!
Replies: 25
Views: 6553

Re: Has the Foundation been holding out?,, NO, Definitely NO

Lob,

our posts passed in the night.

Point is, my board is not marked on top either

Mike
by SwanseaMick
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Has the Foundation been holding out?,, NO, Definitely NOT!
Replies: 25
Views: 6553

Re: Has the Foundation been holding out?,, NO, Definitely NO

Lob, You may be right about the red boards being genuine, hence the logo. But there are lots of Cubie Boards on the sight, all claiming to be enhanced raspberry Pi's You missed my point about CE & FCC markings - how do you know they aren't marked? Have you seen a physical board and looked undern...
by SwanseaMick
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Has the Foundation been holding out?,, NO, Definitely NOT!
Replies: 25
Views: 6553

Re: Has the Foundation been holding out?,, NO, Definitely NO

Point to ponder. Who says the board is not CE & FCC certified? Just because you can't see the markings on the front, perhaps they are on the back. Not all genuine Pi's have CE & FCC markings on the top, some, like mine, are marked on the underside. Obtained from one of the two official selle...
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Change key mapping at bootup
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Re: Change key mapping at bootup

rpdom, I edited /etc/default/keyboard file, changing XKBLAYOUT from 'gb' to 'us' as you suggested, and I now have the 'pipe' / 'bar' symbol (so far so good), obviously I lost the '£' in the process (and possibly other keys have changed too, but I haven't noticed them, so can't be too important), but...
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Change key mapping at bootup
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Re: Change key mapping at bootup

itimpi, What I meant to say was Arch Linux. The mechanism I read about for this version of Linux spoke about copying the Keymapping file (eg. us.map.gz), renaming to 'personal.map.gz' then modifying the personal version to map keys how one wants it. (see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KEYMAP)....
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Change key mapping at bootup
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Re: Change key mapping at bootup

rpdom Most keyboards have a US layout available to select, but first one has to select the appropriate keyboard! There are too many keyboards and layouts combinations to go through to find correct one! Thats why I was asking about a key mapping utility. In Linux, one can design ones own personal key...
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Change key mapping at bootup
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Re: Change key mapping at bootup

RaTTus, I bought a cheap (£6.39) USB keybard on e-bay (Link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110592033013). Everything works fine, except the 'pipe' key outputs a Tilde. Mike NB I have already posted to see if anyone can suggest correct keyboard to select in raspi-Config, wi...
by SwanseaMick
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Change key mapping at bootup
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Change key mapping at bootup

Is there a program/utility I could run at startup, that would modify the output of the Function keys? I cannot get the correct configuration for my new keyboard via raspi-Config. As an alternative, I wondered if it was possible to assign/map the F12 key to produce the 'Pipe' symbol (Ascii 7C), as my...

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