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by wirelessmonk
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Will not Output Video
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Raspberry Pi Will not Output Video

If only the power light is on then the Operating System isn't running. The green light doesn't flash? Troubleshoot the OS. Lots of information here about SD Cards, flashing OS's, re-flashing OS's. etc.
by wirelessmonk
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Power supply

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 54#p506554

You will probably find that battery insufficient, if for no other reason than the RPi is unstable when running under 750mA. The product you link to provides a maximum of 500mA.
by wirelessmonk
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PLEASE HELP URGENT
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: PLEASE HELP URGENT

You have two options. End the thread and bin the RPi because you fried it and your thorough troubleshooting and diagnostic efforts have already brought you to this conclusion you are throwing the equivalent of a tantrum hoping a miracle will occur. Or, You can take a breath, calm down and follow the...
by wirelessmonk
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power From USB Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Power From USB Charger

You are rarely going to get more than an hour of power with that unit. The linked website reports its specs at 1000mAh (1Ah). RPis are also infamously finicky about power and I would have some misgivings about a generic USB battery. (If you the RPi is a model A or is under very light load, you might...
by wirelessmonk
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is Navi-X illegal?
Replies: 3
Views: 6541

Re: Is Navi-X illegal?

VLC is perfectly legal and used to watch pirated video quite extensively.

If I recall correctly, no one got nailed for having Napster installed, but for having pirated content.

Oh, and ... I AM NOT A LAWYER! This is NOT legal advice. ;)
by wirelessmonk
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Still confused, whats the diff between these 2 cameras?
Replies: 11
Views: 2450

Re: Still confused, whats the diff between these 2 cameras?

You are overlooking a potentially personally significant drawback to buying the knock-offs. You will not receive, nor should you, direct support from the foundation. There are additional reasons the others are cheaper; poor assembly, off-spec parts, etc. If you buy your part and it does not perform ...
by wirelessmonk
Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet doesn't fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Ethernet doesn't fit?

I guess I'll be the one.

It's a standard. The cable terminations should be dimensionally identical within a fraction of a millimeter. Make sure the port on the RPi is not damaged, obstructed, and that the cables are oriented correctly.

Best of luck.
by wirelessmonk
Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rev 2 and powered hubs - pi powered via micro-usb
Replies: 11
Views: 4556

Re: Rev 2 and powered hubs - pi powered via micro-usb

Almost an identical setup here. I say almost because I am powering the RPi through the hub as well as expanding the USB ports. I haven't encountered any issues to give me pause. You can also cut the red wire. By that I mean cutting into the insulation of the USB A cable between the hub and RPi and s...
by wirelessmonk
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $9.00 Arduino Board for the Pi
Replies: 16
Views: 3931

Re: $9.00 Arduino Board for the Pi

There are over 290 shields ( http://shieldlist.org ) available for Arduino Compatible boards. Abandon the idiosyncratic header spacing for no reason other than proto boards and you ignore one of the benefits of using an Arduino compatible board. Incidentally, there are numerous Arduino Compatible pr...
by wirelessmonk
Tue May 07, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 314
Views: 1256902

Re: How to start using your Raspberry Pi

Only by overriding or ignoring safeguards. You would experience other issues first but you could damage the processor. Otherwise, no. The worst thing to happen might be having to re-flash your SD card. Have fun!
by wirelessmonk
Fri May 03, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power issues - Gotta be kidding me
Replies: 27
Views: 13463

Re: Power issues - Gotta be kidding me

I wanted to provide a contrast by comparison. 1x256MB RPi, 2x512's, a Trendnet powered 8 port hub and a powered DLink 7port hub. Wifi N and Bluetooth 4 dongles, keyboard and trackpad. Powered ports on both hubs peak at 1.5A. Using the powered ports to power the RPi too. Cable internconnects in some ...
by wirelessmonk
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi vs. Beagle Bone Black
Replies: 177
Views: 73132

Re: Raspberry Pi vs. Beagle Bone Black

..There is certainly a part of hype involved. Very carefully and professionally created by the foundation. How else are you going to get a massive project such as the RPi to liftoff if you don't have a million dollar budget for publicity? Sorry, what? You aren't at all familiar with the RPi backgro...
by wirelessmonk
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Encrypt SD card content
Replies: 41
Views: 40802

Re: Encrypt SD card content

It depends on what licenses are involved. Even in Opensource, there are numerous licenses to consider. Debian is distributed under approximately 20. If you've created software that runs in linux and on an ARM processor, I believe you are covered with acknowledging Debian's licenses in the manual. I ...
by wirelessmonk
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspberry Pi stickers
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Re: Raspberry Pi stickers

Since that thread is long since pining for the fjords...

https://www.adafruit.com/products/1132 $1 ea.
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On a Motorola Atrix Lapdock for reference.
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by wirelessmonk
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why does ordering Raspberry Pi require credit cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: Why does ordering Raspberry Pi require credit cards?

Laziness. Impatience. Checks: They won't ship until they receive the check and verify it won't bounce. Someone on the Accounts Receivable team has to either make a run to the bank or they have to mail the checks the bank. Check Fraud used to be a much greater concern than it is now. Even so, it is s...
by wirelessmonk
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What to do (with a PI)
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: What to do (with a PI)

There is only one.

(Wait... hehe,nm)

A more appropriate question would be Where to buy one?

..and that, I'm afraid, depends almost entirely on your location and your sense of adventure.
by wirelessmonk
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here, just want to clear some things up.
Replies: 32
Views: 5607

Re: New here, just want to clear some things up.

Yes, very good point. I personal have my primary Pi with its dedicated card for wheezy, used primarily for seeing what I can push the Pi to do as a modern Linux box. I have three cards for the other Pi. Adafruit's Occidentalis, Bohdi Linux, and slimmer copy of Wheezy. I'd also like to take a look at...
by wirelessmonk
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here, just want to clear some things up.
Replies: 32
Views: 5607

Re: New here, just want to clear some things up.

Cyrano, Rurwin, you gentlemen just made my evening. Cold beverages on me!
by wirelessmonk
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here, just want to clear some things up.
Replies: 32
Views: 5607

Re: New here, just want to clear some things up.

If you don't understand why anyone would want one, or be excited about one that is quite alright. Do not be flip and condecending when you ask and the answers are not to your satisfaction. The internet is overflowing with examples of people putting the device to novel and conventional uses. You, I c...
by wirelessmonk
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Accessing Raspberry Pi's music over internet on an iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 10141

Re: Accessing Raspberry Pi's music over internet on an iPhon

I'm at work, so I can't (be bothered to ) look it up in more depth, But this is highly doable. There are a few flavors of apps built for Android for just this, some of them even almost cooperate with iTunes. I have been using SubSonic off and on for the last few months, and it does exactly what you'...
by wirelessmonk
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here, just want to clear some things up.
Replies: 32
Views: 5607

Re: New here, just want to clear some things up.

Loaded question. That said, what can the RPi do? What can you do? It is an inexpensive hobbyist's computer with General Purpose Input Output pins broken out. Virtual environments can be made react to stimulus from the real world, or vice versa. It can emulate many other systems. It can control elect...
by wirelessmonk
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Keypad Code
Replies: 8
Views: 2930

Re: Keypad Code

http://www.adafruit.com/products/419
They normally include links to all related tutorials in their invoices.

Adafruit offer a tutorial for Arduino, maybe that and other resources will help explain how to adapt it for the RPi.
by wirelessmonk
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What is the maximal limit for SD card?
Replies: 17
Views: 23040

Re: What is the maximal limit for SD card?

Intriguing... and also why I love forums. The only issues remotely related to the SD (Micro w/ adapter if it matters to anyone) card I've had have been immediately after removal and replacement. On the 256 RPi this is most likely due to a damaged pin on the receptacle. I've only been putting any wea...
by wirelessmonk
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What is the maximal limit for SD card?
Replies: 17
Views: 23040

Re: What is the maximal limit for SD card?

64GB SanDisk Class 10. Works just fine. Imaged on a Mac in terminal.

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