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by Maine_guy
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Festival - text to speech - help
Replies: 10
Views: 8726

Re: Festival - text to speech - help

espeak didn't work for me until I added myself to the audio group.
My audio application involves a Bash script controlling a Zoom model 3095 USB modem. It announces who is calling on my land line.

http://mainstreetanswers.org/zoom_3095.php
by Maine_guy
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: gpg key during update...
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

Re: gpg key during update...

This post needs an answer. The files in /usr/share/keyrings/ are prefaced with 'ubuntu' vs 'raspbian' which is why they aren't found. Should these files be renamed with the 'raspbian' prefix?
by Maine_guy
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PI based answering machine
Replies: 23
Views: 22246

Re: PI based answering machine

cinetron said: I'm thinking of building a PI based telephone answering machine to cut my teeth on the Raspberry PI. Thinking of using a USB based voice modem and something like vgetty . Does anyone have any advice on this such as recommendations of a voice modem that would work. Thanks If you have ...
by Maine_guy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: WiFi works from Pi, but can't access Pi from network
Replies: 13
Views: 6243

Re: WiFi works from Pi, but can't access Pi from network

I've done the rpi-update thing rpi-update does not update all the packages only the firmware. The file is a shell script which you can view with less `which rpi-update` (Those marks are back-ticks, not single quotes) try sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade...
by Maine_guy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sudo halt or sudo shutdown
Replies: 23
Views: 75053

Re: sudo halt or sudo shutdown

penguintutor wrote:how many people manage a system where multiple users are connected via a terminal / command shell session these days?
Actually quite a few. Since one of the goals of the Raspberry Pi Foundation is to get them into classrooms, I could see a case where an entire school could be logged into one Pi. :o
by Maine_guy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing SD card
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Viewing SD card

pocster wrote:Thanks for that !
Is there no way to copy the file from the raspberry pi back to the mac via the raspberry ??? - might be simpler :-)))
Can't you SSH to/from your mac?
by Maine_guy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wow 500,000+ RPi?
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Wow 500,000+ RPi?

With over a million Pis in the wild it's time to stop all discussion about making any hardware changes. Learn the Coca Cola recipe lesson!
by Maine_guy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A faster CPU
Replies: 41
Views: 13202

Re: A faster CPU

I run most of my Pis headless. A wi-fi dongle is cheap and the micro ones like the Realtek 8188CUS are tiny. SSH and VNC give you all the connectivity you need with only the power cord connected to the Pi. If you need hdmi video then use x2x from any other computer (even another Pi). There are plent...
by Maine_guy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA issues
Replies: 6
Views: 8482

Re: HDMI to VGA issues

Also the line to change is
hdmi_drive=
not
hdmi_driver=
by Maine_guy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Another 512mb no-show problem
Replies: 21
Views: 3170

Re: Another 512mb no-show problem

[quote="properphatboy"]Tried adding to the config.txt but nothing's changed. Just tried updating and upgrading again and here's the output: You need to do both upgrade and dist-upgrade. If you've set gpu_mem_512=16, or whatever, after reboot you will get $ free -m Total Used Free 486 57 428 $
by Maine_guy
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disabling the Blank screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Re: Disabling the Blank screen

You can stop screen blanking by entering the three commands. You may have to apt-get install x11-xserver-utils to get xset xset s off # don't activate screensaver xset -dpms # disable DPMS (Energy Star) features. xset s noblank # don't blank the video device in a terminal started in the X-Windows se...
by Maine_guy
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 53
Views: 19361

Re: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.

Actually, we don't always form plurals by adding an s.
1 mouse, 2 mice
1 moose, 2 moose
1 spy, 2 spies
so we can make up any rule we want.
I suggest:
1 raspberry pi, 2 raspberry pys
by Maine_guy
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 53
Views: 19361

Re: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.

Diameter of a circle is 2 Pi R so obviously the Plural of Pi is Pi. So say I and so said Archimedes.

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