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by Greg Erskine
Sat May 23, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setup Git Server for Pi on Windows Machine
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Setup Git Server for Pi on Windows Machine

I have used SmartGit for Windows 10 for many years to manage git. (It does have a GUI though) Works great for me. As a side note, I use WinSCP for syncing files between RPi and the Windows git directory. I use Notepad++ for editing RPi files directly via WinSCP. Once you get the settings for EOF mar...
by Greg Erskine
Sun May 17, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RP4 kicked off its static IP by other device
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: RP4 kicked off its static IP by other device

You still need to set the IP address to one outside the range used by DHCP.

I think you should clear whatever you have done on the RPi.
by Greg Erskine
Sat May 02, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: My screen appears to have broken!
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: My screen appears to have broken!

I wore out the flat ribbon cable after years of changing the SD card behind the cable.

The cable looked OK but the connections at one of the header had broken due to repeated flexing.

Hopefully you have a similar easily fix. :D
by Greg Erskine
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: how to destroy your pi.....remove Python!
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: how to destroy your pi.....

raspi-config has a bit of python in it.
by Greg Erskine
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: how to destroy your pi.....remove Python!
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: how to destroy your pi.....

hi pitibonom,

I think you mean Raspbian not Raspberry Pi.

There's nothing making the Raspberry Pi hardware dependant on python.
by Greg Erskine
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2 out of 3 of RPI 4 not booting
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: 2 out of 3 of RPI 4 not booting

I would start from scratch with a fresh download of latest Raspbian.

I suspect you are accidently picking a bad or old image not compatible with RPi4.
by Greg Erskine
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scripting woes, cannot parse inut values properly..
Replies: 28
Views: 599

Re: Scripting woes, cannot parse inut values properly..

Your code works fine in piCore using sh. I just cut and pasted and changed bash to sh (shouldn't matter) [email protected]:~$ ./parsetest.sh -h Parsing arguments Valid arguments: -a Install all below from scratch -f Install Free Pascal -l Install Lazarus -h Install help files -u Update system and neede...
by Greg Erskine
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scripting woes, cannot parse inut values properly..
Replies: 28
Views: 599

Re: Scripting woes, cannot parse inut values properly..

I think a ) should be a)

c doesn't equal "a " but "a"
by Greg Erskine
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Destroy pi sd card... On purpose if removed
Replies: 53
Views: 2163

Re: Destroy pi sd card... On purpose if removed

First rule of security: Do not discuss your security strategy on a public forum. :lol:
by Greg Erskine
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What is the best way to create compressed disk image?
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: What is the best way to create compressed disk image?

hi peppy.player,

I think you need to use Linux to script the creation of your image. You need to make it a one step process for your sanity. :D

We compress pCP to a zip format compatible with Windows 10.

regards
Greg
by Greg Erskine
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero Availability
Replies: 36
Views: 3253

Re: Pi Zero Availability

An impending update has been mooted before. It would obviously be fantastic but I wouldn't get my hopes up, even with Raspberry's legendary ability to keep these things secret. I'd also question the ability to supply demand of any newer version, given the Zeros past and present shortages. You'd pro...
by Greg Erskine
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10550

Re: USB image writer

Sounds like I haven't convinced you of my use case. lol. No, but I've added the label regardless. Just remember you should not trust it, check the size, manufacturer's name and model strings too, that's my advice Hi bzt, Perfect thanks! PCP_BOOT5.PNG Thanks for the advise. Although I may sound a li...
by Greg Erskine
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10550

Re: USB image writer

Thanks bzt,

Sounds like I haven't convinced you of my use case. lol.

regards
Greg
by Greg Erskine
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10550

Re: USB image writer

One thing I miss is USB image writer doesn't display the partition label of the partition it is about to clobber. Yes, that's because it is not using partitions at all. It writes to the physical disk, but unfortunately under Windows it is the drive letter that users expect (I'm pretty sure you'd be...
by Greg Erskine
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10550

Re: USB image writer

hi bzt, I really like your design philosophy. Works great on my Windows 10 PC. Thank you. One thing I miss is USB image writer doesn't display the partition label of the partition it is about to clobber. I really like this sanity check before I overwrite something. Feature request: On the Done messa...
by Greg Erskine
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB image writer
Replies: 157
Views: 10550

Re: USB image writer

FYI: AVG anti-virus warning
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It looks like I was the first to use your utility with AVG and it has now been added to their database, so maybe others won't get the warning message.
by Greg Erskine
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 4 with ‘fixed’ USB-C power issue
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: RPI 4 with ‘fixed’ USB-C power issue

This topic has been discussed many, many times. Search the forum.
by Greg Erskine
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WaveShare 7'' touchescreen calibration issue
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: WaveShare 7'' touchescreen calibration issue

hi tparvais, Did you follow the tutorial and development thread found here? https://www.picoreplayer.org/pcp_projects.shtml I wouldn't modify pcp_startup.sh. pcp_startup.sh will run an external script if found. Remember piCorePlayer is memory based and may need a backup to save changes. regards Greg
by Greg Erskine
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Delete forum account
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: Delete forum account

Have you thought about having a rest? Things might seem different in the morning.

Call me Nostradamus, but I think you will disappear shortly. :mrgreen:
by Greg Erskine
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power on?
Replies: 32
Views: 2221

Re: Power on?

I still find it hilarious that a device as clever as this, has no way of powering 'ON' without modification? Seriously? Irritates the hell out of me. Life lesson. If something "Irritates the hell out of me" get rid or it and move on. Find a solution that meets your requirements. Don't whinge. Yawn.
by Greg Erskine
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To the Raspberry Zero Production line...
Replies: 41
Views: 3090

Re: To the Raspberry Zero Production line...

I suspect the issue is the clearances needed to make sure that even with a slightly oversized screwhead/spacer body and a screw/spacer not perfectly aligned on the hole that it can't accidentally short anything out. Also, changing the hole size would need to go back to the PCB designer. PCB softwar...
by Greg Erskine
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using the pi as Hi Fi system.
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Re: Using the pi as Hi Fi system.

We are very lucky as there many audio options for the Raspberry Pi. I doubt any will do exactly what you want out of the box, but with some effort you should be able to get a solution. Another option to add to your list, piCorePlayer. https://www.picoreplayer.org/index.html We have recently added "a...

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