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by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Hangs...
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Pi Hangs...

after further testing, the Pi is online with a Samsung 700ma charger... the RS 1200ma seems to make it crash.. faulty?

Scrap that... it crashed on installing something.. nothing reported in syslog as to why... will continue RMA
by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Hangs...
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Pi Hangs...

Emailed RS and asked how i go about getting a replacement for both Pi + PSU
by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Hangs...
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Pi Hangs...

power! unplug all usb stuff [apart from keyboard] power up log in setterm -blank 0 tail -f /var/log syslog see what happens when it crashes measure the power from tp1 / tp2 http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting i tried doing the tail stuff however it went black so i couldnt see if it outputted any...
by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Hangs...
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Pi Hangs...

just tried booting from a USB stick too by modifying the cmdline.txt and same happens - some sort of power issue but on several adapters?... even though they was working fine before? Will try some more USB adapters.... just seen above post i will give this 1 more boot and then leave it for a day, it...
by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Hangs...
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Pi Hangs...

The power light is directly connected to the 3V3 rail. So, an interesting thing to know would be your TP1 - TP2 voltage. Another interesting thing to know would be the 3V3 voltage. Maybe the regulator became bad. well my meter isnt great at all it says USB is giving out 6.5volts :) so i wouldnt tru...
by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Hangs...
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Pi Hangs...

as far as black screen is maybe try pining it to see if it just isn't turning off video but try the above with the logs and see what comes up. If the network light is still flashing I assume it's networked that way to install then something is going on just can't see it. Check heat is it getting to...
by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Hangs...
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: Pi Hangs...

where does it hang in the gui or if you just sit and wait at the login? sorry for not specifying, i could be installing RaspbMC, and it will just stop, and black screen, if i try to use Rasbian, it will again just stop and black screen power! unplug all usb stuff [apart from keyboard] power up log ...
by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Hangs...
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Pi Hangs...

Hi all. My Pi hangs after booting up ( about 2 minutes... ) ive tried 3 SD Cards 1GB, 2GB and 16GB sandisk's also tried various power supplys from USB from mac to PI, Blackberry Charger, HTC Charger, Samsung Charger, also the RS Components Adapter too... Ive tried Rasbian from the download tab at th...
by ChrisEnglish
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RGB LED strips????
Replies: 25
Views: 33572

Re: RGB LED strips????

how come i didnt notice this before :o
thanks!
by ChrisEnglish
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RGB LED strips????
Replies: 25
Views: 33572

Re: RGB LED strips????

but how would i power the LED's since the Pi cant? im not 100% on electronics, Not sure how id connect the Power supply to the LED Strip along with a Mosfet?( Never used, tried looking at them on an electronics program... )
Could someone scrub up a quick diagram please,
Cheers,
C
by ChrisEnglish
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RGB LED strips????
Replies: 25
Views: 33572

Re: RGB LED strips????

I think this is what we are all trying to do,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JNBVRy0cQA
this is using the rgb analog LED's, however i dont have a 16x PWM LED Fader, would someone be able to draw up a circuit similar? ( Bad at electronics )
Cheers
by ChrisEnglish
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RGB LED strips????
Replies: 25
Views: 33572

Re: RGB LED strips????

so how can one control 5meters of led strip with pwm using the pi?
by ChrisEnglish
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: LAMP Server setup problem
Replies: 11
Views: 6017

Re: LAMP Server setup problem

Yes, the pi user doesnt exist... by putting a hash(#) infront of it you have basically deleted it.
Why would you need to do this? try using chmod from sudo command line.

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