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by Paul Webster
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales
Replies: 72
Views: 15105

Re: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales

Jamesh mention 18m a few weeks ago
Here is one example
viewtopic.php?t=201916&start=25#p1256416
by Paul Webster
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: British-made programming language
Replies: 54
Views: 7944

Re: British-made programming language

I was taught Algol (68R I think) and lambda notation by, amoung others, Peter Landin ... who, some years earlier, had taught the same thing to Tony Hoare. First big programming lesson that I remember (1977 by Prof Khabaza I think) was using recursive procedures to solve the missionaries and cannibal...
by Paul Webster
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hdmi no output on pi zero w
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Hdmi no output on pi zero w

Is your Pi0in a case?
If yes it is possible that the case is preventing the mini-HDMI connector going all of the way in.
I had that problem and resolved it by shaving some plastic from the end of the mini-HDMI connector.
by Paul Webster
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: This forum is insane
Replies: 41
Views: 2974

Re: This forum is insane

jerryrp wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:00 am
I am using RSS :) (app.php/feed)
Me too - with the annoyance (or benefit) that it only collects 15 posts at a time so I miss quite a few but tend to pick up on more active threads or postings during quiet hours.
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton on BBC Radio 4 "The Life Scientific"
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Re: Eben Upton on BBC Radio 4 "The Life Scientific"

Given there was quite a lot spoken about BBC not wanting to take it on ... I would have asked about BBC micro:bit that came out later and late) and is aimed directly at schools (with a huge giveaway to get it started. eg was it the success of RPi that dragged BBC back into this arena? From their sit...
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Compute Module
Replies: 20
Views: 1203

Re: Compute Module

I'm thinking of making a media center out of this, like Slice http://fiveninjas.com/index.html Is it hard to make stuff with the module? To get an idea of how hard it is, take a look at the public information (e.g. About and Forum pages) on the fiveninjas site. Their objective was different to your...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: PIVR RPi Projects book - PCTV problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: PIVR RPi Projects book - PCTV problem?

Good news.

Regarding HDMI CEC ... if you want to know some more about it and in particular how software support for it arrived in RPi you might like to read through an old message thread that I started here in January 2012!
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=2485
by Paul Webster
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can an RPi3 be used as an audio monitor?
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Can an RPi3 be used as an audio monitor?

The Raspberry Pi blog has a posting about. A video-based monitor.
One of the responders to it linked to his audio-only monitor
http://lallafa.de/blog/raspberry-pi-pro ... ect-pifon/
by Paul Webster
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero with headers
Replies: 50
Views: 6974

Re: Pi Zero with headers

Pimoroni now selling Zero W with a soldered (not hammered) header.
Premium is GBP 3.04 plus tax
https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w
by Paul Webster
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: PIVR RPi Projects book - PCTV problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: PIVR RPi Projects book - PCTV problem?

Check the Kodi log to see if it gives more clues ... can also increase the logging level.

To stop a playing video .... try X
http://kodi.wiki/view/Keyboard_controls
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton on BBC Radio 4 "The Life Scientific"
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Eben Upton on BBC Radio 4 "The Life Scientific"

Will be on 16th Jan. Interview by Professor Jim Al-Khalili Series has been running for a few years. "Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi When Eben Upton was in his twenties, he wanted to get children thinking about how computers think, to boost the number of people applying to read computer science at univer...
by Paul Webster
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: PiServer, RPi3 setup. Raspbian locked down. How to install apps?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: PiServer, RPi3 setup. Raspbian locked down. How to install apps?

This is a guess but is based on the answer I received to a question I asked on the original announcement blog post. I think that you update the server images by using chroot to get inside the image on the server. There is a script in PiServer that gives some clues. See https://www.raspberrypi.org/bl...
by Paul Webster
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Current, detailed instructions for using PI as DVR?
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Current, detailed instructions for using PI as DVR?

It should have been possible with OSMC.
Did you try installing TVHeadend from the OSMC App Store (via the OSMC GUI?

If yes, was your TV tuner card recognised?
by Paul Webster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?
Replies: 46
Views: 3546

Re: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?

they are are likely to have implemented the same bug
probably should have been
"they are are not likely to have implemented the same bug"
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Analog audio problems? post comments here!
Replies: 128
Views: 65131

Re: STICKY: Analog audio problems? post comments here!

ab1jx wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:48 am
I may have found a case the Pi can't do anything about.
Probably best to start this as a new thread since it is not really about problems with the analogue sound output of RPi.
by Paul Webster
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Does Kore provide local playback of content from Kodi?

If not - you could look at enabling UPnP-AV server capability in Kodi and then use a UPnP player on Android.
by Paul Webster
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Issue with HDMI Adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Issue with HDMI Adapter

I had the issue with HDMI adapter recently. Was a white one sold as compatible with Pi Zero.
My solution was to use a sharp craft knife to cut away a few mm of plastic on the adapter.
Obviously needs to be done carefully because of risk of cutting finger - but worked perfectly for me.
by Paul Webster
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Logitec Boom rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Logitec Boom rebuild

You might get some help on http://forums.slimdevices.com
An alternative and very simple approach would be to run LMS on your spare Raspberry Pi and tell the Boom to access that.
by Paul Webster
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Network request to TV works from any device but Raspberry Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Network request to TV works from any device but Raspberry Pi

Maybe the various quotation marks or other symbols are causing issues.
Try searching for other curl command line examples that people say work on Linux and have various quotation marks throughout.
by Paul Webster
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Google AIY & Google Music
Replies: 50
Views: 9311

Re: Google AIY & Google Music

Latest version from Google requires ARMv7 I think - which means it will not run (properly if at all) on RPi1 and 0 which are ARMv6
by Paul Webster
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USB MIDI
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: USB MIDI

Try aplay-l To see if it gets listed as audio device If it does then more hints will need searching around Internet e.g. https://askubuntu.com/questions/147052/step-by-step-to-run-a-midi-keyboard-input-device-12-04 Watch out though because old content (like above) and different Unix variants can lea...
by Paul Webster
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Who to contact about ordering boards with codecs unlocked?
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Re: Who to contact about ordering boards with codecs unlocked?

Last one for MPEG2 expires in Feb 2018 according to
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... -2_patents
which, if correct, could mean that RPT can ship with it enabled from then on.
by Paul Webster
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Work project at risk of falling a little behind, a basic soundboard setup in python.
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Work project at risk of falling a little behind, a basic soundboard setup in python.

Try the full path to the executable that is going to process the file.
Something like /usr/bin/python

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