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by Paul Webster
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: How to "root" OSMC and install a desktop environment alongside Kodi
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: How to root OSMC and install a desktop environment alongside Kodi

The OSMC team don't hide access to the underlying OS. https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/accessing-the-command-line/ or that it Debian based https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/working-with-osmc-via-the-command-line/ FYI ... here is the approach taken by someone else https://discourse.osmc.tv/t/testing-x11-simpl...
by Paul Webster
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE hat needs stackable headers
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: PoE hat needs stackable headers

Presumably it was to keep down the price and keep the overall height down so that it would fit in cases more easily.
However, they did promote 3rd-party push through pins on launch day - see the blog
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/introd ... t-poe-hat/
by Paul Webster
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: control a Panasonic TV via Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: control a Panasonic TV via Pi

You could install Home-Assistant - written in Python and has a plugin for Panasonic TVs that make port 55000 available for remote control

https://www.home-assistant.io/component ... nic_viera/
by Paul Webster
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 76
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: MagPi 76

The nearest Ikea to me has been selling Christmas trees for the last couple of years. 25 quid for the tree and you get a 25 quid voucher to spend in January ... Tradfri is on my list this year to experiment with (I have a Philips and Lifx bulbs in the house - controlled by various things including H...
by Paul Webster
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV HAT - finds muxes but no services
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: TV HAT - finds muxes but no services

Is there a configuration setting in TVHeadend to flag a mux as hosting DVB-T2 rather than DVB-T services?
by Paul Webster
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: piCorePlayer - squeezelite is not running
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: piCorePlayer - squeezelite is not running

Audio card dislodged?
Does it appear in the dmesg output?
Check to see which devices Squeezelite can see.
by Paul Webster
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do HifiBerry products work with piCore?
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Do HifiBerry products work with piCore?

Yes ... at least they certainly work with piCorePlayer - a special build based on piCore.
by Paul Webster
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Index.php doesn't auto launch with RPI/Apache
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Index.php doesn't auto launch with RPI/Apache

In the Apache configuration, what have you set DocumentRoot to?
by Paul Webster
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: UpdateThonny
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: UpdateThonny

by Paul Webster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 314
Views: 39001

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

I was fortunate to receive a prototype of the modified HAT to test. I've written up my analysis, test results etc. So if you're interested in learning more and seeing how the HAT has been modified, take a trip over to: https://www.martinrowan.co.uk/2018/11/raspberry-pi-poe-hat-official-modified-ver...
by Paul Webster
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Raspberry Pi TV Hat playing on Apple TV??
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Raspberry Pi TV Hat playing on Apple TV??

Another alternative .. VLC on Apple TV (4th gen) connecting to TVHeadend on Pi
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-appletv.html
by Paul Webster
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum server issues tonight
Replies: 28
Views: 2129

Re: Forum server issues tonight

gkreidl wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:35 am
It looks like the search has been completely disabled. Which means, no menu to look for new posts. Which means (for me): forum not usable at the moment.
Argh
by Paul Webster
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Commercial usage guidelines
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: Commercial usage guidelines

Longevity (will the Zero be available for the lifetime of your product?)
Form factor (will you be relying on he shape/weight/connectors? ... could change in the future)
by Paul Webster
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 314
Views: 39001

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

I saw one supplier announcing shipping (re-)starting yesterday.

Edit:
Correction ... the notification that Insaw was for a POE HAT starting to ship but it was not the one from RPT/RPF
by Paul Webster
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 130
Views: 13725

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Did you mean you can, or can't get a good signal? Im planning on buying that one for flight tracking and getting a free business account with flightradar24 :)
I use that on a Pi Zero and submit results to Flightradar24 and it works very well.
by Paul Webster
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 130
Views: 13725

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

... and shipping packaging shows uHat (can’t find the micro symbol on phone keyboard) confirming the new name.
by Paul Webster
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 130
Views: 13725

New TV Tuner from HQ

Interesting

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-tv-hat/

Introduces new HAT definition as well so that it can be called a HAT yet is form factor of Pi Zero.
by Paul Webster
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Weather station
Topic: New set up with issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: New set up with issues

See the immediately preceding post from same account with more details.
by Paul Webster
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: My Pi 3 hacked
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

However, if you do not have physical access to it then it will be much harder than usual to rewrite the SD card.
Is it a Pi that supports booting from the network instead of the SD card?

What is preventing your physical access?
by Paul Webster
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 kills NETGEAR router
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 kills NETGEAR router

Agreed - looks like you opened up your system to hacking scripts when you forwarded ports. If you have done nothing significant on your Raspbian installation then overwrite the SD card with a fresh copy of Raspbian, turn off your port forwarding and, as a minimum, follow the steps in the guide at ht...
by Paul Webster
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Music Player with BT speaker and GPIO
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Music Player with BT speaker and GPIO

I use piCorePlayer (pCP) RPi 3 with pCP running LMS (server) and SqueezeLite (player) and JiveLite (RPi official touchscreen) serving a number of other players and sources including UPnP to TV, pCP (SqueezeLite) on RPi Zero W with bluetooth to nearby speaker, turntable as source via Behringer USB DA...
by Paul Webster
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 314
Views: 39001

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Since a way to create and measure the problem appears to be repeatable ... does it happen on all of the POE cards?
If not, is there perhaps a difference between the capacitors used on individual boards?
e.g. a pick & place machine mistake on a batch/run?
by Paul Webster
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Question about Pi serial numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Question about Pi serial numbers

Converting to integer and comparing will also remove any potential issue with leading zeroes being present or not - i.e. not only a potential case issue.
by Paul Webster
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI POE hat and 40 pin header access
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: RPI POE hat and 40 pin header access

We put the 'EEPROM' on 0x51 instead of 0x50 and modified the firmware to cope with that. So it is indeed stackable with other HATS. It only uses the ID pins, so any other HAT should be stackable with it without conflicting pin states. Good to see ... and perhaps should have been in the technical sp...

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