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by magic_man185
Mon May 11, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to install/ build/ play Quake 3....
Replies: 203
Views: 216254

Re: How to install/ build/ play Quake 3....

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but this looks like the most relevant way to post. I recently got a Raspberry Pi 2, and wanted to get Quake 3 running on it. I followed the tutorial here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=18853 , and the program starts ok, but when I exit quake...
by magic_man185
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Load for power testing
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: Load for power testing

Even if you aren't using the Ethernet, the chip still draws power, M33P is right about it being most of the power draw. I am actually testing battery usage with the model A, so the ethernet chip is not a factor. Also, thanks for the command M33P, that is exactly what I was looking for.
by magic_man185
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Load for power testing
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: Load for power testing

I am just wanting to have the CPU under full load. The object of this isn't just to kill the battery, I am trying to determine how long the battery will power the Raspberry Pi. I have a best case scenario (time with CPU idle) now I am trying to get a worst case scenario (CPU under full load the whol...
by magic_man185
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Load for power testing
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Load for power testing

I am testing the run time of a Raspberry Pi with my rechargeable battery. I was able to measure the time the battery would last with the Raspberry Pi idle, but I want to test how long the battery would last with the Pi under full load. Any suggestions of a program/script/command that I can run that ...
by magic_man185
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Pianobar remote control
Replies: 45
Views: 18175

Re: Pianobar remote control

I've finally got it all figured out. When I compiled pianobar, I compiled it as root. That caused the pianobar folder to be owned by root. I just deleted pianobar and recompiled it using sudo commands instead, and it works that way everything should. Thank you so much for your help, it has been grea...
by magic_man185
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Pianobar remote control
Replies: 45
Views: 18175

Re: Pianobar remote control

It is owned by root. I did the chown to the pianobar folder and it WORKED!! Just a question, when you installed pianobar did you download it through apt-get or did you have to compile it from git? I had to compile it so that is why the folder was owned by root I think. When I tried the pianobar from...
by magic_man185
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Pianobar remote control
Replies: 45
Views: 18175

Re: Pianobar remote control

I tried that command, and it shows the change in ownership of the file in ls -l, but it pianobar without root still doesn't load the ctl file. This is so weird, everything I have seen online says that this should work without root, I even did this on a fresh O.S. card to make sure nothing else was i...
by magic_man185
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Pianobar remote control
Replies: 45
Views: 18175

Re: Pianobar remote control

This is exactly what I get:

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ mkfifo ~/.config/pianobar/ctl
mkfifo: cannot create fifo `/home/pi/.config/pianobar/ctl': Permission denied
by magic_man185
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Pianobar remote control
Replies: 45
Views: 18175

Re: Pianobar remote control

You are right, I did create the fifo as root, because I am putting it in ~/.config/pianobar/ctl according to tutorials I have been following, and it says permission denied unless you log in as root. Do you have to put the ctl file in the home directory to get it to work without root?
by magic_man185
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Pianobar remote control
Replies: 45
Views: 18175

Re: Pianobar remote control

If I just create the ctl file, the permissions are prw-r--r--. I figured out the problem, although I don't know if there is any way around it. When I run pianobar as the pi user, it recognized the configuration file, but it does not load the fifo file. If I log in as root and run pianobar, it is loo...
by magic_man185
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Pianobar remote control
Replies: 45
Views: 18175

Re: Pianobar remote control

Thanks for the fast response, no it doesn't say that when it starts up, any idea why it isn't opening it? I have even tried changing the permissions of the fifo file with chmod 0777.
by magic_man185
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Pianobar remote control
Replies: 45
Views: 18175

Re: Pianobar remote control

azeam, Your project looks interesting, I will try it out at some point. I am currently working with pianobar and the fifo file, and I was wondering if you could tell me what is going on. I have pianobar installed on the Raspberry Pi, the config file is set to auto login, and it is working properly. ...
by magic_man185
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA
Replies: 41
Views: 20221

Re: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA

catmaker, when you get a chance..how about a block diagram? when the RJ is attached to the rPi, the only way to power the pair is through the 6-20V connector? will i have to put your connector on an old brick supply? will powering through the rPi's own 5V connector be harmful? dennis I have powered...
by magic_man185
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA
Replies: 41
Views: 20221

Re: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA

The from then on was somewhat confusing, but then you clarified it by saying that a reboot can sometimes fix it, so when you said permanent you mean as long as the board is powered on. So I take this to mean if a unit had this symptom, you could reflash with the 134 firmware and it work work again, ...
by magic_man185
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA
Replies: 41
Views: 20221

Re: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA

Hi magic_man185, and All I've re-created the problematic issues discovered by magic_man185: the Raspy Juice service firmware Rev 156 on power-up occasionally causes the SDA line to be pulled low permanently, preventing proper operation of the I2C interface thereafter. However, you may checkout an o...
by magic_man185
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA
Replies: 41
Views: 20221

Re: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA

You beat me to it. I tried it out yesterday, but I didn't have a chance to post my findings, which were the same as catmaker's.
by magic_man185
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA
Replies: 41
Views: 20221

Re: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA

I have one of the multicomp cases as well, and although I haven't removed the inner spines, I came to the same conclusion that it most likely would fit if those were removed. If you would prefer, I can just cut the spines off of the one I already have and test it, that way you don't have to order on...
by magic_man185
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA
Replies: 41
Views: 20221

Re: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA

Thank you for such a quick response, and for taking the time to investigate. Yes, PM would be fine. Which chip did you short SDA to ground in order to get this to happen, or does it matter? When you do this does it permanently cause this status, or just while the pin is grounded (I would imagine it ...
by magic_man185
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA
Replies: 41
Views: 20221

Re: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA

It is weird though, it was working and then it just messed up, i didn't modify the hardware or solder on/to it or anything
by magic_man185
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA
Replies: 41
Views: 20221

Re: Raspy Juice Exp Board: Rev.1 PCBA

I received a Raspy-Juice board, and have been trying to get the RTC module working. I built a custom kernel to add support for the PCF8523 device, and finally got it recognized as hwclock. Unfortunately, shortly after it started messing up. I received errors that it had an invalid date/time, and it ...
by magic_man185
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Modules and drivers missing after kernel build
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Modules and drivers missing after kernel build

I am trying to build a custom kernel to add support for a module that is not included in the default kernel. I have been following the instructions at http://elinux.org/RPi_Kernel_Compilation , and I added the module support during the make menuconfig. I built the kernel on the Raspberry Pi and it h...
by magic_man185
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspi-config possible security breach?
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Raspi-config possible security breach?

It only does this the first time you boot the Raspberry Pi (well, the first time Raspi-config runs automatically). After that, you tell it whether you want it to automatically boot into X or not. If you do, it logs you in automatically because it has to boot into X, but it you tell it not to boot in...
by magic_man185
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian Wheezy with Synergy - How to run on startup?
Replies: 18
Views: 16032

Re: Raspbian Wheezy with Synergy - How to run on startup?

I like that idea. I just realized that booting into X isn't a big deal to me. If I don't have a separate keyboard connected then I can't do anything without Synergy anyway, but if I do have a keyboard attached I can just do a Ctrl+Alt+X to end X immediately (option during keyboard setup, absolutely ...
by magic_man185
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian Wheezy with Synergy - How to run on startup?
Replies: 18
Views: 16032

Re: Raspbian Wheezy with Synergy - How to run on startup?

Hmm, I wonder if Synergy is programmed with a US keyboard layout perhaps? I don't know enough about it to say. Yea, unfortunately Synergy only works when autobooting to X, would be awesome if there was a way for you to use the keyboard from the command prompt. I usually have my Pi boot to the comman...
by magic_man185
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian Wheezy with Synergy - How to run on startup?
Replies: 18
Views: 16032

Re: Raspbian Wheezy with Synergy - How to run on startup?

I assume you are in the US? The keys not being mapped correctly are because by default the Raspberry Pi used a UK keyboard layout. Run the keyboard configuration from raspi-config and select a US keyboard layout, and that should resolve the issue. I followed the same instructions, and I have Synergy...

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