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by TheWhaleys
Thu May 25, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen
Replies: 16
Views: 6665

Re: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen

There has been a hiatus, - after trying another HDMI adaptor with no success, I returned the PZW and another one was sent, arriving today. - Sadly I got the same result. To confirm : - I am using NOOBS 2.4 built on 17/Mar 2017. - This SD card works in an old (rev B ? original ) RaspPi, - The older m...
by TheWhaleys
Wed May 03, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen
Replies: 16
Views: 6665

Re: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen

Thanks B. Goode & FotL

£2.02 seems acceptable; and I will be near Tottenham Court Road in the next day or so, I might see how the prices there compare.
by TheWhaleys
Wed May 03, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen
Replies: 16
Views: 6665

Re: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen

Hi, made some more investigaitons last night, and the SD card was an interesting line of inquiry. It is a recent version (2.3 with a build date of Mar 2017), however the card itself is not the OS, but loads to a splash screen where one can build out the Raspbian and/or some KOBI installation). So I ...
by TheWhaleys
Tue May 02, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen
Replies: 16
Views: 6665

Re: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen

HI Gregeric, FotL, Linux, thanks for those further inputs : - I'm not very hot on different OS version, the NOOBS is on a mini-SD card provided by Pi Hut with the PZW, so I (hope ) is the latest one. As I say it boots to the rainbow screen with a Pi A (I guess I should double-check it is > v 1.5 ? b...
by TheWhaleys
Tue May 02, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen
Replies: 16
Views: 6665

Re: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen

Dear Ongelma, thanks for taking time to post a reply. Yes I was familiar with the content of the thread you post. As you can see from my first post, I've already taken steps to check the SD Card with the NOOBS distro (works on another Pi, albeit a model A, not a PZW), and used the 'connnect to a PC'...
by TheWhaleys
Mon May 01, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen
Replies: 16
Views: 6665

Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen

This is a brand new Pi Zero W. I am powering from a known good phone charger, with a mini-SD with recent version NOOBS and connected to a known good LG screen via mini-HDMI adapter and HDMI cable. The HDMI cable is known good, the mini-HDMI I do not know. On power-up the PZW AC LED flashes a few tim...
by TheWhaleys
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Issues with SPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Issues with SPE

Thanks Blackjack, raw_input() is a good tip ! I also used the #! /usr/bin/env python and chmod +x myscript to make the scipt executable in a terminal window. Then set up SPE in 1 desktop window and a terminal session in the other window, and viola ! my 12-y-o is happily hacking the snake game in SPE...
by TheWhaleys
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Issues with SPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Issues with SPE

Actually being logging this cri de coeur and it being approved I found out : - using the #! usr/bin/Python and chmod +x myscript.py allows one to run a script through terminal. - for input one have to use 'x' rather than x otherwise the script thinks one is trying out a new variable (not sure if tha...
by TheWhaleys
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Issues with SPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Issues with SPE

Trying to set-up SPE so my 12-y-o daughter can try out some simple programming. Several frustrations hence this is a multi-question post Q1) When I launch SPE the CPU indicator whams up to 100% - is this really such a CPU hog ? This happens even just opening the editor. Q2) When downloaded a 'snake'...

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