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by Pete6
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 7 available
Replies: 459
Views: 106231

Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

I fixed it. Here's the command that works from the command line. mount -w -t cifs -o username=pete,password=,_netdev,sec=ntlm //192.168.1.20/public/ /mnt/samba/ This is what you put in to /etc/fstab Edit fstab on squeezeplug with pico /etc/fstab //192.168.1.20/public /mnt/samba/ cifs username=yourus...
by Pete6
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 7 available
Replies: 459
Views: 106231

Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I did type the IP address with / and not .. Silly me. The nfs command line you gave me worked except that the WDMyCloud gave me access denied by server while mounting 192.168.1.20:?DataVolume/shares/Public Using the cifs command also gave me an error saying Retrying with ...
by Pete6
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 7 available
Replies: 459
Views: 106231

Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

I know this question has come up several times in this very thread. I have read every page of this thread searching for a solution and I have looked at several Debain manual an help pages prior to posting. I am therefore sure that I am doing something very stupid. I have a WDMyCloud which has all my...
by Pete6
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows on Pi?
Replies: 154
Views: 30735

Re: Windows on Pi?

I'm still intrigued how a confessed computer geek with lots of experience of different systems is unable to use a file open dialog in Linux - is it really that difficult...? I got the feeling that they weren't experienced with lots of different systems. I mean he (I assume you're a he from your nam...
by Pete6
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows on Pi?
Replies: 154
Views: 30735

Re: Windows on Pi?

PLEASE give me Windows RT even if I have to PAY for it. Did you bother to read this thread at all. This nonsense has already been beat to death. You can't have Win RT even if you want to pay for it. MS only sells it bundled with new devices, and the current per device license right now is somewhere...
by Pete6
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows on Pi?
Replies: 154
Views: 30735

Re: Windows on Pi?

pluggy wrote:Windows of any description would floor the very limited CPU in the Pi.
I agree. The current Pi/ARM chip does not have the computing power to run Windows. However, ARM make a variety of chips and hopefully one of the next releases will be able to run Windows RT.

I live in hope.
by Pete6
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows on Pi?
Replies: 154
Views: 30735

Re: Windows on Pi?

changing the Desktop wallpaper are hugely complicated It isn't. It is precisely the same as on Windows, you just misunderstood the file-open dialog. See here for where you went wrong. I did not go wrong at all. I had an image on a USB stick that I wished to use as wallpaper. I had to copy the pic f...
by Pete6
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows on Pi?
Replies: 154
Views: 30735

Re: Windows on Pi?

ghans wrote:How much do you want to pay ?


ghans
The same as on my laptop and desktop PCs, the full Microsoft license fee. What else did you think?

I believe that you get what you pay for and Linux is free. Worth every cent.
by Pete6
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows on Pi?
Replies: 154
Views: 30735

Re: Windows on Pi?

Since I have owned my Pi I have come to realize just how much I have Unix and Linux. I first used Unix under BSD 4.2 back in the 1980s. I hated it then. At the time I was a VMS system manager. The faster Windows (even RT) is put on the Pi, the better. Debian Linux is just so PRIMITIVE when compared ...
by Pete6
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Root and passwordsit
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Root and passwordsit

Just type

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sudo set passwrd root
whilst logged in as pi and then set the root password to whatever you want. Now you can login as root and suffer the consequences if you mess up. Basically that just means re-doing the SD Card.
by Pete6
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi not suitable as a media center [Solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 29070

Re: RPi not suitable as a media center

Loads of people, Pluggy. Well, yes but these were mainly the people making media centers. XBMC does run and it works quite well too. On a $35 board that itself is a near miracle. It is not the fault of the Pi that Netflix have not provided an Add-on for Arm based Debian systems. The OP needs to tak...
by Pete6
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I add more programming languages?
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: Can I add more programming languages?

C++ is there already. Type it and see.
by Pete6
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA ever going to be implemented in future revisions?
Replies: 66
Views: 12426

Re: VGA ever going to be implemented in future revisions?

Yes, VGA D-Sub is dead alright. Although my home security DVR has, guess what? Both VGA and a composite video out port. So, My desktop-PC is connected via the DVI port to an A/B switch to the monitor DVI port with the Pi and the DVR is plugged into the monitor's VGA port. I picked up a 7" video moni...
by Pete6
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA ever going to be implemented in future revisions?
Replies: 66
Views: 12426

Re: VGA ever going to be implemented in future revisions?

This thread never seems to die. There are several ways to connect the Pi to a monitor a at least two ways to access it without a monitor (headless). The headless solution using Putty is perfectly good if you do not want the graphical environment. This is a good solution if you just want to programme...
by Pete6
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No sound on 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspian
Replies: 14
Views: 6245

Re: No sound on 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspian

Pete6, Thank you, I owe you a beer. I have spent hours trying to get audio to function. I've tried everything in the Wiki, read the RPi user guide, searched Google and nothing worked. Got rid of pulseaudio as you suggested and that did the trick. Perhaps someone with an account could make a note in...
by Pete6
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On screen keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: On screen keyboard

This sounds like a candidate for an app that could hit the PiStore if someone wrote it.
by Pete6
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No sound on 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspian
Replies: 14
Views: 6245

Re: No sound on 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspian

I'll probably get shouted down for suggesting this but, I too struggled with getting MP3s to play out of the analogue output under startx. My fix was simple. I uninstalled pulseaudio. I tried a lot of things first but this fixed it every time over several virgin SD Card images. I typed: sudo apt-get...
by Pete6
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA ever going to be implemented in future revisions?
Replies: 66
Views: 12426

Re: VGA ever going to be implemented in future revisions?

Actually my Hannspree UK 1080P Freeview TV has VGA / Scart / HDMI / Compsite.. Many TV's came with VGA prior to the implementation of HDMi, but as I said above it is more cost effective not to implement Analogue Output on a Digital Device. Likewise my 2 year old LG. 2 x HDMI, VGA, 2 x SCART and, Co...
by Pete6
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA ever going to be implemented in future revisions?
Replies: 66
Views: 12426

Re: VGA ever going to be implemented in future revisions?

VGA ain't gonna happen. The chip does not support it. Forget it. It's a dead technology anyway. The composite video costs nothing to implement because it is built into the chip - so it's there and will probably stay. HDMI is the way forward and most PC monitors have either an HDMI input or a DVI con...
by Pete6
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestions for a Next Gen RPI B
Replies: 9
Views: 2167

Re: Suggestions for a Next Gen RPI B

My suggestions: Processor Type Intel Core i7-3770T Processor Speed 2.5 GHz Processor Cores 4 RAM 32 GB PC3-12800 (1600 MHz DDR3) Hard Drive Capacity 3 TB Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) 7200 RPM Optical Drive None Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX Sorry, I couldn't resist! Gigabit et...
by Pete6
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plea for cheap battery PSU for Rpi Robot
Replies: 25
Views: 5664

Re: Plea for cheap battery PSU for Rpi Robot

My question is to you really need a regulator when running from a battery? Considering how many stability issues are resolved using a better quality power supply, I'd suspect that without good regulation you're just asking for trouble. But, I suppose it's worth a try. I agree. Whilst the Pi itself ...
by Pete6
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: best wifi dongle
Replies: 18
Views: 8384

Re: best wifi dongle

Cloudcentric wrote:I bought a cheap Ebay one with a generic Realtek RTL 81xx Chipset and it works AOK.

Also see: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... i_Adapters
I too had one of these lying in a box on my desk. I had had it for about 3 years. It works fine.
by Pete6
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Beginners" put off...
Replies: 297
Views: 37788

Re: "Beginners" put off...

The Pi is a remarkable achievement for the price. However there are any number of higher performance single board computers coming on to the market right now. It is an idea whose time has come. The Pi needs to be upgraded regularly in order to even stay level in the current market. it HAS to run bot...
by Pete6
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard repeating keystrokes with PI
Replies: 25
Views: 10117

Re: Keyboard repeating keystrokes with PI

I agree with efflandt . I read the aforementioned thread BUT, my estimation was that I was looking at a hardware problem and with my system this proved to be the case.
by Pete6
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard repeating keystrokes with PI
Replies: 25
Views: 10117

Re: Keyboard repeating keystrokes with PI

Without actually seeing your problem, there is no guarantee but what you initially wrote described almost exactly the problem I encountered. Providing good power to the Pi is essential to its good working and in my case this fixed the problem. I played around with this today and when I went back to ...

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