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by verm71
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroPie with X-Arcade Dual sticks
Replies: 4
Views: 9651

Re: RetroPie with X-Arcade Dual sticks

I'm exactly in the same situation, except I'm using a Arduino Leonardo-based joystick that sends keyboard strokes, just like the X-Arcade. Installed from the RetroPie image, and while EmulationStation recognizes the joystick strokes, and allows me to configure them in the Input Setup page of ES, it ...
by verm71
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Should NOOBS Arch Linux go straight into X?
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Should NOOBS Arch Linux go straight into X?

Well alright then. Now that I know it's normal, I'll poke around at this. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Be ... stallation

I've never been lucky with any type of installation under Linux. Dependencies and customizations have always caused me grief.
by verm71
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Should NOOBS Arch Linux go straight into X?
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Should NOOBS Arch Linux go straight into X?

Hi folks, I installed a few OSs on my 16GB card (RISC OS, Arch and Pidora) using NOOBS and that was lots of fun, easy and all OS's work. Well, in the sense that they all boot. RISC and Pidora both boot into X, and after tweaking config.txt to get the right resolution, everything's great. But when I ...
by verm71
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points
Replies: 88
Views: 30155

Re: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points

I have to first find a way to see through that glass, stained with splashes of roasts gone by... Otherwise, plastic will melt without notice. And Raspberry Pi will turn to raspberry mush.
by verm71
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points
Replies: 88
Views: 30155

Re: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points

I'll give it another shot another day. The window on my oven is dirty and it's difficult to see in there, even with the oven light on. Perhaps cleaning the oven is a higher priority :lol: I have a little toaster oven that also apparently goes up to 500F, and with a flashlight, I can probably see in ...
by verm71
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points
Replies: 88
Views: 30155

Re: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points

No change, sadly. It still shuts down. However I do not notice any excessive heat from it when it crashes. But also, I did not notice any mild plastic melting on mine after 2 minutes. So do you suppose my oven wasn't really running at 500F?

:x :cry:
by verm71
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points
Replies: 88
Views: 30155

Re: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points

Well here goes nothing. My Pi's been in the oven for 2 minutes at 500F, turned it off and opened the door. Now I'm waiting to see the results, after it cools down. How long before I can safely take it out of the oven? Room temperature? Edit: The cookie sheet got down to handling temperatures after a...
by verm71
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 65995

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

jurmelius wrote:So..... acording to these testemonies, replacing the the unit is the solution? warranty applies?
... if your reseller's customer service will respond to you. Newark.com has not. I am considering going through my Credit Card company to have the charges reversed. Vendors hate that.
by verm71
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 65995

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

So, one possible failure mechanism appears to be mechanical stress on the circuit board caused by a case. Root cause is unknown -- perhaps the stress is causing a solder joint to disconnect. Good call. Probably a "cold sauder", indeed. I tried mine both in and out of the case, with no difference. B...
by verm71
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 65995

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

I've been waiting for a reply from Newark.com for about 4 weeks now. So, no, I haven't shipped mine back yet.
by verm71
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rasberry Pi power off during use
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Re: Rasberry Pi power off during use

I found a power supply that doesn't use the micro USB connector. It uses the 26 pin connecter and provides up to 3 Amps @ 5 Volts. Wow what a difference, now I am running my external hard drive, keyboard, mouse and USB hub all powered from the USB ports on the Pi. Thanks rpips.com Many people have ...
by verm71
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I must be doing something wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: I must be doing something wrong

A few of us are having the same problem, even after troubleshooting power issues. This forum has a lot of threads about "sudden shutdowns", with many people trying different power adapters and still getting nowhere. http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting and http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ....
by verm71
Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi going to sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Pi going to sleep

A few of us are having the same problem, even after troubleshooting power issues. This forum has a lot of threads about "sudden shutdowns", with many people trying different power adapters and still getting nowhere. http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting and http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Ra...
by verm71
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points
Replies: 88
Views: 30155

Re: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points

I like the idea of reflowing myself, mainly because it would get me back up and running within a day. But after reading the article, it sounds more complicated than just setting the oven to 400F and baking the Pi for 10 minutes. The ramp up and exact temperature tolerances seem a bit tight for my ov...
by verm71
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 65995

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

Got mine from Canada.newark.com as well. Even got the recommended SD card and power adapter from them too. No joy. Well... joy, just not for very long at a time. I don't get it. The board says Made in China, and the power supply also says Made In China. So they should be compatible, right? :lol: Sti...
by verm71
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Steady RED light after few minutes
Replies: 16
Views: 4583

Re: Steady RED light after few minutes

Does anyone have a solution for this? I received two boards, one runs for almost 10 minutes, the other not even one. It is very frustrating as I waited a long time for these boards! Lots of people have reported this, including myself. I've asked Newark/Element 14 what to do last Friday. No response...
by verm71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Usb
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Usb

Yes, that's what I meant. I think it might have been mentioned in the Raspberry Pi user guide that a laptop's USB ports can't provide enough power. I'm not sure it says anything about a desktop, although it may say that somewhere else. What I'm basically trying to do is cut down on the number of wal...
by verm71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Usb
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Usb

I've heard people powering the RPi from a powered hub instead of having its own mains. If you want to use the same hub for keyboard and mouse, does the hub still have to be connected to one of the two RPi USB ports? Won't that create a cycle and/or short circuit?
by verm71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 65995

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

I am in no way suggesting you should use a heat gun. It might be more worth your while getting it RMA'd. Good idea. I'm getting the ball rolling with Newark to get an RMA. In the meantime, I was able to get more testing done with the new SD image. At one point I had enough time to get about one qua...
by verm71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 65995

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

I should have also mentioned that I don't have a heatgun, nor am I experienced enough in that area to feel comfortable doing that. But if I did decide to go out and get or borrow a heatgun, is that all you did, run it over the general area for 30sec? Any particular temperature setting, or nozzle? Up...
by verm71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.
Replies: 254
Views: 65995

Re: Raspberry Pi doesn't stay powered up for long.

My Raspberry Pi came in today and I've been reading around the forums to try to gather solutions for my problem. It also powers off after a while, randomly. Usually when it's doing something like sudo apt-get upgrade, or startx. I ran cat /proc/cpuinfo and apparently my revision # is 2, which, from ...
by verm71
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Availability in CANADA
Replies: 68
Views: 46062

Re: Availability in CANADA

Just to chime in and give another data point, I also received email notification from Newark that the RPi was in stock. I also confirmed that the web site said "20 ready to ship today", so I ordered from Newark's Canadian site on Nov 17. My order confirmation said "back-ordered", stock expected Nov ...

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