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by TheQuestor
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Brand new raspberry pi 2 model b not turning on when plugged
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Brand new raspberry pi 2 model b not turning on when plu

Isn't this a little early for an April fools joke? There is no way anyone would think that solder job would not immediately smoke anything you plugged it into. It HAS to be a joke.
by TheQuestor
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda
Replies: 39
Views: 7696

Re: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved ki

Is it confirmed that this screen doesn't work with the Pi 2? screen works fine on a RPI2 still having issues getting the touch to calibrate on both the RPI and RPI2. Both "calibrate" neither save :( Is this calibration for X / desktop? Correct. Grey screen comes up. I click on each X as it appears ...
by TheQuestor
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda
Replies: 39
Views: 7696

Re: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved ki

Blandest wrote:Is it confirmed that this screen doesn't work with the Pi 2?
screen works fine on a RPI2 still having issues getting the touch to calibrate on both the RPI and RPI2. Both "calibrate" neither save :(
by TheQuestor
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda
Replies: 39
Views: 7696

Re: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working?

con2fbmap 1 1 works lol where do I add that so it shows the bootup messages ? Great. The fbcon=map addition should have taken care of that, but I suspect something went wrong there. To add it edit /boot/cmdline.txt as described above. You will have to add it at the end of the first (and only) line ...
by TheQuestor
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda
Replies: 39
Views: 7696

Re: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working?

dmesg shows it as registered though and the touch screen too :?: Yes, the overlay takes care of both screen and touch driver. I just did all this and the screen doesn't go black or output anything on boot :( Can you ssh in to the Pi? If so, try the following command: con2fbmap 1 1 This changes what...
by TheQuestor
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda
Replies: 39
Views: 7696

Re: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working?

Try one of the overlays from https://github.com/swkim01/waveshare-dtoverlays AFAICT this screen is compatible with the Waveshare 3.5". Follow the instructions from the link above. In short: copy waveshare35a-overlay.dtb to /boot/overlays/ Then add dtparam=spi=on dtoverlay=waveshare35a to /boot/conf...
by TheQuestor
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda
Replies: 39
Views: 7696

Re: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved ki

I was able to contact the vendor I bought it from and they gave me a link to an image and docs and it works actually pretty well lol. booted it up and presto working screen, working touch, pen works. the link I was provided is 116.6.104.5:801/yks/s/a9d61e0c not sure how long it will last and it too...
by TheQuestor
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: identifying TFT LCD
Replies: 20
Views: 34694

Re: identifying TFT LCD

see my post here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=136558 I just got the same unit working on my PI B What I would like to do is be able to "diff" a clean image and the modified image to find out exactly which drivers were used, what files have been modified for their use to be...
by TheQuestor
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda
Replies: 39
Views: 7696

Re: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working?

I was able to contact the vendor I bought it from and they gave me a link to an image and docs and it works actually pretty well lol. booted it up and presto working screen, working touch, pen works. the link I was provided is 116.6.104.5:801/yks/s/a9d61e0c not sure how long it will last and it took...
by TheQuestor
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda
Replies: 39
Views: 7696

Has anyone got this 3.5" TFT + Touch working? -Solved kinda

s-l16001.jpg Has anyone been able to get one of these display modules working with RPI at all? I have tried a dozen or so different "how to" and so far I have not been able to get anywhere with it :( So far the ebay vendor I bought it from has been about as helpful as a bullet to the brain and that...
by TheQuestor
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10
Replies: 82
Views: 185726

Re: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10

Or you could use a backup app or dd to create a working image of the virtual machine's/chrooted drive and just dd or win32diskimager write it back to a sdcard . You may have to putz with the bootload and or some etc entries for hardware but it has been minor for me in the past as long as the vm/chro...
by TheQuestor
Fri May 03, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to install XBMC on Wheezy Raspbian
Replies: 31
Views: 31458

Re: How to install XBMC on Wheezy Raspbian

Thanks for the prompt and courteous reply. I'm sorry I didn't see the faq on your home page but having followed your instructions it said it had Provides: xbmc Description: Package created with checkinstall 1.6.2 but I can't find the package. In subdir devel typing xbmc results in a "not found" mes...
by TheQuestor
Fri May 03, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to install XBMC on Wheezy Raspbian
Replies: 31
Views: 31458

Re: How to install XBMC on Wheezy Raspbian

I'm a bit o0f a newbie but have downloaded the package XBMC_Raspi_a4130c1.tgz but how do I install this? apt-get doesn't seem to have a mechanism to point to this file. There is a FAQ section at the top f my site that walks you through it. tar -zxf XBMC_Raspi_a4130c1.tgz cd devel sudo apt-get insta...
by TheQuestor
Thu May 02, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to install XBMC on Wheezy Raspbian
Replies: 31
Views: 31458

Re: How to install XBMC on Wheezy Raspbian

Tried your deb and all went fine on install but when I launch it I get: XBMC needs hardware accelerated OpenGL rendering. Install an appropriate graphics driver. Please consult XBMC Wiki for supported hardware bla bla bla ....... Note: the download offered for raspberry pi was a4130c1, I did edit a...
by TheQuestor
Wed May 01, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to install XBMC on Wheezy Raspbian
Replies: 31
Views: 31458

Re: How to install XBMC on Wheezy Raspbian

Just tried with: sudo echo "deb http://archive.mene.za.net/raspbian wheezy contrib" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mene.list sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key 5243CDED sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xbmc But fails at: sudo apt-get install xbmc With: The following pac...
by TheQuestor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera availablity?
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Camera availablity?

RaTTuS wrote:may was the last date for buying...
Oh I thought I remembered seeing April as release date. I signed up at Newark element14 months ago but no word from then either.

Man I wish I had been accepted for the beta :)
by TheQuestor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera availablity?
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Camera availablity?

So not April then :( thanks for the replies.
by TheQuestor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera availablity?
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Camera availablity?

I was wondering when I can order the camera module and about how long it takes to ship? It took over a month to get my PI back in November and I was hoping this will not be the case. I have a project I want/need to do that involves my PI and a hexacopter and the camera and I was hoping to have it fi...
by TheQuestor
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remote Mounting from Pi to Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 2684

Re: Remote Mounting from Pi to Pi

When I use cifs, the folder doesn't even open. If I use nfs, I can copy from but not to it. /dev/sda1 /mnt/sandisk32 nfs defaults 0 3 ok let me get this straight. you're trying to connect one RPI to another right? both samba and cifs-utils need to be installed on both RPIs amd samba needs to be con...
by TheQuestor
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remote Mounting from Pi to Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 2684

Re: Remote Mounting from Pi to Pi

I have cifs-utils installed and the settings in the last post only let me copy stuff from the server but not to it. Below is from my fstab: /dev/sda1 /mnt/sandisk32 auto defaults 0 2 //hyrule/sandisk32 /mnt/sandisk32 auto defaults 0 3 When I run "sudo mount -a" I get the following: mount: special d...
by TheQuestor
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remote Mounting from Pi to Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 2684

Re: Remote Mounting from Pi to Pi

you DID install cifs-utils right? sudo apt-get install cifs-utils samba on the Linux box you want to share FROM add a similar line to your /etc/samba/smb.conf [RPI] comment = Raspi Share read only = no path = / guest ok = yes create mask = 0755 browseable = yes directory mask = 0755 I have these in ...
by TheQuestor
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Permission issues
Replies: 10
Views: 45598

Re: Permission issues

Try this and see if your ls -l improves: sudo chmod a+rwx /mnt/share The a+ should give everyone all permissions...I hope. (if you are logged in as root, you will not need sudo and can omit the work in command). Thanks for the advice. I tried this and the output changed to: d--------- 2 pi pi 8192 ...
by TheQuestor
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MPEG-2 & VC-1 license key queries / issues
Replies: 167
Views: 42698

Re: MPEG-2 & VC-1 license key queries / issues

I ordered my MPG2 on 4/9/13 and received it the morning of 4/10/13. I ordered my VC-1 on 4/10/13 in the morning. received the confirm/order complete email. But still have yet to receive the actual key. I receive all correspondance fine on the email I have provided (I received the MPG2 key fine). I ...
by TheQuestor
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Permission issues
Replies: 10
Views: 45598

Re: Permission issues

sudo mkdir /mnt/share sudo chown -R pi /mnt/share chmod -R 777 /mnt [fstab] /dev/sdb1 /mnt/share vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0077 0 4 works for me anyway and using the above I can share it with samba and it's able to be used by my other machines too
by TheQuestor
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Bash query regarding if statement...
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

Re: Bash query regarding if statement...

In POSIX shells, word splitting and pathname expansion happen after variable substitution. This is practically never desirable, so you should practically always put double quotes around variable expansions. if [ "$name" = "andy ibbitson" ]; then Without the extra double quotes here, there is a synt...

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