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by JonB
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A basic question about Pi 3
Replies: 3
Views: 393

A basic question about Pi 3

Hi all

Long time no post. I'm thinking of grabbing me some pi (3) and I have a question about the Ethernet port. Is it still constrained by the USB2 speed?

Thanks
JonB
by JonB
Mon May 02, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 836
Views: 302992

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

I have a Lapdock, one of the original ones, which I connected to the original Pi when I first read this thread. Now the Pi Zero is available, I wonder if it'll will fit inside the Lapdock case? It's not an Atrix. Anyone tried yet?
by JonB
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0

Hmm, I don't think it can be done. I've found a description of how to enable CTS/RTS but it needs a Rev 2 PCB (which has additional pins adjacent to the GPIO header). I have an early Model B (Rev 1 PCB) and it doesn't have the additional pins to be assigned to RTS/CTS. I bought an RS232 adapter (MAX...
by JonB
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0

Hmm, interesting... I will have to look it up, but I don't think that the boards I have ordered will support it without modification. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281260965951 They are crazy cheap though, and for this you get two of them, so I may have a go. It's just a matter of making two additional ...
by JonB
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0

1) Why not use ttyAMA0? (the serial port built into the GPIO) 2) Just FWIW, but I sometimes get dropped characters myself using ttyAMA0. You can see this if you do something that generates a lot of output (like ifconfig or something like that). Every once in a while, the last bit of the output will...
by JonB
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0

I have managed to disable the local echo, but I'm still getting corruption.

I wonder whether the Pi is unable to communicate to the USB serial adapter? Anyone else got this problem? Could it be power related?
by JonB
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Another problem with logging in via ttyUSB0

Hi I have connected a pl2303 USB-serial adapter to my Pi and am using a proper terminal to login (it's a WYSE 120). anyway, I want to know what the correct settings are and how to set them. In particular the low control and number of bits / parity, because although it is working, sometimes data is c...
by JonB
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 836
Views: 302992

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Update: I reinstalled NOOBS and discovered it is actually disconnecting USB devices during the configuration stage. I guess this runs with no overclocking / overvolting.
by JonB
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Been away for a while - still got USB power issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Been away for a while - still got USB power issues?

Just the Lapdock. And occasionally an EDIMAX wifi dongle, though it is connected to one of the Lapdock's USB ports, so should be powered by the Lapdock (in fact, so should the keyboard / trackpad).
by JonB
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 836
Views: 302992

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Pip 2 looks really good! I might have a go at that. However, I am having serious power problems with my Atrix Lapdock and early Model B. With the latest NOOBS (v1.3.4) it runs out of juice all the time. USB devices keep disconnecting and the Pi crashes. Is there anything I can do about it, other tha...
by JonB
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Been away for a while - still got USB power issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Been away for a while - still got USB power issues?

Hi James No tests yet, but it's a "Raspberry Pi Laptop" with a Atrix Lapdock, wired per veryevil's instructions. It appears to be working well once I'd replaced the fuses, and that was with an old Raspberian version. I tried to apt-get update but it looked like it couldn't reach some of the reposito...
by JonB
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Been away for a while - still got USB power issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Been away for a while - still got USB power issues?

Well.. amazingly enough, I found that with the two fuses replaced with links, my old Raspberian installation was much more stable, but when I loaded the NOOBS distro and installed Debian it is as bad as ever. XMBC just locked up. Seems to have gotten worse, not better (or the repositories have regre...
by JonB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Been away for a while - still got USB power issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Been away for a while - still got USB power issues?

Hi I've been away for quite a while, and one reason was that the old Model B that I have (256Mb) always had problems with the USB. I built a "Raspberry Pi laptop" using a Motorola Atrix LapDock but the keyboard and mouse kept disconnecting, and there was a very long discussion about problems with th...
by JonB
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Did someone say CESIL?
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: Did someone say CESIL?

Oh gawd, CESIL - "Computer Education in Schools Instructional Language"... The scourge of my O level Computer Studies course. 14 instructions, two high level (INPUT / PRINT as I recall) and all the others were essentially machine code. One accumulator! We had to write out our programs on coding shee...
by JonB
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Anyone else still got a Dragon?
Replies: 34
Views: 6324

Re: Anyone else still got a Dragon?

Ohh Dragon 32... I used to sell those, along with all the other 8-bit contenders in a computer shop. Actually, I don't recall selling a single one - all the kids wanted was a 48K Speccy. I recall it had a reasonable keyboard, and my brother in law used to get my wife to type in the games as they had...
by JonB
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 836
Views: 302992

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

*Thinking*, yes. Go on, tempt me. Say a LapDock complete with connecting Y cable, HDMI and all adapters.
by JonB
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: apt-get upgrade xserver update
Replies: 0
Views: 231

apt-get upgrade xserver update

Hi

I just performed an upgrade (raspberian wheezy) and noticed an xserver update.

Any idea what changed?
by JonB
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: simple adventure game.
Replies: 22
Views: 4520

Re: simple adventure game.

Try this:

http://forum.6502.org/viewtopic.php?t=1819

It's a text adventure game written in Microsoft 8K BASIC that I ported from Commodore PET BASIC to the UK101.
by JonB
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 53
Views: 8825

Re: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.

... Looks very erudite, but life's way too short! All it is is a way of avoiding doing something useful ... there must be a word for that ... Procrastination.. LOL So we could extend the conversation ... what's the plural of Raspberry Pi in French? Spanish? Manderin? Welsh? Occitan? "Les Pis du Fra...
by JonB
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 186337

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

rey wrote:Can a mod post the IPs of all the people talking about how much they love Xbian?

I get the horrible feeling they're all the same people.
Not me, mate...
by JonB
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 186337

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

I've only tried Xbian and I thought it was pretty slick. I do hope that it will continue to be improved upon.
by JonB
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Where do I start
Replies: 8
Views: 2479

Re: Where do I start

I would have said "terminal + shell + vi + gcc + make", but it might be a little intimidating for a beginner. That said, it is my toolchain of choice because, as a professional developer working on different sites I can't be sure a particular IDE will be available, so I keep competent with the basics.
by JonB
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 53
Views: 8825

Re: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.

You know what? I don't care. I have one, it's ace, end of.


(Sorry Jim, I gave up after the first paragraph. Looks very erudite, but life's way too short!)

:D
by JonB
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Where do I start
Replies: 8
Views: 2479

Re: Where do I start

Also try Geany, it is a simplified IDE that's low on resource use. I think the command to get it is:- sudo apt-get install geany It runs from the LXDE desktop and you will see it in the menu under Programming. Piece of cake to use.. Just remember when typing that first "hello world" program to use t...
by JonB
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 53
Views: 8825

Re: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.

@Mr.Dave: Sorry mate, that is the plural possessive form...

Isn't grammar fun?

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