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by romilly
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: How can I set the compose key in Raspberry Pi OS?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: How can I set the compose key in Raspberry Pi OS?

Solved. Thanks.

I was using VNC.

It turns out that if I connect via VNC but attach a physical keyboard, and if I run raspi-config from a terminal window, I can set a compose key.

This setting then persists even if no physical keyboard is attached.
by romilly
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: How can I set the compose key in Raspberry Pi OS?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: How can I set the compose key in Raspberry Pi OS?

The post you link to describes the way things used to work. That's not what happens for me now. I run sudo raspi-config select 3 - localisation options, then I3 - Keyboard layout. raspi-config goes straight to 'Reloading keymap. This may take a short while' and then returns to the main menu. I have ...
by romilly
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: How can I set the compose key in Raspberry Pi OS?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

How can I set the compose key in Raspberry Pi OS?

I used to be able to set a compose key that allowed me easily to type accented characters in Rasbian, but I cannot see an option to define one when changing keyboard settings in raspi-config or from the menu under Raspberry Pi OS.

Where should I be looking?
by romilly
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [RPi4] Cannot execute a file from SSD (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: [RPi4] Cannot execute a file from SSD (solved)

The problem is solved.

If you mount an external drive with the 'users' option, it's mounted with 'noexec' by default, which overrides the permissions you might set on individual files. I've now mounted with the exec option and everything is working.
by romilly
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [RPi4] Cannot execute a file from SSD (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 318

[RPi4] Cannot execute a file from SSD (solved)

I just relearned the hard way that I need to add the exec option when mounting a drive that may contain runnable code :)
by romilly
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 4 with connection *only* to HDMI1 may fail to display.
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Pi 4 with connection *only* to HDMI1 may fail to display.

I spent a day tracking down a strange problem with the Pi 4. It's my own fault and is now resolved, but I am reporting it in case anyone else gets bitten by the same issue. I didn't realise that HDMI ports on the Pi 4 are numbered from 0, so booted with a single monitor connected to Port 1. This wor...
by romilly
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Sensing 12v input using GPIO
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

Re: Sensing 12v input using GPIO

@mahjongg Your use of '[steering] open' is definitely not something a native English speaker would understand; the phrase conveys the opposite of what you intend. You're right that 'Conducting' would make your meaning clear. It's also common to refer to a conducting transistor as 'on', but that is l...
by romilly
Sun May 15, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A picture from The Pi Hut
Replies: 283
Views: 62613

Re: A picture from The Pi Hut

I reckon it's a micro-brewery, run by a Pi.
by romilly
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 9655

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

That's a good guess - we'll be happy to show the Python libraries driving the boards. If you'd like a taster, here's one we prepared earlier: http://quick2wire.com/2012/12/see-the-n ... nken-bars/
by romilly
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: What's the best way of doing stuff with the GPIO in PHP
Replies: 6
Views: 3231

Re: What's the best way of doing stuff with the GPIO in PHP

First off, I'm not sure why running as root is such a big deal, I assume people aren't using these for any kind of production-level purposes. If it's a huge deal, maybe you can set up private groups and allow a particular group to have access to the gpio? http://wiki.debian.org/UserPrivateGroups Th...
by romilly
Sat May 05, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: kernel 2.4 CompactFlash Card to kernel 2.6
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: kernel 2.4 CompactFlash Card to kernel 2.6

Are you sure you are in the right place? This is a forum for people interested in the Raspberry Pi. It is not connected with the beagleboard or TI processors in any way.
by romilly
Sat May 05, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 65006

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

You've made a great start here, and it looks as if you're headed for excellence. I'm reminded of the very best of the '80s computer mags - good, solid information, attractively presented.

Good luck. I'm looking forward to issue 2.
by romilly
Sat May 05, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Website on a Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 3205

Re: Website on a Pi

<t>Great job! And given the absence of competing claims, I think you probably get the prize for world first <br/> <br/> I'm currently experimenting with web server software for the Pi, and will report on progress in the Forum, but I'm not sure it will make it easier for you to sift out unique visito...
by romilly
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New RS Email - Compliance?
Replies: 100
Views: 25318

Re: New RS Email - Compliance?

<t>@GoingPostal13<br/> <br/> The Foundation told us about the MagJack problem - not immediately, but as soon as they knew the direct impact.<br/> <br/> The Foundation has told us about the compliance delay - not immediately, but as soon as they had a sense of the impact.<br/> <br/> If I'm wrong, ple...
by romilly
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New RS Email - Compliance?
Replies: 100
Views: 25318

Re: New RS Email - Compliance?

<t>The delay is annoying, but I'm certain that it is every bit as annoying to the people  who run the Foundation as it is to those of us who are waiting for a board.<br/> <br/> And if you need cheering up, there is some serious research that shows that the pleasure you will experience when your Pi a...
by romilly
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Server distros?
Replies: 18
Views: 5342

Re: Server distros?

<t>I think the OP is thinking of the different configurations offered by many popular distros. So Ubuntu, for instance, offers a desktop image (with X, OpenOffice and lots of other desktop stuff) and a server image (no X, but optional server apps).<br/> <br/> It's not trivial for a new user to remov...
by romilly
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Experimenter's kit
Replies: 3
Views: 2885

Re: Experimenter's kit

<t>We're working on an Experimenter"s kit for the Pi, a bit like some of the starter kits available for the Arduino. It will have a PCB with bi-directional level shifters so people can connect the Pi safely to 5 volt devices, and will provide access to GPIO, I2C and SPI.<br/> <br/> We"re still defin...
by romilly
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auction of boards
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: Auction of boards

<t>I have a historic item for auction by the project: an Acorn Microcomputer.<br/> <br/> It\'s the great-great grandfather of the Raspberry Pi. It\'s been sitting in a box unused for the last 20 years, but it may still be working and I\'d like to see it going to a good home. I\'d happily donate it t...

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