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by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: edit commands
Replies: 19
Views: 8864

Re: edit commands

I'm always impressed at how passionate people can get about a text editor! :D
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 15277

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

@ tawalker - I think the main problem is that Oolite uses OpenGL which isn't supported on the RasPi.

There is, however a lot of interest amongst the Oolite people for a RasPi port, I believe.
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 15277

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

JonB wrote:Looks like we may see a port of Oolite...
Please tell me this is true... :)
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: edit commands
Replies: 19
Views: 8864

Re: edit commands

If you're editing Linux files via Windows, I'd recommend using Notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ It's very user friendly and respects the format of Linux text files better than Notepad. It's also very handy for writing Python (and other) code as it understands the structure and will colourise ...
by Newt_Othis
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Launching apps remotely
Replies: 16
Views: 14956

Re: Launching apps remotely

@rurwin - I'm not really sure what you mean by running an X Server on the PC.

Google will be my friend on this one...

BTW - Have you seen today's Google Doodle? Simply brilliant.
by Newt_Othis
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logik LP4HUB10 power problem fixed
Replies: 29
Views: 12603

Re: Logik LP4HUB10 power problem fixed

just want to say thanks for your post, worked perfect for me :) You're welcome. It feels like getting 'approved' USB hubs is a bit of a problem for some people. I've heard a few horror stories regarding some of the Belkin hubs. The LP4HUB10 was nice and easy to obtain, not too expensive and does wh...
by Newt_Othis
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Launching apps remotely
Replies: 16
Views: 14956

Re: Launching apps remotely

I had a quick google, and it seems that http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/ might be what you're looking for :?: That explains the behaviour of the 'regular' VNC nicely, thanks. ie VNC creates a 'virtual' instance of the GUI that is separate from what is seen locally. I've only used VNC on Windows mac...
by Newt_Othis
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Launching apps remotely
Replies: 16
Views: 14956

Re: Launching apps remotely

I can VNC into my Raspberry Pi from my laptop. However the screen connected to the Raspberry Pi is not the same as on my laptop.My laptop is not controlling the screen connected to the Raspberry Pi but another instance of a desktop. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? I could be wrong, but I think tha...
by Newt_Othis
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bought "Verified" peripherals - still got problems :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Bought "Verified" peripherals - still got problems :(

Still haven't been able to fully test my setup, but have discovered that the Logik LP4HUB10 is passing power back up the USB to the Pi which may be causing instability. I've posted instructions here http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8926 on how easily stop this happening. Thanks...
by Newt_Othis
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running with Power port unplugged
Replies: 68
Views: 18025

Re: Running with Power port unplugged

I've posted some photos of my modified Logik LP4HUB10 here:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =28&t=8926

No longer tries to back-power the Pi causing instability!

Thanks for the suggestions on how to do this.
by Newt_Othis
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logik LP4HUB10 power problem fixed
Replies: 29
Views: 12603

Logik LP4HUB10 power problem fixed

I was struggling to get my Logik LP4HUB10 powered USB hub (PC World £12.99) to work properly when I noticed that it appeared to be back-powering the RasPi through the USB socket. When I disconnected the Pi's main PSU (connected via the micro USB port) I noticed that the Pi stayed on, drawing power f...
by Newt_Othis
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running with Power port unplugged
Replies: 68
Views: 18025

Re: Running with Power port unplugged

I've got a Logik LP4HUB10 powered hub that's doing strange power things too. Has anybody managed to kill the power backflow on one of these? I'd be a lot more comfortable knowing the hub isn't slowly frying my Pi. I'm powering the Pi itself via the PSU recommended by RS when ordered. I hear a lot of...
by Newt_Othis
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SHA-1 check sum
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: SHA-1 check sum

by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Launching apps remotely
Replies: 16
Views: 14956

Re: Launching apps remotely

Thanks, as soon as I get the wireless working I'll try it out ;)
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Launching apps remotely
Replies: 16
Views: 14956

Launching apps remotely

This is a fairly nooby question. If I SSH into the RasPi (connected to the TV) from my laptop, can I launch a process so that it's visible on the TV ? For example, can I launch the excellent omxplayer to play a video on the TV, by issuing a command from the laptop via SSH? BTW - I've been using Ubun...
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bought "Verified" peripherals - still got problems :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Bought "Verified" peripherals - still got problems :(

Does it boot fine only with HUB connected (no wireless)? If it boots ok, try connecting the wireless (hot-plug) to the HUB and check dmesg for errors. I had a similar problem: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8670&p=103231#p103231 Thanks - I'll try it later... I'm sure I'm not...
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bought "Verified" peripherals - still got problems :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Bought "Verified" peripherals - still got problems :(

I need to run my RasPi in an area with no wired ethernet, so I checked out the list of 'working' hardware as listed here http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals and bought: Logik LP4HUB10 4-Port Powered USB Hub (Lots of people seem to recommend this) and a TP-Link TL-WN722N wireless adapter (Nice ...
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: A single-file Text Adventure Game!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Re: A single-file Text Adventure Game!!

Nice!

Ahh - Text adventures - Those were the days....

You are in a dimly lit room. There is food on the floor. You are hungry.
### pick up food
+++ Don't understand 'pick up food'
### get food
+++ Don't understand 'get food'
### eat food
+++ You eat the food. It is poisoned.
GAME OVER
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New owners - get a powered USB hub!
Replies: 0
Views: 799

New owners - get a powered USB hub!

Can I just recommend that new RasPi owners get themselves a *powered* USB hub. Whilst convenient, the two onboard USB sockets will suck the life out of your fruity friend if you start using anything more than a keyboard and mouse. The excellent elinux.org has some great tips for compatible hubs (and...
by Newt_Othis
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Debian help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1621

Re: Debian help!!

@plankity - My RasPi arrived yesterday. I patiently waited for my toddler to go to bed and then got started on the Bravia in the living room. Luckily I had seen some of the HDMI config tweaks a few days ago, so wasn't too upset to see the edges of the screen disappear. Got booted off the telly by th...

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