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by klricks
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: autostart without login
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: autostart without login

I am looking for a possibility to boot my Raspberry PI 3 inti GUI without a keyboard or mouse connected. Works fine as long as user pi has the default password set. But I get a warning that SSH is enabled... I don't care about security in this special scenario, because there is no critical data in ...
by klricks
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspberry pi zero w headless set up - SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: raspberry pi zero w headless set up

.....ssh and wpa_supplicant.conf have both been dropped into /boot... The files go into the root level of the SD card. NOT in /boot When successful the files will be automatically deleted on RPi boot. So if you put the SD card back into the PC and the 2 files have disappeared, then you know that ss...
by klricks
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltage to Current board
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Voltage to Current board

Hello I am working with Raspberry PI 3, and I am using two DC motors. DC motors need to be run at a specific torque, and torque is proportional to current. I cannot send current to DC motors from Raspberry PI directly. I already have all equations of DC motors and how to convert torque to current. ...
by klricks
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: vnc
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: vnc

Thanks, will try it out - being a newbie, a bit scared! You mentioned "Are you connecting the Pi and laptop to a local network/router (and how), or do you want to connect them directly?" Do you imply that I can connect RPI directly to my computer? In that case, I would only need a USB cable with id...
by klricks
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: vnc
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: vnc

Thanks for the detailed instruction. I will try with Ethernet (wired) first, so will have to go through all steps to 6? Also step 5 "On the small FAT32 "boot" partition, create a file with the name ssh (or ssh.txt). Where would be the "boot" partition and how to create the file with ssh? When you p...
by klricks
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 24" Touchscreen Monitor for RPi 3B
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: 24" Touchscreen Monitor for RPi 3B

I looked into them and contacted their support, but got this response: "The monitor should work with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. However, the touch capability will not work on a virtualized desktop." I don't know what virtualized desktop means? I have a Hannspree HT231 23" 10pt touchscreen which mo...
by klricks
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How prevent screen going blank with raspian stretch?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: How prevent screen going blank with raspian stretch?

Install xcreensaver then on the main preferences page set MODE: Disable Screen Saver

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install xscreensaver
by klricks
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD CARD copier
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: SD CARD copier

beatsal wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:55 am
Thanks. Not familiar with this. So I stick the reader on the computer USB port and copy to the RPI directly?
No.
You connect the cardreader to a USB port on the RPi. The SD card (Running OS) in the RPi is then copied to the SD card in the cardreader.
by klricks
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: The Pi Store
Topic: why
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: why

Why is the Pi Store dead? It seemed better than Add or Remove Software. Is it possible to use Ubuntu Software Center on the Pi? Because the Pi Store was a commercial venture which failed and the company ceased operation. That was never intended to be the sole source for software packages and only h...
by klricks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD Cards wont work with Pi Zero W
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: SD Cards wont work with Pi Zero W

IIMO forget NOOBs and install the standalone image using Etcher. When using this method formatting the SD card or unzipping the image is not required. Be sure to download the correct image.... Raspbian Stretch with Desktop or Rapsbian stretch lite (No GUI). It is easy to choose the wrong image from ...
by klricks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Seafile > Autostart How to !?
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Seafile > Autostart How to !?

The easiest way to start things (GUI) is to use autostart but you have to use the correct autostart. See my post here: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=199672#p1258334
by klricks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspbian-stable-main package repository very dated
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: raspbian-stable-main package repository very dated

The Debian release cycle is about every 2 years. https://www.debian.org/releases/ There are more than 55,000 packages in the repository. There are about 1800 packages installed on the RPi. The RPF only touches a hand-full of those which are RPi specific. Everything else is pulled from Debian as is w...
by klricks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Headless operation, need to remote in
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Headless operation, need to remote in

....but i needed the program to start automatically when the pi booted, because i will be moving it from a headed setup to a non headed setup, and if it doesn't start automatically, i will not be able to control it........... Once VNC is enabled with sudo raspi-config it is automatically configured...
by klricks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My Raspberry Pi is using a LAN IP Address
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: My Raspberry Pi is using a LAN IP Address

Zombigamer02 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:05 pm
..
...Am I able to still connect using windows remote desktop connection using VNC?
Download the appropriate client viewer from here: https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/
RealVNC is much much better than rdp.
by klricks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable DVD screen for Raspberry PI 3
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Portable DVD screen for Raspberry PI 3

Hello, I need your help is the one that had an old portable dvd and he decided to take the screen to use it with the Raspberry and be able to take it to all parties and be able to have a multimedia center, recreational machine, operating system ... And I had the problem that has not been connected ...
by klricks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI Installation Caused Kernel Panic
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: HDMI Installation Caused Kernel Panic

FormellaJ wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:26 pm
After installing the drivers and software for a 5" HDMI display
What drivers and software? A HDMI screen should just work with no added drivers or software.
by klricks
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: I want to setup some pi zeros so that it makes any keyboard plugged into it a dvorak keyboard.
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: I want to setup some pi zeros so that it makes any keyboard plugged into it a dvorak keyboard.

clonex10100 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Does this make any sense
No
clonex10100 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:40 pm
or is there an easier way to do it?
It is way easier to configure the OS. https://powertyping.com/switch.html

On the RPi you can change the keyboard to Dvorak with sudo raspi-config
by klricks
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Question about powering RPi from solar panel.
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Question about powering RPi from solar panel.

Many or probably almost all cheap power banks cannot be charged and run stuff at the same time. I would suggest to go with 12V lead acid batteries with a charge controller and use a EBEC or similar 12V to 5V converter to run the RPi. There are hundreds of web sites on Google which show how to design...
by klricks
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No display ?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: No display ?

Do you have a properly prepared SD card in the RPi?
Please read the boot problem sticky: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=58151
by klricks
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: broken python_games after Jessie to Stretch upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: broken python_games after Jessie to Stretch upgrade

I just did a fresh install of Debian Stretch and zenity / python games now is working. Also working from USB boot..... However after sudo apt update and upgrade the error again comes back. The upgrade is fairly extensive.
by klricks
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: broken python_games after Jessie to Stretch upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: broken python_games after Jessie to Stretch upgrade

just tried sudo raspi-config and that worked, but is a terminal application, so not a big surprise. i concur with your experience that RPD Jessie was smooth and painless, but i'm now in a territory of being unsure about where Raspbian Desktop ends and Debian begins. for next place to look, now that...
by klricks
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: When I run raspi-config the cursor goes to the next line and freezes
Replies: 34
Views: 460

Re: When I run raspi-config the cursor goes to the next line and freezes

dad2four wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:31 pm
........ An added benefit is that the pi is literally 2" away from the hotspot.
...
To me it seams that 2 inches is way too close together. I wouldn't go closer than 2 or 3 feet.
by klricks
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian only installing through Noobs
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Raspbian only installing through Noobs

Your original image should boot in your RPi 3 if it has been fully updated in the old RPi. sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade Generally installing the standalone image with Etcher is easier and just works with no fuss. Formatting the SD card and unzipping the image is not required when using Etcher. M...
by klricks
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't connect my Raspberry Pi Zero W to my house router.
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Can't connect my Raspberry Pi Zero W to my house router.

Make sure the router is set to 2.4GHz or mixed. The RPi does not do 5GHz.
by klricks
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: missing battery monitor panel
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: missing battery monitor panel

Try

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods

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