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by GavinNY
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Replacing default pi user
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Replacing default pi user

I have also removed the pi username and created a new username. I've removed the You should not remove the pi account until you have a completely working sudoable account that you've tested as completely working for some period of time. There are a lot of little things that could be missed such as ...
by GavinNY
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Replacing default pi user
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Replacing default pi user

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but the OP's last question wasn't answered and I am wondering the same. I have also removed the pi username and created a new username. I've removed the pi ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL line, below #includedir /etc/sudoers.d and I'm wondering if I should add the new account...
by GavinNY
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Use as normal desktop monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Use as normal desktop monitor

Thanks, that's exactly the info I was looking for. I've ordered the official display because I'm guessing there will be times that she want to use it as a touchscreen as well, plus it's small and neat for her little desk. Oh, and it came in red ;)
by GavinNY
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Use as normal desktop monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Use as normal desktop monitor

I'm considering the official display for (6 year old) daughter's Pi but she'd probably use it most of the time as a normal small monitor with physical keyboard and mouse. Most people are naturally using the display in a similar fashion to a tablet so I can't find much on the net about people using i...
by GavinNY
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: What's new in Jessie 21/11/2015 ?
Replies: 31
Views: 4159

Re: What's new in Jessie 21/11/2015 ?

Perhaps they held back the notes to avoid the surprise of having to mention any additional support that was required for the Pi Zero? :)
by GavinNY
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: What's new in Jessie 21/11/2015 ?
Replies: 31
Views: 4159

Re: What's new in Jessie 21/11/2015 ?

Came here to ask the same question! Would really like to see updated release notes.
by GavinNY
Mon May 18, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: What are people doing with RISC OS on the Pi?
Replies: 22
Views: 8661

Re: What are people doing with RISC OS on the Pi?

I must agree that it is a bit disheartening that the RPi has not brought more to RISC OS. In the time before the release of the RPi, and shortly after its release everyone was buzzing about the perfect low cost RISC OS computer, now things have calmed to a near whisper. I feel a bit more positive a...
by GavinNY
Mon May 18, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 4722

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

Really enjoyed those, David. Bookmarked!
by GavinNY
Thu May 15, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Could I use solar power with this battery pack?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Could I use solar power with this battery pack?

atomic3 wrote:Yes, there is a separate "in" spot on that power supply where you charge and it has 2 outlets where you can connect your pi.
Thanks, this is what I was hoping to find out. Just purchased it from Amazon.
by GavinNY
Thu May 15, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Could I use solar power with this battery pack?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Could I use solar power with this battery pack?

Depends on the solar panel. They are slow and inefficient, so the size/number of panels may not fully charge the battery in a day, or even 2 days. Ive looked into solar power myself, and ive estimated you would need about a 20-25k mA battery to power the Pi for 24 hours, and granted you might not b...
by GavinNY
Wed May 14, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Could I use solar power with this battery pack?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Could I use solar power with this battery pack?

I am thinking of buying this battery pack for my Pi: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005JSG7GE/ref=nosim I want to do some testing with it to see how long it lasts while doing different tasks. Step 2 will be to add a solar panel to charge the battery - I realize that it probably won't get enough...
by GavinNY
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS and GPIO (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 4342

Re: RISC OS and GPIO (again)

Aaaaaaaaand conveniently, the latest issue of Drag n Drop magazine starts a new series called Using the GPIO.
http://www.dragdrop.co.uk
by GavinNY
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power consumption compared to other devices
Replies: 15
Views: 8912

Re: Power consumption compared to other devices

Most of the time, a smartphone or iPad isn't actually doing anything, so uses very little power. But a raspi on 24/365 will be running the whole time. Is that where the difference lies? +1 With the additional comment that the Pi is not a "mobile device". Trev. This is true although a smartphone wil...
by GavinNY
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power consumption compared to other devices
Replies: 15
Views: 8912

Re: Power consumption compared to other devices

If a smart phone charger is, say for arguments sake 1A @ 5v then for the Pi to consume 15 times more energy than a smart phone it would require a PSU of 15A @ 5v which doesn't make any sense. While I agree that the quoted figures may be a little "outside the box", don't forget that the smartphone w...
by GavinNY
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power consumption compared to other devices
Replies: 15
Views: 8912

Re: Power consumption compared to other devices

I got the Pi info from this thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=18043&p=182118 And I got some device info at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2013/09/07/how-much-energy-does-your-iphone-and-other-devices-use-and-what-to-do-about-it/ I'm obviously not understanding...
by GavinNY
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power consumption compared to other devices
Replies: 15
Views: 8912

Power consumption compared to other devices

I've been reading for the last two hours on power consumption of the Pi (and other devices) and now I have got myself thoroughly confused. I read on these forums that 1kWh would last about 286 hours, so about 31kWh per year. But I've read elsewhere that an iPad, charged every other day would only us...
by GavinNY
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS and GPIO (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 4342

Re: RISC OS and GPIO (again)

This is great, glad I'll be able to play with this stuff in RISC OS, thanks for your replies. I'm off to buy a Gertboard :)
by GavinNY
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS and GPIO (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 4342

Re: RISC OS and GPIO (again)

that you would have to ask someone else. I do not know what a gertboard is. Okay, thanks anyway, hopefully someone else can answer that one (here's a link to Gertboard info with manual http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/01/gertboard-the-ultimate-raspberry-pi-add-on-board/) Well, Gertboard or not...
by GavinNY
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS and GPIO (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 4342

Re: RISC OS and GPIO (again)

Thanks David, that's great! So I guess there's no reason why we can't make use of the Gertboard from RISC OS?
by GavinNY
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS and GPIO (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 4342

RISC OS and GPIO (again)

I bought a Pi when they first came out and then life got in the way before I had some serious play time with it! I'm hoping to change that and I'm interested in the GPIO pins and what I can do with them with sensors and so on. I know there's lots of info out there but I'm hoping to use my OS of choi...
by GavinNY
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Single user, no security
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Single user, no security

If you ignore security and use a root account for everything, you must be careful never to connect the RPi to the internet. Also, you should be careful when writing to a portable USB disk drive, these may cause problems if used on another computer. When following tutorials or guides, you may find t...
by GavinNY
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Single user, no security
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Single user, no security

I'm enjoying playing with my Pi and learning more about Linux. I've nothing important on my Pi's SD card, I don't mind if I trash it some day by accident, I'll just rebuild it. I enjoyed the days of the old 8-bit computers with no user security, allowing you to do whatever you wanted. With this in m...
by GavinNY
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ultimate newbie question
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Ultimate newbie question

Okay, good to know - thanks guys!
by GavinNY
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ultimate newbie question
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Ultimate newbie question

pluggy wrote:The Pi can be tetchy about monitors, tells us about yours.
It's a cheapish Samsung S24A300H 24" LCD (1920 x 1080), bought within the last year or so.
by GavinNY
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ultimate newbie question
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Ultimate newbie question

Hi guys, I received my first RPi this morning (a UK-made one too, very pleased!) It came far quicker than I expected so I haven't gathered a few things that I need (SD card, kb and mouse!). I do have a micro-USB cable and an iPhone power supply (5V and 1A) so I thought I'd plug it in to the monitor ...

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