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by williamhbell
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Raspberry Pi day in Glasgow
Replies: 0
Views: 849

Raspberry Pi day in Glasgow

Hi, There will be another Raspberry Pi day at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow city centre on the 22nd of April: http://www.strath.ac.uk/science/physics/bringingphysicstoyou/raspberrypiday/ We are on the look out for some external speakers and guest project ideas. Please send me a PM if you ...
by williamhbell
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 47 - An Introduction to C - Page 62
Replies: 39
Views: 10159

Re: MagPi 47 - An Introduction to C - Page 62

Hi AndyD, Yes, you're correct: int main(void) or int main(int argc, char **argv) are the standard forms. If main does not return an int then my Linux OS puts 1 into $?, which normally signals an error to the OS. The use of the return value is mentioned in https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/issues/3/ ...
by williamhbell
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: MPR121 capacitive touch hat in rapsberry
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: MPR121 capacitive touch hat in rapsberry

Hi,

If you are still stuck, then you could try:
https://github.com/williamhbell/MPR121CapSensor

This has been tested with the latest Raspbian version and works as expected. Installation instructions are given in the repository.

Best regards,

Will
by williamhbell
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Edinburgh Raspberry Pi day: 30/04/2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

Re: Edinburgh Raspberry Pi day: 30/04/2016

Hi,

The Eventbrite page for this event is now on the web:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edinburg ... 3064603851

The tickets should be released later today.

Best regards,

Will
by williamhbell
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Edinburgh Scotland Raspberry Pi Users
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Edinburgh Scotland Raspberry Pi Users

Thanks for that, Will! How peculiar of Edinburgh Council. what are they scared of that isn't already a theoretical danger from kids using any kind of computer connected to the internet? Or is that banned in general, too? (I'm at an independent school, so I had no idea...) Hi, It was not Edinburgh c...
by williamhbell
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Edinburgh Scotland Raspberry Pi Users
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Edinburgh Scotland Raspberry Pi Users

Hi, Yes, there do not appear to have been many Raspberry Pi jams in Scotland. Our local council will not allow the teachers to plug their Raspberry Pis into the Ethernet. Therefore, they have put them away in a cupboard. In case you are interested, I am in the process of organising a Raspberry Pi ja...
by williamhbell
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Edinburgh Raspberry Pi day: 30/04/2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

Edinburgh Raspberry Pi day: 30/04/2016

Hi, There will be a Raspberry Pi Jam in Edinburgh on the 30th of April 2016. The Eventbrite page will follow shortly. If you are in the Edinburgh area and would be willing to present a project, either by giving a talk in the morning or by sharing the project during the workshop session in the aftern...
by williamhbell
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Re: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot

Wheezy normally waits long enough for the network to come up, such that a home disk can be attached by a NFS mount or similar. The problem reported in this thread was only observed when using Jessie. Using Jessie, one needs to sudo raspi-config 4 Wait for Network at Boot Slow Wait for network connec...
by williamhbell
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Re: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot

Hi,

The latest raspi-config contains an optional script in it to create another service that pauses the boot until the dhcp has completed. Having used raspi-config to pause the boot until the dhcp has completed, my original /etc/fstab file works without further modifications.

Best regards,

Will
by williamhbell
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspbian-jessie file
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: raspbian-jessie file

unzip on Linux worked fine with that file.
by williamhbell
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Re: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot

There are some more hints about a more complete solution at:
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwar ... orkTarget/
by williamhbell
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Re: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot

Hi Jimmy, The Raspberry Pi is set up to boot straight into the someuser account. Since the mount fails, the someuser account does not have the correct home directory. I have reverted back to Raspbian Wheezy for now, which works correctly with my original /etc/fstab file. I will try to continue to de...
by williamhbell
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Re: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot

That's strange it works for me on two different RPi's running Jessie and mounting cifs shares from both an NAS and Windows 7 shared folders. What does your fstab line look like now, did you make any changes anywhere else? Hi Jimmy, No other changes to the /etc/fstab file were made. It has local fil...
by williamhbell
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Re: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot

JimmyN wrote:Try this for your fstab line:

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//192.168.14.23/someuser /home/someuser cifs credentials=/etc/cifs-credentials/someuser,noauto,x-systemd.automount 0 0
Hi Jimmy,

Your suggestion also fails several times and then the dhcp operation completes afterwards.

Best regards,

Will
by williamhbell
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Re: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot

The hack described at:
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions ... ot-working
is not going to work, since

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pi@raspberrypi ~ $ ifquery --list
lo
(while eth0 is listed as expected in /etc/network/interfaces and via ifconfig)
by williamhbell
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Raspbian Jessie: cifs failing at boot

Hi, Having run several Raspbian Wheezy systems with a cifs mount in the /etc/fstab, //192.168.14.23/someuser /home/someuser cifs _netdev,credentials=/etc/cifs-credentials/someuser 0 0 I recently upgraded them to Raspbian Jessie using a clean SD card image. While the home directory in the /etc/fstab ...
by williamhbell
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work
Replies: 54
Views: 44288

Re: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work

Hi, Some more investigation concerning a Brother MFCJ5320DW is given at: http://superuser.com/questions/990350/debian-arm-and-brother-mfcj5320dw-with-cups The bottom line is that parts of the driver are closed source and Brother have no plans to either build this driver for ARM or allow the Linux co...
by williamhbell
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: The Staffroom
Topic: Teaching with the Raspberry Pi in Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 1134

Teaching with the Raspberry Pi in Scotland

Hi, Is anyone using Raspberry Pis in Scottish schools? In particular, is anything going on in the central belt? Having taught a few sessions in a local school, getting permission to attach the Raspberry Pis to the network is a big headache. Some local use-cases would be very helpful to encourage the...
by williamhbell
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Glasgow Raspberry Pi Day
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: Glasgow Raspberry Pi Day

This event is close to being fully booked. We still have a few more places for gurus, willing to share projects in the lecture theatre or the laboratory. If you have a cool project that you would like to present at this event, then please get in touch soon.

Best regards, Will
by williamhbell
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Glasgow Raspberry Pi Day
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: Glasgow Raspberry Pi Day

This event is rapidly filling up. Around 120 people have signed up so far. Hope to see a few more new faces in Glasgow.

Best regards,

Will
by williamhbell
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Glasgow Raspberry Pi Day
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Glasgow Raspberry Pi Day

Hi, There will be another Glasgow Raspberry Pi Day in December this year: http://www.strath.ac.uk/science/physics/bringingphysicstoyou/raspberrypiday/ The day will include a range of talks and a large laboratory area for projects to be displayed. While we are working on several projects for this eve...
by williamhbell
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: pi users in Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: pi users in Scotland

Hi,

In case you're still interested, there is an event in Glasgow in December:
http://www.strath.ac.uk/science/physics ... errypiday/

Best regards,

Will
by williamhbell
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Which Scratch is easier to extend?
Replies: 16
Views: 3436

Re: Which Scratch is easier to extend?

Or you could use:
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/RpiScratchIO/0.1.7
which is very easy to extend to any I/O device. There is some extended documentation in Issues 23 and 22 of the MagPi.
by williamhbell
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Prepare for Descent
Replies: 71
Views: 19105

Re: Prepare for Descent

Hi,

Has anyone managed to produce a Debian package? Lloyd appears to maintain something for PCs, but there is no ARM .deb file.

Thanks and best regards,

Will

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