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by dhardingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How do I add Bluetooth Manager to Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

Re: How do I add Bluetooth Manager to Panel

I also have this problem. The Bluetooth icon and Bluetooth Manager are missing from the desktop. I suspect that this may be due to the fact that I have recently upgraded my Raspberry Pi from Raspbian Wheezy to Raspbian Jessie.
by dhardingham
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Recognition, mixed with trembling fear
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Recognition, mixed with trembling fear

Whilst on a photo walk in Cambridge last weekend, I took the photo below. Just look at the girl on the bike. What an expression. Recognition, mixed with trembling fear! :D http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8531800451_027f4ec296_z.jpg Cambridge Photo Walk - Recognition by DRH Photography , on Flickr
by dhardingham
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Transfer working image to smaller card?
Replies: 14
Views: 8862

Re: Transfer working image to smaller card?

I use a combination of gparted, Win32DiskImager and gsplit3, all runing on a Windows PC. I use gparted to reduce the size of the largest partiion, so that I have everything I need at the begining of the large SD card. I then use Win32DiskImager to copy the entire contents of the large SD card to an ...
by dhardingham
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Short Crust Case
Replies: 65
Views: 53825

Re: Short Crust Case

I'd like the top of the case to be symmetrical. Just because the Ethernet socket is recessed, doesn't mean that the top of the case needs a cutout. Many people don't use the Ethernet socket once they've setup a Wifi connection. A micro USB Wifi adapter is so much more fun, and much more useful. I to...
by dhardingham
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Source code of rpi-firmware ??
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: Source code of rpi-firmware ??

Perhaps one day, Broadcom will give us a few more clues as to how the firmware works :D
by dhardingham
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thank You
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: Thank You

I too am delighted by what the Foundation has done. I have a small webserver that I can access from anywhere in th world, running on a very cheap Raspberry Pi. I'm absolutely delighted :D
by dhardingham
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Need screen help. Total circuitry NOOB!
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Need screen help. Total circuitry NOOB!

The Raspberry Pi Foundation are woking on a small screen. You need to wait, because the screen drivers aren't open source. Broadcom will need to supply a firmware update and some drivers for the sceen.
by dhardingham
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 161998

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

Adding the new command line parameters does the trick for me. No more reboot failures after loading the newest firmware. Thanks Dom.
by dhardingham
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Raspberry Jam at Bletchley Park?
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Raspberry Jam at Bletchley Park?

Yet another event that's taking place while I'm in Tenerife :D
by dhardingham
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Aworking USB Hub ? Is there one ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6632

Re: Aworking USB Hub ? Is there one ?

I had similar problems when using a cheap USB hub. Worse still, the hub supplied power to the Raspberry Pi via the USB uplink cable. I'm now using a Belkin 4-port hub - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belkin-Hi-Speed-USB-2-0-4-Port-Hub-UK-Plug-Compatible-with-windows-Mac-F5U234-/390394948297?pt=UK_Computi...
by dhardingham
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 45019

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

The new raspbian image is excellent. No problems getting it to install and run. No problems configuring users, passwords and favourite packages. Only one problem, when I start proftpd, some error messages appear: sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd start [....] Starting ftp server: proftpdraspberrypi proftpd[1...
by dhardingham
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Raspberry Jam at Bletchley Park?
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Raspberry Jam at Bletchley Park?

I'd be interested. I wonder if they've got anything with an HDMI socket? :D
by dhardingham
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: WPA works but not WEP
Replies: 25
Views: 27851

Re: WPA works but not WEP

The network-config tool allowed me to enter my WEP, so that I can connect to my Belkin router. Everything is working, but WEP security is only marginally better than no security at all. One day, I'll change to WPA and lock everyone out,
by dhardingham
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: WPA works but not WEP
Replies: 25
Views: 27851

Re: WPA works but not WEP

Really like using network-config. This is a fantastic tool. I can now use my Raspberry Pi with an Iogear GWU625 USB adapter and my old Belkin router. Even WEP security works (don't ask). Along the way, I discovered that my cheap keyboard and mouse use too much current. Both are made by Logik. My HP ...
by dhardingham
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Breadboards and stuff!
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Breadboards and stuff!

Just search for Respberry Pi on YouTube. There are some good videos that show how to interface to the GPIO pins. You can download all of the code you need and the circuit diagram.

This should be enough to get you going. Once you know what needs to be done, it's all very simple.
by dhardingham
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Remote Desktop (RDP) Working Well!
Replies: 18
Views: 77672

Re: Remote Desktop (RDP) Working Well!

I've got rdesktop working, but I can't get any sound redirected to the ALSA drivers. I'm using the Raspberry PI analog sound port, because my HDMI monitor doesn't have any speakers. I know that the sound drivers are working, because I can play videos using omxplayer. It looks as if Windows is redirc...
by dhardingham
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 250 PiHouses and counting!
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: 250 PiHouses and counting!

I quite like the PiHouse, but would prefer it if the Pi was held a little more firmly. I may shorten the grey upright spacers a little, so that I can lock the perspex uprights a little easier. It would be good to have a top plate without any connector holes, since these aren't likely to be required ...
by dhardingham
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel messages spam
Replies: 6
Views: 3652

Re: Kernel messages spam

Many thanks for the additional details.

Still can't get used to using nano. Too much time spent working with the vi editor over the past 30 years :D
by dhardingham
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel messages spam
Replies: 6
Views: 3652

Re: Kernel messages spam

Please could you explain this in more detail. I keep getting messages about my mouse disconnecting. It always reconnects, but the console messages are very annoying. It's almost impossible to type anything on the console, because the mouse disconnect messages occur every 30 seconds or so.
by dhardingham
Tue May 22, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: BASH (terminal use)
Replies: 8
Views: 8433

Re: BASH (terminal use)

Brilliant post. Takes me back to the old days, when I was writing shell scripts every day and listening to 80's music. Those were the good old days :D

Of course, we were stuck with the Borne shell back then. Only real geeks played with other shells.
by dhardingham
Tue May 22, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unboxing - Most Important Size Comparison
Replies: 11
Views: 3240

Re: Unboxing - Most Important Size Comparison

I suspect that many Raspi owners may be too young to remember this futuristic little gadget! :lol:
by dhardingham
Tue May 15, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backup SD
Replies: 62
Views: 84572

Re: Backup SD

I use the Windows Win32DiskImager program to read everything off my SD card and store it in a .img file. I can then write this to a different SD card, if I ever need to :D
by dhardingham
Tue May 15, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?
Replies: 7
Views: 6396

Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

For anyone that finds Debian a little difficult, the command to install the PDF reader is:

sudo apt-get install xpdf

This is well worth installing.
by dhardingham
Tue May 15, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 89187

Re: Invitation to order from RS

RS activation code worked OK for me. However, it looks as if I'm a little further down the waiting list. I've been promised delivery in 10 weeks :D
by dhardingham
Tue May 15, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Next stock date?
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: Next stock date?

You need to speak to RS or Farnell (Element 14). They are now handling all manufacturing and distribution. Best to call them, by phone.

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