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by stevepork
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Openelec overclocking
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Re: Openelec overclocking

koze wrote:Thanks for your reply.
I have resolved the issue by turning on Turbo.

Thanks,

koze
I don't recommend that, although there is nothing wrong with it!

Raspbmc works well clocked at 800mhz (default setting)
by stevepork
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi Over DVI
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

Re: Raspberry Pi Over DVI

I have downloaded the recommended NOOBS software from Raspberry Pi, unzipped it onto the SD Card and its loaded up the install options for the RPI. In NOOBS, when you boot, hold down the Shift key. That will bring up the "recovery console". Find the "Advanced" tab. Within that, find the tab to edit...
by stevepork
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Would this work for beginners
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: Would this work for beginners

Just to add to the mix, there is this device: http://www.amazon.com/Vap11g-Bridge-wireless-Dreambox-Adapter/dp/B008140GOC Which, at least at the moment, isn't a whole lot more than just a USB WiFi adapter and is much smaller than most of the devices being discussed. Note that it can use EITHER a US...
by stevepork
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Can OpenELEC be used as a hotspot
Replies: 9
Views: 12118

Re: Can OpenELEC be used as a hotspot

I would seriously recommend RaspBMC over all other competitors. It has better performance (I tested it myself..... Don't ask!) and is based upon Raspbian so tutorials will be easy to find.
by stevepork
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Would this work for beginners
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: Would this work for beginners

I think so. But you have to start somewhere!

To be truthful, I have no idea how to setup wifi in linux using the config files, but i'm sure if you follow a tutorial it won't be too difficult.

I found this too..... http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... i_Adapters
by stevepork
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Anyone know how DHT11 temp sensor send alert to android app
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Anyone know how DHT11 temp sensor send alert to android

Maybe write a script that could alert Growl? Then use an app on your phone that links to Growl?

-- Sorry I can't help you with that!

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi will not run programs/stream tv
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Raspberry Pi will not run programs/stream tv

No problem,

let me know how it goes!
by stevepork
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Would this work for beginners
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: Would this work for beginners

Yeah, that's exactly what I meant!

Trying to make it simple :)

There are others but I can vouch for this one. Regrettably, I have the 150mbps and the 300mbps was £15 more expencive. Now they are the same price :evil:

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using the Raspberry Pi to boot driver initialized pci-x ssd
Replies: 16
Views: 2779

Re: Using the Raspberry Pi to boot driver initialized pci-x

I've just had a brain wave..... I think. Reinstall windows, Boot it up using the Installation DVD. Go through to choose where to install Windows, No Drives should be listed. Click load driver, after loading the drivers to a USB Stick and plug that into your computer. After installing the driver the ...
by stevepork
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using the Raspberry Pi to boot driver initialized pci-x ssd
Replies: 16
Views: 2779

Re: Using the Raspberry Pi to boot driver initialized pci-x

Ok , Let me help the OP. He wants to boot a PC from a PCI SSD. This isn't possible to do so, as the BIOS cannot and will not, pass the boot up to a PCI Card. This is simply because their isn't a driver for BIOS to use (obviously). The only solutions is to use an EFI motherboard, or for something to ...
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Would this work for beginners
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: Would this work for beginners

I seriously wouldn't.... Just no point,
This does not require a driver and it is quite cheap: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/802-11-N-WIFI ... 4ac0b3dce7

You can just set it up using the GUI.
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: is Ondemand better then Conservative ?
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: is Ondemand better then Conservative ?

I don't have any experience with governors on the Pi, but with Android (Linux....) I do.... quite a lot actually.

Generally on android, it does depend on the scenario but OnDemand is better than Conservative.

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting to VPN server from Raspberry Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Connecting to VPN server from Raspberry Pi

I don't know....

But, if you google "Lightweight VPN Client for Debian" I am sure you will find something.

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: switch HDMI on TV *after* boot
Replies: 5
Views: 4788

Re: switch HDMI on TV *after* boot

Yeah, I *think* I understand what you are asking. If you are wanting the input to SWITCH AFTER it has booted, I don't know how to do this but I know it is possible as this can be setup if you use XBMC. If you use XBMC you add hdmi_ignore_cec_init=1 to the config.txt and then setup the additional CEC...
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RCA --> VGA --> monitor?
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: RCA --> VGA --> monitor?

Yeah, I agree on HDMI to VGA converter. RCA is seriously low resolution and impossible to use on the Pi.

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Openelec overclocking
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Re: Openelec overclocking

Config.txt is the way to go. I have no exoerience with OpenELEC, I recommend switching to Raspbmc as it is actually faster than its competitors (I compared them myself..... Don't ask!), it also allows overclocking in its GUI. It runs Debian so everything else will work the same behind the scenes so ...
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to mount HFS+ network volume, OS X samba shared folder
Replies: 5
Views: 4096

Re: How to mount HFS+ network volume, OS X samba shared fold

FYI: Should be invisible to the Pi whether you are using Windows or OSX since you are using the same protocol.

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Very Basic Instructions Please
Replies: 127
Views: 17728

Re: Very Basic Instructions Please

I'll hazard a guess that when you start putty in windows 7 you need to select "Run as Administrator" on the right click menu. I've never run Putty on Windows 7 either. Most commands in Linux are used in lower case sudo ps -ef Should work. No, you don't need to run as an administrator. @Jim Jkla Yes...
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tethering internet from a phone over USB
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: Tethering internet from a phone over USB

I am sure you can use the camera if you make it work over IP with a suitable app.

The wifi tethering should theoretically work too, although the drivers maybe incompatible, i'd just give it a shot anyway!

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi will not run programs/stream tv
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Raspberry Pi will not run programs/stream tv

I would recommend you use Raspbmc because of it's fantastic performance over the competition. I did comparisons myself.... Don't ask! You then may need to purchase a codec to stream TV. Otherwise, you may need to leave your Pi switched on for a while after first boot to allow it to update all of its...
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to backup raspbian wheezy
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: How to backup raspbian wheezy

The file does store to your HDD. If you use Win32Disk Imager and click read, the software will ask you where you would like to store the software.

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi Over DVI
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

Re: Raspberry Pi Over DVI

A friend did tell me that some cables are incompatible. Maybe that is the issue.

I'd try to purchase another lead form a Pi verified store, or maybe ebay from someone who can guarantee that it will work.

I really doubt the issue is with the software.

Hope this helps,
by stevepork
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I know if an SD is easy to corrupt ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: How do I know if an SD is easy to corrupt ?

... You aren't going to avoid corruption! Just buy SanDisk, if your running a script that runs over the network, Great just take a backup! Otherwise you'll have to do incremental backups!

If i'm paranoid, I just take an image and have backup software updating any changes to my HomeServer over NFS.
by stevepork
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Screen goes black after trying to install OS
Replies: 21
Views: 12619

Re: Screen goes black after trying to install OS

Just re-image the drive yourself!

And yeah.... NOOBS has caused some issues with Raspbmc auto update, this is now fixed so there is definitely more than one update!
by stevepork
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved]100 or not 100 mbit
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: 100 or not 100 mbit

^^ I agree. But I'd have it fixed because it may be easier for troubleshooting, if it isn't easy to see the switch! ie. Connected to a trunk embedded in the wall!

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