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by martinrice
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finding a path
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Finding a path

Thanks one and all for the help. It's appreciated!
by martinrice
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finding a path
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Finding a path

How do I find the path to a file?

Thanks.
by martinrice
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Desktop question
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Desktop question

Thanks for the response, solar, but I'm afraid I still don't know what to do. On my mac, for example, I can open a folder and then drag a file of any kind on to the desktop, drop it there, and there it stays. I tried that on the Pi and it doesn't work. So that's why I was asking. I guess I need to a...
by martinrice
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Desktop question
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Desktop question

How do I move an app from a directory to the desktop?

Thanks,
Martin
by martinrice
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't double click
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Can't double click

Thanks, jawbonegroove. I'll try the tips you gave me right away and see what happens.
Martin
by martinrice
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't double click
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Can't double click

Hi,
On my newly setup RPi, I've already tried 3 different mouses, two of which should be compatible but with all of them, I can't double-click to open an app on the desktop. I have to right-click and select Open.

Any idea of what the problem might be?

Thanks in advance,
Martin
by martinrice
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard layout
Replies: 8
Views: 19972

Re: Keyboard layout

That's a great idea, too. Thanks for suggesting it.

Martin
by martinrice
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless mouse and keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Wireless mouse and keyboard

Thanks for the response. I'd love to use bluetooth. I'm guessing that there must be bluetooth dongle adapters as a way to get bluetooth on the Pi. I go search for them now.

Thanks again,
Martin
by martinrice
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard layout
Replies: 8
Views: 19972

Re: Keyboard layout

Using raspy-config and the internationalization option worked like a charm! Got a US keyboard now.

Thanks again,
Martin
by martinrice
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard layout
Replies: 8
Views: 19972

Re: Keyboard layout

Thanks, I'll check out Raspi-config right away. I appreciate the information.

Martin
by martinrice
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard layout
Replies: 8
Views: 19972

Re: Keyboard layout

Well, I found the differences between the UK and US keyboard. Sorry I didn't look harder before writing. But I still would like to know how to change the keyboard default to US.

Thanks,
Martin
by martinrice
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless mouse and keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Wireless mouse and keyboard

As mentioned in some of my earlier posts, I'm a raw beginner. I'm consulting the Pi Wiki for a mouse and keyboard. Many of them are wireless, which is nice. My only experience with wireless mouse and keyboards are with bluetooth. I see that these for Pi come with a small dongle. My (naive) question ...
by martinrice
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about setting up
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Questions about setting up

Well I think I know now what my usb hub problem is. I only wish I had known about the Pi Wiki before I bought some things. It seems that the Pluggable 10 port is a problem, well, 10 port hubs in general. What I need is the 7 port. Here's what the Wiki has to say about it: USB2-HUB-AG7 7 Port USB 2.0...
by martinrice
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard layout
Replies: 8
Views: 19972

Keyboard layout

I'm a raw beginner. I'm using an Apple keyboard with number pad which the Pi Wiki says is compatible. It seems to be working fine on the R Pi, except: it looks as though plugged in to the R Pi it's a UK layout -- though I'm not sure, not being familiar with a UK layout. But the problem arose when I ...
by martinrice
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about setting up
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Questions about setting up

W. H. and Jim: Thanks for the responses. I don't expect to use all 10 ports at all. However, it's good to know more about power requirements. When I got my RPi from Amazon, I also got a power supply for it -- this was before I did enough reading. The one I got turned out to be only 0.5 amps, obvious...
by martinrice
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about setting up
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Questions about setting up

Thanks for writing. Unfortunately, part of the problem doing what you suggest is that although the mouse will work if inserted directly into the Pi board, the keyboard won't. Also, unfortunately, the cheap keyboard I bought doesn't have a USB port in it. Also, I'd really like to have a powered hub t...
by martinrice
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about setting up
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Questions about setting up

Hi, I'm finally getting started with my Raspberry Pi and I'm having difficulties with a couple of things and I don't understand what the problem may be. My reading in preparation seemed to make it clear that it's best to use a powered USB hub. I got a 10-port hub with a 2.5 amp power supply. I then ...
by martinrice
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiFiller difficulties
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: PiFiller difficulties

Ivan,

Thanks so much for the quick response. All is well. It worked just fine and I'm ready to boot up.

Again, I appreciate the rapid help.

Martin
by martinrice
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiFiller difficulties
Replies: 2
Views: 534

PiFiller difficulties

I just posted about difficulties I'm having trying to use raspiwrite.py to flash my Mac based sd card with wheezy. In the meantime I came across PiFiller by IvanX and downloaded that to try to transfer the system. It begins working just fine, but then I get an error message saying the program couldn...
by martinrice
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Card reader
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Card reader

Great idea. I just bought a USB read/write card device from Amazon. Thanks for the information, I appreciate it.
by martinrice
Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Card reader
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Card reader

I'm about to purchase a Raspberry Pi and get started. I was looking at the Quick Start document here and saw that my PC (Mac in my case) would need a card reader in order to download the operating system. My computers don't have a card reader. How can I get around this? For example, is it possible t...

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