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by markyd
Thu May 05, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to setup Minecraft 1.8.9 on RaspPi2
Replies: 411
Views: 289248

Re: How to setup Minecraft 1.8.9 on RaspPi2

Thanks for the reply, but alas, I made 4 edits to that line in total changing H3 to H5 but got the same result .... gues will just have to hunt down the H3 version and give that a go.

MarkyD
by markyd
Wed May 04, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to setup Minecraft 1.8.9 on RaspPi2
Replies: 411
Views: 289248

Re: How to setup Minecraft 1.8.9 on RaspPi2

I am afraid I am a "me too" I think I followed the instructions to the letter, the only difference was the the OptiFine_1.8.9_HD_U_H3.jar file was not available and I used H5 ... apart from that got exactly the same results as above :-(
by markyd
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best wifi dongle without hub
Replies: 8
Views: 5983

Re: Best wifi dongle without hub

Have used several of these "Edimax" micro USB dongles and they work superbly well and easy tops 10M or 30ft as that the length of my garden, I have also used these from CPC http://cpc.farnell.com/dynamode/wl-700n-rxs/adaptor-wireless-n-nano-usb/dp/CS24116 They are are in their "Pi Section" so guaran...
by markyd
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card ... how fast can you go?
Replies: 7
Views: 2970

Re: SD Card ... how fast can you go?

Browsed around over coffee and found this link from elinux tutorials, will be my first port of call next time I have a query. http://www.networkinghowtos.com/howto/raspbian-on-raspberry-pi-using-sd-card-usb-memory-stick/ Seems very detailed so will give it a go when I get time and report back, pasti...
by markyd
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card ... how fast can you go?
Replies: 7
Views: 2970

Re: SD Card ... how fast can you go?

yes you are right, my apologies I should have read this article first. Least I shall save money on SD cards in the future ha ha .... my 95 Mbps SanDisk Extreme Pro's topped out at 22 Mbps .... sigh ... oh well, will have to explore the boot from SD and run from USB option .... anyone done this or ha...
by markyd
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card ... how fast can you go?
Replies: 7
Views: 2970

SD Card ... how fast can you go?

I am currently using SanDisk Extreme Pro's in my Pi's and with an advertised data rate of 95 Mbps they perform very well and more importantly very reliably. Have recently seen that Toshiba has released Exceria Pro cars with speeds over double that at 260 Mbps for reading data and 240 for writing. Is...
by markyd
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Issue with getting camera to work
Replies: 179
Views: 149373

Re: Issue with getting camera to work

Hello I had the same issue with the camera board not working, lots of cable re-seating later and it worked. Suspect the small "Sunny" connector on the camera PCB to be honest .....
by markyd
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is working
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is worki

Excuse the delay but I have to travel to work and playing Pi gets sidelined! So the consensus from this thread & info from the recent announcement from the foundation for the forthcoming camera is that its the data limitations on the USB bus that's limiting the size of our pictures. OK fair enough, ...
by markyd
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is working
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is worki

My first "parrot cam" set-up used a newer Rev 2 board with 512MB RAM and sorted USB connections and I used it wired Ethernet too and got exactly the same results ....
by markyd
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is working
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is worki

..... that's the same resolution as with my cam and the default setting for Motion, I read the guff in the motion.conf file which is quite comprehensive and tried loads of alternate resolutions stepping up in increments of 16 but each time I tried to restart motion I got "unable to connect to camera...
by markyd
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is working
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is worki

.... just to add to my earlier post, my "Parrot Cam" is a very early Rev 1 board, 256MB RAM and those Poly Do Da's on the USB so it cant be powered off the USB alone, not sure it that is helpful or not oh ... and latest version of Raspbian. If I can help with anything just shout ...
by markyd
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is working
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Giving up RPi - call me when Wifi+Motion+Webcam is worki

This is a project close to my heart as I want to have a solar powered web cam in the garden to keep an eye on the bird feeder ... aka project "Parrot Cam" ... was a bit harder that I thought but in essence I have the wireless sorted, web cam sorted and motion set up as well. It has been streaming al...
by markyd
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Working mouse stops after upgrade (solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Working mouse stops after upgrade

......... don't know why but had to power down reboot the lapdock to get the mouse working again, sorry to bother anyone :-(
by markyd
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Working mouse stops after upgrade (solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Working mouse stops after upgrade (solved)

Hello my Pi has been happy for some time running the latest version of Wheezy wifi gui built in on a Motorola Atrix lapdock, tonight I did a upgrade from raspi-config and a sudo apt-get update / upgrade as I tend to do everyweek and now the mouse pad on the Atrix Lapdock has stopped working :-( goin...
by markyd
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC are here to answer questions :)
Replies: 225
Views: 29362

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Can't be fairer that that can we :-) As an "aside" I have been a CPC customer for more years than I can remember and in our company we have the highest regard for CPC with goods turning up next day no matter how late we place an order! I noticed in the "Computer One" flyer the Raspberry-Pi section a...
by markyd
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC are here to answer questions :)
Replies: 225
Views: 29362

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Dear CPC ... so reading between the lines because you have not answered the direct questions.

1) Your existing stock are late model V1's with no poly fuses ... stock running low.
2) New stock will be made in UK V2's

Be most grateful for a reply.

Kind Regards,

MarkyD
by markyd
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC are here to answer questions :)
Replies: 225
Views: 29362

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Hi thanks for taking the time to reply. The last of the V1 Pi's dont have the Polyfuses I think (need to check up on the verzion numbers) and the one that turned up yesterday works fine powered off the USB (using a Motorola Atrix Lapdock) which keeps the cable clutter down. No problems so far even i...
by markyd
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC are here to answer questions :)
Replies: 225
Views: 29362

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

I think I may have misread this post as I excitedly ordered my 3rd Pi hoping it to be a Rev2 model but it turned up from CPC today (ordered yesterday) and its a Chinese no hole Rev1 :-( Gutted! Apart from the "karma" of the made in UK I actually wanted to be able to power it off the USB port ... ......
by markyd
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 658924

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

WEY HEY ... it works :-) Here the output of a ifconfig after a reboot. wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 80:1f:02:59:12:15 inet addr:192.168.0.111 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:354 errors:0 dropped:373 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:...
by markyd
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 658924

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

OK this time we made a lot more progress and the initial set up completed and I was asked if wanted to upgrade some stuff .... before I did that I did an ifconfig and wlan0 did exist and it did have an ip address. Did you exit the script to run ifconfig or open another terminal window? There is no ...
by markyd
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 658924

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

Hello there, not sure if I should have started a new thread but there does seem to be a lot of "knowledge" on the WiFi scene in this thread, have a working Pi for many months with an up to date "Wheezy" build and I followed the istructions to the letter re the auto build script found at: (Instructi...
by markyd
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 658924

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

Hello there, not sure if I should have started a new thread but there does seem to be a lot of "knowledge" on the WiFi scene in this thread, have a working Pi for many months with an up to date "Wheezy" build and I followed the istructions to the letter re the auto build script found at: (Instructio...
by markyd
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points
Replies: 88
Views: 31802

Re: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points

I guess the question is ... is it a Pi issue or an SD card issue? I had a build that worked fine for 24 hours then got flakey ... SD cards are not really meant for this sort of fun and games which is why Puppy Linux came about for SD & USB stick booting (loads everything into RAM) before I declare t...
by markyd
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points
Replies: 88
Views: 31802

Re: Pi shuts down soon after powering up at random points

Just to end my contribution to this thread, my faults were SD card related, faulty card was a Kingston 16GB Class 4, It worked fine cold but very random when warm. I have replaced it with a Lexar Profesional 32GB class 10 running Wheezy and it has been up for 24 hours now. Have done a sudo apt-get u...
by markyd
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wheezy .resizing an SD card .. how long?.
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Wheezy .resizing an SD card .. how long?.

Hey thanks for all the replies, I got impatient, re-imaged the card and resized using gparted in about a minute ... runs like a dream :-) out of interest, what would be the best "class" of card then if class 10's are not optimised for small read writes? Cant wait for PupPi to be available as Puppy i...

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