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by leol
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Virtual Desktop with RealVNC
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Virtual Desktop with RealVNC

Thank You Leo If you're starting from Jessie lite, then you won't have a desktop environment installed, hence the black screen. To get the full PIXEL desktop, you'd need to install the raspberrypi-ui-mods package. That should, in theory, pull in all the required dependencies you need. Although it ma...
by leol
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Virtual Desktop with RealVNC
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Virtual Desktop with RealVNC

Hi,
I'm clearly missing something. I have installed REALVNC server on a Jessie lite pi zero It also installed lots ox X stuff.
When I connect, I just get a black screen. What am I missing?

Leo
by leol
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using the Pi for SMS
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: Using the Pi for SMS

As well as using a modem and SIM card there are a number of providers that let you send and receive Texts via a web service. In the UK I have used Connection Software ( https://www.csoft.co.uk/ ) extensively. Don't know if they are better or worse than others but I have always fond them helpful and ...
by leol
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2 pis (apologies to Victoria Wood 2 soups)
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: 2 pis (apologies to Victoria Wood 2 soups)

Much more information needed.
Are the two Pis behind a firewall / router?
What do you mean by "Access" the Kodi device? Stream the media files stored locally on it over the Internet? Remote control it's playback to an attached screen? Or What?
by leol
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Zero won't boot with camera attached
Replies: 24
Views: 2317

Re: Zero won't boot with camera attached

Sounds like a power issuer to me.
What are you using to power the zero?
by leol
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: V2 camera quality
Replies: 1
Views: 502

V2 camera quality

I'm very disappointed with the V2 camera. I have two one bought last week when i believed that the original focus issue had been fixed in manufacturing. Don't think that is correct now. Taking two pictures side by side out of my back window one with the old camera and one with the new, both at 1280x...
by leol
Mon May 23, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Camera / display connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: Camera / display connectors

Update - With the release of the new Zero with the same connectors, I have taken advantage of a couple of videos people have posted and can now see how to use the connector. I had not realised that it is the small black part of the connector rather than the bigger white part that moves. Easy when yo...
by leol
Mon May 02, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Camera / display connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: Camera / display connectors

DougieLawson wrote:tug parallel to the small circuit board.
Thanks, but I must be being very stupid, Still can't do it and niw have broken one of the connectors. I guess I'll give up!
by leol
Sun May 01, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Camera / display connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: Camera / display connectors

DougieLawson wrote:The connectors are the same basic design. Tug the clip gently until it moves, slide the cable in, press the clip home.

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Thanks. Sorry to be stupid, do you tug forwards, backwards, or up?

Leo
by leol
Sun May 01, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Camera / display connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Re: Camera / display connectors

DougieLawson wrote:Does this video help: https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/camera-module-setup/
No, I'm afraid not, it shows a raspberry pi not a compute io board and the connectors are different.

Leo
by leol
Sun May 01, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Camera / display connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 1869

Camera / display connectors

This is a really dumb question, but I can't see how these connectors work. Which bit pulls up or opens? I don't want to break them.

Leo
by leol
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: idiots guide to getting camera working
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: idiots guide to getting camera working

Thanks
by leol
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: idiots guide to getting camera working
Replies: 2
Views: 474

idiots guide to getting camera working

Is this https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... -camera.md still the right documentaion to follow to get a camera working on the compute module?

Leo
by leol
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi 3 wifi range
Replies: 33
Views: 36073

Re: pi 3 wifi range

Not my experience.
by leol
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Q&A thread
Replies: 457
Views: 140150

Re: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Q&A thread

Is anyone using the Pi 3 with a wireless keyboard ? I would like to use the onboard wifi for a network connection and use a wireless keyboard & touchpad as well but I was worried about possible conflicts or interference. If anyone knows of a keyboard that works (or knows that I am worrying about no...
by leol
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best sound capture device
Replies: 24
Views: 4057

Re: Best sound capture device

Paul82 wrote:One of these would do the job nicely

http://uk.farnell.com/wolfson-audio-card-raspberrypi

HD Audio up to 24-bit 192kHz in/out
Don't get one of these. The support is non-existant. You need either to run a VERY old kernel or TRY to compile one yourself.


Leo
by leol
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help for headless
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Help for headless

agraco wrote:
klricks wrote:
Once someone figures out how to talk to beginners, this product will really take off.
Shame the Pi is not a success! ??? 7 Million and counting I believe
by leol
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Juice £25 Mobile Battery Hat
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Re: Pi Juice £25 Mobile Battery Hat

me too.
by leol
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero USB hub
Replies: 82
Views: 45529

Re: Pi Zero USB hub

Try the Broadcom WiFi adaptor and USB hub. https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/usb- ... fi-adaptor
Works great. I keep a couple in my tool kit for setting up Pis before running them headless.
by leol
Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer
Replies: 539
Views: 60473

Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

liz wrote:Those of you asking about audio: Pimoroni should have this DAC add-on in stock very soon. https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/phat-dac
The IQAudio DACs and Amps should work too & I can recommend them.
by leol
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Jessie expand disk
Replies: 4
Views: 3188

Re: Jessie expand disk

Thanks.
The point is that how will a newbie know to do this?
Without automatically launching the config tool, either GUI or cli?
by leol
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Jessie expand disk
Replies: 4
Views: 3188

Jessie expand disk

Apologies if this has been raised before. Tried out Jessie from a clean install yesterday. When first booted, it goes to the desktop. (I still think that is a very bad idea - but I'll shut up about it!). It no longer goes to raspi-config automatically. Does it expand the disk automatically anyway? I...
by leol
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: su, not sudo?
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: su, not sudo?

log in as user pi as normal
type in "sudo -i"
will take you to a root prompt "#"
create a root password using "passwd"

You now can log in as root.

Leo
by leol
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Screen and Kivy
Replies: 10
Views: 7096

Re: Screen and Kivy

Matt Richardson of this parish has an excellent guide that worked for me:
https://github.com/mrichardson23/rpi-kivy-screen

Leo
by leol
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use internet
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Use internet

What's the error? My 11 year old son has a raspberry pi. We've plugged in a wifi dongle and the Pi is connected to our home network. However, we can't just use the internet. We've clicked on Midori, it comes up with all the right looking stuff, then when we type in a web address, a complete error co...

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