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by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No sound on HDMI
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: No sound on HDMI

davidcoton wrote:Joe, the answer is simple.

blah, blah, cough, cough, sputter, sputter
Sure. $10,000 and it's yours.
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No sound on HDMI
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: No sound on HDMI

P.S. I also tried running omxplayer with "-o hdmi", but still no luck.
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No sound on HDMI
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: No sound on HDMI

I have a similar problem, but have not found a solution. Any help would be appreciated. I have a Pi system (Raspbian Wheezy, Pi2B) that works fine on my main (HDMI) TV. Videos play just fine with video and sound using omxplayer. But, if I take the same system to another HDMI TV (in another room), it...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What do people want to do that the rpi currently cannot do??
Replies: 113
Views: 14711

Re: What do people want to do that the rpi currently cannot

I still maintain that the two things that I wish the Pi could do that it doesn't do are: Play sites that use Flash (No, I'm not talking about YouTube). Run Windows (x86) apps (at some level - obviously, it's never going to run current versions - Windows 10, cough, cough). Note that some people claim...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Zero - replace micro-USB with USB A?
Replies: 15
Views: 3816

Re: RPi Zero - replace micro-USB with USB A?

That came up in another response somewhere, but if remember rightly it was the "easiest / cost effective / longevity use" solution, with the added benefit of keeping the height very low
Interesting. Thanks.

Do you have a pointer to that thread/response?
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Zero - replace micro-USB with USB A?
Replies: 15
Views: 3816

Re: RPi Zero - replace micro-USB with USB A?

No you're right, I haven't. Since you're so polite about it I'll cough up 80c for every board I buy :D I guess a pessimist will say my costs just went up 16%? Actually, I mis-spoke. It was not DX, it was "everbuying" (I've never ordered from them, but I think they are basically the same deal as DX)...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model B+ -- availability
Replies: 19
Views: 2201

Re: Model B+ -- availability

We don't EOL products. Joe, please stop spreading FUD. I didn't say anything about you (the RPF) in particular, though I do have my suspicions (but see below). I made a general comment about things - and it was a point which is undeniably true. (rot13) Gur guvat vf jr'ir frra vg orsber ba guvf obne...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model B+ -- availability
Replies: 19
Views: 2201

Re: Model B+ -- availability

jamesh wrote:Ignore JS, he talketh male cow faeces.
I'm going to report you to a moderator.
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Zero - replace micro-USB with USB A?
Replies: 15
Views: 3816

Re: RPi Zero - replace micro-USB with USB A?

kludge/workaround posted
Yes, that's the kludge/workaround, but it has nothing to do with OP's point.

BTW, 80 cents at DX.
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model B+ -- availability
Replies: 19
Views: 2201

Re: Model B+ -- availability

I want to use the B+ in a design and have already started a PC board using it but notice just a few pieces in stock at Newark. Will this be a valid part in the future or do any of the PI's run the risk of being discontinued? The header on this is different from the newer ones and I need to make sur...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Jessie Lite now available
Replies: 55
Views: 189303

Re: Raspbian Jessie Lite now available

mung wrote:This sucks without X!

Why not add minimal X support it would only use an extra 20Mb????
It's only an apt-get away...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJDnJ0vXUgw
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer
Replies: 539
Views: 79418

Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

But I gather in the US it's illegal to do that... It's not illegal - it's just not customary/standard. And the fact that it isn't, annoys me. I.e., I'm all for quoting an "out the door" price - which should, obviously, be what you will pay for it - including all taxes and licenses and surcharges, a...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Viewing files
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: Viewing files

but when i go to cmd and hit ls i can see The tone of the OP makes it sound like a Windows/Linux inter-op problem. I may be wrong about this, but... It is unlikely that CMD (the Windows command interpreter) will recognize the 'ls' command (unless you have something like Cygwin installed on the Wind...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adapter for Pi0 to standard HDMI cable/device?
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Adapter for Pi0 to standard HDMI cable/device?

Thanks for the reply - very comprehensive. Incidentally, I'm aware of how long it takes to get stuff from DX, but as it happens, that's not really a concern here. Since it likely going to be a month or so before the Pi0 itself goes GA, it doesn't really matter - the idea is people should be getting ...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi0 project...social (anti)-engineering
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Pi0 project...social (anti)-engineering

Right! I am going to subscribe to the NPA (National Pi Association) to protect my right to keep and bear Pis.
Heh heh. It could come to that...
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi0 project...social (anti)-engineering
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Pi0 project...social (anti)-engineering

W. H. Heydt wrote:http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/02 ... e_slayers/

Using a Pi0 to send deauth packets to disrupt access to selected web sites.
Computers don't disrupt web sites.

People disrupt web sites.
by Joe Schmoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adapter for Pi0 to standard HDMI cable/device?
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Adapter for Pi0 to standard HDMI cable/device?

Am I correct to assume that this:

http://www.dx.com/p/hdmi-female-to-mini ... ter-125359

will allow me to use a Pi0 with a standard HDMI cable?
by Joe Schmoe
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What is a manual IP address
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: What is a manual IP address

It means you have to look it up in the manual to find out what it means.

You say toe-may-toe, I say ...
by Joe Schmoe
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Set Time and Date from C program
Replies: 3
Views: 2271

Re: Set Time and Date from C program

Hi guys, I want to set Raspberri-s Time and Date from C++ program. I am not going to have internet connection so I want to get the time and date from a GPS (this part is done) and set the raspberry pi-s date and time from this data. I have been looking time.h library but it does not seem it is usef...
by Joe Schmoe
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Miscap - PiZero Ethernet pHAT
Replies: 86
Views: 18369

Re: PiZero Ethernet pHAT

6by9 wrote:Where have you found this €6 adapter? It sounds quite useful, even if it does under cut your project as originally conceived.
http://www.dx.com/p/micro-usb-to-3-port ... ite-407265

$6.50 (USD)
by Joe Schmoe
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrupt SD card -- guide
Replies: 36
Views: 30063

Re: Corrupt SD card -- guide

Oh yeah, trawling though disk blocks trying to find lost data. Fun, fun fun... Don't forget the "strings" command. Helps to get the textual data out of a lot of binary gunk. For example: $ strings /dev/sdb | less Yeah, I think that is actually what I did (using strings to filter out the obvious gar...
by Joe Schmoe
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How much current does the Pi provide?
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: How much current does the Pi provide?

Yes, that is correct. The general idea is that you always need some kind of driver (e.g., a simple transistor, or a solid state relay) in order to source any non-trivial current from the GPIO.
by Joe Schmoe
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrupt SD card -- guide
Replies: 36
Views: 30063

Re: Corrupt SD card -- guide

Yes, I think that's a good summary. One more point. If you absolutely know that some particular text is there, but you can't find it any of the files recovered by fsck (or if fsck just doesn't work), then there is one more thing to try. This is specifically when you are looking for one particular bl...
by Joe Schmoe
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer
Replies: 539
Views: 79418

Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

I think you (CutiePi) make some valid points, but the fanboyz/cheerleaders here will just pooh pooh it. Basically, I think the point of the Pi0 was to generate buzz. That is, to prove that it could be done. It doesn't seem to have any usability as a "complete desktop computer" - for that, you'd just...
by Joe Schmoe
Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrupt SD card -- guide
Replies: 36
Views: 30063

Re: Corrupt SD card -- guide

Reinstall the OS to SD and use any valued data from your backups I understand the OP's frustration when this is the sort of reply they get. (Yes, I do realize that this is the standard advice given on the board, but it is still annoying) What I really don't understand is how cavalier Pi people are ...

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