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by bredman
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Rpi A/zero as USB HID device
Replies: 9
Views: 5031

Re: Rpi A/zero as USB HID device

In defence of Fotl, I found the linked post very educational.

However, I didn't like what I learned. That's the problem with education.
by bredman
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Rpi A/zero as USB HID device
Replies: 9
Views: 5031

Rpi A/zero as USB HID device

In both the Raspberry Pi A and Zero, there is direct access to the USB hardware. As an OTG device, this should be able to work in host mode or client mode. Does anybody have example code to have Rpi perform the role of a HID client? My goal is to use a Rpi Zero as a USB keyboard, just like a Makey M...
by bredman
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unable to connect to the internet
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Unable to connect to the internet

Can you tell us who your Internet Service Provider is? It looks like your ISP expects you to have a connection client on your PC. There are Linux versions available for most ISPs, but we need to know who your ISP is.
by bredman
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No Display on Powerup
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: No Display on Powerup

The blinking green light shows that the RPi is booting and can read the SD card. You seem to have problems with your HDMI output.

Can you disconnect HDMI and connect an older TV to the yellow composite connector? You may be able to get a picture.
by bredman
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: WiFi Access
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: WiFi Access

You will find a useful list in the wiki
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... i_Adapters
by bredman
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't connect to the internet using wired connection(solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Can't connect to the internet using wired connection

First thing is to check if you have an IP address Enter the following command hostname -I (this is a captial i as in india) If the result is blank, you do not have an IP address. Try the following commands to watch the sequence of fetching a dynamic address sudo ifdown eth0 sudo ifup eth0 The correc...
by bredman
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unspecified question(s) from a complete novice
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Unspecified question(s) from a complete novice

I recommend that you show your son the free MagPi magazine. http://www.themagpi.com The first few issues deal with what to do when you start up the RPi, the next few are fairly general introduction to computing and programming, and the recent issues are very specific to RPi projects. If he can teach...
by bredman
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Incorrect time
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: Incorrect time

You must update your own profile to set your time zone.

The forum does not know which time zone you wish to use.
by bredman
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Defeated by my Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 1607

Re: Defeated by my Pi

Back to the original issue....

Have you upgraded the firmware recently? There was an issue with the USB driver, which caused a clash when there was high load on the Ethernet and USB at the same time. As I remember, this was improved or fixed.
by bredman
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A (or B) custom run
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Model A (or B) custom run

To justify a custom run you would need to order a large quantity, probably at least 10000 units. You would probably also need to pay extra. The manufacturing plants are not able to keep up with demand for the standard model. The manufacturers would need a very good incentive to take on the extra cos...
by bredman
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Login fails when using Pi as NAS
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Login fails when using Pi as NAS

It sounds like the user authority has not been set properly in Samba.

Are you sure that you properly executed this command in the tutorial? You may have mistyped the password.
sudo smbpasswd -a pi
by bredman
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Login fails when using Pi as NAS
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Login fails when using Pi as NAS

By default, Windows will try to login with the current username on the PC, which I doubt will be "pi". I have never used Windows 8, but there should be an option to login with a different username and password. On Windows 7, this option is shown as "connect with a different username". See the second...
by bredman
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get through next step beyond config menu
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Can't get through next step beyond config menu

Your Raspberry Pi seems to be functioning normally, but I guess that you don't know what to expect.

I suggest that you read the first few issues of the free MagPi magazine to get an introduction to the Raspberry Pi.
www.themagpi.com
by bredman
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get through next step beyond config menu
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Can't get through next step beyond config menu

If the screen ends with something like
pi@raspberrypi$
then this is normal. It is waiting for you to enter a command.

If you want a graphical interface, type the command
startx
and press enter.
by bredman
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Bunch of Newbie Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Bunch of Newbie Questions

You might get a better response if you ask only one question in each post. However, here is a try... You are not trying anything too complex. Therefore you should use a normal Raspbian distribution and add the packages individually. If you want a general-purpose web server with lots of admin tools a...
by bredman
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get through next step beyond config menu
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Can't get through next step beyond config menu

There is a very good chance that the RPi has booted properly but you can't see the login prompt because the writing is below the edge of your screen. When you see GNU/Linux wheezy/sid raspberrypi tty1 press the Enter key several times to make the screen scroll upwards. If you see the login prompt, y...
by bredman
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Block all internet traffic during the day
Replies: 12
Views: 2330

Re: Block all internet traffic during the day

Also, watch out for your incorrect spelling of Tue for Tuesday.
by bredman
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPI Not connecting to DHCP Server
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: RPI Not connecting to DHCP Server

It is not clear what your problem is.

If I understand your text correctly, you have two DHCP servers in your network and the RPi is getting an IP address from the incorrect DHCP server. Is this what you mean?
by bredman
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [Tutorial] Using the RasPi as a WiFi hostspot (8 Nov 12)
Replies: 504
Views: 308121

Re: [Tutorial] Using the Raspberry Pi as a WiFi hostspot

A forum is not a good place to write a tutorial. It is difficult to fix errors, nobody can improve it, and it will get lost in the mess in a couple of weeks.

You might be better adding it to the RPi wiki.
http://elinux.org/RPi_Guides
by bredman
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: startx disconnects the ethernet
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

Re: startx disconnects the ethernet [SOLVED]

stychokiller wrote:I don't believe any mouse has enough brainz to care how it's connected to a PC.
The problem is not within the mouse, it is the fact that the USB driver had a fault that caused interference between the mouse and any other device on the same USB hub.

Thankfully, that fault has been fixed.
by bredman
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Battery Problem For Cool Kids Only!
Replies: 25
Views: 2497

Re: Battery Problem For Cool Kids Only!

The MagPi magazine recently had an article about running a RPi from batteries.
www.themagpi.com
by bredman
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auto lock threads
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Auto lock threads

I would vote for 2 or 3 months.
by bredman
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting the configuration screen again
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Getting the configuration screen again

Enter this command
sudo raspi-config
by bredman
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: startx disconnects the ethernet
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

Re: startx disconnects the ethernet

stychokiller wrote:Alright, this is just goofy! The pi works correctly with the mouse & keyboard disconnected!
As you mentioned in your dmesg output above, the mouse is going absolutely nuts, this is what is dragging down your USB and interfering with the network.
by bredman
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Different IP Addresses on Different Networks
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Different IP Addresses on Different Networks

There are two main methods to get around this... 1. Turn your RPi into a WiFi hotspot and let it assign its own IP addresses to itself and any device that connects to it. This is very useful if you want to SSH in to do some work because you don't need a WiFi access point available. However, you lose...

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