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by piboy123
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: External HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: External HDD

If I got a usb 3.0 drive (eg www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0084LZIB8/) with a 3.0 cable, would it operate as if usb 2.0 since the pi is 2.0 and just work? Or would it try to draw too much power?
Because I've found there are a lot more 3.0 drives than 2.0 to choose from in the shops. Thank you
by piboy123
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: External HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: External HDD

I found this article ( http://www.howtogeek.com/139433/how-to-turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-low-power-network-storage-device ) which says ... we’re using a matching pair of Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drives. They’re super small, don’t require an external power source ... ... and I w...
by piboy123
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: External HDD
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

External HDD

Hello, I have a pi model b. (i.e. not a b+) I understand from posts I've seen elsewhere that its possible to get an external HDD that will connect via USB and run without any additional power, being powered from the pi itself, and without requiring a powered usb hub. But I think that some external H...
by piboy123
Sun May 18, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1355
Views: 1003105

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.19+

Hello,

Is there any news on whether the necessary changes will be in the next release of Rasbian directly?
And if so, when the next release might be?

Thanks
by piboy123
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: pi hostname not visible on network
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: pi hostname not visible on network

That's great, thanks!
by piboy123
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: pi hostname not visible on network
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

pi hostname not visible on network

I've given my pi a hostname of "rpi" but it doesn't seem to be visible on my local network with that name. I've tried setting the value in /etc/hosts and in /etc/hostname I think that was successful for assigning the hostname to the pi, but I'm not sure how to make that hostname something I can ping...
by piboy123
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: set up firewall [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: set up firewall [solved]

ooh, looks interesting.
Good tip, thanks, I'll take a look
by piboy123
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: set up firewall [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 899

set up firewall [solved]

In case it's of any interest to others, here's how I set up a basic firewall for my pi. I had a lengthy post here that talked about iptables, but as per Dougie's post below, using ufw is much simpler. Before I get to the actual steps, it's important to know how you want to configure the rules. I am ...
by piboy123
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up a basic security camera using motion [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Setting up a basic security camera using motion [solved]

Here is how I managed to get the excellent 'motion' software set up and running on my pi. It took a little bit of effort to get it the way I wanted, so I thought I'd write up how I did it, in case it's of any help to anyone else. The end result isn't the way I'd have it for professional use, but for...
by piboy123
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Install wifi [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Install wifi [solved]

Here is how I managed to get wifi running on my pi. I struggled a little to get it all to work but thanks to several people on this forum and their posts, I did get there in the end. I thought I'd write up how I did it, in case it's of any help to anyone else. (My starting point: I had my pi hooked ...
by piboy123
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1355
Views: 1003105

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.28+

Thank you so much! You're the best!
by piboy123
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1355
Views: 1003105

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.27+

I ran

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo rpi-update
and now I have 3.10.28

I checked the top post of this thread (http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/viewto ... 28&t=62371) but the latest is 3.10.27

Does anyone know a source for 3.10.28?
by piboy123
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: TP-Link TL-WN725N V2 works out of the box on Raspbian
Replies: 236
Views: 331074

Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V2 works out of the box on Raspbian

Hi MrEngman

I arrived knowing nothing about how to configure my wifi, and followed all your advice on this forum and was eventually able to get it all up and running.
A big big Thank You!
by piboy123
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wifi Dongle problems
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Wifi Dongle problems

Ah I see, sorry.

The full text is: Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
The product is TP-Link TL-WN725N , v2
After googling, it seems that it's a RTL8188EUS chipset (source: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1344)
by piboy123
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wifi Dongle problems
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Wifi Dongle problems

Apologies. I didnt mean that I expected lsusb to fail, I meant that I see the wifi dongle recognised there.
It listed it as Realtek Semiconductor Corp
by piboy123
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wifi Dongle problems
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Wifi Dongle problems

Hi, I have a wifi dongle that is appearing when I run the lsusb command, but I'm not able to create any network connection. I've tried creating and editing the /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf files many times, each with slightly different settings, based on other ...
by piboy123
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PVR Hardware advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2698

Re: PVR Hardware advice

OK understood. Thank you.
by piboy123
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PVR Hardware advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2698

Re: PVR Hardware advice

thanks for your viewpoint, but I'd like to ask you (or anyone else that has a view) these two questions: a) can you elaborate on which obstacles you see being in the way? b) if I planned to go ahead anyway, which kind of items should I think about getting? I'm pretty sure this is a fairly common use...
by piboy123
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PVR Hardware advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2698

PVR Hardware advice

Hello, I would like to set up my RaspPi as a PVR in my living room, serving to just one TV. Which hardware should I now get to support this? What would someone recommend as an up-to-date set of hardware? Some particulars: I am in the UK. I would like to record digital freeview (not HD, not from sate...
by piboy123
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Booting New Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: Trouble Booting New Pi

Thanks itimpi et al. Your pointing out that it was in fact probably booting correctly helped a lot. I was fixated on that as the cause of my problems. It turned out that in this instance, everything was actuslly working but my TV wasn't switched to the right mode for HDMI input. Once I read your pos...
by piboy123
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Booting New Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Trouble Booting New Pi

Hi, Short version: On startup, the ACT green light comes on, flashes a bit, stays on solidly for a second or two and then turns off. Pi doesn't seem to boot properly. Long version: Out of the box, my pi had some problems with the pre-installed SD card containing NOOBS. Reading around, it seems this ...

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