Go to advanced search

by Oldbitcollector
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simplest Programming Language to Learn as a Beginner
Replies: 23
Views: 5290

Re: Simplest Programming Language to Learn as a Beginner

This wasn't a simple setup, but I like it for the Simplest Programming Language. Pi Zero with light version of Raspbian. Next I installed a light window manager, followed by xtightvnc, then finally fuze-basic. The end result is a 4GB card (using about half of it) that can run a headless VNC xsession...
by Oldbitcollector
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can cracked minecraft work with raspberry pi 3?
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Can cracked minecraft work with raspberry pi 3?

Try minetest instead..

Here's an excellent article on it along with install instructions about half-way down.

http://www.ocsmag.com/2016/04/04/mining-for-education/
by Oldbitcollector
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 4824

Re: Pi 3 first impressions

Just ran the unit for the last couple hours... Iceweasel (Firefox) reasonably well.. Once I loaded a decent ad blocker, surfing the internet was comfortable enough without feeling like I was having teeth drilled. Definitely could replace my workstation for internet surfing in a pinch. Wireless wasn'...
by Oldbitcollector
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes
Replies: 40
Views: 23064

Re: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes

Dan, Thanks for the workaround.
I had also noticed that opening the next video in a new tab was working as well.

Jeff
by Oldbitcollector
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes
Replies: 40
Views: 23064

Re: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes

What makes this bug even more interesting is that I was able to log into Facebook and play multiple videos from my page.
It seems centered around something related to Youtube's interaction.
by Oldbitcollector
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: China made Rpi2? -- Minor Construction issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: China made Rpi2? -- Minor Construction issue

The connector is slightly crooked, which is detectable to the eye, but hard to see with my cell phone camera.
I'll try to get a good shot of this next week for you when I get back into my shop where I have a better camera.

Jeff
by Oldbitcollector
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes
Replies: 40
Views: 23064

Re: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes

Confirmed here as well..

Unstable with youtube.
Plays the first video fine usually, then doesn't open the next video if you click an additional link from the right-hand column.
by Oldbitcollector
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: China made Rpi2? -- Minor Construction issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: China made Rpi2? -- Minor Construction issue

a21041.. Yup.. As I suspected.. Embest in China..

Thanks!
by Oldbitcollector
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: China made Rpi2? -- Minor Construction issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

China made Rpi2? -- Minor Construction issue

I purchased an Rpi2 from a large Element14 distributor here in the States. I've had some issues with the unit, so they are sending me a replacement. (Element14 and their distributors are doing a great job!) When I was carefully looking over the unit, I noticed that the USB power connector was mounte...
by Oldbitcollector
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Monster" RPi 2 image now available
Replies: 16
Views: 20350

Re: "Monster" RPi 2 image now available

Do I understand correctly that each of these operating systems is bootable without disrupting the other by simply rebooting and selecting the other OS?

If so, This looks like a perfect image for demonstrating the Pi to a group.

Jeff
by Oldbitcollector
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Serial keyboard only possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Serial keyboard only possible?

I'm in a situation where I want to use a serial keyboard input from the GPIO, but keep the output on the standard HDMI screen. Can someone point me in the correct direction for making this work? All of my Googling has shown methods of serial/terminal connection which eliminates the screen output. Th...
by Oldbitcollector
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPIO
Replies: 22
Views: 9572

Re: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPI

I've got the SID wired up, and cloned your Github folders. I'm having some trouble getting the software up and running.. A "make" on the Makefile returns: make: *** /lib/modules/3.10.25+/build: No such file or directory. Stop. make: *** [all] Error 2 Can you assist with some help on getting all the ...
by Oldbitcollector
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPIO
Replies: 22
Views: 9572

Re: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPI

Jamie, According to this (http://www.lyonlabs.org/commodore/stereo-sid/qlink/stereo-schematic.txt) pin 8 is the "Chip Select" pin would might need one additional GPIO pin to select it. The rest of the address lines, etc would tie to the same location as the first chip. Add a second audio-out line an...
by Oldbitcollector
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPIO
Replies: 22
Views: 9572

Re: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPI

Jamie,

I've done a few PCB designs, so I might be able to help a little.

I don't remember much of an audio circuit in the actual C64, but I'll take at the schematic over the weekend.

Jeff
by Oldbitcollector
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPIO
Replies: 22
Views: 9572

Re: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPI

I had an odd thought while out walking the dog...

If memory serves, it doesn't take too much more to physically connect a second SID chip. (Think StereoSID)

Jeff
by Oldbitcollector
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPIO
Replies: 22
Views: 9572

Re: SidPi project C64 sound chip (SID 6581) and the Pi's GPI

Very Nice! I'll be looking at this project. Thank you for sharing. Posted to reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi/comments/23wvis/sid_chip_hooked_directly_to_the_rpis_gpio_links/ (This is simply too cool to let it get buried in the forums...) Jamie, would you mind if I had a batch of PCB's m...
by Oldbitcollector
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gamecube controllers to USB
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Re: Gamecube controllers to USB

I'd call my "slightly loose" but certainly not falling out.

I'm also playing with a 3rd party compatible controller, so I chalked it up to that.
by Oldbitcollector
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Which Distribution would be best?
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Re: Which Distribution would be best?

Take the time to actually play some N64 games on the Pi before committing to this project. While I suspect it will get better since we now have some video code, the N64 emulator is a little sluggish. If it feels ok for you, then by all means full speed ahead with the recommended distro.
by Oldbitcollector
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gamecube controllers to USB
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Gamecube controllers to USB

Reporting in... I found some 2port "Gamecube controllers to USB" adapters at a semi-local discount store for $5.00. On a whim I purchased one, and discovered pleasantly that it really works well. I only have one controller in the house now, but it was very much plug-in-play using rpix86. It looks li...
by Oldbitcollector
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Better than os.start?
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Better than os.start?

I'm running a Python script that currently uses an os.system [os.system("randomplay --basedir=/home/pi/music"] to launch an outside player. The script simply stops at that point to do the other job (randomplay). Is there a better command which will launch the outside job, then continue on running th...
by Oldbitcollector
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jasper Conversation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Jasper Conversation?

I'm working on putting the speech recognition project, "Jasper" as a car-puter. Is there a conversation already started somewhere for folks who are working on modules? I finally got my head wrapped around simple module/dictionary usage to create a Raspberry Pi shutdown module, but am planning on wor...
by Oldbitcollector
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: rpix86 (Raspberry Pi x86 emulator) ver 0.19 released!
Replies: 248
Views: 169090

Re: rpix86 (Raspberry Pi x86 emulator) version 0.16 released

I was testing some games which I kept in a "Broken" folder..

Epic Pinball works with this version if you select "Sound Blaster Clone (Stereo)". The keyboard is a little skittish in the menus, but the game works perfectly.

Jeff
by Oldbitcollector
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: NEW: Darkplaces Quake engine up and running on Raspberry PI
Replies: 112
Views: 55150

Re: NEW: Darkplaces Quake engine up and running on Raspberry

I downloaded and extracted the three files from this site into a folder "ctf".

using darkplaces-sdl -game ctf appears to start the game...

Locked up the first time, the second attempt has me wandering around with an axe.
by Oldbitcollector
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiAUISuite
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Re: PiAUISuite

I vaguely remember having the same issue.. It's been a couple months since I played with this.. IIRC, voicecommand -e will allow you to create the file by entering a simple command or two after using voicecommand -s. http://ledgerlabs.us/raspberrypi/make-your-raspberry-pi-listen-to-you-and-obey/ Jeff
by Oldbitcollector
Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: NEW: Darkplaces Quake engine up and running on Raspberry PI
Replies: 112
Views: 55150

Re: NEW: Darkplaces Quake engine up and running on Raspberry

Trying to install the halflife1 files...

Copied the valve folder with all contents (500+mb). Renamed to halflife1.

I'm getting "gfx.wad doesn't have a WAD2 id"

Bad copy?

Thanks!
Jeff

Go to advanced search