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by rick_2k
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Solar powered PI webserver up and running
Replies: 9
Views: 6004

Re: Solar powered PI webserver up and running

Hi Matthijs,

Thanks so much, that's definitely helped me out, sounds like a great solution to my problem. Wish me luck!

:)

cheers,

-Ricky
by rick_2k
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Solar powered PI webserver up and running
Replies: 9
Views: 6004

Re: Solar powered PI webserver up and running

Hi Matthijs, I know this is outside the scope of the conversation but as a few of us are interested in the electrical side I'm wondering if you could elaborate for us? your system looks great! I'm looking into doing something like this but I'm looking for advice on power regulation in a device like ...
by rick_2k
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: "Gertboard Assembled"
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Re: "Gertboard Assembled"

Finally.. some official news.

Piface looks interesting? Am I right in thinking the Gertboard is a more comprehensive package though?

I hope so as I just finished building one! :lol:

-R
by rick_2k
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Programs requiring "root" user, clarification?
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Re: Programs requiring "root" user, clarification?

Hurrah! That was easy then, Doh!

I understand I shouldn't ever really be using root but when using these package managers etc they seem to require you to be using them as root. This is why I wanted to know!

Thanks Bredman.
by rick_2k
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Programs requiring "root" user, clarification?
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Re: Programs requiring "root" user, clarification?

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> Getting slightly frustrated with myself now as I don't know how to handle this situation.<br/> <br/> I cant use applications like Aptitude for example that require you to "be root" as it asks for a password but I have no idea what the root password is<br/> <br/> Does "root" even ex...
by rick_2k
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: whats the root password for debian 19-4-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 487360

Re: whats the root password for debian 19-4-2012

<t>I can confirm this issue as i have ran into it many times. Some applications dont care for the pi user or password privileges. They seem to want root.. but it doesn't exist right?<br/> <br/> You can get around it in the terminal but a bit annoying really. Im new to linux so hopefully in the futur...
by rick_2k
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Increasing Partition Size
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

Re: Increasing Partition Size

<t>I went down the Gparted Live CD route to resize my debian partition. Works fine now and i expanded it to use the full size of the SD card.<br/> <br/> If like me you use a Macbook Pro with nvidia graphics i had to start it with the nouveau.modeset =0 flag incase anyone gets the hanging problem lik...
by rick_2k
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Astro photography
Replies: 27
Views: 16864

Re: Astro photography

<t>Will be using my pi for astro use <br/> <br/> Sounds like its more than capable to be a good tracker and / or multifunctional device maybe even handling image capture.<br/> <br/> Move > acquire image > move etc and then store frames safely for stacking or whatever later on!<br/> <br/> Who knows!<...

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