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by GizmoB73
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: VNC remote desktop via web browser
Replies: 55
Views: 101808

Re: VNC remote desktop via web browser

Just found this thread and followed the instructions; it works great, no problems at all, thanks. One question though. I intend to use this for some remote Python coding and cut and pasting code it very handy - essential really. If I copy a line from a web browser on my Main PC, is there any way to ...
by GizmoB73
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I run a command at shutdown?
Replies: 10
Views: 4489

Re: Can I run a command at shutdown?

Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's help with this so far. This is only a trivial thing, but with your help I am learning more and more about this every day. :) I don't think it is an issue with the path to espeak because I have a very similar line in my /etc/rc.local script which runs fine. As...
by GizmoB73
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I run a command at shutdown?
Replies: 10
Views: 4489

Re: Can I run a command at shutdown?

OK, "chkconfig" isn't quite correct for debian by the looks of things, but I this led me in what I think is the right direction. Still not working, but here is what I have tried... I created a file called "shutdown_job" and copied it into the /etc/init.d directory. The files contents are: #!/bin/sh ...
by GizmoB73
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I run a command at shutdown?
Replies: 10
Views: 4489

Re: Can I run a command at shutdown?

Thanks for the pointers.

I am not sure I fully understand yet, but certainly a step closer now.

G
by GizmoB73
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't force wlan0: to use static IP
Replies: 11
Views: 110428

Re: Can't force wlan0: to use static IP

Try looking at this article, I followed it and it worked for me:

http://kerneldriver.wordpress.com/2012/ ... pberry-pi/

Good luck.
by GizmoB73
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I run a command at shutdown?
Replies: 10
Views: 4489

Re: Can I run a command at shutdown?

Thanks Arjan, I have read something like this before, but I don't really understand how it helps me. What I want is a shell script that will run at the very beginning of a $shutdown -h now command. I apreciate from the run levels that it has to run early before the speech engine and ALSA drivers etc...
by GizmoB73
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I run a command at shutdown?
Replies: 10
Views: 4489

Can I run a command at shutdown?

This is a bit of a Linux noob question I guess. I am running an espeak command when my PI starts up, by adding a command into /etc/rc.local I was wondering if there is an equivalent script that runs when the PI is shutting down, so I can add an espeak command to say "goodbye" or something similar? A...
by GizmoB73
Thu May 03, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Name resolution problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Re: Name resolution problem.

<r>jbeale said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Combining your report with those from as Boreatton Scouts, and fulburncams in the thread below, it looks like we have yet to see any reports of any WiFi adaptor working through a powered USB hub; only direct mounted on the Pi itself.  Interesting.<br/> <br/> <URL ur...
by GizmoB73
Thu May 03, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Name resolution problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Re: Name resolution problem.

<r>bredman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> For the Windows name binding issue, you may find some information at this link<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....-browsable">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....-browsable</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks bredman, I had seen that but as I on...
by GizmoB73
Thu May 03, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 381309

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>Personally I think that unless you are overclocking, then a fan is probably not required. If powered from the Pi, it would probably just put more stress on the internal fuses and possibly the power supply.<br/> <br/> I would just make sure that your "case of choice" has some sensible ventilation ...
by GizmoB73
Wed May 02, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Name resolution problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Re: Name resolution problem.

Reading through that thread on Github, it would seem to suggest that a kernel patch may have fixed the USB issue now.  Don't know I get that onto my debian image to test though.
by GizmoB73
Tue May 01, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Name resolution problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Re: Name resolution problem.

<t>The trouble with the hosts file is that you have to specify a static ip address with which to associate that name.  I am using DHCP so the IP address could easily change and the host file would be wrong.<br/> <br/> I have tried installing winbind, but I think that may need some additional configu...
by GizmoB73
Tue May 01, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Name resolution problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Re: Name resolution problem.

<t>I am trying to move my Pi over to a headless configuration where I will use PuTTY on a Windows 7 laptop to ssh, or VNC into it.<br/> <br/> I am currently using the latest Debian distro and I am running it wirelessly using wicd and DHCP.<br/> <br/> I can access the Pi via it's IP address from PuTT...
by GizmoB73
Tue May 01, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Pi and Arduino
Replies: 24
Views: 9250

Re: Pi and Arduino

<r>GordonH said: <br/> <br/> Fantasic! Love the tupperware case for it too!<br/> I've just gotten an SKPANG case for mine - however (doh!) forgot to order their little breadboard to go with it. Wish they made that more clear on their website!<br/> <br/> Gordon<br/> <br/> <br/> It's just an old busin...
by GizmoB73
Tue May 01, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Pi and Arduino
Replies: 24
Views: 9250

Re: Pi and Arduino

<t>It can supply up to 3 Amps and gives a bar chart showing how close you are getting to the 3 Amp limit.  It doesn't give a specific current reading, but that would be really nice.<br/> <br/> I just used this because I needed a solid 5v supply under load and I had this going spare from an old proje...
by GizmoB73
Tue May 01, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Pi and Arduino
Replies: 24
Views: 9250

Re: Pi and Arduino

<r>I have my Pi hooked up to my Arduino via the UART on both boards.<br/> <br/> I used this exact level converter (I actually got mine from ebay but they have sold out now):<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8745">http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8745</URL><br/> <br/> I probably ...
by GizmoB73
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Reading values from GPIO input pins?
Replies: 5
Views: 15280

Re: Reading values from GPIO input pins?

<t>Thanks Gert and Techmeology.<br/> <br/> As I am writing in C I think I will stick with the registers if I can.  They are more difficult to understand, but that it kind of the point (for me) I think anyway.  I like the idea of the better efficiency too.<br/> <br/> Gert I have been looking through ...
by GizmoB73
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPIO - Wiki wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 7826

Re: GPIO - Wiki wrong?

<t>Thanks for the update, I guess people will have a different view on which they prefer depending on their backgrounds.<br/> <br/> Personally I think the 0-7 numbering makes sense but I have played with Arduino's a fair bit.<br/> <br/> The rather haphazard numbering of GPIOs (4 through to 25 with s...
by GizmoB73
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPIO - Wiki wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 7826

Re: GPIO - Wiki wrong?

<t>GordonH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hm. Your works and mine doesn't. I'm using the latest Debian image, what are you using? I'm wondering if it's pre-programmed in a different mode in this image, or maybe I've just blown it!<br/> I've a 5-hour train journey this afternoon – maybe I'll play with it th...
by GizmoB73
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPIO - Wiki wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 7826

Re: GPIO - Wiki wrong?

<t>GordonH said: <br/> <br/> I think we're all sorted now - I was initially thrown by starting at GPIO 7 which doesn't appear to work (at least on my Pi - anyone?) I'm suspecting it has to be re-programmed to be used as genera purpose.<br/> <br/> If when you are referring to GPIO 7, what you mean is...
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Reading values from GPIO input pins?
Replies: 5
Views: 15280

Re: Reading values from GPIO input pins?

Anybody know how to change the annoying typo in the topic title?

Bugger.
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Really Simple Hardware Control
Replies: 5
Views: 3843

Re: Really Simple Hardware Control

by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Reading values from GPIO input pins?
Replies: 5
Views: 15280

Re: Reading values from GPIO input pins?

<r>I have got the LED blinking sorted out using a modified version of the sample C++ code from the wiki. <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-leve.....e_examples">http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-leve.....e_examples</URL><br/> <br/> I am trying to figure out how to read inputs though.<br/> <br/> If I have G...
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPIO - Wiki wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 7826

Re: GPIO - Wiki wrong?

<r>Hi Gordon,<br/> <br/> Not sure where the confusion is, the coloured GPIO diagram in the wiki is correct as far as I can tell?<br/> <br/> Assuming you have the Pi oriented the correct way around, GPIO header is in the top left corner of the board.  Then looking at that header, referred to as P1 on...
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding a light to GPIO pins
Replies: 15
Views: 4743

Re: Adding a light to GPIO pins

<t>Here's some code for it...<br/> <br/> Using the simple<br/> <br/> GPIO—-[resistor]—long pin [LED] short pin —- ground<br/> <br/> circuit from Gerts post a few days backs, I have hacked together some very simple demo code, based heavily on the stuff from Dom and Gert.<br/> <br/> This code is focus...

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