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by rpiforfun
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: apt-get updates kept back and possible concerns?
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: apt-get updates kept back and possible concerns?

Thanks, I went package by package upgrading them. Eventually I saw that it was lxpanel driving the REMOVE's. Since I have a headless pi I wasn't too concerned, but I really don't know linux THAT well.
by rpiforfun
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: apt-get updates kept back and possible concerns?
Replies: 4
Views: 798

apt-get updates kept back and possible concerns?

I have found that there are some packages that are not being automatically updated normally. So when I run dist-upgrade it wants to remove a few. I have no idea of their purpose or use. How should I proceed? I want to be up to date on everything, but removing those packages has me concerned. And I'm...
by rpiforfun
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Options for motion detection improvements?
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Options for motion detection improvements?

I have a rpi with a picam, and now a PIR sensor (which beats Motion and Motion-mmal hands down by my measure) I wanted to see what everyone thought as to how to improve my motion detection video recording. Here are key points I'm interested in. It seems like some of my points are related to multi-th...
by rpiforfun
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: python picamera lockup
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: python picamera lockup

It might help if you share some code. I do wonder if you are using an invalid file name. If you change it from h264 or jpg it will fail I've seen.

Once the recording is completed, you can rename the completed file as you like.
by rpiforfun
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bluetooth trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 2491

Re: bluetooth trouble

Its been 5 days since I rebooted. I am still seeing better performance than ever. I think a firmware update has really helped. bluetooth has been fine since. Handling all the detection changes correctly.

/solved
by rpiforfun
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TP-LINK Archer T4U USB Wireless 802.11ac Adapter
Replies: 29
Views: 25756

Re: TP-LINK Archer T4U USB Wireless 802.11ac Adapter

Has anyone here tried loading the Netis WF2190 driver found here? Or working from it? It looks like it is version 4.3.8 (RTL8812AU_linux_v4.3.8_12175.20140902), which I'd hope is a good thing. Has the note "Support Ubuntu 14.04" which is a newer kernel. I've retained a copy of the download JIC. http...
by rpiforfun
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5ghz wifi adapter?
Replies: 43
Views: 75307

Re: 5ghz wifi adapter?

5 GHz seems to only work if the adapter is plugged into my Belkin 7-port powered USB hub. Even with max_usb_current=1, the adapter doesn't seem to get enough juice directly from the Pi. If you could please, provide updates regarding drivers and anything that leads to 5Ghz without a powered hub. And...
by rpiforfun
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: MMAL Motion - tuning & optimisations
Replies: 161
Views: 110156

Re: MMAL Motion - tuning & optimisations

Thanks for the quick response dozencrows. Your work is appreciated here. I agree that a delay feature seems like it would be handy. And in further testing, it is NOT every time. I do wonder if it is a temp issue. This is an indoor camera (no sunlight) and the temp only swings ~10 degrees from 62F to...
by rpiforfun
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: MMAL Motion - tuning & optimisations
Replies: 161
Views: 110156

Re: MMAL Motion - tuning & optimisations

I have tried to update to the mmal-test code from dropbox. I essentially was unable to implement ANY of the options I think. It failed to attach the camera until I disabled almost all of them. That isn't as important as this: I am trying to use this as a simple motion detection pi recording a video ...
by rpiforfun
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bluetooth trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 2491

Re: bluetooth trouble

I just did a rpi-update and my rpi seems so much faster. Could be placebo right now but it seems much faster. I think my firmware could have had some issues. (I was doing apt-upgrade consistently) So my bluetooth timeout issue timer is reset yet again. Hopefully I'll have the patience to go 4-5 days...
by rpiforfun
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bluetooth trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 2491

Re: bluetooth trouble

Thanks for the response. The device doesn't appear using a scan. I have to use the name method to see it. I have started to run the same script on my Ubuntu 14.04 system (but different BT adapter) to see how it lines up over time via my script log. Since my Ubuntu system isn't usually near the BT de...
by rpiforfun
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bluetooth trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 2491

Re: bluetooth trouble

Sure enough, this bluetooth wonk out happened again. restarting bluetoothd has fixed the ability to consistently detect my device. Anyone have any ideas on how to solve this? I'll look at a cron to restart bluetoothd every night, but that shouldn't need to happen. UPDATE: I'm attempting to load this...
by rpiforfun
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bluetooth trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 2491

bluetooth trouble

I wanted to ask how best to troubleshoot a bluetooth issue I've been having recently. I rely on a USB bluetooth adapter (GBU521) for scanning for certain devices. It has worked well, but seems to become very flaky with its detection, even when they were direct proximate to each other. The devices ar...
by rpiforfun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Best motion video format for android?
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Best motion video format for android?

Just wondering if anyone has feedback on the best video format for videos from motion when viewing them in Android (4.4.3)? I have msmpeg right now, but the default player doesn't like it. And MX Player only sporadically will load one.
by rpiforfun
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi
Replies: 6
Views: 6535

Re: BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi

Is anyone else successfully using the LM506? In raspbian, and/or ubuntu? TIA!
by rpiforfun
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Security Camera project completed
Replies: 8
Views: 4280

Re: Security Camera project completed

by shuckle » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:42 am Did you manage to get it work in low light? In the night in other words. Not really. I am not too concerned about it, but I will be building out my list of enhancements. Night-vision may well be one. Looks like the noir camera model could be useful. I didn't bu...
by rpiforfun
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Security Camera project completed
Replies: 8
Views: 4280

Re: Help please - Security Camera project feedback

My security camera project is finished. As expected the software migration from my ubuntu POC to the raspberry pi wasn't too difficult. This could be useful for folks who want to dabble first. The packages I selected on Ubuntu were general avaiable on the OS I chose for the Raspberry Pi (Raspbian). ...
by rpiforfun
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RS PI motion
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Re: RS PI motion

It seems like they want to know if they can have two video outputs on the raspberry pi if its camera is recording. One to HDMI, and a second to analog. I think that is not possible, as only one output option can be used HDMI OR analog. Anyone else, please feel free to correct me. It is unclear if th...
by rpiforfun
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10
Replies: 82
Views: 206841

Re: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10

lol, sorry for the runaround. Yes I understand that the "grab input" option activates the mouse inside the Raspbian session. It works as needed to grab and ungrab input. Thanks for that! I was hoping to find a feature like VMWare where the real mouse's presence over the window caused it to be grabbe...
by rpiforfun
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10
Replies: 82
Views: 206841

Re: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10

ShiftPlusOne wrote:Yeah, it's normal. I remember qemu grabbing the mouse automatically when you clicked the window, but that seems to have changed.
Duh! I just realized there is a options menu for Qemu, and in there - "Grab on hover". It does not seem to work...
by rpiforfun
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10
Replies: 82
Views: 206841

Re: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10

I'd bet it's a qemu issue rather than anything to do with drivers. You're not running qemu inside a VM? Do you have the 'grab mouse' option enabled in qemu? EDIT: While in qemu, try pressing ctrl+alt+g Woohoo! You sir solved my boboism! Is that normal mouse behavior? I'll lookup the grab mouse opti...
by rpiforfun
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10
Replies: 82
Views: 206841

Re: HOWTO: Virtual Raspbian on Qemu in Ubuntu Linux 12.10

Thanks for this ! great way to try out the OS and plans before you get a RPi. Qemu is fairly fast on my new system. Need help! I followed this process and got Qemu working, but my mouse does NOT work. UPDATE: Oh drat - I didn't follow the process exactly. :( I'm running the latest image for RPi, and...
by rpiforfun
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Security Camera project completed
Replies: 8
Views: 4280

Re: Help please - Security Camera project feedback

Thanks kyb! I am NOT looking at a mobile platform for this. I agree it is much simpler that way. My usage of "robot" was misleading. It;s a computer watching my door. I hope to add on audio output and feedback eventually. My (expected) next project will probably be a autonomous roaming rover to char...
by rpiforfun
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: VIEW security system on Rpi...
Replies: 4
Views: 5960

Re: VIEW security system on Rpi...

Yikes! ActiveX on linux. (RPi OS's are almost all linux based) That has never really been tackled as ActiveX has always been viewed as a serious security threat. Do you know that ActiveX is required? Meaning have you tried a different web browser from Windows that has Java installed? Like Firefox wi...
by rpiforfun
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Security Camera project completed
Replies: 8
Views: 4280

Re: Help please - Security Camera project feedback

well...thanks for the response. I'll avoid asking for too much in the future, don't doubt that. The purpose of this thread is mostly moot as I feel confident enough with my own googling over the past week to pull the trigger on the order. Not to mention the hours put in on the POC on my Ubuntu syste...

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