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by fruit-uk
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Pi 7" Touchscreen - Touch Does Not Work
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: Pi 7" Touchscreen - Touch Does Not Work

Make sure the ribbon cables are installed exactly as they should be.
Go over the install procedure step by step and make sure you have followed everything correctly
by fruit-uk
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Partitioning Scheme (SD & HDD)
Replies: 34
Views: 5587

Re: Partitioning Scheme (SD & HDD)

I always create a swap partition on all the USB sticks and HDDs I have on my Pis out of habit - but I don't think I've ever enabled its use on any of them :)
by fruit-uk
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Shutdown sw
Replies: 29
Views: 3169

Re: Shutdown sw

im getting a @your program has a error invalid syntax. not sure what to do . Read through your file and look for errors? ;) My guess is that you may have copied and pasted the code from a web page. Whilst that often works, sometimes characters are replaced with similar looking variants, most common...
by fruit-uk
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: What's killing my Pi2?
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: What's killing my Pi2?

It sounds as though you may have a spare PI to run kodi etc.
Do a fresh install of jessie on the first, then add in the various bits to bring it to the same state as before but do it bit by bit if possible leaving plenty of time between.
May be a while before you see anything fail if at all ;)
by fruit-uk
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2 wifi reconnect
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Pi2 wifi reconnect

Do the available channel settings for the Pi and router match?
by fruit-uk
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: What's killing my Pi2?
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: What's killing my Pi2?

No idea on those apps. I have a Pi2 here, no GUI but several hundred maybe thousand logs, /root is 9Gb
Once you start running short of free space things may go wrong - and although 10% free may sound quite a lot, it may all be in very small slots all over the FS.
by fruit-uk
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: What's killing my Pi2?
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: What's killing my Pi2?

Use% 95% is getting into dangerous territory!
by fruit-uk
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Access speed of micro SD cards vs fullsize SD cards
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Access speed of micro SD cards vs fullsize SD cards

NickT wrote:How much of the difference is due to the card's size vs its class?
Well, the signals don't have so far to travel across the smaller card ;)
by fruit-uk
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Home automation
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Home automation

Why run the web server on a laptop when you can run it on a Pi?
Take a look at http://fhem.de
by fruit-uk
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPI3 breaking SanDisk SDHC cards?
Replies: 23
Views: 4938

Re: RPI3 breaking SanDisk SDHC cards?

tonymcconnell wrote:Yep, I'm allowing the PI to shutdown correctly, before removing the power. In any case, wouldn't that just corrupt the card file system rather than rendering it undetectable?
Depends which bits on the card it corrupts
by fruit-uk
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPI3 breaking SanDisk SDHC cards?
Replies: 23
Views: 4938

Re: RPI3 breaking SanDisk SDHC cards?

Are you allowing the Pi to fully shut down before removing power?
The green LED should flash 7 or 8 times IIRC before it's safe to swirch power off
by fruit-uk
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Are there any bugs of this kind in the Raspbery Pi 3?
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Are there any bugs of this kind in the Raspbery Pi 3?

You don't say if both wireless or if both configured for the same territory.
Some wifi channels may be unavailable for certain configured territories.
by fruit-uk
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why isn't there a boot splash on raspbian by default
Replies: 23
Views: 4641

Re: Why isn't there a boot splash on raspbian by default

jahboater wrote:The current text sequence is very traditional and would be missed
Think of it as ASCII art ;)
by fruit-uk
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Too many power supply options...
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Re: Too many power supply options...

It may seem a good idea adding a larger PSU to your USB hub but it may make little difference if the traces/connections within the hub cannot handle any more power than the originally supplied PSU.
by fruit-uk
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Which Editor for C Programs
Replies: 33
Views: 3586

Re: Which Editor for C Programs

Any text editor will do but you may find it easier with one that has highlighting schemas
by fruit-uk
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Cirrus Audio Card Help
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: Cirrus Audio Card Help

Hopefully you guys can imagine what I'm asking and let me know if it is indeed possible or not. Sorry, no idea what you are asking at all. You may find more info on this card (which has abysmal manufacturer support) at https://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-accessor...
by fruit-uk
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: login screen wallpaper changing??
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: login screen wallpaper changing??

There is an lxde wallpaper changer/slideshow called lxrotator, only available for PClinux OS I believe, but it may be possible to adapt for the Pi
by fruit-uk
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Would the world be a better place?
Replies: 24
Views: 2912

Re: Would the world be a better place?

It would be a much better place if posters would supply a summary of the contents of a linked page instead of just the link
I've been caught too many times with similar posts and cannot be bothered to waste my time any more by clicking on them
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Pi 3 doesn't work with official display
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: Pi 3 doesn't work with official display

Not really except power. I originally powered them via USB lead from one to the other but got a low-power square at times. Since changing to power the Pi3 using the supplied patch leads and GPOI pins all has been well. PSU is/was 3.5A I think it's worth you trying all suitable power configurations j...
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Pi 3 doesn't work with official display
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: Pi 3 doesn't work with official display

Do the /boot/config.txt files differ?

I have a Pi3 on the official display and it works fine.
by fruit-uk
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Swap area
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Swap area

DougieLawson wrote:Balderdash and poppycock. Swapping to USB HD gives acceptable performance.
Most of my Pis have HDDs and the difference between these and the few with SD only or SD + USB stick is very noticable
by fruit-uk
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: any way to connect pi to arduino
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: any way to connect pi to arduino

I believe the current Arduino IDE release from the Arduino site now works on Pi/arm systems.
There's a thread somewhere here that states that and another, longer, about installing 1.6.x versions
by fruit-uk
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arduino IDE GUI for Raspbian Jessie
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: Arduino IDE GUI for Raspbian Jessie

I'm sure I have manually added odd bits there in the past, following the directory structure etc. - but you will need to restart the IDE
by fruit-uk
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arduino IDE GUI for Raspbian Jessie
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: Arduino IDE GUI for Raspbian Jessie

libraries live in ~/Arduino in later versions
Have you tried adding from the Sketch drop-down menu?

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