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by B.Goode
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Editing config.txt
Replies: 15
Views: 32505

Re: Editing config.txt

Sooner or later you are going to have to get used to using either the GUI with root access or use nano or another terminal text editor with root privileges. Indeed. And that advice was given to the Original Poster within an hour or so of the question being asked 4 years ago. @prodata - the OP - has...
by B.Goode
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Would a USB Endoscope camera work with the pi3?
Replies: 9
Views: 8293

Re: Would a USB Endoscope camera work with the pi3?

Does anyone know if using a Micro-USB Endoscope USB camera would work on a Raspberry Pi 3 running the Raspbian 4.4 Lite OS? Other replies have focussed on the device: can I draw attention to the final part of your requirement - "work on a Raspberry Pi 3 running the Raspbian 4.4 Lite OS?" Depends wh...
by B.Goode
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPIO update
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: GPIO update

AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'setmode' This is almost certainly an indication that you are using a very old version of the RPi.GPIO library module. ( setmode() was added about 4 years ago.. ) See the link provided by @DougieLawson for details of how to get a current supported ve...
by B.Goode
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Can I use an android tablet as a screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 3603

Re: Can I use an android tablet as a screen?

I need this connection to be physical as it will be in my car away from an network, Why the aversion to a network connection? You could add a wifi dongle to the RPi, configure it as a wireless hotspot, connect to it from the Tablet, then run a remote access app on the tablet. If you use a PiZero yo...
by B.Goode
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do you see the user accounts you've created?
Replies: 3
Views: 34838

Re: How do you see the user accounts you've created?

Trouble is, I'm not if I was successful in setting up a pi account :? The pi user is set up in Raspbian by default. You are unlikely to be successful in creating a duplicate. You can see all the users defined for your system by listing the /etc/passwd file. How do I know if I'm in the root account ...
by B.Goode
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: need to connect pie to laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 2106

Re: need to connect pie to laptop

sunilmanju wrote:I don't see cmdline.t xt
Use the Edit Config option on the NOOBs Recovery Console.

(config.txt is a configuration file that belongs to an installed Operating System - it is not visible or editable [easily] from a system running Windows.)
by B.Goode
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: need to connect pie to laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 2106

Re: need to connect pie to laptop

sunilmanju wrote:Iam on Windows 10
And what about the RPi? What Operating System have you installed, and do you believe it has booted up correctly?
by B.Goode
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: need to connect pie to laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 2106

Re: need to connect pie to laptop

Do you HAVE to connect the RPi directly to the laptop?

If it is physically possible, it is a far simpler option to plug the RPi and the laptop into ports on the same home router and let the router assign the IP addresses 'automagically'.
by B.Goode
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Command not found!
Replies: 6
Views: 3633

Re: Command not found!

i don't know why i'm getting this error. Any idea? Probably because the file is not executable. The batteries in my crystal ball need recharging, so that's only an intelligent guess. Some little morsels of background information such as what program you are trying to install, and what instructions ...
by B.Goode
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RASB+ and noobs
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: RASB+ and noobs

It sounds as though you may have downloaded the NOOBS-Lite (Network only) version of the NOOBS Installer. This does not contain any Operating Systems to install, but requires an active wired Ethernet connection to the Internet to allow an OS to be downloaded and installed. Or a WiFi connection using...
by B.Goode
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Supply chain
Replies: 88
Views: 16805

Re: Supply chain

Does anyone have any idea of how Brexit is going to effect the Pi supply chain? I would be amazed if the bright people at the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Raspberry Pi Trading had not modelled what might happen under a variety of scenarios. I would be even more amazed if they replied to this query b...
by B.Goode
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Help Wanted Issue 46 Page 32 Internet Radio
Replies: 12
Views: 4206

Re: Help Wanted Issue 46 Page 32 Internet Radio

This seems to largely duplicate a thread here: viewtopic.php?f=106&t=109621&p=992705&h ... ta#p992705

That seems to be the appropriate place for it.
by B.Goode
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Jessie Zip file SHA-1 does not match
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: Jessie Zip file SHA-1 does not match

Do you need to verify the checksum before you extract the contents?

Or maybe the failed verification is doing its job and letting you know that an error has arisen while downloading the file?
by B.Goode
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Micro:bit Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Re: Micro:bit Questions

I have some questions about BBC Micro:bit. I couldn't find the answers anywhere. B. I know the Bord exempts .hex files is this compiled machine binary code or interpreted. See the last paragraph at https://www.microbit.co.uk/help : The hex file contains the ARM machine instructions of your compiled...
by B.Goode
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: looking for advice to use as fpv camera
Replies: 10
Views: 2093

Re: LOOKING FOR ADVICE

I WONDER WHAT THIS TOPIC IS GOING TO BE ABOUT. SHOULD I CLICK ON IT.... and previously: Never mind the all caps tittle. But why not actually title the thread with something meaningful w.r.t. the question? I propose that the regular volunteer helpers here should vote with their keyboards and not rea...
by B.Goode
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Faulty relay or gpio?
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Faulty relay or gpio?

Do you have a reference to a data sheet or other source of information about the relay you are trying to use?

My uninformed guess would be that maybe it requires a 12v signal to activate it, or that it is drawing more current than the RPi can provide.
by B.Goode
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OS Image for Video Conferences ready!
Replies: 7
Views: 4406

Re: OS Image for Video Conferences ready!

merlin wrote:The only requirement is that you have an official camera board connected to the Rpi; the microphone is optional. Audio and Video is bidirectional from/to any participant (each direction is optional).
How do you connect an (optional) microphone to an RPi, please?
by B.Goode
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Python
Topic: New pigpio Python module
Replies: 204
Views: 81079

Re: New pigpio Python module

[Not strictly related to the Python module, but this seemed like the best long-running threaad for comments about pigpio... ] I'd like to take the opportunity to thank @joan for pigpio and related tools and utilities. I've been aware of it and played with it for a year or more. Yesterday piscope rea...
by B.Goode
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: GPS problem solved
Replies: 5
Views: 4781

Re: GPS problem solved

The link in the previous post works for me, but I'll repost it here in case it helps: http://www.danmandle.com/blog/getting-g ... th-python/
by B.Goode
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Port an old .img to a Pi 3
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Port an old .img to a Pi 3

Could it be as simple as needing to make sure that the contents of the first (/boot) partition are updated so that they will support more recent hardware such as the RPi3? Lots of RPF documentation and forum posts about this, dating from the time the RPi3 was introduced. This can be accomplished by ...
by B.Goode
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Geany can't execute program in C ( using wiring pi)
Replies: 22
Views: 7954

Re: Geany can't execute program in C ( using wiring pi)

I installed wiring pi and geany. I wanted to try it out so I copied program from the internet. I pressed execute and new window appeared, it said : ./geany_run_script.sh: 5: ./geany_run_script.sh: sudo./untitled: not found ------------------ (program exited with code: 127) Press return to continue ...
by B.Goode
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Python
Topic: How to read (rb) a *.txt file and o/p depend on 1 or 0?
Replies: 14
Views: 3359

Re: How to read (rb) a *.txt file and o/p depend on 1 or 0?

I thought that all files were stored as binary data anyway. They are! For background information about file handling with Python, an internet search tool using the string "python read write file" returns useful hits including: https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/inputoutput.html#reading-and-writing-...
by B.Goode
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Swapping Raspbian settings between Pis
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: Swapping Raspbian settings between Pis

If I configure one raspberry pi with raspbian and all of my settings, is it possible to make a copy of its SD card and put it into another raspberry pi? Yes. Will this produce a replica of my computer settings and programs onto this other raspberry pi? Yes. The most recent release of Raspbian Jessi...
by B.Goode
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Slow SSH between Multiple Pi's on an Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Slow SSH between Multiple Pi's on an Gigabit Ethernet Sw

vitaminrad wrote: Please forgive me if I've missed something.
Such as the Operating System that you are running... ?

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