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by colin B
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Problems with screen size
Replies: 11
Views: 3799

Re: Problems with screen size

sawdust wrote:Yes!

Best bet read the Pi threads at riscosopen.org

Sawdust
Sawdust,

I trundled over to the riscos forum but could only find a post about removing the HDMI setting from config.txt. Was this th epost you had in mind?

https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/posts/ ... &submit=Go
by colin B
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: I2C Access
Replies: 79
Views: 17289

Re: I2C Access

Within Loader are all the files for booting the Pi - replace the file 'riscos' (or 'riscos/img' - can't remember exactly as I'm doing this from memory) with that from the previously downloaded zip file. (Might be worth copying the original 'riscos' file so that things can be recovered on another ma...
by colin B
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Problems with screen size
Replies: 11
Views: 3799

Problems with screen size

I've gone from the sublime to the ridiculous - on my 7" HDMI monitor text is clear but a 7" screen is too small, on my 32" TV (th eonly other HDMI device I've got), the text is disjointed and fuzzy. Before I start playing with the hdmi_mode setting in config.txt, am I likely to get crisper text on a...
by colin B
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Wifi adapter?
Replies: 5
Views: 3165

Re: Wifi adapter?

As I can't get WiFI working any of the Linux distros I have, I've solved the RISCOS potential problem by shelling out the grand sum of AU$19.00 for a WiFi to ethernet bridge adapter - killed two birds with one stone! :mrgreen:
by colin B
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: LAN chip becoming hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

LAN chip becoming hot

I've noticed 3 posts on Element-14 Pi forum stating that their Pi's LAN9512 chip gets very hot, one person has added a heatsink to the chip and placed their board vertical in an airflow to solve this. I have one from the first batch and don't have this problem, those reporting it seem to have had Pi...
by colin B
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi potentially broke my TV
Replies: 31
Views: 6295

Re: Pi potentially broke my TV

To help diagnose where this power is coming from, someone will have to be bothered to make a small breakout cable and connect just the I2C lines and see if that causes the Pi 'power LED to light or if it is the V+ pin from the TV/HDMI cable that is causing it. I can say with my TV (Panasonic) there ...
by colin B
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: VirtualBox simulator and emulator - now with added Cow
Replies: 93
Views: 212482

Re: VirtualBox simulator and emulator - now with added Cow

Quick question, why does nothing work in this virtual machine? Geany loads, as does the browser. But most other things, Python included, jsut do not work. You get a error box saying "no such file or directory". What gives? It's been sometime since I used the VM, but I think you need to apt-get inst...
by colin B
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wifi adapter
Replies: 99
Views: 55895

Re: Wifi adapter

Thanks Mr Engman, I'll be trying out your advice this weekend on the new Wheezy distribution.
by colin B
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 314
Views: 1257468

Re: How to start using your Raspberry Pi

Is there no output, because there is no BIOS or does an SD card need to be plugged in to complete the circuit. Victor. Correct, the Pi doesn't have a BIOS it relies on bootstrap code built into the SoC which looks for an SD Card from which to boot. The SD card of course needs to have an OS already ...
by colin B
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wifi adapter
Replies: 99
Views: 55895

Re: Wifi adapter

I'm still having problems in trying to get my wireless lan adapter recognised, having followed the instructions listed here and elsewhere. I have two WiFi USB sticks both using Realtek chips. My latest is the MicroNext adapter from E-14 (#208-1765). This comes with an install CD which includes Linux...
by colin B
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: strange repeating text message
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: strange repeating text message

marsman2020 wrote:I I just uncommented a line and changed the logging settings in /etc/sysctl.conf from 7 4 1 7 to 2 4 1 7 so those lines stay in dmesg where they belong and not in the console ;)
Brilliant, thanks, I uncommented

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kernel.printk= 3 4 1 3
entry, rebooted and that problem is now solved.
by colin B
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wifi adapter
Replies: 99
Views: 55895

Re: Wifi adapter

I've just followed Jimmers instructions, everything seemed to go allright until I restarted networking, text streamed up the screen and then I got a reboot notification and now all I get is a blank screen - network link light is on an dflickering, power LED all LED's in fact and now no video at all....
by colin B
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: strange repeating text message
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

strange repeating text message

I've just installed R2 version and I'm getting two sets of repeating messages. On initial kernel load everything seems to go OK, even finds my Realtek WiFi stick, then I get a whole load of Kill messages scrolling up the screen initiated by modprobe, once that has finished I eventually get to a log ...
by colin B
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi potentially broke my TV
Replies: 31
Views: 6295

Re: Pi potentially broke my TV

Jim, I've been trying to track down info on your TV with not much success, however, the LED only flashes green, no red flashes at all?

Does using the remote make any difference?

It is possible an internal fuse has blown stopping a power rail from coming up, or a FET/BJT switch is unhappy.
by colin B
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi potentially broke my TV
Replies: 31
Views: 6295

Re: Pi potentially broke my TV

colin B wrote: I'll see if I can find a service manual once you've posted the model number
The model number and year is quite important, newer Hitachis are actually rebadged LG's, so the correct service manual is important.
by colin B
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi potentially broke my TV
Replies: 31
Views: 6295

Re: Pi potentially broke my TV

I'll see if our TV repair expert at work can throw any light on Hitachi sets today. I have heard though that in some cases a 'hard' reset solves the problem. A 'hard reset' is where you disconnect the plug from the wall socket, or just switch the socket off and wait 10 minutes or more, then plug bac...
by colin B
Mon May 28, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A week off...
Replies: 14
Views: 3716

Re: A week off...

ukscone wrote:try not to injure yourself during this break if you can at all help it.
Retsina can be deadly, especially when falling off a table.
by colin B
Mon May 28, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A week off...
Replies: 14
Views: 3716

Re: A week off...

AndrewS wrote:Greece eh?
Are they planning to reboot the Greek economy the same way they rebooted the UK schools IT curriculum? :D
Will they arrive 6 weeks later than planned notwithstanding the plane needing to be reworked midflight? :lol:
by colin B
Sun May 20, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Delivery to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 4097

Re: Delivery to Russia

Not able to solve your problem, but it should be noted that RS Russia is not RS themselves but a private distributor who represents RS in Russia. I would think the drop down box omission is precisely that someone somehow forgot to add it into the list. Perhaps a swift email to export AT rs-component...
by colin B
Fri May 18, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I've setup Fedora, but can't login... - Any takers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: I've setup Fedora, but can't login... - Any takers?

I'm sort of using Fedora14 because it auto recognises my WiFi dongle. Try USER root and PASSWORD password
by colin B
Thu May 17, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to alter WiFi security in Fedora remix14
Replies: 0
Views: 721

How to alter WiFi security in Fedora remix14

Much to my delight Fedora remix 14 auto recognises my WiFi dongle (Hawking uses Realtek 8192U), however my problem is that my security settings on the router uses a 64 bit WEP key and the Fedora tool only works with 40 and 128 bit keys. How do I get around this? I don't want to change my router key ...
by colin B
Thu May 17, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Having lots of problems...
Replies: 12
Views: 2920

Re: Having lots of problems...

If it's of any help the two types of card I'm using successfully are Toshiba 4 and 8GB and a 4GB Sandisk all class 4.
by colin B
Sat May 12, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new forums are here!
Replies: 115
Views: 22054

Re: The new forums are here!

Others have probably noticed it, forum posting notifications sent via e-mail (presumably by the old forum) have incorrectly indexed links to the new one, they either go to the wrong topic or get the 'whoops' page.
by colin B
Tue May 08, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable display options
Replies: 6
Views: 3263

Re: Portable display options

My 8" touchscreen LCD arrived today, will be trying it out with the Pi at the weekend, will report my findings.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280.....1439.l2649
by colin B
Tue May 08, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 120752

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>I don't have the link to hand, but on the E-14 R-Pi group someone from Seneca has posted a blog stating that they still intend to sort out the remix problems and have v17 ready soon.<br/> <br/> Reading between the lines there seems also to be a bottleneck getting Fedora approval for bits and bobs...

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