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by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can i use an old IDE cable with RPi B+ GPIO pins?
Replies: 16
Views: 21851

Re: Can i use an old IDE cable with RPi B+ GPIO pins?

Yes and maybe no it depends on the IDE cable and whether it's blocked off the middle pin to prevent applying the cable the wrong way up.
If you have such a cable you may need to drill a hole otherwise it would be physically impossible to place this over the GPIO header.

Richard S.
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not holding changes?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Not holding changes?

To shutdown the Pi just run sudo shutdown -h now although I prefer sudo init 0 for shutdown or sudo init 6 to reboot Linux. :)

Richard S.
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not holding changes?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Not holding changes?

How are you powering down your Pi??

The sync command should commit any changes to the SD card from cache although this shouldn't be necessary if the Pi was shutdown correctly.

Richard S.
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I charge two batteries simultaneously?
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: How do I charge two batteries simultaneously?

LiPo's need to be charged at the correct voltage and correct constant current so this device can only support one battery at a given time. Connecting in parallel is not advisable due to voltage differences between each battery and the fact that the charging current would be shared and effectively ha...
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB current capacity improvement
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: USB current capacity improvement

I don't think USB devices were designed to draw 2A either the GSM modem is defected or the power supply to the Pi isn't current rated high enough.

Richard S.
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB current capacity improvement
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: USB current capacity improvement

What GSM modem are you using??

Richard S.
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: USB current capacity improvement
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: USB current capacity improvement

Is there a way to improve USB current capacity?
That's very odd I used a GSM modem on my Model B and this didn't experience any power problem.

If you want to improve power stability then add a fairly sizable electrolytic capacitor across the USB 5v / Gnd supply rails.

Richard S.
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Soundcard and kernel 3.16
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: USB Soundcard and kernel 3.16

What USB device do you have??

Richard S.
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get passed [email protected]~$
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Can't get passed [email protected]~$

after i log in this comes up "[email protected]~$" then it waits for me to type something but i don't know what to type or how to get passed this
This is the console shell you're now able to enter commands like: startx or apt-get moo basically whatever you want to run. :)

Richard S.
by redhawk
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 419
Views: 153483

Re: What was your first computer?

There appears to be a C16 Plus/4 emulator at: http://yape.homeserver.hu/download.htm you should be able to compile the source version on your RPi.
The VICE project also provides emulation for the C16/+4 (including the PET, C64 and C128) http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/

Richard S.
by redhawk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Latency when using RPi as Bluetooth audio receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 2471

Re: Latency when using RPi as Bluetooth audio receiver

If you're using an Android tablet then try BSPlayer from the Play store this as I understand has a variable audio delay option which you could use to compensate for the delay http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1597219

Richard S.
by redhawk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Connect to Wifi by MAC address only??
Replies: 2
Views: 2606

Connect to Wifi by MAC address only??

Access points in hotels can be well annoying especially when their AP with the strongest signal is on the blink and all the other APs share the same name. So as a hyperthetical question (not that I need a Pi in a hotel) is it possible for Linux to connect to wireless access point of a given MAC addr...
by redhawk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Camera not working
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Camera not working

Are both cameras failing to work??

Richard S.
by redhawk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ Made in the UK / Price - Cost
Replies: 26
Views: 2874

Re: B+ Made in the UK / Price - Cost

£32.00 .. including shipping for £4.00 (including £5.33 taxes.) :(
Well at least it's not Maplin they're charging £34.99 just for the board alone plus £8.50 economy delivery http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/raspberry-pi- ... oard-n52dv :D

Richard S.
by redhawk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Homemade stereo minispeakers
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Re: Homemade stereo minispeakers

I tested the speakers with my Ipad and they don't seem to be very loud, is there any way to boost the volume?
by using an active amplifier like a PAM8403 board. :)

Richard S.
by redhawk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cheapest usb camera
Replies: 9
Views: 7872

Re: cheapest usb camera

Do these camera you suggested work out of box without powered usb hub?
I think you'll find the vast majority of webcams will work without a powered USB hub, however you may need to connect them to the Pi first before powering up to avoid rebooting.

Richard S.
by redhawk
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ Made in the UK / Price - Cost
Replies: 26
Views: 2874

Re: B+ Made in the UK / Price - Cost

the £27 amazon one is provided by the foundation According to Amazon there are several sellers of the Raspberry Pi also I don't see RPF being one of them. http://www.amazon.co.uk//dp/B00LPESRUK/ Furthermore someone's done a whoopsy with the product description: Processor Type ARM710 erm no it's not...
by redhawk
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Omxplayer not starting
Replies: 15
Views: 4792

Re: Omxplayer not starting

What version of omxplayer are you using?? i.e. omxplayer --version Despite the odd setup and lack of screen this shouldn't stop omxplayer running since no HDMI would mean the Pi uses Composite video output instead. As for the LAN connection with the laptop it's possible the Pi doesn't have full inte...
by redhawk
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium Os
Replies: 10
Views: 2507

Re: Chromium Os

I found the following build instructions on another website http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/04/19/ ... -pi-armv6/ perhaps you'll have better luck with this.

Richard S.
by redhawk
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Retrieve Lost MPG2 License
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Retrieve Lost MPG2 License

As I understand they keep records of all purchases so just drop in an email with the Pi serial number I'm sure they should be able to confirm this and resend you a copy of the mpeg license key.

Richard S.
by redhawk
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVEDRaspberry died 2nd time in the same way my first did.
Replies: 20
Views: 2169

Re: Raspberry died 2nd time in the same way my first did.

If the ACT is flickering then the Pi is clearly reading from the SD Card and booting the operating system a dead card would have no ACT activity. My guess is you have a power supply issue and it's been pretty well documented that a poor / underpowered PSU can cause the Pi to crash/reboot/kernel pani...
by redhawk
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi B+ Audio Static
Replies: 29
Views: 16645

Re: RPi B+ Audio Static

Which would suggest that it's actually not a common issue...
Or they're playing music via the HDMI port rather than the analogue port.

Richard S.
by redhawk
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVEDRaspberry died 2nd time in the same way my first did.
Replies: 20
Views: 2169

Re: Raspberry died 2nd time in the same way my first did.

Are you using the same SD Card for the OS??

Does your card have a bend in it??

Richard S.
by redhawk
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Do we still need a USB DAC with the B+ ?
Replies: 10
Views: 8033

Re: Do we still need a USB DAC with the B+ ?

USB functionality of the B+ is no different to the B so I don't see the point in your argument. The Pi analogue audio isn't perfect but adequate for most situations such as movies or clips with speech. If you're into high quality music playback then a USB audio DAC is a must whether you have a B or ...
by redhawk
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Omxplayer not starting
Replies: 15
Views: 4792

Re: Omxplayer not starting

I want to play a video with xming on my pc I should have spotted this earlier but anyway what you're attempting is not possible. The video buffer isn't accessible by X11 so you cannot redirect omxplayer's screen only X11 apps can be redirected remotely with Xming. That of course doesn't explain omx...

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