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by Montala
Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88218

Re: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!

Negative hex numbers should be fine. You can if you prefer replace it with the positive version. decode_MPG2=0xEDCBA988 and it should work the same. Hi Dom , Sorry for being a bit 'thick', but I don't quite understand what you are saying here I also have a negative number, and would like to replace...
by Montala
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88218

Re: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!

My keys have just been delivered... and on a U.K. Bank Holiday Sunday as well!

Thanks again to all involved! :)
by Montala
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Abiword installation issues (resolved)
Replies: 5
Views: 3450

Re: Abiword installation issues (resolved)

When I try to install with sudo apt-get install abiword I get: Err http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy/main libtelepathy-glib0 armhf 0.18.1-2 404 Not Found Failed to fetch http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/t/telepathy-glib/libtelepathy-glib0_0.18.1-2_armhf.deb 40...
by Montala
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Time for a new version of Raspbian?
Replies: 11
Views: 2783

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

No big announcement. It's just a refresh. It will be virtually identical to an old image that has ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Just means a newly imaged sdcard will have some useful bug fixes (especially the FAT corruption). Thanks Dom! I would have thought that the later would b...
by Montala
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Time for a new version of Raspbian?
Replies: 11
Views: 2783

Re: Time for a new version of Raspbian?

Wasn't a new one only released a few days ago? I have just checked the download page and their would appear to be an updated version of Raspbian "wheezy" dated 16th August 2012. Now, I try and keep a fairly close eye on the Forums, and what is currently 'going on', but I have completely missed any a...
by Montala
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)
Replies: 122
Views: 30902

Re: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)

(Oh, and I still don't know what the "bonus" is supposed to be!) I can see that it is time for me to put you (and possibly other owners also) out of their misery! ;) Personally I think that the designers possibly set peoples expectations a bit too high when they mentioned a 'bonus', as you had inde...
by Montala
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)
Replies: 122
Views: 30902

Re: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)

JonB wrote:What is this bonus thing? Mine came with a plastic spanner thing and a spare screw / nut; that's all.

I'm very curious!
Have a close look at the clear perspex 'bottom' piece!
by Montala
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 99903

Re: MATE for Raspbian

OK, I've reconfigured one of the Raspbian build servers to build the MATE v1.4 packages. The builds are just now beginning. Building the earlier version of MATE went very smoothly and I'm crossing my fingers that this newer version MATE will build without major problems as well. If things do go wel...
by Montala
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter
Replies: 32
Views: 52356

Re: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter

Still doesn't work... Some body go ahead and make a detail and easy to use tutorial for this ASUS N10... please... I did say I would try and get round to writing one, but haven't had a chance to do so yet... sorry! What I want do is to start with a new clean "wheezy" image, and then work through ea...
by Montala
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Fixing 1.8V power rail design error
Replies: 64
Views: 18158

Re: Fixing 1.8V power rail design error

Frantically starts searching for purpose made LAN chip cooling heatsinks! :D
by Montala
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Using only Python 3
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: Using only Python 3

Reading the above reply, prompts me to ask exactly what is the significance of the two 'IDLE' shortcuts on the "wheezy" desktop please?

To those you are 'into' Python... which I currently am not, the answer is probably obvious... sorry!)
by Montala
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter
Replies: 32
Views: 52356

Re: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter

My recommendation would be to use a powered hub (with a good power supply) and connect all devices to that. That is what worked for me, although I was using a single 'dongle' for my wireless Logitech K400 keyboard/touchpad. All I had plugged into the USB ports on the Pi itself was the connection to ...
by Montala
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 641435

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

To avoid confusion I have replied in the Asus-N10 thread!
by Montala
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 4.6v. problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: 4.6v. problem

It is surprising just how much the voltage can drop, once you connect a couple of peripherals, such as wi-fi adapters for example, even if the RasPi is being supplied directly from the hub. As has already been mentioned, this could be down to one (or more) factors, namely a sub standard power supply...
by Montala
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 641435

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

I don't know a thing about programing so idon't know were i should change in your script. the fireware that is recuired for my usb dongle i have it it's included in the latest rasbian If you are using a wi-fi adapter (such as the Asus-USBN10) for which the drivers are already included in Raspbian "...
by Montala
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: rj45 Wi-fi not usb
Replies: 17
Views: 4493

Re: rj45 Wi-fi not usb

I know that this is quite an old thread, but this a subject which does seem to crop up on a fairly regular basis, especially as more than a few users seem to be having problems setting up USB wi-fi adapters, when plugged into their Raspberry Pi, or rather into a powered hub. One solution which has a...
by Montala
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Adafruit Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro
Replies: 9
Views: 3706

Re: Adafruit Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro

adafruit wrote:thank you so much, we will be updating and this will be reflected in the next release!

limor
That is good to hear... but can I dare ask when can we expect the next release (including this amendment) to appear?

Thanks. :)
by Montala
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I know when it has properly shutdown?
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

Re: How do I know when it has properly shutdown?

Personally I just type in 'sudo halt' which seems to do the trick... it tells you what it is doing, my screen goes blank, and I am just left with the red power light on my RasPi.
by Montala
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)
Replies: 122
Views: 30902

Re: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)

Mine just arrived and it is *lovely*. There's a bonus thing in there too, for early adopters. Unfortunately, I don't actually have a Raspberry Pi at the moment - I keep meeting people who deserve one and giving mine away. Must be more disciplined about this. Not perhaps, a 'thing', Liz, but more a ...
by Montala
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Linux Magazines - Any Recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 6528

Re: Linux Magazines - Any Recommendations?

If you are just interested in articles relating to the Raspberry, then it is worth keeping an eye on http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =22&t=7549.
by Montala
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: most reliable USB hub
Replies: 7
Views: 3582

Re: most reliable USB hub

I left it too late to edit the above post, but I meant to add that my voltage across TP1 and TP2 with everything connected and 'working' was 4.98V which I was quite happy with!
by Montala
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: most reliable USB hub
Replies: 7
Views: 3582

Re: most reliable USB hub

It is also important (IMHO) to check the voltage under 'load' at TP1 and TP2 on the RasPi board, as I found that even using a PSU with a quoted 2A output, the voltage dropped by 0.5V with the hub (which was also feeding the RasPi via a 'Y' cable), a Logitech K400 dongle and an Asus USB-N10 Wi-Fi ad...
by Montala
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Full Contained Self Powered Pi
Replies: 18
Views: 5870

Re: Full Contained Self Powered Pi

Just tried to access that, and was informed that "The requested topic does not exist."

Something is obviously not quite right somewhere!
by Montala
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: most reliable USB hub
Replies: 7
Views: 3582

Re: most reliable USB hub

Based on what I have read in other threads, I reckon that a four port hub has more chance of working as expected that a seven (or more) port hub. It is also important (IMHO) to check the voltage under 'load' at TP1 and TP2 on the RasPi board, as I found that even using a PSU with a quoted 2A output,...
by Montala
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rpi-update
Replies: 8
Views: 5792

Re: Rpi-update

Thank you for such a prompt and helpful reply.

I had in fact being doing exactly that, but I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't duplicating anything.

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