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by Montala
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rpi-update
Replies: 8
Views: 5854

Re: Rpi-update

Thanks 'dom' but could I just clarify one point please... if I run rpi-update, is there any point in 'running' apt-get update and apt-get upgrade afterwards, or will rpi-upgrade already have downloaded and installed all the latest updates etc for me?

Thanks! :)
by Montala
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB - the Elephant in our Room
Replies: 802
Views: 274187

Re: USB - the Elephant in our Room

In hopes it may be useful to someone, just wanted to reference an observation in another thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=13858 It appears that two different models of 10-port USB hub both fail to work on the R-Pi (although the specific error messages in dmesg are diff...
by Montala
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: ModMyPi Raspberry Pi Cases
Replies: 96
Views: 32432

Re: ModMyPi Raspberry Pi Cases

castalla wrote:No, it's available only from Amazon.es
Thanks... guess I will just have to make do with the 'standard' blue ones then! :)
by Montala
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: ModMyPi Raspberry Pi Cases
Replies: 96
Views: 32432

Re: ModMyPi Raspberry Pi Cases

castalla wrote:Found one! But it's Class 10 - is that appropriate?
If it is from a reputable UK seller, then please share your findings.

Thanks! :)
by Montala
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter
Replies: 32
Views: 52620

Re: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter

Dear Montala, I am very glad to hear that the driver for Asus N10 is embedded in wheesy and if possible, could you please share more information with us of how to set up this module? Newbie to Linux and any detail is appreciated. Sorry for the delay in replying, but I have been having a few days br...
by Montala
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Setting up HDMI output when video output is wrong.
Replies: 564
Views: 990008

Re: Setting up HDMI output

Just another small point, which I am sure you have thought of anyway, but on my Toshiba 19" LCT TV I have to remember to switch the 'Source' to HDMI, (using the button on the remote control) before it will display any output from my RasPi.
by Montala
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)
Replies: 122
Views: 31163

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

Well, my Pibow arrived this morning... one of the first batch, I believe! I haven't had time to 'build' it yet, but it all looks very professionally produced product, with a nice large printed and very clear assembly diagram.... and yes, that small irregular shaped pink plastic piece with a hexagona...
by Montala
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 55672

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

I see that the MagPi magazine offer on EBay has now been removed by the seller. Whether that was as a result of your direct intervention or not I don't know, but I see that he was based in Texas, and not in the U.K.... not that it probably makes any difference anyway! I am also one of those folk who...
by Montala
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspiHub.com
Replies: 11
Views: 10301

Re: RaspiHub.com

I have just had a quick glance at it, and found quite a few interesting topics I probably wouldn't have come across otherwise!

A good idea! :)
by Montala
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 644139

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

I don't wish to stray too far 'off topic' here, as I know my adapter does not feature this particular chipset, but as an update to my earlier post, the next time I 'booted up' with the Asus USB-N10 adapter and my Logitech K400 'dongle' connected to a powered hub (which also supplied my Raspberry Pi)...
by Montala
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB - the Elephant in our Room
Replies: 802
Views: 274187

Re: USB - the Elephant in our Room

So far as I can see the main problems occur when users connect powered hubs to their Raspberry Pi's, but there do appear to be (at least) two main types of hub, namely four port and seven port hubs. I have noticed though that some of the so called seven port hubs actually consist of two four port bo...
by Montala
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter
Replies: 32
Views: 52620

Re: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter

Right, I finally got this working this morning... without having to download any drivers or use any scripts! I was 'running' Raspbian "wheezy", updated and upgraded, which appeared to contain all the necessary drivers etc. Not being a fan of command line file editing, I configured the N10 for my net...
by Montala
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Cable Incompatibility?
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: USB Cable Incompatibility?

Just tested the voltage with the good cable (generic one I got with a car charger!) and the poor one (Nokia branded cable!) Booting XBMC from SD card Nokia cable : V fluctuates between 4.5 and 3.66V ! Good cable : V fluctuates between 4.6 and 4.5V So much for 5V, eh.....;-) cheers DrWig Personally ...
by Montala
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi articles in specialist magazines
Replies: 16
Views: 8773

Re: Raspberry Pi articles in specialist magazines

It is time I gave another 'plug' to "Linux User & Developer" who have now started to include a printed Raspberry Pi mini-magazine inside each monthly issue. I first mentioned Issue No. 114 in my opening post, but their next issue (No. 115) contained no less than 14 pages of 'Raspberry Pi goodness' i...
by Montala
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: powering with two phone chargers
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: powering with two phone cargers

As some hubs limit the output of each port to about 500 mA it is a good idea to use a 'Y cable to supply your RasPi... something like this for example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-feet-C ... B003WV5DMO
by Montala
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 260434

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

That all looks very clever Andrew, but what do we actually have to do to 'run' or to implement it?

A 'noob' question I know, but I am sure that everyone won't know the answer! ;)
by Montala
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 100214

Re: MATE for Raspbian

My image build scripts, spindle are designed to make it easy to generate multiple outputs with different customisation but the same base config. I'd be happy to take a look at spitting out a MATE image this weekend, which you could evaluate as a more maintainable way of producing these images. That...
by Montala
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: config.txt on rpi
Replies: 6
Views: 4960

Re: config.txt on rpi

Hi I cant find the config.txt on the rasp, also seems the boot folder is empty as stated here http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt Any suggestions? (without having me ejecting the card, inserting it into another machine= :roll: If you are using the latest Raspbian "wheezy" image... which hopefully you ...
by Montala
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB - the Elephant in our Room
Replies: 802
Views: 274187

Re: USB - the Elephant in our Room

Jim JKla wrote:We don't have to kill the elephant just get him out of the room ;)
:D :D
by Montala
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter
Replies: 32
Views: 52620

Re: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter

Thanks guys, got it to work using "putty" from windows. used this link http://alexcollins.org/blog/2012/raspberry-pi-and-the-asus-usb-n10-wifi-dongle . The page to which you linked was actually written in early June, and this procedure is not necessary if you are using the latest Raspbian "wheezy" ...
by Montala
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: any *efficient* psus?
Replies: 13
Views: 2645

Re: any *efficient* psus?

I tested a few 1A 5V USB power supplies as you see here. They range from 67 to 72% efficient while delivering 1 A. In other words, while delivering 5 W of useful electrical power they are wasting about 1.5 W, which is not too bad. https://picasaweb.google.com/109928236040342205185/Electronics?nored...
by Montala
Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 644139

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

I'm a little confused as well. What driver file are you looking at. I don't see one but there does appear to be a firmware file. Bit like the 8188cus. There is a driver and firmware built in but the 8188cus won't work with it. Just to confirm: I started off with a 'hard wired' ethernet connection, ...
by Montala
Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter
Replies: 32
Views: 52620

Re: ASUS USB-N10 WiFi Adapter

BTW the | symbol on the keyboard looks like ~ on linux, sorry I'm a total Linux noob. Just clarify this point, as you are in the UK and using a UK keyboard, you shouldn't actually have to set the locale at all. The symbol you require is probably down in the left hand corner of your keyboard, on the...
by Montala
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 260434

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Presumably it is relatively easy to add additional 'distros', such as 'Puppy' for example, to the menu... or is this one already included?

Thanks! :)
by Montala
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB - the Elephant in our Room
Replies: 802
Views: 274187

Re: USB - the Elephant in our Room

Although some people have managed to connect both a keyboard/mouse as well as a Wi-Fi USB adapter directly to their RasPi, it is generally accepted that a powered hub is necessary for this purpose, and it seems that is where the problems start... particularly if both devices have different USB 'spee...

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