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by Montala
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92239

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

I think we have to be careful not to jump to any quick conclusions, or make any incorrect assumptions here. My Raspberry Pi is currently 'as supplied', and when I plugged in a wi-fi adapter into a powered hub recently the Pi rebooted which, as you said, tends to mess up the script somewhat! I think ...
by Montala
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How do I power Car LCD Monitor?
Replies: 34
Views: 30768

Re: How do I power Car LCD Monitor?

More on the quality of the screen, the text is quite hard to read, for example when the Pi loads. At first I am using the Pi for a media center using raspmc. So when you look at from that perspective the resolution is not a big deal. Once I tinker with the setup a bit more, il let you know if there...
by Montala
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92239

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

It is much easier to solder over the poly fuses. Taken them off is very difficult unless you have access to two good solder irons as both ends are connected to a lot of copper. I tried both methods and I would not remove them. Thanks Gert, but as I mentioned earlier this is not something I would wi...
by Montala
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 99850

Re: MATE for Raspbian

'archive.raspbian.lan' is the internal Raspbian repository on my LAN. I must have accidentally left that enabled in the MATE image. I'll take a look at that and fix the image. Sorry for that mistake. I've updated the MATE image to have the correct package source URLs in "/etc/apt/sources.list". Ple...
by Montala
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92239

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

Thanks... I was just thinking that for safety's sake a 1 amp might be a good idea, but as you say, if they are now being left off anyway, it probably doesn't really matter!
by Montala
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92239

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

I am looking into having this work done 'professionally', but am not sure if it is best to replace them with (a) a solid link, (b) 500 ma polyfuses, (c) 750 ma polyfuses or even (d) 1 a polyfuses. My own requirements are just to be able to plug in a USB keyboard and a wi-fi adapter directly into the...
by Montala
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92239

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

pluggy wrote: Works a treat, genuine 0 ohm resistors ;)
They just look like bits of wire to me!! :lol:
by Montala
Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How often to run "sudo apt-get update"
Replies: 13
Views: 6076

Re: How often to run "sudo apt-get update"

Thanks... but just to clarify... I am all for the updates (& upgrades), and make sure I install them regularly.

It was just the number, and frequency, of them which rather surprised me!
by Montala
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 171961

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

alias_neo wrote: Actually, it'd make more sense to just have an official build of XBMC in the package repository so anyone with Raspbian can just install it (if they choose) with apt-get.
If it is indeed as easy as that, then that would be great... but surely if it was, someone would already have done it by now?
by Montala
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How often to run "sudo apt-get update"
Replies: 13
Views: 6076

Re: How often to run "sudo apt-get update"

I also come from a Windows 'background' and am quite frankly surprised at the number of 'updates' and 'upgrades' already available, even for the latest 'official' version of Raspbian "wheezy", dated 8th August. They probably aren't all strictly necessary, but I do not have the knowledge or expertise...
by Montala
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 171961

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

Judging by the comments made in this particular thread, and in other also, there is obviously a great deal of interest in an XBMC 'version' of Raspbian. I know that others, such as raspbmc are already available, but it is not everyone who has the knowledge, or expertise, to build their own image. Wh...
by Montala
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92239

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

If you want a more reliable non solder solution, you might try silver-paint, as used to repair PCB traces, which is also used to repair damaged car window heaters. That sounds like a better idea to me! :) I know they are quite expensive, but something like this (http://www.maplin.co.uk/conductive-p...
by Montala
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88195

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

If you are using the raspbian "wheezy" image from download page, then omxplayer is preinstalled. Run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and you will get the latest version that supports all VC1 files (WVC1 or WMV3) For xbmc, the WMV3 files have been fixed in source, but you'll have to wait for a bui...
by Montala
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92239

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

Why make this so complex? Any zero-ohm resistor that fits on the 1812 shape of F1 & F2 could replace the PI's F1 & F2 polyfuses, or you could simply a piece of wire on place, or even across the existing polyfuse. If you don't want to solder you can temporarily use a crocodile clip to short the fuse...
by Montala
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 209
Views: 47395

Re: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

There have been a number of unhappy RS customers on here complaining about yet a further delay to their orders, while those who have ordered from 'the other distributor' seem to be receiving theirs far sooner. Could one of the reasons behind this be that more bulk orders for very large number (possi...
by Montala
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)
Replies: 122
Views: 30892

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

cashaw wrote: But what is that diamond piece of perspex supposed to do ? I thought it maybe was a spacer but could not see what it should fit, there was no mention of it in the instructions..
It is a 'spanner' for tightening up the nuts!

Just don't overdo it though! ;)
by Montala
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88195

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

In that case then, hopefully the other two replies you have already received will be more helpfull than mine... good luck! :)
by Montala
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88195

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

Hey guys want to ask a question, I think I made a thread but it doesn't seems to show up or did I miss click something. I wanted to ask how to get Serial number if I am using Windows 7? I don't have knowledge about Linux or MacOSX so I don't own them, I saw ppl are using Terminal ect ect but would ...
by Montala
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Testing MPEG2 licence key
Replies: 4
Views: 5735

Re: Testing MPEG2 licence key

I am not actually on my Raspberry Pi at the moment, but can these files be tested directly from the links, or do they have to be downloaded onto an SD card (or USB pen-drive) first?

Thanks! :)
by Montala
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering a Pi from USB socket on TV?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: Powering a Pi from USB socket on TV?

Thanks for your reply ' dom '. Needless to say the 'Owner's Manual' doesn't provide that sort of information, but as it doesn't sound as it it will do any harm to my Pi, I might just plug it in, and see what happens... or I suppose I could have a chat with their 'Customer Helpline ' tomorrow, and as...
by Montala
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering a Pi from USB socket on TV?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Powering a Pi from USB socket on TV?

Hi, I have noticed that my 19" Toshiba TV has a USB input socket, which they say can be used with a USB memory stick etc. Should this socket be OK for powering a Raspberry Pi ? My plan is to use mine with Raspbmc, and to leave it permanently in place... possible attached the the VESA mounting points...
by Montala
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88195

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

gigapixel wrote:Just wanted to chime in and say thanks to Dom and the Foundation for getting this to work. Now just need a good XBMC PVR build.
It look as if Raspbmc will have one shortly, which might be worth waiting for.
by Montala
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good "CHERRY" keyboard / mouse set
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

Re: Good "CHERRY" keyboard / mouse set

Before you spend any more money, are you sure that your 'sticky key' problem was not just down to a poor power supply giving you low volts on your board, as a lot of users (including myself) haven't experienced any problems at all with the Logitech K400... provide that the voltage is high enough!
by Montala
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88195

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

Thanks Liz... It looks as if there has to be some manual intervention going on here, so whoever it is working late on a Bank Holiday Sunday is to be applauded. That is definitely what I call 'dedication to duty' and is, I am sure, appreciated by your customers, who are now all furiously entering in ...
by Montala
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88195

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

I am sure I am not the only one, but I have just received another email from the 'Raspberry Pi Store' saying that "One or more of the keys we sent you earlier today was erroneous." It contained two new keys, or at least the MPG2 one (which was previously a negative hex number) was new, whilst the ot...

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