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by metalj
Tue May 26, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a desktop?
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Pi as a desktop?

I was told windows xp is over and not to use it at all connected to the internet.
by metalj
Tue May 26, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a desktop?
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Pi as a desktop?

Using it as a desktop computer is only good if you are a hobbiest who understands it's limitations and is so amazed it exists that they don't care. Technically a $50 tablet would blow a raspberry pi away as far as apps and such but the pi is great for hacking around on all day on a budget. I replace...
by metalj
Mon May 25, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No Wifi Config icon on desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 17135

Re: No Wifi Config icon on desktop

On the bottom of the menu it says run. Click run type in wpa_gui and it should come up.
by metalj
Mon May 25, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: A Good Book
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: A Good Book

Best books imo are adventures in raspberry pi, adventures in Minecraft pi, and super scratch adventure v1.4. Also I recommend the free codecademy python course. There is a new book coming out in september called learn python with Minecraft. And the forum is a great source of knowledge.
by metalj
Sun May 24, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: How to get someone interested in programming using Scratch?
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: How to get someone interested in programming using Scrat

I took my own advice and used a PDF splitter app and now I'm ready to get back to work.
by metalj
Sun May 24, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: How to get someone interested in programming using Scratch?
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: How to get someone interested in programming using Scrat

Super scratch adventure v1.4 is great! But it's only available as a PDF from no starch press website and it's massive so if you want to use it I suggest busting that PDF into separate PDFs by chapter. Otherwise it might turn into a pain if you try and use it on a mobile or similar underpowered devic...
by metalj
Sat May 23, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Epiphany crashes
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Epiphany crashes

Mabey you could try clearing your personal data.
by metalj
Sat May 23, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Epiphany crashes
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Epiphany crashes

I noticed the same problem. Sometimes you just get booted off. I suspect it has to do with the WiFi cutting out but I could be wrong. Anyway you can just launch it again and it works. Does this happen often to you? I use the browser for about 3 hours at a time and I get booted off every other day an...
by metalj
Wed May 20, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Connecting wifi of raspberry pi using another computer
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: Connecting wifi of raspberry pi using another computer

Are you talking about using another computer as a WiFi hotspot? If the pi has no WiFi how is the other computer supposed to talk to it to turn the WiFi on unless you link the two computers together with a ethernet cable which your PC or YouTube could probably guide you through that process. If you w...
by metalj
Wed May 20, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Poll of the Week III
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: Poll of the Week III

HDMI to VGA here. I don't personally own a hdtv. I looked high and low for something small with speakers and a HDMI input. Lucky for me I bought a vista PC a couple years back and kept the monitor and the ps2 keyboard and mouse.
by metalj
Tue May 19, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Pi and HDMI monitors
Replies: 13
Views: 3808

Re: Pi and HDMI monitors

I read online the other day there is a VGA hat. But my piview worked pretty good with minimal setup https://www.raspberrypi.org/gert-vga-adapter/
by metalj
Tue May 19, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: buy raspberry pi 2 or a 2nd hand computer
Replies: 13
Views: 2148

Re: buy raspberry pi 2 or a 2nd hand computer

I bought a pi to replace my PC because reinvesting in a PC did not appeal to me at all. And I'm very satisfied but I wish vlc and YouTube worked better or at all. I totally lost interest in video games and got hooked on pi. Plus the pi is repellent to my friends which is very funny to me.
by metalj
Tue May 19, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to enable wifidongle
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: how to enable wifidongle

After startx goto the start menu on the left. On the bottom is the word run. Run wpa_gui and scan your network select your WiFi type in password and connect.
by metalj
Mon May 18, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: sound not working
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: sound not working

I would suggest using a powered speaker. I am using the sonic pi speaker from the pi hut and it works with sonic pi after I selected force through headphones. Check raspi-config and select headphone out in audio settings. There is a volume control in the top right hand side of the desktop. Make sure...
by metalj
Mon May 18, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new to pi need help with my idea
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: new to pi need help with my idea

I apologize if this is not helpful but I too am learning python and was learning out of a great book but my motivation was not good. Then I started codecademy and I've already learned twice as much and I really enjoy it like playing a game of puzzles. It works with the raspberry pi 2 but sometimes I...
by metalj
Sun May 17, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Emulator Console
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Raspberry Pi Emulator Console

Check eBay but you probably will have to set it up for your TV and controller and find your own Roms. Or go to best buy and see if any of the geeks (not using the term dirrogatively) are selling them. Check Craigslist. Ask someone currently serving in the military. Electronics repair shop/service. T...
by metalj
Fri May 15, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: codecademy for raspberry pi 2
Replies: 0
Views: 394

codecademy for raspberry pi 2

I'm using codecademy in a browser for raspberry pi 2 in rasbian using epiphany and I'm learning python for free and it's really cool.
by metalj
Thu May 14, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cnet is Creating False Information about the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 29
Views: 3098

Re: Cnet is Creating False Information about the Raspberry P

I won't give CNET any criticism for their reporting because if it weren't for them I wouldn't have known to get a raspberry pi and I would still be playing guitar oblivious to Linux.
by metalj
Tue May 12, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Explanation for dhcpcd wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 23361

Re: Explanation for dhcpcd wanted

Thank you!! That info was helpful and worked and I can change and view networks again.
by metalj
Tue May 12, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: dhcpcd help
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: dhcpcd help

I was helped in another thread that said to run wpa_gui and that works so I'm just going to ignore it and hope they come up with some documentation or something later.
by metalj
Tue May 12, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: dhcpcd help
Replies: 3
Views: 413

dhcpcd help

I upgraded my rasbian. I'm using noobs. I want the old WiFi setup program back. Can someone help? I love/need all the new rasbian stuff but I want to use the previous WiFi setup because dhcpcd is unresponsive. WiFi works but can't be altered and I can't see the list of networks by left clicking, it ...
by metalj
Tue May 12, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Explanation for dhcpcd wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 23361

Re: Explanation for dhcpcd wanted

I just upgraded rasbian and tried new sonic pi Minecraft with python 3 moved the volume up and down now I don't understand the dhcpcd at all I can't see what network I am on. I don't know how to turn WiFi off or on or whether I should do the 3rd update mentioned above. I was really used to the previ...
by metalj
Tue May 12, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 9$ SBC from Next Thing
Replies: 105
Views: 20638

Re: 9$ SBC from Next Thing

What is the 4gb onboard memory good for? I bought a pi because I wanted to use SD cards. Also are they getting vlc because they're advertising it and as far as I know it's a whole process for the RPI. Minecraft and sonic pi are killer apps but on the other hand plug n play ps3 controllers would be c...
by metalj
Mon May 04, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS 1_4_0 on RPi 2ModB -- No Joy. Success, anyone?
Replies: 38
Views: 9373

Re: NOOBS 1_4_0 on RPi 2ModB -- No Joy. Success, anyone?

Yes. I'm sorry your pi won't operate properly.

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