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by W. H. Heydt
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH and Putty
Replies: 42
Views: 4615

Re: SSH and Putty

Having done a stint as 2nd tier DSL support for AT&T... 1. Does your DSL modem have multiple ports? (And, for that matter, what brand and model is it? I *may* have worked with whatever it is...) 2. Are you "double NATing"? That is, are the addresses handed out by your DSL modem (which is acting as t...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Not user friendly
Replies: 27
Views: 5332

Re: Not user friendly

Lob0426 wrote: And why is it, that once you invoke "sudo su" you still have to use sudo. :cry: That is just ludicrous.
Use "sudo su -" to get root's OWN environment instead of the login ID pi's environment.
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Design flaw? Polyfuses for USB current limiting
Replies: 245
Views: 106035

Re: Design flaw? Polyfuses for USB current limiting

For those of us who don't spend a lot of time doing things to the hardware, is there a visible way to tell whether a given board has the 0 ohm units? Or, alternatively, on what manufacturing date did the change take place? There's a picture in the other thread: https://picasaweb.google.com/10992823...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Copy music from windows desktop to RPi via network help.
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

Re: Copy music from windows desktop to RPi via network help.

Interesting to see the various choices...which really goes to show the full power of Linux. You can use CLI, GUI, or a network share.

FYI...you can install PuTTY (and pscp comes with it) on a Pi itself and use it for transfers to another Pi....or anything that has an ssh daemon running.
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Copy music from windows desktop to RPi via network help.
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

Re: Copy music from windows desktop to RPi via network help.

Install PuTTY and pscp on your Windows system. Use pscp to transfer the data. The syntax is (including a "verbose" flag to give more information): pscp -v <from file> <to file> The file syntax for the remote system is: <login id>@<ip-address>:<path>/<filename> pscp will come back with a password pro...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Design flaw? Polyfuses for USB current limiting
Replies: 245
Views: 106035

Re: Design flaw? Polyfuses for USB current limiting

For those of us who don't spend a lot of time doing things to the hardware, is there a visible way to tell whether a given board has the 0 ohm units? Or, alternatively, on what manufacturing date did the change take place?
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best place to buy from? (US)
Replies: 14
Views: 25847

Re: Best place to buy from? (US)

donde wrote:CASES

I bought my case from Adafruit in NY, USA.
http://adafruit.com/products/859
Clear and very unique.
I have one of those. It's very nice, but you're not going to be opening it up frequently.
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone is selling the raspberry pi as their own
Replies: 24
Views: 3589

Re: Someone is selling the raspberry pi as their own

Shrug. I guess they expect people to pay $265 for the fancy enclosure....
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 85503

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

I'll think about it. Thanks. Not sure it makes life that much easier for you: cp licences.txt /boot/licences.txt or cat licences.txt >> /boot/config.txt True, but separating the licence keys from config.txt just "feels" like the right thing to do... I can't think of any real pro's (from an end-user...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi case has been in stock in Element14.
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: Pi case has been in stock in Element14.

Okay...but *what* case? There are so many to choose from...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Crontab Midori command
Replies: 9
Views: 14670

Re: Crontab Midori command

I am wondering can u share your script code with us? Interested how u put in background TTY? This brings up a twitter feed and then refreshes it... [email protected] ~ $ cat autotwit #!/bin/bash # autotwit # # usage: autotwit <twitterID> # # Starts Midori browser and reloads it # once per minute. # # Plea...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which keyboards work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Which keyboards work?

Hmmm... When Adafruit makes their microSDHC adapter available, I'll have to get one of their PS/2 adapters as well....and see if it will work with my KVM switch. That would make life much simpler for me...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No sound - flash player?
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: No sound - flash player?

There is, however, a substitute for Adobe Flash called "gnash" which *will* run on the Pi.

The bigger problem is that gnash on a Pi can't handle too much or too fast use of flash. But you can try...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maplin pre-order bundle
Replies: 36
Views: 6223

Re: Maplin pre-order bundle

To be fair, both vendors have had crap load of start up issues when the Pi went viral which has completely derailed *both* RS and Farnell's estimated delivery dates. It stinks, but they're both just now getting cleared of the massive back logs they had. Also, Maplin is simply purchasing the Pi from...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Crontab Midori command
Replies: 9
Views: 14670

Re: Crontab Midori command

I haven't tried it from crontab yet, but a shell script that launches the browser, puts it in background, and then does an infinite loop of waiting one minute and the issuing a reload works.
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Crontab Midori command
Replies: 9
Views: 14670

Re: Crontab Midori command

Does starting a shell script with cron that contains the initial start of Midori and loop to refresh it work?

(I have an interest in getting something like this working myself and will be watching--and testing--the answers....)
by W. H. Heydt
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben won a TR35 award...
Replies: 17
Views: 2226

Re: Eben won a TR35 award...

liz wrote:I'm hoping he gets knighted, so I can be Lady Liz and swank around in a pink Rolls Royce with my driver, Parker. :)
Aim higher so we can filk (that's NOT a typo) Gilbert & Sullivan with a song about Sir Eben Upton, KCB.
by W. H. Heydt
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any normal Priced Pi's in the US
Replies: 22
Views: 6034

Re: Any normal Priced Pi's in the US

Do not order from the export or it will cost you a lot. I paid just under $43. $35 RasPi. $5 UPS and $2.54 sales tax. http://www.newark.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp http://www.newark.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/raspberry-pi-model-b-board-only/dp/83T1943?isRedirect=true Newark/Element14 Yea i will t...
by W. H. Heydt
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card slot
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: SD Card slot

The prototypes had enclosed, metal card holders. They turned out to be too expensive to include in the production run. (Or so I have seen stated.)
by W. H. Heydt
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Could this be built?
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Could this be built?

Has anyone considered the idea of building an SSD-to-SDHC interface device? The obvious way to do it would be to include a power supply module on the SSD side, with a connector that would provide power to the Pi (since the SD slot and micro-USB are--fortunately--right next to each other and facing t...
by W. H. Heydt
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I use a 9V battery?
Replies: 43
Views: 26362

Re: Can I use a 9V battery?

The essential constraints are that power presented to the Pi needs to be (DC) 5+/- 0.25v and at least 700mA. Functionally, that means that, if your battery/battery pack puts out more that 5v, you need a DC-DC voltage regulator to bring it down to 5v. Other than that, the Pi doesn't really care what ...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Scheduled Reboot? Tasks? .rc ?
Replies: 8
Views: 17102

Re: Scheduled Reboot? Tasks? .rc ?

What I don't understand is how you managed to run scheduled tasks (such as a daily reboot) on a Mac (Unix system) without learning about 'cron'. At a guess...it's hidden away under some GUI under a different name to make it "user friendly". The unfortunate side effect is that people wind up using t...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Font installation
Replies: 22
Views: 41417

Re: Font installation

What is, I think, somewhat buried here, is that when you preface a command with "sudo", you are running the command AS IF you were logged in as root. To actually change your user id to root, without knowing the password (or if it doesn't actually have one...but that's a different issue to deal with)...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Scheduled Reboot? Tasks? .rc ?
Replies: 8
Views: 17102

Re: Scheduled Reboot? Tasks? .rc ?

Cron is your friend. To schedule a task, enter: crontab -e That will put you in the login account's own cron file. Add a line to the end specifying when you want to it to happen and what you want to happen. That's how I use a Pi as an alarm clock. It plays a music track at a specified time and what ...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which keyboards work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Which keyboards work?

Biggest headache with keyboards is finding out the current draw on a specific model. Very, very few keyboards are marked with their current requirements, and the ones that are may only give you a nominal value--such as 100mA--rather than the actual requirements. I've seen similar issues with mice. T...

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