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by rpdom
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does Pi work with 8GB SD card?
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

Re: Does Pi work with 8GB SD card?

The Pi will work with most 8GB SD cards.
by rpdom
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: installing dnsmasq - missing LSB tags and overrides
Replies: 3
Views: 2765

Re: installing dnsmasq - missing LSB tags and overrides

The messages are only warnings that something is not as it should be. Things should still work though.

I still get occasional warnings like this on my Debian laptop. It doesn't cause any problems.
by rpdom
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI or composite using Noobs not working
Replies: 10
Views: 1945

Re: HDMI or composite using Noobs not working

baggey wrote:Im a NOOB as well.

I thought the maximum size card recognized by the "RASPI" is 32GB? Id try a smaller card.

Kind regards Baggey
It depends on the card. Some cards of up to 128GB have been reported as working ok with the Pi
http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards
by rpdom
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Screen Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Screen Resolution

The other thing to look at when using a TV instead of a monitor is the overscan setting. TVs sometimes expect a border around the picture which they don't bother displaying (this is going back to the days of CRT TVs that needed that border for timing). Changing the "disable_overscan" option in confi...
by rpdom
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI or composite using Noobs not working
Replies: 10
Views: 1945

Re: HDMI or composite using Noobs not working

Did you try ejecting the SD card after running SDFormatter, then putting it back in again before copying the files and folders to it?
by rpdom
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Freezing on Boot
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Raspbian Freezing on Boot

The "&" on the end means "run in background and continue with the rest of the script". That is (one of) the correct ways to do it.
by rpdom
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: apt-get doesn't work
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: apt-get doesn't work

Hmm, that's still showing the old version. Perhaps the mirrors haven't all been updated yet? Wait a while (a day perhaps) and then try the apt-get update again. You should see some "GET" messages instead of "HIT". (GET means "new version found - downloading". HIT means "found same version - no downl...
by rpdom
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rainbow Splash Screen Upon Reboot
Replies: 18
Views: 4887

Re: Rainbow Splash Screen Upon Reboot

The Sony ones are the UK built ones.

It is possible there was a change of memory chip at some point. This can mean the GPU code has to be updated with new timing details.
by rpdom
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: apt-get doesn't work
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: apt-get doesn't work

Strange. That should have worked.

I'm showing the current version of libtiff as 3.9.6-11, but yours is showing 3.9.6-6?

What does the output of "apt-cache policy libtiff4" show?
by rpdom
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: apt-get doesn't work
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: apt-get doesn't work

Your package index is out of date. It is trying to download old versions of the files which don't exist on the servers anymore. Run "apt-get update" first to update the indexes, then try the install again. You should probably also run an "apt-get update" to upgrade any other software that has new ve...
by rpdom
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help VGA to HDMI converters
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Help VGA to HDMI converters

Gailhill66 wrote:After a long day setting everything up and a trip to Maplins to get a VGA to HDMI converter
Shouldn't that be a HDMI to VGA converter? It needs to convert the HDMI output of the Pi to the VGA input of your monitor.
by rpdom
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hash-sum mismatch on apt-get
Replies: 21
Views: 32869

Re: Hash-sum mismatch on apt-get

One of the most common reasons (other than a bad mirror) for this sort of error is lack of space on your filesystem. First check how much free space you have with "df -h /". If the available space seems fine, you can manually verify what is being downloaded with a few commands: pi@raspi:~$ cd /tmp p...
by rpdom
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Good Video in a VGA monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Good Video in a VGA monitor

Assuming you are using an HDMI to VGA converter, try "tvservice -m DMT" to see what modes are available. On one of my systems I get pi@raspi:~$ tvservice -m DMT Group DMT has 9 modes: mode 4: 640x480 @ 60Hz 4:3, clock:25MHz progressive mode 6: 640x480 @ 75Hz 4:3, clock:31MHz progressive mode 9: 800x...
by rpdom
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPIO button input
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: GPIO button input

Looking to add an external button to the RPi for programming. Can I just hook up pin 1 (3V3) to the button, and the button to the GPIO pin? Or do I need a resistor in between? Better to hook up the button from the GPIO to ground and turn on the pullup for that GPIO. I would also put something like ...
by rpdom
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ethernet
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Ethernet

It isn't just a case of software drivers. The actual chip (IC3) is not on the board (as well as several other components that it requires). An external USB network interface is just as good and the only practical option - unless you are extremely good at soldering and de-soldering very tiny parts an...
by rpdom
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Unable to install newer version of curl/libcurl3
Replies: 7
Views: 3850

Re: Unable to install newer version of curl/libcurl3

The later .deb file in the Raspbian repository is for Rasbian Jessie - the release that will eventually replace Raspbian Wheezy.

You could take a (small) chance and start using Jessie now. Initially you will have a huge number of software upgrades, but you will get the later libcurl3 as well.
by rpdom
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Received male to male jumper cables
Replies: 10
Views: 5050

Re: Received male to male jumper cables

The picture of that kit looks as if it contains everything you need to connect to the GPIOs. Use one end of the flat gray cable to connect to the GPIO connector. The other end goes into the socket on the little circuit board. The pins from that then go into the white "breadboard". The M-M jumper cab...
by rpdom
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ethernet
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Ethernet

It sounds like you got the (cheaper) model A, instead of a model B. You can't just add an RJ45 socket to the board as there is no driver chip for it on the "A". You can use a cheapish USB-Ethernet adapter though (see the Verified Peripherals page on the Wiki - some of the really cheap ones are rubbi...
by rpdom
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: udev wrong group
Replies: 13
Views: 3606

Re: udev wrong group

The owner and group of a symbolic link will often be root. It doesn't matter. It has read/write/execute permissions for everyone. It's only purpose is to be a link/shortcut to the real file and it is the permissions on the that file that matter.
by rpdom
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Partitioning the sd card
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: Partitioning the sd card

And what does this quote means: Tip of the day: If you pull GPIO1 down, by connecting GPIO header pins 5 and 6 with a jumper, Raspbian will boot in safe mode. This means that if you connect pins 5 and 6 of P1 together, then power up your Pi, it will boot into a special "safe mode" or recovery syste...
by rpdom
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi is starting always with Scratch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: RPi is starting always with Scratch?

max_min wrote:Yes, but how can I do this when the RPi is starting very quickly? Pls tell me when do I have to press this combination?
You don't press these keys during start up. You wait until the Pi has started and is running scratch, then press the keys to switch to a text-only login screen.
by rpdom
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What is /dev/ttyUSBX ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6221

Re: What is /dev/ttyUSBX ?

The device numbering doesn't relate to which USB port it is plugged in to. It is the order that the devices are detected. ttyUSB means "USB serial port adapter" and the "0" (or "1" or whatever) is the device number. ttyUSB0 is the first one found, ttyUSB1 is the second etc. (Note that if you have tw...
by rpdom
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Model A image vs Model B
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Model A image vs Model B

The images are the same for both boards. No changes should be required. When you say "the board does not boot", can you give more details? Have you looked at the troubleshooting sticky post and the wiki page? Do you get any screen output at all? Does the green ACT/OK LED flash or flicker at all in t...
by rpdom
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Partitioning the sd card
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: Partitioning the sd card

The Pi can only boot from the first partition.

With a bit of jiggling, you could make that partition bigger, but you will need a Linux system to do it with. A Live CD on a PC would give a temporary Linux environment where you could use gparted or something to change the sizes and move the data.
by rpdom
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installation failes
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Installation failes

This sounds like a know issue that a few people have been having. Please read this post www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=64330 and follow the advice about adding the "boot_delay=1" to config.txt on the card (you may have to create a config.txt file), that should get NOOBS running. Then aft...

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