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by seanspotatobusiness
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: In programming Pi 3, is it pin 21 or pin 40?
Replies: 7
Views: 671

In programming Pi 3, is it pin 21 or pin 40?

I am trying to address the bottom right pin (pin 40) and I have a disagreement with my friend. I think that in the program you have to call it '21' but he thinks '40'. Which is correct? (We're trying both and not getting the expected result so it would help troubleshooting if we didn't have to try b...
by seanspotatobusiness
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Feature request: make it easier to customise desktop and start menu shortcuts
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Feature request: make it easier to customise desktop and start menu shortcuts

What is the point in learning something new every day if it's not applicable in another situation? I doubt you do enjoy learning for its own sake; I guess you want to learn something that you can use later down the line. Learning to drag icons onto the Pi desktop is not something I will use again an...
by seanspotatobusiness
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Remapping scancodes of Bluetooth remote to keyboard keys
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Remapping scancodes of Bluetooth remote to keyboard keys

I have a Bluetooth remote control which I'd like to use to control a teleprompter program on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian. Under Windows 10 and antiX (a version of Debian) on another computer, each of the six buttons on the remote control give scancodes. On the Raspberry Pi only three of the bu...
by seanspotatobusiness
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Feature request: make it easier to customise desktop and start menu shortcuts
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Feature request: make it easier to customise desktop and start menu shortcuts

The Raspberry Pi is a learning apparatus at its core, so in effect, isn't it doing its job by making you need to Google simple tasks? Well the effect is, I just wont make shortcuts because it's not worth the time it takes compared to using the program menu, so no, it's not doing it's job. No-one is...
by seanspotatobusiness
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Feature request: make it easier to customise desktop and start menu shortcuts
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Feature request: make it easier to customise desktop and start menu shortcuts

I just tried to drag a shortcut from the program menu to the desktop and it didn't work; I was disappointed. I tried to right click and selected "Add to desktop" and a text file was created on the desktiop instead of a shortcut (to the terminal). Why does everything have to be so difficult? Why does...
by seanspotatobusiness
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to install npm - seems to work but actually doesn't
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Trying to install npm - seems to work but actually doesn't

I tried to install npm-1.4.21+sd-2 and npm2deb-0.26-1using 'Add/Remove Software' GUI. Clicking on OK or Apply seem to do the same thing so I don't know why both buttons are there. They say something about cache and then very briefly (too briefly to read) about downloading and installing and they fin...
by seanspotatobusiness
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is it possible to install Imaginary Teleprompter binary on Raspbian?
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Is it possible to install Imaginary Teleprompter binary on Raspbian?

I would like to install a program from the following link: https://github.com/ImaginarySense/Teleprompter-Electron/releases - it's available compiled in a few different forms but neither the .deb or .AppImage forms work. The .deb form failed to install with a vague error message saying that further ...
by seanspotatobusiness
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot install gcc-multilib
Replies: 6
Views: 6475

Re: Cannot install gcc-multilib

I tried to follow the instructions here: https://www.electron.build/multi-platform-build To build app in 32 bit from a machine with 64 bit: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends -y gcc-multilib g++-multilib [email protected]:~/Teleprompter 32-bit/Teleprompter-Electron $ sudo apt-get install --no...
by seanspotatobusiness
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi2 Slow wireless mouse
Replies: 13
Views: 7751

Re: RPi2 Slow wireless mouse

Two years later and this is still an issue on the Pi3. Only on Linux could something as basic as a functioning mouse require editing a configuration file after the first boot. I wonder what obstacle is next.
by seanspotatobusiness
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Invalid instructions provided in NOOBS readme file: no options menu in SD Association's Formatting Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 2313

Re: Invalid instructions provided in NOOBS readme file: no options menu in SD Association's Formatting Tool

I hate Windows too; I just hate Linux more. Either are better than no OS at all, so I'm stuck with them; in inexorable part of my miserable existence on this stupid planet. Sounds like you should write your own OS. If you can do better, great! If not then you have no right to complain. Maybe not in...
by seanspotatobusiness
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Invalid instructions provided in NOOBS readme file: no options menu in SD Association's Formatting Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 2313

Re: Invalid instructions provided in NOOBS readme file: no options menu in SD Association's Formatting Tool

Still, it's a very good introduction to the world of Linux because every single thing a person tries to do from this point on in Linux will be riddled with the same outdated links and instructions that don't work. If you think that is unique to Linux you are very much mistaken. I tried to find some...
by seanspotatobusiness
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Invalid instructions provided in NOOBS readme file: no options menu in SD Association's Formatting Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 2313

Re: Invalid instructions provided in NOOBS readme file: no options menu in SD Association's Formatting Tool

LOL the manual is for SDFormatter 4.0 and valid. and yes , SDFormatter 5.0 not have that option anymore, it seems to be default now to format whole card. The manual isn't valid because it gives a link to the download. If you follow the link and download the tool, the instructions don't work as pres...
by seanspotatobusiness
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Invalid instructions provided in NOOBS readme file: no options menu in SD Association's Formatting Tool
Replies: 17
Views: 2313

Invalid instructions provided in NOOBS readme file: no options menu in SD Association's Formatting Tool

The READ ME file in the NOOBS download says: a. Windows (32GB cards and under) i. Download the SD Association's Formatting Tool from https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/eula_windows/ ii. Install and run the Formatting Tool on your machine iii. Set "FORMAT SIZE ADJUSTMENT" option to "ON" in ...
by seanspotatobusiness
Wed May 23, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Brigshaw School Pi Case: Project thread.
Replies: 23
Views: 6053

Re: Brigshaw School Pi Case: Project thread.

See this page for digital 3D models of the layout of the board available for Google Sketchup and some other CAD format: http://marcoalici.wordpress.com/2012/01 ... spberrypi/
by seanspotatobusiness
Tue May 22, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.
Replies: 233
Views: 395478

Re: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.

I want to use the RPi as a thin client in my kitchen so I can access recipes and entertainment.

Does anyone know whether this is trivial? http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1222 Is XenDesktop free for personal use? The Citrix website doesn't even sell directly to users. Are there alternatives?

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