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by DavidMS
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: IDLE for Python on Debian
Replies: 7
Views: 17945

Re: IDLE for Python on Debian

Following the instructions from the earlier post, I get Idle running fine but I am not able to save anything - I just get error 13, Permission denied '/test.py' - it does not seem to matter where I try to save it ? My guess is that I am missing some nugget of fundamental knowledge on the whole Linux...
by DavidMS
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: shutdown procedure
Replies: 6
Views: 2751

Re: shutdown procedure

Thanks
by DavidMS
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: shutdown procedure
Replies: 6
Views: 2751

Re: shutdown procedure

Can someone explain the difference between - and which is best us use (if there is a difference) using $ sudo halt and $ sudo shutdown -h now to close my Rpi down before removing power, people seem to talk about both in various posts, while any mention this seems to be missing in the more formal inf...
by DavidMS
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Magpi programs
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: Magpi programs

Ok but I think you need to download an extra app to be able to view pdf's on the Rpi ?

but more importantly it is a big file 12m given the program text is probably less than 1k.
by DavidMS
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Magpi programs
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Magpi programs

Are the programs available as text files [ ie a format that is relatively easy to down load onto Rbpi] from the mag. Much as I love the thought of going back to the ZX81 days of typing progs in from magazines I do not seem to have quite so much spare time now..... Sorry if this question has already ...
by DavidMS
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Find a lost file [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 63892

Re: Lost file

Thanks for this - have found the lost cat picture thanks - daughter happy
by DavidMS
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Problem lighting LED on GPIO pins
Replies: 18
Views: 7753

Re: Problem lighting LED on GPIO pins

Yes, you are correct. I suspect the learning point here is that it is better not to try downloading things when you have had almost no sleep the night before - I 'might' have downloaded issue 1 (again) in error and not noticed......
by DavidMS
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Find a lost file [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 63892

Find a lost file [Solved]

Can some help me with an 'understandable' (for a very new Linux user) description of how to find a file I have put somewhere on my SD card. I suspect I should be using the "find" command but to be frank having read the help text I a basically more confused than when I started. Essentially I just wan...
by DavidMS
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Vintage Basic
Replies: 16
Views: 8039

Re: Vintage Basic

If the weather with you is anything like it is in Bucks at the moment I would stick inside with a hot coffee and a Rbpi
by DavidMS
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Problem lighting LED on GPIO pins
Replies: 18
Views: 7753

Re: Problem lighting LED on GPIO pins

Does anyone know what happened to the GPIO / Robot article in Magpi - it was cut down to a single introduction page in the final version ? - kicking myself for not downloading the draft
by DavidMS
Sun May 27, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sound in Scratch
Replies: 21
Views: 12842

Re: Sound in Scratch

I have the same problem - probably a stupid question but I do not seem to have permission to make this change, am I missing something. I am trying to make the change from using Leafpad, I have tried to change the permissions but seemingly I do not have permission to to this !
by DavidMS
Sun May 27, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound after startx
Replies: 24
Views: 7511

Re: No sound after startx

Thanks this worked for me
by DavidMS
Sat May 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Please use this Forum for Absolute beginners subjects
Replies: 37
Views: 84420

Re: Please use this Forum for Absolute beginners subjects

once you have logged in , at the prompt type "startx", that starts the graphic user interface [you should get a white screen with a big raspberry in the middle. Next left click the bottom left hand icon on the screen [about where you would find the MS 'start icon' on a PC], this should bring up a me...
by DavidMS
Fri May 25, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Please use this Forum for Absolute beginners subjects
Replies: 37
Views: 84420

The missing link

Ok, so my Pi arrived this morning, I was not prepared but found suitable monitor etc. and got a SD card from the supermarket. I Quickly found the instructions to create an image on the SD card, plugged everything in and everything worked.... But at this point all the beginner instructions stop, read...

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