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by pws
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 3 B+ Shutdown and Reboot Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2739

Re: 3 B+ Shutdown and Reboot Issues

I have several Raspberry Pi's running various methods of booting/system drive configurations. Whenever I do updates (and any other time I need to shut them down), the first command I issue is: sudo sync then the update/upgrade commands, then ANOTHER "sudo sync", then shutdown 0. I have NEVER had a c...
by pws
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cannot FTP or SFTP to my RASPBERRY PI
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: Cannot FTP or SFTP to my RASPBERRY PI

I use Filezilla and SFTP to all my Rpi's without issue.
by pws
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Simple tkinter and Python3 help
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Simple tkinter and Python3 help

Not clear what you are waiting for....
by pws
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Not Booting
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Pi Not Booting

What else is plugged in to USB?
by pws
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Power Source
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: Raspberry Pi Power Source

I'm currently powering the raspberry Pi from a 27V DC SMPS via a step down transformer having the following specification: Input - 8V-50V Output - 5V 3A(Max) However recently the pi burnt out and i lost the board, this happend after it was running fine since the last few weeks. Is there any additio...
by pws
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: No Recommended Software menu after upgrading
Replies: 11
Views: 2801

Re: No Recommended Software menu after upgrading

toto1105 wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:32 pm
Have you run this?
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sudo apt install rp-prefapps

I have tried to do this but it came up with this:

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E: Unable to locate package rp-prefapps
Did you do this FIRST?

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y dist-upgrade
by pws
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Adafruit_I2C
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Re: Adafruit_I2C

RogerT wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:21 pm
Hi,
Where is Adafruit_I2C module now ?
The Github link in the previous message is broken.

Thanks
The README.md file on the Adafruit github explains it all.
by pws
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Publish data so other processes may use them
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Publish data so other processes may use them

Thanks. I was just reading another thread in the subforum. It's about the same question: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=221049 I am reading up MQTT. Seems to be exactly what I was hoping for: publisher, subscriber, broker. Learned something new! That is a great solution! I ...
by pws
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Scroll Phat HD Clock Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: Scroll Phat HD Clock Project

Asking for simple help should be easy. This is not it. While some people generously upload their project and turorials on github, here, nada. Not a simple code. Haha. You are not asking for "simple help" you are asking for someone to do our work. So, if you guys see homeless people on the streets, ...
by pws
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Scroll Phat HD Clock Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: Scroll Phat HD Clock Project

Start writing!! I'm sure you can get plenty of help with what YOU produce....
by pws
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: problems with pHAT BEAT - direct current at speaker terminals
Replies: 24
Views: 2511

Re: problems with pHAT BEAT - direct current at speaker terminals

What is the POWER situation? It sounds like you may not have a sufficient supply.
by pws
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendation for USB to SATA Adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 5758

Re: Recommendation for USB to SATA Adapter

Last weekend, I hooked a "Geekworm X820" with an "AMD Radeon 128G SSD" up to a new 3B+ and it simply works great!
by pws
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)
Replies: 46
Views: 61392

Re: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)

Page 3 and the bit on formatting on page 5 should be deleted. Formatting the SD card and USB device is a wasted step and has caused some confusion.
by pws
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ssh: connection refused
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: ssh: connection refused

Did you turn SSH on?
by pws
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting screen resolution explicitedly for VNC Viewer
Replies: 6
Views: 9083

Re: Setting screen resolution explicitedly for VNC Viewer

Look for these lines in /boot/config.txt and change the values to whatever works for you.

# uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
# overscan.
framebuffer_width=1280
framebuffer_height=720
by pws
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry PI 3 B+ Build Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1613

Re: Raspberry PI 3 B+ Build Advice

burgo855 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:18 am
What do you guys recommend?
GOOGLE!!
by pws
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Can Etcher be used to create an image from a microSD card?
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Can Etcher be used to create an image from a microSD card?

B.Goode wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:35 am
I don't need to know about other ways to accomplish the same thing, just whether/how the Etcher utility from Resin.Io can do it.
NO!

It MAY be coming, but I suspect only if you PAY!!
by pws
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Formatting a pendrive which is flashed with raspbian jessie using ethcer
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Formatting a pendrive which is flashed with raspbian jessie using ethcer

You need to DELETE the Partition(s) in DISK MANAGER first, then create a FAT/FAT32, etc partition. You should then be able to FORMAT the newly created partition in Windows.
by pws
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry Pi and Ardino network connectivity
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Raspberry Pi and Ardino network connectivity

Instead of using Arduino at the relay end use a ESP8266 as they are alreayd wifi enabled and specailly designed for IOT. Google "esp8266 nodemcu" The ESP8266 can be programmed with Arudino IDE or Micro-Python or Lua. Using MQTT is the easiest way to send instructions from your RPi to the ESP8266 vi...
by pws
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: External HD starting twice on boot.
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: External HD starting twice on boot.

OTB has nothing to do with it. I believe it is a "power save" function of the drive that gets "tickled" during startup of the Pi. I have an external drive that does the same thing. I have not seen any issues because of it - as you stated, once all is up and running, it's fine. It's not a full power ...
by pws
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPI3 USB Hardware Bug?
Replies: 61
Views: 7464

Re: RPI3 USB Hardware Bug?

So...of the hundreds of boards out there, ONE has demonstrated this "issue", so everything MUST stop because it has been declared a major "Bug" by ONE person... :roll:
by pws
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows10 Messed up Pi Memory Card
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Windows10 Messed up Pi Memory Card

Curious why everyone is assuming the card wasn't corrupt PRIOR to being presented to Windows? Because the desire of Windows to reformat ext4 filesystems is a clear and present danger and it's shot enough SDcards dead for other folks already. Well, that's a reasonable guess, but typically, it doesn'...
by pws
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows10 Messed up Pi Memory Card
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Windows10 Messed up Pi Memory Card

Curious why everyone is assuming the card wasn't corrupt PRIOR to being presented to Windows?

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