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by wildfire
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

Re: Power supply

Burngate wrote:So the power supply is suspect.
I suspect a PEBKAC error, I could be wrong but it's the only thing that makes sense at the moment.
by wildfire
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

Re: Power supply

The Pi doesn't sleep, it blanks the screen...

This thread makes no sense to me, will someone please bring me back to reality or am I stuck in this quantum universe. :?: :?: :?:
by wildfire
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Gotcha - formatting thumbs
Replies: 11
Views: 1622

Re: Gotcha - formatting thumbs

As is often said, check twice, cut once. So true, I had a colleague once in the good old days of DOS, he found a program called RECOVER (part of the OS BTW), sounds innocuous enough so he tried it. Boy did he trash that hard drive. Quote from wiki, emphasis by me. Recover proceeded under the assump...
by wildfire
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Power second hard drive via GPIO on Pi 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: Power second hard drive via GPIO on Pi 3

wackazong wrote:The Pi's polyfuse is rated 2.5A and should be able to handle two HDDs and the Pi, should it not?
To quote David...
davidcoton wrote:How much power does each drive need?
by wildfire
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Power second hard drive via GPIO on Pi 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: Power second hard drive via GPIO on Pi 3

If your PSU can't provide enough power to the USB ports it's not going to provide enough through the GPIO. Your best bet to get both working is by using a powered USB hub.
by wildfire
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

Re: Power supply

dunks43 wrote:Hi

No lights on the Pi at all
Something doesn't add up, even if the Pi was sleeping you'd still have at least the power LED lit.
by wildfire
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Making readable modifyable code.
Replies: 309
Views: 52178

Re: Making readable modifyable code.

Why Rule 1, surely allowing variables to be greater than 8 chars in length would help?
DavidS wrote: It does not belong in RISC OS, as it is not about any specific OS, though rather about coding style and readability.

I had just found it a few minutes ago.
Erm, "View Your Posts"
by wildfire
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: GPU not being used?
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: GPU not being used?

The answer's in the question.

What changed?
by wildfire
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there a way of marking all posts as read.NOW Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Is there a way of marking all posts as read.

I was wondering if there was a way of marking all posts as read other than going to each individual section and doing it that way . Or, without changing to Prosilver, you could try the "Mark topics read" button at the bottom of each forum index page. Yeah, UK_Ham specifically asked for a way so he ...
by wildfire
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: The RAM on raspberry pi 3
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: The RAM on raspberry pi 3

Ram is shared between GPU & CPU, you're seeing the CPU's share.
by wildfire
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless keyboard not working
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Wireless keyboard not working

I have the same keyboard and have had issues with it from day 1. Windows 8/10, Linux & my 2 Pi's have had problems. Not a keyboard/pad I would recommend.
by wildfire
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My 9 month old Pi3 is dead, who do I contact for warranty?
Replies: 20
Views: 3962

Re: UPDATE: Microcenter replaced my Pi3.

The manager did say Allied should have covered it Wouldn't hold water in the UK, your contact was with Microcenter. Glad it's resolved now but in case anything similar happens in the future (whatever seller, whatever product) I'd suggest you look up USA/State consumers laws. Microcenter may be in t...
by wildfire
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Auto copy any device that is plugged in via USB
Replies: 13
Views: 3274

Re: Auto copy any device that is plugged in via USB

nebulloyd wrote:Do you think that an rsync could also specify file type?
That's one of rsyncs duties (to syncronise files), I suggest you

Code: Select all

man rsync
from a terminal.
by wildfire
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A case worthy of a $5 computer!
Replies: 59
Views: 20004

Re: A case worthy of a $5 computer!

Chris3D wrote: I also contacted the Raspberry Pi foundation regarding the possibility of licensing the logo, and they responded that they wouldn't do so.
A shame, I want one (it's beautiful) and would even buy a Pi0 to put into it. Unfortunatly my PiB+ and Pi3B would never fit.
by wildfire
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Safety
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Safety

Have you overriden that protection? This... How could a virus enter and attack your system? ... and this, over 90% of my repeat customers is because they have either not taken proper security precautions or actively uninstalled any security software I installed previously believing they no longer r...
by wildfire
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overclocking the pizero
Replies: 19
Views: 7401

Re: Overclocking the pizero

johnb_summers wrote:well if anything needs onboard wireless like the Pi3 then the zero does, then it would have a wider appeal, maybe a zero b. just saying.
Who mentioned WiFi?
by wildfire
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ALT key stuck in Florence
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: ALT key stuck in Florence

C'mon pi guru's, nobody ever answers my posts!!!!!!!!!!!! I really need a solution. Seriously? You waited 17 minutes before complaining you hadn't gotten an answer yet? Not everyone here is on at the same time. Not everyone here is even awake at the same time. Give them a chance. My thoughts exactl...
by wildfire
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: pi to pi screen sharing
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: pi to pi screen sharing

Try...

Code: Select all

sudo raspi-config
Advanced options, VNC.
by wildfire
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Oh for goodness sake
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: Oh for goodness sake

Top Tip,

Remove the SD card before fitting the hat and reinsert afterwards. ;)
by wildfire
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My 9 month old Pi3 is dead, who do I contact for warranty?
Replies: 20
Views: 3962

Re: My 9 month old Pi3 is dead, who do I contact for warrant

With texy here.

At least in the UK and most likely in the USA and other jurisdictions, your contract (including warranty) is between yourself and the seller. it is up to the seller to continue up the chain to the manufacturer.
by wildfire
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi3 and HDCP
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: RPi3 and HDCP

Concesus appears to be no, see...

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=672

However it is a very old thread so things may have changed.
by wildfire
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What is the best programming language to use?
Replies: 14
Views: 8108

Re: What is the best programming language to use?

jahboater wrote: Most "real" software is written in C or Python.
Erm, Define "real".

@OP, As others have posted choose the language you are happier with. *nix has plenty of options.
by wildfire
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WINE!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: WINE!!!!!!!

Perhaps better asking why?

If it's to run a specific x86 program then performance will suck big time (emulation), If however you need to perform a specific task then I'm sure Raspian will have an available tool available (and likely free).

So rebooting, why do you need wine?
by wildfire
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is there such a device on the PI?
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Is there such a device on the PI?

lerner wrote:Yeah, memories..... :)
But, hey, its good to meet another Amiga follower.
You can add me to that list.

And my 1200 is still working :p
by wildfire
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3520
Views: 105456

Hi Guys & Galls

Hiya, Name's Paddy born and bred in Dundee, Scotland. I've always had an interest in programming (50 years old) but now looking at the electronics (why did I buy a Pi :o ), anyway I've been browsing this board for a few month and find it's a welcoming community. I'm going to pester you lot with stup...

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