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by mooblie
Mon May 18, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: raspberry pi zero and ssh
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: raspberry pi zero and ssh

Did you put an empty file named "ssh" in the /boot/ root folder before you tried this?

Easiest to do this with the PC when you first burn the SD card.

Also: does a network monitor program (from another device on the network) show the Pi Zero as having been issued with an IP address?
by mooblie
Sat May 16, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Simple plug and play media player for my grandfather.
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Simple plug and play media player for my grandfather.

If he has a reasonably recent TV, it will have the inbuilt function “HDMI-CEC” and that means the TV remote will control the Pi running Libreelec+Kodi already.

It really does make a neat and cheap media player, that is easy to setup and use.
by mooblie
Sat May 16, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: A very basic question on IP addresses
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: A very basic question on IP addresses

If your address seems to appear on a public website, why not post that website address here, and let us all try it? Here is the website I mentioned. https://www.the-art-of-web.com/system/fail2ban-howto/?hilite=fail2ban+filter In the first section on "Modifying the jail.conf file" does the line " ig...
by mooblie
Fri May 15, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shutdown Button not Working???
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Shutdown Button not Working???

If the green activity LED eventually gives ten regular flashes, then stops, the shutdown has worked OK.

However, it doesn’t actually cut the power, so the red power LED stays on until power is physically removed or switched off “at the wall”.
by mooblie
Fri May 15, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Boot from a USB disk (Rasp 4 4GB modelB)
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Boot from a USB disk (Rasp 4 4GB modelB)

This tutorial worked well on my Pi4B 4GB:

https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi ... sh-drives/
by mooblie
Thu May 14, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Old Raspberries...
Replies: 15
Views: 1178

Re: Old Raspberries...

Would Pihole work? Worth investigating:

https://pi-hole.net/
by mooblie
Mon May 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: A very basic question on IP addresses
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: A very basic question on IP addresses

If your address seems to appear on a public website, why not post that website address here, and let us all try it?
by mooblie
Sat May 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: LCD screen cutting off windows at the bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: LCD screen cutting off windows at the bottom

It's always going to be a problem when you use a GUI on a small screen - many dialogue boxes and fixed sized windows are too big. I'm guessing you're using a 3.5" diagonal touchscreen? You can always ask the Pi Foundation itself about smaller or scrollable windows - but not here - this forum is main...
by mooblie
Sat May 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: LCD screen cutting off windows at the bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: LCD screen cutting off windows at the bottom

If you have connected (or can connect) a physical keyboard, does holding down 'alt' then allow you to physically drag the window around with the mouse (from anywhere in the window's centre) to show the buttons you need access to at the bottom?
by mooblie
Fri May 08, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a network printer that works well with the Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Looking for a network printer that works well with the Pi

As said above in different words :) : Refurbished network laser printers for c.£100 might be your best bet. Something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-2330dn-USB-Mono-Laser-Printer-Network-Duplex-2330-dn-JM/133386664351?hash=item1f0e76f99f:g:XJcAAOxybLpRgIyD Not wireless, but I'm guessing ...
by mooblie
Tue May 05, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 4 gpio-poweroff not working
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: RPi 4 gpio-poweroff not working

johnny49r wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:05 pm
........In the /boot/config.txt I enable dtoverlay gpio-poweroff.

Shouldn't that be

Code: Select all

dtoverlay=gpio-shutdown
Works as expected on my Pi4B 4GB RAM.
by mooblie
Sun May 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TV Compatiblity Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: TV Compatiblity Issue

I an using a Pi4B with a Sony Bravia TV now - always been fine with zero config problems.

I guess we need to know more details about the exact problems you're having, and what results you're getting.
by mooblie
Fri May 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LEDs and resistors
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: LEDs and resistors

Agreed. "Cheap/fast/good solutions? Choose any two!" :D
by mooblie
Fri May 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Launched !
Replies: 103
Views: 8790

Re: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Launched !

There are many generic tripod mounts rings available, like these on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... =0&_sop=15
by mooblie
Fri May 01, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LEDs and resistors
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: LEDs and resistors

davidcoton wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:08 pm
...The key to brilliant engineering is to use the cheapest method, and produce a result that cannot be improved by the other approach...
FTFY
by mooblie
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I can get the ISO downloaded but can't seem to get it to load
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: I can get the ISO downloaded but can't seem to get it to load

If you’re new to this, but not new to IT, I would suggest you ignore NOOBS and PINN and go straight to download Raspbian Buster Desktop with recommended apps., and take it from there: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ SD cards are cheap, so you can always keep one for Raspbian, and get...
by mooblie
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No audio on external speakers
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: No audio on external speakers

Right-clickon the blue speaker icon in the top-rightr of the screen?
by mooblie
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to turn on r.Pi after shutdown?
Replies: 22
Views: 217077

Re: How to turn on r.Pi after shutdown?

Try the simple solution first. Add the line dtoverlay=gpio-shutdown to the file /boot/config.txt, and put a simple push-to-make button between GPIO pins 5+6. Reboot. That's it. Confirm GPIO pin numbering/location here: https://www.bigmessowires.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Raspberry-GPIO.jpg You c...
by mooblie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is there any Media Center Software in which one can also browse the web
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: Is there any Media Center Software in which one can also browse the web

There are instructions out there on how to install Chrome as an add-on to LibreELEC Kodi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo36BYGBdr0

Not tried this, so not sure how well it works (if at all).

If anyone tries it, please report back here how well it goes?
by mooblie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI and touchscreen for pool monitoring system
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: HDMI and touchscreen for pool monitoring system

Do Amazon not supply Slovenia?

My original link was for a 5". They also have a 7":

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YJDSCKR
by mooblie
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI and touchscreen for pool monitoring system
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: HDMI and touchscreen for pool monitoring system

There are lots of HDMI-connected touchscreens for the Pi, e.g.: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YCBWRQP/ With Raspbian, these screens are plug-and-play - no drivers required, even for the touch facility. The touch-output (and power input) is via a single USB cable - leaving your GPIO entirely free ot...
by mooblie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Create an Information totem
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Create an Information totem

Make sure you use some punctuation and white space too! :D

It will increase the readability and maybe any responses you get on here!
by mooblie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue playing .MOV file with VLC
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Issue playing .MOV file with VLC

That is a full-HD file, with quite a high bit-rate.

Can the sender send you a lower resolution, smaller frame-size and/or lower bit rate version to try?
by mooblie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote power button or reset button?
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Remote power button or reset button?

Putting a SPST push-to-momentary-make switch across GPIO pins 5 and 6 performs something like what you want, but it's not remote! You have to modify the /boot/config.txt file too. See here:

viewtopic.php?t=191145
by mooblie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wpa_supplicant.conf not working/connecting
Replies: 9
Views: 9516

Re: wpa_supplicant.conf not working/connecting

FWIW I can absolutely confirm that if your wpa_supplicant.conf file has been "got at" by a word processor, "helpfully" replacing the double quotes with "pretty ones", then it will fail. Smart double quotes - what I call 66+99 - WILL FAIL, Dumb double quotes - what I call 11+11 - are NECESSARY. Easy ...

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