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by itimpi
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Is it possible to make you Pi support a higher voltage?
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: Is it possible to make you Pi support a higher voltage?

My Pi said to use a 1200ma but im using a 2000ma power supply. The title talks about voltage, but the question talks about current! The voltage must be 5V (or very close to it). The current rating must be at LEAST 700mA. The Pi will only take as much current as it needs. There is no issue with havi...
by itimpi
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry pi + Ipad
Replies: 9
Views: 5680

Re: Raspberry pi + Ipad

Most of the third party Media Players allow file download to them across your home LAN. I tend to concentrate on those that have SMB (Samba) support. With this you can browse any shares that you have exposed via Samba on your Pi to select the media files you want transferred to the iPad. At the mome...
by itimpi
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to automatical start and shutdown on Raspberry
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: how to automatical start and shutdown on Raspberry

Note that if it is reason 2) then you COULD easily get the Pi to periodically reboot itself as that does to require a power off.
by itimpi
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera Module and Pi memory requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 7257

Re: Camera Module and Pi memory requirements

My camera works fine on a Model A. You do need, however, to ensure that enough RAM is allocated to the GPU for the camera to work. I know it needs to be at least 64MB, and may be more - I have not checked. No extra codecs are required for the camera to work.
by itimpi
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to automatical start and shutdown on Raspberry
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: how to automatical start and shutdown on Raspberry

It is easy to set up the Pi to shutdown using the 'cron' system to schedule it. However here is o way to have a scheduled startup - you would have to do this using something external to the Pi. Perhaps the question to ask is why do you want to shutdown the Pi? It is such low power there is almost o ...
by itimpi
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Turn unit ON/OFF with a remote control?
Replies: 67
Views: 65635

Re: Turn unit ON/OFF with a remote control?

Sounds like a brilliant Idea, however, the usermanual of my Philips TV speaks about a maximum current of 500 mA on the USB port. Do you guys use a self powerd hub to cover this? Or do your TV's have higher output currents? Or is 500 mA enough for RaspBMC? (no it isn't) I can successfully run a Mode...
by itimpi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI port prevents Pi from turning on
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: HDMI port prevents Pi from turning on

RaTTuS wrote:if it is brand new then berry boot may not be up to date enough for the RAM
so try the latest raspbian / noobs and see if that works
I would agree that BerryBoot is probably not updated for the Micron RAM used on the latest Pi's, but I cannot see how that would stop the Red Power LED from coming on?
by itimpi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI port prevents Pi from turning on
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: HDMI port prevents Pi from turning on

That sounds wrong. The red light should always come on when you apply power as it is hardwired to do this. If it is not coming on then that implies something is shorting out somewhere. The other LED's are under software control, but not the red one. It might be worth having a good look at the Pi boa...
by itimpi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: noobs ruining my sd cards?
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: noobs ruining my sd cards?

If you are trying to install a new image (not NOOBS) onto your SD card via dd then you do not have to clear it first. What dd command are you using? It needs to be one that addresses the whole device and not a specific partition on the device. It sounds as if you might be trying to write the image t...
by itimpi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting to a L2TP VPN Server
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Connecting to a L2TP VPN Server

Are you actually trying to plug a Mac partitioned drive into the Pi via USB, or are you trying to access a Mac partitioned drive that is connected to a Mac across the network? Both options are possible but the answers are different depending on which you are trying to achieve.
by itimpi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: blank screen of death
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: blank screen of death

Just a few more details. All of my components are from RS. (power supply/SD card) Here are some things I am going to try: - copy a config.txt file in making HDMI the default - Find some way of testing the output from the HDMI port - Find out what the LED flashes represent - Send it back and ask for...
by itimpi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to play video in raspberry pie
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: How to play video in raspberry pie

how can i make sure that omxplayer is preinstalled in my os?? Not quite sure what you mean! It is pre-installed on the recommended Raspbian distribution. It will also be pre-installed on any XBMC related distribution. If you are using one where it is not then you will get an error trying to run the...
by itimpi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS RaspBMC and a kernel panic
Replies: 53
Views: 126862

Re: NOOBS RaspBMC and a kernel panic

My cmdline.txt is almost identical to OP's, but with a few extra lines that were previously there. I thought that cmdline.txt only ever contained a single line with all options on that line! The configuration file that normally contains multiple lines is config.txt which is used in a later part of ...
by itimpi
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Simple question about 3.5mm jack
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Simple question about 3.5mm jack

fifnxtbh.hll wrote:Hi to all,
Is possible to connect DIRECTLY a standard headphone into the 3.5mm jack of the raspberry and achieve a decent audio quality? Can anyone try and let me know?

Thanks
The quality is not that good, and the maximum volume tends to be rather low in my experience.
by itimpi
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rc.local error
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: rc.local error

The easiest way is to download one of the Linux 'live' distributions that runs from CD. That way you can boot your PC up from the CD under Linux without needing to have it installed on your hard disk. You will then be able see the Linux partitions on the SD card so that you can get to the file to ed...
by itimpi
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Back up power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: Back up power supply

The real question was trying to identify whether you wanted something for home or something that could be used on the move so that size and weight was important as that raises additional requirements. I would guess that your total Pi setup plus peripherals might run to something like 30 watts at mos...
by itimpi
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Back up power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: Back up power supply

Hi, I live in northwest england. This year in my neck of the woods we have had 6 power cuts all lasting on average 20-30 mins, with the recent news about us only being 2% above capacity and not having enough backup sollutions coming online, I'm thinking this is only going to get worse. Sooooo, anyb...
by itimpi
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Java SE 8 or Java ME 3.3 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Java SE 8 or Java ME 3.3 ?

I did not think that there was a version of Java ME for the Pi? There is a version of Java SE 8 (hard float) available under the Early Access program.
by itimpi
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Hangs During Boot
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: Raspberry Pi Hangs During Boot

I had heard the newer Pi's are better. I ordered a new Pi from RS just now, £31.20 all in. They were £4 cheaper than element14. The problem with both RS and Farnell as i understand it is that they charge postage (with Farnell's being higher). I have found CPC to be good for private orders as they d...
by itimpi
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbery Pi into Video Recorder.
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Raspbery Pi into Video Recorder.

The Pi has no built-in video input capability so I do not see how the requirement could be met.
by itimpi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Change key mapping at bootup
Replies: 14
Views: 2838

Re: Change key mapping at bootup

Raspbian IS Linux (just optimised for the Pi) - so I would expect the same mechanism to work. You probably have some additional software installed on the Linux system you are used to that gives this capability. If you know what it is the chances are it can also be installed on the Pi.
by itimpi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Browsing on the Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: Browsing on the Pi

There are a variety of good browsers (my preference being Ice Weasel - a.k.a Firefox) that support most HTML standards. However the Pi has a relatively low power processor compared to modern PC's and that is a limiting factor. You will never get decent support for Flash on the Pi (and Flash is not p...
by itimpi
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: CSI camera -p -f
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: CSI camera -p -f

SchumyAlex wrote:It's not working.... i just typed sudo raspistill -p 100,100,300,200 and no image appeared but the red led turned on. I am on SSH, is this a problem?
The image is never visible over a ssh session. It is only visible on a screen connected directly to the Pi (as it is handled via the GPU).
by itimpi
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Simple Raspbian, XBMC, questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Simple Raspbian, XBMC, questions...

Raspbian is an OS distribution, and XBMC is an application used to play media files.

It sounds as if for your requirements you want to be looking at something like Raspbmc which is a Raspbian distribution with XBMC already installed and set to be the default application run at startup.
by itimpi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The RPi wont boot?
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: The RPi wont boot?

MrasP wrote: But shouldn't the green OK LED flash mord bright?
The Green OK LED only flashes when the SD card is being accessed, so most of the time it is off.

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