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by itimpi
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] MPEG2 & VC1 licenses not working!
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: MPEG2 & VC1 licenses not working!

Do you really have # symbols at the start of the lines? If so that explains your problem as # symbols at the start of a lie mean it is treated as a comment.
by itimpi
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installing on a USB
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: Installing on a USB

No this is not possible.

Then Pi is based on an Intel processor while then Pi uses an ARM processor.

The closest you might get is where you run some sort of emulator on the laptop (è.GB. Qemu) that can emulate the ARM processor and run some Pi OS under that emulator.
by itimpi
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: any OS with Adobe AIR or Flash support for monitoring?
Replies: 11
Views: 3330

Re: any OS with Adobe AIR or Flash support for monitoring?

Unfortunately no OS on the Pi supports Flash. Flash is closed source and Adobe (who own Flash) have never produced a version that will run on the ARM processor used by the Pi.
by itimpi
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MPEG2 Key not working
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: MPEG2 Key not working

Hi, I ordered a MPEG2 Key in the store today, but the one I received does not work. Unfortunateley I checked out as a guest, so except the confirmation mail there is nothing I can refer to. I already saw in this forum that contact via email is difficult, so is there any other possibility to get thi...
by itimpi
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Network problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: Network problems

You might need to check your router settings. Some routers default to blocking connections between devices on the LAN particularly when they are both wifi connected.
by itimpi
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Boot Raspberry pi via USB
Replies: 9
Views: 14847

Re: Boot Raspberry pi via USB

If you are going to run with the Pi file system on another device then you can get away with really small SD cards for the boot partition as there is less than 50MB on the boot partition. I have managed to repurpose some I had lying around that are now too small to be useful for anything else.
by itimpi
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MPEG2 not enabled
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: MPEG2 not enabled

I am wondering if you have got the format of the entry in config.txt correct? You might try posting that here to see if we can spot something wrong (there is no security issue as the license is tied to a particular processor).
by itimpi
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running a USB micro projector
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: Running a USB micro projector

There are micro projectors that have HDMI inputs - I would expect one of those to work fine with the Pi
by itimpi
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: weird RDP Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: weird RDP Problem

For what you are trying to achieve you might be better running a VNC Server on the Pi and then connect using a VNC client rather than a RDP client. Performance is likely to be worse though as VNC does use as efficient a protocol as RDP for handling the GUI display information.
by itimpi
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: info about power supplier and cooling fan
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: info about power supplier and cooling fan

It also seems to me that if the fan is designed to work at 12V there is reasonable likelihood it will not work at all if given only 5V via USB.
by itimpi
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Booting New Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2679

Re: Trouble Booting New Pi

BerryBot42 wrote:my Pi won't let me log in! I get the username in, but when I try to type the passcode, it doesn't register me typing! Please help!
Linux systems never display anything while typing a password. You have to type it 'blind' and press Enter at the end to complete the entry.
by itimpi
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi running "without power"
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Pi running "without power"

This is expected behaviour on current models of Pi which can be back-powered from a USB hub. A typical configuration is to attach one of the USB ports on the hub to the input micro USB port of the Pi, and an output USB port on the Pi to the hub input port (many hubs require that before they will pow...
by itimpi
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Booting New Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2679

Re: Trouble Booting New Pi

Thanks itimpi et al. Your pointing out that it was in fact probably booting correctly helped a lot. I was fixated on that as the cause of my problems. It turned out that in this instance, everything was actuslly working but my TV wasn't switched to the right mode for HDMI input. Once I read your po...
by itimpi
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Booting New Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2679

Re: Trouble Booting New Pi

From your description it sounds as if the Pi is booting, but your problem is display related in some way. If you think of the green ACT led as the equivalent to a PC HD activity light then you get an initial flash as the firmware is loaded; you get more solid green flashes as the OS loads. When the ...
by itimpi
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Keyboard and mouse does not work in desktop [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Keyboard and mouse does not work in desktop

The commonest cause for this is insufficient current from the power supply (what is yours rated at). Starting up the GUI increases the current required over that used in console mode.
by itimpi
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RP doesn't start up with Occidentalis
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: RP doesn't start up with Occidentalis

I always run the WiFi utility that is on the desktop (with Raspbian at least). You have to tell it what SSID to connect to, and any password required. Once you have done that it auto-starts during boot sequence.
by itimpi
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The OPENSSL installation appears to be missing or broken.
Replies: 7
Views: 4252

Re: The OPENSSL installation appears to be missing or broken

If you built openssl from source, did you remember to install it (typically by using the command 'make install' after building it? The build process does not automatically install what it builds. Having said that, what is wrong with installing a pre-built version of openssl (and possibly openssl-dev...
by itimpi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to duplicate an RPI ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: How to duplicate an RPI ?

How up-to-date was the OS on the card? The newest Pi's are using Micron memory which means they need the latest firmware (bootcode.bin) on the boot partition as included in recent distributions.
by itimpi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: got my raspberry yesterday - many questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3015

Re: got my raspberry yesterday - many questions

Rando wrote:So, which OS provided by NOOBS would be best suitable for the use of browsers and flash?
Raspbian is probably the best to use as it has the most support.

The Pi cannot run flash. It is closed source and Adobe have never produced a version compatible with the Pi processor.
by itimpi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RP doesn't start up with Occidentalis
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: RP doesn't start up with Occidentalis

If it is new Pi, then it probably has RAM fitted of a type not being recognised by Occidentali (this is typically Micron indicated by a M on top of the RAM chip). If this is the case then you need a bootcode.bin file from a recent distribution on the boot partition.
by itimpi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard not working
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Keyboard not working

It might be worth going more information about the power supply you are using and the keyboard. Your symptoms suggest that insuficient power might be getting to the keyboard for it to work correctly. Note that any keyboard with fancy features such as a built-in USB hub is unlikely to work plugged di...
by itimpi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: thinking of buying a pi need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: thinking of buying a pi need some advice

The bits-per-second and bytes-per-second issue seems to confuse a lot of people! I try and be consistent and use a lower case b for bits (e.g. 120Mbps) and upper case B for bytes (e.g. 15MBps). On that basis these two values mentioned by OP are different ways of stating the same thing as a byte is 8...
by itimpi
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: thinking of buying a pi need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: thinking of buying a pi need some advice

Regarding item 2) I cannot see you achieving anything close to 120Mbps download speed as the LAN port on the Pi is only 100Mbps, and even that is likely to not be easily achievable because of USB overheads/limitations. The disk will also be using some of the USB bandwidth. I would have thought anyth...
by itimpi
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Sharing
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: File Sharing

What format is the external disk? The chmod command will only work on Linux format partitions.
by itimpi
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to format SD Card after crash
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: How to format SD Card after crash

If you are using win32diskimager then you should not need to reformat the SD card. Writing a new image to the SD card will overwrite the existing contents regardless of whether you reformat or not.

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