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by Sparks135
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Auto On / Off board unexpected behavior
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Auto On / Off board unexpected behavior

I purchased this device http://wiki.52pi.com/index.php/Power_Button_For_RPi_SKU:_EP-0077#Video_Tutorial . And installed it as per the directions on my link. I can turn on the Pi 3 by plugging in the power cable but not from the IR remote or the button on the board. It needs the full plug in of power...
by Sparks135
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Test for Auto On/Off card
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Test for Auto On/Off card

So I should see ten blinks after the button is pressed. Thanks.
by Sparks135
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Test for Auto On/Off card
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Test for Auto On/Off card

I installed one of these cards today, I have all the software installed and the dependencies in place. http://wiki.52pi.com/index.php/Power_Button_For_RPi_SKU:_EP-0077#Video_Tutorial Now before I press the button, is there a way to see if the device actualy sends the shutdown commands so I don't scr...
by Sparks135
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I open and modify a file and can't figure out how to save
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: I open and modify a file and can't figure out how to sav

If your using Vim, press the 'Escape' key to get back into Command mode, then enter: :wq This will Write (save) your file, and Quit vim. Don't forget the colon. If you are starting out with Linux you might find the "Nano" text editor easier to use. It's got a menu of useful commands permanently at ...
by Sparks135
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I open and modify a file and can't figure out how to save
Replies: 4
Views: 936

I open and modify a file and can't figure out how to save

I used this command to open the file which I need to modify. sudo vim.tiny /etc/rc.local once it is modified I can't figure out how to save it. I tried using this sudo nano vim.tiny /etc/rc.local and it opened a blank file not the one I get when using sudo vim.tiny /etc/rc.local How do I save this m...
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: On screen keyboard
Replies: 79
Views: 275075

Re: On screen keyboard

I copied step one and pasted it into terminal and it came back as command not found. Sparks135, Please avoid quoting my long posts. It makes these threads more difficult to read, more redundant, and less useful to others. Since you didn't post the exact command and output from what you copied and p...
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: On screen keyboard
Replies: 79
Views: 275075

Re: On screen keyboard

Step 1. Install dependencies [email protected]:~ $ sudo apt-get install build-essential devscripts bzr debhelper dh-python python3-dbus python3-cairo python3-gi python3-gi-cairo python3-distutils-extra libcanberra-dev libdconf-dev libgtk-3-dev libxtst-dev libxkbfile-dev libhunspell-dev libpython3-all-d...
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

Sparks135 wrote:Here, is the one I am talking about. if you can figure it out let me know how to install.
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=14719&p=1137843#p1137843
The poster put directions now so it is an easy install.
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: On screen keyboard
Replies: 79
Views: 275075

Re: On screen keyboard

Is there something wrong with the commands I posted for you? If you use those commands, you should end up with onboard installed. I am not sure of this, do I copy the text and paste into terminal, or type each line? Note: There were two problems with the commands I posted. You could copy and paste ...
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: On screen keyboard
Replies: 79
Views: 275075

Re: On screen keyboard

ktb wrote:Is there something wrong with the commands I posted for you?

If you use those commands, you should end up with onboard installed.
I am not sure of this, do I copy the text and paste into terminal, or type each line?
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: On screen keyboard
Replies: 79
Views: 275075

Re: On screen keyboard

How do I build from source? I tested onboard a little bit on Raspbian Jessie and it seems to work without problems. http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~onboard/onboard/trunk/view/head:/README sudo apt-get install build-essential devscripts bzr debhelper dh-python python3-dbus python3-cairo python3-gi pyth...
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

DougieLawson wrote:
Sparks135 wrote:Here, is the one I am talking about. if you can figure it out let me know how to install.
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=14719&p=1137843#p1137843
Sorry, I don't know how to install that and don't have enough time to look deeper.
No problem, I will look into it myself.
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

Here, is the one I am talking about. if you can figure it out let me know how to install.
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=14719&p=1137843#p1137843
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

Matchbox is OK until you run PCManFM which then loops taking 100% of an engine and making your RPi run hot. You've still got 300% of your CPU available because the loop is restricted to one engine only. Is there an alternative to Machbox? Not that I've found. I've got a USB wireless keyboard connec...
by Sparks135
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

DougieLawson wrote:Matchbox is OK until you run PCManFM which then loops taking 100% of an engine and making your RPi run hot. You've still got 300% of your CPU available because the loop is restricted to one engine only.
Is there an alternative to Machbox?
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

You can do the software stuff to the point where you'd need to reboot. Use sudo poweroff to shutdown. Pull the power. Mount the new hardware on the header pins. Move the power connector to the new hardware card and power everything up. Sounds like a plan, tuesday it arrives and I will do it then. I...
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

Just open an LXTerminal window and use sudo nano /boot/config.txt to add those three lines to the bottom of that file. Then follow the rest of the script on that page to get the software needed to drive your power controller card. Do I install the card before the software, or after? That isn't ment...
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

My next project is this http://wiki.52pi.com/index.php?title=Power_Button_For_RPi_SKU:_EP-0077&oldid=2207 If you look at the instructions the first is to modify Boot Config txt file. I guess I can do it in the Pi instead of removing the card from the Pi. The part that isn't mentioned: Do I install t...
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

sudo hwclock --systohc sudo hwclock -r sudo -c "echo 'Kilroy was ere' > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/1-0068/nvram" sudo cat /sys/bus/i2c/devices/1-0068/nvram Then follow the rest of your tutorial from Step 7: onwards before doing Gordon's test. Well my wife needed me so I took the Pi with me and ran the in...
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

Sparks135 wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:Start with a clean install of Raspbian add one line to /boot/config.txt and see what happens.
OK formating now. Don't I have to do all the steps? Install the tools etc?
OK reinstalled everything and running update. Now how do I test this?
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

DougieLawson wrote:Start with a clean install of Raspbian add one line to /boot/config.txt and see what happens.
OK formating now. Don't I have to do all the steps? Install the tools etc?
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

Grab a fresh SDCard, a copy of Etcher and a copy of Raspbian 2017-03-02. Start with a clean install and see if you can get it working on that. It should just need a single line added to /boot/config.txt to define the device tree overlay for your RTC. OK I think the board is DOA at I did the sudo hw...
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

Grab a fresh SDCard, a copy of Etcher and a copy of Raspbian 2017-03-02. Start with a clean install and see if you can get it working on that. It should just need a single line added to /boot/config.txt to define the device tree overlay for your RTC. OK I think the board is DOA at I did the sudo hw...
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

DougieLawson wrote:Have you tested whether the hardware RTC is broken?
I Did the test in the instructions if that is what you are referring to. on the chart at 68 it says UU.
by Sparks135
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Trying to install real time clock
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Trying to install real time clock

gordon77 wrote:That's the latest version as far as I know.

I just did the mods I showed before, no enabling i2c etc.

Gordon
My clock still won't update, I redid every setting again and all correct. Any ideas?

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