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by timmoore46
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B+ Raspbmc and WiFi help !
Replies: 6
Views: 2976

Re: B+ Raspbmc and WiFi help !

I unpluged the ethernet and rebooted Raspbmc. went through getting to right page then I tried the option System Configuration. That asked for a password which I typed in and confirmed, but alas error messages when I try and watch any videos... I think I must have missed something obvious... Never fo...
by timmoore46
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B+ Raspbmc and WiFi help !
Replies: 6
Views: 2976

Re: B+ Raspbmc and WiFi help !

I tried:- "Alternatively it can be accessed via Sytem - Settings - Add-ons - Enabled add-ons - Program Add-ons - Raspbmc Settings" And I tried 'Configure' It had:- MAC address B8:27:EB:A7:CC:E6 Network Mode Wireless(WiFi) USE DHCP with a button clicked to active Unique DHCP Client Name ditto IP addr...
by timmoore46
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B+ Raspbmc and WiFi help !
Replies: 6
Views: 2976

Re: B+ Raspbmc and WiFi help !

Many thanks for responding ! I've been prodding the Raspbmc and a Xubuntu box with Xbmc all day... First off I discovered a variant of my first posts instructions worked a treat out of the box and I now have the Xubuntu box working just on WiFi and have disconnected the Ethernet cable. Here is the v...
by timmoore46
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B+ Raspbmc and WiFi help !
Replies: 6
Views: 2976

B+ Raspbmc and WiFi help !

A very helpful person posted this as a clue to getting WiFi running on Raspbmc Quote:- Tutorial Before you start this tutorial you must have your raspberry Pi connected up with your Ethernet cable plugged in. Step 1: In XBMC navigate to Settings. Step 2: Go to Add-ons Step 3: Select Get Add-ons Step...
by timmoore46
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Many LEDs But One Resistor In Parallel?
Replies: 18
Views: 10242

Re: Many LEDs But One Resistor In Parallel?

A good soldering iron and lots of practise will get you soldering skills up to ok. A watchmakers magnifying glass will also help in inspecting the joints anding where trouble might be.

Good luck and I'm sure you will succeed with your electronics !

:D :D :D

Tim
by timmoore46
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Many LEDs But One Resistor In Parallel?
Replies: 18
Views: 10242

Re: Many LEDs But One Resistor In Parallel?

This is really an exercise in understanding Ohms Law, power dissipation in diodes and resistors and common sense. Direct experience is often the quickest way to gain an understanding of the core problems, including thermal runaway. As folk often don't take good advice. Direct experience is very unfo...
by timmoore46
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 53183

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

I've got Volume 1, printed version.

Is Volume 2 planned and if so any guestimates when it might be offered ?

:D :D :D

Tim
by timmoore46
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Software for Quick2Wire Proto boards
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Software for Quick2Wire Proto boards

It seems to all be in Python.

Has anyone used these broards using BASH ?

:D :D :D

tim
by timmoore46
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Totally new to computers
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Totally new to computers

There is a Magazine called MagPi and you can get the first 8 editions in a binder. When you get your RPi, you would get a massive boost from having that at your elbow. (It is downloadable free, but I prefer hard copy cos its easy to write notes on ! ).

:D

Tim
by timmoore46
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Additional USB, LAN, Serial ports
Replies: 30
Views: 6911

Re: Additional USB, LAN, Serial ports

As of 21st June 2013 Scan in the UK have some left. Delivery was super efficient ! Most impressed !

:D :D :D

Tim
by timmoore46
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI for professional use
Replies: 28
Views: 12206

Re: RPI for professional use

If the RPi is controlling various parts then fine, but if its connecting to internet and the user gets to use the GUI, I'd have reservations.

The RPi's i've used are solid and more reliable than most computers I've used.

:D :D :D

Tim
by timmoore46
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Concise Wi-Fi guide
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Concise Wi-Fi guide

Colour needs to be vanilla for me ! *LOL* Keeping Jargon to a minimum I like my take on getting WiFi to work:- Total easy fix here ! As Dongles cost less than a fiver, changing to dongle that works out of box makes sense ! http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=37799&p=314524#p314524...
by timmoore46
Mon May 27, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nano Wifi Dongle (Packet Injection)
Replies: 15
Views: 8337

Re: Nano Wifi Dongle (Packet Injection)

Getting the dongle to work in the first place, gives confidence to get to more advanced techniques was the reason I posted it.

If the dongle doesn't work........

Tim
by timmoore46
Mon May 27, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New version of Pi. When?
Replies: 94
Views: 19094

Re: New version of Pi. When?

I would like to plant the seed of an idea. The next ARM board from the Foundation should be a 64 bit machine. My reasoning for this goes as follows: 1) There is a lot of clamouring for a new Pi with more speed more cores more memory more bells and whistles etc etc. Frankly this is pointless, no mat...
by timmoore46
Mon May 27, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nano Wifi Dongle (Packet Injection)
Replies: 15
Views: 8337

Re: Nano Wifi Dongle (Packet Injection)

Instructions on how to get the USB Nano WiFi dongle to work:- Correcting an error in a link. (Just for the record. Quote:- I just followed some tips on how to do this and worked first time ! 1_ get the 9th Feb 2013 raspbian any way you can. 2_ sudo apt-get update 3_ sudo apt-get upgrade ignoring any...
by timmoore46
Tue May 21, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News of a 32 RPi Cluster
Replies: 1
Views: 474

News of a 32 RPi Cluster

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/20 ... i_cluster/

I'm sure someone will top that with a 100+ cluster some day soon..

:D

Tim
by timmoore46
Mon May 06, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nano Wifi Dongle (Packet Injection)
Replies: 15
Views: 8337

Re: Nano Wifi Dongle (Packet Injection)

Know nothing of Packet Injection but this might help:- Total easy fix for getting a WiFi Dongle to work here ! As Dongles cost less than a fiver, changing to dongle that works out of box makes sense ! viewtopic.php?f=63&t=37799&p=314524#p314524 also http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... OU:GB:...
by timmoore46
Mon May 06, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: new minimal image
Replies: 18
Views: 11465

Re: new minimal image

Many thanks for the mini-rasp !

Just downloaded it !

:D

Tim
by timmoore46
Thu May 02, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SU password
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: SU password

sudo chmod a+x filename

works for me ok, plus

./filename to get it to execute

discussion on root password here:-

su does it for me.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 63&t=42459


:D

Tim
by timmoore46
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which programming language to use
Replies: 13
Views: 2651

Re: Which programming language to use

A bit late on the Software discussions, but I chose Bash cos its universal to all Unix/Linux/BSD derivatives and it gets to the CPU directly. C does the same but the learning curve ( arguably) is a lot steeper. Assembler has a severe productivity restraint. I have come across buggy C compliers also ...
by timmoore46
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I need help setting up WiFi.
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: I need help setting up WiFi.

Total easy fix here ! As Dongles cost less than a fiver, changing to dongle that works out of box makes sense ! http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=37799&p=314524#p314524 also http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290826199518&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:GB:3160 (the easy ...
by timmoore46
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I need help setting up WiFi.
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: I need help setting up WiFi.

I've got a WiFi adaptor working fine.

Pm me tomorrow and I'll dig out the details. It on an earlier thread of mine.

: )

Tim
by timmoore46
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: AC to DC power [solved]
Replies: 17
Views: 4077

Re: AC to DC power [solved]

It is enormously easy to plug the multimeter red lead into the 10Amp socket and cause then difficulties ! A good way to learn basic electronics, building PSU's ! But the chance of cooking you RPi is very real ! A tip is draw out a circuit diagram and then work out maximum currents and power dissipat...
by timmoore46
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/18 ... _pi_books/

I liked the pithy comments on the limitations of each book, and I think I'll put the Haynes Manual on my wish list.

:D :D :D

Tim

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