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by Sleep Mode zZ
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Bug found in Raspbian...
Replies: 14
Views: 2485

Re: Bug found in Raspbian...

Usually when I have got several instances of a program started the culprit is been something keeping the enter key pressed. More often the one among the numeric keys. Maybe in your case something has resulted in several enter key presses being sent at a bad moment? That's what I suspected, but he s...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Bug found in Raspbian...
Replies: 14
Views: 2485

Re: Bug found in Raspbian...

Usually when I have got several instances of a program started the culprit is been something keeping the enter key pressed. More often the one among the numeric keys. Maybe in your case something has resulted in several enter key presses being sent at a bad moment?
by Sleep Mode zZ
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Logitech K270 keyboard/M185 Mouse Wireless Combo
Replies: 3
Views: 2951

Re: Logitech K270 keyboard/M185 Mouse Wireless Combo

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 66#p420931

I think that both "setxkbmap gb" and "setxkbmap uk" should work.
by Sleep Mode zZ
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chess program
Replies: 20
Views: 11244

Re: chess program

When using xboard:
1. Choose a engine to play against (At the bottom of the Engine menu)
2. Start a new game (File > New game)
3. Make a move and the computer should respond

Re-installing is not likely to change anything.

You could also try the other programs.
by Sleep Mode zZ
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chess program
Replies: 20
Views: 11244

Re: chess program

I don't know man, sorry. I just installed both from the standard repo: "apt-get install xboard gnuchess" then started xboard from the menu and set the engine to gnuchess via the engine menu. Ok, thank you. I did try gnuchess from the command line. It introduces itself but then then writes "White (1...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chess program
Replies: 20
Views: 11244

Re: chess program

Did gnuchess work on your computer? For some reason it did not on my Pi. That's why I recommended trying xboard with other chess engines and forgetting gnuchess for now. (Fairy-max, that did come with xboard, did not work either.) Yep, worked like I described: only after selecting the engine via th...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chess program
Replies: 20
Views: 11244

Re: chess program

11. In the pop-up, click AND HOLD the empty box behind "Select engine from list" and release on "GNU Chess" then click "OK." 13. Click and hold the "Mode" menu and release on "Machine Black" (or "Machine White", if you want, obviously). 14. Click and drag a piece to make a move. 15. Wait for the co...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chess program
Replies: 20
Views: 11244

Re: chess program

if you dislike using the command line tools, you can also install a graphical (GUI) frond end to apt-get called "synaptics" (other, simpler, front ends are also available but synaptics is popular). more info here: http://www.neil-black.co.uk/install-a-graphical-package-manager-on-the-raspberry-pi#....
by Sleep Mode zZ
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unsuccied install pygame
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Unsuccied install pygame

These instructions worked for me (many months ago, but I suppose they are valid still):
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 40#p284266
by Sleep Mode zZ
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chess program
Replies: 20
Views: 11244

Re: chess program

Gtkboard (gtkboard) is a program that can play many games, including chess. It does not need any configuring with an external chess engine and seems to work. All other chess programs that I found in the Raspbian repository need a chess engine to be able to play a game. Install at least the following...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chess program
Replies: 20
Views: 11244

Re: chess program

The op probably has already installed gnuchess from the repository. Gnuchess is not a complete chess program with a graphical user interface. It is only a chess engine and needs a separate GUI to play against. I tried it with eboard and xboard but it did not function. Probably best to forget it for ...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power consumption compared to other devices
Replies: 15
Views: 12738

Re: Power consumption compared to other devices

A desktop PC generally has a 300W power supply. It won't use all of that all the time, but it won't be 100% efficient either, so let's take that as the figure. I would guess that an average desktop takes only a third of that. (My desktop does does use about 75W, but if on full thottle, it can use o...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power consumption compared to other devices
Replies: 15
Views: 12738

Re: Power consumption compared to other devices

You are comparing the maximal power consumption of the Pi to other, more moderate, usage scenarios of the other devices.

The Pi power consumption of 31kWh/year is calculated as 3.5W (nonstop). I would guess that typical average consumption is lower than that. Maybe only a half of that?
by Sleep Mode zZ
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power consumption compared to other devices
Replies: 15
Views: 12738

Re: Power consumption compared to other devices

If a smart phone charger is, say for arguments sake 1A @ 5v then for the Pi to consume 15 times more energy than a smart phone it would require a PSU of 15A @ 5v which doesn't make any sense. If the phone needs to be charged only one fifteenth of the total time with a 1A@5V charger while the Pi is ...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not usable in the "desktop computer" sense? I beg to differ.
Replies: 14
Views: 8759

Re: Not usable in the "desktop computer" sense? I beg to dif

Usable but more frustrating than my main desktop computer. Many things are snappy enough but some are not. Geany do not keep up with the cursor because of slow page scrolling. Wayland could make things better. Midori is also sluggish when compared to Opera on my desktop machine. I have the 256MB Mod...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USA och svenskt tangentbord
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: USA och svenskt tangentbord

If you have made the keyboard and language configurations with raspi-config and the layout is still wrong, try http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 66#p420931
by Sleep Mode zZ
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard character issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Keyboard character issues

And if the instructions above do not help, maybe this will:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 66#p420931
by Sleep Mode zZ
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux Help
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Re: Linux Help

How do I download text files from the Internet? In Windows XP, I just right-click on any file and use "save as" to put it wherever I want. That doesn't work in Midori. I just used Midori on my Pi and it did give the option "Save as", as I would expect from any modern browser, and I saved a txt file...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wrong keyboard settings in LXDE
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

Re: Wrong keyboard settings in LXDE

There are many threads where the problem discussed is the wrong keyboard layout in X. It's a bug, maybe because of the keyboards driver (wireless Logitech?). Anyway, the workaround is in the following post: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=18906#p192606 Replace "pt" with the co...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python strings problem
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Python strings problem

You have a string inside a list, not just a string... The list has only one element - the string. In your example, s is a list containing one element. So x=s[2:] gives you an empty list. The square brackets indcates a list. You can remove them by assigning the string to a variable, for example: s = ...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Stella - Atari Emulator - Rom not working
Replies: 8
Views: 2429

Re: Stella - Atari Emulator - Rom not working

Stella emulates only the Atari 2600. Ballerburg needs an Atari ST emulator.

If Hatari is available for the Pi, try with it instead.
by Sleep Mode zZ
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Task priority / niceness in python
Replies: 6
Views: 4472

Re: Task priority / niceness in python

I don't see how manipulating the niceness value could gain speed for your app. It would do that only if the processor is busy with other processes at the same time. The gain is relative to other processes. If you want to do it, could you just start the python interpreter process with the niceness pa...
by Sleep Mode zZ
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian Keyboard Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Raspbian Keyboard Layout

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 06#p192606
Replace pt with the name of the German layout.

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