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by ski522
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: audio media player
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: audio media player

Another consideration is to skip the touch screen and just use XBMC, it has a great web and smartphone apps that would let you do what you are look for as well.
by ski522
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auto reboot if connection lost
Replies: 31
Views: 54027

Re: Auto reboot if connection lost

I tried adding watchdog last week, but something is broken in watchdog (On the PI only) where ping doesn't work, so you end up with a constant reboot because watchdog starts up at boot time. If you want to experiment with watchdog first edit sudo nano /etc/default/watchdog and tell watchdog not to s...
by ski522
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Getting TOSLINK audio: status?
Replies: 54
Views: 49664

Re: Getting TOSLINK audio: status?

[quote="masterluke"]Looks like people are starting to have success with USB soundcards. Is there any support for setups like this in any XBMC releases? Last time I tried it was HDMI or Analog audio using the built-in hardware only. /quote] Yes...with some minor effort, check http://forum.stmlabs.com...
by ski522
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logitech k400 keyboard and v3.2
Replies: 124
Views: 32034

Re: Logitech k400 keyboard and v3.2

As the prior posted mention try the following

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sudo nano /etc/rc.local
add the following to the bottom and reboot. See if that clears it up.

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printf "Remove hid-logitech-dj\n"
sleep 5 
rmmod hid-logitech-dj 
sleep 5 
printf "Insert hid-logitech-dj\n"
modprobe hid-logitech-dj
reboot
by ski522
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Headless raspberryPi with eth0+USB issue Register 0x00000114
Replies: 37
Views: 11002

Re: Headless raspberryPi with eth0+USB issue Register 0x0000

Thanks for the link, guess it's a known problem. On a different note, I tried a test of pinging my default gateway every 5 seconds and since doing that my PI has now run for 15 hours without the issue appearing...before that I was only making it an hour or 2. Could just be coincidental and the minut...
by ski522
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Accessing SSH outside local network
Replies: 47
Views: 198015

Re: Accessing SSH outside local network

Make sure to have a good password if you're letting access to SSH from the internet. I wouldn't be surprised if the ssh hacking attempts haven't started by now.
by ski522
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Headless raspberryPi with eth0+USB issue Register 0x00000114
Replies: 37
Views: 11002

Re: Headless raspberryPi with eth0+USB issue Register 0x0000

Beginning to think it's a problem with the usb driver. It worked fine with my wireless keyboard USB adapter, problem only started when I put in a USB sound card...which I wouldn't have needed if analog sound worked correctly on this thing to begin with. Hopefully this on on someones "to-do" list som...
by ski522
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio
Replies: 147
Views: 161171

Re: USB soundcard...Finally good Analog Audio

Yes, I beleive that are exactly the same (other than color), fairly certain mine has the CM108 as well. As for the volume controls, I don't need to use them since I'm connected to my home stereo, but just did a quick test and they don't seem to work. I set up my volume initially using alsamixer.
by ski522
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio
Replies: 147
Views: 161171

Re: USB soundcard...Finally good Analog Audio

Nope...none of that, no popping between songs, no static in music either once I got the configuration figured out.

BTW minor typo in my setting above

options snd_bcm2835 index=-2

forgot "index" in my original post.
by ski522
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Headless raspberryPi with eth0+USB issue Register 0x00000114
Replies: 37
Views: 11002

Re: Headless raspberryPi with eth0+USB issue Register 0x0000

On my setup this is not a power problem. I don't have the fuses either! So this is either an USB, NIC driver (wireless or ethernet) or iptables problem. Curios is that individually, they work. Is there any other way to share internet connection, other than iptables? Well that's good to know....I th...
by ski522
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Headless raspberryPi with eth0+USB issue Register 0x00000114
Replies: 37
Views: 11002

Re: Headless raspberryPi with eth0+USB issue Register 0x0000

Hhhhmmmm...just had this problem for the first time last night after adding a USB sound card (at least coincidentally). I will have to keep an eye on it to see if the problem continues. I have a 700mA supply and the USB sound card supposedly only draws 50mA. The other change I made was to the /boot/...
by ski522
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio
Replies: 147
Views: 161171

USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio

Well...took a bit of work, but I finally have decent sound out of my el-cheapo USB card. I couldn't take the popping between songs with the onboard analog port any more. So I bought a cheap CM802 based USB card. The one I got was Meritline http://www.meritline.com/usb-sound-adapter-channel-volume-co...
by ski522
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Transcoding Mpeg2 to audio in real time
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Transcoding Mpeg2 to audio in real time

looking into VLC, it can do what you want and you can run a command line version of it.
by ski522
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hold on a second.... HOW does it all work?
Replies: 17
Views: 2289

Re: Hold on a second.... HOW does it all work?

One's and zeros...basically on and off, nothing more. Combine enough 1's and 0's and you can create logic behind a computer. For example..is the light on? Turn light switch to on (1), light comes on you have light, turn the light switch off (0), light goes off you don't have light. Now add in millio...
by ski522
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Bash script: Restart Raspberry if unavailable
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

Re: Bash script: Restart Raspberry if unavailable

Probably just use the watchdog daemon to do the same thing...a lot easier than having an entire script.

http://linux.die.net/man/8/watchdog
by ski522
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Android Mini PC
Replies: 8
Views: 3041

Re: Android Mini PC

However it will never have the support of a community like the pi does. Rob I would disagree...last time I checked Android OS was pretty popular and with a lot of these MK802 based sticks popping up, finding a forum is not that tough. Heck I found one that has already ported Ubuntu on to the thing.
by ski522
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pop/clicking sound when mp3 ends
Replies: 4
Views: 3613

Re: Pop/clicking sound when mp3 ends

Known problem, apparently on the developers to-fix list, but from what I can tell there is no timetable for a fix.
by ski522
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: How to go about making a website? HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 2484

Re: How to go about making a website? HELP!

As part of a course I would quite like to learn a bit of HTML... The code is not important though! What I am struggling with is what you actually DO to make your self a website? I know you can use Wordpress but that is not what I want to do.. Say I have bought my domain and a place on a hosting ser...
by ski522
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Audio popping; OpenELEC, XBMC, or Pi problem?
Replies: 31
Views: 32323

Re: Audio popping; OpenELEC, XBMC, or Pi problem?

You can try gapless playback which will get rid of the popping...its a kludge but works for me. Install mplayer: sudo apt-get install mplayer create a shell script: sudo nano mpgapless.sh Then enter the following into the shell script. #!/bin/bash # mpgapless case "[email protected]" in *.m3u) PL="-playlist" ;; es...
by ski522
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Audio popping; OpenELEC, XBMC, or Pi problem?
Replies: 31
Views: 32323

Re: Audio popping; OpenELEC, XBMC, or Pi problem?

dom wrote:Pi problem. It doesn't affect HDMI, but it will affect analogue.
It's on my the list of things to do, but it's not trivial to fix, and my list is quite long...
Well hopefully it's in the top 50 list ;).

Are there any official bug links to track this?
by ski522
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: XBMC for Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

Re: XBMC for Pi

Go here for an easy way to test out or use XBMC on Rasbian.

http://rpi.tnet.com/project/faqs/xmbcstandalone
by ski522
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound from either 3.5m or HDMI
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: No sound from either 3.5m or HDMI

What login are you using? If you created a new one, you may need to add you're new user name to the audio group in

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sudo nano /etc/groups
by ski522
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Automatically send email on torrent completion
Replies: 2
Views: 2133

Re: Automatically send email on torrent completion

Is this a typo in your post?

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[#!/bin/bash
Should just be

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#!/bin/bash
Only other thing I can suggest is ensuring your script is executable and has the right permissions.
by ski522
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: WIFI based remote light control
Replies: 5
Views: 7112

Re: WIFI based remote light control

I use X10 stuff with USB serial controller plugged in to a transmitter. I then use software I got here to control the system. Wrote up some simple Python scripts that I control through a web page

http://www.linuxha.com/bottlerocket/#firecracker_info
by ski522
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auto reboot if connection lost
Replies: 31
Views: 54027

Re: Auto reboot if connection lost

Haven't tried it myself on the PI, but you can use the watchdog app in linux that should be able to do what you're looking for without needing to write an app or create a cron job.

http://linux.die.net/man/8/watchdog

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sudo apt-get install watchdog

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