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by ski522
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound through USB speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: No sound through USB speakers

Thanks for the great input! I'm trying to get the R600 working with mpd. The speaker-test went just fine with the -c2 flag, but I don't know which settings to use in mpd.conf. Aplay also doesn't work. Any ideas? Have you configured MPD to work with alsa? "sudo nano /etc/mpd.conf" and make sure you ...
by ski522
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Tenx TP 6911 USB soundcard problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1945

Re: Tenx TP 6911 USB soundcard problem

Try the following line is in your alsa-base.conf file.
"sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf" and change the following line too:

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options snd-usb-audio index=0 nrpacks=1
Reboot
by ski522
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Loading Sound at boot
Replies: 10
Views: 2831

Re: Loading Sound at boot

The on-board sound is suppose to be active by default, you shouldn't need to add anything to the modules. You should check /var/log/dmesg to see what is getting logged when booting.
by ski522
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Audio input waveform distortion on some USB sound cards
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: Audio input waveform distortion on some USB sound cards

I had to add "nrpacks=1" to the alsa-base.conf file under /etc/modprobe.d which improved the sound on my card. Not sure if that's the problem others are having here, but thought I'd through it out. options snd-usb-audio index=0 nrpacks=1 http://alsa.opensrc.org/Usb-audio and look for Tuning USB devi...
by ski522
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home automation project
Replies: 5
Views: 4266

Re: Home automation project

Why not look at something like X10 modules that used existing electrical wiring or something similar? I'm doing this now controlling all the lighting in my house with just some basic python and bash scripts. Lots of home grown apps too that can be used or modified.
by ski522
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Power Supply
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: USB Power Supply

Generally on PS with multiple USB ports, the output power is over both ports, so divide by 2 for each port...most likely 1A per USB port. As for you're Pi, is it dying in terms of no screen activity? Or is it dying because it's loosing network connectivity? The USB driver on the Pi is being worked o...
by ski522
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: NAS with SSD?
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Re: NAS with SSD?

I have heard of speeds of up to 7mb/s with ext4, could this be beaten with flash storage? A USB stick isn't much faster then a SD card since they both use similar NAND chips inside. You're best bet would be either a HD or SDD which both will be faster then what the Ethernet port can transmit/receiv...
by ski522
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 203912

Re: Porting Android

I bought 2 RPI back in Sept last year and now none of them wants to connect to Internet as after boot they loose the IP address for not given reason, and 2 USB KB (generic made in China) don't get recognized so it's a pain to work with them right now. Losing their IP's is odd, does this happen with...
by ski522
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cheap PC's for new users
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Cheap PC's for new users

but I'd like to know first if there is a cheaper solution that still provides the power the Pi does. Many thanks in advance. Personally, I'd just go with a used PC that you can probably pick up for $50 that will have 3x the power of a Pi or an Android stick. Pi is a great hobbyist device, but not s...
by ski522
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Who has multiple connections to strange IP addresses (if top
Replies: 18
Views: 4774

Re: Who has multiple connections to strange IP addresses (if

My Pi shows a lot of strange connections to different IP addresses. actually i have two Pi's and shows the same behavior You've been hacked! If you're using the default Pi's password then there is your answer. If not then they got in through some other backdoor which would be an app you installed t...
by ski522
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Streaming Audio Playlists
Replies: 3
Views: 3469

Re: Streaming Audio Playlists

MPD will work great! I used it to listing to music at work as there is a web client you can use. I can even use it to stream to my Android phone...tons and tons of MPD clients around!
by ski522
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Self reboot if lost connection
Replies: 19
Views: 2853

Re: Self reboot if lost connection

It seem works good!! But now I'm a bit confused.... :( When I'll return at home, I'll reboot my Raspberry, I wish to see the log data in order to see why the script does not reboot the machine... Yes, if you're able to ping it locally, then something else is messed up. Have you checked your log fil...
by ski522
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry with XBMC and PROCESSING
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Re: Raspberry with XBMC and PROCESSING

Most of the XBMC builds are just stripped down versions of the standard Raspbian “wheezy” so you should be able to run XBMC and Processing on them. When I first got my Pi, I just tried them all to see which one I liked best...easy enough to do. I think if you're going to look at using your Pi for ot...
by ski522
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Multimedia center machine
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Multimedia center machine

XBMC runs on the PI. As for music I would suggest MPD with an external USB DAC feeding your stereo. There are ton's of clients available for MPC that run on Apple, Microsoft, iOS, Android and CLI shells. The analog port on the Pi itself could be used to feed your stereo but the quality of the music ...
by ski522
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Got optical Audio out of the Pi using this:
Replies: 4
Views: 8597

Re: Got optical Audio out of the Pi using this:

BaGRoS wrote:Please send code.
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by ski522
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Internet Radio STATION
Replies: 3
Views: 5522

Re: Internet Radio STATION

For starters I would suggest using VLC to see if this meets your needs. Search "VLC Streamer" on the internet for ideas on how this can be configure. As for a Pi do-it-yourself guide, I'm not aware of one, so you're going to have to do your homework here.
by ski522
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Media Center Build- Planning stages questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

Re: Media Center Build- Planning stages questions.

B)Is it a case of just finding a 5V power block that can supply around 4A of Current, adding a switch and then splitting the cable into a MicroUSB connnecter for the RPI and a plug connection for the USB hub? Or is it going to be more difficult than that? Essentially yes, although you may not have ...
by ski522
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: USB Disconnect
Replies: 6
Views: 6771

Re: USB Disconnect

I've heard some people point to the power supply, but I've tried different supplies and am have verified my supply voltage is very close to 5V on the running board. I am working to try to measure the voltage after the USB disconnects. If anyone has ideas on what points I should measure (other than ...
by ski522
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC, Do you guys ever turn off your Pi?
Replies: 11
Views: 9886

Re: XBMC, Do you guys ever turn off your Pi?

24/7 XBMC is installed on a USB stick so the SD card gets minimal usage. And why wouldn't wear on a USB stick not apply? Most sticks I know use the same NAND. I've been here since September and outside of the occasional corruption of an SD card...mostly due to improper shutdown (ie just pulling the...
by ski522
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB OK - Network Problems - No Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 1963

Re: USB OK - Network Problems - No Connection

Do you have a PC with an Ethernet adapter? Directly connect to it with a cable from the Pi. Assign an IP to the Pi that is within the IP range of your internal network (probably 192.168.1.xxx). To assign an IP to the PI do sudo ifconfig eth0 up sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.xxx #[or whatever range yo...
by ski522
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need advice for speedometer for a car
Replies: 9
Views: 9930

Re: Need advice for speedometer for a car

Could always just use a GPS, speed is fairly accurate via GPS signals.
by ski522
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry freeze
Replies: 9
Views: 2100

Re: Raspberry freeze

If you remove the FTDI USB Device does it still lock up? The log file would seem to indicate a problem with the USB port since Ethernet is tied into the USB core. This is a software issue, not hardware. Search for the "usb redux" thread for more info.
by ski522
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Advice: Network Type For Sharing Media
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Advice: Network Type For Sharing Media

NFS is the native file system for linux, it's probably the best bet. Very easy to setup and get running.
by ski522
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Self reboot if lost connection
Replies: 19
Views: 2853

Re: Self reboot if lost connection

I tried to use the reboot script but it doesn't works. It works if I unlink the ethernet cable from raspi (I see that raspberry reboot), it works if I unlink the wan ethernet cable from my router, but when the problem come from usb issues, it don't let the raspi reboots. So I tryed to update my fir...

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