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by NormanDunbar
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Network drops out after 5 mins
Replies: 3
Views: 2216

Re: Network drops out after 5 mins

Funny how it should only just suddenly start if it is the USb thingy. However, I've just updated to a 3.6 Kernel thanks to Hexxeh's rpi-update. That release allegedly fixes things. It's rebooting even as I type! Wish me luck. After the reboot with the latest firmware, it looks a lot better. I'm not ...
by NormanDunbar
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Network drops out after 5 mins
Replies: 3
Views: 2216

Re: Network drops out after 5 mins

I think USB and network are connected? If so, I see this repeating in /var/log/messages too: ... [ 351.627456] hub 1-1.3:1.0: USB hub found [ 352.552661] usb 1-1.3: USB disconnect, device number 112 [ 352.792941] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 113 using dwc_otg [ 352.893970] usb 1-1.3: ...
by NormanDunbar
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Network drops out after 5 mins
Replies: 3
Views: 2216

Network drops out after 5 mins

My little Pi (old style pre the revision where the GPIO pins got renamed, definitely pre-Sony) has a problem with networking all of a sudden. I keep Raspbian up to date with regular "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade" commands, and this might be related - I've already got broken sound sinc...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: wxWidgets installation
Replies: 11
Views: 20788

Re: wxWidgets installation

Evening.

I'm using Raspbian. It's currently the only one using hardwarefloating point rather than software. Plus, I much prefer it to Fedora and/or Arch. I tried all of them and settled on Raspbian.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: wxWidgets installation
Replies: 11
Views: 20788

Re: wxWidgets installation

Hello, I'm interested in buying Raspberry Pi's for some projects I have in mind, but I would have to be able to use wxWidgets on the Raspberry Pi, has anyone had any luck with getting wxwidgets to work? What OS did you try Cbegg? I have wxWidgets running on my Pi using wxPython. As far as I remembe...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: sudo amixer troubles - started recently
Replies: 20
Views: 18845

Re: sudo amixer troubles - started recently

Evening Steve,

ok, at least your problem is solved. Mine, alas, remains.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: sudo amixer troubles - started recently
Replies: 20
Views: 18845

Re: sudo amixer troubles - started recently

Morning Steve, I've never seen the command used with the 80% thingy on the end. Are you sure it works? if your sound is working find, and not having my problems, try the following: $ sudo amixer cset numid=3 1 $ sudo amixer cset numid=1 400 That should set the output to the hedphone socket and set t...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Poor on-board audio performance after upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 3576

Re: Poor on-board audio performance after upgrade

Evening. I too can no longer adjust the volume with amixer, nor can I change the sound from HDMI to speaker sockets. I have a thread open on this forum on the matter, but no replies yet. Is give you the URL but I'm typing this, badly, on my phone. Sorry. At least I can be sure it is not only me havi...
by NormanDunbar
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: sudo amixer troubles - started recently
Replies: 20
Views: 18845

sudo amixer troubles - started recently

I've got a Model 2 Pi with 256 MB RAM. I'm running headless with the latest Rasbian (upgraded yesterday) and a Python GUI utility to choose the sound output device, test sound and set the volume or mute has ceased working. I've been looking into this and the following has been noted: 1. In an ssh se...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI to VGA Cable - does it work
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: HDMI to VGA Cable - does it work

Thanks poing, I didn't think it would work myself, given the D->A thing, but I couldn't see whay there would be a cable of this kind for sale, but it appears that some devices output VGA signals on an HDMI connector, hence this cable.

Looks like I need a converter box, as suspected.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI to VGA Cable - does it work
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: HDMI to VGA Cable - does it work

Sorry, when I say it has CGA inputs, I mean VGA of course. :-)
by NormanDunbar
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI to VGA Cable - does it work
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

HDMI to VGA Cable - does it work

I see this cable on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/HDMI-Male-SVGA-Converter-Cable/dp/B003X924P4/ref=sr_1_sc_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1353931798&sr=8-4-spell and I'm wondering if it will work on my Pi? There are a lot of reviews saying that it doesn't work, but none are Pi specific. It appears to be for X Boxes...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: How to cut the single row headers if you get 18 pin headers
Replies: 0
Views: 845

How to cut the single row headers if you get 18 pin headers

The assembly manual gives efficient cutting sizes for 4 * 36 pin header strips. My kit was supplied with 8 * 18 pin strips. I found the following to be efficient cutting: Strip 1 - Do not cut. 18 pins required. Strip 2 - Cut into 12 and 6 pin sections. Strip 3 - Cut into 8, 8 and 2 pin sections. Str...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Assembly manual missed step
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Assembly manual missed step

On page 16 of the assembly manual, revision 1.1, there is a missing step.

When cutting the single row headers, two 12 pin sections are cut, but only one is mentioned in the text. The missing one is J3.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard order cancelled fir Newark?
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Re: Gertboard order cancelled fir Newark?

Have a read of these comments, that message you got is apparently an error.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2191#comment-34662

HTH

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard parts list
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Gertboard parts list

Thanks, that was very useful. I think there's a minor typo in the first item - the part number should be 175-9265 for the 100nF SMD caps. You are correct. I have fixed it and uploaded a new pdf file. If you try to read or download it, it will have the name 'Gertboard-PartsList2.pdf". You win the "p...
by NormanDunbar
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: J3 Short?? [Random LEDs lighting]
Replies: 5
Views: 2409

Re: J3 Short??

Try reading this thread ....

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 42&t=18081 ;-)

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Manuals and Software - Missing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Re: Gertboard Manuals and Software - Missing?

alexeames wrote:Norman I posted a thread this morning with these links in.
Yup, thanks, I see it.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Manuals and Software - Missing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Gertboard Manuals and Software - Missing?

The user manual mentions that the software can be found at http://www.element14.com/raspberrypi, but it seems that they are not there any longer. I have done a search and there's software at this location http://www.element14.com/community/servlet/JiveServlet/download/38-101479 which saves as a file...
by NormanDunbar
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: test programs ?
Replies: 7
Views: 8705

Re: test programs ?

If you are still having troubles, try this command: file gertboard_sw_10_07_12.tar.gz That will tell you exactly what kind of file it is.This is what I get after running your wget command to download the file: file gertboard_sw_10_07_12.tar.gz gertboard_sw_10_07_12.tar.gz: HTML document, UTF-8 Unico...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard parts list
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Gertboard parts list

What I was going to do was use my long(ish) spring close tweezers as a clamp ... Yes, the first things you solder on are always (usually always) the lowest in height, and you work up to the highest. SMDs, by their very size, will be the lowest of the low. I'm not sure that your tweezers will be lon...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard parts list
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Gertboard parts list

Thanks for that. Welcome. I'll be using that when I get home tonight. I only had time yesterday for a brief look and a raised eyebrow at the size of the surface mount components. It's worse than you think. When you unpackage those SMDs, they suddenly shrink to half their apparent size. It's taken m...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 25420

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

The SMD's all look the same, or very similar, and I can't see which ones go where. I've got 4 bags i'm trying to work out, they are 1833825, 117=9460, 1759252 and 175-9265. Is there a key somewhere I am missing ... What am I missing? If you want one, I've created a parts list, cross referecned to t...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard parts list
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Gertboard parts list

I created a parts list with a cross reference to the assembly manual page numbers where the parts are used for my own use. You can download a copy, in pdf format, http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/blog/2012/10/gertboard-parts-list/ if you wish. It was useful to me as it helped me find a missing compone...
by NormanDunbar
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Don't but this USB hub
Replies: 25
Views: 9473

Re: Don't but this USB hub

Morning reggie, Sure but in reality most people probably aren't going to have 7 devices that draw 500ma each :) The bigger issue is actually whether the PSU is a fire hazard or not, not whether it's got enough amps :) I agree, I don't have 7 USB devices myself, yet, and whether any or all will draw ...

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