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by stubright
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton CBE
Replies: 39
Views: 9071

Re: Eben Upton CBE

so they'll both be popping round to Betty and Phil's for
https://youtu.be/_LdVbOlkMlU
and a well deserved pat on the back.
by stubright
Wed May 18, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi on a Windows Network
Replies: 33
Views: 17584

Re: Rpi on a Windows Network

As JimmyN said it should just work. Correct me if I'm wrong but you're trying to view a windows share on your Pi and not share a Pi folder to windows? If that's the case do you have smbclient installed? sudo apt-get install smbclient Once that in installed open your filemanager with smb://ip-to-wind...
by stubright
Mon May 09, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mercury solar transit.
Replies: 10
Views: 2076

Re: Mars solar transit.

Is a beard a requirement for this particular thread?
by stubright
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Autostart py script
Replies: 26
Views: 5728

Re: Autostart py script

mmkw43 wrote:@/usr/bin/python/home/pi/myprogram.py
Shouldn't that be

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@/usr/bin/python /home/pi/myprogram.py
with a space between /python and /home.
Also check all your paths in the script are absolute and not relative.
It would help if you posted your code too.
Stu
by stubright
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi parts
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: pi parts

After a long struggle. managed to remove the other clip, and went to slot the ribbon cable, but it just pops ut.. 'can't win' ha ha was hoping to use the thing sometime this year. looks like i'll have to find a glue gun. Thankyou to all who have helped. Hi, If the cable keeps popping out then you'r...
by stubright
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a 10 or 12" Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: Looking for a 10 or 12" Monitor

Hi Scraggyrat It would appear you need to look for cctv monitors, I'm not sure where you are in the world but here's a couple from amazon uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sourcingbay-12inch-Cctv-Monitor-Input/dp/B00CHICG46 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sourcingbay-10-1inch-Cctv-Monitor-Input/dp/B00JZKVDC0/ref=...
by stubright
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspian -- desktop shortcuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 3426

Re: Raspian -- desktop shortcuts?

If you open PCManFM, find the file/folder you need to create a shortcut for, highlight it.
From the PCManFM menu select 'edit', then click 'create link' then browse to where you want to put the link (eg Desktop).
That should be all you need.
Stu
by stubright
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to the RPI Project, price now always high ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5847

Re: What happened to the RPI Project, price now always high

hi, thanks for the kind replies, especially the one with smoking easter eggs, but fine. I will try that too. Ok, ash on my head. My local suppliers (and shops) here in spain came up with 60e and ebay (de/es) is not much different. And shipping and TAX from UK will still sum up easily to 60-70e. I g...
by stubright
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The pi and GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 3783

Re: The pi and GPS

@mod: I actually did not interprete the TO question "google maps and show GPS position" so closely, but then please devide the topic in 2 as there already have been questions and answered postings! Sorry, I was replying to the original post not to yours. But having said that, if Navit works the sam...
by stubright
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The pi and GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 3783

Re: The pi and GPS

What about using Navit, it's in the pi repositories
apt-cache search navit
It's an open source car navigation system that can use OSM data.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Navit
I've never tried it but it might be worth a go.

Stu
by stubright
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dougie is 20,000
Replies: 18
Views: 3747

Re: Dougie is 20,000

jamesh wrote:I've not yet forgiven him for overtaking me.
You could use the ban hammer on anyone who posts more than you.

Congrats to Dougie.
by stubright
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting a floppy drive to my machine.
Replies: 6
Views: 5475

Re: Connecting a floppy drive to my machine.

Hi, As klricks said a USB floppy would probably be your best bet. I just tested a Dell one and I could mount it using gnome-disk-utility under Raspbian. How easy it would be to mount in an emulator is anyone's guess, how reliable, again anyone's guess. The floppy drive I used was a Dell fddm-101. I'...
by stubright
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: WiFi Dongle Issues ? Start here !
Replies: 581
Views: 748687

Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Switch off power management. No it doesn't make sense, but it will probably work even so. It's easy enough to try, just: sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off If it does then there's instructions for making it permanent a few posts above. Thanks Rurwin That sort of worked a little bit. I still get several ...
by stubright
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: WiFi Dongle Issues ? Start here !
Replies: 581
Views: 748687

Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Hi, I'm having issues with wifi on my shiny new pi3. I'm getting a lot of errors in dmesg, eg [ 5056.502602] brcmfmac: brcmf_sdio_hdparse: seq 74: sequence number error, expect 70 [ 5056.502705] brcmfmac: brcmf_sdio_hdparse: seq 70: sequence number error, expect 75 [ 5056.504321] brcmfmac: brcmf_sdi...
by stubright
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wifi speed?
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

Re: Wifi speed?

I'm not sure where in the world you are but wouldn't something like this help.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-PA411KI ... +powerline
Stu
by stubright
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connect SATA HDD to Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 28
Views: 11234

Re: Connect SATA HDD to Raspberry Pi 2

I have something very similar. It has a sata on one side. The usb supplies no power to the hdd, it has to use the external power pack regardless of the type of hdd used, so max_usb_power would not be necessary (it might supply power to a laptop drive, I don't know. You might need max_usb_power=1 the...
by stubright
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ping still require sudo after Jessie upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 1843

Re: Ping still require sudo after Jessie upgrade?

Was it a noobs install?
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbi ... _notes.txt
According to the release notes
* ping no longer requires sudo (except NOOBS installs)

Stu
by stubright
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless GPIO
Replies: 10
Views: 8251

Re: Wireless GPIO

What about one of these, it's a wireless serial port with various IOT options, designed for raspberries.
https://www.wirelessthings.net/slice-of ... spberry-pi
with a key fob button
https://www.wirelessthings.net/iot-devices

Stu
by stubright
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using a SD card (full size) on raspberry pi 2 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: Using a SD card (full size) on raspberry pi 2 ?

You can find anything you want on the internet.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-Sing ... 28967.html
I might have found it but I'm not saying it will actually work, but for £3.50 it might be worth a shot.

Stu
by stubright
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 2B Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Raspberry PI 2B Battery

I think judging a product wholly on '1 star' reviews is a little pointless. Using that method you probably don't buy anything from anywhere, ever. 91% of people who bought the item gave it four or five stars, which, to me isn't a bad rating. When I read it 1400 people had reviewed it, 4% give it 1 s...
by stubright
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Static IP
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Static IP

Hi Feverish,
I don't know what type of router you have but I always set my static IPs on my router, that way each PI is permanently set regardless of installs/re-install/fresh installs/software used. So I apologise if it's not what you really want, but it might be an easier/more convenient option.
by stubright
Fri May 08, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deluge download speed drops down
Replies: 41
Views: 17410

Re: Deluge download speed drops down

Glad you have got it sorted. I did forget to mention, I download to an external USB HDD as well. My Pi runs from it and just the boot partition is on a 128MB sd card.

Stu
by stubright
Thu May 07, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deluge download speed drops down
Replies: 41
Views: 17410

Re: Deluge download speed drops down

I'm using an old kernel, 3.12.28+ #709 from Sept, I probably should update but not today. Is your port forwarding on your router set up correctly? Do you use a different port for your Mac torrents compared to your Pi torrents? (apologies for redundant questions if it is set up correctly.) You can't ...
by stubright
Thu May 07, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deluge download speed drops down
Replies: 41
Views: 17410

Re: Deluge download speed drops down

Just out of curiosity, what is your broadband connection speed? Could you be swamping your broadband connection and it cannot cope, leaving it with no room for other network overheads? Try limiting your up and download speeds to 50% of your isp's true connection speed, then increase it gradually. Al...
by stubright
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maximum image number with raspistill?
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: Maximum image number with raspistill?

Hi Matt, Here is another blind stab in the dark regarding your issue. This is from wikipedia re. 8.3 file names. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.3_filename 1. If the Long File Name is 8.3 uppercase, no Long File Name will be stored on disk at all. Example: TEXTFILE.TXT 2. If the Long File Name is 8.3...

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