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by lewmur
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cannot get RPi fully on our wireless network
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Cannot get RPi fully on our wireless network

Thanks in advance for any help. My daughter and I are RPi noobs. Just bought a Pi so she could learn to program. We also bought an Adafruit USB wireless adapter (the larger one, about 1.5 inches long). It seems that Wheezy supports it, as we were able to use the WiFi config utility in the RPi graph...
by lewmur
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much can I overclock?
Replies: 9
Views: 3495

Re: How much can I overclock?

The power supply has not much to do with overclocking. The main fuse F3 will only reliably allow about 750mA into the board. The question is how much overclocking can you do without sustaining corruption to the filesystem on the SD card? I tried OC max and got corruption in a matter of minutes and ...
by lewmur
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi with clear case for $38 with coupon
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Raspberry pi with clear case for $38 with coupon

hmonroe wrote:This site describes how to get a Raspberry Pi with Clear Case for only $38 using a coupon valid through June 9, 2013.

http://bensbargains.net/bargain/raspber ... ng-103136/
There was no place to enter the coupon code.
by lewmur
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2gb sd card shows only 65 megabytes available
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Re: 2gb sd card shows only 65 megabytes available

So, it wont matter is the SD-card 2gib or 32gib ? Because when linux is installed to rasberry it will turn to 64mb drive ? or do i see the card as 32gib when vieweing from rasberry and when looking from PC it will show me 20megabytes ? When you buy an SD card, it comes with a single FAT partition t...
by lewmur
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Compatiability
Replies: 39
Views: 4631

Re: Windows Compatiability

As for MS "bribes" - if you mean educational discounts then that's just the way it is. It's better than paying full price for a software suite that will probably have it's uses for some time to come yet (even though I use Libreoffice and don't have MS Office in the house). . No, I don't mean "educa...
by lewmur
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Compatiability
Replies: 39
Views: 4631

Re: Windows Compatiability

Enforcing the use of open source software? Militant liberalism at it's finest! Whether an enforced lack of competition would do anything to improve the quality of the end product is another matter completely. And who decides which software to use? Perhaps they might have a vested interest. Life is ...
by lewmur
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Compatiability
Replies: 39
Views: 4631

Re: Windows Compatiability

Enforcing the use of open source software? Militant liberalism at it's finest! Whether an enforced lack of competition would do anything to improve the quality of the end product is another matter completely. And who decides which software to use? Perhaps they might have a vested interest. Life is ...
by lewmur
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Compatiability
Replies: 39
Views: 4631

Re: Windows Compatiability

There is only one reason that I know of to want to use Windows on a Pi and that is "political". There are schools that require students to have devices that run Windows so they can teach "Office" apps. There is, actually, one version of "Windows" that could run on the Pi and that is Windows CE. Of ...
by lewmur
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Compatiability
Replies: 39
Views: 4631

Re: Windows Compatiability

There is only one reason that I know of to want to use Windows on a Pi and that is "political". There are schools that require students to have devices that run Windows so they can teach "Office" apps. There is, actually, one version of "Windows" that could run on the Pi and that is Windows CE. Of c...
by lewmur
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Compatiability
Replies: 39
Views: 4631

Re: Windows Compatiability

Yes, but Win7 doesn't run on many older systems, for one, it needs 1GB or RAM, and XP is still very happy with just 512MB , by now you often cannot even find the right RAM to update a 7 year old PC! XP SP1 may be "happy" with 512mb but SP3 certainly isn't. While SP3 will boot with 512, it is so slo...
by lewmur
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless Adapter Config
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: Wireless Adapter Config

Here is what I did to get my Cisco USB WiFi working WEP edit ( using nano or vi ) /etc/network/interfaces auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address 192.168.1.112 gateway 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 wireless-essid <SSID> wireless-key <WEPKEY> This will give you a fixed IP address. Please use ...
by lewmur
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Source for good micro USB cables?
Replies: 19
Views: 9447

Re: Source for good micro USB cables?

I am experiencing difficulty in findig a supplier of good quality micro USB cables to power the Raspberry Pi. It seems like most micro USB cables provide to much of a voltage drop to be suited for the Pi. Out of ten or so micro USB cables I had lying around the house only three worked properly and ...
by lewmur
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Slight issue with new Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Slight issue with new Raspberry Pi

mrpi64 wrote:I once saw an arduino ADK board on eBay for £10.99 - The standard price for it was £42 - Be warned of cheap imitations!
What has that got to do with the OP? He bought a legit Pi from RS.
by lewmur
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noob question
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Noob question

Imaginos wrote:Today I have ordered a Model B R-pi and a 4GB Pre-loaded SD card from RS Components. My question is this... does the SD card have the Python language loaded on it or just the OS?
Python is included with the Raspbian image, which is what RS is probably using.
by lewmur
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian on the HDD for booting (SOLVED)
Replies: 8
Views: 5084

Re: Raspbian on the HDD for booting

Hello community. I have a quick question about booting from USB HDD. Yes, before to post i googled, but my situation is unique. I have a "465GB" HDD with ext3 and swap (128Mb) partitions. Ext3 has many files and folders, because i used this HDD with my router (rtorrent, ncdc usage, etc). I want som...
by lewmur
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA Trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: VGA Trouble

Hey guys I have a big problem (for me at least) I am using a HDMI to VGA converter that can be found here http://www.amazon.com/Excelvan-Audio-Video-Converter-Adapter/dp/B007VILC2E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1361495487&sr=8-3&keywords=HDMI+to+VGA+Audio+Video+Converter+1080P When I connected it and boot...
by lewmur
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cannot find my data partition :-(
Replies: 8
Views: 5371

Re: cannot find my data partition :-(

Have windows background but not Linux so that went over my head a bit! So I assume I can gain access to my backup(s) on the 2nd larger partition but I need to run a Linux distro! How do I go about that? Do you mean run a new distro on another SD card to access the broken/crashed SD card? Download a...
by lewmur
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 9-pin VGA CRT - HDMI or RCA convert?
Replies: 8
Views: 3518

Re: 9-pin VGA CRT - HDMI or RCA convert?

Just to clarify, given the analog properties of the old CRT I 'm wondering if the RCA convert might make more sense in this situation or will the image be so bad as to be unusable? I realize that the HDMI will deliver a crisper image just by the nature of the signal, but I'm unsure how that would t...
by lewmur
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: contagion
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

Re: contagion

What do you think you have to do with any computing device? The software has to come from somewhere. Correct. At first. Then it starts to stand on it's own two feet. Once you have a working Pi, you can download anything you want, and manipulate further storage devices, so in fact, yes, the Pi can s...
by lewmur
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A plea for help - x11vnc Autostart
Replies: 11
Views: 3737

Re: A plea for help - x11vnc Autostart

HELP! I have been at this for days and am giving up hope of ever finding a working solution. I have read just about every post I can find here and on other forums. I have followed a variety of instructions/methods. I have tried with autologin as pi and root. No matter what I do, x11vnc will NOT aut...
by lewmur
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A plea for help - x11vnc Autostart
Replies: 11
Views: 3737

Re: A plea for help - x11vnc Autostart

HELP! I have been at this for days and am giving up hope of ever finding a working solution. I have read just about every post I can find here and on other forums. I have followed a variety of instructions/methods. I have tried with autologin as pi and root. No matter what I do, x11vnc will NOT aut...
by lewmur
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Will this HDMI to VGA converter damage my Pi?
Replies: 17
Views: 3978

Re: Will this HDMI to VGA converter damage my Pi?

I have heard that they draw to much power from the raspberry hdmi-port, so it may damage it. So i think you should get one that has external power instead. Very, very doubtful. The Pi is well fused against that type of damage. While, it is possible that a high current draw could cause it not to wor...
by lewmur
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: error when install os
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: error when install os

I get this error: init: cannot execute "/bin/sh" init: ID "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes. it seems to be a continuous loop. there are also error before it (cannot execute, mostly). There are several possibilities. Bad/incompatible SD card, inadequate PSU, incompatible keyboard/mous...
by lewmur
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Will this HDMI to VGA converter damage my Pi?
Replies: 17
Views: 3978

Re: Will this HDMI to VGA converter damage my Pi?

Hi to all, I was considering to buy a HDMI-VGA adapter for my Pi, to use with a BenQ 4:3 LCD old monitor.. This converter (http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=130699741793) is reported to work on this wiki page: http://elinux.org/RPi_Verified_Peripherals#HDMI-.3EVGA_converter_boxes Shall...
by lewmur
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Network Server.
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: Network Server.

I have 3 raspberry pi's in my house. One as a media centre, one for tinkering with and another in various projects. The media centre is loaded with XBMC and the other two with the latest Rasbian. However i have to continuously move them into my study so they can access the files on my hard disk. It...

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