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by kevinthefixer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Hibernate / Sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Hibernate / Sleep

Yah, it's often that way in Windows too. You have a good plan; it's called the KISS principle. Most Linux devs, and for that matter most of us Linux users, are fans of that. In case you haven't seen the polite version, it's "Keep It Sweet & Simple".
by kevinthefixer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How boot new client image to GUI from a PISERVER?
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: How boot new client image to GUI?

Sorry if you're using Raspian, presumably on a Pi, you're in the wrong forum section; this one is for the x86 image of Stretch with the RPi desktop.
by kevinthefixer
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: PI Zero GPIO Expander (from Magpi 67)
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: PI Zero GPIO Expander (from Magpi 67)

NCUSA33 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Any other ideas?
Try it with a different PC? Or search in/play with the BIOS settings in the one you have?
by kevinthefixer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: what happened to wlan0 and how do i get it back?
Replies: 8
Views: 2802

Re: what happened to wlan0 and how do i get it back?

I would start here:

https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration

wlan0 may not be wlan0 anymore, see the section on "predictable network interface names".
by kevinthefixer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: RPi Desktop x86 Canon Printer Installation Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: RPi Desktop x86 Canon Printer Installation Problem

Ted, I would suggest you try the Debian wiki, or at least look for instructions for installing your exact printer on Debian Stretch. Often things seem to work on Ubuntu but not on Debian, and this seems more prevalent with Stretch. It's possible, even probable, that someone has found a fix. I doubt ...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Has anyone sucessfully installed on an ASUS eeepc?
Replies: 14
Views: 7143

Re: Has anyone sucessfully installed on an ASUS eeepc?

Sorry, Roger, I've just now seen your thread. The short answer to your original question is yes, I've installed it on my eeepc, and it's a resounding success. However, it's an older machine with a standard HDD and has a boatload more room than you do. Given the prices of SSDs these days, I recommend...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 164165

Re: STICKY: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

hello everyone. i've tried dozens of linux distros over the last 20 years and have never been satisfied with any of them until now. when i bought my PI i said here is a version that i hope they make for pc's as well, and now you have :) if you keep it tight and continue to make it awesome, i would ...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 164165

Re: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

mikerr wrote:well that's a great project you have there - just going to try it.

... wonder if you can network boot a pi3 from it as well ? :)
You can't boot any Pi to any x86 OS, network or no.
by kevinthefixer
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 164165

Re: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

Wazburi, sure--put that command in a script and run it at startup.
by kevinthefixer
Tue May 30, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 164165

Re: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

Forris, I'm not sure why that worked. But should the issue come up again, look up "pepperflashplugin-nonfree" in the software repos. It downloads Chrome, extracts the plugin, and puts it where Chromium can find and use it. Seems a lot of hoops to jump through but it works and preserves the politics ...
by kevinthefixer
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi home thermostat?
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

RPi home thermostat?

I was watching the local news here in Tucson, AZ, US last night. It seems a professor Swindle (IIRC) is developing a smart thermostat that predicts your power bill based on your temperature settings, or will set your temperature to achieve a target electric bill. Although it did not mention Raspberr...
by kevinthefixer
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 151
Views: 311022

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide

oat_ly wrote:hello

please , can I use a vga-dvi adapter or cable for monitor with only vga connector

your swift response will be appreciated

regards
Short answer: no. An active adapter might work depending on operating system and drivers but not a straight adapter cable, sorry.
by kevinthefixer
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Samsung_ML-1865
Replies: 43
Views: 29374

Re: Samsung_ML-1865

Great news! Is it now compatible with CUPS?
by kevinthefixer
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Samsung_ML-1865
Replies: 43
Views: 29374

Re: Samsung_ML-1865

Did you sudo install.sh? What was the terminal output, or did you run it from terminal?
by kevinthefixer
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Samsung_ML-1865
Replies: 43
Views: 29374

Re: Samsung_ML-1865

After downloading & unzipping the Samsung file, I got to poking around in it. The required filter now carries a different name (rastertospl rather than rastertosamsung.spl). I might have time to play with it next weekend, but I'm thinking of renaming the filter and possibly applying the code fixes. ...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Samsung_ML-1865
Replies: 43
Views: 29374

Re: Samsung_ML-1865

Trilader,
it is the product I have, for whatever that's worth. I hope to use it on Raspbian. There is a new version of Raspbian out, I wonder if it uses the newer CUPS? It should be in the repositories if so but I don't have access to my Pi right now.
by kevinthefixer
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Samsung_ML-1865
Replies: 43
Views: 29374

Re: Samsung_ML-1865

Trilader,
did you get the driver from Samsung's. site? Also, earlier versions used to break CUPS, is that the case here? I suppose I could do without CUPS if it came to that. Thanks!
by kevinthefixer
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RASPI on the Moon
Replies: 19
Views: 4325

Re: RASPI on the Moon

Ravenous wrote:Now there really is such a thing as a free launch! :)
Robert A. Heinlein is doing about 1200 rpm.
by kevinthefixer
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?
Replies: 21
Views: 3729

Re: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?

Is Puppy Linux suitable? Last I heard, Barry Kauler had just ordered a Pi with the intent of porting Puppy to its ARMV6 processor (28May2013). Barry is the owner/main dev of Puppy. Puppy was originally designed to run fast on slow hardware and I think is ideal for the Pi, but I do not think any dis...
by kevinthefixer
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie: Need Help Streaming Movies
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Newbie: Need Help Streaming Movies

If I have this right Schorschi is trying to do too much. If you just want to use another computer to put media files on an external HD, and then use the Pi to play them through your TV, it's a piece of cake. Simply make sure you have adequate power: the Pi will not supply enough power to run a hard ...
by kevinthefixer
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 151
Views: 311022

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide

Harry,
you must have an SD card with an operating system to use the Raspberry Pi. See the FAQs at the top of the page.
by kevinthefixer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Open a LXTerminal at boot
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Open a LXTerminal at boot

Do you need the X desktop at all? If not just set Raspbian to boot to CLI (in raspi-config).
by kevinthefixer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended software to install on RPi?
Replies: 17
Views: 6994

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Several things I think a computer should be able to do OOTB: Web Browsing: Raspbian comes with Netsurf and Midori, but neither one will log you into your Hotmail account. I've settled on Chromium as a compromise between performance and abilities. Word Processing: Focuswriter works well for me. Forum...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi newbie - XBMC+Emulator
Replies: 5
Views: 7731

Re: Pi newbie - XBMC+Emulator

I'd suggest you run XBMC on Raspbian, as well as whatever emulators. That way you have a general-purpose computer as well as a media center. I use Michael Gorven's (Cocooncrash) version; last time I checked the version of XBMC in the Raspian Wheezy repositories was broken. No need to get two RPis un...

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