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by dukla2000
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD card help - NZ supplier
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: SD card help - NZ supplier

Looks about equivalent to the card I run my Pi on - just remember you will need an adapter to convert the micro-SD to full SD. It may come with one (my class 6 micro did) or you may have some spare somewhere anyway. Seems a good price too.
by dukla2000
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD card spare part number
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: SD card spare part number

by dukla2000
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD card help - NZ supplier
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: SD card help - NZ supplier

Ouch - those prices make my eyes water! (Last week got a SanDisk 8GB microSDHC class 4 delivered for < NZD8!) Based on Chromatix words of wisdom in this thread I have recently bought a couple of SanDisks that all perform well with the Extreme (UHS-1) being my pick, followed by the Mobile Ultra Class...
by dukla2000
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: 5v rail on computer psu for power
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Re: 5v rail on computer psu for power

... it had a single wall to molex converter. ... It is not clear to me quite where the molex is getting +5V from - the wall or a PC? But overall it doesn't matter where the Pi gets its +5V from as long as it is clean and sufficient. I am not that keen on powering a Pi from a PC USB port (but obviou...
by dukla2000
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Running A Program When openbox loads
Replies: 9
Views: 6973

Re: Running A Program When openbox loads

The approach is using an autostart file inside the openbox folder inside of ,config, as in : /home/pi/.config/openbox/autostart Works fine for me on the recent 'Foundation Raspbian image, although I run programs not scripts. My ~/.config/openbox/autostart is # Start gkrellm gkrellm & On the origina...
by dukla2000
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Imaging a smaller SD card from a larger one
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Imaging a smaller SD card from a larger one

meandu229 wrote:
dukla2000 wrote:Check my post in this thread - a list of how I do it.
Thanks but that link is to this topic, :D
:oops:
Glad you found what I meant though! :oops:
by dukla2000
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overclocking the PI does not work on Raspbian OS? (solved)
Replies: 41
Views: 16013

Re: Overclocking the PI does not work on Raspbian OS?

I had this when testing the Debian Wheezy beta. I was using a slower SDcard and the response when confirming the filename to save in nano was dire, to the extent that I wasn't sure I had hit return etc. And thus at first I thought it was my doodling. And later figured it was related to the repeating...
by dukla2000
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Imaging a smaller SD card from a larger one
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Imaging a smaller SD card from a larger one

Check my post in this thread - a list of how I do it.
by dukla2000
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Resizing raspbian
Replies: 3
Views: 2825

Re: Resizing raspbian

I am new with Raspberry Pi (I received my RPI today) and I tried Raspbian and it works ok. Welcome to the forums - Raspbian is a good choice! 1.- Must the swap file be at the end? No 2.- 256 MByte of swap file is enough? Probably - you can always change it later if you decide differently. 3.- I saw...
by dukla2000
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 43350

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

Downloaded last night, still seeding. Seems good to me.
1 small defect - ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml has Konsole as filemanager for Win+E except it is not loaded. I swapped to pcmanfm fine.
by dukla2000
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Remove LXDE?
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Re: How to Remove LXDE?

create a file .xinitrc in your home directory with the single line
exec openbox-session
in it
by dukla2000
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Move to smaller SD card...
Replies: 6
Views: 4686

Re: Move to smaller SD card...

Think it is much easier if you have a linux machine, but a Live CD will do. I have been cloning my install to a variety of SD cards for benchmarking and am pretty much in a groove as follows: Take new SD card - usually formatted as 1 DOS partition Use fdisk to check the start sector (on the assumpti...
by dukla2000
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Front Page
Replies: 17
Views: 3629

Re: Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Front Page

Mike - thank you! Peter - thank you! Mike - congratulations! Watching the 'gestation' of your dream of hf for Pi turn into reality has been a privilege and honour. And a '+1' for Open Source that enables some nutter with a dream to go down to his basement, build a farm, get some help from other folk...
by dukla2000
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Board versions/revisions, or different assembly lines?
Replies: 67
Views: 20034

Re: Board versions/revisions, or different assembly lines?

My Pi from RS seems to be near to the one antijn has problems with - I haven't had any issues with mine running arm_freq=850 at otherwise standard settings. Apologies not very good at wiki editing so all details below - happy for someone else to add them. BH1218 Hynix H9TKNNN2GDMP LRNDM 217A SMSC LA...
by dukla2000
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: ALSA on Raspbian
Replies: 167
Views: 170432

Re: ALSA on Raspbian

kadamski wrote:The problem seems to be resolved by using -srate 48000 mplayer parameter. ...

It shouldn't be needed, alsa driver should select this automaticaly. I will debug this some more.
Yes works for me, thanks.
by dukla2000
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: My case from skpang is awesome
Replies: 8
Views: 3443

Re: My case from skpang is awesome

I also got one of these and am happy. Figured the use of the spacers to hold the Pi is simpler and more elegant than the others out there (apart from the guy who wont say how he holds the Pi!!) Excellent customer service as well - didn't get rubber feet in first envelope, 1 email and they were here ...
by dukla2000
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .exe setups.
Replies: 8
Views: 4062

Re: .exe setups.

.exe are 1) Typically Windows executables 2) Compiled for Intel architecture CPUs Your Pi meets neither of these. More likely the linux setup on the CD will be some scripts that you should try browse to and review. (And arguably copy to your pi and try run there as per any instructions.) More realis...
by dukla2000
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wrong resolution at X
Replies: 15
Views: 7263

Re: Wrong resolution at X

Well if your screen supports 800*480 it certainly isn't admitting it! In the HDMI thread (I presume you have read as you have run tvservice) I think Gert or Dom gives the code to ignore your screen EDID if you want to try that. Faster would be to revert to raspBMC and check the config.txt, resulting...
by dukla2000
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 302
Views: 287506

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

Has anyone tried booting and running from SD card, and compared it with running from USB drive after boot? I'm not expecting a definitive answer as to which is quickest but some informed opinions would be good - I can only afford to go down one route and I don't know if USB drives are significantly...
by dukla2000
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Resolution help... again.
Replies: 39
Views: 4691

Re: Similar problem

... I went out and bought the cheapest HDMI television I could lay my hands on Hey - I think a couple of us cheapskates are competing for this award - mine is Technika from Tesco! One downside, certainly I am sure my Technika doesn't know its EDID from its elbow. ... but at its "native" 1920x1080 t...
by dukla2000
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Powering the Pi from GPIO
Replies: 23
Views: 10860

Re: Powering the Pi from GPIO

rasbeer wrote:What's the advantage or powering the Pi from GPIO? :oops:
You bypass the voltage drop of the 700mA polyfuse which is (IMHO) a good thing, you bypass the protection offered by same polyfuse which could be a bad thing if some magic smoke escapes from some component :lol:
by dukla2000
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 131009

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Installed and runs fine for me. Avoided the SSH options but tinkered with most of the others on first boot with no major trauma. Resize on second boot took a long time (16Gb card), apt-get update took a while, upgrade even longer but appreciate these are nothing to do with the beta, just a fact. Loo...
by dukla2000
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Powering the Pi from GPIO
Replies: 23
Views: 10860

Re: Powering the Pi from GPIO

Is there anyway to power the device from the GPIO pins without using the usb adaptor? Yup,+5V on pin 2, ground on pin 6 is how I do it using an old PC 3-pin fan female connector. I run with no other protection - among other things think where you are getting the 5V from bears some consideration. Mi...
by dukla2000
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Root FS from USB
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: Root FS from USB

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