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by procount
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My Pi and the legend of the Fat32
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: My Pi and the legend of the Fat32

Hi Aaz, and welcome to the Pi family. Sorry if I''m stating the obvious (but this is your first post in the beginners section), I don't know your level of linux knowledge, nor what NAS tutorial you are following. You said The Pi is not picking up the drive at all - What do you expect to see and what...
by procount
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: wifi pi then routher
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: wifi pi then routher

I'm sorry, Grissgray, I'm still confused about your setup. Is the following what you mean... "In your HOUSE, you have a wireless router access point that provides your internet connection via wifi throughout your house, and this wifi signal is accessible in your shed, albeit a bit of a weak signal. ...
by procount
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: PiZero + USB Gadget + Smartphone?
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: PiZero + USB Gadget + Smartphone?

Actually, VNC and SSH work quite well over USB with the PiZero in gadget mode, but I have only been able to test it from a PC, not from a smartphone. I have tried connecting my PiZero to my phone, but I have not been able to get them to work. I suspect the phone might be missing the RNDIS gadget dri...
by procount
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: PiZero + USB Gadget + Smartphone?
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

PiZero + USB Gadget + Smartphone?

Now that we have USB gadget mode on the PiZero, has anyone considered the possibility of connecting a PiZero to an Android smartphone and using VNC or SSH over the USB cable alone? In this case the phone is the host and the PiZero is an ethernet device. Alternatively, would it work if the phone was ...
by procount
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: boot in "safe mode" or "maintenance mode"?
Replies: 12
Views: 21383

Re: boot in "safe mode" or "maintenance mode"?

(I hope I'm not hijacking but I just wanted to respond to Dougie's comment re: noobs) 1. I agree that the "trash and reinstall" could be better. I am thinking of ways I might be able to improve that but it's not easy. 2. A noobs shell already exists (ctrl-alt-F2) but the busybox shell is quite basic...
by procount
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: wifi pi then routher
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: wifi pi then routher

If I have some time, I will try and set my Pi as a bridge to forward network packets between the wifi and the ethernet ports and then detail the instructions. But it may take me a few days due to other commitments. Unless anyone else jumps in with better contributions, or you get it working. I'm sti...
by procount
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: wifi pi then routher
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: wifi pi then routher

If you just want to bridge, I found this on google: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/networking/bridge Hopefully, the following basic instrcutions will work, but I've not tried them myself. #update your repository lists sudo apt-get update #install the bridge utilities sudo apt-...
by procount
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Access Point
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Access Point

RT5370 is directly supported in Raspbian so no additional ralink download should be necessary. I also followed this tutorial with my RT5370 dongle and I got it working fine with the nl80211 driver. More likely you made a typing error when creating hostapd.conf - it is quite picky. Double check it ch...
by procount
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: wifi pi then routher
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: wifi pi then routher

Normally, yes. But you might need to embellish my diagram a bit to help determine if you are better using the Rpi as a router, a repeater, a bridge etc. looks to me like you are using the RPi as a wifi router, but in the reverse direction to the normal case. If my diagram correctly explains your req...
by procount
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: wifi pi then routher
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: wifi pi then routher

Sorry that I didn't understand your requirements. Not sure that I understand them any better now. ;) A picture might help explain what you are trying to achieve. Something like this????? Shed | wifi | House | | device --- Rpi |======| netgear wifi router ---- Internet | | --- Ethernet wire === Wifi ...
by procount
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Help with adding touchscreen
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Re: Help with adding touchscreen

Putty comes with a program called pscp which you can use to transfer files from your PC to the Pi. Or you could use WinSCP that does the same thing using a more graphical GUI like interface.
by procount
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: wifi pi then routher
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: wifi pi then routher

To rephrase your question for understanding.... It sounds like you have several devices all with wired ethernet connections that you want to connect to the internet, but your internet comes into a wifi router. So you want to use a Rpi to connect to this wifi and then connect this Rpi to your wired d...
by procount
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noobs Install - Add others for offline install
Replies: 15
Views: 6892

Re: Noobs Install - Add others for offline install

So, for USB tethering, the Pi will still be in host mode and your smartphone will act like a USB modem to access the internet. Have you tried this with standard Raspbian to access the internet? If it works, then I guess it is just a matter of installing the correct drivers into PINN... In standard R...
by procount
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noobs Install - Add others for offline install
Replies: 15
Views: 6892

Re: Noobs Install - Add others for offline install

What do you mean by USB tethering? Do you mean "gadget mode" as has been just developed for the pizero and A/A+? So that you can VNC into PINN just using a USB cable?

Have you now got PINN working? If so, what did you think about it?
by procount
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 395134

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

@TheEditor - I bought all of my stuff off ebay, but mostly it was so long ago the items no longer exist, but I used micro extension cables then used an adaptor to convert to fullsize connectors. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291366190429 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151111430744 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2...
by procount
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 395134

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

@TheEditor - I have 2 of these Lapdock 100 models for my boys that they use with Model B's but I have also used them with B+ and 2B. I also have the 11 inch model (which is better in my opinion if you can get hold of one). In order for the Lapdock to work you must have the USB and HDMI cable connect...
by procount
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiZero with Atrix Multimedia Dock
Replies: 28
Views: 5005

Re: PiZero with Atrix Multimedia Dock

Cheers!
by procount
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiZero with Atrix Multimedia Dock
Replies: 28
Views: 5005

Re: PiZero with Atrix Multimedia Dock

@gregeric - I just bought one of these off ebay too, but it came without any instructions or power supply. From what I have been able to find out, it seems it is normally powered by an 18W 12V power supply. Is that right? What polarity is it - positive on the centre pin? I look forward to your repor...
by procount
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HOWTO: Configure headless Pi Zero for secure wifi connection
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

Re: HOWTO: Configure headless Pi Zero for secure wifi connec

Instead of changing the file permissions, you can just edit the file with 'sudo nano wpa_supplicant.conf' (in a terminal window if you run the gui).
by procount
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Raw touchscreen input
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Re: Raw touchscreen input

Actually, the touchscreen creates several devices in the /dev tree. The driver sends out multitouch events that get converted to mouse events; they are not mouse events by default. You just need to get the multi-touch events from the correct driver and respond to those. I forget where to find it, bu...
by procount
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up the SD card
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Setting up the SD card

@dicknewbie I use this technique setting up Windows systems and it allows me to reinstall Windows (after it self destructs or after I destruct it) without losing data/documents/etc. After unzipping the noobs files onto your SD card you actually have to boot from it for noobs to repartition your SD c...
by procount
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing via NOOBS sets my 8GB SD card to a max of 1.12GB?
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Installing via NOOBS sets my 8GB SD card to a max of 1.1

When you install Raspbian from NOOBS, NOOBS will repartition your SD card. It shrinks your original FAT32 8GB partition down so that it is just big enough to hold NOOBS and the compressed install file for Rapsbian (1.12GB in your case). The rest of the SD card (6-7GB) is then repartitioned with Linu...
by procount
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Failed NOOBS Raspbian install killed micro USB
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Failed NOOBS Raspbian install killed micro USB

Reformat it using the SD formatter v4 with size adjustment ON as described in the NOOBS setup page from the link given in the troubleshooting link above, then the full capacity will be visible from Windows again.
(Noobs repartitions the card for Raspbian, but Windows can only see the first partition)
by procount
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Communicating between the Raspberry Pi and a PC via rf?
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: Communicating between the Raspberry Pi and a PC via rf?

I'm confused. as for distance upto 100 m would be acceptable I'm not sure this clarifies your requirements. I read '100 m' as 100 metres, but as you are in Australia, and you state 3G "range is not that great", do you really mean 100 miles? NRF24L01 radios are quite low power devices with a range up...

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