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by procount
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: New Raspbian release "2016-11-25"
Replies: 132
Views: 35495

Re: New Raspbian release "2016-11-25"

I was thinking about that too.... It is possible to use a NOOBSCONFIG script with NOOBS or PINN to create an ssh file on /boot during installation of Raspbian. Or a simple mod to partition_setup.sh should also do it. But these are both for offline installations and won't work when installing from th...
by procount
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HELP!! Install LCD Touchscreen drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 4220

Re: HELP!! Install LCD Touchscreen drivers

You don't say HOW you copied the tar file to your SD card. Did you put the SD card into a Windows PC and just copy it onto there? In which case you copied it onto the NOOBS recovery partition. As you installed via NOOBS, you will have several partitions on the SD card and the NOOBS partition is not ...
by procount
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: UART with 3 devices
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

Re: UART with 3 devices

Yep, entirely possible. I used this technique to create a ring-type network between about 10 PCs in the 1980s, sending simple popup messages to each PC using a DOS TSR program (anyone remember those?), and even transferring files. You probably need to create a protocol to allow messages to be addres...
by procount
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi pin out connected to pin in on other PI
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Pi pin out connected to pin in on other PI

Make sure the signal wire, but especially the grounds, between the 2 RPI are connected before powering them on. If they are powered (for example) by 2 separate DC adaptors, there is a risk that both grounds are at different potentials (voltages) relative to each other. Connecting them together when ...
by procount
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display connected
Replies: 38
Views: 37752

Re: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display conne

My original instructions were for a "noobsconfig" automated install of an OS that provided 2 flavours, one with DSI switching and one without. For this to work, you have to install the OS from a local source. However, it you want to configure it manually, you don't even need to download the OS to th...
by procount
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: NOOBS & SD Card size
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: NOOBS & SD Card size

Have you already tried booting into NOOBS? It's not clear if your keyboard/mouse/USB ports worked before your package installation failed or not. If they did work, then maybe you just corrupted Raspbian with your failed package installation, in which case, there is a good chance they will still work...
by procount
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1112
Views: 427137

Re: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

PINN has been updated to v2.1 Just a quick update to add support for the redbear IoTpHAT wifi that uses the same chipset as the RPI3 wifi. V2.1 IoTpHAT - Added support for the IoTpHAT wifi Please see the documentation on github describing the full features. pinn-lite.zip on sourceforge will always ...
by procount
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS install on NTSC TV
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: NOOBS install on NTSC TV

You can create your own config.txt file and set whatever screen size you want, just the same as in Raspbian
by procount
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Lost Girl Getting Husband Gift of Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Lost Girl Getting Husband Gift of Pi

A little typo to be corrected:
The micro SD card needs to be at least 8GB or 16GB (not MB)
by procount
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quick and simple fan direction test - to blow out or in?
Replies: 24
Views: 7631

Re: Quick and simple fan direction test - to blow out or in?

I missed the fact it was a brushless dc fan motor. I updated my posts to avoid people doing silly things with those.
by procount
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quick and simple fan direction test - to blow out or in?
Replies: 24
Views: 7631

Re: Quick and simple fan direction test - to blow out or in?

Mine must be a cheap fan, then! :D
I suspect most 2 wire fans are simple DC motors that can be reversed in this fashion, but those with a third wire for PWM control etc or brushless fans may be polarity conscious due to the transistor drive circuitry, so don't reverse drive those.
by procount
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quick and simple fan direction test - to blow out or in?
Replies: 24
Views: 7631

Re: Quick and simple fan direction test - to blow out or in?

Instead of turning the fan upside down to reverse the airflow, why not reverse the voltage connections? That way you still get the protection for tiny fingers.
(Don't do this on a brushless motor)
by procount
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1112
Views: 427137

Re: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

PINN has been updated to v2.0 This version has bumped the kernel to the rpi-4.4.y branch and updated the rpi firmware to match those used in NOOBS v2.0 The rtl8188eu wifi driver has now been added. This is used in a few popular wifi dongles and in the HubPiWi. Also added is an install of Retropie. ...
by procount
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Motorola atrix lapdock without cutting or soldering cables?
Replies: 7
Views: 3143

Re: Motorola atrix lapdock without cutting or soldering cabl

I have a number of lapdocks (Atrix and Bioinc) and never cut a cable yet. I use a micro usb splitter cable like one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-usb-male-to-female-1-to-2-Splitter-Y-Cable-V8-sync-data-charge-Cord-A58-/201461876189?hash=item2ee81045dd:g:xlcAAOSw~bFWOygw (The longer cable...
by procount
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: omxplayer-how to change volume while playing?
Replies: 10
Views: 4399

Re: omxplayer-how to change volume while playing?

I think you need to run omxplayer in a terminal in order for the keyboard to work. So you would need to precede the commandline of omxplayer with lxterminal in your diuble-click link
by procount
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1112
Views: 427137

Re: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

PINN is based on NOOBS, so it uses the same wired ethernet or Broadcom wifi drivers that NOOBS uses. The additional wifi and ethernet drivers allow it to be used on a wider range on network adaptors. So it should work fine for you on the built-in wired ethernet port on a RPi3. It could have just bee...
by procount
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero USB hub
Replies: 96
Views: 81351

Re: Pi Zero USB hub

I have a couple of USB hubs that would not work with the PiZero initially. The first one had a micro USB plug, but I had to use an adaptor to convert it to standard USB, then the USB adaptor cable (e.g from the Essentials Kit or similar) to convert it back to a micro USB plug. I suspect this is beca...
by procount
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Is there a way to dual boot WITHOUT noobs or berryboot?
Replies: 16
Views: 6864

Re: Is there a way to dual boot WITHOUT noobs or berryboot?

I don't know of any other boot managers for RPi apart from Berryboot, Noobs, or my own version of Noobs called PINN. I have created an image of retropie that PINN can boot although I think it was v3.8 so it needs updating. Anyway, noobs/pinn have 2 functions: an installer and a boot manager. You see...
by procount
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error mounting NOOBS Libreelec storage partition on Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 2081

Re: Error mounting NOOBS Libreelec storage partition on dual

This might be due to ubuntu 16.04.
To prove it, try booting a live cd of ubuntu 14.04 and see if that can read it. If that is ok, then it might be due to the riscos pattern noobs puts on the sd card that confuses ununtu 16. There are some old posts on here anout that somewhere....
by procount
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display connected
Replies: 38
Views: 37752

Re: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display conne

I've not tried it with OSMC, but (without checking) I think it should work in the same way. Just try following the above instructions, or check out my PINN documentation. Sorry, but I'm away and not able to try it myself over the next week, but just start with a blank SD card and give it a go. Post ...
by procount
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flash player
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Flash player

The ".x86_64" indicates it was built for 64-bit x86 processors as used in a PC, and is not suitable for running on the Arm based Pi.
Search this forum for posts relating to running flash on Chromium such as this one ->viewtopic.php?f=66&t=162525
by procount
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: switch HDMI resolution mode without reboot
Replies: 25
Views: 10730

Re: switch HDMI resolution mode without reboot

You will not find a script to do this in a desktop terminal, because the Raspbian desktop does not support resolution changing (xrefresh only redraws the screen and xrandr does not seem to be fully implemented). You can do it from the cmdline using a script like this: #!/bin/sh tvservice -e "CEA 16"...
by procount
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: switch HDMI resolution mode without reboot
Replies: 25
Views: 10730

Re: switch HDMI resolution mode without reboot

thank you for your hints! You're welcome As I already wrote, in config.txt everything is configured correctly and everything works fine. Your config.txt does not show any indication of using conditional filtering [edid=....] - they could be 2 different config.txt files for all I know that you manua...
by procount
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: switch HDMI resolution mode without reboot
Replies: 25
Views: 10730

Re: switch HDMI resolution mode without reboot

Try putting a sleep 1 command between each command in your bash script. Also you could try typing the commands one by one in the terminal (carefully as you may not be able to see the screen!) before committing to a bash script, so that you can see the effect of each one. BTW - the xrefresh command w...
by procount
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: How to have multiple devices on same Tx/Rx pins
Replies: 9
Views: 7525

Re: How to have multiple devices on same Tx/Rx pins

That's a shame - thanks both for the additional information. As I said, I've never played with the UART configuration. Yes - I forgot the bit-bang approach. I would recommend Joan's pigpio library - brilliant stuff (from the little I have played with it.) I remember circa late 1980s, daisy-chaining ...

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