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by procount
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Noobs help
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Noobs help

Connect your Pi to the internet via a wired ethernet cable first before booting noobs (not wifi).
by procount
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: System recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: System recovery

Have a look at https://github.com/procount/noobsconfig which allows you to customise/patch a new installation from noobs as it installs so you can start from a preconfigured distro as you like instead of starting from scratch each time.
by procount
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official display and NOOBS
Replies: 6
Views: 5016

Re: Official display and NOOBS

Raspbian needs a 'sudo apt-get update/upgrade' to enable the new screen which I expect includes new bootcode. Perhaps if you have done this, you could copy the new bootcode.bin etc files onto the NOOBS partition and see if that enables the new display in NOOBS as well? I don't have a new screen so I...
by procount
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi2 powering USB HDD from the USB port.
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Raspberry Pi2 powering USB HDD from the USB port.

Once it has booted up, have you tried removing the micro USB lead that powers the Pi2?
by procount
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WiFi for NOOBS: When did THAT happen...?
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: WiFi for NOOBS: When did THAT happen...?

So I found it uses the BCM43143 chipset. But which drivers? Maybe I could include support for this too if I knew.
by procount
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WiFi for NOOBS: When did THAT happen...?
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: WiFi for NOOBS: When did THAT happen...?

Anyone know what chipset is in the official Rpi wifi dongle? I have a version of Noobs that works with the rt5370 chipset.
by procount
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Creating RPiTC (Thin Client) for NOOBs. Few questions RE
Replies: 4
Views: 3660

Re: Creating RPiTC (Thin Client) for NOOBs. Few questions RE

See also viewtopic.php?f=63&t=75721 if you want to allow users to customise their installation. Also see PINN on my github. https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/m ... eatures.md
by procount
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Creating RPiTC (Thin Client) for NOOBs. Few questions RE
Replies: 4
Views: 3660

Re: Creating RPiTC (Thin Client) for NOOBs. Few questions RE

IIRC, "supported_hex_revisions" is a new format of specifying which revisions of the PI is supported by the OS. I think the new format was introduced because they might have been running out of "bits" in the old format. You can get the revision from "cat /proc/cpuinfo", or something like that (Sorry...
by procount
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: Minecraft Pi

by procount
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
Replies: 7
Views: 5812

Re: sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

The reason disablesafemode is required is explained here -> https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs#ho ... -safe-mode (point 2).
Maybe you have something connected to pin 5 of your Pi?
by procount
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Startup.sh
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Startup.sh

Before you reboot, try performing a 'sync' command to make sure any cached data is written to the SD card. Maybe you are rebooting too soon after making the changes for them to get written.
by procount
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Python
Topic: How to download Older Version of NOOBS
Replies: 2
Views: 10673

Re: How to download Older Version of NOOBS

Noobs is not really classified as an Operating System - it is an Operating System Installation and recovery tool and OS boot switcher. You can find older versions at http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/ and particularly at http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS/images/ . Please check the version histor...
by procount
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Visible Light Communication using RasPi and a Smartphone
Replies: 35
Views: 10895

Re: Visible Light Communication using RasPi and a Smartphone

From your previous posts, I thought you were using the smart phone as a receiver and the RPi was doing the transmitting from an LED. Have you turned this around now or are you doing bi-directional communication? Transmitting light from the headphone socket will require more power than simply receivi...
by procount
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ssh, public key, wifi and wired
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: ssh, public key, wifi and wired

That sounds odd. I don't use Arch, but mostly Raspbian, and there I only need to set one set of SSH keys and I can log in through any interface. Have you tested that you can still ssh through wifi? Have you checked you are using the right IP address (wifi and ethernet normally use different IP addre...
by procount
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Creating a Custom Raspberry Image
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Creating a Custom Raspberry Image

It depends on how small you want the image and how you want to reinstall it. I don't know about PirateBox nor how many partitions it needs, so I'll assume it consists of 2 partitions: a boot and a root, like most others. These are just suggestions, so adapt to suit. If you dd the whole 16GB card (/d...
by procount
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Visible Light Communication using RasPi and a Smartphone
Replies: 35
Views: 10895

Re: Visible Light Communication using RasPi and a Smartphone

So, the Smartphone VLC to sound accessory I referred to earlier is available from Satori Electric Co, Japan. Part No ID-RXS Description: Optical receiver of visible light communication Approx cost is 4,000 JPY, ~21 GBP, ~32 USD, shipping is probably extra. I couldn't find the part on their website, ...
by procount
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiboot on NOOBS without Internet? Or with WiFi?
Replies: 12
Views: 4817

Re: Multiboot on NOOBS without Internet? Or with WiFi?

@beta-tester - only http is allowed, no TFTP. And no Nano I'm afraid. Some of these features may be considered a bit advanced for a newbie, but I find them useful. I'm working on some other neat features, but they will take a while due to my limited time. Maybe I'll try and add nano too... Any feedb...
by procount
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Visible Light Communication using RasPi and a Smartphone
Replies: 35
Views: 10895

Re: Visible Light Communication using RasPi and a Smartphone

Search for LiFi on google or wikipedia for more info. I have seen a demonstration of a small chinese accessory that plugs into the microphone socket of a smartphone that detects such visible light frequency communication and converts it to sound so that the smartphone can decode it. This might be a ...
by procount
Tue May 26, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiboot on NOOBS without Internet? Or with WiFi?
Replies: 12
Views: 4817

Re: Multiboot on NOOBS without Internet? Or with WiFi?

@Dexcat - If you have a wifi dongle that is based on the RT5370 chipset, you could always use my modified version of NOOBS that supports wifi (but only for this chipset - thanks to @Jumaka). It also supports installing an OS from a separate USB stick - so you could download the OS files to a USB sti...
by procount
Wed May 13, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Motorola Lapdock Atrix with the Pi
Replies: 16
Views: 4014

Re: Motorola Lapdock Atrix with the Pi

Your Pip4 is so cool - I love it! Well done. I have often thought of doing something similar, but with the larger Pi2 and a small HDD included. so I would have to strap mine under the lapdock somehow. That would have been easier with the smaller lapdock as it has the pull out cable to just plug in, ...
by procount
Tue May 12, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Motorola Lapdock Atrix with the Pi
Replies: 16
Views: 4014

Re: Motorola Lapdock Atrix with the Pi

I have 2 of the 10" Atrix lapdocks (with the pull out cable) that my boys use with their RPI B's and 1x 11" Atrix 4G lapdock (with the swivelly bit at the back) that I connect to my B, B+ or 2B. For both types of Lapdock the connections are the same and I have not needed to trim any connectors. I us...
by procount
Mon May 11, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do I need to download a new version of NOOBS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Do I need to download a new version of NOOBS?

Correct. If you want 2 versions of Raspbian on the same SDcard (as opposed to 2 different flavours of the same Raspbian, which is another topic) then you can do it, but you would need to give them slightly different names and put the installations in 2 different folders of the NOOBS partition so tha...
by procount
Mon May 11, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do I need to download a new version of NOOBS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Do I need to download a new version of NOOBS?

Yes, it would give you 2 possible Raspbian installs, depending on whether you are connected to the internet or not, but only one at a time. If you are not connected, then it presents the one on the SDcard (for the Full NOOBS version). If you are connected to the internet, then it will present the in...

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