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by JeremyF
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Downloading Raspbian Wheezy onto an SD card
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Downloading Raspbian Wheezy onto an SD card

Sometimes Win32DiskImager doesn't play nice with built in SD card slots. You can an other programs as described here: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Copying_the_image_to_an_SD_Card_on_Windows_if_first_option_isn.27t_successful Or buy a USB reader or run Linux or Mac OS X or something like ...
by JeremyF
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Files modified by wicd
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Files modified by wicd

I'm guessing it just modifies /etc/network/interfaces and wpa_supplicant.conf ?
by JeremyF
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Thinclient with rdesktop
Replies: 8
Views: 4196

Re: Thinclient with rdesktop

Could you give more detailed instructions on running X without a WM?
by JeremyF
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Thinclient with rdesktop
Replies: 8
Views: 4196

Re: Thinclient with rdesktop

Cool! I'm working on a similar thing right now, but I discovered (through another forum member) that Debian/Raspbian have Openbox preinstalled (a DE which is much lighter than LXDE) You can start it with xinit /usr/bin/openbox-session Sorry! Missed the fact you were running Arch! Openbox still appl...
by JeremyF
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Apple Cinema Display
Replies: 5
Views: 4934

Re: Apple Cinema Display

Going the "wrong way" with HDMI out to DP instead of DP out to HDMI in is fairly difficult, but I know of:
http://www.kanexlive.com/xd
But it only works with 2 Cinema displays and is still kind of expensive
by JeremyF
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Thinclient with rdesktop
Replies: 8
Views: 4196

Re: Thinclient with rdesktop

Cool! I'm working on a similar thing right now, but I discovered (through another forum member) that Debian/Raspbian have Openbox preinstalled (a DE which is much lighter than LXDE)

You can start it with

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xinit /usr/bin/openbox-session
by JeremyF
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reused SD Card
Replies: 11
Views: 4065

Re: Reused SD Card

by JeremyF
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 240631

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

battletux wrote:Any chance CEC support can be added for the installer/boot menu at all? Would make it simpler when booting on a TV to launch openelec/other xbmc distro?
This sounds like a really good idea. (using CEC enabled TV remote as up/down arrow for selecting OS)
by JeremyF
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sudo for the desktop
Replies: 18
Views: 21762

Re: Sudo for the desktop

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sudo pcmanfm 
by JeremyF
Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Slingbox on Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 10362

Re: Slingbox on Pi

Can't you buy a VC-1 license now?
by JeremyF
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: audio on rca but video on hdmi
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: audio on rca but video on hdmi

bredman wrote:Try the configuration option
hdmi-drive=1
This is used for DVI monitors that do not support audio. The sound should be sent to the audio port instead of the HDMI port.

For instructions, see
http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
* should be hdmi_drive=1 ; _ not -
by JeremyF
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Car Rearview Screens
Replies: 9
Views: 4909

Re: Car Rearview Screens

1. Fairly bad quality, most are less than 640x480 so fitting a desktop environment will be a challenge. (Display an image or a line of text, probably, though)
2. No power supply included, you need to hook up your own 12V (which could be 8 AAs in theory, although there's probably a better solution)
by JeremyF
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry arrived with a problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1840

Re: Raspberry arrived with a problem

My Raspberry has just arrived, but with a blank SDHC. I ordered one with preloaded O/S. I downloaded 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.zip and Win32 DiskImager and after several attempts managed to write the O/S to SDHC. Then I realized that my mouse is USB, but the keyboard is DIN. So I inserted the SDHC...
by JeremyF
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is it possible? Full HD over wifi?
Replies: 10
Views: 11705

Re: Is it possible? Full HD over wifi?

It's certainly possible in theory, but the buggy Pi firmware is probably being a bottleneck.

(just my thoughts)
by JeremyF
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: On screen keyboard
Replies: 77
Views: 215286

Re: On screen keyboard

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sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard
or download this file:
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... _armhf.deb
and

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sudo dpkg -i matchbox*
by JeremyF
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Basic Troubleshooting
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Basic Troubleshooting

Where is the basic troubleshooting information at? Assuming that a newbie is trying to get his Pi to boot, the latest stable version of "2012-07-15-wheeze-raspbian", what is the minimum he has to have connected in order for the green "OK" LED to come on? Does a Ethernet cable with Internet access h...
by JeremyF
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Happy hacking professional 2 not recognised
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: Happy hacking professional 2 not recognised

Hey all I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or not but I plug in my happy hacking professional 2 and it does nothing. I even tried selecting the happy hacking keyboard in raspi-config but it still does nothing. Is there a driver or something I need to install to get raspbian to recognise my h...
by JeremyF
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasp to monitor cable
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Rasp to monitor cable

You're not alone with wanting to connect to VGA monitors, I assure you. There are basically two reference designs when it comes to buying cheap HDMI-VGA converters. The box kind with separate power supply: http://dx.com/p/hdmi-to-vga-video-converter-71816?item=54 The fat cable without separate power...
by JeremyF
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RPi Education Version
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Re: RPi Education Version

The best bet is probably a Model A with a case.
by JeremyF
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi advertised by Maplin...
Replies: 16
Views: 2132

Re: RPi advertised by Maplin...

Regarding Maplin, it looks they are resellers, not official distributors. (That product is equivalent to an eBay bundle or a ModMyPi bundle, in terms of how the Pi got there)
by JeremyF
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: WVGA and screen rotation
Replies: 1
Views: 3095

Re: WVGA and screen rotation

Hi I want to build in stationarry a 7" screen together with touch panel and the raspberry into a wall in flat for light steering, alarming and so on. 1st issue is: the resolution of these ebay 7" monitors which have 800x480 does not seem to be supported over the normal config.txt. is there any hint...
by JeremyF
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unstable USB speaker
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Unstable USB speaker

It's not really recommended to power from a computer's USB port as generally you're only receiving 500ma of current. (in theory anyway) However, the real problem, probably, is that the voltage is either too low once it reaches the USB ports or the speaker needs more than ~140ma of current to functio...
by JeremyF
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screen recorder
Replies: 3
Views: 6249

Re: Screen recorder

I doubt the Pi is fast enough for any screen recorder but maybe you could compile the source for http://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/ (or maybe it's in repos)
by JeremyF
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where is my installed program?
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: Where is my software?

raspbian> apt-get install libreoffice Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package libreoffice is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from anothe...
by JeremyF
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is 60mV a normal voltage loss for a power supply cable ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: Is 60mV a normal voltage loss for a power supply cable ?

Grumpy Mike wrote:I would check your meter because the Apple power supply are normally much closer to 5V than that.
Apple PSUs are good but they don't come with a MicroUSB cable and most cheap cables online quite frankly are horrible.

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