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by mmkw43
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: does python/tkinter code need an OS to run?
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

does python/tkinter code need an OS to run?

When I write python/tkinter code for the PI, does it need an operating system (raspian etc) to run the application? Or does python compiled code just do it all?

Thanks.
by mmkw43
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Puzzled with this code
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Puzzled with this code

the tk import was there for some other code I'm not showing.
by mmkw43
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Puzzled with this code
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Puzzled with this code

put it in the tags -- don't know if it indents automatically but all the identation is perfect. tried it both ways -- root.,mainloop() and without but don't need it to loop really. I come from a VBnet background where structure is different. and as I said it works fine if I just put "print done...
by mmkw43
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Puzzled with this code
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Puzzled with this code

I should also mention that my objective is to have a 5 second delay timer that will "pause" the program (and keep everything intact, and then allow me to do more code

do this
pause 5 seconds (not sleep)
do more
by mmkw43
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Puzzled with this code
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Puzzled with this code

Beginner trying to understand why this isn't working. After 5 seconds I should see "done" and I do if I just put print('done') in the ctr function, so I know the timer works. Wanted to experiment with the global statement and I get nothing. I don't get any errors however. Here's the code -...
by mmkw43
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best Python IDE
Replies: 13
Views: 18533

Re: Best Python IDE

VS has a Python add on? Will look at that also. Thanks.
by mmkw43
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best Python IDE
Replies: 13
Views: 18533

Re: Best Python IDE

Pycharm looks awful good -- ??
by mmkw43
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python and Tkinter books
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Python and Tkinter books

Finding that there aren't mant really good books on Python and Tkinter and this is the way I like to learn -- book to the side and PC in front of me. It can be more efficient than navigating various web sites to get the right answer. I did order that learning Python 5th edition but would like sugges...
by mmkw43
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best Python IDE
Replies: 13
Views: 18533

Re: Best Python IDE

I've been learning Python and using IDLE but want something that has intuitive auto complete (to the max) -- which IDE will givce the best experience with pop up completion. This is great for the beginner. Heck even my Visual studio does a great job at this so maybe something like that. Thanks very ...
by mmkw43
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc -- add ons to desktop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Raspbmc -- add ons to desktop?

yeah, it's there but I'd like a stationary shortcut rather than mousing over anything to get to it. like a conventional desktop, you but up and your icons are already there.

oh well -- there's a will there's a way.
by mmkw43
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc -- add ons to desktop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Raspbmc -- add ons to desktop?

ok -- figured it out I can now mouse over music>addons and the pandora icon shows but wonder is there a permanet way to have the icons show? maybe a new skin? more like a conventional windows desktop, it just boots up to your program icons thanks !
by mmkw43
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc -- add ons to desktop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Raspbmc -- add ons to desktop?

thanks Dirk -- just did that but Pandora (which i have installed as an add on), doesn't appear

music osd > lyrics add-on is all that appears

?
by mmkw43
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc -- add ons to desktop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Raspbmc -- add ons to desktop?

Is there a way to put an icon on the desktop instead of --
MUSIC > ADD ONS > PANDORA

I have to mouse over 3 things to get Pandora started.

Thanks ! (by the way the Pandora add on works fantastic).
by mmkw43
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc -- wow
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Raspbmc -- wow

Well after a week of trial and error, I have to say that the PI with xbmc is one monster of a performer. Just using it for an music player for mp3's and Pandora. (just installed the pandora add-on and it works great). So, one more issue -- I was having some unexplained nonsense going on and now have...
by mmkw43
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc -- command propmt
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Raspbmc -- command propmt

thanks very much -- and the locale to set is? gibberish to me.

I did already set raspbmc to US and my time zone.
by mmkw43
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc -- command propmt
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Raspbmc -- command propmt

dirk -- I get no such screen when I exit. one problem may be that I notice the tv goes to standby and then then renegotiates the hdmi handshake for a while, but not too long -- you think maybe I'm missing the screen there? but like I say nevertheless, I have tried a hafl dozen times and even held th...
by mmkw43
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc -- command propmt
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Raspbmc -- command propmt

How do you get to the command prompt in Raspbmc? I was told to exit then hit esc key at blue screen but have tried 3 or 4 times and get nothing. I even held the esc key down. When I exit it just ultimately comes back to a normal xbmc screen. My goal is to get pandora installed and there is some term...
by mmkw43
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc -- Pandora?
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: Raspbmc -- Pandora?

fyi -- installed raspbmc from noobs on an sd card, just the basics -- nothing fancy.
by mmkw43
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc -- Pandora?
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: Raspbmc -- Pandora?

tried 3 times and nothing.

exit>esc even held the escape key down once


using raspbmc
by mmkw43
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc -- Pandora?
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: Raspbmc -- Pandora?

Hey fruit -- stupid question (newbie) but how do I get to the command line from within Raspbmc?
by mmkw43
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc -- Pandora?
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Raspbmc -- Pandora?

Can I run Pandora on the PI with Raspbmc? Non -- problematic? (Don't want to pursue this if it's one of those "ordeals").

If so, what's the BEST way to do it?

Thanks kindly.

I do have a working wifi connection on a model B.
by mmkw43
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First week of PI
Replies: 0
Views: 273

First week of PI

Have a PI model B with Raspbmc as an MP3 player, nothing more -- was having daily issues with it unable to play files and stopping so I set it to NOT update. No problems since. Using paplayer for 3 days now with no problem -- had problems with omxplayer (for what it's worth). So, there's that. Now, ...
by mmkw43
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Papayer vs Omxplayer
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Papayer vs Omxplayer

Hi folks -- new to raspbian and now see I have a choice of players (using it for mp3 only). What is the general consensus of paplayer vs the omxplayer?

Reliability is what I'm after -- most important. Thanks very much.
by mmkw43
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc log file -- not online
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Raspbmc log file -- not online

I see this add on to make it "easy"? to see the log file but my PI is not and will not be connected to the internet. Was using it as an MP3 player, ran for 2 days straight, very happy but the PI locked up with a prompt that said unable to play file or something like that and "see log&...
by mmkw43
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi audio out
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: Pi audio out

Sound To configure sound for XBMC, you should go to System > Settings > Audio (note this may vary depending on the skin you are using). Configuring for Analog (3.5mm jack) Select Analog as the Audio Output Choose analog (OMX) as your Audio output Device Configuring for HDMI Select HDMI as the Audio ...

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