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by ThomasS
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Google Chrome on Raspberry Pi 3? [obsolete]
Replies: 12
Views: 63482

Re: How to Install Google Chrome on Raspberry Pi 3

No, I'm afraid only Chromium can be installed on the Raspberry Pi, because the Pi has an ARM processor. Chromium works in almost exactly the same way as Chrome though, so i'd install that.
by ThomasS
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help smoothing out my experience
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Help smoothing out my experience

To run a command on startup or on login look at the first answer here.

To shutdown using the GPIO pins and a simple pushbutton see here.
by ThomasS
Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Google talk raspberry
Replies: 11
Views: 7445

Re: Google talk raspberry

I'm afraid you need the Google Talk plugin which isn't available with ARM 6, the Raspberry Pi's processor technology. Even then you'd need to faff around getting a webcam set up. There is a voice over IP program but you may need to get your friends Raspberry Pi! :-) The link is http://uelastix.com/#
by ThomasS
Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: simulating the real Astro Pi (on the ground)
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: simulating the real Astro Pi (on the ground)

There is no "special" version of Raspbian as far as I know. If you install the sense python library and attach the Sense HAT then you pretty much have the same software as that used aboard the ISS.
by ThomasS
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dark Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Dark Screen

You can't use an HDMI cable to connect your Pi to your laptop. You can either use putty or use a remote desktop server on your pi (e.g. tightvncserver) to interface with a remote desktop program on your laptop (e.g. tightvnc viewer)
by ThomasS
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Remote desktop with Windows Phone
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: Remote desktop with Windows Phone

Have you tried Microsoft Remote Desktop?
Piero1978 wrote:What is CELL DATA?
As in mobile data as opposed to WiFi
by ThomasS
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMi Input into Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 3052

Re: HDMi Input into Raspberry Pi

Heater wrote:No. Never heard of such a thing.

I'm guessing it's not even possible. We only have USB and Ethernet interfaces on the Pi that can get data in at speed. And as far as I can tell neither of them have the bandwidth to accommodate an HDMI signal.
Yep. The HDMI is output only.
by ThomasS
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Util
Replies: 32
Views: 2862

Re: Windows Util

NOOBS allows you to install operating systems for the Pi without the need for any as much new software on your Windows computer. You just need the formatting tool from SD Formatter. There's a guide at https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ . It basically simplifies the installation process be...
by ThomasS
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 don't work
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 don't work

Is the green light flashing? If not I'd order a new SD card or reflash the existing one using a computer. It seems likely you didn't shut down the Pi properly, corrupting the SD card.
by ThomasS
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: web font is loaded after the rest of the text
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: web font is loaded after the rest of the text

Where have you specified the font? I'd do it within the head inside a style tag in CSS. E.g.

Code: Select all

<html>
<head>
<style>
body {font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<h1> My website </h1>
</body>

</html>
by ThomasS
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Multiple cameras?
Replies: 14
Views: 8093

Re: Multiple cameras?

Hello all! I'm planning a surveillance system for my home. I would like to connect at least 4 cameras over cat 6 cables to rpi 2. But how many cameras can rpi2 handle? (I read some discussions about it but I don't get the point... Be patient, please!) I don't want to record 24/7 but I just want to ...
by ThomasS
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and YouTube
Replies: 36
Views: 5764

Re: Raspi and YouTube

I'd try Chromium with pepperflash. Works fine for me.
by ThomasS
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: TV or computer monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: TV or computer monitor

If your monitor has an HDMI input, you can use it. All relatively modern TV screens will also work. You can also setup the Pi with a screen temporarily and then connect to it via remote desktop from another computer.
by ThomasS
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Epiphany Youtube problem
Replies: 26
Views: 15113

Re: Epiphany Youtube problem

You could always download Chromium. Pepperflash can then be installed viewtopic.php?t=99202
by ThomasS
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Astro Pi Temperature Sensor Reading
Replies: 63
Views: 41126

Re: Astro Pi Temperature Sensor Reading

This doesn't take into account rotation and stuff. However, I've been working on a formula this evening. In my experience, AmbientTemp - ( (CPUtemp - AmbientTemp) / 2 ) is accurate to within a degree or two. Hope this helps someone!
by ThomasS
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Joystick Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: Joystick Problems

Thanks! I'll give it a try. :D
by ThomasS
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Joystick Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: Joystick Problems

I have the same issue. I'm using XRDP Remote Desktop and the program works fine with the keyboard but not with the Astro Pi joystick. I've also tried the example program but to no avail.
by ThomasS
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB Display
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB Display

hhqhamza wrote:guys i tried all its not working. Is this screen compatible with pi2 or not?
Have you tried a stacking header as suggested above?
by ThomasS
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ quality
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: B+ quality

It's quite unlikely that both are faulty. Have you tried different power supplies? Have you tried re-formatting the SD card or swapping SD cards with the other two, working Pi?
by ThomasS
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Windows 10 for IoT
Topic: Help windows 10 for IoT no logo
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Help windows 10 for IoT no logo

Just in case you weren't aware Windows 10 for IoT has no desktop or GUI. It is all command line based. I haven't used Windows 10 for IoT but is this link any good: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/SettingUp ... ryPi2.aspx?
by ThomasS
Sun May 31, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 14
Views: 1601

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

mikerr wrote: Note rastrack, good though it is, only shows 85,000 pi or so ( 1% of pi - 5+ million have sold...)
Yes, but I would suspect that not many would be connected to the internet and of those few would be registered with Rastrack.
by ThomasS
Sun May 24, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Programming club at school
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: Programming club at school

Codecademy's fine to start with and then you could move on to doing projects. I haven't moved on from Python and I don't really think its necessary. Lots of big companies like Google and Dropbox use python. However if you want to move on then I don't know about ruby but you could try C# or Pascal.
by ThomasS
Mon May 18, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Advice on Anti-Static Precautions
Replies: 16
Views: 5492

Re: Advice on Anti-Static Precautions

OK, so are you saying that painted radiators discharge static (as long as they're not isolated)? Also do you have any idea re the wristband question? No, I'm saying that you shouldn't really trust a radiator as a point to discharge static, whether they are painted or not. The wristband is the best ...
by ThomasS
Mon May 18, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Advice on Anti-Static Precautions
Replies: 16
Views: 5492

Re: Advice on Anti-Static Precautions

First thanks to everyone for their brilliant advice. Thanks Gordon! I think I'll do as you suggest and get a wristband after all to avoid doing complicated manoeuvres with one foot on the radiator. Thanks to Dougie Lawson as well; I didn't know radiators couldn't be painted to discharge static and ...

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