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by ThomasS
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My raspberry didnt turn on the led of activate
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: My raspberry didnt turn on the led of activate

No, sorry. If its the green light that's not coming on then its most likely the SD card being corrupt that's the problem. You could have a look at the boot sticky DougieLawson linked to, but again it's most likely the SD card. Did you unplug the Pi without shutting it down, use 'sudo poweroff', or u...
by ThomasS
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wifi dongle problem with RasPI
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Wifi dongle problem with RasPI

A list of compatible wi-fi adapters and anything else which needs to be done to get them working can be found here http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters . Not all adapters work plug-and-play, some need to be installed manually (like mine did!) and a guide to that can be found here http://elinux.o...
by ThomasS
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My raspberry didnt turn on the led of activate
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: My raspberry didnt turn on the led of activate

Does the red light come on? If not the pi probably isn't getting enough power. Does your power supply work (try using it in another device; e.g. for charging a phone)? If its the green light which isn't coming on and the red one is, then your SD card has probably been corrupted. Re-flash it in your ...
by ThomasS
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting on line
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: Getting on line

To access the web, you can plug your pi into your router with an ethernet cable. Just plug one end into the router, and plug the other into the pi. However, you can also use Wi-Fi, with a Wi-Fi adapter . I would recommend getting a pi-specific model such as the 'pi hut usb wifi adapter' (just google...
by ThomasS
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: What can I import?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: What can I import?

I assume you mean in python. If so, email is documented at https://docs.python.org/2/library/email.html . Libraries such as this one allow you to use countless more features in python. Some, like email, come pre-installed with python, but others, such as twython, need to be downloaded. For this reas...
by ThomasS
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: programming ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: programming ideas

Do you have much programming experience, and if so to what degree?
by ThomasS
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry keeps crashing
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: Raspberry keeps crashing

Just to clarify, when you say 'checked the power supply', do you mean you measured the voltage?
by ThomasS
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: IR Sensor help
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: IR Sensor help

Firstly, your Android phone won't have an ir transmitter so, no, you don't need an ir sensor for your pi. If you are using RaspBMC you can control your pi over Wi-Fi with an app such as Yatse on your phone. Otherwise, if you're using Raspbian, use remote desktop (e.g. xrdp).
by ThomasS
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi camera Taking Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Raspberry Pi camera Taking Pictures

You can use the picamera python library. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/5672 .
by ThomasS
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi acting erratic despite new install
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Raspberry Pi acting erratic despite new install

It should be, but adapters don't always output the power they say they do. If you have another micro-usb phone charger lying around, you could try that.
by ThomasS
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi acting erratic despite new install
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Raspberry Pi acting erratic despite new install

Sounds like a power supply problem. Try another and see if that helps.
by ThomasS
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New to RPi - Setup and DOS Question + "duel-boot"
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: New to RPi - Setup and DOS Question + "duel-boot"

No idea about your first question, but NOOBS allows you to multi-boot different OSes, or you can just switch SD cards, and , yes, most USB keyboards / mice will work with the Pi.
by ThomasS
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPI-Update issue
Replies: 66
Views: 44886

Re: RPI-Update issue

Same problem. I have tried the posted solutions. Any advice? :(
by ThomasS
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help needed to connect to pi over the web
Replies: 22
Views: 3181

Re: Help needed to connect to pi over the web

You could do VNC over internet, see: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 2&p=383172. I found it fairly easy to install, although it took a few attempts.
by ThomasS
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Things I've Learned
Replies: 31
Views: 3670

Re: Things I've Learned

Completely agree with no. 4!
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: HTML
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: HTML

by ThomasS
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Apache Help
Replies: 4
Views: 6525

Re: Apache Help

You can add other files to /var/www (to open file manager as root, click tools, then file manager as root, or similar). This should make them available on the server.
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Connections lock up
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

Re: Connections lock up

From http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/6957/how-to-disable-raspberry-pi-power-management The wireless device goes to sleep after a period of no activity. It's a powersaving scheme. You need to turn off the powersave feature of wlan0. I'm using an edimax wireless usb receiver: Bus 001 De...
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: using the pi on my desktop
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: using the pi on my desktop

Try this, but I struggled: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 2&p=383172
EDIT: Managed it now! :)
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: using the pi on my desktop
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: using the pi on my desktop

As long as you have typed sudo apt-get install xrdp in the terminal, and received no errors, then that's all you need to do on the pi. On your PC, you don't need to type http, just type your pi's IP address, in the format 192.168.x.xxx , in to the remote desktop program (already installed on Windows...
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: using the pi on my desktop
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: using the pi on my desktop

I use xrdp. sudo apt-get install xrdp on the pi, then type the pi's IP address in to microsoft remote desktop on your PC. :)
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: config for Apache for my domain URL
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: config for Apache for my domain URL

Why do you have to type /wordpress? Why not just put WordPress in the root folder of your server? I'm not sure whether the pi could do this, and if it could it would be considerably slower than your existing server. You could use your pi as the sole server, but you'd still have the speed problem.
by ThomasS
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Rpi cameras
Replies: 11
Views: 1996

Re: Rpi cameras

Why not use the official Raspberry Pi camera?
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple LEDS from single GPIO pin
Replies: 9
Views: 14602

Re: Multiple LEDS from single GPIO pin

I don't think this is possible - simply from an electronics point of view - but I believe there is a way to add more GPIO pins to the Pi with the pin header. It's mentioned at http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/raspberrypi/tutorials/turing-machine/two.html under 'Expanding the Raspberry Pi Pin Header'.
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Thinking of Buying Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Thinking of Buying Raspberry Pi

1) Yes, see http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 74&p=47083 .

2) Wired switches are really simple to do. However, although I' m sure you could do wireless switches, it would be quite difficult.

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