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by Jim JKla
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: USB Hub on Kickstarter
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: USB Hub on Kickstarter

It does look like the Kiwi PiPub is not going to make funding in the required time slot however the Raspiado is well funded. I dare say that the PiPub was a victim of bad timing being specificaly for the model B, Kickstarter launched the same time as the B+ hit the suppliers shelves. With the Raspia...
by Jim JKla
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using laptop screen for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 2930

Re: Using laptop screen for Raspberry Pi

Or find an old TV that has Scart AV or both and use the RCA connection to use that as a monitor. It's clear there are a number of ways of doing this with the best being using the HDMI connection to a TV with HDMI if your just wanting to explore Linux then just put Linux onto the laptop and don't bot...
by Jim JKla
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using laptop screen for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 2930

Re: Using laptop screen for Raspberry Pi

Putty will run no problem on an old laptop use this to access your RPi headless. ;) This means that your laptop will not only be the screen but also the keyboard and the mouse if it has a touchpad. Heres some wiki stuff on that. http://elinux.org/RPi_A_Method_for_ssh_blind_login http://elinux.org/RP...
by Jim JKla
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Car remote startup in the mornings
Replies: 23
Views: 15788

Re: Car remote startup in the mornings

The VW solution was a timeswitch ;)

Plus the Raspberry is a low voltage device you could use as a time switch that could do other jobs.

Consider the modern car an in car alarm and a dashboard clock run 24/7 without flattening battery.
by Jim JKla
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: regarding power supply...
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: regarding power supply...

There are a lot of these around and a load that are sub spec but one that comes with either a reliable phone or a Kindle or the like are usually fine. There are some cheap dubious ones that you will find i markets all over the worls and some of these ultra cheap ones do have a a fire risk. There are...
by Jim JKla
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using old TV
Replies: 39
Views: 2261

Re: Using old TV

Thanks for the credit Wyke ;)
by Jim JKla
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only
Replies: 197
Views: 345160

Re: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only

Which case were you using?

It may be a design issue that could be addressed. ;)
by Jim JKla
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Model B+ USB Not Working
Replies: 69
Views: 24028

Re: Model B+ USB Not Working

That does sound like a PSU issue. ;)
by Jim JKla
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Battery Pack Time
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Battery Pack Time

Don't forget to post back your results ;)
by Jim JKla
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problems connecting wi-fi
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: Problems connecting wi-fi

@NhPiJustin As tempting as it is to add to an existing thread that you have the same problem unless you are absolutely posative it's best you start a new thread that way if someone asks for more detail then we can be clear who we are asking. If you follow the instructions and it works for you there'...
by Jim JKla
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problems connecting wi-fi
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: Problems connecting wi-fi

There's a couple of things we need to know are you using a B or a B+ ? Was your previous sucess with a Noobs or some other image? As always with remote problem solving we need as much information as possible and a heads up when it comes to your sonic pi problem be sure to put it in a seperate thread...
by Jim JKla
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Battery Pack Time
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Battery Pack Time

If you have one lying around the best figures you could get would be from experimentation and then let the forum know how you got on.

Thats the kind of emperical evidence that allows us to be definative on what does and does not work. ;)
by Jim JKla
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B+ Broken MicroSD reader
Replies: 124
Views: 30514

Re: B+ Broken MicroSD reader

The foundation probably need to look at the micro SD card holder for the B+ there is an issue with it being somewhat fragile. I have a B and have used a half length adaptor that has a gate holder rather than one of those push spring locators. I am going to need to modify my RPi case to make it remov...
by Jim JKla
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 4GB with NOOBS says 0mb
Replies: 22
Views: 2062

Re: 4GB with NOOBS says 0mb

Thanks Pencoys I do understand there's the Raspbian version Wheezy image but the version on the download page is not exactly intuitive. I do know we can put the Raspbian version on with Noobs but it does tend towards the obese end of the scale. I know there's also Noobs Light although I have yet to ...
by Jim JKla
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Volume buttons
Replies: 9
Views: 5544

Re: Volume buttons

Just an idea from outside the box would be to have an external amplifier controled by the GPIO.

I don't know of on or the software to do the control but this would solve the signal to noise ratio problem. ;)
by Jim JKla
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B+ Broken MicroSD reader
Replies: 124
Views: 30514

Re: B+ Broken MicroSD reader

piplayah wrote:This calls for a total recall of the product if you ask me.
There are hundreds of thousands of RPi's out there that don't have a problem your reported three here represent failures well within the statistical norm a fraction of a percent. ;)
by Jim JKla
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi problems with powered USB Hub.
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: WiFi problems with powered USB Hub.

Are you using an A B or B+

It allways helps if you provide as much detail about image version etc.

What model of USB Hub and detail on how you are wiring it. ;)
by Jim JKla
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backup SD card on Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Backup SD card on Windows

I'm still looking it's here somewhere. ;) I just know it fails if there is insuficient space on your destination SD I went through a phase where I was using 4G cards for Raspbian and my image would not write to two of them for the want of 1Gig. :( There's this thread it's not the one I was thinking ...
by Jim JKla
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backup SD card on Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Backup SD card on Windows

I know where you come from on this one Joe but remember these are Noob's some of these guys don't know what Linux is and think Raspbian is something different. ;)

BTW I never said it was quick ;)

Nathan I refer you to my earlier comments on re-sizeing
by Jim JKla
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backup SD card on Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Backup SD card on Windows

It will image everything on the SD card byte for byte so it will only restore to an SD of the same size or bigger thats why it's worth getting rid of blank that way you can downsize if thats what you want. ;)
by Jim JKla
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH when connected to VPN
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: SSH when connected to VPN

More info please, image used and physical setup and anything you have allready tried. ;)
by Jim JKla
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Network IP not visible
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Network IP not visible

Pi version and image used helps are you using a Noobs SD or otherwise.

If you give us loads of information we have more chance of helping. ;)
by Jim JKla
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backup SD card on Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Backup SD card on Windows

Big SD cards will result in large images and take a long time to make so consider reducing the size by losing the blank part there is a method thats been posted in this forum If I can find it I'll post a link if someone can beat me too it then please do so. ;)
by Jim JKla
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: B+ addons
Topic: LCD Screens that work with B+
Replies: 15
Views: 25535

Re: LCD Screens that work with B+

No you just need to plug a 26 way onto the 40 pin GPIO you may need to bend two pins out of the way slightly or if you are making a permanent connection cut of the two pins getting in the way. ;)
by Jim JKla
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: magnification software
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: magnification software

There is this page about changing the command line font size when you use the Wheezy command line stuff.

http://elinux.org/RPi_Command_line_font_size

This is a fist step I will look into making a Rasbian image that defaults to the larger font. ;)

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