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CaptSunset
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Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:28 pm

Hi guys-

I'm considering getting my new Pi3B one of the Official Foundation Touchscreens.

But I'm wondering if the back-centered Pi mounting position would interfere with the new onboard wifi & bluetooth, or make frequent connector socket access more of a hassle?

Is there any reason to wait; or is this still the best display for the money I'll see anytime soon?

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oh, also; I guess I shouldn't bundle disparate Qs (but guys who start eleventy threads at once bug me) so here's a minor prob:

Twice, while sudo apt-get upgrade - ing the new 1.8 NOOBS, I got this line in the install crawl:

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err http://raspberrypi.collabora.com wheezy/rpi armhf packages  403 Forbidden
If it keeps happening, how could I detect what is causing it?

fruitoftheloom
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Re: Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:53 pm

The error message is relating to Raspbian Wheezy you need Raspbian Jessie for the RPi 3B:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian
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Re: Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:54 pm

I can help on the second. Just remove the collabora file from /etc/apt/sources.list directory.

Feel free to move it somewhere safe rather than deleting it...but you won't need it.

fruit-uk
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Re: Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:10 pm

The Pi3 fits the official display exactly as earlier versions do.
Both wireless and bluetooth working well too.

lmoss30
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Re: Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:31 pm

hi Fruit,

how did you get the Bluetooth working have tried numerous guides from here, and using blueman but my keyboard wont play ball,

Cheers

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Re: Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:40 pm

lmoss30 wrote:hi Fruit,

how did you get the Bluetooth working have tried numerous guides from here, and using blueman but my keyboard wont play ball,

Cheers
I had issues with Blueman pairing both a Tablet and Smart Phone, in one of the other recent BT posts using CLi Bluetooth to pair was recommended:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/bl ... ia_the_CLI

There have been several posts if you can find them over the last fortnight on RPi 3B Bluetooth......
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fruit-uk
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Re: Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:40 pm

I used

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bluetoothctl -a
. This will generate a

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[bluetooth]
prompt and may include your agent MAC.
list will show available commands.
From memory you should issue scan which should pick up any local devices then pair <MAC> to pair with device whose MAC address is <MAC>, trust <MAC> to make it a trusted device, finally connect <MAC>, quit.
Hopefully your device will be working.
I and others have had issues with blueman upsetting things so have removed it.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:17 pm

I will try the -a tomorrow, just out of interest what will that do

Closet I have got so far is the keyboard saying it connected by no keys working,

Do you think keyboard will work as it doesn't have a default pin, it generates one on connect which then has to be entered on the keybaord to pair successfully

fruit-uk
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Re: Using the Foundation Display with Pi3B

Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:30 am

From the manual
-a, --agent=CAPABILITY Register agent handler
To read the manual type

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man bluetoothctl
in a console window

After the pair <MAC> command bluetoothctl will generate a random PIN that you enter on the keyboard
There have been quite a few threads on bluetooth keyboards recently so if you have problems with a specific keyboard try a search

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