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by gregd99
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Video PLayer
Replies: 3
Views: 2906

Re: Video PLayer

thanks. I had seen omxplayer but thought that it was experimental. the pi plays composite video to a large screen tv that looks great. when I play form the SD card control-c works well to stop the player. when I play from a samba mount across the network then the cpu maxes out and it is a bit tough ...
by gregd99
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Video PLayer
Replies: 3
Views: 2906

Video PLayer

Guys,
there are a lot of topics on video but in the end I am not sure....

Am I able to play avi or other video formats on the pi?

if yes, which player should I use and where can I get it?

thanks a lot
by gregd99
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Python
Topic: python and swing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Re: python and swing?

absolutely right... it was jython. I tend to use the names interchangeably which is perhaps not very right.

let me have a look at the libraries you mention.

Thanks
by gregd99
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sbin missing in path
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

sbin missing in path

At the moment I am doing most of my pi experiments using an rdp session as it save setting up another keyboard/mouse/monitor... I can rdp to the pi. can samba back to my pc drives so all the basics are working. I have found something, which to me, is a bit strange. If I login with a keybaord connect...
by gregd99
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: python and swing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

python and swing?

Guys,
I have written quite a bit of python linux and windows and have used the swing library.

is this already on the pi standard image somewhere or do I need to get it from somewhere?

Alternatively is there something similar that is better suited to the pi?

Thanks
Greg
by gregd99
Mon May 21, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: "official" case compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

"official" case compatibility

all, apologies if this has been covered elsewhere but..... When the "educational" version of the pi launches in August or thereabouts I understand that it will have a case included. Is there any info available on whether this case will be compatible with the pis already sold? I have been lucky enoug...
by gregd99
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New pricing info on the front page (good news!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Re: New pricing info on the front page (good news!)

<t>Liz,<br/> <br/> There has been a fair amount of discussion re the price in Australia. It seems to be $38 for the modelB, 3.80 gst/vat and $12 shipping for a total of A$54 or $US58 or thereabouts.<br/> <br/> It has been mentioned that the foundation receives a royalty on each unit sold - fair enou...
by gregd99
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SCART video on the RasPi
Replies: 23
Views: 23314

Re: SCART video on the RasPi

<t>I read a very interesting and entertaining article once about the various tv standards. It was written by a US engineer but had a go at describing how the various standards came about.<br/> <br/> it went something like....<br/> <br/> - NTSC (Never Twice the Same Colour (or color)) was a technical...
by gregd99
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DVI / HDMI adaptor
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: DVI / HDMI adaptor

thanks. ebay looks good and, as you mention, shipping is included.
by gregd99
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DVI / HDMI adaptor
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: DVI / HDMI adaptor

<r>ahhh. have already found something better. have a look at <URL url="http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf">http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf</URL> and then search for "HDMI to DVI".<br/> <br/> the adaptor cable is only AUD 6 - more or less USD 6.<br/> <br/> msy is my local, no-frills computer...
by gregd99
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DVI / HDMI adaptor
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: DVI / HDMI adaptor

<r>Apologies if this topic has already been covered.... but has anyone found a source of a cheap HDMI/DVI adaptor.<br/> <br/> I have found the following two links:-<br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.msy.com.au/product......uctId=6814">http://www.msy.com.au/product......uctId=6814</URL><br/> <URL...
by gregd99
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board
Replies: 31
Views: 18134

Re: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board

These are the connectors I used http://www.modtronix.com/index.....63_164_169.

they are tiny which was good for me as I had 64 connection points and on a proto board the 2.54mm pitch aligned with the device pin outs.
by gregd99
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board
Replies: 31
Views: 18134

Re: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board

<t>Frank,<br/> <br/> That's a nice board.<br/> <br/> I built a similar board for use as an atmega 64-way expander but using a protoyping pcb rather than a custom board.<br/> <br/> a couple of questions....<br/> <br/> 1. I used the 4 x MCP23017 and then some ULN2803s. Did you consider the 23017? does...
by gregd99
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software
Replies: 133
Views: 50099

Re: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software

I read somewhere that the GPIO pins when set to input include a pull-up resistor. this would mean that all you need is a switch to ground.

someone more expert would be able to confirm the pull-up status.
by gregd99
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software
Replies: 133
Views: 50099

Re: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software

<t>Guys,<br/> <br/> this might well be a crazy question....<br/> <br/> my background is micro controllers and I am a bit of a linux newbie despite having sued it many years ago at uni.<br/> <br/> I am very used to having an interrupt routine servicing low level hardware so that input and output even...
by gregd99
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: more mem
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: more mem

yes it was 450M to look at the desktop and about 50M more to open libreOffice word.

as mentioned this was on a 4G machine.

what do you think makes firefox and libreoffice NOK?
by gregd99
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: more mem
Replies: 16
Views: 3492

Re: more mem

<t>I wonder about the memory as well.<br/> <br/> I have a PC with 4G that dual boots windows and Ubuntu. Under Ubuntu running libre office word it consumes around 500k of RAM with a standard 11.10 distribution.<br/> <br/> At the other end of the scale I use atMega's with 16k+1K of memory.<br/> <br/>...
by gregd99
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software
Replies: 133
Views: 50099

Re: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software

Wouldn't you just use a Linux terminal window as a place to write debug output?
by gregd99
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: LibreOffice Free Linux Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing & Database apps
Replies: 11
Views: 5471

Re: LibreOffice Free Linux Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing & Database apps

Guys,

From their website I see that libreOffice requires 256MB of Ram with 512 recommended under Linux.

Will we really be able to run libreOffice under fedoraPi?

has anyone actually done it?
by gregd99
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software
Replies: 133
Views: 50099

Re: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software

<t>bredman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Gert, thanks for the clarification.<br/> <br/> Glad to see the move to 100mil, it is less scary for amateurs with soldering irons in their shaky hands. Also easier to buy/scavenge components.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Guys, this is my first post so bear with me if I g...

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