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by robwriter
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2
Replies: 494
Views: 148894

Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

I have the dual shock 3 issue too. I'll do some digging later and let you know if I fix it.
by robwriter
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2
Replies: 494
Views: 148894

Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Apologies if there Q's have been answered but I couldn't see them anywhere... Are wireless 360 controllers using the MS USB receiver supported? It doesn't appear to work out of the box but I may be missing something. Also, I have my roms on an external drive connected to the Pi, but I can't spot how...
by robwriter
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: C# on the Rpi
Replies: 30
Views: 52754

Re: C# on the Rpi

Never thought I'd stick up for MS, but I don't think C# is all that bad. There are probably reasons why Java is better if you're going to be doing lots of work on the Pi, but I find most aspects of coding C# in Windows to be agreeable. For example, .NET has more functionality than I'm ever going to ...
by robwriter
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need Help Changing Epiphany's Default Search Engine.
Replies: 14
Views: 19641

Re: Need Help Changing Epiphany's Default Search Engine.

+1 to trying to find a solution. I know there are lots of reasons why people would prefer not to use google, but not being able to do so feels weird!
by robwriter
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS up to their tricks again...
Replies: 99
Views: 11973

Re: RS up to their tricks again...

I cancelled my order with RS (which had to be done via the phone) and ordered one elsewhere. I've no idea if it'll actually arrive faster but I feel happier knowing that they don't get my money.
by robwriter
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS up to their tricks again...
Replies: 99
Views: 11973

Re: RS up to their tricks again...

Same here. The email I got yesterday stated delivery today but at 17.30 today I got an email saying there was a delay. Given it's not the first time you think they'd have figured out this could happen. I don't buy a lot of the stuff RS sell, but I'll definitely take my business elsewhere next time.
by robwriter
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Tv tuner question
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

Re: Tv tuner question

Thanks. So whats the point of a dual tuner if you can record potentially multiple channels simultaneously off 1 tuner?? Cheers Freeview comes on around 5 multiplexes, vaguely grouped together (like all BBC in one, ITV in another). So 1 tuner lets you record BBC1 and BBC2, but not BBC1 and ITV. I've...
by robwriter
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Tv tuner question
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

Re: Tv tuner question

You can record >1 channel on the same multiplex.

I found my Pi couldn't handle 2 USB tuners, a USB HDD (using NTFS, which used a lot of CPU), SAMBA and MythTV all at the same time. But you might get better results - I think my issues were USB related.
by robwriter
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?

A good compromise between ease and price is an MCE remote - they're reasonably cheap on eBay and worked out the box for me.
by robwriter
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)
Replies: 115
Views: 66731

Re: Mythtv Working (Packages Provided)

Has anyone got mythweb up and running? I installed it, but can't quite get it to work. Apache is running because I get an "It Works" page, but I can't get mythweb to show up. I got errors around Apache/MythWeb when I installed it, but I didn't think to keep a note of them at the time. I found assort...
by robwriter
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Copying files over Windows network to Rapsberry very slow
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Copying files over Windows network to Rapsberry very slo

I have the same problem. I only realised it was so slow last night and so this is my first attempt at googling a solution. I'll post back if I find one. Might be working out what we have in common - I'm on an entirely wired network but have around 12 devices connected, and a USB HDD on the Pi that's...
by robwriter
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: tvheadend PCTV 340e
Replies: 15
Views: 10393

Re: tvheadend PCTV 340e

Do you have an x86 Linux that you can try the stick on?
by robwriter
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Improving browsing performance
Replies: 61
Views: 13077

Re: Improving performance

I'm less worried about the lack of a fast modern browser meaning the Pi can't a desktop replacement, because that's not what it was meant to be. However, the web is the #1 resource for learning how to code. So if the Pi can't do this well enough, suddenly you need to use your PC to google stuff, whi...
by robwriter
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: 512Mb vs 256Mb Pi for XBMC
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

512Mb vs 256Mb Pi for XBMC

I've just got round to starting to set up my two Pi's in a media center server/client pair, with 1 streaming TV and recording it and the other playing it via XBMC.

All seems fine so far, but was wondering if a 512MB would make XBMC faster/smoother?
by robwriter
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: tvheadend PCTV 340e
Replies: 15
Views: 10393

Re: tvheadend PCTV 340e

Take a look at http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices. Most devices that work with Linux in general should run on the Pi but I'm sure there's some that don't. One of the problems is the sheer number of devices available (for example, I cannot find the 340e) - I took a punt on a LITE-ON ...
by robwriter
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: tvheadend does not detect tv adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 3882

Re: tvheadend does not detect tv adapter

Took a while for me to get this working. Worth checking dmesg to check the firmware was loaded and the tuner is working correctly. Then try using dvbscan (or scan, or w-scan, depending on what works) to see if you can tune channels.
by robwriter
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hybrid TV Tuner
Replies: 7
Views: 5691

Re: Hybrid TV Tuner

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page should also help. It won't specifically tell you which ones are proven to work on ARM, but it should make it clear whether the drivers are open source and which aren't.
by robwriter
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB soundcard doesn't work - Pi specific
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: USB soundcard doesn't work - Pi specific

I have no shame so I'm going to bump this, as I have absolutely no idea what to try next.
by robwriter
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB soundcard doesn't work - Pi specific
Replies: 2
Views: 768

USB soundcard doesn't work - Pi specific

Realise this isn't going to be top of the list of problems, but I can't some usb speakers to work. I actually thought they were just speakers powered by USB but turned out to be a soundcard as well. I'm trying to make a lego pi radio and these would be perfect for it. Problem is they don't work on t...
by robwriter
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: MPEG-2 license also for mp3?
Replies: 11
Views: 4222

Re: MPEG-2 license also for mp3?

I think the point being made is not that MP3 can't be decoded, but that it takes resource that would be freed if the hardware decode was available. That said, with the MPEG-2 license now available, I can't see any scenarios where this matters, whilst when trying to do software MPEG-2, having to deco...
by robwriter
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone is selling the raspberry pi as their own
Replies: 24
Views: 3895

Re: Someone is selling the raspberry pi as their own

Probably best they don't make the link to the RPi, because for that price the product is going to be a disaster.
by robwriter
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My experience with RS
Replies: 16
Views: 2650

Re: My experience with RS

In this country it's the repsonsibility of the company selling you an item to get it delivered safely, so even if it's lost in the post, it's RS's problem.
by robwriter
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?
Replies: 91
Views: 35204

Re: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?

Cost of production does not realy come into it. The cost of a chip is what the market will stand. A chip as its most basic is a photo etching onto a slice of semiconducting silicon and the only difference is how much of the slice do you throw away due to errors. Clean rooms and quality control redu...
by robwriter
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?
Replies: 91
Views: 35204

Re: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?

I don't think there's anything greedy here, infact I imagine the margin made on most chips is lower than for most things that get sold. x86 chips are primarily designed for laptops and desktops and so they're always pushing the boundaries of technology and are designed to fit inside a laptop sized c...
by robwriter
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Use hd44780 LCD with lcd2usb
Replies: 5
Views: 6854

Re: Use hd44780 LCD with lcd2usb

I've no doubt that I'm missing something obvious, but mine doesn't work. It does on windows, but I can't get it to work on linux.

Can anyone explain exactly what combination LCDd/lcdproc should produce an output?

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