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by vtpi
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: LinuxCNC
Replies: 1021
Views: 299890

Re: LinuxCNC

Hi Kinsa,

I received a blank PM from you, and I couldn't PM back because the forum message indicates that you have private messaging turned off. I'll check PMs regularly if you want to retry....

Thanks!
by vtpi
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Which driver for Realtek Obda:8179 Wifi Dongle
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Re: Which driver for Realtek Obda:8179 Wifi Dongle

Thanks Dirk! :)
by vtpi
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Which driver for Realtek Obda:8179 Wifi Dongle
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Which driver for Realtek Obda:8179 Wifi Dongle

Hi I'm running a B+ board with Raspbian 3.12.35+ #730 and a "Wireless N" usb adapter (dongle). lsusb gives: 0dba:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. The packaging says: RTL8188EUS Can someone point me to the right url to download the proper driver for this chip and this Raspbian version? Thanks, greatly!
by vtpi
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: LinuxCNC
Replies: 1021
Views: 299890

Re: LinuxCNC

Thanks Kinsa. I'd be interested in a board.
by vtpi
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 18774

Re: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi

IMHO Berryboot might be an extra , confusing and unneeded step in this setup . AKAIK You dont need berryboot to run puppy (or any other distro ) all that is needed is upto date firmware and config files pointing at the relevent bits of puppy ( kernel / initramfs ) .. Thanks r3d4, I'm sure you're ri...
by vtpi
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 18774

Re: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi

Interestingly, when booted up Puppy Linux tonight, the boot was fast, and a standard Puppy desktop with program icons opened. So apparently the desktop issues, black screen, etc. reported earlier was only a problem in the fiirst boot, after a Berryboot install. Programs seemed to open fast for the m...
by vtpi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 18774

Re: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi

That's great, FOL. I'll probably try that too.
by vtpi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 18774

Re: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi

Before going further, let me just give you my reasons for pursuing this. It's mainly performance. My experience is that through running Puppy Linux, old and limited resource hardware comes alive. The speed increase is dramatic enough that at home we've run "obsolete" computers a decade past what wou...
by vtpi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 18774

Re: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi

DougieLawson wrote:I suspect you'll be sitting alone in a dark corner of this forum with no one else interested in what you're doing.

Best of luck with it, I hope you do better than the lone person who keeps chasing his Android tail.
And I hope that your efforts are encouraged, as well. :lol:
by vtpi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 18774

Re: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi

Okay so to get down to it, here's my initial experience to issues I saw on starting it up: installed it via Berryboot, the multiboot wizard front end. First impressions: Problem: The initial text startup polling screens before X starts scroll by slowly and pause for longer periods than the stock Ras...
by vtpi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 18774

Re: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi

Hello FOL, I don't agree, of course. Barry Kauler retired quite a while ago, and the community has continued to advance Puppy Linux of all types. PL is in use in this household daily -- my wife and I both work from home and use it exclusively. This particular version for Raspberry Pi hasn't been car...
by vtpi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 18774

Fixing Puppy Linux on Pi

I'm a long time Puppy Linux user, and recently received a Raspberry Pi B+ board for Christmas -- unexpectedly. I've become very fond of this little board after trying out Raspbian via Noobs, and working with an Arduino board and Grbl to try out some CNC application testing. But last night I decided ...
by vtpi
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: LinuxCNC
Replies: 1021
Views: 299890

Re: LinuxCNC

Kinsa, I've been trying to read through this whole thread a little at a time -- quite a bit still to go. I started at the beginning, after I saw a link from the LinuxCNC wilki. I have run LinuxCNC from an older computer parallel port to drive a gantry mill, so am familiar with it that way. You menti...
by vtpi
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: parallel port
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: parallel port

No you can't just use a usb to parallel cable for controlling stepper motors. Basically because the timing isn't right at the board level -- you need a real time operating system, etc. However there are PIs doing CNC now by running a user interface to control Grbl on an Arduino board. The Pi is free...
by vtpi
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I install TightVNCServer without internet access?
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: Can I install TightVNCServer without internet access?

Also, I'm too new with the Pi UI to know whether you can just automatically load a .deb by clicking on the file as root, or if you have to go through sudo apt-get install and specify its location. Or if you have to do that plus include its location in the list of repositories that apt maintains (in ...
by vtpi
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I install TightVNCServer without internet access?
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: Can I install TightVNCServer without internet access?

I believe this is it. http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/t/tightvnc/ This stuff is designed to be automatically loaded, and isn't manual download friendly. You're not dumb. btw. there's a VNC vewer in this folder as well. After you've downloaded your file, you might go upwards exp...
by vtpi
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SOLVED: Bluetooth Keyboard Help Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Bluetooth Keyboard Help Needed

Since I'm a newcomer it took awhile for this question to appear, since it had to be approved, and in the meantime I was able to solve the problem. Well the first problem finally figured out was that the search engine in this forum ignored the term "keyboard" when I had searched several times for the...
by vtpi
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I install TightVNCServer without internet access?
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: Can I install TightVNCServer without internet access?

Correct, you need a .deb type file of tightvncserver for the Pi. You would get that from the same place (repository) online that apt would get it from. Apt has a list of Pi suitable repositories already configured into it. Find those, and then navigate to the address of the repository online and fin...
by vtpi
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I install TightVNCServer without internet access?
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: Can I install TightVNCServer without internet access?

You should be able to download a .deb of the each of the programs you need to install onto any readable media. Then add that media as a repository to be searched by apt. Then update apt, and it will find the programs on your media. Then install. Caveat: I haven't done this in many years (whole repos...
by vtpi
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SOLVED: Bluetooth Keyboard Help Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 674

SOLVED: Bluetooth Keyboard Help Needed

Hi, I've been enjoying my RPi B+ since Christmas, where it was an unexpected gift. Quite impressed! :D I've had almost no trouble installing software and hardware of interest, but have hit a snag with trying to enable a Bluetooth keyboard. Can someone point me in the right direction to get this work...

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