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by Navyscourge
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New Pi Malware is here
Replies: 30
Views: 5922

Re: New Pi Malware is here

by jamesh » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:30 pm I've just this moment added a new security page to the documentation... https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... ecurity.md Thank you for adding this. I have just noticed the story in a technical news site. I usually check the RPi blog page for articles, and ...
by Navyscourge
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scratch (MIT), Code Club, Pi and teaching Scratch
Replies: 2
Views: 3754

Scratch (MIT), Code Club, Pi and teaching Scratch

I am trying to analyse the following scenarios, not to find the definitive *BEST* option, but to define the range of options that can be chosen by Code Club volunteers or students using Scratch (specifically for England, but if applicable to other countries I am also interested). Code Club: 1a) Code...
by Navyscourge
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2 RPI3 with 2 SD both not booting
Replies: 29
Views: 6982

Re: 2 RPI3 with 2 SD both not booting

I don't have a RPi3, nor have I read much about it, but...
then small Rainbow Square top right and stays there
this indicates a low power on other models of Pi; the Pi3 does need a bit more power. Is your power supply good enough?
by Navyscourge
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: arecord not working
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Re: arecord not working

Answer started here: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=136067&p=904934&si ... 33#p904934

Posting the same question lots of times does not get better answers ;)
by Navyscourge
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot from second SD card (SD1 pins)
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Re: Boot from second SD card (SD1 pins)

Where did you get the idea you can use 2 SD cards (SD1)?

The Pi boots from the card in the SD card slot. It can be configured to boot from a USB hard drive, or another SD card in a USB holder. A SD card in a USB holder can also be used as a data storage location
by Navyscourge
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: getting software via USB drive
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: getting software via USB drive

The Pi Store is no more, defunct... viewtopic.php?f=83&t=130379&sid=183bc24 ... e6b4e2246e
by Navyscourge
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: ActiveX workaround for printing
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: ActiveX workaround for printing

ActiveX is a Microsoft technology that runs on Windows systems in Internet Explorer and Office. I don't think that you will be able to run it on a Pi
by Navyscourge
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: startx not working
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Re: startx not working

Are you running Raspbian? Which user are you using? The "pi" user will run startx 'out of the box' so it depends on what you have changed
by Navyscourge
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Novice - Viewing USB flash drive in File Manager
Replies: 8
Views: 5428

Re: Novice - Viewing USB flash drive in File Manager

What are you using as a power supply? Often a USB HDD is not 'seen' by the Pi if the power supply is not powerful enough, although it is not so common with USB sticks
by Navyscourge
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free
Replies: 23
Views: 3915

Re: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free

There are 15 books to download from that site. I have looked at some of them and I think that those programs should be quite easy to recreate on the Pi using one of the several versions of BASIC that are available. I don't know how good any of these programs are (Just going to get my tin hat for whe...
by Navyscourge
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: GPIO

You could start here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/physical-computing/

If you have problems with any of these lessons, let us know which one, and on which step you are having problems. Post any messages that you get, keeping the spelling exactly the same
by Navyscourge
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card
Replies: 41
Views: 4866

Re: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card

@StampyShortKnows Do you still seem convinced that it is the Raspberry Pi Foundation that is at fault? You still have not said where you got the kit from. For the sake of others who are looking to get a Pi kit it would be nice if you could share that with us. It would also be good if you could check...
by Navyscourge
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sd card file transfer
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Sd card file transfer

In what way do you mean "transfer data"? Do you want to move your system from the 8GB card to the 32GB card, or do you mean you have some file that you have downloaded or created, and you want to copy that?
by Navyscourge
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Expanding partition 2 with Jessie
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: Expanding partition 2 with Jessie

Kofler recommends it and Mell group here even says explicitly that copying just those files required... The link you gave shows a blog from August 2014. Most blogs don't even give a date, so at least that one is better than those. Be aware that the Raspberry Pi had a major distro upgrade last year ...
by Navyscourge
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot upgrade RPi to JDK 1.8
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: Cannot upgrade RPi to JDK 1.8

Are you running the latest Jessie Raspbian? How and when did you install it? My Jessie gives pi@raspberrypi ~ $ java -version java version "1.8.0" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-b132) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.0-b70, mixed mode) What do you get from apt-cache policy That sho...
by Navyscourge
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Mooncake has lost the jetpack (Scratch)
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: Mooncake has lost the jetpack (Scratch)

Thanks for looking at it, and the other advice. I am aware of the Github route, but at the time I took the quicker route (lazy, perhaps). I was checking a number of the resource pages, as there have been a few posts on the Forum that suggested that there are a few issues with some of them. I am not ...
by Navyscourge
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Mooncake has lost the jetpack (Scratch)
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Mooncake has lost the jetpack (Scratch)

When trying the Scratch lesson here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/weightlessness/worksheet/ - the picture and link at step 7 give a 404 error (location https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/weightlessness/files/Astro-Cat.sprite The lesson here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/gravity-sim...
by Navyscourge
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: trouble shooting
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: trouble shooting

Duplicate of viewtopic.php?f=28&t=134954&sid=82be470 ... cb05ec8393

The answers will be the same :)
by Navyscourge
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi sd card issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Raspberry Pi sd card issues

Just "reading between the lines"... how are you making the SD card read only? The lock tab on the SD card does not work with the Pi, as it is not "wired up".

You need to mount the card read only. What does the output of "mount" show?
by Navyscourge
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: no such file or directory
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: no such file or directory

I'm guessing from the output that shared library liballjoyn.so does not exist Did the compile run without errors? Did you get the file ~/WORKING_DIRECTORY/alljoyn/core/alljoyn/build/linux/arm/debug/dist/cpp/lib/liballjoyn.so? Did you create the link with... ? sudo ln -sf ~/WORKING_DIRECTORY/alljoyn/...
by Navyscourge
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How bad is shutting down the Raspberry Pi cold?
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: How bad is shutting down the Raspberry Pi cold?

Investigate a battery and a power-loss detection circuit that can trigger a GPIO pin and run a proper shutdown. There are a few commercial ones available, or you can find instructions to make your own
by Navyscourge
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Randomly crashing Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Randomly crashing Pi

Try opening a terminal window (are running the X GUI?) then run "top" in it. When it hangs, leave it a while and try to switch to the 'top' display (this shows memory used and running programs). If you can see the 'top' display it might give you some clues It might be a lack of usable memory, or a m...
by Navyscourge
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi2 won't boot after shut down
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Raspberry pi2 won't boot after shut down

I need to plug my sd card again and my raspberry boot ok Are you removing the SD card? It won't boot without the card, as that holds the Operating System and any files that you create. Leave it in. When you have finished using the Pi, shut it down using the correct buttons, rather than just switchi...
by Navyscourge
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I NE
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: I NE

Your post title seems to have gone wrong :) As for getting Raspberry Pi kit, do you have any spare stuff lying around? Buy a Raspbery Pi 2, that is the most powerful one and gives reasonably good performance at web-based things. You should get a case to prevent it shorting out on a metal surface. Yo...
by Navyscourge
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My raspberry pi doesn't boot properly
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: My raspberry pi doesn't boot properly

The link above is a general 'booting problems' page, so it may help. (It might not) Since you don't look like you have used that card for anything that you don't want to lose, I suggest that you try to install with NOOBS again. Reformat the card first. See these instructions: https://www.raspberrypi...

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