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by sharpapotheosis
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: File server with auto synch of folders?
Replies: 6
Views: 8784

Re: File server with auto synch of folders?

I'm not sure if there's a Windows version, but I'm using unison for the syncing aspect, and cron to schedule/automate it.
by sharpapotheosis
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Removing xorg from raspbian
Replies: 23
Views: 30611

Re: Removing xorg from raspbian

I tried "sudo apt-get remove lx*" but this generated a massive list of things to remove that apt-get deemed dangerous to remove (a message I've never seen before). This list included things like apt and dpkg, which surely I don't want to remove? Just a warning for anyone reading this.
by sharpapotheosis
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 7" monitor cabling conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: 7" monitor cabling conundrum

I expect what you're describing is coaxial cable of some kind. It's used to help get rid of interference. The centre of the cable (I.E. the wire inside the yellow sheath) will be the "positive" line, the one the signal travels down, while the outer shield wire will be connected to ground/negative. T...
by sharpapotheosis
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: My Design - Opinions?
Replies: 39
Views: 11409

Re: My Design - Opinions?

Ok, so I no longer have access to the laser cutter I was using and therefore am no longer selling these cases. I've not been selling them for over a month now, and since all the people who ordered one have had them for that time, I thought I might release the designs. So here are the files for my Pi...
by sharpapotheosis
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Removing GUI
Replies: 3
Views: 2826

Re: Removing GUI

You possibly already know this, and I know it's not directly answering your question, but Arch Linux doesn't come with a GUI, so there's no need to uninstall it.
by sharpapotheosis
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: My Design - Opinions?
Replies: 39
Views: 11409

Re: My Design - Opinions?

Thanks for the review, and I'm glad you like it :)
by sharpapotheosis
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power Usage Question
Replies: 8
Views: 4272

Re: Power Usage Question

You'll need to use some circuitry to take the voltage down to 5v though.
by sharpapotheosis
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze
Replies: 14
Views: 13413

Re: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze

I find IceWM to run with a nice mix of speed, functionality and familiarity. I think you can just use sudo apt-get install icewm, and then use gdm or slim to pick it.
by sharpapotheosis
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Pi Clock
Replies: 19
Views: 5933

Re: Pi Clock

Are you sure you have the contrast correctly set and everything? I know it sounds like a noob question, but I had this exact problem :P The other problem might be the voltages: most LCDs expect a 5V input, and the Pi only outputs 3V3. Some LCDs have a 3V setting, so I would recommend trying to use t...
by sharpapotheosis
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Keyboard Input
Replies: 6
Views: 14322

Re: Keyboard Input

If you're running a console program and want this functionality, you might want to look into pygame. http://www.karoltomala.com/blog/?p=679 gives a pretty good example of how to get it up and running, and then you can use the pygame commands to grab the key inputs (have a look at the manual if you n...
by sharpapotheosis
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Stack
Replies: 18
Views: 4933

Re: Pi-Stack

If you cannot conduct yourself in a professional manner and avoid pointless and opinionated criticisms on this forum, I refuse to answer any more of your questions. Surely the whole point of posting on a forums is to get opinions and questions? Why else would you do it? But you don't like the opini...
by sharpapotheosis
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Can I install Python v3?
Replies: 4
Views: 5880

Re: Can I install Python v3?

In Geany, go to Build -> Set Build Commands

The "Execute" command should read

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python "%f"
and this needs changing to

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python3 "%f"
.
EDIT: Sorry, that should be

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python3.1 "%f"
.
by sharpapotheosis
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Firm charges "Tax" for IE 7 use...
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Firm charges "Tax" for IE 7 use...

And a substantial fine for each megabyte of bloatware on a new PC. 3) A charge on Mozilla of one penny per Megabyte per minute for excessive resources hogged by Firefox. Worth a fortune, I reckon. And yet no other browser offers tab-groups which are so useful... I would switch browser if it weren't ...
by sharpapotheosis
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Stack
Replies: 18
Views: 4933

Re: Pi-Stack

If it does not come in contact with the pi much, won't this cause undue stress/strain on the parts of the pi it does come into contact with, particularly when plugging in or removing cables? No Also, does it stack? Yes, that's why its called Pi-Stack! You will have to wait untill you see the follow...
by sharpapotheosis
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: My Design - Opinions?
Replies: 39
Views: 11409

Re: My Design - Opinions?

Looks great! Any idea what it would cost to to get a kit to the US? Since the kit pieces are flat, maybe shipping them in a padded envelope wouldn't cost as much as shipping a completed case in a box (?). ... Thanks! - Kayaker Looking at the royal mail website, the total P&P costs to the US for a k...
by sharpapotheosis
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Web Sever side scripting Python + GPIO
Replies: 38
Views: 67209

Re: Web Sever side scripting Python + GPIO

http://fragments.turtlemeat.com/pythonwebserver.php gives a pretty neat tutorial on how to build a basic web server without using Apache and the likes. It means it can be as light as you want it to for the Pi.
by sharpapotheosis
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Stack
Replies: 18
Views: 4933

Re: Pi-Stack

If it does not come in contact with the pi much, won't this cause undue stress/strain on the parts of the pi it does come into contact with, particularly when plugging in or removing cables? Also, does it stack? And how easy is it to get the Ethernet cable out? It looks quite blocked in, and difficu...
by sharpapotheosis
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Show and Tell App Store?
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Re: Show and Tell App Store?

What would be useful is some kind of raspberry pi specific sourceforge that allows you to browse software created specifically for the pi: some things are currently quite hard to find. Actually very little is created specifically for the pi at the moment. Most is general linux programs. What kind o...
by sharpapotheosis
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Strange output after startx
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Strange output after startx

You could try uninstalling xscreensaver (the screen saver package used)

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sudo apt-get remove xscreensaver
Not sure if that will work, but worth a try :)
by sharpapotheosis
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Show and Tell App Store?
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Re: Show and Tell App Store?

What would be useful is some kind of raspberry pi specific sourceforge that allows you to browse software created specifically for the pi: some things are currently quite hard to find.
by sharpapotheosis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: XFCE on the Pi - Making your Pi GUI run faster!
Replies: 42
Views: 87620

Re: XFCE on the Pi - Making your Pi GUI run faster!

I found much quicker to start was icewm. (sudo apt-get install icewm and choose it from slim
by sharpapotheosis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python driving 44780 LCD
Replies: 101
Views: 46172

Re: Python driving 44870 LCD

Yes, sorry, it was quickly typed :P Yeah, it needs a 4-bit (or in this chase 4 character) string to process, so do add the leading 0s. With this method, I don't think you need to reset the pins to false either. As in, all you need to do is set the RS pin, place your data on the data pins and flash t...
by sharpapotheosis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dropbox
Replies: 43
Views: 43409

Re: Dropbox

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =36&t=7536 suggests owncloud, which looks pretty good. I'm about to try it out now :)
by sharpapotheosis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: My Design - Opinions?
Replies: 39
Views: 11409

Re: My Design - Opinions?

I mean that usb connector really sticks out, so if you turn the frontend , that usb hole should be extra extra wide.. But I hope you tried it out with a RPi board... Don't worry, thought of it ;) and yes, I've tried it out with the Pi in. Well, I use the case as a case :P http://i.imgur.com/RpXtF.j...
by sharpapotheosis
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Decimal to Binary Library
Replies: 12
Views: 5093

Re: Decimal to Binary Library

Many thanks for the code in this post - it has helped me write a routine for a LCD driver. I saw the driver before I saw this post and thought "wow, they've done it in a very similar fashion to me" :P Although as an update: I forgot about the "bool()" function when writing the above code, and have ...

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