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by roryoldershaw
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I think I broke it
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Re: I think I broke it

Make sure you have the latest firmware from the git repo:

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... aster/boot

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltaic Solar Chargers
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Re: Voltaic Solar Chargers

I was just about to post a message about my tests on my solar panel/Battery pack I received from ebay this week. It has a 2600mAh battery. I'm running MediaCenter distro right now with no load. Currently I'm at hour 1.5 right now. The battery/solar pack is just a little bigger than a iphone. I will...
by roryoldershaw
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltaic Solar Chargers
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Re: Voltaic Solar Chargers

Just finished a second test and it lasted 5.1 hours in total.

Just need to get a sunny day now so I can test it with the solar panels attached as well to see how well I can break the 5 hour mark.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltaic Solar Chargers
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Re: Voltaic Solar Chargers

Well the test is complete and the Pi lasted 4 hours, 58 minutes and 48 seconds which is pretty much what I expected.

I think this will work out quite well.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltaic Solar Chargers
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Re: Voltaic Solar Chargers

Well I've fully charged the battery and I have a script running to keep an eye on the time, I'm excited to see how long it lasts. It's running with minimal processes, I'm leaving it connected to the network though. Thinking about it the battery pack could also double up as a quite handy small UPS fo...
by roryoldershaw
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't run startx when using SSH
Replies: 16
Views: 30052

Re: Can't run startx when using SSH

I have to admit that in all the years I've used Linux, it never occurred to me to want to run "startx" from any connection other than on a virtual console. Why would you want to be connected in remotely and startup an X server on the console (i.e., on the physical box)? Does that make any sense? I'...
by roryoldershaw
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltaic Solar Chargers
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Re: Voltaic Solar Chargers

Also just measured the supplied voltage as well, a very nice 4.96V. It does a better job than my iPad charger I think.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltaic Solar Chargers
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Voltaic Solar Chargers

Hi, I've just been testing the Voltaic Systems Fuse 4W solar charger with my Raspberry Pi and it works rather well. It has a battery pack with a 3000mAh capacity but you can get ones all the way up to 16000mAh. I feel this would be a pretty good solution for people wanting portable power for the Pi....
by roryoldershaw
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Classroom sets for pilot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: Classroom sets for pilot?

Try sending an email to info@raspberrypi.org, but I think they may still be on holiday so replies may be a bit delayed.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Free Order Code
Replies: 35
Views: 8004

Re: Free Order Code

I have a spare code, PM me for my email address and code.
by roryoldershaw
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post moderation
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: Post moderation

It happens until you have made a certain amount of posts I believe.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: BlueNEXT GPS Receiver and NTP
Replies: 6
Views: 3175

Re: BlueNEXT GPS Receiver and NTP

gpsd docs has the following: "If you are using an NMEA-only GPS (that is, not using SiRF or Garmin or Zodiac binary mode), gpsd relies on the system clock to tell it the current century. If the system clock returns an invalid value near zero, and the GPS does not emit GPZDA at the start of its upda...
by roryoldershaw
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't run startx when using SSH
Replies: 16
Views: 30052

Re: Can't run startx when using SSH

Running that command over SSH should get the GUI to start if you are viewing it when connected to the monitor, from the output given it looks like it is running. Are you expecting the GUI to show in your terminal window? If so that won't work you will instead need to install a VNC server onto your P...
by roryoldershaw
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: BlueNEXT GPS Receiver and NTP
Replies: 6
Views: 3175

Re: BlueNEXT GPS Receiver and NTP

I have noticed that cgps outputs the time like this: 1912-06-03T16:49:58.996Z which clearly isn't correct on the year. I think I may have read something mentioning this but I cannot remember where.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: BlueNEXT GPS Receiver and NTP
Replies: 6
Views: 3175

BlueNEXT GPS Receiver and NTP

Hi, I've been trying to sync the PI's NTP server using a BlueNEXT GPS receiver and gpsd running in -n mode as recommended by the documentation. Using cgps I'm able to read the GPS data provided by the device and have added the following lines to my ntp.conf file: server 127.127.28.0 minpoll 4 fudge ...
by roryoldershaw
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Get RaspberryPi display on iMac
Replies: 39
Views: 30481

Re: Get RaspberryPi display on iMac

You do that using a network connection via ethernet.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Get RaspberryPi display on iMac
Replies: 39
Views: 30481

Re: Get RaspberryPi display on iMac

You could however SSH into your device with this command.

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ssh -X username@hostname.here
And then running

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exec startlxde
Will start up the GUI in X11 on your Mac.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Get RaspberryPi display on iMac
Replies: 39
Views: 30481

Re: Get RaspberryPi display on iMac

Wait I don't think you can use your iMac as a monitor. Yes you could potentially use an Apple Cinema Display, but as far as I'm aware you cannot use your MiniDisplay Port as a HDMI input device.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH stopped working
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: SSH stopped working

If you have any USB devices connected, remove them and test again. I found this to be the cause of networking issues when I received my Pi.

Thanks,
Rory
by roryoldershaw
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Network/DHCP problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Network/DHCP problem

I had similar issues as described in this topic: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=6696 Try it with USB devices removed, I discovered my wireless mouse receiver was drawing too much power. You will probably notice that some commands (For instance is you use sudo) will run slowly. I m...
by roryoldershaw
Wed May 30, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Networking Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2816

Re: Networking Issues

supertodda wrote:Thank you, if it's any consolation, I had the same issue and you solved it right away!
I'm glad I could be of help. :)

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Mon May 28, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Networking Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2816

Re: Networking Issues

No just a power issue, I wasn't using wifi. The receiver was drawing too much power.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Mon May 28, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: phpMyAdmin
Replies: 19
Views: 20811

Re: phpMyAdmin

Create a symbolic link to the phpMyAdmin install in your web root directory.

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cd /var/www
ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin
Thanks,
Rory
by roryoldershaw
Sun May 27, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Networking Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2816

Re: Networking Issues

Okay this is resolved, it turns out you really shouldn't use a logitech wireless mouse receiver directly off the Pi.

That wasted quite a few hours.

Rory
by roryoldershaw
Sun May 27, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Networking Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2816

Re: Networking Issues

Just checked out syslog and I constantly get this error:

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raspberrypi kernal: smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: kevent 4 may have been dropped
Using this I have found similar topics which suggest this is a power issue.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 8&start=25

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