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by TankSlappa
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Euro plug PSU?
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Euro plug PSU?

@nmr300 - Many thanks, sorry I missed that little detail! Looks good.

@Burngate - Thanks, I've seen that page. Unfortunately all the Euro plug adapters have said "Awaiting delivery" for the past few weeks, and I'm running out of time!
by TankSlappa
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Euro plug PSU?
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Euro plug PSU?

Thanks everyone, but I think I need to clarify. I live in the UK. We have 230/240v mains. Hungary is in Europe and has 230v mains. So the voltage is not an issue at all. In the UK we have superbly safe plugs. Always three rectangular pins, and always land on the floor in the dark prongs upwards for ...
by TankSlappa
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Euro plug PSU?
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Euro plug PSU?

That's a bit big, and expensive TBH!

I was after a native Euro plugged power supply, with either a USB socket, or the micro-USB plug on a lead.
by TankSlappa
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Euro plug PSU?
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Euro plug PSU?

Hi all, I'm taking a Raspberry Pi and associated accessories to a relative in Hungary for Christmas. Having had fun with "duff" PSU's here in the UK, I'm after recommendations for a tried and tested Euro plug I can purchase here in the UK and take with me. I'd rather not "curse" him with a UK to Eur...
by TankSlappa
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspberry Pi power supply for 1p from Carphone Warehouse?
Replies: 1
Views: 7953

Re: Raspberry Pi power supply for 1p from Carphone Warehouse

It might work, but I have a cheap, no-brand (Chinese) iPhone style UK 13amp to USB plug adapter which charges my phone and tablet perfectly well, but causes the Rpi to throw a big wobbly when I try to boot it up. It doesn't even manage to boot as far as outputting anything on the display. The adapte...
by TankSlappa
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: D-Link DUB-E100
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Re: D-Link DUB-E100

I think in my case it's probably more down to the below spec voltage more than the current limit.

I'll run up a powered hub later and try things out.
by TankSlappa
Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: D-Link DUB-E100
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Re: D-Link DUB-E100

Yup, eth0 is the onboard and eth1 is the D-link. Yes, I had a cable connected (but you're right to check!). I think you're probably right on the last point. It was direct off the Pi's USB port. Might not have been enough voltage or current. I'll see if I can find/make a powered hub and see what happ...
by TankSlappa
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: D-Link DUB-E100
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

D-Link DUB-E100

Does anyone know anything about the D-Link DUB-E100 USB ethernet adapter? I'm trying to get it to work under Raspbian. It's detected during boot and ifconfig is showing eth0 and eth1, but I'm not getting any link lights. /var/messages seems to show it correctly identified but I also get asix: probe ...
by TankSlappa
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: omxplayer whishes a nice day, but doesn't play videos
Replies: 21
Views: 44922

Re: omxplayer whishes a nice day, but doesn't play videos

Thanks Ph0ng, it was happy with 192/64 split for my little test mp4 file, but that was only 320x240.

I'll try something larger and see what happens.
by TankSlappa
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Preferred wifi adapter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Preferred wifi adapter?

I chickened out and went for an ethernet WiFi bridge.

I'm using an Edimax EW-7416APn V2, which is a little bit overkill function wise (and a bit confusing to set up at first), but it's not very expensive and seems to work okay.

Being ethernet I don't have any driver worries.
by TankSlappa
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: omxplayer whishes a nice day, but doesn't play videos
Replies: 21
Views: 44922

Re: omxplayer whishes a nice day, but doesn't play videos

Hi, Thanks for the prompt and helpful reply. I installed from a .deb. Thanks to your pointers I found the issue. The log file were showing complaints about not enough resources which was enough to remind me that I was running the 224meg config. Switched to 192meg (to free more for the GPU) and it wo...
by TankSlappa
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: omxplayer whishes a nice day, but doesn't play videos
Replies: 21
Views: 44922

Re: omxplayer whishes a nice day, but doesn't play videos

I'm using Raspbian, and although omxplayer accepts the h264 file, reports there is 1 video streams and a 2 channel audio stream, I don't get any video. The audio plays back perfectly. Any ideas? If you are going to ask me any questions such as "what version xyz are you using?" I'll tell you if you g...
by TankSlappa
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Sound problems with new image
Replies: 15
Views: 4206

Re: Sound problems with new image

Just a quick note to say thanks for this thread.

I was having problems trying to get mpplayer to work, but the asound.conf file did the job for me.

I still don't get any sound out of aplay < /dev/random though...
by TankSlappa
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS vs Farnell build quality
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: RS vs Farnell build quality

LOL... Bit hard to sandpaper under some of those connectors! Anyway, yes, the Ethernet/USB edge is machine cut on both boards. The other 3 are scored and snapped. Just one board doesn't seem to be as deeply scored before snapping leaving it a bit rough. Maybe the blade was wearing out. Anyway, they ...
by TankSlappa
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS vs Farnell build quality
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

RS vs Farnell build quality

Hi guys and girls, Having RPi's from both RS and Farnell I notice some build quality differences between them. I'm not going to say which one is which, because I want your feedback to decide if I've just received a Friday afternoon build, or if one supplier is using a better fab house. The not quite...
by TankSlappa
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still not got it...
Replies: 24
Views: 4701

Re: Still not got it...

If payment and commitment is the problem (I understand they don't want to be sitting on a stock of unsold Pis - although this is rather unlikely given the continuing demand), why didn't RS ask for my credit card details back in March when I registered interest? I registered with Farnell at the same ...
by TankSlappa
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still not got it...
Replies: 24
Views: 4701

Re: Still not got it...

RS UK seem to be incredibly slow. My initial registration was in the middle of March, and according to the email I received over the weekend, I will be able to actually order tomorrow... At which point there is a 9 week lead time before delivery! Which, quite frankly, is ridiculous. I appreciate the...
by TankSlappa
Wed May 30, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Pi and Arduino
Replies: 24
Views: 10417

Re: Pi and Arduino

I planning a similar hook-up when my Pi has been baked and posted. The ATmega will be acting as a I/O pre-processor for the Pi, doing all the background stuff, and also acting as a firewall in the even something goes *phut*. ATmega328 is far cheaper and easier to replace than an ARM! Hopefully it wi...

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