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by chowanec
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't install any package
Replies: 36
Views: 24819

Re: Can't install any package

So -- seems like that worked for me too...

Now, can someone tell me what I just did? :)

-Chow
by chowanec
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO Hang on Boot
Replies: 1
Views: 588

GPIO Hang on Boot

Hey all, Trying to follow this: http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2012/08/20x4-lcd-module-control-using-python/ -- and after checking and double checking the wiring, I tried to boot the Pi. It gets through part of the boot process but then hangs on: [...] configuring network interfaces... If I add a ...
by chowanec
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Stupid, but easy question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Stupid, but easy question?

Well, I just went and bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MRQC1K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3E8J3RRF5OQK6 and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RXKWDQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=A2E0IHQCUI9LTK and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003B22UR0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&...
by chowanec
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Stupid, but easy question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Stupid, but easy question?

Ok -- so it can be done both ways. Is the value of the breadboard that I don't have to deal with soldering while I am tinkering about? When I see something like this: http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Raspberry-Pi-HD44780-LCD-Circuit.png I get really, really intimidated. Sh...
by chowanec
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Stupid, but easy question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Stupid, but easy question?

Hey all, I am cautious to try my hand at hooking up a 20x4 LCD screen, but am wondering if it is possible to do without the breadboard or not. I have *never* (as evidenced by this question) messed with hardware before, but I have a project for my second Pi that involves trying to output to an LCD sc...
by chowanec
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting Self Powered USB Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Mounting Self Powered USB Drive

Many thanks -- was having the same problem and didn't think of that. :)

-Chow
by chowanec
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: What IDE to use in Windows ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5217

Re: What IDE to use in Windows ?

Personally, I liked working with Ninja-IDE and NetBeans. Both for different reasons, but mainly that they were cross platform and I needed to test my stuff on a Windows and Linux box at the time. Then again, I haven't cracked either open in forever and have promptly forgotten everything I had learne...
by chowanec
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Anyone looking to learn Python
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Anyone looking to learn Python

Codeacademy is a cool way to do it.

http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/python ... hon-launch
by chowanec
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspi-config and memory split
Replies: 4
Views: 4218

Re: raspi-config and memory split

Awesome -- thanks all.

-Chow
by chowanec
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspi-config and memory split
Replies: 4
Views: 4218

raspi-config and memory split

I am cautious -- as I do have my Pi doing what i *need* it to do... :) That said, is there a downside if I alter the memory split with raspi-config given that I am running headless and I don't really need (I think I don't at least) as much memory dedicated to the GPU? Please advise... Thanks. :) -Chow
by chowanec
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Newegg.com SDHC Cards
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

Newegg.com SDHC Cards

Hey all -- www.newegg.com is running a bit of a promotion today:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820220452 -- that's a Patriot 32GB SDHC Class 10 card for ~16$ before tax/shipping. Use promo code: EMCNCHD69

Enjoy.

Chow
by chowanec
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 43359

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

Normally I wouldn't ask this, but since I couldn't partition /home off safely when I installed Squeeze, I wanted to check with the experts before potentially wiping/screwing my system up. My /etc/apt/sources.list states: deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/...
by chowanec
Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screen Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: Screen Advice

So, in terms of a shopping list?: Screen: http://www.amazon.com/LCD-Module-Arduino-White-Blue/dp/B003B22UR0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342278050&sr=8-2&keywords=hd44780 (Going with 20x4 if possible) I see some setups with a "Breakout Board" (I don't even know what that is. :P) and then how about wiring...
by chowanec
Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screen Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Screen Advice

So, I am trying to find the easiest screen solution for the Pi. I don't know much about hardware, so I find myself shying away from GPIO solutions -- but perhaps I am scaring myself out of it quicker than I need to. I know a bit of python and would like to drive things, at the very least, through a ...
by chowanec
Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Built-to-spec case?
Replies: 18
Views: 4307

Re: Built-to-spec case?

I got mine yesterday actually -- building it is more challenging than you might think. You need to keep a lot of slack in the construction to get everything to fit together and then tighten it down at the end -- I kind of wish I had a third hand for part of it... :) That said, the case is beautiful ...
by chowanec
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Crashplan headless client?
Replies: 14
Views: 7158

Re: Crashplan headless client?

This worked for me, fwiw.
by chowanec
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: [Q]hd44780 lcd screen
Replies: 53
Views: 45762

Re: [Q]hd44780 lcd screen

Can someone confirm that these parts are the ones to go with? I've got an idea to build a mini display for my Sonos setup so I can see what is playing on each Zone Player... http://www.bitwizard.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=69 http://www.bitwizard.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=8...
by chowanec
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Card not reporting actual size
Replies: 3
Views: 855

SD Card not reporting actual size

Hey all, Got my RPi up and running, but am having one small, particular problem -- it is reporting either 8gb or 2gb depending on where I look and it's a 32GB card. Some stuff to know: 1) I am running this headless at the moment, so anything I can do from ssh command line is preferred. 2) I have ano...
by chowanec
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: File system size after using Gparted
Replies: 8
Views: 3485

Not getting entire SD card's space?

Hey all, I am having the same problem, except here is what my fdisk /dev/sda shows: Disk /dev/sda: 8005 MB, 8005787648 bytes 32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7756 cylinders Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 51...
by chowanec
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Really Slow First Boot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Really Slow First Boot?

Thank you much -- I am now running the Debian Image just fine. However, a google of "raspberry pi distro" returns http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/805 Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix, our recommended distro, is ready for download! And a very common quickstart guide: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_S...
by chowanec
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Really Slow First Boot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Really Slow First Boot?

Hey all, Super excited to join the masses of rPi fans! That said, I've got FedoraRemix rc14 on a 32gb Sandisk SDHC card on the approved list and it is seemingly hanging on boot. It looked related to my USB keyboard and mouse (I run Linux Mint at the house, so I am marginally familliar with Linux). I...

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