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by clickykbd
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

No matter what you're using for a display, whether it's the lapdock or any other kind of display with an HDMI/DVI-D interface, the display has to be plugged into the HDMI output port on the Pi board before the board is powered up, because the Pi expects to be able to probe the display for its chara...
by clickykbd
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Aside, anyone know a easy way to create a keystroke shortcut to disable/enable the mouse? I find the huge touchpad way too sensitive when typing. Try double-tapping on the white LED at the top-left of the touchpad. The LED should go out, and the touchpad becomes unresponsive. Repeating the procedur...
by clickykbd
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

My necessary HDMI adapter finally arrived, so my setup is now functional. I went with that blackberry cable from DX, and indeed, works great: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/micro-usb-female-to-micro-male-female-adapter-cable-for-blackberry-9900-black-30cm-107901#open My primary issues now are getting ...
by clickykbd
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Minor update. They apparently sell a version of the HD Dock without the keyboard and mouse, but still with the remote, 28$ on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Multimedia-Dock-ATRIX-Packaging/dp/tech-data/B004LWYYZ0/ref=de_a_smtd Now that is a bit more appealing for hacking. PS - I'm thinking t...
by clickykbd
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

i havent followed all the links yet but this looks amazing for the us folks i did find this: http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Entertainment-Center-Webtop-Packaging/dp/B004OVEJ8K/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343459220&sr=1-3&keywords=Motorola+Atrix+%22lapdock%22 Interesting. I wasn't even awa...
by clickykbd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Jim Manley wrote:I really enjoy cranking the Difference Engine because I'm part of it - the power supply and the clock! ;)
I hope turning the crank on one of those is something I get to do before I die. I need to look for any museums or equally enthusiastic owners near Texas. :-)
by clickykbd
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Electronics Starter Kit for a beginner with nothing
Replies: 17
Views: 14925

Re: Electronics Starter Kit for a beginner with nothing

On the tools subject: This kit would really only appeal to those with ZERO tools yet... I had a few already and some preferences for others, so I didn't buy it... but it does provide the basics in the "tools" category and is worth a look if you have nothing and are looking to stay under a budget for...
by clickykbd
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Help with RS232 GPIO connection
Replies: 35
Views: 12864

Re: Help with RS232 GPIO connection

Hi I've successfully got serial-console working via techniques similar to many posted here via the mini-UART gpio . But what I want to know is if this same technique is valid for RS232/serial devices such as printers/plotters etc. For example I am using a python library that expects true com style p...
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

A way around this problem is the use a nano wireless router to provide wireless through the Ethernet port. It is powered by 5v. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315095 used with a short CAT5 cable and attached to the display it should provide a good solid wireless bridge. It...
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your favorite console based applications...
Replies: 25
Views: 9868

Re: Your favorite console based applications...

woah. This was a new one for me. And quite handy! ncdu - ncurses disk usage analyzer utility. Even supports delete from within the interactive app. (be careful!) ;-) sudo apt-get install ncdu http://dev.yorhel.nl/img/ncduhelp2.png http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu Thanks to this post for bringing it to my a...
by clickykbd
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!
Replies: 141
Views: 52025

Re: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!

Which brand of PS2 adapter do you have that seems happy? It's a generic looking no-brand-name unit I picked up a few years ago. Does have a label saying "USB to PS/2 Cable - Model No. UPS-102". Thanks. These unbranded generics are prolific... maybe a photo? Mine says "MiMicro Innovations" AND DOES ...
by clickykbd
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

On this subject of "laptop form factor integration", it might be more easier to try to build a "stand" with the Raspi integrated there. Something akin to a laptop-cooler plate, full size of the lapdock but with some tilt built into it. Could even make an oversized version of this with standoffs for ...
by clickykbd
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

I was working on a solderless and low-mod approach. I specifically needed the full size male to micro female... and those are rare, even in the search results you posted.
by clickykbd
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

That's a pretty nice setup (clean as far as cable mangement goes). That USB-A-2-MicroUSB-B is kinda a pain to find. The one you posted is not available in the US amazon store. For folks in the US, I ended up ordering this one: http://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Type-A-Micro-Female-Connectors/dp/B0081SB5N...
by clickykbd
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!
Replies: 141
Views: 52025

Re: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!

To others having USB keyboard issues, check to see if it has a built-in low-speed USB hub. If so, look to replace the keyboard with one that doesn't have a USB hub or use a USB/PS2 adapter if you keyboard also has a PS2 plug. This is probably pretty good advice, as one of my problem keyboards was a...
by clickykbd
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lending Money to RS
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Lending Money to RS

Element14, at least with the early orders, wasn't doing this. I even had to call them to change my billing info because I had to cancel that card prior to my order going through.
by clickykbd
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DVI KVM Switch for sharing monitor between RPi and PC
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: DVI KVM Switch for sharing monitor between RPi and PC

both those are relatively "cheap" as far as the kvm market goes. You'd be hard pressed to find much any cheaper. Valid approach. I'd go with a KVM variety unless your only goal is a set-top box and it will have it's own wireless keyboard/remote. However the one you post will still require a HDMI to ...
by clickykbd
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Not Connecting
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: USB Not Connecting

Assuming your problems are just related to knowing where to look for it and getting it mounted: Check /var/log/messages as you plug in your USB stick/card to see which device entry it gave it, look for sda* (or other letter if you have other devices) tail -f/var/log/messages ctrl-c to quit watching ...
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB keyboard project question
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: USB keyboard project question

As mentioned, the Pi is a USB Host, not a device per say. plus USB kernel level stuff is "hard" as I understand. what is the desired behavior/use on the PC end? I'd be willing to bet there is a userspace approach that more directly fits your goals? (except the one about learning kernel programming).
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer play controls / input
Replies: 61
Views: 96496

Re: omxplayer play controls / input

i'm a noob with omxplayer.
How do I get rid of the console text behind the video overlay?

Also, do you have issues with some DiVX files? I've only tried one that I think was divx, lots of trails in the non key-frames. My xvid test worked like a champ though.
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 368056

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

godFather89 wrote:Until I removed the onboard hub
Could you elaborate on what you did here?
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC
Replies: 56
Views: 28121

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

I thought I read that micro adapters were problematic in general... i assume this one is not! Tell us more. Stop being a tease. ;-)
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: mouse support via gpm
Replies: 3
Views: 2751

Re: mouse support via gpm

I'm not sure how you tried to view /var/log/messages, but try:

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tail -f /var/log/messages
ctrl-c to quit watching it.
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lose ability to interact when closing X?
Replies: 36
Views: 7525

Re: lose ability to interact when closing X?

Thanks dom,
I'll give it a go on my end after work today.
by clickykbd
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!
Replies: 141
Views: 52025

Re: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!

just turned that patch off with only keyboard attached. Things are back to my "occasional reset" status when idle (maybe once every 5 minutes or so).

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