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by Jim Ford
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Bluetooth working?
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Bluetooth working?

It's frustrating that the list of "RPi Verified Peripherals" gives a list of working Bluetooth adaptors, furthermore stating: "Tesco own brand 'Technika' Nano Bluetooth Adaptor has the Cambridge Silicon Radio chipset and works fine" This is the one that I have - yet it doesn't work fine. Also, from ...
by Jim Ford
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 651972

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

Don't get me wrong 'MrEngman' I appreciate the work you've been doing on the driver, but I found it so frustrating to keep reinstalling the driver up to a few weeks ago that I gave up and went back to ethernet. Looks like the situation has settled down now and I can plug my Edimax dongle back in and...
by Jim Ford
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 651972

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

This driver business is all very tiresome!

Virtually every day there are updates to the Pi OS - so what's the problem with the maintainers including a driver that works for one of the most popular wifi adapters in use?

Jim
by Jim Ford
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Bluetooth working?
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Bluetooth working?

Has anyone actually got bluetooth working on Raspbian? I've got a recommended Cambridge chip 'nano' dongle from Tescos. I've installed the bluetooth software. The chip flashes merrily and '/etc/init.d/bluetooth status' says that bluetooth is running. Output from dmesg and lsmod also suggests that it...
by Jim Ford
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 651972

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

Hello, My Raspbian set-up with an "Edimax EW-7811UN" dongle was working fine, but warning messages at boot-up disturbs me. Here are the messages : ================================================== Configuring network interfaces ... ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Operation not permitted ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]:...
by Jim Ford
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer play controls / input
Replies: 61
Views: 101023

Re: omxplayer play controls / input

I'm trying to write a simple bash script for controlling omxplayer from a command line. I'm a rubbish programmer, particularly with bash. This is what I've got so far: #!/bin/bash # if [ ! -e /tmp/omxplayer.pipe ] then mkfifo /tmp/omxplayer.pipe fi # ( /usr/bin/omxplayer -n -o hdmi $1 < /tmp/omxplay...
by Jim Ford
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 651972

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

I think we're all pretty grateful for the sterling work 'MrEngman' has provided for getting wifi working with the RTL8188CUS.

Jim
by Jim Ford
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 651972

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

MrEngman wrote: There is a driver built in but for some reason it doesn't work.
So we install your working driver, but when we do an 'update' it gets overwritten with the original cr@p non-working driver?

Jim
by Jim Ford
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 651972

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

I forgot to ask (above):

Why is it such a big issue with the RTL8188CUS drivers. The little Edimax dongle seems to be popular - it's cheap and readily available. Why aren't there working drivers built into the distro for it?

Jim
by Jim Ford
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 651972

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

My raspbian set-up with an Edimax dongle was working fine until I did an apt-get update && apt-get upgrade. It then stopped working! I've installed 'ers' driver posted earlier and it's now working, except I have to insmod the driver manually - it doesn't install automatically. I'm working headless, ...
by Jim Ford
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer truncating files
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: omxplayer truncating files

I've just checked /etc/rpi-issue and /boot/issue.txt, 'asb' and they both state: "Raspberry Pi reference 2012-07-15 (armhf) Generated using spindle, http://asbradbury.org/projects/spindle/, d2c1253, stage4-lxde-edu.qed" No mention of "rasbian wheezy" as such. So how can we tell, apart from the repos...
by Jim Ford
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer truncating files
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: omxplayer truncating files

Thanks for the reply 'asb', it's very helpful.

Jim
by Jim Ford
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: What WIFI device is best for Pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 5397

Re: What WIFI device is best for Pi?

After trying unsuccessfully with a no-name usb dongle on rasberian wheezy I tried an 'edimax' off ebay: "EDIMAX EW-7811UN WIRELESS 802.11 B/G/N 150MBPS NANO USB ADAPTER" and it works fine. I used MrEngman's automatic set-up script mentioned in this thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic...
by Jim Ford
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer truncating files
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: omxplayer truncating files

Are you using latest raspbian wheezy image? I think so! I've been trying a couple of distros, including raspbian wheezy. I'm pretty sure I've currently got raspberian wheezy installed, but I'm not certain and there appears to be no direct way of checking! /etc/issue says that it's - "Debian GNU/Lin...
by Jim Ford
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer truncating files
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

omxplayer truncating files

I'm having problems with omxplayer truncating a film/movie. I'm using the raspberry connected to the TV and wirelessly to my desktop computer. I ssh to the raspberry from the desktop and mount the PC directory on /mnt/ using samba. I can then play the files on the PC. They play fine with no sync pro...
by Jim Ford
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video: PC > Rasp > TV?
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Video: PC > Rasp > TV?

I've got my raspberry pi working with a wireless adaptor and can ssh into it. The OS is 'Wheezy'. I'm thinking of trying to stream videos from a HD on my PC to the Rasp. with the output to the HDMI input on my TV. This would be very convenient. Any ideas on doing this and the software required? Will...
by Jim Ford
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Motion
Replies: 18
Views: 19866

Re: Motion

I've run 'motion' on and off for a few years, but not for a few months. I used an old desktop with a couple of video cards fitted and two cameras. It worked well, but the electricity consumption with it running 24/7 led to to abandon it. On the motion site http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Moti...

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