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by Pirx-Danford
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Automated rocking chair
Replies: 0
Views: 855

Automated rocking chair

Cheers,

well I was wondering about what parts one could get that would be able to automatically rock a rocking chair, which could be controlled by a raspi.
I'd love to hear some suggestions :-)


Thanks!
by Pirx-Danford
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: PHP GD problems - Can't solve
Replies: 8
Views: 12932

Re: PHP GD problems - Can't solve

Does PHP show any errors?

If not maybe do

ini_set ( 'display_errors' , '1' );
error_reporting ( 'E_ALL' );

at the start of the script.
by Pirx-Danford
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pilossus - WWII Codebreaking on a Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

Re: Pilossus - WWII Codebreaking on a Pi

I vote for a frontpage article for this too!
by Pirx-Danford
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your favorite console based applications...
Replies: 25
Views: 11449

Re: Your favorite console based applications...

ps - list running processes pstree - list processes with tree dependencies shown nice - change priority of processes free - show how much memory is free/used locate - find files (use "updatedb" to update the file catalog) wget - download a file from the web hdparm - show and change settings of hardd...
by Pirx-Danford
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why n*x
Replies: 90
Views: 14205

Re: Why n*x

obarthelemy wrote:
jamesh wrote:Up front cast iron specs don't work. Look at any government project for evidence of that
Or is it "Large government projects" don't work ? ^^
In order for government projects to work you would need public servants that work.

Find the mistake.
by Pirx-Danford
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Where to start, coming from a Windows background?
Replies: 8
Views: 4018

Re: Where to start, coming from a Windows background?

Linux is all about choices, so be prepared for a lot of options to chose from in regards to nearly everything. At the core of Linux is the Kernel, but around that the choices already start. An operating system without any applications is quite useless, but the way those applications are installed is...
by Pirx-Danford
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 30654

Re: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?

If you have a bit of time to dabble around maybe you want to try out port knocking.

There are several implementations, but I suggest this project as starting point:
http://www.zeroflux.org/projects/knock
by Pirx-Danford
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new phone book's here, the new phone book's here...
Replies: 14
Views: 1938

Re: The new phone book's here, the new phone book's here...

Congratulations David. I understand why the american entrepreneurial spirit would tempt you to make a profit by selling it again, but on the other hand if you are so excited to hold it in your hands, why not embrace that enthusiasm and be part of the journey? Also, maybe at this moment Linux won't r...
by Pirx-Danford
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why n*x
Replies: 90
Views: 14205

Re: Why n*x

Because pragmatism!
by Pirx-Danford
Tue May 22, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best Database
Replies: 34
Views: 98511

Re: Best Database

I would go for SQLite on the Pi, because getting Postgres or MySQL running would require a massive amount of learning and tweaking the Pi. Look at that tutorial to get started http://zetcode.com/db/sqlitepythontutorial/ Personally I most often used MySQL but for new projects I would go with Postgres...
by Pirx-Danford
Fri May 11, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3582
Views: 140141

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Eh I guess I lurked about long enough to introduce myself.<br/> <br/> I am an employed application engineer, born, raised and living in Germany.<br/> My  training was as "management assistant in data processing"(Datenverarbeitungskaufmann), which was a tad bit widespread in the covered skills and...
by Pirx-Danford
Thu May 10, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: say cheese (boring title - compiling device drivers for old hardware)
Replies: 23
Views: 10895

Re: say cheese (boring title - compiling device drivers for old hardware)

<r>Oha evil trap - there is no Debian package as of yet, but fear not there is a way.<br/> <br/> In another thread where JamesH had the same problems with the header files he was directed towards this<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/574">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/5...
by Pirx-Danford
Thu May 10, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: say cheese (boring title - compiling device drivers for old hardware)
Replies: 23
Views: 10895

Re: say cheese (boring title - compiling device drivers for old hardware)

<t>pi-man-uk said: <br/> <br/> <br/> OK - thanks... installed deselect, and I see lots of stuff - have to be honest I'm not certain what the installed kernel is (this is a stock debian SD image - the most recent), does uname -a give me the answer.<br/> <br/> I'm actually SSH'd in to the box (no X) f...
by Pirx-Danford
Thu May 10, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: say cheese (boring title - compiling device drivers for old hardware)
Replies: 23
Views: 10895

Re: say cheese (boring title - compiling device drivers for old hardware)

<t>Well I dunno the exact appropriate package name, but I know a way to get you there.<br/> <br/> Do a "sudo apt-get install dselect", dselect is a usefull package manager that I find easier to use than the dpkg and apt console tools.<br/> <br/> After installing dselect start it with "sudo dselect" ...
by Pirx-Danford
Thu May 10, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: say cheese (boring title - compiling device drivers for old hardware)
Replies: 23
Views: 10895

Re: say cheese (boring title - compiling device drivers for old hardware)

<r>I assume "make" will throw some errors, if you don"t find the solution then post the messages here.<br/> <br/> Or if its a lot in messages then use <URL url="http://pastebin.com/">http://pastebin.com/</URL> and post the link here.<br/> <br/> Edit: oh you are quick – lets see what the cause is.<br...
by Pirx-Danford
Tue May 08, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Compile Kernel for R-pi? [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 4518

Re: How to Compile Kernel for R-pi? [SOLVED]

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thinking out loud for a minute.  I know we need the kernel.img to boot, but is any part of my issue that I need to copy a non .img version of my kernel to some folder on the pi?<br/> <br/> <br/> Nah thats irrelevant...<br/> <br/> The important thing for modules to ...
by Pirx-Danford
Tue May 08, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Compile Kernel for R-pi? [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 4518

Re: How to Compile Kernel for R-pi? [SOLVED]

<r>Abishur said:<br/> <br/> <br/> That's what I meant by I can't find them.<br/> <br/> <br/> Oh I see.<br/> <br/> Well in cases like that the locate utilities are quite helpful (<URL url="http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/locate">http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/locate</URL>).<br/> First do "updatedb", to get al...
by Pirx-Danford
Tue May 08, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Compile Kernel for R-pi? [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 4518

Re: How to Compile Kernel for R-pi? [SOLVED]

Not all hardware is automagically detected,

sometimes you need to load the module "manually".

Try a modprobe lirc_mceusb

If that does work you might want to put lirc_mceusb into the /etc/modules file
by Pirx-Danford
Mon May 07, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 3361

Re: The MagPi Magazine

I love it - but whoever decribed the programming languages did confuse Java and JavaScript... classy mistake xD
by Pirx-Danford
Wed May 02, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cooperative backup
Replies: 6
Views: 2882

Re: Cooperative backup

<t>Well I think its a sweet idea for everyone who wants to have his own distributed storage system.<br/> <br/> There are a ton of open source solutions out there for either backing data up or accessing it, also services like dropbox are okay for many people.<br/> <br/> This leaves the group of peopl...
by Pirx-Danford
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 39774

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>adlambert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Pirx Danford said: <br/> <br/> <br/> adlambert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is that really the "whole" point?<br/> <br/> <br/> For the foundation yes and its a formidable goal to pursue.<br/> <br/> The side effect of heralding a new era of computing (because I really ...
by Pirx-Danford
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 39774

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

adlambert said:


Is that really the "whole" point?


For the foundation yes and its a formidable goal to pursue.

The side effect of heralding a new era of computing (because I really believe this is happening here) is just collateral damage
by Pirx-Danford
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 9348

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>paulemm said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It proves I need a nursery manual even for using the forum. Which is very poorly documented itself.<br/> <br/> How do you find out how to do these things?<br/> <br/> <br/> You are a bit early to the game, which in a way is quite funny <br/> <br/> The people that wi...
by Pirx-Danford
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 39774

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>hzrnbgy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'd like to see that setup realised in a portability scenario. And programming, on an old CRT TV? You or your kids must be eating lots of Vitamin A rich vegetables. I have good eyes but I refuse to type/read/debug lengthy codes on a composite only CRT TV. I wouldn'...

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