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by Greg Erskine
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Delete forum account
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Delete forum account

Have you thought about having a rest? Things might seem different in the morning.

Call me Nostradamus, but I think you will disappear shortly. :mrgreen:
by Greg Erskine
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power on?
Replies: 32
Views: 1445

Re: Power on?

I still find it hilarious that a device as clever as this, has no way of powering 'ON' without modification? Seriously? Irritates the hell out of me. Life lesson. If something "Irritates the hell out of me" get rid or it and move on. Find a solution that meets your requirements. Don't whinge. Yawn.
by Greg Erskine
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To the Raspberry Zero Production line...
Replies: 41
Views: 1985

Re: To the Raspberry Zero Production line...

I suspect the issue is the clearances needed to make sure that even with a slightly oversized screwhead/spacer body and a screw/spacer not perfectly aligned on the hole that it can't accidentally short anything out. Also, changing the hole size would need to go back to the PCB designer. PCB softwar...
by Greg Erskine
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using the pi as Hi Fi system.
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Using the pi as Hi Fi system.

We are very lucky as there many audio options for the Raspberry Pi. I doubt any will do exactly what you want out of the box, but with some effort you should be able to get a solution. Another option to add to your list, piCorePlayer. https://www.picoreplayer.org/index.html We have recently added "a...
by Greg Erskine
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: random numbering of two USB audio devices
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: random numbering of two USB audio devices

jbeale's link in post #2 is about using udev to define audio card names.
by Greg Erskine
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: random numbering of two USB audio devices
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: random numbering of two USB audio devices

I believe in your case you may be able to just reference your soundcard by name, ALSA, Audio, Device, instead of the number. These very generic names caused me confusion for a long time, especially the RPi using ALSA. The article you quoted has multiple USB devices of the same type causing the card ...
by Greg Erskine
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why did positive thread get deleted?
Replies: 26
Views: 1687

Re: Why did positive thread get deleted?

I thought Independence Day was a movie about aliens. :mrgreen:
by Greg Erskine
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Brand new to Raspberry Pi because of the PI4B?
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: Brand new to Raspberry Pi because of the PI4B?

Someone should delete the OP's avatar!

EDIT: The Engineer avatar has been changed. :shock:
by Greg Erskine
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: adding piCorePlayer to Wireless speaker
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: adding piCorePlayer to Wireless speaker

What was missing with piCorePlayer?
by Greg Erskine
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Git server
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Git server

hi Oli4, I use WinSCP on my PC as "the view" for my RPi development. Left hand pane are the files on my PC git directory, and the right pane are the files on my RPi. WinSCP allows you to sync in either direction. Double-click on a file in the RPi pane and Notepad++ opens the file. Do your edits and ...
by Greg Erskine
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error when attempting to format new SD card.
Replies: 34
Views: 1282

Re: Error when attempting to format new SD card.

What OS is on your laptop? SD cards usually come "Ready to go". Your SD card may indeed be faulty but I think the problem is "I've followed every set of directions I have found so far". :lol: Linux Mint 17.3 According to what I'm reading it's always emphasized that you need to format the SD card fi...
by Greg Erskine
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error when attempting to format new SD card.
Replies: 34
Views: 1282

Re: Error when attempting to format new SD card.

What OS is on your laptop?

SD cards usually come "Ready to go".

Your SD card may indeed be faulty but I think the problem is "I've followed every set of directions I have found so far". :lol:
by Greg Erskine
Thu May 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WPA Supplicant not compatible with network?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: WPA Supplicant not compatible with network?

Did you use double quotes around your password in the wpa_passphrase command?
by Greg Erskine
Thu May 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WPA Supplicant not compatible with network?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: WPA Supplicant not compatible with network?

Did you use double quotes around your password?
by Greg Erskine
Thu May 16, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WPA Supplicant not compatible with network?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: WPA Supplicant not compatible with network?

The terms passphrase and password are used interchangeably. Confusing to me. I, maybe incorrectly, think of a password as the one you type where passphrase is generated by wpa_passphrase. :lol: tc@pCPJustBoom:~$ wpa_passphrase usage: wpa_passphrase <ssid> [passphrase] If passphrase is left out, it w...
by Greg Erskine
Thu May 16, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WPA Supplicant not compatible with network?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: WPA Supplicant not compatible with network?

You could use wpa_passphrase to generate a passphrase from your SSID and password. This should get around special characters and is a little more secure as your wifi password is not stored anywhere. wpa_supplicant.conf will then have a line like this: psk=6554d2e9bbf18ce37dd95fffc7a6d25d9ef54e317dbd...
by Greg Erskine
Wed May 08, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are humourous signatures allowed on this foum?
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: Are humourous signatures allowed on this foum?

I think jokes about "mental health" are probably not appropriate anymore. :cry:
by Greg Erskine
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: script help
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: script help

Hi TheRealDusk, By "your way" I was inferring the way you understand the best. Your real problem is getting your wifi dongles to work properly in the first place. My tip: I would use "-Dnl80211,wext" instead of "-D wext" is a good one I believe. Most wifi adaptors are moving from "wext" to "nl80211"...
by Greg Erskine
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: script help
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: script help

hi TheRealDusk, You can see by the responses there are lots of ways of doing this. If you want to do it "your" way you need use $A to use contents of A. Also, if the "then" is on the same line it needs a ; before it. So if grep "ESSID" A then should be if echo $A | grep "ESSID"; then 1. Do you have ...
by Greg Erskine
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Creating image file from SD card.
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Creating image file from SD card.

So in response to the locking of this thread https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=4949&p=1439358#p1439358 to which I had replied as it seems to be the opinion of the moderators that win 32 disk imager is now obsolete and the recommendation to use etcher which will only flash SD c...
by Greg Erskine
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: PecanPi -- Next Generation Raspberry Pi DAC and Streamer
Replies: 20
Views: 5200

Re: PecanPi -- Next Generation Raspberry Pi DAC and Streamer

Thanks Orchard Audio, I added "Orchard Audio ApplePi DAC" and "Orchard Audio PecanPi DAC" to the piCorePlayer "Audio output device" dropdown list/configuration. It should be available in the next version of piCorePlayer. Obviously untested, but I can't see there is much of a chance of a problem occu...
by Greg Erskine
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: PecanPi -- Next Generation Raspberry Pi DAC and Streamer
Replies: 20
Views: 5200

Re: PecanPi -- Next Generation Raspberry Pi DAC and Streamer

hi OrchardAudio,

Does the PecanPi use the ApplePi overlay?

I haven't noticed a PecanPi overlay yet.

regards
Greg
by Greg Erskine
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ssh disabled on update of headless Pi 3b+, Feb 02, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: ssh disabled on update of headless Pi 3b+, Feb 02, 2019

CraigM wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:44 pm
Perhaps I am missing something?
Yes you are.
by Greg Erskine
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 53
Views: 5665

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Hmm, a full year of work and this contractor hasn't delivered anything yet? Honestly, this is something your Foundation should look into. :-/ As time goes by, web pages become more and more heavier with all that javascript. This is a project that can't wait at this point, I'm afraid. Sounds like yo...

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