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by EtheB
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How would I connect my old VGA monitor to the Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 25334

Re: How would I connect my old VGA monitor to the Raspberry

This one works a treat - excellent quality, separate PSU and audio output via 3.5mm jack. :D
by EtheB
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Software Centre equivalent?
Replies: 4
Views: 10236

Re: Software Centre equivalent?

bredman wrote:You probably need the Synaptic Package Manager.

To install it, use the command
sudo apt-get install synaptic
Great tip, thanks :D
by EtheB
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Definite working hub
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Definite working hub

Not too sure about the hub needing as much as 2.5A, however, after a disastrous experience with a EBay 7 port unit branded TOMTOP I bought a Belkin F4U040 four port stick and it handles my Microsoft 700 V2.0 wireless keyboard and mouse, my EDUP EP-N8508 (Realtek 8188cu based) WiFi dongle and 2 x 4Gb...
by EtheB
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 637164

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

A really BIG thank you to MrEngman (with able assistance from Smartybones- thank you as well) for your really excellent guide to getting a Realtek 8188 based WiFi adapter up and running on my RPi - thank you! One wrinkle to report - after running your script, the WiFi connected fine, I then did as s...
by EtheB
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Python
Topic: 'Math function' missing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

Re: 'Math function' missing?

If you show code and/or tracebacks please show the original code and traceback and do not alter anything, as that may introduce other errors or like here messages and code that do not fit together. And yes, names have to be bound to values before they can be used in expressions. What would you expe...
by EtheB
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Python
Topic: 'Math function' missing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

Re: 'Math function' missing?

Hi Peter, Thanks for that, used your later, more complete code with this result :- ('H=', 0, ' X=', 250, ' Y=', 63) ('H=', 1, ' X=', 286, ' Y=', 99) ('H=', 2, ' X=', 300, ' Y=', 150) ('H=', 3, ' X=', 286, ' Y=', 199) ('H=', 4, ' X=', 250, ' Y=', 236) ('H=', 5, ' X=', 200, ' Y=', 250) ('H=', 6, ' X='...
by EtheB
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

mad-hatter wrote:Hi,

You might like to have a look.

http://wrightrocket.blogspot.co.uk/2012 ... fresh.html

Regards
Thanks, that's a really useful (and novel) site!
by EtheB
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

mad-hatter wrote:Hello,

sudo apt-get install cups

Reboot.
Dont bother setting up cups.
Just go to config printers.

Regards
Yes, realised a little while back that, although I thought I had, I didn't have cups loaded :oops:

Just about finished loading, will let you know how it goes - thanks!
by EtheB
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Python
Topic: 'Math function' missing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

Re: 'Math function' missing?

EtheB - I use math all the time (Python3). Here is a code snippet: import time, pygame, sys, math, array ..... for h in range(0,12,1): hAngle = 2.0 * math.pi * float(h+1) / 12.0 x[h] = int(cX + mLen * math.sin(hAngle)) y[h] = int(cY - mLen * math.cos(hAngle)) Does this help? Peter Hi Peter, Well, b...
by EtheB
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

timothy3592 wrote:You can just run system-config-printer in a terminal.
Timothy,
Sorry, just did precisely that in a terminal window and it ran the Printers - Printing - localhost window
by EtheB
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

Well, here I am back in the garage - a little warmer this evening though :D From the message I get when attempting to use the Printing / localhost service, it appears that cups isn't running. Looked in Task Manager there's certainly no sign of it. So, elsewhere I read that I can go to System > Admin...
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: 'Math function' missing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

Re: 'Math function' missing?

EtheB - I use math all the time (Python3). Here is a code snippet: import time, pygame, sys, math, array ..... for h in range(0,12,1): hAngle = 2.0 * math.pi * float(h+1) / 12.0 x[h] = int(cX + mLen * math.sin(hAngle)) y[h] = int(cY - mLen * math.cos(hAngle)) Does this help? Peter Hi Peter, Certain...
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

That's strange, when installing the package you should get the binaries, desktop-launchers, menu-entries,manpage... It seems as though the package did not install properly. sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude reinstall system-config-printer sudo aptitude -f install Try that, it's possible that the i...
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

timothy3592 wrote:You can just run system-config-printer in a terminal.
Hi Timothy,
that returns 'bash: system-config-printer: command not found
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

mad-hatter wrote:Hello EtheB,

On Raspbian “wheezy”, I get a "Printing" entry in the main menu under "Preferences".

Regards
Hmmm..... wonder if it's because I'm using Debian wheezy?
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Python
Topic: 'Math function' missing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

Re: 'Math function' missing?

rpvl wrote:What linux distro are you using? Have you tried importing other modules? like sys ?
Using Debian wheezy
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

Hello EtheB, From a previous post:- by hunternet93 » 19 Jul 2012 14:28 dliloch wrote:should be sudo apt-get install system-config-printer (not printers) Sorry, my bad. That's what I get for doing things from memory... Hi Mad Hatter, Yep, spotted the 'printer s ' bit, everything appeared to load and...
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Python
Topic: 'Math function' missing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

'Math function' missing?

Hi there, New to Python so using Allen Downey's excellent 'Think Python' tutorial manual (Green Tea Press, www.thinkpython.com) and in chapter 3.3 he describes the math function. He uses the >>> import math, command and then goes on to use various functions and variables including math.sqrt, none of...
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Autologin on lxde
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Autologin on lxde

erpomata wrote:Hello everyone.
I can not find a way to make the autologin in lxde.
Hi there, seeing you asked this almost 1 month back you've probably already found the answer - but just in case . . .

http://elinux.org/RPi_Debian_Auto_Login
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Network printer - how to?
Replies: 25
Views: 17349

Re: Network printer - how to?

First, run this command: sudo apt-get install system-config-printers This installs Linux's printer GUI. A "Printing" item should appear in LXDE's Settings menu. From there, you can add network printers. You will likely need to find and install drivers, which can be easy or can be a pain depending o...
by EtheB
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Wallpaper
Replies: 6
Views: 4599

Re: Wallpaper

Blank Reg wrote:Hello, how would you change the wallpaper in Wheezy?
Hi Reg,

Right click on desktop, choose 'Desktop Preferences', select 'Wallpaper' and then choose one of the image files such as 'desktop-grub'.

Good luck!
by EtheB
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wireless Internet Connection Sharing via Ethernet in *buntu
Replies: 3
Views: 4484

Re: Wireless Internet Connection Sharing via Ethernet in *bu

Hi fadmcrank, having got my RPi on Friday and had a couple of days getting to grips with it I had ordered a wireless dongle but don't expect that for another week or so and was itching to get going. Your excellently clear and instructive article really helps, thanks. I'll take a cat5 lead into the o...
by EtheB
Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3544
Views: 114490

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi, I'm Eric and live in Rangiora, New Zealand - just a few km up the road from lerc.After first getting the computing bug working on CIP2200B mini-computers controlling aerospace CNC machines in the early 70's I then progressed (?) via PET, TI 99/4A, Oric, ZX80, Electron, Amstrad, et al through ...

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