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by stevep
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Simulation
Replies: 5
Views: 3186

Re: Gertboard Simulation

That's exactly the sort of thing I had in mind. I hope you can get someone to help out doing the Gertboard version.
by stevep
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How can I transfer my Python files from PC to RPi?
Replies: 6
Views: 8219

Re: How can I transfer my Python files from PC to RPi?

To copy them from VirtualBox to Windows and then from Windows to the raspberry seems a bit awkward. I agree it seems a bit awkward, but in reality it is just a couple of drag n drops in a gui environment, which I thought would be better suited to one who says he is a novice (as I am myself). The tr...
by stevep
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How can I transfer my Python files from PC to RPi?
Replies: 6
Views: 8219

Re: How can I transfer my Python files from PC to RPi?

I did this, but I use a Mac. First I had to transfer the Python files from within the VirtualBox environment onto the Mac desktop (or any other convenient publicly shared location that suits you). Then I used Samba to transfer the files from the Mac to the Pi. I did this in the LXDE desktop gui, by ...
by stevep
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: a case & a cheap one at that!
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: a case & a cheap one at that!

pabloisme wrote: holes: it has a couple of unused mini holes on the pcb, I thought that might be tha way to go
Are you referring to the ones marked TP1 and TP2? If so, I'm not sure I'd use them as mounting holes, not with anything that conducts anyway!
by stevep
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba: Mount windows folder
Replies: 12
Views: 14283

Re: Samba: Mount windows folder

As far as I can work out Samba doesn't work properly, especially with the Wheezy install. I struggled with for some time and eventually got it to work, after trying and failing with the e-linux tutorial. The key bit for me was to accidentally delete my smb.conf file, and then writing a new one from ...
by stevep
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't input password
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Can't input password

The letters won't appear, not even as blobs or asterisks. Just type blind and press enter. As long as you can spell raspberry and you haven't got a keyboard that suffers from the repeating key problem it will work.
by stevep
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba and the new Debian Wheezy
Replies: 8
Views: 11217

Re: Samba and the new Debian Wheezy

Finally got Samba working. During the process I managed to trash my smb.conf file - it wasn't recreated on a subsequent apt-get remove and install, so I copied a minimal one from a random internet source, added a few lines that seemed appropriate and by some miracle it worked. All very well, but thi...
by stevep
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba and the new Debian Wheezy
Replies: 8
Views: 11217

Re: Samba and the new Debian Wheezy

No, the restart works just as it should ie how it's described in the e-linux how-to guide.
by stevep
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba and the new Debian Wheezy
Replies: 8
Views: 11217

Re: Samba and the new Debian Wheezy

Apparently smbpasswd doesn't work unless you install samba-common-bin, according to a poster on another thread (Dante-something I think). Neither does pdbedit, at least it didn't for me. I have now installed samba-common-bin and have done the password bit of the process, but I still can't connect to...
by stevep
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install Chromium web browser
Replies: 30
Views: 68479

Re: How to install Chromium web browser

Here's the result using Wheezy: steve@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser [sudo] password for steve: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible si...
by stevep
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install Chromium web browser
Replies: 30
Views: 68479

Re: How to install Chromium web browser

I'm not sure that the Chromium browser wil install on Wheezy - it's been a few days since I tried so things may have changed. I'll try again later to see exactly what the error is, as it might be worth adding a footnote to your excellent page just in case someone comes unstuck.
by stevep
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSHFS from Ubuntu access
Replies: 11
Views: 5509

Re: SSHFS from Ubuntu access

Just add a root password. I doubt whether your store all your bank and personal details on your Pi, and I don't suppose it holds the personnel and payroll database for your trans-global corporation. You might brick your SD Card, but you can easily write another one, or restore from a backup. Ignore ...
by stevep
Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba Public Shares
Replies: 21
Views: 45412

Re: Samba Public Shares

dante6913 wrote:sudo apt-get install samba-common-bin

then you can do

sudo smbpasswd -a pi
Thanks for this - a really vital bit of info I'd have thought.
by stevep
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 133063

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Issue 1: No task bar, start menu etc when logging in as 'pi' and running startx Openbox Syntax Error One or more XML syntax errors were found while parsing the Openbox configuration files. See stdout for more information. The last error seen was in file "/home/pi/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml"line 1,...
by stevep
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 133063

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Is there an issue with Samba that I'm not aware of? I've had no luck - maybe there are some extra bits I need to install? I'm getting an "Operation not supported" error when I try to access smb://192.168.1.6/myaccount using the gui file manager, and from the Pi from the Mac, either "username or pass...
by stevep
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Setting up a usb gps dongle
Replies: 57
Views: 43550

Re: Setting up a usb gps dongle

I've just installed Wheezy on a second sd card this afternoon. One of the first things I did was to get the Bluenext working, and I simply followed the procedure I quoted in the above post (11th June 16.37) - ie sudo install gpsd, gpsd-clients and foxtrotgps, followed by sudo dpkg-configure gpsd, se...
by stevep
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 133063

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

That simple! Thanks.
by stevep
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 133063

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Wallpapers are in /etc/alternatives
by stevep
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 133063

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Just installed and had a play - much faster than Squeeze. Having a few problems with Samba (which may be more to do with me than with any bugs). One thing I'd like to do is to stop it logging in to the pi account automatically - how do I fix that?
by stevep
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba and the new Debian Wheezy
Replies: 8
Views: 11217

Samba and the new Debian Wheezy

Just downloaded the latest 2012-06-18-wheezy-beta and have been trying to set up Samba, using http://elinux.org/R-Pi_NAS#Connect_the_RPi_to_a_network as my guide. Trying to access my Mac from the Pi results in "operation not permitted". Trying to access the Pi from the Mac gives me "Connection faile...
by stevep
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Setting up a usb gps dongle
Replies: 57
Views: 43550

Re: Setting up a usb gps dongle

Then your gps isn't configured correctly. From the command line do: sudo apt-get install gps gpsd-clients foxtrotgps If you haven't already) Reboot and connect the gps. From the command line run sudo dpkg-reconfigure gpsd set it to start gpsd automatically, handle gps receivers automatically, enter ...
by stevep
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Setting up a usb gps dongle
Replies: 57
Views: 43550

Re: Setting up a usb gps dongle

The last line is your clue. Try hanging the gps out of the window, or maybe even out of the window in another room. It can take a long time to get a first fix, so you could also leave that script running for maybe an hour.
by stevep
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Setting up a usb gps dongle
Replies: 57
Views: 43550

Re: Setting up a usb gps dongle

Run this bit of Python (it usually has 2 or 3 loops before it picks up proper data): # testgps.py\ import gps, os, time session = gps.gps(host="localhost", port="2947") session.poll() session.stream() while 1: os.system("clear") session.poll() # a = altitude, d = date/time, m=mode, # o=postion/fix, ...
by stevep
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Setting up a usb gps dongle
Replies: 57
Views: 43550

Re: Setting up a usb gps dongle

I tried hexdump -c </dev/ttyUSB0 but nothing happens. Also tried cat </dev/ttyUSB0 and again nothing happens. I don't know much if anything about command line stuff, so have no idea what exactly you're expecting from either of these. I would have thought that you'd have to look at the gps for probab...
by stevep
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Setting up a usb gps dongle
Replies: 57
Views: 43550

Re: Setting up a usb gps dongle

Vikings40 wrote: I've tried using stty to configure and cat to read from the port
Don't know how to do this, but if you post back showing what you did to read the data I'll try the same on mine and tell you what I see.
If it was me I'd install gpsd just to get it set up first. You don't have to continue using it.

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