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by dpguest
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera to /dev ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4406

Re: Camera to /dev ?

For motion search for mmal and or dozencrows ... He has written code to make the pi camera work well with motion...
by dpguest
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 390600

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

dozencrews ... thanks for the great work .. your modifications are working like a charm. I finally figured out that the semicolon at the beginning of the line of external commands was turning them into comments... Now Motion is informing me when it starts an event and then sends me the movie when it...
by dpguest
Fri May 31, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: motion mmal and email
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

motion mmal and email

I have dozencrows wonderful adaptation of motion running on my pi. It fires up the pi camera and captures motion when it occurs. It creates a jpg file from the "center" of the motion detected, and an avi movie. I have mail installed and the following works: echo 'hi' | mail -s 'Sample Mail' <email a...
by dpguest
Thu May 30, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 390600

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

What libraries do I have to install in order to send emails when motion detects movement?

Which script should I use for sending the mail after I have installed the proper libraries...

thanks for any help...
by dpguest
Mon May 27, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 390600

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

check your power supply ... I was using a .7amp power supply and had the same problem. Once I switched to a 1.5amp power supply the problem went away...
by dpguest
Sun May 26, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 390600

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

Followed your instructions and I now see the stream on a web browser at 8081.... neat, thank you.

Now I have to read the motion documentation to find out how to use it....

thanks again and have a nice day...

David Guest
by dpguest
Sat May 25, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 390600

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

thanks much for your prompt reply ... I'll try to follow your instructions.

have a nice day...
by dpguest
Sat May 25, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 390600

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

How do I install the test version on the pi? You indicate there is no ability to make that is build the software, but I assume the prebuilt components are there. What specific steps do I need to follow to install and then proceed to test ...

thanks from a neophyte...
by dpguest
Sun May 19, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Using VLC to stream from the camera - Help needed
Replies: 166
Views: 165438

Re: Using VLC to stream from the camera - Help needed

how do you use ffmpeg with the pi camera ... to view on a laptop on same network?

thanks for an example to try ...
by dpguest
Fri May 17, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: Beta of a major upgrade now available
Replies: 130
Views: 38839

Re: Pi Presents: Beta of a major upgrade now available

The show control is perfect .... It has allowed me to produce the presentation exactly as I want it to be. I do not include the audio in the start segment. Instead I use an audio start command as the first track of my show ... This plays music in the background while I show slides and messages. Then...
by dpguest
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Citrix Installation Instructions
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Citrix Installation Instructions

I have iceweasel installed on Raspbian's standard image. Now I would like to install the Citrix Receiver.

Does anyone know where I can find a definitive set of instructions to follow that will help me do this?

Thank you all...
by dpguest
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 93487

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Gimp for the raspberry pi makes it easy to resize images ...
by dpguest
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: Beta of a major upgrade now available
Replies: 130
Views: 38839

Re: Pi Presents: Beta of a major upgrade now available

From reading the doumentation it looks like I can do the following: 1) record a bunch of short audio blurbs. 2) associate each blurb with an image. 3) set up pipresents to run the audio blurbs in the proper sequence. The result would be an audio driven teaching show... much like a web tutorial ... o...
by dpguest
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: Beta of a major upgrade now available
Replies: 130
Views: 38839

Re: Pi Presents: Beta of a major upgrade now available

Sounds great ... can't wait to try it ... probably on Thursday of this week...
by dpguest
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 93487

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

[quote="BrianG"]I have PiPresents working on our large Sony screen in the lobby of our science museum...I mean to say, it works but I have only a couple of slides to show. Is anyone aware of a good quality video about the Pi that I could use? Something like the example that comes with PiPresents :lo...
by dpguest
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: pipresents the energizer bunny
Replies: 0
Views: 454

pipresents the energizer bunny

I want to compliment KenT for his pipresents. He has done a very professional job. He has responded to problems, questions and suggestions promptly and effectively. The corrections he has recently made have created a product that is ready for prime time. It runs and runs and runs.... Thanks Ken Davi...
by dpguest
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Other
Topic: openelc wifi problem
Replies: 0
Views: 582

openelc wifi problem

can't get wifi to work with openelec. Does not seem to be a place to select type of authentication and put in authentication string.....
by dpguest
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 93487

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

After I finally understood the difference between the desktop terminal and a window terminal, I got everything installed and working. It is a remarkable package and my hat is off to you for developing it and putting it in the public domain. I work at a non profit hospital. I intend to show the execu...
by dpguest
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi beginner
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Raspberry pi beginner

Absolutely...and you may even learn programming...

Start with Scratch, and learn some of the basic concepts, then move on to Phython ... it is most exciting...
by dpguest
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some improvement needed
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Some improvement needed

I am not whining ... trying to make a suggestion ... the the pi group as a total do a better job of cataloging and providing the answers. Yes, I know about the Wiki ... and I think that is a good place to put the "good" answers which work to solve the problems. Cloudcentric, you do a wonderful job o...
by dpguest
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some improvement needed
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Some improvement needed

The Raspberry PI foundation has certainly met its goals and the Pi is an outstanding educational device. The philosophy of having everyone contribute through forums and code is a marvelous educational direction. However, I think the Pi Foundation is missing out in a couple of areas. When a problem i...
by dpguest
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: youtube audio problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Re: youtube audio problem

For example when I do
sudo echo "# Load snd-bcm2835.ko at boot" > /etc/modules-load.d/snd-bcm2835.conf

I get an error message no file or directory

baffled....
by dpguest
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: youtube audio problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Re: youtube audio problem

How do I follow these instructions when I am in RaspberryPI$

thanks for your patience
by dpguest
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: youtube audio problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Re: youtube audio problem

boo hoo ... I followed your instructions ... but still no sound with YT....

Is there a volume setting that I have to set?
by dpguest
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3564
Views: 128662

Re: Introduce yourself!

Congratulations Eben, Liz, David, Peter and all the others ... what you have created may be the biggest thing in the computer industry since the Univac I, circa 1951, the first commercial computer in the US. I joined Univac in 1957. I would have been in 1953, but the Korean War intervened. Later I m...

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