Go to advanced search

by jaygee
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspi-config startx on boot problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2879

Re: raspi-config startx on boot problem

I got to this dead end as well. I had to force a reboot by depowering then go in to LXTerminal as suggested by nosmo9 then sudo raspi-config to change the setting but I would still like to know what the login should have been.
by jaygee
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: List of Foods that Just Aren't Nice
Replies: 74
Views: 9755

Re: List of Foods that Just Aren't Nice

Andouille de Troyes is my submission. Pretty much same as andouillette mentioned earlier - beware!
by jaygee
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I've got the best mail... EVER
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: I've got the best mail... EVER

<t>I was on at 6am too and did get the register message from RS amongst all the mayhem to which I responded but got no confirmation. I was going to try again but then read a Tweet saying that the "register interest" screen was an error so I didn't try again. Later in the day I decided to register an...
by jaygee
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Master Plug Dual USB Power supply 70% off Sainsburys
Replies: 46
Views: 22232

Re: Master Plug Dual USB Power supply 70% off Sainsburys

<t>I had a look for these cards at my local (largeish) Sainsburys but no sign of anything at this price. What they did have was:<br/> <br/> 8G SDHC class 4 Optima at £19.99<br/> <br/> 4G SDHC class 4 Sandisk at £10.99<br/> <br/> 4G SDHC class 4 Verbatim at £11.99<br/> <br/> 4G SDHC class 4 Optima at...
by jaygee
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power lead
Replies: 9
Views: 2641

Re: Power lead

<t>Regulated means that the power source is accurately 5 volts (plus or minus a small tolerance) under all loads within its range. An unregulated supply may be much more than 5 volts unloaded and drop in voltage as load is increased - not much good for the Pi.<br/> <br/> The lead has nothing to do w...
by jaygee
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power lead
Replies: 9
Views: 2641

Re: Power lead

<r>these leads appear to be cheaper without the word "kindle" included eg<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Micro-.....038;sr=1-1">http://www.amazon.co.uk/Micro-.....038;sr=1-1</URL><br/> <br/> Any usb2 port (eg on a laptop) should be able to supply 500mA which is enough for a model A but...
by jaygee
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hooking up a R-PI to a Analogue TV
Replies: 5
Views: 2817

Re: Hooking up a R-PI to a Analogue TV

<r>If your tv has a SCART socket there are two options:<br/> <br/> Get an SCART to phono adaptor like this<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scart-.....038;sr=1-1">http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scart-.....038;sr=1-1</URL><br/> <br/> Connect the audio from the RP to it with a lead like this<br/>...
by jaygee
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RCA Port
Replies: 10
Views: 2561

Re: RCA Port

<t>Ah yes 4.43 MHz PAL colour subcarrier - I remember that. However the OP was from Equador where I guess they probably use NTSC where it's 3.58MHz. Not only that there are 525 not 625 lines per picture and field rate is 60Hz rather than 50 Hz. What this means, I guess, is that there will need to be...
by jaygee
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Board #10 finished
Replies: 10
Views: 2607

Re: Board #10 finished

Can't understand how it went DOWN by £200 - didn't think that bids could be withdrawn.

However it's still about 6000% up on the "list" price even allowing for the extra bits thrown in so pretty good for the foundation!
by jaygee
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a media player?
Replies: 40
Views: 11193

Re: R-Pi as a media player?

Thanks Manabu and JamesH - yes I should have said DV format - my .avi files are from a mixture of Hi8 and Digital 8 tapes captured over firewire from the camcorder.

Don't know if there is a licence cost associated with DV decoding though.
by jaygee
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and HDMI?
Replies: 9
Views: 3765

Re: Audio and HDMI?

Thanks for your info dom
by jaygee
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a media player?
Replies: 40
Views: 11193

Re: R-Pi as a media player?

<t>I am wondering if RasPi could be used as a media player to play .avi files from a network storage device (material originally from Hi8 camcorder tapes). I've looked at XBMC website but can't find a list of supported formats. Unfortunately PS3 does not support this format and nor do most commercia...
by jaygee
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and HDMI?
Replies: 9
Views: 3765

Re: Audio and HDMI?

<t>This set me thinking as I aim to connect the RasPi to a DVI input monitor (with a HDMI to DVI cable) and this will not access the sound on HDMI. My monitor also has 3.5mm jack input or I may use separate speakers but could anyone confirm whether the analogue audio output from the board is mono or...
by jaygee
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio/Sound Chip & Joystick Support
Replies: 9
Views: 2651

Re: Audio/Sound Chip & Joystick Support

<t>The Commodore manual shows a good point about the home PCs of the seventies - they had good documentation to show kids how to make them do cool stuff like sound. The user guide that came with the BBC micro was like this too.<br/> <br/> The Raspberry Pi is aiming to do something similar for today'...
by jaygee
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cheapest HDMI monitor or HDMI to VGA monitor adapter, keyboard, mouse setup?
Replies: 35
Views: 36977

Re: Cheapest HDMI monitor or HDMI to VGA monitor adapter, keyboard, mouse setup?

<r>Is's also worth looking round the back of any monitors that you have available. I have a cheapish 19inch LCD bought about 4 years ago for £100 and only ever used with VGA that turns out to also have  DVI input. I have bought a HDMI-DVI cable for £1.99 from Amazon which I hope will enable it to be...
by jaygee
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A warning about fake-capacity SD Cards (and other flash-media)
Replies: 22
Views: 9257

Re: A warning about fake-capacity SD Cards (and other flash-media)

<t>I fell foul of memory problems when I ordered a couple of USB sticks from a normally reputable online supplier of flash memory etc. The 16GB sticks would take about 12GB of data and then the rest was garbage. You thought it was written ok but it was not. The supplier sent me identical replacement...
by jaygee
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3544
Views: 114112

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>My first programming experience was Fortran on punched cards run overnight on an ICL1900 series while at uni.<br/> <br/> Later I played with a Nascom kit at work which inspied me to construct my own Z80 based micro out of chips and verowire. It booted itself by executing bytes off tape to load a ...
by jaygee
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?
Replies: 62
Views: 24561

Re: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?

It might be quite handy for online banking. Starting from a clean boot should ensure no keyloggers or other trojans to steal login information. Any reasons against this?

Go to advanced search