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by SteveDee
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No Wifi connection to Pi Zero W after Raspbian update
Replies: 110
Views: 19365

Re: No Wifi connection to Pi Zero W after Raspbian update

@carriba: thank you for your time and patience in pushing this issue. I received a ZeroW yesterday morning (my Pi #16 but my first ZeroW) and spent most of the day trying to get internal wifi to cooperate. The board worked fine with a USB wifi dongle attached, so I was coming around to the idea that...
by SteveDee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian file system corruption?
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Raspbian file system corruption?

Just wondering if there are any recent file system corruption issues with Raspbian. It has only started happening since the beginning of this year and I seem to have suffered 4 or 5 times. The failure mode appears to be very specific; I generally notice the problem when I try to browse the root dire...
by SteveDee
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: A Gambas Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

Re: A Gambas Question

I suppose you don't need a real desktop to start a Gambas app in fullscreen.... ...well, I did say it was a simplified answer. If you want to run a Gambas GUI app you would need a windowing system and you would also need a widget toolkit (e.g. either GTK or Qt). So you might as well run a light-wei...
by SteveDee
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: A Gambas Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

Re: A Gambas Question

... What I want to do is for the Gambas program I have created to come up on boot but not in the desktop but to take over the whole display as a stand alone UI... If I understand you correctly, you have created a GUI app in Gambas, but you want to run it at the command-line without loading a deskto...
by SteveDee
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Edimax EW-7811UTC Raspbian
Replies: 121
Views: 47491

Re: Edimax EW-7811UTC Raspbian

In 5 GHz .ac mode ...This issue with Kodi does not happen when in 2.4 GHz mode. This looks very similar to a problem I have with BBC radio streams: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=149242&p=981452#p981452 I've just picked this problem up for a second look, as 2.4GHz is v.busy...
by SteveDee
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Non-contact tech for sleep monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Re: Non-contact tech for sleep monitoring

This is a really interesting project Alex. Is there anything special about the infrared lighting? Could the light source be clustered close around the camera, or do you need a bit of side lighting to create shadows (enhance texture)? Is the system tolerant of the subject moving? (i.e. can the system...
by SteveDee
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Bird feeder camera project
Replies: 3
Views: 3324

Re: Bird feeder camera project

...I'm hoping to start a RPI project that involves an automated camera setup on a bird feeder to photograph and video record birds as they come to feed... My favorite "use" for this kind of system is to observe the interaction between birds, which often happens far too fast for us to appreciate wit...
by SteveDee
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Arm to be sold to Japanese
Replies: 28
Views: 5364

Re: Arm to be sold to Japanese

Blimey, such negativity... Thanks James, but I think it would be more interesting to hear your views on the thread subject. Let me re-phrase: do you think it matters that Arm will/may be sold to an overseas company, or maybe you agree with someone who said to me yesterday "...it doesn't matter, we ...
by SteveDee
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Arm to be sold to Japanese
Replies: 28
Views: 5364

Re: Arm to be sold to Japanese

It seems to me that many of us have benefited from the efforts of the Arm team. If not from the improvements in car technology, or the performance of Smart phones, then at least by ownership of low cost computers like the Raspberry Pi (...or why would you be here?). In the UK we also gain by Arm (pr...
by SteveDee
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Arm to be sold to Japanese
Replies: 28
Views: 5364

Arm to be sold to Japanese

Would selling Arm to Softbank be a disaster for the UK?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36822806
by SteveDee
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Light switching @ Sunrise and Sunset
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Re: Light switching @ Sunrise and Sunset

...or you could use a SINE function, as in my over-complicated auto-light controller: http://captainbodgit.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... oller.html
by SteveDee
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2

A few final observations on this, in case it helps anyone. I have 3 uSD cards containing Raspbian: 4.4.12-v7+ #892 smp Thu Jun 2 15:41:19 BST 2016 The image on two of these uSD include dhcpcd. These have the ping-blip problem when used in a Pi-2 or Pi-3 with Edimax wifi dongles (EW-7811Un or AC600)....
by SteveDee
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't access WAN outside of my internal network with Jessie
Replies: 15
Views: 2400

Re: Can't access WAN outside of my internal network with Jes

Jeremy711 wrote:...As far as I can tell, my gateway is set up correctly...
Just curious, but what do you get if you type:-

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ip route show
by SteveDee
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2

...Ping is not consistent, and ping is not reliable...You have a ping anomaly, but not a problem. Thanks Marcus, I basically agree with your comments. Ultimately I will be testing the system when streaming video, but for the moment I see an anomaly/issue/problem worthy of investigation. It is perfe...
by SteveDee
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2

...What happens if you flood ping one way and then the other? I don't really understand what you are saying, but I think it involves a command like this:- sudo ping -f 192.168.0.1 I don't know how to interpret the results, but I'll look for some info on the net and give it a try. That aside, I did ...
by SteveDee
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2

What makes you think this is a problem? I don't know that it is, but it is not "usual". Having just reached the end of our bird box (nesting) season, I thought I'd make a start on next years design while I'm still eager and keen. Fundamentally, I need a good, solid (wifi) network. So that's why I'm...
by SteveDee
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Ping blip every 60 seconds on Pi2

I'm more curious than bothered about this ping problem; I did a fresh install of Jessie (full version) on a Pi2 this morning, then updated/graded. All seemed well, but while running ping I noticed that every 60th ping was long (typically 1800ms) followed by a shorter one (say 800ms) then ping times ...
by SteveDee
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No Audio - Pi3, Sony Bravia
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: No Audio - Pi3, Sony Bravia

...The living room TV, where I want to use it, is a 2009 Sony Bravia... I have a Sony Bravia of similar vintage with 3 HDMI sockets, and a second, newer Sony. Both work with correct config.txt settings. I have noticed in the past, that the newer Sony was not showing anything while booting, but OK o...
by SteveDee
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot get wicd-curses to connect to WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 10292

Re: Cannot get wind-curses to connect to WiFi

extest wrote:...Does anyone have any ideas?
Take a look at the diagnostic steps in my post: http://captainbodgit.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... ry-pi.html
by SteveDee
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What can I use for a power supply?
Replies: 34
Views: 268682

Re: What can I use for a power supply?

... If I have to connect my usb harddisk to it what should I be using? If the Pi restarts and then runs normally with the USB drive connected, it shows that the inrush current (the higher initial current) is pulling down the 5.5Volt supply momentarily, just long enough to reset the Pi. If you can't...
by SteveDee
Sun May 29, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: tightVnc, client does not show menu
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: tightVnc, client does not show menu

The Raspberry should be centre screen, which indicates that the view of the desktop is clipped. Try reducing the geometry (say 1024 x 768 as a starting point).
by SteveDee
Sat May 28, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Distorted Audio
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Distorted Audio

I see you have found a work-around for your problem, but I just wanted to say that I have 3 internet radio/audio systems using the Pi, and I'm very happy with the sound quality from the audio jack. Noise can be a big issue, but there are several ways to overcome this. Using a BlueTooth transmitter i...
by SteveDee
Thu May 26, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help setting up wifi
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Help setting up wifi

If you are still having problems with this, I can only suggest you follow my guide, which has more diagnostic steps than the one you were following. (http://captainbodgit.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/configure-wifi-on-raspberry-pi.html) Generally, the default interfaces file is OK to get started, and I pr...
by SteveDee
Tue May 24, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: BBC Radio streaming problem with AC600 dongle on 5GHz wifi
Replies: 0
Views: 476

BBC Radio streaming problem with AC600 dongle on 5GHz wifi

I recently used MrEngman's excellent "install-wifi" script to install the necessary driver for an Edimax AC600 wifi dongle. The dongle seems to work great on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz when surfing the net or playing a Radio Caroline stream with this command:- mplayer -cache 64 -playlist http://sc6.radioc...
by SteveDee
Sun May 15, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home automation project, Web page help
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: Home automation project, Web page help

...when I reference your sample code, my web browser says the page is not available... This is the place to start. Any .html or .php file in your servers /var/www folder should be accessible using a browser via: ip address + port + file name (paths are relative). I'd worry about this first, even th...

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