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by Hiro
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi camera at night?
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Pi camera at night?

Thanks for the advice. I have managed to acquire a Noir camera so i can now experiment with both types and see what will work best. I have also been studying the camera documentation in reference to changing exposure time and think i have it figured out. All i need now is a cloudless night to try it...
by Hiro
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi camera at night?
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Pi camera at night?

I have built a timelapse camera using a Pi 2 and Pi camera module. It works well during the day but i hope to use it at night soon to capture the stars. Will the standard camera module work for this or would the model with no IR filter work better at night? I hope someone out there may already have ...
by Hiro
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Jessie zip appears corrupt
Replies: 71
Views: 31014

Re: Raspbian Jessie zip appears corrupt

As mentioned it does seem to be an issue with older software. I tried to extract it using my daily driver with Win XP and a version of Winrar i should have updated years ago The file did extract but there were two "Archive is corrupt" errors so i did not try and use it. I downloaded the latest 7-Zip...
by Hiro
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Serial to TTY adaptor
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: Serial to TTY adaptor [Soolved]

I see, i just followed some instructions on the net and i suppose they must have been trying to achieve what you suggest instead of what i wanted. I have reinstated the original line in /etc/inittab and it now all works as i wanted. As a bonus the "no job control" error has gone as you suggested it ...
by Hiro
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Serial to TTY adaptor
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Serial to TTY adaptor

I recently acquired a serial to tty adaptor and set about getting it working. There was loads of info on the net and i have managed to get it working but still have one issue i can find no answer for. I have to manually start ttyAMA0 with "sudo /sbin/agetty 115200 ttyAMA0 vt102 &" from the command l...
by Hiro
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Launching program in terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 6478

Re: Launching program in terminal

Hi Tony, i hadn't had any success at all until i read your post but you gave me an idea that worked for me. I don't know if it will work for you as i'm not sure we are trying to achieve exactly the same thing but below is what worked for me. [Desktop Entry] Name=Planetrock Comment=Planetrock Exec=lx...
by Hiro
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Launching program in terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 6478

Launching program in terminal

I am using mplayer to play a radio stream, instead of having to type out the whole URL every time i created a bash script that simply said: #!/bin/bash mplayer http://whatever.mp3 This works fine when i run it from a terminal, i then got lazier still and decided to create a desktop shortcut to run t...
by Hiro
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Radiotray
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Re: Radiotray

Thanks for your help johny, hopefully somebody will be able to help. I think i should just mention that i do have working sound, MPG123 plays MP3 files fine from the command line.
by Hiro
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Radiotray
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Re: Radiotray

I have managed to clear up the error messages starting "Glib.GError" by installing the notification daemon. It hasn't made the program work any better but the error is now shrunk to: ['genre', 'organization', 'station'] {'genre': u'Classic Rock', 'organization': u'Planet Rock', 'station': 'Planet Ro...
by Hiro
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Radiotray
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Re: Radiotray

I did as you suggested johny and now the program starts fine. However when i try to play any stream i get the following: ['genre', 'organization', 'station'] {'genre': u'Classic Rock', 'organization': u'Planet Rock', 'station': 'Planet Rock'} Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2...
by Hiro
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Radiotray
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Radiotray

I've been using Radiotray for some time to listen to internet radio stations. However i have just switched to the latest release of Raspbian and can't get it to work any more. The installation was ok but when i click on the icon in the menu nothing appears. When i run it from the command line i get ...
by Hiro
Mon May 20, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DNS software
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: DNS software

Thanks for all the help, i had rather assumed that there would be a simple piece of DNS software available but by the looks of it it will be easier to switch over to static IP addressing so i think i'll go that route.
Cheers, Hiro.
by Hiro
Wed May 15, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DNS software
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

DNS software

I have dynamically issued IP addresses on my network and would like to keep it like that for now. However i would like to be able to mount network drives and ping other computers on the network using computer names rather than IP addresses. I can do this no problem from a windows box but not from a ...
by Hiro
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Improving browsing performance
Replies: 61
Views: 13251

Re: Improving performance

I was looking for a fast web browser a couple of months ago and tested quite a few, the best i found for my purposes was uzbl although dillo didn't seem too bad either. Things may have changed now but these two may still be worth a try if they handle what you want to do with them.
by Hiro
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: nbtscan cannot see Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: nbtscan cannot see Pi

Not too bothered about the IP address, quite happy with dynamic, i just expected that the network scanner would search by IP address and not netbios name. Now that you have enlightened me i will have to accept installing samba on both to get around it. In fact, as i said, it is already done and work...
by Hiro
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: nbtscan cannot see Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: nbtscan cannot see Pi (Solved)

Managed to get this sorted. Installed Samba on both machines and told them to be a member of the same workgroup and now they are able to see each other. They still have the same hostname but that doesn't seem to bother them possibly as neither run a DNS? Installing Samba seems a long winded way of g...
by Hiro
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: X-Server on Arch Linux ARM
Replies: 8
Views: 12176

Re: X-Server on Arch Linux ARM

Don't know if this will help but when i tried Arch i made a few notes and here is what i noted for getting XFCE to work. "pacman -Syu" this performs a full system upgrade and will take some time.Note the S is a capital the others aren't. "pacman -S xorg-server" Install the X server "pacman -S xf86-v...
by Hiro
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Screen Capture Program
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Re: Screen Capture Program

How about giving the command line utility Scrot a try? It's very simple to use and a tiny install. A simple how-to can be found here. http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/art ... with_scrot
by Hiro
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: nbtscan cannot see Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

nbtscan cannot see Pi

I have one ethernet wired Pi here and one wireless connected Pi. When I run nbtscan on the wired one it finds all computers on the network, wired or wireless (including itself) apart from the wireless Pi. When I run nbtscan on the wireless Pi it finds all computers on the net wired or wireless apart...
by Hiro
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: alias problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: alias problem

@jojopi That code works well for me, it is only for when i do something daft like type out a long command, for example mounting a network drive without remembering the sudo. I know that sudo !! is only 7 keystrokes but like i said i'm a lazy typist. Incidentally the other route of up-cursor, home an...
by Hiro
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: alias problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: alias problem

Thanks for the reply Joe but that doesn't seem to work either, alias now looks good alias sud='sudo !!' However the error i get is sudo: !! command not found I know a (very) tiny bit about escape characters and had already tried: alias sud="sudo\!!" alias sud="sudo \!!" Have now tried same code but ...
by Hiro
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: alias problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

alias problem

Being a lazy typist i tend to use alias quite a lot but there is one alias i wish to set that i cannot get to work. I often forget to sudo a command so i end up using sudo !! but am unable to set up an alias for this. When i type alias sud="sudo !!" I get the reply alias sud="sudo alias" and sud is ...
by Hiro
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: printscreen ?
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: printscreen ?

I find Scrot meets all my requirements and it is in the Raspbian repository and i think the Arch one too, give it a google.
by Hiro
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tip for command line / terminal use
Replies: 25
Views: 7043

Re: Tip for command line / terminal use

Another useful tip. If you forget to add sudo at the start of a command that needs it simply type.

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sudo !!
As the next line and this will repeat the last entered command as the root user (or super user if that is the preferred term).
by Hiro
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What desktop works best ArchLinux
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: What desktop works best ArchLinux

Can't say what the best desktop is but can confirm that xfce works fine for Arch on the Pi. I've been using it for a couple of weeks with no stability issues and it's speed is comparable in my opinion with lxde on Raspbian which i have also used.
Hiro.

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