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by chickey
Tue May 12, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another playstation RPi2 buildlog
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Another playstation RPi2 buildlog

I've been meaning to do this for ages and finally got around to starting it, really happy with the progress after one evening and waiting on a few bits to make it a bit more polished.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspber ... ation-Mod/
by chickey
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Smart Thermostat
Replies: 35
Views: 29135

Re: Smart Thermostat

I've finally started to resurrect the work on my Pi heating project, i've had the parts sitting in a box for two years but have suddenly found myself with a lot of time on my hands so thought i'd start it up again. I've gotten further than i did than when i attempted it many moons ago. I have also p...
by chickey
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Compiling Plex
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: Compiling Plex

Hi I could get it o bootstrap and compile with mods bu nit actually working. Some guys have taken a different Akers on it with a python plex app which wraps around omx player, sounds promising

http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/top ... e__st__120
by chickey
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Possible VGA monitor workaround?
Replies: 38
Views: 10802

Re: Possible VGA monitor workaround?

I work in a school so am surrounded by VGA monitors. In fact it’s all I have access to there. I took a pi in for the kids to play with and was extremely disappointed to find it didn’t work with the monitors. The first fix I tried was this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005CYGX3M/ref=pe_217191_3100515...
by chickey
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 232263

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

I've one pi running xbian and one on openelec, guess i'll have to change over to openelec fully.

Shame really as a bit of competition is always good.
by chickey
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 606585

Re: Overclocking

How can you check the warranty bit ? I searched the forums but couldn't find a way. I unfortunatly discovered force_turbo just last night and can't remember if i had it enabled when i switched SD cards into another Pi, tis a bummer if that's tripped the warranty bit as i wasn't overvolting, i though...
by chickey
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: messed up gcc install by accident.
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Re: messed up gcc install by accident.

Hi Guys, Sorry for not replying sooner i had forgotten to set a watch on the thread. It turns out when i'd uninstalled and reinstalled gcc-4.6 it didn't put everything back correctly. To fix it i ran a apt-get install build-essentials which sorted out the other parts of the compiler setup so it's wo...
by chickey
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: messed up gcc install by accident.
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Re: messed up gcc install by accident.

Hi Thanks for the advice, i've given that a go but no joy.

This is what i get for tinkering lol

Col
Licaon_Kter wrote:even after a sudo ldconfig and a sudo reboot ?
by chickey
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: messed up gcc install by accident.
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

messed up gcc install by accident.

Hi Guys, I was trying to install gcc-4.7 which went fine but then it wasn't being picked up by running just gcc as it was still reporting 4.6. To try and get around this i removed apt-get remove gcc4.4 and apt-get remove gcc-4.4 That still didn't do the trick so i reinstalled gcc 4.4 and 4.6 but now...
by chickey
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!
Replies: 207
Views: 88717

Re: You wanted MPEG-2? You've got it!

Have you tried going back to basics with a freshly imaged SD card and then running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade then applying your license key. Also what are you using to make the changes to your config.txt file. If you use nano via ssh you should be able to cut and paste into the nano to avoid...
by chickey
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: unresponsive USB
Replies: 18
Views: 1842

Re: unresponsive USB

Have you tried leaving It unplugged a decent amount of time In case it's the polyfuse which has tripped.

Col
by chickey
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi user guide on amazon
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: Raspberry Pi user guide on amazon

Thats strange i picked it up for £3.99 which considering the original price is a significant saving. I've just been back onto the link and it still shows it as well :?
by chickey
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi user guide on amazon
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Raspberry Pi user guide on amazon

Hi, I noticed the kindle version is now available and about 240 pages so seems to be the full book rather than the intro guide. Did this sneak under the radar or did i miss the announcement ? Bargin price also i might add! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-User-Guide-ebook/dp/B008MAI0WK/ref=sr_1_...
by chickey
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: I really could be doing with being spoonfed
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: I really could be doing with being spoonfed

Hi Fastkab, i don't mean to sound harsh but to spoonfeed you to the level of detail which i think your needing it's basically going to mean someone doing it for you which is a lot to ask. With things like the Pi it's not a case of off the shelf plugins which you can then simply slot together and it ...
by chickey
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New version of the Pi? (got one)
Replies: 26
Views: 4435

Re: New version of the Pi? (got one)

mmm had one delivered last saturday or at least the postie tried, will get it once i'm back off my trip. Curious if i one one of the new ones :)
by chickey
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: ADSL Router, Dynamic IP and my idea around it...
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

Re: ADSL Router, Dynamic IP and my idea around it...

I use ddclient which can be gotten via an sudo apt-get install, don't think i had to add in any other repo's. I have my own domain that i have put with zoneedit.com and ddclient updates that which works well so i can always get to it by the same dns name. As has been mentioned there are other servic...
by chickey
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 232263

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

I know where your coming from and i know it's easy for me to state the obvious after the fact. I'm in the very same situation as yourself with trying out different distro's and different versions a lot so need to practice what i preach and take a backup once i settle on which i'm going to use. I've ...
by chickey
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS refunded me within 3 days
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: RS refunded me within 3 days

Just wanted to say i did a normal cancellation through the RS website and i got my money back within about 3 days also but without having to raise a case against them.
by chickey
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Temperature sensor
Replies: 12
Views: 13679

Re: Temperature sensor

Anyone know a cheap source of these in the UK? I only need one for a project and they end up being £6-7 once you factor in shipping.

Col.
by chickey
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does WatchESPN.com run?
Replies: 3
Views: 2647

Re: Does WatchESPN.com run?

If they need flash then they won't work.

Col
by chickey
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 232263

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

I'd recommend you take a backup of the SD card with windiskimager before upgrades, just do a read instead of write. I know it's easy to get complacent when doing upgrades but it only takes a few minutes to do and in this instance would have saved you a lot of grief.
by chickey
Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RPi controlled central heating
Replies: 37
Views: 24055

Re: RPi controlled central heating

Hi Mehran, It's a Modena 80, the manual is available here http://www.ferroli.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/brochures/archives/Modena%2080%20E%20Manual.pdf I think i'm going to have to use the zero volt controls so i've went for the Xbee kit with the remote relay option so i'll put the Pi in the living ro...
by chickey
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: pi cade
Replies: 13
Views: 4948

Re: pi cade

That screen is vga only btw a monitor which takes a DVI input would make life easier.

Col
by chickey
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 232263

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

I've just had a quick thought with the space issue mentioned in this thread as well, i'm using a 8GB SD card but the image is only setup to use 2GB so i wonder if it was just that the bigrefocus would have taken up too much space so wasn't able to apply. I'm at work at the moment so can't test but w...
by chickey
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RPi controlled central heating
Replies: 37
Views: 24055

Re: RPi controlled central heating

I'm going to do some digging as i've got the manual for the boiler in a drawer. I'll be replacing the thermostat and using the temp from that combined with timings to dictate the on/off times but it's the actual interfacing which puzzles me. I'll post back here with some details and maybe a printout...

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