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by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Re: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

fruitoftheloom...Thanks, I will study that reference. kusti8.....My SD card has NOOBS origins. I want to cleanup that partition so I can put some of my notes and install log files on it for future reference. It is doubtful I would ever have more that 50 MB of files, but then I can remember when one ...
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

Folks.....I've read numerous post about resize errors with the NOOBS SD card. Is there a right way to clean up the SD card after NOOBS has installed Raspbian on my Pi? On the original FAT partition I have less than 100 MB left. I've noticed in the OS folder that there are other folders for operating...
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues

Success, but it required access to a Raspberry Pi B+, same vintage as my original!!! Basically you have to read the PiHut reference ( http://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi-tutorials/16982376-updating-raspbian-on-your-microsd-for-the-raspberry-pi-2 ) carefully and follow the directions. My SD card w...
by RDK
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues

Dougie.....As per the PiHut reference, I copied the NOOBS Lite files (except for the "recovery.cmdline" file) over those on my old Pi B+ SD card.

What other "stuff" needs to be copied onto the old SD card? I do not see a config.txt file.....RDK
by RDK
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues

Dougie...Thanks. I do not have access to my old Pi B+ right now. I will try this later and let you know.

I'm re-reading then sticky referenced in the other reply...RDK
by RDK
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues

Hello....I'm really struggling to get an SD card from my Raspberry Pi B+ to boot up on my new Raspberry Pi v2. I have read lots of web references, including the http://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi-tutorials/16982376-updating-raspbian-on-your-microsd-for-the-raspberry-pi-2 and others ( http://rasp...
by RDK
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

Folks.....OK, more information on the jumping STARTX GUI. I started the configuration of my Pi v2 over from the 1.4.1 NOOBS and checked STARTX periodically. The issue with the GUI started after I installed SAMBA and the Samba GUI SWAT.....RDK
by RDK
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

Folks.....In addition to the jumping STARTX screen, all of the apps and those on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen are missing. I have found and added some to the desktop, but have not found all, including the file manager. And still nothing on the taskbar. It would appear that the application...
by RDK
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

Folks.....So no one seems to have any idea why the STARTX GUI is acting so weird??? OK, how about an alternate approach? How can I uninstall STARTX and the reinstall it? Maybe that will fix the problem. Is there a config file for STARTX? Yes, I'm grasping at straws here, but sometimes I really need ...
by RDK
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

AndyD....Yes I have read/seen some of those articles. However, my STARTX GUI is still non-functional, jumping and no icons. Any idea what is going on there?......RDK
by RDK
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

Folks....I am configuring a new Pi2 unit. I have started from the NOOBS SD card, installed RASPBIAN and added Samba. All seems to be working. Then (!!!) from the console (keyboard and monitor) I tried to launch "startx". The "startx" GUI opens up partially on the monitor, that is the trash can shows...
by RDK
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi B+ won't reboot
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Raspberry Pi B+ won't reboot

Folks...Not real sure where to post this so if it is in the wrong place, say so. I have a new Raspberry Pi B+. This is my third, so I hope I have already made most of the beginner mistakes. To start I hooked it up to a monitor, WiFi USB dongle, keyboard and mouse. The WiFi came with the unit in one ...
by RDK
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't get to Raspberrypi.org from MS Internet Explorer
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Can't get to Raspberrypi.org from MS Internet Explorer

Thanks. I just tried IE 11 and, yes it works. First time I ever seen something like this. All my other sites open perfectly....RDK
by RDK
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't get to Raspberrypi.org from MS Internet Explorer
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Can't get to Raspberrypi.org from MS Internet Explorer

Folks.....Hmmmmm, I have been trying to get to this site from MS Internet Explorer 10 on several PC's and it returns that it can not open this site.

When I tried Firefox it opened perfectly. Any idea as to what is going on?

Thanks....RDK

ps...Also seems to work with IE 11
by RDK
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Python program access file on other Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Python program access file on other Raspberry Pi?

Thanks. No I had not mounted the share. I will give it a try......RDK
by RDK
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Python program access file on other Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Python program access file on other Raspberry Pi?

Folks.....I'm struggling to get a Python program which is running on "PiA" to be able to read from or write to a file on "PiB". Both Pi's are running SAMBA and from a Windows computer I can access the shared files on both Pi's. Within my Python program I have tried numerous ways to get it to work wi...
by RDK
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can the B+ have both wireless and wired Ethernet connection
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Can the B+ have both wireless and wired Ethernet connect

OK. By the way, I did not mention that the wired and wireless connections are on different networks. My wireless network is a different subnet than my main (wired) network....RDK
by RDK
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can the B+ have both wireless and wired Ethernet connection
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Can the B+ have both wireless and wired Ethernet connection

Folks....Tried searching for this but did not find anything that seemed to match my question. My Pi is happy with a WiFi/wireless USB dongle Ethernet/network connection or with the on-board wired connection. However, when I have both attached to the Pi, only the wired connection gets an address and ...
by RDK
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Update/Upgrade killed Python Program
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Update/Upgrade killed Python Program

Folks.....I made the change to the /boot/config.txt and now my program again finds the DS18B20 probes. Thanks for the help.....RDK
by RDK
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Update/Upgrade killed Python Program
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Update/Upgrade killed Python Program

Guys...OK, if I have time this PM I will take it down, put in the "upgraded OS" SD card, add the line and give it a try. I always have the old SD card as a backup. I guess there are lots of web sites which will need to be updated to include this step as people develop software around the DS18B20 tem...
by RDK
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Update/Upgrade killed Python Program
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Update/Upgrade killed Python Program

Folks.....I have a Python program which uses the DS18B20 temperature sensors to record temperatures at several locations in our basement. I have been running the Pi for several weeks with a wireless network connection which was periodically dropping out and causing issues with my program. It was sug...
by RDK
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi loses WiFi periodically and does not recover
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Pi loses WiFi periodically and does not recover

Dougie.....Oh, good grief. Sorry for my stupidity.....RDK
by RDK
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi loses WiFi periodically and does not recover
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Pi loses WiFi periodically and does not recover

Hmmmm, When I run "Isusb" I get an error "Command not found". So I ran "apt-get install usbutils" which gave me these messages: sudo apt-get install usbutils Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done usbutils is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0...
by RDK
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi loses WiFi periodically and does not recover
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Pi loses WiFi periodically and does not recover

Dougie....On second thought, what is the story behind your "power management stuff" comment? Are there system or hardware issues around this subject? How does it relate to my Wi-Fi issue?

Thanks for clarifying this issue.....RDK
by RDK
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi loses WiFi periodically and does not recover
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Pi loses WiFi periodically and does not recover

Dougie and Pluggy...Thanks for the ideas. I'll give them a try tomorrow. If all else fails I will start using a wired connection which will require the purchase of a new switch.....RDK

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