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by RDK
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pins vs GPIO pins??
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Pins vs GPIO pins??

Dougie...I see the diagram and understand the correspondence, BUT I still don't know how to interpret the instructions in the LED project in Chapter 15 of the Raspberry Pi User guide. Which is the correct pin 11? Physical layout number and GPIO designation?...RDK
by RDK
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pins vs GPIO pins??
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Pins vs GPIO pins??

Folks...I'm confused, not an unusual state for me :-) I'm reading the Raspberry Pi User guide and have arrived to the project (Chapter 15) with the LED's, etc. The author introduces the GPIO connector (40 pins for my B+) and then proceeds to tell me how to set up a simple LED blinker project, but wi...
by RDK
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit

Wow, at £227 in the UK instead of $70 in the USA, I'd be smarter to order from the US and pay postage!!!

Oh well, just a thought, thanks for the reply.....RDK

ps....I did order one for my son at the $70 price in the USA and had it sent to his wife....
by RDK
Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit

Folks.....While looking for a Christmas gift for my son in the USA, I found this kit on Amazon USA, CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit (http://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Ultimate-Starter-Components/dp/B00G1PNG54/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1415088766&sr=1-2&keywords=raspberry+pi) Is ...
by RDK
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powered USB Hub Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Powered USB Hub Issues

Folks.....I bought a D-Link USB 2 powered hub and it seems to be ok with my B+ Pi, ie no messages during boot up. I will now add another USB memory stick. If there are no follow-up messages on this thread then you can assume it is all working fine,,,,,RDK
by RDK
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powered USB Hub Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Powered USB Hub Issues

Folks...Having pondered my issue with my powered USB hub and my B+ Pi, I'm wondering if:
  • 1. Are there issues with USB 3 devices and the Pi?
    2. Are there issues with USB 3 hubs and the Pi, or more importantly for me, the B+ Pi?
    3. Is there a list of known good powered USB hubs
Thanks....RDK
by RDK
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powered USB Hub Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Powered USB Hub Issues

Thanks for the reference. I've read through that thread and basically it does not seem to apply to my issue. In my case the Pi's USB ports are all working. I have a 16GB USB memory stick, a USB keyboard and a USB wireless mouse. All are working fine. And, since I fdisk-ed the USB stick via my PC, it...
by RDK
Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powered USB Hub Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Powered USB Hub Issues

Folks....I recently bought a powered USB 3.0 hub from Darty in France (IT WORKS brand). When I booted up my Pi, I noticed several messages something like "USB Port 2 over powered...". Unfortunately they went by too fast to get the whole wording. Of course that scared me a bit. So I shutdown and disc...
by RDK
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: What are the issues or using Python on Windows 7
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

What are the issues or using Python on Windows 7

Folks....Are there any issues around using Python on Windows 7 to create code and then moving the .py files to the Pi? Are there "things" that will work on the Windows 7 box but will not on the Pi. And vice-versa? Of course, I realize that programming to use Pi functions (pins, etc) will not work on...
by RDK
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting USBStick for R/W for all users
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Mounting USBStick for R/W for all users

rpdom....WOW and thanks. Your code works like a champ. Thanks again....RDK
by RDK
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting USBStick for R/W for all users
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Mounting USBStick for R/W for all users

lmarmisa....Thanks for the reply. I read the references and I changed the fstab line for the USBStick as follows

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/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive vfat defaults,dmask=027,fmask=137 0 0
Rebooted and I get the same results as before, only the root can copy files to the USBStick.

Thanks again....RDK
by RDK
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Issues Installing Tomcat
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Issues Installing Tomcat

Folks.....Tried installing Tomcat7 yesterday - very frustrating experience after several other installs that were quick and easy! Running Raspbian OS. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tomcat7 After installing, it tried to start Tomcat7 and failed as JAVA_HOME was not defined. Java is install...
by RDK
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting USBStick for R/W for all users
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Mounting USBStick for R/W for all users

Hmmm, could this be because the USBStick is FAT and you can't set permissions on FAT?....RDK
by RDK
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting USBStick for R/W for all users
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Mounting USBStick for R/W for all users

Folks......I have a USB-stick always in my Raspberry Pi at bootup. This line is in the /etc/fstab file /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive vfat defaults 0 0 I have read the "defaults" contains the option rw which I assumed meant that everyone could create and write to this device. However when I try to cp /etc/...
by RDK
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting Up E-Mail
Replies: 0
Views: 427

Setting Up E-Mail

Folks....I have set up e-mail using this link: http://rpi.tnet.com/project/faqs/smtp sudo apt-get install ssmtp sudo apt-get install mailutils sudo apt-get install mpack and then configured it like this # # Config file for sSMTP sendmail # root=me@mydomain.com # The full hostname hostname=MyRasPi Au...
by RDK
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Tomcat
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

Re: Installing Tomcat

Thanks guys, your information will keep me occupied for a while.

On a related but different note, I'm getting a second Raspberry Pi B+. Can I install Tomcat on it without installing Apache2? I guess my basic question is, does Tomcat also install its own webserver?

Thanks...RDK
by RDK
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using PC Parallel HD cable for GPIO
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: Using PC Parallel HD cable for GPIO

Yes, I have the older style PATA cable. And, yes, it is a Raspberry Pi B+. Thanks....RDK
by RDK
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Tomcat
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

Re: Installing Tomcat

OK, so I just install Tomcat directly over my current Apache2 install? No conflicts?? Thanks...RDK
by RDK
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using PC Parallel HD cable for GPIO
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Using PC Parallel HD cable for GPIO

Folks....Is there any reason why an old PATA hard drive cable should not be ok to use with the Pi's GPIO pin set?.....RDK
by RDK
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Tomcat
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

Installing Tomcat

Folks....Had to leave my Pi for a couple weeks for other projects. When I left it I had Samba working after some W/R privilege issues on the shares which I fixed using the Samba's SWAT web interface. However after installing SWAT, I discovered I also had to install a webserver. I thus installed Apac...
by RDK
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SAMBA: Win7 sees shares and files, but can't add, create or
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: SAMBA: Win7 sees shares and files, but can't add, create

thagrol....Thanks for the info. I solved the issue, but I guess you would say I cheated. I installed SWAT, the SAMBA web configuration utility. Logged in as root and specified the existing SAMBA userid's as "Valid users" and "voila" now everything is working. Regarding your suggestions, the USB key ...
by RDK
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SAMBA: Win7 sees shares and files, but can't add, create or
Replies: 2
Views: 691

SAMBA: Win7 sees shares and files, but can't add, create or

Folks....I'm having a problem with SAMBA. My Raspberry Pi has Raspdian as the OS (recommended). I have a home network with several Windows 7 PC all networked (and happy). I have installed SAMBA on my Pi and it is working, kind of!!!! ;) That is, my Windows 7 PC's see the share and also the files in ...
by RDK
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Editing the Samba Config file
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Editing the Samba Config file

Folks....Thanks, I think I understand the comments. The string posed by Richard-TX worked good enough for me. It did not eliminate the ; lines nor the blank lines, but did get rid of the # line comments. I can live with this reduction. Perhaps later I will try the other suggestions and try to really...
by RDK
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Editing the Samba Config file
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Editing the Samba Config file

Folks....I'm well along the way to getting my Pi basic configuration done. I just installed SAMBA and it seems to be working, ie I can see the USB key share I set up. What I would like to do is create a cleaned up copy of the smb.conf file. It has lots of comments (#'s and ;'s) which make reading it...
by RDK
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Starting from ZERO
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Starting from ZERO

Folks.....I have read recently, with interest, several post (other forums) where they were talking about the Raspberry PI. I finally broke down and looked up the Raspberry Pi website, just as they were announcing the new B+ model. I am computer savvy with years of experience with Windows, some FreeB...

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