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by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS not showing other Operating Systems?
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: NOOBS not showing other Operating Systems?

And an FYI for the OP.... If you have a wired internet connection, NOOBS will show the other OSes on the install screen. (I noticed this last night when I was verifying good loads on a couple of cards last night in prep for today's Silicon Valley Jam.) I think that's what he meant when he said: Plu...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: python
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: python

The Raspberry Pi Foundation recommended Operating System for the RPi is Raspbian, and this comes with both Python(2.7) and Python3 pre-installed. Since you don't need to install it I won't bother telling you how to... Having re-read your question, the following is added for clarity: None of the 4 mo...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS not showing other Operating Systems?
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: NOOBS not showing other Operating Systems?

From http://www.raspberrypi.org/new-raspbian-and-noobs-releases/ Finally, to free up SD card space, the offline NOOBS package now only contains the Raspbian archive. To install Arch, Pidora, OpenELEC, RaspBMC or RISC OS you will require a network connection. The situation with regard to Arch is a se...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Complete novice to Pi!
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Complete novice to Pi!

I am considering buying a B+ mainboard. I have an imac desktop. Could I use the mac monitor and wireless apple mouse with the Pi? I don't want to buy a separate mouse and keyboard if there is no need. Any help much appreciated. You can't 'simply' plug the keyboard and mouse into the RPi and have th...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to check if DS18B20 works ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4338

Re: How to check if DS18B20 works ?

SteveDee wrote:you can change the pin assignment in the cmdline.txt file (http://captainbodgit.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... ensor.html)
Thank you 'Captain' - that's news to me, and certainly worth knowing...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to check if DS18B20 works ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4338

Re: How to check if DS18B20 works ?

you connect the sensors in parallel. In other words: clearly it is the same Vcc and Ground that goes to every sensor. Just wire the 'data' line of each sensor back to the same - shared - pin on the RPi. Trust me - it works! Just try a second sensor... you will find another 'magic number' entry in t...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to check if DS18B20 works ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4338

Re: How to check if DS18B20 works ?

RyuKajiya wrote:All the tutorials say you can even connect several sensors, so it has to work with different pins.

No it doesn't. The 1-wire module is for a bus - you connect the sensors in parallel.

There are other threads which discuss re-building the kernel to accommodate the 1-wire support on other pins.
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to check if DS18B20 works ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4338

Re: How to check if DS18B20 works ?

But when enter sudo modprobe q1-gpio sudo modprobe q1-therm and look into the /sys/bus/w1/devices folder i dont see any new files or folders with the srial number of the sensor. All the tutorials I have seen have used these commands - sudo modprobe w1-gpio sudo modprobe w1-therm The resulting 1-wir...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 2 OS for beginners
Replies: 21
Views: 5254

Re: 2 OS for beginners

so_la_la wrote:I need some kind of dual install for, say, Rasbian + Pi Musicbox. How can I achieve this using NOOBS?
https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/bl ... os-version
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can not connect with Tornado on the Pi. Need help!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Can not connect with Tornado on the Pi. Need help!!!

How is the RPi connected to the network? If it is using WiFi you might be hitting a timed sleep setting on the wifi dongle?
by B.Goode
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to resolve host address from wget [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 9716

Re: Unable to resolve host address from wget

Works as written for me - pi@raspberrypi ~ $ wget http://adafru.it/pitftsh --2014-11-14 08:40:11-- http://adafru.it/pitftsh Resolving adafru.it (adafru.it)... 207.58.139.245 Connecting to adafru.it (adafru.it)|207.58.139.245|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permane...
by B.Goode
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Setting up Pi with two networks
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Setting up Pi with two networks

This sounds similar to this query - maybe the same solution will help?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 91&t=91505
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python & Serial Monitor
Replies: 12
Views: 12179

Re: Python & Serial Monitor

AS the previous reply said:
As a starter, google pyserial.
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new user with programming question
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: new user with programming question

There is an example of the use of omxplayer in this tutorial by the Raspberry Pi Foundation -

http://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/cress-egg-heads/
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: super computer
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: super computer

Documentation for a Raspberry Pi Cluster - http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~sjc/raspberrypi/

Documentation for WebioPi - https://code.google.com/p/webiopi/
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Failer to download Wheezy
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Failer to download Wheezy

Any more ideas, other than buying a pre set up noob card,which is admitting defeat really? Ask a mate to download and flash it for you ortry an internet cafe . A variation on what I was typing as this came in - simply ask someone else to download the .zip file and give it to you on a usb flash memo...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: raspberry pi and codecs
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: raspberry pi and codecs

by my country law I can use it without paying I suggest you get your country's lawyers to contact the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Broadcom to press this case on your behalf. Contact details are here, to save you having to search for them: http://www.raspberrypi.org/contact-us/ I realise you want to...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Read LCD of separate device
Replies: 8
Views: 2687

Re: Read LCD of separate device

Anyone? Apparently not! I don't have a clue either, but this is how I would tackle it. No claim that it is the only or best way. First I would get a cheap LCD display like a Nokia 5110 and learn how to interface that to my RPi, to understand what sorts of signals are applied to the module to genera...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Deploy Raspbian OS on numerous RPis
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: Deploy Raspbian OS on numerous RPis

Would Raspi-LTSP help?
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Will this tutorial work for Raspberry Pi B+?
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Will this tutorial work for Raspberry Pi B+?

are you sure all the cords will fit on the GPIO of the B+? I'm sure he is sure. You have misunderstood what you have read elsewhere. This project only requires 3 connections to pins on the 'gpio' header. Those pins are the same size and in the same locations on all 4 current models of RPi board. Th...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a ground GPIO pin be broken?
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: Can a ground GPIO pin be broken?

I think @rpdom's answer is the most likely explanation. There are 8 Ground connections on the J8 header - you must have done something really bad to have broken them all! Check again with a diagram like this - http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2014/07/raspberry-pi-b-gpio-header-details-and-pinout/ Th...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Program stuck when using Nanpy
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: Program stuck when using Nanpy

I am pleased this has been resolved for @keldos, using an alternative solution. For anyone who hits this thread looking for advice on NanPy, there is a previous extensive thread elsewhere on this forum by Tony Goodhew (@tonygo2) which includes a very detailed setup tutorial for NanPy on Raspbian. ht...
by B.Goode
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: sending advanced .txt file with smtplib
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: sending advanced .txt file with smtplib

For a full understanding and solution I think you will need to read the documentation for the module you are using - https://docs.python.org/2/library/email.mime.html My hunch is that you have specified that the message body has a type of "plain", which I take to mean 7-bit ascii, and clearly your "...
by B.Goode
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Program stuck when using Nanpy
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: Program stuck when using Nanpy

scruss wrote:
B.Goode wrote:That looks like the definition of the UART on the GPIO header.
No, the GPIO UART is /dev/ttyAMA0. ACM0 is one of the standard ones.
Happy to be factually corrected. Thanks for clarifying.
by B.Goode
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Show day and light world map on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 3998

Re: Show day and light world map on the Raspberry Pi

From man sunclock The Sunclock package includes a resizable and zoomable vector map . External Earth maps can also be loaded (starting with version 3.51, formats .jpg, .gif, .png, .xpm or .xpm.gz, .vmf can be read [.vmf is the specific vector map format of sunclock]). and - File Selector window. It ...

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