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by B.Goode
Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Pi as Thin Client ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5474

Re: Using Pi as Thin Client ?

Using Pi as a Thin Client for what.... ?

What is the nature of the 'thick' server or service that you hope to gain access to?
by B.Goode
Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: gpio pins
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: gpio pins

this is simple program to test my gpio .. but here pin18 is not responding. You still forgot the bit about "post it in [ code ]...[ /code ] tags." [By using the [[ Code ]] button at the top of the message edit screen.] (But in this case it is possible to see what is intended.) At which pin on the g...
by B.Goode
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to set up PiGlow
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: Unable to set up PiGlow

I was following the download link exactly from raspberry pi.org and double checked this with the actual page on GitHub and they both had the pyglow.py in lower case. Sadly, in this rare case, the Raspberry Pi Foundation tutorial has got it wrong. (Or to be more precise, the author of the module in ...
by B.Goode
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Controlling Of LED's
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Controlling Of LED's

Although it is 'dressed up' as a robot antenna, this project on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website contains a simple example of how to control a single LED. Once you have done that it will probably be obvious how to extend the solution to control 4 LEDs.
by B.Goode
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unplug and plug the pi once a day - will it short it out?
Replies: 14
Views: 2502

Re: Unplug and plug the pi once a day - will it short it out

So what I've encounter is that sometimes due to card problems the pi will simply shutdown and the wifi adapter will light up solid blue. The pi is pretty much like shutdown so the only way I can restart it is by unplugging and plugging. Ahh.... So, is it really the case that "The pi is pretty much ...
by B.Goode
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reboot on NOOBS
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Reboot on NOOBS

Hi guys, i would like to know if is possible to reboot on NOOBS without reformat or reinstall NOOBS on my SD card ? I have Rasberry Pi B+ wirh Raspian (GUI) installed and i need to restore Raspian from scratch. I think everyone who has responded has assumed that you currently have Raspbian installe...
by B.Goode
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: static ethernet router
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: static ethernet router

If you are simply getting the RPis to share a LAN then you don't need a router at all. I'd suggest implementing a dhcp server on the 'master' node - that way you only have one place to go to make modifications to the address assignments, and the client/slave machines can get their configurations 'au...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice regarding buying a starter kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Advice regarding buying a starter kit

For a list of reputable UK accessory suppliers, have a look at the front page of http://www.recantha.co.uk/blog/ I've bought from several of them and not had any reason to be dissatisfied. Both PiHut and 4tronix have proprietors who occasionally respond in these forums and have been helpful to me, a...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)

RepublicanSwag wrote:should I unplug it before pulling out the SD card?
From the first reply you were given in this topic -
Always! Always! Always! Unplug the pi before removing the SD card. It needs the boot process when you turn it on to properly show the OS
I agree!
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dual Boot Without Berryboot?
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: Dual Boot Without Berryboot?

NOOBS can do dual boot? could you please tell me the process? From https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/blob/master/README.md -- OS Boot Selector After multiple OSes have been installed, you can select which OS to boot through this selection window that is automatically displayed. NOOBS will rememb...
by B.Goode
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Pi Academy or Distance Course
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

Re: Pi Academy or Distance Course

Perhaps watch this thread - http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 99&t=81106

(My understanding is that attendance at Picademy is free of charge.)
by B.Goode
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)

RepublicanSwag wrote: So what should I try, ripping the SD card out and reformat it?
RepublicanSwag wrote: Should I just pull out the SD card, wipe it, and put Berryboot on it again, and then put it back in my Raspi B+? Would that fix it?
No guarantees, but it can't hurt to try.
by B.Goode
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Difference between a foundation and a business?
Replies: 10
Views: 1788

Re: Difference between a foundation and a business?

I thought a friendly reply would defuse the situation, but it looks like I was wrong about that too... I think that by the time someone comes back for a 4th vexatious bite of the cherry that it is clear they don't place any value on friendly replies... My advice is to deny them the oxygen of a disc...
by B.Goode
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)

Should I just pull out the SD card, wipe it, and put Berryboot on it again, and then put it back in my Raspi B+? Would that fix it? No guarantees, but it can't hurt to try. I'll probably get a wired keyboard and mouse today or tomorrow to try Shift booting. Why? Using SHIFT at Boot-time to return t...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)

I sent the Bootberry file to my micro sd card reader The installation instructions at http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot say: To install: extract the contents of the .zip file to a normal (FAT formatted) SD card The .zip archive contains 13 files - you need to have copied all these 13 ...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RGB no input signal
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

Re: RGB no input signal

I went and look at my pi and used the adapter on some one elses pi and i discovered that with the kit i got they did not give me a ad card or i lost it or something what sd card should i get. Trying to live up to my forum 'handle' and the expectations of behaviour for this forum... With respect, wo...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Python
Topic: for gps code in python
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Re: for serial port in python

hello i need to use python in raspberry pi This is what the Raspberry Pi Foundation offer as an introduction - http://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/python-intro/ i want use the serial port how can i use it If you are determined to ignore the advice about gpsd and access the serial port yourself you ...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Servo Motor Control – Arduino For Beginners
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Servo Motor Control – Arduino For Beginners

... and Scratch (via ScratchGPIO)
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How To Begin: Toggle Switches as binary, display Decimal #s
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

Re: How To Begin: Toggle Switches as binary, display Decimal

Most tutorials you are likely to find will probably default to using Python as the implementation language. If you would like to take your first steps in javascript where you feel comfortable already then there is a summary of available support libraries here - http://thefloppydisk.wordpress.com/201...
by B.Goode
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: Showing Previous Micro SD Card (Screen Problem?)

With a few (tiny, obscure and irrelevant) exceptions, the Raspberry Pi board itself is totally volatile - it has no storage of its own that can retain content over a power off and reboot. It always reverts back to the way it was when it came out of the factory. If you have an SD card that boots to t...
by B.Goode
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Want to get a PI, but worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Want to get a PI, but worth it?

Want to get a PI, but worth it? Thanks guys, I'm going to work on my parents nerves to get me one. If you are not paying for it, it is worth every penny/cent/whatever_your_small_change is measured_in ! It is even worth it if you pay for it yourself out of birthday money or odd-job savings. Look on ...
by B.Goode
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Beginners fail - NOOBS wont fit on 4GB card
Replies: 9
Views: 4834

Re: Beginners fail - NOOBS wont fit on 4GB card

Hello, I had the same problem. I deleted the unwanted folders in 'os' subfolder. I tried to start again, but no change in the space. But I cant see all other os in install page. Thank you. At the time of writing in November 2014 the current version of NOOBS is v1.3.10 This DOES fit, without modific...
by B.Goode
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can not connect with Tornado on the Pi. Need help!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

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

If it is using WiFi you might be hitting a timed sleep setting on the wifi dongle
If this is the problem you will need to configure your wifi adaptor, NOT the router.

What model of usb wifi dongle are you using? (What is reported by the lsusb command?)

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