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by bleep42
Mon May 22, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi Kevin, Great post and huge thanks for all the help you are providing. I've managed to build something similar and now want to wire an old laptop speaker to the control board. I noticed on your project you'd done something similar and wondered whether you'd be kind enough to walk me through how t...
by bleep42
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi, thanks for sharing this great project. I about to build something similar. I have an old laptop screen and I have ordered the controller board already. I have a few questions and would appreciate if someone could help me with it. 1. Why is the Pi not powered with the micro usb, why do you conne...
by bleep42
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hello. I recently bought the same controlle board and a lcd laptop screen. I wanted to make a portable monitor for my laptop, but I have some problems. The board works perfect when I plug it in at 12v. It goes on and off. But when I connect the screen. It goes 3 seconds on, the screen flashes en go...
by bleep42
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi, thanks for sharing this great project. I about to build something similar. I have an old laptop screen and I have ordered the controller board already. I have a few questions and would appreciate if someone could help me with it. 1. Why is the Pi not powered with the micro usb, why do you conne...
by bleep42
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi Kevin thank you for reply , it did not worked for me but than i found that i had to turn it on with the button board, then remove the button board just than it works without the button board ...strange but it works :) Thanks again have a nice day Pejko That's probably right, I never turn the mon...
by bleep42
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi, if i may ask about the nt68676.2a controller , i want to power my controller the regular way( via DC jack) , but i dont want to use the. (i dont know the name of it, it says CSM PCB V-1 - marked it on image ) .. meaning, just plug in the jack and autopower on. like this https://s23.postimg.org/...
by bleep42
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Thanks, Kevin. 2. Conventionally, what we see on the screen can be divided into 2 parts: LVDS + LED. "Picture" + LED-lights. 7-9V you enough for you to see the image with light? Regards, Lev. Hi Lev, Yes, nice and bright, with the screen I used, look at the photos on Picasa showing the screen. Rega...
by bleep42
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi, Well, I'm going to write the same question in different ways. On one issue. 1. You wrote: «I did this with a variable voltage switching regulator, it'll take any DC input from 11v to 40v and output 9v which I use to power the LCD, the LCD board then powers everything else.» How it works? The co...
by bleep42
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi, I have some questions: 1. On power supply it is written that 12V - 36V. Whether it means, what if to connect the standarty power unit 20V on a payment of nothing will burn down? 2. There the undervoltage block is added. Where the red wire is connected? 3. I wanted in the easy, modern laptop to ...
by bleep42
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

I've just received my M.NT68676.2 LCD controller + inverter etc. to resurrect an old LTN170WX-L05 panel. I forgot about the power supply (oops), so tried it with a 12VDC 1.5A plug pack I had on hand - it worked! The plug pack didn't feel hot afterwards, but I'm not sure it's sufficient for 24/7 usa...
by bleep42
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 334
Views: 502614

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive

I used the 1st method before, but now I've realized I could actually use another drive sticked into my Rpi. I tried changing the dev/sda2 part in my cmdline.txt to PARTUUID (I tried both, the longer one (sudo gdisk) and the shorter one (sudo blkid)). I also changed the line from fstab. It wouldn't ...
by bleep42
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi i ve bought the same controller to reuse my laptop screen but there is one problem. the board heats up a lot. so my question is can i power a small 12v fan directly from the board? a cooling fan like this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pin-75mm-7-5cm-3-Hole-Blue-VGA-Graphics-Video-Card-Heatsink...
by bleep42
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

Hi i ve bought the same controller to reuse my laptop screen but there is one problem. the board heats up a lot. so my question is can i power a small 12v fan directly from the board? a cooling fan like this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pin-75mm-7-5cm-3-Hole-Blue-VGA-Graphics-Video-Card-Heatsink...
by bleep42
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 553873

Re: Kodi 15/16 Packages for Raspbian

I don't understand. It worked perfectly, the first time. I have never seen this before on a free website. Nice work, team! Keep it up. Quality is free; anything less, costs you in the end. Hmm? What are you talking about ? Maybe wrong topic ? I believe he/she is being complimentary and saying your ...
by bleep42
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 553873

Re: Kodi 15/16 Packages for Raspbian

hawkeyexp wrote:Will we see a newer build of kodi 17 in next time ? last build is from march.
Hi, Try reading the two or three posts just above yours!
by bleep42
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 553873

Re: Kodi 15/16 Packages for Raspbian

Hi Rascus,
For your information, I have now reverted to kernel 4.4.11-v7+ #888 and your build of Kodi 17 is again working fine when displaying h265 video files. :-)
Regards, Kevin.
by bleep42
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 553873

Re: Kodi 15/16 Packages for Raspbian

Hi Rascas, I'm using your version of Kodi 17. Unfortunately it is now crashing if I try to play a h265 file, I'm assuming other Pi updates since March have broken it, any chance you will be updating it? Many thanks. Kevin. That is strange. Earlier this week I was showcasing a RPi 3, recently update...
by bleep42
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 553873

Re: Kodi 15/16 Packages for Raspbian

Hi Rascas,
I'm using your version of Kodi 17. Unfortunately it is now crashing if I try to play a h265 file, I'm assuming other Pi updates since March have broken it, any chance you will be updating it?
Many thanks. Kevin.
by bleep42
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)

8192cu 560049 0 On the Pi, this WiFi driver does not respond to the normal "wireless-power off" line in '/etc/network/interfaces', and 'iwconfig' always shows "Power Management: off". To turn off power management you must create the file "/etc/modprobe.d/8192cu.conf", and add the line: options 8192...
by bleep42
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)

Well, in my case I have exhausted many options and therefore everything now points to a hardware issue. I have a new RPi 3 on order and will try again. Maybe yours is the same (unless there's more for you to look at - I.E are your interface and wpa_supplicant files correct? Follow https://wiki.arch...
by bleep42
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)

It does sound like your issue is power related. Is it powered through a hub? Here is a list of working/problem hubs http://elinux.org/RPi_Powered_USB_Hubs Also read here: http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters#Working_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters as it details that you may need a hub and details a list of ...
by bleep42
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)

Is the Power Management OFF? Use iwconfig to confirm. iwconfig wlan0 unassociated Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>" Mode:Managed Frequency=2.447 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Sensitivity:0/0 Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invali...
by bleep42
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: Cannot SSH over WIFI (wlan0 not configured)

I'm getting similar problems on a Pi2 with wireless dongles (several makes). From the desktop if I click on the network icon, it shows my network, but won't reliably connect to it, at random it will connect and just as randomly it'll disconnect it's showing 3 bars of strength, so that's not a proble...
by bleep42
Wed May 18, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Bluetooth not working after update - need info
Replies: 160
Views: 150272

Re: Bluetooth not working after update - information needed!

OK, we think we have found the problem - the card we have examined which had this problem was missing the Pi-specific Bluetooth support package that was released in the previous Jessie release. If your Bluetooth controller is not found, please try "sudo apt-get install pi-bluetooth" and see if that...
by bleep42
Wed May 18, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.
Replies: 72
Views: 51105

Re: Pi-Portable & or Monitor.

grandejon wrote:Can someone explain the purpose of the capacitor near the flip switch?

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It's to try to reduce any sudden voltage drops when something is plugged into the USB hub which suddenly starts taking power.

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