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by Navyscourge
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Festival and SD cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: Festival and SD cards

How much wear and tear is festival tts speech synthesis going to put on my SD card? From Google: * Festival is only available in source code form. There seems to be instructions in the manual, but neither Raspbian or Debian are listed as a tested OS for building it. * There does not seem to be any ...
by Navyscourge
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft Ser
Replies: 6
Views: 1707

Re: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft

The version of Minecraft that runs on the Pi is not the same as that used on other platforms. It depends on which sort of server you want to run (speed permitting)
by Navyscourge
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help with virtual pet
Replies: 15
Views: 2736

Re: Help with virtual pet

This project can include so many things that people have done with the Pi that it could go on forever :). I would try to find little behaviours that can easily be added, just so I can have a nice stream of successes, rather than create a huge mess that gets so depressing that I'd give up. Programmin...
by Navyscourge
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPF pages - Model identification?
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: RPF pages - Model identification?

I actually did not check all the pages in detail, since I did not know which ones were the correct ones to be using. However, just to repeat two of the points from my first post: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/pi-zero/ shows a 'picture' link to the Distributors. My understanding from other thr...
by Navyscourge
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help with virtual pet
Replies: 15
Views: 2736

Re: First time poster, have some general questions

To digidestined23... Just a quick point about your posting. What you are doing is referred to as "highjacking" this thread. Perhaps a kind administrator can move it to a separate thread? The problem (for the forum users) is that two topics on a thread make it confusing to read, and make it hard to l...
by Navyscourge
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPF pages - Model identification?
Replies: 5
Views: 851

RPF pages - Model identification?

In my initial investigation into the Foundations pages at https://www.raspberrypi.org it did not take long to find a few pages that "need a good tidy up". I also looked at the Github site where the pages are held. From the RPF Raspberry Pi site, Help button, to Documentation, to Set Up to SD-cards (...
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDD partitions
Replies: 18
Views: 1942

Re: HDD partitions

a typical Pi owner is probably highly unlikely to have access to another one
From what I read here, most people that have a Pi for more than a year do have more than 1. If not, it is easy to buy one :)
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kickstarter to order a Raspberry Pi Zero right now?
Replies: 19
Views: 2831

Re: Kickstarter to order a Raspberry Pi Zero right now

"The foundation is a charity and doesn't have massive capital to fund production of a zillion Pi Zeros upfront (and the profit margins are small), unlike their big Pi's which get funded by Farnell and RS etc"
Do you have a link for this quote? Google can't find it.
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: simulate raspberry pins GPIO
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: simulate raspberry pins GPIO

Just use the circuit for a Pi project and replace each GPIO connection with a push button?
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Performed update and upgrade...now black screen
Replies: 6
Views: 3572

Re: Performed update and upgrade...now black screen

The standard (full) Jessie won't fit on a 4GB card. Try a 8GB card, or preferably a 16GB one. If you don't want a GUI desktop, you can put Jessie Lite on a 4GB card, but be aware of what it cannot do.
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: data partition
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: data partition

What makes you think it deleted the /boot partition? I assume that the card does not boot. If it does, even partially, then you have not. The data partition is an extra partition intended to allow a user to store files that may be needed on a second OS if you install that way. Do you have another ca...
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to instal 2nd OS without removing Raspbian on 1sdcard
Replies: 9
Views: 2685

Re: How to instal 2nd OS without removing Raspbian on 1sdcar

You will have to re-arrange the partitions to create space, then copy in the files - this is not something that NOOBS can do.

Can you create a second card? You would have to shut down Raspbian to start OpenElec anyway. Swapping a card takes moments.
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Remote display not working
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

Re: Remote display not working

Sorry, I didn't understand that from your post. What device are you using to connect to the Pi? If using windows, you can SSH using Putty, but you need to enable Port Forwarding (Connection, SSH, X11). You then need to run an Xclient on windows (if that is what it is called) like Xming to capture an...
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Learning resources
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Learning resources

To use an English expression... you are pushing at an open door This has been mentioned in a number of posts, a long one being here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=133329&sid=9c7fef0226d265d010a97b6296e8e0aa - this is slightly wider than just the tutorials. It is worth restat...
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: xbee to pi and pc
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: xbee to pi and pc

Have you looked for datasheets here?... https://www.sparkfun.com/pages/xbee_guide I am not sure that they will "connect" to a PC as they seem to be designed for home built systems. Try Google for "xbee raspberry" to get a list of tutorials. Why xbee? Why not standard WiFi? There are a number of WiFi...
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Remote display not working
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

Re: Remote display not working

When you connect using SSH you get a terminal, not a GUI. You need to connect using other methods to get a GUI.

Why are you trying to open lxterminal? You already have one
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rpi screen - What size?
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Rpi screen - What size?

The description for the 4 inch display gives it as 3.5 inch - probably a copy and paste error.

The 3.5 inch display has a 320 x 480 resolution. Looking at the 5 inch, its resolution is 800 x 480. I guess it depends on what you want to display on it
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Noob in northwest LA.
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Noob in northwest LA.

Ok, quick answer, but I don't know enough about your house sensors. I suggest that you make a diagram of which sensors connect to where in the box. You need to know if each is a normally open or normally closed switch, or something else. I suggest that you read about the GPIO connector and python el...
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Managing knowledge
Replies: 108
Views: 13165

Re: Managing knowledge

The bottom of the screen shows different users and numbers on different boards, so that number could be a lot bigger (maybe not millions)
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Value Price Index
Replies: 17
Views: 1960

Re: Value Price Index

What will you provide that cannot be found here: http://elinux.org/Main_Page ?
Of course, if it does not have a user based website a board probably does not have much support. These things have become so cheap that a manufacturer / retailer would find it difficult to justify support by paid people.
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Camera module driver development query
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Camera module driver development query

Start here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/
and here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

Do you have a working system yet?
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No module named copyreg (Respotify)
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: No module named copyreg (Respotify)

A quick Google seems to suggest there were problems with Respotify. Your error suggests you need to install something else ("six"?) to get copyreg. Your screen prompt suggests you are running as 'root', not the usual 'pi' What instructions did you follow to get to where you are now? It is difficult ...
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing zbar from source fails...
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: Installing zbar from source fails...

You need video4linux support (or V4L). I think you might look here https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/bl ... 5-v4l2.txt

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