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by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a USB Keypad with Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 2990

Re: Using a USB Keypad with Pi

I cannot say for that keypad, but these things usually plug in like a keyboard; they work like a keyboard with a limited set of keys
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Will it break by continously improper shutdown?
Replies: 22
Views: 3552

Re: Will it break by continously improper shutdown?

Pulling the plug is like playing Russian Roulette - your card may survive 1 shutdown, 100 or even 1000. There is a chance it will be corrupted, and that chance increases if the card is being written to. How easy / long would it be to fix a corrupted card?
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Python is barely usable on Raspbian
Replies: 31
Views: 7359

Re: Python is barely usable on Raspbian

so, on a Pi2, with full Jessie, repeated 5 times... $ time pip -h [...truncated...] real 0m2.308s 0m1.677s 0m1.673s 0m1.667s 0m1.664s user 0m1.600s 0m1.440s 0m1.440s 0m1.440s 0m1.480s sys 0m0.190s 0m0.210s 0m0.220s 0m0.210s 0m0.170s $ time pip3 -h [...truncated...] real 0m2.937s 0m2.374s 0m2.384s 0m...
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Python is barely usable on Raspbian
Replies: 31
Views: 7359

Re: Python is barely usable on Raspbian

You have a Pi B+. The Pi 2 has more memory and a quad core processor. If you want decent performance you should get a Pi 2; browsing and LibreOffice use are acceptable on the Pi 2, but not so much on the Pi B+. I don't know about Python programs.
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: video looping with PiWall
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: video looping with PiWall

This should be 'doable' with a bit of programming How are you 'sending' the video? I assume that you are typing something in to a terminal, or are you using 'drag and drop' You first need to send one video using the command line, then put that command line into a program. Then add a loop, so it send...
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: setting up NOOBS - error?
Replies: 11
Views: 1864

Re: setting up NOOBS - error?

@ waynebrook i've just got my pi 2 B with an sd card with noobs preinstalled I plugged it all in noobs was fine started installing raspian The NOOBS software is a simple SD set up program; it checks the card then downloads the latest selected operating system using a cable connection from the intern...
by Navyscourge
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cant switch OS
Replies: 45
Views: 4132

Re: Cant switch OS

Ignoring everything else that seems confusing... Which WiFi adapter do you have (make and model) and where did you get it from? You should not need a CD to install anything (if it is Windows drivers on the CD, they won't work on a Pi). Which power supply are you using? What is the rating, you need a...
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Convert NOOBS to disk image
Replies: 19
Views: 3638

Re: Convert NOOBS to disk image

QuietZone wrote:If you (still) think this, then you just haven't thought it through
Care to enlighten me (and the rest of us)?
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What are the uses of a breadboard with Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 30
Views: 3533

Re: What are the uses of a breadboard with Raspberry Pi?

You should learn how to use the electronic components you need for each purpose. Using the wrong components or wiring them wrongly could ruin your Pi or start a fire. Be a lot more careful if you are using higher voltages or external power supplies. Just buying the breadboard and leads is certainly ...
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Convert NOOBS to disk image
Replies: 19
Views: 3638

Re: Convert NOOBS to disk image

The OP seems to want to do this to make it easier to reuse existing SD cards. The solution to this is to use the SDFormater or even fdisk on the Pi. It would be better to use the latest version of NOOBS than an older one, but this would make sense to replicate a 'taylored' NOOBS config. The same wou...
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH connection
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: SSH connection

The Pi is all set up as a SSH server, so recognises any requests from your laptop and makes the connection. Windows does not have this; you need to install it. It is not recognising / accepting the requests from the Pi. Have you done this? There are instructions here: https://winscp.net/eng/docs/gui...
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: WiFi

Since your Pi works by cable, you know it is just the settings that you need to get right. There is a Forum checklist here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=44044&sid=f35167ccc87658760c2aaabd86f6853d Follow this and post back with any further questions, making it clear what yo...
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What to do first
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: What to do first

This is really difficult to answer in detail, but in general you should do things that you are interested in ;) There is information and projects on the Raspberry Pi web site (https://www.raspberrypi.org/) - it also hosts the Forum. There are lots of articles in the MagPi magazine. This is free to d...
by Navyscourge
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Access Raspberry Pi data with webpage
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Access Raspberry Pi data with webpage

Although you say you are a beginner you don't say just how 'skilled' you might be with this. What I suggest below is to get you started, and probably won't give youu direct answers - be prepared to think and read a lot. 1) Make sure your Pi is available on your local network, and your phone can acce...
by Navyscourge
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: broken lock on raspberry 7inch screen..please someone help
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: broken lock on raspberry 7inch screen..please someone he

... that 16 pin connector
I take it that you know which connector is broken. From the post, I could not tell. Without that information, I certainly don't know how to offer advice. Nor could I tell what skills thay have. Perhaps you could offer some advice?
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: broken lock on raspberry 7inch screen..please someone help
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: broken lock on raspberry 7inch screen..please someone he

@ dpooly Is it this screen? (http://swag.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-7-inch-touchscreen-display) Is it the DSI ribbon cable? Which end? Is it the connector on the screen or the Pi? If you are not sure, do 2 things... 1) take a photo of your broken connector - it does not need to be megapix...
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Build a singing mannequin
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Build a singing mannequin

All of what you want to do is simple controls of switches, leds and motors, plus some programming to put it all together. Pick one requirement and get that working, then do the next, and so on. Finally put all the pieces together; both the code and the model. Next time you post, please remember that...
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help with Project
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Help with Project

One easy way to solve a problem is to find a different way to do things. I find that when I plug my android phone into the Pi with a USB cable, it mounts the phone as a USB drive. Simple case of copy and paste then, but in the field you probably need a touch screen - there are a few around, and a ba...
by Navyscourge
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What will i need for this project
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: What will i need for this project

Hee, hee, - just a bit. Try here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/meet-j ... computing/

Also try "speech control raspberry" in Google
by Navyscourge
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My new Raspberry Pi 2 doesn't boot
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: My new Raspberry Pi 2 doesn't boot

Did you check this post? - viewtopic.php?f=28&t=58151&sid=fcf3c0d5 ... 6740eac28a

Which Pi model do you have?
Do you other SD cards? - do they work?
Do you have a Mac / Laptop or other machine that you can read the card with?
by Navyscourge
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OEE Project
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: OEE Project

You need to use the GPIO pins to connect to switches, buttons, leds and sensors. There are a few Projects here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/resources/make/ - try the SenseHat data logger for a starter. There are also articles in the MagPi (free PDF downloads available), see here: https://www.raspber...
by Navyscourge
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Narrowcasting
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Narrowcasting

Have you tried with VNC - the server on Windows and viewer on the Pi?
by Navyscourge
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft Pi installed, but no mcpi folder
Replies: 44
Views: 12999

Re: Minecraft Pi installed, but no mcpi folder

So the upgrade page here (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/raspbian/updating.md) is incomplete? It does say that this does not install new packages. Is there a list of these? What about that old concept of "release notes" for new releases? It should be easy enough to take each release, load...
by Navyscourge
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Multiple Partitions on an SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 5712

Re: Multiple Partitions on an SD card

There is a difference between "what is possible" and "what new users are advised". A new user is unlikely to have back-up batteries, a system back-up process or know what to do if the SD card is corrupted. As time goes on, the amount of data that they are likely to lose increases. It is safer (or le...
by Navyscourge
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't find Config.txt
Replies: 3
Views: 9185

Re: Can't find Config.txt

When running the Pi, navigate to the /boot directory (folder) (Gui windows display or command line) and you will find config.txt there - note the letters are all lower case. You can edit it with nano, vi or leafpad. You don't need to use windows or the NOOBS editor if you have been able to boot the ...

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