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by rpdom
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Model A now available !
Replies: 28
Views: 4938

Re: Raspberry Pi Model A now available !

2Pi(A)r here :-)
by rpdom
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why is Raspbian in runlevel 2 by default
Replies: 4
Views: 12655

Re: Why is Raspbian in runlevel 2 by default

Debian doesn't use the run levels to the extent that many other *ix systems do. By default it always boots into runlevel 2 (Yes, I am talking about the official Debian systems as well as Raspbian. Raspbian is pretty much a normal Debian system, just compiled to run best on the Raspi and with a few e...
by rpdom
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: at command missing in Debian ??
Replies: 7
Views: 7913

Re: at command missing in Debian ??

Agree with pjc123, cron is really what you want for running a job on any regular schedule. You don't need to use cron.hourly, do "man 5 crontab" to see how it works. Much more flexible than "at" :) "at" is really for single-shot runs. If you really want it, you need to install the "at" package (sudo...
by rpdom
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Model A now available !
Replies: 28
Views: 4938

Re: Raspberry Pi Model A now available !

Ordered two on Monday afternoon, due for delivery sometime today (Tuesday) :D
by rpdom
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Change the IP of the Rpi through PHP
Replies: 5
Views: 3386

Re: Change the IP of the Rpi through PHP

ifconfig just changes the state of the interface based on the parameters you give it on the command line. It doesn't use the /etc/network/interfaces file. That is why I suggested using /sbin/ifdown and ifup. These do use the interfaces file for their parameters. The steps should be: 1. ifdown eth0 2...
by rpdom
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: UTF-8
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: UTF-8

The space bar should toggle the selection.
by rpdom
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting error when: apt-get upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: Getting error when: apt-get upgrade

Any place to look for error msgs? Google :-) Other people seem to have run into the same, or similar, problem. Try lsattr /usr/bin/md5sum It should show: ---------------- /usr/bin/md5sum If it shows an "i" and/or "a" in the "-"s, remove them with "chattr -i /usr/bin/md5sum" and "chattr -a /usr/bin/...
by rpdom
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Hollow Aluminum Spacers
Replies: 17
Views: 3724

Re: Hollow Aluminum Spacers

I'd go to my local DIY warehouse/shop and buy a length of aluminium tubing and cut it off to the lengths I wanted. I'd also get a load of plastic washers to insulate the spacers and screws from the Pi's board, as I wouldn't want to short anything out.
by rpdom
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backing up the root file system with rsync, a script!
Replies: 5
Views: 3331

Re: Backing up the root file system with rsync, a script!

Also, would having a second SD, prepared for the pi with same image as the one in the pi itself, connected trough a card reader, be a good backup location? Should be bootable, no? Yes, this would work, as long as you have the same partition layout. Fortunately the Pi has no need for mucking about w...
by rpdom
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Internet browsing is painstakingly slow
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Internet browsing is painstakingly slow

Hello everyone, I finally got some time to play around with my pi, so yesterday I installed the Raspbian/weezy image on an SD card (4GB Class 6), apart from a few issues with the monitor, for which I found a solution, everything seemed to go smoothly; until I tried internet browsing, it's seriously...
by rpdom
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bash and Fonts - Help !
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Bash and Fonts - Help !

For editing code, I mainly use Bitstream Vera Mono (from the ttf-bitstream-vera package).

All of those characters are distinctive.

Here's a screen shot of your examples in Geany:

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by rpdom
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Change the IP of the Rpi through PHP
Replies: 5
Views: 3386

Re: Change the IP of the Rpi through PHP

Has someone tried changing the IP of the Rpi with PHP ? Here is what I've got so far : public function setNetwork($ip,$mask,$gateway){ $string=" auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address $ip netmask $mask gateway $gateway"; $file=fopen("/etc/network/interfaces",'w'); fwrite($file, $string); fclose($...
by rpdom
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tar not working
Replies: 2
Views: 2212

Re: Tar not working

It does look like your download is corrupted.

If you're running Raspbian (you probably are), forget the tar thing and try (on a terminal)

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cmake
Much easier :-)
by rpdom
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I need HDMI to component video converter.
Replies: 2
Views: 3236

Re: I need HDMI to component video converter.

The first link is to a cable that is only suitable for HDMI with Analog/Component output already built in. The Pi only has Digital output, so no good. The second is to a Digital to Analog converter. That will work, but is rather expensive. I wonder if a HDMI(Digital) to VGA converter linked to a VGA...
by rpdom
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't install imagemagick
Replies: 5
Views: 16159

Re: Can't install imagemagick

Nor did I realize that the libraries for older Raspbian releases were not maintained for some time. The reason that Raspbian packages are changing quite frequently at the moment is that Raspbian is tracking Debian "Wheezy", which is the current "testing" release of Debian. The reason for this is th...
by rpdom
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't install imagemagick
Replies: 5
Views: 16159

Re: Can't install imagemagick

The tutorial specifies that it was done with the 10/28/2012 version which is what I am running. Yes, but that is an oldish version. A lot of the software on it is no longer the current version. The Raspbian servers only have more recent versions of the various packages, so you won't find an old Ima...
by rpdom
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Education Release Proposal/Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: Education Release Proposal/Discussion

I suppose it would be possible with a redesign of the board. But you'd end up with no USB left for anything like a keyboard and mouse. It would be fine for running headless.
by rpdom
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: shutting down rasp pi via I/O port
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: shutting down rasp pi via I/O port

I did this a slightly different way. I have an old USB memory stick that is too small to be of much use. I created a udev rule (program that monitors devices and does stuff when they are connected/removed) that invokes a shutdown whenever that particular stick is inserted. Advantages are 1) No extra...
by rpdom
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Newer soft float?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Newer soft float?

If you are asking what I think you are asking (Will Debian armel/squeeze get updated to the same versions as Raspbian armhf/wheezy?). The answer is yes. Soonish. Well, in the next few months - probably. Raspbian is a RPi specific version Debian wheezy, also currently known as "testing". The current ...
by rpdom
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IRC client -> putty
Replies: 10
Views: 8640

Re: IRC client -> putty

I have been using ircii for many years now, but irssi is supposed to be better.
by rpdom
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Mapping a custom keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 3154

Re: Mapping a custom keyboard

I can't remember how to create a custom keyboard map in the CLI environment at the moment, but you could look at xmodmap for the GUI.
by rpdom
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't boot from sd card (pics inside)
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Can't boot from sd card (pics inside)

Hmm, I wasn't aware of a Mint release for the Pi. Anyway.... Read the instructions again. You typed: dd bs=4M if=~/Downloads/2012-wheezy.img of=/dev/sdb1 The instructions say: dd bs=4M if=~/2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/sdd You have correctly changed "sdd" to "sdb" and the name of the downl...
by rpdom
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Perl 5.8.3 or later and perl modules?
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Perl 5.8.3 or later and perl modules?

You haven't said which Operating System version you are using. If you have installed the Raspbian version, you should have perl and perl-modules 5.14 already installed. You can check this in a terminal with "dpkg -l perl perl-modules" (That's a lower-case "L", not a capital "i" or number "1") My sys...
by rpdom
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wireless Firmware Installation Help
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Wireless Firmware Installation Help

The firmware you download was it for Debian ARHHF ?? I doubt it. The firmware should be for the Adaptor, which unlikely to be running armhf. Firmware for external devices (unless it contains a loader program - which is usually included in the driver) is universal across all CPU types. It is a binar...
by rpdom
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I connect to a home network
Replies: 16
Views: 11795

Re: How do I connect to a home network

my version of Debian (Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (“wheezy”) ) Hmm, where did you get that information from? You are more likely to be running Raspbian, which, as it is a Raspi specific version of Debian, will say "Debian" in lots of places. Anyway, that is besides the point. On any Debian-based system yo...

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