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by HankB
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero Available at Microcenter in Boston - Feb 16
Replies: 10
Views: 8363

Re: Pi Zero Available at Microcenter in Boston - Feb 16

One is shown in stock at Microcenter in Chicago/Central. I got one at the Chicago/Westmont last week and they showed stock until early this week. I might be mistaken but I think that when Chicago/Westmont had stock Chicago/Central had none and later when Chicago/Westmont showed none, Chicago/Central...
by HankB
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installing between Modem & Router?
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Installing between Modem & Router?

Would be nice to block torrent traffic however. Maybe a better choice would be a firewall, You can do that in your router perhaps or do that in a Linux box like an RPi. Google "router firewall" or "Linux firewall" and see where that takes you. Actually a search for "block torrent traffic" might fin...
by HankB
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 7 and a SD card
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: Windows 7 and a SD card

I bought this a few moments ago. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0143RT8OY Will that do? That will work for the older Pis but some newer ones use a micro-SD card. Many of those come with adapters to use in regular SD card slots. I would have gone that way to provide more flexibility in the future...
by HankB
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: purchase codecs rip off
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: purchase codecs rip off

Actually...
I have found that chicken livers left on a warm spot for several days will attract an astounding number of carrion flies. But if can be difficult to stand downwind. ;)

I'm surprised that fruit flies go for vinegar. Around our house they seem more interested in bananas.

Best,
Hank
by HankB
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: purchase codecs rip off
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: purchase codecs rip off

Hi baasheep, I see this is your first post here so I will say welcome to the forum! A not insignificant value of the pi is the community here and elsewhere on the web who are eager to share their knowledge and help with any difficulty you might encounter. You have done well to not need to ask any qu...
by HankB
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TP-LINK (Model:WN725N) Set-Up & How To..
Replies: 27
Views: 3082

Re: TP-LINK (Model:WN725N) Set-Up & How To..

Can you describe "not working" in more detail? What S/W are you running on the Pi? I'm going to assume Raspbian but I'm just guessing. Do you have a console on the Pi? (Keyboard, screen and mouse?) I started to watch the video and the author refers to a previous video. Did you look at that and revie...
by HankB
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installing between Modem & Router?
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Installing between Modem & Router?

Hi Darkenvy, I find a lot of information on how to configure squid just by googling "squid Linux." You can add other search terms to zero in on any particular aspect of squid. One of the links you may find useful is: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/TransparentProxy.html It is normally used as as a proxy b...
by HankB
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connect SATA HDD to Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 28
Views: 7531

Re: Connect SATA HDD to Raspberry Pi 2

I'm a little insecure , because the supplier in Italy , told me that is only compatible with Windows systems , (but I think it's not a big expert) that does not look like a sata HD adapter I have an adapter that looks exactly like that. On the opposite side of the adapter there is a SATA connector....
by HankB
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasbian Jessie
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Rasbian Jessie

Hi Biju, The problem is not the user name/password. There is something wrong that causes the GUI to exit and that is what is taking you back to your login screen. One thing you can do is try to login via a text console. To get there, press <ctrl><alt><F1> aand you should see a text screen with a log...
by HankB
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio file transfer using UART
Replies: 12
Views: 2268

Re: Audio file transfer using UART

An ancient program from a previous age was once used to transfer files via telephone lines. It was called 'uucp.' If you wish for an unattended transfer this should be capable. Finding someone familiar with it (who still remembers the nuances of using it) might be a challenge. It was used before the...
by HankB
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [BUG Report] Serious Pi password BUG!!! [Solved]
Replies: 32
Views: 4072

Re: Serious Pi password error!

At log in screen, Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get into shell prompt. Type passwd and type current password nofood4u2day to reset password. (Yes! It works) Now type in new password 12345678 And it ask to retype password, so 12345678 And now type reboot Once back at log in screen, I now use the new password 12345...
by HankB
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [BUG Report] Serious Pi password BUG!!! [Solved]
Replies: 32
Views: 4072

Re: Serious Pi password error!

A good habit to get into when changing passwords is try logging in with the new password before doing anything else. If you are in a GUI, leave it running and try starting a new session via ssh. As noted in another post, the problem here may be something else but that way you can positively elimina...
by HankB
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card
Replies: 41
Views: 4289

Re: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card

Another option if you are running Windows is to look at the SD card with Disk Manager. (<Windows key>X) and choose disk manager. I'm looking at a 32GB SD card and Disk Manager shows a 127 MB FAT partition and a 29.69 GB partition. The Raspberry Pi boots from a FAT partition and the root partition is...
by HankB
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Jessie Lite now available
Replies: 55
Views: 194324

Re: Raspbian Jessie Lite now available

I just wanted to add my $0.02US to the conversation. I'm a newbie to Raspberry Pi but have been running Linux for decades. I have uses for headless systems and Jessie Lite filled the bill. My first project is a 'fireplace' where I have a Pi looping a video of a fireplace and displaying on a retired ...
by HankB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My first MicroSD card corruption... and questions about
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: My first MicroSD card corruption... and questions about

The crucial thing here "sudo halt". As far as I recall that halts everything immediately, potentially leaving outstanding writes to the disk incomplete. I wondered about that myself so I googled "halt vs. shutdown" and as near as I can tell they both accomplish the same thing nowadays. They're even...
by HankB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: How to cross-compile and debug a C program?
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: How to cross-compile and debug a C program?

I did some development for Arduino which I tested on Linux where I had a much richer development environment. When it came to arduino specific features, I provided stubs that would provide the appropriate feedback to the code I was developing. There are usually macros provided by the compiler that c...
by HankB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My first MicroSD card corruption... and questions about
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: My first MicroSD card corruption... and questions about

I cannot read your screen shots so I am answering based on what you said and my previous experience with Linux. The dirty bit gets cleared when the system unmounts the drive on a normal shutdown. It seems that this did not happen and that prevents the system from coming up normally. On the next boot...
by HankB
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Fireplace?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: Pi Fireplace?

Pretty much mission accomplished. One minor disappointment is that the USB port on the monitor doesn't work so I have to power the Pi with a wall wort. It's only drawing 220 mA so excessive power draw is not the problem. I would like it to come up faster too. I guess that's one thing you give up whe...
by HankB
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Fireplace?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: Pi Fireplace?

DougieLawson wrote: Which is going to be a little less than easy on a fresh out of the box Zero.
I would be inclined to plug my SD card into a 2B to perform any operations that require a wired network. Would that work?n If so that's another reason to buy something else in addition to the Zero.
by HankB
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Fireplace?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: Pi Fireplace?

hi rpdom, I'll have to take another look at NOOBS. I put it on an SD card and my recollection is that the initial menu had no obvious way to select more than one OS. Maybe I should have gone on. It would be more convenient in some regards to use different cards for different distros. But during the ...
by HankB
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Fireplace?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: Pi Fireplace?

No Pi Zero yet. ;) But I did get a Pi 2 model B which is a surprising little machine. I guess that's no surprise to the rest of you. ;) I had ordered a couple fast 32GB cards and while I waited for them to arrive I put Raspbian on a spare 16GB card and booted it up. :D It's pretty nifty. Not the sam...
by HankB
Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3465
Views: 69130

Re: Introduce yourself!

I'd really like to learn to code in Javascript, as a sort of training wheels, and then move on to C# and Linux. ... I Have a RasPi and I'm working on a current project. If anyone has any reference tools for Javascript or C#, would you PM me? Hi Maxine, I'm a total Raspberry Pi noob but I've been pr...
by HankB
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Fireplace?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: Pi Fireplace?

Hi rpdom, Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of the lack of analog audio on the Pi Zero. Thanks for pointing that out. I'd have to do w/out audio or figure out some sort of work around. There seems to be a fair bit of info on getting audio out of a Pi Zero on the web. Yes, at $5US it would be prett...
by HankB
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Fireplace?
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Pi Fireplace?

Hi folks, New to the Pi here and in fact I have yet to buy one. I have an idea for an application for which I think the Pi would be ideal and would like to ask the community about that. SWMBO puts together a Christmas display where she works which includes a cardboard fireplace decorated with red br...
by HankB
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3465
Views: 69130

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi folks, Rpi newb here. S/W developer by trade and most of my work is with embedded systems. I also fool around with these things in my spare time. Of course I started out with an Arduino Uno and have also fooled around with ST and Cypress micros. I have an idea for an application for which I think...

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