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by alphanumeric
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2 - Wheezy - motion not working
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Pi2 - Wheezy - motion not working

Why not just stick with Jessie? That's not meant as a smart-aleck remark. Just wondering why you went to Wheezy? I've had similar issues with other hardware that worked fine in Jessie but was a pain to setup and get working in Wheezy. Trying to get my sense hat fully functional in Wheezy was a royal...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO

He has it connected to 5v in his picture (which should be ok for that screen), and nothing else appears to be connected. The zero has nothing between power-in and the GPIO 5v pins, so that can't be the problem. So his power supply ain't up to the job. The Adafruit tutorial for that screen shows usi...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO

He has it connected to 5v in his picture (which should be ok for that screen), and nothing else appears to be connected. The zero has nothing between power-in and the GPIO 5v pins, so that can't be the problem. So his power supply ain't up to the job. The Adafruit tutorial for that screen shows usi...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Gestures - multi touch support
Replies: 6
Views: 4950

Re: Gestures - multi touch support

scotty101 wrote:You can enable a long press as a right click.

viewtopic.php?f=108&t=121602
Does that work in Raspbian Jessie? I didn't read the whole thread, yet. Early posts imply it doesn't work in Jessie?
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Gestures - multi touch support
Replies: 6
Views: 4950

Re: Gestures - multi touch support

This must be implemented by software. Display and driver support multi touch. I'm already using gestures with a (not X11 based) Qt 5 application. Yes, I know. I was hoping there are plans in the works to add this functionality to Raspbian. The display supports 10 point touch, but right now in Jessi...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO

It's hard to tell from your picture but do you have it wired to 5V or 3.3V. The tutorial shows it wired to 3.3V.
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO

Hi, you would of been better off buying a raspberry pi specific display board, which adafruit supply various different types. Not to say that this type doesn't work for the pi, but there is only 'arduino' mentioned on that product page...... Texy There is a tutorial there in the Learn section for u...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just bought my second Pi 2
Replies: 13
Views: 2437

Re: Just bought my second Pi 2

Two model 2's here also. One dedicated to a bread boarding setup I have and the other is a Media Center. They can be addictive. I also have a B+, A+ and a Zero.
by alphanumeric
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero solder gpio either side ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4584

Re: pi zero solder gpio either side ?

They are called stacking headers, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1979 What about these? http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pcb-sockets/2546110/ Cheaper and postage included Looks to be the same thing. I link to Adafruit mainly because I buy stuff from there, and bought one of those stacking headers. ...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card
Replies: 41
Views: 4868

Re: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card

@ StampyShortKnows The original Model A Pi used full sized SD cards. Everything after I believe used Micro SD cards. This isn't meant in a derogatory way, but you need to do your homework and know what your buying. Don't let one little slip up spoil your fun. Get yourself a Micro card and have at it...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero solder gpio either side ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4584

Re: pi zero solder gpio either side ?

They are called stacking headers, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1979
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card
Replies: 41
Views: 4868

Re: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card

Ok, I guess for NOOBS its a different procedure. https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ I didn't know that unti now, having never used NOOBS myself. I have had issues writing images with one particular USB Micro SD card adapter, so maybe it is you card reader?
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card
Replies: 41
Views: 4868

Re: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card

For Raspbian etc I just use the win32disk imager, as per here, https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... windows.md Then on first boot I do the expand file system option.
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero solder gpio either side ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4584

Re: pi zero solder gpio either side ?

It depends on what connector you use. If you solder a female header on the bottom, it can be plugged directly into a cobbler that you use for solderless bread boards. There is a picture showing what I mean here, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2816 You won't be able to plug it into any hats though...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Connection plug for official display ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Connection plug for official display ?

Have a look at this, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2339 You might need a longer ribbon cable than what comes with it though. An old 40 pin 40 wire IDE ribbon cable should work though. You could then plug your hat into it without messing with removing the Pi. Then just unplug the ribbon cable fro...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting jumper wires together
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Re: Connecting jumper wires together

If you only heed a couple of wires 2 pair telephone wire may be easier to use. It's also twisted pair. If you only need 2 wires, door bell button wire will likely work. The less wires in the cable, the cheaper it is and the easier it is to work with and hide out of site..
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Connection plug for official display ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Connection plug for official display ?

Ok, I've got you now. You need the Pi/sky writer hat in front, but still connected to the display. A display with an HDMI connection might have been a better choice, but what was posted should fix you up. There are long ribbon cables for the Pi camera which I believe are the same as the cable for th...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Touchscreen off and unresponsive in the morning
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Touchscreen off and unresponsive in the morning

I have a similar thing happen if I power down my Pi and don't unplug the power pack. The screen goes kind of white with some lines on it. If I power my Pi back up with the run terminals it boots up OK but the display just stays the way it was and becomes unresponsive. I have to then power cycle the ...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Connection plug for official display ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Conection plug for official display ?

This isn't meant as a smart @ss comment. I just bough a another Pi. The one I have on my Pi display is dedicated to that setup. No messing with cables and the possibility of breaking something while taking it apart etc. About the only thing I swap on it is the SD card, and even then that's only occa...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Gestures - multi touch support
Replies: 6
Views: 4950

Gestures - multi touch support

My apologies if this has already been asked. Is there any plans to add multi touch support for the Pi 7 inch touch screen? Even just right click support would be awesome. It's one of the, if not the most used feature you want to have if you have no mouse or keyboard.
by alphanumeric
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: LEDS wont light (except at boot) - the rest is fine
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Re: LEDS wont light (except at boot) - the rest is fine

Why are you using the Unicorn Hat lib? It's not a Unicorn Hat, you need to use the Sense Hat API for the LED matrix.
https://pythonhosted.org/sense-hat/api/
by alphanumeric
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: pi not booting to hdmi ,but will boot to ptift lcd
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Re: pi not booting to hdmi ,but will boot to ptift lcd

Have you tried more than one monitor/TV?
by alphanumeric
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: pi not booting to hdmi ,but will boot to ptift lcd
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Re: pi not booting to hdmi ,but will boot to ptift lcd

There is info in there on a no video situation that might help you sort it out. You might be able to go into the config.txt and force HDMI. It might just not be detecting that an HDI screen is attached. Check your HDMI connector on the Pi for pocket lint etc.
by alphanumeric
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: pi not booting to hdmi ,but will boot to ptift lcd
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Re: pi not booting to hdmi ,but will boot to ptift lcd

Have you looked here, in the video section? viewtopic.php?t=58151
by alphanumeric
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: pi not booting to hdmi ,but will boot to ptift lcd
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Re: pi not booting to hdmi ,but will boot to ptift lcd

Ops, got it backwards, boot to the (one that works) PiTFT, check your IP address and write it down. Then (try to) boot up to the HDMI and log in remotely. So, with the PiTFT removed, and a stock Raspbian image, no HDMI? I think you mentioned this on 10 Forums. That's a long thread there on all diffe...

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