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by scruss
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Reading GPS module via GPIO (uart?) pins
Replies: 9
Views: 23588

Re: Reading GPS module via GPIO (uart?) pins

cabe wrote:Any pointers in the right direction would be great
This is really what GPSD is for. Install it, it will start from boot, then you can use a client (like this simple Python example: » Getting GPSd to work with Python and Threading | Things I've Figured Out) to poll it.
by scruss
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NTP Again
Replies: 11
Views: 8090

Re: NTP Again

It does not work. Are you sure you have a network connection? Seriously, if it can find a network connection, the standard Raspbian distro goes off, sets the time, and manages it. Usually . My house-lights-controlling Raspberry Pi thew a bit of a wobbly last night, turning the aquarium lights on at...
by scruss
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Think I have been ripped off :(
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Re: Think I have been ripped off :(

scruss I have followed your link, loaded the image onto the card, fire it up and away it went first time found wifi and I am now connected. Yay! That's how it's supposed to work. Happy Easter! The chocolate hangover will wear off eventually ... Liz, do you need a legal fighting fund? I don't have m...
by scruss
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Think I have been ripped off :(
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Re: Think I have been ripped off :(

novice wrote:The link I was forwarded to was https://github.com/exaviorn/RasPiWrite
A public, and frankly not very useful link. As I suspected.
by scruss
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Think I have been ripped off :(
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Re: Think I have been ripped off :(

I felt I did download the latest version and did check but was not able to get wireless working, if some could point me towards the Raspbian OS, has on it's Desktop a Wireless Config icon I would be very grateful. Many thanks Ian 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.zip is the current one. Here is the Easy S...
by scruss
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Think I have been ripped off :(
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Re: Think I have been ripped off :(

This looks like an interesting rabbit warren of companies. Your download link from raspberrypi-tutorials.co.uk leads to a PayPal page for "Raspberry Shake". raspberryshake.com seems to sell two ebooks — "Raspberry Pi for Schools" and "Raspberry Pi - An Easy Guide to Computing". Both have glowing, fi...
by scruss
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Central Toronto ARC: Come and Say Hi to Raspberry Pi!
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Central Toronto ARC: Come and Say Hi to Raspberry Pi!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location : 10 William Morgan Drive, Toronto, ON . The regular monthly meeting of the Central Toronto (CenTor) Amateur Radio Club will be held on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at 19:30 EST at the Leaside Retirement Residence, 10 William Morgan Drive, Toronto, ON. All v...
by scruss
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Availability in CANADA
Replies: 68
Views: 45451

Re: Availability in CANADA

If you search Google for Raspberry Pi in Canada, the first name you would get Newark. This website poses itself as it is in Canada which is not true. Canada is only in its URL. All three of the Raspberry Pis I ordered from Newark were shipped from Mississauga, ON. I think they fulfill from all over.
by scruss
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: CANADA! anyone in the GTA?
Replies: 35
Views: 7033

Re: CANADA! anyone in the GTA?

That would be good.
by scruss
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Availability in CANADA
Replies: 68
Views: 45451

Re: Availability in CANADA

wow a dozen replies and none related to my question Your question has so few details that we have nothing to go on. If your Pi boots at all, it's very likely not as defective as you think it is. What, exactly, are the kernel messages before it panics? Have you searched this forum of Google to see i...
by scruss
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: alsamixer problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2635

Re: alsamixer problem

As I said in my PM, is the file test.flac present on the system?
by scruss
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: a GFA-Basic clone for Linux: X11-Basic
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Re: a GFA-Basic clone for Linux: X11-Basic

Markus was good enough to fix some of the problems and upload a new tarball. I still can't get the bytecode compiler to do anything useful, but the interpreter and the native compiler work well. To build and install it: sudo apt-get install libreadline-dev tcsh libncurses5-dev xutils-dev libc6-dev l...
by scruss
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: a GFA-Basic clone for Linux: X11-Basic
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

a GFA-Basic clone for Linux: X11-Basic

With a little care, I found that you can build Markus Hoffmann's X11-Basic under Raspbian. Here's how I got it to build: Running X11-Basic (sorta kinda) on Raspberry Pi . Neither of the compilers seem to work, and some of the interpreter's graphics demos look a little corrupted, but it runs well oth...
by scruss
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: alsamixer problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2635

Re: alsamixer problem

Have you updated your system and firmware recently? That message is what you'd get all the time with older (say, June 2012) firmwares.
by scruss
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: National Instruments USB data acquisition driver
Replies: 7
Views: 13562

Re: National Instruments USB data acquisition driver

Wattminder wrote:But we need your help to bring it to every geek like you, see our Kickstarter site--
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/254 ... i?ref=live!
I was with you until I saw "Ships within the US only".
by scruss
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: forked-daapd with Remote 3.0 support
Replies: 53
Views: 17056

Re: forked-daapd with Remote 3.0 support

delidave wrote:what itunes files does forked-daapd use/rely on
DAAP doesn't care about folders. It sends a big list of matching tracks, and the client picks one. forked-daapd will use its database to find the file and stream it.
by scruss
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: forked-daapd with Remote 3.0 support
Replies: 53
Views: 17056

Re: forked-daapd with Remote 3.0 support

delidave wrote:Think the main problem is my lib is 25000 songs.
Mine's currently at 33,725 under sqlite with no problems. dunno if baal's build uses gdb or sqlite, or whether that would be an issue at all.
by scruss
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: forked-daapd with Remote 3.0 support
Replies: 53
Views: 17056

Re: forked-daapd with Remote 3.0 support

Good work! If anyone's needing a stable DAAP server but not necessarily iTunes/Remote support, the old mt-daapd nightly #1696 still works a treat, and isn't too hard to build: sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev libgdbm-dev libflac-dev flac wget http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/repo/pkgs/mt-daapd/mt-da...
by scruss
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good news for Radio Amateurs: TNC-Pi (by W2FS)
Replies: 8
Views: 9396

Re: Good news for Radio Amateurs: TNC-Pi (by W2FS)

Nice. I've ordered one. AX25 is pretty quiet round where I am, except for the occasional APRS chirp.

73 de VA3PID.
by scruss
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Basic graphing module/idea help
Replies: 5
Views: 4494

Re: Basic graphing module/idea help

It might be overkill, but matplotlib is used everywhere for this. Alternatively (and even more mature) you could pipe the data to gnuplot.
by scruss
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Which sound system for reliable Python audio?
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Which sound system for reliable Python audio?

Update: I switched to pulseaudio, and it works fine. Details: A Murder of Crows on your Raspberry Pi with Boodler.

I miss the days of just piping stuff to /dev/audio and It Just Worked Fine :geek:
by scruss
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Sound problem - aplay lock up
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Re: Sound problem - aplay lock up

KenT wrote:16/12/2012 image has pulseaudio installed with the aim of getting rid of the clicks.
I'm effectively running 09/02/2013 through dist-upgrade and rpi-update. pulseaudio works fine, so I'll stick with that. Thank you!
by scruss
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Which sound system for reliable Python audio?
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Which sound system for reliable Python audio?

Thanks, but I'm still getting lockups. I appear to be having the same problems as Bill in his thread Sound problem - aplay lock up . I'm running from the console. X is not running. Sound is going to HDMI, and the Boodler test option is audible. Every two minutes, I get these kernel log messages: [ 1...
by scruss
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Sound problem - aplay lock up
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Re: Sound problem - aplay lock up

Can't help you here, but I'm getting exactly the same problem when I'm trying to run Boodler. Like you, I'm running a fully-updated system from the console. Same lockup. My thread on this - Which sound system for reliable Python audio? - will have more details of what I'm seeing.
by scruss
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: alsamixer problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2635

Re: alsamixer problem

valvale97 wrote:i've a distorted sound, what can i do to improve the sound ?
Try:

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arecord -f cd -d 5 -D plughw:1,0 test.wav
Your first attempt was 8kHz mono 8-bit, which doesn't sound great.

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