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by Mortimer
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble to HDMI to VGA
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Trouble to HDMI to VGA

Southern Pi Novice wrote:...to convert the HDMI signal to VGA which my monitor uses...
What converter did you use?
by Mortimer
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Will these peripherals work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Re: Will these peripherals work?

The Team SD-Card is an unknown entity as far as the hardware compatibility list on the wiki goes. I use a couple of Sandisk 16GB Ultra SDHC class-6 cards. They have been fine with Wheezy as I said before.

There are some other choices here : http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... g_SD_Cards
by Mortimer
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Will these peripherals work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Re: Will these peripherals work?

I wouldn't go for the Sandisk Extreme class 10 cards at the moment. I have two of those, and they wouldn't work. Sandisk class 6 cards seem to work well with Debian Wheezy, but didn't seem to work properly with RaspBMC, or OpenElec.
by Mortimer
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 17631

Re: HDMI to VGA Conversion

... Can I suggest you qualify your wiki posting with (Only tested to 1280x1024) that couls save a few peole wasting their money! It already does, Tested against a Philips 170B 1280x1024 LCD monitor, producing a full native resolution image. Does it come with a power adaptor? And were you using it? ...
by Mortimer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc RC3
Replies: 35
Views: 16801

Re: Raspbmc RC3

I haven't tried the OpenElec build at all, so maybe I'll give that a whirl.
by Mortimer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc RC3
Replies: 35
Views: 16801

Re: Raspbmc RC3

I haven't tried any local content, as I don't have any. I'll try and spend some time with it this weekend, to see if I have overlooked any settings.
by Mortimer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Gameport to GPIO ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3268

Re: Gameport to GPIO ?

The problem is that Gameport is analogue and the GPIO on the RPi is only digital. So the previous suggestion of using a USB-Gameport adapter is probably the best there is. The adapters are about £10.
by Mortimer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc RC3
Replies: 35
Views: 16801

Re: Raspbmc RC3

I am only a recent joiner to the RPi community and had only started tinkering with Raspbmc a couple of evenings ago. I got RC2 installed and eventually worked out how to install add-ons and got TVCatchup working, and was pretty chuffed with myself. Last night my SD-card with Raspbmc wouldn't boot. I...
by Mortimer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have RS gone mad?
Replies: 10
Views: 2325

Re: Have RS gone mad?

Surely your stock control system should be flagging up problems if this is happening?

More stock going from the shelves than has been ordered surely can't go un-noticed for long! :shock:
by Mortimer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Have PSN?
Replies: 4
Views: 3506

Re: Have PSN?

The same MAC address on the same network segment is certainly a problem. I have experienced this when helping out our engineers who decide to duplicate virtual machines and run them both on the same cluster!! I am not sure what would happen if you have the same MAC address appearing on two sides of ...
by Mortimer
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?
Replies: 106
Views: 134304

Re: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?

Very pleased with this, Wheezy on the 16GB Class-6 Sandisk Ultra card is my main build now.
by Mortimer
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: LXMusic does it play mp3 files?
Replies: 12
Views: 16519

Re: LXMusic does it play mp3 files?

To get LXMusic to work I had to install decoders. I did the following: sudo apt-get install xmms2-plugin-all This installs a lot of decoders*, many of which I am unlikely to ever use, so being more selective could save some space on RPi using smaller SD-Cards. * Including: MPeg layers 1, 2 and 3 Voc...
by Mortimer
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?
Replies: 106
Views: 134304

Re: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?

I have just tried Wheezy on one of the 16GB Sandisk Ultra Class 6 cards. Booted first time and seems problem free at the moment. Well done chaps! I'll give one of the Class 10 cards a whirl now! Is that tempting fate or what!!?
by Mortimer
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi On/Off Switch Idea
Replies: 81
Views: 53593

Re: RaspberryPi On/Off Switch Idea

I think this is a good idea. As cheap as the Raspberry Pi is, it is far better to wear out a cheap 60p switch that the microUSB socket on the board.
by Mortimer
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 17631

Re: HDMI to VGA Conversion

Very odd: When I boot the RPi from the 2GB Kingston SD-Card the image fits perfectly on the screen. When I installed the same OS onto the InoV8 16GB card and booted it with the exactly the same config.txt file, the image is raised about 2cm, and there is not enough adjustment in the monitor to bring...
by Mortimer
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?
Replies: 106
Views: 134304

Re: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?

I am finding this frustrating too. When I ordered my RPi I ordered a couple of Sandisk Extreme 4GB SDHC Class 10 cards. This was before I discovered the compatibility issue. I have tended to buy Sandisk or Kingston cards anyway, so I stuck with what I knew and it bit me. The Sandisk Extreme cards wo...
by Mortimer
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 17631

Re: HDMI to VGA Conversion

Managed to post the information to the Wiki at last!
by Mortimer
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 17631

Re: HDMI to VGA Conversion

I tried adding to the Wiki, but my submission disappeared after being submitted. I'll wait and see if it reappears, it might be awaiting vetting before appearing properly, before trying again. I have a new link to Amazon, as the seller I bought from is out of stock, but I found another: http://www.a...
by Mortimer
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 17631

HDMI to VGA Conversion

I thought I would let people know how I am displaying the output of my RPi, as it might help some others out too. I am using one of these: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SgcvxVazL.jpg Bought from Amazon market : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007N43FS0/ref=ox_ya_os_product At the...
by Mortimer
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Monitor Resolution Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 8149

Re: Monitor Resolution Settings

Ah! OK I had got it sussed: Your settings did work for me, all I had to do was tell the monitor to autosync and it sorted everything out. But I did fiddle with the numbers before getting to that revelation. As I reported in my first post I was getting as monitor resolution of 1184x928. This is of co...
by Mortimer
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Monitor Resolution Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 8149

Re: Monitor Resolution Settings

OK that is better, but -48 all round is probably not quite right for my monitor setup.
Did you have to mess around a bit to find the right values?
by Mortimer
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Monitor Resolution Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 8149

Re: Monitor Resolution Settings

OK, I'll give that a whirl! Thanks.
by Mortimer
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Monitor Resolution Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 8149

Monitor Resolution Settings

I have been trying to get the RPi to drive my monitor at the correct resolution, but to far not having much luck. My config.txt file is as follows at the moment: hdmi_drive=2 hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=36 As far as I can tell, this should drive my monitor at 1280x1024@75Hz. The command "/opt/vc/bin/tvse...

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