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by DirkS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

https://www.sstl.co.uk/media-hub/latest-news/2019/sstl-releases-spectacular-raspberry-pi-camera-imag Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has today released an image and video of the Earth captured from Low Earth Orbit by a commercial grade Raspberry Pi camera and computer on board a Demonstration...
by DirkS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49584941
The one flying on SSTL's Demonstration of Technology satellite (DoT-1) is the same set-up you would purchase on the High Street. SSTL spent £50.
by DirkS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Internet data usage, Jessie versus Stretch
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Internet data usage, Jessie versus Stretch

davef wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:59 am
The only logical conclusion to your brief statement, that I can see, is that maybe Stretch has to go and I revert to Jessie on both units.
I think the conclusion is not to waste too much time on either of them and try to use the current version (Buster)
by DirkS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Installing Problems

error "exit status 1" or something
Please post full error messages
by DirkS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: STICKY: Bugs and regressions
Replies: 41
Views: 44457

Re: STICKY Bugs and regressions

Avessaber wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:38 am
THIS GAME IS UNPLAYABLE
What game? Scratch is not a game...
by DirkS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Electronic Components--Resistor
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Re: Electronic Components--Resistor

Why is the same posted on many forums such as http://electronics-lab.com/community/in ... s-resistor
Probably 'future spammer'
by DirkS
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?

RoccoJones wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Why do I need another SD card? I don't think my old one's been overused (though it would explain a few things. How can I confirm?)
Only to make it easier to save / retrieve stuff from your old install.
If nothing needs saving then you can just overwrite your old OS
by DirkS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need help please - Python push button code
Replies: 21
Views: 802

Re: Need help please

AttributeError: module 'RPi.GPIO' has no attribute 'OUTPUT'
Python code is case sensitive:

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GPIO.output(22, False)
by DirkS
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Apt-Get Blender 2.8
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Apt-Get Blender 2.8

Hello Everybody Really cool that with a Pi4 you can run Blender at a reasonable frame rate - is there any word when 2.8 will be available via apt-get install You will have to ask the Debian packagers as Raspbian simply follows the Debian repos. It will most likely not happen until the successor of ...
by DirkS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Please Help - can't seem to boot kali linux
Replies: 20
Views: 3756

Re: Please Help - can't seem to boot kali linux

mahjongg wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:01 pm
or try to find a kali linux forum.
https://forums.kali.org/
by DirkS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: CIFS mount not working on Buster
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: CIFS mount not working on Buster

Standard update / full-upgrade should get everything to 4.19.66 (IIRC).
by DirkS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: why xz format not used for distribution of raspbian images
Replies: 34
Views: 1195

Re: why xz format not used for distribution of raspbian images

ksharindam wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:35 pm
If someone knows how to write a disk image, he should know what xz is.
The problem is on the user side. Too many users would have no idea what to do with an xz file. Better to use a format that is more common.
by DirkS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Gigabit Switch for Pi 4
Replies: 14
Views: 1271

Re: Gigabit Switch for Pi 4

I got that TPLink switch off Amazon 2 weeks ago. I have 2 4Bs and my router connected to it and it seems to be working fine.
Haven't done any in-depth tests though
by DirkS
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry 4 issue
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Raspberry 4 issue

You need to download the latest NOOBS version. Older versions do not work on the Pi4
by DirkS
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Network Utility
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Network Utility

KitchM wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:38 am
Well, I see that maybe we need to get clear on the specific OS version. How many different version of Raspbian 9 have there been?
The question is: what do you want to configure?
The standard RPF desktop has panel applets for configuring Wifi credentials, IP addresses, etc.
by DirkS
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi zero with Raspbian shows 28% constant CPU usage?
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Pi zero with Raspbian shows 28% constant CPU usage?

How is the screen connected? HDMI?
by DirkS
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: i2c does not work on latest buster image?
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: i2c does not work on latest buster image?

Raspberry version Model 2 B (000e)
To be precise: it's not a Pi 2B but a model B rev 2.0 (512MB)
by DirkS
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error when trying to use mv command [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Error when trying to use mv command

sudo apt full-update
:?:
by DirkS
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: A+ rating for ssllabs help with DHparams
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Re: A+ rating for ssllabs help with DHparams

Buster has nginx 1.14...
by DirkS
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Buster lite does not update clock on boot
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Buster lite does not update clock on boot

Did you install / activate ntp yourself? As I said it's not there by default on Stretch / Buster
If you did then I would deactivate and uninstall it, because it could be interfering with the standard method.
by DirkS
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Buster lite does not update clock on boot
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Buster lite does not update clock on boot

Local time: Sat 2019-08-17 17:09:34 BST
Universal time: Sat 2019-08-17 16:09:34 UTC
Looks OK to me...
by DirkS
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Buster lite does not update clock on boot
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Buster lite does not update clock on boot

AFAIK Stretch / Buster by default does not use ntp, but systemd-timesyncd. Check status with

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timedatectl
sudo systemctl status systemd-timesyncd
by DirkS
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Omxplayer not installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Omxplayer not installed?

LordGrayHam wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Still having the same issue today.
Please re-read @rpdom's post... You need to run 'sudo apt-get update' (or 'sudo apt update') before trying to install any program. Your package cache is not up to date
by DirkS
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Piclean error while upgrading Raspberry Pi compute module
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Piclean error while upgrading Raspberry Pi compute module

Please post your error info (assuming the image shows an error) in a readable format.
Preferably as text, but a larger image would also help (post a larger image on an image hosting site such as imgur and post a link here)

And also explain what the program is supposed to do and where you got it from

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