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by itimpi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RP doesn't start up with Occidentalis
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: RP doesn't start up with Occidentalis

If it is new Pi, then it probably has RAM fitted of a type not being recognised by Occidentali (this is typically Micron indicated by a M on top of the RAM chip). If this is the case then you need a bootcode.bin file from a recent distribution on the boot partition.
by itimpi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard not working
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Keyboard not working

It might be worth going more information about the power supply you are using and the keyboard. Your symptoms suggest that insuficient power might be getting to the keyboard for it to work correctly. Note that any keyboard with fancy features such as a built-in USB hub is unlikely to work plugged di...
by itimpi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: thinking of buying a pi need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: thinking of buying a pi need some advice

The bits-per-second and bytes-per-second issue seems to confuse a lot of people! I try and be consistent and use a lower case b for bits (e.g. 120Mbps) and upper case B for bytes (e.g. 15MBps). On that basis these two values mentioned by OP are different ways of stating the same thing as a byte is 8...
by itimpi
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: thinking of buying a pi need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: thinking of buying a pi need some advice

Regarding item 2) I cannot see you achieving anything close to 120Mbps download speed as the LAN port on the Pi is only 100Mbps, and even that is likely to not be easily achievable because of USB overheads/limitations. The disk will also be using some of the USB bandwidth. I would have thought anyth...
by itimpi
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Sharing
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: File Sharing

What format is the external disk? The chmod command will only work on Linux format partitions.
by itimpi
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to format SD Card after crash
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: How to format SD Card after crash

If you are using win32diskimager then you should not need to reformat the SD card. Writing a new image to the SD card will overwrite the existing contents regardless of whether you reformat or not.
by itimpi
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Touchscreen eGalax + Raspberry PI
Replies: 2
Views: 8428

Re: Touchscreen eGalax + Raspberry PI

You would need drivers that are specifically targeting the Pi version of the ARM processor, and none of those on the link you gave appear to do this. You would probably need the source code to the drivers so that they can be rebuilt for the pi.
by itimpi
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Trying to mount a flash drive...help
Replies: 19
Views: 2566

Re: Trying to mount a flash drive...help

If I mount a USB stick like this, it seems that to use it I must always use "sudo" for copying or moving files to it. It won't let me change any ownership. Is that right? It depends on what user/group the drive was mounted as. It sounds as if yours is being mounted as if owned by root? You do need ...
by itimpi
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keep 'losing' one of two HD's
Replies: 62
Views: 7843

Re: Keep 'losing' one of two HD's

Note that your original fstab entry did NOT reference two different disks - it referenced partitions 1 and 2 on the same disk (seen as /dev/sda). In the device name format /dev/sdXN, X is different for each physical drive and N represents the partition within the physical device.
by itimpi
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Newboy needs help - not playing .MKV
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

Re: Newboy needs help - not playing .MKV

topguy wrote:He says that he has converted some DVD's with MakeMKV and MakeMKV does exactly that, it remuxes the DVD Mpeg2 video into a MKV container format.
Seems a bit pointless then? Why not leave them as mpeg2 files?
by itimpi
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: got my raspberry yesterday - many questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3081

Re: got my raspberry yesterday - many questions

If you are not getting 1080p resolution then that probably means that your display (TV?) does not correctly report that it can support it. There is a sticky thread at the top of the beginners forum section about entries you can put into the config.txt file on the boot partition to force particular H...
by itimpi
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Newboy needs help - not playing .MKV
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

Re: Newboy needs help - not playing .MKV

Think of a .mkv as the video equivalent of a ZIP file - It can contain the video information in a wide variety of formats. The mediainfo program is one that can tell you about the format of the contained video file. Having said that it seems unlikely that it would be mpeg2 as was mentioned earlier. ...
by itimpi
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with the RPi Hdmi to Vga adapter Pi-view
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Need help with the RPi Hdmi to Vga adapter Pi-view

The power that I supplied to the HDMI port is very limited (I think something around 100mA) regardless of your power supply. This can mean that there are issues with HDMI->VGA adapters that are not externally powered. (as appears to be the case with the one you mentioned). Having said that there are...
by itimpi
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No boot - steady red LED
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: No boot - steady red LED

Edit: If I use the BerryBoot Installer , the ACK-LED flashes eight times but also without any image on the screen. Any ideas ? Greets, RV. @ DenzelGuy123: As I wrote, I used exactly this imager. Eight flashes means that the RAM chips have not been recognised by the bootcode.bin code? Do your have a...
by itimpi
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Internet edimax
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Internet edimax

digipup1 wrote:Do I need it connected through ethernet at first?
No.
by itimpi
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Following the Guide but i STILL can't boot :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Following the Guide but i STILL can't boot :(

As I mentioned earlier what you seem to have done is put onto the card the downloaded NOOBS file which is incorrect. You should have put the CONTENTS of the downloaded file on the card (I.e. all the file/folders you can currently see inside the NOOBS_v1_2_1 folder).
by itimpi
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: grep gateway
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: grep gateway

If you are set to use DHCP then the gateway would not be listed as it is retrieved via DHCP.
by itimpi
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Pi won't boot with old SD
Replies: 15
Views: 4906

Re: New Pi won't boot with old SD

New Pi's come with Micron memory (recognised by having a M on the Ram chip) and you need up-to-date files in the boot partition of the card for this to be recognised. It sounds like that might be your problem?

Note that the updated boot partition files work on both old and new Pi's.
by itimpi
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Following the Guide but i STILL can't boot :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Following the Guide but i STILL can't boot :(

3. I got tired of trying that so i gave in and i went through the entire process of formatting the (preloaded) card, installing NOOBS, installing Raspian Wheezy, and the end result was having a card with two items inside. One looks like a folder and said "NOOBS_v_2_1" and the other looks like a dri...
by itimpi
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Static IP not connecting
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: Static IP not connecting

When you say you cannot access the Internet, are you sure this is the case? I am wondering if your problem is that you do not have a DNS (name server) defined so that Internet names cannot be resolved to IP addresses. With DHCP this would be set by the router - with a static IP you need to set it ma...
by itimpi
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: FTP help request
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: FTP help request

It looks like that is a NTFS format drive? If so then your problem is probably that the default NTFS driver does not support write access. The thing to do is to do a sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g to get a driver that supports write access (and is required for NTFS drives larger than 2TB). You then ne...
by itimpi
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Pidora is DEAD.... please read...
Replies: 28
Views: 23583

Re: Pidora is DEAD.... please read...

I notice that gphoto2 is in the Raspbian repository and can be installed via apt-get. I wonder what is wrong with that version? I do not have the appropriate camera to check it out.
by itimpi
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Missing free space
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Missing free space

Well, I have already quoted the output of dh . My problem is that if I sum the amount of used space and the amount of available/free space, it doesn't match the total size. You also have to make an allowance for the space that is used to manage the space within each partition. This is not available...
by itimpi
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...
Replies: 58
Views: 207126

Re: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...

You cannot. Virtualbox is designed to run on Intel based systems, not ARM based one like the Pi.
by itimpi
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: unroot the RPI
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: unroot the RPI

Not sure what you mean? The standard Raspbian distribution comes with a default user of 'pi'. Tis is Linux so you can create whatever users you want.

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