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by itimpi
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot get pi to work
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: Cannot get pi to work

Most cheap USB keyboards should work fine as long as they have no special features that might result in excessive current draw. I have seen one for just a few pounds in places like Tesco. I have some very small USB keyboards that are great for using a Pi in a mobile scenario. I am surprised that you...
by itimpi
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot get pi to work
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: Cannot get pi to work

You mention the green LED flashes for a short while. If that is the case then the Pi is almost certainly booting OK and the issue is getting the Pi set up to recognise your display. The main thread discussing this is http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=5851. Many displays need ent...
by itimpi
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera-Wheezy-no video0-device
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Re: Camera-Wheezy-no video0-device

You need an appropriate linux driver to abstract the camera access - there is not one (yet) included as part of the supplied camera software. You might want to look at this thread for discussion of one that is under development by a Pi user. There are other threads in the camera specific part of the...
by itimpi
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PWR is on, ACT flashes once, no more action
Replies: 11
Views: 5925

Re: PWR is on, ACT flashes once, no more action

@itimpi you just confirmed my findings. Yes, I've got a Micron memory chip. The idea of a failing bootflag (non recognized memory) was correct, in my case. Injected Raspbian '/boot'-partition into Kali's flashed image and now happily running. But I'm not sure "this solution" is for all RPi's with "...
by itimpi
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PWR is on, ACT flashes once, no more action
Replies: 11
Views: 5925

Re: PWR is on, ACT flashes once, no more action

The problem is likely to be that the new Pi has memory chips hat are not recognised by the boot code included on the SD for the distribution you want. This is particularly likely to be the case with Micron (identified by a M symbol) or possibly Hynix memory. The answer is normally to update the boot...
by itimpi
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS start-up blank screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: NOOBS start-up blank screen

But what is confusing me is that i had ordered this SD card off Amazon with a Rasp pi OS installed onto it and it worked perfectly up until about 3 months ago when it suddenly stopped working. It always appears to be a bit hit-and-miss as to whether a particular SD card will work. I have found it c...
by itimpi
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 339
Views: 520253

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick

There are two things that are relevant: - Card ratings are based on serial writes. They do not necessarily tell you about random read and write performance which is important for the pi. - You are constrained by the interface speeds supported by the hardware. The SD interface is reported as peaking ...
by itimpi
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SOLVED Bakker Elkhuizen keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Bakker Elkhuizen keyboard

Sounds as though you need to change the keyboard type to be us.
by itimpi
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Wheezy worked, now stops before loading lightdm
Replies: 8
Views: 3955

Re: Pi Wheezy worked, now stops before loading lightdm

What is using up the space? This is not normal.
by itimpi
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: More Memory Problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: More Memory Problem?

Do you mean in the win32.. or in the config at the begining? Assuming you are using the Raspbian distribution when it first runs it starts up the raspi-config utility giving options for configuring the Pi. One of them is to expand the file system to utilise the whole card. Other distributions have ...
by itimpi
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: More Memory Problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: More Memory Problem?

I just bought a new sd card with more memory for my Raspberry Pi, but the free memory still says that i have only 170MB left? Why did it not update to something higher? I had a 4GB SD, then i bought a 16GB SD and reinstalled the OS. Please Help Me. Did you run the option to expand the file system t...
by itimpi
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Card Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 2910

Re: SD Card Problems

Hi - new Pi user and having a few problems with the SD card I bought. Its a Sandisk Ultra SDHC 8GB Class10, BI1309722681G. Having installed raspbian, raspbmc and noobs I simply could not get any output at all. My Pi is a Model B rev 2 and on the back is a white sticker E2813RS2V13B1.0, upon power u...
by itimpi
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ribbon Insulation
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Ribbon Insulation

You can insulate it with anything appropriate. However it is already insulated, so why do you think you need additional insulation? The cable is only 6" long so what is it going to need insulating from?
by itimpi
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi and external HDD supplied from active USB Hub
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: Pi and external HDD supplied from active USB Hub

I have used that sort of setup without issues. The Pi micro-USB Power port does not have its data lines connected so that is not an issue. If you have a rev 2 Pi (i.e. one with mounting holes) then there is a good chance that you will not need the red cable at all as the hub may 'back-power' the Pi ...
by itimpi
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to Remove OS + Install New
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Trying to Remove OS + Install New

If you are writing a distribution that is an image then you do not need to reformat the SD card first - simply repeat the process you used for the first OS. The process rewrites the partition tale and directory structures which is why you do not need to clear the SD card first.
by itimpi
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PuTTY Paste
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: PuTTY Paste

Right-click definitely works for me
by itimpi
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Underclock RPi
Replies: 7
Views: 4965

Re: Underclock RPi

Yes it is possible, but those who have tried it have reported negligible power saving.
by itimpi
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Slow Transfer Speed via SSH
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Re: Slow Transfer Speed via SSH

Anyway, I can SSH into the Pi with no problem, and start transferrring stuff from my windows box to the Pi, however, transfers start at around 1.7 mbps, then after a few seconds drop and settle at around 500kbps. Most of the files are around 1-2GB in size, usually MKV or MP4 files. Transfers betwee...
by itimpi
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 4MLinux 7.0 For the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: 4MLinux 7.0 For the Raspberry Pi

As far as I know that is only for Intel/AMD processors. You would need a version specifically built for the ARM oricessor used in the Pi.
by itimpi
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I expand a partition
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: How do I expand a partition

Narf03 wrote: And if i delete the partition, how do i know what is the "end" number ?
If you are using a disk editor, then just let it default for the end sector - that will be the physical end sector.
by itimpi
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Recommended Size for SD Card
Replies: 14
Views: 5793

Re: Recommended Size for SD Card

I would have thought that for most users 8GB was a good compromise on size v cost. In theory you can get away with 4GB for most purposes, but I like to have a bit of space to spare. If, however, you are planning on storing large multimedia files on the SD card then the size of those files becomes th...
by itimpi
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OK LED?
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: OK LED?

I am not sure that it is under software control at the user level (although I could be wrong). It is normally used to indicate SD card access in progress (read or write) so in normal use it is on only some of the time.
by itimpi
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Motorola Altrix Lapdock loses HDMI video after closing Lapdo
Replies: 18
Views: 2662

Re: Motorola Altrix Lapdock loses HDMI video after closing L

I treat that as a 'feature'. It means I can force the equivalent of a power on/off without needing a switch on the power supply.

However I guess it would nice if there was a way of making it optional without the need to do hardware modes to the Lapdock.
by itimpi
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ethernet communication to network
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Ethernet communication to network

how to use Ethernet port to send data to a network ? i want to know this to take data out from the raspberry pi to a network. You need to make it clearer what you are trying to achieve. For example: Accessing your Pi from another machine on the network to act as Keyboard/mouse and/or display Access...
by itimpi
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB HDD not auto mounting
Replies: 12
Views: 6164

Re: USB HDD not auto mounting

makem2 wrote:Perhaps Raspbian bucks the tradition as it uses /media or so it did in my instance with fixed drives
On Raspbian your drive will be connected via USB which is always considered removable. Fixed drives would be connected via IDE or SATA which the Pi does to support

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