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by abishur
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't ping from non-Pi computer
Replies: 18
Views: 19722

Re: Can't ping from non-Pi computer

Okay, I tried to swap pis and the problem persisted. I'll try a fresh install and see if that clears things up. I'm starting to wonder if it's the Wi-Fi adapter I'm using....
by abishur
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 160336

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

ame wrote:People who can't spell "HELP".

Moderators who delete flippant replies.
Must resit urge to delete post just to be funny.
by abishur
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't ping from non-Pi computer
Replies: 18
Views: 19722

Re: Can't ping from non-Pi computer

running traceroute (linux) from the pi that can communicate with it does a show a single hop straight to my destination address. Wot no router. That sounds very wrong. I am surprised there is no router showing in there... I'm using an Actiontec MI424WR router, not sure why it doesn't show the route...
by abishur
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't ping from non-Pi computer
Replies: 18
Views: 19722

Re: Can't ping from non-Pi computer

rpdom wrote:At this stage I'd start carefully scrutinising IP addresses and netmasks for typos.
I can guarantee that the netmasks and IP addresses in use are correct, they were provided with dhcp (I have also tried making the IP addresses static and yes the netmask and address were correct then also).
by abishur
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't ping from non-Pi computer
Replies: 18
Views: 19722

Re: Can't ping from non-Pi computer

aTao wrote:try tracert, or is it traceroute on Windows.
tracert (windows) fails just like ping with no hops

running traceroute (linux) from the pi that can communicate with it does a show a single hop straight to my destination address.
by abishur
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't ping from non-Pi computer
Replies: 18
Views: 19722

Re: Can't ping from non-Pi computer

The firewall on the router only restricts inbound traffic coming in the WAN port I have the firewall on the windows machine turned off completely I get the error message ERROR: could not insert 'ip_tables': Operation not permitted iptables v1.4.14: can't initialize iptables table `filter': Table doe...
by abishur
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't ping from non-Pi computer
Replies: 18
Views: 19722

[SOLVED] Can't ping from non-Pi computer

I have a laptop running Mint 17 and Windows 7 and two Pis, a model B connected via a wired ethernet connection and a model A connected wirelessly. I can ping and SSH into the Model B from any computer on the network, but I can only SSH into the Model A from the Model B! Additionally, the router (whi...
by abishur
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Home Videos Media Player
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Home Videos Media Player

I would also recommend XBMC. Since you're only going to have home media files, things can look pretty bland. All XBMC will show is a generic background as you scroll through your file names. Of course if you're already prepared to put some leg work into making things look pretty you can create your ...
by abishur
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 39448

Re: Greatest game of all time

mrpi64 wrote:The Mystery Of Banana Island (I think it's called that). It was one of the first and best graphical-adventure games that ever came out!
How about "The Secret of Monkey Island"? Or is that a different game from what you're thinking of?
by abishur
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Favorite Camera Mount / Accessories?
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Favorite Camera Mount / Accessories?

I bought a couple of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F0XP7MI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 on April, was pretty straight forward installing and using with my camera module. Hope this can help you. Did you have any problem with them being fragile? I read some reviews on a sim...
by abishur
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Favorite Camera Mount / Accessories?
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Favorite Camera Mount / Accessories?

have you actually tried either of those? I ran across those today, but lamentably there's a bit of a surcharge on those items since I live in the states and I'm reluctant to purchase something over 5 bucks for this project unless someone can vouch for their usefulness (after all if things get to exp...
by abishur
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Favorite Camera Mount / Accessories?
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Favorite Camera Mount / Accessories?

Hi all, I'm finally getting around to playing with a camera module (I know, shame on me for taking so long!), and I wanted some input on what your favorite method for mounting the camera has been. The basic idea is for it to sit on surface and look where I point it, but some flexibility on the direc...
by abishur
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC/ Retro emulator combo
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: XBMC/ Retro emulator combo

One option is to install Raspbian and then use the instruction on this site http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc to install XBMC. It's not a dedicated XBMC distro so it might lack some minor bells and whistles that something like Raspbmc or Openelec might have, but it's a very good setup. T...
by abishur
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RPi two links communication
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: RPi two links communication

Thanks for the additional info, that really clears things up! :D So my understanding of how VLC does its streaming is limited, but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable in that area will follow up and fill in any gaps. To the best of my knowledge it's not directly possible to take a stream you're rece...
by abishur
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RPi two links communication
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: RPi two links communication

Sorry, there are a lot of details missing to really get a feel for what is going on. Your basic setup is 2 laptops and a Pi, right? What distro is running on the Pi? Is the Pi the one doing the streaming of the video? How is the first laptop connected to the Pi? How is the second laptop connected to...
by abishur
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi + Bluray rips (m2ts) stuttering
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Re: Pi + Bluray rips (m2ts) stuttering

It possible it's a coincidence and nothing was pushed to your Raspbmc. What sort of network are you streaming the content over? HD video consumes a significant chunk of bandwidth to if you're attempting to do this wirelessly or if something is using bandwidth at the same time (such as a family membe...
by abishur
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspBerry Pi(e) Model C (imaginations & wants)
Replies: 431
Views: 152930

Re: RaspBerry Pi(e) Model C (imaginations & wants)

As long as we're just throwing out anecdotal evidence, in 2004 or 2005 I was in charge of managing the computer lab for a local Jr. High as well as keeping all the networking equipment/phones/computers running for the teacher (I was the on campus Tech) . At the time they were spending a small fortun...
by abishur
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: B+ as media center
Replies: 5
Views: 2699

Re: B+ as media center

On the Netflix side of life, I've been trying out Pipelight on my Linux Mint laptop to watch netflix, it works by using wine to emulate silverlight in a standard browser. I have not tried it yet on a raspberry pi (I never go into the GUI, sorry) and would suspect it would be too demanding to enjoy t...
by abishur
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Solar Power for security cam
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Solar Power for security cam

Well, lamentably, after looking around it appears that I would need to spend around 50 dollars just to get the solar panel, and then I would need to take into consideration where to place it, getting a battery large enough to last overnight (another 30 USD from a cursory search), getting waterproof ...
by abishur
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Solar Power for security cam
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Solar Power for security cam

Hmm... so if I understand that correctly my roughly calculated total power draw would be 1A @ 12v. So I would ideally want a slightly higher than 12 watt solar panel to power the pi and charge the battery for overnight usage. Of course, the half amp at 12v is for an Infrared light, which wouldn't be...
by abishur
Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Direct notification to Android?
Replies: 10
Views: 10264

Re: Direct notification to Android?

unfortunately, the long and short I got was you can't do this. You have to go through official routes to send a text to a phone. One thing I thought of, but never got a chance to pursue, was something along the lines of broadcasting a dummy packet on a specific port of the network (something random ...
by abishur
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Solar Power for security cam
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Solar Power for security cam

Hey guys, I'm setting up a security cam to sit in a window at my house. Ideally since this is a window above my front door with no electrical outlets nearby, I was hoping to use solar power to run everything. I've hit a snag though on making sure that I can appropriately charge and run everything. M...
by abishur
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 160336

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

How could anyone think that "tap to click" is a good idea for a touchpad driver? Synaptics are f******* insane, "tap to click" is f****** insane. Also when I switch "tap to click" off, can it bloody stay off permanently and not magically re-engage? Wait, you can turn off tap-to-click?? How have I m...
by abishur
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Streaming PC signal to PI using power line adapters.
Replies: 7
Views: 2896

Re: Streaming PC signal to PI using power line adapters.

MOCA is as rare as hens' teeth in the UK. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313&_nkw=mi424wr&_sacat=0 All of the mi424wr models can do MOCA (though I recommend using at least REV D). It looks like I could find two of these adapters for about 25 dollars(GBP) shipped....
by abishur
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 160336

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Finally finding a thread that addresses a problem you're having only for it to end with the original poster saying "Never mind, I figured it out" without providing any details.

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