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by stevepdp
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

Glad to have you aboard Sorceror49. I'm just dropping a note this evening to say that pics from the second meeting have been uploaded here . Also, Romilly wrote up a nice blog post about the event here . Thanks everybody who came along yesterday, it was great and I look forward to organising the nex...
by stevepdp
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

Hey folks. Just a quick reminder to say that we're meeting tomorrow! For anybody who cannot make it, I'll be trying to document the event as much as possible. On a related note, I recently opened a subreddit for the group in an effort to fill the void between meets and collaborate on things. Please ...
by stevepdp
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No Storage Left! I have not installed anything!
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: No Storage Left! I have not installed anything!

Try running the following at a terminal: sudo raspi-config and select the "expand_rootfs" option. After a reboot, this will expand the root partition to utilize all 8GB. When retrying the libreoffice installation, if "sudo dpkg --configure -a" doesn't work for you, then you can normally get around i...
by stevepdp
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard unrecognized
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Keyboard unrecognized

This problem usually occurs when either the keyboard requires more than 100mA or when the power supply used for powering the Pi is rated less than the recommended 700mA. Your desktop can provide more juice to the USB ports which is probably why they run fine on there. See this post at the wiki for m...
by stevepdp
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

I bring some great news this evening. We're listed in the latest issue of The MagPi . See us under the Raspberry Jams section. Also, I received a kind email earlier from Quick2Wire who say that they'll be coming along. I suspect they'll be giving demos of their quick2wire Python library , which prov...
by stevepdp
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB hard drive mounting as read only
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: USB hard drive mounting as read only

This is usually a problem with the drive having not been unmounted cleanly on Windows. May I suggest plugging it in to a Windows, let it mount and then unmount it using the safe removal tool in the taskbar/superbar? As NTFS support in Linux is reverse engineered and experimental, the NTFS-3G program...
by stevepdp
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SHA-1
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: SHA-1

Are you referring to the SHA-1 checksum numbers on the download page? These are so that you can test whether your downloaded zip files are correct as the RPF intended. Sometimes downloads appear to be successful, but problems with the server or your own bandwidth can corrupt the contents. To test yo...
by stevepdp
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: A better gui text editor?
Replies: 51
Views: 37028

Re: A better gui text editor?

On Ubuntu I've been learning to get on with Sublime Text. This is unfortunately not available for the Pi, but it's default theme Monokai (which is easy on the eyes) can be replicated easily in gedit by installing this theme from Github into /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/ and selecting it in ge...
by stevepdp
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: How can I run a static page with a HTML5 video tag?
Replies: 15
Views: 8557

Re: How can I run a static page with a HTML5 video tag?

Moved to Other Languages and renamed the topic slightly so as to bring more attention.

Please avoid all caps too, geno :-)
by stevepdp
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

liz wrote:Steve - can you mail me a little closer to the event to remind me about it so I can tweet something?
Will do :-)
by stevepdp
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7256

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

Evening all. We have a time, date a venue for the next meeting. It's a few weeks later than we were hoping but better late than never right ;-) So, the next meetup will be held at House Cafe again, on Saturday 8th December , 12:00-17:00 just as before. I hope to see you all there again. Please bring...
by stevepdp
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Book/documentary on the history and story of the Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 4491

Re: Book/documentary on the history and story of the Pi

I privately collect a lot of Raspberry Pi related audio and video media which I hope to formally archive somewhere when the time is appropriate. I also find myself picking up a lot of the official or "blessed" third party hardware that makes it to market such as the addon boards, any Pibow variants,...
by stevepdp
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: HOWTO: YouTube on the Raspberry Pi - sans X B-)
Replies: 178
Views: 250522

Re: HOWTO: YouTube on the Raspberry Pi - sans X B-)

The current youtube-dl package is broken. I would recommend removing it and instead try running the updated script here.

Move it to /usr/bin/ and issue a "sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/youtube-dl" for easy access and execution :-)
by stevepdp
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: CGI on Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 3831

Re: CGI on Pi

the cgi-bin directory is served from where, as all executable cgi code has to be there . You'll have to look at the apache config files. httpd.conf and others. Could you please explain why it's often recommended that all cgi scripts go into their own cgi-bin directory? I've been able to run a direc...
by stevepdp
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: CGI on Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 3831

Re: CGI on Pi

I'm sort of new to this myself too, although I've been experimenting with Python scripts rather than C. Still, the info I have on this may prove useful to you. Assuming you're running Raspbian (Debian), you'll have website definitions in the directory /etc/apache2/sites-available/. I for example hav...
by stevepdp
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: PHP mysql problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: PHP mysql problem

Perhaps the easiest way to install Apache, PHP and MySQL on a Debian/Raspbian system is by using the tasksel tool. If it's not already installed, you can install it by running the command: sudo apt-get install tasksel Once it's installed, run it like so: sudo tasksel You'll see an ncurses interface ...
by stevepdp
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cannot uninstall package
Replies: 2
Views: 2683

Re: Cannot uninstall package

You can look at your disk usage by using the command: df -h An easy way to free up some space: sudo apt-get clean That will remove package cache which can be quite weighty if you've been running lots of installs and upgrades. Run df -h again to see how much space you've freed up, and if it looks goo...
by stevepdp
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Just installed 2012-09-18 wheezy raspbian - md5sum prob
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Just installed 2012-09-18 wheezy raspbian - md5sum prob

You shouldn't be testing it with md5sum, you should instead be running sha1sum. Here's what you'll see with sha1sum: stevepdp@glitch:~$ sha1sum 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.zip 3bc788d447bc88feaae8382d61364eaba1088e78 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.zip Remember also that it's the zip you need to check, no...
by stevepdp
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Reading PDF Files
Replies: 3
Views: 12586

Re: Reading PDF Files

I've been able to read these on the Pi using the application evince. To install it, simply run the following in the terminal: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install evince You should then be able to find evince under the menus, or you can launch it from a terminal with the path to the PDF files. L...
by stevepdp
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where is the Model A ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: Where is the Model A ?

Please see this thread and continue any discussion there.

Locking.
by stevepdp
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: feature request micro SD
Replies: 21
Views: 3526

Re: feature request micro SD

Yes, there's that too.

SD cards are less difficult to loose and are generally far more durable than Micro SD cards.
by stevepdp
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: feature request micro SD
Replies: 21
Views: 3526

Re: feature request micro SD

Where are you shopping for cards? I understand that SD cards are still very popular given their continued use in digital cameras. I'm guessing you've only looked in mobile phone shops, where Micro-SD is the dominant additional storage format. If you're interested in a flush fit, this sort of Micro-S...
by stevepdp
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: vlc automatic start at boot up
Replies: 14
Views: 33677

Re: vlc automatic start at boot up

There are a couple of things to learn here: 1. .desktop files 2. m3u playlists (or another playlist format supported by vlc) Here's an example which I just put together and tested. First, make a directory in /home/pi/.config/ called autostart mkdir /home/pi/.config/autostart Next, we need to create ...
by stevepdp
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 301
Views: 291313

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

rdatoc wrote:Posted a reply with my SD and SSD benchmarks but it seems to have fallen into a black hole...
All new accounts must have their first post approved by a mod.
by stevepdp
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: We bought it to help with your homework
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: We bought it to help with your homework

I bought the album which featured Hey Hey 16k a while back, see here.

Here's the flash video on B3TA.

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