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by DeeJay
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help with Ebay compass module
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Help with Ebay compass module

pberrett wrote:

Does anyone know anything about this (HMC5883L )board or of any resources available?
Google does!

Google for "Pi HMC5883L" - seems to return a number of useful hits?
by DeeJay
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Correct way to update software
Replies: 19
Views: 2859

Re: Correct way to update software

Still not clear to me... How about a really specific question - In respect of the Foundation-backed images of wheezy-derived raspbian, and ignoring any packages I might have chosen to add subsequently, is it the case that: previous_raspbian_image + "apt_get install upgrade" + "apt_get install dist-u...
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: playing games that have been downloaded from LXterminal
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

Re: playing games that have been downloaded from LXterminal

kylemackness wrote:Right so I typed select all in to the lxterminal then I put dqkg -L thrust. But it just came up with syntax error near inspected token 'dqkg'
But ghans suggested you do -

Code: Select all

dpkg -L name_of_game
If you put 'dqkg' instead the computer isn't clever enough to know that you meant 'dpkg'!
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB OK - Network Problems - No Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 2146

Re: USB OK - Network Problems - No Connection

If the OP's Pi has never had a working ethernet connection maybe there is a possibility that the ethernet port is broken? As a troubleshooting step - not as a final solution - is it possible to 'scrounge' a temporary connection to someone else's router for a few minutes? If that works, with either o...
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Lack of disk space crash I think
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Lack of disk space crash I think

Well done, and thanks for the feedback.
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Lack of disk space crash I think
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Lack of disk space crash I think

As ghans said.

Specifically, if you were using the default user of 'pi' -

Your home directory is /home/pi

Your Desktop files are at /home/pi/Desktop
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PiSupercomputer!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: PiSupercomputer!!!

Leave out 28 or 30 of the nodes?
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB OK - Network Problems - No Connection
Replies: 21
Views: 2146

Re: USB OK - Network Problems - No Connection

Is it possible that the Router has some form of MAC address filtering for security? Do you need to tell the router that the Pi is permitted to access the network? Are you able to connect new PCs etc to your network without any administration on the router?
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Lack of disk space crash I think
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Lack of disk space crash I think

It might be possible to boot up your Pi in 'Safe Mode' which will probably give you sufficient access to the 'disk' to let you delete enough unneeded files to get the Pi booting normally again.

See http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 13#p129413
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with booting up the raspberry
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

Re: Help with booting up the raspberry

Aside from issues of whether you have created the micro-SD card correctly from a downloaded .img file, is it clear that the Pi can ONLY boot from its own SD slot? Connecting your micro-SD card via a card-reader plugged into the Pi's USB slot will NOT work.
by DeeJay
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPIO install
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: RPIO install

Have you installed python-dev, as instructed in the 'install.txt' file? But perhaps it would be easier to retrieve a .deb package and install that with dpkg? And are you aware that with recent versions of raspbian wheezy the RPi.GPIO package is pre-installed in the distribution - if you are not usin...
by DeeJay
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: using TCP server option
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Re: using TCP server option

from ais_rx.py parser.add_option("-t", "--tcp", action="store_true", default=False, help="Start a TCP server on port 9987 instead of outputting to stdout. Useful for gpsd.") Looks like the server runs on port 9987 by default. Are you connecting to that port when you test? (Maybe you are, but you don...
by DeeJay
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Disk space full
Replies: 19
Views: 2261

Re: Disk space full

Pete You might not need to scrounge a PC to edit your SD card. It might be possible to boot up your Pi in 'Safe Mode' which will probably give you sufficient access to the 'disk' to let you delete enough unneeded files to get the Pi booting normally again. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt...
by DeeJay
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Using the Pi for a school presentation on a Smartboard
Replies: 10
Views: 5129

Re: Using the Pi for a school presentation on a Smartboard

As ghans says, the final part of the puzzle is the Smartboard control software. Reading http://www.smarttech.com/Support/Browse+Support/Download+Software/Software/SMART+Notebook+collaborative+learning+software/SMART+Notebook+software/SMART+Notebook+11+software+for+Linux seems to say that the linux s...
by DeeJay
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Using the Pi for a school presentation on a Smartboard
Replies: 10
Views: 5129

Re: Using the Pi for a school presentation on a Smartboard

So, maybe it's more about the projector than the Smartboard? Does the projector have hdmi input? Not all do.
by DeeJay
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Using the Pi for a school presentation on a Smartboard
Replies: 10
Views: 5129

Re: Using the Pi for a school presentation on a Smartboard

http://prezi.com/ Seems to need access to 'the Cloud' for storage. Will your Pi have internet access in the classroom? (Standalone Prezi Desktop only supported on Windows and Mac.) LibreOffice to show either native or PowerPoint presentations might be possible. How will you connect the Pi to the Sm...
by DeeJay
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: How can I run a MI-FI via USB
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: How can I run a MI-FI via USB

Do you have any information to suggest that it is possible to connect to the MiFi widget via usb from any kind of system at all? Can you post a reference to the model of the MiFi widget you have?
by DeeJay
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need help Determing what I need for a project
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Need help Determing what I need for a project

Perhaps your project has something in common with this, that you might take inspiration from?

http://pi-cars.com/
by DeeJay
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Direct Ethernet Connection
Replies: 11
Views: 3210

Re: Direct Ethernet Connection

[ unhelpful contribution posted in error. *removed* ]
by DeeJay
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support for local schools
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Support for local schools

Also see http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3159

Maybe Clive Beale is someone you should be talking to? [Or maybe he should be talking to you... ]
by DeeJay
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support for local schools
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Support for local schools

The Google Giving grant was also announced in the News section of the RaspberryPi site itself.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3158
by DeeJay
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Direct Ethernet Connection
Replies: 11
Views: 3210

Re: Direct Ethernet Connection

IP Routing. You are providing your Pi with two working network connections. The IP protocol handler needs to know which one to use to communicate with the outside world. It is getting it 'wrong' - ie. not what you are expecting. Perhaps your campus network IT support people might be best placed to a...

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