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by DeeJay
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting a bluetooth keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: Connecting a bluetooth keyboard

Not tested by me, but this looks thorough... And I think it says the setup should persist over a reboot.

http://www.ctheroux.com/2012/08/a-step- ... pberry-pi/
by DeeJay
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Executing file
Replies: 9
Views: 4667

Re: Executing file

so far when i try to execute the files i continue to get the sudo: ./aisdispatcher: command not found error The linux command line " ./progname" says "find the file 'progname' in my current directory and run it." (This allows you to be sure it is your program that is running, not some other of the ...
by DeeJay
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Executing file
Replies: 9
Views: 4667

Re: Executing file

From a quick glance at the http://www.coaa.co.uk/shipplotter.htm website, it looks as though the software has a PC bias? SpUp (ShipPlotter Uploader) is a tiny freeware utility for Linux users. As the name suggests, it allows you to upload AIS data to the ShipPlotter sharing server using a Linux box....
by DeeJay
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Prepare SD card on Windows 7
Replies: 16
Views: 4982

Re: Prepare SD card on Windows 7

cryptoRebel wrote:help help help :cry:
Some forum users have reported that using the built-in SD card slot on their PC has been a source of problems. The workaround is apparently to use a separate plug-in USB SD card reader. Maybe worth a try if this applies to you?
by DeeJay
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have 4 RPi's. Forgot which codecs are for which RPI
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

Re: Have 4 RPi's. Forgot which codecs are for which RPI

OK thanks. I guess i could do that but is there a way of telling what codec belongs to what RPI? Also if I want to purchase codecs for the remaining 3 RPI's I would not know which 3 of the 4 serials is missing the codecs :) /Jacob Well, if you do what Liz suggests and add the codec you've got to al...
by DeeJay
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support for local schools
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Support for local schools

I think Code Club [ http://www.codeclub.org.uk/ ] has already addressed most of your suggestions? [In the UK.]
by DeeJay
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using the PI as a startup disk,
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Using the PI as a startup disk,

I think maybe Connor wants to know if a Raspberry Pi can be emulated in software under MacOS, so that he can experience the software without having access to a physical Pi? If that is the case, the answer is YES. I'm not a Mac user, so I have no first-hand experience, but I guess that Googling for "...
by DeeJay
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Libre Office
Replies: 11
Views: 6204

Re: Libre Office

mob-i-l wrote:All postings here are about Pi Store and it's currently only available for Rasbian.
Not quite true. http://store.raspberrypi.com/ is available to anyone with a browser.
by DeeJay
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry pi as a Wake on Lan source
Replies: 65
Views: 86045

Re: Raspberry pi as a Wake on Lan source

What's the best way to power down a Raspberry Pi? I got the impression there's no off switch so you just unplug it. Doesn't quite sound safe though. Correct. That's not safe. There is a chance that the SD card could become corrupted, making it impossible to reboot. Opinions vary as to the 'best' wa...
by DeeJay
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Downloading
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Downloading

Can I suggest that people might find it easier to help you if you say what operating system and browser (or other download utility) you are using.
by DeeJay
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Startx
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Startx

Ethiehd wrote:When I type in startx after logging in and press enter, it just moves down to the next line so I can't get on to my pi
I'd expect that.

If you want the command prompt back at that console session, try "startx&"

For the reason why, Google for "linux background tasks"
by DeeJay
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: startx after update dont work
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: startx after update dont work

Have you seen this page - http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc

It suggests "xbmc-standalone"
by DeeJay
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: editing files
Replies: 11
Views: 4272

Re: editing files

You might find this reference to editing /boot/config.txt helpful?

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_ConfigurationFile

The content of the file and its settings are described here -

http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
by DeeJay
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: editing files
Replies: 11
Views: 4272

Re: editing files

I tried sudo nano config.txt and it just opened a new empty file. but if I look at config.txt in the file manager it has an entry: disable_overscan=0 so I am not sure why I don't see this when using the command line. Looking on google I saw another version: sudo nano /boot/config.txt and this one d...
by DeeJay
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry pi as a Wake on Lan source
Replies: 65
Views: 86045

Re: Raspberry pi as a Wake on Lan source

Is it possible to 'remotely' log onto that from a Windows machine also connected to the router? With the point being to tweak the wake on lan times if I wanted. Or do I have to connect the RP to an external monitor and keyboard to change the chron job times? It is perfectly possible to run an RPi '...
by DeeJay
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Program on disk
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Program on disk

Thank you so much. That's just what I needed. To clear it up, I have a software disk for a USB wifi adapter that isn't recognized by the pi. For what it's worth, my totally uninformed hunch is that I think this is a case where it is unlikely that the disk will contain anything that is directly appl...
by DeeJay
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using the RP for a video/picture slideshow for a library.
Replies: 8
Views: 9953

Re: Using the RP for a video/picture slideshow for a library

Is there any way to make it easy for non-technical people to make their own slideshows for this program under windows and play them on the RP? In the announcement of this program, here - http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=258212#p258212 , the author wrote The editor will soon run on a...
by DeeJay
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Passing GPS location to variables
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: Passing GPS location to variables

I now want to load the current GPS latitude and longitude (and other data if available) into some python variables for use in steering. How do I load the variables Latitude and Longitude from the GPS using python and likewise how do other variables like speed get loaded? I think this library might ...
by DeeJay
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Program on disk
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Program on disk

The chance of programs distributed on a CD running on a Pi is negligible. Most Programs are made for x86 machines , the Pi is a ARM machine. True for those programs that are compiled to produce a binary code specific to the processor of the target machine. But many people refer to scripts written i...
by DeeJay
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Light display client for networked presentation
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: Light display client for networked presentation

Startide wrote: Now i need to figure out the part where I have to encode office power point files into HD videos
Why do you need to encode them as HD videos? Would it be acceptable to retrieve the .ppt presentation and simply replay it, in a loop, using LibreOffice on the RPi?
by DeeJay
Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error using dd command.
Replies: 2
Views: 2410

Re: Error using dd command.

Ravi Sharan wrote:Error : (when am specifying the block size)

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sudo dd bs= 1M if=~/archlinux-hf-2012-09-18.img of= /dev/sdb
error is :

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dd: unrecognized operand `/dev/sdb'
.
Try this -

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sudo dd bs=1M if=~/archlinux-hf-2012-09-18.img of=/dev/sdb

(Note there is no space after "=" )
by DeeJay
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Word Processor
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: Word Processor

liamprice wrote:do you know how to get the nano start source code
http://www.nano-editor.org/download.php
by DeeJay
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: railroad signal light mimicking via RasPi
Replies: 8
Views: 1955

Re: railroad signal light mimicking via RasPi

I'm pleased on your behalf to have been wrong on that count. Good luck!
by DeeJay
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: While I wait for my Pi to arrive...
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: While I wait for my Pi to arrive...

But what you CAN do is run an emulator that knows how to perform ARM instructions and boot the wheezy image using that. QEMU is one such emulator.
by DeeJay
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: railroad signal light mimicking via RasPi
Replies: 8
Views: 1955

Re: railroad signal light mimicking via RasPi

I'd love this to work for you, but I think there's an impediment here... I want to use available real-time signal data from the internet The source you have quoted, http://www.atcsmon.com/, does not appear to me to get its live data from the internet. My understanding is that you need a scanner (a r...

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