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by kevinthefixer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Open a LXTerminal at boot
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: Open a LXTerminal at boot

Do you need the X desktop at all? If not just set Raspbian to boot to CLI (in raspi-config).
by kevinthefixer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended software to install on RPi?
Replies: 17
Views: 5886

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Several things I think a computer should be able to do OOTB: Web Browsing: Raspbian comes with Netsurf and Midori, but neither one will log you into your Hotmail account. I've settled on Chromium as a compromise between performance and abilities. Word Processing: Focuswriter works well for me. Forum...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi newbie - XBMC+Emulator
Replies: 5
Views: 7465

Re: Pi newbie - XBMC+Emulator

I'd suggest you run XBMC on Raspbian, as well as whatever emulators. That way you have a general-purpose computer as well as a media center. I use Michael Gorven's (Cocooncrash) version; last time I checked the version of XBMC in the Raspian Wheezy repositories was broken. No need to get two RPis un...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help installing Squidguard
Replies: 3
Views: 2384

Re: Help installing Squidguard

You didn't say where you were with it, so I'll assume you're staring at a package with a Raspberry Pi in it and nothing else. First hit the FAQs at the top of this page. Pick up a 4GB+ SD card, preferably class 10, download and uzip NOOBS to it (Downloads at the top of this page). If your cell phone...
by kevinthefixer
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera mounting info
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

Ultra-simple camera mount

Having been all fired-up about the camera boards finally being available again, I ordered one without giving a thought to how to mount it. So I spent a couple days fooling around holding it in my (none too steady these days) hand. Then the obvious occurred to me: there is plenty of room inside the M...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: New features for raspistill command
Replies: 106
Views: 116791

Re: New features for raspistill command

I would like to see a "coloring book" function in Raspistill, similar to the "sketch" image effect but without the pastel coloring, producing a line drawing. I have seen such effects in image editors before, but unfortunately always in proprietary software packages that came with printer driver CDs....
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera boards available again
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Camera boards available again

Have any friends in the UK or US? I presume the UK suppliers are also, well, supplying.
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera boards available again
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Camera boards available again

Quote from the Dutch site: Please understand that, while for an undefined period no camera´s will be supplied to us by Farnell, we will block ordering for cameras from our website. It retards deliveries of other goods, gives a lot of administration and we learned that people don want to wait for su...
by kevinthefixer
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera boards available again
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Camera boards available again

As of today July 27 2013, Newark/Element14 has 1870 (now 1869) RPi camera boards in stock. Hallelujah!
by kevinthefixer
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 151
Views: 282762

Re: Pictorial Buying Guide

abishur wrote: Double side note, if someone sees a more attractive picture of an active hub please send the url my way.  I chose this one specifically because it displayed the usb and power connection, but it is *ug-ly*! I'd love to replace it with a better image!
Here's a much prettier one.
BelkinHubSmall.JPG
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by kevinthefixer
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is the best internet browser experience ?
Replies: 29
Views: 46421

Re: What is the best internet browser experience ?

Iceweasel is fast and works the best out of whats available. Why would you not want to use a firefox based browser? Not all Pi distributions have Iceweasel available...for example, Arch. But you are right about a firefox based browser, I would very much like to put the equivalent browser, seamonkey...
by kevinthefixer
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Silent Pi Boot
Replies: 6
Views: 34248

Re: Silent Pi Boot

Code: Select all

sudo leafpad
and don't forget to save!

Or as the song said, don't forget to boogie.
by kevinthefixer
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Samsung_ML-1865
Replies: 43
Views: 27023

Re: Samsung_ML-1865

FWIW, there is package called splix which is cups rasterizer for Samsung laser printers. While I don't have ML-1865, I did try it on ML-2150, so if you don't want to install drivers on client machines, give splix a try :-) Unfortunately the splix package does not have the rastertosamsungspl file ne...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Rasbian+XBMC No vid no sound??
Replies: 6
Views: 4485

Re: Rasbian+XBMC No vid no sound??

Worked! XBMC is more responsive on Raspbian than it is in RaspBMC. I've edited Mr. Gorven's instructions and stolen some of the comments to make an attempt at a howto: This page describes how to install XBMC on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. You can either install packages on an existing Raspbian ...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Rasbian+XBMC No vid no sound??
Replies: 6
Views: 4485

Re: Rasbian+XBMC No vid no sound??

Could you post a link to the tutorial you used? I have failed entirely to get xbmc to install on my Raspbian RPi. Thanks!
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: omxplayer keyboard bindings not working--Resolved
Replies: 1
Views: 3872

omxplayer keyboard bindings not working--Resolved

Several people have posted about their omxplayer not responding to keyboard commands, and I had the same problem. Currently omxplayer is the only adequate video player in Raspbian, and without the keybindings it's impossible to stop it short of killing the power. I fried an SD card doing that. The s...
by kevinthefixer
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Autostart a python script - need help pls
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Autostart a python script - need help pls

I had troubles modifying any system files while simply trying to get the RPi to turn on the number lock on bootup. I wound up adding a line to the top of /pi/.bashrc. I think it worked because of ownership (everything in /pi belongs to user pi). Of course it will only work for the one user but that'...
by kevinthefixer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem on "half board"
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Problem on "half board"

Probably a hardware problem, but first I'd swap out the SD card for a known good one just to make sure. Then I'd check my PSU. When all that checked good I'd order a new Pi.
by kevinthefixer
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: reboot and boot up a pc
Replies: 12
Views: 4677

Re: reboot and boot up a pc

joan wrote:
shilex wrote:is it possible to boot up and reboot a pc with a pi and a relay sitch?
To start a PC connected to a network try sending a wake on LAN message.

sudo apt-get install wakeonlan

wakeonlan mac-address-of-pc
Would that work if the two computers are not on the same LAN?
by kevinthefixer
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2gb sd card shows only 65 megabytes available
Replies: 18
Views: 3877

Re: 2gb sd card shows only 65 megabytes available

If Windows did not give you the option of formatting or deleting the volume it was because it was still mounted. This behavior is the same in Linux or Windows. In Windows either right-click the drive in "My Computer" and click "eject" or click the "safely remove hardware" icon in the taskbar and the...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What version of Linux is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 4928

Re: What version of Linux is it?

Please let's not harp at each other. One of the beautiful things about living in the free world is the fact that we all do things differently. Most of my computers dual-boot, Windows and (Puppy) Linux. I find Linux much easier to use for everyday tasks such as paying bills, writing letters, home-off...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Keyboard numeric lock on startup--SOLVED
Replies: 0
Views: 592

Keyboard numeric lock on startup--SOLVED

Using a full-sized keyboard on the RPi in Raspian I found no utility to set the numeric lock on startup, so time and again I tried and failed to type numbers in from the keypad, had to manually punch the "Num Lock" key and redo it. There is a tiny utility called "numlockx" that is the key, and it's ...
by kevinthefixer
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Power Supply?
Replies: 101
Views: 30563

Re: Which Power Supply?

Measuring the no load voltage is not enough to test regulation, you also need to measure the full load voltage. True enough. I was only thinking of overvoltage and didn't think to come up with a load for it. Maybe next weekend. Recent model Pis don't care which direction the 5V on it's power rail c...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Power Supply?
Replies: 101
Views: 30563

Re: Which Power Supply?

Just ordered my model B. As someone else said, I plan to power it from a powered USB hub. Its output is well regulated, the wall-wart puts out 7.5V@2.1A but the USB 5V buss measures 4.96V at no load. My question is whether or not I will be able to take power down the data cable designed to run from ...

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