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by procount
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sd card reader shows recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: sd card reader shows recovery

@prinam - it is not necessary to put your SD card in your computer in order to configure your Pi to connect to the internet. I assume your computer runs Windows since you can only see the 1st 2GB FAT partition on the SD card, so it will actually be more difficult to set the internet connection this ...
by procount
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Graphics Acronyms & What works with what?
Replies: 15
Views: 5983

Re: Graphics Acronyms & What works with what?

+1 Brilliant post -rst- ! :D I've been looking for something like this for ages and I'm sure it will answer many beginners' questions. My only remaining questions are: which libraries are used to control the surfaces in the compositor (i.e. which one is in front etc), and is there any limit to the n...
by procount
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: to silly question. how to check what noobs version i have
Replies: 4
Views: 8572

Re: to silly question. how to check what noobs version i hav

1. If you have downloaded the zip file from website, the version is in the zip file name e.g. NOOBS_v1.3.11.zip 2. If you have an SD card with noobs already on it, then a) pop it into your PC SD card reader and read the BUILD-DATA file b) boot it on your RPi and hold the shift key down as it boots t...
by procount
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: BT keyboard (Tracer Eureka) pairing problem in Raspbmc
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: BT keyboard (Tracer Eureka) pairing problem in Raspbmc

IIRC when I paired my BT keyboard, you must have a wired keyboard connected to the PI during the pairing (I assume you do). When you get the RequestPinCode message, try entering any pincode you like on the wired keyboard (e.g. 1234) followed by Enter, then enter the same Pin code (1234) on your BT K...
by procount
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Want to create an auto-install script...
Replies: 2
Views: 4668

Re: Want to create an auto-install script...

I think you can do all of this using my noobsconfig as a basis, if you accept to use the NOOBS installation program. https://github.com/procount/noobsconfig . Copy noobs-lite to your SD-CARD, then copy noobsconfig over the top of it. Then you need to add your customisations as you see fit. These wil...
by procount
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Low Resolution on Cold Boot
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Re: Low Resolution on Cold Boot

I just experienced a similar thing on my Pi with my lapdock. I had them connected by a micro hdmi extension lead connected with a micro hdmi to hdmi adapter. It worked fine. Then I bought a 2nd adapter and when I tried it I got the same issue as the OP. I suspect the adapter has a faulty wire preven...
by procount
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS only comes with Raspbian per default?
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: NOOBS ERROR

Just download a previous version of noobs for openelec. The full path to v1.3.9 is http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS/ ... v1_3_9.zip. You could use this as is, or copy the os/openelec folder onto you 1.3.10 sdcard.
by procount
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Send signals from Pi's USB port
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Re: Send signals from Pi's USB port

You'd be better off using an Arduino to interface any such keyboard to a PC (or anything else with a USBport). There are many tutorials on the web. Google lufa and/or vusb + usb +keyboard for examples. Even if you still want to do this on a RPi, use a cheap arduino for the usb slave interface.
by procount
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?

Sounds good. I didn't know you could have 2 wifi connections using DD-WRT. I have an ASUS WL-500gx router that I hacked with Oleg's software, but I don't think that allows 2 simultaneous wifi connections. Maybe it's a peculiarity of the Linksys & dd-wrt.
by procount
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?

It can probably act as an access point OR as a client, but probably not both at the same time. Using the router would be equivalent to plugging a single wifi dongle into the Pi, and you already dismissed that, thinking you need two - one for the AP network and one for the free wifi access network. I...
by procount
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?

So your router can act as a wifi client to connect to your free wifi AND as a wifi access point to connect to your smartphone at the same time, can it? Are you sure?
by procount
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?

I think they were both RT5370 variants. I don't think it matters if they are the same or not, just as long as at least one of them supports AP mode. Yes I used a powered hub because I was using my model B. But if you are using a B+, then if you set the correct options in config.txt, the total curren...
by procount
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?

I forgot to mention that I was using Raspbian. I have no experience with Openelec or Xbian, so I wouldn't know how to set them up on XBMC.
by procount
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Can the raspberry pi handle with 2 wifi dongle ?

Well, I have connected 2 wifi dongles to my Pi at the same time, but both as clients, and they worked fine. I have also successfully used a wifi dongle as an Access Point. But I have not connected one wifi dongle as an AP and a second as a client, but I have no reason to suspect that it wouldn't wor...
by procount
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Add OS to Noobs (Multi-Boot)
Replies: 4
Views: 12671

Re: Add OS to Noobs (Multi-Boot)

Sorry, I don't know why I mentioned setting up wifi, because this is not relevant to downloading an OS online via noobs (my only excuse was that it was late when I last posted!)
The full path to v1.3.9 is http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS/ ... v1_3_9.zip
by procount
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Add OS to Noobs (Multi-Boot)
Replies: 4
Views: 12671

Re: Add OS to Noobs (Multi-Boot)

You can download the other os's from downloads.raspberrypi.org. Put the folders in /os of your noobs card. Or you can copy them from an old noobs v1.3.9 download. To setup wifi, try github.com/procount/noobsconfig. Or look for pikitchen on pihardware.com which might be friendlier. Both allow you to ...
by procount
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Basic PID program without any fancy stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 14289

Re: Basic PID program without any fancy stuff

If you want to understand the basics of how PID controllers work, I found this to be a very nice article - "PID without a PhD" by Tim Wescott. http://cms.edn.com/contenteetimes/documents/embedded.com/2000/f-wescot.pdf It explains what the P I and D terms are and relates them to a temperature control...
by procount
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: How to control remote LEDs?
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: How to control remote LEDs?

If the remote status LEDs need to be distant from the garage door opening RPi, and some long wires (with buffer circuitry) are not appropriate, then you will need a wireless solution. But there are simpler & cheaper alternatives than using another RPi for that. Especially if you just want to control...
by procount
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: XBM, raspbian and retropie on same SD card
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: XBM, raspbian and retropie on same SD card

Linux distributions for the RPi usually come in 2 parts: a boot part containing the kernel and a root file system part. These are normally stored in separate partitions on the SD card. Berryboot allows you to install multiple root file systems, but AFAIK it only uses one kernel partition which is sh...
by procount
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up as wifi router and client
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Setting up as wifi router and client

I haven't tried this, but it certainly should be possible to do what you want. You have already proven you can configure the RPi to operate in both modes, but I guess both methods result in a permanent configuration that is active from boot. So you should modify how you get each mode set up. Firstly...
by procount
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Install the Image from USB Stick to the PI sd card?
Replies: 16
Views: 2094

Re: Install the Image from USB Stick to the PI sd card?

I see you have it working already, so I'm late to the party, but have you thought of using NOOBS? It was designed to allow the reinstallation of an OS distro after it has been corrupted. it wouldn't need an external USB stick so it can all be contained on the SD card. You don't have to stick with th...
by procount
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Monitoring HDMI on TV
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Monitoring HDMI on TV

I'm no expert on the camera (and I don't have mine in front of me), but hopefully the following will ease your frustration. Raspistill and raspivid have additional options to control them. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/raspbian/applications/camera.md . A quick look at this suggests to...
by procount
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noobs 1.3.10 and OS distros
Replies: 26
Views: 7158

Re: Noobs 1.3.10 and OS distros

See also issue #202 https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/202 which could be integrated.
by procount
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noobs 1.3.10 and OS distros
Replies: 26
Views: 7158

Re: Noobs 1.3.10 and OS distros

In parallel with this discussion I raised an issue #213 https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/213 to help make the installation more flexible. Similar to the above suggestions with an extension.

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