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by procount
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs

Basically, YES to all your points. You've learnt a lot. Well done!
by procount
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do you safely shutdown noobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: How do you safely shutdown noobs?

Do you really mean rhe noobs installer, or do you mean the Raspbian OS installed by noobs?
by procount
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs

nahannidog, Re-inserting the SD card after deleting Pidora is interesting educationally, but the errors are not surprising as you haven't yet completed the process and the partitions do not match what it expected. Partitions 5-10 are Logical Partitions within the extended partition 2. They are creat...
by procount
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Playing movies
Replies: 25
Views: 17557

Re: Playing movies

You probably need to configure your Pi2 USB ports to output more current, as you are powering your 1TB USB drive directly from it. By default it is only 600mA.
To increase the total maximum current output to 1.2A, you need to edit /boot/config.txt and add the line:
max_usb_current=1
by procount
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OS on Pi B+
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Multiple OS on Pi B+

Noobs is a minimalist os installer, boot selection switcher and recovery program. To support ALL different wifi dongles with their associated wifi configurations would make it harder to maintain and more difficult to setup for a new user.
by procount
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OS on Pi B+
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Multiple OS on Pi B+

I think I meant v1.3.9 which is the last version with all OS suitable for B+. Find it at
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS/ ... 014-07-08/ After installation when you get wifi working you can upgrade to the latest version. See many other posts on how to do this.
by procount
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple OS on Pi B+
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Multiple OS on Pi B+

Noobs is now only supplied with Raspbian since the OS has become so big, hence your restricted options. If you connect it to the internet it will be able to install the others from the web. But you must use a cable because noobs does not support wifi.Alternatively download the older noobs v1.3.8 whi...
by procount
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: IP from cmdline.txt is not taking sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: IP from cmdline.txt is not taking sometimes

Well, if you temporarily remove your script, does it then work? Another solution I saw somewhere (although NOT SECURE) is to copy your /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (if you are using wifi) files to /boot. Then replace the originals with symlinks to the copies on...
by procount
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: How to remove 2 unwanted OS'es installed with NOOBs

1. Yes. 2. Yes. You can use parted to remove unwanted partitions. You can also use it to resize the Raspbian partition. raspi-config can also be used to expand your filesystem to fill the SD card (but I'm not sure it will work in this instance - i've not tried it). 3. At the very least, you should m...
by procount
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: IP from cmdline.txt is not taking sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: IP from cmdline.txt is not taking sometimes

@bharadwajtk - I didn't have a problem using this method with Raspbian, although it was a while ago on a model B. But I did find it a bit flakey when adding it to the NOOBS recovery program in recovery.cmdline when I was trying to overcome my DHCP not working properly from a directly connected lapto...
by procount
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS Selection at Boot using IR remote or Gamepad
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: OS Selection at Boot using IR remote or Gamepad

You will have to rebuild NOOBS and include a driver for the gamepad. This userspace driver looks like it can convert gamepad events into keypresses that can be used with all linux software, so it might work with the NOOBS recovery program. http://pingus.seul.org/~grumbel/xboxdrv/xboxdrv.html https:/...
by procount
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Offline NOOBS with OpenELEC on A+ board
Replies: 12
Views: 4619

Re: Offline NOOBS with OpenELEC on A+ board

You could download an older version of noobs that included OpenElec e.g. v1.3.9

http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS/ ... 014-07-08/
by procount
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sd card reader shows recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

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: 6047

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: 8757

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: 1351

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: 4760

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: 2377

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: 1143

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: 1697

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: 2640

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: 2640

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: 2640

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: 2640

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...

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