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by Tom_A
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meaning of "Raspberry Pi" name
Replies: 11
Views: 7710

Re: Meaning of "Raspberry Pi" name

Techspot interview with Eben Upton: TS: Where does the name Raspberry Pi come from? Raspberry is a reference to a fruit naming tradition in the old days of microcomputers. A lot of computer companies were named after fruit. There's Tangerine Computer Systems, Apricot Computers, and the old British ...
by Tom_A
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Launch graphical app at startup
Replies: 5
Views: 6606

Re: Launch graphical app at startup

This is what l do.... If I want my programs to run at boot up I setup the Pi to boot to desktop (in raspi-config) and modify autostart... Ensure python script is in /home/pi edit autostart... Type at a terminal.. sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart press Enter add the following line to t...
by Tom_A
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Android + RPi Travel Router
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Android + RPi Travel Router

Great point and that's why I posted on here! A bunch of smart people that will steer me in the right direction! So your question was whether you could use either of your two phones unlimited data connections with the Raspberry Pi. I think the answer is likely no. I could be wrong because it could d...
by Tom_A
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 and Wake On LAN
Replies: 10
Views: 21260

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and Wake On LAN

actually there is a good reason for wanting WOL for RPi. If there was a power outage it may not turn on (usually it starts up again). Or if it was remotely shutdown. If there's a power failure and it doesn't come back up when the power comes back on then it's not likely it's going to work right unt...
by Tom_A
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built
Replies: 81
Views: 80134

Re: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built

Is the YouTube plugin working yet on that build? Yes, but there's one small problem: If you stop a running youtube video, the video stops, but the stream seems to continue in the background and kodi seems to freeze (but it doesn't, seems to be waiting until the stream is finished). Workaround: move...
by Tom_A
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built
Replies: 81
Views: 80134

Re: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built

Here's a little bit of an improvement on the exit fix scripting. I've come up with a better solution that does not mess with the way that the kodi-standalone handles crashes. In the kodi-standalone script you need to find "$APP" and change it to "$APP &" so that the script will not wait for Kodi to ...
by Tom_A
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't play a 720p video
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

Re: Can't play a 720p video

I'm a noob :) Installed raspbian (wheezy) with the intent of torrenting occasionally and watching videos of my usb drive. I've tried VLC player but not even 480p (mkv) would play. Then installed Kodi which at least played the latter but with 720P (mkv) it just stops on the first frame. Now reckon i...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overclock with ubuntu mate.
Replies: 3
Views: 4147

Re: Overclock with ubuntu mate.

cavve1 wrote:Hello everyone, I would like to overclock my rasp. I installed the latest version of ubuntu mate and if I try to access the config file does not make me go beyond the forty-line, so I can not change it from that file. how can I do? thanks
What exactly do you mean by the "forty-line"?
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Updating Breaks HDD Setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: Updating Breaks HDD Setup

NOOBS seems to cause more problems than it solves. Try installing Raspbian directly. I don't have any problem with updates when running Raspbian off a hard disk. I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. Can you please clarify? You do need to be more careful figuring out which partition needs to be...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wifi wont start at reboot
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Wifi wont start at reboot

I am having kind of a wierd problem, if i reboot my pi upon boot the wifi dongle wont start but if i shut down my pi unplug and replug it works perfectly..?? Ps. I am running minimal raspbian-ua net install. I had this same issue with a recent update. I switched to using NetworkManager which had pr...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: espeak
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: espeak

I have verry little idea what espeak is but the common notation is to try adding an '&' (without quote) after your command in rc.local For example: espeak & exit 0 Espeak is not a service you would launch and then keep running continuously. It launches with the values you pass it, including the tex...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: adhoc mesh network and routing protocols
Replies: 6
Views: 7486

Re: adhoc mesh network and routing protocols

I've not found any WiFi dongle/driver that supports running an ad-hoc network on a RPi. There lots that run as an infrastructure client (because that's normal) and quite a few that will run as an intrastructure access point. The RT5370 will even run in monitor mode, but none that run as ad-hoc. I w...
by Tom_A
Sun May 31, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.
Replies: 12
Views: 2100

Re: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.

Handful of cards tested on Pi2 Raspian, sorted slowest to fastest: Toshiba 16GB Class 4 (took several hours to complete) Block Size 4k Write 0.907227 Rewrite 0.953125 Read 2.81543 Reread 2.89648 Random Read 2.375 Random Write 0.00390625 Block Size 512k Write 4.40723 Rewrite 4.21582 Read 17.5498 Rer...
by Tom_A
Sun May 31, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: espeak
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: espeak

hi, im new at useing the pi so sorry if the solution is obvious I have installed espeak on my pi and is working perfectly in the terminal i want espeak to run in the background with other programs, however when i embed the program with espeak command in the rc.local file it dose not work in simple ...
by Tom_A
Sun May 31, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cooling Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1964

Re: Cooling Problem

Individual heat sinks on B and B+ models only lowered the CPU temp by 4C average. The CPU is buried underneath the memory package. The RPi2 does not have this problem. I have not tried heat sinks on one yet, but they should work better on the RPi2. It's my understanding that the smaller heat sinks ...
by Tom_A
Sun May 31, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi DAC vs HDMI audio
Replies: 9
Views: 13508

Re: Pi DAC vs HDMI audio

Thanks, but not quite what I was aiming for. The HDMI output goes to HDMI-to-AV converter, which I suppose has the same function as the DAC. So the sound output from the converter should be more or less the same quality as DAC output, if I'm correct? I would think so. They are both coming from digi...
by Tom_A
Sun May 31, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Is a Raspberry Pi WiFi aggregator possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Is a Raspberry Pi WiFi aggregator possible?

For experimentation purposes, I'm sure it's possible. Almost everything that will run on a higher power desktop will run, possibly in some limited way. People set up web servers all the time just for testing and then move to a higher power server once the issues are worked out. I think the wifi dong...
by Tom_A
Sat May 30, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi DAC vs HDMI audio
Replies: 9
Views: 13508

Re: Pi DAC vs HDMI audio

The advantage to the DAC is that you might not be plugging into something that has HDMI. The analog audio is only fair and crackles at low audio when an audio channel is open. The use case for the DAC is to avoid using the analog audio. The HDMI audio is really good.
by Tom_A
Sat May 30, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cooling Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1964

Re: Cooling Problem

If you do need to cool it. I have found that a fan works better than heat sinks. Especially true of the PoP package versions. I have not tried heat sinks on a Pi2B as yet. That is unless the heatsink is so big it's the entire case. I'm using the Flirc case on two Pi2's and they never get close to g...
by Tom_A
Sat May 30, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wifi Adapters for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Replies: 6
Views: 5664

Re: Wifi Adapters for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

I am looking for a good wifi dongle too. I want to run Picoreplayer on my Pi 2, will the Edimax work? Has anyone tried the TP-Link TL WN723N or Edup EP-N1528? They are both supposed to be 300Mbps I'm using a Panda Wireless. The one with the removable antenna. It's rated for 300Mbps as well. It's wo...
by Tom_A
Sat May 30, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Is a Raspberry Pi WiFi aggregator possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Is a Raspberry Pi WiFi aggregator possible?

Bottleneck on that is going to be the USB interface that also runs the ethernet. Given the speed that wifi runs now, I guess you'd be at the limit no matter how much you overclocked with two wifi dongles. You'd have better luck with one of the small form factor PCs like a NUC or Giga Brix that had U...
by Tom_A
Fri May 29, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi and Iphone
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Raspberry Pi and Iphone

If you look really carefully at your lightning connector, you will notice that there's more than 4 connections. There's more than 4 just on one side of the connector! When it was released, I had assume that it had duplicate connections on both sides, but it's a bit more complicated than that. A coup...
by Tom_A
Fri May 29, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: XFCE on the Pi - Making your Pi GUI run faster!
Replies: 42
Views: 86727

Re: XFCE on the Pi - Making your Pi GUI run faster!

I've switched over to XFCE. Not sure if I can tell if it's faster or not. I'm still using lightdm to select my desktop environment and I didn't remove LXDE so I have the option of switching back. I do like the greater configurability and it's definitely running as well as LXDE does. One thing that I...
by Tom_A
Thu May 28, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auto Updating Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 7140

Re: Auto Updating Raspberry Pi

Generally a bad practice No doubt, the user can make their own decision ;) There is a better option though. If you install cron-apt, you can have updates download automatically but not install. This way you don't have problems with unattended updates not knowing whether to replace configuration fil...
by Tom_A
Thu May 28, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wifi troubles - wlan4: renamed from wlan0
Replies: 10
Views: 5074

Re: Wifi troubles - wlan4: renamed from wlan0

If I insert more than one wifi dongle, they are assigned wlan0, wlan1, etc... based on whichever one is found on the USB interface first. If I have them plugged in two of them through a hub one way, swap their positions and reboot, they will have swapped their connections. I'd actually like them to ...

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