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by Tom_A
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cloning NOOBS to a slightly smaller card
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Cloning NOOBS to a slightly smaller card

Interesting about the NUC. I'd like to hear more about it - how much it costs, where you got it, and so on. Anyway, back to secure boot. I know very little about it - just about all I know was gleaned from reading that "hot hardware" URL I posted upthread. But it seems to me that it is meaningless ...
by Tom_A
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overheating Raspberry PI 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: Overheating Raspberry PI 2?

hi i overclocked my raspberry pi 2 to 1000 MHz, the temperature monitor shows that it is going all the way up to 68 degrees Celsius. is this normal and how hot does your raspberry pi 2 go up to? Mine is running now at 42 degrees Celsius, however I'm not overclocking. I experimented with several dif...
by Tom_A
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cloning NOOBS to a slightly smaller card
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Cloning NOOBS to a slightly smaller card

Incidentally, and somewhat off-topic, but not entirely, ... Isn't it true that nowadays, people are buying Windows PCs with Windows 8 and that these machines have UEFI/secure boot, so that it is not really possible anymore to boot Linux on these machines? So, when we recommend to them that they boo...
by Tom_A
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Does the Pi go to sleep?
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Does the Pi go to sleep?

Ive been using a pi since the early days and used rpi-update at that time. I was unaware that it may be unstable so I just noted the command as I did for many whilst learning. I never had any problem (lucky?), and it has been running unattended backing up and emailing for over a year. I may have us...
by Tom_A
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Does the Pi go to sleep?
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Does the Pi go to sleep?

When the Raspberry Pi was first released, it was often necessary to run rpi-update to get firmware that would work with some projects. It's not necessary to to this now for most cases. I tell people that if they don't know exactly why they are doing it, they shouldn't. The latest firmware versions f...
by Tom_A
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: have to reset wifi every day
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: have to reset wifi every day

The latest changes in raspberrypi-net-mods are the worst thing that's ever been inflicted on the RPi population. That stuff is so badly broken. My systems all use networkmanager and dhcpcd or networkmanager and a static IP address. I've noticed that the GUI for network management is similar to how ...
by Tom_A
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: have to reset wifi every day
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: have to reset wifi every day

The WiFi drivers in the kernel are the most heavily used code but it's exceedingly badly written, largely untested and clearly unmaintained code. Have you experimented at all with "NetworkManager"? The most recent changes to wifi caused me enough headaches that I searched around for a better way to...
by Tom_A
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Does the Pi go to sleep?
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Does the Pi go to sleep?

I have decided it would be more satisfactory to start again using the knowedge I have gained to avoid the pitfalls I came accross. Thanks all for your help. Edit: Ater removing and formatting the SD card again I find that when I come to replace it, the card is not held in the holder. It keeps poppi...
by Tom_A
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Does the Pi go to sleep?
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Does the Pi go to sleep?

Not well! After a few reboots the pi now boots to a blank screen. I can see a feint cursor which i can move with the space bar and enter key. OK, this sounds a bit familiar. By default, to make sure the Pi has enough power in cases where the power adapter is not at least 2amp, power is limited to t...
by Tom_A
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Does the Pi go to sleep?
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Does the Pi go to sleep?

I am running the pi from a usb stick and booting only from the sd card. The pi is attached to the Panasonic tv by HDMI. I am attached to the pi by wifi from my wifi laptop. Keyboard and mouse are attached to the pi by bluetooth. The pi is attached to the world via a cat5 cable to a 20mb internet ca...
by Tom_A
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Does the Pi go to sleep?
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Does the Pi go to sleep?

The screen should wake when you tap on a key on your keyboard. If it doesn't you might want to experiment with disabling CEC on the Pi to see if that is causing the problem. Edit the /boot/config.txt file and add: hdmi_ignore_cec=1 hdmi_ignore_cec_init=1 Not sure if this will fix the issue or not. T...
by Tom_A
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built
Replies: 81
Views: 80069

Re: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built

Firstly, thanks to expandables for starting this thread - otherwise I might not have stumbled on Tom_A's fix which kind of worked for me but still left me with a couple of issues mentioned by others, in that Kodi would still exit with a black screen on every other run, and also communication with m...
by Tom_A
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My friend bought a Raspberry pi 2
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: My friend bought a Raspberry pi 2

It was bought with the sole pupose of playing mkv videos (movies). He doesn't have a PC, so I'll have to transfer the videos to the SD card. So far I've tried Noobs but couldn't install anything from pi store. Can I just plug in the sd card to the pc and transfer the files from there? When you init...
by Tom_A
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 2B Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: Raspberry PI 2B Battery

After reading the reviews, I'm not sure if that item will work either, although the specs say it should be suitable. What review makes you say that? I have This power bank, that can power a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B but I can't say how long it's charge would last. I didn't see anything in the reviews,...
by Tom_A
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built
Replies: 81
Views: 80069

Re: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built

But if I do, I am not able anymore to control Kodi through my remote :o Is there any other way to keep tv powered? Is there a way to change this in future release 15, is there any option in Kodi maybe to choose whether tv stays on or off on exit? I believe the "hdm_ignore_cec_init=1" only prevent's...
by Tom_A
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Systemd Jessie errors
Replies: 29
Views: 21577

Re: Systemd Jessie errors

UPDATE: I may have spoken too soon. It seems as though I still occasionally have file corruption problems following a reboot or shutdown. It seems to happen less frequently as it used to happen every time. Oh well. It'll probably be fixed completely at some point in the future. So, I gave it a shot...
by Tom_A
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Systemd Jessie errors
Replies: 29
Views: 21577

Re: Systemd Jessie errors

If you ask more specific questions, you might get more specific answers. Are you using a USB install? The biggest issue with systemd, from what I've read, is that it messes up with a USB install for some reason. I knew about the compiling issues and more recent versions which is really what tempts ...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Systemd Jessie errors
Replies: 29
Views: 21577

Re: Systemd Jessie errors

I keep debating installing Jessie, but I'm wondering what stability is like when you disable Systemd. For those who are using Jessie without Systemd, what is the user experience like? Do you prefer it to Wheezy? What have you noticed that has been added? Do you find performance to be better? I know ...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WOL Server
Replies: 18
Views: 1859

Re: WOL Server

Hi does anyone have any other thoughts on this one? Thanks in advance I would look carefully through your dyndns account settings to see if there is any reason for it to be adding the "/UI". I would also look at your apache configurations to see if something is set wrong there. Look at the /etc/apa...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: advice for heat sink raspberry 2
Replies: 17
Views: 5076

Re: advice for heat sink raspberry 2

Also: Heat sinks provide little benefit unless paired with a fan. You get maybe a few degrees of difference in temperature. The problem is that the heat from the heat sinks gets trapped inside the case as well. Fans provide the most cooling, however can be noisy. Another option is an entire case tha...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: advice for heat sink raspberry 2
Replies: 17
Views: 5076

Re: advice for heat sink raspberry 2

i am looking to get a heat sink from a website, with that help it getting hot and turning off? i ran it for a couple of hours on raspberry pi 2 setting, aka turbo, but last night it acted strange it turn off and didn't turn back on and kept resetting my OS(openelec) every now and again. i dont want...
by Tom_A
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3
Replies: 404
Views: 219971

Re: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - complete tutorial

I've repeatedly installed HW accelerated VLC with this method on different Pis (B+ and Pi2): https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=59814&p=629999#p629999 But don't expect this to work on anything else than default Raspbian Wheezy; in fact, you shouldn't even try it (it's a dirty h...
by Tom_A
Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3
Replies: 404
Views: 219971

Re: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - complete tutorial

Am I imagining things or did some posts disappear toward the end of this thread? I posted about not being able to get the install guide to work. The steps I followed were the workaround since compiling was no longer possible. Then I went back to the first guide and made the preference changes. Trie...
by Tom_A
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: XFCE on the Pi - Making your Pi GUI run faster!
Replies: 42
Views: 86571

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

Another thing that I've noticed about xfce is that my trackpad multouch gestures no longer seem to work, other than two finger scrolling. Tapping for mouse clicks no longer works. Not sure if I miss this all that much though as on LXDE it seemed too sensitive sometimes. I've looked up some solutions...
by Tom_A
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Stopping Screen blanking
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Stopping Screen blanking

Hello! I am having a somewhat annoying problem with the raspberry pi 2. I want to use the pi to continuously display a video on a beamer. I have written a program for controlling the video. When starting the pi I want the program to start at boot time. Therefore I have added the program to rc.local...

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