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by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi nearly working , now have wpa_supplicant fail problem
Replies: 15
Views: 72414

Re: WiFi nearly working , now have wpa_supplicant fail problem

<t>You might want to look at installing wicd as an alternative.<br/> <br/> $ sudo apt-get install wicd<br/> <br/> It loads a huge amount of stuff but I have found it works pretty well in both the initial terminal and in the GUI.<br/> <br/> After installing, I used the GUI to configure the WPA PSK et...
by GizmoB73
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Buying a Gertboard
Replies: 16
Views: 5423

Re: Buying a Gertboard

I think, that Gert was expecting some boards to be arriving this week...

Fingers crossed.
by GizmoB73
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Come and help us beta test the new forum
Replies: 26
Views: 4679

Re: Come and help us beta test the new forum

That's great, don't suppose you are working on an Android app for the forum too?
by GizmoB73
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Editing config.txt
Replies: 15
Views: 30689

Re: Editing config.txt

JamesH said:


I live just up the road (and grew up in Sutton)....



I see prodata is from Ely too, it's a small world.
by GizmoB73
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Editing config.txt
Replies: 15
Views: 30689

Re: Editing config.txt

JamesH said:


Blimey - somebody in Chatteris!



Thought I'd fess up.

Do you know Chatteris?
by GizmoB73
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Editing config.txt
Replies: 15
Views: 30689

Re: Editing config.txt

After logging in to the Pi, no need to start the GUI, just use this:

$ sudo nano /boot/config.txt

That will do the trick.  Use ctrl-o to write the changes and ctrl-x to exit the nano text editor.

Nano is really easy to use, even as a Linux Noob (Like me).
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 135
Views: 59921

Re: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>FeersumEndjinn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is anyone else having issues with auto mounting USB memory sticks in the newest Debian Squeeze build?<br/> <br/> I know sound doesn"t work, but in order to access USB drives I"m having to manually mount them which is a bit tiresome?<br/> <br/> EDIT:  On an a...
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Debian Admin Password
Replies: 19
Views: 19963

Re: Debian Admin Password

<t>jojopi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> GizmoB73 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Isn't this a massive security hole?<br/> <br/> <br/> It is not the most secure configuration of sudo, but it is the most convenient.  It is not an unreasonable default on a truly personal computer where the owner is actively encourag...
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Debian Admin Password
Replies: 19
Views: 19963

Re: Debian Admin Password

<t>Interestingly (and probably rather dangerously) I have found that you can run:<br/> <br/> $ sudo su -<br/> <br/> #<br/> <br/> to get logged in as root without knowing the password!<br/> <br/> This works regardless of whether you know the root password or not.<br/> <br/> This seems to make a mocke...
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 4771

Re: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard

<r>MrMan said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Unfortunately I don't have a multimeter (and have no plans to get one either). In the mean time I have been experimenting with other power supplies and usb cables and getting the same results.<br/> <br/> I'll see if I can borrow a keyboard to test further over the we...
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 4771

Re: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard

<r>MrMan said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Unfortunately I don't have a multimeter (and have no plans to get one either). In the mean time I have been experimenting with other power supplies and usb cables and getting the same results.<br/> <br/> I'll see if I can borrow a keyboard to test further over the we...
by GizmoB73
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Visual Studio and C#
Replies: 39
Views: 10820

Re: Visual Studio and C#

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> As to the performance, I think you will struggle getting much performance out of it. I don't think .NET has been run on anything of this relatively low speed - I think it was only developed after the era of P3 chips. Could be wrong.<br/> <br/> .Net Compact Framework has b...
by GizmoB73
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering raspi from the usb hub that it uses
Replies: 18
Views: 3591

Re: Powering raspi from the usb hub that it uses

<r>canyon said: <br/> <br/> <br/> rmwebs: I've just bought this<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....00_details">http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....00_details</URL><br/> <br/> which is almost certainly the same hub as yours, but branded as Pluscom.  Mine has a 3A plugtop adaptor. ...
by GizmoB73
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Visual Studio and C#
Replies: 39
Views: 10820

Re: Visual Studio and C#

<t>There's no USB client port on the Pi so that would be a bit different, maybe you could use the Ethernet link, or the serial port on the GPIO?<br/> <br/> It would be interesting to see if .Net Framework was written for the Pi.<br/> <br/> As part of my day job I have done a lot of .Net code on Wind...
by GizmoB73
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 4771

Re: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard

<t>MrMan said: <br/> <br/> Is this something that is likely to be fixable or am I going to have to get a hub?<br/> <br/> As this is a wireless keyboard you can't rule out interference issues, however, have you measured the voltage across TP1 and TP2 on the Pi board?  If you have a DVM or multimeter,...
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Odd power situation - can power Pi without a powersupply, just a powered usb hub...
Replies: 22
Views: 3341

Re: Odd power situation - can power Pi without a powersupply, just a powered usb hub...

<t>As I have found out, the most likely event is that there will be an under-voltage on the board.<br/> <br/> Although my cheap ebay hub is hard wired to the power outputs, it looks like the soldering was poor, and the tracks are not really sufficient to be able to supply 700mA at 5v. I guess the la...
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to make some initial setup scripts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: How to make some initial setup scripts?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Or, once you have an SD card with everything on it you want, dump it using DD to an image on a PC somewhere. Then when you reimage your SD card you use your own custom image.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I have done that a bit, but I am using 8GB SD Cards and that can tak...
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 4771

Re: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard

<r>After reading this topic:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....bian-13-04">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....bian-13-04</URL><br/> <br/> I checked my voltage across TP1 and TP2, it was down at about 3.9v.  God knows how it was working, but that could indeed explain a lot of my...
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Re: Initial issues
Replies: 6
Views: 3843

Re: Initial issues

Yes, I have posted in another location as I am seeing the same thing.  I am using two different keyboards and a 3Amp Power Supply into my powered hub and still seeing the problem quite often.

Sometimes just logging in can take 4 or 5 attempts, which can be very frustrating.
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to make some initial setup scripts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: How to make some initial setup scripts?

<t>As a relative noob to Linux and the Pi, I find myself starting with yet another fresh SD Card image of Debian on the Pi.<br/> <br/> I seem to always start by editing the /etc/apt/sources.list file to add in some extra repo's.<br/> <br/> Then I install some packages, which will probably grow with ...
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 4771

Re: Squeezzzzzzzzzz keyboard

I have been seeing the same sorts of issues with letters repeating or missing.

I changed keyboards, but had the same issue.

I have tried with the keyboard direct into the Pi or via a hub and I am using a 3A powered hub.

I wonder in anybody else is seeing this?
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Odd power situation - can power Pi without a powersupply, just a powered usb hub...
Replies: 22
Views: 3341

Re: Odd power situation - can power Pi without a powersupply, just a powered usb hub...

<t>rmwebs said: <br/> <br/> Out of interest, what hub are you using? My one wasnt able to power the Pi and power the USB devices at the same time, it was one or the other <br/> <br/> I bought a cheapo 7-port hub with a 3A PSU from ebay a while back.  The Hub was fine but as many have experienced her...
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Odd power situation - can power Pi without a powersupply, just a powered usb hub...
Replies: 22
Views: 3341

Re: Odd power situation - can power Pi without a powersupply, just a powered usb hub...

<t>rmwebs said: <br/> <br/> <br/> That makes sense I guess.<br/> <br/> So the option here is that we need a better USB Hub, something that meets the standards better and hopefully doesn't backfeed back into the pi.<br/> <br/> Maybe something needs to be mentioned about this on the official docs, tha...
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Odd power situation - can power Pi without a powersupply, just a powered usb hub...
Replies: 22
Views: 3341

Re: Odd power situation - can power Pi without a powersupply, just a powered usb hub...

<t>It is the polyfuse that is the limiting factor here.<br/> <br/> I posted about this on the Farnell forum and PeteL confirmed this.<br/> <br/> The Polyfuse although rated at 100mA ish allows more through, but when the Pi gets to the parts where it starts switching on all the USB stuff, then the po...
by GizmoB73
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Addon boards
Replies: 17
Views: 3998

Re: RPi Addon boards

OK, looking forward to it.

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