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by xtian170174
Fri May 29, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: RPi4 as Linsar TV front end [EPG/remote control/bluetooth headphone pairing]
Replies: 0
Views: 870

RPi4 as Linsar TV front end [EPG/remote control/bluetooth headphone pairing]

I'm going to try this either way - the basic premise is that it will be one of the sources [e.g. HDMI2] so everything else the tv, top box and soundbar does will remain the same as other source options/connectivity the way they are now. The question is about the use of the RPi4 in much the same way ...
by xtian170174
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Water Tank Level Monitor
Replies: 17
Views: 58130

Re: Water Tank Level Monitor

This sounds very similar to my project - namely two tanks and a preference for using the pi0..., >> This is a great project, and thanks for sharing. I am guessing that it would be relatively straight forward to use a Raspberry Pi Zero W for this as well, right? I am looking to measure water level in...
by xtian170174
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sonic screwdriver
Replies: 10
Views: 2698

Re: Sonic screwdriver

I reckon Ziggy is by far & away the best idea, https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=quantum+leap+ziggy&num=100&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVyqLDjMrLAhXHqxoKHX5AAvYQ_AUICCgC&biw=1360&bih=644 ...I'm 'toying' with LEGO case builds for my RPi [merely because I have...
by xtian170174
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ditch the locking micro-SD slot and go for a regular one.
Replies: 36
Views: 12258

Re: Ditch the locking micro-SD slot and go for a regular one

These are a good tweezer, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/201265435728?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=122&chn=ps&googleloc=9046270&poi=&campaignid=207297426&device=c&adgroupid=13585920426&rlsatarget=pla-148547188146&adtype=pl...
by xtian170174
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

@s4brains Thank you for this, I will attempt again in due course and feedback :)
by xtian170174
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bike computer
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Bike computer

Here's one with a screen - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/bike-c ... he-myopic/ - which I would immediately adopt if I could get it going on something like Google Glasses, although I suspect something like will find a way with rpi's inclusion being only half likely.
by xtian170174
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Compatibility - Belkin F8E849 wireless keyboard mouse bundle
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Compatibility - Belkin F8E849 wireless keyboard mouse bu

I'm going to go ahead and recommend the Logitech K400r - although I would like to know if it's possible to get & use more adapters so one keyboard works with multiple computers. I know it's not as simple as that - but the 'magic' delivers the end-user solution as a simple 'Alt+Tab' switch betwee...
by xtian170174
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

Hi, the card is fine - it already runs berryboot with a number of images on it and the one I'm using to make a bootable operating system then mksquashfs from it is one from a two pack where the first already serves me well in this capacity on my other rpi.
by xtian170174
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

I have also tried to create the img on an sd card using win32diskimage and then make the squashfs img from it, instead of just from the .img - not successful with those I tried.
by xtian170174
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Compatibility - Belkin F8E849 wireless keyboard mouse bundle
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Compatibility - Belkin F8E849 wireless keyboard mouse bu

I donated this equipment, hopefully to someone with more patience and compatibility ;)
by xtian170174
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bike computer
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Bike computer

I think the best solution is an autoexec so there's no need for a screen [nor the temptation to look at one], the rpi is stowed in a backpack and performs all the gps related matter and cross references with a bike computer that it can extrapolate from. The 'session' is reviewed later rather than du...
by xtian170174
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Converting img for Berryboot - problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Re: Converting img for Berryboot - problem

...I'm coming back to this too, bidding to resolve the issue of mksquashfs>riscos.img>berryboot = "Emergency recovery shell activated" [instead of booting the os]... I'm posting about it on, https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=110472&p=778835#p778835 I've been a...
by xtian170174
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bike computer
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Bike computer

I guess my question on this topic is, "What is the best bike computer to extrapolate from?", rather than doing everything from scratch or getting a phone app - the mounted hardware is adaptable, the rpi finds and logs it's activity - a balance is struck with the additional kit [rpi + batte...
by xtian170174
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Project Ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 4512

Re: Project Ideas

Are you still hungry? :) I have a few ideas, the latest is where I perceive all the forum posts and info on the web seem to leave off - a sync up between a bike computer, a camera, gps & a rpi - the aim is to get the data from the bike computer as a log on the rpi, the gps is probably accurate t...
by xtian170174
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bike computer
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Bike computer

Hope some folk are still around to continue this thread - I'm all for getting the bike computer with gps compatibility and using the rpi instead of a phone & app. I do not see a vital need for a screen display on the rpi, providing it is switched on, it should be creating the data and where a ph...
by xtian170174
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot is there anything useful there Nup - the link http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot/adding_custom_distributions from that page that has anything like is verbatim [probably where the walkthrough from howtogeek came from in the first instance]...
by xtian170174
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

I have also just attempted this on another .img file, got the same error leading to 'Emergency recovery shell activated' for squashfs.
by xtian170174
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

I quickly attempted it again last night just in case I'd kpartx'd the wrong [newly created] file first time around, but to no avail - same error -

- this is the juncture where I believe support for this issue is required.
by xtian170174
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Stumped!! Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

Enough for today, it's been a long one - got the message, Mounting image XBian.img... Error: unable to locate or execute sbin/init/ usr/lib/systemd/systemd /init inside XBian.img followed by [and so quickly after that transposing the above error took half a dozen reboots], Emergency recovery shell a...
by xtian170174
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

I should add that all the items currently included haven't required using squashfs and all those that I'd like to include need it before I can include them - I am however just watching a first attempt during a 'Creating 4.0 filesystem on XBiansquashfs.img, block size 131072' after following the tuto...
by xtian170174
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: BerryBoot Image RPi2
Replies: 12
Views: 7362

Re: BerryBoot Image RPi2

I'm not having a lot of luck with squashfs, there was a moment with wheezy not seeing the media with the image stored on it, used fedora instead, this required using yum instead of apt-get - so it's all good. Then I'm looking at the tutorial on howtogeek, http://www.howtogeek.com/141325/how-to-multi...
by xtian170174
Thu May 08, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)
Replies: 9
Views: 8291

Re: Debian Netgear (RTL8187)

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/setting-up-wifi-with-occidentalis :D I just used the link on an otherwise unresponsive WG111v3 Netgear dongle that I'm trying to configure to get the Pi away from the eth wired router connection, I typed the shorter [not hidde...
by xtian170174
Thu May 08, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TightVNC through Cell Phone WiFi Hotspot to RaspPi?
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: TightVNC through Cell Phone WiFi Hotspot to RaspPi?

***SOLVED*** I went back through tightvncserver on the Pi and found it was the :1 suffix with the ip [LAN] address. As a footnote - I'm not too bothered about the proportions of the desktop appearance on my pc and the convoluted command to make it just so, but simply opted to keep it in a window, as...
by xtian170174
Wed May 07, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TightVNC through Cell Phone WiFi Hotspot to RaspPi?
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: TightVNC through Cell Phone WiFi Hotspot to RaspPi?

>> ::1 is the IPv6 local host, (cf 127.0.0.1 with IPv4). To connect from a laptop you need to know the LAN address of your RPi. << Thanks for the speedy response - it was the 192.168.xxx.yyy that was getting the initial 'refused' error, although it pings ok and putty permits terminal access, while t...
by xtian170174
Wed May 07, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TightVNC through Cell Phone WiFi Hotspot to RaspPi?
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: TightVNC through Cell Phone WiFi Hotspot to RaspPi?

I've just encountered the same issue, after target machine actively refused it, once I changed the remote hostname - so is it the right hostname? I've tried to suffix :1 & ::1 and both get the 'attempt failed ~ connected party did not properly respond ~ failed to respond' error dialogue So far I...

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