The 'Raspberry Pi' thread

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  1. pantner

    pantner Member

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    Anyone have much experiance with Mopidy, specifically the Spotify extension and the web frontends?

    https://docs.mopidy.com/en/latest/ext/backends/#mopidy-spotify

    Just ordered a Pi3 and i want to run this on there, but also want to use a PHP website i've written for something else.

    Can i run one of the Mopidy Web Frontends and my own PHP web server?

    Or, Can i write my own interface for the Spotify expansion? I just want to be able to pick a playlist that has already been made and play it.
     
  2. bwen

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    Has anyone had any experience with using an old laptop monitor as a screen for their rpi? I have an old Asus U1F which I want to take the screen out of and get an LCD controller board. I have to take apart the laptop before I can obtain the LCD screen's part/model number so before taking this step I was just wondering if anyone has done this or have any experience before I go forward and take apart a laptop.
     
  3. MonoJoker

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    On the topic of video out, has anyone found a reliable working HDMI -> VGA (15 pin DSUB) cable? I have one but it's very hit/miss, on some sources it works but on others, usually the Pi it doesn't output a signal to the monitor.

    Keen to find one as I'm going to replace the laptop powered bartop arcade I built with a RetroPie setup.
     
  4. StratosFear

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    I assume you've tried some HDMI output tweaks?

    For example:

    https://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberr...oubleshooting-a-raspberry-pi-hdmi-vga-adapter
     
  5. dakiller

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    There are a couple of standards for communicating to small LCD panels, either LVDS or a 40pin bus, with the LVDs being the new standard as such for the last 5+ years and the 40 pin being really common on small 3-8 in LCD's form china.

    the LCD controller board you linked will do what you want if your LCD has an LVDS connection to it.

    I have used the TFP401 chip to convert HDMI to a 40pin LCD in some custom hardware that I've built based on a Raspberry Pi. Here is an interface board that does the same thing, if anyone else is looking for a similar solution - https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-tfp401-hdmi-slash-dvi-decoder-to-40-pin-ttl-display/overview
     
  6. MonoJoker

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    Is the only way to determine this to take apart the laptop housing and look at the screen/connection? I tried googling but couldn't find any results. My aim is to basically separate the screen from the keyboard (lower) section of the laptop and using it in that manner, rather than taking apart the top section housing of the laptop to reveal the LCD screen (as I'm worried I can't put it back together).
     
  8. MUTMAN

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    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=raspberry+pi+laptop+lcd&t=ffab&ia=qa
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0IiXl88Sfw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOHws0qBBmI

    :)
     
  9. Ravennoir

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    Hey Everyone,

    I have a Pi with OSMC installed on it, and I think I upped the clock speeds during setup

    The issue I have now is that I cant seem to find a menu to reset it (apparently its been removed in one of the updates)

    Any way I can reset the clock settings back to default ?
     
  10. MUTMAN

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    there is normally a file with all sorts of settings in it
    I dont run any of the usual linux flavours so i dont know what its called in OSMC sorry. I'd guess it's going to be the same as raspi-config ?
    so try booting into the CLI or exit to the command line and running raspi-config and go from there
     
  11. grrrr

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    edit the config.txt via ssh

    https://www.htpcbeginner.com/overclock-raspberry-pi-openelec/

    or install a bigger heatsink and overclock it further :Pirate:
     
  12. alexb618

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    i have a pi zero and i cant even power it up for some reason... can anyone refer me to an absolute beginner's startup guide somewhere?
     
  13. MUTMAN

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    the magPi pdf mags are a free download from the foundations website. maybe do a search amongst the site for beginners guides

    my 4 step guide for you

    use 'sdformatter' to blow away the sd card
    use 'win32diskimager' to write the image. make sure you get the right image for the zero :)
    plug in keyboard and moniter
    plug in PSU

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/hardware-guide/
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/software-guide/

    and in a stroke of timing luck
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/magpi-60/
    magPi 60th issue is all about troubleshooting :D
     
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  14. garfield2k

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    what do you want to install?

    maybe try noobs first?
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/

    gives you a few options and there is a video guide on that page too
     
  15. birdie

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    Has anyone tried Alexa-Pi (or any other variations for making an Amazon Echo with a RPi)?

    I am trying to find a useful use for my RPi B (1st gen)...

    I have a RPi 3 and it runs OctoPrint for my 3D Printer. I also have a RPi Zero W but I haven't decided 100% what I'll use it for, though I am considering building a Portable MAME device with it...
     
  16. blankpaper

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    Anyone recommend a VPN package for my first gen Pi? Need to access a machine at home from my office. Looking for something simple to set up (for an idiot like me) and maintenance free.
     
  17. waltermitty

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    Assuming you're running Raspbian, should have most of the packages for this: https://github.com/jlund/streisand

    Otherwise just google 'openvpn install script', vet it then hit go.
     
  18. blankpaper

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    Sweet, ta, will look into it. My Pi has been sitting in a box for a few years, time to break it out and give it something to do again (was XBMC for a while).
     
  19. oculi

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    sorry if this has been covered but short searchwords aren't getting me anywhere in this thread.

    My pi3 and powersupply have arrived, but I need to grab a microSD card for it tomorrow.

    the samsung EVO 16 gig card can be had cheap locally but internet chatter says they tend to "wear out" fairly quickly.

    If so what is a good card to go with? looks like speed isn't an issue.

    also will 16 gig be plenty of space once 6 gig is taken up with freeware game ROMs?

    looking forward to having another go with this thing, borrowed one from a make and had retropi installed pretty quick and easily then.
     
  20. MUTMAN

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    if the card is just for a retroPi box than any old card should last a fair time. A bigger card would spread the writes and give you a longer life in theory.

    Pi3 can be made to boot from a USB port if you want. drop multiboot with everything onto a old 120g ssd ....
     

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