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  1. SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi SqueezePlug Media-Server version 4.08b1 for Raspberry Pi is based on the existing and very famous versions of SqueezePlug for other ARM based devices like SheevaPlug, Dockstar and GoFlex Net. SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi offers the same set of features like the versions for all other devices. So SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi has a lot of very cool features: SqueezePlug is a platform for different Media-Servers: - Logitech Media Server (f.k.a. Slimserver, SqueezeBox Server) - MiniDLNA - Mediatomb - Twonky - TVMobili All these servers are ready to install by a click. Included features are: - Support for wireless USB-Sticks - SqueezeSlave (Media Player running on RPi with no additional HW) Server and player on the same device - Option to install a SqueezeSlave "Stand Alone Player" - Scripts for all SqueezePlug configurations - Samba Server already included The installation is based on the Debian distribution (debian6-19-04-2012.img). The kernel and all packages are up to date. There is no X-Server or other graphic things installed. They are completely removed. The intention of SqueezePlug is to run a headless Media-Server. So SSH is installed and activated. All you have to do is this: 1. Download, unzip and burn the sd-card (http://www.squeezeplug.eu/?page_id=52) 2. Start the Pi and find out the IP-Address (e.g. from an attached monitor or from your router). 3. login with user: root and pw: nosoup4u 4. Choose Raspberry Pi from the initial screen. 5. Reboot the RPi by typing: shutdown -r now 6. Connect again and type: setup 7. Choose the options you need and the scripts will do the rest for you. Author georgekok97 Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 08/06/2012 01:41 PM Updated 08/06/2012 02:42 PM
  2. Printing using CUPS (Raspberry Pi) This provides details of how to add printing support using CUPS (Common Unix printing system). Most distributions provide a user friendly interface for adding and configuring printers, but that is not included in the Raspberry Pi on which is what this is based on. A word of warning Performance can be an issue for printing on the Raspberry Pi, particularly if other applications are running. I did come across some problems during my testing which I was able to overcome by refreshing the SD card image. Some printers that otherwise work on Linux may not work on the Raspberry Pi due to the filter process timing-out during printing. This is based on the Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD. The manufacturer does provide their own Linux drivers, but in this case I'm installing the standard Linux drivers provided through CUPS. The first thing is to install the CUPS system sudo apt-get install cups This will take a while as there are a lot of different packages that will be installed, including the different printer drivers for a number of different printers. When finished it will start the daemon cupsd automatically which provides the printer capability. CUPS uses the group lpadmin to determine who is authorised to administer the printers. You will therefore need to add the lpadmin group to your user to enable you to administer the printers. This can be done by issuing: sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi Replace "pi" with your own username as appropriate. The rest of the administration of the printers can be done through a web interface. Connect via web browser on local computer to which is on the local computer. If you would like to administer the printers from another computer (eg. to run this headless as a print server) then you can allow connections from another computer by editing the file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf by updating the Listen entries to permit connections to the IP address of the computer. The default web browser for the Raspberry Pi is Midora. If you have a good resolution on your screen then that works fine, but if you have a low resolution screen then it is difficult to use. If you have problems then I'd recommend using Iceweasel (Firefox based browser) which is what I've used for the screenshots (taken within tightvnc so quality is reduced). sudo apt-get install iceweasel From the main screen choose the Administration Tab and then select "Add Printer" You will be prompted for a username and password - enter your normal pi username and password, or whatever user you added to the lpadmin group earlier. CUPS will now search for printers that are locally connected and ones it can see on the network. As you can see on the screenshot below CUPs has found my wireless printer "Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD". In fact in this example it's found it twice which is because I already have another Linux computer running CUPS which can act as a print server. For the purposes of this you can ignore the printer marked "PRINTER1". Also note that I don't have a HP printer connected to my computer, but it has found the drivers and therefore suggested that as an option. If you have a network printer not shown then you can choose the appropriate network connection and enter the details manually. Select the one marked "EPSON" and choose continue If you only have one printer the fields can usually be left at their defaults. It may be useful to change these if you are setting up a print server for a company network that has multiple printers, or you can change them for your own benefit if you prefer to use a different name. The one field that you may consider if you have local printer is the "Sharing" option. This is not normally required for a network printer where you can connect direct from the computer to a printer, but it would allow you to share a USB printer across the network if required. This is the reason for the "PRINTER1" showing in the earlier search as it means I can provide printing from outside of the local network using a print server. An alternative is to setup a pass through printer which lets the client handle the print filters. Choosing continue and it will then take a little while to search for the printer. CUPS will then display a list of printers showing the nearest match. For common printer models then there should be, as in this case, an exact match "Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD, Epson Inkjet Printer Driver (ESC/P-R) for Linux (en)". If there is not an exact match then it may be possible to use a similar model although this may not be able to utilise all the features of the printer. It may also be possible to get a printer driver from the manufacturer. It may be possible to provide the PPD file through this page although install instructions differ for different manufacturers when using 3rd party drivers. Select an appropriate printer and choose "Add Printer". You can then select the default options (eg. paper size), although these can normally be set in the application when printing. You can then view the printer status and request a test print through the printer tab. The printer should now show in the print menu of any applications that support printing. Printing problems I had a few problems with printing when first trying it out on the Raspberry Pi. I believe this was due to performance issues related to other software running on the Raspberry Pi which resulted in a timeout during the printing. So if you do have problems it may be worth trying after shutting down any unneccessary applications before trying again. Printing is quite a complex process so it's hard to provide details of what could go wrong and how to fix it - but here are a few pointers. Other applications - avoid running other applications and daemons when trying to print complex documents. Be patient - sometimes printing can take a long time. If at first nothing happens wait a while before checking - and don't keep resubmitting until you are sure the previous job has failed. Error log - printing debug and error messages are logged to the file /var/log/cups/error_log. This can help give a pointer to problems. Config files - printers added through the cups interface are added to the folder /etc/cups/ppd. The files are text based so it's possible to look through these files for incorrect entries. Test the filters manually - the commands below will allow you to test your printer filters. Note select the appropriate PPD file for your printer on the first line. export PPD=/etc/cups/ppd/Epson_1.ppd /usr/lib/cups/filter/bannertopdf 1 tim '' 1 '' </usr/share/cups/data/testprint >bannertopdf.pdf ## Warning this next entry may cause the Raspberry Pi to hang /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops 1 tim '' 1 '' <bannertopdf.pdf >pdftops.ps /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftoraster 1 tim '' 1 '' <bannertopdf.pdf >pdftoraster.ras Test gs - conversion to / from postscript is often a requirement within the print process. The following command can be used to test that the ghostscript (gs) command is able to handle the conversion correctly. gs -sDEVICE=cups -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sOutputFile=out /usr/share/doc/printer-driver-foo2zjs/manual.pdf Author georgekok97 Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 08/06/2012 11:34 AM Updated 08/06/2012 12:42 PM
  3. Using Full SD card capacity (Resizing Partitions In GParted) Preparing for Pi - Using Full SD card capacity (Resizing Partitions In GParted) VIDEO HERE : THANKS FOR WATCHING ! Author georgekok97 Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 08/04/2012 10:03 AM
  4. Install OpenELEC with XBMC on Pi Step 1 : Download all the needed files You will need the following A copy of SDFormatter (https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_3/). The binary version of win32diskimager from this location: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download An image of openELEC http://openelec.thestateofme.com/ (Download the latest image file at the bottom). Step 2 : Format the Memory Card 1.First thing to do is to format the memory card. Open up the SDformatter and run the install/setup. 2.Once installed, run SDformatter (start > all programs > SDFormatter). Select the drive that your Raspberry Pi memory card is inserted in, then click 'format'. Please note this will swipe your memory card so if you want to keep what's on it, we suggest using a different memory card. **You will be asked to confirm the format. Click OK to continue. 3.Next you will be informed not to remove the memory card during format. Click OK. 4.Once the format is complete, click OK and close SDformatter by clicking Exit. Step 3 : Install openELEC to the SD Card 1.Open Win32 Disk Imager and click the browse button then select the openELEC img file you downloaded earlier. **Next thing to do is put the image onto the card. Make sure the drive your memory card is in is selected in the 'device' dropdown, then click the 'Write' button. 2.You will be asked to confirm the write, click OK or Yes to continue. **OpenELEC XBMC will now install on your SD Card. Finally once the writing is complete you will see a 'Write Successful' box. Click OK to finish. That's it. Pop your memory card into your Raspberry Pi, hook it up to the TV and enjoy your new media center. Author georgekok97 Category Raspberry Pi OS Installation Guides Submitted 08/04/2012 09:36 AM
  5. HDMI full screen In order to get the HDMI screen output to use the full screen, I had to create a file /boot/config.txt In this file I set the following options. hdmi_mode=16 hdmi_drive=2 disable_overscan=1 The mode sets it to 1080p60 The drive sets it to forced HDMI rather than dvi I think. The disable overscan does what it says. - I needed to do this to make it appear on the HDMI input on the TV. Really useful page for these options is http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt Author georgekok97 Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 08/04/2012 09:24 AM
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