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Lightbulb PI Case Project?
Posted by: Alius - 11-08-2016, 08:37 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (6)

The biggest problem for all PI is a casing.
On sale there is many casing, but they are made of acryle and only the specific PI model enters them.
I suggest to think of development of the universal PI case, with integral unit of a supply, the built-in modular expansion board including CMOS, USB-HUB and remaining necessary connectors and fixings for modules.
Also in advance to provide holes and windows for analog regulators and LCD panels.
To make the case with good design, like Hi-Fi of the casing.
To make the case in 2 options - metal and plastic.

If the project is interesting, it can be realized through Kickstarter.
It would be desirable to learn a judgement of remaining.

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  Prolific 2303 Error 10 on Windows 8/10
Posted by: Alius - 11-08-2016, 08:05 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (1)


Need manual install 2008 year driver.

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  DOSBOX 0.74 OpenGL ES edition for testing
Posted by: alexkidd - 11-08-2016, 01:24 PM - Forum: Solved threads (also check FAQ and HOWTOs) - Replies (7)

1. Download file from https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2sPvY...WwzTHppU2M

2. Open File Manager in Desktop, right click on the folder where dosbox package is and select Open Terminal Here (switch to Workspace 1 if window does not show up) and run:

sudo dpkg -i dosbox_0.74-1_armhf.deb

3. Create ‘pc’ folder in /home/pi/RetroPie/roms and copy your games

4. Go to /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/ and edit es_systems.cfg (right-click, open with Pluma), replace PC platform command line as follows:
<command>/usr/local/bin/dosbox –exit %ROM%</command>

5. Go back to EmulationStation, Press Start - Quit - Restart EmulationStation

6. Go to IBM/PC/DOS section (depending on theme set) and run a game (it will probably run windowed)

7. Return to Desktop, open home folder in File Manager, press Ctrl H to view hidden folders, open .dosbox and edit dosbox-0.74-ES.conf (right-click, open with Pluma). Change the following entries:

fullresolution=1280x720 OR fullresolution=1920x1080 (depending on your resolution)

8. Return to ES and try running your games. Should be fullscreen.

Source: https://github.com/aqualung99/dosbox-0.74-ES

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  Kodi Krypton Beta4 - ROPi version for testing
Posted by: alexkidd - 11-08-2016, 01:14 PM - Forum: Solved threads (also check FAQ and HOWTOs) - Replies (5)

For those interested, especially OPi Plus owners, who could not run Kodi, we found out that it wasn't installed properly in the image.

So, please download latest  Kodi Krypton 17.0 beta4 , open a terminal window in Desktop and run:

sudo dpkg -i kodi_17.0-Beta4_armhf.deb

edit executable script:
sudo pluma /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/kodi/start-kodi.SH

replace last line for: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib kodi

it should work from EmulationStation.


1. Kodi application uses MPV as external player for hardware acceleration. Because of that, on-screen display (OSD) is not available and only keyboard shortcuts will work. For example, to quit video, press Q, to fast forward, press right or up. Refer to MPV manual : https://mpv.io/manual/stable/ for more information.
2. OpenELEC is better than debian Kodi. Although, with this version you'll be able to run it from inside Desktop and have access to another running application with Alt-TAB. It might be useful if you want to check something on your desktop.
3. It may probably shows a few bugs while watching videos or installing addons. Please report.

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  How to get OpenElec + SSH + VNC running at same time ? ( Openelec )
Posted by: prixes - 11-07-2016, 12:34 PM - Forum: Solved threads (also check FAQ and HOWTOs) - Replies (15)

How to get OpenElec + SSH + VNC running at same time ?

I want to have OpenElec/kodi running in monitor and have Original SSH and VNC remote control at same time ( i want make some stuff while some one is using the pi for TV/Media)
Start web server running other background console stuff  ... etc ...

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  Common hardware issues and solutions
Posted by: Sikotik - 11-07-2016, 05:40 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (1)

The most common causes of intermittent hardware problems and boot failures are inadequate power from your power supply and corrupted or underrated SD cards.

A quality 5 Volt 3 Amp power supply should be more than enough to power your pi and most of the peripherals you're likely to attach to it.

Class 10 micro SD cards are the best for Orange Pi. I've personally been using Sandisk brand 64 GB class 10 cards in my Plus 2.

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  arduino based gamepads or arcade sticks
Posted by: Sikotik - 11-07-2016, 03:32 AM - Forum: Hardware - No Replies

Jarno Lehtinen wrote:

If anyone needs any kind of joystick or gamepad adapter, or make your own joystick or arcade panel, ATmega32U4 based Arduinos are pure gold. Cheapest ones are about $4. Atmega chips which ends to U2 or U4 means that chip includes USB-stuff and HID-device. You can make it keyboard or joystick or mouse (even same time). Works virtually every device with USB HID support, including Android tablets and phones and of course computers and Orange Pi. Easiest are joysticks and gamepads where one pin covers one switch (like in Atari-joysticks or DIY arcade cabinet panel).
Today my friend wanted to use Sega Genesis controller with RetrOrange Pi and ready made adapters are expensive and good USB-controller are hard to get (Amazon doesn't ship most electronics to Finland). $4 Arduino and two joystick ports (9-pin D-connector) from spareparts Commodore 64 and after couple of hours I was playing RetrOrange Pi emulators with Genesis controller.
Genesis controller is not easiest, because X,Y,Z buttons are read very awkward, but it's no problem to Arduino (it may be hard to implement same with Orange Pi GPIO):
Great Joystick library for Arduino:
Actually, normal Arduino Uno includes 16U2 too (along with 328P), and you can use it as HID-device. I used this before I got ATmega32U4 based Arduinos:



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  RetrOrangePi Build Scripts
Posted by: lanefu - 11-07-2016, 02:56 AM - Forum: Development section (to be updated) - No Replies

Did you all ever get to post any build scripts for RetrOrangePi?  

Are you all building these images by hand or are you using any provisioning tools?

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  New PC2
Posted by: Jefferson - 11-07-2016, 02:46 AM - Forum: Hardware compatibility - Replies (10)

Just saw this added to AliExpress 

New! Orange Pi PC2 H5 64bit Support  the  Lubuntu linux  and android mini PC Beyond  Raspberry Pi 2 Wholesale is available
(from AliExpress Android)

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  GPIO Pinout
Posted by: Sikotik - 11-07-2016, 01:30 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (2)

Here's a diagram of the Orange Pi GPIO pins


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