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Stupid newbie questions



  • This is my very first project of this type, and I’m learning all this from scratch. I’m going through the Complete Setup Tutorial and I got to the section about screen rotation and what to add in, how do I save the changes I’ve made?

    Also, I don’t know how to change the settings. Time, weather, etc. Is there a first timers guide?


  • Module Developer

    Using nano to edit the config.txt you just exit nano (ctrl + x) it will then ask you if you want to save your changes, type Y and then enter, that’s it, you are back out to the terminal, reboot your pi and the screen is rotated.

    If your PI is connected to the net it should have set the time, date and timezone automatically.

    Each module has a readme-file, all settings are explained in those files.



  • Ok, I think I’ve got it. Thank you!



  • So Im new to the this and i seem to hit a wall was able to to get as far as everyone else has in this thread. Ive been using pi 3 everything is update from what i can tell but evey time i run the program it run into the same issue minus the “Error found”… I obtained my API key i slighty edited the file config but still can’t get it to locate it.

    Loading config …
    WARNING! Could not load config file. Starting with default configuration.
    Loading module helpers …
    No helper found for module: helloworld.
    All module helpers loaded.
    Starting server op port 8080 …
    Server started …
    Sockets connected & modules started …


  • Module Developer

    @impuislupus Did you Rename the config file?



  • @broberg yup went to the file directly