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by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unstable Raspberry Pi B
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Unstable Raspberry Pi B

jamesh wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:49 am
Not sure of the legalities of the plugins specified. If anyone can provide some insight, happy to edit out portions as necessary.

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by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help with my build
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Help with my build

HI! Im new so please bear with me, i am reading the stickies and there is so much info I am getting kinda overwhelmed. anyways, What i want to build is a raspberry pi that can be: A game emulator (NES, SNES * i know i can get bluetooth/usb controllers online so it depends on what controller i get.....
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wayland on stretch
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Wayland on stretch

Wayland / Weston is available on stretch (And works quite well in fact) however Gtk3 is being configured in a way that means you cannot use Gtk3 applications as native clients, you can only use them through Xwayland (much as with Gtk2 application) It would be nice if a `gtk-wayland` package was pro...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting retropie on Noob for OS selection
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Getting retropie on Noob for OS selection

Thanks @fruitiftheloom Perfect looks a more simple solution then the other way 😀😀😀😀 One last question in the comment below it's say DD, Im prob being stupid but what's that stand for? NOOBS/PINN is not suitable for everyone. If you prefer to DD your image files directly to the SD card, then carry o...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wayland on stretch
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Wayland on stretch

Just curious (as I know very little of the tech specifics), will this have any impact on further work on this here?: The future of Wayland, and sway's role in it It was stated above that Wayland / Weston has been abandoned at this present time as a replacement for Xorg in Raspbian Operating System....
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unstable Raspberry Pi B
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Unstable Raspberry Pi B

Sounds like a power supply problem. I thought of that, but i've tried 3 different power supplies with the same results. one is a 5v 1a and the other 2 are 5v 2.5a. As a note, the 5v, 1a power supply has been the primary power supply for this Pi since i purchased it long ago. is it possible i've don...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Load Ubuntu Mate O.S. on external Hard Disk
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Load Ubuntu Mate O.S. on external Hard Disk

Hello everybody, Please, can you tell me if is it possible boot the raspberry from the SD card and load the Ubuntu Mate O.S. on an external usb hard disk ? Thanks in advance. Best Regards. Vincenzo. RPi's with the BCM2837 SoC have the capability to boot from USB Mas Storage device, though you can a...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian and retropie
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Raspbian and retropie

I was wondering if you download raspbian onto your sd card and then get retropie will you lose the ability to use raspbian? Actually Retropie which is a collection of software (not an Operating System) which uses Raspbian Jessie Lite as it base Operating System. So yes you can install Retropie from...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting retropie on Noob for OS selection
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Getting retropie on Noob for OS selection

Hi all I want to get retropie on Noob so I can have a selection between retropie, OSMC , Recalbox when starting up my PI. I have found this guide https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Convert-RetroPie-SD-Card-Image-to-NOOBS-Image/ And just wanted to ask is it easy for an intermediate beginner to setup? And ...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 B+, TRRS question
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Pi 3 B+, TRRS question

-So, I installed everything via HDMI because I got the wrong RCA cable for the TRRS port. -Got the right cable, got Noobs to acknowledge the port, and reinstalled everything again. -Only Noobs will use the TRRS port to output A/V. Not sure what to do at this point. Also, I'm new to Pi and Linux. Am...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 with 7" touch display and Ubuntu MATE desktop scaling?
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Pi3 with 7" touch display and Ubuntu MATE desktop scaling?

Hello all, I have a Pi3 running Ubuntu MATE with the latest updates, kernel and firmware. The Pi is in a case with the 7" touchscreen display. The display is only capable of 800x480 resolution which is understandably quite small. I am interested in configuring scaling using xrandr (or any other via...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspi3 headless SSH/Ethernet problem
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Raspi3 headless SSH/Ethernet problem

Dear community, I try to use my RasPi3 headless with plugged in ethernet cable and wifi deactivated. The OS is the latest Ubuntu MATE 16. Unfortunately in 80% I cannot connect to it over SSH. (I always wait long enough - at least 2 minutes.) Sometimes (not often) it works instantly. But then when I...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: zero vs orange pi?
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: zero vs orange pi?

"Orange Pi" forum (if there is one...) I have no idea but If there is I didn't want to make another internet account and Im sure the orange pi guys would tell me if I'm comparing it to a raspberry I should ask on the Raspberry forums :D I did some more googling which I should maybe have done first ...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First time Pi3 user - feels cheated
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: First time Pi3 user - feels cheated

also watch a lot of Netflix, which also has to be directly through a browser Netflix uses DRM and Chromium Browser needs to be compiled to include Widevine DRM, but 720p is about as good as it gets (I believe this was configured for Raspbian Jessie): https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Windows 10 for IoT
Topic: Console and UI?
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Console and UI?

Hi jahboater, Thanks for you answer. Sorry about the delay but I've been afected bu the wild fire in Portugal. Can I program C in Visual Studio (on my laptop) an then deploy the app to the pi? Or do I have to /should program the pi in the linux, directly in the pi? Sorry about this mess in my head ...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Updating Deluge
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Updating Deluge

Hi, Sorry, if this is a very stupid question or if it's asked in the wrong place to the wrong people. This might just be me being a novice on Linux systems overall. I've installed Deluge on my Raspberry Pi 3 using this guide: https://www.howtogeek.com/142044/how-to-turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-an-alway...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Extremely New member - Models, release cadence, storage and power options.
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Extremely New member

All of these subjects have been covered multiple times on multiple websites, including here. We also have a large documentation section. Google will find answers to all your questions quite rapidly. Perhaps you can provide better details about the VideoCore IV chip. Which specific chip is it since ...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Please Help ! -- Can I Reformat a Zero and USB Drive via SSH ?
Replies: 22
Views: 565

Re: Please Help ! -- Can I Reformat a Zero and USB Drive via SSH ?

Anyone please ? Pointers in the right direction for placing/extending an operating system to work from a USB on a headless Pi0 that's already running Rasp lite and connected to a Pi3 via SSH please. Ideally without an SD reader/writer (although I do have one coming in a few days). :) If you do need...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Pixel - login screen menu bar missing
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Raspbian Pixel - login screen menu bar missing

I followed this, but am still getting no menu bar at login screen. Ive tried both different greeters in the update-alternatives --config lightdm-greete In /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf I put: show-indicators=~language;~a11y; ~session;~power keyboard=florence --focus However, still no menu b...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Please Help ! -- Can I Reformat a Zero and USB Drive via SSH ?
Replies: 22
Views: 565

Re: Please Help ! -- Can I Reformat a Zero and USB Drive via SSH ?

Anyone please ? Pointers in the right direction for placing/extending an operating system to work from a USB on a headless Pi0 that's already running Rasp lite and connected to a Pi3 via SSH please. Ideally without an SD reader/writer (although I do have one coming in a few days). :) The RPi Zero b...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Skype + Raspberry pi
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Skype + Raspberry pi

I want to connect a webcam to raspberry and using skype on it. Since there isn't skype for smart TV nowaday, i want to use skype on my tv with raspberry. Is there a possibility? I would to use it with a remote control. Skype or other apps or other OS.-.. The de-facto Raspbian Stretch Operating Syst...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian as OS for old tablet.
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Raspbian as OS for old tablet.

I have a couple of old Android tablets, running an old and slow version of Android, and I was wondering if it would be feasible to use Raspbian as a replacement OS for these? Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Cheers. There has never been a Tablet released which uses the same SoCs as the Raspbe...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Skype + Raspberry pi
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Skype + Raspberry pi

I want to connect a webcam to raspberry and using skype on it. Since there isn't skype for smart TV nowaday, i want to use skype on my tv with raspberry. Is there a possibility? I would to use it with a remote control. Skype or other apps or other OS.-.. The de-facto Raspbian Stretch Operating Syst...
by fruitoftheloom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Raspian Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Installing Raspian Stretch

So I've just setup an installed my PI 3 from Adafruit. I also bought the preloaded NOOBS card and installed Raspian from the SSD card. It looks like I'm on the old 'Jessie' version; my system boots with Pixel and the version of Chromium I'm using is 51.0.2704.91 Built on Ubuntu 14.04, running on Ra...

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