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by fruitoftheloom
Sat May 08, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the newest version of Raspbian run on Raspberry Pi 1 Model B Rev 1.2?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Will the newest version of Raspbian run on Raspberry Pi 1 Model B Rev 1.2?

Aguscao wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 9:01 am
I want to install the newest version of Raspbian on my old Raspberry Pi 1 Model B Rev 1.2. Will it work even if it will run slowly?

Raspberry Pi OS Lite (no desktop) will be AOK:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/operating-systems/
by fruitoftheloom
Sat May 08, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: installing SD card on a different Pi4 board
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: installing SD card on a different Pi4 board

Hi, sorry for the stupid question but I would avoid basic errors: is it ok if I install a fresh image on a Pi4 4GB RAM and also install some softwares and needed updates (including firmware) and then move the SD Card to a different Pi4 board (with same 4GB or 8GB RAM), where is supposed to work ? i...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat May 08, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where can I find datasheets and schematics for 1st generation Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 1.2?
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Where can I find datasheets and schematics for 1st generation Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 1.2?

Hello, I am very new to Raspberry Pi. I was given a 1st Generation Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 1.2. I am trying to find the schematics and datasheets for this version of Pi. I have tried the official Raspberry Pi website and I have found none, because this version of Pi is already discontinued. Pleas...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat May 08, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Raspberry Pi Desktop on VMware Workstation Player
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Raspberry Pi Desktop on VMware Workstation Player

Does Raspberry Pi Desktop require the installation ISO image to boot? I installed the OS from the ISO image on VMware Workstation Player 15 running on Windows 10. I confirmed the OS was successfully installed and reboots. After shutting down the guest OS, I deleted the ISO image. Since then, the VM...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: help repairing mini sd card slot
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: help repairing mini sd card slot

johnyjm wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 3:40 pm
Does anyone know who can repair mini sd card slot in the UK as the lid has broken off my grandson's Pi 4 and i have very limited electronic ability to help him

If you 4B has Kernel / Firmware newer than August 2020, then you can boot from USB MSD.
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please

threaders20 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 1:07 pm
Solved it :)
I just had to plug both the hdmi cable and usb cable into the monitor and its working brilliantly :) thanks ever so much for your time and for helping out, cheers :)

So you got a Monitor with the Console ??

If so you never mentioned ??
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where can I find datasheets and schematics for 1st generation Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 1.2?
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Where can I find datasheets and schematics for 1st generation Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 1.2?

there are full schematics for the first model, but they have since been deleted, and the moderators delete any posts explaining where to find them We do? i have seen signs of it in the past, where there was missing posts in a thread like this, where somebody had clearly answered, but then it vanish...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please

Hi Many thanks for your help and comments. I have just got a monitor and have tried to connect it but im getting no signal. I have plugged in the usb lead into a plug that I use for my ipad and im getting a green and red light on the cosole and then ive plugged into the hdmi socket on the monitor. ...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: 3x 3.5 touchscreen setup with Pi4 and 2 Zeros
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Possible Solution(?)

.... the 4B takes in 5.1V and the Zeros take in 3.3V. Balderdash. I had a quick panic attack so can you please tell me how much each take in combined? Is it more or less? Just curious. The device needs to be powered with a 5V power supply with a USB connector; USB-C for the Raspberry Pi 4, and micr...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please

Hi Many thanks I do appreciate its a difficult thig to answer without more pics hopefuly this will work https://ibb.co/mtSXnbH many thanks and I am grateful for all your help cheers :) The RED cable goes to the power supply input, your Laptop will not provide required voltage / amps, you need a pow...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please

Hi Many thanks for your help and comments I have a picture of the inside but it says file is too large to attach. Its just a board with the two leads connected and the two controlers, I cant see a power suply input but I think I need to use it with a monitor will any monitor with a hdmi input work ...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: New member needing help with raspberry pi console please

HI Im totally new to the raspberry pi and bought this home made console recently. I thought I would just be able to plug it in to my laptop and play but when I plug both leads a hdmi and usb in a red light comes on but nothing happens and my laptop doesnt pick anything up Can anyone help and advise...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where can I find datasheets and schematics for 1st generation Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 1.2?
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Where can I find datasheets and schematics for 1st generation Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 1.2?

Hello, I am very new to Raspberry Pi. I was given a 1st Generation Raspberry Pi Model B Rev. 1.2. I am trying to find the schematics and datasheets for this version of Pi. I have tried the official Raspberry Pi website and I have found none, because this version of Pi is already discontinued. Pleas...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: Can inbuilt wi-fi act as AP
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Can inbuilt wi-fi act as AP

Many thanks for those links. The article states A routed wireless access point can be created using the inbuilt wireless features of the Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi Zero W, or ... I read elsewhere the Raspberry Pi 400 incorporates a purpose-built board based on Raspberry Pi 4. Ho...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: Can inbuilt wi-fi act as AP
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Can inbuilt wi-fi act as AP

I was under the impression, perhaps erroneously, most wi-fi chips are designed for connecting to an access point. I couldn’t find what chip was used in the Pi 400 to check whether it can be configured as an access point, hence my question. I’m considering one-off use of KasperskyLab TinyCheck but n...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Install i3-gaps
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Install i3-gaps

Hi guys, i would like to install i3-gaps, trying to give this command it returns me unable to find the package ... i found a github guide i followed but ... pi@raspberrypi:~/tmp $ cd i3-gaps pi@raspberrypi:~/tmp/i3-gaps $ git checkout gaps && git pull Si è già su 'gaps' Your branch is up to...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: 3x 3.5 touchscreen setup with Pi4 and 2 Zeros
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: 3x 3.5 touchscreen setup with Pi4 and 2 Zeros

Hello! For a new project I need to run a Pi 4 with 2 Pi Zeros, each of the 3 having a standard GPIO-based 3.5 touch screen. As far as I understood, the Zeros can be powered and ethernet-connected via USB ("gadget"). But will the "master" Pi4 be capable of powering also the displ...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to optimize current for 2 USB SSD disks?
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: How to optimize current for 2 USB SSD disks?

Hello, I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 8 GB RAM and 2 external USB SSD disks of 2 TB each (Samsung SSD T5) attached. Unfortunately it looks like when I have some heavy load on the two USB disks at the same time, they both lose connection and are both not available anymore in the OS and I need to reboo...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: Connect to monitor through USB-C hub
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Connect to monitor through USB-C hub

So I have a USB-C hub connect to the Raspberry 400 and I am wondering if I can output a display to my monitor with it. Will it work with this setup? [Raspberry Pi 400] <USB C == USB C Hub> <HDMI == VGA> I have Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Groovy Gorilla and I am hoping this will work, I have t wait a week for...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: libsdl2-dev cannot be installed
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: libsdl2-dev cannot be installed

Same for me, but my error is different: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get install libsdl2-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are usin...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri May 07, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Chromebook VNC app for Rpi
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Chromebook VNC app for Rpi

Hi all, I am a Chromebook user and I used to use VNC viewer to remote access my raspberry pi. But I noticed that the software provider no longer supports Chromebook. So I am wondering is there any alternative app or solution on Chromebook to remote access my Pi. Thanks Does you Chromebook's ChromeO...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu May 06, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB ports
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: USB ports

hi i would like to know since raspberry pi 4 have Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. can i use all the ports to connect to ESP8266? i have done 3 and when using the arduino ide, it shows the port USB1, USB2, USB3 and i tried to connect another ESP8266 on a free USB slot, but no port appear in the a...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu May 06, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for a pi 2 or 3
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Looking for a pi 2 or 3

zrrd42 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 1:10 am
Have a project in mind. Needing a pi 2 or 3. Anyone have one they'd be willing to sell. Only need a power supply with it. Will entertain other accessories if the price is right.

You can purchase new from Authorized Resellers:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/
by fruitoftheloom
Thu May 06, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Dual Boot Windows ?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Dual Boot Windows ?

Bonjour, A plus de 60 ans et n'étant pas particulièrement un expert en informatique, j'ai quand même envie de me lancer dans l'aventure Raspberry Pi dont j'entends parler depuis un moment, notamment par un de mes petits-enfants qui est féru d'informatique. Novice sous Linux, j'ai vu dans un article...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu May 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: How do I remove older versions of gpg on Raspbian OS?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: How do I remove older versions of gpg on Raspbian OS?

I am trying to install the latest version of GnuPG library on a Raspberry Pi 4 device. I find that the Raspbian OS already comes with installed gpg binaries, which is not allowing me to install newer versions of required libraries (ex. libgcrypt). I checked /usr/bin after carrying out all installat...

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