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by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't get hard disk working from usb
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Can't get hard disk working from usb

Hi I have a 3.5 inch data disk with a data to usb cable attached (with external 12v 2amp additional power). Disk is formatted to NTFS This works fine when plugged into a pc However on the pi 3, the disk starts but after a few seconds it sounds like it restarts, and on and on. I have tried setting t...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: vnclicensewiz: error while loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or direc
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: vnclicensewiz: error while loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or di

I have a dell latitude 5420, on which i installed raspbian release 9.5 stretch, as i was more familiar with the OS. However looks like it did not have VNC bundled in by default as with the Raspbian OS on Raspberry Pi hardware. Hence i downloaded the RealVNC package (VNC-Server-6.3.1-Linux-x64) and ...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Scratching my head- getting started
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Scratching my head- getting started

I have a Pi 3 + b and am using the latest build of Raspian. At first I was unable to sudo apt-get update because it would throw an error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list (type) E: The list of sources could not be read. When I ran a cat of /etc/apt/sources.list....
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu Mate
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Ubuntu Mate

I have a raspberry Pi 3 b+. I downloaded Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 and used the unarchiver on MacBook to extract the .img. I then put the image file on a USB and plugged it into a Windows 10 box and used win32diskimager to write the image to a microSD card (SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC Memory Card Plus ...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Udoo Quad Makerboard Rev. D - ready for NAS/ Samba-server?
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Udoo Quad Makerboard Rev. D - ready for NAS/ Samba-server?

hello dear Raspi-Experts, today i have a spcial question: a friend of me wants to sell me a udoo Udoo Quad Makerboard Rev. D. question: can i connect this to a SATA Board !? Note i want to build up a NAS/ Samba server. can i do that with this UDoo quad found the following specs CPU NXP i.MX 6 ARM C...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Access a partition on my Pi's SD card?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Access a partition on my Pi's SD card?

Need to run a single x86 software to control a specific piece of hardware (software is developed by the hardware manufacturer). I'm trying to follow this github to get a Windows emulator: https://github.com/mikerr/RPi-QEMU-x86-wine Unfortunately, I need to partition my SD card as the Raspian is alr...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B vs. Dell Latitude E5500
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B vs. Dell Latitude E5500

I have recently came across a Dell Latitude E5500 with a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz and 4GB of RAM. Is this significantly more powerful than a Raspberry Pi 3 for use in a home server setting? (Plex server/File server) The only true way to decide is to try both setups, obviously with...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Languages, Keyboard layouts
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Suggestion: Languages, Keyboard layouts

Yes confusion as you mentioned PIXEL which suggested you were running Raspbian Jessie... ...though you are in fact running Raspbian Stretch. My bad. I thought PIXEL is just the name Raspbian named its heavily customised LXDE. So, when I'm talking about PIXEL, I refer to the menu entries in the desk...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Languages, Keyboard layouts
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Suggestion: Languages, Keyboard layouts

PIXEL is no longer the default desktop environment, therefore are you running Raspbian Jessie ? Raspbian is a fork of Debian ARMHF Operating System. Raspberry Pi Desktop (replaced PIXEL) is a fork of LXDE. May I suggest you run the latest release of Raspbian Stretch with Desktop Operating System Ju...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Languages, Keyboard layouts
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Suggestion: Languages, Keyboard layouts

I would very much prefer if you could set up system language, keyboard layouts and timezone as three different things. Have you seen the 'localisation' tab of the Pi configuration utility? And you can always use the command line utilities to do the same... I have and it doesn't help, sadly. Languag...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with unzipping
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Problem with unzipping

Do not use NoobS download Raspbian Stretch with Desktop .zip and let Etcher both unzip and create a bootable SD Card and saving 1GB of space in the process:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md

Bottom half of this page.....
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sharing internet with raspberry pi
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: sharing internet with raspberry pi

Hi all, I have a raspberry pi 3 and i am using the VNC server and client to view the raspberry PI on my laptop. My Laptop is running windows 10 64bit, and raspberry pi is running the NOOB os and both are connected via ethernet cable directly. The only way i got the vnc to work is if i would set ras...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 49
Views: 1343

Re: A new level of seasickness

Personally preferred website as was...

...but it is what it is and just have to get used to this change.


I have a large screen Android Smart Phone and do agree that a better implementation could of been achieved in Chrome Browser, whether in Mobile or Desktop Mode.
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New homepage - nice job!
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: New homepage - nice job!

Personally preferred website as was...

...but it is what it is and just have to get used to this change.


I have a large screen Android Smart Phone and do agree that a better implementation could of been achieved in Chrome Browser, whether in Mobile or Desktop Mode.
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: few questions on setting up a bitcoin node
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: few questions on setting up a bitcoin node

Ok. i think i got an answer to the 2nd question from https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=64734 . If you are running Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi DO NOT ever add any Debian/Ubuntu repositories or software. Yes trying to use instructions for differing CPU and Operating Systems is a re...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Windows 10 for IoT
Topic: SCADA SYSTEM?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: SCADA SYSTEM?

SINGH399 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:51 am
Dear Sir/Madam

I want to know the scada system will work on raspberry pi 3b+ with windows 10 iot ?


https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forum ... WindowsIoT
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3B+ 3.5 Screen Case Compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Pi 3B+ 3.5 Screen Case Compatibility

Hey All, Thanks for getting back to me. I am actually not just looking at a case for the motherboard. I am specifically looking at TFT/Pi/Case combos similar to something like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075JFHLQD/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3IRH1M32QHQ71&psc=1 Pi TFT and Case.jpg Does...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Transfer images from Raspberry Pi Zero W to PC over USB
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Transfer images from Raspberry Pi Zero W to PC over USB

Google "Raspberry Zero gadgetfs". You can turn the Zero into an "USB gadget". You should turn the Zero into an USB "Ethernet gadget". It is the most flexible and therefore superior solution to your problem. A virtual Ethernet connection (over USB) will be established between your PC and the Zero th...
by fruitoftheloom
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3B+ 3.5 Screen Case Compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Pi 3B+ 3.5 Screen Case Compatibility

I know there have been many posts regarding Pi 3B+ cases, but I have yet to find anyone asking about the 3.5 or 2.8 screens and their matching cases. If the description says it is compatible with Pi 3, is this encompassing each Pi 3 generation? I have read many product descriptions saying that thes...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get dist-upgrade vs flash with new version of OS
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: apt-get dist-upgrade vs flash with new version of OS

Hi, sorry - newbie Linux question here... (I'm used to MacOS). If one had a fresh install of Raspian Jessie and ran apt-get dist-upgrade is that roughly equivalent to wiping the SD card and flashing a recent image of Raspian Stretch? On a Mac, you can upgrade the OS to the latest version by install...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I install AVbin
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: How do I install AVbin

I'm new to Linux and I want to install the newest version of AVbin on my raspberry pi? I already downloaded the newest version from the official website (32bit), but I don't know what to do with the file. The command sudo ./install-avbin-linux-x86-32-v10 doesn't work, because the command wasn't fou...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Desktop on MacBook Pro 2017 - total hang
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Desktop on MacBook Pro 2017 - total hang

I'm wanting to try Raspberry Pi Desktop on my MacBook with the hope of deploying the Piserver tool to control a number of Raspberry Pi clients. Unfortunately I can't boot it on a recent MacBook Pro. Has anyone else managed this on a 2016/2017 MacBook? I've written the image to a USB stick (checksum...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC Viewer Size
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: VNC Viewer Size

I have a RPI3 Model B+ with the 7" Official Touchscreen, and I want to use it sometimes as a VNC Viewer for my MacBook Pro, basically to control it with my keyboard and mouse is my goal. I've tried with both the Tight VNC and Tiger VNC viewers from apt-get. Basically what happens is my MacBook Pro ...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Current NOOBS (June 2018) on older Pi B+ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Current NOOBS (June 2018) on older Pi B+ ?

Ok, it has definitely a lot to do with having or not having internet connection. I understand now that without, NOOBS presents only two options, Raspian and a sort of media player. And with, it gathers some more on the internet. As you also pointed out by quoting the NOOBS description. I also belie...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Clustering Pi B+ to Windows PC?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Clustering Pi B+ to Windows PC?

So I've been having slow speeds getting Metasploit running on a single Pi 3 Model B and was looking to cluster it to my B+ for better load times. Then I gave it a thought and wanted to ask if anyone has any knowledge (or where to find info) on how to cluster a Windows 10 laptop to my Pi 3 B+? :?: T...

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