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by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How viable is RPI 4B as a home PC?
Replies: 21
Views: 988

Re: How viable is RPI 4B as a home PC?

Been using Pi4b as my desktop PC for just over a year. Works fine for me most of the time. Performance is adequate with a fast SSD but you do need some technical knowledge to set it up and maintain it. This forum is invaluable. I've not had problems with Canon and HP printers setup. A Chromebox 3 s...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Updating Stellarium Software
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Updating Stellarium Software

I used Pi's add/remove software to install Stallarium in my Astroberry setup, and it installed an old version 0.18.3. The latest version is 0.21.0. So I looked online how to update and found the page listed below saying you have to install and enable something called SNAPS, then install a SNAP vers...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Some general questions re raspberry pi 4
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Some general questions re raspberry pi 4

I am a newbie in this forum and just recently set up the raspberry pi 4 unit and that went well. I get the splash screen, internet etc. etc. (I understand reasonably well how to navigate around a windows 10 desktop. However when it comes to certain areas I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer. S...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Rpi 4 won't boot
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Rpi 4 won't boot

ajr-dev wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:19 pm
Need help with the LED warning flash code. It blinks when I first power it and then stays lighted.
https://vimeo.com/566575989

Did you not read the link I posted ?
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: hdd problem
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: hdd problem

Hello friends and supporters, I had a RPI4B 8GB with argon one v2 case and pi os arm64 latest build of 07/05/2021 on a sata ssd 256GB. I also have an official argon power supply of 4.25V and 3,5A. My problem is everytine i try to connect my external hdd, it frozes, its SSD disconnected, and while u...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Rpi 4 won't boot
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Rpi 4 won't boot

Yesterday I tried to update the rpi4 which I hadn't used in a while but it gave me somo 'Not found error' and didn't update. I decided to start new. I used the imager to move the Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) 2021-05-07 to the micro sd. I started it. After installing some updates it said it needed a res...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 400 amd64
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Pi 400 amd64

Hello, I have a raspberry pi 400, and I have never really used Linux before. I still managed to install some programs without too much trouble, but some ask me for an amd64 architecture, and as you know the RPI 400 is under arm64. Here is the error: WARNING: The requested image's platform (linux / ...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: The age old question..upgrade/dist-upgrade/full-upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: The age old question..upgrade/dist-upgrade/full-upgrade

3rd party software may suggest different but that is outside the control of RPT / RPF who suggest one runs Raspberry Pi Operating System. I am using the official Rasperry Operating system,,,sorry if I made it sound like I was not OFFICIAL Documentation not perused: multiple times I've read countles...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: The age old question..upgrade/dist-upgrade/full-upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: The age old question..upgrade/dist-upgrade/full-upgrade

I've read countless pages in the last few weeks about this ..usually whenever I do a new build and reach this point. But all the answers just seem to say ...this does that ..the other does this...and don't actually explain anything in stupid person terms for the likes of a dim farmer like me ;) I r...
by fruitoftheloom
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi 2B with touchscreen plus HDMI
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: pi 2B with touchscreen plus HDMI

After a few hours of fiddling, re-imaging, editing config files, etc., I can confirm that the above procedure does NOT work on a 2B. So it's back to the Pi 4 I go. Thanks for the suggestion, though. It was worth a try. RPis up to the 3B+ / CM3 utilise VC4 / ARM CPU in the SoC, if it *functions* on ...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: 2 Dead Raspberry Pi 4's on PoE
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: 2 Dead Raspberry Pi 4's on PoE

My hunch is that it is unlikely to be your choice of Operating System that is doing the damage. But on the off-chance that it is, a forum run by Canonical - the developers and maintainers of Ubuntu - would be more appropriate. https://ubuntuforums.org/ Yeah, I don't really think it's the OS. So far...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Any Updates on the Pi Zero Wifi in South Korea Issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Any Updates on the Pi Zero Wifi in South Korea Issue?

Okay, FW vs SW definitions aside… let me state again. I am using a brand new download of the OS — this Pi Zero had never been powered up since I bought it a year or so ago. This past weekend I prepared a new micro SD card for it. Is there some way to query the WiFi chip firmware version to confirm ...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi 2B with touchscreen plus HDMI
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: pi 2B with touchscreen plus HDMI

NotJamesKirk wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:26 pm
Bump.
Has no one else tried to do this? Or did I ask a dumb question? [Both things may be true simultaneously]

Thanks to anyone who can confirm or deny that this is possible.

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by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: 2 Dead Raspberry Pi 4's on PoE
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: 2 Dead Raspberry Pi 4's on PoE

Hello, It would seem that I've managed to kill two Raspberry Pi 4's in a short period of time. I was trying to set one up as an internet gateway powering it with a PoE HAT from Waveshare. It seemed to work fine. I was using Ubuntu as the operating system and that was running without any issues. But...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 852
Views: 194429

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

thatchunkylad198966 wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:34 am
Over 1 year of testing:

Code: Select all

Thu May 28, 2020 7:43 am
When is it going to be released as *stable* ?

Been discussed to death here &:

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by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .deb install help?
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: .deb install help?

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If the OP has issues with running Linux x86-32 compiled software in BOX86, then contact the developers for support:

https://github.com/ptitSeb/box86
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: 64 bit version?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: 64 bit version?

I have upgraded my Raspberry pi to the 64 bit beta of Raspian and everything works perfectly. Any news for the Intel version of 64 bit Raspian ? Are they working on it? I would like to install Visual studio code on and Intel laptop with Raspian but it does not have a 32 bit version, only 64. May 20...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .deb install help?
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: .deb install help?

I'm new here so bear with me. I've spent the last three and a half hours researching ways to install .deb files. I feel as though I've tried just about everything I could, but I'm holding onto the hope that someone out here can help me find a solution to my woes. I've tried box86 and failed (which ...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Any Updates on the Pi Zero Wifi in South Korea Issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Any Updates on the Pi Zero Wifi in South Korea Issue?

No I’m not sure. That was my original question. What is the procedure to update all the firmware? I used the latest image from this week and did apt update and upgrade. Are there commands I can run to update the wifi firmware? sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade https://www.raspberrypi.org/docume...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 burnt following power supply connection error
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 burnt following power supply connection error

Thank you for your reply. Can't it be repaired manually? What is this chip in red? Do you know where one can find the map with the names and references of all chips on the PCB of the Raspberry? The Raspberry Pi SBCs are not open hardware, therefore only basic part schematics are available, as other...
by fruitoftheloom
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Any Updates on the Pi Zero Wifi in South Korea Issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Any Updates on the Pi Zero Wifi in South Korea Issue?

I have a handful of Raspberry Pi 4s and a 3 which I have been using for a couple of years without incident. I recently dusted off a Raspberry Pi Zero W which I had in a drawer to use on a project which needs the smaller form-factor of the Zero. I've been trying to get it to connect to WiFi for days...
by fruitoftheloom
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Install Ubuntu driver on Raspberry pi OS?
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Install Ubuntu driver on Raspberry pi OS?

what driver? where? most likely no, as you need an arm based driver not an x86 version. ubuntu also pulls from a different version of debian, so there software tends to be newer. You already asked this question, nothing has changed: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=305195
by fruitoftheloom
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Having trouble booting brand new RPi4 8GB
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Having trouble booting brand new RPi4 8GB

Yea, hindsight is 20/20 and i now regret not checking the pi before building the case, but hey, when you have two people, it kinda makes sense to split the load to save time especially if i've never experienced this problem before. I hope nothing i've said has come off as snarky, I understand you'r...
by fruitoftheloom
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Having trouble booting brand new RPi4 8GB
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Having trouble booting brand new RPi4 8GB

Thank you for your reply I appreciate it, Straight HDMi Cable is better than cable and adaptors, the Official Cables are good quality. I agree, it was a last minute purchase because we forgot the pi4 uses microHDMI and that's all the store had when we went. But if that same adapter displays a perfe...
by fruitoftheloom
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: what OS for Home Assistant and RF control with ZERO?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: what OS for Home Assistant and RF control with ZERO?

I want to use Raspberry pi to control my home appliances. A vacuum robot which can link to Home assistant and a TV set and an air conditioner which can't. So I plan to install both Home assistant and set up RF control on it. I want to know, 1. for this task is a Pi Zero enough? 2. Which OS should I...

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