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by Milliways
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NFS on Buster RPi4
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: NFS on Buster RPi4

Works for me.

Have you created any exports?
by Milliways
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Download Problems

Before running Recommended Software for the first time you need to sudo apt update and answer Y to the prompt. After that the update preformed by Recommended Software should work. If that is not your problem then your OS is corrupt and I would suggest to DL and install again. The torrents suggestio...
by Milliways
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Download Problems

Not quite true. I have never had a problem downloading from raspberrypi.org. Sometimes it might be a bit slow. If you feel the need for speed what is wrong with the torrent? I am not concerned about speed and don't mind the wait but Recommended Software hangs I can't even look at the list! PS How d...
by Milliways
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Download Problems

Since the Buster release it has proved near impossible to download. Generally, after wasting some time re-loading stuff each time it fails with:- Get:7 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf Contents (deb) [39.7 MB] Ign:7 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf...
by Milliways
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [UX] File Manager defaults not user-friendly
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: [UX] File Manager defaults not user-friendly

Discussing File Managers soon gets into a religious war, but for what it is worth IMO the best FM is ZTreeWIn.

I tried to produce a macOS version http://binnie.id.au/QuollEyeTree.html

I would like to make a Linux version, but am getting too old to even hope this is possible.
by Milliways
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: netatalk for buster does not connect?
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: netatalk for buster does not connect?

ive just created a new sd card with the latest buster for my pi4. (and apt-get update/upgrade). As with my other pi,s and desktop raspians, I installed netatalk with ‘apt-get install netatalk’. Sadly with the buster raspian it does not connect. I can see the pi4 in apple finder and can do a connect...
by Milliways
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...
Replies: 92
Views: 4073

Re: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...

I know people who call laptop power supplies chargers, even though they can run the computer off it without the battery it. Laptop power supplies ARE chargers (or at least only designed to provide power to a charging circuit)- you can run the computer from one but as I discovered, when my MacBook b...
by Milliways
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi question (Adafruit’s servo bonnet, can I combine it with other HAT's?)
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Raspberry pi question

"Raspberry pi question" - what other kind of question would you ask on this site?
This is remarkably uninformative.
by Milliways
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help establishing a serial connection
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Need help establishing a serial connection

Pin 8 is Serial Output
Pin 10 is Serial Input
by Milliways
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: program that counts gpio pin pulses
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: program that counts gpio pin pulses

does anyone know the name of the program that is credited to "sir Joan" that counts the pin traffic? i am not seeing that anywhere,.. i want to say it was called "pigpiod"?? but i do not see where it is on my unit or where it could be online,.. but that program really was the only way i could monit...
by Milliways
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 118
Views: 9401

Re: Buster bug report thread

netatalk for connection to apple mac computers fails. It can be installed with 'sudo apt-get install netatalk'. The mac 'finder' will show the rpi computer under the Network and will allow a 'connect as' login. However after the login the finder just says 'not connected'. I did not have any problem...
by Milliways
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi 4 power button (GLOBAL_EN and RUN)
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: raspberry pi 4 power button (GLOBAL_EN and RUN)

The schematic says **NOTE RUN IS 3V3, GLOBAL_EN IS 5V** so seems inadvisable (apart from the general risk of connecting anything you don't understand)
by Milliways
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Buster / Pi4 questions
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Buster / Pi4 questions

I created a new SD Card with Raspbian Buster and set it up on my Pi3B+ Just got a Pi4B and booted from the SD Card - everything seems OK, changed hostname and wanted to reboot. sudo reboot shut the pi down, but it did not reboot - didn't even get the splash screen. I started by pulling power, but th...
by Milliways
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2904

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

I've just been reading a lot of online comments on Reddit, these forums, and even on YouTube reviews about the Pi 4 and have read complaints that the RPT has repeatedly answered and yet keep getting asked. So, I've compiled a bunch of the "complaints" here, and my hope is that the RPT could tweak t...
by Milliways
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: What do Hit Get and Ign in apt actually mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

What do Hit Get and Ign in apt actually mean?

What do Hit Get and Ign in apt actually mean? The documentation does not actually explain, and I seem to have multiple (different) Get Get:6 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf Packages [13.0 MB] Ign:6 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf Packages Get:6 h...
by Milliways
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4 Firmware Coming Soon - Lowers Temps by 3-5C
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: New Pi 4 Firmware Coming Soon - Lowers Temps by 3-5C

hippy wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:07 am
That "I work in a office where the air conditioner is set to 28°C" is what most surprised me.
Seems quite reasonable to me. I normally set my AC to 28°C in Summer and 18°C in Winter
by Milliways
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Erratic mouse behaviour
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Erratic mouse behaviour

I have a Microsoft notebook mouse attached to my P, but the movement is very sluggish - I don't have enough clear space on my desk to move from one side of the screen to the other. There does not seem to be any setting to modify this. I activated a Bluetooth mouse, and this has the opposite behaviou...
by Milliways
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Connection to dhcpcd lost [no wireless interfaces found] [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Connection to dhcpcd lost [no wireless interfaces found]

If you left the interfaces file alone it should work! Putting nonsense in the file won't help Specifically, by calling dhcp in interfaces you cause dhcpcd to disable itself (as boot logs would show) Man! you are absolutely right! Thanks! you dont know how many hours ive been fixing this. Here's my ...
by Milliways
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: The much heralded "Buster"- When? [now!]
Replies: 28
Views: 2988

Re: The much heralded "Buster"- When?

I wanted to try Buster, so I modified a Raspbian (fully updated to Stretch 9.9 Kernel 4.19.42-v7+), on a Pi3A+, replaced "stretch" by "buster" in /etc/apt/sources.list and performed a update/upgrade. This seemed to work, although there were a number of on-screen message such as apt (1.8.0~alpha3) un...
by Milliways
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Connection to dhcpcd lost [no wireless interfaces found] [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Connection to dhcpcd lost [no wireless interfaces found]

If you left the interfaces file alone it should work!

Putting nonsense in the file won't help

Specifically, by calling dhcp in interfaces you cause dhcpcd to disable itself (as boot logs would show)
by Milliways
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A better raspbian for pi zero
Replies: 20
Views: 876

Re: A better raspian 4 pi zero

You should try one of the Foundation OS rather than the mysterious raspian

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Raspbian Stretch with desktop and recommended software
Raspbian Stretch with desktop
Raspbian Stretch Lite
You only have to download & install once each 2 years or so; a few minutes hardly matters
by Milliways
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Low SD card space
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Low SD card space

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sudo du -h -d1 / 
Will show the usage of each top level directory.

My system includes

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4.8G	/usr
2.2G	/home
1.2G	/opt
You can then drill down into the larger directories to explore further e.g.

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sudo du -h -d1 /opt 
shows Wolfram is using most of the space
by Milliways
Thu May 30, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: NeoPixel display
Replies: 0
Views: 655

NeoPixel display

I just started reading the latest MagPi. I thought the Foundation was supposed to be an educational organisation. They have a RESPONSIBILITY to publish correct information, certainly NOT to promulgate irresponsible advice. The article suggests putting the code in /etc/profile - has the author not no...
by Milliways
Sat May 18, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Updated to debian 9.9
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Updated to debian 9.9

You didn't update to latest! You installed an experimental kernel and presumably firmware, probably from running `rpi-update`. There are outstanding issues with the 4.19 kernel. sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install --reinstall raspberrypi-bootloader raspberrypi-kernel will put it back to the la...
by Milliways
Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Etcher instruction wrong Issue 81
Replies: 29
Views: 2653

Re: Etcher instruction wrong Issue 81

I never used training wheels - just got on and tried riding. Fell off a few times before I got the hang of it, but by 13 or so I was riding no-hands, doing hand-stands on the saddle, ... It wasn't until much later that I learned about gyroscopes, and why a bike stays upright. On the other hand, whe...

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