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by cruster
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Fan failure?

It's a 5 volt fan, so why not connect it directly to your 5 volt supply rather than any GPIO pins?
I definitely wouldn't connect it to the onboard 3.3V.
by cruster
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 130
Views: 10108

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

A "Desktop Computer" ? Depends what you're after. If it's general internet browsing, email, Youtube watching (still jerky at 1080p) a bit of programming. Yes. "Casual use" for sure. a desktop PC replacement, depending on your meaning? Absolutely NO. As well. "As is" without adding heatsinks or fan c...
by cruster
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 118
Views: 9114

Re: Pi4 Cooling

HawaiianPi wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 am
MPC is good, but metallic copper foam is better.
Now *that* looks very interestng indeed! Thanks for the link :-)
by cruster
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pc or RPi
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Pc or RPi

I would buy a raspberry pi but a friend said to me to buy a cheap computer cause it's better to move with all the setup, we can do more things and it's more powerful. But i think a raspberry is better for learn. I would like to know if it's better to buy a RPi or a computer. Thanks If that's your c...
by cruster
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone aware of hacks that use Pi software on non Pi devices?
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Anyone aware of hacks that use Pi software on non Pi devices?

I hope you nail down the problem and please do post back with your findings? I think we'd all like to know what the issue turned out to be. Hopefully all successfuly resolved! :)
by cruster
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Short HDMI Cables?
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Short HDMI Cables?

Ah!
by cruster
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone aware of hacks that use Pi software on non Pi devices?
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Anyone aware of hacks that use Pi software on non Pi devices?

K.
Found the website
May be worth posting your problem on their forums?

Hope it works out!
Good luck
by cruster
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone aware of hacks that use Pi software on non Pi devices?
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Anyone aware of hacks that use Pi software on non Pi devices?

I have a Pi-Hole running on my network (on a raspberry pi3) https://pi-hole.net/ All it does is take DNS requests on your network and compare those against various black lists (of known ad sites) and then blocks those requests. That's all it should be doing. You mention you can't format your compute...
by cruster
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 118
Views: 9114

Re: Pi4 Cooling

One of these

https://uk.farnell.com/amec-thermasol/m ... dp/1892474

Plus
one of these

https://noctua.at/en/nf-a4x20-5v

=

<= 40C whatever I choose to do
by cruster
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 X don't follow the config.txt HDMI mode [solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: RPi4 X don't follow the config.txt HDMI mode

Well, Blimey. Youtube now works fluidly at 1080p. I'm gobsmacked. Not wishing to hijack your post pik33, but there are so many settings to get right and know of. And, if you're a noob (like me) it's pretty bewildering as the product just seems faulty and undelivering "out-of-the-box" as is. rpi-upda...
by cruster
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 X don't follow the config.txt HDMI mode [solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: RPi4 X don't follow the config.txt HDMI mode

... run the Screen Configuration tool from the Preferences menu, right click on HDMI-1, Resolution, select the mode you want, and click the tick to apply it.
Ah! Just spotted this advice.
by cruster
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 X don't follow the config.txt HDMI mode [solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: RPi4 X don't follow the config.txt HDMI mode

Interesting. My HDMIPI monitor (native 1280x800 resolution) reports "1920x1080 60Hz" after the GUI finishes loading, but running fbset in the command line I get mode "1280x800" geometry 1280 800 1280 800 32 timings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 accel true rgba 8/16,8/8,8/0,0/0 endmode My config.txt contains hdmi_ig...
by cruster
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error on sudo apt-get update
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Error on sudo apt-get update


If

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sudo apt update -y
is just a temp way around the issue then sorry.


MrEngman

I don't think there's any need to apologise. Some folk just appear to be a little "crusty" on here ;-)
by cruster
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsinks official for rpi 4 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4971

Re: Heatsinks official for rpi 4 ?

I've been using this -

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https://uk.farnell.com/amec-thermasol/mpc222225t/heat-sink-ceramic-22-22-2-5-std/dp/1892474
by cruster
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

Just a generic 5v 3A I had spare.
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by cruster
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

James. I don't doubt it. You guys have done miracles with this little SBC. Just itching & excited to see it unleashed & in full flow :-)
by cruster
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

Dear Raspberry Pi Engineers. It would be lovely if my new Pi4 could play Youtube really really smoothly better than my old Pi3 used to be able to do (sort of)

I even took the time to design & 3D print a nice system around it. :-)

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by cruster
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

Ah. That's the config file read by Chromium to set it's start up flags - /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/00-rpi-vars. The chromium browser start script /usr/bin/chromium-browser reads that and then applies changes - specifically at present it disables the gpu. So you need to keep an eye on bot...
by cruster
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

I've got the latest (non-stable) Kernel (via rpi-update) and stcck chromium settings with an additional "--enable-native-gpu-memory-buffers" added to 00-rpi-vars although I don't think that's added anything other than turning the setting green in chrome://gpu (I just can't resist tinkering). I'm no...
by cruster
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

Well, the first time around I don't know what I managed to get wrong but the Chromium browser just refused to start anymore. But. A fresh install of Buster plus the chromium-browser file edit and the (previous) sudo rpi-update now sees youtube @720p v happy. Therefore. So am I! (V happy) :D Edit: Sp...
by cruster
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

Thanks. And in chromium-browser, you comment out the if - fi block containing this line -

CHROMIUM_FLAGS="${CHROMIUM_FLAGS} --disable-gpu"

?
by cruster
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

Youtube on chrome with apt-get all updated/upgraded unfortunately plays like a slide show here. What am I missing?
by cruster
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 66
Views: 12343

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

Zagum wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:56 am
Replying to my own question for anyone else looking - I was missing editing /usr/bin/chromium-browser and removing the reference to --disable-gpu where it gets added to CHROMIUM_FLAGS
Is that the

If grep -q okay /proc/device-tree....
..............
fi

Block?

Do you just comment it out?

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