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by fanoush
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 64bit version for CM3+
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: 64bit version for CM3+

you can run 32bit raspbian with 64bit debian inside container, this is relatively painless with best of both worlds, see viewtopic.php?t=232417
by fanoush
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Python
Topic: hci0 fails to initialise while scanning for bluetooth-LE in 3b+
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: hci0 fails to initialise while scanning for bluetooth-LE in 3b+

I am not sure if I understood correctly what I've read previously but I think some of those libraries takeover the hci interface so the safest is to stop system bluetooth service via something like '/etc/init/d/bluetooth stop' before using it. On the other hand if your library is written on top of b...
by fanoush
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: irritating battery limits
Replies: 19
Views: 518

Re: irritating battery limits

Also, I looked it up and google says that lithium batteries cannot charge while discharging. Am I not understanding something that would allow this to happen? The idea is that to charge and also run it at the same time you need to provide more power than what your robot needs. So you don't charge a...
by fanoush
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is reboot safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Is reboot safe?

It wouldn't hurt to use dist-upgrade, so the documentation isn't wrong as such, but it is rare that it is needed. So you are only trying to save typing few letters (and so if 'dist-upgrade' would be renamed to 'u' you would start using it immediatelly) or do you believe the 'upgrade' is somehow saf...
by fanoush
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is reboot safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Is reboot safe?

This sort of situation rarely occurs, typically when upgrading from one release to another (jessie to stretch, or stretch to buster), but as the general Raspbian way seems to be "start again with a new download", you'll almost never hit this scenario. While it occurs rarely it depends only on packa...
by fanoush
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is reboot safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Is reboot safe?

way, after the reboot I wasn't able to connect to the RPi via VNC or Terminal. I attached USB keyboard and mouse and the monitor and there was no action at all... even the screen was blank. So, fearing the worst (corrupted uSD card) I pulled the power plug, waited a minute and reapplied power. All ...
by fanoush
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many 2.5" drives?
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: How many 2.5" drives?

The only problem i have is that i have to manually solder wires to the usb to sata adapter or cut the usb wires and power like that. And still share a common ground. Western Digital sold their PiDrive hard drives with splitter cable. The power went from power supply first to HDD then to pi, see e.g...
by fanoush
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How can I make my Pi Zero W boot as fast as possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: How can I make my Pi Zero W boot as fast as possible?

What can I do to make the pi boot faster on raspbian stretch lite? You can use raspbian stretch lite card to use the software but you can start only your custom script without anything else running. There is linux kernel parameter init=/path/to/your/executable so you can just run your code directly...
by fanoush
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How can I make my Pi Zero W boot as fast as possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: How can I make my Pi Zero W boot as fast as possible?

That adds additional complexity and power requirements. ..... Perhaps a B+? That adds additional complexity and power requirements. ;-) Like Ethernet. Zero with usb hub might still be cheaper and lower power than b+ Apart from generic hub there are hubs for Zero, one is http://www.uugear.com/produc...
by fanoush
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Is there a ready-made vpn solution for Raspi to be accessible via non-public IP ?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Is there a ready-made vpn solution for Raspi to be accessible via non-public IP ?

I found Zerotier https://www.zerotier.com/ to be quite painless. I use it occasionally to stream games to Steam Link on pi3B+ from Azure VM. You just install debian arm client on the pi and rest is configured via web on ZeroTier site - setting up networks, assigning IPs.
by fanoush
Fri May 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: any plans to upgrade zero?
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: any plans to upgrade zero?

The dual band 5GHz wifi chip from 3B+ would be nice on Zero W eventually.
by fanoush
Fri May 31, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Espruino on $9.99 fitness tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Espruino on $9.99 fitness tracker

That is cool. I never imagined I would ever want to buy a smart watch or any kind of fitness tracker. But you have made this irresistable. DS-D6 is curently cheapest but there are a bit more choices now. Few days ago Banggood had a deal with Lenovo HX03W for $9.99 (still B/W OLED but wider), this o...
by fanoush
Thu May 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Espruino on $9.99 fitness tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Espruino on $9.99 fitness tracker

Just to let you know that this fitness tracker is still sold, now even for $7.99 only (or $6.99 with promo code) and lot of progress was done: - there is now easy android bluetooth flasher so no TTL serial adapter is needed to update it - update procedure of bootloader and softdevice works so there ...
by fanoush
Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: source tree for 4.9.35-v7+
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: source tree for 4.9.35-v7+

all kernels and matching headers since 2016 can be seen here https://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ ... -firmware/ they are named by date and not by linux version so you need to figure out what raspberrypi-kernel version you have installed and then install matching headers package.
by fanoush
Wed May 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are humourous signatures allowed on this foum?
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Are humourous signatures allowed on this foum?

Also it could be humorous :-)
by fanoush
Fri May 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: source tree for 4.9.35-v7+
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: source tree for 4.9.35-v7+

if you need just to compile matching kernel modules and not recompile whole kernel you don't need whole source tree, in general there is package kernel-headers or linux-headers for this in most linux distributions. In raspbian I think the names are: raspberrypi-kernel raspberrypi-kernel-headers so y...
by fanoush
Fri May 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen
Replies: 42
Views: 1548

Re: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen

So if you want to post claims about models of operation whilst the topic is purely about how VC4 is a creaking cul-de-sac very much at the end of the road You said you are "completely bewildered why they have stuck with VC4", word "bewildered" according to dictionary means "perplexed and confused; ...
by fanoush
Thu May 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen
Replies: 42
Views: 1548

Re: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen

stuartiannaylor wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:41 pm
since my first Pi3 I have been completely bewildered why they have stuck with VC4
Maybe because you never tried to make sustainable business (for 7 years) around $35 (B), $25 (A) $9 (0W) and $5 (Zero) computers?
by fanoush
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?

I'm sorry if you felt targeted by my post, I now think I shouldn't have written that way. Oh, no, sorry. It is not a problem. I was just wondering if it was irony or not because it could be both for different reasons and I simply didn't get it. And I asked only because this was second time for me i...
by fanoush
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?

Such a wonderfully supportive community! My irony and humor detector is probably failing again :-) My link points to thread where next post tells you to not ask for support if you buy it. And when searching 'Osoyoo' as suggested you only find posts about completely different 3.5" SPI display (and n...
by fanoush
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?

I discovered it by coincidence when other user bought wrong display and I was curious whether there is any other that would possibly work, see here viewtopic.php?f=28&t=238850#p1459828 however we may have no sympathy for getting it.
by fanoush
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?

Well in fact I have ordered it from ebay couple of days ago (for US$31 with free shipping) so I may report once it arrives if anyone is interested.
by fanoush
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen
Replies: 42
Views: 1548

Re: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen

This is not related to Pi A+ but to recent Chromium update
start reading here
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=236393#p1448960 - 64MB issue
and here
viewtopic.php?p=1454782#p1454312 - speed
downgrading to older chromium makes it fast again
by fanoush
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New Mobile OS made from scratch on a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: New Mobile OS made from scratch on a Raspberry Pi

Please do let us know what you think! Make it open source. It may make harder to get money for it but I think nobody will bother with this if it is not opensource (Android is). Check SailfishOS and Jolla. It is open source too. They charge for some extras for some closed parts and also for images f...
by fanoush
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 50 pin cable TFT screen for Raspberry PI 3 B+
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: 50 pin cable TFT screen for Raspberry PI 3 B+

Then its time for the RPF to come with a new version of the display that uses encryption to lock out non RPF hardware, like they did with the camera module. :roll: :lol: It is not clear this is a joke. I hope it really is but nowadays one never knows considering the V2 camera crypto. BTW: here is o...

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