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by rickwookie
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Network error: Software caused connection abort - PuTTY Fatal Error
Replies: 12
Views: 13893

Re: Network error: Software caused connection abort - PuTTY Fatal Error

I've had this issue at least twice now. Most recently was certainly a 3B+ using June '18 Stretch Lite. After messing about for ages, the only thing that fixed it for me on both occasions was simply wiping the microSD card (using the CLEAN command of Windows DISKPART) and re-flashing the Stretch-Lite...
by rickwookie
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New PoE Hat
Replies: 32
Views: 7419

Re: New PoE Hat

It's completely irrelevant whether it's 'pushing my luck'. The TP-Link one works fine, 100% reliably. The cheap-from-ebay one that is advocated as a good solution, and tabled as a demonstration that the guessed PoE hat price is unreasonable, doesn't work. I'd rather pay £15 or £20 for something tha...
by rickwookie
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New PoE Hat
Replies: 32
Views: 7419

Re: New PoE Hat

If the Pi were $1 would you expect any accessory to be cheaper than that? If the Pi were priced in the realms of dev-boards in days gone by (like $100 or more, sometimes much more) would you be pleased with a PoE hat for $30? I'm not quite sure I understand what point you're trying to make. Jamesh ...
by rickwookie
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New PoE Hat
Replies: 32
Views: 7419

Re: New PoE Hat

As for profit margin, it will be appropriate. It won't be 'inflated'. We aim to target pricing so it is sensible. After all, there is no point in pricing something so high people won't buy it, or too low that it's not cost effective to sell. The Zero is an exception to that second one, but you can ...
by rickwookie
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New PoE Hat
Replies: 32
Views: 7419

Re: New PoE Hat

It seems then that this sort of thing is still the most cost effective way of powering the Pi, for those with PoE switches already in place: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263214610190 - and yes they are 802.3af compatible (not just passive PoE) although they're only rated at 2.4 A, but then the offici...
by rickwookie
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New PoE Hat
Replies: 32
Views: 7419

Re: New PoE Hat

Decent profit margin, so we can employ the staff to build more and better product, and send more profit on to the Foundation for educational purposes? Proper certification for FCC and CE compliance, ROHS, quality design? Or you can buy from China. (Note, the final pricing for the PoE HAT has not ye...
by rickwookie
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New PoE Hat
Replies: 32
Views: 7419

New PoE Hat

Looking here: http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/rpi3-modbp-poe/poe-hat-for-raspberry-pi-3-model/dp/SC14884 it seems the new PoE Hat is going to be about £15. Well, yes that's a big improvement over the 3rd party PoE Hat solution available until now, which cost as much as the Pi itself, but it's st...
by rickwookie
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Clone SD card on Windows but multiple devices appear
Replies: 24
Views: 16670

Re: Clone SD card on Windows but multiple devices appear

On Windows you need a program that can read Unix/Linux file system and the copy will as large or larger than the size of the sorce sd card. The first half of that is completely untrue. A program that makes an image of a card does NOT need to be able to read Unix/Linux file systems. It reads the raw...
by rickwookie
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3
Replies: 404
Views: 216652

Re: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi

This won't work. HW acceleration in VLC goes directly to the screen output. It cannot be used for transcoding. You could either use Handbrake, which is software only but uses NEON and multiple threads (real time SD transcoding), or gstreamer with the gst-omx module, but this is heavy stuff. Oh I se...
by rickwookie
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3
Replies: 404
Views: 216652

Re: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi

I'd really like to get the latest VLC built with hardware acceleration, but I only need the vlc-nox components as I'm doing headless transcoding to h264.

How do I go about building just vlc-nox, and not the full vlc pagackage with all it's X baggage?

Thanks.
by rickwookie
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DTS-MA passthrough
Replies: 195
Views: 101747

Re: DTS-MA passthrough

So I've got to ask - does the RPi2 change anything regarding HD audio pass-through?
by rickwookie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 302
Views: 289018

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

So, seeing the fast 4k speeds with the Samsung cards, I decided to do a comparison of the three options they do: http://i.imgur.com/On06IyK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/HLwF9IE.jpg Standard card specs - Evo card specs - Pro card specs These are my results (using a fast USB 3.0 card reader on my WIndows 7 ...
by rickwookie
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need to buy 100 units now to get old price?!
Replies: 22
Views: 4598

Re: Need to buy 100 units now to get old price?!

Actually, they have to charge $25 or $35, but P&P, exchange rates (from when RS or Farnell bought the boards) etc will make that price jump around a little. So we're missing my original point then, as this is not about price fluctuation. The UK RS one off price (excluding VAT and delivery) is appro...
by rickwookie
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need to buy 100 units now to get old price?!
Replies: 22
Views: 4598

Re: Need to buy 100 units now to get old price?!

Actually, they have to charge $25 or $35, but P&P, exchange rates (from when RS or Farnell bought the boards) etc will make that price jump around a little. So we're missing my original point then, as this is not about price fluctuation. The UK RS one off price (excluding VAT and delivery) is appro...
by rickwookie
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need to buy 100 units now to get old price?!
Replies: 22
Views: 4598

Re: Need to buy 100 units now to get old price?!

Hi When I bought my first Model A (7 months ago), it cost me £16.11 + VAT (in the UK) from RS. Now I go to get another one and I see that the price for a single unit is now £20 + VAT. That's an increase of over 24%. If I want a Model A now at close to the previous price, I need to buy 100 units! Wh...
by rickwookie
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need to buy 100 units now to get old price?!
Replies: 22
Views: 4598

Need to buy 100 units now to get old price?!

Hi When I bought my first Model A (7 months ago), it cost me £16.11 + VAT (in the UK) from RS. Now I go to get another one and I see that the price for a single unit is now £20 + VAT. That's an increase of over 24%. If I want a Model A now at close to the previous price, I need to buy 100 units! Wha...
by rickwookie
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DTS-MA passthrough
Replies: 195
Views: 101747

Re: DTS-MA passthrough

Unfortunately it's not looking promising. It seems that DTS-MA and TrueHD both require an 8 channel, 192kHz audio stream (even for 48kHz audio) which is something that's never been tried on the hardware, and so far, doesn't seem to be working. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Afte...
by rickwookie
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Canon Printers and CUPS: ARM drivers availabile?
Replies: 32
Views: 40710

Re: Canon Printers and CUPS: ARM drivers availabile?

To be fair, I've not had any trouble with my Canon MP640 until now. I can print and scan wirelessly to my windows and mac machines, and also had it working from CUPS on my Unbuntu x86 server, including using that as an AirPrint server. Now I want to completely replace the Ubuntu server with a PI, an...
by rickwookie
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Canon Printers and CUPS: ARM drivers availabile?
Replies: 32
Views: 40710

Re: Canon Printers and CUPS: ARM drivers availabile?

I'm happy to report that I am having much better success with getting my Canon i960 printer working through my pogoplug (pink) with the Debian Squeeze distro and using the Foomatic print drivers (actually spoofing the i960 with BJ8PA06N.PPD a.k.a Canon-BJC-8200-bj8pa06n.upp.ppd) . It's now printing...
by rickwookie
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download
Replies: 449
Views: 142483

Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Hi I've been running LMS (since Slimserver!) on my Ubuntu server, but thought it'd get another Pi to use instead to save some power. Using Squeezeplug had made this a breeze, and though it's not as snappy as the Ubuntu server, particularly using the web interface, it's fast enough and MUCH smaller! ...
by rickwookie
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Received one instead of two Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Sort yourselves out RS!

This is e-mail I sent to [email protected].com on Jan 6. e-mail: On 4.Jan 2013. I received your shipment. I found out that you delivered only one piece of Raspberry Pi instead of two which I had ordered and payed. In envelope I found Invoice nr. 1010218311, Date: 19. Dec 2012. Invoice Total GBP 48....
by rickwookie
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 5 ready for download
Replies: 488
Views: 88079

Re: SqueezePlug Version 5 ready for download

Also: boot takes forever because DHCP on the ethernet alone wastes almost 1 minute.... o.k. understood, if you know how to implement this, please tell us here and I'll try to implement it! I think the easiest way is to change the /etc/network/interfaces file from auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp to a...
by rickwookie
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 31355

Re: RS Components

<t>JJHamster said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I registered just after 6 at UK RS – eventually the screen refreshed and showed a "Thank-you your registration has been successful" screen. Nothing "till last night when I got an email -<br/> <br/> Kære kunde<br/> <br/> Tak for din deltagelse i Raspberry Pi revol...

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