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by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

But seriously, avoid Pi's at all costs, they breed like tribbles. Yep, and I've got quite enough of those already. Where did you get the tribbles? I've always wanted one (though not sure it's possible to have one for long). My wife gave hers to our daughter. It was one of the ones used in the origi...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: From where should i download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended software
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: From where should i download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended softwar

From where should I download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended software? The current release is Buster. Why are you specifically looking for Stretch? (Every new major release *will* work on all older Pis. The newest models always require the--at the tim...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does 8 Gb SD card work?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Does 8 Gb SD card work?

Your problem is that NOOBS is an OS installer, so it needs more space than the underlying OS. If you do a direct install of Raspbian, it will fit easily on an 8GB card.
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: From where should i download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended software
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: From where should i download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended softwar

From where should I download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended software? The current release is Buster. Why are you specifically looking for Stretch? (Every new major release *will* work on all older Pis. The newest models always require the--at the tim...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 1TB microSD Card is real!
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: 1TB microSD Card is real!

PhatFil wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:04 am
Still kinda cool tho..

I once got an overdraft to pay for 512kb of ram.. probably more storage in a disposable audio b'day card these days..
In 2002 when I built my dual Opteron-240 system, the 2GB of ECC RAM for it cost $500. (That was about 25% of the total system cost.)
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Something I'd like to see.
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Something I'd like to see.

I'd buy one. I dare say there will be a buyer of anything RPF make. But we need to consider RPF mission which is Education. RPT has mandate to provide low cost computing for RPF's mission. I'm familiar with that. Indeed, I've used that argument myself as a reason why some things are unlikely ever t...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About the PoE HAT...with respect to the Pi4B
Replies: 3
Views: 117

About the PoE HAT...with respect to the Pi4B

According to the box my PoE HAT came in, its output is 2.5A. While that is enough to run a Pi4B, so long as there aren't any really power hungry peripherals, the Pi4B spec is, as we know, 3A. So...Is an upgrade to the PoE HAT to provide the full 3A intended to happen some time?
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Something I'd like to see.
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Something I'd like to see.

You could question why the Trading group makes a keyboard and mouse as their are many many cabled ones out there that work. There is a feature that the RPT keyboards have that others don't. The cable isn't permanently attached. It's just a USB-A to USB-microB cable. The built in hub is something yo...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to survive only on raspberry pi 4b4?
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Is it possible to survive only on raspberry pi 4b4?

My cat sleeps on top of my powerful Intel PC. She likes warmth. Sadly the Raspberry Pi is too small. I used to have a cat that liked to hang out on top of a 21" CRT monitor. He'd hook his front claws over the edge and occasionally bat at things on the screen. Since this had him on top of the coolin...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to survive only on raspberry pi 4b4?
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Is it possible to survive only on raspberry pi 4b4?

If your desktop has a 1TB or greater disk drive in it, you might consider mounting that drive on your Pi 4B using a powered SATA to USB3 enclosure. I have no experience with USB3 RAID enclosures and expect they might lead to a headaches. However, if you have multiple drives, some enclosures have a ...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to survive only on raspberry pi 4b4?
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Is it possible to survive only on raspberry pi 4b4?

I have been using a raspberry pi 4 B 4GB as a desktop for over a week now and have never fased any difficulties what so ever and everything is working flawlessly. This sbc is truly a desktop replacement for me. Now I am thinking to sell my old Ubuntu desktop. Also all of the programs I used on my o...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Something I'd like to see.
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Something I'd like to see.

USB to SATA cables I don't see as an RPT issue. Not unless they decide all the available ones are way overpriced and decide to source an inexpensive one. As for the cable issue of just what bridge chip is used--that is, will it work for boot over USB--I have hopes that that will be solved--for the P...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use SD card for memory
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Use SD card for memory

Read up on "virtual memory". The inherent problem with all swapping systems is that all storage media are orders of magnitude slower than RAM (though Intel is *trying* to do something about that with Optane...but that's not something a Pi could use, anyway). And that's even before you start worrying...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 PCB Defect? (fiberglass thread loose)
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Pi 4 PCB Defect? (fiberglass thread loose)

I print and cut my own boards and little tags like this happen every once in a while and don't impact the function or lifespan of the product. The previously mentioned file method works, or even just take a pair of small side snips and carefully lop it off. Oh... Is that what people are calling dia...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 1TB microSD Card is real!
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: 1TB microSD Card is real!

And I note that it is the--problematic--A2 class...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Got a phone with micro usb charger? You can probably use it for your Pi3, but would have to buy an adaptor to use it with a Pi4.
Probably not. We've seen far, far too many power problems that ended up be attributable to using phone charges in lieu of an actual PSU.
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 7" touchscreen not getting started
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Raspberry Pi 7" touchscreen not getting started

DougieLawson wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:27 pm
You need power and the ribbon cable. You do NOT need the green/yellow wires at all on an RPi4. If you add them your display WILL NOT WORK.
He's trying to power the screen from the Pi. Using two wires to ground and +5v is one way to do that.
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help with Pi 1b
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Help with Pi 1b

While Dougie Lawson's advice is sound, it would help if you could provide some details of how you went about your attempt. Things like size and brand of your SD card. Any tests you may have made to be sure it's not a fake. Whether or not you checked the SHA key for your download. In other words, bas...
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Something I'd like to see.
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Something I'd like to see.

This idea is driven off of two remarks made by Dr. Upton plus the failure of a product that came close, but didn't really get it right. Background Dr. Upton said (in an interview I read) that the RPT only wants to make products (other than Pis) that marketplace is either not providing or the items b...
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the new raspberry pi4 compatible with A2 microSD cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Is the new raspberry pi4 compatible with A2 microSD cards?

Is the new raspberry pi4 compatible with A2 microSD cards? It depends on what you mean by "compatible". Will an A2 card work? Yes. Will the Pi get the most out of it? No. Will it provide the best performance for price when used in a Pi? No. It appears that A2 cards rely on specialized hardware in t...
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?
Replies: 18
Views: 637

Re: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?

Precisely! There are today people who thinks that Zero has more then enough RAM and CPU power! No joke. Whatever floats your boat mate! There are uses for the Pi0 for which it is anywhere from excellent to adequate. If the usage is more demanding than that, there are many more capable Pis to choose...
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3924

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Hmm, now that you mention it, we have a pair of 32" TVs with HDMI... a bit large for my desk... but yes, i see your point. maybe i could find an alternative location to set up, and use the TVs for now, while i source out something more proper. Perfectly viable solution. currently, my Rpis plug into...
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3924

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

4GB is probably overkill, but it will allow for expected growth. That's how I believe most people think. 1GB is possibly not enough, 2GB is probably enough, but I might one day need 4GB. Is the extra $10 worth it to have 4GB in case I might find that beneficial in future ? That extra 2GB might neve...
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3924

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

so, i am excited that my Rpi4B4 is coming tomorrow. :D the problem is, i don't have any available monitors... i kind of forgot that need when placing the order. :lol: In a word, scrounge. Any monitor--or TV--that has either HDMI or DVI input will do (you just need the correct cable and possibly ada...
by W. H. Heydt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 Max Size & Fastest Supported MSDCard?
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Pi 4 Max Size & Fastest Supported MSDCard?

The practical limit to SD card size is...what can you afford? Personally, while I do have one Pi using a 64GB card, generally if I go over 32GB, I switch to an SSD instead. While one can do a hybrid boot (/boot on an SD card, everything else on a mass storage device), in practice I am patiently awai...

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