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by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: WIP: A new learning Toy OS, for the RPi 3B.
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: WIP: A new learning Toy OS, for the RPi 3B.

drgeoff wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:35 pm
DavOS rolls off the tongue better. :)
Only if the programs that run under it are called Daleks.
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 75
Views: 2056

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

My original A+ was the same with usb hubs, a wirwd keyboard and mouse in the hub would not work. While wireless keyboard and mice dongles would be fine, be a WiFi or usb pen drive in there as well. Is the hub a D-Link dub-h4? as they're the ones I had problems with.. Interesting. I've used an A+ wi...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zero W status LED stays on after load ?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Zero W status LED stays on after load ?

if it were meant to be the power LED it should have been red. Actually I would disagree there. The convention for alarm systems I was actually thinking about consistency between the different Pi models. Other Pi models have 2 LEDs, so--with two functions to cover--it's going to wrong for one of the...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zero W status LED stays on after load ?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Zero W status LED stays on after load ?

I would turn that around. The red LED *is* the power LED. There is no I/O activity LED, so the power LED is doing double duty. Red LED? All my Zeroes (W or otherwise) have green LEDs. Also, it doesn't come on as soon as power is applied, so isn't a power LED. Agreed. And if it were meant to be the ...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 75
Views: 2056

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

OP definitely stated "while it will boot from an unpowered USB hub" What I have found is that while it will boot from an unpowered USB hub, there isn't enough power for a keyboard & mouse as well. It feels odd to be the one defending the imprecision of English, but I think you have to read that a b...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zero W status LED stays on after load ?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Zero W status LED stays on after load ?

I am basically interested when the remote "shutdown" is completed , so if it is a pseudo power indicator I'll needed some other way to make sure the OS is dead after shutdown is completed. Thanks The LED will blink several (10) times during shutdown. When that complete, it is safe to pull the power...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 75
Views: 2056

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

The RPi SBC is not a Desktop PC replacement. Maybe, maybe not. It depends on your requirements to be a "desktop PC". For some people, a Pi3 class board will do the job, for others it won't. How do you boot from an unpowered hub as stated in 3rd Paragraph ? the RPi needs electricity ! He didn't say ...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zero W status LED stays on after load ?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Zero W status LED stays on after load ?

Should the STATUS LED stay on? Yes, that's the default behaviour. It will blink when you access the SD card. I think this is done because there is no power LED. It is possible to change the standard behaviour I would turn that around. The red LED *is* the power LED. There is no I/O activity LED, so...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 75
Views: 2056

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

The RPi SBC is not a Desktop PC replacement. Maybe, maybe not. It depends on your requirements to be a "desktop PC". For some people, a Pi3 class board will do the job, for others it won't. How do you boot from an unpowered hub as stated in 3rd Paragraph ? the RPi needs electricity ! He didn't say ...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something missing or something missed?
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Something missing or something missed?

Isn't a blog post official enough? It's on the main page of the web site and has space for a full explanation of everything regarding the new release. If you want to keep up with ANNOUNCEMENTS, that's the place to go. Or are you asking that the RPF come to your house and tell you in person? Mea Cul...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Operating Systems:
Replies: 27
Views: 506

Re: Operating Systems:

Heater wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Now, I'm just rambling here but I sometimes I wonder how one could write a book about such things.
The same way every other book gets written... Sit down in front of a keyboard and stay there until the beads of blood start popping out of your forehead.
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something missing or something missed?
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Something missing or something missed?

The only problem I had was the usual annoyance of my Desktop settings being reset (in spite of answering No to the prompt). The blog post says that this is supposed to be fixed in the new distro. Since it didn't fix it for you I'm guessing you have to do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrad...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot
Replies: 27
Views: 555

Re: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot

Unfortunately on the PI 3A+ the OTG pin is connected to ground such that it will default to host mode. We're just thinking about whether we remove the program_usb_host_boot by default... If this were to be the case, would we still be able to set the OTP bit to boot from USB on a 3A+. :?: (I've just...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot
Replies: 27
Views: 555

Re: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot

fanoush wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:36 pm
If some next board revision happens would it make sense to bring the ID pin out so people could cut the trace or even connect it to full otg connector?
Or go with the approach on the CMIO boards...use a jumper on the board.
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something missing or something missed?
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Something missing or something missed?

For the most part, sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y will bring you up to date. However, it won't install new software packages that were not included previously (it only upgrades existing packages, with the exception of replacing deprecated packages). So this means that burning the new i...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running recompiled Windows software on the Raspberry Pi (and other ARM devices) with Wine
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Running recompiled Windows software on the Raspberry Pi (and other ARM devices) with Wine

If the programs are going to be recompiled, why not just recompile them to run natively on ARM?
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 - USB boot
Replies: 43
Views: 7299

Re: Pi3 - USB boot

Hi, in know we are in November now, no longer July but would this Hard Drive work on a 3B+, and how can we change the timeout period? POWER CONSUMPTION Mode active Value 4.5 Watt (nicked from cnet, lol) Assuming that is the max power the drive needs (and not the figure for just running), it's withi...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot
Replies: 27
Views: 555

Re: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot

I would hazard a guess that both host booting and MSD booting will be used by relatively few people. Still, there is a sort of solution for anyone who wants a host boot Pi3 class device. That is: use a CM3L.
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 75
Views: 2056

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

Despite all the "nay Sayers" this is a) fantastic replacement for the RPi 1A+ b) great addition to the RPi family Now we just need the RPi 2B v1.2 to be $30 to complete the $ 5/10/15/20/25/30/35 increment..... That would work for me. I like the Pi2B (both versions) for any number of projects, but I...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 75
Views: 2056

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

For anyone that missed abit of chitchit about the Pi3A+ by MagPi https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-3a-interview/ The Register has an article: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/15/raspberry_pi_3_model_a_plus/ They quote Dr. Upton as saying that he expects to sell 500K of them in the next 12 m...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 100% offline school computer. Wireless permanently disabled.
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: 100% offline school computer. Wireless permanently disabled.

But the main thing is internet is not required, and the machine will be used for years creating content which must remain private. I have very little trust of any computer company today (software and hardware). No internet means no hassles, no time syncing, no phoning home, no Google spyware, no br...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for small mechanical wired keyboard...
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Looking for small mechanical wired keyboard...

Yes no membrane, I like the ones such as "POKR3R" and "WHITEFOX" "MAGICFORCE" preferred switches for me are cherry brown, but I'm really looking for a cheaper alternative even copy of said keyboard, its running on a Pi so dont real want to use a keyboard that costs more than the Pi itself really, b...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for small mechanical wired keyboard...
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Looking for small mechanical wired keyboard...

Before I can even try to give a recommendation, I'd need to know what you mean by "mechanical". There are a lot of membrane keyboards out there, some even relatively small, but these days "mechanical" usually means mechanical key switches rather than membrane contacts...and I've never seen a small k...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 75
Views: 2056

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

I think someone needs to have a little chat with Premier Farnell as this https://www.newark.com/raspberry-pi/rpi3-modap/sbc-raspberry-pi-3-model-a-512mb/dp/80AC9303 page shows the Pi3A+ with a price of $47.30. Since it's a US site, that's without taxes. It looks like Newark is trying to move the ov...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 75
Views: 2056

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

ash73 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:59 am
Surely they'll give us a Pi 3.14 before the Pi 4?
Just buy 22 Pi7Bs.

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