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by BluPI2
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Extreme browsing with pi?
Replies: 18
Views: 783

Re: Extreme browsing with pi?

Use a USB SSD instead of an SD card, and overclock your 3B+.
by BluPI2
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Proper (extreme) cooling of Pi4 incl. CPU undervolt and possibly other?
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Proper (extreme) cooling of Pi4 incl. CPU undervolt and possibly other?

It's not clear to me how all this time spent on overclocking and fiddling with voltages can teach anyone anything useful about how the Pi works. Am I missing a point? Not everyone buys these R pi's for their intended purpose, I certainly don't. For me its just a hobby, a toy, and for some reason I ...
by BluPI2
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Linux Friendly Printers
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Raspberry Pi Linux Friendly Printers

I use a Brother HL-L2360DW Laser Printer and it works great with linux. They offer linux drivers on their website, or you can use the opensource drivers.
by BluPI2
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?
Replies: 50
Views: 12259

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

I prefer Ubuntu Mate on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Ubuntu MATE for Raspberry Pi

75k software packages available in the Repo as well:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/bionic/armhf

Since we are all stuck on lockdown anyway, why not try them all :P
by BluPI2
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPU & CPU Temp in Fahrenheit
Replies: 28
Views: 11839

Re: GPU & CPU Temp in Fahrenheit

Umm, i'm from the USA, and I've been working with computers for over 20 years. We have ALWAYS measured CPU temperatures in Celsius and so have the X86 CPU manufacturers AMD and Intel. They always list Max Operating Temperatures in Celsius. Motherboard and CPU Temperatures in BIOS/UEFI are listed in ...
by BluPI2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a 12v (car) power supply for Raspberry Pi 3 & 4
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Looking for a 12v (car) power supply for Raspberry Pi 3 & 4

They have these cheap, but nice looking inverters at your local Harbor Freight:

80 Watt Continuous/200 Watt Peak Modified Sine Wave Slim Power Inverter

They have good reviews and there are quite a few Harbor Freight stores in the Seattle area. I love that place.
by BluPI2
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 @ 5V 3,1A not 5,1V 3A ?
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: RPi4 @ 5V 3,1A not 5,1V 3A ?

The Raspberry PI 4 uses USB-C, not micro-usb, but both power supplies should work fine.

You can use a Micro-USB to USB-C adapter if necessary.
by BluPI2
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Switch or not
Replies: 21
Views: 1354

Re: Switch or not

I've been using these for a long time with no problems whatsoever: Yuconn Micro USB with On/Off Switch I'm using a MicroUSB to C adapter with one on a Raspberry Pi 4. They now have one that is USB-C: Yuconn Type-C with On/Off Switch Have you tested the output? Do those things really output 3 amps? ...
by BluPI2
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 Resolution Incompatibility
Replies: 22
Views: 1768

Re: RPi4 Resolution Incompatibility

This thread should help you get it working. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=24679 There is a guy on page 9 named mosoto with the same monitor as you, he was using a raspberry pi 3, but it should give you some ideas. At least somewhere to start. I've never personally used a 21...
by BluPI2
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am I the only one that still would buy a Raspberry Pi 3b+?
Replies: 55
Views: 4217

Re: Am I the only one that still would buy a Raspberry Pi 3b+?

I absolutely love my Raspberry Pi 3B+. I almost use it more than my powerful desktop computer. In fact, I may skip the model 4 altogether.
by BluPI2
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Card Imager - android app prepares SD cards without PC
Replies: 32
Views: 68553

Re: Pi Card Imager - android app prepares SD cards without PC

It makes no difference, I was hoping to use it to write pre-downloaded images. I don't have data on my phone and I see no point in rooting it just to use one single application. I'll just stick to using my PC's to write the images like I always have.
by BluPI2
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Card Imager - android app prepares SD cards without PC
Replies: 32
Views: 68553

Re: Pi Card Imager - android app prepares SD cards without PC

That makes sense, didn't realize it only worked with Noobs. I was trying to use my own .IMG file. Wouldn't it make more sense for a message to pop-up though, rather than just outright crashing?
by BluPI2
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Card Imager - android app prepares SD cards without PC
Replies: 32
Views: 68553

Re: Pi Card Imager - android app prepares SD cards without PC

This app doesn't seem to be working anymore, it crashes constantly, usually within seconds of opening it. Tried it on my friends phone as well as mine(different make/model). We are both running android 9.0 and could not get an IMG flashed before the app crashes. Really cool idea, I just can't get it...
by BluPI2
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Looking for Pi 3 B+ overclock Settings
Replies: 41
Views: 64778

Re: Looking for Pi 3 B+ overclock Settings

I'm running these settings and it is much snappier than stock on my Raspberry Pi 3B+ arm_freq=1500 gpu_freq=500 over_voltage=6 gpu_mem=192mb I would however see if your Pi is stable at a lower voltage before going all the way to over voltage 6. Max temperature with cpuburn-a53 was 67C, using a small...
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium - Delete history and more
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Chromium - Delete history and more

Why not just run Chromium in Incognito Mode?

You could also use private browsing mode in Firefox. I don't believe exactly what you are looking for exists.
by BluPI2
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best OS
Replies: 18
Views: 1523

Re: Best OS

You can also download Chromium OS from here:

http://chromiumos-sbc.org/

I believe this one only works on the 2B/3B/3B+ models.

I've not tested this.
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 84
Views: 49482

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

Have you actually read any of the threads about fans and heat sinks ? PeterO Yes, and all 3 pages of this one. Am I missing something? No one has ever said that it will handle heavy desktop load without throttling unless you use some additional cooling (be that heatsinks (which just delay the throt...
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 84
Views: 49482

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

Have you actually read any of the threads about fans and heat sinks ? PeterO Yes, and all 3 pages of this one. Am I missing something? What features do you think aren't working now? Not that it's related to cooling, but Native USB booting, and I figured I might as well wait for the fixed USB-C vers...
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 84
Views: 49482

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

I will buy a Pi 4 when the features that I need are working...but I gotta say I find it very hard to believe that the Pi 4 will handle heavy desktop use without any throttling and without any type of cooling or heatsink. Seeing how every other Pi before it throttled. Maybe it really is a beast of an...
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: [ubuntu] Getting CPU tempature on Ubuntu
Replies: 13
Views: 11912

Re: [ubuntu] Getting CPU tempature on Ubuntu

There is a nice way to add this to the taskbar in Ubuntu Steps 1. Right-click taskbar and click +add to panel 2. Scroll down and Highlight Command(Shows the output of a command), Click Add 3. Right-click the newly added widget, click preferences, and set interval seconds to 5 and max character width...
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 84
Views: 49482

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

From my experience of using my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ as a Desktop PC, the only thing that would completely eliminate throttling was active cooling with a 5v Fan. Heatsinks only prolong the inevitable. These heatsinks I bought awhile back worked pretty well though, and it took much longer to reach the th...
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Native Youtube application for raspberry pi?
Replies: 4
Views: 2937

Re: Native Youtube application for raspberry pi?

I know of smtube and minitube. I had no luck getting minitube to work, but smtube works wonderfully.

Both can be installed using apt-get.
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Music player
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

Re: Music player

I believe Rhythmbox will suit your needs It supports multiple Playlists and importing of Music Libraries Just run in a terminal window: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rhythmbox Rhythmbox is a very easy to use music playing and management program which supports a wide range of audio formats...
by BluPI2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable Monitor for raspberry pi?
Replies: 29
Views: 3828

Re: Portable Monitor for raspberry pi?

I gotta say..that Smart Pi Touch 2 looks really cool! I might have to pick one of those up myself. I wish the 10 inch screens were more common than the 7 inch ones though...7 inches Just a bit too small for my liking, but it gets the job done.
That's what she said :lol:

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