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by FloatingCloud
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Printing Delay
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: Printing Delay

Genius! Thanks!!
by FloatingCloud
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: /tmp mounted in RAM
Replies: 7
Views: 11321

Re: /tmp mounted in RAM

Under systemd, /tmp is automatically mounted as a tmpfs even though no entry is specified in /etc/fstab.
To disable the automatic mount, run:
# systemctl mask tmp.mount
by FloatingCloud
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rapsberry PI 3 can't setup UK keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: Rapsberry PI 3 can't setup UK keyboard

Thanks k-pi, setxkbmap gb worked for me. Just need to make it persist between sessions.
by FloatingCloud
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: TUTORIAL: Calibrate touch screen on latest Raspbian
Replies: 4
Views: 15913

Re: TUTORIAL: Calibrate touch screen on latest Raspbian

I used
sudo apt-get install xinput-calibrator
Then Menu / Preferences / Calibrate Touchscreen
by FloatingCloud
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Work around for broken right click emulation
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Re: Work around for broken right click emulation

It aint nice, it aint perfect... but it works!
Just change "FT5406 memory based driver" for whatever your touchscreen driver is.
Thanks chris_c!! :D
by FloatingCloud
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Stretch Random unresponsiveness
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Stretch Random unresponsiveness

Since starting to use the Raspbian 9 Stretch image, I have found the UI to be randomly unresponsive for between 1 and 5 seconds. It doesn't seem to matter what I am doing or what software I am running, e.g. I can be browsing files using the included File Explorer and it will randomly take 3 seconds ...
by FloatingCloud
Tue May 30, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with RPD/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3/Openbox/X11 GUI
Replies: 159
Views: 696890

Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox

Thanks, this is very interesting. I have tried it and I must say this procedure is in no way quicker than installing the full Raspbian image then removing the packages I don't want.
by FloatingCloud
Fri May 26, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

Update: a) Cloning. The issue seems to be that /etc/fstab and /boot/cmdline.txt refer to the SD card by PARTUUID. If this is changed to /dev/mmcblk0p1 or /dev/mmcblk0p2 as appropriate then the clones work fine :) b) Speed part 1. It seems there is a large variability in actual speed of class 10 SD c...
by FloatingCloud
Fri May 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloned SD cards are always slower
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: Cloned SD cards are always slower

I am finding that cloned SD cards always run 2 to 3 times more slowly than the original card. I've tried several cloning methods (including piclone) and several SD cards, all the same brand and range as the original. Running systemd-analyze blame confirms that EVERYTHING took nearly 3x as long to bo...
by FloatingCloud
Thu May 11, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

I just tried piclone again and it worked this time. The card it produced took 30 secs to boot. I might just have to live with the slow boot times. It's a pity as 13-15 secs is impressive for the end-user, but most of them are used to Windows so I suppose they won't mind. It still leaves the question...
by FloatingCloud
Thu May 11, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

I have to produce cards for a production environment. Not looking good at the moment. Here's something I've found: Write 8GB image to 16GB card with Win32 Disk Imager. Boot time goes up from 16 secs to 26 secs. Expand the filesystem using raspi-config. Boot time goes up from 26 secs to 38 secs. Sou...
by FloatingCloud
Thu May 11, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

I have to produce cards for a production environment. Not looking good at the moment. Here's something I've found: Write 8GB image to 16GB card with Win32 Disk Imager. Boot time goes up from 16 secs to 26 secs. Expand the filesystem using raspi-config. Boot time goes up from 26 secs to 38 secs. Sou...
by FloatingCloud
Thu May 11, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

I have to produce cards for a production environment. Not looking good at the moment. Here's something I've found: Write 8GB image to 16GB card with Win32 Disk Imager. Boot time goes up from 16 secs to 26 secs. Expand the filesystem using raspi-config. Boot time goes up from 26 secs to 38 secs. May...
by FloatingCloud
Thu May 11, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

Not using NOOBS. It's the latest Raspbian.
by FloatingCloud
Thu May 11, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

I have to produce cards for a production environment. Not looking good at the moment.

Here's something I've found:
Write 8GB image to 16GB card with Win32 Disk Imager. Boot time goes up from 16 secs to 26 secs.
Expand the filesystem using raspi-config. Boot time goes up from 26 secs to 38 secs.
by FloatingCloud
Thu May 11, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

Well they're all SanDisk Ultra... There seems to be a boot speed difference between cloning cards sector-wise (which I think Win32DiskImager does) and dd/rsync type clones (which I think piclone does). Unfortunately Win32DiskImager is very fussy about SD card capacity, and won't copy to a card that ...
by FloatingCloud
Thu May 11, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

Found part of my answer at https://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopi ... =31&t=5970 Add "avoid_safe_mode=1" to the "config.txt" file in my boot partition

That just leaves the question of why cloned cards take 10 seconds longer to boot than do the originals.
by FloatingCloud
Wed May 10, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

I have now tried the Windows utility AOMEI Backupper on the first Raspbian image. This time the cloned card boots, after pausing for about 10 secs on the line "smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.1 eth0: register 'smsc95xx' at usb-3f980000.usb-1.1, smsc95xx USB 2.0 Ethernet, b8:27:eb:b6:f3:eb" Maybe there is something...
by FloatingCloud
Wed May 10, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

I tried cloning a different Raspbian SD card onto one of my SanDisk cards using piclone. This time it worked, except the boot time of the copy is 27 secs compared to 17 secs for the original.
by FloatingCloud
Wed May 10, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

I see RaTTus that you have in the past recommended rpi-clone, which is why I wanted clarification on your "pi-clone"... Did you mean piclone (which I tried), or rpi-clone (which I also tried with the same result ;) )
by FloatingCloud
Wed May 10, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

fruitoftheloom, I already tried it, please see point 2 in my original post.
by FloatingCloud
Wed May 10, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

Is that the one that appears in the applications menu as "SD Card Copier"?
by FloatingCloud
Wed May 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

My card reader claims to be SDHC compliant
by FloatingCloud
Wed May 10, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Re: Cloning problems

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have another SD card reader, but I do have another brand new SanDisk Ultra 16GB SD card. I took an image of my good 8GB card using Paragon Backup & Restore 14. I put the brand new 16GB microSD card in its SD card adaptor and used Paragon to restore the image. When ...
by FloatingCloud
Wed May 10, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cloning problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4248

Cloning problems

I am trying to find the best way to clone a Raspbian image from an 8GB SD card to a 16GB SD card. Both cards are SanDisk Ultra. 1. Win32 Disk Imager. Read image from 8GB card. Write image to 16GB card. This works, but the 16GB card takes two or three times longer to boot. Any ideas why? 2. Piclone. ...

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