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by The_Saint
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero and powered USB hub
Replies: 16
Views: 5028

Re: Pi Zero and powered USB hub

Thanks both for the info and Ebay link.
Late last night I found a powered USB hub I don't recall buying which is USB 2.0 and works, even powers the Zero if I disconnect the Zero's normal power supply which I wasn't expecting.
I will definitely explore the passive options though.
by The_Saint
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero and powered USB hub
Replies: 16
Views: 5028

Re: Pi Zero and powered USB hub

I just got a Pi Zero and connected a powered Hub I already had to it, this is a Belkin F5U027 7 port which works fine with a Raspberry Pi 3 that doesn't need it but not at all with the Zero.
Is there a difference in the way the USB works from the Pi 3 to the Zero?
by The_Saint
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13351

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

Wonder if it runs World of Warcraft ? I do hope so.... There is nothing on their webpage which may ever suggest to me, a non-computer nerd that it may be a little bit slow. If it does HD video as they say then it must be pretty powerful ! A new capable little PC for $25 !!! Isn't life great !!! dis...
by The_Saint
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13351

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

I must admit I'm trying to assume good faith but I find it really hard to believe that some people are not being disingenuous about what they expected from the Pi. I get the distinct impression that a lot of people made a "me too" purchase and now don't really know why they bought it as tinkering an...
by The_Saint
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13351

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

I know of three pi's sat in cupboards because the monkeys who bought them don't know what to do with them.
Superb description, I was tending towards "muppets" previously.
by The_Saint
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13351

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

To play about with a Linux system I could happily break with impunity, to mess about with controlling external devices (something I've never done), every time I've used it for more than about 30 minutes I've found stuff out, even if its how hard it is to get a wireless dongle working. Are you one of...
by The_Saint
Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13351

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

I'm a programmer, I took it to work and showed other IT people what it could do, when I started OpenOffice they were blown away that it could even be installed on such a device, let alone run usably. The greater point is though - I didn't buy it to do the things I can already do on laptops and PCs I...
by The_Saint
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13351

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

I on the other hand have been pleasantly surprised by its speed as I knew I wasn't buying an intel Core i5 for £29.46, particularly as I already have one.
by The_Saint
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 26938

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

My Neewer HDMI to VGA adaptor arrived today from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KEIRNG Connected it to an AG-Neovo F419, initally as expected got a rather horrible pink screen skewed to the left, then set Config.txt to hdmi_drive=2 hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=36 disable_overscan=1 and perf...
by The_Saint
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mhz
Replies: 24
Views: 3476

Re: Mhz

I hope nobody is going to tell me that my £30 computer won't run Windows 7, I mean if it doesn't run Windows 7 its not even a computer, that's one of the things Alan Turing made clear right at the start of "On Computable Numbers".
by The_Saint
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to get a good PSU from
Replies: 33
Views: 7783

Re: Where to get a good PSU from

I have taken up the offer from the supplier (above) of a specific cable that will deliver the power the unit is rated at.
by The_Saint
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to get a good PSU from
Replies: 33
Views: 7783

Re: Where to get a good PSU from

Thanks. I have had an email from the seller of the charger I referred to above telling me that I am using the wrong kind of Micro USB cable and should be using one rated for high-speed charging. I replied that I omitted to say that I tried two different cables and they were both fine measured with a...
by The_Saint
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to get a good PSU from
Replies: 33
Views: 7783

Re: Where to get a good PSU from

Sorry for resurrecting a dead thread but earlier in this thread I recommended this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0073JB4QU/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00 I just posted the following review which hasn't yet been approved. I suppose I wrote the review with other people looking for Pi power supplies ...
by The_Saint
Wed May 30, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 44593

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

My pi arrived this morning, didn't get in until gone 9PM due to a 5K race, whilst I was cooking my tea (pasta) I got the laptop to write the Debian install on to the SD card, plugged everything in and it booted up first time and I was browsing this forum staggered at how quick it was (in read mode -...
by The_Saint
Wed May 30, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Poll, would you have paid extra for a proved working PI / SD
Replies: 27
Views: 4825

Re: Poll, would you have paid extra for a proved working PI

Mine just arrived 30 minutes ago, if it is straightforward and I don't have any issues at all getting it working later then what was the point of buying it? I won't have learned anything. I wouldn't dream of being condescending enough to suggest that there are people who can't learn enough to get on...
by The_Saint
Fri May 18, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do SDHC cards work on the Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 4246

Re: Do SDHC cards work on the Pi?

Depends
by The_Saint
Wed May 16, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 9677

Re: Cancelling my order

Exactly, similarly I have noticed that Heineken does not turn an ordinary restaurant into a set from a Bollywood movie and those Australian blokes who answer difficult lifestyle queries when you drink a can of Fosters are always engaged.
by The_Saint
Wed May 16, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 9677

Re: Cancelling my order

When anyone is selling anything there will be people who either don't read or don't understand what it is that is on offer. This is just life I'm afraid - the phrase "Capable Little Computer" much parroted by people who feel that they have been misled nowhere implies that its a Core i5.
by The_Saint
Mon May 14, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 302
Views: 287332

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

Sandisk 8GB Class 4 SDHC £4.40 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000VUVA62/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 Sandisk_Class4_8GB.jpg Sandisk 16GB Class 10 Extreme Pro 95 MB/Sec £30 http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Extreme-16GB-SDHC-Card/dp/B005LFT3MA/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1337038316&sr=1-1 San...
by The_Saint
Sat May 12, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Houston, Tranquility Base: The Pi-gle Has Landed!
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Re: Houston, Tranquility Base: The Pi-gle Has Landed!

Great and wildly enthusiastic review, I notice you don't say whether it will run Windows 7
by The_Saint
Fri May 11, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 9677

Re: Cancelling my order

I can buy any number of second hand bargains that aren't the same as something new but costs about the same. I'm not sure what that proves.
by The_Saint
Fri May 11, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 9677

Re: Cancelling my order

Luxury!

When I started, binary didn't have ones and zeros, we just had zeros . . . .

And you try telling that to the young folk today and they won't believe you.
by The_Saint
Thu May 10, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 44593

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>Agreed, many people seem to be playing a game where they complain that it isn't a Core i5 laptop whilst maintaining that they knew perfectly well that it isn't but lamely point to a statement that "its a capable little PC" or similar.<br/> <br/> Let's have yet another go, if it worked exactly lik...
by The_Saint
Thu May 10, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: R-Pi Performance
Replies: 15
Views: 13531

Re: R-Pi Performance

<t>There was a useful* estmation of Pi performance the other day with the comparison with the Colossus<br/> <br/> The second reply in the comments<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm probably wrong here but if I've got this right then according to the link below Colossus had 0.000224MIPS. From what I gather from i...
by The_Saint
Wed May 09, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to get a good PSU from
Replies: 33
Views: 7783

Re: Where to get a good PSU from

The Portapow I mentioned in Post 18 above just arrived, looks and feels like a solid bit of kit and is now £9 I just noticed.

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