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by dancytron
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Has anyone tested how the Raspi 4 does with Netflix?
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Has anyone tested how the Raspi 4 does with Netflix?

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Okay, thanks. I knew that it wouldn't run on rooted android devices, so I guess they put the Pi is in the same category.

I wonder how is the Raspberry Pi less secure than an x86 computer for DRM purposes, but Netflix is going to do what they are going to do.
by dancytron
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (pi4) so how fast is 'entry level pc performance'
Replies: 37
Views: 2321

Re: (pi4) so how fast is 'entry level pc performance'

I took it to mean the subjective performance of an entry level laptop with Windows. An entry level laptop is going to have Windows 10, which is going to be a lot slower than Linux, especially Linux with a light LXDEish desktop like Raspbian. So a i3 Windows 10 laptop may be objectively "faster" on b...
by dancytron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Has anyone tested how the Raspi 4 does with Netflix?
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Has anyone tested how the Raspi 4 does with Netflix?

Has anyone tested how the Raspi 4 does with Netflix? I am thinking I could set it up for my 80+ year old mother to substitute for the kind of crappy first gen Roku dongle she is using now. She has trouble using it, but with a Raspberry I could control the interface and make it easy and also set it u...
by dancytron
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 40119

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Is there any more technical information available? Does it work outside the UK? Here in the US we have DVB-T, we don't use PAL video (we have NTSC), our standard TV antenna connector is the "F-connector" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F_connector Looks like the chrome connector is an adapter that pl...
by dancytron
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Automotive Ecu is it possible ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3344

Re: Automotive Ecu is it possible ?

You can look at how the early pre-OBD-I computer controlled engines on Jeep 4.2 Liter engines worked. It was in production from about 1983 to 1990. It used a 2 barrel Carter carburetor that had a stepper motor that moved a pair of needles that controlled the amount of air coming into the carburetor ...
by dancytron
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: pi car computer and media ctr
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: pi car computer and media ctr

You need to convert from 12 volt to 5 volt. On the cheap, one of those USB adapters that fits in the lighter (make sure has enough amps).
by dancytron
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Moore's law & the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 47
Views: 4304

Re: Moore's law & the Raspberry Pi

Don't know whether you'd count Ffestiniog among your sources of electric power in the UK (it's a sort of secondary, rechargeable battery) Built in 1963. Interesting that it's only about 75% efficient, but that's enough to make money. Also interesting is that one of the earliest terrestrial Uranium ...
by dancytron
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer
Replies: 539
Views: 93565

Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

> What is slow is all the crude that major distributions seem to include no matter what you do. > I minimal install of Raspbian or Debian is not so huge. I was thinking of when I installed Ubuntu Core and then figured I'd add Firefox. Boom! If you install program A that needs libraries X, Y, Z to w...
by dancytron
Tue May 26, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a desktop?
Replies: 16
Views: 1740

Re: Pi as a desktop?

For that matter, what are the specs on the PC? totally forgot to address this. Uh... from memory, i THINK it's a intel dual core at like 1.6 ghz (pre i3 processor, so we're getting a little aged). either 1 (maybe 2, but i THINK 1) gig ddr2 memory (my original plan was to get more RAM, so it would h...
by dancytron
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What would be really nice
Replies: 12
Views: 2205

Re: What would be really nice

There are tons of cheap monitors in the US. What you want is a DVI digital monitor. Then all you need is the correct cord. for example http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited- ... B0007MWE1E

Millions have come back on rental return and are on ebay etc for $30 or so a piece.
by dancytron
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: raspberry pi ECM for cars?
Replies: 14
Views: 11197

Re: raspberry pi ECM for cars?

You might be able to do it for an older 1980's or early 90's engine where you are really dealing with just an 0xygen Sensor, Knock Sensor, Vacuum Sensor, a couple of temperature sensors and a few more sensors that just retard the timing and set the fuel to air ratio. Newer engines are much more comp...
by dancytron
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can a mouse be used in Linux Shell?
Replies: 8
Views: 1379

Re: Can a mouse be used in Linux Shell?

I believe you want to install the package "gpm" to support a mouse.
by dancytron
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RasPi Carputer
Replies: 13
Views: 9462

Re: RasPi Carputer

The standard automotive way to do what you want would be to use a bosch type relay and trigger it off something (like the radio power) that is only on when the car is on or in accessory mode. Power could come straight from the battery with an inline fuse and then go to whatever you are going to use ...
by dancytron
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Remote Control Desktop (is it possible???)
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Remote Control Desktop (is it possible???)

You want to use x11vnc as the server on the Raspberry Pi. If you search for "x11vnc" you'll find the information you are looking for.
by dancytron
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Program Pi for prison ed
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Program Pi for prison ed

Can you use an "intranet" instead. In other words, have the webpage you want them to access run on one computer (or Pi) and then have the other Pi's work as clients. Then they can access the one site on their "intranet" without any danger of them having access to the internet.
by dancytron
Fri May 31, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TS files - Yes and No
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: TS files - Yes and No

Either your computer is using software instead of hardware to decode it (which the Pi isn't powerful enough to do) or the graphics chip in your other computer already has paid to license it.
by dancytron
Mon May 20, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Most Stable Usable Puppy for Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 12204

Re: Most Stable Usable Puppy for Pi?

you don't have to redownload to start over. In fact, it can make multiple OS copies from the one file that it downloads.
by dancytron
Sat May 18, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Berryboot SD card space usage
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Berryboot SD card space usage

Berryboot is pretty small by itself. Then each OS in compressed into a squash file, so it is somewhat smaller than the original. New/changed files are put on disk their regular size, if I understand how it works. However, when you run out of space you run out of space.
by dancytron
Fri May 17, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Most Stable Usable Puppy for Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 12204

Re: Most Stable Usable Puppy for Pi?

The easiest way to get Puppy on a R. Pi is to use Berryboot. It also installs other os's in a multiboot setup.

Otherwise, you need to update the kernel manually somehow. That information is on the puppy forum.

http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot
by dancytron
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Compatiability
Replies: 39
Views: 4443

Re: Windows Compatiability

There is only one reason that I know of to want to use Windows on a Pi and that is "political". There are schools that require students to have devices that run Windows so they can teach "Office" apps. There is, actually, one version of "Windows" that could run on the Pi and that is Windows CE. Of ...
by dancytron
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Compatiability
Replies: 39
Views: 4443

Re: Windows Compatiability

There is only one reason that I know of to want to use Windows on a Pi and that is "political". There are schools that require students to have devices that run Windows so they can teach "Office" apps. There is, actually, one version of "Windows" that could run on the Pi and that is Windows CE. Of ...
by dancytron
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Deer/Trail Cam
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Deer/Trail Cam

I think you want to wait until the camera made by the foundation comes out. The popular software for the motion detection and camera control that already exists in linux is either motion (simple command line) or zoneminder (web based fancier system). I looked at this a bit as a cheap security/wildli...
by dancytron
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: iPhone to RPi connection
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: iPhone to RPi connection

see this thread. http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 43&t=24660

Executive summary, possible as a professionally developed add on but not cheap or easy.
by dancytron
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using your Pi as an every day 'pc'?
Replies: 12
Views: 6780

Re: Using your Pi as an every day 'pc'?

Seems on topic, so I'll plug my one contribution. I posted a mc.ext file that fixes the file associations in MIdnight Commander with instructions and a list of applications to install. Gives a good text based file browser like the good old days of Dos with PC Tools and Norton Commander. http://www.r...
by dancytron
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: StartX won't run under sudo
Replies: 7
Views: 6496

Re: StartX won't run under sudo

hotwires81 wrote:what is the terminal command for file manager? I would just need put "sudo" in front o that command?
Yes. Even better, make shortcuts for sudo file manager and sudo editor on your desktop by editing the shortcut and just adding sudo in front of the command

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