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by HankB
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this
Replies: 30
Views: 12730

Re: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this

I'd like to reiterate the question asked above -- are there any *known good* UASP supported USB3.0<>SATA adapters for the Pi 4? I'm using the one in this post. It works fine with with my Pi 4B. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=246157#p1503225 I would have preferred an enclosure ra...
by HankB
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI 4B video blanking
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: PI 4B video blanking

rpdom wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:03 pm
Yes. That is the case. The raspberrypi-bootloader and raspberrypi-kernel packages contain the relevant files once they have been tested and deemed suitable for general release.
Great - Thanks!
by HankB
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI 4B video blanking
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: PI 4B video blanking

(I tried to contact you off list as I've already suggested to another member not to post unrelated questions... I could not see how to do that.) Thanks for the correction. Unfortunately I'm confiused. I'm pretty sure that 6 years is longer than I've been playing with Raspberry Pis. (My first Pi was ...
by HankB
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI 4B video blanking
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: PI 4B video blanking

rpi-update is the standard way to update firmware. I think that when the new firmware is ready for release, it will be available via rpi-update. I'm not aware that it is ready and I have seen posts that indicate it slows the USB3 ports. (https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=244421...
by HankB
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 122
Views: 36702

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

... To that end, I think asking it to handle rare and specialized cases is beyond its scope. Hi RonR, I agree 100%. I don't think it is worth anyone's effort to modify the script to accommodate non-standard partitioning. What I did suggest was I would suggest adding a test to the script tro bail if...
by HankB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this
Replies: 30
Views: 12730

Re: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this

Now my questions... It seems that the problem is with the SSD itself and the fix blacklists the USB3/SATA adapter, right? That means that if I use a different adapter for this SSD I will need to change the vendor:device ID in /boot/cmdline.txt. Likewise if I connect a different SSD to this adapter,...
by HankB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 122
Views: 36702

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

Is anyone other than you running a Raspberry Pi with /home on a separate filesystem? :) I may be the only one. ;) usb-boot uses rsync to copy the contents of /dev/mmcblk0 to /dev/sdX (only when replicating the SD card to the USB device). If you know of an rsync option that will assist your situatio...
by HankB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 122
Views: 36702

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

The script does not work so well if one has employed a seperate /home filesystem. It leaves /home on the SD card and fills the external drive with /. And it seems easy to make these unbootable when trying to resolve this, as I sit here staring at 4 raspbnerries on my screen. I would suggest adding a...
by HankB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this
Replies: 30
Views: 12730

Re: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this

I ran into this using a Crucial M4 SSD (ancient in computer years ;) ) with a USB3 enclosure. It worked on USB2 but Raspbian did not even create the /dev entry when connected to a USB3 port. Applying the fix seens to have resolved this - Thanks! Now my questions... It seems that the problem is with ...
by HankB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1399
Views: 1303622

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

MrEngman wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:45 am
The commits are from https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware/commits/master. The full commits are 40 characters long but it is possible to reduce that to the first 9 or 10.
Thanks for explaining that.
by HankB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1399
Views: 1303622

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

Thank you for providing this. I ran the script and the updated drivers did resolve the issue with my TP-Link WiFi adapter. I do have one question about this. I'm using these adapters on headless systems. Because of this it would be very useful to be able to update the driver before I reboot followin...
by HankB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Pi4B] hdmi_blanking=1 does not power down idle monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: [Pi4B] hdmi_blanking=1 does not power down idle monitor

Thanks for the reply. Given a choice between getting the Pi4 now or waiting for every last little bit to be completed I'm happy to have it now and be patient for little bits like this.
by HankB
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Pi4B] hdmi_blanking=1 does not power down idle monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 150

[Pi4B] hdmi_blanking=1 does not power down idle monitor

Hi all, I'm driving a DVI monitor via micro-HDMI -> HDMI -> DVI adapter. I've added "hdmi_blanking=1" to /boot/config.txt but the monitor remains powered up when the screen blanks. With Raspbian/Stretch on older Pis (2B, 3B, 3B+) this worked to put the monitor into low power mode when the Pi blanked...
by HankB
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI 4B video blanking
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: PI 4B video blanking

I'm sorry to see that you have not gotten a better answer than I can offer. I'm using a Pi 4 with a somewhat ancient 1600x1200 LCD monitor and it (mostly) works fine. My connection is using a micro-HDMI->HDMI (6") cable to a much longer (5'?) HDMI-DVI cable. The "mostly" is because when the screen b...
by HankB
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 8775

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

I'm one of the lucky ones in the US that has a Microcenter within striking distance. I missed their first shipment but the 4GB models were listed in stock Friday and I was there Saturday morning when they opened to get one. :D. I also picked up a 3B+ for $25US. And the power supply and the voice kit...
by HankB
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support window for Raspbian Stretch?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Support window for Raspbian Stretch?

Thank you for your suggestions. Though I disagree with your choices, I much prefer your reply to no reply.
I got the answer I was looking for (e.g. when Bullseye is released as stable) and cannot add anything more to the conversation.

best,
hank
by HankB
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support window for Raspbian Stretch?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Support window for Raspbian Stretch?

Hi folks, Thanks for the thoughtful replies. I appreciate the discussion. Even so, one wouldn't have to remove the Pis from their locations. Just remove the SD card, put it in a Pi with wired access, update it, update the driver (if needed) and then return the card to the headless Pi. I've got sever...
by HankB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support window for Raspbian Stretch?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Support window for Raspbian Stretch?

I did some googling and did not find an answer. My Google-fu seems not up to this search.

I have a WiFi dongle that does not work on Buster so I wonder how long I can stay on Stretch and expect security updates.

Thanks!
by HankB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TL-WN725N no joy on Buster
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: TL-WN725N no joy on Buster

Hi MrEngman. Thank you for the help. The implication of this is that if the kernel is upgraded, then I need to update the drivers as well (until this is fixed.) Is that correct. That is a non-starter for headless systems which is how i operate most of my Pis. I just tried an install image for Stretc...
by HankB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TL-WN725N no joy on Buster
Replies: 2
Views: 266

TL-WN725N no joy on Buster

I'm trying to upgrade a Pi 2B to Buster with a clean install. I'm using this TP-Linbk adapter and the LAN is not coming up. I'm working with 2019-07-10-raspbian-buster.img. I first tried putting wpa_supplicant.conf in the /boot partition: country=US ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=n...
by HankB
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi-update overwrites itself
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: rpi-update overwrites itself

jdb wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Try "UPDATE_SELF=0 rpi-update"?
That workked - Thanks!
by HankB
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi-update overwrites itself
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: rpi-update overwrites itself

Thanks for the quick replies. I did find where I could file a bug report.
https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update/issues/285
Thanks!
by HankB
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi-update overwrites itself
Replies: 4
Views: 181

rpi-update overwrites itself

[email protected]:~ $ sudo rpi-update *** Raspberry Pi firmware updater by Hexxeh, enhanced by AndrewS and Dom *** Performing self-update % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 27 100 27 0 0 1 0 0:00:27 0:00:14 0:00:13 5 *** Relaunching after u...
by HankB
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RasPi Timed Remote Control
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: RasPi Timed Remote Control

Does your TV use IR or bluetooth for remote control? Try searching for "raspberry pi IR remote" or "raspberry pi BT remote" and you will see lots of hits. I'd start there and find one that looks suitable to you. If you get stuck on something, ask! You can schedule a program to execute at your desire...
by HankB
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: autologin enabled by update?
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: autologin enabled by update?

Thanks, looks like I'm late to the party suggesting it not be done that way. It looks like it was already changed. Nevertheless I think I'll remove the pi-greeter just to be certain.

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