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by hippy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can enabling USB boot hurt my Pie and can i still boot from an SD card?
Replies: 25
Views: 964

Re: Can enabling USB boot hurt my Pie and can i still boot from an SD card?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/bootflow.md That says setting the OTP bit uses GPIO 22-26 or 39-43 to determine which boot modes are valid. So, if one were planning to use those GPIO pins one would not want to set the OTP bit ? Rather confusingly it says "th...
by hippy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can enabling USB boot hurt my Pie and can i still boot from an SD card?
Replies: 25
Views: 964

Re: Can enabling USB boot hurt my Pie and can i still boot from an SD card?

I did not set the OTP to "program_usb_mode=1". This was a test of "By default, this is SD card boot followed by USB device boot". As you can see by my own post; that confused me as well. By "USB Device Boot" what that means (mostly) is a Zero or Zero W which is waiting to have a boot setup injected...
by hippy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: PEP
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: PEP

I am asking if reading every PEP is beneficial in learning python? Not really in my opinion. They will help you understand the background to how Python is ( and isn't ), what's going on 'under the hood', but I don't believe they are that useful in helping you learn Python. They may become more usef...
by hippy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can enabling USB boot hurt my Pie and can i still boot from an SD card?
Replies: 25
Views: 964

Re: Can enabling USB boot hurt my Pie and can i still boot from an SD card?

Setting the USB boot option can't hurt your Pi. I'm not clear why one would need to set any USB boot option when "By default, this is SD card boot followed by USB device boot". That reads to me that if an SD card is not found then USB boot will be attempted without having to do anything. Perhaps I ...
by hippy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running x86 apps on ARM
Replies: 79
Views: 60750

Re: Running x86 apps on ARM

sudo apt-get install exagear-desktop Here a bit more details: https://docs.eltechs.com/install-and-configure-exagear-desktop/how-to-install-exagear-desktop-trial Many thanks. It may be worth going back and editing posts in this thread which say there isn't a trial to note there now is. I am surpris...
by hippy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Switch on just one led from a strip led
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Switch on just one led from a strip led

If the LED strip just has power connections, just two wires ( likely black and red ); then probably not without building hardware to do it and having to modify the LED strip. If it's a 'smart LED strip' has control signals going to it, has a three-way or larger connector; then possibly. It might hel...
by hippy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: initial set up
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: initial set up

I don't have a usb keyboard and don't want to purchase one. Between not having one and buying one there's the option of borrowing one. You might be able to find a friend or family member who is willing to lend one until you get things sorted enough to not need it any longer. Having a keyboard is us...
by hippy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running x86 apps on ARM
Replies: 79
Views: 60750

Re: Running x86 apps on ARM

I tried the 3-day free-trial of Exagear Not having a free trial or demo version back in 2016 is why I never tried it. Good to see there now is one. Can you ( or pUnK ) provide a link to that because I couldn't find one sudo apt-get install exagear-desktop Then click on the "exagear" desktop icon, c...
by hippy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to post image in the forum?
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: How to post image in the forum?

Upload locally to the forum seems to work for me ...
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by hippy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero rip off HDMI port
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: pi zero rip off HDMI port

Removing any connector socket should only cause circuit problems if it is used to route a common signal through it, bridging one part of the board with the other. Doing that is quite rare and doesn't seem to be the case with any Pi. I haven't considered removing the HDMI socket from a Pi but one tri...
by hippy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: which micro-USB port is supplying power to Pi Zero [W]?
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: which micro-USB port is supplying power to Pi Zero [W]?

In my application, a Pi Zero W (along with a custom pHat) *will* be powered by either the power USB connector or the "data" (OTG) USB connector. I'm asking how software can tell which of those two is connected. As stated; it can't directly. If you can explain why you need to know which it is, what ...
by hippy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VideoCore gpu lives on with vc5
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: VideoCore gpu lives on with vc5

Maybe it's because I'm over 50, but to me, an SBC for around $35 is a good deal, and the fact that so much support is available for it is a huge plus. I just wish people would stop bickering about "I need feature X" where X is in (GbE, USB3, SATA, more RAM, etc). I generally agree but can understan...
by hippy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VideoCore gpu lives on with vc5
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: VideoCore gpu lives on with vc5

There has been some recent discussion about VC5 - https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=189231 https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=187896 https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=188127 Might be best to continue discussion there. If this thread veers toward...
by hippy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: hardware question Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: hardware question Raspberry Pi 2

If I recall correctly there are commands which can be used to redirect/clone the Active LED and other signals to GPIO pins from which a LED+resistor can be connected. A forum or Google search should turn up more on that, and hopefully someone who knows more about the subject will come along and reply.
by hippy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best operating system, for a remote computer, and programs other than team viewer that you can use in the Raspberry PI 3
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Best operating system, for a remote computer, and programs other than team viewer that you can use in the Raspberry

To control the remote Pi, to influence its temperature function, something like a web server or MQTT service may be appropriate. For accessing the Pi's operating system, to keep it up to date etc, you could use Telnet, SSH, VNC, XRDP or similar. I would also suggest Raspbian as probably the best cho...
by hippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Account deletion?
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: Account deletion?

changing the Post ID means locating and changing posts scattered through the entire stored post material...and that might take a while and potentially impact forum performance while the SQL executes. I guess you mean User ID because Post ID can remain unchanged. In fact, I'm not sure even User ID n...
by hippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Account deletion?
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: Account deletion?

I can't understand the resistance to doing that even if "account deletion" doesn't remove all references to the user name in other posts. I think quite a few of the (very) small number of people who have requested account deletion also wish all their posts and any corresponding quotes to be removed...
by hippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Account deletion?
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: Account deletion?

So...yeah... Messy to generate a complete "fix". But only if one defines "account deletion" as requiring a "complete fix". Removing author attribution from posts, removing username from members lists would most likely be good enough, unless legislation indicates that more must be done. I can't unde...
by hippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Account deletion?
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: Account deletion?

Martin Frezman wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:20 pm
we're all playing barrack room lawyers,
What does that mean? A reference to our previous President?
It pre-dates Obama and probably by a good few hundred years. A bit like "armchair general", "armchair quarterback" -

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/defin ... oom_lawyer
by hippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Account deletion?
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: Account deletion?

What about answers to the member's posts, what about quotes? Replace all occurrences of the deleted username with "guest" or something similar. That's how it's done on the forums where I delete user accounts. Your suggestion would create a mess in the forum. It might add a little confusion but not ...
by hippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Account deletion?
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: Account deletion?

I am not a legal expert but I think the request made by ninninon to have his/her account deleted would be difficult to justify under those proposed law changes Conversely it can be argued there's little justification for not deleting the account. there is nothing about the account that can be ident...
by hippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how do i install software that i downloaded from the net
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: how do i install software that i downloaded from the net

i tried to use the sdu get-install command replie was can not get file file is showing in download folder im trying to install exodus bitcoin wallet ,minergate and computta all bitcoin programs when i selected to download i took linux version "sudo apt-get install" should handle everything so there...
by hippy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Account deletion?
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: Account deletion?

My opinion is It's up to the member, if they ask to be deleted then RPF should honour that request. Is there a FAQ page anywhere which tells people what they signed-up for, what the membership rules are, what both parties' rights and obligations are ? If not; should there be ? It would make sense t...
by hippy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Account deletion?
Replies: 61
Views: 2216

Re: Account deletion?

But, what about backups? I recall the DPA doesn't use the terms "deletion" or "removal" but "putting data beyond use", or something like that. I guess that's to take account of such issues and similar. It's more how data is used rather than what is held. That is 'deleted to all intents and purposes...
by hippy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: keeping the temp low without fans?
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: keeping the temp low without fans?

You could add a discrete plastic box to the back head strap, put the Pi in that. People at the front won't notice it, and those behind - if they do - will probably think your hat has flashing LEDs you haven't turned on. Bottom line is you don't actually have to hide it; you just need people not to w...

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