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by aoakley
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: MIcrosoft Teams app on Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: MIcrosoft Teams app on Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:32 pm
What is output of arch command ?

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arch
Hi, this shows:

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$ arch
x86_64
(thanks for your interest!)
by aoakley
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: MIcrosoft Teams app on Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: MIcrosoft Teams app on Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC

Here's a video in action. This is Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC 2021-01-11-raspios-buster-i386.iso running in Virtualbox on a 64-bit CPU. http://www.cotswoldjam.org/downloads/rpi-msteams.mp4 0m00s: Show date and sudo apt update / dist-upgrade proving there are no outstanding updates 0m20s ...
by aoakley
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: MIcrosoft Teams app on Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: MIcrosoft Teams app on Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC

> Any software must be for x86-32 32bit, you can not natively install x86-64 64bit software. And yet, I can install "genuine" branded Google Chrome Stable 64-bit without problems, including running Netflix/Amazon Prime with Widevine DRM, provided I'm on a 64-bit CPU. https://dl.google.com/...
by aoakley
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: MIcrosoft Teams app on Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC
Replies: 6
Views: 799

MIcrosoft Teams app on Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC

Hi folks. I'm refurbishing old laptops for lockdown pupils, using Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC, as it's quite lightweight, has the Chromium browser, seems compatible with a vast range of old-to-middle-aged laptops, and has lots of child-friendly documentation. Most local primary and secon...
by aoakley
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: RPi Desktop for older 32-bit laptops - refurbs for pandemic schoolchildren
Replies: 2
Views: 424

RPi Desktop for older 32-bit laptops - refurbs for pandemic schoolchildren

Hi folks, like, I suspect, many of us, I'm seeing a lot of local schoolchild/parent requests for cheap/free laptops. I am seeing a LOT of requests for equipment on local noticeboards (Facebook etc). It seems there are a LOT of families who are slipping between the net, they aren't poor enough to qua...
by aoakley
Thu May 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspberry Pi OS trademark?
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: Raspberry Pi OS trademark?

Eben may have already answered this on his blog comment: "it’s just an overdue naming change to discriminate between Raspbian (the independent open source project) and the 32-bit images that Raspberry Pi builds on top of it." https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/8gb-raspberry-pi-4-on-sale-now-...
by aoakley
Thu May 28, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspberry Pi OS trademark?
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Raspberry Pi OS trademark?

I note that Raspbian has now been renamed Raspberry Pi OS. I seem to recall that other non-Raspberry-Pi single-board computers claim to use Raspbian (I have never tried). Does the use of the trademarked phrase "Raspberry Pi" within the new OS name, make it more difficult, from a legal stan...
by aoakley
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DS3231 I2C RTC and g_ether - cannot use both?
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: DS3231 I2C RTC and g_ether - cannot use both?

Eric, could you post your /boot/cmdline.txt too please?
by aoakley
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DS3231 I2C RTC and g_ether - cannot use both?
Replies: 3
Views: 691

DS3231 I2C RTC and g_ether - cannot use both?

Hi, I've got a couple of cheap DS3231 real-time-clock add-ons which work over I2C: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//153061540451 After a considerable amount of trial and error, it would appear that these cannot be used at the same time as the USB gadget g_ether ethernet mode. Does anyone agree / disagree...
by aoakley
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Setting a 169.254.x.x IP for USB OTG g_ether in Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 3935

Setting a 169.254.x.x IP for USB OTG g_ether in Stretch

Hi folks. I'm trying to set a static IP in the 169.254.x.x range for USB OTG using g_ether (an ethernet connection using a micro USB cable from a Pi Zero to a PC). I'm using Raspbian Stretch Lite 2017-11-29 with apt updates/upgrades as of today 2017-12-03 . Without an entry in /etc/dhcpcd.conf , g_e...
by aoakley
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Show & Tell volunteers wanted for Cotswold Jam
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Show & Tell volunteers wanted for Cotswold Jam

Hi folks. We're looking for anyone who can bring along a show-and-tell project - Raspberry Pi, Micro:Bit, Arduino or similar - to Cotswold Raspberry Jam in Cheltenham, please. Remaining dates in 2017 are Sat 23 Sept and Sat 25 Nov, both 1-4pm; we'll be continuing in 2018 etc. too. You don't need to ...
by aoakley
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian NTP clock synchronisation- how often and where?
Replies: 7
Views: 7681

Re: Raspbian NTP clock synchronisation- how often and where?

Thanks chaps.

Might have a look for a cheapo USB RTC. Problem is that the GPIO header is taken up with a Unicorn HAT so can't use a GPIO solution.
by aoakley
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Cheltenham UK Sat 28 Jan 2017 Cotswold Raspberry Jam
Replies: 1
Views: 1971

Cheltenham UK Sat 28 Jan 2017 Cotswold Raspberry Jam

Cotswold Raspberry Jam's next event is 1-4pm Sat 28 Jan 2017 at the University of Gloucestershire Park Campus in Cheltenham (UK). Free tickets: http://www.cotswoldjam.org This is a reasonably large event, typically 120-150 people, very family friendly. More than half of our attendees are children, p...
by aoakley
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: use i386 Printer driver
Replies: 29
Views: 20302

Re: use i386 Printer driver

My solution to this problem (no ARM Linux driver for a Brother inkjet) was: 1. Have another Intel/AMD/x86/x64 Linux PC running 24/7. You can buy a second hand Intel PC for anything from 30-50 quid upwards. If you're just running Ubuntu Server (no desktop) then you can get by with something really ol...
by aoakley
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian NTP clock synchronisation- how often and where?
Replies: 7
Views: 7681

Raspbian NTP clock synchronisation- how often and where?

Sorry if this is answered elsewhere, my search-fu failed. I want to know, please, how often Raspbian attempts to sync its clock to the default remote NTP server, and I want to know where that setting is and how to change that period/frequency in case of intermittent WiFi during boot. For example, no...
by aoakley
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi A+ availability
Replies: 43
Views: 12064

Re: Pi A+ availability

Farnell and RS also have them, also stating 512MB RAM. Did I miss an announcement whilst I was on hols?
by aoakley
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi A+ availability
Replies: 43
Views: 12064

Re: Pi A+ availability

At the risk of reactivating a dormant thread, the A+ is now back in stock at Pimoroni. https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-model-a-with-coupe-royale-pibow They're listing the RAM as 512MB. I could have sworn that it used to be 256MB. I wonder if this is a gift from Eben and his wonderful...
by aoakley
Thu May 19, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bluetooth not working after update - need info [obsolete]
Replies: 177
Views: 214805

Re: Bluetooth not working after update - information needed!

Hit this problem when updating a headless image based off Jessie Lite on a Pi3. What worked for me to resolve it, was installing raspberrypi-sys-mods as indicated in earlier post (thanks): > systemctl status hciuart.service Shows failed. Also if you reboot, you see a hciuart error message during the...
by aoakley
Wed May 18, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Problems updating to latest Raspbian on non-Bluetooth Pis
Replies: 5
Views: 4944

Re: Problems updating to latest Raspbian on non-Bluetooth Pi

I had the same error. I think that if you reboot your system, then type sudo apt-get upgrade, all will be OK. That's what I did on my pis and it was fine. Hurrah! A reboot and then reapply the update, worked. Apparently the Raspberry Pi & Raspbian's reliabillity and long uptime is now a problem...
by aoakley
Wed May 18, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Problems updating to latest Raspbian on non-Bluetooth Pis
Replies: 5
Views: 4944

Problems updating to latest Raspbian on non-Bluetooth Pis

Hi, I have Raspbian Jessie up-to-date as of 28 April running on a RPi 2 (not 3, no bluetooth). I have just tried to upgrade to the latest Raspbian as per the blog post: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/another-update-raspbian/ This blog post tells me to: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade...
by aoakley
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Cotswold Raspberry Jam's custom Raspbian image
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Cotswold Raspberry Jam's custom Raspbian image

Here at Cotswold Raspberry Jam, I create a custom Raspbian image before each event, pre-loaded with all the files needed for our tutorials, WiFi set up for the venue and a few other features that might be of interest. http://www.cotswoldjam.org/index.php/archives/443 Notably, on the first boot (and ...
by aoakley
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I need to find out the IP address of a remote RPi3....?
Replies: 17
Views: 6850

Re: I need to find out the IP address of a remote RPi3....?

It's Linux. There is always another way... If your goal is to be able to ping/ssh/connect to your machine from your local area network, then you can use Avahi, also known as Zeroconf and Bonjour. Your Raspberry Pi will need to be the only machine on the network with its hostname. By default the host...
by aoakley
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Universality of card image for 2012 B -> 2016 Pi3?
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Universality of card image for 2012 B -> 2016 Pi3?

Hi, I run Cotswold Raspberry Jam and we do tutorials. We have a fleet of mostly B+ machines and I duplicate a bunch of Micro SD cards for each. Our fleet of tutorial machines has recently expanded to include donated old B rev 2 machines (single core, 2 USB ports, 512MB RAM), a couple of Pi 2 Bs and ...
by aoakley
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A+ out of stock... everywhere?
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

Re: A+ out of stock... everywhere?

Found it: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=892927 We've suffered a bit of a success disaster with A+. It's been a steady but unspectacular seller (low hundreds of thousands) since launch, but at the tail end of last year suddenly both vendors got hit with multiple big orders (I bel...
by aoakley
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A+ out of stock... everywhere?
Replies: 8
Views: 2920

Re: A+ out of stock... everywhere?

If you search previous posts, there was a report that a large order was placed around Xmas, therefore RPT have needed to re-arrange production schedules and hence why a shortage at present, just like with the ZERO, be patient is not much help, but the only realistic option... Fair enough. I can fre...

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