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by RossDv8
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: File Manager just dying

It has been an interesting little discussion and I learned a few things that corrected stuff I 'thought' I knew :D
by RossDv8
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Other submenu item
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Other submenu item

Sorry Brian, I was concentrating on how to get the entries for your stuff 'into' the Others menu item, so you can use them on the desktop. It looks complicated because I was tired and didn;t read the question properly. Stupid of me. My apology. I'll kill the previous reply. The 'Other' Menu and its ...
by RossDv8
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Other submenu item
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Other submenu item

I removed my post here as extraneous.
by RossDv8
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Name of this File Explorer-like software showing folders
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Name of this File Explorer-like software showing folders

Hi Barry, You don't give 'any' useful information that we can use to answer your questions. So I'll take a guess that you are not a Linux user and that you are a Windows user based on a couple of your comments. And because there is so little information I will guess that you are in a desktop that lo...
by RossDv8
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: workspaces, more than 1.
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: workspaces, more than 1.

I had 'Immovable windows' quite a few times when I first got the Pi 4.. So regularly that it annoyed me enough to make a text file about how I fixed it in case it happened again. Can I ask you please to give a detailed description of what you mean when you write "immovable windows" because I've neve...
by RossDv8
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two SSD's curiosity
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Two SSD's curiosity

The Pi 4 'should' handle the two SSDs ok, but perhaps not the way you have it set up, and if I'm guessing correctly, it will be because of power limits.. I was running one 240GB SSD and while some of my external USB 3 drives worked ok, the 3TB one I use most did not. So I powered it externally using...
by RossDv8
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: File Manager just dying

If you upgrade interactively, read what it is planning to update before you let it start, and then actually check if there are any issues doing the upgrade, things generally go better. I'm lazy and want to spend my time doing stuff with the computer, rather than fixing it. I've got a Raspbery Pi an...
by RossDv8
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: System-wide Parametric Equalizer?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: System-wide Parametric Equalizer?

I meant to add, just in case you or anyone else wondered how I found this equalizer eventually, that I could not achieve it using Raspbian. But after another discussion on the forum, where I suggested one of the Pi's great advantages over conventional computers is that one can simply write a new ope...
by RossDv8
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS or Hardware issues?
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: OS or Hardware issues?

I had the battery indicator appear in a fresh install of Buster, but haven't seen it in recent installations. Anyway, I just used the Add and Remove panel Items right click menu when i was setting up my Panel I didn;t bother uninstalling it. Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:46 pm I am enjoying Manjaro also. It i...
by RossDv8
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: File Manager just dying

Our docs recommend using Code: Select all apt update apt full-upgrade Thank you James. I wondered if using full-upgrade could cause any problems. I read somewhere in my debian stuff when apt was being discussed, that 'apt-get full-upgrade' is preferential to 'apt full-upgrade' because apt-get does ...
by RossDv8
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: File Manager just dying

One of the reasons I always do 'apt-get full-upgrade' rather than apt-get upgrade. I might be wrong, but as far as i know, full-upgrade and dist-upgrade do essentially the same thing, it's supposedly to do with a newer apt or whatever. But as I understood it, apt-get upgrade replaces the installed v...
by RossDv8
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: File Manager just dying

I started in Unix, moved to some proprietary operating systems, spent some of the 80's working for IBM, then shifted to cp/m and eventually MSDos and Windows before discovering Linux and moving all our systems and our clients' servers to red hat in 1998. So I've had a share of the sysadmin stuff too...
by RossDv8
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: System-wide Parametric Equalizer?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: System-wide Parametric Equalizer?

You are welcome. It wasn;t all a one way search though. One of the few things I have been missing on the Pi 4 is decent audio from the Analog socket to my Logitech sound system. As I write this I am listening to Stevie Nicks on the Pi 4 and swapping presets on a 15 band equalizer. So thanks to your ...
by RossDv8
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS or Hardware issues?
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: OS or Hardware issues?

After writing the reply above, I got curious and wrote the Pi 4 version of manjaro ARM to a spare 64GB microSD card and have been trying it out. Now, this is NOT bashing Raspbian. I Love Raspbian. But running manjaro, I found a lot of stuff that simply wasn't working on Raspbian, like decent analog ...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: how to filter certain values ​​from a list
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: how to filter certain values ​​from a list

You might find some variations on the Python Tips site too. It has a lot of interesting stuff. This bit includes some bits about filtering:

https://book.pythontips.com/en/latest/map_filter.html
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: File Manager just dying

I don;t know if this is a good idea, or a bad idea, but I usually run this script once a day, and most days there is something updated. So far - I've been lucky with it, and nothing has failed or broken (except a reboot issue when one particular USB drive is connected). #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get upda...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OS or Hardware issues?
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: OS or Hardware issues?

The last 2 days I installed Manjaro Arch for ARM and have not experienced the issue. I am going to use it a few more day for testing. I will go back to the original image. One of the neat things about the Pi is that with the relatively low price of good quality microSD cards these days, you can qui...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: System-wide Parametric Equalizer?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: System-wide Parametric Equalizer?

Oof... Not a good sign. Thanks for letting me know of your attempts. I might have to repurpose this Pi... Just because I haven't found a suitable equalizer, doesn't mean it is not out there. I found one experimental parametric eq for the Pi where the equalizer is displayed as a graph with coloured ...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 25203

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Hey, what's with the deleting the Facebook bashing? I apologise if my prior post led to some 'Facebook Bashing'. I didn;t get to see what was said, and I didn;t mean to create drama. It is just my experience that Facebook, Google and its Android and Chrome derivatives and a few other companies seem...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Complete backup and restore HELP !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Complete backup and restore HELP !!!

Agreed. I just tend to assume beginners might forget to check the used / free ratio before copying to another card. And I make allowance for a beginner wanting to be able to just plug in a backup (of the entire system on a card) and go. Also, I guess it doesn;t matter if a script is being used to co...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Complete backup and restore HELP !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Complete backup and restore HELP !!!

image-backup contained in Image File Utilities will back up your entire Raspbian system while it's running
There are some 'Hidden Gems' in various places on this forum. Thanks RonR - I see some of them are your creations :-)
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: System-wide Parametric Equalizer?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: System-wide Parametric Equalizer?

I have my Pi running through the Analog jack to a Logitech sound system, so I have been messing about trying to get something like a decent equalizer working on the Pi. On some other systems I was using pulseaudio-equalizer with the GTK extensions for the graphical side and LADSPA plugins - and it w...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 25203

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

I think that if the Facebook code is to complex for Chromium to handle it should give an error message ─ not lock the GUI and keyboard. I think the problem with Facebook code is not Chromium itself. It is caused mostly by the amount of traffic as Facebook processes the gathering of information and ...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4
Replies: 244
Views: 40501

Re: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4

This is the output of mine as Default [email protected]:~ $ sudo vcgencmd bootloader_config BOOT_UART=0 WAKE_ON_GPIO=1 POWER_OFF_ON_HALT=0 FREEZE_VERSION=0 I don;t use, nor am I likely to use a HAT. I wonder if perhaps I should have WAKE_ON_GPIO=0 POWER_OFF_ON_HALT=1 And whether the Default is the reas...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Complete backup and restore HELP !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Complete backup and restore HELP !!!

I have never needed to do this, but I answered this question for someone else a few weeks ago. I mentioned that the program that is used for SD Card Backup is called piclone, and I suggested they might be able to use it in a script. I think the OP in that case managed to do that. I will try to find ...

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