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by rin67630
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which SSD to buy for raspberry pi?
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: Which SSD to buy for raspberry pi?

Isn't actually the best solution for a Raspberry to use a SSHD? The combination between a dirty cheap HD and 8GB built-in Nand SSD should be more than enough to run Raspbian lightning fast from the NAND, shouldn't it? A 550GB SSHD sells for 17€ including shipment. Beside that, I sill have more confi...
by rin67630
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need a cheap solution to power my Raspberry Pi (Non-AC)
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Need a cheap solution to power my Raspberry Pi (Non-AC)

You ought to elaborate a bit more on which power source you have got on site and if you need to run 24h/365.
If you have only renewable energy you ought to give your position.
In mid Germany even a 120ah 12v accumulator was not enough to pass a winter month without direct sunshine.
by rin67630
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Just tried a fresh install, disappointing...
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Just tried a fresh install, disappointing...

The solution is to open the "site" 192.168.1.1.

Then you get the login screen and can proceed.
On e.g. Ubuntu you get it automatically.
by rin67630
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Just tried a fresh install, disappointing...
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Just tried a fresh install, disappointing...

It is the default Chromium.
IMHO the magic occurs on the DNS server and the WiFi connection routine detects the situation and starts the default browser.
by rin67630
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Installation does not recognize DVDRW
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Installation does not recognize DVDRW

JohnKolb wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:09 pm
I want this refurbed computer to have the same look and feel.
You might get a similar look at first sight, but it won't take long to feel... the differences.
by rin67630
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Just tried a fresh install, disappointing...
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Just tried a fresh install, disappointing...

I just tried a fresh install, and find disappointing, that the browser is not able to deal with hotspot authentication. After you connect to the open network the browser should open the authentication website. It does not. Even if you enter the address manually you won't be able to release the commu...
by rin67630
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Want to measure battery volts
Replies: 30
Views: 969

Re: Want to measure battery volts

If you don't mind using a technique from the last century: using two reed relays per battery + two reed relays to measure and a condenser to transfer the charge would solve all the problems. You can buy ten relays here for ~ 3€, https://www.ebay.de/itm/5PCS-4PIN-5V-Relay-SIP-1A05-Reed-Switch-Relay-F...
by rin67630
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi
Replies: 22
Views: 955

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Botspot wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm

arduino (to program arduino)
But not from the reposit0ries! The version there is completely outdated.
Go to arduino.cc
Take that one https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php
Chose the LinuxARM32Bit version
by rin67630
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...
Replies: 92
Views: 4016

Re: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...

The Wimbledon Centre Court coverage has been 2160p50 all tournament - some people might quite like to watch that on their Pi4B! Really? Did they succeed? I am not an expert, but that surely occurred on Pay-TV, didn't it? So the RPi should be able to decode# PayTV and render the [email protected]/60FPS.....
by rin67630
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...
Replies: 92
Views: 4016

Re: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...

The question remains: why? What is the benefit? A Raspberry Pi hardly will be able to render a that speed. Actually, the GPU should be able to render at 4kp60 at the same speed as the previous Pi models did at 1080p60. It's about 4x faster, depending on how you measure it. I'm impressed, but the qu...
by rin67630
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...
Replies: 92
Views: 4016

Re: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...

Keep it polite please. Some people want 60Hz. Simple as. 60Hz now needs to be specifically enabled as it does require more power, so it's not like you can choose it by accident. Sorry, I didn't want to be rude, not even critical. Just invite the readers to consider the requirement somewhat closer. ...
by rin67630
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...
Replies: 92
Views: 4016

Re: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...

hardwaremack-orginal wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:58 pm
...screen apparently will only do [email protected] through the HDMI cable...
Why the hell should one want to get more than 30Hz on an LCD screen?
LCDs don't flicker by design.
We are here in a RasPi, not on a gaming freaks forum.
by rin67630
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi3 2560x1600
Replies: 17
Views: 4418

Re: Raspberry pi3 2560x1600

Hi to all and thanks for any help! i have some trouble driving my screen 8,9 inch with 2560x1600 @ 60 hz. i try different configuration. i attach my config.txt to understand the problem: hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=87 hdmi_cvt=2560 1600 60 3 0 0 0 framebuffer_width=2560 framebuffer_height=1600 max_frame...
by rin67630
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...
Replies: 92
Views: 4016

Re: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...

Anyhow, I use to not power the Pi directly but add a 2$ stepdown bucket converter and use a regular power jack feeding something between 7V and 20 DC. Everybody has such power supplies left over. It is MUCH safer for the Pi and you newer get a low-voltage indicator again.
by rin67630
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Add Analog to Digital pins to the pi
Replies: 21
Views: 4025

Re: Add Analog to Digital pins to the pi

I am using an Arduino-Pro connected to the RPi over RX-TX
That makes a tremendous team:
The Arduino makes the preprocessing and provide the IO with the advantage of not exposing the directly the hardware of the Pi.
Frying an Arduino costs less than 5$.
by rin67630
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How broken is the WWW?
Replies: 39
Views: 1539

Re: How broken is the WWW?

I disagree. You may. I am not advocating for Mozilla. I will gladly chose ANY successful plural paywall charging a reasonable price to provide native ad- and tracking free content from most of my read newspapers whilst paying them more than advertising would have. The problem with the v current new...
by rin67630
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How broken is the WWW?
Replies: 39
Views: 1539

Re: How broken is the WWW?

Michiel O. wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:45 pm
uBlock Origin...
More and more website using ad services react to this with denial of delivering their content.
It's a cat and mouse play, where everybody is the loser.
by rin67630
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How broken is the WWW?
Replies: 39
Views: 1539

Re: How broken is the WWW?

thagrol wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:04 pm
here's an extended list of reason why your Mozilla idea is unworkable...
It is the business model of Netflix. Which is quite successful...
by rin67630
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How broken is the WWW?
Replies: 39
Views: 1539

Re: How broken is the WWW?

Which is a pay wall administered by Mozilla rather than by a web site. I have nothing against a paywall to pay for the peace of mind of having no ads and no tracking. What I just not want, is a different paywall for all the sites I visit. If each of them ask for 5$ a month -and some are demanding m...
by rin67630
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How broken is the WWW?
Replies: 39
Views: 1539

Re: How broken is the WWW?

thagrol wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:41 pm
The alternative to advertising is pay walls.
...or the concept of Mozilla to propose a browser for 5$ a month that would pay content providers to provide an ad-free version.
I would immediately be with them if the business model were successful.
by rin67630
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How broken is the WWW?
Replies: 39
Views: 1539

Re: How broken is the WWW?

... and sometimes that targeted advertising is really stupid!
Buy a vacuum cleaner online and you will get several weeks long ads about vacuum cleaners.
Boys! if I just bought one, why should I be longer interested in buying a second one?
by rin67630
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Got too many raspberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 1244

Re: Got too many raspberries?

I would run a RPi zero at: arm_freq=900 gpu_freq=300 sdram_freq=400 over_voltage=4 You mean putting that in /boot/config.txt ? Do I need to consider other things like timings to adapt? I always found the Zeroes to be unreliable, maybe that would improve their reliability? I don't need speed, my Zer...
by rin67630
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Swapping the SD card between a Raspi 3a+ and a Zero
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Swapping the SD card between a Raspi 3a+ and a 3Zero

I did not mean speed, but reliability. My Zeroes appear to get apparent hardware problems (HDMI port, CPU running hot without load, not booting any more). I am just wondering...
by rin67630
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Swapping the SD card between a Raspi 3a+ and a Zero
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Swapping the SD card between a Raspi 3a+ and a 3Zero

rpdom wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 pm
The Zero range is much slower than the Pi 3 range and only has a single CPU core instead of four.
Ok, but does that answer the question?
I don't mind speed, my Zeroes run at 3% CPU.
by rin67630
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Swapping the SD card between a Raspi 3a+ and a Zero
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Swapping the SD card between a Raspi 3a+ and a Zero

I use to swap or clone the the SD card (with Raspbian Stretch) between a Raspi 3a+ (my developing machine and reference) and my Raspi 3 ZeroesW (the working horses in the measuring stations). It seems to work fine, but have I got a hidden drawback, some difference in the code, that would make my Zer...

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