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by pagenotfound
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Ubuntu 20.10: What's New? Official Raspberry Pi Support!
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Re: Ubuntu 20.10: What's New? Official Raspberry Pi Support!

what does Ubuntu offer that the "official" OS does not? If Debian (i.e. Raspberry Pi OS) was the one and only perfect distro nobody would use Ubuntu. Raspberry Pi OS is still stuck with Firefox LTS 68. Ubuntu: FF 81, I think. Oh well, Firefox happens to be a second class citizen in the Raspbian bro...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

So what is stable that you need updating that you actually need? Because I do dev work all the time and rarely need to update anything. The VSCode thing was a notable exception. I already gave three examples. To elaborate: 1. When I wanted to support Gimp development because they really could use m...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

"Tried, tested, stable" is for losers only. I beg to differ. After working as a professional programmer for 40 years, I place a very high value on stable systems. As a result, I exclusively run RPiOS on my Pis. I recommend that anyone who doesn't have a specific need that is not met by RPiOS *and* ...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

I always put the latest version of Python and GCC on each new Raspberry Pi OS install. Everything else works well enough. Python is trivial (the usual ./configue && make && sudo make install). GCC takes some time to build (unattended), but the Pi4 handles it easily. Yeah, some stuff is surprisingly...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

Download source code, install dependencies, follow build instructions. I just did that with VSCode, a not inconsiderable software package. It worked. YMMV. I know. Even done it, although it's often easier said than done. It's the YMMV part that worries me. So I have to make a copy of the card and t...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

Raspberry Pi OS of course. https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ Why would anyone want to use anything else? Because the packages in Raspberry Pi OS tend to be seriously outdated, to the point where newer versions are a real improvement. This coming from someone who grudgingly uses Raspberry Pi OS...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

Because the packages in Raspberry Pi OS tend to be seriously outdated, to the point where newer versions are a real improvement. Not "outdated". Rather "in their prime". Tried, tested, stable. Just what you want in an operating system. When I want new versions of anything I just install it on my st...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

Raspberry Pi OS of course. https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ Why would anyone want to use anything else? Because the packages in Raspberry Pi OS tend to be seriously outdated, to the point where newer versions are a real improvement. This coming from someone who grudgingly uses Raspberry Pi OS...
by pagenotfound
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please improve the sound quality of the Raspberry Pi product.
Replies: 28
Views: 1779

Re: Please improve the sound quality of the Raspberry Pi product.

To summerize: a) the built-in device is very good, b) it is easy to use. I don't see there is anything to improve, at least in stereo mode. There are a few things about the PWM DAC that suck, and unfortunately are impossible to fix without re-implementing silicon and spending more money on the outp...
by pagenotfound
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scrambled Youtube video on Chromium and No video (audio only) on VLC after today's update (20/07) with 5.4 kernel
Replies: 34
Views: 2412

Re: Scrambled Youtube video on Chromium and No video (audio only) on VLC after today's update (20/07) with 5.4 kernel

bjtheone wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Did not have to do anything to get Netflix to run.
Are you saying you did not have to install Widewine from somewhere else?
by pagenotfound
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasp4 - Headphone usage
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Rasp4 - Headphone usage

As has been said, for using a microphone you will need additional hardware. If you just want to listen or do some testing: Make sure you have audio_pwm_mode=2 in /boot/config.txt Use somewhat decent headphones with no less than 32 Ohm impedance. Preferably also no more than 32 Ohm. Old school "Hi Fi...
by pagenotfound
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: YouTube Videos using the Raspberry Pi Zero
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: YouTube Videos using the Raspberry Pi Zero

I'm used to running programs from a directory, I don't install any programs. I don't know if there are any advantages to installing a program compared to running from a directory. Compiling software on the Raspberry Pi computer, most of the time software will not be packaged. This means you will ne...
by pagenotfound
Thu May 28, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why release an 8gb model without upgrading the processor?
Replies: 35
Views: 2988

Re: Why release an 8gb model without upgrading the processor?

Twice the RAM is more useful than 300 MHZ or so more. I'll wait for the 16 GB version, though :D

Does anybody know whether the speed of the RAM is higher compared to the 2/4 GB models?
by pagenotfound
Wed May 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best RPI software that isn't in the Repos?
Replies: 30
Views: 3885

Re: Best RPI software that isn't in the Repos?

[...]NetSurf is a great, lightweight web browser that you can use on the RPI0 computer. The program used to be in the Raspbian repositories, you will need to compile the program on your computer to use the software. Here is a link to the NetSurf website: NetSurf https://www.netsurf-browser.org/ You...
by pagenotfound
Wed May 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with Raspberry Pi 4B in Raspbian OS
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Problems with Raspberry Pi 4B in Raspbian OS

Install a plugin to make Youtube send h264 video. By default Youtube will give you formats that the Pi can't decode with hardware support. (I'm sad to say that as I support Youtube 's push to get rid of h264) Watch in 30Hz. Until quite recently, everybody was happy with that. Following this advice I...
by pagenotfound
Wed May 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Resoldering Ram on Rpi4?
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: Resoldering Ram on Rpi4?

Please add me to the list of people who want a Pi 4 with 16 GB. Browser tabs, caches, temp directories in tmpfs, PDF viewer, IDE, compiling in the background plus sometimes having to use Firefox and Chromium simultaneously....I'm now at the point where even with 4 GB everything crashes twice a day b...
by pagenotfound
Tue May 05, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video playing on Raspberry pi
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Video playing on Raspberry pi

If VLC is slow, something is misconfigured. 1. In the Raspbian main menu -> Preferences -> run "Raspberry Pi Configuration", go to the Performance tab and set GPU memory to 192 (76 works for me but but let's play it safe for now) 2. Update or reinstall VLC After that type apt show vlc in a terminal ...
by pagenotfound
Sun May 03, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video playing on Raspberry pi
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Video playing on Raspberry pi

You forgot to tell us which distro you are using. If It's Raspbian just run a test with VLC, like LTolledo suggested. Again, this works best on Raspbian which has a version of VLC modified to take advantage of the Pi's graphics hardware. The reason Youtube works for you is likely that Raspbian's ver...
by pagenotfound
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming audio samples mix
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Programming audio samples mix

OK, I'm back. Still trying to guess what you have in mind. If you quite literally want to "draw sounds", there are programs like enscribe which scan a picture line by line and interpret pixels as frequency components. Can be fun but the results are rarely what you intended and sound "phasey", distor...
by pagenotfound
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming audio samples mix
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Programming audio samples mix

@portis: If you actually want to create samples by programming, look into csound, sox, or nyquist. There are more, but I'm in a hurry right now. For mixing, the big gun is ardour. You might prefer something like audacity which is a multi-track audio editor. Again, there are more. All of the above ar...
by pagenotfound
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming audio samples mix
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Programming audio samples mix

@Icanmix: that doesn't sound like anything the OP is asking for.

Also, it leaves a dubious impression when your very first post on a forum is a recommendation for something one has to sign up or even pay for.
by pagenotfound
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fastest way to get an image from the Internet to your SD card? (benchmarks inside)
Replies: 41
Views: 2229

Re: What's the fastest way to flash a SD card? (benchmarks inside)

I suggest that you run these tests with standard clock speeds and also artificially reduce your download connection speed to something more representative of the average user. In a very narrow sense benchmarks don't lie but they are often skewed by factors like the above and can be difficult to tran...
by pagenotfound
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 video performance
Replies: 66
Views: 8557

Re: RPi4 video performance

I'm puzzled that nine months after the release of the Pi 4 Libreelec is still better at this than Raspbian. I guess we're now at the point where the Pi 4 was originally planned to be released so it's about time.
by pagenotfound
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35
Replies: 46
Views: 3958

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35

jamesh wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:22 pm
I don't think I've ever run out of memory on a 4GB Pi TBH.
I have. Currently I try to not routinely use more than 3.6 - 3.8 GB but it's always possible to find some use for more RAM.
by pagenotfound
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi GPU Concept (" Model D ")
Replies: 182
Views: 19731

Re: Raspberry Pi GPU Concept

OK, thar's better. I mean, your first post started like this ...Pi0 being powered by a Pi Keyboard Hub. The Keyboard is powered by a USB KVM switch which is powered by a Microsoft Surface Charger. The Surface is connected to the KVM switch as well as the Pi0 itself using a USB OTG adapter. A USB WiF...

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