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by pagenotfound
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?

But there's nothing to release? There's no new firmware. Any firmware out there is beta...maybe alpha quality judging from posts. It is not ready to be released in any serious way. And there's not even an approved, stable way to upgrade the EEPROM yet. Well, it has been published, so it's probably ...
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC hard crashes
Replies: 37
Views: 1160

Re: VLC hard crashes

Yup. The RPT version with Debian sec fixes. Everything works as usual. Thanks for the quick response.
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?

X2 And we're told to get it from some Google drive instead of the official Github or raspberry.org, IIRC. And I vaguely remember that there were issues with this 300 mW saving USB firmware update. And is all this going to be handled by the package manager in the future? There should be a religiousl...
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC hard crashes
Replies: 37
Views: 1160

Re: VLC hard crashes

Depends on whether you value security more than hardware acceleration. Taking the update will remove our patches, but pull in the security updates. Waiting until we merge the changes together will give you hw acceleration, but I'd avoid streaming from online sources until then. I remember that ther...
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC hard crashes
Replies: 37
Views: 1160

Re: VLC hard crashes

Hijacking this thread but APT suggests that I update

vlc 3.0.7-1+rpt2 with vlc 3.0.8+deb10u1

Is this OK?
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?

X2 And we're told to get it from some Google drive instead of the official Github or raspberry.org, IIRC. And I vaguely remember that there were issues with this 300 mW saving USB firmware update. And is all this going to be handled by the package manager in the future? There should be a religiously...
by pagenotfound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi 4 as a DAW? For recording instruments and vocals
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Pi 4 as a DAW? For recording instruments and vocals

I installed both Reaper and Ardour. They both run on the Pi3 and the Pi4. I think there should be no problems in terms of processing power if you use them for mixing and some effects. I have never tested them for recording , though. That's when problems with input devices and latency issues etc. ten...
by pagenotfound
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 8035

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

All of that was probably true in the beginning. Nowadays the RPF should have millions in the bank, can set up production in Japan and Brazil, and have some reputation in the industry as well as among banks. Shouldn't be too difficult to get a better deal. Also, frankly, producing only 150000 in adva...
by pagenotfound
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 8035

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Their own reviews have been filled with 1-star reviews for the 4GB item with others that have been mad about this ship date. They are all mysteriously deleted from the website. If the review isn't actually about the item itself and just complaining about shipping delays then it isn't surprising it ...
by pagenotfound
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 175
Views: 8107

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

What I'm getting out of this thread is that some people think it would totally justified that the RPF spend an additional 1.5 million a year so they can keep playing a f...ing RPG and maybe fool around with some database system that belongs on a Google-sized server farm, not on a Pi. Has anybody pro...
by pagenotfound
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Open source OpenGL driver status
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Open source OpenGL driver status

Wikipedia has some graphics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_graphics_device_driver https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenGL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_(computer_graphics) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Rendering_Manager https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Rendering_Inf...
by pagenotfound
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are some examples of commercial products using RPi?
Replies: 12
Views: 7478

Re: What are some examples of commercial products using RPi?

I can imagine that if they do that they are probably in violation of the General Public License. How many commercial users are not using Raspbian or other Linux distro? I got some product a while back, a router I think, that had a GPL notice somewhere but it said nothing about what specific hardwar...
by pagenotfound
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Availability in Israel (red tape issue)
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Availability

Maximally protect your privacy XOR tell jamesh what he needs to know to help you. Read his post again.
by pagenotfound
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.
Replies: 134
Views: 6075

Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

When I was testing the 4 GB model, I didn't get Raspbian RAM use to much past 2 GB. But I didn't fully test it before gifting it away, and I'm sure I could have used up all the RAM eventually simply by opening up more browser tabs. It's not uncommon for me to have ~60 open at once (and I would do m...
by pagenotfound
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 RAM variants
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 RAM variants

If anyone really needs 64-bits and more than 4GB RAM then the Raspberry Pi is not the right platform. With more and more software demanding 64-bit the more people won't be able to use a Pi unless they stick to old and outdated versions of such software and do without what latest versions offer. For...
by pagenotfound
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 130
Views: 9851

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

A "Desktop Computer" ? Depends what you're after. If it's general internet browsing, email, Youtube watching (still jerky at 1080p) a bit of programming. Yes. "Casual use" for sure. a desktop PC replacement, depending on your meaning? Absolutely NO. As well. "As is" without adding heatsinks or fan ...
by pagenotfound
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for a new folder: Low Power & Solar
Replies: 35
Views: 1065

Re: Request for a new folder: Low Power & Solar

@rin67630, did you still not get Dougie's hint?

"The only benefit of subfora is that it makes the RISCOS, scratch, media centres and graphics programming stuff easier to ignore"

If you want 99% of the folks here to never even see your solar threads, carry on.
by pagenotfound
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Digital Signage for Business
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: Digital Signage for Business

drgeoff wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:20 pm
That there is no such word as "worthful" might be another clue.
The word does exist, it's just infrequently used.
by pagenotfound
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 8035

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Hello, I have a few updates for everyone on this thread. element14 : Some people (including myself) noticed the date slipping from July 5, to 8, to 10, to 12, to 16... So, I talked to element14, and they said that they actually are getting a shipment in SEPTEMBER. The system is just automatically s...
by pagenotfound
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?

Raspbian. No question. The most update to date, best bug fixed, best featured, and the only one fully supported by Raspberry Pi themselves. Raspbian is the overall best choice, but "most update to date" applies mostly to drivers etc. When it comes to applications, not so much. You should have used ...
by pagenotfound
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 8035

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

If you do typical desktop tasks, you rarely go over 2GB requirements, hence us thinking that would be best at that RAM point. Big compiles and hardcore users might need the 4GB. I don't consider myself a hardcore user, but I would happily buy a Pi with more than 4 GB. For example, on a 1 GB Pi 3 br...
by pagenotfound
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Error during booting (installing)
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: Error

Also, please think of a more specific thread title than "Error". Is this your first day on the Internet or are you trying to maximize views?
by pagenotfound
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 130
Views: 9851

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Cant believe the news! :shock: That's actually a good thing because you shouldn't believe the "news". As has been said, it's only going to happen when the Firefox people can be bothered to do it. Currently FF hardware acceleration is being slowly introduced for certain NVIDIA and Intel chipsets. Th...
by pagenotfound
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 807
Views: 77208

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

That is a typo. There is no 8GB ram chip that works with the 2711. Guess we have to wait for the Pi5 ;) I just checked my Celeron box this Pi4 is replacing , 2 x 1GB DDR2 dimms each with 16 chips. So a Pi4 with 4GB is having the equivalent of 32 rams chips in one package, thank you Mr Moore. 35 bit...
by pagenotfound
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 3219

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

random remarks about all this: 1. Good idea. Users and mods should collaborate to put together an FAQ with a much broader scope. There are so many questions and arguments that come up on this forum again and again. 2. Regarding the whole drivers and patches situation: While I really appreciate getti...

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