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by royhenderson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit OS for RPi?
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi?

SUSE have offered a 64 bit build for over a year ...
by royhenderson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Advice appreciated regarding FTP server ...
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Advice appreciated regarding FTP server ...

Thanks for the reply Dougie ... sounds like you're basically telling me to stick with the solution I have (using Apache for download) and don't bother using FTP for download?

What I have is working ... just wondered if eliminating the webserver component was a sensible move ...

Roy
by royhenderson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Advice appreciated regarding FTP server ...
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Advice appreciated regarding FTP server ...

Hi, I would appreciate any guidance based upon experience regarding building a Pi to use as an FTP server. The use-case is: Regular upload (= to Pi) every 5 - 10 minutes from around 15 - 20 clients each sending about 20 small files (= between 1k - 25k each file). Download to iOS app every 5 minutes ...
by royhenderson
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering multiple Raspberry Pis
Replies: 12
Views: 7604

Re: Powering multiple Raspberry Pis

I use two different solutions:

1) Bitscope Quattro boards

2) Meanwell 5V PSU

Good results from each ...
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cpuinfo reports Pi3B as BCM2835 ...
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: cpuinfo reports Pi3B as BCM2835 ...

.. and here was me thinking you guys were running a recycling scam!

More seriously, thanks for the explanation James - appreciated.
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1480

Re: stopping for a rest

Does the 3B+ temperature throttle? You mentioned hitting 80 ... just wondering if some form of cooling might be a solution? I have noticed the my 3B+ boards do seem to run warm even when idling ...
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cpuinfo reports Pi3B as BCM2835 ...
Replies: 8
Views: 617

cpuinfo reports Pi3B as BCM2835 ...

Why does cpuinfo report my Pi3B as BCM2835 with ARMv7?

I would expect BCM2837 with ARMv8 ...
by royhenderson
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Managing multiple Raspberry Pi's
Replies: 6
Views: 3973

Re: Managing multiple Raspberry Pi's

Docker perhaps?
by royhenderson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 67482

Re: 64-bit operating system

.. they were the macros to generate Sequential Disk support ... my toy was a 360-25 also with 32k ... I imagine a 3B+ would probably blow it away ...
by royhenderson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 67482

Re: 64-bit operating system

@jamesh - my 4GB onboard is not a wish but just the point at which 64bit would start to offer benefit for me ... however, a 2GB now would be of interest - even at a price premium.

@W.H. H - sounds like you might even remember the joys of SDMOD and DTFSD ...
by royhenderson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for 64 bit OS Raspberry Pi 3 b+
Replies: 15
Views: 16191

Re: Looking for 64 bit OS Raspberry Pi 3 b+

Might be worth following Tumbleweed ...
by royhenderson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 67482

Re: 64-bit operating system

There are 64bit SUSE versions out there ... I had one running on the 3B with no problems ... if you really want 64bit then you might want to look there ... Haven’t tried yet on the 3B+ but planning to soon ... however, until we see a Pi with more than 4GB onboard then benefits for me are limited ......
by royhenderson
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi3b+ needs a beefier power supply than the pi3b
Replies: 61
Views: 13315

Re: pi3b+ needs better power supply

I have been using BitScope Pi-Quattro boards to try and reduce the whole mess of individually powered boards ... I presently feed each BitScope board from a 24V 4A PSU and that comfortably runs 4 x RPi3B 24x7. Have not yet tried the 3B+ but hopefully it will take a block of 4 with no issues. I have ...
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Name format of network boot folder?
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Name format of network boot folder?

Thanks Dougie - appreciated!
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No anti-static bag for 3B+?
Replies: 47
Views: 6309

Re: No anti-static bag for 3B+?

.. all my previous RPi have been supplied in anti-static bags.
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Name format of network boot folder?
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Name format of network boot folder?

Looking to try configuring network boot ... when creating a separate boot folder for each client (based upon the client serial number) does the folder name match the full reported serial number complete with leading zeros or are leading zeros dropped when deriving the folder name?

Thanks ...
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No anti-static bag for 3B+?
Replies: 47
Views: 6309

No anti-static bag for 3B+?

Anyone else a little surprised that the 3B+ does not come in an anti-static bag?
by royhenderson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wired or wireless?
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Wired or wireless?

I know that wired should provide a more stable connection (than wireless) but I read a comment that the RPi3 onboard wireless is “much faster” than wired.

I have enough hardware to allow me either option ... my instinct tells me to cable ... is wireless worth considering seriously?

TIA
by royhenderson
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Advice regarding multiple hosts
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Advice regarding multiple hosts

Thanks for responses - most appreciated!
by royhenderson
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Advice regarding multiple hosts
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Advice regarding multiple hosts

I would appreciate some guidance regarding configuring multiple Pi hosts: I am looking at about 8 x RPi3 hosts and I want to use Raspbian Stretch. They will all be headless except for a single host with keyboard, mouse and monitor. The headless hosts will be running different applications from one a...
by royhenderson
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Download links wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Download links wrong? (Now working)

Thanks! Just tried again and now getting correct links ... congratulations to all involved in getting Raspbian Stretch out so quickly.
by royhenderson
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Download links wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Download links wrong?

Just noticed that a Stretch version of Raspbian dated 2017-08-16 is shown on the download page but the links look to be pointing at the 2017-07-05 Jessie version ...
by royhenderson
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Multi-channel home light controller
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Multi-channel home light controller

As an update, I received the PIot board and did some research. I have decided that I am not comfortable trying to directly switch 240v with the on-board relays. Purely as an exercise I could use the on-board relays to drive 12v off-board relays to switch the 240v feeds to my security lights but have...
by royhenderson
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Multi-channel home light controller
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Multi-channel home light controller

Thanks Rich! Have ordered a PiOT Relay Board from ModMyPi and will see how I get on.

Appreciate your helpful response ...

Roy
by royhenderson
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Multi-channel home light controller
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Multi-channel home light controller

Hi, I am hoping to build a multi-channel light controller to switch my security lights. I am confused by the huge choice of relay boards on the market and would appreciate any practical guidance from other members who can point me towards a good board. I am looking for either a 4 or (preferably) 8 c...

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