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by Jimblob64
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 EEPROM update package - beta
Replies: 56
Views: 3665

Re: Raspberry Pi4 EEPROM update package - beta

Just dropping in to say thanks to everyone who made this package and/or the 7-15 bootloader. Just used it to update my Pi last night- and the package was easy to use and understand, for anyone who might be wondering. I'd be comfortable trusting it with future updates. The USB ports have been cooler ...
by Jimblob64
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Will NOOBS install an OS on the same SD-card as itself?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Will NOOBS install an OS on the same SD-card as itself?

Yes, NOOBS puts the chosen OS on its own SD card. What it does, broadly speaking, is: Shrinks the partition (place) on the disk that it's on, sets up a new partition for your OS in the rest of the SD card, and then installs the OS. All that is done automatically once you pick an OS. It will probably...
by Jimblob64
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD CARD copier
Replies: 8
Views: 3086

Re: SD CARD copier

Judging by my first use of SD card copier 2 days ago, it looks like all my files, programs, and customizations were copied over, so I'd say it's a complete image of the Pi's SD card. Though it doesn't seem to mind copying to a smaller card than your current one, as long as the destination card has e...
by Jimblob64
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 137
Views: 13281

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

After a series of "fun" events with Windows PCs culminating in an "absolute joy" last night, I have seriously embarked on a vacation from Windows. My Pi 4 4GB is going to be my main computer at work and home, up to September. I've transferred all my Windows libraries and user folder into the Pi, and...
by Jimblob64
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case

The Pi 4 case. I do have a Pi 3B in the official Pi 3 Case, no heatsink, fan, or ventilation, and that one only overheats if I watch full-screen 1080p YouTube for more than 20 minutes, which it does struggle to do. The 3B in its official case can get slightly warm-feeling under heavy use, but nothin...
by Jimblob64
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cant update rasbien
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: cant update rasbien

I've been seeing some mods recommend apt-get update --allow-releaseinfo-change As a preferred method- if you say yes, it'll redirect Raspbian Buster to look for updates in the right place for a released Stable branch, whereas before it may have been looking for updates somewhere else until Debian Bu...
by Jimblob64
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stretch won't connect to hidden SSID (I've searched high and low)
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Stretch won't connect to hidden SSID (I've searched high and low)

I assume you tried what I'm about to say worked for me, but it ended up working for me, so just throwing this out as a possibility. I have no idea if it'd work for you, but: After removing all networks from my wpa_supplicant.conf, and making no other changes to anything network-related at all: 1. Ra...
by Jimblob64
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case

If you're using the fan shim, a case with at least some small airflow is going to be more help to it than a completely closed one. High temperature may not bother everyone, but as soon as I figure out how to add a couple of discreet ventilation spots in my official case that won't compromise its pur...
by Jimblob64
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case

When I leave the top off the official case, I rarely see it go above 40°C for more than a couple seconds.

With the official case top on, it still heats up to 50-68°C eventually, but very slowly, which is still a win for the shim.
by Jimblob64
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 Max Size & Fastest Supported MSDCard?
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Pi 4 Max Size & Fastest Supported MSDCard?

There is no max size I know of. Literally any size you buy that's 8 GB or larger will do, though if you're wanting to format it as any kind of FAT for NOOBS, you can just grab your favorite partition editor and shrink it below 32GB so FAT32 will be an option. For max speed, I'm not certain, but it's...
by Jimblob64
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi4 from a Pi3B+ install
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Booting Pi4 from a Pi3B+ install

Unfortunately, any Raspbian before Buster isn't made to run on the Pi 4. If your Pi 3B+ had been running Buster, you could just pop it in to a 4 and it would work. As things are, you can either back up your Stretch card and overwrite with Buster, or install Buster on some other card and then copy yo...
by Jimblob64
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements
Replies: 83
Views: 18906

Re: Pi 4 firmware, software stability improvements

Can confirm: using nothing but apt-get update & upgrade, the Pi 4 will now do 1080p60 YouTube videos in Chromium full screen- there's some occasional flicker or horizontal tearing, but it's otherwise smooth. (Monitor resolution was also set to 1080p60 at the time.)

Looking good so far.
by Jimblob64
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 535
Views: 137489

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

I gotta say, the Fan Shim has knocked 20C off my idle temps and nearly as much under load, even without a heatsink (when the top half of the official case is off- with it on, it mainly slows down the heat as far as I can tell- haven't left the top on long enough to see where it levels off yet.) Bit ...
by Jimblob64
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 8775

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

I got lucky with my 4 GB one. On June 26, signed up for email notifications when any came back in stock at the four authorized resellers. July 2, Pimoroni suddenly had one, and it arrived in the mail by the 12th.

Hopefully others got lucky as well.
by Jimblob64
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pre-building Buster on RPi 3 for coming RPi 4
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Pre-building Buster on RPi 3 for coming RPi 4

It worked beautifully for me. Got Buster all set up in a Pi 3, moved the card to the Pi 4 that came last night, and it's the exact same computer in effect- just with every part upgraded, and now with 4k as a display option. If you have wi-fi set up, the only thing that will change is your Pi's IP ad...
by Jimblob64
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Simon Long appreciation
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Simon Long appreciation

I won't even have my Pi 4 4 GB until the end of this week or next, but I've been thinking about it every day since the announcement. Thank you (and everyone else who- pun intended- chipped in) for making such a hugely cool, tiny powerhouse possible. And also thanks for making the Buster image compat...
by Jimblob64
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guide: Chromium 51 on Raspbian Jessie
Replies: 951
Views: 635657

Re: Guide: Chromium 51 on Raspbian Jessie

Sorry for the re-post of something I did earlier- hadn't known first posts take several hours to moderate, and ended up posting 2 whole pages back from the present. Just posting this again, to ensure the issue with high CPU load and extreme lag with hardware acceleration is known: First: Thank you f...
by Jimblob64
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guide: Chromium 51 on Raspbian Jessie
Replies: 951
Views: 635657

Re: Guide: Chromium 51 on Raspbian Jessie

First: Thank you for doing this for Raspbian Jessie. I've been happily using Chromium 50 for home and work on my Pi 3B for a month now. Thought I'd try and help out a little with feedback, since there is a fairly major performance difference between Chromium 50 and 51 for me. On v50, these forums lo...

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