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by douglasby
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: should I get a pi 4 or ?
Replies: 16
Views: 884

Re: should I get a pi 4 or ?

HawaiianPi wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:10 pm
an inexpensive adapter.
What are the inexpensive adapters need for, please?

Thanks
by douglasby
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Spotify Music Player for RPI?
Replies: 5
Views: 7398

Spotify Music Player for RPI?

Could someone tell me if there is a Spotify music app for RPI?

I know there is one for Linux Mint because I use it on my desktop.

Thanks.

Doug
by douglasby
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Tracktion - professional DAW and interface hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Re: Tracktion - professional DAW and interface hardware

Re. USB drive - not so sure about that as an improvement. The nastiness with a DAW is you have a very large number of widely-scattered read points and write points to the filing system, in my current case 8 or 16 write points and up to 96 read points (tracks), so depending on how the file system is...
by douglasby
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Tracktion - professional DAW and interface hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Re: Tracktion - professional DAW and interface hardware

I have a DAW engine Ive written that can sustain well over 72 tracks of playback. RAM isn't the limit here, SD read/write speed is. So their quoted 32 is a bit lower than expected but still enough for somebody to make the equivalent of Sgt Pepper, Who's Next or Led Zep IV!! Very excited about this....
by douglasby
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Tracktion - professional DAW and interface hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Re: Tracktion - professional DAW and interface hardware

Announcement at NAMM 2017 that Tracktion will be creating interface hardware and making their DAW available on Pi 3 - http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2017/01/20/namm-2017-tracktions-raspberry-pi-based-audio-apps/ Thanks for posting. I saw this on kvraudio yesterday. 32 tracks! :o I'm very interested...
by douglasby
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble setting up boot from usb
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Re: Trouble setting up boot from usb

What is the Max Power Consumption of your SSD which presumably is using a USB-SATA Adaptor ? Hmm Good question. Max Power Consumption is not listed on the device and I couldn't find it on the Kingston web site. UPDATE: I tried plugging directly into the official power supply from RPI and used an ex...
by douglasby
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble setting up boot from usb
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Re: Trouble setting up boot from usb

please no personal attacks, posts -will- be deleted to keep the peace! When really necessary people will receive a temp-ban. :evil: Thanks, Mahjongg. For those that really want to help, I am using this powered hub: https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/accessories/usb-hubs/10-port-usb-hub-5v-4a/?lim...
by douglasby
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble setting up boot from usb
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Re: Trouble setting up boot from usb

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Please clarify, you are powering the RPi 3B from a USB Hub ?
Yes I am powering the RPi 3B from a USB Hub.
by douglasby
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble setting up boot from usb
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Trouble setting up boot from usb

I'm trying to setup a boot from a usb drive. I am using RPI 3, and a Kingston 120GB SSD external drive; both from a powered usb hub. I am also following the article: "How to boot from a USB Mass Storage Device on a Raspberry Pi 3" located here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/rasp...
by douglasby
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: System Temperature software
Replies: 2
Views: 843

System Temperature software

Could someone point me towards some System Temperature monitoring software?

Thanks
by douglasby
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pinstripe Colours on Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Pinstripe Colours on Startup

Vertical lines are usually an indication of video data not being transferred to the monitor properly - if it's hdmi then the data corruption is likely before the connector - my best guess is a fried video processor - I don't know too much about the particulars of Pi video chip yet but I would say i...
by douglasby
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pinstripe Colours on Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Pinstripe Colours on Startup

>Is this on the LCD display, or the HDMI output? I tried it on the official 7" display and my 22" LG monitor for hdmi using the same Pi3 board. >Have you attached anything else to your Pi? Keyboard and mouse. Also tried without keyboard and mouse, just HDMI and power. >Have you been shutting down co...
by douglasby
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pinstripe Colours on Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Pinstripe Colours on Startup

Anybody?
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by douglasby
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pinstripe Colours on Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Pinstripe Colours on Startup

I plugged in my Pi3 this morning and got a screen that I have never seen before. Instead of the normal full screen Rainbow start up, I got multi-coloured vertical pinstripes with a white background! Boot up would not go any farther. This happened with both the official rpi power supply and with a Ra...
by douglasby
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS for RPI?
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Re: GPS for RPI?

All this stuff sounds like more trouble than it's worth (at least for me.) I'm not looking for a 2 year project, just an add on to the rpi 3.

Ah well, forget it, I guess. :roll:
by douglasby
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS for RPI?
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Re: GPS for RPI?

mfa298 wrote: There are a few GPS breakouts including a Rasberry Pi board at
https://store.uputronics.com/index.php? ... path=60_64
(this is where the modmypi one comes from)
Thanks. Is this board ready to use as a GPS? I'm not a programmer, I just want to add a GPS to my RPI3.

Thanks
by douglasby
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS for RPI?
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Re: GPS for RPI?

Is there such a thing as a GPS Hat for RPI 3B? Thanks Doug USA. https://www.adafruit.com/product/2324 UK. https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/breakout-boards/hab-supplies/raspberry-pi-gps-hat Thanks, I knew I'd seen one somewhere. EDIT: Adafruit's web site says that it doesn't work with RPI 3 yet....
by douglasby
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS for RPI?
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

GPS for RPI?

Is there such a thing as a GPS Hat for RPI 3B?

Thanks

Doug
by douglasby
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Gufw won't start on latest 09 Pixel
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Gufw won't start on latest 09 Pixel

Hi, When I try to start gufw (Firewall ) from the command line, it won't start. here is the text that prints out: $ sudo gufw ** (gufw.py:1097): WARNING **: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.a11y.Bus was not provided by any .service f...
by douglasby
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card vs. SSD Drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: SD Card vs. SSD Drive

An SSD--or even an HDD--is marginally faster than the SD card. You can get transfer rates around 35MB/s with a USB attached SSD on a Pi3B. If--some day--there is a Pi with USB3, that will jump to about 80MB/s for an HDD and about 125MB/s for s SATA-III SSD. Thanks for those figures, that was what I...
by douglasby
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card vs. SSD Drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

SD Card vs. SSD Drive

Which is faster-SD Card or SSD Drive running Raspian?

Are there any speed utils to measure drive speed for RPi?

I'm running a Pi 3 board booting from an SD card with the bulk of Raspian on a Kingston 128 Gb SSD drive.

Thanks in advance.

Doug
by douglasby
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 with a lightning bolt?
Replies: 48
Views: 194131

Re: Pi3 with a lightning bolt?

Thanks, 6x9, that link is quite useful. Now that I think of it, I **DID** do a rpi-update on Raspian full version. I didn't know that it wasn't recommended. BTW-the lightning bolt went away after 2-3 reboots. I was also using a RAV Power Pack battery: https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/accessories...
by douglasby
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 and HiFi Berry DAC + ?
Replies: 1
Views: 736

RPi 3 and HiFi Berry DAC + ?

Has anyone succeeded in getting RPi 3 and HiFi Berry DAC + working together? I've been trying for two weeks now with no success. (See my thread on the HiFiBerry forum :

https://support.hifiberry.com/hc/en-us/ ... l-no-sound

Doug
by douglasby
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Self-Contained Portable Raspberry Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

Re: Self-Contained Portable Raspberry Pi

a solution that would just be a simple Raspberry Pi 3 with a battery pack in a self-contained case. Not a laptop, but it IS a portable: For a case: http://smarticase.com/ For a battery, here's a Power Bank: https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/accessories/power-supplies/power-bank-16000mah-5v-2a-us...
by douglasby
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wanted: Touch Gesture Reference Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Wanted: Touch Gesture Reference Guide

I have an official RPI 7" Touch screen.

Does anyone know where I can get a Touch Gesture Reference Guide. I'd like to get the most out of the Touch features.

Thanks in advance.

Doug Byfield

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