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by wildfire
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is this 7 inch screen compatible with the raspberry 4?
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Is this 7 inch screen compatible with the raspberry 4?

Shouldn't be a problem.
by wildfire
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Could my pi be dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: Could my pi be dead?

Yep, but it'll cost you $35-$55.
by wildfire
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Could my pi be dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: Could my pi be dead?

Hopefully it's not but this is a warning to others who may make a similar mistake.

The GPIO's are not plug and play, when messing around with circuits always make sure your Pi is powered down (including removing mains voltage) before you make any changes.
by wildfire
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error Creating a File in Raspbian stretch
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Error Creating a File in Raspbian stretch

Lucifer22334 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:22 am
I format it with SD card Formatter and then Load OS with Baleno Etcher.
Etcher does not need your uSD to be formatted, in fact to avoid unnecessary wear and tear I'd advise you don't.
by wildfire
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error Creating a File in Raspbian stretch
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Error Creating a File in Raspbian stretch

Lucifer22334 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:11 am
Then it changed the system read-write permission to read-only and then I cant create the file or open raspi-config or anything. So there is a problem with stretch I think.
There is no problem with Stretch, my zero w's and my other 3B+ are still using it.
by wildfire
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error Creating a File in Raspbian stretch
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Error Creating a File in Raspbian stretch

FWIW, Buster runs perfectly fine on my 3B+

If you're going to try a fresh image anyway use Buster rather than Stretch.
by wildfire
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error Creating a File in Raspbian stretch
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Error Creating a File in Raspbian stretch

Damaged or fake uSD card?

Try it on another system.
by wildfire
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 3 or 4 for home webserver
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Pi 3 or 4 for home webserver

Either or :D

Since the 3b+ and 4B are similarly priced I'd choose the 4B.

Regarding memory, go for as much as you can afford. And with that port 25 blocking, there is ways around that ;)
by wildfire
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi zero as a secondary computing device?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Raspberry pi zero as a secondary computing device?

If you're "only editing" then yep the Zero can handle the job however, you should consider a cheap 2nd hand laptop, it could work out cheaper and more suitable for your needs.
by wildfire
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Flirc case should I get for my RPis
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Which Flirc case should I get for my RPis

1st gen fits around the 3b & 3b+ but LED's aren't visible. 2nd gen is the same as the Kodi case (KODI has extra decoration) and LED's are visible.

The 4B has a different form factor (ports moved & added) so for the 4b you'll need the flirc that's specifically designed for it.
by wildfire
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 753
Views: 65412

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Even if I get 10 - 15C reduction I'll be happy. Current idling at 57C with no cooling at all. The shim brings it down ~20'c lower when active. Mine is set for 65'c activate and 55'c switch off. As yourself my 4B/4 hovers around 57'c and when I tested the shim (activated all the time) the temperatur...
by wildfire
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Implementing a video/audio intercom
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Implementing a video/audio intercom

Certainly possible though I would suggest ZW's to save the network cabling. Obviously each base unit would require a camera/monitor and sound card (Pi's don't have a microphone input) but the logistics is feasible. That $5/$10 computer is going to cost you a lot more though.
by wildfire
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSD flash drives
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: SSD flash drives

Memeito wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:36 am
Are these a good option for a Pi 4 instead of a regular SD card, what is your experience with these devices?
Be aware that at this moment the Pi4 does not support USB booting so you're going to need a uSD card anyway. I'd advise getting a decent uSD (A1, avoid A2) for the time being.
by wildfire
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi won't boot after rpi-update
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Pi won't boot after rpi-update

How can I fix this? I need some of the files on my disk. So a required setup then? Well to upgrade my firmware to the latest version? Or is that a strange thing to do on a test environment... Can you now please answer my question instead of asking other questions and referring to the documentation?...
by wildfire
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 29
Views: 1017

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

It's a cartoon. C'mon GR wasn't even involved with it.
by wildfire
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 29
Views: 1017

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

rpdom wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Especially the bits with Sisko in :)
I was talking about the trouble with tribbles, trials and tribulations is a different kettle of fish (hmm, I wonder what episode that reminds me of)
by wildfire
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Supply - Type C of Pi 4 model B
Replies: 32
Views: 1359

Re: Power Supply - Type C of Pi 4 model B

hippy wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:49 pm
That image with pin 38 incorrectly labelled as 37 is 'everywhere' -
As I said hippy, pedantic. However being colour blind I have to pay particular attention to pin numbering. Imagine what could happen if Pin 1 & Pin 2 were both marked as Pin 1?
by wildfire
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??

Only lightly used at the moment but my 4Gb is not using swap at all, so my answer is leave well alone.

It may help if you specify how much RAM you have,
by wildfire
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 29
Views: 1017

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

Yeah... Well... Apparently Shatner was allergic to the fake fur the ones used for shooting the shows were covered in. And the scene where they come pouring of the bin on him to several takes.... I didn't know that but it is obvious that the scene you mention was not done with only one take. So Kirk...
by wildfire
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Supply - Type C of Pi 4 model B
Replies: 32
Views: 1359

Re: Power Supply - Type C of Pi 4 model B

HawaiianPi wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:25 am
IF YOU CONNECT IT WRONG YOU WILL KILL YOUR PI4!
I don't know where you got that diagram from but someone should point out to the creator that there is only 1 pin 37.

Pedantic I know but it's small errors like that which could kill Pi's and any other electronics.


Image corrected.
by wildfire
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 29
Views: 1017

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

piglet wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:50 am
Where did you get the tribbles?
That's the trouble with tribbles they're like busses, you look for hours waiting and then 1000's come at once.
by wildfire
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI 4 128gb SD card
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Not just you.

FWIW I just burn my images with etcher. I avoid NOOBS like the plague. If you want a choice of operating systems then uSD cards are cheap enough give each OS their own card.

With etcher there's no need to format the card, you don't even need to unzip the OS image you're burning.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Chromium 'awww snap' errors on Pi 4 1Gb
Replies: 26
Views: 588

Re: Chromium 'awww snap' errors on Pi 4 1Gb

Probably unrelated but possibly so I'll throw it out there... Using Firefox ESR on a Pi 4b/4gb watching BBC iPlayer and after an hour or so FF crashes. Using official supply, with fan, keyboard/mouse (wireless). Nothing else connected. EDIT: Scratch that, tried with both smart tv and laptop and conn...
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 29
Views: 1017

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

For any visitors from Qo'noS don't be worried Earth is virtually Tribble free (be aware of the rats though). You should also be aware of the dominant species who can be quite vicious and very devious.

Others have said Earth is "mostly harmless"
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Pi4 Cooling

IMHO... Out of the various Pi's I've owned (zero's to 3b+'s) none of them needed active cooling. One of my 3b+ is in an argon one case which has both active (fan) and passive (case) and I can't recall the fan being activated at all. The 4b I have (again IMHO) does need active cooling and I am awaiti...

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