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by wildfire
Sun May 02, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Google Drive Sync
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Google Drive Sync

rpdom wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 10:12 am
Meh. I have my own email server. I don't rely on others for anything.
:lol: So do I, it's small (about credit card sized :D ), and I have full control over that.
by wildfire
Sun May 02, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Google Drive Sync
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Google Drive Sync

I don't even use IMAP for emails I do. I have no problem with that. What issues do you have with that? Mainly laziness (or paranoia?), with POP3 most clients I've came across exit the transaction with DEL, a lot of imap clients don't erase the emails from the server unless you specifically request ...
by wildfire
Sun May 02, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Official Book Rasp PI 3 B
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Official Book Rasp PI 3 B

To add to FOTL's link, The official Raspberry Pi beginners guide 4th edition is still relevant to earlier models even though it's been updated for the 400.
by wildfire
Sun May 02, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Google Drive Sync
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Google Drive Sync

This has got me wondering what other tools Pi users are calling on to sync to Google Drive? And what your experiences with them have been? Not what you're asking but the mere mention of cloud storage gets my heckles up (I don't even use IMAP for emails). My data IS MY DATA and it's my responsibilit...
by wildfire
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Starting with 6 yr old model 3 B
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: Starting with 6 yr old model 3 B

Willsie01 wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:02 pm
I have a RPi kit bought 6 years ago...
So you bought it before it was released ;)

Other than that slight discrepancy, yeah follow advice above.
by wildfire
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead RPi4 with clicking sounds!
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Dead RPi4 with clicking sounds!

mattltm wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:07 pm
I've been given a new RPi4 that was purchased by a friend over a year ago but was never used.
Perhaps your friend messed with it during that year or so?
by wildfire
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI capture device what is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: HDMI capture device what is it?

Card Details (model/manufacturer)?

Generally they're used to capture HDMI video for storing to local storage.
by wildfire
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Y key not working, Pi400 UK
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Y key not working, Pi400 UK

madbilly wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:51 am
I've read it could be the ribbon cable
If it were the ribbon cable it would affect more than one key, Return it to the retailer and request a replacement.
by wildfire
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to use raspberry pi to wol through router?
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: How to use raspberry pi to wol through router?

Unlike more traditional PC's the Pi itself is unable to wake on LAN, but considering it's tiny power footprint why not simply leave it powered up?

Edit: Misread your intentions, Googling for WOL Magic Packet may give you some assistance for what you want to do.
by wildfire
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 3 Enclosure with all ports at the back?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: RPi 3 Enclosure with all ports at the back?

Sorry,

The Argon One series are the only cases I've came across with all the ports at the rear. That's not saying others don't exist.

Hopefully someone else will come along and help, failing that keep googling.
by wildfire
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 3 Enclosure with all ports at the back?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: RPi 3 Enclosure with all ports at the back?

Google for Argon One, they have various models so ensure you buy order one for the 3b.

Edit, sorry didn't finish reading your post. Argon Forty do a 3B case as well.
by wildfire
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: For light-weight audio/video web server, which is better: Rpi 4B 2x4G or 1x8G?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: For light-weight audio/video web server, which is better: Rpi 4B 2x4G or 1x8G?

With your extremely limited information... 1) 8 Gb is probably extravagant for your requirements. 2) It's always handy to have a spare if the magic smoke escapes* 3) Why wait for the Pi 5? The 6 or 7 would just be around the corner ;) *Though more expensive than a single 8Gb model, it'll be there as...
by wildfire
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: good sources to start off learning python
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: I am completely new.

Yes learn coding buy all means, But at the same time you must learn the Hardware side ( ELECTRONICS ) I have to disagree boyoh, although the Pi does make available easily connecting electronic circuits it is by no means a must. For sure if the OP wishes to explore the hardware side (though s/he has...
by wildfire
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: good sources to start off learning python
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: I am completely new.

Or assuming you've installed the recommended OS & your pi is connected to the internet, main menu->help does actually help. After going through getting started I'd recommend looking through what's available via bookshelf.
by wildfire
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have I damaged my board?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Have I damaged my board?

Hi. I was installing the official Raspberry Pi fan to my Pi 4 4GB. However I accidentally put the red 5v wire on the ground pin and vice versa. :roll: That shouldn't be an issue... The Pi immediately shut off then rebooted. Am I likely to have caused any damage to the board? I don't have any other ...
by wildfire
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have I damaged my board?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Have I damaged my board?

Removed, quoting editing issues :oops:
by wildfire
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have I damaged my board?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Have I damaged my board?

Removed, quoting/editing issues :oops:
by wildfire
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RC.local
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: RC.local

kcajminer2312 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:56 pm
My other pi had a fresh install
I'll refer you to my earlier rant post "I've already done that".

What new if any information are you supplying?
by wildfire
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RC.local
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: RC.local

SERVER v raspberrypi is the hostname, nothing to to with the actual installed OS. I understand that, but the OP said he was doing a fresh install and the problem persisted. Apparently he's making changes after installing a fresh image. Sorry Ron, understood. To much cross talk. No offense intended.
by wildfire
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RC.local
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: RC.local

Where did you get the image you are using? This is what I see: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ uname -a Linux raspberrypi 5.10.17-v7l+ #1403 SMP Mon Feb 22 11:33:35 GMT 2021 armv7l GNU/Linux SERVER v raspberrypi is the hostname, nothing to to with the actual installed OS. eg, on two of my pi's I find pi4b8g1t a...
by wildfire
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RC.local
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: RC.local

kcajminer2312 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:51 pm
lpsw wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:43 pm
As this is now a different problem you should rename the thread or start a new one.
Possibly including a cut and paste of the actual error ;)
this is still rc.local releated
In what way?
by wildfire
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RC.local
Replies: 59
Views: 2067

Re: RC.local

As this is now a different problem you should rename the thread or start a new one. Possibly including a cut and paste of the actual error ;) [rant] A personal bugbear of mine, following a thread for a wee while then coming across a solution only to find your solution is null and void. I would've l...
by wildfire
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Box86 destroy
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Box86 destroy

Hello I came to disconnect the power cable to my rpi while box86 was updating. Blindly removing the power is a major don't do, no matter what OS. Removing the power when performing updates will only make things worse. Reinstall the OS on a fresh SD card and hopefully you'll be able to retrieve data...

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