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by k-pi
Fri May 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: wheezy distribution gone
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: wheezy distribution gone

Can anyone tell me how to find a raspbian wheezy repo?
You might, possibly, find it on the 'way back machine'.
https://archive.org/details/software
by k-pi
Thu May 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3A+ Doesn't USB boot
Replies: 14
Views: 256

Re: Pi3A+ Doesn't USB boot

Mine USB boots perfectly using Raspbian - (13-11-18 or later) - & the official power supply.
by k-pi
Thu May 16, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Won't usb boot with an sd card
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Won't usb boot with an sd card

As above, your USB won't boot when you have the dos/fat partition card in the slot.
by k-pi
Thu May 16, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand New Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working with NOOBS, nor displaying at all over HDMI
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Brand New Rasberry Pi 3 B+ not working with NOOBS, nor displaying at all over HDMI

Sounds like your power supply is not producing a steady 5v supply - (check the boot problems sticky thread).
by k-pi
Wed May 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Won't usb boot with an sd card
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Won't usb boot with an sd card

I think your basic problem is that even the RPi3B+ will default to looking for the boot files on an SD card which has a DOS file system.
by k-pi
Tue May 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GUI FOR TEXT SEARCH
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: GUI FOR TEXT SEARCH

You need one compiled to run on the ARM processor, (so make sure that is what you download), but, as above, just install it via the Raspbian repository. ;)
by k-pi
Sun May 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Booting from USB SSD. Can not use UUID in cmdline.txt?
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Booting from USB SSD. Can not use UUID in cmdline.txt?

I don't know if you can or can't use UUID, or PARTUUID, but maybe you can use a Label.
by k-pi
Sun May 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: A Second Age of Personal Computing
Replies: 38
Views: 963

Re: A Second Age of Personal Computing

Hmm...personal computing...now there's a thing..... I did once own a personal computer - it had 2 floppy drives, a 9" monochrome monitor, & a keyboard - it wasn't connected in any way to anything else.
Now that's personal! :lol:
by k-pi
Thu May 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi Music box won't play local files
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Pi Music box won't play local files

You may need to load the appropriate codecs for your music files.
by k-pi
Thu May 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help! Newbie here..... Which Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Help! Newbie here..... Which Pi?

I second getting the best available, presently the RPi3B+, & get the official power supply, don't waste money on phone chargers, they don't work properly. 8-)
by k-pi
Thu May 02, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Headless (Raspian LITE?) video player options? Black screen during and after VLC.
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Headless (Raspian LITE?) video player options? Black screen during and after VLC.

Maybe mpv, the newer version of mplayer, but you need to be using a frame buffer to get graphical display, if I remember right.

(VLC should run from the command line too, but again needs a frame buffer for graphics, I think.)
by k-pi
Thu May 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Help with File Structure
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Help with File Structure

(If the disk is not corrupted.) Use a 'live' pendrive (or CD/DVD rom), then from the terminal mount the Windows disk - if available, use mc (a terminal based file manager), to navigate to the files you want to keep/recover. Then plug in another disk, mount it, & copy everything over to it. Don't for...
by k-pi
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Finding small monitors
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Finding small monitors

If you want a 'normal' small monitor, take a look at Eyoyo, I have 3 of them in different sizes.
by k-pi
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Speaker is detected by EVERYTHING, but this thing refuses to output audio.
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: USB Speaker is detected by EVERYTHING, but this thing refuses to output audio.

Likely you just need to change the sound output from HDMI by opening the sound menu/icon at the top right of your desktop, assuming you are running the official Raspbian OS.
by k-pi
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What version of Python?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: What version of Python?

I think I remember reading somewhere that Debian, our base distro for Raspbian, is going to drop python 2 soon, so I'd suggest going with python 3.
by k-pi
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Prepare SD card in a virtual machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Prepare SD card in a virtual machine?

I think it would likely be more trouble to try to do it in a virtual machine, use a USB card reader/writer, if you don't have a card slot on your computer.
by k-pi
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasp 3B+ 3.3V Suddenly stoped
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Rasp 3B+ 3.3V Suddenly stoped

I've been keeping an eye on this subject, as I have a 3B+ too - & am wondering if all these dying 3B+ came from the same manufacturer, perhaps they had a dodgy run. :?:
by k-pi
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rpi 3 b+. Boot from USB not working. Do I have a defective device?
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Rpi 3 b+. Boot from USB not working. Do I have a defective device?

Fair enough. :D

I only use dd myself, so thought balenaEtcher may be something different from the recommended Etcher. 8-)
by k-pi
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error while making boot SD card: dd: fsync failed for '/dev/sdd': Input/output error
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Error while making boot SD card: dd: fsync failed for '/dev/sdd': Input/output error

Check the card slider hasn't moved to the lock position accidentally.
Ensure no partition on the card is mounted.
Remove & re insert the card, ensure the right designation, recheck the above, & try again.
by k-pi
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rpi 3 b+. Boot from USB not working. Do I have a defective device?
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Rpi 3 b+. Boot from USB not working. Do I have a defective device?

Are your USB3 pendrives backwards compatible to USB2?
I've written them also through balenaEtcher and Win32DiskImager.
Neither of these are recommended, so may not work correctly.

(I can image my USB2 pendrives & micro SDHC cards, using dd, & run Raspbian, using the official 5v 2.5A PSU.)
by k-pi
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Keyboards
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Keyboards

That looks like an 'all in one' computer to me. 8-)

I have something similar, but not RPi based, it's called a 'netbook'. :D
by k-pi
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Future of the Raspberry Desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Future of the Raspberry Desktop

One reason to stick with using a window manager, rather than a desktop environment, is size, but also speed will come into it, & maybe even ease of configuration. Anyone can add whatever they want, if it's in the repos, so the best option is to keep the basic distro as lightweight as possible so tha...
by k-pi
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: What kind of displays are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 488

Re: What kind of displays are there?

I haven't read the whole thread, but, My own intention is to use a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B as a small desktop computer I use Eyoyo HTML monitors, I have an 8" SVGA 800x600, a 10" XGA 1024x768 (my favourite size, actually connected to my Intel SOC desktop & RPi3B+ via an adapter cable), & a 11.6" WXGA...
by k-pi
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wifi not working if booting from usb
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Wifi not working if booting from usb

Also, did you use the card copier program supplied with Raspbian, or some outside method to create your pendrive image.

(I use the card copier with my pendrives OK.)
by k-pi
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Music player
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Music player

You can't take your RPi walkabout unless you have a power source, but as an audio player, my RPi3B/3B+/3A+ work well.

Mine play mainly through built in speakers on my monitors, but I can plug in headphones too.

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