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by k-pi
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: What Screen?

Depending on how tidy you are with cabling, but I use Eyoyo small monitors, (HDMI & VGA inputs, built in speakers).

I have an 8" SVGA 800x600, a 12" XGA 1024x768, & my main desktop one, a WXGA 1366x768 11.6", (same size as my two main laptops). 8-)

These are a lot cheaper too. ;)
by k-pi
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Model 3 A+ will not boot
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Raspberry Pi Model 3 A+ will not boot

I am only able to boot my RPi3A+ using a microSDHC card & a wireless keyboard/mousepad, normal USB keyboard & mouse don't receive enough power via a USB non powered hub. Whilst it will boot from a pendrive, it won't boot with a keyboard & mouse attached, (so you might be able to use a command line &...
by k-pi
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 3B+ booting from USB
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: 3B+ booting from USB

I too, have tried several different setups, SSD & HDD, none of them will boot from the USB sockets alone, seems there just isn't enough power for most disks - some people have been lucky, but the majority find they just can't boot disks from the power supplied from the USB sockets. :( I'm hoping tha...
by k-pi
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Unable to Boot RPI 3B from SSD disk
Replies: 74
Views: 4824

Re: Unable to Boot RPI 3B from SSD disk

The usual proceedure on (pure) Debian is
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade
(Raspbian is based on Debian.)
by k-pi
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi user-change or create new
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Pi user-change or create new

The pi user is quite entwined in Rasbian, there will be several other areas you need to change user name, there was/were a few posts about this subject a little while back, which you should be able to find by searching, but basically, it is easiest to just change the pi user's password. 8-)
by k-pi
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I disable Wifi sleep on RPI3
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: How do I disable Wifi sleep on RPI3

Maybe you want ifup/ifdown - else if you don't want wifi at all, don't load the drivers/modules. 8-)
by k-pi
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to respond to a thread without bumping it?
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Is it possible to respond to a thread without bumping it?

I would think it more likely to confuse a newcomer to find an old thread that describes something that no longer works, and noone bothered to post an update to. But that is the point, old threads have their old dates, new threads have newer dates, therefore if you are looking for info, you should b...
by k-pi
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to respond to a thread without bumping it?
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Is it possible to respond to a thread without bumping it?

Technology changes quite quickly, so if a post is older than 6 months, a new thread, with a reference to the older thread is the normal way to go about it. :) If replying to a topic you recently posted in, or asked, that is perfectly normal. As has been said above, if you resurrect an ancient post, ...
by k-pi
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Speed up x86 Debian on Eee PC
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Speed up x86 Debian on Eee PC

I have an Asus EeeBox with 2GB ram, & even when I put an SSD into it, it was still slow compared to my Acer AAO532 fitted with 2GB ram which has an Atom 450. The PC version of the software isn't the fastest OS for these old machines - if you want to speed it up a bit, I'd suggest looking at Antix (D...
by k-pi
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 120
Views: 7908

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

I was presuming 600mA per USB motherboard hub/port. If that is wrong, then there must be something else coming into the equation.

My keyboard is a CiT KB-738 & has the 300mA written on it, whilst my mouse is a Logitech B100 which has 100mA written on it.
by k-pi
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 120
Views: 7908

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

My non powered USB hubs are cheap, but they worked OK on my RPi3B(+) - so I was surprised that the RPi3A+ didn't give them enough power, using the same 2.5A official supply. :o It must be down to the fact that the RPi3B(+) has 4 ports with 1.2A available, & the RPi3A+ only has one port with 600mA. E...
by k-pi
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No boot from 500 GB HDD without power
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: No boot from 500 GB HDD without power

Now, if anyone would like to send me a Pi 3A+ for 'testing'... :o :lol: :roll:
Forget it! That is even worse for USB booting...... :lol:

(See my post in the RPi3A+ Sticky thread. ;) )

I've been unable to boot any SSD/HDD without an external power supply, on either RPi3B or RPi3B+. :? :cry:
by k-pi
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 120
Views: 7908

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

The RPi SBC is not a Desktop PC replacement. But it works quite well as one. ;) My RPi3B & RPi3B+ are both set up as small desktop computers, complete with an 8" SVGA monitor on one, & an 11.6" 1366x768 WXGA monitor on the other. :) My main desktop computer is also an SBC, (Intel based), & uses a 1...
by k-pi
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 120
Views: 7908

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

Having problems with English - try this, unpowered means non powered, (the hub), the RPi3A+ board is using the official power supply, (taken for granted, as no other power supply was mentioned). :D Therefore, I suppose you could say the hub is powered, but by the USB port, which isn't supplying enou...
by k-pi
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 120
Views: 7908

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

Not sure which RPi3A+ thread to put this, but as this is a sticky, probably here. :) Mine came this morning & I've been messing with it all day. What I have found is that while it will boot from an unpowered USB hub, there isn't enough power for a keyboard & mouse as well. :( If I try booting a micr...
by k-pi
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot
Replies: 28
Views: 1527

Re: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot

Perhaps it could be clearly stated as to which ways each model can be booted, so as to take any worries away from us not so technical users. :mrgreen: Personally, I like to USB boot, but on occasion, do want to use a mSDHC card, as it is still faster - perhaps, as & when we get USB3, we will have an...
by k-pi
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian - November 2018 - now in 3 variants
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Raspbian - November 2018 - now in 3 variants

That's brilliant news for me, a desktop GUI with just a browser & multimedia player. :D Especially as that is all I want on my new RPi3A+ when it arrives, (hopefully 512MB ram will be OK). (Won't have to delete all those unneeded programs, or add in what I want to a command line installation.) :lol:
by k-pi
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot
Replies: 28
Views: 1527

Re: 3A+ usbboot/rpiboot

Unfortunately on the PI 3A+ the OTG pin is connected to ground such that it will default to host mode. We're just thinking about whether we remove the program_usb_host_boot by default... If this were to be the case, would we still be able to set the OTP bit to boot from USB on a 3A+. :?: (I've just...
by k-pi
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for small mechanical wired keyboard...
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Looking for small mechanical wired keyboard...

Not as small as you are looking for, but smaller than regular keyboards with number pads, is my CiT model KB-738, (cost me £10 when I bought mine) - might be worth you taking a look.
by k-pi
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 120
Views: 7908

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

FWIW, I've only recently (and briefly) played with USB booting, initially with P3B+ cloned image to a USB stick - powered off, removed uSD card and then tested booting. Subsequently moved the USB stick to a P3A+ and it also booted O.K. but, NB., this was without an additional hub, keyboard & mouse....
by k-pi
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 120
Views: 7908

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

So basically a RPi3B+ with just 512MB ram & one USB port - does it boot from USB as does the RPi3B+, & if so, will it boot via an unpowered USB hub with keyboard & mouse, from a pendrive? (Thinking of maybe using it as a media centre type of system.) Don't forget it has no ethernet. It would be a s...
by k-pi
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 120
Views: 7908

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

So basically a RPi3B+ with just 512MB ram & one USB port - does it boot from USB as does the RPi3B+, & if so, will it boot via an unpowered USB hub with keyboard & mouse, from a pendrive?

(Thinking of maybe using it as a media centre type of system.)
by k-pi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Q. Is a Raspberry Pi a good computer for internet banking / shopping?
Replies: 27
Views: 826

Re: Q. Is a Raspberry Pi a good computer for internet banking / shopping?

Yes, booting to ram is another safer way to go about it, as is using a 'live' system, (which I have also recommended before). :) If someone is determined, I don't have enough experience to counter them, even though I have been using Linux, (& sometimes BSD), since 1999, but I try to protect myself a...
by k-pi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Q. Is a Raspberry Pi a good computer for internet banking / shopping?
Replies: 27
Views: 826

Re: Q. Is a Raspberry Pi a good computer for internet banking / shopping?

:lol: Tin foil hat or not - I forgot to mention that all important details are only entered whilst online, nothing is held on my computers, that being my motivation for clearing the ram. 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: unable to access jarfile test.jar?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: unable to access jarfile test.jar?

Error: Unable to access jarfile /home/pi/Desktop/FinalV2.jar
Is it really on the Desktop? Try moving it to your /home/pi directory & run it from there. 8-)

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