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by itimpi
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RDP: question from a beginner guy
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

It's better to use RealVNC as it is faster, more secure, easiest to use.
I think that this is not an option if the requirement is to connect to a Windows system that is set up for RDP connections as realVNC does not support the RDP protocol (or it did not when I last checked)
by itimpi
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Desktop OS 64 bit
Replies: 25
Views: 2599

Re: The Raspberry Pi Desktop OS 64 bit

Normally the only reason for going to a 64-bit version of an OS is so that you can use more RAM. That is not a consideration with the Pi since the hardware is limited to 1GB RAM this is not a reason for going to a 64-bit OS. There is normally no performance benefit for going to 64-bit, and 64-bit pr...
by itimpi
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: power multiple pi zeros from usb powered hub?
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: power multiple pi zeros from usb powered hub?

I do not see that as a problem. I have powered a mixture of Pi3 and P0W from the 60W one without issues. You do want to ensure you have good USB Cables to avoid getting continual low voltage warning appearing onscreen.
by itimpi
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can stretch/desktop operate headless
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Can stretch/desktop operate headless

Yes, you can still run headless.

Note that if you activate the VNC server you can also then run the desktop remotely as well.
by itimpi
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Oracle Linux / Java Embedded
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Oracle Linux / Java Embedded

What is the reason for asking this? If it is for access to Java then Oracle Java is already included in the current Raspbian installs. My suspicion is that any version of Linux supplied by Oracle is likely only for x86 (Intel) based machines rather than ARM based machines like the Raspberry Pi, alth...
by itimpi
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: cd Documents Should Not Work?
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: cd Documents Should Not Work?

Linux and the Mac handle paths identically. Paths that start with / are always absolute, while those that do not are relative.
by itimpi
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi zero port question.
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Pi zero port question.

Not quite sure what you are asking? On the zero the micro usb power port has only the power lines connected (I.e. no data lines), while on the other port all lines are connected.
by itimpi
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Control Linux PC by connecting a Pi to it via USB
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: Control Linux PC by connecting a Pi to it via USB

You do not mention what model of Pi?

For this to work you are going to need the Pi to be able to drive the USB port in ‘gadget’ mode. As far as I know only the pi0, Pi0W and Pi model A can do this.
by itimpi
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protecting Proprietary software from being copied.
Replies: 47
Views: 2790

Re: Protecting Proprietary software from being copied.

As many have said one has to work out the trade-off between effort and cost for security. Security that binds the software to the Pi serial number is probably a relatively simple thing to do and is pragmatic way to provide simple security. This after all is the protection applied to the additional c...
by itimpi
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my pi broken or i'm doing something very wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Is my pi broken or i'm doing something very wrong?

From your description it seems unlikely that the Pi itself is faulty. The problem seems to be around trying to write new files to the SD card. Try running the command df and see if it shows there is spare space on the root file system. If the root file system is showing as full that would explain th...
by itimpi
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I need to format when using etcher?
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Do I need to format when using etcher?

I am posting this from the chromium browser in my raspbian OS install. That's right, I'm up and running. That article you sent me to about HDMI issues made me try something I had never suspected, namely bypassing my 2-port HDMI switch. I wonder if there are any HDMI switches that actually work with...
by itimpi
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rasp2 running on USB Stick, kernel upgrade problem
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Rasp2 running on USB Stick, kernel upgrade problem

Sounds as if you upgraded the copy of Raspbian on the SD card and then failed to copy the upgraded Raspbian to the USB drive? Alternatively if you had run step 2 while running with root on the USB stick then it would have upgraded the Boot related files in the boot partition on the SD card and then ...
by itimpi
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Do I need to format when using etcher?
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Do I need to format when using etcher?

If you are getting the green LED flashing then the Pi is probably booting and then most likely issue is a compatibility problem with the monitor. Have you tried using it with a TV rather than a monitor? What monitor do you have - others may be able to comment on whether they have used that monitor w...
by itimpi
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Free ram [solved]
Replies: 34
Views: 1560

Re: Free ram [solved]

What I find quite interesting in this thread is that nobody has mentioned that the amount of RAM that is allocated to the GPU (and thus not available to user programs) is variable and user configurable. Whether this is relevant to the question the OP was seeking an answer to is not at all clear.
by itimpi
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: libc.so.6 download
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: libc.so.6 download

It sounds like you have a generic Linux version for Intel based systems. You will need a version that is specifically built for the ARM processor on the Pi (assuming one even exists).
by itimpi
Sun May 28, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I messed up... rc.local freezes
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: I messed up... rc.local freezes

fishoasis wrote:Hi,

Could you be more specific about how you mounted the card and found /etc/rc.local? I think I mounted the card but can't find /etc/rc.local
If you have mounted the card, then the location will be of the form /<mountpoint>/etc/rc.local where <mountpoint> is where the card is mounted.
by itimpi
Fri May 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Native USB Boot
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: Raspberry Pi Native USB Boot

Thanks, but you still need a SD card, and it said something about once you change it to boot from a USB device, you can't change it. I want it to be like if I was swapping SD cards, when you just power it off, take out the SD card, put a different one in and power it back up. But in this case, inst...
by itimpi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Making a bluetooth device work as USB
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Making a bluetooth device work as USB

It IS possible to do this by buying a dongle like the Laird 820 which can run the Bluetooth stack within the dongle and present itself to the host as a USB keyboard.
by itimpi
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Missing lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 library!
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Missing lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 library!

That site only has software for systems based on Intel compatible CPUs. The Raspberry Pi has an ARM CPU and that site has no compatible downloads.
by itimpi
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: Pi Zero

I've had no problems ordering multiple zeroes from Pimoroni as long as you do not order more than one on the same day. Like you I was interested in populating a ClusterHat.
by itimpi
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No boot.. red light issue
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: No boot.. red light issue

I am trying with the 256gb card now and will post the results. But the earlier approach of downloading noobs, the file itself is around 1.14gb and even after extract, the total size was 1.19gb.. in that case, why the 4gb card is not enough? I understand it might create more files during installatio...
by itimpi
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Possible to use a 4k monitor on lower resolution?
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Possible to use a 4k monitor on lower resolution?

Hello, Sorry, I'm very new to this. I would like to play a full HD video on a 4K monitor. The video plays fine on HD monitors, I just don't have a way to test if it will scale up to fill the whole screen of the 4K display before purchase. Also, will the playback still be smooth? Thank you! The sign...
by itimpi
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VC1-MPG2 PROBLEM
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: VC1-MPG2 PROBLEM

As far as I know, omxplayer is the only way to get hardware accelerated Video that uses the GPU and codecs.

There may be other ways of doing this, but I am not aware of them.
by itimpi
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VC1-MPG2 PROBLEM
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: VC1-MPG2 PROBLEM

VLC does not use hardware acceleration (I.e. the codec via the GPU). You should instead try omxplayer if you want hardware acceleration of video playback.
by itimpi
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Foundation Charity status in other countries
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

Re: Pi Foundation Charity status in other countries

That would only be relevant if the Foundation has operating units in other countries - as far as I know it does not.

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