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by brainsys
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 325
Views: 67554

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Would I be right that the advantage of imaging to the USB drive rather than dd-ing the root partition would be that when we do get full USB boot support the USB drive will not need re-partitioning to add the missing boot partition? By the time full USB boot arrives that could be time consuming task ...
by brainsys
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I like this phpBB forum style
Replies: 3
Views: 2555

I like this phpBB forum style

I just switched to the 'flat' rpi style you use for this forum and I like it. Can I ask is it completely self-minted or based on a generally available style?

Yes I did look into style.cfg but no clues there ...
by brainsys
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: GUI changes not being saved
Replies: 17
Views: 3022

Re: GUI changes not being saved

I am seeing the same problem. It started a week or so ago after a Stretch update which, afair, had some raspi-config stuff. The next boot said some config files had been changed. The Taskbar now keeps moving to the top and the size to large (from medium). It keeps the custom colour though. I revert ...
by brainsys
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is 512mb a good thing?
Replies: 109
Views: 21672

Re: Is 512mb a good thing?

abishur wrote:Huh, I think I walked into the middle of a "which language is best" war when I was checking in on a discussion on the new memory size :-P
I told'em Assembler was the thin end of the wedge 8-)
by brainsys
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is 512mb a good thing?
Replies: 109
Views: 21672

Re: Is 512mb a good thing?

First version of Linux I used ran happily (and snappily) with under 64MB of memory, using an X desktop. A 256MB machine was a powerhouse developer workstation. Yes - the LXDE GUI on the RPi interested me in using it on some old PC stuff. I was horrified when Lubuntu, Peppermint LXDE, Fedora LXDE Sp...
by brainsys
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: It has finally arrived. :D
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: It has finally arrived. :D

My 512Mb Farnell board delivered yesterday is different in almost every component. The most obvious: * Blue audio socket * USB socket labelled and without the foldover metal tab * RJ45 socket has no labelling * HDMI socket has different cut-outs * TP1 differently labelled * C32 orange not black * C1...
by brainsys
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 48836

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

One other thing is on the leaflet stating it's a 512mb Rpi it states "Faster, Double RAM, Same Price" Why faster? The original took 3 months to arrive here. The 512mb less than 24 hours. Much, much faster :lol: Yours must be a Friday board. Mine looks OK and does appear to run LXDE/Midori faster to...
by brainsys
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is 512mb a good thing?
Replies: 109
Views: 21672

Re: Is 512mb a good thing?

I think the choice of LXDE has as much to do with the limited CPU performance of the Pi as its memory. Yep - and I have to thank the RPF for re-introducing me to a mean unbloated GUI. Last night I put LXDE based Knoppix on a 12 year old IBM Thinkpad. Very much the same spec as the RPi except it com...
by brainsys
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 48836

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

Very good news, I just wanna say thanks to RS for using my money for almost 4 months and sending me rev 1 RPi 7 days ago. This was not nice at all and I am really :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: f$&/&ed up.Way to do business right now I feel that I just need big ears to look like a donkey...
by brainsys
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is 512mb a good thing?
Replies: 109
Views: 21672

Is 512mb a good thing?

I wanted to order another RPi last week but just missed the last one out of Newit. Today I ordered. 512mb from Farnell, delivery tomorrow. I'm obviously very happy for myself as I expect it to run more stuff more smoothly. BUT, BUT, I'm not the target market for RPi. And I remember running the first...
by brainsys
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 48836

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

I am a business customer and got to that page. But when I click on ORDER it reverts ... I detect some emergency spadework in progress at Farnell Towers.
by brainsys
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 48836

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

davorin wrote:I can still order...right now 204 pieces left on stock...though price is twice as high as for the 256MB model...
What URL? The uk link given in the e14 forum is now pointing to a generic RPi page. I had the uk order page on screen and it disappeared when refreshed.
by brainsys
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 48836

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

The 512mb order page appears to have now disappeared ...
by brainsys
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 48836

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

I was intrigued by the mention of Fedora on the Farnell website. Then it struck me that 512mb is not much use if the OS is not configured to use it. Currently Wheezy options are divisions of 256mb. Which would mean, for most of us, a raspi-config upgrade is required. This, I understand, is controlle...
by brainsys
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: RPi-config resizing and mixing SD cards
Replies: 2
Views: 875

RPi-config resizing and mixing SD cards

I have noticed that all SDHC cards are not created equal ... Different blank 16Gb cards may have slightly different available space for various reasons. A problem occurs when Rpi-config is used to maximise the partition to fill the card. Good practice is to back up the working image on the card in c...
by brainsys
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Availability of Raspberry Pi V2.0
Replies: 37
Views: 12750

Re: Availability of Raspberry Pi V2.0

I am guessing but I would put at least a tenner on it - that current supplies coming in from China are revision 1. Whereas Sony are revision 2. Farnell are getting Sony plus either a backlog from China or to top up to demand. Hence the unpredictable mix. RS are getting from China, hence Rev 1. They ...
by brainsys
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idea: Suite of FOSS alternatives to popular online services!
Replies: 19
Views: 22022

Re: Idea: Suite of FOSS alternatives to popular online servi

I didn't try Wordpress on the old Raspbian as there were many reports of it breaking. The presumption of some was WP was just too heavy for RPi. But what of the new superduper turbo Wheezy image. Anybody got it going OK? There were suggestions of good (or even better alternates) but my investment in...
by brainsys
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the simple and safe way to do a "shutdown" button?
Replies: 60
Views: 66057

Re: What's the simple and safe way to do a "shutdown" button

Ahem ... simply pull the plug out? Might upset the purists but I've not had any subsequent SD corruption so far. And I do take the precaution of always backing up the image to PC so I can instantly re-image another SD card should the worst happen (or having a spare in the pocket). KISS is the acrony...
by brainsys
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 5904

Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

IMHO nobody came out of this well ... And the original valid point has been lost because of the way it was requested. That's sad.
by brainsys
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 5904

Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

We desperately need a cooling fan too ;-) People have pointed out that people who need static IPs know how to fix them. And most others wouldn't know a DNS if it dissolved them. That's true up to this point. But I re-iterate RPi is an educational 'toy' for kids. A prime aim to re-orientate them from...
by brainsys
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 5904

Re: Developers making life difficult (DHCP).

I agree with the OP that this is an important facility. Not crucial. However, probably one of the easier functions to add to raspi-config. I am eternally grateful for the unpaid efforts of many developers with infinite wish lists. However should the discussion should be 'when' not 'if'? The fact tha...
by brainsys
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring Pi headless from a new image
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: Configuring Pi headless from a new image

Did you try to guess the IP?

My TP-Link router does not give out random numbers. They are predictable. Usually one higher than the last. Or very occasionally to fill a hole created by an expired IP.
by brainsys
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Car media player
Replies: 5
Views: 2560

Re: Car media player

Bluetooth or USB to your mobile phone for display/control? Ahem not while you are driving ... but then you might as well stick a 32Gb card in the phone and play media from there ...
by brainsys
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Home Server, ssh, ftp server and more...
Replies: 5
Views: 3326

Re: Home Server, ssh, ftp server and more...

linux34 wrote:ftp server.
Not strictly necessary. If you have the SSH server running you can FTP in over SSH to transfer files to/from RPi. I use FileZilla client to move stuff around (freeware runs on Windows & Linux desktops). Select SFTP protocol.
by brainsys
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspbian clementine popping between songs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

Re: raspbian clementine popping between songs?

RaTTuS wrote:it's because the audio / headphone socket is poor quality - there is work ongoing about it but HD quality is via the HDMI
This is using HDMI.

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