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by brainsys
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15
Replies: 193
Views: 20793

Re: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15

I'm going to guess yes, because USB 3.0 is known to interfere with 2.4GHz wireless, and that's a popular frequency for wireless keyboard and mouse (also Bluetooth and WiFi). Placing the wireless keyboard/mouse dongle on the end of a shielded USB 2.0 extension cable should resolve the problem. Even ...
by brainsys
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15
Replies: 193
Views: 20793

Re: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15

HawaiianPi wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:09 am
Another option is to leave a non-bootable card in the slot.
That's great I've at last found a use for my old ultra-slow 2GB cards!
I might need more ...

Seriously I am not sure about disabling the slot. IMHO you can never have too many booting options if the USB/connector misbehaves.
by brainsys
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: packages.hedgerows.org.uk Raspbian Repository
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: packages.hedgerows.org.uk Raspbian Repository

That can't be right. I used that repository to upgrade get_iplayer to 3.26-ppa33g. That was releasd only 9 days ago according to Github:
https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer
by brainsys
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: packages.hedgerows.org.uk Raspbian Repository
Replies: 3
Views: 162

packages.hedgerows.org.uk Raspbian Repository

The repository was there on Saturday (according to Google's cache) but gone Sunday with no-IP resolution. Any ideas whether this be a glitch or worse?

Plain hedgerows.org.uk is resolving but gives no info.
by brainsys
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 208
Views: 27233

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

I have installed Vivaldi from the arm64 .deb file (as detailed in rely from brainsys above) and it flies along (basically chrome 83 with a skin on steroids) with full acceleration enabled. Yes - that's a pretty elusive beast. Finally located 3.1.1929.45 as: https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/viva...
by brainsys
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 208
Views: 27233

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

This may be part of a message it's time to move on from Chromium. I did - my browser history was Lynx -> Mosaic -> Netscape -> IE -> Chrome(ium) -> Vivaldi. There isn't a proper released modern V3 ARM64 variant. I couldn't get the 'secret' V2/ARM64 to work but Vivaldi V1/ARM64 appears to be working ...
by brainsys
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's your screen resolution? (poll)
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: What's your screen resolution? (poll)

I run at 2560x1440 on a Lenovo l24Q-10. Quad HD is marketed as 4K but isn't quite. Nevertheless I've gone with the marketeers. Shoot me!
by brainsys
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 208
Views: 27233

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

Is the hardware 3D acceleration omission likely to be remedied for first stable release?
by brainsys
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 219626

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: 2935

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: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: GUI changes not being saved
Replies: 30
Views: 5937

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: 25389

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: 25389

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: 2952

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: 55895

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: 25389

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: 55895

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: 25389

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: 55895

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: 55895

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: 55895

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: 55895

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: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: RPi-config resizing and mixing SD cards
Replies: 2
Views: 957

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: 13566

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: 22499

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...

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