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by LTolledo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Powered Hub for Pi4
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Powered Hub for Pi4

my HDDs, and the RPi (via buck converter) are powered by a single power "brick" 12v 5A
here is the image: (shown is my DIY power distribution board for my NAS project)
RPi4B-2G-buck.jpg
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this is the best solution that I can find (and can fit) for my project
RPi4BNAS_project.jpg
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by LTolledo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Soldering a speaker straight to the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Soldering a speaker straight to the Raspberry Pi

if you mean raw-naked speakers, you can solder those (via some connecting cable) to the RPi' s audio terminals but will not get any meaningful audio output from those...unless the distance between the speaker and your ear is about 20mm if amplied/powered speakers as @klricks mentioned, then you'll b...
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPI4 connected to a TV
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: RPI4 connected to a TV

you may also try

....proper PSU and Raspbian Buster image (flashed via Etcher)
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 EEPROM update package - beta
Replies: 53
Views: 3191

Re: Raspberry Pi4 EEPROM update package - beta

@tim236 maybe a silly question but I'd like to know if the EEPROM update will address the GPIO22 startup status. the GPIO22 is used to start my DAC-Amp using dtoverlay=gpio-poweroff,gpiopin=22,active_low at the moment (using factory default EEPROM), the DAC turns on immediately after power ON ("thum...
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Powered Hub for Pi4
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Powered Hub for Pi4

my newest DIY NAS uses 2 x 8TB self powered HDD adaptors (hacked from HDD case), plugged directly to the 2 USB3.0 ports of my RPi4B-2G.

works fine for me.

not tried with 2.5" bus powered drives, no spare RPi4B for testing purposes....
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How dissable the "welcome" splash screen in Raspberry pi 4 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: How dissable the "welcome" splash screen in Raspberry pi 4 ?

setting can be done in Preference > Raspberry Pi Configuration

or let somebody who knows it do it for you...
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Low voltage warning even though gpio being powered with 5.07V?
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Low voltage warning even though gpio being powered with 5.07V?

3A rated buck converter powering my RPi4B-2G NAS setup
RPi4B-2G-buck.jpg
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Open voltage setting at 5.10V (measured and verified using 3 calibrated DVMs)
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Armor case question
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Armor case question

my setup pictured is RPi4B version RPi4B-4G_Armorcase-open.jpg I never use pads over the SoC, use thin copper sheets. thermal paste on copper to armor case, thermal grease on copper to SoC get about 10C lower temp than with "insulator pads" RPi4B-4G_Armorcase.jpg and fan not/never get power from GP...
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kodi is broken on raspbian buster
Replies: 31
Views: 5928

Re: Kodi is broken on raspbian buster

did you follow the steps outlined in the link below?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6&t=251645

if not then there is no guarantee that your setup will work
if you dont/never want to follow the steps it up to you.

I followed the steps....and my Kodi installation worked!
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: More disks on RPI4B -> Powered HUB or bigger supply ?
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: More disks on RPI4B -> Powered HUB or bigger supply ?

power the external HDDs separately so that means using a powered hub but alas! there are some powered hub that dont work well with the RPi4B... so you'd better do some intensive research before acquiring one... another (messy) option is to hack the sata to usb 3.0 adapter to get its power from anoth...
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: accessing files on NAS drive
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: accessing files on NAS drive

this is how I do it in fstab because I know it always works.

Code: Select all

//192.168.245.150/share   /media/pi/BufNAS    cifs   credentials=/root/.cifuser,nofail,vers=1.0,x-systemd.automount 0 0
by LTolledo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 218
Views: 26286

Re: Buster bug report thread

dunno if already reported....

LibreOffice does not work,

application does not start even on updated/upgraded setup (as of this writing)
by LTolledo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 22
Views: 474

Re: Soldering

What gauge wire do you like to use to trace circuits? Does the enamel burn off when you are soldering or do you need to burn it off prior to soldering? in the first image that I posted, used (an mainly for my general use) 0.29mm diameter polyurethane coated copper wire on the DIYduino-nano, I used ...
by LTolledo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster
Replies: 43
Views: 2087

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

PS: Just remembered, did you disabled the onboard audio by commenting/removing dtparam=audio=on from /boot/config.txt ? I believe that is needed for the DAC to work. Im so sorry @rascas but you've made me a very happy person again! :D DAC-Amp now working on my Raspbian Buster Kodi.... Thanks! Now I...
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 22
Views: 474

Re: Soldering

might be wondering what tools I used for the soldering projects I did?
nothing fancy, most were bought from the dollar store, the rest from online stores.
the most expensive in the lot is the magnifying lens headset (whatever you call this), at about US$20 from amazon.
soldering_arsenal.jpg
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by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster
Replies: 43
Views: 2087

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

My DAC is Suptronics X400 v3.0 using dtoverlay=iqaudio-dacplus in config.txt DAC audio works outside of Kodi (Chromium, VLC, omxplayer) Here's the Kodi log https://paste.kodi.tv/nuluyekaga.kodi usually there is an "audio greeting" beeps when Kodi starts and audio is active, but not on this one the a...
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster
Replies: 43
Views: 2087

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Hi there! Finally able to install to my RPi4B-4G desktop followed the procedure as stated in the first post of this topic started well, did follow the udev settings as stated HDMI and Analog seems to be working fine.... :) unfortunately DAC audio is "not supported", meaning no audio is outputted fro...
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 164
Views: 20372

Re: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

my Kodi 18.3 installation is not outputting to DAC even when selected

therefore I need to uninstall Kodi 18.3 so I can install Kodi 18.4
apt remove cannot see the installed Kodi
any way to uninstall this?
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Troubleshoot PMIC
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

Re: Troubleshoot PMIC

looks cheap but more expensive (in a lot of ways) and troublesome in the long run!

give it up!
get a new one and
move on!
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 22
Views: 474

Re: Soldering

Thanks @mahjongg for backing me up :D @OP if you prefer to transfer your breadboard circuit to a soldered circuit you may want to try something like this: breadboardproto.jpg my first soldering project in a very long time was made in this type of "proto board" before moving on to the generic proto b...
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ras Pi and Kodi
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Ras Pi and Kodi

something like this RPi1B Media Player FrontView.jpg but that one uses an older RPiB (c.2012) but I also use this RPi4B-4G (my new RPi desktop, upgraded from RPi3B+, again upgraded from RPi3B) as Kodi Media Player media accessed from NAS, or plugged in USB drive (thumbdrive, HDD, DVD, etc)... remote...
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Volume control does not work after installing pulseaudio
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Volume control does not work after installing pulseaudio

why do you need pulseaudio? what application specifically requires it?
alsa not enough?

AFAIK, pulseaudio has been "removed" since Jessie (correct me on this)
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi4 not seeing HDDs attached to HUB
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Pi4 not seeing HDDs attached to HUB

there are some USB3.0 hubs that dont work well with the RPi, you could have gotten the "unlucky" one.

could be a typo on your part
"...connect them to a powered HDD..."
should have been
"...connect them to a powered USB hub..."

are your HDDs self powered (12v) or bus powered?
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio through HDMI 1
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Audio through HDMI 1

it was mentioned before that HDMI audio is only available at HDMI0, and not available at HMDI1.
by LTolledo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rasberry pi B unusably slow
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Rasberry pi B unusably slow

my specific use for the Raspberry Pi Model B (got the 512MB version) is a Kodi Media Player overclocked to max available.... GPU memory set to 192MB only, as required by Kodi fast enough for that use. but of course... not fast enough for web browsing, which I don't do in this unit, its done on a RPi...

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