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by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

well to answer the question

No! Dont buy either the Pi3 or the Pi4

use your remaining cash to get yourself better nourishment as its more important...!!
(lack of it seems evident on your first post)
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Advice requested; Pi 4 NAS - 1, 2 or 4Gb of RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 662

Re: Advice requested; Pi 4 NAS - 1, 2 or 4Gb of RAM?

...or simply go directly with an Odroid XU4. Gbit ethernet inside and 2x USB3... Exactly what the Pi4 has. And the Pi4 has faster Cortex-A72 CPU's, up to 4GB memory, brilliant support, and doesn't require a noisy fan. ....and much cheaper too....dont forget that one! why do you ask? from where I am...
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?
Replies: 27
Views: 602

Re: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?

epoch1970 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:33 am
dsyleixa123 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:40 am
my Windows PC cant' see or copy Linux partitions.
LTolledo said above he/she uses "Win32DiskImager + BalenaEtcher". Have you tried these on the Win7 PC?
Thanks for the "promotional plug"....
...am a male type person...FYI :D
(no offense taken tough) ;)
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?
Replies: 27
Views: 602

Re: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?

for me, if I cant do the cloning on this RPi3B+, I'll try it on a RPi3B (both running Raspbian Stretch with full Desktop) if that still fails (very very rarely that it does), I do it on the win10pc, using the Win32DiskImager + BalenaEtcher combo...and get a backup on the win10pc HDD as a bonus! On ...
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

@OP I dont trust those 3 faces in your post

are you trying to spam us?
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?

just another user here.... every desktop you ask? here're my an old "snapshot" of my Raspbian Stretch desktop for your reference myRPi3B+Desktop.jpg oh and I always watch youtube on this RPi3B+ desktop of mine (just finished about 2hours worth for todays schedule) try it! and you will see... get the...
by LTolledo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SanDisk A2 mode support - worthless, waste of money
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: SanDisk A2 mode support - worthless, waste of money

I do wish the full sized SD cards where still in use as I often need tweezers but that’s just my fat fingers :lol: ahh... the tweezer method.... I can relate to that.... also tried the trailing tape method as well.... though, if wrongly positioned, you get a stuck microSD card...then its back to th...
by LTolledo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?
Replies: 27
Views: 602

Re: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?

for me, if I cant do the cloning on this RPi3B+, I'll try it on a RPi3B (both running Raspbian Stretch with full Desktop)

if that still fails (very very rarely that it does), I do it on the win10pc, using the Win32DiskImager + BalenaEtcher combo...and get a backup on the win10pc HDD as a bonus!
by LTolledo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?

Have some old WordStar and Quattro Pro programs still lying around....
I might try using those in Dosbox...in this RPi3B+ Desktop.....sometime this week.... just for fun.... :D
by LTolledo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SanDisk A2 mode support - worthless, waste of money
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: SanDisk A2 mode support - worthless, waste of money

...from where I am, for the same storage capacity, eMMC modules are ( prohibitively ) more expensive than microSD cards.... I do have some SBCs with eMMC capability, but still uses microSD cards as those are more readily and relatively cheaply available... just currently sticking to class 10 types, ...
by LTolledo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?

On this RPi3B+ desktop, with Raspbian Stretch Desktop version, am currently looking at an opened LibreOffice Calc... its been opened for an hour now, me doing some spreadsheet stuff... an hour before that, my piHole server was also "shutdown" (and power turned-off just to be sure) :| I dont know if ...
by LTolledo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SanDisk A2 mode support - worthless, waste of money
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: SanDisk A2 mode support - worthless, waste of money

...all the more it should be avoided like the plague...
by LTolledo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?

There were ads? :shock: really? :o sample images please.... Do we have other choices instead of LibreOffice? :geek: In the two years I've been using the RPi as desktop (RPi3B then to RPi3B+) I've never seen any ads on Libreoffice (mainly using Calc). and that was before I installed PiHole. Am happy ...
by LTolledo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry As Audio Output Device
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Raspberry As Audio Output Device

.....cause RP 4 has processor i believe RP 4 can do this job right ? can you provide a link that clearly states this can be done in the RPi4B board itself? look, we need some sort of evidence to convince us of what you think you believe... no evidence?.... then you're just dreaming.... is it possib...
by LTolledo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: How to send a sound signal through gpio pin to speaker?
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: How to send a sound signal through gpio pin to speaker?

What RPi model you are using? most RPi Boards have audio jacks where you can connect any audio amp if RPiZ or RPiZW, you need to make a passive network to be able to get a faint audio out from the GPIO. saw some examples here in the forum and in the wild wild web. so still you need to connect it to ...
by LTolledo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Deluge stopped working on Raspbian
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Deluge stopped working on Raspbian

what kind of errors were you getting with your Deluge installation in Raspbian Buster? though not RPi board, I've upgraded my other SBC's Stretch to Buster by editing the sources.list (the "not recommended method" ) installed Deluge and configured it according to my preferences. accessed that SBC's ...
by LTolledo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Deluge stopped working on Raspbian
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Deluge stopped working on Raspbian

have not updated (yet) to Raspbian Buster, as I think there are still some "teething problems"... and will wait a little bit longer until the "smoke settles" (within 3 months, perhaps) though irrelevant, am still waiting for availability of RPi4B (all RAM versions) where I want to try Raspbian Buste...
by LTolledo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: motioneye
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: motioneye

someone from the RPF (I think it was jamesh or was it mahjongg) wrote something like this on another forum topic: "...trust me! your RPi is not lying to you..." ....so if you are not supplying the RPi with its proper power requirements* it will get back at you.... *: that means the quality of the po...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Well that was a chore
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Well that was a chore

The lesson I learned when I encountered a similar situation was: "....never mess with a fully running functional system until the replacement system has been certified reliable....." To this my steps are: 1. build a new system 2. copy the data from the old system (access as read-only) to the new sys...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help recovering data from RAID array.
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Need help recovering data from RAID array.

is your RAID configuration RAID0 (same as spanned volumes), RAID1 (mirrored volumes), or other RAID configuration? hope your RAID installation is just a mock up test and your data has backup somewhere else, or you only used the RAID for non-critical data the same thing happened to me a few years bac...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: motioneye
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: motioneye

..... but I am able to run a normal Raspbian image (on same board, same SD card and same PSU) perfectly fine? ...but without the camera, correct? you havent told us: 1. what RPi model you are using 2, what power source and its rating 3. what camera and camera interface method we can guess, but the ...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting an amplifier to Raspberry Pi GPIO's
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Connecting an amplifier to Raspberry Pi GPIO's

mahjongg wrote: @LToledo the OP didn't want to use his amplifier in the normal way, he wanted to INPUT audio with it, not use it as a speaker driver....
oh, is that so :shock: .... misunderstood it.... :? apologies

cant help anymore ...

....signing out from this topic....
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Power small motor (directly) from PI 5V
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Power small motor (directly) from PI 5V

As I have answered this on similar topics you can power the motor directly from RPi's 5v one speed, one direction, and one time only! after that your RPi is K.I.A or R.i.P. motor driver boards are best used for these types of applications, to protect your RPi "investment" if the motor you have is a ...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 is injecting noise into audio circuit
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Raspberry pi 4 is injecting noise into audio circuit

Is the DAC now connected to the RPi4B? or still in RPi3B(B+?) OK so it seems the you are using a quick charger, and not a power supply unit, correct? were you powering the RPi3B(or B+?) together with the RPi4B on the same quick charger? that may be the cause. if possible, power the RPi4B separately ...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 128GB SD Won't Work
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: 128GB SD Won't Work

...while you're at it, have the 128GB checked if genuine or not, as the proliferation of "branded" fake microSD cards are quite rampant in windows pc, try downloading and running a free app called: H2testw to test your 128GB card if it turns out OK....then follow recommendations put forth by plugwas...

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