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by wren
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many would be interested in a "real" App Store?
Replies: 36
Views: 1809

Re: How many would be interested in a "real" App Store?

Use Google to determine what Linux is.
by wren
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Display rotate RasPi4
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Display rotate RasPi4

If I add display_rotate=X to /boot/config.txt so it boots to a portrait mode, the initial terminal boot sequence displays properly. Right before it kicks over to login prompt the display freezes. I'm using a 1920x1080 60Hz monitor. I'm still able to access remotely. So far the only thing that seems ...
by wren
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP!! /// SEEKING PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE ADVICE!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4326

Re: PLEASE HELP!! /// SEEKING PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE ADVICE!!

I always find it easier to learn something if there's a reason for learning it. There are tons of I2C sensors and motor drivers that are reasonably cheap with python modules and sample code already written for them. This is real reason to pick up a Raspberry Pi IMO is playing around with the GPIO. T...
by wren
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 7591

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

It would be well worth the money picking up books on bash, and sed & awk. I also use ffmpeg, sox, and imagemagick for multimedia stuff often.
by wren
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just received PI 4, can not get HDMI working
Replies: 14
Views: 1311

Re: Just received PI 4, can not get HDMI working

Assuming it fit in the hole without ripping the connector off, hdmi 0 is the one closest to USB-C power. That's the one you want to plug into the monitor.
by wren
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: x86 apps
Replies: 17
Views: 1373

Re: x86 apps

Linux is like Windows and OSX in that they are completely different in every single way. Save your money.
https://github.com/qemu/qemu
by wren
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why isn't deb.debian.org not a default repo?
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Why isn't deb.debian.org not a default repo?

Mixing different distribution repositories can create problems. You'd be better off using a 3rd party Debian image.
by wren
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does CSR V4.0 dongle works on Raspberry Pi 4 model B ?
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Does CSR V4.0 dongle works on Raspberry Pi 4 model B ?

You can use any type of camera and zbar to read barcodes.
by wren
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Bash variable prefix and suffix removal in one go
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Bash variable prefix and suffix removal in one go

This works. find . -type f \( -name "*.xyz" -o -name "*.abc" \) -print0 | while read -d '' -r in; do echo "${in%.@(xyz|abc)}"; done ./notdata/something_b ./data/something_c ./data/something_a This works. find . -type f \( -name "*.xyz" -o -name "*.abc" \) -print0 | while read -d '' -r in; do echo "$...
by wren
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: reicast rpi 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: reicast rpi 4

I've been able to build from scratch on Raspbian. Enable opengl in raspi-config, for starters. sudo apt install git build-essential libasound2 libegl1-mesa-dev libgles2-mesa-dev libasound2-dev mesa-common-dev libgl1-mesa-dev git clone https://github.com/reicast/reicast-emulator.git cd reicast-emulat...
by wren
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Vintage radio tuner
Replies: 19
Views: 2001

Re: Vintage radio tuner

You would need an analog to digital converter to use potentiometers. You could access FM stations with a RTL-SDR, and optical audio with a gutted external DVD drive with a pop open top. Not sure about audio cassette. Perhaps you could gut an old portable cassette player and connect audio output to I...
by wren
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GNOME DE on Rpi 4 -- Can't do it
Replies: 5
Views: 3224

Re: GNOME DE on Rpi 4 -- Can't do it

Gnome now uses wayland by default, and I'm sure there are still issues going from x86 to arm. The Debian team just squeaked by getting it into 10. You might be better off trying to get it up and running on Gentoo.
by wren
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 143
Views: 14536

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:50 pm
Does this also extract the image from its compressed zip and warn you if you've specified the wrong drive? (Etcher actually chooses for you, so that's unlikely)
Surely worth 79.75MB more disk space.
unzip -p | sudo dd if=/image of=/drive
by wren
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 143
Views: 14536

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

If you're on Mac or Linux. dd program size 80 KB vs 80MB etcher
dd if=/path-to-image of=/path-to-sdcard
by wren
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Increase /boot Partiton?
Replies: 34
Views: 2047

Re: Increase /boot Partiton?

You can resize the ext4 partition and create a second FAT partition on the SD card. If you trust these people, you can add a new user on your Pi and enable SSHD. FTP would be the better option, but you'll run into NAT issues if you're connected to a router. You can use Filezilla to log in remotely e...
by wren
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Delete forum account
Replies: 20
Views: 1506

Re: Delete forum account

I've just saved every single one of Timescale's posts and will be uploading them across the internet as required by me.
by wren
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help using this forum please!
Replies: 16
Views: 1258

Re: Help using this forum please!

Click on the little person icon with your name at the top right corner.
Select board preferences then edit notification options.
Be sure email is checked.
If it is checked, look in your email spam folder. It might be getting flagged.
by wren
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Running Brutal Doom v21 Gold on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: Running Brutal Doom v21 Gold on Raspberry Pi 4

Debian specific game repackager https://wiki.debian.org/Games/GameDataPackager https://salsa.debian.org/games-team/game-data-packager/tree/master/data Reverse engineered games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_game_engine_recreations Other open sourced games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...
by wren
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Game Emulation on Raspberry PI 4 - Steam / Google Play for Android
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

Re: Game Emulation on Raspberry PI 4 - Steam / Google Play for Android

Can you do any of those things on your Raspberry PI 3 B+?
by wren
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tool like imgurn (for ripping disks) on pi?
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: Tool like imgurn (for ripping disks) on pi?

cdrdao read-cd --read-raw --datafile GAME.BIN --device /dev/cdrom --driver generic-mmc-raw GAME.TOC I guess I should mention the reason you do it this way is because PS1 games aren't ISOs. Early PS2 games on CDROM can be ripped this way to. If you want PS2 DVDs you would do dd if=/dev/sr0 of=~/image...
by wren
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Return or Fix bent pins.
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Return or Fix bent pins.

You can use an empty mechanical pencil to straighten them. I would return it for a refund and never buy from there again, but that's just me.
by wren
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 273
Views: 36682

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

You're only supposed to use hardware a year or two then throw it away. i686 is on the support chopping block and it wont be long until 32-bit ARM is too.
by wren
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: 5v on GPIO to power I2C board
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: 5v on GPIO to power I2C board

when buying a product/part its best to search/consult/read & understand the documentations (manuals, setup guide, etc) before using... from the product page: Vin - To power the board, give it the same power as the logic level of your microcontroller - e.g. for a 5V micro like Arduino, use 5V for RP...

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