Go to advanced search

by Botspot
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I am looking for a wireless system/application.
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: I am looking for a wireless system/application.

Applications like these are better fit for a microcontroller like Arduino. After all, you don't really need hdmi, a display, camera, or audio. A while back I used two arduinos to build a custom remote control robot. Each arduino communicated with the other using a little module - the NRF24L01 . 2401...
by Botspot
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 has reset and all data is lost
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 has reset and all data is lost

it went to the initial screen for me to select my OS and to setup the Raspberry Pi the same I did when I first got it . It sounds like NOOBS had you download a fresh install of Raspbian - effectively overwriting everything that was already there. Either that, or you have a bad SD card. I dislike NO...
by Botspot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Force kill program
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Force kill program

Shortcut: Use $! to find the PID. It's bash shorthand for "the pid of the last executed command". I've found situations where pidof doesn't work properly, and other times where multiple processes bug things up. raspiyuv -w 2464 -h 2464 & p=$! sleep 2 kill -INT $p Don't put the p=$! after the sleep c...
by Botspot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with OBS building on raspberry pi3b+
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Problem with OBS building on raspberry pi3b+

Add a RAM and CPU monitor to the panel. During build, watch them closely and see if RAM levels fill up to 100%.
by Botspot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to don't show "Removable medium is inserted" window.
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: How to don't show "Removable medium is inserted" window.

FTrevorGowen wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:43 am
(screenshot here: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_p ... Auto-mount )
I've embedded Trev's mentioned screenshot for everyone's convenience:
Image
by Botspot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eltechs ExaGear Desktop will be discontinued on Feb.28'th 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 19449

Re: Eltechs ExaGear Desktop will be discontinued on Feb.28'th 2019

mahjongg wrote: Please note that links to places where you can download a hacked (keyless) version of ExaGears software counts as illegal spreading of commercial software, so is illegal and NOT allowed here.
They appear unmodified. I tried it and yes you need a key.
by Botspot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: resolution
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: resolution

gstq54 wrote: Using raspi-config I changed resolution, but it made no difference!
gstq54 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:40 pm
enabled pixel doubling option, but no difference.
Exceedingly strange. Those settings are applied on boot. Are you rebooting after changing these resolution settings?
by Botspot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with OBS building on raspberry pi3b+
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Problem with OBS building on raspberry pi3b+

You likely ran out of RAM.
Did you follow the instructions to enable a large swap file?

Compiling worked just fine on my 4GB Pi 4.
by Botspot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to turn off daylight savings time (Standard Time)
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: How to turn off daylight savings time (Standard Time)

Raspbian is just a type of linux, so in general, generic questions like this can be answered by googling " linux how to disable daylight saving time ". A couple of articles to look at: https://serverfault.com/questions/804403/disable-daylight-saving-time-dst-changes-in-linux https://www.thegeekdiary...
by Botspot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Posting Images?
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Posting Images?

There would be no usability problem if 64MB jpg images were allowed. :o Oh you're right! Of course not 64 million bytes. After playing around with the truncate command, it looks like the file size limit is actually 256KB. :? Attached is a 256KB png image. I tried uploading a 25 7 KB file and it sai...
by Botspot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB drive not mounted where I need it!
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: USB drive not mounted where I need it!

How can I get the USB drive to /home/pi/shared? Easy. File manager (pcmanfm) auto-mounts usb drives to /media/pi. You can easily manually mount a drive anywhere in your filesystem using the terminal: To mount a drive, run a command like this: sudo mount /dev/sda1 /home/pi/shared/mounted_disk What i...
by Botspot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Troubles installing BCM2835
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Troubles installing BCM2835

Michiel3000 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:46 pm

Code: Select all

/usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file '/usr/local/lib/libbcm2835.a': Permission denied
I'm certainly not the expert on this, but one of the errors indicates you did not run a command as root. (sudo)
Hope that helps. :)
by Botspot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Posting Images?
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Posting Images?

I personally use imgBB, I found it easier to use than imgur.
To upload directly to the forums, drag-n-drop the picture from your file manager to the text box.
il_diavolo wrote:MB?
Yes, 64 megabytes is the max size.
I usually use a png compressor to keep the filesize small.
by Botspot
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: File download to a raspi using console
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: File download to a raspi using console

There's a couple things you can try: Install Raspbian Buster Desktop on your Pi. Then paste in that link to the web browser (chromium) Try wget instead of curl. Transfer the file over some other way from your Windows to the Pi. Examples are USB Drive, local network share, ssh file sharing, or use th...
by Botspot
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Old SD (or microSD) cards
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: Old SD (or microSD) cards

Old SD cards are perfect for mechanical stress testing : From this thread : W. H. Heydt, The microSD cards are pretty thin and fragile. That prompted me to pull an 8GB card out of a Pi and try to break it in half. Amazing, it's actually pretty easy. Also amazing that I have never broken one before o...
by Botspot
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many would be interested in a "real" App Store?
Replies: 36
Views: 1237

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

So what's your unique selling point? Why would I want to use your stuff rather than plain old apt or aptitude or synaptic? I've tried to explain it already... :? In a nutshell, my program will be similar to synaptic EXCEPT for the rating functionalities. What's unique? You can look at each package'...
by Botspot
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing a 28 MB gif on the Raspberry Pi 3?
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Playing a 28 MB gif on the Raspberry Pi 3?

milamaxxie wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:31 pm
I have tried a few different methods but it says 'cache resources exhausted'.
If you want help, you need to specify what you tried.
Have you tried playing the GIF in Chromium? Just drag-n-drop the file into a chromium window and see what happens.
by Botspot
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple Pop bottle stand for RPi4, for passive cooling
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Simple Pop bottle stand for RPi4, for passive cooling

My Pi4 just dangles from the web of wires plugged into it. :lol:
by Botspot
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many would be interested in a "real" App Store?
Replies: 36
Views: 1237

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

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:09 pm
I like this idea, as long as the upload process is simpler than Google's
I plan to have this app store only deal with .deb packages on the official repos. Similar to Synaptic but users make an informed decision on which package.
by Botspot
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: pi desktop
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: pi desktop

Over 100 people have seen this post, but not a single one has replied. I think everyone who reads your post does not understand what you're asking. Myself included. Raspbian is the os. I'm trying to get the icon for retro pi on there so it is kid friendly. OK, what "icon"? Explain what you're trying...
by Botspot
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Chromium HW Acceleration on Buster Lite
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: Chromium HW Acceleration on Buster Lite

jtremolo wrote: I'm trying to setup an RPi 4 in for chromium in kiosk mode with Buster Lite.
How did you manage to run chromium (a graphical app) on a headless OS? Likely there's some interpreter gizmo that has to be installed before Chromiuym can interface with FKMS.
by Botspot
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: USB speaker recognized, but nothing plays from it.
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: USB speaker recognized, but nothing plays from it.

What program are you using to play to it? You say nothing is playing out of the usb speaker. Have you tested the onboard analog audio port to check if it is still playing the audio for some reason? Some programs ignore the default setting and still output to the onboard analog or HDMI. To completely...
by Botspot
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Microsoft Teams Support
Replies: 19
Views: 890

Re: Microsoft Teams Support

both browsers returns me this: Have you tried changing your user agent to Chrome? RPi's chromium reports itself as chromium, so some websites assume it's a useless browser. I use this extension to change it. To make websites think you're running Chrome on Windows 10, use this user agent string: Moz...
by Botspot
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Touchscreen keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Touchscreen keyboard

Similar question was asked here.
TL;DR: Get a Chrome extension.
Image
by Botspot
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Minecraft server run on pi does not work off local network.
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Minecraft server run on pi does not work off local network.

Could you post a link to the tutorial you followed? Also it's possible that you're port forwarding the wrong port. To check which port the minecraft server is using, use a tool called Nmap. On your Pi, opena terminal and install nmap with: sudo apt install nmap Then while your minecraft server is ru...

Go to advanced search