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by mrreality13
Thu May 30, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiDP-11 Retro Computer
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: PiDP-11 Retro Computer

Andyroo wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Sad how small things have become :lol:
thanx for the share....AND thats what she said(had to be said)--lol
by mrreality13
Fri May 03, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I want to auto run VLC player on a PI zero.
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: I want to auto run VLC player on a PI zero.

cant help you here w/ a pi but have you checked on vlcs forums?i been using it for yrs and never came across a auto start feature on it
by mrreality13
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: connecting two pi's without internet
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: connecting two pi's without internet

could you use ,if you have 1 laying around a old router to connect em together,without having it hooked to the net?
by mrreality13
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Remote control for VLC or RPi
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Remote control for VLC or RPi

i too tried old phones w/ no joy,,,i use this,track pads a lil hard to get use to but w/ vlc key mapping works great and i can go almost 5 days w/ out charging it
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GT ... UTF8&psc=1
by mrreality13
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Retired old android smartphone's (HELP PLEASE)
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Retired old android smartphone's (HELP PLEASE)

Most modern electronics things aren't worth the effort of scavenging parts from, and I'm a die-hard component recycler. One thing this old stuff is useful for, for a beginner, is soldering/desoldering practice . Old PC cases are great for wires, with pin header connectors on one and often switches ...
by mrreality13
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi Fan
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: RaspberryPi Fan

try this
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by mrreality13
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero w not working
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero w not working

well they sell both with and with out headers so i would just try it as is,just back up your data or etcher a new sd car to test with
by mrreality13
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: automated tuning of linux audio
Replies: 0
Views: 162

automated tuning of linux audio

https://hackaday.com/2019/04/10/automated-tuning-of-linux-audio/ There are two relevant Github repositories for this, the first containing audio adjustments for Debian-based systems, including the Raspberry Pi. This should work on any single board computer running Debian, and has been tested on all...
by mrreality13
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GIVE YOUR RASPBERRY PI SD CARD A BREAK: LOG TO RAM
Replies: 19
Views: 3490

GIVE YOUR RASPBERRY PI SD CARD A BREAK: LOG TO RAM

got this in my rss feed thought id pass it on for discussion: The fragility of SD cards is the weak link in the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. Most of us seem to have at least one Pi tucked away somewhere, running a Magic Mirror, driving security cameras, or even taking care of a media library. But chances...
by mrreality13
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to ZRAM?
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: How to ZRAM?

I do not have a Solid State Drive, yet, I should be getting a A+ SD tomorrow. What are the recommended SSD to use with USB2? Ralph I'm not aware of a list of known compatible drives, but the one I bought was an "Inland" 120gb SSD for $18. (Inland is Microcenter's house brand). That plus a $5 USB en...
by mrreality13
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to ZRAM?
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: How to ZRAM?

1. First, run the following command to open up the dphys-swapfile in the nano editor. sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile 2. In here, find and edit the CONF-SWAPSIZE line, so it looks like the line below. (Changing 100 to 2048) CONF_SWAPSIZE=2048 3. Once done, save and exit by pressing ctrl+x, then y and...
by mrreality13
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Which amps do you recommend for Raspberry Pi 3 B+?
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Which amps do you recommend for Raspberry Pi 3 B+?

i would use a DAC + stand alone amp,,this is what i use for one of my 2.0 set ups-' easy to repair from what i've read ,haven't had to my self ,its important to note it will have a burn in time(15 ish hrs) as well as i would upgrade its pwr supply( i use a old laptop pwr supply 19v5a),i use it w/ my...
by mrreality13
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Beginner wants to set up a Media Center
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Beginner wants to set up a Media Center

i usehttps://libreelec.tv/downloads_new/ on my zero and have it on a sd card for my 3b+
by mrreality13
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Facing heating problem
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Facing heating problem

It sounds like you are concerned about how hot your Raspberry Pi ZERO is getting. First question: Is this just a concern, or are you actually having problems due to overheating?\ In either scenario, you can cool it by: increasing airflow over the Pi. Usually people have problems with temperature wh...
by mrreality13
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: AV Connector oxidized
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: AV Connector oxidized

also try DeoxIT 5% Spray Contact Cleaner,i use it to clean vintage stereos from 60/70's
https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-D5S-6-DeoxI ... B00006LVEU
by mrreality13
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Under power icon on screen at start up
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Under power icon on screen at start up

i have the same kit w/ a 120 gig ssd as boothttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077Q ... UTF8&psc=1 , and no issues here as well as a usb wireless keyboard/mouse combo,plus added a fan,maybe bad pwer supply from abox,there cust service is good
by mrreality13
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Video Quality with the Pi 3 B+ ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Video Quality with the Pi 3 B+ ?

in menu preferences-rasp pi confg-performance tab-up the gpu memory to at least 160--i have mine high at 256,also helps chrome run smother imho,or install kodi and use that to run vids.
vlc has issues w/ h265 vids kodi doesn't
by mrreality13
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI3B+ is unusable as everyday computer "SOLVED"
Replies: 82
Views: 5000

Re: Raspberry Pi is unusable as everyday computer

upgraded Raspbian Jessie to Raspbian Stretch with Desktop was using it more and more every day that my Win10 laptop began collecting dust.. When the RPi3B+ became available: i. swapped in the RPi3B+ (in place of RPi3B) ii. native USB boot on Sandisk 32GB thumbdrive (now upgraded to USB SSD) iii. ne...
by mrreality13
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi doesn't boot when pins 5 and 6 are momentarily shorted
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Pi doesn't boot when pins 5 and 6 are momentarily shorted

I'm sure I have the right pins. It's pins 5 and 6 on this image: https://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Raspberry-Pi-GPIO-Layout-Model-B-Plus-rotated-2700x900.png So, am I right in assuming shorting pins 5 and 9 momentarily would accomplish the same? Because my RPi is in an ac...
by mrreality13
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: shorting pins 5 and 6 while RPI is on
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: shorting pins 5 and 6 while RPI is on

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Unfortunately, it requires soldering. Not everybody can solder, and even some of those of us who can are reluctant to solder on a board they have not made from scratch (as in, what if I mess up and kill my RPi).
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by mrreality13
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: shorting pins 5 and 6 while RPI is on
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: shorting pins 5 and 6 while RPI is on

NOTE the pin 5/6 thing is an anachronism. Now all Pi models have an accessible RUN pin it is unnecessary, and doesn't work if gpio-poweroff is used. Unfortunately, it requires soldering. Not everybody can solder, and even some of those of us who can are reluctant to solder on a board they have not ...
by mrreality13
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: shorting pins 5 and 6 while RPI is on
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: shorting pins 5 and 6 while RPI is on

if we use the "shut down" in menu can we still just jump 5/6 to wake ,,as opposed to unplug/plug to restart?

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