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by wildestpixel
Fri May 29, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 103
Views: 6819

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

Has anyone tried an adapter with the JMicron JMS583 NVME chipset and had it work? I haven't, but NVMe is a complete waste on a Pi. The Pi4 can't even take advantage of the full speed of USB 3.0, much less SATA-III, so NVMe will be severely bottle-necked, while still consuming more power and generat...
by wildestpixel
Tue May 26, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)
Replies: 282
Views: 54586

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)

Can confirm that Sandisk Extreme 500 needs quirks : usb-storage.quirks=0781:5589:u.

Was giving normal symptoms like fsnode errors without.

Faultless with it. Not great transfer speeds, but with agnostics (Raspberry Pi SD Card Diagnostics), fantastic read and write iOPS
by wildestpixel
Mon May 18, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need help to mount NAS share at boot up
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Need help to mount NAS share at boot up

Without simply saying check google - my current method on any build is to add a line like : //192.168.x.xxx/music /home/pi/mnt/music cifs username=xxxxx,password=xxxxx,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 to the bottom of my /etc/fstab In doing so ensure you have the relevant mount directory created cd mkdir mnt ...
by wildestpixel
Mon May 11, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: apt full upgrade failure on some packages downloading
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: apt full upgrade failure on some packages downloading

Well , as quickly as it happened - now seems the files are coming from the repo and my apt upgrade is going along nicely ...........

Put down to a c. 30 min outage on the server end.
by wildestpixel
Mon May 11, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: apt full upgrade failure on some packages downloading
Replies: 1
Views: 99

apt full upgrade failure on some packages downloading

Some packages downloaded okay, but as my bash shell doesn't have a cache set I cannot scroll up to the reporting. Previously (before last couple of days) this was a fully upto date distro. These packages 404'd : [email protected]:~ $ sudo apt full-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency t...
by wildestpixel
Sat May 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need help to mount NAS share at boot up
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Need help to mount NAS share at boot up

Without simply saying check google - my current method on any build is to add a line like : //192.168.x.xxx/music /home/pi/mnt/music cifs username=xxxxx,password=xxxxx,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 to the bottom of my /etc/fstab In doing so ensure you have the relevant mount directory created cd mkdir mnt c...
by wildestpixel
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi Hole + Nord Vpn on pi4
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Pi Hole + Nord Vpn on pi4

Should be as easy as setting up nordvpn on your pi and setting your router or individual clients to use the Pi as the default Gateway to the internet. Instructions to set up NordVPN on PI - https://nordvpn.com/tutorials/raspberry-pi/openvpn/ Would assume you would use a Pi4 on wired gigabit ethernet...
by wildestpixel
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 82
Views: 13967

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

This should be fixed in this version if you want to download it directly (rpi-eeprom-update -f pieeprom-2020-01-17.bin) https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/blob/master/firmware/beta/pieeprom-2020-01-17.bin If it's good then we'll aim to update the APT package on Monday Many thanks - will keep...
by wildestpixel
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pimoroni Keybow - only works with another keyboard attached.
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Pimoroni Keybow - only works with another keyboard attached.

As the title states - been using a keybow on Pi4 for a while with another keyboard attached via a Logitech unifying receiver - all is good. However if I detach the unifying receiver and reboot the pi, the keybow ceases to work - latest fully updated buster image. Thinking of moving my setup to a 3a+...
by wildestpixel
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 82
Views: 13967

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

Im not by the pi to run the command but from memory this morning it was the latest in the git repository at the time - 2020-01-09 - Git df0ff18c (BETA) RC3 I know thats been updated since with one with fixed padding - but not made its way to my pi yet This should be fixed in this version if you wan...
by wildestpixel
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 82
Views: 13967

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

Im not by the pi to run the command but from memory this morning it was the latest in the git repository at the time - 2020-01-09 - Git df0ff18c (BETA) RC3 I know thats been updated since with one with fixed padding - but not made its way to my pi yet This should be fixed in this version if you wan...
by wildestpixel
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 82
Views: 13967

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

Im not by the pi to run the command but from memory this morning it was the latest in the git repository at the time - 2020-01-09 - Git df0ff18c (BETA) RC3

I know thats been updated since with one with fixed padding - but not made its way to my pi yet
by wildestpixel
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 82
Views: 13967

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

Having updated my eeprom and VL805 using the BETA channel I'm now on this USB firmware. I have a new behaviour exhibiting itself with regard to the power cycling of USB on reboot. I have a Pimoroni Keybow attached that would power cycle itself on reboot and successfully reboot itself as a result, ho...
by wildestpixel
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maximum resolution / size of monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Maximum resolution / size of monitor

I'm a 24" Lenovo at 2560 x 1440 - absolutely fine on Pi4

Have run this monitor at this revolution on 3B+ but not without issue
by wildestpixel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Storage-addressing limits on 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 Model B?
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Re: Storage-addressing limits on 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 Model B?

* What's the largest partition I can use? The same as any ext4 volume capacity less a few MB * What's the largest hard drive I can use? The largest you can support in the power envelope of the pi or an external PSU * What's the largest amount of storage I can address through a single USB 3.0 port, ...
by wildestpixel
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Python
Topic: My simple 2 button script seems to be a CPU hog, can't work out why .....
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: My simple 2 button script seems to be a CPU hog, can't work out why .....

For clarity and correctness, script reads in its final format : import digitalio import board import os from time import sleep buttonA = digitalio.DigitalInOut(board.D23) buttonB = digitalio.DigitalInOut(board.D24) buttonA.switch_to_input() buttonB.switch_to_input() # Main loop: while True: sleep(0....
by wildestpixel
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: My simple 2 button script seems to be a CPU hog, can't work out why .....
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: My simple 2 button script seems to be a CPU hog, can't work out why .....

Just that, have added a sleep(0.1) at the start of the loop and bingo - fixed. Thanks B Goode
by wildestpixel
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: My simple 2 button script seems to be a CPU hog, can't work out why .....
Replies: 3
Views: 511

My simple 2 button script seems to be a CPU hog, can't work out why .....

For some reason this seems to be hogging my CPU at 100% - have narrowed it down to this one python script I have running as a service in "top" import digitalio import board import os from time import sleep buttonA = digitalio.DigitalInOut(board.D23) buttonB = digitalio.DigitalInOut(board.D24) button...
by wildestpixel
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python output of ssh command vs local command
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Python output of ssh command vs local command

I've taken this concept a bit further to merge some old 2004 LCD scripting I had in to produce a all in one to detect if mpd is playing either music tracks or radio streams if anyone wants to pick it up. This ones locally coded, no SSH calls. #!/usr/bin/env python3 import time import os import subpr...
by wildestpixel
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python output of ssh command vs local command
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Python output of ssh command vs local command

Superb, many thanks jojopi indeed for your help :
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And the offending article its monitoring, Quattro :
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by wildestpixel
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python output of ssh command vs local command
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Python output of ssh command vs local command

Many thanks I will check it out later when home and see how it goes ......
by wildestpixel
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python output of ssh command vs local command
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Python output of ssh command vs local command

I have a python script which runs on a Zero W which monitors my Pi4 remotely in another room and outputs on a i2c ssd1306 128 x 32 : import time import subprocess from board import SCL, SDA import busio from PIL import Image, ImageDraw, ImageFont import adafruit_ssd1306 # Create the I2C interface. i...
by wildestpixel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: From where should i download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended software
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: From where should i download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended softwar

Thanks fruit, one recursive directory and it’s all there in all it’s glory, my bad - hands up.

You have therefore definitively answered it.
by wildestpixel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: From where should i download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended software
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: From where should i download raspbian stretch with desktop and raspbian stretch with desktop and recommended softwar

The current release is Buster. Why are you specifically looking for Stretch? (Every new major release *will* work on all older Pis. The newest models always require the--at the time--latest release. Thus, Buster will run just fine on a Pi3B+ but a Pi4B can only run Buster.) There’s always a wider a...
by wildestpixel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 116
Views: 15141

Re: Pi4 Cooling

I'm going to try overclocking mine and running some stress tests. I do have a fan on mine, but it is on the case rather than right up to the cpu, so I'll see how it performs. Sounds like this shim fan would work well in overclocking situations. It doesn't need much airflow of the board to cool it q...

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