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by Timescale
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Firefox ESR onRaspberry Pi B+
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: Firefox ESR onRaspberry Pi B+

Not sure why anyone would want to use a browser (of any ilk) on any RPi short of a 4B with a minimum of 2G memory. I gave up on browsing with my 3B which froze on more than 2 tabs open In my experience from the RPi3 and RPi3+ onwards, browsing in either Chromium or Firefox-esr is fine AS LONG as yo...
by Timescale
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New RBP4 user. Won't boot. Blinks 4x. DOA? Discouraged!
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: New RBP4 user. Won't boot. Blinks 4x. DOA? Discouraged!

bls wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:56 am
MonkeyTurnip wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:05 am

The poster above you might have figured this out for me. Will report back tomorrow after I finish feeling dumb :)
I doubt there are many people here who haven't had one of these moments at one time or another :lol:
Jeezz, don't get me started! :?
by Timescale
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PHP 5.6 on PI 4
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: PHP 5.6 on PI 4

It most likely is possible to compile an old PHP version yourself in a RPi and set it up to work on Buster with your web server of choice, but have you tried/examined how your project would run on 7? Years ago I found that it was a case of replace some mysql code and a couple of function calls, bare...
by Timescale
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit

That makes a lot of assumptions. As does you comment. Britain isn't a small country that's been helped up the economic ladder by its elders and betters. It's one of the bigger economies in its own right, and the EU wants to keep trading with Britain. And then there's the rest of the world, which is...
by Timescale
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New RBP4 user. Won't boot. Blinks 4x. DOA? Discouraged!
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: New RBP4 user. Won't boot. Blinks 4x. DOA? Discouraged!

Do you have another SD card to try it with? Make sure you write the image to the card and not just a partition and try again. If that does not do it, you might have a dud. I never had that problem with the 20 odd RPi's I bought, but of course it is possible.
by Timescale
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting RPi 4 to FritzBox router via ethernet doesn't work
Replies: 17
Views: 2351

Re: Connecting RPi 4 to FritzBox router via ethernet doesn't work

3zra wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Static IP didn't work at all.
That is odd. It should at least work as good or bad as with an assigned IP address.

Do you have more machines on your network you could ping?
by Timescale
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI 4B - Headless Resolution Via VNC Poor
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: PI 4B - Headless Resolution Via VNC Poor

Could forcing/setting the resolution in config.txt work? Set a custom mode to the resolution you want and then try again?
by Timescale
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit

UK leaving EU is not until 1st Jan 2021 so duties and tariffs have not been negotiated and the exchange will likely be different, so it is just pi in the sky assumptions.. The transition period is objectively not the same as still being a member. While until next year the UK still follows EU regula...
by Timescale
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit

So really, the short answer is that it is rather unlikely to happen, especially in light of known previous efforts that have not done well. I hope you are right as I am not really waiting to switch to another platform for my business, but educational goals aside, the bottom line remains the bottom ...
by Timescale
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit

No one can clone a Zero as it is impossible to buy the SoCs. I does not have to be a direct clone. If it has similar functionality and runs Linux, it will be fine. It's not the only SoC on the market, nor it is impossible for another party to design and tape out another SoC. This is not a product t...
by Timescale
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: will the price of a RPI zero change after Brexit

It could slowly change for various reasons. But at first it will remain the same because all EU regulations are still in effect during the "transition" phase, including those that the UK can now not vote on any more. The biggest cost short term would be imported components. Without the EU ...
by Timescale
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuits in space
Replies: 21
Views: 2030

Re: Circuits in space

Sound like a cool project. But the answer to your question depends on a couple of things. The first thing that comes to mind is how it will be transported to the ISS. Will it ride in a pressurized controlled environment like a Dragon capsule or will it ride in the Dragons trunk? I imagine that some ...
by Timescale
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi zero of 1GB of RAM?
Replies: 16
Views: 2891

Re: Raspberry pi zero of 1GB of RAM?

Those specs are wrong. Wrong chip, wrong amount of memory and where did they hide the ethernet port exactly? I think they slapped the specs of a RPi 2B on there page for the Pi Zero. Very sloppy!! So I would not recommend to buy from webshops that are sloppy because who knows what other things they ...
by Timescale
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RasPi 4 with KVM - screens work, KM not!
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: RasPi 4 with KVM - screens work, KM not!

Does it work at all? When the KVM is set to the RPi and it boots, do the keyboard and mouse work then? Or does it stop working after you switched to the mac and back again?
by Timescale
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does VPN really help for Internet Privacy?
Replies: 29
Views: 17948

Re: Does VPN really help for Internet Privacy?

In essence, a VPN is a glorified proxy server. It is not magic! It does sprinkle fairy privacy protection dust over your devices, it is just a data tunnel with added client-service encryption. Does it protect you? That very much depends! There are various good reasons to run your own VPN just as the...
by Timescale
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best options if you need more than 4 USB ports?
Replies: 21
Views: 2889

Re: Best options if you need more than 4 USB ports?

I’m not sure if this helps at all. But does my project make any more sense? No! It actually does not! I still have got no clue what type of USB devices you are using. I do not know the drivers issues, the interface software or the methods you are using in this project or why you are assuming proble...
by Timescale
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Code own ROMs for Arcade Cabinet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Code own ROMs for Arcade Cabinet?

You can't just write something pretty in Python or Java that resembles some old arcade machine or console and expect a magic compiler to turn it into an executable ROM image for that system. If you want to write for those systems 6502, Z80 or 68K whatever, you have to actually code FOR those machine...
by Timescale
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best options if you need more than 4 USB ports?
Replies: 21
Views: 2889

Re: Best options if you need more than 4 USB ports?

Technically this should not be a problem. Regardless of the number of ports USB is enumerated on various levels where you can distinguish unique devices. A quality USB hub is your only option it would seem. Unfortunately you have not really given enough information about said devices to advice what ...
by Timescale
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.
Replies: 47
Views: 7407

Re: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.

I was once trying to get to sleep in a bedroom, in a house, in Chelmsford, Essex, England. Ow yeah. I hear Chelmsford, Essex, England is famous for the abundance of massively big and hairy arachnids. Could be global warming or brexit, nobody knows. Good thing you did not flatten it, I have it on go...
by Timescale
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Сan ssh work without the Internet (wi-fi)?
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Сan ssh work without the Internet (wi-fi)?

Yes. SSH can work without the intarwebs or wifi. You'll be limited to accessing ssh only locally from the machine you want to access. If you want to use SSH from another machine that exists on your network, you must connect the machine to your wifi or ethernet port on your router. You can access the...
by Timescale
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.
Replies: 47
Views: 7407

Re: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.

Heater wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:06 pm
This forum makes no sense at all.

Until you get a good power supply.

And never cut the power whilst you are booted up. That often leads to a miserable life.
I will try that, still not sure about the spiders though...
by Timescale
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.
Replies: 47
Views: 7407

Re: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.

Common advice here is that if you want everything to work out you must ensure you have a good power supply. If your supply is drooping it will lead to problems.
I got two Chinese hamsters on treadmills. Double redundancy so that clearly is not the problem!
by Timescale
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.
Replies: 47
Views: 7407

Re: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.

Are you old enough to have a driving licence? (Not that that stopped me. I drove my mum's car when I was 10 on private land). Why do you keep going on about the socio-political acceptance of gender dysphoria in arthropods? This forum makes no sense at all! All I wanted to know is why IF an SD card ...
by Timescale
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.
Replies: 47
Views: 7407

Re: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.

Wow Timrowledge.. Easy on the techomological jargon! I'm just a guy with insanely unrealistic expectation of the capabilities of a platform that is apparently extremely well documented or so I hear. I have learned more about spiders and gender attribution in this topic that I wished I did not need t...
by Timescale
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.
Replies: 47
Views: 7407

Re: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.

Typical, isn't it? Somehow it always ends up like this! After a completely reasonable question, painstakingly not obfuscated with context or details, instead of actually producing a meaningful concrete answer that would probably be in the top 3 results of any search engine given any semi-topical que...

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