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by bomblord
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bitcoin Mining, is it worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 38313

Re: Bitcoin Mining, is it worth it?

Running a 24 core 300w Intel server 24/7 for months would barely net you a penny if that. You could run the Pi the rest of your natural life and never see a return and you'll spend much much much more in electricity than you'll ever make. Only purpose for it would be purely educational to learn abou...
by bomblord
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: retro gaming LCD 3.2" + Rpi3 B+
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: retro gaming LCD 3.2" + Rpi3 B+

Any generic HDMI screen will work even at that resolution ( I have one laying on my nightstand the same size I used for retropie). I would never recommend a non-hdmi screen that runs entirely off the GPIO pins because on top of usually requiring dubious package installs they almost never can manage ...
by bomblord
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zombies Are Everywhere and Only You Can Save Us!
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Zombies Are Everywhere and Only You Can Save Us!

sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
network={
ssid="paradise"
psk="lost"
}

Ctrl + X
Y
Enter

sudo reboot
by bomblord
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Display a live video of an attached USB camera in raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Display a live video of an attached USB camera in raspbian?

Hey, that did it thank you! Now I just need to figure out how to get it to do that at startup.... :lol: And that's why you need something with a command line. Looks like mplayer should do it. I got it but I've run into a bug where anytime I launch vlc with the --fullscreen command it full screens f...
by bomblord
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Display a live video of an attached USB camera in raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Display a live video of an attached USB camera in raspbian?

Easy to display the output of a usb cam on the screen. I prefer GUI tools, but there's likely a CLI way to do it... I'm using latest Raspbian Buster. VLC method: After opening VLC, select "Video Capture", then double click your camera. 2019-11-08-114154_1280x1024_scrot.png You could also use Camora...
by bomblord
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Display a live video of an attached USB camera in raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Display a live video of an attached USB camera in raspbian?

Hello all, sorry to be a bother today. I'm wondering what options there are to show a full-screen, live video from an attached USB camera? I have Raspbian buster installed on a pi zero and a USB camera attached. After experimenting (succesfully) with using motioneyeos to stream the video I was wonde...
by bomblord
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: minimal rpi4 hw
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: minimal rpi4 hw

You're pi seems overpriced by a large margin I'm guess there's some regional issue that you can't get it from an official supplier. But most countries have official suppliers that sell them for $35 USD(or equivalent)for Pi 4 1GB The absolute minimum to turn it on and interact with it in some capacit...
by bomblord
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up motion eye OS on a pi zero with an unsecured wifi network [resolved]
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Setting up motion eye OS on a pi zero with an unsecured wifi network

Update: After another 4-5 tries I found out the quotation marks on the official guide are not "normal" simple text quotation marks but something else which makes copying/pasting them useless. Adding key_mgmt=NONE and replacing the quotation marks resolved the issue.
by bomblord
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up motion eye OS on a pi zero with an unsecured wifi network [resolved]
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Setting up motion eye OS on a pi zero with an unsecured wifi network [resolved]

Hello all, I've been attempting to setup motion eye OS on a pi zero (yes I'm aware this isn't officially supported by the pi foundation this is more of a case of checking to see if anyone else here has experience with what I'm attempting to do and if they have found a solution). For those unaware mo...
by bomblord
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mount raspberry pi to SSD bay
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Mount raspberry pi to SSD bay

If the SSD bay is removable and you have the clearance just stick your pi on it, mark the holes with a marker, get an appropriately sized drill bit and go to town.
by bomblord
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If I put an updated Raspbian into an older Pi 4 will it update the firwmare?
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: If I put an updated Raspbian into an older Pi 4 will it update the firwmare?

At present, I don't believe that firmware updates are automatically done through the apt update/upgrade process. That is planned for the future. The way thing are now you'd have to explicitly tell the Pi to upgrade the firmware. I've definitely received the update that unlocked the overclock multip...
by bomblord
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If I put an updated Raspbian into an older Pi 4 will it update the firwmare?
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: If I put an updated Raspbian into an older Pi 4 will it update the firwmare?

That's really my only question. I have a primary Pi 4 and a secondary one both purchased around the same time. I use the secondary one for other OS's and experiments. If I move the SD with my fully updated Raspbian from my primary to my secondary will it update the firmware or do I need to do somet...
by bomblord
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If I put an updated Raspbian into an older Pi 4 will it update the firwmare?
Replies: 8
Views: 641

If I put an updated Raspbian into an older Pi 4 will it update the firwmare?

That's really my only question. I have a primary Pi 4 and a secondary one both purchased around the same time. I use the secondary one for other OS's and experiments. If I move the SD with my fully updated Raspbian from my primary to my secondary will it update the firmware or do I need to do someth...
by bomblord
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Faux86 - an 8086 PC emulator for Raspberry Pi that runs bare metal
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: Faux86 - an 8086 PC emulator for Raspberry Pi that runs bare metal

No Pi-4 support or support for any any newer versions of Windows atm? That's down to Microsoft. At RPI we do nothing Windows related at all. Correct I was more aiming the question at the creator of this emulator to see if, for example, Windows 95 might work on it. And also if the emulator in genera...
by bomblord
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft Server
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Minecraft Server

I've run some stress tests and this was my setup using the Mojang provided Server. - 4GB Pi 4 overclocked to 1.75GHZ (with a Flirc case for cooling I've since upped that to 2ghz) - Command line only 64 bit Ubuntu - Ethernet connection - External 256GB SSD that the Minecraft server was running off. T...
by bomblord
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: redirect only a specific web address to local server
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: redirect only a specific web address to local server

Might be easiest to setup a local DNS server using the Pi and use it as your secondary. If the primary DNS can't be reached because of an internet outage your secondary can be setup to redirect the desired URL to a local address just by putting in an entry for that url with the local IP. Edit: Actua...
by bomblord
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Faux86 - an 8086 PC emulator for Raspberry Pi that runs bare metal
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: Faux86 - an 8086 PC emulator for Raspberry Pi that runs bare metal

No Pi-4 support or support for any any newer versions of Windows atm?
by bomblord
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 347
Views: 83046

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Hey, the cmdline.txt is different on Gentoo what do I need to do to set up USB booting for Gentoo on the Pi 4?
by bomblord
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?

I'm wanting to setup a headless Minecraft server on a Pi 4B 4G and in the case of having 4-5+ people on at any given time I feel like R/W performance is of the utmost importance. I ran a Minecraft Java 1.14.4 test server for awhile on a 4B2 and found the performance disappointing. Lots of lag spike...
by bomblord
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?

Good idea I didn't even think about that. I'll probably grab a full enclosure for it though instead of just a cable I like to keep things neat and tidy. Sure, but make sure it uses a good converter chip. Some of them don't work very well with the Pi4. The one I quoted uses an ASMedia ASM115X. I hav...
by bomblord
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?

A good quality SSD and a SATA III to USB 3.0 adapter like this one: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA-USB-Cable-USB3S2SAT3CB/dp/B00HJZJI84/ref=sr_1_3?crid=397ZY5884JMOL&keywords=startech+sata+to+usb+3.0&qid=1571760948&sprefix=startech+sat%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3 There are other USB 3.0 adapters, ...
by bomblord
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?
Replies: 8
Views: 530

External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?

I'm wanting to setup a headless Minecraft server on a Pi 4B 4G and in the case of having 4-5+ people on at any given time I feel like R/W performance is of the utmost importance. The drive will constantly be both loading existing chunks and saving new block placements 24 hours a day. Because a plain...
by bomblord
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible to add GLES EXT_buffer_storage driver support to Videocore VI on the Pi4?
Replies: 33
Views: 3100

Re: Possible to add GLES EXT_buffer_storage driver support to Videocore VI on the Pi4?

graphicw wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Ext_Buffer_ Storage not yet on the version of Mesa in the Pi repository.
Any idea when that will happen?
by bomblord
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 347
Views: 83046

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Is there a simple way to swap to a gui-less environment without a complete re-installation? Yes - If you simply wish to have a command-line interface, without removing any packages, issue: [email protected] ~ $ sudo rc-update del xdm default and reboot. You'll come up in a CLI. To undo the above, issue...
by bomblord
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 347
Views: 83046

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Is there a simple way to swap to a gui-less environment without a complete re-installation?

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