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by Paul Webster
Fri May 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Launched !
Replies: 103
Views: 6155

Re: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Launched !

Even more interesting is you can get autofocus lenses. Though there would be difficulties doing this. There would need to be an interface for the gpio. So perhaps an autofocus HAT ? That would be clever. Well done to RPF/RPT for another interesting addition to the product line. Miraculous in fact. ...
by Paul Webster
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Launched !
Replies: 103
Views: 6155

Re: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Launched !

CasioJones wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:35 am
Even more interesting is you can get autofocus lenses. Though there would be difficulties doing this.
There would need to be an interface for the gpio. So perhaps an autofocus HAT ?
That would be clever.

Well done to RPF/RPT for another interesting addition to the product line.
by Paul Webster
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1522
Views: 305556

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Paul, This is something that's been on my mind for quite a while and, with the inordinate amount of free time I seem to have on my hands at the moment, I was thinking I might give it a shot. I have limited python and even more limited C++ skills so I will be taking this slowly, likely starting by s...
by Paul Webster
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: fruitbox MP3 jukebox
Replies: 1522
Views: 305556

Re: fruitbox MP3 jukebox

Thinking aloud ... how feasible would it be to split the music indexing and fetching from the display/selection part? More like a server/client configuration. This might then make it easy to have multiple players running off same data and (what I am thinking about) replacing the back-end with someth...
by Paul Webster
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: House audio distribution. Please point me in the right direction....
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: House audio distribution. Please point me in the right direction....

Looks like that kit uses Cat5 cabling (with pink casing) to link the various components. Buying new bits for it may prove to be expensive but reusing the cabling might work. Being able to reuse wiring could save a lot of effort. I suggest trying to work out how the speakers are connected up and seei...
by Paul Webster
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Can you call a url from a python script?
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Can you call a url from a python script?

Yes - mine is based on calculations of sunrise/sunset.
by Paul Webster
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Can you call a url from a python script?
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Can you call a url from a python script?

I have something like this in my crontab to turn on lights around early morning (if still dark) and on again near sunset. It also turns them off 1 hour after sun rise. I turn them off at fixed times via other crontab lines. 30 6 * * 1-5 /home/pi/lights.sh NIGHT HEX242430 NIGHT ON 0 8 * * 1-5 /home/p...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian/SSH security
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Raspbian/SSH security

You could also hide it a bit more by using "port knocking" but to do it you also need client side software that supports it.
Remember though, it is only adding a bit more obscurity.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Port_knocking
by Paul Webster
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spamhaus issue
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Spamhaus issue

This appears to be a domestic broadband IP address (from Charter in USA) not a shared hosting system. Microtek router? Presumably RPF or their web hosted are using Spamhaus for IP reputation checking because high volumes of spam originating from an IP address indicates that there is some sort of com...
by Paul Webster
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 331
Views: 63919

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

Given the topic divergence is it time to close this topic and RPT/RPF to make an official announcement?
by Paul Webster
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Experimenting with new lib6c on Raspbian Stretch
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Experimenting with new lib6c on Raspbian Stretch

I have a system running on Raspbian Stretch that, since an update to it, is running into an issue that 1 or 2 others have, in the past, said is related to the version of lib6c. So - I'm tempted to try to install (or maybe build and install) a more recent version of lib6c. I know that installing a ne...
by Paul Webster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: updating fails
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: updating fails

Great - someone or something has fixed it ... all of the "alias" lines have now gone and apt is happy again.
by Paul Webster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: updating fails
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: updating fails

Looking at one from Nov 29th on an RPi4 ... I see a very different style of content.

The recent one that I picked up has lots of "alias" records like

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alias symbol:ieee80211_chandef_to_operating_class cfg80211
but the older one from an RPi4 has no mention of "alias"
by Paul Webster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: updating fails
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: updating fails

... time passed ... and I am now seeing the same thing. Just bringing an old RPi 1 back into life. Fresh SD card with Buster from raspberrypi.org I ran update and upgrade earlier today without a reported problem. Rebooted about an hour ago and an install routine (Pimoroni Mote) ran apt-get update .....
by Paul Webster
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 4 4GB- Wifi not working when resolution is set too high
Replies: 77
Views: 15115

Re: Pi 4 4GB- Wifi not working when resolution is set too high

A bit surprised to see this in daily email from The Register today.
by Paul Webster
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VLI firmware v2.0 - powersaving features enabled
Replies: 117
Views: 31617

Re: VLI firmware v2.0 - powersaving features enabled

See a sub-thread in the firmware update discussions from someone with what might be the same issue
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5#p1560515
by Paul Webster
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interesting interview with Eben in Physics World
Replies: 41
Views: 4039

Re: Interesting interview with Eben in Physics World

and running with their lids off.
by Paul Webster
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Smart Home Automation - What are the options?
Replies: 10
Views: 4658

Re: Smart Home Automation - What are the options?

Thank you gentlemen. Can the two solutions exist concurrently on the same system (for evaluating pros/cons) or would I need to build two completely separate systems ? I did have them both installed on the same Pi for a while ... but I did not start them both at the same time. If you use their abili...
by Paul Webster
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Smart Home Automation - What are the options?
Replies: 10
Views: 4658

Re: Smart Home Automation - What are the options?

Home-Assistant is another alternative to experiment with.
by Paul Webster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: rpi-eeprom beta package - VL805 updates
Replies: 51
Views: 12381

Re: rpi-eeprom beta package - VL805 updates

I did an apt-get update and upgrade on a clean RPi4 and rebooted a couple of times ... and did not receive the firmware update ... so looks like it is not pushed out for the general public yet.
by Paul Webster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Raspberry Pi 3 B not working w/ new 7" LCD
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: New Raspberry Pi 3 B not working w/ new 7" LCD

A quick easy test to rule out some possibilities would be to connect the RPi to a TV via the same HDMI cable and see if that works.
If it does not ... try a different cable.
by Paul Webster
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio through HDMI 1
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Audio through HDMI 1

There is already a thread on this
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... i#p1529660
and an issue was raised on GitHub for it and there is plenty of discussion there (see the other forum post for github link).
by Paul Webster
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Rasberry PI 4 e DAC
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Rasberry PI 4 e DAC

Yes - in the same way as for previous RPi devices.
by Paul Webster
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VLI firmware v2.0 - powersaving features enabled
Replies: 117
Views: 31617

Re: VLI firmware v2.0 - powersaving features enabled

My guess is that having a relatively small initial audience is the idea - hence the “test and report back” instruction.
by Paul Webster
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Power station for PI4
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Power station for PI4

Also ... Pi4 does not need the full 3A for itself.
So if you are not planning to add power hungry USB peripherals to your Pi4 then lower power is fine.
See the specs for more detail.

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