Go to advanced search

by jamesh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Multiple Frame buffer beta testers wanted
Replies: 197
Views: 7123

Re: Multiple Frame buffer beta testers wanted

Hi jamesh, hit a strange problem today. I'm using RPI3 + DSI + HDMI platform. It boots to CLI and I'm starting it with startx -- -layout Multihead . So far nothing special. But today I've encountered a problem with my USB keyboard (standard QWERTZ USB keyboard): disconnecting the keyboard leads the...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Multiple Frame buffer beta testers wanted
Replies: 197
Views: 7123

Re: Multiple Frame buffer beta testers wanted

Hi, I do not mean to clone an application but the whole screen. Actually it would be a Kivy GUI that fills the whole screen. I would like to have it both on the touchscreen and also on any HDMI monitor plugged to the RPi. Thank you After discussion with the team here, this is not an easy thing to d...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: A compilable basic that uses line numbers for Pi?

guymark wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:26 am
It's a bit of a nuisance.
Perhaps the most understated and British comment I have ever seen on the forums here!

Sorry to hear about your health issue, but thank you for the comment!
by jamesh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reporting posts - Clarification sought
Replies: 28
Views: 557

Re: Reporting posts - Clarification sought

And......too far off topic. I think the OP has been answered.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reporting posts - Clarification sought
Replies: 28
Views: 557

Re: Reporting posts - Clarification sought

Unbelievable. I would question whether such a threat is even legal, let alone be forum policy. It's not forum policy. And yet, when I complained about the actions of mods - closing posts then adding comments which were impossible to address because the threads were closed when I felt they deserved ...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reporting posts - Clarification sought
Replies: 28
Views: 557

Re: Reporting posts - Clarification sought

"if you call foul and are found to be incorrect you will incur a penalty" Unbelievable. I would question whether such a threat is even legal, let alone be forum policy. It's not forum policy. I have never, in 6 or 7 years I've been doing this, banned someone for making a report. I think I might hav...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reporting posts - Clarification sought
Replies: 28
Views: 557

Re: Reporting posts - Clarification sought

W. H. Heydt, I think because the vast majority of topics really lack controversy. So it used to be. But controversy is comming to even the most technical debate soon. Currently "master/slave" is now banned as way to discuss relations between processes in the Python world. Soon we won't be able to "...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reporting posts - Clarification sought
Replies: 28
Views: 557

Re: Reporting posts - Clarification sought

Mods can make mistakes, so if you have a valid concern that may have happened, report it. There's a comment field to explain why you may think a post (from anyone) is unacceptable. Now the mods might not agree, and take no action, but that is just the way it is. People have differing opinions. As a ...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Top 10 OS for RaspberryPi as a Desktop Computer
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Top 10 OS for RaspberryPi as a Desktop Computer

Raspbian
Raspbian
Raspbian
Raspbian
Raspbian
Raspbian
Raspbian
Raspbian
Raspbian
Ubuntu.

;-)
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).
Replies: 115
Views: 3829

Re: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).

And closing. Enough has been said.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple devices on 1 Pi 3b+
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Multiple devices on 1 Pi 3b+

Well it no big problem for me (at the moment) as the "cluster" was originally connected to a win10 I7-720M-equipped laptop. I just tried to connect it last weekend to delete the "Recycle Bin" that's been causing error in free-space count (HDD pairs don't report same free space count). Shutting down...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple devices on 1 Pi 3b+
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Multiple devices on 1 Pi 3b+

On this USB flashdrive boot RPi3B+ with I2S DAC, HDMI monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard I tried to connect a "cluster" of (via a powered USB 3.0 hub) 10 x 4TB self powered USB HDDs . It was able to successfully mount only 6 out of 10 HDDs, despite several attempt (via hot-plugging or booting wit...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).
Replies: 115
Views: 3829

Re: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).

I don't really know what to do or say about forum 'toxicity'. The mods try to keep things polite, but we cannot read every post, and since we have been around a long time perhaps we get a bit jaded, and don't see toxicity when it appears. I can only suggest that if people see posts they think are to...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH without internet connection
Replies: 19
Views: 14732

Re: SSH without internet connection

Off topic and old post. Please use the other thread or start a new one.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 is Destroying SD Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 8133

Re: Pi 3 is Destroying SD Cards

I am having this same issue. I have a dozen Pis out in the field that run non-stop all day long without complaint. I recently purchased a pair of Pi3 B+'s. I have been through five cards now - ADATA, Sandisk and Kingston. Class 4 and Class 10, doesn't matter. Sometimes I get a clean boot, but after...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: troubleshooting
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: troubleshooting

Remove any attached devices, except keyboard and display. Reflash the SD card. Try again.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple devices on 1 Pi 3b+
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Multiple devices on 1 Pi 3b+

Yes, you can attached USB drive, if they are low power enough they can run direct off the USB port, or for higher power you would need one with its own power supply.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: zero w crashes after about 20 mins running video camera
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: zero w crashes after about 20 mins running video camera

Are there any error messages displayed? Is there plenty of space on the recording medium? Have you tried segmented records?
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Too much heating and USB port not working on Raspberry Pi Zero W
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Too much heating and USB port not working on Raspberry Pi Zero W

So, the display is still working?

TBH, it sounds very broken.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dual Video Cameras
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Dual Video Cameras

You cannot run two video camera over the same CSI bus - you can multiplex to get single frames (I suspect unreliably), but not video, there isn't the speed.

The CM3 has two CSI ports.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).
Replies: 115
Views: 3829

Re: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).

I do like your suggestion to keep answers to common questions somewhere for reuse next time they come up. That thought had cross my mind occasionally. Setting up an open FAQ forum doesn't work. You have to moderate that or ALL of the new questions arrive in that section and swamp things that might ...
by jamesh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: POE Hat Quarantine (Orders Blocked due to Hardware Issue)
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: POE Hat Quarantine (Orders Blocked due to Hardware Issue)

I will be returning these. Too many quality issues. Purchasing the costlier NavoLabs POE hat. See link below. This POE hat is extremely low profile and does not block all of the GPIO pins. Fanless as well. The Pi Foundation POE Hat needs a redesign for following reasons besides USB Issue: - Fans wi...
by jamesh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: POE Hat Quarantine (Orders Blocked due to Hardware Issue)
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: POE Hat Quarantine (Orders Blocked due to Hardware Issue)

Dave Jones demonstrates and investigates the PoE Hat issues in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpvjo6wDFUA&t=1s Sadly he managed to blow his PoE had up before completing his testing. There are a number of issues with those tests, scope leads all over the place for example, but the basics...

Go to advanced search