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by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Pico - EU - USB-C

You mean like what was done on the Pi4B? Exactly. I bet there will be a switch to USB-C at some point. Until then, I'll stick with AVR controllers as they are good enough for me so far and there are cheap clones with USB-C. I understand very well that I may be a completely insignificant part of the...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Pico - EU - USB-C

This might work for you.

https://www.adafruit.com/qtpy

All the fun of the RP2040, with USBC.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Pico - EU - USB-C

But remember, even if it is just a 1p increase, given the numbers we sell, it can make a huge difference. 1 Million Picos costing 1p more each to make is a total cost of £10k extra! I know there is no point in arguing since you will not change your mind. But you are speaking from the manufacturer's...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Pico - EU - USB-C

Raspberry Pi Trading, not Foundation. USB-C connectors are currently a bit more expensive. If they drop to the same or less than uUSB, then for our much lower cost products (Pico, Zero), it might be an option. If this is not a trade secret, how much more expensive would Pico/Zero be for each uUSB r...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 21
Views: 253

Re: Pico - EU - USB-C

Raspberry Pi Trading, not Foundation.

USB-C connectors are currently a bit more expensive. If they drop to the same or less than uUSB, then for our much lower cost products (Pico, Zero), it might be an option.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log

OK, so now that we are getting a bit more information on this, apparently this is something we already know about, and we hope to take a look in the next few weeks. Its not been looked at prior to now because it very low incidence.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log

I too get these errors. But only at boot up and maybe a couple of hundred of them consecutively over a period of a few ms as the first entries in the log. My log is 63kB. I have a Pi4 8GB PiOS 64 bit Beta. Ethernet connection. USB Keyboard & Mouse attached and also a Samsung external 500GB USB ...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log

In the old days folks didn't act entitled I paid money for the Pi and it's manufactured for a profit, so I would expect some amount of testing to identify bugs just like this. Maybe you don't like the idea that profit comes with responsibilities, but that would speak more to your personal work ethi...
by jamesh
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log

OK, lets keep things polite here. I deleted a few posts, and will delete more if I need to. Anatomy; of course bugs exist in software. However, please cite where you have seen this bug reported somewhere in the last year. Perhaps that will give some insight in to why a few people see it but the majo...
by jamesh
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request: Please Fix Stylesheet
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Request: Please Fix Stylesheet

I believe this should now be fixed.
by jamesh
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using a Raspberry Pi to flash Windows 10 to a SD card
Replies: 83
Views: 5205

Re: Using a Raspberry Pi to flash Windows 10 to a SD card

Does botspots process still work? Getting an error while trying to download something.

arm64_microsoft-windows-printing-fdprint_blah blah.devicemetadata-ms

blob not found

Any thoughts?
by jamesh
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No more Rpi laptops?
Replies: 53
Views: 1790

Re: No more Rpi laptops?

I like the use of the tool battery, can be found quite cheaply in places like Lidl.
by jamesh
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why is my rPi crashing?
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Why is my rPi crashing?

A common theme in this thread is a concern that using the sd card as a file system may be sub-optimal. I find this to be a bit curious. Do the people who use an rPi as a desktop run on a USB drive? For this use case my rPi is just idle until I hit "save" or add a file from an ownCloud cli...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: New Raspberry Pi OS release based on Debian 11?
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: New Raspberry Pi OS release based on Debian 11?

Yes, its in beta, you can try it out from wherever its distributed from. Search the forum for more information.

No release date as yet, as we are still working out some kinks.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "We're in the money"
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: "We're in the money"

I'm not aware of any press release or blog post. The Foundation obviously owns the Trading arm, but like you it's a bit unclear to me how it all works.

Good spot. Surprised it's not already been mentioned.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link

You know there has never been an official Raspberry Pi wiringPi package? Yet there still is outdated package in raspbian buster repo, see https://github.com/RPi-Distro/repo/issues/214 Well, unless it was already removed. Stuff in repo is not necessarily "official". After all, there are ab...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Object colour detecting and finding matching colour from catalog
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Object colour detecting and finding matching colour from catalog

Not sure you need the LDR. You have a camera that is perfectly suitable for reading the light levels. One major thing to consider is calibration. You should have some "test cards" with known colors on them to calibrate the camera/sensor against. I used to work in a photo lab and we had to...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link

as to µCs, I'll stay with my Arduino-driven ESP32 because of real std::thread MT and IoT WiFi/Webserver plus ESP WiFi remote clients and tons of device and tool libs, but for big HDMI displays, sound, wiringPi, GUI forms+widgets, Webbrowser, and one day perhaps AI I'll stay with my Pi2 with Stretch...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi 4 micro HDMI
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Rpi 4 micro HDMI

AFAIK, microHDMI is exactly the same as full size HDMI, but with a smaller connector. So I would expect all the required lines to be in there.
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link

Among my friends, about a dozen work with Arduino/Wiring and almost half a dozen once worked with Rpi 2/3 too, but all dropped it since wiringPi was not maintained anymore and migrated to more powerful Arduino boards (M4, ESP8266, ESP32) - the current Rpi GPIO libs are simply too weird, incompatibl...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link

As to wiringPi: it is no longer maintained, neither by it's Author (G. Henderson) nor by anyone else, in the future it probably won't work correctly for RPi4 anymore ... or for whatever comes after that not true, https://github.com/WiringPi/WiringPi , works on Pi4 and CM4 not true, that is no offic...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link

I don't think you give hobbyists and beginners enough credit. All of this stuff is pretty learnable, just takes a bit of effort. Among my friends, about a dozen work with Arduino/Wiring and almost half a dozen once worked with Rpi 2/3 too, but all dropped it since wiringPi was not maintained anymor...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: install / downlaod "wiring" - need current source code link

@AnneRanch There are few reasonable C++ examples using "wiring " I have already explained to you in detail the difference between "Wiring" (C++ framework, for Arduino) and "wiringPi" (ANSI C libs, for RPi) in another of your threads, and as stated, they have almost not...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Tiny carrier board for CM3? Or handmade USB connections?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Tiny carrier board for CM3? Or handmade USB connections?

I'd go with the CM4, more likely to be able to find stock as well. CM3's are very very thin on the ground at the moment.

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