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by jamesh
Sun May 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum structure
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Forum structure

Liz, who is in charge of the forum structure, is back from maternity leave Monday, and one of the first things to discuss is forum structure. We do plan to make changes.

However, I'm off for the next week, so won't be able to report on any progress.
by jamesh
Sun May 27, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The Pi Store
Topic: MPEG2 Patent expires this month
Replies: 19
Views: 5070

Re: MPEG2 Patent expires this month

Well goodness me, the backroom lawyer turns up again. Please feel free to contact MPEGLA, if you come up with anything, please let our lawyers know, because clearly their many years getting their law degrees was a waste of time. Just as a matter of interest, the cost of obtaining a licence from us i...
by jamesh
Sat May 26, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Segmentation Fault while running cpuburn a-53
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Segmentation Fault while running cpuburn a-53

I appreciate the Pi3B+ is better in many ways, but unfortunately it uses more power, even at idle. Significantly more. I can not use it for my purposes, a Pi3B is already pushing it with regards to power requirements. Underclocking is not an option either - as is the Pi3B struggles to do some of th...
by jamesh
Sat May 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What people want from a Pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: What people want from a Pi 4

What's the official way for Pi users to get their comments to Eben and the team on what they'd like a Pi 4 to be, what they'd like to see it have ? The official way seems to be to either talk with one of the raspberry PI foundation people face to face, (after being picked for such an event), or to ...
by jamesh
Fri May 25, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Convert Pocket Chip Shell For Raspberry Pi zero w & help pot a bunch of people
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Convert Pocket Chip Shell For Raspberry Pi zero w & help pot a bunch of people

No point in modifying I suspect - just create a new case design. And that's probably already been done by someone. Google for Pi Zero cases.
by jamesh
Fri May 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Release: Multiple 64Bit OS 3bplus desktop&lite
Replies: 39
Views: 1638

Re: Release: Raspbian !BASED! 64bit desktop

I did not see any moderators call our x86 OS with a raspberry PI desktop for PC's and Macs "Raspbian", in fact when it was launched they were careful to make a distinction between the two. https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/stretch-pcs-macs-raspbian-update/ It might be easy to call both OS's "Raspbia...
by jamesh
Fri May 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: set the arm_freq to more than two levels other than arm_freq_max and arm_freq_min
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: set the arm_freq to more than two levels other than arm_freq_max and arm_freq_min

I have 3b+. I need to set the frequency manually. I need frequencies between min and max frequency. I could not set the cpu frequency to them. If you are just using for test, then set min and max to the same value, the value you want. To do so, I have to change min and max frequencies in config.txt...
by jamesh
Fri May 25, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: MPEG2 patents expiring
Replies: 34
Views: 4217

Re: MPEG2 patents expiring

In fact, this thread has descended in to such concern trolling and misinformation that I'm going to close it. Simply not worth moderator time dealing with this nonsense.

You have an opinion. It's wrong. Deal with it.
by jamesh
Fri May 25, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: MPEG2 patents expiring
Replies: 34
Views: 4217

Re: MPEG2 patents expiring

But falls foul of the lawyers big time. Ubuntu enables software decoding. The codec licence enables hardware decoding. Software is mainly viewed that you can't stop a user doing as they please. Hardware is expected to be locked down unless the fees are paid. You better run that by your lawyer's aga...
by jamesh
Thu May 24, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: MPEG2 patents expiring
Replies: 34
Views: 4217

Re: MPEG2 patents expiring

And CodeClub and CoderDojo being wings of RPF. RPF need to pay for that somehow of which the majority of it is free for people to use. (Even all the RP Press is free to use) Of which it seems none/negligible come from the cost to use a hardware MPEG2 decoder. Negligible would be an overstatement. N...
by jamesh
Thu May 24, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: MPEG2 patents expiring
Replies: 34
Views: 4217

Re: MPEG2 patents expiring

..., even though this was NOT the case on ANY other system I owned, including several other arm processors. maybe they paid upfront the cost to the licence holders and charge you in the cost of the SOC So, as you can see, after Jan 2018, the agreement can be voluntarily terminated on 30 days notice...
by jamesh
Thu May 24, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi keeps crashing randomly ...
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Pi keeps crashing randomly ...

hdhdgdgdgdgdgd wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:25 am
jamesh wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:24 am
What version of Linux are you running? And which distro?
Raspbian stretch.
What does `uname -a` return?
by jamesh
Thu May 24, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3b+ has bad wifi download speed
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Raspberry Pi 3b+ has bad wifi download speed

This could be a flow control issue - turn flow control on at the router to see if it makes a difference.
by jamesh
Thu May 24, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't use retropie image! Yellow lightning sign
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Can't use retropie image! Yellow lightning sign

If its an old version of Retro Pi, it will need updating to work on the Pi3B+ - there are some kernel and firmware changes required for the new HW.

If you are all up to date with software, then the lightning bolt means an inadequate power supply.
by jamesh
Thu May 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi keeps crashing randomly ...
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Pi keeps crashing randomly ...

What version of Linux are you running? And which distro?
by jamesh
Thu May 24, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: MPEG2 patents expiring
Replies: 34
Views: 4217

Re: MPEG2 patents expiring

Oh, and anyone who expected a Pi4 this year after being specifically told by multiple sources there wasn't going to be one, well, not sure what to say about that.
by jamesh
Thu May 24, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: MPEG2 patents expiring
Replies: 34
Views: 4217

Re: MPEG2 patents expiring

Wow. What a tangy thread. The foundation employs a lawyer. Advice is we need to continue to require to charge the licence until the final regions fall off licence. If you know or are a lawyer, and advice differs then, well, what? Spend money on court to see who is correct? Those devices that don't p...
by jamesh
Wed May 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is raspbian seem dead?
Replies: 22
Views: 1142

Re: Why is raspbian seem dead?

I think that's enough.
by jamesh
Wed May 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is raspbian seem dead?
Replies: 22
Views: 1142

Re: Why is raspbian seem dead?

I have used UNIX from around 1981 and later Linux of course to the present day. Countless distros and platforms. Raspbian is one of the best. It has no annoyances for me (apart from being 32-bit only :) ). It is solid, reliable, well engineered. It stands out. Thanks to the RPF engineering team. No...
by jamesh
Wed May 23, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Bare metal
Topic: Implementing a USB Driver
Replies: 86
Views: 13928

Re: Implementing a USB Driver

Well I too can find nothing to read - the link shows an empty box??? Here is the direct link: http://networkdirection.net/images/stories/RPi%20-%20USB%20Controller%20v1.02.pdf Does that work for you? If not, let me know and I will contact the hosting people. excuse me, I'm new to USB programming st...
by jamesh
Wed May 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Announcements
Replies: 27
Views: 15481

Rwandan 3B+ compliance document

Rwandan 3B+ compliance docs have been uploaded, should be live on website within the hour.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... formity.md
by jamesh
Wed May 23, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is raspbian seem dead?
Replies: 22
Views: 1142

Re: Why is raspbian seem dead?

ghans wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Raspbian images have grown in size and the desktop appeareance has changed quite a bit since 2012 though ...

ghans
They have, the cost of improving the user experience.
by jamesh
Wed May 23, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: HTTP with Raspberry PI 3
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: HTTP with Raspberry PI 3

Indeed.

I suspect the post was moved from its original location and tat has confused the OP.

Anyway, the thread to use is here.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=213689
by jamesh
Wed May 23, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Changing Window Manager on Raspbian
Replies: 8
Views: 36444

Re: Changing Window Manager on Raspbian

Eshaan7 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:46 am
Dude you just changed my life. Thank you

Mine too!
Please avoid resurrecting very old threads.
by jamesh
Wed May 23, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My subject was to suppress
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: My subject was to suppress

Please use the linked post.

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