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by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Pico - EU - USB-C

If more devices (not just Pi) used USB-C that brings manufacturing costs down overall, which should make connectors cheaper. Which could affect decision making in the future.
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?

GlowInTheDark wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:24 pm
I doubt your father is an "average person".

And that is intended as a compliment.
With regard to tech, I'd say below average! Although he does have a mobile phone.
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?

Almost useful? My 82 year old father uses Linux, doesn't even realise he is doing so. It just works for him.
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?

drgeoff wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:59 pm
jamesh wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:03 am
... Debian, which is renounced ...
Renowned. Freudian slip? :)
Oops. Thought I had gone back and fixed that!
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Touch screen bug
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Touch screen bug

Did you ensure that the resulting command line was still on one line? Any carriage returns in the line will break it.
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?

There's nothing to stop you downloading source of the latest packages and building them yourself, if you need the latest of anything. Other than this: I really don't feel comfortable in manually installing/upgrading packages under Linux as most of it is dealing with compiling stuff, setup scripts a...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No backlight control with HDMI screen?
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: No backlight control with HDMI screen?

Hi, Thanks for your reply. "That /sys/ file only works with the official Raspberry 7" DSI screen." I'm not sure about that... Eviciv support said it should work and I found some post about other displays working that way. About using vcgencmd display_power -> that works, but the disp...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 400 - Video output over USB C dongle
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Pi 400 - Video output over USB C dongle

Adaptors are too wide if you want to use two screens. The Pi brand micro HDMI cables are good value. I don't plan on using two monitors, I have my work station with 3 monitors. Why are adaptors too wide? https://www.berrybase.de/audio-video/kabel-adapter/hdmi/adapter-mini-hdmi-c-buchse-micro-hdmi-d...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Why do software versions that come with PiOS seem old?

We follow Debian, which is renounced for its long term support and stability, which is a result of sticking with relatively old packages that are very stable. However, Debian is just being upgraded to "Bullseye" which has lots of newer packages (not the newest though), and we will soon be ...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 400 - Video output over USB C dongle
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Pi 400 - Video output over USB C dongle

Either an adapter or a proper micro cable - I prefer the latter - the adapters takes up a lot of room and wobble a bit!
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Solved] "stable" not officially supported?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: "stable" not officially supported?

because the next release will need to be a fresh install. unlike debian, updating from release to release is not advised. Is it the same as in Debian? There is IMHO no good technical reason for this advise. It works well to updating without reinstalling. And there is a "stable" folder off...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 400 - Video output over USB C dongle
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Pi 400 - Video output over USB C dongle

It's power only, you need the correct HDMI cable. I thought there was one in the Pi400 box?
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Solved] "stable" not officially supported?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: "stable" not officially supported?

When Bullseye launches, it will be announced on our blog as well as all sorts of social media. Should be fairly unmissable.
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 not booting - SDRAM Failure
Replies: 29
Views: 1226

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 not booting - SDRAM Failure

And for what it's worth in typical male stereotypical fashon having tried everything you guys tried I then searched for help/similar experience and I find myself here! It looks like I have an identical failure on a Pi4 Model B+ It stopped working so I put it away and having used all my spares I dug...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will undervoltage ruin the device
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Will undervoltage ruin the device

I have a Raspberry PI with 360 days uptime :D Poor thing keep having this in the log: [Tue Sep 28 07:24:12 2021] Voltage normalised (0x00000000) [Tue Sep 28 07:24:26 2021] Voltage normalised (0x00000000) [Tue Sep 28 07:27:48 2021] rpi_firmware_get_throttled: 19 callbacks suppressed [Tue Sep 28 07:2...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Pico - EU - USB-C

Please note that I only asked if there will be a switch to USB-C, which the answer is no. I'll just wait until a Pico-compatible (with the same pinout) board comes out with USB-C instead of uUSB, which is up to 50% more expensive than the original. Or until I really absolutely unconditionally need ...
by jamesh
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pcmanfm spewing gigabytes of errors to run.log
Replies: 29
Views: 790

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. In my case it is very high incidence. It seems to me you have 4 opt...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help With GPU Memory
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Help With GPU Memory

Keep it as LOW as possible to get best performance. Going above 150 or so will just waste memory that could be used by the ARM's. Depending on your use case, you can go as low as 32MB, but on the whole, just use the default (i.e. no specific entry in config.txt)
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Pico - EU - USB-C

The Raspberry Pi is all British, we are nothing to do with EU Laws, I am sure that even if they made it compulsory, it would be many many years before several hundreds of electrical products would be compliant. So it is a "how long is a piece string" discussion :shock: Not adhering to the...
by jamesh
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 34
Views: 659

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
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 34
Views: 659

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
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 34
Views: 659

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
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 34
Views: 659

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
Topic: Pico - EU - USB-C
Replies: 34
Views: 659

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: 29
Views: 790

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.

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