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by HawaiianPi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case

Other than the little green box by the price there's no mention of the 3B+ and only a single thermal pad is indicated. If that's just an oversight in the description, then it's exactly the same case as the Flirc Gen2, except it's black and the top snap on plastic decorative panel has the Kodi logo. ...
by HawaiianPi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi 3B+ over Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: Rpi 3B+ over Asus Tinker Board

I also have a TB, and as Imperf3kt said, lack of support is what kills it. In synthetic benchmarks the TB clobbers the Pi3B(+), but in real world use that advantage isn't always realized. I've had a lot of performance and stability issues with the TB, while my Pi3 computers just work. As one example...
by HawaiianPi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case

That does look like the Flirc Gen2 case. However, they don't mention 3B+ compatibility, so I'm guessing it only includes the thicker thermal pad for the older 3B model. The Flirc Gen2 case also includes a thinner thermal pad for the newer 3B+ model. https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1A3lgr4...
by HawaiianPi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Server Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: Server Pi

I suspect your earlier post got moderated because threads discussing wishes for hardware features or configurations are frowned upon. RPF has their own agenda, which is primarily focused on education, and not the personal needs or wishes of individuals. If you've been on the forums as long as you cl...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case

The Kodi Edition was the first generation case that was designed for the Pi 2B, and is not really compatible with the Pi 3B models (you can't see the LEDs, and the micro SD card is difficult to remove). I'm not aware of a V2 Kodi case (if there's a newer model can you post a link). The Flirc generat...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard Recommendations for KODI Pi 3b+
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Keyboard Recommendations for KODI Pi 3b+

The Logitech K400r has worked well for me. It's a full size keyboard, but it's very lightweight and has a trackpad. There's a newer K400 Plus now, which I haven't tried, but it also uses the Unifying dongle (so it should work okay). The Logitech Unifying dongle allows you to pair multiple devices to...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: SSD caching in raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: SSD caching in raspbian?

The raw speed benefits of SSD are mostly lost on the Pi computers, due to their single USB 2.0 interface. However, SSD typically has much better random IO performance (IOPS), so they can speed things up slightly when compared to micro SD cards. It's not going to be a huge speed boost, so caching any...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?
Replies: 77
Views: 1764

Re: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?

Nathidraws wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:16 pm
Also that first sentence about how to install software on Pi made me laugh, because it's actually easier than it is on Windows. :D
B b b b but... I have to use the keyboard! :shock: ...imagine Psycho shower scene music here...

;)
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?
Replies: 77
Views: 1764

Re: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?

Yes, Linux is not Windows, but it's not necessarily harder, just different.

Recent versions of Raspbian Stretch Desktop include the Recommended Software package installer, which is arguably easier than Windows. You can find it under Preferences in the menu.
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About Raspberry Pi power and Powered USB hub device
Replies: 27
Views: 554

Re: About Raspberry Pi power and Powered USB hub device

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 pm
I am extremely curious where you can prove many people have performance issues with the official power supply. In my experience, it is the opposite - people have problems and the official supply makes them go away.
Yup, the official PSU is the solution, not the problem.
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?
Replies: 77
Views: 1764

Re: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?

The main benefit is price. The Broadcom ARM based SoC is also quite power efficient, so power supplies are small and inexpensive (the original Pi computers could be run from phone chargers, but that's not recommended with the Pi3 series). ARM based architecture is not limited to the Pi. Quite the op...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running the Pi3b+ on a 4K tv for a youtube with no Ads
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Running the Pi3b+ on a 4K tv for a youtube with no Ads

even if its streaming YouTube videos and not from memory? and how low? will it effect the viewing quality on the TV the low frame rate? remember its only YouTube were talking about(didn't really think it was possible doing with videos from memory...) You can play 1080p youtube with hardware acceler...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using an old Windows surface tab as an PiTablet
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Using an old Windows surface tab as an PiTablet

It would appear his Surface Tablet running Windows RT 8.1 has an ARM SoC ? Yup, the RT models are all but worthless now. Locked boot-loader and proprietary OS with limited upgrade path and software compatibility (RT runs a small subset of Windows software). I think the screens on those weren't even...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About Raspberry Pi power and Powered USB hub device
Replies: 27
Views: 554

Re: About Raspberry Pi power and Powered USB hub device

I'd like to, but you just can't get the sun you know. Maybe a rain powered system? Rain powered would definitely work better for me. Here in the Pacific Northwest it rains 154-164 days each year (depending on which source you reference). It's very wet here in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. Althou...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Can't see my WiFi Network
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Can't see my WiFi Network

If you have upgraded Raspbian Stretch with the command I posted (and rebooted) then you should be on the latest stable kernel and firmware, so I am also at a loss as to why you can't see your network.

Have you altered any configuration files or network settings?
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 boot from USB HDD doesn't work after reboot
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: RPi3 boot from USB HDD doesn't work after reboot

This is why I stopped using my x850. It's just too expensive, too specialized, and it won't fit in most cases. I found some generic USB SATA adapters and enclosures that cost much less and work perfectly.
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Can't see my WiFi Network
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Can't see my WiFi Network

Are you using the latest release of Raspbian Stretch or NOOBS from: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't boot RPI 3b+ from USB
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: Can't boot RPI 3b+ from USB

NOOBS certainly does support USB boot. I never said NOOBS could not USB boot, I said it wasn't recommended or supported (by official documentation). NOOBS can USB boot, but just because you CAN do something, it doesn't mean you SHOULD. The officially recommended and supported way to USB boot is to ...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Can't see my WiFi Network
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Can't see my WiFi Network

The older Pi models only support 2.4GHz. If your new router only has 5GHz configured, you won't see it (only the 3A+ and 3B+ support 5GHz WiFi). The fix would be to configure a 2.4GHz network, but you'll need access to the router for that. Do you know if your router is hiding the SSID (a pointless b...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About Raspberry Pi power and Powered USB hub device
Replies: 27
Views: 554

Re: About Raspberry Pi power and Powered USB hub device

DavidS wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:58 pm
... avoid the official as many people have problems with it underperforming.
Really, where?
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using an old Windows surface tab as an PiTablet
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Using an old Windows surface tab as an PiTablet

If you can find a controller board for the LCD model you could use the screen, but the controller boards are typically quite large, so stuffing one inside the Surface body is unlikely. At least the "RT" versions aren't glued together (taking apart the Pro is not fun).
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About Raspberry Pi power and Powered USB hub device
Replies: 27
Views: 554

Re: About Raspberry Pi power and Powered USB hub device

Unless it's a 7200 RPM performance drive in an enclosure, the Pi should be able to power it. I have powered a variety of portable drives up to 2TB from my Pi3 USB port using the official PSU with no under-volt. One of the 2TB drives is a Seagate which pulls 1A during spin-up, but even that doesn't c...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portable gaming setup
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: Portable gaming setup

Wow, a G6 that's still working? I seem to recall that came out about a year after I adopted my bunny Zoom-zoom, and that was back in 2010. I still have a Sony VAIO VPCF121GX/BC from 2010 that works, sort of, and that's a year older than the HP G6. The Sony's keyboard was messed up, and it was seriou...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't boot RPI 3b+ from USB
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: Can't boot RPI 3b+ from USB

...but if I flash a new image to the SD card , I can’t boot from usb again unless I write sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y each time. This shouldn’t be the case should it? It means when I installed other OSS via Noobs, to the USB drive , it wouldn’t boot them after a restart Exactly what...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Booting my 3B+ from ssd finally works but...
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Booting my 3B+ from ssd finally works but...

I don't know if the M.2 enclosure uses the same controller chip and firmware as the mSATA version. I have 3 Eluteng products. The older USB3-SATA3 cable, the newer USB3-SATA3 cable and the USB3-mSATA enclosure. The two adapter cables use the same ASmedia controller (but behave differently), while th...

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