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by HawaiianPi
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: UBEC Keeps Burning Up my Pis
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: UBEC Keeps Burning Up my Pis

Applying 6V to the PI will trigger its over-voltage protection diode, which will short the 5 Volt rail, and this blows the polyfuse. It's a Pi0W, so no protection (and he's powering it from the GPIO expansion header, so even if it wasn't a Pi0...). I'm using a 5v 3A UBEC to power my Raspberry Pi Ze...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3B Boot/Element14/Dogfish msata issue
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: RPi 3B Boot/Element14/Dogfish msata issue

Hi - wondered if someone could help with this issue: Using a 3B (a02082) with the Element14 case which includes an msata hat. Using a Dogfish 240gb msata drive. Anker 40W powerport PSU. I cloned a working os from the SD card using dd to the SSD and verified the contents transferred to the SSD. Howe...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 b+ red light
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Raspberry pi 3 b+ red light

In your first picture I see another component missing on the upper left (blue circle). That could be normal, however, as different values for other parts could negate the need for those particular pieces. Seemingly missing parts on boards are not really that uncommon. Even in your example picture th...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?
Replies: 44
Views: 30463

Re: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?

Hi HawaiianPi, Before rebooting the router etc, I thought to try the USB - cable route. I am flashing the image you provided, 2018-06-27-raspbian-stretch-lite_Pi0USB.img again, and will see what happens. It seems that my Ios (El Capitan 10.11.6) has a RNDIS driver. Now to enable sharing: the google...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestion for a Christmas Gift
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Suggestion for a Christmas Gift

I honestly don't see the advantage of making your recipients learn the differences between etcher, win32diskimager, and noobs. I can't picture what real-life advantage is obtained. Knowledge has value, and the Raspberry Pi computers are intended to be a learning tool. The main advantage would be th...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: do I need an SD-card larger than 32GB?
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: do I need an SD-card larger than 32GB?

Locally where I live, even 16GB cards are becoming very hard to purchase. 32GB seems to be the new "smallest" size one can get. That has to do with the size of the memory chips. They get cheaper when the density goes up, but that also means smaller sizes are no longer made. Most SSD makers are now ...
by HawaiianPi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: do I need an SD-card larger than 32GB?
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: do I need an SD-card larger than 32GB?

It looks like the latest release of Raspbian (2018-10-09) would actually fit on a 4GB card....again. There would only be about 200MB of free space, but it should fit... I may have to try it... Unlikely, since 4GB cards are not actually 4GB (as computers measure in base 2). A 4 GB card is defined by...
by HawaiianPi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: add user to dial group
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: add user to dial group

sudo usermod -G group username Note that group can be a single group or a comma delimited list. To add a new user to all the same groups as the default pi user: sudo usermod -G adm,dialout,cdrom,sudo,audio,video,plugdev,games,users,input,netdev,spi,i2c,gpio username And you would put your user's na...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?
Replies: 44
Views: 30463

Re: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?

Hi HawaiianPi, I tried your version, then also the Rasbian stretch version from their website. Neither made the Mac download anything that I could see. The default Raspbian is not configured for USB Gadget mode, but my image works on my Win10 PC. It's been awhile since I've used a Mac, but as far a...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspberry Pi Raspbian Download Slow
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Raspberry Pi Raspbian Download Slow

DougieLawson wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Use the torrents. They're fairly reliable.
+1

I use the torrents (and seed as well). They're fast, and error check while downloading.
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to setup Minecraft 1.12.1 on Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 243
Views: 92739

Re: How to setup Minecraft 1.12.1 on Raspberry Pi 3

They want $35 can for this? I wanted to set one up as an experimental server to show my friends how the pi can handle it, but I cannot justify the cost. I've been running a SpigotMC Minecraft Java Edition 1.12.2 SMP server on a Pi3B for almost a year now. It works well for a small group of players ...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Glitch, pixel on TV
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Glitch, pixel on TV

Could be a bum HDMI cable. Raspberry Pi computers seem to be more sensitive to funky cables. You could also try looking for the line, #config_hdmi_boost=4 in config.txt (if it isn't there, add it). Uncomment it, then change the 4 to a 7. You can try numbers up to 11, but what you want is the lowest ...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3 Wifi Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2245

Re: RPi 3 Wifi Problem

All the information I have come across all say the same thing, config your pi using sudo config select Network option enter SSID and passphase and away you go. But mine do not, so what am I missing? Did you set your localization options, and in particular, the WiFi country? If not, then you'll get ...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 & Bluetooth Speaker & Bluetooth Dongle
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Raspberry pi 3 & Bluetooth Speaker & Bluetooth Dongle

Changki Sung wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:46 am
I am trying to connect connect between RPI 3 and Bluetooth Speaker using the Bluetooth Dongle.

I disabled a bt module in RPI3. But, I am having trouble.
Why did you disable the on-board Bluetooth and use a dongle?
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi 0W bulk buy
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Rpi 0W bulk buy

Yea, that PM business was from before they disabled PM due to new child protection laws. Hopefully he'll see this post. If not, you could try reporting your post so at least some mod will see it and pass it along to jamesh. I don't know the pricing details, but I can tell you it will be more expensi...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiDrive SSD replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: PiDrive SSD replacement

I have some Pi computers running from SSD . Faster than A1 rated micro SD cards (except for boot time), comparable in price at 128GB capacity, and actually less expensive in larger sizes. For systems with more modest storage needs I use A1 rated micro SD cards, but if you need 128GB or more, SSD is ...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian install not working
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Raspbian install not working

I am simply unable to install anything on my RPI! I have done the apt-get upgrade/update many times but always get unmet dependencies when trying to install any package This is either a corrupt Raspbian install, or you added something to the sources which is not compatible. Corruption could be due ...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connect Raspberry Pi 3 to laptop. Laptop has no ethernet port.
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Connect Raspberry Pi 3 to laptop. Laptop has no ethernet port.

How do you connect your laptop to the Internet (do you have a router or gateway)?

The "normal" way to connect a Pi to your PC is to connect both to a common network (typically your router, or an ISP supplied gateway). Then you can connect to your Pi via SSH (command line) or RealVNC (remote desktop).
by HawaiianPi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?
Replies: 44
Views: 30463

Re: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?

Thanks, HawaiianPi, I downloaded, flashed, installed, connected. Still waiting, and nothing on the LanScan Which image/post are you referring to, the pre-configured USB Gadget image from 2 posts up, or the default Raspbian with a pre-configured wpa_supplicant.conf from the post above? If you tried ...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?
Replies: 44
Views: 30463

Re: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?

I note that both the ssh.txt and wpa_supplement.config files I put on the boot card disappeared, so perhaps I did something right. Will try to fire up an old Windows computer with a text editor other thanTextEdit. This means you Pi0W is booting correctly, and the problem is with the editing or crea...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?
Replies: 44
Views: 30463

Re: Pi Zero W: Truly headless setup?

You DO NOT need to purchase a USB Ethernet adapter at all. You can configure a micro SD card for a completely headless Pi computer without ever booting it. I have a pre-configured USB Gadget Raspbian Stretch Lite image if you'd like to give it a try. This will let you connect your Mac to your Pi0 wi...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: will Raspberry Pi 3 fry if i use a 5V/850mA power supply?
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: will Raspberry Pi 3 fry if i use a 5V/850mA power supply?

i've read on the official wiki that a 5V/2000mA power supply is recommended for the Raspberry Pi 3 model B+. Incorrect. The recommended power supply for both the Pi 3B and newer 3B+ is 5V/2.5A (5V at up to 2500mA). The official Raspberry Pi Universal Power Supply is the most recommended because it ...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 3 Model B+ and finnicky Ethernet port
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: 3 Model B+ and finnicky Ethernet port

Have you tried CAT6 ethernet cables? to be able to use the full speed of the GbE of the RPi3B+ you need to use CAT6 ethernet cables. That's a common misconception. Cat5e cables are gigabit capable, just not for as long a distance as Cat6 (Cat6 cables are certified for Gbit up to 100M, but Cat5e wil...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Lightning bolt with 5.5 4A power supply
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Lightning bolt with 5.5 4A power supply

Assuming that your bench power supply is actually outputting what it says, then the problem is with the cable between the power supply and the Pi computer. As others have said, you need a better power cable. Many standard micro USB 2.0 cables are not designed to deliver much more than 500mA (0.5A) w...

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