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by smidoid
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: High speed of Raspberry Pi Desktop (was Pixel) !?
Replies: 14
Views: 4231

Re: High speed of Raspberry Pi Desktop (was Pixel) !?

Thanks to those who bothered to answer the question rather than trying to score points. I expected better here. Obviously I was mistaken about that too. This is precisely the sort of thing that makes it difficult for beginners to get some traction if they're attacked for a slip of the tongue. I post...
by smidoid
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: High speed of Raspberry Pi Desktop (was Pixel) !?
Replies: 14
Views: 4231

Re: High speed of Raspbian Pixel !?

So i got the name convention wrong. Whoopsie do. I know it's based in Stretch, all the updates and apt output confirms that.

That doesn't even begin to answer the question.
by smidoid
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: High speed of Raspberry Pi Desktop (was Pixel) !?
Replies: 14
Views: 4231

High speed of Raspberry Pi Desktop (was Pixel) !?

I've had Pis for a quite a while and I'll be honest, all but two have been languishing in a draw for some time. However, a new project needed a quick desktop OS in a small, low-power box (think tablet-like) so I went through all usual suspects and finally got around to Raspbian out of sheer despair....
by smidoid
Sun May 29, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft Ser
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft

I'm running Cuberite (http://cuberite.org/) which I've compiled on a Pi (cough, cough) clone (comparable to a Pi 2). Processor usage at idle is 3% rising to 50% (of one core) with a single user logged in. The database, etc. is on an external hard drive which means I can move it from system to system...
by smidoid
Thu May 05, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Open GL Driver, Bug report thread
Replies: 98
Views: 44733

Re: New Open GL Driver, Bug report thread

Twitter is about my limit unless there is an announcement. I don't get anywhere near as much time as I would like on my PI. :cry:
by smidoid
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Open GL Driver, Bug report thread
Replies: 98
Views: 44733

Re: New Open GL Driver, Bug report thread

Perhaps a silly question, but how do we know when there is a new version to kick the tyres on? I'm happy to try because it's really bumming my experience with software rendering under Raspbian Mate. I hope this is still sufficiently OnT but if not, can someone point me in the right direction?
by smidoid
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Open GL Driver, Bug report thread
Replies: 98
Views: 44733

Re: New Open GL Driver, Bug report thread

On the plus side, I've got the driver (cough) working (cough) on my PI3 both in Mate and KDE on a Raspbain Lite base. Both cases the display comes in what I assume is true colour because KDE looks baaaaad when due to the effects and the background screen isn't dithered in either. Mate 1.8 is my syst...
by smidoid
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Mate - Complete Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 3377

Raspbian Mate - Complete Setup

One of thing outstanding things about the Pi is it's speed - or rather lack of it. Thing is that the processor on the 2 and 3 is actually pretty nippy and what holds the whole thing back is the bottleneck from the microSD which makes using an GUI like Mate (or Ubuntu Mate) absolutely excruciating. T...
by smidoid
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspian Mate Anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Raspian Mate Anyone?

I know there is an Ubuntu Mate flavour by Martin Wimpress (kudos for some great work there) but I've manage to roll my own system (not a distro!) using Raspian Jessie minimal and then adding the Mate system on top. I'm still a rank amateur at this and I had to resort to the various instructions on w...
by smidoid
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Find this sentence: You know you're addicted to R-Pi when...
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Find this sentence: You know you're addicted to R-Pi when...

... you check for compilation errors in your XBMC build before you get out of bed.

(add your own below)
by smidoid
Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Will 6V damage my Pi?
Replies: 36
Views: 7398

Re: Will 6V damage my Pi?

Yes it will - but here's a longer explanation. (The quick answer is at the bottom of this post). There seems to be a fair bit of confusion between voltage and current - particularly to regulation of each; so I'll try to explain in simple terms. First off, you have two types of power supply - smart (...

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