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by mikerr
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B vs. Dell Latitude E5500
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B vs. Dell Latitude E5500

In terms of CPU grunt, yes the dell is much much more powerful, but bigger, more power usage, noisier etc

For plex, that will mean the dell can do transcoding on the fly for clients.
The Pi3 can run plex fine, but without any transcoding.
by mikerr
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 55
Views: 1552

Re: A new level of seasickness

Why not mention "new website theme" in the thread title ... you should know better, Dougie !
by mikerr
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New homepage - nice job!
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: New homepage - nice job!

All those "Buy for business" links go to the same place as "Buy", which is just confusing. I like the projects section, particularly if you choose "browse all projects" you get a nice menu to filter by topic / hardware /software Nice to see blender in software... https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/...
by mikerr
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Question About Compiling RasPi Apps
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Question About Compiling RasPi Apps

Well a Pi3 is much faster (> 10x) for compiling apps than a Pi Zero.

That's 100% compatible and far easier than messing with cross compiling on a PC
by mikerr
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How do I set default web browser?
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: How do I set default web browser?

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update-alternatives --config "chromium-browser"
by mikerr
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Pixel For Pc
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Pixel For Pc

While you should really just download the latest version,
running an update:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
will have the same effect and bring in the most recent drivers for WiFi etc.
by mikerr
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there 3D data available of the official Raspberry Pi case?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Are there 3D data available of the official Raspberry Pi case?

I think there was talk of cad files for the lid at release time (custom lids)
but it's easy enough to measure from the actual physical unit.

I did that to make my own custom lids - here's my original template:
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/5qPYHNU8diO
by mikerr
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Proposal: Raspberry Pi Zero W with 2GB / 4GB embedded
Replies: 28
Views: 819

Re: Proposal: Raspberry Pi Zero W with 2GB / 4GB embedded

I do think there is a place for the cheapest possible Pi, possibly in TV Stick format, full-size HDMI on one end, USB on the other, with wireless, and that could be eMMC-based. This fits your description in all but price : https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/rpi-compute-module/compute-module-add-o...
by mikerr
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: The Name Of The Thing
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: The Name Of The Thing

Or they could just formally name it "raspbian x86", as many call it already.
by mikerr
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How can I get the fastest boot possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: How can I get the fastest boot possible?

- use raspbian lite (command line only)
- buy a faster micro SD card
- get a pi3
by mikerr
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: New version 2018-06-27 ... release notes ?
Replies: 5
Views: 320

New version 2018-06-27 ... release notes ?

I see as well as a new Raspbian release, there's a new release of Rpi Desktop for PC Are there release notes for it anywhere ? I've tried it on a USB stick, and it seems it duplicates the new features of the latest raspbian; - recommended software - startup wizard to set locale, password , wifi The ...
by mikerr
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Is Too Complicated
Replies: 112
Views: 3991

Re: Pi Is Too Complicated

And why are we still feeding the trolls here? You can just install raspberrypi-ui-mods to Raspbian Lite if you want a minimal desktop version. That method gives a really great base system - raspbian desktop GUI in under 2GB https://sourceforge.net/projects/raspian-lite-gui/ Anything you need can be...
by mikerr
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian bloated
Replies: 32
Views: 1059

Re: Raspbian bloated

If you boot up Raspbian Lite, you can add on the GUI without any of the "bloat" by simply doing: sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods will take a while to run, and install all the packages though ! Whole thing fits on a 2GB card, preinstalled image here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/raspian-...
by mikerr
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian bloated
Replies: 32
Views: 1059

Re: Raspbian bloated

Once-upon-a-time you could install Raspbian on a 4 GiB SD Card. Yes, and I remember a time the NOOBS download came with a selection of OS predownloaded on the card too. That was great for discovery of other OS, and still is if you connect to network first (to bring the list in NOOBS). Times change ...
by mikerr
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi zero w Chromium problem
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Raspberry Pi zero w Chromium problem

As it turned out the problem was rpi-chromium-mods version 20180605 which was only installed via dist-upgrade.

A fixed version is now available, and will come in via a standard upgrade :

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 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
by mikerr
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now
Replies: 29
Views: 1060

Re: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now

Yes, new package rpi-chromium-mods 20180626 works fine and came in with apt-get upgrade
after I un-held it:

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sudo apt-mark unhold rpi-chromium-mods

Thanks for the fix !
by mikerr
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now
Replies: 29
Views: 1060

Re: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now

No, latest problematic one is 20180605: sudo apt-cache policy rpi-chromium-mods rpi-chromium-mods: Installed: 20180605 Candidate: 20180605 Version table: *** 20180605 500 500 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch/ui armhf Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 20180302 500 500 http://archive.rasp...
by mikerr
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now
Replies: 29
Views: 1060

Re: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now

I've found the culprit really is rpi-chromium-mods, not chromium itself. The fix to get a working chromium v65 back is: Downgrade rpi-chromium-mods package to the last compatible version, and then put a hold on it to stop it upgrading again: sudo apt-get install rpi-chromium-mods=20180302 sudo apt-m...
by mikerr
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: compatibily mini pc
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: compatibily mini pc

The forums for those units suggest they are Linux friendly:

http://www.minisforum.com

"raspberry pi desktop for pc" is packaged from Debian linux, so should work where Debian does.
(Ubuntu is also in turn Debian based)
by mikerr
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why Raspberry Pi is affected by USB KIller?
Replies: 26
Views: 843

Re: Why Raspberry Pi is affected by USB KIller?

I like just about all hacks of one sort or other,
but this just leaves me cold, as it quite deliberately causes costly damage (and criminal if it's not your device).
by mikerr
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now
Replies: 29
Views: 1060

Re: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now

With a fresh install of the latest stretch image ( 28-04-18 ) chromium v60 works fine on all Pi (inc zero) apt-cache policy chromium-browser Installed: 60.0.3112.89-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1010+1 An apt-get upgrade will not actually upgrade chromium: sudo apt-get upgrade The following packages have been ke...
by mikerr
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now
Replies: 29
Views: 1060

Re: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now

IIRC the changes mentioned in my linked thread above the ( to make chromium work on pi1/zero) were eventually put into the raspbian repos.

- maybe not applied for later versions of chromium....

Install earlier compatible version of chromium:

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 sudo apt-get install chromium-browser=60
by mikerr
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: USB Boot For Gateway 4530GZ Not Working
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: USB Boot For Gateway 4530GZ Not Working

Often USB drives will show up in the bios as HDDs, not as usb/removable.

With the usb plugged in, go into the bios,
and change the HDD priorities to show the lexar first.

Image
by mikerr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2017 - The Pi's best year yet
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: 2017 - The Pi's best year yet

Also check out the Raspberry Pi Annual Review , for similar stats and more in an easy to digest magazine format: http://www.oliverquinlan.com/blog/2018/03/13/raspberry-pi-foundation-annual-review-2017/ or direct link to PDF: https://static.raspberrypi.org/files/about/RaspberryPiFoundationReview2017....

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