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by piglet
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: running a webserver from Raspberry Pi (32 bit or 64?)
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: running a webserver from Raspberry Pi (32 bit or 64?)

I may be missing something on your initial post, but if there are no scripts then surely you should be able to rename the files from .asp to .html and host them on any web-server.

I use Lighty (https://www.lighttpd.net/) on my Pi's. It's very light-weight.
by piglet
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The mystery of 3 dead pi4s
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: The mystery of 3 dead pi4s

diogen151 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:10 pm
I avoid using official RPi-power supply , because they are built for "just enough". HDD + SSD on USB ports plus camera, and you get "Undevoltage detected" (dmesg -T).
What do you use instead when you need more power overall but want something as reliable as the official PSU?
by piglet
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Silly question, but is it fine to use PI4 PSU to charge phone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Silly question, but is it fine to use PI4 PSU to charge phone?

I'm fairly sure it should be ok...but can I use my spare Pi 4 PSU to charge a USB-C phone?

We've had little luck getting quality USB-C cables that charge well, and am confident that the Pi4 PSU is quality...
by piglet
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Mechanical clock hands, position set by pi or controller?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Mechanical clock hands, position set by pi or controller?

I'm sure such a thing exists, but I've not been able to find clock hands that can be positioned by pi or microcontroller. I've seen plenty of analogue "radio controlled" clocks that set the clock hands based on time from the MSF signal...but have no idea how to find a set of clock hands I can contro...
by piglet
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 259
Views: 20135

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

jamesh wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:44 pm
although we are learning by osmosis.
*cough* diffusion is the closer analogy, unless you've a semi-permeable membrane in the office for the information to pass through *cough*
by piglet
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pc or RPi
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: Pc or RPi

Heater wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Yep, sometimes I forget this Win 10 box is not a Linux machine.
I keep trying to "grep" logs in a windows DOS box...those standard Linux utilities are so handy I ended up installing parts of GnuWin32 in frustration!
by piglet
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Thank you. What a nice group of people.
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Thank you. What a nice group of people.

I've been a follower of everything "Pi" since the first prototype information came out (2006?). I've read most new threads on the forum and what has been really noticeable over the last year is the increased confidence of the team to engage with the community, and an increased openness around issues...
by piglet
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Something I'd like to see. ( USB to SATA bridge )
Replies: 36
Views: 6015

Re: Something I'd like to see.

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:57 pm
... I would dearly love to see them build a *proper* CM4 SATA Adapter board....
I'd buy one.
by piglet
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 29
Views: 1905

Re: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4

rpdom wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:03 am
Gavinmc42 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:37 am
But seriously, avoid Pi's at all costs, they breed like tribbles.
Yep, and I've got quite enough of those already.
Where did you get the tribbles? I've always wanted one (though not sure it's possible to have one for long).
by piglet
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsinks official for rpi 4 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6512

Re: Heatsinks official for rpi 4 ?

If size isn't an issue but absolute performance is then this active solution would take some beating.. https://www.seeedstudio.com/ICE-Tower-CPU-Cooling-Fan-for-Raspberry-pi-Support-Pi-4-p-4097.html I think it's safe to say this isn't compatible with the official Pi 4 case! What's holding that on!?
by piglet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV Hat - multiple channels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: TV Hat - multiple channels?

rpdom wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:18 am
I could record/watch up to 24 channels at the same time. That was several years ago.
What sort of spider are you? I thought most "only" had eight eyes. 3 channels per eye?
by piglet
Wed May 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: is the pi worth it?
Replies: 103
Views: 9842

Re: is the pi worth it?

*tries and fails to resist any posting of Pi4* Well, if Pi4 comes with significantly more processing power and backwards capability then it opens up a massive additional market for low power desktop use for which the 3B+ struggles, while keeping everyone in the current market (possibly other than th...
by piglet
Wed May 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are humourous signatures allowed on this foum?
Replies: 12
Views: 1392

Re: Are humourous signatures allowed on this foum?

It's really hard to speak normally now a days without someone listening in being offended. I have no idea how one would make an acceptable joke. You really shouldn't mention "speak", as it may offend people who do not speak. Here we go: "A person, another person and yet a another person entered an ...
by piglet
Tue May 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Some CM3's not booting
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Some CM3's not booting

Just a guess, but when seeing this sort of thing with other Pi's it was that the o/s being loaded didn't have the configuration for newer memory chips. As new chips get sourced the latest rasbian gets patched Do the non-booting ones have different pop memory model to the working ones? edit: https://...
by piglet
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why must the raspberrypi be so proprietary?
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Why must the raspberrypi be so proprietary?

I'm pretty sure you can't. Do you know how to source storage media to boot from which hasn't got closed source firmware on it?
by piglet
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sudo reboot halts....for ages...what now?
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: sudo reboot halts....for ages...what now?

After an upgrade it now tells me what the "problem" is on restart:

[***] A stop job is running for Fail2Ban Service (2min 5s / 3min)

Perhaps related to : https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/1588

I have my pi exposed to the internet....it gets a LOT of attempts...
by piglet
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is 5V 1A enough for Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: Is 5V 1A enough for Raspberry Pi 3 B+

It's not enough for a 3B+

This may help: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md

[Edit that page is out of date]

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=208110
by piglet
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sudo reboot halts....for ages...what now?
Replies: 3
Views: 404

sudo reboot halts....for ages...what now?

Hi I need to do a restart so I do "sudo reboot" on my Pi - but it just sits there saying: [ OK ] Removed slice User Slice of pi [ OK ] Stopping Permit User Sessions [ OK ] Stopped triggerhappy global hotkey daemon [ OK ] Stopped Login Service [ OK ] Started Plymouth Reboot Screen [ OK ] Stopped Perm...
by piglet
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new to soldering - safety questions, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 3251

Re: new to soldering - safety questions, etc.

I did that with my first cheapie soldering iron to try and clean it - and it got eaten away next time I used it.

Replaced with a Weller at a good price on Ebay and very happy.

Does anyone know of a good cheap source of solder? My last roll was expensive and came from Maplin... shows how much I use!
by piglet
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi as a local network
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Raspberry pi as a local network

Why not run an mqtt server on the pi and connect the node-mcu's to that. That's what I'm using at home - node-mcu's and pi's controlling all the christmas lights...with connectivity back to a master pi. What the master pi does with the info is up to you. Something along these lines: https://www.bald...
by piglet
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: More printing on the Pi bottom please
Replies: 17
Views: 3441

Re: More printing on the Pi bottom please

An annoyance which could be solved by a little more wording on the PCB. Sounds like a reasonable request.

Shame the GPIOs can't be labelled too...
by piglet
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling Christmas lights of different voltages - common ground OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Controlling Christmas lights of different voltages - common ground OK?

Yuup. It works with the extra 5v supply, common ground. All the hardware is working as intended.

Now to complete the code.
by piglet
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling Christmas lights of different voltages - common ground OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Controlling Christmas lights of different voltages - common ground OK?

Thanks, Yes, I'm switching at the ground end on the led strip. I had come to the conclusion that I did have to make a common ground. Otherwise there's no way for the MOSFET to know when the Pi GPIO signal is high or low as that can only be by reference to the ground. Learning stuff all the time. I l...
by piglet
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling Christmas lights of different voltages - common ground OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Controlling Christmas lights of different voltages - common ground OK?

I'm currently using some IRLB8721 MOSFETs off three GPIOs to control a 12v led strip. The 12v supply's ground is connected to the Pi's ground. Sort of like this, but using a Pi (this is the clearest wiring diagram I could find): https://learn.adafruit.com/rgb-led-strips/usage If I want to add into t...

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