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by RossDv8
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new forum section
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: new forum section

I initially wrote that Perhaps the word ' (Tutorials) ' or even 'Raspberry Pi Tutorials' could be added to the heading 'Using your Pi' - possibly above or below the heading title. However after checking Google results further I think a more appropriate spot might be the main 'Help' page, so I edited...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Different levels of the same sound in applications
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Different levels of the same sound in applications

Just a suggestion that might give you better control over audio. It won;t 'FIX' your problem, but it might give you better control over managing the problem, especially if the problem is the Full Volume is too quiet.. First, check if you have pulseaudio installed. Open a Terminal and type pulseaudio...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to mount macOS fileserver(samba share) on rPi
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Unable to mount macOS fileserver(samba share) on rPi

Sometimes if I've had similar behaviour on a stubborn computer on the network, and I am pretty sure I have set up sharing and/or samba correctly, it has usually been caused by my firewall on one of the computers. I use Linux, so usually it is UFW. If I temporarily check that the firewall on the Pi a...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI 4 causing wifi mouse dongle freeze. Heat-related?
Replies: 14
Views: 1521

Re: PI 4 causing wifi mouse dongle freeze. Heat-related?

Interesting thoughts. In my case, the TV/Monitor is a 55 inch UHD LED. The router is 2.5 metres left of the TV, the BRIX is 5 inches left of the TV. The Pi 3B+ is usually on the shelf the TV is on, directly in front of the TV about a foot in from the left corner and the Pi 4 is also on the shelf, ab...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI 4 causing wifi mouse dongle freeze. Heat-related?
Replies: 14
Views: 1521

Re: PI 4 causing wifi mouse dongle freeze. Heat-related?

I use a Logitech k400r (keyboard with built in trackpad) and whilst I've never had a problem with it on any of my old Pis, form the Pi B+ or whatever it was, through the Pi 2s and 3s, the Pi 4 has given me nothing but trouble. I thought it was batteries, but changed them from NiMh to recharged NiMh,...
by RossDv8
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

It sounds like the updated usb-boot script would have saved me some editing.
And it should prevent the 'I edited stuff but it still won't boot' problems :D
by RossDv8
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: firefox VS chromium
Replies: 17
Views: 3895

Re: firefox VS chromium

@Hawaiianpi I've never tried Kweb (been meaning to). This is a reply to an old post, but if you still haven't played with kweb, perhaps check out the Manual. It is quite long and detailed, but some of the information is quite interesting there are links to it on this forum). Also, the omxplayerGUI m...
by RossDv8
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

I deleted my reply in light of additional conflicting information :-)
by RossDv8
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: SOLVED: How do I get multiple backgrounds back?
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: How do I get multiple backgrounds back?

Although I'm not sure what you're referencing. One image per screen? One image per workspace? One image per user login? The 'multiple backgrounds' thing is about the ability to set a different 'Desktop Wallpaper' on each Workspace. Not only because it looks cutesy, but because sometime it is a quic...
by RossDv8
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

is there any good compelling reason why @torak666 and @RossDv8 cant use the script to automate "usb boot" process provided by RonR? anything I missed that makes the script "unsuitable"? :o In the case of @RossDv8, He often doesn't read things properly and had not actually noticed that the script wa...
by RossDv8
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

I follow the exact same process than this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rglzPdsvYg and for him it seems that's work. And yes i replace the label ROOTFS from the boot SD by the ROOTFS of the SSD and not the FATBOOT which stay on SD card. So SD CARD Copier included in raspbian buster should ...
by RossDv8
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

thanks HawaiianPi!! i appreciate your response sir! considering this is now a mainstream product. not some kickstarter.... The fact that i cannot boot from the new improved usb 3.0 port with my new 200 megs a second (read) samsung fit...Makes me consider this product defective, and want to return i...
by RossDv8
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HARD DISK BOOT RASPBERRY PI 4
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: HARD DISK BOOT RASPBERRY PI 4

RonR wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:41 am
alevans19 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:29 am
Topic is about a Raspberry Pi 4, not a Raspberry Pi 3.

Who said anything about a Raspberry Pi 3 (besides you)?
It might have been a misunderstanding because the early posts on that link are about the Pi 3B+, and alevans19 might not have checked the later pages :-)
by RossDv8
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple hard drives keep disconnecting [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Multiple hard drives keep disconnecting

I got around a similar problem by using splitter cables, which have 2 x male and 1 x female USB ends. One male has a red band (power), and is plugged into something with USB power, like a 2A phone charger. The other male end (data) is plugged into either a non-powered USB hub, or a Pi USB socket. Th...
by RossDv8
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to backup/restore my RPi4?
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: How to backup/restore my RPi4?

This would have been better to know BEFORE you lost settings, but it might be handy. I certainly had no idea about it until I had messed with stuff. So I gather you will have to get all your setting and stuff sorted and install programs anyway. However, once you have a complete working Raspbian with...
by RossDv8
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: SOLVED: How do I get multiple backgrounds back?
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: How do I get multiple backgrounds back?

I'm only guessing here, but I wonder if you were previously using lxdm as your display manager for lxde. As far as I know Pixel uses lightdm. I'm sure one of the Pi People will correct me if I am wrong. lxdm will be in the repository ( sudo apt-get install lxdm ) and to use it you will probably have...
by RossDv8
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Ok, the promised followup to the problem booting after setting up the SSD then editing fstab to point to /boot on the microSD card! It is the following day, and the reboot problem is gone as long as I have the SSD plugged into the non-powered USB 3 hub. However, if I take the USB 3 hub OUT of the US...
by RossDv8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

My /boot/cmdline.txt is identical on the microSD and the SSD. Is that a problem? Or can it create issues. I don;t know how it happened, but they both have the correct partition info to boot to the SSD. Probably the result of someone with brain injuries editing stuff :-) In the meantime, I think I fo...
by RossDv8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Thanks dickon. I had been trying reboot from the command line and also from the GUI. Neither would work. So after making sure I had the fstab edited to point /boot to the microSD, I tried an old trick I used to use on big computers before I retired. I started unplugging stuff. Specifically, I shutdo...
by RossDv8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Thanks dickon. I checked and double checked each step as I did it, and I've just finished reading every post I can to check again. The SD card is relatively new, everything was working fine until I modified fstab, and as I saved the steps for future reference, the uuids shown in my post are all as t...
by RossDv8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Don't move /boot to the SSD until it's being used to boot the system. While it's booting from the (small) SDCard you need to have that partition mounted at /boot or it WILL break when the raspberrypi-kernel and raspberrypi-bootloader packages get an update. Question to DougieLawson or perhaps james...
by RossDv8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 574
Views: 182956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

I was running my Pi 4 from a 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSd card and planning to re-image my 240GB SSD that had been used on the Pi 3B+ later when the USB boot had been sorted. But I noticed a few performance issues with the microSD, and decided to try it sooner. So yesterday I followed the old inst...
by RossDv8
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Copying a 16 GB Raspbian sd card to 32 gb card
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Copying a 16 GB Raspbian sd card to 32 gb card

I've never run a Pi headless, but if you are using Buster I wonder if there's a way to just use the built in SD card copier in the Accessories menu. I assume 'headless' means you don't have a VNC display so you can't see or use the Pi desktop. But SD Card Copier is a program, so if you can find out ...
by RossDv8
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi speed on Pi4
Replies: 21
Views: 8701

Re: WiFi speed on Pi4

Something that might be handy for beginners to know is that speedtest.net and similar sites give an indication of the best speedds you can get under certain optimal conditions. But where they default to a multi connection download, (but you can select single connection with some), real life download...
by RossDv8
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Issues with the K400 keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1736

Re: Issues with the K400 keyboard

I should have read the original post in more detail. The answer was to a different k400 problem

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