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by Taxicletter
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Xfce - CPU monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Xfce - CPU monitor

Hi, I keep switching between the default Raspbian OS and one with xfce as desktop enviroment. Today, it's the latter :-) I added a CPU monitor and it let me choose between 600 Mhz and 1,2 Ghz. What does this mean? Can I "overclock" on the spot? If so, why such extreme choices (no 800 or 900 Mhz)? Th...
by Taxicletter
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: e-ink display useability
Replies: 7
Views: 2852

Re: e-ink display useability

I have an old sony reader, would it be doable for someone not used to solder things or program drivers, to use it for the Raspberry Pi (3)?
I guess I need at least a driver board...
by Taxicletter
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TFT screen, switching between TFT and HDMI
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

Re: TFT screen, switching between TFT and HDMI

Thanks. I know about that screen. But I don't need it to be a touch screen, and my goal is to stay UNDER the price of a second-hand laptop (120 euro).
I think something like this https://www.adafruit.com/products/2454 could answer that question...
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by Taxicletter
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trouble installing RISCOS on Pi3
Replies: 39
Views: 23972

Re: Trouble installing RISCOS on Pi3

I am on Mac (you were perfectly clear, no worries)! Yosemite.
by Taxicletter
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Expecting Too Much
Replies: 42
Views: 18790

Re: Expecting Too Much

Thank you for the information JimmyN. Starting up from a USB stick is faster? Yes, afaik SD-Card is only up to 21 MB/s, USB2.0 (at least at PI3) up to 40 MB/s. I have a cheap USB3.0 USB stick with 35 MB/s, 12 MB/s read, write on the PI3. Here is a how-to (first page last post): https://www.raspberr...
by Taxicletter
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Temperature readings
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

Re: Temperature readings

I suggest you use Raspbian. I have no idea what Ubuntu MATE may or may not support. That is a suggestion... so ... thanks I guess. But it doesn't really help me with my issue, I'm not interested in Raspbian....I want to get this new MATE version to work. Indeed, Raspbian is much more discussed here...
by Taxicletter
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rename SD card (no permission)
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Rename SD card (no permission)

Some operations require root level permission. If you are using sudo in front of gparted and you are using that to rename it, that should work. FAT32 doesn't have support on the drive itself for the unix permission scheme, so if you are mounting it some way, the permissions you see might not be wha...
by Taxicletter
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trouble installing RISCOS on Pi3
Replies: 39
Views: 23972

Re: Trouble installing RISCOS on Pi3

Step Three download and install https://sourceforge.net/projects/piwriter/ to your mac then use this to make a SD card for Risc OS please bar in mind that the SD card needs to be 2GB or bigger this it what you will end up with. I downloaded that PiWriter, but when I open it, nothing really opens (o...
by Taxicletter
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rename SD card (no permission)
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Rename SD card (no permission)

Hi, I just bought a SD card, 8 GB class 10, I formatted it with gparted , FAT32 and now I want to rename it. I can't do that, because I have no rights ??? I'm in the same account (I only have the default Pi-user ) as the one with which I formatted. Where is the logic in that??? When I see the proper...
by Taxicletter
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TFT screen, switching between TFT and HDMI
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

TFT screen, switching between TFT and HDMI

Hello RaspPis, I was wondering, if I buy a TFT display like this: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2353 , is it easy to switch between that screen and an HDMI monitor, or is it even possible to use both at the same time? I'm planning to make a portable computer with my Raspberry Pi 3, but at home I ...
by Taxicletter
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Expecting Too Much
Replies: 42
Views: 18790

Re: Expecting Too Much

It feels as if everything runs more smoothly now. Not sure if that's because of the overclocking or the force_turbo, but I'll leave everything as it is, as long as it goes well :-). I have a class 10 16GB card. Starting up from a USB stick is faster? Thanks for the info, I know a little more now :-).
by Taxicletter
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 110387

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

I was talking about the OS, sorry to be not precise.
But if it's not really useable, I won't bother :-)
by Taxicletter
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Expecting Too Much
Replies: 42
Views: 18790

Re: Expecting Too Much

If you force the CPU to be all the time at the higher frequency with force_turbo=1 in the config.txt, what signs/s do you get when benchmarking with the command openssl speed rsa4096 -multi $(grep -c ^processor /proc/cpuinfo) ? Forked child 0 Forked child 1 Forked child 2 Forked child 3 +DTP:4096:p...
by Taxicletter
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Expecting Too Much
Replies: 42
Views: 18790

Re: Expecting Too Much

As said , cool your Pi actively and check if the cpufreq governor is set to "performance" . echo performance > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor ghans I get " access denied ". I tried with sudo in front of it, same result. What is that governor anyway? I'll google it...
by Taxicletter
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 110387

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

I can't find the chromium download on your blog, is that correct? Can I still find it somewhere?
Thanks you!
by Taxicletter
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Expecting Too Much
Replies: 42
Views: 18790

Re: Expecting Too Much

What's this? "Running a nominal speed"? What speed are you talking about, where can I control that? I tried Raspbian, now trying Ubuntu Mate, both to slow to be useable... There are several things that can be problems and they include, I suppose, throttling due to overheating. That shouldn't be a p...
by Taxicletter
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trouble installing RISCOS on Pi3
Replies: 39
Views: 23972

Re: Trouble installing RISCOS on Pi3

You don't have to. If you wrote the RC14 image on the SD card, you have already a PiBoot FAT partition. You need to update some files with the latest version of the firmware. These files: BOOTCODE.BIN FIXUP.DAT START.ELF CONFIG.TXT Then you need to update the ROM image with the latest one for the P...
by Taxicletter
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: e-ink display useability
Replies: 7
Views: 2852

Re: e-ink display useability

Okay, thanks for the info and good luck with your project! ;-)
by Taxicletter
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trouble installing RISCOS on Pi3
Replies: 39
Views: 23972

Re: Trouble installing RISCOS on Pi3

I'm not sure how to do this. I put the image on a SD card, I start my Raspberry and it stops at the rainbow screen. How can I update anything from there? EDIT: Ah, I have to do the update on my Mac before I use the card. Sorry. And I copied the content of PiBoot to my SD card, I should leave the ima...
by Taxicletter
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Expecting Too Much
Replies: 42
Views: 18790

Re: Expecting Too Much

Regarding the speed of the pi2, and I suppose pi3, did you verify that it is really running at its nominal speed? What's this? "Running a nominal speed"? What speed are you talking about, where can I control that? I tried Raspbian, now trying Ubuntu Mate, both to slow to be useable... Overclocking ...
by Taxicletter
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Ubuntu Core Snappy on Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 15
Views: 22552

Re: Ubuntu Core Snappy on Raspberry Pi 3

Go with Raspbian or Ubuntu MATE your experience will be much better that way. It does work " out of the box ", but can you really use it for daily use (surfing, mailing, ...). On my Pi3, I don't feel like that's possible. Raspbian is doable, Ubuntu is out of the question, although it looks nice eno...
by Taxicletter
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi3 - ubuntu mate - bluetooth not detected
Replies: 10
Views: 6313

Re: Rpi3 - ubuntu mate - bluetooth not detected

I installed Ubuntu Mate with BerryBoot and wifi is working (Pi3). Didn't try Bluetooth, since they stated it wouldn't work. What's the performance of Ubuntu on your Pi? Raspbian was a lot faster for me, but both are too slow to really use. The time to switch windows or programs, to load webpages or ...
by Taxicletter
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is everyone having such an issue install OS?
Replies: 43
Views: 5200

Re: Why is everyone having such an issue install OS?

I went from Noobs to Ubuntu Mate and never had an issue that i didn't cause. Just wondering what is everyone sticking with after their first week of screwing with the Pi, after putting Ubuntu on it. Been running perfect. Answering the original question: I tried Raspbian and that works fine . The de...
by Taxicletter
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Necessary Power Supply?
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Necessary Power Supply?

Great! I'll go buy my solarpowered-powerbank! Thanks.
by Taxicletter
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: xfce?
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Re: xfce?

In search for a way to improve performance, I did change to XFCE. I used this guide and it worked: Follow the step-by-step guide provided by yours truly :-) First install XFCE4 (consider also installing the xfce4-goodies package for extra visual candy) sudo apt-get install xfce4 Then list all instal...

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