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by i486
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as home router (with FTTP)
Replies: 6
Views: 3307

Re: Pi as home router (with FTTP)

Buy Broadcom based router (Asus, etc.), install TomatoUsb or OpenWrt, etc. You will have easy for use web administration and it is Linux.
by i486
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommend small display
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Recommend small display

I want to buy small display dedicated to my Pi. I am not sure whether it be "native" Pi LCD like: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311390958183 or standard mini display with HDMI port like http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231788386390 Last thing that I found is this - plain LCD with HDMI: http://www.ebay.co.uk/it...
by i486
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Another Pi3...or?
Replies: 12
Views: 1886

Re: Another Pi3...or?

Try Pi1 B+ if the CPU power and RAM are not critical.
by i486
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best filesystem for USB-ssd?
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

Re: Best filesystem for USB-ssd?

Why NTFS with Linux? I think it is better to use ext4 or ext2 in case the contents are not critical (ext2 does not have journal and wears less the SSD).
by i486
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many users can connect and play movies from usb
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

Re: How many users can connect and play movies from usb

Is it with the same video and what resolution?
by i486
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many users can connect and play movies from usb
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

Re: How many users can connect and play movies from usb

Users have to play video like 320x240 and probably 5-6 can watch without lagging. There is no chance for 30+. You can try by running 10 video players on single PC.
by i486
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many users can connect and play movies from usb
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

Re: How many users can connect and play movies from usb

shub8050 wrote:on the connected pendrive usb3 through smb or upnp...
There is no USB3 on Pi.
by i486
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 Overheating Issue?
Replies: 110
Views: 109447

Re: Pi 3 Overheating Issue?

I hope the next model (Pi3 B+ or Pi4) will solve the overheat problem.
by i486
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smoke sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Smoke sensor

What is Google? :)
by i486
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smoke sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Smoke sensor

Does somebody connected Pi to smoke sensor?
by i486
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero good for internet usage?
Replies: 19
Views: 6516

Re: Pi Zero good for internet usage?

Web Browsing on a low end PC is quite doable. DOS+Dillo+ 80486DX4+128MB RAM, and you are good to go, just no JS. There is big difference between "quite doable" and normal usage. And with latest browsers is necessary fast CPU and more RAM - or big patience. One is a demonstration "look this works" a...
by i486
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero good for internet usage?
Replies: 19
Views: 6516

Re: Pi Zero good for internet usage?

bensimmo wrote:You can browse the web no problem. Even run Chromium on it now.
I understand the question "internet usage" as simple web server or similar, not for browsing. Who and why will struggle with such slow "PC" for browsing when 2nd hand P4/Core2 can be found for ~$50 with gigabytes of RAM and HDD?
by i486
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero good for internet usage?
Replies: 19
Views: 6516

Re: Pi Zero good for internet usage?

ntoa wrote:Is the Pi Zero fast enough for internet usage? (via wire or wireless)
Why you want Pi Zero and not other Pi? Zero has no Ethernet and the price will increase when you add it. I think Pi Zero is mainly for offline purposes - automation of something.
by i486
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card password
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

Re: SD card password

I don't see it as a "feature" that would be needed for 99.999999% of people. This is your opinion. You cannot know what think and need 99.999999% of RPi users. For some reason 100% of SD cards support password lock. However it seems impossible for implementation unless Pi4+ has integrated BIOS and ...
by i486
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card password
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

Re: SD card password

rpdom wrote:Problem here is that until Pi has loaded code from the card it does not even understand the concept of "screen", or "keyboard" or anything. So no possibility of displaying a question or reading an answer.
This is a real problem and probably the reason for the missing feature.
by i486
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card password
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

Re: SD card password

Searching google for "sd card password" shows a bunch of articles explaining how to get around a lost SD card password - this invariably involves finding a file on the card called "mmcstore" and reading the unprotected plaintext password out of it. I see you don't have any idea for the SD card lock...
by i486
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card password
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

Re: SD card password

davidcoton wrote:Unless I've missed something, implementation is NOT simple when the code has to be included in ROM on the SOC.
It is impossible to add this in Pi1-3 but in future Pi4 what is the problem with the ROM - insufficient space?
by i486
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card password
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

Re: SD card password

2) How many Pi users actually need or even want SDCard password protection? Does that justify the development cost? Implementation is very simple - don't think that development cost is something significant (for that feature). As I mentioned above, old Nokia (non-smart phones) support SD password l...
by i486
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card password
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

Re: SD card password

AIUI, the Pi runs a minimal ROM-based bootstrap on its GPU, then transfers control to the CPUs running code from the SDCard. There is no way to update the boot ROM (except a new SOC). Therefore there is no possibility of password locking an SDCard on current hardware. Then I have to wait for Pi-4 :...
by i486
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card password
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

Re: SD card password

FDE is another thing. SD card password is simple for use standard function and is used in many mobile phones and other devices. When the card is password protected, it can be unlocked for current session (until power off).
by i486
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card password
Replies: 33
Views: 5327

SD card password

Hello. I am not sure whether such feature exists or can be added. Maybe RPi has something like BIOS of PC-s where can be configured system options. The question/suggestion is: SD cards can be locked with password. RPi can ask for password at boot time like PC BIOS password but this password is used ...

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