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by wildfire
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:23 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: 1612

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

piglet wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:50 am
Where did you get the tribbles?
That's the trouble with tribbles they're like busses, you look for hours waiting and then 1000's come at once.
by wildfire
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI 4 128gb SD card
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Not just you.

FWIW I just burn my images with etcher. I avoid NOOBS like the plague. If you want a choice of operating systems then uSD cards are cheap enough give each OS their own card.

With etcher there's no need to format the card, you don't even need to unzip the OS image you're burning.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Chromium 'awww snap' errors on Pi 4 1Gb
Replies: 30
Views: 1032

Re: Chromium 'awww snap' errors on Pi 4 1Gb

Probably unrelated but possibly so I'll throw it out there... Using Firefox ESR on a Pi 4b/4gb watching BBC iPlayer and after an hour or so FF crashes. Using official supply, with fan, keyboard/mouse (wireless). Nothing else connected. EDIT: Scratch that, tried with both smart tv and laptop and conn...
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i have a tight buget. is the pi 3 worth buying or should i just buy the 4
Replies: 29
Views: 1612

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

For any visitors from Qo'noS don't be worried Earth is virtually Tribble free (be aware of the rats though). You should also be aware of the dominant species who can be quite vicious and very devious.

Others have said Earth is "mostly harmless"
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 118
Views: 9037

Re: Pi4 Cooling

IMHO... Out of the various Pi's I've owned (zero's to 3b+'s) none of them needed active cooling. One of my 3b+ is in an argon one case which has both active (fan) and passive (case) and I can't recall the fan being activated at all. The 4b I have (again IMHO) does need active cooling and I am awaiti...
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 118
Views: 9037

Re: Pi4 Cooling

My Pi 4b/4 idles* at around 57 C, with the fan shim attached it's around 36 C.

No case and running 1080p HDMI with only SD card, wireless keyboard & mouse. Nothing else attached.

*idling with desktop and 1 terminal window open. Ambient temp around 20 C.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: As gift for 12 year old?
Replies: 24
Views: 5334

Re: As gift for 12 year old?

not permitted to use the families computer in case she breaks it... The "family computer" What year is it? 1997? :lol: I've got more computers than I know what to do with. They are on an extremely tight budget, don't mock it until you are there yourself. It was a while ago since I made that comment...
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to survive only on raspberry pi 4b4?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Is it possible to survive only on raspberry pi 4b4?

Don't forget air :)

I'm keeping my old(ish) laptop for gaming/x86 software and as a spare. Other than that I'd be happy to use my Pi's exclusively.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI 4 128gb SD card
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Buster from scratch in place upgrades can be dodgy. Fresh install is a lot more reliable.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI 4 128gb SD card
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Been running my Pi 4b/4 from a sandisk ultra a1 128 Gb card from day one (before that one of my 3b+'s made use of it).

No issues at all.
by wildfire
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 GPIO header disaster
Replies: 26
Views: 1580

Re: Pi4 GPIO header disaster

To get one in that condition would be very unlucky, to get 2 ???

IMHO, Something was tampered with between leaving the manufacturer and reaching the customer.
by wildfire
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Optimised Raspbian Strech
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Optimised Raspbian Strech

deathsonic18 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:41 pm
So is Raspbian Strech optimized for the Raspberry Pi 4 ?
No.
And will it ever be? :roll:
Never say never but extremely unlikely.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi question (Adafruit’s servo bonnet, can I combine it with other HAT's?)
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Raspberry pi question

That would be a question to ask ADA Fruit. It certainly does not qualify as a "Raspberry pi question".

Ada fruits website has a couple of links if you're interested in looking there.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: some tweaks for raspbian stretch
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: some tweaks for raspbian stretch

droid15 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:21 am
I wasn't satisfied with the point #6,
TBH, I wasn't satisfied with any of the points, perhaps you should go back to a windows system (and even then many users would know how to do/google what you describe).

The point of your post is (considering we're using buster now)?
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4
Replies: 40
Views: 3627

Re: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4

Thanks, it is concerning but for me not an issue.

For others who are worried stick with the official power supply.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4
Replies: 40
Views: 3627

Re: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4

binaryhermit wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:00 pm
There is the resistor issue that makes the Pi4 not work with many USB-PD chargers apparently.
Link please?

FWIW a charger IS NOT a power supply unit.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 209
Views: 30336

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Tzarls wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 pm
I see, so that's how you managed to get more power on the board and maintain the same price - the new RPi4 doesn´t include troll food! Nice trick! ;)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 209
Views: 30336

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

jdb wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:34 pm
On the contrary, this is where the fun begins...
:D Point taken, who am I to argue with the experts.

+++1

:)
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I get Clarification on How to use a 2 lead 5v fan on UNN Admission
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Can I get Clarification on How to use a 2 lead 5v fan on UNN Admission

Link looks dodgy to me unn-admissions-list-merit I'll leave for the mods to decide, in the mean time my personal advice, don't click on it.

EDIT: OK after further looking the link appears safe enough, (I still have some reservations) and apologies to the OP for raising suspicion.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 209
Views: 30336

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

James, you and your colleagues are doing a wonderful job but please don't feed the trolls.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: pi 4 stops working
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: pi 4 stops working

Define stops working?

Seriously guys (especially first time posters), there are no crystal balls here working at the moment.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 4 Trouble
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Pi 4 Trouble

Your post makes absolutely no sense.

Provide more details (though I doubt you will).
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Yes, Pi 4B (4Gb) just arrived from The Pi Hut.
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Yes, Pi 4B (4Gb) just arrived from The Pi Hut.

jahboater wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:26 pm
That's slow for the PiHut - its normally the next day!
To be fair it was highlighted on the ordering page that delivery may be delayed due to excessive demand.

I normally receive delivery next day but in this case was prepared to wait a week or so, I extra day meh.
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Yes, Pi 4B (4Gb) just arrived from The Pi Hut.
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Yes, Pi 4B (4Gb) just arrived from The Pi Hut.

Excellent service from The Pi Hut as per usual, paid for on Tuesday delivered today. :D Normally I wouldn't post here regarding their service and you usually get a follow up email from them asking if you were happy, unfortunately with my eagerness to order I miss typed my email address so a message ...
by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding second camera to Rpi 3?
Replies: 14
Views: 516

Re: Adding second camera to Rpi 3?

spock wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:46 am
i would prefer if the normal raspberry pi 4 had 2 CSI connectors and got rid of the DSI connector. who needs the DSI connector if there are two hdmi ports? :)
Perhaps you would but I'm sure others who (like myself) bought the Official 7" touch screen would probably disagree.

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