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by wildfire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding second camera to Rpi 3?
Replies: 14
Views: 532

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.
by wildfire
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can Pi 4 replace a laptop for streaming?
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Can Pi 4 replace a laptop for streaming?

By all means buy a Pi if you have an interest in computing/programming/electronics, but may I ask? What's wrong with your current setup?

If it ain't broke don't fix it.
by wildfire
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 4 2 Go fried a new SD card
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Pi 4 2 Go fried a new SD card

mcnahum wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Should be an official one...
Should be does not mean it is. Where did you get it from?
and it work for a day without any issue
Yeah counterfeits have a habit of working fine until you over write the actual space trying to write to fictitious (reported) space.
by wildfire
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi Upgrading.
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Raspberry Pi Upgrading.

Hi, i don't own a raspberry pi yet. But i am about to buy one for a project i am working on. (Probably a RPI 3 B+) Hope you haven't bought that 3B+ yet. :D All the replies you've received are valid, when you buy a Pi you get what's in the box. Anything on the board is fixed and cannot be upgraded (...
by wildfire
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Running/executing bash scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Running/executing bash scripts

Dogga85 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:43 am
all that because I had sudo.
Nothing to do with sudo in this case though certainly not advised unless required.

Read the latter part of rpdom's post, you did not specify the location of your script when using chmod.
by wildfire
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pricing of Pi models
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Pricing of Pi models

Appreciating power consumption may be a factor but am wondering; the new 1GB Pi 4 is priced almost the same as a 1GB Pi 3+ so what would prompt someone to purchase a Pi 3+ Form factor, new connectors means new cables/adapters, probably a new enclosure. what's cheaper replacing a like for like or ta...
by wildfire
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is my cell phone charger good enough to supply power to my raspberry pi
Replies: 20
Views: 1195

Re: Is my cell phone charger good enough to supply power to my raspberry pi

The official RPI power supply has a button that shuts off power to the RPI News to me, all my Pi's are powered by the Official supply. It could be new, country related or a feature of the enclosure of your Pi (One of my cases does have a power on/reboot/off switch but it's not official). A link to ...
by wildfire
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow
Replies: 20
Views: 1110

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow

OK, can't help you there. I don't use the over bloated chromium browser. With my Pi's I use firefox.
by wildfire
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow
Replies: 20
Views: 1110

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow

I have a couple of 3B+'s, one with codec licences the other without.

How about giving us a link to you tube that stutters for you.
by wildfire
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Beginner dev environment question
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Beginner dev environment question

If you're willing to learn some experience with cross compiling I can recommend FPC/Lazarus. Free Pascal (FPC) is a write once compile anywhere compiler which from what I read from your post covers all your needs and also comes with a superb IDE ( Lazarus ). Basically, you write your programs on any...
by wildfire
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Torrentbox - What are the best options ?
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Torrentbox - What are the best options ?

OK,

1 query at a time...

You've mentioned power a few times in your post, How do you plan to power your Pi.
by wildfire
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote Control the RPi
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Remote Control the RPi

RealVNC will do what you want, both over a local WiFi/LAN and the web in general. Plenty of information out there. Google is your friend.
by wildfire
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why 80 pin IDE cable fried my Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Why 80 pin IDE cable fried my Pi

With EIDE drives the cables had to be shielded to prevent data corruption, these cables were never meant for any other use than EIDE/PATA hard drives.
by wildfire
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberrypi short circuit repair
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: New Raspberrypi short circuit repair

More information required...

Let's start with what kind of surface you rested your A+ on?

Less relevant but possibly important... What model Pi do you have? ( some may assume the A+ others may assume the 3A+)
by wildfire
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

As promised some feedback for those in a similar situation, I bought a batch of these screws and they work fine for me, be warned though that others have posted on the net that 8mm is not long enough. I don't have an issue but others are saying different.

Still prefer my Argon One case though :)
by wildfire
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

OK, for those who are interested, a quick google has shown either M2.5 x 8mm or M2.5 x 12mm.

I'll order a batch of both and will feedback my findings.
by wildfire
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

Thanks, I'll google for the size of screws.

As I have said it's a minor issue, for now it's a home awaiting a new tenant (will be ordered at end of the month) :)
by wildfire
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

They would have been able to answer your questions and provide the missing screws, although they are a pi seller they are not part of the raspberry pi foundation. I understand that pcmanbob, but I was asking the general Pi community a question before I bother the Pi Hut with what (for me) is a mino...
by wildfire
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

OK, before I complain I wish to acknowledge the prompt delivery from the Pi Hut. Ordered yesterday and received today, Thanks guys and you do a wonderful job. Now the complaint, and it is only minor. As I said the package arrived today but it didn't have any screws. Package contents were: KODI Flirc...
by wildfire
Fri May 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSD Failure???
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: SSD Failure???

@Ernst & @Andyroo Thanks for clarifying that issue, it does help. @bensimmo & again @Ernst Real Life has taken over again, but I'll try a) connecting the cable via the (powered) hub or b) locate another SATA drive to test with. I'll get back probably after the weekend. Guys, you have been splendid. ...
by wildfire
Fri May 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSD Failure???
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: SSD Failure???

AFAIK Crucial does not supply USB->SATA cable. I suspect that the cable could be your problem. You may well be correct, it could have came with another drive or perhaps purchased separately (memory fails me), in any case the cable worked for a good couple of month and does not explain the persisten...
by wildfire
Fri May 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSD Failure???
Replies: 9
Views: 332

SSD Failure???

Hi Guys & Galls, First off I wish to make clear I am not saying this is a Pi related fault, I'm just trying to troubleshoot what may have happened. My SSD failed after ~2 month of more or less constant use. (i.e. powered up but no intensive tasks). Setup below: Raspberry Pi 3B+ Argon One Case Pi Hut...
by wildfire
Sat May 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to connect to my pi on-the-go?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: How to connect to my pi on-the-go?

Sounds a little fishy to me, perhaps this thread should be deleted.

Reported to MODs
by wildfire
Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is it possible to have static IP address?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Is it possible to have static IP address?

Depends on what you mean by static IP?

If on your own LAN then yes it's certainly possible.

If on the internet facing side then that would depend on your ISP. Some service providers offer this but it may come at an additional cost.
by wildfire
Sat May 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Don't try this at home, kids!
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: Don't try this at home, kids!

Anthony S wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 5:04 pm
I'm not the only one who's had the misfortune to short the 5V and 3V3 pins on the Pi's 40-pin header.
The problem lies with the MXL7704
I beg to differ, the problem is as you stated in the earlier part of your post (above).

Gonnae no dae that, jist gonnae no.

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