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by hansotten
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using raspberry pi 4 B as an everyday desktop?
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Using raspberry pi 4 B as an everyday desktop?

Yes, the RPi 4B can be used for the tasks you mention. At least the 2 GB version looks like a good candidate. It will not be a real portable solution a laptop offers, more a desktop replacement. If portability and ease to setup (Raspbian and the firmware are updated all the time now in these early d...
by hansotten
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?
Replies: 77
Views: 6309

Re: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?

Us medieval crusaders still have a cause. Repel the foreign invaders! :) <offtopic> Ah, crusaders were not repelling foreign invaders, they were more like invading barbarian armies, conquering and looting and murdering and destroying even other christian nations (like the Eastern Roman empire/Byzan...
by hansotten
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?
Replies: 77
Views: 6309

Re: Are there any benefits from the Raspberry Pi using ARM?

As a counter experience: I recently put a fresh Win 7 installation onto a PC and then upgraded it to Win 10. The whole process took almost 24 hours. Including hunting around on the net for drivers and such so as to get Win 7 into a state that it could connect to the net and upgrade itself. Contrast...
by hansotten
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 43520

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

The RPi VideoCore4 family is now complete and do not expect any news till at least 2020. To quote your favorite remark: poppycock and boulderdash! Speculation! Do not pretend you are speaking for the Foundation and know the roadmap! You do know new Raspberry Pi products are never announced until th...
by hansotten
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Model 3 A+ will not boot
Replies: 22
Views: 3575

Re: Raspberry Pi Model 3 A+ will not boot

Update your software on the card. The A+ is supported only since a month or so..

Download the latest and burn with Etcher.
by hansotten
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: 3.5 tft lcd very laggy low frame rate
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Re: 3.5 tft lcd very laggy low frame rate

Pimoroni, Adafruit are known to support their products much longer than the Chinese. Waveshare might be allright, Though spi based tft's are not the fastest. HDMI is a better option, it works with any OS and version. Just make sure there are instructions how to drive the tft in current Raspbian vers...
by hansotten
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: 3.5 tft lcd very laggy low frame rate
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Re: 3.5 tft lcd very laggy low frame rate

If the driver delivers an image that means you are in luck: the driver is functional. Most of these tft displays come with closed drivers and/or just an OS image you cant update. These tft's are not very fast, due to low spi transfer rates and not optimized hardware and driver. Have a look at what y...
by hansotten
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Official RPI 7" touchscreen display support for community Operating Systems

It can be done without Raspbian, in Ultibo it works fine.
by hansotten
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install screen drivers?
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: How to install screen drivers?

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:53 am
Personally, I would not trust any third party supplied OS. Who knows what they secretly installed on it.
true.

The first link I supplied is not to an image but an actual driver installation recipe.
by hansotten
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install screen drivers?
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: How to install screen drivers?

Hi, did you try the Waveshare drivers? It is recommended as working on the first page of reviews on that product. Always read reviews! Good for the price 2018-04-24 03:27:16 Very easy to build case. Good working display. Difficult to install drivers. This worked for me: https://www.waveshare.com/wik...
by hansotten
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install screen drivers?
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: How to install screen drivers?

In the reviews on the banggood page:

https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/3.5inch_RPi_LCD_(A)

seems to work for one of the buyers.

Worth a try!
by hansotten
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: WIP: A new learning Toy OS, for the RPi 3B.
Replies: 31
Views: 6592

Re: WIP: A new learning Toy OS, for the RPi 3B.

drgeoff wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:35 pm
DavOS rolls off the tongue better. :)
And sounds a lot like a well known skiing resort in Switzerland!
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 43520

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

Its not my data :)

Gareth Halfacree deserves the credit !
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 43520

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

https://medium.com/@ghalfacree/benchmarking-the-raspberry-pi-3-a-a7d4df181244 gives comprehensive benchmarks of the 3 A+ compared with the rest of the Pi family. It confirms my expectation that under heavy CPU load it is nearly quite as power hungry as the 3B. but less than the 3 B+. With no load th...
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 43520

Re: Pi 3 A+ !!

The 3A+ will have a market - headless devices that need power but not memory (which is actually most applications, anyone who thinks they need 1GB of RAM probably needs to fix their code). No need to increase the price to $30 and have 1GB. True, cost is indeed a valid reason to keep memory to a rea...
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 43520

Re: Pi 3 A+ !!

mikerr wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:01 am

my only minor grumble is that 512MB ram.
Yea, bit of a disappointment. Reasons may be a combination of cost saving and less power usage.
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 43520

STICKY: Pi 3 A+

A new Pi! Good surprise again! Saw the announcement at Pimorono's Bilgetank! From the blog by Eben: TL;DR: you can now get the 1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking and improved thermals of Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller form factor, and at the smaller price of $25. Meet the Raspberry Pi 3 Mod...
by hansotten
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: What? no Android support?
Replies: 37
Views: 14575

Re: What?

The RPi Foundation point of view is not as black and white as Dougie or Mahjong in the sticky state, look at the statement on Android Things e.g. Quote from from raspberrypi.org: WILL IT RUN ANDROID OR ANDROID THINGS? Raspberry Pi themselves do not support the consumer version of Android that you ma...
by hansotten
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cannot Search Forum
Replies: 31
Views: 3625

Re: Cannot Search Forum

Search is back!

Thanks maintainers of the forum, fighting the bad guys!

While searching the forum is not that good for a general search, google is indeed better, the Menu options e.g. Newposts is very useful and appreciated.
by hansotten
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Active Topics" button
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: "Active Topics" button

Something broken on the forum. Search not allowed, new posts not available.

Reboot the forum!
by hansotten
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using VGA monitors with the Pi 3
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Using VGA monitors with the Pi 3

In the past many posts were made concerning HDMI to VGA adapters suitable for a Raspberry Pi. Not all were working, cheap ebay China ones even damaged the Pi due to excessive power taken from the Pi over the HDMI connection. Some shops sell HDMI to VGA adapters known to work well. Your report of Ras...
by hansotten
Wed May 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 b+ can't boot volumio OS
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Pi3 b+ can't boot

@Mahjong, outdated info, check before you post ;), supported since march! Version 2.389 released , it officially provides PI 3B+ support, https://volumio.org/forum/volumio-for-raspberry-t9328-20.html Re: Volumio for Raspberry PI 3b+ Postby michelangelo » Mon Mar 26 2018 19:36 Version 2.389 released,...

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