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by LTolledo
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: External HDD mount read-write problem
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: External HDD mount read-write problem

From another RPi NAS enthusiast 2.5" HDD tested/used/currently using: 1. seagate barracuda 2TB (NTFS format) 2. seagate firecuda 2Tb (NTFS format 3. seagate barracuda 4TB (15mm thick, EXT4 format) 4. western digital 4TB (also 15mm thick, EXT4 format) 5. marshall 1TB (NTFS format) as you may have not...
by LTolledo
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MCP23017-based GPIO expander compatible with R Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: MCP23017-based GPIO expander compatible with R Pi?

Also, would using that kind of expander be a way of protecting the Pi GPIO pins from mishaps? Like the mistakes would only affect the expansion board and not the Pi? This is the same reason I got the MCP23017 (and the MCP23008) in the first place. Not the module but the IC itself (got myself some g...
by LTolledo
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB speakers trouble, complete noob, rpi 3 b (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: USB speakers trouble, complete noob, rpi 3 b (solved)

as the power output is 2W per channel and powered by 5v (from USB) most likely the speaker system is using PAM8403 which is a low power amp ic ( I could be wrong though). have one here of those USB powered speakers attached to my PiTop RPi3B. no power consumption problems so far.... and still sounds...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: file transfer help
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: file transfer help

most likely your 1TB HDD is formatted as EXT4, and your winpc cannot access that format. the only way to do file transfer is 1. install a program that can enable winpc to read/write to an EXT4 formatted drive 2. install and configure file sharing (samba) on the RPi installation, configure and share ...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not working - sudo apt-get install samba samba-common
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Not working - sudo apt-get install samba samba-common

got me surprised as well, seeing wheezy in the list

the OP was doing the update and upgrade as root, that explains the absence of sudo from the command lines...
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to play mp3\wav from pi using external sound card?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: How to play mp3\wav from pi using external sound card?

in omxplayer try playing the file using the command format below:

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omxplayer -o {usbsoundcard} /home/pi/Documents/test.mp3
replace {usbsoundcard} with the actual device name of your usb sound card

for more info have a read at the link below
https://elinux.org/Omxplayer
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Audiophile player for Wheezy
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Audiophile player for Wheezy

the latest Raspbian is backwards compatible to all RPi
make a new installation to the latest Raspbian version.... then come back here (as a new topic)
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using the Raspberry pi 4 charger
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: Using the Raspberry pi 4 charger

hmnit wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Hi I just bought the raspberry pi 4 but it says that I have to use a 5v 3a charger.
Oh boy here we go again.... bring out the popcorns and drinks!

Try if you must.... regret if you will
might seem workable to you, but still
with the recommended PSU, a peace of mind it will instill.
by LTolledo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: INSTALL WINDOWS XP 32-BITS
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: INSTALL WINDOWS XP 32-BITS

Run WinXP on natively on RPi, comes with free headaches and frustrations!

Hurry and avail of lifetime of regrets!
by LTolledo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is the raspberry pi 4 still prone to gpio shorting?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Is the raspberry pi 4 still prone to gpio shorting?

One thing for sure

The RPi4B (or any other RPi model for that matter) will not short its own GPIO....

it has to be done by "outside forces"....and the usual culprit is "human action"....
(well based on fish bone analysis, it mostly points down to "human factor" any which way you look at it...)
by LTolledo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Power warning on Pi3B+ with 5v10A supply? sw hook for low power?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Low Power warning on Pi3B+ with 5v10A supply? sw hook for low power?

just to be clear please refer to the except from the RPi3B+ schematic.

Note the location of the PP2 and PP3
RPi3B+ Power-in circuit.jpg
RPi3B+ Power-in circuit.jpg (44.54 KiB) Viewed 105 times
by LTolledo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Power warning on Pi3B+ with 5v10A supply? sw hook for low power?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Low Power warning on Pi3B+ with 5v10A supply? sw hook for low power?

try soldering directly a red 1.25mmsq to PP2 and black 1.25mmsq PP3 of the RPi3B+ then connect the red wire to the + side of the 10A PSU, the black wire to the GND part of the PSU. if with that configuration your RPi3B+ still complains about low power.... your PSU is not giving good regulation to th...
by LTolledo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: How to fry an XboxOne?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: How to fry an XboxOne?

hehehe... connecting to a shared network and complaining about seeing other devices... the only solution is to get your own private network (as trying to "exorcise" others out of the shared network might have you kicked out of the place) new router, a lawyer, or a new place... which one can you affo...
by LTolledo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: GPIO pins having trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: GPIO pins having trouble

If it is still bootable as you claimed, then it may be used for other projects that does not require GPIO functionality

and as jamesh mentioned, its unfix-able.

learn your lesson and move on....
by LTolledo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rsync - works from terminal but not as cron???
Replies: 33
Views: 705

Re: rsync - works from terminal but not as cron???

can you post the contents of your cron job? OK, where do I find that? Does the log record not show the command? If you mean the data that is being transferred, it is a the Dupliciy (Backup) output of my weather data. as root run the following command: ~# crontab -l and post the lines that does not ...
by LTolledo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: How to fry an XboxOne?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: How to fry an XboxOne?

one usually fry using hot oil :D

kidding aside, try enabling MAC filtering on your router to prevent "unauthorized access" thru your router
by LTolledo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rsync - works from terminal but not as cron???
Replies: 33
Views: 705

Re: rsync - works from terminal but not as cron???

can you post the contents of your cron job?
by LTolledo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best manners with the breadboarding ??
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Best manners with the breadboarding ??

one good point to remember is that Breadboards, when powered on is not plug and play one wrong move, then... somewhere on the breadboard, or something connected to the breadboard goes "pffft" (sometimes with matching "magic smoke" effect). RPi's GPIO are also not plug and play, same thing as stated ...
by LTolledo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:22 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: 1589

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

hmmm after several post from some of the forum members and still the OP has not responded yet most likely the OP is in a too-tight-a-budget that replying seemed prohibitive as well...(or could just really be a spam post) I can relate to the "Tribbles" part of the discussion (from the young once ;) ....
by LTolledo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which SSD to buy for raspberry pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 2077

Re: Which SSD to buy for raspberry pi?

These are the ones that I am using, none failed so far 1. Samsung EVO 860 250GB 2. Sandisk SSD Plus 240GB 3. Crucial BX500 120GB 4. Sunbow X3 60GB (this is a cheapo brand, have it for about 6 months now, still ok) While I think that most SSDs will work out of the box the real problem lies on how the...
by LTolledo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4b cooling fan wirerd to TP No??
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: Pi4b cooling fan wirerd to TP No??

my usual advice is to tap the fan's power to the incoming 5v line (prior to RPi4B's internal protection circuity, so that will be TP1 for +5v and TP7 for the GND), and not from the GPIO header 5v line. @LTolledo Perusal of https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/schematics/rp...
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4b cooling fan wirerd to TP No??
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: Pi4b cooling fan wirerd to TP No??

I too would advice against connecting the fan to the 3.3v test points... :!: my usual advice is to tap the fan's power to the incoming 5v line (prior to RPi4B's internal protection circuity, so that will be TP1 for +5v and TP7 for the GND), and not from the GPIO header 5v line. but hey! nobody here ...
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help with Pi 1b
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Help with Pi 1b

in addition to what the two gentlemen posted above...care to inform us how your powering your RPi1B?

what are the specifications written on the device powering your RPi1B?
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:31 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: 1589

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

well to answer the question

No! Dont buy either the Pi3 or the Pi4

use your remaining cash to get yourself better nourishment as its more important...!!
(lack of it seems evident on your first post)
by LTolledo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Advice requested; Pi 4 NAS - 1, 2 or 4Gb of RAM?
Replies: 17
Views: 2066

Re: Advice requested; Pi 4 NAS - 1, 2 or 4Gb of RAM?

...or simply go directly with an Odroid XU4. Gbit ethernet inside and 2x USB3... Exactly what the Pi4 has. And the Pi4 has faster Cortex-A72 CPU's, up to 4GB memory, brilliant support, and doesn't require a noisy fan. ....and much cheaper too....dont forget that one! why do you ask? from where I am...

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