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by LTolledo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [FeatureRequest]About menu item
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: [FeatureRequest]About menu item

I've always disabled the splash screen because I want to see that the Raspbian is booting properly... the suggestion of "About" menu item, for the Desktop version, either it be a "panel applet" (which can be enabled/disabled by user) or as menu item under "Preferences".... for the CLI version, somet...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Relay Question
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Relay Question

simple, use your 3A relay to control the larger capacity relay...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To the Raspberry Zero Production line...
Replies: 41
Views: 1538

Re: To the Raspberry Zero Production line...

I have access to 2.0mm and 2.5mm stainless bolts/screws so no problem for me. so far I have no need to enlarge the hole as my cases depend on the default size. if I do need a bigger hole, I have a handy manual 3.0mm drill bit (a drill bit mounted to look like a precision screw driver), a few twist i...
by LTolledo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: windows frozen in place
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: windows frozen in place

must be freezing cold in your place that even Raspbian freezes :D what's your PSU? please not another charger! how are you booting your RPi3? via microSD or via USB? any other devices connected? anything else you're not telling us? too many unknowns for us to start that it freezes out minds (and han...
by LTolledo
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Arduinno IDE on Pi no top tool bar
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Arduinno IDE on Pi no top tool bar

seems you installed the "ancient" version of arduino IDE
better uninstall it

a better procedure is shown below:
ArduinoIDE_Raspbian.jpg
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https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6#p1511716
by LTolledo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Swapping HDD for Larger Size in NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Swapping HDD for Larger Size in NAS

your instruction in fstab was for /dev/sda1 only... correct? /dev/sda2 will not mount because you have no mount instruction in fstab to mount it...... better change /dev/sda1 to /dev/sda2 in fstab or format the hdd in Raspbian, using gparted to get just one partition on the hdd, remove that unwanted...
by LTolledo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Network Attached Storage: Pi not visible on home network
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Network Attached Storage: Pi not visible on home network

try setting the following in global section of smb.conf (right below workgroup)

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wins support = yes 
by LTolledo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Swapping HDD for Larger Size in NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Swapping HDD for Larger Size in NAS

here's my version of an fstab entry that I actually use on another SBC

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/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb ntfs permissions,noatime,rw,nofail 0 0
by LTolledo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Swapping HDD for Larger Size in NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Swapping HDD for Larger Size in NAS

am assuming you are sharing the drive via samba plug in the new one set it up (format the drive, set ownership, access rights, share, edit fstab) transfer data from old drive to new drive check again file ownership and access rights if everything is ok remove old hdd settings in samba, fstab power ...
by LTolledo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is a power switch recommended?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Is a power switch recommended?

if you still want to have power switch, then

this
switched sockets.jpg
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plus this
RPFOfficialPSU .jpg
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hope it was easy to understand....
otherwise am out!
by LTolledo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The dreaded No Wireless interface issue - lots of head banging
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: The dreaded No Wireless interface issue - lots of head banging

That same USB WiFi worked on my RPi1B+ with Raspbian Buster with minimal desktop.
this is the image of the setup
breaboardpi.JPG
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by LTolledo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 170
Views: 7182

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

in our current world where going from "32bit to 64bit is inevitable"

8bit microprocessors/micro-controllers still proliferate.....and so signs of fading out (yet).....
by LTolledo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The dreaded No Wireless interface issue - lots of head banging
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: The dreaded No Wireless interface issue - lots of head banging

So both RPi3B has WiFi connection problem...is that correct? or just the 2nd hand one? it could be that the WiFi chip is malfunctioning already (never happened to me though, dunno about any body else) so the only route for network connection is via Ethernet LAN or USB WiFi adapters what USB WiFi ada...
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The dreaded No Wireless interface issue - lots of head banging
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: The dreaded No Wireless interface issue - lots of head banging

The boards with revision 1.2 are Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ so which is it? but definitely the RPi2B and RPi1B+ has no on-board wireless capability, you'll need a USB WiFi adapter for that. I have both, and used even the cheapo no-name 150MBps WiFi adapter....
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 170
Views: 7182

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

jerrm wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:14 pm
64 bit is inevitable, go ahead move forward as quickly as practical (but it doesn't have be overnight).
therefore 128bit is also inevitable... as well as 256bit.... so on and so forth....(but it doesn't have be overnight). <-- borrowing this ;)
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Samba share whole external drive
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Samba share whole external drive

for starters...search the internet regarding installing and configuring samba (believe me, there are numerous sites on the wild wild web) then read and fully understand the instructions on those web pages once its up and running and you encounter some road blocks, come back here and some of us will ...
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 170
Views: 7182

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

LTolledo wrote: ↑ Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:11 pm Will GPIO inputs be read faster with 64bit? will GPIO outputs switch faster on 64bit? No, because unless things have changed a lot, the GPIOs are 32 bit based and are in banks of 32 bits. Ok then.... I'll move to 64bit if the RPF supplied OS (and apps) goe...
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi4 vs nVidia Shield TV performance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1334

Re: Pi4 vs nVidia Shield TV performance?

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:10 am
The Asus Tinker Board around $60 uses the same SoC as the ChromeBit.......
Really? Didn't know that.... thanks for the info. :D

Unfortunately...my ATB is on hiatus for about a year now.... still no solution to "display resolution hunting" problem..... :x
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi4 vs nVidia Shield TV performance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1334

Re: Pi4 vs nVidia Shield TV performance?

from what I understand, before the original post was "deleted" and my reply was blocked out (apparently it was reported as "inappropriate") by someone.... :shock: to me the nVidia Shield TV is an "appliance" as is written on their home page: NVIDIA SHIELD TV is the essential streaming media player f...
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.
Replies: 134
Views: 6055

Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

TL:DR :mrgreen: going back to topic....any projection when the supply leveling off with the demand? ;) Given the huge numbers we are making, and the production shift to favour 4GB, and the large demand....no, no idea! I've sure some people have an inkling, but I am not privy. Months rather than wee...
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.
Replies: 134
Views: 6055

Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

TL:DR :mrgreen:

going back to topic....any projection when the supply leveling off with the demand? ;)
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 170
Views: 7182

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

Will GPIO inputs be read faster with 64bit?

will GPIO outputs switch faster on 64bit?
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Slow web browser
Replies: 38
Views: 826

Re: Slow web browser

...but I understand very little of the last paragraph to benefit from it without further guidance. when you get a new one... come back and we'll guide ya' Suggested parts list: 1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (RPi3B+) 2. at least 60GB SSD (Solid State Drive), any brand will do. (examples are from Sandis...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 2 B + Pi 3 B+ into cluster for comfortable web browsing
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Pi 2 B + Pi 3 B+ into cluster for comfortable web browsing

Hmm this sounds interesting, could you point me to where to learn about this more? Naive question, why only 1000 mb swap? they say the internet is full of stuff to learn....brought to us by those who tried and tested, and willing volunteers who want to share to the world their knowledge.... some "b...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Slow web browser
Replies: 38
Views: 826

Re: Slow web browser

I think its a model RPI1B (c)2012 if that is so, then I also have one... used as a Kodi Media Player as a web browser unit .... you can... but its very very slow.... thus not really recommended.... even if you max out the overclock settings.... better get a new RPi for that, at least RPi3B+, better ...

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