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by andrum99
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I get vi back
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: How do I get vi back

Laterst version of raspberry pi OS, I'm trying to use vi and it is acting very strangely. Turns out it is actually vim. I don't want vim, I don't like vim, I want actual vi. Can anyone tell me how to get it back? sudo apt install --reinstall vim vim-common vim-runtime vim-tiny That should wipe the ...
by andrum99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: How "optimised" is Pi OS, compared to Ubuntu 20.04?
Replies: 30
Views: 1375

Re: How "optimised" is Pi OS, compared to Ubuntu 20.04?

I am biased, but I look on it as: Raspberry Pi OS is the official OS, that means everything we do is tested on that OS, We do not test on other OS's. Everything we optimise is tested on that OS, nothing else. If you have a bug, you will need to prove it is present on our OS - there's no use coming ...
by andrum99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB 3.0 hubs unreliable on Pi4
Replies: 50
Views: 5322

Re: USB 3.0 hubs unreliable on Pi4

Hi, I went to UH720 hub (https://www.tp-link.com/pl/home-networking/computer-accessory/uh720), and I changed the OS to raspbian OS 64 bit. The PI itself is powered from one of the hub's charging ports and is now booting from one of the 3 SSDs connected to the hub. After moving around 1.5TB of data ...
by andrum99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB 3.0 hubs unreliable on Pi4
Replies: 50
Views: 5322

Re: USB 3.0 hubs unreliable on Pi4

Hi, I went to UH720 hub (https://www.tp-link.com/pl/home-networking/computer-accessory/uh720), and I changed the OS to raspbian OS 64 bit. The PI itself is powered from one of the hub's charging ports and is now booting from one of the 3 SSDs connected to the hub. After moving around 1.5TB of data ...
by andrum99
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI/EDID issues with RPI4 and a Samsung TV
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: HDMI/EDID issues with RPI4 and a Samsung TV

Sounds like a cable issue. Thanks for helping, but the cable is fine (as I said everything works if connected to another TV) and it's a straight micro HDMI to HDMI cable. :mrgreen: To answer your original question - it is unlikely to be an EDID problem. HDMI sources simply request EDID information ...
by andrum99
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: How "optimised" is Pi OS, compared to Ubuntu 20.04?
Replies: 30
Views: 1375

Re: How "optimised" is Pi OS, compared to Ubuntu 20.04?

DougieLawson wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:09 pm
The benefit of Ubuntu is that they don't stick with old packages (unlike DebIan).
This is the major argument in favour of Ubuntu, versus Raspberry Pi OS which is based on Debian.
by andrum99
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: How "optimised" is Pi OS, compared to Ubuntu 20.04?
Replies: 30
Views: 1375

Re: How "optimised" is Pi OS, compared to Ubuntu 20.04?

So just picked up a RPI4 8GB, and pondering what OS to put on there (I have a Pi3B at the moment, running Raspbian). My real issue with Debian based OS are some of the packages are so old, it's really hard to get stuff working, many current packages in Debian maintainer's eyes are actually consider...
by andrum99
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI/EDID issues with RPI4 and a Samsung TV
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: HDMI/EDID issues with RPI4 and a Samsung TV

I've just connected HDMI0 port of the RPI 4B 4GB to a Samsung UE55NU7170 LED TV when I noticed that there might be either a EDID or HDMI issue with the board. Every now and then (in term of seconds) the TV looses the signal or reboots and this does not happen if I connect again my previous RPI 3B+ ...
by andrum99
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fails booting from SSD 6-15 driver.
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Fails booting from SSD 6-15 driver.

The external drive was supplied power by a USB hub. The reset was never seen from the pi. Even killing power to the pi. I had to unplug the drive or kill power to the hub. I don't know if this is common or if the hub is faulty. There was a change went into the firmware today related to changing som...
by andrum99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Problem with omxplayer in Buster OS
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Problem with omxplayer in Buster OS

So, it really is a hardware limitation of the Pi4? Not really. omxplayer is purely a tool to allow you to play videos using the built-in video codecs in the GPU. If the codec for the particular type of video you are trying to play is not enabled, it won't work. As has been stated already, some code...
by andrum99
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 234
Views: 24277

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

Status update... Got new modules through rpi-update. Still losing the task bar for log in IDs other than 'pi'. Still the wrong thread to be discussing this on. If you really want to get someone's attention, open a bug on https://github.com/RPi-Distro/repo, or start a new thread with an appropriate ...
by andrum99
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where is the pi 4 in regards to Opengles 3.2/Vulkan support? Is there a good place to follow progress?
Replies: 37
Views: 2375

Re: Where is the pi 4 in regards to Opengles 3.2/Vulkan support? Is there a good place to follow progress?

Trading isn't a charity. It's wholly owned by a charity. So no share value? Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd is not a public limited company, PLC, so its shares are not traded publicly. It is a private limited company. Although it has shares, they are all owned by the parent company, Raspberry Pi Foundat...
by andrum99
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of Raspberry Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 2316

Re: Future of Raspberry Pi

ejolson wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:43 pm
...
I think the concern is related to the preliminary Bullseye hardware qualification chart
...
A quick comparison with the same chart for Buster shows very little change, so I don't expect there to be a problem. The Buster chart is at https://release.debian.org/buster/arch_qualify.html
by andrum99
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB MSD bootloader EEPROM second update 2020-06-03 - BETA
Replies: 54
Views: 4742

Re: USB MSD bootloader EEPROM 2020-06-03 - BETA

jsimmonstx wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Where else can we get the appropriate elf/dat files?
...
Update in the normal way - they are now in the main firmware package:

Code: Select all

sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
by andrum99
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Anyone tried ZFS on Pi 4 or planning to do so?
Replies: 17
Views: 10515

Re: Anyone tried ZFS on Pi 4 or planning to do so?

I've got a simpler solution:

1. Install Ubuntu 20.04 arm64 on Pi
2. sudo apt install zfs-dkms

That works well for my simple use case.

Edit: note that you will lose Pi-specific graphics acceleration. Ubuntu for Pi is a server version and does not include that.
by andrum99
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 234
Views: 24277

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

Thanks, does it boot once the SD card is inserted? If I understand this correctly rootfs is on USB and bootfs is on SD card which isn't present at boot. I'll try to reproduce that but it would be useful to know whether it's bypassing the error pattern or if it gets stuck in USB boot mode. The state...
by andrum99
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Pies that failed testing at the factory
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Wanted: Pies that failed testing at the factory

There was a time when Maxtor earned themselves a few extra quid by selling (for a nominal fee) some hard disks that had failed their quality control system. These were drives that may have had one or two bad sectors, but their quality control had identified them as likely to get worse, or fail compl...
by andrum99
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 234
Views: 24277

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

Why does rpi-eeprom-update insist that VL805 000137ad is later than 000138a1 ? It doesn't. The latest update available to the rpi-eeprom-update script is 000137ad, so when it finds the VL805 has a newer EEPROM it tells you that it is up-to-date. It also reports the latest version available to it, 0...
by andrum99
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Operating System
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Operating System

Hello, I have had a raspberry pi for nearly a year now and just got a new laptop, Because I have got a new laptop, I was thinking of installing some different operating systems on the rpi. I was just wondering, can I reinstalling the operating system from the start screen (Hold shift for recovery m...
by andrum99
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Is /tmp strictly in RAM or does it physically write to the disk (SD card)?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Is /tmp strictly in RAM or does it physically write to the disk (SD card)?

thagrol wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:06 pm
andrum99 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:48 am
By default on Linux, /tmp is on swap.
I suspect that varies by distribution.

On the stock raspbian buster installs I have here /tmp is nothing more than a directory on the root partition.
You're right. I hadn't checked that before I posted. My bad.
by andrum99
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Please don't bundle / preinstall bookshelf in the distribution.
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: Please don't bundle / preinstall bookshelf in the distribution.

... I get plenty of free stuff form Google Store and Microsoft Store. ... They also contain stuff that costs money, like a real store. Calling something that contains only free stuff a 'store' would be counter-intuitive. Also, the purpose of the 'Recommended Software' app, as I understand it, is to...
by andrum99
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Please don't bundle / preinstall bookshelf in the distribution.
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: Please don't bundle / preinstall bookshelf in the distribution.

bensimmo wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:30 pm
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I get plenty of free stuff form Google Store and Microsoft Store.
...
They also contain stuff that costs money, like a real store. Calling something that contains only free stuff a 'store' would be counter-intuitive.
by andrum99
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Please don't bundle / preinstall bookshelf in the distribution.
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: Please don't bundle / preinstall bookshelf in the distribution.

Speaking of Recommended Software I think it would be better to have this near the Bookshelf but labeled RaspberryPi Store, more modern and relevant wording for such things. There was previously an app store on the official Pi OS (can't remember if it was pre-Raspbian). The 'Recommended Software' ap...
by andrum99
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 208
Views: 27848

Re: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version

... One more (probably not relevant): cannot connect both SSDs I have, so I had to add powered USB3 hub to connect other SSD I used with 4GB Pi4 and 32bit OS. Still - no issues there as I am sure I couldn't done it before, too. ... That's normal. Generally the Pi can only power a single USB hard di...

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