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by boomonster
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

Due to @LTolledo's swapfile reset command, my pi is now back up to regular speed! :D Thanks!
by boomonster
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

Then would that swap reset command get rid of all the swap Chromium was using? And yes, I do have another SD card, although it has been somewhat used. I am also going to get another one for an arcade I am building. So I will try with another SD card. Another thing that could've caused some problems ...
by boomonster
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

I checked swap this weekend, and Youtube really seems to blow it on swap in Chromium. 16.0 MB as soon as I get to the web page! I think what was happening is I was using Chromium, closed Chromium, but the swap stayed in usage, so my computer acted laggy and slow until I shut it down and rebooted. -A...
by boomonster
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: STICKY: Bugs and regressions
Replies: 41
Views: 50961

Re: STICKY: Bugs and regressions

I checked /usr/bin/nuscratch, but when I used nano to check the file, nano said there was no such file. I checked, and there is a /usr/bin/scratch file, which I checked, and it has the "-vm-sound alsa" option for sound, but I am still getting that error, and no sound. :( Otherwise could I go into /u...
by boomonster
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: STICKY: Bugs and regressions
Replies: 41
Views: 50961

Re: STICKY: Bugs and regressions

I'll check this weekend. I have also installed Audacity, and a few PulseAudio gimicks. Would any of those interfere?
by boomonster
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

Sounds Great! My SD card has around 18 gigabytes of space left, so that's not the problem.
I'll check swap usage this weekend.
by boomonster
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

I checked htop yesterday, and I didn't notice anything especially slow. I haven't checked swap yet, though. I have updated and upgraded like -maybe 2 weeks ago. But I didn't even know about apt-get clean. I haven't recently autoremoved, but I should, I guess. I am new, and I only learned the whole t...
by boomonster
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

Okay. So my Pi 2 is running Raspbian Stretch ( not lite ) ontop of noobs ( I think it is v2.8 ). It has a 2.0 amp power supply running at 5 volts. As for peripherals, I have a powered USB hub connected, with several USB drives and a Wifi dongle connected ( the USB drive sizes are 512mb, 4gb, 2 16gb ...
by boomonster
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

What kind of information?
I'm new to the forum.
by boomonster
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: STICKY: Bugs and regressions
Replies: 41
Views: 50961

Re: STICKY: Bugs and regressions

Hi, I have a Pi 2 that I make games on. I use Scratch 1.4. I am making my own version of space invaders, and when I tried to import sound, or play it in the sounds palette on any sprite, I got no errors or anything that I could see - but the sounds wouldn't play. Then I ran scratch from a terminal, ...
by boomonster
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

Hi,
I have a RPi 2 v 1.1, running Raspbian Stretch.
Anyways, I have used it for a little while, and
the speed of the Pi seems to keep getting slower,
and I am left clueless... :?:
by boomonster
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi
Replies: 312
Views: 679554

Re: STICKY: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Sweet! :D
by boomonster
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi
Replies: 312
Views: 679554

Re: STICKY: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Great list!

Just a question though:
have you tried the following game?
Chromium B. S. U.

(sudo apt-get install chromium-bsu chromium-bsu-data)

Please tell me the outcome! :D
Boomonster
by boomonster
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: What is the difference between SDL, OpenGL, and OpenGLES?
Replies: 2
Views: 3009

What is the difference between SDL, OpenGL, and OpenGLES?

Hi,

Just curious... What is the difference between Simple DirectMedia Library,
OpenGL, and OpenGLES? I see them used a LOT in this forum, and I don't
know what the difference is from one to the other...

Help!
by boomonster
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: 3d graphics libraries that run on the Pi 2 that aren't slow?
Replies: 23
Views: 4312

Re: 3d graphics libraries that run on the Pi 2 that aren't slow?

I've done the GLXgears demo fullscreen, and it
seems to run fine on my Pi 2 with 64 MB of GPU
RAM. It still makes about 60 FPS!!! I don't do
much 3d gaming, so OpenGLES's graphics look
fine to me!
by boomonster
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: 3d graphics libraries that run on the Pi 2 that aren't slow?
Replies: 23
Views: 4312

Re: 3d graphics libraries that run on the Pi 2 that aren't slow?

Yikes! Things are getting confusing...
I still would like to try open gl es, because
the glxgears openGL test runs at about 60 fps
without anything else running, and open gl es
shoulden't be much worse...
by boomonster
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: How do I install SDL and PySDL?
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: How do I install SDL and PySDL?

? I have pygame installed! :?:
by boomonster
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: How do I install SDL and PySDL?
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

How do I install SDL and PySDL?

Hi there! Just wondering if anyone has successfully installed SDL 2.0 and PySDL on the Raspberry Pi 2 with Debian Stretch. When I tried in Python to: import sdl2.ext Python did this: >>> import sdl2.ext Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "/usr/local/lib/pytho...
by boomonster
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Is there a Raspbian AUTOEXEC.BAT equivilant?
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: Is there a Raspbian AUTOEXEC.BAT equivilant?

Interesting! :D
by boomonster
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Arcade coin mechinism workings?
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Arcade coin mechinism workings?

Okay. Yeah, I'm going to try make
my own, cause like I said, I've got
a small budget.
by boomonster
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 64bit Debian OS for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 12
Views: 6358

Re: 64bit Debian OS for Raspberry Pi 2

I didn't know that. I looked it up but only saw
the 32-bit part.
by boomonster
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Is there a Raspbian AUTOEXEC.BAT equivilant?
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: Is there a Raspbian AUTOEXEC.BAT equivilant?

Great! Thanks a lot. That will
help me make an arcade - I
am not using RetroPie, but I
am going to do a LOT of game
programming in Pygame to make
the games. :!: Then I can run the
program at startup! :D
by boomonster
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Arcade coin mechinism workings?
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Arcade coin mechinism workings?

It's too expensive. :cry: I've got a VERY small budget, and that would take up more than half of my budget, and then I would still need to get arcade buttons! :( To be honest, i think if you are building an Arcade, you NEED a coin tray. Otherwise good games become boooooring. What's the point of pla...
by boomonster
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Is there a Raspbian AUTOEXEC.BAT equivilant?
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Is there a Raspbian AUTOEXEC.BAT equivilant?

Hi there,

I am just curious if there is
a linux version of a DOS AUTOEXEC.BAT
file (In other words, a batch file that is
run at startup)? :?

If there is, could you please tell me the
file name and file location of the batch
file? :)

Thanks,
Boomonster :mrgreen:

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