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by mrreality13
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plans on Buying RaspberryPi
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Plans on Buying RaspberryPi

i got this kit last month ,very happy with it,did have to use a nail file to make it easier to remove sd card a tiny bit,after exhaustive research i determined the few bucks i would a saved buying the stuff separate was just too annoying. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L16MXBF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_...
by mrreality13
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: never noticed em mention Pi in a release directly before
Replies: 2
Views: 2547

never noticed em mention Pi in a release directly before

https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10504
"Ubuntu 19.04 is based on the Linux release series 5.0. It includes support for AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics processor, complete support for the Raspberry Pi 3B and the 3B+,
by mrreality13
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 questions
Replies: 166
Views: 13368

Re: Pi 4 questions

Just imagine how many oil wells and power stations we could dispense with if all of the 200/300 watt PCs currently displaying call centre scripts and other undemanding office tasks were replaced by 10 watt Raspberry Pi 5s. First you reintroduced children (of all ages) to computing, now save the pla...
by mrreality13
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 5.1ch audio output? AndroidAuto
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: 5.1ch audio output? AndroidAuto

5.1 will be tough and expensive to find,however do you want a DAC and amp or just a DAC? this ? https://www.amazon.com/Innomaker-Amplifier-Expansion-Raspberry-Capacitor/dp/B07P8F6V62/ref=sr_1_38?crid=15T37HUGZHVUZ&keywords=raspberry+pi+sound+card&qid=1553826656&s=electronics&sprefix=Raspberry+Pi+sou...
by mrreality13
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: This 10$ pcb adds keyboard to a PI zero, for a handheld PC.
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: This 10$ pcb adds keyboard to a PI zero, for a handheld PC.

https://www.tindie.com/products/electronictrik/snaponair-raspberry-pi-zero-pcb/# This $10 PCB lets you build a handheld PC with a Raspberry Pi Zero W (plus a display) https://liliputing.com/2019/03/this-10-pcb-lets-you-build-a-handheld-pc-with-a-raspberry-pi-zero-w-plus-a-display.html That's an int...
by mrreality13
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 questions
Replies: 166
Views: 13368

Re: Pi 4 questions

Burngate wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:04 pm
jamesh wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Just as long as everyone realises that the Pi4 spec is set in stone
Ah, but what sort of stone? Basalt? Granite? Chalk? Marble?
My preference would be either Gneiss or Schist, only because they're difficult to spell.
pi 4 / pet rock
by mrreality13
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: This 10$ pcb adds keyboard to a PI zero, for a handheld PC.
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

This 10$ pcb adds keyboard to a PI zero, for a handheld PC.

https://www.tindie.com/products/electronictrik/snaponair-raspberry-pi-zero-pcb/# This $10 PCB lets you build a handheld PC with a Raspberry Pi Zero W (plus a display) https://i1.wp.com/liliputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/pcb_05.jpg?resize=700%2C464&ssl=1 https://liliputing.com/2019/03/this-10...
by mrreality13
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSD Boot Process
Replies: 49
Views: 5597

Re: SSD Boot Process

i have 2 of these on a zero and a 3b+ both 120 gb...same size as a zero btw
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077Q ... UTF8&psc=1
by mrreality13
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Multiple Pi's to replace W10
Replies: 39
Views: 3097

Re: Multiple Pi's to replace W10

pibobk wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Hi All
Still very dissatisfied with MS W10 (I sometimes wonder who owns my laptop!)

this is why i love linux,who are they to tell me HOW to use the equipment I pay for :roll:
by mrreality13
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overheating in official Rpi white/red case
Replies: 30
Views: 1854

Re: Overheating in official Rpi white/red case

had this a few weeks now and never gets above 58-59c with fan on low.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079M ... UTF8&psc=1
by mrreality13
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this micro sd card good?
Replies: 34
Views: 2582

Re: Is this micro sd card good?

by mrreality13
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to expand Virtual Memory on RPi B3 +?
Replies: 30
Views: 9811

Re: How to expand Virtual Memory on RPi B3 +?

hmm i found and used this --read down to " Performance Enhancements" https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-vivaldi/ "you increase the swap space on the Raspberry Pi from 100mb to 2048mb. This change can easily be done by doing the following steps. 1. First, run the following command to open up the dph...
by mrreality13
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: diet pi VS Raspbian Lite with RPD/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3/Openbox/X11 GUI
Replies: 2
Views: 3630

Re: diet pi VS Raspbian Lite with RPD/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3/Openbox/X11 GUI

Interesting - I had been on the site to have a look as a replacement for Tiny Core Linux as that seems to have hit a stop again. Last couple of images I've done has been back on Lite - it just works :lol: What issues did you find? biggest were gettin wifi and bluetooth working as my only network is...
by mrreality13
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: diet pi VS Raspbian Lite with RPD/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3/Openbox/X11 GUI
Replies: 2
Views: 3630

diet pi VS Raspbian Lite with RPD/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3/Openbox/X11 GUI

hope this is the right spot for this. Just wanted to let the other people who like to try diff distros out ,i just did a diet pi instal,,it was an arduous task,,next time i get a new pi im a just use Raspbian Lite with my choice of de..took over 3 hrs to tweek it to MY liking,,.... :) ,but ya know w...
by mrreality13
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 487
Views: 189527

Re: What was your first computer?

circa: 1999 was a hp with a cele something or other that my aunt gave me that had been in a house fire in winter and frozen in about 8 inches of water from firemen in oh feb...took it home tore it down let it sit about a week to dry out re assembled and it fired up and was in service for almost 4 yr...
by mrreality13
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero USB hub
Replies: 96
Views: 76287

Re: Pi Zero USB hub

i use this ,its tha same size as a zero ,actually have it velcroed to the bottom of my zero case .I have a wireless keyboard dongle and 2 ssd usb drives pluged in and all work fine w/ a offical pi power brick
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JL ... UTF8&psc=1
by mrreality13
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: External USB HDD
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: External USB HDD

i use a ssd no sd card no issue-this one-its the size of a zero w/ a short usb cord
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077Q ... UTF8&psc=1
by mrreality13
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 720p vS 1080p on a 3b+
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: 720p vS 1080p on a 3b+

There is a hardware accelerated, full screen media player called OMX Player included with Raspbian (Desktop versions). It's a CLI utility, but you can make it the default player when opening a video as follows. To get the file manager to correctly launch OMX Player with a double-click on the file. ...
by mrreality13
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 720p vS 1080p on a 3b+
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: 720p vS 1080p on a 3b+

that makes sense--noticed your title and as a old 90,s builder i still giggle w/ amazement at what the lil zero can do, but still prefer its big brother as my media ctr//surfer . ps:is there a thread where i can post amazon links to great priced accessories that work well with our pi's? If they are...
by mrreality13
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 720p vS 1080p on a 3b+
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: 720p vS 1080p on a 3b+

The big difference is that you still have the X11 window manager visible with VLC, whilst Kodi takes over the whole display. Rendering through X11 requires resizing the decoded video to the right size to fill the window (and no more), convert to RGBA, and then copy it into the frame buffer (expensi...
by mrreality13
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 720p vS 1080p on a 3b+
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: 720p vS 1080p on a b+

LTolledo wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:21 am
which "B+" are we talking about here? the "1B+" or the "3B+"?
oops 3b+ sorry will edit post
by mrreality13
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 720p vS 1080p on a 3b+
Replies: 8
Views: 768

720p vS 1080p on a 3b+

Hi gang , question i have is i have a 3b+ with full raspbian as well as kodi installed in it-in raspbian when i play a 720 in vlc it plays fine but freezes with a 1080..yet if i launch kodi both play flawlessly in kodi(including h265),could some one explain why this is ?not a big issue just curious ...
by mrreality13
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: What pi, what OS, for Kodi media server only.
Replies: 17
Views: 4160

Re: What pi, what OS, for Kodi media server only.

im using my zero w and https://libreelec.tv/ and its running 1080p just fine :D Thanks for the info, I've been waiting to hear from someone that's using a Zero for Kodi. yw..maybe its my age but im still tickled that something 1/5 th the size of a cheep phone and its low cost does what it does.i ac...
by mrreality13
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: What pi, what OS, for Kodi media server only.
Replies: 17
Views: 4160

Re: What pi, what OS, for Kodi media server only.

im using my zero w and https://libreelec.tv/ and its running 1080p just fine :D
by mrreality13
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: HD TV looks terrible
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: HD TV looks terrible

what hw do you use?,thanx

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