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by Brad Q
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Thunderbird SLOW startup
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: New Thunderbird SLOW startup

Well since I do not use the calender, I removed lightning. No change in start up time. I was actually surprised that apt did not want to remove Thunderbird with it.
by Brad Q
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Thunderbird SLOW startup
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: New Thunderbird SLOW startup

There was a notice that Thunderbird and the calendar (Lightning?) were separated into two units. So you MAY be seeing a Lightning issue and not a Thunderbird issue. OR it may be a linkage issue between the two.
by Brad Q
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Thunderbird SLOW startup
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: New Thunderbird SLOW startup

I THINK you and I MAY be seeing two different things. For me once Thunderbird is up and running, it is OK. It is just that it takes long enough to start that I am beginning to think I did not hit the icon properly. Edit: I ran the updates this morning and no change. However, I did notice that my CPU...
by Brad Q
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Thunderbird SLOW startup
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

New Thunderbird SLOW startup

I ran an update today and now the new Thunderbird (1:68.5.0-1~deb10u1+rpi2) is starting very slow (45+ seconds). It and Lightning were the only two updates. The previous version started in about 15 seconds. I tried a command line start and it did not spit any errors. Did a reboot and no change. Any ...
by Brad Q
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.
Replies: 98
Views: 20398

Re: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.

I got a working compile following the instructions from here: https://scruss.com/blog/2020/02/16/freecad-on-raspberry-pi-4/ A few things I would change: 1. make j-8 (towards the bottom, sets max # of threads, more=faster) 2. make install (after you have tested it to make sure it runs ok) 3. alias fr...
by Brad Q
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 314
Views: 113200

Re: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy

Ron This probably me just missing something along the way. I normally keep the WiFi shut off (Ethernet guy) but I needed to use it the other day. Other than pulling the SD card and editing it on another computer, how do I change the config file on the SD card? It took me a while(longer than I care t...
by Brad Q
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.
Replies: 98
Views: 20398

Re: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.

There is a version of Cura for Pis too. The select face to put on print bed button is the only thing that I noticed missing.
by Brad Q
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.
Replies: 98
Views: 20398

Re: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.

I guess I should have prefaced my statement that while I am new to Pi's I have been using Linux exclusively since Fedora Core four (FC4) back in 2004(?) and eperimenting before that. Usually in the mainstream any package that is broken for much over a year is just dead, and if it is something that y...
by Brad Q
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.
Replies: 98
Views: 20398

Re: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.

I should have said 'still not functional". I noted the start date on the opening thread and hoped in the 8(?) months since the problem was found it would have been fixed. I have only been using a Pi4 since August. I understand that this is out of the Pi devs hands, but is it common for something to ...
by Brad Q
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How close can a neo magnet safely be to a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: How close can a neo magnet safely be to a Raspberry Pi?

To be clear; I am not going to use magnets to mount the board to the case but to mount the flats(walls of the case) to the frame. So the magnets will probably be a couple of inches away from the board. I initially thought about putting long standoffs on one of the flats to mount the motherboard, but...
by Brad Q
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.
Replies: 98
Views: 20398

Re: FreeCAD on PI4 and Raspbian Buster.

From the looks of things the packages that are in the Pi repo are non functional. Is that correct?
by Brad Q
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How close can a neo magnet safely be to a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 9
Views: 811

How close can a neo magnet safely be to a Raspberry Pi?

A little long here but bear with me: I am on my first Pi (Pi4-4Gb) and have been using it for my daily driver since August. I have a Flirc case and by itself the highest temperature I have ever seen was 77C with an idle in the mid forties (C). Now technically that would be fine, but I was using a wi...
by Brad Q
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ctrl-Alt-Del confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Ctrl-Alt-Del confusion

The only things that I can think of that might fit would be screen saver stuff and adding panels at the top and bottom. If those would not be related is there an easy way to tell what I would have modified?
by Brad Q
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ctrl-Alt-Del confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Ctrl-Alt-Del confusion

Ok so I was reading the Feb 7 2020 blog and if I am reading it correctly there has been a change in the Crtl-Alt-Del behaviour. It should now bring up the shutdown dialogue. Now I personally prefer it to bring up the task manager (old behavior) but that is beside the point. I have run apt update and...
by Brad Q
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 boot-over-USB with NVMe drive
Replies: 33
Views: 16470

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 boot-over-USB with NVMe drive

The ONLY way to currently boot the Pi4 involves using the SD card. Until the foundation makes a firmware to support USB boot, that is our only option. The usb-boot.zip utility I mentioned just automates the process of moving from a straight SD to a linked SD-USB boot. They have stated that they will...
by Brad Q
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 boot-over-USB with NVMe drive
Replies: 33
Views: 16470

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 boot-over-USB with NVMe drive

The ONLY way to currently boot the Pi4 involves using the SD card. Until the foundation makes a firmware to support USB boot, that is our only option. The usb-boot.zip utility I mentioned just automates the process of moving from a straight SD to a linked SD-USB boot. They have stated that they will...
by Brad Q
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 boot-over-USB with NVMe drive
Replies: 33
Views: 16470

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 boot-over-USB with NVMe drive

There is and has been for a long time, a utility here on the site to automate doing this. Do a search for usb-boot.zip here on the site. RonR does a good job of supporting issues.
by Brad Q
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Firefox security hole in 68.3
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Firefox security hole in 68.3

4.1 is now available in the repo. Thanks Guys
by Brad Q
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Firefox security hole in 68.3
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Firefox security hole in 68.3

From my experience that indicates that the repo you are drawing from is in the process of being updated from the "master" repo and it only has some of the updated packages. Usually if you wait a few hours it will have all the packages. While I do prefer Firefox as well, so far it has not contained t...
by Brad Q
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hdmi->DVI back light issue. Pi4
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Hdmi->DVI back light issue. Pi4

In the roughly one month since I used that rpi-update I have had two machine "lock ups" both when coming back from a screen time out. The first time it came back to the normal desktop but unresponsive, forcing a reboot. The second it came back to a black screen with an non flashing (just a white und...
by Brad Q
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Firefox security hole in 68.3
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Firefox security hole in 68.3

Apparently there is a HUGE security hole in pre 68.4.1 Firefox versions. I got pretty excited when I saw the update this morning until I saw it was .3 and not .4.

Any ETA on when we will see the .4 version?

Thanks
by Brad Q
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 314
Views: 113200

Re: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy

I think the reasoning behind trying a flash drive is to see if it is a problem with that USB drive. There have been a number of drives found in the past that do not work reliably with the Pis. Another possibility is that it is drawing more power than the Pi4 can reliably supply (assuming the drive i...
by Brad Q
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which passive heatsink case is best for RPi4 to run LibreELEC?
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Which passive heatsink case is best for RPi4 to run LibreELEC?

Just run a search here on the forum for usb-boot.zip. RonR(?) has an entire thread on it and he is pretty good about helping people.
by Brad Q
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiHole perforamance effect on non-PiHole Pi.
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: PiHole perforamance effect on non-PiHole Pi.

Paul, thanks for that. I guess it puts a Titanic sized hole in my theory and hope, but it is always better to know the truth.. I am a big believer that wireless should only be used when it is absolutely necessary. Over the years I have seen way to many headaches traced back to to intermittent wirele...
by Brad Q
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 4 actual ethernet speed and USB 3.0
Replies: 6
Views: 2039

Re: Pi 4 actual ethernet speed and USB 3.0

James will be able to comment for sure, but I THINK that the SD card reader chip is limited out at 40MBps? So a faster SD card will not make a difference (beyond 40MBps).

I THINK that the limit on the USB chip is 350MBps, but that too needs to be verified.

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