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by plugwash
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: experimental support for multiarch with Raspbian and Debian arm64
Replies: 44
Views: 12139

Re: experimental support for multiarch with Raspbian and Debian arm64

Yeah, I did an initial run of builds, but did not get around to automating updates. So a few packages need updating, I'm dealing with that now, as well as hoping to expand this to bullseye.
by plugwash
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian update: getting notification 'buster InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: Raspbian update: getting notification 'buster InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'

joan wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:23 am
If you didn't add the 386 architecture it follows someone else did.
Someone or something.

There are lots of software installation scripts out there intended for debian/ubuntu amd64 systems that will add i386 as a foreign architecture.
by plugwash
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why is NOOBs suggested to be used by Raspberry beginners?
Replies: 51
Views: 4233

Re: Why is NOOBs suggested to be used by Raspberry beginners?

Installing NOOBS requires one to unzip the file Yes. and then format an SD card This shouldn't normally be necessary when setting it up on a new SD card. I agree the documentation could be made clearer though, currently it gives the wrong impression that it is not possible to set up noobs on a comp...
by plugwash
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why is NOOBs suggested to be used by Raspberry beginners?
Replies: 51
Views: 4233

Re: Why is NOOBs suggested to be used by Raspberry beginners?

Afaict there are two main reasons for NOOBs. 1. To allow a Pi SD card to be set up on a machine where you can't/shouldn't install software and/or don't have admin rights to acess raw disks. 2. To allow users who don't have the ability to write cards themselves a means to reset their system when they...
by plugwash
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: mirror.sjc02.svwh.net down
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: mirror.sjc02.svwh.net down

I was able to reach the server over both v4 and v6 just now. Are you still having problems? What ISP do you use?
by plugwash
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: miniHDMI to microHDMI ?
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: miniHDMI to microHDMI ?

Mini HDMI male to Micro HDMI female does seem to be pretty rare (interestingly the opposite seems rather easier to find). I found one on Amazon US (unfortunately if I edit the link to change .com to .co.uk I get a different product) https://www.amazon.com/Cablecc-Socket-Female-Convertor-Adapter/dp/B...
by plugwash
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Free Monitors
Replies: 6
Views: 2795

Re: Free Monitors

Sadly I suspect the "without stands" will be a showstopper for most.
by plugwash
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Birthday weekend north west UK?
Replies: 0
Views: 926

Birthday weekend north west UK?

As far as I can tell Manchester raspberry jam have decided not to run a Jam on the birthday weekend this year. So I need to find somewhere else to go. Looking through the raspberry jam event list I see huddersfield, leeds and halifax as jams within reasonable distance. Leeds seems to be very short, ...
by plugwash
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bare HDD + SATA to USB adapter not working on Pi 4
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: Bare HDD + SATA to USB adapter not working on Pi 4

(I am assuming 5.25 inch was a typo and you meant 3.5 inch, I don't think I have ever heard of a 5.25 inch SATA hard drive) Most likely your adapter is only suitable for use with 2.5 inch "laptop" drives. 2.5 inch "laptop"* drives only need 5V at relatively low currents, while 3,5 inch "desktop" dri...
by plugwash
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I want my own Custom RPI4 Bootloader
Replies: 54
Views: 5785

Re: Custom RPI4 Bootloader

My understanding was that a SD card containin recovery.bin would bypass the eeprom based boot.
by plugwash
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: newer software request
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: newer software request

Unless someone steps up and sorts it out then it looks like bareos will not be in the next release of Debian or Raspbian.
by plugwash
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: My kid is using a Raspberry Pi - should I call the police???
Replies: 33
Views: 4190

Re: My kid is using a Raspberry Pi - should I call the police???

If you found lockpicks and bolt cutters in your kids bedroom would you be concerned?

Tools can be used for both constructive and destructive purposes but some tools edge more towards one side of that line than the other.
by plugwash
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Armv7 or Armv8 ? Raspi 3 A+
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Re: Armv7 or Armv8 ? Raspi 3 A+

Sorry I edited my post while you were responding. I can choose between those builds versions, should I go for one specifically ? - armv7 - armv7hf - aarch64 If you are running Raspbian you most-likely want the "armv7hf" build, since raspbian is a 32-bit OS that uses the hard float ABI. The "armv7" ...
by plugwash
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Armv7 or Armv8 ? Raspi 3 A+
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Re: Armv7 or Armv8 ? Raspi 3 A+

The Raspberry pi 3 series (3B/3B+/3A+/CM3/CM3+) do indeed use the cortex A53, which as you have correctly determined is an armv8 core. In 32-bit mode the differences between armv7 and armv8 are pretty minor, and most software does not seem to bother distinguishing between armv7 and 32-bit armv8. Ras...
by plugwash
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Supported programming languages on RPi
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: Supported programming languages on RPi

Something does not ring true. These posts seem to be based on copying some of the oldest posts on the forums, often ones written before the raspberry pi was released to the public. The post makes a lot more sense in the context of a not-yet-released product than it does in the current context. I pr...
by plugwash
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is Raspberry Pi 4 Model B fully backward compatible with Pi 3 Model B and B+?
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Is Raspberry Pi 4 Model B fully backward compatible with Pi 3 Model B and B+?

The pi4 is probably the biggest change the Pi lineup has seen since it's initial release. As with all Pi models you will need to be running a kernel and firmware that is sufficiently new, however with the pi4 there is another issue, 3D graphics. The videocore 4 3D core has been replaced with a video...
by plugwash
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Brexit begins to bring consequences...
Replies: 16
Views: 1283

Re: The Brexit begins to bring consequences...

As long as a company has a website in a language I know, accepts payment in my local currency, can deliver within a reasonable timeframe, accepts my payment method, and doesn't add excessive postage and packing costs - I've never worried much about where they are based or where the goods are shippe...
by plugwash
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Confusion regarding "Dictionaries" and Key/Value pairs
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Confusion regarding "Dictionaries" and Key/Value pairs

sets represent a set of items, each item can only be in the set once (and there are some restrictions on the types that can be used as an item in a set), you can add and remove items,from sets and perform mathematical set operations (union, intersection, difference, symmetric difference) to either u...
by plugwash
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Confusion regarding "Dictionaries" and Key/Value pairs
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Confusion regarding "Dictionaries" and Key/Value pairs

Sets give no guarantees regarding order. Dictionaries also used to give no gaurantees, but in python 3.6 the implementation was changed to one that ordered by insertion order, and in python 3.7 it was decided to make this new ordering a documented property of dictionaries. Edit: sorry typo, I meant ...
by plugwash
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where does /media/pi/SLATE_1/ point?
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Where does /media/pi/SLATE_1/ point?

My guess is that the USB stick is dropping out and then quickly coming back, but the system hasn't finished cleaning up by the time it comes back. So the automounter thinks "media/pi/SLATE_1/" is already in use and mounts the USB stick on /media/pi/SLATE1_1 instead.
by plugwash
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: usb port bay for raspberry pi4
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: usb port bay for raspberry pi4

I had a quick search using the terms "drive bay usb 3 hub" One from a recognised brand, with a user manual. https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-USB-Front-Panel-Port-Black/dp/B007L5K14W A much cheaper one which I suspect will be ok, but doesn't seem to have any documentation available. https://www....
by plugwash
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 331
Views: 67547

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

I can understand raspberry pi's problem, the production and distribution pipeline is long and probablly getting ever longer as more resellers (both official and unofficial) come online. It's bad for buisness to have a situation where stock is either unsellable or where people are returning stock in ...
by plugwash
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: What is vc4-fkms-v3d ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5556

Re: What is vc4-fkms-v3d ?

As I understand it, fkms is "fake kms mode", in this mode the kernel selects the screen mode(s) for the screen(s) but the videocore firmware manages the video output path. This contrasts with "legacy" mode where the videocore firmware manages everything and "full kms" mode where the kernel manages e...
by plugwash
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit UK vs EU/DE
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit UK vs EU/DE

No you should not encounter any problems using different bits together. The Pi itself is the same everywhere (with the possible exception of some approvals markings). The power supply included in the UK version of the desktop kit will have a UK plug. So you would need an adapter to plug it in in Ger...
by plugwash
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: My new ZX81 clone, ZX81+38 built from discrete pin-through hole components (gerbers also released on Github)
Replies: 49
Views: 14425

Re: My new ZX81 clone, built from discrete pin-through hole components

I'm sure it's possible, it's just a case of what you have to set the design rules to to make it work.

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