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by procount
Sun May 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392247

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

@Peterhurn - I have replied to your question on github.
by procount
Fri May 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392247

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

My Playstation controller didn't produce anything in the Recovery Shell yesterday. The PS-Controller worked out of the box after the last setup (don't know if 3.3.2 or 3.3.3). Are your "Playstation controller" and "PS-Controller" the same thing, or 2 separate gamepads, you've just abbreviated the n...
by procount
Fri May 08, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392247

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

If it is magenta, you have connected to the wrong HDMI socket for PINN. It should be red. PINN only works with HDMI-0, the left hand HDMI socket closest to the USB-C power socket. If that still doesn't work, remove your SD card and put it in a PC. You should have a drive called "RECOVERY" (ignore an...
by procount
Fri May 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392247

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

@popetto The problem is that, after the rainbow screen, PINN doesn't appear (solid black screen) and it goes directly to gentoo. Is there something that I can do? I haven't done anything. What colour is the top left corner of the rainbow screen - red or magenta ? Which HDMI socket have you plugged y...
by procount
Fri May 08, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392247

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

@atwk My gamepad produces lines like these: found joy 15 (A) in "any" : "any" as 4101 ( mouse_lclick ) found joy 17 (X) in "any" : "any" as 16777216 ( Key-Escape ) I have taken the code from the default mapping, and have only changed one value: "mouse_lclick": "A" replaced "A" with "15" or "4101" re...
by procount
Thu May 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392247

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Hello - where can I find older versions of PINN? All previous versions are here -> https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinn/files/archive/ I didn't get along with the instructions on https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/m ... oy_keys.md. Did you read to the end? The last paragraph explains how to get...
by procount
Wed May 06, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Solved: Mult-boot but re-use existing primary OS
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Solved: Mult-boot but re-use existing primary OS

You could have followed -> https://github.com/procount/pinn/wiki/H ... using-PINN

Also, pinn.mjh.nz is useful for determining initial partition sizes (with PINN)
by procount
Mon May 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to edit config file after boot fail?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: how to edit config file after boot fail?

You didn't say you were already using noobs!

In which case, boot into noobs, press shift, highlight your OS and select Edit config file. Change your config file as you want, and exit noobs into your OS. No need to keep rewriting your OS.
This is what I was trying to explain above
by procount
Mon May 04, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Slow transfer speed with Raspberry Pi? Router issue (Solved)
Replies: 19
Views: 937

Re: Raspberry slow as a snail?

Have you read this sticky thread ->viewtopic.php?f=28&t=245931 ?
by procount
Sun May 03, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to edit config file after boot fail?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: how to edit config file after boot fail?

If you don't want to keep taking your SD card out to edit config.txt on a windows PC, you could use PINN (or NOOBS) to install your OS. When it doesn't boot, you can edit config.txt from within PINN/NOOBS, then boot straight into it. It's also a useful method when trying to adjust overclocking setti...
by procount
Sun May 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi 4B “Factory Reset” Strategy Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Pi 4B “Factory Reset” Strategy Ideas

@Johntomko1. As Botspot said: You may be able to do something similar to what NOOBS does: it has its own dedicated partition, so if the main OS gets corrupted, just press shift during boot and you can reinstall the main OS. A better solution to NOOBS would be to use PINN, as it includes VNC and SSH ...
by procount
Fri May 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Boot other OS from USB using Raspbian
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: Boot other OS from USB using Raspbian

Maybe consider using nspawn64 from sakaki. It doesn't reboot into the other OS, but runs it in a container. It uses debian64, but you could probably replace it with Ubuntu :shrug:
It runs from the same SD card not the USB, but I don't see that as an issue.
by procount
Fri May 01, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS - VGA MODE NOT SUPPORT
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: NOOBS - VGA MODE NOT SUPPORT

So NOOBS works fine and installs Raspbian ok, but when you boot into Raspbian is when the "VGA mode not supported" error is shown by your monitor? Do you see the 4 raspberries and a lot of scrolling text before that error message? What default resolution is your monitor? How old was your previous ve...
by procount
Fri May 01, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS on RPI4 - cannot get it to output composite
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: NOOBS - cannot get it to output composite

I just tested PINN 3.3.4 on a Pi4. (it should be the same for NOOBS). it is sufficient to create a config.txt file just with enable_tvout=1 in it for the output to come out the TRRS jack. This is not normally enabled because it needs to operate at a slower clock rate. (Note the video may not come ou...
by procount
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS on RPI4 - cannot get it to output composite
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: NOOBS - cannot get it to output composite

You can use PINN to get ssh access. It should work in the same way as NOOBS with respect to the display. Composite always used to work before the Pi4 changed things. It used to default to composite if you had no HDMI connected. Because the Pi4 needs the enable_tvout setting, there was some debate ab...
by procount
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Installing BerryBoot or other .zip images
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Installing BerryBoot or other .zip images

Yes, there is a "PINN-Heavy" downloadable from https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinn/files/pinn.zip/download. You will have to install it like NOOBS by unzipping and copying it to a FAT32 formatted card. It contains the same OSes that NOOBS does. Or you can create your own "Heavy" version by startin...
by procount
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS refusing to move onto the pi
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: NOOBS refusing to move onto the pi

Is there really any point to using NOOBS/PINN if you go the "install it as an image" route? NOOBS - debatable. RPF don't provide an image for it anyway. PINN - Absolutely! Times have changed. The size of SD cards has increased dramatically since the 2GB SD cards I used on my first Pi 1B and the cos...
by procount
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1065
Views: 392247

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

All 32-bit Arch versions updated to 2020-03-03.
by procount
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Arch Linux ARM not booting on Pi 4B
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Arch Linux ARM not booting on Pi 4B

The only bootloader compatible with PINN would be NOOBS, but that's a bit of a backwards step. And anyway, it's not really a "boot loader" in the usual sense, more of an "OS selector at boot". What is your issue with wanting to change it? Do you want a faster startup of Arch without PINN getting in ...
by procount
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Arch Linux ARM not booting on Pi 4B
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Arch Linux ARM not booting on Pi 4B

The official instructions for installing Arch on a Pi 4 are here -> https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... berry-pi-4 , on the installation tab.

Both Manjaro (KDE or xfce versions) and Arch4 can be installed by PINN.
by procount
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS refusing to move onto the pi
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: NOOBS refusing to move onto the pi

IMHO, if someone insists on using NOOBS on a card >=32GB in size of any size, then the easiest, foolproof method of installing it is: 1. Switch to using PINN-lite 2. Install the image version of PINN-lite using RPI Imager (see https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574&start=975#...
by procount
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi 4B doesn't boot anymore (kernel probably won't load)
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Raspberry pi 4B doesn't boot anymore

I just managed to get a micro hdmi to hdmi adapter and the screen is stuck at the rainbow screen. Do you mean in NOOBS or in some OS like Raspbian? What colour is the top left hand square of the rainbow - red or magenta ? If it is magenta, you are plugged into the wrong HDMI socket. NOOBS ONLY uses...
by procount
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Exterior Gate Alarm, Horse Farm, Wireless
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Exterior Gate Alarm, Horse Farm, Wireless

The ESP32 is a more powerful ESP8266, so you can use either of these. This article suggests you can get 366 metres on a PCB antenna (https://hackaday.com/2014/09/26/esp8266-distance-testing/), but one that has an external antenna for better range might be better for reliability. The remote device at...
by procount
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Exterior Gate Alarm, Horse Farm, Wireless
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Exterior Gate Alarm, Horse Farm, Wireless

For this type of simple IoT application, I might be inclined to use something like an Expressif ESP8266 module at each gate (There are many types to choose from). They can be got pretty cheaply and would be easier to make low power for use with solar powered batteries. They can be programmed using M...
by procount
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Is there any class to operate robot in C++
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Is there any class to operate robot in C++

Maybe have a look at http://wiki.ros.org/ROS/Introduction - the Robot Operating System.
I've not used it myself, but there are lots of C/C++ libraries on there for robots as you might expect.

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