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by mikerr
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?

Are you using the camera with octoprint ?

Camera preview really slows it down with pi zero, only the pi3 can really handle the camera features.
by mikerr
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Definition of ironic
Replies: 32
Views: 6618

Re: Definition of ironic

It's only Pie ... imagine you could get much more upset if Android R ended up called Raspberry Pie ! (now unlikely as they've used up the Pie name) So, we started with Raspberry Pi, there have been Orange Pi, Apple Pi, NanoPi, BananaPi, and now Android Pie. Context. Yes, most of that list are clearl...
by mikerr
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Wifi Networks Displayed, but won't connect?
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Wifi Networks Displayed, but won't connect?

you could try manually adding the details by editing /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

e.g.

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country=GB
ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
network={
	SSID="YOURWIFI"
	psk="password"
}
by mikerr
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Definition of ironic
Replies: 32
Views: 6618

Re: Definition of ironic

bensimmo wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:38 am
Seems they are using a cherry pie, not a raspberry one?
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by mikerr
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: How the Heck does my RPI3 Complete a Program 1200% Faster than my HP Probook??
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: How the Heck does my RPI3 Complete a Program 1200% Faster than my HP Probook??

Probably debug build, there's a huge amount of expensive runtime checks enabled by default such as out-of-bounds array indexing and memory overrun detection https://randomascii.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/visual-c-debug-buildsfast-checks-cause-5x-slowdowns/ (although for some code it can be 100x slowdo...
by mikerr
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Multiple displays running simultaneously
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Multiple displays running simultaneously

Do people only read the title ?!

He did say one pi per screen....

You could have a copy of the video on each pi, and start each one playing simultaneously via SSH.
by mikerr
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: PXE boot before microSD
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: PXE boot before microSD

I don't think you can directly change the boot order, but you can selectively disable SD via GPIO: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/bootflow.md 1. E.g hold gpio22 low and SD boot will be ignored, so would boot to PXE 2. Alternatively via software: renaming /bo...
by mikerr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Can I use my RPi to make a bootable usb(pc)x86 Debian?
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: Can I use my RPi to make a bootable usb(pc)x86 Debian?

You may need to turn off "secure boot" in your PC bios for the RPD x86 USB to boot up
by mikerr
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Raspberry Pi For Desktop Resets
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Raspberry Pi For Desktop Resets

Sounds very much like running the ISO without persistence.

Have you actually installed it to a virtual disk, or just running from the ISO mounted in VMware ?
by mikerr
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B vs. Dell Latitude E5500
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B vs. Dell Latitude E5500

In terms of CPU grunt, yes the dell is much much more powerful, but bigger, more power usage, noisier etc

For plex, that will mean the dell can do transcoding on the fly for clients.
The Pi3 can run plex fine, but without any transcoding.
by mikerr
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 66
Views: 5514

Re: A new level of seasickness

Why not mention "new website theme" in the thread title ... you should know better, Dougie !
by mikerr
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New homepage - nice job!
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: New homepage - nice job!

All those "Buy for business" links go to the same place as "Buy", which is just confusing. I like the projects section, particularly if you choose "browse all projects" you get a nice menu to filter by topic / hardware /software Nice to see blender in software... https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/...
by mikerr
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Question About Compiling RasPi Apps
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Question About Compiling RasPi Apps

Well a Pi3 is much faster (> 10x) for compiling apps than a Pi Zero.

That's 100% compatible and far easier than messing with cross compiling on a PC
by mikerr
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How do I set default web browser?
Replies: 3
Views: 2665

Re: How do I set default web browser?

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update-alternatives --config "chromium-browser"
by mikerr
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Pixel For Pc
Replies: 20
Views: 2253

Re: Pixel For Pc

While you should really just download the latest version,
running an update:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
will have the same effect and bring in the most recent drivers for WiFi etc.
by mikerr
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there 3D data available of the official Raspberry Pi case?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Are there 3D data available of the official Raspberry Pi case?

I think there was talk of cad files for the lid at release time (custom lids)
but it's easy enough to measure from the actual physical unit.

I did that to make my own custom lids - here's my original template:
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/5qPYHNU8diO
by mikerr
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Proposal: Raspberry Pi Zero W with 2GB / 4GB embedded
Replies: 28
Views: 2390

Re: Proposal: Raspberry Pi Zero W with 2GB / 4GB embedded

I do think there is a place for the cheapest possible Pi, possibly in TV Stick format, full-size HDMI on one end, USB on the other, with wireless, and that could be eMMC-based. This fits your description in all but price : https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/rpi-compute-module/compute-module-add-o...
by mikerr
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: The Name Of The Thing
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: The Name Of The Thing

Or they could just formally name it "raspbian x86", as many call it already.
by mikerr
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How can I get the fastest boot possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: How can I get the fastest boot possible?

- use raspbian lite (command line only)
- buy a faster micro SD card
- get a pi3
by mikerr
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: New version 2018-06-27 ... release notes ?
Replies: 5
Views: 781

New version 2018-06-27 ... release notes ?

I see as well as a new Raspbian release, there's a new release of Rpi Desktop for PC Are there release notes for it anywhere ? I've tried it on a USB stick, and it seems it duplicates the new features of the latest raspbian; - recommended software - startup wizard to set locale, password , wifi The ...
by mikerr
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Is Too Complicated
Replies: 113
Views: 9263

Re: Pi Is Too Complicated

And why are we still feeding the trolls here? You can just install raspberrypi-ui-mods to Raspbian Lite if you want a minimal desktop version. That method gives a really great base system - raspbian desktop GUI in under 2GB https://sourceforge.net/projects/raspian-lite-gui/ Anything you need can be...
by mikerr
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian bloated
Replies: 32
Views: 3231

Re: Raspbian bloated

If you boot up Raspbian Lite, you can add on the GUI without any of the "bloat" by simply doing: sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods will take a while to run, and install all the packages though ! Whole thing fits on a 2GB card, preinstalled image here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/raspian-...
by mikerr
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian bloated
Replies: 32
Views: 3231

Re: Raspbian bloated

Once-upon-a-time you could install Raspbian on a 4 GiB SD Card. Yes, and I remember a time the NOOBS download came with a selection of OS predownloaded on the card too. That was great for discovery of other OS, and still is if you connect to network first (to bring the list in NOOBS). Times change ...
by mikerr
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi zero w Chromium problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Raspberry Pi zero w Chromium problem

As it turned out the problem was rpi-chromium-mods version 20180605 which was only installed via dist-upgrade.

A fixed version is now available, and will come in via a standard upgrade :

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 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
by mikerr
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now
Replies: 29
Views: 4083

Re: chromium-browser *used* to work on a pi0w, not now

Yes, new package rpi-chromium-mods 20180626 works fine and came in with apt-get upgrade
after I un-held it:

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sudo apt-mark unhold rpi-chromium-mods

Thanks for the fix !

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