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by Fidelius
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Pi?
Replies: 30
Views: 10692

Re: RISC OS Pi?

Very true, David. I too love it when we users of a computer have power on the computer we use. That's one reason I don't like "smart"-phones. It's nice that the Pi gets more and more open. And RISC OS was or rather is controllable. Still have the "PRMs" (Programmer's Reference Manuals) standing in t...
by Fidelius
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Pi?
Replies: 30
Views: 10692

Re: RISC OS Pi?

I loved to use and program the Acorn Archimedes for many years from the ARM2 to the StrongARM, and I won't forget the best Elite version ever, the version on the Archimedes. So when the first Raspberry Pi was presented, its ability to run RISC OS on a real machine again, was the extra reason for me ...
by Fidelius
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspBerryPi 4 - OMXPlayer not work
Replies: 17
Views: 4751

Re: RaspBerryPi 4 - OMXPlayer not work

Ah, this explains it.
Thanks for the "--no-osd" info and for the bug-report!
by Fidelius
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspBerryPi 4 - OMXPlayer not work
Replies: 17
Views: 4751

Re: RaspBerryPi 4 - OMXPlayer not work

Are you using the legacy driver or one of the KMS drivers? buster default FKMS. Omxplayer won't run on Raspbian 10-Buster when you use the fkms or kms driver, i.e. when your /boot/config.txt file has in it this line: dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d or dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d Remove it and omxplayer works agai...
by Fidelius
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pi4, Handheld and PS2
Replies: 9
Views: 8681

Re: Pi4, Handheld and PS2

I see. Thanks for the information.
by Fidelius
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pi4, Handheld and PS2
Replies: 9
Views: 8681

Re: Pi4, Handheld and PS2

Mednafen runs a lot better complied from source. Why is this? Do you happen to know if a source compiled Mednafen on a Pi3 runs the SNES emulation with 50 fps, like it does with the Megadrive emulation? Because from Raspbian's repository and run on a Pi3, Mednafen gives 50fps for Megadrive emulatio...
by Fidelius
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pi4, Handheld and PS2
Replies: 9
Views: 8681

Re: Pi4, Handheld and PS2

Since from Raspban's apt-repository, the many-machine-emulator MAME+MESS¹ works reasonalbe well on a Pi3 for many selected titles, and for more optimised emulation of popular consoles the Mednafen² emulator works even better, these two should also run extremely well on a Pi4 out of the Raspbian box....
by Fidelius
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where do I get news about the PI?
Replies: 34
Views: 2650

Re: Raspberry Pi Foundation Announcements ??

gkreidl wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:30 am
I get the Blog posts as RSS feeds.
This works fine indeed.

Is it possible to also get a RSS feed for new forum threads?
by Fidelius
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 156978

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Can we get any more information on the expected computational capabilities and performance difference of the VC6 GPU compared to the VC4? It's about 4x faster than the VC4 (pixel rate IIRC). So you if you are running full screen 4k, then you get about the same frame rate as the older devices at 108...
by Fidelius
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 113
Views: 18200

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

I suppose I could be described as a 'power' user, in that I write software, build kernels etc. That, some would say, requires a decent desktop computer. And yet EVERYTHING I do nowadays can be done on a Pi4. [..] So, even though this is a tiny ARM based device, I would have no problems doing my act...
by Fidelius
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Users via ssh can't scan with Raspbian Buster anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: Users via ssh can't scan with Raspbian Buster anymore

/lib/udev/rules.d/* have changed between stretch and buster. [..] Nevertheless, my proposed local fix is to take one line from stretch and put it in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-libsane-group.rules: ENV{libsane_matched}=="yes", RUN+="/bin/setfacl -m g:scanner:rw $env{DEVNAME}" Well, that's it! This line, p...
by Fidelius
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Users via ssh can't scan with Raspbian Buster anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: Users via ssh can't scan with Raspbian Buster anymore

Are the "local" users and the "ssh" users the same users or two completely separated set of users.?? Same user name with same user id on the Pi and on the Linux machines from which I ssh-connect to the Pi. And with "local" users you mean users that log into the desktop on a monitor physically conne...
by Fidelius
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New graphics driver: does it work on older Pi's?
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: New graphics driver: does it work on older Pi's?

Thanks 6by9 for the informative explanation. A relatively simple test case is glxgears -fullscreen from the mesa-utils package. Despite glxinfo showing the 3d renderer is active and with virtually no CPU load during the animation because of VC6 doing the work (without HW acceleration all four cores ...
by Fidelius
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Users via ssh can't scan with Raspbian Buster anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: Users via ssh can't scan with Raspbian Buster anymore

Thanks for your reply. Please note that local users even without admin-rights can on my Pi use "sane-find-scanner" and the GUI application "simple-scan", i.e. everything needed. So there's no general problem with access rights but "only" with external ssh users not being allowed to use the local sca...
by Fidelius
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New graphics driver: does it work on older Pi's?
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: New graphics driver: does it work on older Pi's?

It works on the Pi3, but is visibly slower with Raspbian Buster than it used to be with Raspbian Stretch, when it comes to OpenGL applications like Hatari, MAME, etc. For example on Hatari it's a 20% slow-down, meaning compared to Stretch there's now frame skips and the emulated sound isn't in sync ...
by Fidelius
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Users via ssh can't scan with Raspbian Buster anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Users via ssh can't scan with Raspbian Buster anymore

Good day, On my Pi3 I upgraded from Raspbian Stretch to Raspbian Buster via a fresh install, like the forum's experts recommended. And basically most things work fine. With Raspbian Stretch my LAN users who logged-in to my Pi via ssh could use the Canon scanner connected to it. I just had to add the...
by Fidelius
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 156978

Re: Inside Pi 4

Good news! Have already been "subliminally" waiting for such a new Pi4; now that it materialised I know I always wanted it. Thanks to the Raspberry Pi staff and their helpers for delivering another amazing little but powerful machine – and of course to James and colleagues for all the patience to an...
by Fidelius
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published
Replies: 23
Views: 28552

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published

Will this also work for 3B+? Yes, it should work, although I can only test it on my normal Pi 3B (BCM2837). When I open the fat32 partition, there are amongst other files: system-boot/bcm2710-rpi-3-b.dtb system-boot/bcm2710-rpi-3-b-plus.dtb system-boot/bcm2837-rpi-3-b.dtb Well done, Ubuntu develope...
by Fidelius
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RISC-V
Replies: 131
Views: 17376

Re: RISC-V

a) Instruction set diversity is a disaster. That implies a plethora of incompatible systems and a lot of work building tools for them all and porting software around, etc. That is why the modern world only has two instruction sets: Intel on PC and server, ARM on mobile and embedded. Also the server...
by Fidelius
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?
Replies: 87
Views: 32559

Re: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?

the answer is that x86, like it or not, is the standard Linux, and there are lots of software that is released as binary-only for x86. What could this x86 "binary-only" software be on Linux? I'm asking since I'm only using Linux machines (on ARM, x86, PPC, …) at my job and at home, and I'm really k...
by Fidelius
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?
Replies: 87
Views: 32559

Re: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?

I cannot see us ever going x86. Happy to hear this. Also we're happy about how smooth Linux runs on an ARM platform like the Pi. The Pi's unique ARM based hardware combined with the fine Linux makes this little device so valuable. And Davids, we used the good old Acorn Archimedes für many years, so...
by Fidelius
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Stretch VLC not working for second user
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Raspbian Stretch VLC not working for second user

Great to hear, and you're welcome!
by Fidelius
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Stretch VLC not working for second user
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Raspbian Stretch VLC not working for second user

The newest VLC uses hardware acceleration indeed, which is great. The command line program omxplayer which also uses hardware acceleration, needs a user to be in the group "video" before he can use omxplayer and other applications which use the Videocore hardware. Like: adduser newuser video I think...
by Fidelius
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Installing Ubuntu-Mate to Raspberry Pi 1
Replies: 10
Views: 6451

Re: Installing Ubuntu-Mate to Raspberry Pi 1

DirkS wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:05 pm
That's exactly what I'm saying. There is no 2 without a B
You're right; I read "2G" (RAM) instead of your 2B.
by Fidelius
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Installing Ubuntu-Mate to Raspberry Pi 1
Replies: 10
Views: 6451

Re: Installing Ubuntu-Mate to Raspberry Pi 1

Can anyone help me installing Ubuntu-Mate on my RBPi 1 Ubuntu compiles their 32-Bit ARM packages against ARM7, so it won't run on a Pi1 with ARM6. At least you need a Pi2 with ARM7 or a Pi3 with ARM8 to run ARM Ubuntu. P.S. And you won't have the OpenGL driver and other Raspbian-only bits, like har...

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