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by ShiftPlusOne
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Using usbbootgui on Ubuntu
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Using usbbootgui on Ubuntu

There have been a few questions about installing usbbootgui on Ubuntu and its derivatives. We've added a PPA to do that here: https://launchpad.net/~rpi-distro/+archive/ubuntu/ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rpi-distro/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install usbbootgui python3-gpiozero python3-pigpio R...
by ShiftPlusOne
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Debian x86 RPi Desktop and PiServer
Replies: 26
Views: 1418

Re: Debian x86 RPi Desktop and PiServer

I'm fine with steps 2 - 4... Any pointers for step 1? I have tried preparing my Pi SD Card how I want, then putting the SD Card into my PiServer and rsyncing the contents of the card to a local folder, copying the /boot partition into the folder too and then adding to a tar.xz file and adding to th...
by ShiftPlusOne
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Can't install usbbootgui
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Can't install usbbootgui

What's the output of 'apt-cache policy'?
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to build package for raspbian
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: How to build package for raspbian

It's going to be more trouble that it's worth to do a proper crosscompiled deb packages. You can use pbuilder works fairly well with qemu-arm-static (qemu-debootstrap). Something along these lines: https://jodal.no/2015/03/08/building-arm-debs-with-pbuilder/ I compile recommend doing native compiles...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Debian x86 RPi Desktop and PiServer
Replies: 26
Views: 1418

Re: Debian x86 RPi Desktop and PiServer

One final thing that would be really nice would be the ability to upload users via a csv file rather than having to add them manually... This could become especially tiresome when having to add 3 year groups of students to the server! I noticed that the user backend is using open-ldap. Could we use...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Debian x86 RPi Desktop and PiServer
Replies: 26
Views: 1418

Re: Debian x86 RPi Desktop and PiServer

If you use the Stretch Lite OS you can not safely shutdown your Pi (or at least I couldn't find out how to) as all users created are not a member of sudoers so you cannot issue the shutdown or reboot commands... This isn't an issue with the full Raspbian OS as you can use shutdown from the menu wit...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prevent SD-Card Corruption
Replies: 233
Views: 173719

Re: Prevent SD-Card Corruption

People tend to recommend swissbit cards as good 'industrial' cards, but those are the ones which are incompatible: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/838 I (ab)use the official cards quite heavily and haven't had any data loss - ever. In ~3 years, I've had two go read-only. Having said t...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS for NOOB
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: NOOBS for NOOB

If, within NOOBS, you press ctrl+alt+f2 and log in as root:raspberry, what do you see when you run 'cat /proc/cpuinfo /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/model'?
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noobs hangs at 1% extracting file system
Replies: 15
Views: 1772

Re: Noobs hangs at 1% extracting file system

Don't enable network when install by noobs, otherwise it will download raspbian from network and thus very slowly. It's usually better to leave old dead threads alone. NOOBS will download from the network if the online version is newer than what's on the card. I would recommend installing the lates...
by ShiftPlusOne
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: About Programming
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: About Programming

Could you explain what you mean by "raspberry pi microcontroller" and "raspberry program"?
by ShiftPlusOne
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: #raspberrypi on IRC
Replies: 4
Views: 10923

Re: #raspberrypi on IRC

Wow... this is an old thread to resurrect.


The channel is still there. Make sure you're registered with nickserv.
by ShiftPlusOne
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC version on Repository
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: VLC version on Repository

ksharindam wrote:Glad to hear it . I will try to make a patch.
That would be much appreciated. It needs to apply on top of the current stretch version.
ksharindam wrote: And one more question, if I send you a patch of ffmpeg with hwaccl support will you include the patch?
If I don't find anything wrong with it, absolutely.
by ShiftPlusOne
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC version on Repository
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: VLC version on Repository

They will never include OMX IL output supported version in the repo. Because omxil output does not work when gl driver is enabled. They will not incllude any app in the repo that does not work properly when gl driver is enabled. even they haved removed penguinspuzzle from the repo. We're not quite ...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to re-install packages with apt-get
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: how to re-install packages with apt-get

Code: Select all

sudo apt install --reinstall raspberrypi-kernel raspberrypi-bootloader
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it Raspberry Pi a good board to learn embedded systems and all topics that a ES employer might care about?
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Is it Raspberry Pi a good board to learn embedded systems and all topics that a ES employer might care about?

At my university, students were steered away from arduinos, raspberry pis as well. You can accomplish great results without having to learn a single thing, which universities and employers wouldn't be impressed by. For example, you can take an arduino, copy/paste some example code together and accom...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dual boot of raspbian with pixel ( jessie and stretch )
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Dual boot of raspbian with pixel ( jessie and stretch )

Do you have a preference for retropie over recalbox? I think the path of least resistance is a new install of NOOBS + recalbox + stretch. Anything else would be quite a hassle.
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dual boot of raspbian with pixel ( jessie and stretch )
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Dual boot of raspbian with pixel ( jessie and stretch )

Thank you for the quick reply. No i am using it for everything, kodi, browsing etc.... If i install noob on my sd card, wouldn'it format the sd card ? I dont want to replace stretch with jessie, i want a dual boot with both version of raspbian if possible. Ah, I thought the plan was to use stretch ...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dual boot of raspbian with pixel ( jessie and stretch )
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Dual boot of raspbian with pixel ( jessie and stretch )

If you're only using jessie for emulation, I'd suggest taking a look at recalbox. With NOOBS, you could install stretch and recalbox.

Otherwise, you could download the old jessie files from downloads.raspberrypi.org and add them to NOOBS yourself.
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Debian Desktop Stretch on PC and Kodi
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Debian Desktop Stretch on PC and Kodi

What's the output of "apt-cache policy kodi kodi-bin"?
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Stretch with RPi Desktop
Replies: 17
Views: 1852

Re: STICKY: X86 Debian Stretch with RPi Desktop

mikerr wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:02 am
Note I'm doing this with a live USB stick - no install, so this is where I hit a slight problem
- the default live USB only gives 1.5GB persistence - so its Raspbian Lite only for now
It doesn't work on a live image anyway, since NFS doesn't seem to work with overlayfs.
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot
Replies: 60
Views: 34669

Re: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot

Last reply, since I've really got to get to work. One of the problems with Raspberry Pi users (as distinct from users of most mainstream GUI based distributions) is that they seem to have an unreasonable fixation with setting static IP addresses, and thus need to know details of interfaces, and any ...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot
Replies: 60
Views: 34669

Re: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot

I would advise a centralized, public issue-tracking and resolution mechanism which is meticulously monitored and maintained by technical staff. We search there first to see if a particular issue has been reported (e.g. Wifi connections under Stretch) and if a resolution has yet been sanctioned by t...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot
Replies: 60
Views: 34669

Re: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot

I understand the fact that Foundation follows Debian, and I was anticipating Predictable Network Names Then why come across so aggressive and say were over a year behind when we definitely weren't? I can understand getting frustrated when things don't work the way you want, but that's no excuse to ...

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