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Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:49 pm

Hi friends.

I have decided to buy a raspberry pi mini PC but I have some questions about this product:

1. Has a power button?
2. Has bluetooth?
3. Has wake on lan?
4. works with Google Chrome?


Thanks for yours answers.

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:10 pm

Since Google/insert search engine of your choice must be broken in your region....

No, yes (depends on model), no, yes.
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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:12 pm

4 is a yes technically - you have a fork called Chromium but everywhere I go sees it as Chrome :lol:
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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:48 pm

oscargalan wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Hi friends.

I have decided to buy a raspberry pi mini PC but I have some questions about this product:

1. Has a power button?
2. Has bluetooth?
3. Has wake on lan?
4. works with Google Chrome?


Thanks for yours answers.

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:24 pm

If I'm not mistaken, even though the Pi has a 64bit SoC, its OS is only 32bit. And Chrome has stopped supporting 32bit. But, as others have stated, there isn't much difference between Chrome and Chromium. Chromium will still sync with all of your Chrome settings and saved passwords.

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:00 pm

oscargalan wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:49 pm
1. Has a power button?
I miss such a power button on the Pi.
However amongst the USB power supplies working well with the Pi, there's a few with a power-button in the USB cable (to the Pi).

Such a power supply is only few pennies more expensive but this way you practically get a power button for your Pi. :-)

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:04 pm

Talking about Chromium: why is this browser so much faster on the Pi compared to Firefox v52 pre-Quantum on the Pi?

Do we already know when Firefox Quantum will come to Raspbian's repository?

(I am asking because Firefox Quantum is noticeably faster than pre-Quantum.)

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:14 pm

lewmur wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:24 pm
If I'm not mistaken, even though the Pi has a 64bit SoC, its OS is only 32bit. And Chrome has stopped supporting 32bit. But, as others have stated, there isn't much difference between Chrome and Chromium. Chromium will still sync with all of your Chrome settings and saved passwords.
Raspbian is a 32-bit OS, as are several others that run on various Pis. There are some 64-bit OSes for Pis out there, though.

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:36 pm

lewmur wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:24 pm
If I'm not mistaken, even though the Pi has a 64bit SoC, its OS is only 32bit. And Chrome has stopped supporting 32bit. But, as others have stated, there isn't much difference between Chrome and Chromium. Chromium will still sync with all of your Chrome settings and saved passwords.

Google Chrome is only offered for Android OS and as a component of ChromeOS running on ARM Architecture ( nothing to do with Linux x86 32/64bit ), it was never officially offered for ARMHF Linux Distros...
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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:54 pm

Fidelius wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:00 pm
oscargalan wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:49 pm
1. Has a power button?
I miss such a power button on the Pi.
However amongst the USB power supplies working well with the Pi, there's a few with a power-button in the USB cable (to the Pi).

Such a power supply is only few pennies more expensive but this way you practically get a power button for your Pi. :-)
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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:24 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Fidelius wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:00 pm
oscargalan wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:49 pm
1. Has a power button?
I miss such a power button on the Pi.
However amongst the USB power supplies working well with the Pi, there's a few with a power-button in the USB cable (to the Pi).

Such a power supply is only few pennies more expensive but this way you practically get a power button for your Pi. :-)
Move to the UK where our BS 1363 wall sockets have switches for mains safety reasons. Every one of my Raspberries has a power switch with no additional hardware.
Most of them do. My parents house, built in 1975, still has some of its original power sockets and they are sans-power switches. Most of the sockets have since been replaced for various reasons, the replacements all being switched.

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:33 pm

How is that possible?

I don't recall living in a house in England without switches on it's sockets.

My parents house was built in 1867 !

Anyway, why would one ever want to switch a Pi off?

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:33 pm

lewmur wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:24 pm
If I'm not mistaken, even though the Pi has a 64bit SoC,..
Not all models of RPi have 64 bit CPU(s). Those using the BCM2835, eg the Zeros, are 32 bit.

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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:38 pm

drgeoff wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:33 pm
lewmur wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:24 pm
If I'm not mistaken, even though the Pi has a 64bit SoC,..
Not all models of RPi have 64 bit CPU(s). Those using the BCM2835, eg the Zeros, are 32 bit.

Lemur in his post is confusing x86 32bit with ARM 32bit as I stated in my reply above, so the post was just "noise"
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Re: Some fast questions about raspberry pi

Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:57 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Move to the UK where our BS 1363 wall sockets have switches for mains safety reasons.
There is no safety requirement for UK sockets to be switched (BS7671 Wiring Regs).
However unswitched sockets are not suitable for emergency switching (OK for isolation and functional switching).

Single unswitched sockets are commonly used to connect devices below kitchen worksurfaces, where there is a switch (commonly fused) above the work surface. Since unswitched sockets are more expensive than switched ones, this is declining.
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