jahboater wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:28 am
chuUK wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:30 am
the daily volume of faults that require fixing.
Either this is nonsense, or you have a faulty SD card, or your system management skills need improving.
As Linux distros go I find Rasbian very reliable indeed.
I have been using Linux professionally since its early days, and UNIX for years before that.
Raspbain is surprisingly robust.
I'll choose to ignore the 'nonsense' bit, and the sys admin bit is still rude, but I wont take that bait.
We did think it might be the MicroSD's and ordered a bunch from different suppliers and manufacturers to test and that fixed it - no of course it didn't. Thanks for the advice, but in future could you avoid sandwiching good advice between 2 insults? TU.
"Raspbain is surprisingly robust." Says it all. Look at the thread title, "Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?"
You can pretend all you like, but Raspbian isn't a robust desktop OS. Its fragile. OK, you've asked for it...
Problems we have had (skipping through the support tickets):
- Installation: No problem but easy to break. Some of the Pi's hung on boot after working for a few days
- Heat: Not usable without a shim due to super-quick overheating and throttling. Rendering through OpenShot takes about 5 times as long as a 11-year old PC Mint (i've tested it myself)
- Regular faults: taskbar gone, taskbar lockup, taskbar freeze.. Applets missing. Unable to see applets added to the status bar. Forgetting system settings. App menu bar hiding apps previously selected. App bar moving fro default position.
-. VLC - see the other thread on here for more
- Chromium (or what random joy today): Crashes left right and centre. Not memory crashes either. Another nice one is sometimes when you have 2 tabs open, Chromium will freeze and then flip between both tabs in a never-ending loop.
- Choppy sound (today) 360p only playback.
- PWA and web-apps taking much much longer to render than on 6-yrs old cheapo PC
- Bluetooth tearing and lag that makes computer unusable. Keyboard delays and lock ups. Regular Bluetooth mouse drops requiring restart mouse if lucky, if not plug in corded mouse to shut down and restart. Remove bluetooth mouse from settings and re-pair.
This has come from a team that has been using almost exclusively Mint for the last 3+years. They aren't even your average everyday user - they're not power users but they know enough to get by in Mint. To be clear, the Pi's were bought to replace cheap bottom-of-the-range PCs from 6 years back. They are NOT used for true rendering - only snippets and bits and bobs. The Pi's were bought as mostly web-app tools and a PC running Mint from 11 years ago, should not be 5 times faster than the Pi.
The Pi will remain a hobbyist computer with commercial applications until stability of the system is addressed. We shouldn't be even having this conversation - it's one from 20 years ago.