Eni-RPI
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Rpi3 Download and computer [Solved Bye]

Wed May 04, 2016 8:34 pm

Hello I am a poor beginner I come from a windows life and my computer is dead so I am lost, my rpi is running rasbian but I don't find what I want.
I bought the rpi to replace a computer used to watch films, streaming, surfing on the web etc.
I would like that my Rpi becomes a low power download box, http and torrent.
But all my tries are failed.
Well that's what I did :
1.) Installed raspbian, without noobs, but with wWin32DiskImager. (First problem I can't overclock I don't know why).
2.) I updated & upgraded the raspbian with those commands :
sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y && reboot
At reboot I used :
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
3.) I installed FastRat & deluge

That's where I am ...
Deluge seems hard to use and I can't start it ... T_T
I would like a easy to use video player if possible ?
What do you think about all this story ?
Thanks a lot for that future help.
Last edited by Eni-RPI on Sat May 07, 2016 11:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer

Thu May 05, 2016 7:13 am

Removed unnecessary poll.
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer

Thu May 05, 2016 9:11 am

I hope you expanded the file system and rebooted before doing anything else. If not you should start with a fresh install.
Overclocking is not recommended on a RPi3. You will run into heat problems, unless you attach a heat sink and a fan.
I cannot help you with torrent software because I've stopped using it many years ago. It will sooner or later get you into trouble.
For best web surfing experience you should install chromium following this guide;
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=121195
The recommended installation will also install an add-on to play web video in a better way, including the kweb package which gives you omxplayerGUI, a desktop frontend for omxplayer, the best video player for the RPi (command line program which is already installed on Raspbian).
You might also install kodi media center on top of Raspbian. There are numerous add-ons which give you access to media on the net without having to use the dangerous torrent system. And it's also a great media player (has omxplayer built in) for your local video and audio files.
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer

Thu May 05, 2016 2:44 pm

Thanks for answer !
I hope you expanded the file system and rebooted before doing anything else.
Yh I did with GUI rpi pref. Is that good ?
Overclocking is not recommended on a RPi3. You will run into heat problems, unless you attach a heat sink and a fan.
Yh I put two heatsinks and a little fan (5v) seems to be toomuch he s tooooooooo speed (noise).

Thanks for advices I am going to do it !
But still one question how can I download file from mega for example ?

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer

Sat May 07, 2016 10:59 pm

I am not verry patient maybe or the community isnot very active ?
I don't know but I am disappointed ...
Well I am going on another distrib.
Cia :oops:

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer [Solved Bye]

Sat May 07, 2016 11:40 pm

For one, I wouldn't have done the dist-upgrade (better off with just apt-get update, and apt-get upgrade).

Be sure to expland file system before updating:
menu/preferences/raspberry pi configuration/system tab/"expand filesystem"

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
For two, the best torrent app is deluge, and there is a mod so that if you click on the video, it auto plays it via OMXplayer ( in black background like full screen. This creates a selectable Sound & Video option when you right click on media for "open with" for OMXPlayer, after that, it'll play the same file type automatically if you click on it.)

Download torrents via magnet links (it will automatically load it into deluge for you to start). As for torrent sites, you are on your own there. ;)

OMXPlayer Commands:
1 decrease speed
2 increase speed
< rewind
> fast forward
z show info
j previous audio stream
k next audio stream
i previous chapter
o next chapter
n previous subtitle stream
m next subtitle stream
s toggle subtitles
w show subtitles
x hide subtitles
d decrease subtitle delay (- 250 ms)
f increase subtitle delay (+ 250 ms)
q exit omxplayer
p / space pause/resume
- decrease volume
+ / = increase volume
left arrow seek -30 seconds
right arrow seek +30 seconds
down arrow seek -600 seconds
up arrow seek +600 seconds

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sudo apt-get install deluge

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sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade -y omxplayer
Open:

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sudo nano /usr/share/applications/omxplayer.desktop
Add:

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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=OMXPlayer
Categories=AudioVideo;Player;
Exec=lxterminal --command "omxplayer -b -o local %f"
Terminal=false
Icon=/usr/share/icons/nuoveXT2/96x96/categories/applications-multimedia.png
save with 'ctrl' +'x', then 'y', then 'enter'

Chromium 49 is available here:
viewtopic.php?p=818455#p818455


Chrome (chromium 48) for me is the best browser however for surfing, and for me works good with youtube. Go with what works best for you.

see: https://youtu.be/EvDg2yiyd1w

For overclocking, I have a 'howto' for baseline overclocking, every pi3 is different, and what works for you may not work for me, (so use the tests and benchmarks to verify it is stable). On the pi3, you have to do the overclock via /boot/config.txt

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sudo nano /boot/config.txt
see: viewtopic.php?p=952371#p952371
Last edited by Rive on Sun May 08, 2016 1:53 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer [Solved Bye]

Sun May 08, 2016 12:56 am

Rive wrote:For one, I wouldn't have done the dist-upgrade (better off with just apt-get update, and apt-get upgrade)

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
For two, the best torrent app is deluge, and there is a mod so that if you click on the video, it auto plays it via OMXplayer ( in black background (like full screen. This creates a selectable Sound & Video option when you right click on media for "open with" for OMXPlayer, after that, it'll play the same file type automaically if you click on it.)

Download torrents via magnet links (it will automatically load it into deluge for you to start). As for torrent sites, you are on your own there. ;)

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sudo apt-get install deluge

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sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade -y omxplayer
Open:

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sudo nano /usr/share/applications/omxplayer.desktop
Add:

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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=OMXPlayer
Categories=AudioVideo;Player;
Exec=lxterminal --command "omxplayer -b -o local %f"
Terminal=false
Icon=/usr/share/icons/nuoveXT2/96x96/categories/applications-multimedia.png
save with 'ctrl' +'x', then 'y', then 'enter'

Chromium 49 is available here:
viewtopic.php?p=818455#p818455


Chrome (chromium 48) for me is the best browser however for surfing, and for me works good with youtube. Go with what works best for you.

see: https://youtu.be/EvDg2yiyd1w

For overclocking, I have a 'howto' for baseline overclocking, every pi3 is different, and what works for you may not work for me, (so use the tests and benchmarks to verify it is stable). On the pi3, you have to do the overclock via /boot/config.txt

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sudo nano /boot/config.txt
see: viewtopic.php?p=952371#p952371
Wow thanks ! ... hopefully you are here ...!
I am going to work on this and come back later if anyissues ... and otherwise will tell you !
Thanks again ! :mrgreen:

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer [Solved Bye]

Sun May 08, 2016 1:20 am

To get more of a desktop-like experience....

If you like to listen to music, here is an excellent MP3 player for your pi ;)
viewtopic.php?p=968950#p968950

and if you want antivirus (recommended)
note-contrary to popular opinion, there is Debian/Linux malware, and you can move malware from say your sdcard to your windows pc. Make sure you setup automatic scheduled scans, and updating

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sudu apt-get install clamav
sudo apt-get install clamtk

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sudo /etc/init.d/clamav-freshclam stop
sudo freshcam –v
sudo /etc/init.d/clamav-freshclam start

If you have a USB or wireless HP Printer:

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sudo apt-get install hplip
sudo hp-setup -i
If you want to edit/cut/draw on/screenshot capture images (like in windows with snipping tool):

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sudo apt-get install gimp
To capture regular screenshots (like in windows):
Use keyboard 'PrtScr' key, or in terminal, use sudo scrot -d5

note-'-d5' represents seconds delay 5 sec. if you want 10 sec, you use '-d10'
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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer [Solved Bye]

Wed May 11, 2016 12:26 pm

THANKS For all that advices and help !

I have some questions again.
1.) I have ethernet the speedest network (ISP1) and wifi low and slow (ISP2).
I would like to put WIFI only in static, the UI doesnt work and I am afraid about the tutorials around the web.
WiFi = Putty // Ethernet = Download
2). How to start a download from putty all my tries failed.
3.) My overclock seems not working.
dtparam=sd_overclock=100
arm_freq=1360
core_freq=500
over_voltage=4
sdram_freq=575
sdram_schmoo=0x02000020
over_voltage_sdram_p=6
over_voltage_sdram_i=4
over_voltage_sdram_c=4
v3d_freq=500
h264_freq=333

In boot/config but dont see any diff I am learning slowly ...
Thanks for all again !

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer [Solved Bye]

Wed May 11, 2016 1:54 pm

3.) My overclock seems not working.
dtparam=sd_overclock=100
arm_freq=1360
core_freq=500
over_voltage=4
sdram_freq=575
sdram_schmoo=0x02000020
over_voltage_sdram_p=6
over_voltage_sdram_i=4
over_voltage_sdram_c=4
v3d_freq=500
h264_freq=333

In boot/config but dont see any diff I am learning slowly ...
Perhaps some elaboration would help (e.g., "In boot/config but dont see any diff[erence]")...I have no clue what you mean.
DNPNWO

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer [Solved Bye]

Thu May 12, 2016 11:43 am

Rive wrote:Perhaps some elaboration would help (e.g., "In boot/config but dont see any diff[erence]")...I have no clue what you mean.
You are right, sorry, I meant my rpi doesnt look faster with that overclock than without.
On the boot or to launch/starts programs it looks the same as before.

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Re: Rpi3 Download and computer [Solved Bye]

Tue May 17, 2016 6:12 pm

I had to restore my rpi because I am a newb and when I followed this tuto : http://www.modmypi.com/blog/tutorial-ho ... ip-address
I lost all internet connexion ... -_-

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