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What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:18 pm

About a year and a half ago I purchased 2 Raspberry Pis/XBMC for use un my home. The performance is deteriorating and I would like to upgrade to KODI. I'm fair computer user but that's all and my tech support has left town. I've found online that you you can purchase pre-recorded sd cards that claim to be plug and play. If true that should easily solve my performance and upgrade problems. My problem is that besides being 1 1/2 years old I don't know what model I have. One of the vendors I'm looking at says he has cards for Models B+, B, A+,A and 2B. You have a sticky " Pictorial Buying Guide for A, B and B+" that should help me identify my Pi. You show Models B+,B and A+ but mine appears to be one of the "older A or B models". One giveaway seems to be that I have connectors on all 4 sides whereas the "newer" ones seem to use only 3 sides.

Can someone help me identify my PI and perhaps tell me if any of these cards can be used in my Pi's.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:01 pm

I think the command:

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grep Revision /proc/cpuinfo
is supposed to tell the story.

There is a table somewhere that tells what each possible number means (i.e., to which model of Pi it corresponds). I have no idea where that table is stored (presumably somewhere under www.raspberrypi.org).

These are the values I've personally seen:

000f - Model B with 512M
0010 - Model B+ with 512M
a21041 - Model B2 with 1G
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:06 pm

""understanding the theoretical, but not always the end goal""

My other Devices are the ChromeBit CS10, ChromeCast & Huawei Mate 10 Pro SmartPhone

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:23 pm

Stare at this


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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:15 pm

A card with a recent version of Raspbian or NOOBS will work on any version of RPi that the card (possibly with the aid of a micro-SD to SD adaptor) can be fitted into.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:31 pm

stankoprowski wrote:About a year and a half ago I purchased 2 Raspberry Pis/XBMC for use un my home. The performance is deteriorating and I would like to upgrade to KODI. I'm fair computer user but that's all and my tech support has left town. I've found online that you you can purchase pre-recorded sd cards that claim to be plug and play. If true that should easily solve my performance and upgrade problems. My problem is that besides being 1 1/2 years old I don't know what model I have. One of the vendors I'm looking at says he has cards for Models B+, B, A+,A and 2B. You have a sticky " Pictorial Buying Guide for A, B and B+" that should help me identify my Pi. You show Models B+,B and A+ but mine appears to be one of the "older A or B models". One giveaway seems to be that I have connectors on all 4 sides whereas the "newer" ones seem to use only 3 sides.

Can someone help me identify my PI and perhaps tell me if any of these cards can be used in my Pi's.
If it's 18 months old and has an ethernet port, then it's almost certainly a B.
PI2 launched ~Feb 2015
A+ ~Nov 2014
B+ ~Jul 2014

Any new SD card (not micro) should work.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:06 pm

asandford wrote:Any new SD card (not micro) should work.
Original Raspberry Pi Model B's (either 256MB or 512MB models, that's the major revision change) will definitely work with a micro-SD card too using an SD adapter card, such as this.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:18 pm

Mequa wrote:
asandford wrote:Any new SD card (not micro) should work.
Original Raspberry Pi Model B's (either 256MB or 512MB models, that's the major revision change) will definitely work with a micro-SD card too using an SD adapter card, such as this.
if a vendor has cards for a B, why would the anyone go to the bother (and expense) of buying the 'wrong' card and an adapter?
Just because 'something' can be done, doesn't mean it should be.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:36 pm

asandford wrote:
Mequa wrote:
asandford wrote:Any new SD card (not micro) should work.
Original Raspberry Pi Model B's (either 256MB or 512MB models, that's the major revision change) will definitely work with a micro-SD card too using an SD adapter card, such as this.
if a vendor has cards for a B, why would the anyone go to the bother (and expense) of buying the 'wrong' card and an adapter?
Just because 'something' can be done, doesn't mean it should be.
For one thing...the full sized SD card used in the original Model B (and the A, for that matter) stick out quite a bit. People have damaged the card holder by dropping the board with the card in place. If you use a micro-SD card adapter, you don't run that risk. Alternatively...most micro-SD cards come with a full sized adapter and that way you can use the same micro-SD card in either a Model B or a B+ or Pi2B.

So...there are some good reasons to use adapters.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:20 am

W. H. Heydt wrote: For one thing...the full sized SD card used in the original Model B (and the A, for that matter) stick out quite a bit. People have damaged the card holder by dropping the board with the card in place. If you use a micro-SD card adapter, you don't run that risk. Alternatively...most micro-SD cards come with a full sized adapter and that way you can use the same micro-SD card in either a Model B or a B+ or Pi2B.

So...there are some good reasons to use adapters.
The pros and cons of such are way off topic. Let's stick to basics for the OP and get a card that fits and works.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:39 pm

Thanks fruitoftheloom, Dougie and all the others,

Based on the pictures I don't have an A, A+, B+ or a Pi 2B os I must have a B. The "Hardware history supports that (I purchased in the 1st quarter of 2014).

For my purpose does the revision level make any difference?

Is my Pi known as a B or a 1B?

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:03 am

stankoprowski wrote:Is my Pi known as a B or a 1B?
Yes. ;)
Usually just called a B.

The question now is what revision of B. There were a few important changes between the Rev 1 and later B models. Mostly the early ones had 256MB of RAM and USB current limiting fuses. The next models bypassed or got rid of those fuses. Then you got 512MB of RAM, and then the additional 8 pin GPIO connector holes.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:18 pm

Joe Schmoe wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:01 pm
[...]

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grep Revision /proc/cpuinfo
is supposed to tell the story.
[...]
Here's the page on which revision code is for which device https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:17 pm

corfeur12 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:18 pm
Here's the page on which revision code is for which device https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md
This question was from 3 years ago.

And a better command to find the model is:

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cat /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/model;echo
On my Pi3B that returns:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2

On my new 3B+ it returns:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus Rev 1.3
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:22 pm

cat /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/model;echo
I usually use:

$ pr -Fn /proc/device-tree/model


Less typing and eliminates the need for the echo. I've gotten in the habit of using "pr -Fn" as my general file dumper. Much better than cat.

P.S. I like your "signature". Cute.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm

rpi-info will give you the details.
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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:52 pm

RonR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
rpi-info will give you the details.
command not found

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:58 pm

n67 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:52 pm
RonR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
rpi-info will give you the details.
command not found

After unzipping rpi-info.zip, run

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./rpi-info

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:52 pm

RonR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
rpi-info will give you the details.
What does that tell me that cat /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/model; echo doesn't if all I want to find is the model?
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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:41 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:52 pm
RonR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
rpi-info will give you the details.
What does that tell me that cat /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/model; echo doesn't if all I want to find is the model?

I'll let you run it and see for yourself.

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:05 pm

So absolutely nothing useful.
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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:44 am

RonR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
rpi-info will give you the details.
@RonR, looks like we work on the same thing , lets combine it?

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Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:45 am

Given this is a three year renewal you should also be able to just use
pinout

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