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by Milliways
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Change root in cmdline.txt
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Change root in cmdline.txt

tpylkko wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:10 pm
If you boot with your current settings, what error do you get?
With the new default settings there is a Splash screen and there are NO error messages for a missing root partition.
If you restore text boot you will see them.
by Milliways
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why did update suggest removing Thonny
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Why did update suggest removing Thonny

Could you post your /var/log/apt/history.log (particularly the chunks containing thonny)? Not sure if this was directed at me or others. Start-Date: 2019-08-15 16:33:58 Commandline: apt upgrade Requested-By: pi (1000) Upgrade: libgs9:armhf (9.27~dfsg-2, 9.27~dfsg-2+deb10u1), realvnc-vnc-server:armh...
by Milliways
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why did update suggest removing Thonny
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Why did update suggest removing Thonny

The new version of Thonny (3.2) which has just been released has been moved to a new package. Previously, thonny was in the package "python3-thonny", and it is now in a package called "thonny", which is in line with how it is packaged in vanilla Debian. In order to enable people who have the old ve...
by Milliways
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why did update suggest removing Thonny
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Why did update suggest removing Thonny

apt is all about dependencies. If package A is required by package B (say A is a library that B uses or some such relationship) then when you install package B then package A will also be installed automatically. When you uninstall B apt notices that A is no longer used and will suggest autoremove ...
by Milliways
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why did update suggest removing Thonny
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Why did update suggest removing Thonny

I just ran update on my Pi4 which suggested 'sudo apt autoremove' - which I did without thinking. This removed Thonny from the Programming Menu. I don't actually use Thonny but why was removal suggested? I was more confused by the following:- Installed systemd unit for VNC Server in Service Mode dae...
by Milliways
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 163
Views: 15166

Lack of error reporting for missing root partition

I used a script I wrote to copy an updated Raspbian to another SD Card. This uses rsync, and I have successfully used it in the past. I just ran it and the SD Card did not boot - I got 4 Raspberries then nothing. The card did not boot on a Pi3B+ either. The fix was trivial when I eventually realised...
by Milliways
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WiringPi to be deprecated?
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: WiringPi to be deprecated?

I would like to add my appreciation for Gordon's efforts on Wiring Pi. On the few occasions I have contacted him (by email) I have received prompt, helpful replies. Anyone who has not studied his code should read it; there are a number of witty comments buried within. I can relate to issues he repor...
by Milliways
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Can Pi 4 be powered through GPIO pins?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Can Pi 4 be powered through GPIO pins?

I want to bypass the USB-C power connector and feed the power straight to the board. I have a good, regulated 5V power source that can give 3A but in the installation there is no room for USB-C powercord and connector. I want power it up either through pins or solder power cord directly to the boar...
by Milliways
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Arduinno IDE on Pi no top tool bar
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Arduino IDE on Pi no top tool bar

The version in the repository is hopelessly out of date (and will never be fixed for Debian political reasons) - it really should be removed. The following describes how to install the latest https://arduino.stackexchange.com/a/44813/3879 There is a similar instruction in MagPi61 https://www.raspber...
by Milliways
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem writing to mounted SD Card
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Problem writing to mounted SD Card

I have used the SD Card Copier tool to make copies to SD Cards mounted in a USB2 Card Reader, usually with success. I tried to duplicate a Buster installation on my Pi4B 2GB and it seemed to run even slower than usual - even creating partitions seemed to take a long time, and eventually failed with ...
by Milliways
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I enable Samba on Buster
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: How do I enable Samba on Buster

Just be aware, you need to add the user you are connecting with to the Samba user database this way with sudo smbpasswd -a pi (enter password for user within Samba - does not have to be the log in password) sudo service smbd restart Thanks, it is a pity the Foundation tutorial doesn't mention this....
by Milliways
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I enable Samba on Buster
Replies: 7
Views: 299

How do I enable Samba on Buster

I followed the tutorial on https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/samba.md Samba is not being run as an AD Domain Controller: Masking samba-ad-dc.service Please ignore the following error about deb-systemd-helper not finding those services. (samba-ad-dc.service masked) Created symli...
by Milliways
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Next pi zero and PoE
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: Next pi zero and PoE

It is more likely that any future Pi would drop Ethernet so PoE is superfluous.

Who uses it?

Most (if not all) current laptops have dropped Ethernet, as they abandoned 25 pin parallel interfaces years ago. It is even hard to find anything with a serial port.
by Milliways
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ADMIT IT NOOBs JUST DOESN'T WORK ON RPI 4B
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: ADMIT IT NOOBs JUST DOESN'T WORK ON RPI 4B

dwmreg wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:50 pm
So what the @#$@!#$@# is going on here? This used to be the easiest thing to do for the RPI, but now it's a failure.
Forget NOOBS (which involves more steps and wastes 1.3GB) and install Raspbian.
by Milliways
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leave raspbian as is, but update firmware?
Replies: 13
Views: 652

Re: Leave raspbian as is, but update firmware?

My guess - i need to keep Jessie but upgrade only firmware files with drivers. Maybe there is a problem somewhere there. Why? If you are happy using an obsolete OS (which also uses systemd) there is no point in updating - indeed this makes no sense unless you are prepared to do the work to validate...
by Milliways
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NFS on Buster RPi4
Replies: 22
Views: 754

Re: NFS on Buster RPi4

Works for me.

Have you created any exports?
by Milliways
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Download Problems

Before running Recommended Software for the first time you need to sudo apt update and answer Y to the prompt. After that the update preformed by Recommended Software should work. If that is not your problem then your OS is corrupt and I would suggest to DL and install again. The torrents suggestio...
by Milliways
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Download Problems

Not quite true. I have never had a problem downloading from raspberrypi.org. Sometimes it might be a bit slow. If you feel the need for speed what is wrong with the torrent? I am not concerned about speed and don't mind the wait but Recommended Software hangs I can't even look at the list! PS How d...
by Milliways
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Download Problems

Since the Buster release it has proved near impossible to download. Generally, after wasting some time re-loading stuff each time it fails with:- Get:7 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf Contents (deb) [39.7 MB] Ign:7 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf...
by Milliways
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [UX] File Manager defaults not user-friendly
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: [UX] File Manager defaults not user-friendly

Discussing File Managers soon gets into a religious war, but for what it is worth IMO the best FM is ZTreeWIn.

I tried to produce a macOS version http://binnie.id.au/QuollEyeTree.html

I would like to make a Linux version, but am getting too old to even hope this is possible.
by Milliways
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: netatalk for buster does not connect?
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: netatalk for buster does not connect?

ive just created a new sd card with the latest buster for my pi4. (and apt-get update/upgrade). As with my other pi,s and desktop raspians, I installed netatalk with ‘apt-get install netatalk’. Sadly with the buster raspian it does not connect. I can see the pi4 in apple finder and can do a connect...
by Milliways
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...
Replies: 92
Views: 4869

Re: I didn't think the usb c power thing was a big deal...

I know people who call laptop power supplies chargers, even though they can run the computer off it without the battery it. Laptop power supplies ARE chargers (or at least only designed to provide power to a charging circuit)- you can run the computer from one but as I discovered, when my MacBook b...
by Milliways
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi question (Adafruit’s servo bonnet, can I combine it with other HAT's?)
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Raspberry pi question

"Raspberry pi question" - what other kind of question would you ask on this site?
This is remarkably uninformative.
by Milliways
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help establishing a serial connection
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Need help establishing a serial connection

Pin 8 is Serial Output
Pin 10 is Serial Input
by Milliways
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: program that counts gpio pin pulses
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: program that counts gpio pin pulses

does anyone know the name of the program that is credited to "sir Joan" that counts the pin traffic? i am not seeing that anywhere,.. i want to say it was called "pigpiod"?? but i do not see where it is on my unit or where it could be online,.. but that program really was the only way i could monit...

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