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by BluPI2
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable Monitor for raspberry pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Portable Monitor for raspberry pi?

This one is almost identical to the Elecrow, but it comes with Stand, AC Adapter, and HDMI Cable. It claims to be a 1080P display, but unless I switch to 720P resolution the text and icons are too small to use comfortably. This is basically the same one that I have and it works really nicely. Mine c...
by BluPI2
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smooth YouTube Playback on Ubuntu Mate
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Smooth YouTube Playback on Ubuntu Mate

Hey guys, I've been struggling to get smooth YouTube video playback on my Ubuntu Mate 18.04 install. I Found a solution that works very nicely that I would like to share. First Off I installed smtube from the Ubuntu Mate 18.04 armhf Repo: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/bionic/armhf Launch a Terminal W...
by BluPI2
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspi 4b with no hdmi output
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: raspi 4b with no hdmi output

That's because the Raspberry Pi 4 does not support booting from the USB ports yet. I'm waiting until they have USB boot working before I buy one.
Hopefully they fix the USB-C issue as well, but that's not a big deal.
by BluPI2
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Here is a link to the enormous Ubuntu Mate ARM software repository:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/armhf

65k packages!
by BluPI2
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I've been using Ubuntu Mate daily now and everything still seems to be working great. I bought a portable HDD and I have usb boot working too now. First I cloned my SD card to my new HDD using Gparted. Then I did this: Edit these files as Root to Enable USB Boot: From text editor change the /PI_BOOT...
by BluPI2
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi help plz
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Pi help plz

Run what? Your link is not accessible.
by BluPI2
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi
Replies: 304
Views: 602830

Re: STICKY: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Try installing Xmahjongg

sudo apt-get install xmahjongg

Are you remembering to type the second G?

Try it both ways, once with one G and once with two G's
by BluPI2
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: on off switch
Replies: 65
Views: 141400

Re: on off switch

Not sure if someone already mentioned it, but what about these in-line usb switches from adafruit? Switch 1 https://www.adafruit.com/product/2379?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2rrAwvSN2gIVSF9-Ch2VwgYhEAQYAiABEgIJqfD_BwE Switch 2 https://www.adafruit.com/product/1620?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2rrAwvSN2gIVSF9-Ch2VwgYhEAQ...
by BluPI2
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I can't help with USB boot, i've been running solely from SD card and haven't even tried the new USB boot feature yet. Eventually I'll hook a 2.5 inch hdd up and try it out. Just haven't gotten to it yet. Have you tried posting in the raspberry pi section of the ubuntu mate forums? : https://ubuntu-...
by BluPI2
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Alright guys , I now have the onboard dual-band Wifi working as well :D Once again I mounted the latest Raspbian .img(2018-03-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img) I then extracted these files from /lib/firmware/brcm brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt , brcmfmac43455-sdio.clm_blob , and brcmfmac43455-sdio.bin Move them...
by BluPI2
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Yeah i did that - took about an hour - seems to have broken firefox - just insta-crashes when I run it, did try remove and reinstalling it that hasn't helped, was working before the dist-upgrade, never mind can fix that one later Firefox is currently broken at the moment, you'll have to uninstall F...
by BluPI2
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Would a Raspberry Pi 3 B case be compatible with the Model B+
Replies: 8
Views: 12465

Re: Would a Raspberry Pi 3 B case be compatible with the Model B+

I have this case and can confirm that it fits perfectly. I have my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ inside of it as I type. http://www.dx.com/p/abs-enclosure-case-for-raspberry-pi-3b-2b-b-with-fan-hole-blue-445111 Comes in Blue, Black, Red, or Clear and has a spot for a fan. There are various other websites around...
by BluPI2
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

The keyboard and mouse didn't work for me until I transferred over the modules. Did you transfer the new folder into /lib/modules ?
by BluPI2
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Micro USB for powering PI is no longer OK
Replies: 63
Views: 12061

Re: Micro USB for powering PI is no longer OK

I see absolutely no reason to move away from micro-usb at this point. I have a 5v 3amp supply and a 5.25v 2.4amp supply and they're both more than enough to power a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. If they do decide to upgrade the connector on say the Raspberry Pi 4 then wouldn't a Usb Type-C connector make more ...
by BluPI2
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Awesome, thanks for the heads up. I'll see if I can get the onboard wifi working too. I'm sure it'll be alot faster than this usb dongle.
by BluPI2
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I finally have success! Ubuntu Mate 16.04 is now booting and everything seems to be working as it should. The only thing that isn't working atm is the built-in wifi. I plugged in a nano usb wifi adapter and problem solved :D I downloaded the latest version of Raspbian and mounted the .img file, then...
by BluPI2
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 170
Views: 175051

Re: Ubuntu image for the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Keep us updated. I was really hoping I could just swap my SD card from my RPI 3 to my RPI 3 B+, but that is apparently not the case. I wasn't that impressed with Raspbian last time I tried it, but perhaps I'll give it another look while I'm waiting.
by BluPI2
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware
Replies: 12
Views: 2870

Re: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware

I was wondering the exact same thing, and after reading the entire thread, I still see no good reason to switch. OpenELEC is working great for me and i've not seen any of these supposed Ads. If they can't publicly give a reason for the fork, then I see no reason for me to support the fork or move ov...
by BluPI2
Tue May 10, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi-top pi laptop now in stores
Replies: 39
Views: 6508

Re: pi-top pi laptop now in stores

Anyone know where to buy just the screen? The 10.1 inch screen is a bit small for my taste and they're still asking $144 for it on adafruit. I've done some looking around and the options seem to be very limited for larger screens.
by BluPI2
Sun May 08, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mupen64 on Ubuntu Mate?
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Mupen64 on Ubuntu Mate?

I have Ubuntu Mate 16.04 running on my new RPI3 and was wondering if anyone has gotten mupen64plus running on it.

The Raspbian install instructions didn't seem to work.
by BluPI2
Sun May 08, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi-top pi laptop now in stores
Replies: 39
Views: 6508

Re: pi-top pi laptop now in stores

They are using a 13.3" screen which is probably $200 all on its own. I agree it's not worth it and your better off making your own, not to mention its a lot more fun.

I don't really understand why the displays are still so expensive, even my 40 inch led Television only costed $250.
by BluPI2
Tue May 12, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Add Menu Entries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: How to Add Menu Entries?

Hmm, sounds to me like they need a new UI designer. Rather than trying to fix this, I suppose i'll just switch to icewm. I like icewm better anyway.

Thanks
by BluPI2
Tue May 12, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Add Menu Entries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: How to Add Menu Entries?

I don't think you understand what I'm trying to say. I tried reformatting my SD card and adding a fresh Raspbian image and there are several important programs missing from my menu. Dillo and Netsurf come with Raspbian by default and their .desktop files are located in /usr/share/applications but th...
by BluPI2
Mon May 11, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Add Menu Entries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

How to Add Menu Entries?

I'm trying to add menu entries for applications that don't have them. Dillo and Netsurf already have .desktop entries but they aren't showing up in the menu? I tried comparing ones that work with the ones that don't and I see no differences.

What is it that makes some show up and others not?
by BluPI2
Sun May 10, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WIP: Playable Nintendo 64 Emulator Available
Replies: 381
Views: 268527

Re: WIP: Playable Nintendo 64 Emulator Available

I followed the instructions step-by-step, but I'm receiving an error when running the build file. pi@RaspberryPI ~/mupen64plus-rpi $ sudo ./m64p_build.sh ************************************ Building core library make: Entering directory '/home/pi/mupen64plus-rpi/source/mupen64plus-core/projects/uni...

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