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by pagenotfound
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 and Golang
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 and Golang

Sounds like you tried to install Windows binaries. Uninstall them, then do what jamesh recommended.
by pagenotfound
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current State of Raspberry Pi 4 Software and Hardware Support
Replies: 53
Views: 2697

Re: Current State of Raspberry Pi 4 Software and Hardware Support

6by9 wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:36 pm
. The main open one is over 1366x768 resolutions

TV sets with this resolution are fairly cheap. I thought they were a good solution to watch 1280x720 videos (nearly) full screen without having to scale them on an old Pi. So this is not a good idea after all?
by pagenotfound
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1359

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

I'm really happy with the recent updates of eeprom, firmware, rpi-ui, rpi-chromium-mods and other packages that have greatly improved web browsing on my Pi 4B 4GB ram. Quite true, but I sure miss Firefox. I used Firefox even on the Pi 3 for years. I was a bit unhappy that Raspian/Debian didn't upda...
by pagenotfound
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1359

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

Just say no. As another poster here said, Linux audio can be a bit of a mess. https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http:%2F%2Fharmful.cat-v.org%2Fsoftware%2Foperating-systems%2Flinux%2Faudio-mess.png&sp=c78c06b2a1993a3aee9e6f496253019b To be fair, that picture was popular 10 years a...
by pagenotfound
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B - Smooth YouTube Video
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B - Smooth YouTube Video

gkreidl, is there a way to only install omxplayerGUI? I'm a diehard Firefox user but I find omxplayerGUI very useful to quickly watch a video from the file manager. It should also be possible to use it from Firefox by using the "Open With" extension ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/o...
by pagenotfound
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1359

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

Pulse audio is not installed by default, and if you have it installed, it's probably best to uninstall it. It's really not great. Must have been automatically installed as a dependency on my Raspian, then. I'm long past the point where I would intentionally install it. Weirdly, it's not a dependenc...
by pagenotfound
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1359

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

Hello, It would be very fine but after 3 or 4 weeks of tests with Raspbian, Gentoo, Manjaro, ... I must say that RPi4 : - has very limited audio capabilities (no pulseaudio, no serious mixing, loss of stereo in some cases, A2DP Sink problems, ...) - needs to compile the kernel if you want to use ap...
by pagenotfound
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VLI firmware v2.0 - powersaving features enabled
Replies: 67
Views: 8415

Re: VLI firmware v2.0 - powersaving features enabled

OK, so that confirms there's no issue with the firmware update - just that the utility is leaving the chip in an odd state that can cause a shutdown hang. I would consider the performance hit an issue if there isn't an option to get it back. I don't care about the temp at all as long as it is stabl...
by pagenotfound
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Superseding beta firmware with apt-get
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Superseding beta firmware with apt-get

Ignoring fruity's silly pedantry for a simple typo, yes. An apt upgrade will replace the kernel with an updated one if there is one available. If There has been no updates to the apt repository since the last one was installed that way, and rpi-update has been run to install a new testing kernel, t...
by pagenotfound
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ((Lynx)) Links2, lightweight browser, perfect for Pi Zero!
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: ((Lynx)) Links2, lightweight browser, perfect for Pi Zero!

Netsurf has already been mentioned. Slightly slower than Links2 but better rendering with images, (somewhat incomplete) implementations of Javascript and CSS, builtin ad blocker etc. Can render with GTK or to a frame buffer. Sadly it's currently broken on Buster. A fast alternative to Links2 from th...
by pagenotfound
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI Zero WH - Raspbian Buster - Firefox not starting...
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: RPI Zero WH - Raspbian Buster - Firefox not starting...

I can't spot anything obvious in those messages. (Maybe @jdonald can). I suggest that you try some simple things first. Make a safety copy of your entire .mozilla directory. Default is /home/pi/.mozilla. Start from the command line with firefox-esr -safe-mode which starts without extensions. Probabl...
by pagenotfound
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI Zero WH - Raspbian Buster - Firefox not starting...
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: RPI Zero WH - Raspbian Buster - Firefox not starting...

Hi. Is Firefox-esr running on a Raspberry PI Zero on Raspbian 10 Buster? I can run it on a RPI 3, tested, but it DOES NOT RUN on a RPI Zero... Is it a problem with my installed OS, or something related to RPIZero/Firefox? Thanks, Valter The Zero has only half as much RAM. How much have you reserved...
by pagenotfound
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?

I half agree. People buy the "best" just to have the best, regardless of whether they even need or use it. Look at the 4GB model for example... RAM shaming. I routinely use more than 2 GB. Oh wait, I'm using it wrong. :roll: Your use case obviously warrants it, but you'd be the only person on these...
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4's energy-efficiency
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Raspberry Pi 4's energy-efficiency

How do you define efficiency? Overall Watts? CPU instructions per watt? Calculations per watt? The quoted sentence is from an official page https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/ So the ball is in your court. (Going by my own experience, the "fanless" and "silent" parts only a...
by pagenotfound
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Recommendations?

Keep in mind that 3D printers can have serious follow up costs. The stuff they print with isn't cheap. And they have only a weak relationship to programming or even STEM in general. More like 3D design, CAD etc.
by pagenotfound
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The things I've gotten to work on my PI 4 :)
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: The things I've gotten to work on my PI 4 :)

What did you do to get Netflix working?
by pagenotfound
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?

But there's nothing to release? There's no new firmware. Any firmware out there is beta...maybe alpha quality judging from posts. It is not ready to be released in any serious way. And there's not even an approved, stable way to upgrade the EEPROM yet. Well, it has been published, so it's probably ...
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC hard crashes
Replies: 49
Views: 3670

Re: VLC hard crashes

Yup. The RPT version with Debian sec fixes. Everything works as usual. Thanks for the quick response.
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?

X2 And we're told to get it from some Google drive instead of the official Github or raspberry.org, IIRC. And I vaguely remember that there were issues with this 300 mW saving USB firmware update. And is all this going to be handled by the package manager in the future? There should be a religiousl...
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC hard crashes
Replies: 49
Views: 3670

Re: VLC hard crashes

Depends on whether you value security more than hardware acceleration. Taking the update will remove our patches, but pull in the security updates. Waiting until we merge the changes together will give you hw acceleration, but I'd avoid streaming from online sources until then. I remember that ther...
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC hard crashes
Replies: 49
Views: 3670

Re: VLC hard crashes

Hijacking this thread but APT suggests that I update

vlc 3.0.7-1+rpt2 with vlc 3.0.8+deb10u1

Is this OK?
by pagenotfound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: Official Pi 4 firmware download page?

X2 And we're told to get it from some Google drive instead of the official Github or raspberry.org, IIRC. And I vaguely remember that there were issues with this 300 mW saving USB firmware update. And is all this going to be handled by the package manager in the future? There should be a religiously...
by pagenotfound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi 4 as a DAW? For recording instruments and vocals
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Pi 4 as a DAW? For recording instruments and vocals

I installed both Reaper and Ardour. They both run on the Pi3 and the Pi4. I think there should be no problems in terms of processing power if you use them for mixing and some effects. I have never tested them for recording , though. That's when problems with input devices and latency issues etc. ten...
by pagenotfound
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 9190

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

All of that was probably true in the beginning. Nowadays the RPF should have millions in the bank, can set up production in Japan and Brazil, and have some reputation in the industry as well as among banks. Shouldn't be too difficult to get a better deal. Also, frankly, producing only 150000 in adva...
by pagenotfound
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 9190

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Their own reviews have been filled with 1-star reviews for the 4GB item with others that have been mad about this ship date. They are all mysteriously deleted from the website. If the review isn't actually about the item itself and just complaining about shipping delays then it isn't surprising it ...

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