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by pagenotfound
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: recent vlc updates

You don't seem to have the archive.raspberrypi.org repo that's normally in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list Indeed. Thanks a lot. I speculatively commented that line out a couple of month ago to debug some mysterious issue and forgot to reactivate it. Damn, I've been missing a lot of RPT customiz...
by pagenotfound
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: recent vlc updates

I'm not seeing the rpt 7 candidate $ sudo apt update Hit:1 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelease Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done All packages are up to date. $ sudo apt policy vlc vlc: Installed: 3.0.8-0+deb10u1+rpt1 Candid...
by pagenotfound
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UNSMOOTH video playback on Raspberry Pi 4 using Chromium
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: UNSMOOTH video playback on Raspberry Pi 4 using Chromium

Ironically, Firefox, which gets zero love from the Foundation, plays 1080p Youtube videos full screen without dropped frames or tearing. With the legacy non-GL driver on a Pi4. Haven't tested 60 Hz because I almost never come across those on YT and I don't miss them on LCD monitors. CRT was a differ...
by pagenotfound
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 vs Smartphone
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Raspberry PI 4 vs Smartphone

Faster in relation to watching a video and using the camera (for example). In that case the phone wins easily. Video playback on every smart phone I've owned is far better than on a Pi4, and so are the cameras (compared to the official RPF camera). Ease of use is also much better on an Android phon...
by pagenotfound
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian with Read-only Root
Replies: 195
Views: 93570

Re: Raspbian with Read-only Root

Has anyone tried the method that comes out of the box with Raspbian?

Preferences -> Raspberry Pi Configuration -> Performance -> Overlay File System -> Configure
by pagenotfound
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4 h264 hardware decoding/encoding API
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: RPI4 h264 hardware decoding/encoding API

6by9 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:50 am
[...]
If you want to abstract that away, use FFmpeg or GStreamer as it supports both APIs.
[...]
Are Raspbian's FFmpeg and GStreamer compiled with hardware encoding support?

For Pi3 and Pi4?
by pagenotfound
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [SOLVED]Claws Mail: Does it have automatic delete options?
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Claws Mail: Does it have automatic delete options?

Right click on a folder -> Processing come up with a name like "delete after 180 days" click on 'define' next to 'Condition' Match criteria: choose "age" age is more than enter 180 click 'add' click OK click on 'define' next to 'Action' Action: choose 'delete' click 'add' click OK click 'add' click ...
by pagenotfound
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NetSurf Lightweight Web Browser, using the RPI0W computer
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: NetSurf Lightweight Web Browser, using the RPI0W computer

NetSurf is cool. It even has some advanced features right out of the box. Adblocker, vertical tabs or the tree-structured history. Surf through, say, Wikipedia, going back sometimes, then choosing a different link to follow than before. After a while, look at Navigate-> Local History. Instead of com...
by pagenotfound
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Youtube Playlists on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Youtube Playlists on the Raspberry Pi

You'll have to register a cron job that just calls your browser with the address of your playlist as a parameter. No programming required, although the format for cron entries is somewhat idiosyncratic. What might turn out to be the more difficult problem is preventing Youtube from playing semi-rand...
by pagenotfound
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Firmware Updates Tested 21/11
Replies: 20
Views: 1291

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Firmware Updates Tested 21/11

The tester's web site has connections to Farnell. Ambient temperature not stated. Apparently tested in the UK in November. Tested with no case (unacceptable in schools). I tested the Pi 4 compiling Gimp in the same climate zone in summer with a conventional case and yes, it was a disaster. Now, in l...
by pagenotfound
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4B- screen randomly blacks out
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Pi4B- screen randomly blacks out

Do you have a cellphone lying near the Pi or the monitor? My monitor used to go black for 2 or three seconds at seemingly random times every few hours. This happened with two different Pi 4s, both 4 MB, Raspian Buster, analog audio out, no overclock. The only thing non-standard is an HDMI to DVI cab...
by pagenotfound
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 - full specification of VideoCore 6
Replies: 80
Views: 20440

Re: Pi 4 - full specification of VideoCore 6

Can you please clarify your PS? "hardly" and "much more" seem to contradict each other. From Google translate: "hardly" means "barely" or "scarcely" (used to qualify a statement by saying that it is true to an insignificant degree) No offence, this meaning may be surprising to someone who is not a n...
by pagenotfound
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 and Golang
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

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: Ubuntu
Topic: Current State of Ubuntu Software and Hardware Support
Replies: 53
Views: 5957

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: 53
Views: 6852

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: 53
Views: 6852

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: 1131

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: 53
Views: 6852

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: 53
Views: 6852

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: 111
Views: 22577

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: 557

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: 958

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: 725

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: 725

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...

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