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by wally333
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian Buster image (Sep. 2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 1473

Re: New Raspbian Buster image (Sep. 2019)

bensimmo wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:16 pm
If the rpi-eeprom program hasn't come down with a full-upgrade, you'll need to apt install it
What is the purpose of rpi-eeprom? Why would I need it?
by wally333
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian Buster image (Sep. 2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 1473

Re: New Raspbian Buster image (Sep. 2019)

Thanks for the definitive answer.

I appreciate it.
by wally333
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian Buster image (Sep. 2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 1473

Re: New Raspbian Buster image (Sep. 2019)

sudo apt update; sudo apt dist-upgrade -y; sudo reboot should get you to a similar level as the 2019-09-26 Raspbian but you may miss out on new packages that weren't in the original Buster delivery. What exactly may we be missing out on that wasn't in the original Buster delivery? Couldn't they sim...
by wally333
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 227
Views: 106010

Re: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!

Awesome contribution RPI Mike! I believe that this must be the spirit that prevails in a community of this nature! Addressing the topic of version 4, I tried to install your solution in the new Raspbian distribution (Buster), but the task yielded errors and did not complete its work. I'm sure there...
by wally333
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera module reliability issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Camera module reliability issue, error message

Manage to get a printout of the exception caused when the problem with the PiCamera module happens (it took about a week of 24/7 operation for it to happen): Exception in thread Thread-1: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 801, in __bootstrap_inner self.r...
by wally333
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera module reliability issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Camera module reliability issue

Good to see I'm not the only one with the issue, my problem doesn't happen very often. One system has been running 15 days since it last occurred, the other 10 days. I think the shortest interval to occurrence was about 3 days. I'm using the Python PiCamera module with "threaded" access via the Vide...
by wally333
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera module reliability issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Camera module reliability issue

I'm having a strange issue with the pi camera module. I have two systems one a Pi2B with V1 NoIR camera module, the other a Pi3B wtih a MakerFaire V1-type NoIR camera module. Running latest raspbian stretch with all upgrades as of about six weeks ago. These systems are using the camera modules as im...
by wally333
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Vision Bonnet & Pi 3
Replies: 5
Views: 5457

Re: Vision Bonnet & Pi 3

I trying with a Pi3 B+ and no joy. Will not boot with the bonnet plugged into the 40 Pin connector :( Is there some difference I'm not aware of that makes it work with a Pi3 but on a Pi3 B+ ?? I tried both the included 8GB pre-loaded system with the kit and a download of the "latest" xy image. I gue...
by wally333
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: STICKY: Welcome to the AIY Projects forum!
Replies: 42
Views: 40943

Re: STICKY: Welcome to the AIY Projects forum!

Vision has lots of problems, it seems. Microcenter has stopped selling them until the issues are fixed. New instructions posted on vision website. Surprisingly poor execution... Microcenter was very good about giving me my money back, I'm looking forward to the "fixed" version. Hope it doesn't take...
by wally333
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: STICKY: Welcome to the AIY Projects forum!
Replies: 42
Views: 40943

AIY Vision kit now available in the US

The Google AIY Vision kit is now available at Microcenter in the US and perhaps from others, for $45. Unlike the Voice kit, no internet connection is required to run the deep learning learning models. You still need PiZero-W, microSD card, power supply, cables, and a V2 PiCamera. I know this kit is ...
by wally333
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: STICKY: Welcome to the AIY Projects forum!
Replies: 42
Views: 40943

AIY Voice kit now available in the US

The Google AIY Voice kit is now available in the US from Microcenter, perhaps others, for $10, or $35 total in a bundle that includes a Pi3. I wanted the Pi3 to upgrade one of my Pi2 systems so I got the bundle and swapped in its Pi3 in and then used the old Pi2 with the AIY voice kit. All the examp...
by wally333
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PiZero-W with V2 camera crashes running Motioneye after some hours
Replies: 16
Views: 4552

Re: PiZero-W with V2 camera crashes running Motioneye after some hours

The replacement board with V1 camera module has been running 1920x1080 Motioneye with continuous monitoring by a remote machine for over eight days now. So I guess I either had a defective PiZero-W initially, or the V1 camera module doesn't trigger the issue I had with the V2 camera. Without the cam...
by wally333
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1462
Views: 325097

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I've locked it up a third time, this time I tried to record the order of my webpage button presses. Reboot Pi3 Open Webpage -- the three large buttons "vibrate" up & down making it a bit hard to find the click target. ---- stuff deleted ----- Then I start exploring some of the features. Press Timel...
by wally333
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1462
Views: 325097

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I've locked it up a third time, this time I tried to record the order of my webpage button presses. Reboot Pi3 Open Webpage -- the three large buttons "vibrate" up & down making it a bit hard to find the click target. Press System then Start -- monitoring window opens on webpage and preview display ...
by wally333
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: DVI to HDMI not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: DVI to HDMI not working

Big Oops on my part. I have a couple of DVI-to-HDMI cables and should have remembered that they work bidirectionally, but the reason I didn't is they don't work with my Raspberry Pi or my Pandaboard on a nice 25" LCD monitor that doesn't have any HDMI inputs -- only DVI and VGA (analog). They do wor...
by wally333
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1462
Views: 325097

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I just installed it and have started playing with it, documentation on using it is less than clear, but it has captured some motion activated videos of very good quality, but I've also managed to crash the nginx webserver twice requiring a reboot to get it back. Makes the learning curve even steeper...
by wally333
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: DVI to HDMI not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: DVI to HDMI not working

Since you say you've used the adapter to connect your PC to an HDMI TV the expected signal flow could be reversed. If DVI on PC video card with this adapter works with HDMI TV that that is probably your problem as these things generally aren't "bidirectional" You seem to have a DVI to HDMI but what ...
by wally333
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First time Pi3 user - feels cheated
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

Re: First time Pi3 user - feels cheated

@minerja Unfortunately some of the information given above is simply wrong or misleading- You have to understand first, that a Raspberry Pi is not as powerful as a normal Desktop Computer. And it only supports 1 GB of RAM, which is not much especially when you are trying to browse the web in the sa...
by wally333
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First time Pi3 user - feels cheated
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

Re: First time Pi3 user - feels cheated

Not sure about the enabling the camera thing but increasing the GPU mem won't hurt. Might also be worth buying the codec licenses from here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ Could also be a lack of bandwidth on your net feed. I've used a Pi2 as a Kodi media player and IMHO you only need the co...
by wally333
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Samba on Stretch from WinXP
Replies: 27
Views: 5123

Re: Samba on stretch

After some digging I've found the solution. I just needed to add the following three lines to the [global] section of smb.conf: server max protocol = NT1 lanman auth = yes ntlm auth = yes and the problem was solved. Although I do not know (yet) what will be the consequences and the possible securit...
by wally333
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First time Pi3 user - feels cheated
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

Re: First time Pi3 user - feels cheated

I understand the need to vent on occasion, but I just setup another Pi3 with Raspbian-stretch 2017-09-07 and immediately after configuration and doing sudo apt-get update ; apt-get dist-upgrade and a reboot, I went to youTube after remembering seeing this message yesterday. I don't normally watch an...
by wally333
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: espeak TTS ALSA Unknown PCM cards
Replies: 8
Views: 27918

Re: espeak TTS ALSA Unknown PCM cards

Ah! I solved my issue and want to share: There are two specific problems: (1) Alsa.conf and (2) JackD server Problem (1) Alsa.conf All of the warning messages can be fixed by making a change to the Alsa configuration. This will resolve all of the warning messages of the type: ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(s...
by wally333
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PiZero-W with V2 camera crashes running Motioneye after some hours
Replies: 16
Views: 4552

Re: PiZero-W with V2 camera crashes running Motioneye after some hours

I've some more info, not sure does anything but add to the confusion but here it is. After having no issues with running the Pi3 and Motioneye with the built-in wifi for over a week, my new Pizero-W from Adafruit came it. It was the same v1.1 on the silkscreen as the one it question I got from Micro...
by wally333
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Microwave oven crashes piZero-W
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Microwave oven crashes piZero-W

Just to followup, my addition to the node-red flow to detect loss of network connectivity and reboot worked and proved that the microwave oven usage was a factor but not the real cause as it also would happen when the microwave had not been in use for hours. However, moving the PiZero-W to a differe...
by wally333
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI earth /spike causing sd card corruption??
Replies: 14
Views: 2170

Re: HDMI earth /spike causing sd card corruption??

If you are powering the Pi from the normal "wall wart" power supply the pi should be "floating" with respect to earth and A/C mains. This may or may not be desirable depending on the rest of your system wiring connected to the Pi. I'd look to what else is plugged into the Pi. As a general rule you o...

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