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by wildfire
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero-based USB flash-drive reformatter/wiper
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero-based USB flash-drive reformatter/wiper

deepo wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:45 pm

Because the Raspberry Pi Zero uses the micro SD card slot on the board for the OS. So it's occupied.

/Mogens
I think you've misinterpreted OP's needs, he wants to wipe usb drives not uSD cards.
by wildfire
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Battery Uptime
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Battery Uptime

jondallimore wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:21 am
running the battery down is fine, it has protection built in.
But does your storage device?
by wildfire
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 20 Raspberry Pi projects for Beginners and Experts
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: 20 Raspberry Pi projects for Beginners and Experts

bluelion7 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Whoops! I presumed it was the official Raspberry Pi associated link,it looks so real.
Using a Trademarked logo whilst neglecting to mention that they have no affiliation with RPF/RPT could do that.
by wildfire
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Updated screen case for Pi4
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Re: Updated screen case for Pi4

The SmartiPi Touch 2 is coming soon. https://smarticase.com/products/smartipi-touch-2 I have plans to get me one of those for Christmas. I like that the display mounts the right way up. And I can use a Pi 4 and keep it cool. :D Looking at buying one of these... Anyone with first hand experience of ...
by wildfire
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is this possible - access GUI from internet?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Is this possible \/

Google VNC.

Run the server on your Pi and the client/viewer on your PC's
by wildfire
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I attach two hard drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: How do I attach two hard drives?

SSD & HDD != 2x HDD
by wildfire
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disk space full
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Disk space full

1) Don't hijack threads.

2) Buy a larger SD card (8GB is pitiful for latest OS's)

3) Start a new thread and supply more information, which model Pi, which OS, how did you install it etc?
by wildfire
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help finding an SD card for my Pi 1 Model B
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Help finding an SD card for my Pi 1 Model B

No reason why it shouldn't, not the fastest card but your 1B isn't the fastest Pi either. If budget is what drives you then that samsung card is a reasonable choice.
by wildfire
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 4B - Nextcloud - Choosing the right cooling & Connecting GPIO
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4B - Nextcloud - Choosing the right cooling & Connecting GPIO

Hi there, I am building a Pi4 4GB in my DIY wooden case (20x30x10cm) and I am planning to run Nextcloud on it. The top cover is made of acrylic glas. Besides the ventilation 2 questions... Why such a large case? Can you get Nextcloud for ARM architecture? Edit: Further googling suggests that you can.
by wildfire
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New P4 no signal
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: New P4 no signal

Are you using HDMI 0 (the one next to USB C Power) or HDMI 1?
by wildfire
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt corrupt
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: ran rpi-update config.txt corrupt

Basically I have to install the image every time it gets corrupted(has been happening a lot for the past few days) I'd be more concerned about the cause of the corruption , why is it happening so often... Are you sure the file is actually corrupted? What's changed in the last few days? Are you cert...
by wildfire
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using Raspberry Zero as receiver dongle for bluetooth keyboards
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Using Raspberry Zero W as receiver dongle for bluetooth keyboards

Just to be clear. Though obvious to many, newcomers to the Pi may be disillusioned.

The RPI Zero has no bluetooth or wifi ability without additional hardware. However, the Zero W and Zero WH does.

@OP, Model definitions are important.
by wildfire
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help: Multiple Pi’s, one system, separate jobs
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Multiple Pi’s, one system, separate jobs

RedPanther wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Ok then I’ll beg to differ.
Differ about what.
why is my one request impossible?
I am still unsure what your request is and I certainly never said it (whatever it is) was impossible.

Anyway, I'll get my coat. Goodbye.
by wildfire
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help: Multiple Pi’s, one system, separate jobs
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Multiple Pi’s, one system, separate jobs

RedPanther wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:50 pm
why can’t I learn how to write some code
Absolutely no reason, in fact a main priority of the RPF is to encourage such ventures.
and actually use them how I want?
What you want, what is possible & what is economically viable are not the same.
by wildfire
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help: Multiple Pi’s, one system, separate jobs
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Multiple Pi’s, one system, separate jobs

Let me clarify, I’m looking to transmit all audio and video output information from the 4B to one 3B+, transmit and receive a connection to the USB controller built into another 3B+ from the 4B. This would allow me to disable the onboard video and sound cards on the main controller, while gaining f...
by wildfire
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Restart issue
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Restart issue

Hardware: Power supply? anything else connected to the Pi?
Software: What version of Rasbian?

We are not mind readers.
by wildfire
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: can I create my own PI card?
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: can I create my own PI card?

I'm maybe missing something here?

Your CPU is running at 75%, what's the problem?
by wildfire
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO access with Pi 4 Flirc Case
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: GPIO access with Pi 4 Flirc Case

jondallimore wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:02 pm
ok, so not easy but it can be done?
Yes. See pfletch' reply.
or not easy, dont even bother trying?
Personally I wouldn't even bother, don't get me wrong the Flirc case is brilliant for cooling & price but does fail with GPIO access. other solutions are out there.
by wildfire
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO access with Pi 4 Flirc Case
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: GPIO access with Pi 4 Flirc Case

Hello, Has anyone used the flirc case for the Pi 4 - How easy is it to get a breakout cable to the GPIO? thanks Jon Not easy, basically the same as the flirc for a 3B+ I use other cases for GPIO access, the Pimoroni coupe for the 4B and the argon one for the 3B+ (awaiting delivery of the 4b version...
by wildfire
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a mounting solution for RPi (in case)
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Looking for a mounting solution for RPi (in case)

I was hoping to find a more elegant solution that would also help organize all my cables. Have you looked at the Argon One case ? Not secure regarding SD access and no wall mounting (though those can be achieved with a couple of velcro strips and a blob of super glue). All cable connections are at ...
by wildfire
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 4 USB-C supply
Replies: 37
Views: 1626

Re: RPI 4 USB-C supply

Some of the official retailers that sell Pis also sell there own power supplies. For example I have the following: * CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply (Micro USB) - 2.5A * CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply (USB-C) - 3.0A Shouldn't these power supplies also be considered just as safe as buying a...
by wildfire
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 4 USB-C supply
Replies: 37
Views: 1626

Re: RPI 4 USB-C supply

@jcyr @brasta78

As I emphasized in my post, a charger is not the same as a power supply unit, they may look the same and in many cases a charger can replace a PSU but, one has regulated voltage when under load the other does not.
by wildfire
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 4 USB-C supply
Replies: 37
Views: 1626

Re: RPI 4 USB-C supply

Only if Liz tells him to. :D Anyway, back on topic... I don't understand why some people use 3rd party chargers when RPF/RPT (always get them mixed up) provide reasonably cheap power supplies which do as it says on the tin and are supported. I've, hold on... 6 Pi's running here (2 0w's 2 3B+'s & 2 ...
by wildfire
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 4 USB-C supply
Replies: 37
Views: 1626

Re: RPI 4 USB-C supply

jamesh wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:56 pm
I'm not all powerful, that's Liz.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

James, Eben may be having a word with you tomorrow.
by wildfire
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good reasons to buy the latest Rpi 4 with 4G RAM?
Replies: 39
Views: 2419

Re: Good reasons to buy the latest Rpi 4 with 4G RAM?

andrum99 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:24 pm
clicky wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:19 pm
This particular forum user gets way to much attention. Shall we now move on and have moderators deal with him, please?
+1
-1

Everyone has the right to speak, it's also our right to debunk what he speaks. And for the record he speaks male bovine excrement IMO.

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