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by wildfire
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian (latest) - tigerVNC not working?
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Raspbian (latest) - tigerVNC not working?

I think the raspberry pi foundation makes deals with some non-free software vendors to include their software in the raspbian repo or NOOBS, and they get paid for including their limited trial versions. Really, where did you get those thoughts from? I have some thoughts of my own about your post, u...
by wildfire
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry don't detect WiFi interface
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Raspberry don't detect WiFi interface

Thanks Guys,

That was my thoughts hence my request for information.

@OP you bought Model B's not 3B's and as stated it does not have WiFi.

Depending on the description you may have a claim for a refund but caveat emptor when purchasing on the internet.
by wildfire
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 Wasn't Booting. Here is my fix. (inserting the sd-card)
Replies: 52
Views: 1243

Re: Pi 4 Wasn't Booting. Here is my fix.

I'm sure the RPF would like to know where you purchased your pi if there was no pointer in the (albeit limited documentation) that came with it directing you to a basic setup guide.

Yeah, I smell something too and like you it ain't coming from my shoes.
by wildfire
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 Wasn't Booting. Here is my fix. (inserting the sd-card)
Replies: 52
Views: 1243

Re: Pi 4 Wasn't Booting. Here is my fix.

You found this forum, how you could miss the documentation site on the way is a mystery to me :?

FWIW, your setup would've worked fine with a 3B+ out of the box or a 3B with a minor adjustment and hopefully in a few month with the 4B models.
by wildfire
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry don't detect WiFi interface
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Raspberry don't detect WiFi interface

What does

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cat /proc/cpuinfo
show from a terminal, we're only interested in the Revision (near the end of the output).
by wildfire
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 125
Views: 8518

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

DougieLawson wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:03 pm
I knew what I meant.
You did, I did and most others here did, but there's that 1 other type of person that didn't ;)
by wildfire
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 125
Views: 8518

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

DougieLawson wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:29 pm
RRRR=0001 or RRRR=0002 0010 (1 or 2)
Not quite right Dougie, but I think most of us know what you meant.
by wildfire
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What pi has the best performance/watt?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: What pi has the best performance/watt?

And what screen / controllers would you be using?

The aforementioned Retroflag case gives me around 5 hours usage from 3 AA batteries with a Zero W, YMMV.
by wildfire
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 Wasn't Booting. Here is my fix. (inserting the sd-card)
Replies: 52
Views: 1243

Re: Pi 4 Wasn't Booting. Here is my fix.

PeterO wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:59 pm
I think they already did....
You can lead a horse to water but...
by wildfire
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W no WIFI
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Pi Zero W no WIFI

perigalacticon wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:00 pm
OK you got me again
Don't sweat it, in 10 years or so I'll be adamant that I had a 3b+ and a 4B4g with all the ports at the rear and uSD access at the front.

And I do but the cases they're in aren't produced by the RPT/RPF.
by wildfire
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W no WIFI
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Pi Zero W no WIFI

According to my math that's a Zero not a Zero W, ergo no WiFi BT available.
by wildfire
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to check Rpi4 memory available
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: How to check Rpi4 memory available

From command line type free.

ETA: Trejan's response is more accurate though my response is easier and will give you a good idea of how much memory is installed.
by wildfire
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W no WIFI
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Pi Zero W no WIFI

Are you sure it's a Zero W?

What does

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cat /proc/cpuinfo
From a terminal produce?
by wildfire
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I need c and c ++ code to run a Raspberry Pi load cell.
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: I need c and c ++ code to run a Raspberry Pi load cell.

By load cell I'm assuming you mean a thread or core. Unless something has been lost in translation, they're asking for example C/C++ code for interfacing to a load cell for measuring weight. . You're probably correct, the question was (understandably) ambiguous and my preferred hobby being software...
by wildfire
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I need c and c ++ code to run a Raspberry Pi load cell.
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: I need c and c ++ code to run a Raspberry Pi load cell.

By load cell I'm assuming you mean a thread or core.

In any case the Pi is no different from any other systems capable of compiling and executing resulting code. Ergo your question is not Pi related. I'd suggest looking for a forum which deals with the compiler you are using.
by wildfire
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Sticking a feeler out there... Volunteer wanted.
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Sticking a feeler out there... Volunteer wanted.

Looking to start a Pi group in the Hilltown area of Dundee (Scotland), I'm reasonably adept with the software side of things and quite prepared to supply hardware requirements... What I am looking for is someone who is quite happy with electronics and willing to donate 2hrs every fortnight to instru...
by wildfire
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Worse USB speed on RPI 4 than RPI 3 B
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: Worse USB speed on RPI 4 than RPI 3 B

Manulobo22 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:39 pm
I tried using Raspbian Buster, Raspbian Strech, Ubuntu server 19.10 and DietPi.
No help I'm afraid but curious. How did you manage to get strech <sic> running on a 4b?
by wildfire
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help on My 1st Raspberry Pi 4 4GB
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Need Help on My 1st Raspberry Pi 4 4GB

1) The situation has been resolved and... using GParted, try to find the SD card (plug it into your PC) an adapter mSD to USB2.0 and some kind will be needed. Then delete all the partions on the mSD. "Apply". Create new: "Fat32" partition. Apply. dismount. safely eject if you can see it in your file...
by wildfire
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2x failed Pi 4's
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Re: 2x failed Pi 4's

I really don't understand what might cause the problem. Neither do I, out of the dozen or so Pi's I've used over the years I've never had a failure yet (apart from a 1b which I stood on). All varying ages from several years to ~ 4 months, varying models from the zero through to 4B4's, all using off...
by wildfire
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2x failed Pi 4's
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Re: 2x failed Pi 4's

HypnoToad wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:19 am
One more thing to check is the voltage from the PSU during use, just check it's between 5-6V.
6v could kill the pi, check for 4v75 to 5v25
by wildfire
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero-based USB flash-drive reformatter/wiper
Replies: 12
Views: 616

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: 552

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: 447

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: 4733

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: 262

Re: Is this possible \/

Google VNC.

Run the server on your Pi and the client/viewer on your PC's

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