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by DirkS
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35
Replies: 28
Views: 1061

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35

dickon wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:34 pm
Do you need one?
You always need one more ;)
And you don't need a reason to buy another one anyway :mrgreen:
by DirkS
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 7" Touch Screen - Black Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: 7" Touch Screen - Black Screen

Exactly what screen do you have? Can you post a link?
If it did not come with a flex cable it's unlikely you can use the DSI interface...
by DirkS
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Optimizing boot time of Pi Zero W
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Optimizing boot time of Pi Zero W

I need the desktop to run GUI software app That's not a general requirement. Lots of GUI software does not need the desktop. Just a matter of choosing the best (development) tool for the job / environment. Especially important if you want to use a Zero that will always struggle to run the full Rasp...
by DirkS
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RASPBERRY PI4 Model B and latest WTware
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: RASPBERRY PI4 Model B and latest WTware

Good day tech support! You're in the wrong place... this is not tech support. It's support by the community. Your description of the problem is not very clear, but it looks to me that the best place to ask is wtware tech support. They say they support Pi4... support@wtware.com or http://forum.wtwar...
by DirkS
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Raspberry PI cam Chinese edition
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Raspberry PI cam Chinese edition

So you set normal / NoIR mode by (un)setting disable_camera_led... You can try if 'picamera' can do the same: https://picamera.readthedocs.io/en/release-1.13/recipes1.html#controlling-the-led Or by using GPIO32 (GPIO5 on older Pi models): https://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/05/how-to-disable-the-...
by DirkS
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Q on gpiozero (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Q on gpiozero

Do you get the "Btn pressed" debugging message? Only when I execute the script manually. How do you check if there is any output when you run it as a service? It normally doesn't show on the screen. Do you check the status of your service with 'systemctl status'? Do you redirect output to a file or...
by DirkS
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Original 7inch displej resolution
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: Original 7inch displej resolution

sky59 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:23 am
I have purchased three pieces (and need much much more) of original displey with touch screen.
What 'original display'? Do you mean the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen?
Everywhere it is written that this dispaly is 800x480 which is not true.
What makes you think it's not true?
by DirkS
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi Zero W only running at 700MHz
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: RPi Zero W only running at 700MHz

pi-anazazi wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:22 am
Can anybody enlighten me <snip>
What is the relation to the OP?
I suggest you start a new topic instead of derailing this one.
by DirkS
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 loose wire in micro SD card slot
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Raspberry pi 4 loose wire in micro SD card slot

If you mean the bits of metal you can see through the hole in the bottom left of the slot: I think that's the read-only switch / sensor (not used on the Pi) No, those two wires touch each other when a SD card is inserted. It's a kind of switch that tells the Pi if it should boot from there or not. ...
by DirkS
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 loose wire in micro SD card slot
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Raspberry pi 4 loose wire in micro SD card slot

If you mean the bits of metal you can see through the hole in the bottom left of the slot: I think that's the read-only switch / sensor (not used on the Pi)
by DirkS
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian sources.list
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Raspbian sources.list

On RPF/RPT Raspbian images it changed from

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mirrordirector.raspbian.org
to

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raspbian.raspberrypi.org
a long time ago. I can see it on my Stretch installs.
AFAIK it still uses the mirrordirector.
by DirkS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: error installing docker
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: error installing docker

Wrong architecture of the container?
Pi is ARM; you can't run x86/amd64 and similar containers.
by DirkS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Bottom of PuTTY Window cut off in VirtualBox VM
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Bottom of PuTTY Window cut off in VirtualBox VM

mpan wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:31 pm
RPi VMs created in VirtualBox.
You can't run a Pi OS on VirtualBox...
Do you mean 'Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac'?

Doesn't seem to be a problem that's Pi related; more of a Virtualbox issue.
I would try their forum...
by DirkS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: hass.io with Docker & Raspbian Buster
Replies: 6
Views: 6310

Re: hass.io with Docker & Raspbian Buster

rjalex wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:17 pm
Hello sorry for intruding. Do I run this complex script as my normal user or need to be root or use sudo?
See the 'readme': https://github.com/home-assistant/hassio-installer#run
by DirkS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Original 7inch display with touchscreen setting
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Original 7inch display with touchscreen setting

What 'original touchscreen'? Do you mean the 7" touchscreen made by RPF/RPT?
by DirkS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: /home/pi/Downloads onto external hard drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: /home/pi/Downloads onto external hard drive?

Downloads from which program?
For Chromium browser you can change the default location in the advanced settings
by DirkS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: suddenly /dev/serial ist lost!
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: suddenly /dev/serial ist lost!

Do you actually have a problem?
I can't remember ever seeing /dev/serial
by DirkS
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RESOLVED. Access denied ??? What's the matter ? [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Access denied ??? What's the matter ?

diogen151 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:34 pm
[url]https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/......[/url]


[url]https://www.raspberry.org/forums/[/url]

different URL....
Looks like a typo by OP.
Error msg clearly is about 'www.raspberrypi.org'
by DirkS
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ESP32 and MQTT
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: ESP32 and MQTT

B.Goode wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:31 pm
I will not be providing any further esp32 support in this Raspberry Pi forum.
Indeed. This is way off topic for this forum
by DirkS
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ESP32 and MQTT
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: ESP32 and MQTT

You're asking about (Micropython?) code on an ESP32, so it has nothing to do with Pi...

Anyway, what is the problem with your code? Error messages?
by DirkS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: inky phat library, need help!
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: inky phat library, need help!

pcmanbob wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:39 pm
So you need to install it for python 3
That's assuming OP runs Python 3 *and* that pip links to the v2 version
by DirkS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rpi 4 after most recent update: wifi broken -> wpasupplicant configuration spoiled
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Rpi 4 after most recent update: wifi broken -> wpasupplicant configuration spoiled

Conclusion: If one configures the network via /etc/network/interfaces then maybe one should not use wpasupplicant as service. Or: if one uses a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian one should not modify /etc/network/interfaces? On standard Raspbian you should put static params in /etc/dhcpcd.conf (as mention...
by DirkS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: inky phat library, need help!
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: inky phat library, need help!

Giga_Pi wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:46 pm
So what should I do?
Tell us which version of Python you use to run your script...
You probably installed the module for Python v2
by DirkS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Internet shortcuts on the desktop ...
Replies: 11
Views: 16009

Re: Internet shortcuts on the desktop ...

B.Goode wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:12 pm
But what is possible now (2020) may not have been possible in 2012 when the question was asked...
Indeed. I'm fairly sure we did not have chromoiium browser on the Pi in 2012...

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