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by k-pi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 sold out?
Replies: 19
Views: 841

Re: Raspberry pi 4 sold out?

I think you may have under estmated the call for the 4GB version - it'll be the prime one for a desktop - most people will buy it because we all know how software continually grows in size. :lol: 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi 4 B as a DAW? Digital audio workstation?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Pi 4 B as a DAW? Digital audio workstation?

My usage was simple - I think I've done it on both my Acer AO722, (dual 1GHz C6(?) processor), & more recently on my HP-G62 with a first generation Intel i3 2.13GHz processor - never saw any delay when recording, so I expect it to work on a 4GB RPi4 with quad core 1.5GHz processor. 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: mSATA extension card compatibility with RPI 4
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: mSATA extension card compatibility with RPI 4

Probably, if using a USB adapter - there are no sockets on the RPi boards.
by k-pi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi 4 B as a DAW? Digital audio workstation?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Pi 4 B as a DAW? Digital audio workstation?

I use audacity to record simple stuff on low powered laptops, using a USB mic, so I guess that would likely work on one of the soon to be available RPi4B 4GB units.

(My laptops only have 2GB ram.)
by k-pi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (pi4) so how fast is 'entry level pc performance'
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: (pi4) so how fast is 'entry level pc performance'

I've used both RPi3B & 3B+ as desktop replacements, mainly web browsing & music, a bit slow for video playback, owing to lack of ram, I think.

So, if you get a 4GB RPi4, it should be pretty much the equivalent of a basic computer running MS O/S.
by k-pi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 17932

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Will get a 4GB RPi4 when they are (back ?) in stock - by then, hopefully it will be able to boot from USB3 SSD - & that should make for a decent desktop replacement. 8-)
by k-pi
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I don't understand the point of still using USB 2.0
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: I don't understand the point of still using USB 2.0

USB2 for keyboard & mouse - USB3 for data transfers. 8-)
by k-pi
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 17932

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Ok, from what I've read so far.....

It doesn't boot from USB
It doesn't boot from the network
So, it only boots from micro SDHC cards

It needs a different PSU, (using a different plug/socket)
It needs micro HTML cables
It needs a different case
by k-pi
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 17932

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

RPi4 released - 4GB sold out!!!! :cry: 2GB & 1GB(!?) still available at The PiHut. -- correction - 1GB sold out! But, why, oh why, has it got micro HDMI sockets!!! - extra expense to buy all new cables!!! :? Oh, & needs a new more powerful PSU. Will have to think about whether or not it's going to b...
by k-pi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: installing rtl8821CU drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: installing rtl8821CU drivers

by k-pi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card reading after reduced size
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: SD card reading after reduced size

Sounds like you may be just seeing the DOS partition - likely you are using MS Windows, which can't 'see' Linux partitions, (without extra software).
by k-pi
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power Supply Pi3B+ & Original Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Power Supply Pi3B+ & Original Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen

I'd just wait & get the proper official power supply when you can. 8-)
by k-pi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How would I only boot into one program and not a full blown OS
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: How would I only boot into one program and not a full blown OS

Tiny Core Linux is maybe your best bet, but it isn't an easy system to set up for a beginner.

Otherwise, Raspbian Lite, & remove what you don't need.
by k-pi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Convert a SD boot + USB root system to standalone USB boot+root
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Convert a SD boot + USB root system to standalone USB boot+root

Maybe the boot flag needs setting(?).
by k-pi
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Some difference between lite and full version of Raspbian OS
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Some difference between lite and full version of Raspbian OS

Raspbian Stretch with desktop
Basically a desktop distro without all the programming, fully useable. 8-)
by k-pi
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unable to connect to a different wifi
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Unable to connect to a different wifi

I'm thinking that you set it up to access one wifi point, & now you need it to access a different wifi point, so you likely need to enter the ESSID & password of the second wifi point.
by k-pi
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Does anyone know technology for the PI to help people read?
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Does anyone know technology for the PI to help people read?

Kano OS
That is a Debian based system, (as is SkoleLinux), so you will likely find what you want in their repositories.

https://packages.debian.org/stable/

You will just need to make sure it has been compiled to run on ARM.
by k-pi
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Ideas for a Homemade Ware-House System
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Ideas for a Homemade Ware-House System

Personally, I'd just use Sqlite. :)
by k-pi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Does anyone know technology for the PI to help people read?
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Does anyone know technology for the PI to help people read?

Possibly, installing a screen reader would help get their attention, then you could find some texts that interest them, & get them to read along with the screen reader(?).
by k-pi
Fri May 31, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: External Disk Drive power
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: External Disk Drive power

A powered USB2 hub works for me, powers both the RPi3B & an external (2.5") HDD, with keyboard & mouse plugged into the RPi.
by k-pi
Wed May 29, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: youtube-dl cannot extract to mp3
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: youtube-dl cannot extract to mp3

From their website - https://youtube-dl.org/ The simplest case is requesting a specific format, for example with -f 22 you can download the format with format code equal to 22. You can get the list of available format codes for particular video using --list-formats or -F. Note that these format code...
by k-pi
Sun May 26, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot connect to WiFi if password contains "#"
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi if password contains "#"

Usually you can 'escape' a character by prepending a \ just before the character, but I'm not sure it will work with a password, you likely need to change or delete the password & enter a new one.

This may help.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-del ... -password/
by k-pi
Sun May 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Boot from SD card or HDD?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Boot from SD card or HDD?

A HDD/SSD will be more reliable in the long run, than a micro SDHC card.
If you're worried about the disk spinning all the time, use a SSD.
Powering disks usually takes more power than the USB ports can supply, so it is best to have its own power supply.
by k-pi
Sun May 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Will adding an external SSD speed up Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Will adding an external SSD speed up Raspberry Pi?

Having experimented with all booting options, except netboot, the quickest to boot up is a micro SDHC card, mainly because the RPi always checks for it first.

However, once booted I prefer a SSD, HDD, micro SDHC, pendrive, in that order for their responsiveness.

(I use RPi3B/3B+/3A+)
by k-pi
Fri May 24, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI1B+ USB boot not work
Replies: 21
Views: 695

Re: PI 3B+ USB boot not work

Linux numbers drives by those that are found by the system first, maybe try changing where the drive & the wifi are plugged into the USB sockets(?).

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