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by cspan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thunderbird Won't Accept E-mail Password
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Thunderbird Won't Accept E-mail Password

I suspect it has nothing to do with Thunderbird. Check your password, that you've entered it correctly. Check your server settings (incoming, outgoing) and ports under your email account settings. Assuming you have these on another computer, copy them down and check them against what you have for th...
by cspan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3094

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Saw this article this week. Not a great article, IMO, but nice to see the RPi still getting attention in this way.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-ras ... esktop-pc/
by cspan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3094

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

:lol: I've tried using lynx/links/link2/w3m, but it is frustrating, as most modern websites use so much 'stuff' that they just don't handle. :D The lightest browser that I've personally found of any use is dillo, but you likely don't want to try using that on bank websites! :roll: Out of curiosity ...
by cspan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3094

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Stuff like this makes me tempted to try out a text-based browser like links, elinks, lynx, etc. Just think of the popups, banner ads, and other junk that would be left behind. So tempting! But I suspect it won't work well with most banking or investment company sites. It sounds appealing to substitu...
by cspan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3094

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

For a variety of reasons, I prefer to work locally if possible. So I use LibreOffice rather than Google Docs or the online MS Office (on my Win7 computer too, not just the Pi). And, as implied before, I use an email client (and POP) rather than leave stuff in the cloud. So that's a different use cas...
by cspan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3094

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Ah yes, I had forgotten that. I have both the 3B and 3B+ ... and have set up the 3B accordingly, so that's what I was remembering. I'm not a movie guy, as far as file storage goes, but I do have a fair # of jpgs from my camera (and some video clips, which take up a disproportionate amt of space). I ...
by cspan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3094

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Yeahthisisausername, your post is a keeper! Thanks. I have thus far resisted going to an SSD since my Rpi is merely a backup computer (meaning, it's a lifeboat when my main computer dies). There's also the aesthetic factor - that an SSD is external, bulkier, requires yet another cable connection (or...
by cspan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?
Replies: 55
Views: 6879

Re: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?

I too have wondered, was the (inherent?) riskiness of speculative execution known, predictable, etc? Moreover, was the Pi's chip chosen in part to avoid speculative execution, or was that just a lucky side effect of other selection criteria (such as price)?
by cspan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?
Replies: 55
Views: 6879

Re: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?

2019 update, another speculative-execution attack vector, reported as particular to (and widespread among) Intel architectures. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/05/spoiler_intel_flaw/ I'm no expert in this area but I have learned to watch for indications that the attack relies on a situation wh...
by cspan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Layout of new official keyboard
Replies: 47
Views: 1658

Re: Layout of new official keyboard

I suppose it all depends on what your criteria are for a preferred data entry device. My wife and I use Unicomp keyboards. I should note that, at her peak, my wife's typing speed exceed 100 wpm, so she's rather picky about what constitutes a good keyboard. I also ponied up for a Unicomp keyboard a ...
by cspan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups

I've got several as well, some of which look similar to those on your page (E, F, L). I remember my first flash drive - a thank you for some professional volunteering. Just 1 GB. It was nice, appeared to be an anodized aluminum enclosure, matching cap (that fit perfectly snug) with the organization'...
by cspan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups

Actually, my Cruzer Blade 32GB looks more like this - in blue: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ldsAAOSwgSRbGQhm/s-l300.jpg From the side is is not symmetric in the vertical plane, it's swooped upward a bit, for easier grabbing and pulling out, I guess. Unlike many, I think it lacks an LED that lights...
by cspan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups

Note that dd is a terrible backup solution since it does no integrity checking or verification, and the resulting image can only be written to a card of the same size or larger (all xxGB cards are not alike, you can make an image of one 16GB card and have it fail to write to another due to insuffic...
by cspan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups

Great, thanks! That simplifies things quite a bit.
by cspan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups

Thank you again.

Sorry, but I thought of another question! Hope it helps more than just me, too:

If I have a cloned microSD card with the OS and setup from my 3B+, will another one just like it work in my 3B?
by cspan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: SD Card Copier
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: SD Card Copier

HawaiianPi wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:49 pm
I have used to to backup a USB SSD to a smaller micro SD card (and vice-versa).
Thanks -

... from larger to smaller? Does it automatically shrink the partition if there's unused space or something?
by cspan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups

Thank you, LTolledo. With respect to my Q3, would this process: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/linux.md work from within a Raspbian terminal window? Does anyone do it this way, or is it one of those things where almost no one has bothered to do so because mo...
by cspan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Questions related to SD Card Copier and backups

Q1: Suppose you have used SD Card Copier to make a clone of the 3B/3B+ Raspbian system as a backup. Can you later just do it again without re-formatting the destination SD card? Or will SD Card Copier just happily overwrite the destination card with an updated version/backup? Q2: how can you reforma...
by cspan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: SD Card Copier
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

SD Card Copier

Should the SD Card Copier utility in Raspberry Pi Desktop be expected to work, as a means to backing up a hard drive (250 GB) install of RPD? For me, it's not working. The / properties shows about 8 GB taken up by RPD and it's a 32 GB microSD card (class 10, not A1, but this is for backup, not regul...
by cspan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3094

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Interesting - yes, autoplay videos are another annoying feature of full-bodied websites that would drag browser performance on the Pi. Thanks for mentioning it. Although I'm not too keen on browser extensions since they're such a popular attack vector (on Windows, if not other OS as well), it's good...
by cspan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3094

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

If one of the most noticeable slow points of the Pi [as desktop] is the browser, would it be appreciably faster if it connected to the mobile web page version of whatever www page is being addressed? I've done a little bit of searching on this point and came across a post that indicated that web dev...
by cspan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Installed rpd-x86-stretch Desktop ok, now have GRUB boot issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: Installed rpd-x86-stretch Desktop ok, now have GRUB boot issue

All I know at this point is that by not overwriting my grub file during apt-get upgrade, I was able to otherwise finish the process, re-start, without any apparent ill-effects. I'll need this laptop for some work starting a week from today, so I'm disinclined to fool with it further prior to then. D...
by cspan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Installed rpd-x86-stretch Desktop ok, now have GRUB boot issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: Installed rpd-x86-stretch Desktop ok, now have GRUB boot issue

I've been running rpd-x86 for nearly a year now on an old Dell laptop, very happy with it, but the latest apt-get upgrade (which followed apt-get update) alerted me that a new version of grub was available but that my current version had been modified, did I want to overwrite it etc. I can't recall ...
by cspan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logitech K400r and mousejack
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Logitech K400r and mousejack

Just an update ... and I acknowledge I may not understand how these things work. Based on the info here: https://www.scivision.co/logitech-unifying-receiver-firmware-update/ and here: https://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2017/05/22/updating-logitech-hardware-on-linux/ it appears that one may need fwupd 0...
by cspan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logitech K400r and mousejack
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Logitech K400r and mousejack

I use the Logitech k400r keyboard/trackpad combo with my Raspberry Pi 3 (both B, B+) and just learned of the keyjack and mousejack vulnerability. For instance, mousejack affected devices include the k400r: https://www.bastille.net/research/vulnerabilities/mousejack/affected-devices/ I moved the keyb...

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