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by cspan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: fatsort music files on USB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: fatsort music files on USB drive

OK, I got it to work - for future reference for anyone else interested, here's what I did: Using RPD based on Debian Stretch. In the terminal, man fatsort didn't bring up anything, so I installed it from the GUI using Preferences | Add / Remove Software Switching back to terminal, I found using df t...
by cspan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: fatsort music files on USB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 66

fatsort music files on USB drive

In my car (2012 Honda Fit, often sold as Honda Jazz outside US) I keep a USB flash drive of music plugged into my factory car stereo. Even when music is organized by artist, the music doesn't appear in alphabetical order on the car stereo interface ... not by default anyway. IIRC, the order may inst...
by cspan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 26672

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

HP printers work well with hplip and its apparently fairly well maintained, and I have a Lexmark now that appears to work on my Linux x86 desktop, although the scanner feature is rather clunky. I've had a couple of generations of HP Printer/Scaner combos and they've all worked perfectly with CUPS a...
by cspan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 26672

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Printing. I use mostly Brother printers, and at the moment, one Epson. None of my models have drivers available for any of my collection of Pis so far. FWIW, I've been able to use my Brother HL-2270DW, even print wirelessly, with my Pi3B and 3B+. Although I didn't find a driver for that specific pr...
by cspan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 composite out don't working
Replies: 17
Views: 1403

Re: Raspberry pi 4 composite out don't working

Hello. Recently I bought raspberry pi 4. At first It did not want to start, only the red led light was on. According to the instructions, I reprogrammed the EEPROM. Then I was installed Raspbian through NOOBS. I used the HDMI output during installation. After installation, I edited config.txt, unco...
by cspan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lighter Open Office for Zero?
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Lighter Open Office for Zero?

Yeah, the zero is part of a project. I do have a 3B+, which works fine, but am trying to find alternative programs that will work better on the zero, and see how far I can take it, to make it into a desktop replacement. With LibreOffice not functioning the way it should, it lowers the rating to abo...
by cspan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ((Lynx)) Links2, lightweight browser, perfect for Pi Zero!
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: ((Lynx)) Links2, lightweight browser, perfect for Pi Zero!

Thanks for those links, Fruitoftheloom - I had only seen one of them before. That said, I still can't get graphics mode to work in Raspbian Lite. Here's what I'm getting. pi@rpi0w1:~ $ sudo links2 -g Could not initialize any graphics driver. Tried the following drivers: x: Can't open display "(null)...
by cspan
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ((Lynx)) Links2, lightweight browser, perfect for Pi Zero!
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: ((Lynx)) Links2, lightweight browser, perfect for Pi Zero!

If one is just running Raspbian Lite on a Zero W, thus just command line interface - no GUI - should one not expect Links2 (or others) to be able to bring up any graphics at all - no thumbnails or image file links that can be selected and viewed? For instance, using Links2, on a given webpage I can ...
by cspan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Raspberry Pi Meetup - Chattanooga, TN, USA 8/29
Replies: 0
Views: 2547

Raspberry Pi Meetup - Chattanooga, TN, USA 8/29

FWIW first meeting of Chattanooga (TN, USA) Raspberry Pi Group tonight. Details:

https://www.meetup.com/Chattanooga-Rasp ... wfryzlbmc/
by cspan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ((Lynx)) Links2, lightweight browser, perfect for Pi Zero!
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: ((Lynx)) Links2, lightweight browser, perfect for Pi Zero!

I am intrigued ... are you running Links2 from the command line or via the GUI desktop?

If the former, did you have to install additional programs to get it to work? Just curious - would be interesting to try.
by cspan
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Uses for Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W?
Replies: 81
Views: 3812

Re: Uses for Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W?

Always a good idea for a thread. I acquired my Zero W earlier this month and set up Pi-hole just a few days afterwards. As an ever-thrifty person I was pleased to find that I could power it off my router's USB port using a micro USB cable that doesn't seem to even transmit data. Since I could ssh in...
by cspan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 118
Views: 12018

Re: Pi4 Cooling

dpawson wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:34 pm
A fully wired rpi 4 doesn't hang (other than from all the wires).
that's actually what I meant
dpawson wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:34 pm
Is there a command line (bash) tool I can use to monitor the temp please?
perhaps

vcgencmd measure_temp
by cspan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 118
Views: 12018

Re: Pi4 Cooling

It doesn't need much airflow of the board to cool it quite dramatically. I use the board with no case, and just the airflow around my desk keeps it to 55 or so at idle. Moving it to vertical orientation can drop it another degree or so, as the hot air flow is a bit more efficient rising past the bo...
by cspan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 10228

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Unfortunately most of us don't live near a Micro Center. The nearest one to me is 3 hours away. Lucky you. The nearest to me would be a 8 to 10 hour drive. Unfortunately Micro Center will not let you buy the RPi4 on their online store. They are available at the stores only. So they're doing that no...
by cspan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Keyboard and mouse
Replies: 33
Views: 1489

Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

At home, both of us use Unicomp keyboards The finest keyboards I've ever bought, I have one in each work area of my home office connected to KVM's so Unicomp's drive 4 PC's and 3 Pi's. https://www.pckeyboard.com/ I liked that keyboard, but it was not cost-effective. Mine lasted just beyond the warr...
by cspan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Keyboard and mouse
Replies: 33
Views: 1489

Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

I still have one of the original Model F IBM PC keyboards with the 5 pin DIN connector. Best keyboard ever made bar none! One of these days I'll figure out how to interface it to a modern PC. FWIW, I saw this the other day: https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/ Definitely not cheap. Hopefully not vaporw...
by cspan
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power on?
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: Power on?

I have a simple on/off switch that is inserted between the Pi power supply and the wall socket. It isn't made for the Pi specifically. Probably quite inexpensive (I forget) and multi-use. Has never given me trouble passing or cutting power to the Pi.
by cspan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 159
Views: 53359

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

Is anyone other than you running a Raspberry Pi with /home on a separate filesystem? :) The "why" is just to partition system files from personal files. I've done that on most of my systems for decades now. (I don't always do that on single purpose systems such as those on Pi Zeroes, chromebooks an...
by cspan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case

...but as soon as I figure out how to add a couple of discreet ventilation spots in my official case that won't compromise its purpose of keeping dog hair off GPIO pins, I will. When you drill holes of whatever vents are included, glue a section of pantyhose to some sort of frame (cardboard?) and a...
by cspan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 10228

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

The 4GB model is proving very popular, more so than we expected. The 2GB is the sweet spot for desktop. Or so we thought... Just curious why you thought that ... I'm with HawaiianPi and maybe some others in thinking that the model with 4 GB RAM would be the sweet spot for desktop performance (from ...
by cspan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logitech K400r and mousejack
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Logitech K400r and mousejack - Update

and the hits keep coming https://www.zdnet.com/article/logitech-wireless-usb-dongles-vulnerable-to-new-hijacking-flaws/ Appears to require physical access to the keyboard for most of the newly-described vulnerabilities, except in the case of sniffing out the initial pairing. Videos of POC at linked ...
by cspan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 26672

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Wren: Those images in the upper right window of your screen capture look rather morbid and disturbing. You might want to pick something else when illustrating multiple windows here. Sorry if this seems prudish but it looks like a bunch of crime scene photos of murdered human beings to me.
by cspan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12684

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

To a degree, yes, however setting that aside it also requires you to use slightly inferior tools, can you get Firefox Quantum running on a Pi? Can you get full Chrome running on a Pi? etc. OK, it seems you are focused on the specific tools used to perform tasks. Your original post asks why it can b...
by cspan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12684

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

The Pi 4 is being advertised as "Your tiny, dual-display, desktop computer" that can do anything your current computer can but is just slower and more power efficient. But on the Desktop side of things, it's ARM processor makes it too incompatible with anything to make it a real desktop computer. P...

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