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by spock
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: can raspbian also be installed like a normal distribution?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: can raspbian also be installed like a normal distribution?

yes, but all my current sdcards are way to big and then i always would have on my mind: what a waste! :)
by spock
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: can raspbian also be installed like a normal distribution?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: can raspbian also be installed like a normal distribution?

thanks!
hm... i haven't thought of that.
i would have liked to get rid of the sdcard but after thinking a bit about it... actually it doesn't really matter that much. :)

edit: probably later (once usb booting is supported) the boot partition also could be set up on the ssd manually somehow?
by spock
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: can raspbian also be installed like a normal distribution?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

can raspbian also be installed like a normal distribution?

once the raspberry pi 4 gets the usb booting feature finished, i would like to use it with a spare 500gb ssd i have lying around. this ssd has multiple ext4 partitions and i would like to install raspbian to the first one without deleting the others. is this possible somehow? (since raspbian usually...
by spock
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Current State of Ubuntu Software and Hardware Support
Replies: 54
Views: 5118

Re: Current State of Raspberry Pi 4 Software and Hardware Support

why not scale them? for movies this shouldn't be noticeable.
by spock
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 83
Views: 4908

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

on windows i also like rufus best.

also it's like 100 times smaller than etcher. :) isn't etcher just a 100mb electron gui for a command line tool?
by spock
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to make RPi report it's public IP
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Best way to make RPi report it's public IP

if you buy a domain you could also use cloudflare. they have an api that can be used to update your ip.
by spock
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI Web Server
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Re: Raspberry PI Web Server

I think that if you want publicly facing servers that are running all that junk and you are worried about the safety of your local LAN then you should not have the servers on your local LAN. Separate them. Use firewalls. yes, i will look into setting up two separate networks and firewalls. as far a...
by spock
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI Web Server
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Re: Raspberry PI Web Server

i also would like to run a webserver with similar services. actually it already runs nicely on the local network. i am wondering... how dangerous is it, if i make it accessible from the internet with port forwarding? :) what do i have to look out for? the stuff on the webserver itself isn't that cri...
by spock
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding second camera to Rpi 3?
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: Adding second camera to Rpi 3?

I would disagree! Who needs to cameras would be my question to you! Yes, there are two HDMI connectors, but the DSI 7in has touch input which is not available via HDMI. i would have many ideas for two cameras. 3D or 360° movie captures, surveillance like the original poster,... there are many displ...
by spock
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding second camera to Rpi 3?
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: Adding second camera to Rpi 3?

the rpi3 (and even rpi4) only supports one pi camera module. the compute module (+ compute module io board) supports two pi camera modules... so you would have to use an usb camera as a second camera or use the compute module. edit: i would prefer if the normal raspberry pi 4 had 2 CSI connectors an...
by spock
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 951
Views: 114174

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

what i didn't expect at all are the two hdmi outputs. that's so awesome! :) and i didn't expect a more expensive 4gb model. i thought they would wait until 4gb is cheap enough to meet the old price point. it's nicer to have the options though. :) the rest is pretty much what i expected and i have a ...
by spock
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 951
Views: 114174

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

hojnikb wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:13 am
Functionally, eMMC is identical to SD cards (same bus protocol) it's just soldered to board, instead of being in a slot.
how is soldering on flash memory a good idea? sounds horrible to me if you have to throw away your computer just because the flash chip had too many rewrites. :(
by spock
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 951
Views: 114174

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

VirtualBox and Blender3D require x86 CPU Architecture. blender runs fine on a rasberry pi 3 with the opengl driver activated and it even is in the raspbian repository. (i just needed to change some settings regarding the opengl selection method in blender's preferences.) on a raspberry pi 4 it shou...
by spock
Tue May 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: starting omxplayer in .profile
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: starting omxplayer in .profile

it still doesn't work for me. i am using the CLI. if start omxplayer directly from the command prompt it works. but if i start it from a .sh script (i noticed it doesn't only happen if i put it into .profile) then it doesn't react to any keyboard presses. i have to reset the pi afterwards. does nobo...
by spock
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: AV Connector oxidized
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: AV Connector oxidized

cadmium plating? :shock: :)
by spock
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: AV Connector oxidized
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: Connector oxidized

i have the same problem on all of my raspberry pi 3bs. :( seems to only take 1 year or so.
by spock
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 questions
Replies: 166
Views: 11969

Re: Pi 4 questions

but why would a big.LITTLE CPU be advantageous for spectre mitigation? in my understanding out-of-order execution simply could be disabled in a big core and then power consumption also would go down and be comparable to a little core? so better put in 8 big cores and disable out-of-order execution i...
by spock
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 questions
Replies: 166
Views: 11969

Re: Pi 4 questions

People would *like* USB3. People would *like* support for more RAM. However, there is nothing to suggest that those features will actually be part of the SoC that goes into the Pi4. It is *speculation* that those features will be present. Now, as it happens, I think there is a decent chance that th...
by spock
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 questions
Replies: 166
Views: 11969

Re: Pi 4 questions

i am also very excited already even if it still is at least a year away. :)

i think the main features are pretty much clear (usb3 and support for more ram) but how they will achieve it while keeping backward compatibility (will they?)... i have no idea... :)
by spock
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 questions
Replies: 166
Views: 11969

Re: Pi 4 questions

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-founder-interview,38585.html "I don’t have a route to do something this year," he said. "I think we kind of understand what featureset we want and what would be involved in getting that featureset. I don't think we have a defined plan for turning that i...
by spock
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MySQL root password?
Replies: 11
Views: 19865

Re: MySQL root password?

i had the same problem.
https://www.linode.com/docs/databases/m ... -centos-7/
this how-to worked for me (it's for centos but the steps starting from "harden mariaDB server" worked fine for me on raspbian).
by spock
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: starting omxplayer in .profile
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: starting omxplayer in .profile

hm... strange!

i did it like you and can't esc. :(
by spock
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: starting omxplayer in .profile
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: starting omxplayer in .profile

thanks for your answer! :)

what i forgot to say is that i boot to the cli and not to x.

isn't xterm for x?
by spock
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: starting omxplayer in .profile
Replies: 6
Views: 947

starting omxplayer in .profile

i would like to start omxplayer automatically after booting. so i have put it into .profile and it works fine but i also need to be able to quit it with esc. why doesn't this work if i put stuff in .profile? how can i achieve this in a non-complicated way? :)
by spock
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI splitter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: HDMI splitter?

@Aydan: oh! i see! i misunderstood the gadget setup.

@aBUGSworstnightmare: sorry, i was refering to Aydan's post.

@DavidS: it's not only a presentation of still images. it should be video with 25fps. but i will look into the SPI nevertheless. thanks!

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