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by BeauSlim
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Netflix on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 20
Views: 9095

Re: Netflix on Raspberry Pi 4

Ok, so, just to absolutely confirm: I have The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance playing on my Pi4 right now using LibreELEC and the Netflix plugin. It looks smooth at 1080p24 and seems to have surround audio. Use the image from https://libreelec.tv/raspberry-pi-4/ Enable the "inpustream adaptive" add...
by BeauSlim
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi OS to host dockers only.
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Raspberry Pi OS to host dockers only.

I haven't used it extensively but there is HypriotOS ( https://blog.hypriot.com/ ) which is based on raspbian and designed to run docker.

Ubuntu's Core 18 might also be worth checking out: https://ubuntu.com/download/iot/raspberry-pi-2-3-core
by BeauSlim
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Netflix on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 20
Views: 9095

Re: Netflix on Raspberry Pi 4

Unfortunately I don't have my Pi4 where I am this week. I don't remember exactly whether I tried the Netflix addon on LibreELEC on the Pi4. It definitely has worked in the past for me on the Tinker Board and on a Pi 3, both of which are armhf. I'll try to remember to follow up here in a couple days.
by BeauSlim
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [HELP] Chrome/Chromium Libreelec Rpi4
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: [HELP] Chrome/Chromium Libreelec Rpi4

nersos wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Well in YouTube I see ppl using chrome and stuff with libreelec but in vms etc... I thought that was a way to do the same in rpi4.
Yes, it absolutely exists, but only for LibreELEC on Intel. It is an official addon (not in a VM).
by BeauSlim
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Netflix on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 20
Views: 9095

Re: Netflix on Raspberry Pi 4

For best results, you probably want to go with LibreELEC and the castagnait Netflix addon. See https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=329767 My understanding is that the browser and kodi addon versions of netflix don't support hardware acceleration. This will probably limit you to 720p60 or 1080p2...
by BeauSlim
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Beginning with Raspberry Pi Zero W
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Beginning with Raspberry Pi Zero W

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by BeauSlim
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 operating systems
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Raspberry pi 4 operating systems

I did a whirlwind tour of the alternative images available (i.e specifically compiled and tested) for the Pi 4 last week. Here's a list of what I found: Arch Linux Very basic but very customizable. If you want a desktop experience, you probably want the arch-based Manjaro instead. https://archlinuxa...
by BeauSlim
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pis as Bluetooth Dongle
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Pis as Bluetooth Dongle

Being able to bridge between BT and WiFi and GPIO and LIRC and USB OTG is what makes the Zero W my favorite little device. Most things require some custom scripting, but a lot of it is relatively trivial "glue" type code. Unfortunately, I've found with Zero W's BT to be kind of flaky if WiFi is used...
by BeauSlim
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What to use to cool Raspberry Pi 4 + POE Hat?
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: What to use to cool Raspberry Pi 4 + POE Hat?

Are you *sure* you need a heat sink for your application? What kind of temperatures are you seeing? Have you done the firmware updates that reduced temperatures? There is so much hype over cooling Pis, especially the Pi 4. I'd bet that replacing the fan on your POE Hat with a Noctua 5V (or equivalen...
by BeauSlim
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 58°C for a Pi4 4Gb good or not ...
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: 58°C for a Pi4 4Gb good or not ...

I think people are obsessing too much about the temperatures on the Pi4. Youtubers are showing off giant tower coolers with heat pipes and fans. It's goofy. There was a problem in the release EEPROM. Update it as per https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=246027 If you are getting ...
by BeauSlim
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Anyone tried ZFS on Pi 4 or planning to do so?
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: Anyone tried ZFS on Pi 4 or planning to do so?

Trying ZFS on the Pi4 is one of the reasons I grabbed the 4GB version. Mark is probably correct that it will require 64 bit. There are still firmware issues (USB booting) and OS support (uasp bugs, 1GB RAM limitations, etc.) isn't there yet, so I'll probably wait a while before bothering. EDIT: I ga...
by BeauSlim
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: UPDATED: Overclocking pi zero W
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Overclocking pi zero

Overclocking can definitely be useful on the Zero, but settings vary a lot between individual Zeros. You'll just have to test.

I agree that a Zero isn't going to be much of a desktop machine even overclocked. The lack of memory and the single core are both going to be a problem.
by BeauSlim
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: g_printer module
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: g_printer module

Hmm, this could enable some interesting things like "printing" over usb to a display or network connected eReader.
by BeauSlim
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I can Ping & SSH into my Raspberry Pi from windows but not from ubuntu
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: I can Ping & SSH into my Raspberry Pi from windows but not from ubuntu

If you can reach your Pi from other computers, just not from Ubuntu on the one machine, then this really belongs in the Ubuntu forums. And they'll need more details, like exactly what command you are typing to connect, and what error messages you are getting when it fails.
by BeauSlim
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi 4B: question on OpenVPN performance or speed [RESULTS]
Replies: 28
Views: 3271

Re: Pi 4B: question on OpenVPN performance or speed [RESULTS]

The problem is that OpenVPN is single-thread. If you care about OpenVPN throughput you need to use a device that offers hardware crypto acceleration. No Pi does. Intel's AES-NI is the most common and generally simplest to get going. An old PC (some as far back as 2011), a recent low end embedded boa...
by BeauSlim
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero W Headless: WiFi connection successfull but not accessible from WLAN
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W Headless: WiFi connection successfull but not accessible from WLAN

I also had trouble with headless wifi config with Buster on the Zero W. I gave up and plugged a fresh install into a monitor and configured wifi manually with raspi-config.

It occurred to me after that maybe the country code needs to be specified in Buster even on non-3B+ Pis. Worth a try.
by BeauSlim
Wed May 29, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What is the preferred FS format for high-cap external drives?
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: What is the preferred FS format for high-cap external drives?

Do EXT4 and share it over the network. Install samba (SMB/CIFS) and NFS and netatalk (AFS) for broad network compatibility. Install avahi (zeroconf/mDNS/Bonjour) and configure for all 3 file sharing protocols. Install iTunes on Windows to get Bonjour (you can uninstall iTunes after). My gear is a mi...
by BeauSlim
Wed May 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 B Plus + RS485 + SCADA for Softstarter SSW07 weg
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Raspberry pi 3 B Plus + RS485 + SCADA for Softstarter SSW07 weg

Get a USB to RS485 adapter that has Linux drivers available. FTDI chips are expensive but generally better supported. If you need 4-wire, make sure you get a 4-wire adapter. If you are implementing HMI via a touch screen on the PI itself, debug by getting the screen working with the Raspbian desktop...
by BeauSlim
Tue May 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero W with 2 Channel Relay
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W with 2 Channel Relay

Yes, definitely be careful if you are switching AC power with those relay boards. There are fakes out there. Never leave them unattended. If you have homeowners insurance, check your policy to ensure that you will be covered if an uncertified device burns your house down. Even though they are consid...
by BeauSlim
Tue May 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Bluetooth Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Raspberry Pi Bluetooth Woes

Unfortunately, I have found bluetooth on the Pis to be flakey. Especially for debugging, you might find it helpful to disable WiFi by adding "dtoverlay=pi3-disable-wifi" to your /boot/config.txt file. Be aware that there are potential security issues using serial console over bluetooth, since you ar...
by BeauSlim
Sat May 18, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protect python code to prevent copy
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Protect python code to prevent copy

The first question to ask in a situation like this is, "Why?" Is your code actually worth protecting? Compiling to binary and using obfuscators along with a net-linked license key scheme will stop non-technical users from casually copying your software, but any motivated geek will be able to decompi...
by BeauSlim
Sat May 18, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Font smaller than Terminus
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Font smaller than Terminus

Since you are talking about Termius I assume you are talking about the framebuffer console. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of small fonts available in psf format, but I have found a couple good ones: Tamsyn is my favorite and comes as small as 5x9. miniwi is _very_ tiny if you want that. It is ex...
by BeauSlim
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiVPN - Connects, But Very Slow Internet
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: PiVPN - Connects, But Very Slow Internet

I think it really depends on what you consider acceptable throughput. A Pi 3B+ has no hardware crypto acceleration, and will do something like 30-40Mbit. An old PC box with an Intel core chip that has AES-NI (mostly 2011 or later) has no problem doing 250+ Mbit over OpenVPN/IPSec and is a much bette...
by BeauSlim
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Replicating an existing keypad interface
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Replicating an existing keypad interface

Interesting project. Keyboards often have de-bounce hardware and software. Maybe your simulated signals are being filtered by that.
by BeauSlim
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: python to binary file from ubuntu
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: python to binary file from ubuntu

I think I read that cython can be used in a cross-compile environment. But why do you want to compile python to a binary? One of the benefits of using python is that it isn't compiled to an architecture-specific file.

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