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by Thinkcat
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Anyone tried ZFS on Pi 4 or planning to do so?
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

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

RandyOo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:25 pm
@Thinkcat , your link is giving a 404 error, unfortunately.
Here now.
by Thinkcat
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: All the iSCSI solutions for Raspbian
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: All the iSCSI solutions for Raspbian

My adventure with setting up tgt on a Pi3 (without the plus) has gone like this: For testing, I created a sparse file of a few gigabytes into my home directory: dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/pi/.abigsparsefile bs=1 count=0 seek=32G Then I continued setting up the service: sudo tgtadm --lld iscsi --mode t...
by Thinkcat
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: All the iSCSI solutions for Raspbian
Replies: 2
Views: 422

All the iSCSI solutions for Raspbian

Hello I'm running a Pi4 and wanted to mount an iSCSI share to it from a FreeNAS server. Problem is, no discovery produces any results from iSCSI shares that clearly are there and work with other systems and solutions. So I figured out that I should study the issue by setting up my Pi3 as an iSCSI se...
by Thinkcat
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Buster uses old version of youtube-dl that cannot download anything
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Raspbian Buster uses old version of youtube-dl that cannot download anything

youtube-dl has its own, internal update mechanism. You simply invoke it with youtube-dl -U.

Of course you need to run it as a user who has write permissions to the executable. I have it in my home folder in a subdirectory.
by Thinkcat
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Anyone tried ZFS on Pi 4 or planning to do so?
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

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

I have compiled the 0.8.2 version from Github according to these instructions, but now I don't know how to create an initramfs. There are packages for 0.7.6 that I can see, but I'd rather not uninstall 0.8.2 and go to an older version. Any pointers? Otherwise it works perfectly. I just followed manu...
by Thinkcat
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mouse pointer speed
Replies: 17
Views: 28614

Re: Mouse pointer speed

It's not default, because it needs much more CPU cycles and is only required for some mouse/keyboard combos with a strange behavior. Much more is how many? It seems like the number can be anything from 0 to 8, where 0 uses the most cycles but is the best fix. Everyone who is concerned about the los...
by Thinkcat
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Buster - WiFi WPA2 enterprise broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 2533

Re: Raspbian Buster - WiFi WPA2 enterprise broken?

I tried several times to get PEAP MSCHAPv2 to work using the CLI. I got it working by reversing the drivers everywhere I saw them mentioned. I think the most important thing was to change it in /lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks/10-wpa_supplicant because I wasn't using the systemd service at all and I also d...
by Thinkcat
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Buster - WiFi WPA2 enterprise broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 2533

Re: Raspbian Buster - WiFi WPA2 enterprise broken?

I'd assume the GUI is not reporting anything per se, but is simply made to ignore enterprise networks.

Question is, do I lose anything (in compatibility, security, availability, performance) by switcing the driver?
by Thinkcat
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Anyone tried ZFS on Pi 4 or planning to do so?
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

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

To just run ZFS, I doubt 64 bits or enormous amount of memory is strictly necessary. I have a 10 year old Atom-based netbook that is i386 and had only 1 GB of memory when I installed lubuntu into it onto a ZFS root volume. Atom laptops will get stuck while doing compiles and such unless one tunes a ...
by Thinkcat
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: [What would be] the perfect USB hub for Pi 3B or 3B+ ?
Replies: 0
Views: 102

[What would be] the perfect USB hub for Pi 3B or 3B+ ?

Hello I am currently running two Pi 3Bs from the charging ports of an Anker 3+7 port hub . Both of them have an external hard disk on their own ports. The big hub's data ports are in use by the desktop computer, so the two Pis use it only for power. The question I am pondering here is that if one co...
by Thinkcat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case
Replies: 68
Views: 19443

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case

I just want to verify: Was there a difference in the height of the chips between versions of Pi 4? Or are all cooling solutions for Pi 4 for 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB versions equally?
by Thinkcat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSD randomly disconnecting when moving my 3B
Replies: 2
Views: 664

SSD randomly disconnecting when moving my 3B

I have a problem, on 3B, of external USB disk (an SSD) that I use as a root filesystem, randomly disconnecting if I move the Pi around or change its position or orientation on my table. It's located under a display at the moment. I've been unable to really figure out whether the problem is with the ...
by Thinkcat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How's it been going with 2 GB vs. 4 GB?
Replies: 12
Views: 1820

How's it been going with 2 GB vs. 4 GB?

Hello Planning to buy my first Pi 4. The 2 GB version is immediately available. The 4 GB version requires a 2 to 3 week wait. What do people generally think? How many have bought the 2 GB version but would really have wanted the 4 GB version? And how many have bought the 4 GB version but clearly see...
by Thinkcat
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Old and now obsolete) REVIEW: X850 mSATA SSD storage expansion board
Replies: 113
Views: 58112

Re: (Old and now obsolete) REVIEW: X850 mSATA SSD storage expansion board

I wonder if there is anything or something special in these Geekworm addons and cases. I have a small Icy Box enclosure for my plain 3B. I have bought two small push buttons and drilled holes for them onto the face with the SD card slot. One is a reset button. Another is a start / shutdown button (w...
by Thinkcat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Cooling compatibility between 3B, 3B+ and 4B
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Cooling compatibility between 3B, 3B+ and 4B

Some general musings about cooling. I think on a personal level that my Pis should be able to run sysbench or cpuburn and not throttle. Or at least I am interested in what do I need to accomplish exactly that level of cooling. The cooling solutions can be divided into several camps. I am only here c...
by Thinkcat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Cooling compatibility between 3B, 3B+ and 4B
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Cooling compatibility between 3B, 3B+ and 4B

Hello I bought a heatsink + fan combination from Amazon for my model 3B. The title said that it's for 3B+, 2B and 3B. Now that I tried to install it, I saw that there is no way it will work on a 3B. The same thing was described as "3B+ only" in Aliexpress. Now I could a) return it for a refund or b)...
by Thinkcat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: What kind of displays are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: What kind of displays are there?

remove the 'case' and you'll end up with something like this But I really need a case and I prefer a non-touch version. Do you have any good ideas for that? Those five are of course good for someone who does not need a case. Here I reposted the links for further reference: Raspberry Pi LC Display 1...
by Thinkcat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: What kind of displays are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: What kind of displays are there?

Found this: WIMAXIT 8 Inch IPS 1280x800 USB Powered DIY HDMI Display Screen for Raspberry Pi (eBay) Positives: Uses USB power (5 V, 2 A), has HDMI input, is in a case, the resolution is good enough. Negatives: The controller board is outside the case, there is no VGA connector, there is no wall moun...
by Thinkcat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: What kind of displays are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: What kind of displays are there?

Use case one is a console for a home server. An USB-powered and HDMI-connected, smaller than 10". Do you have anything for this use case? I could use it with my little ESXi server, with the Pi and with FreeNAS if I lose the IPMI network settings again. I'd even prefer a 4:3 one, because when used a...
by Thinkcat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: What kind of displays are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: What kind of displays are there?

You don't mention having gathered information about the Raspberry Pi Foundation touchscreen display for the RPi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-touch-display/ I already have a case for my Pi, and I am not that interested in touch. Apart from that, is the foundation's display stil...
by Thinkcat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: What kind of displays are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: What kind of displays are there?

aBUGSworstnightmare wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:16 am
well, some things don't make sense to me ... i.e. USB powering a 15.6in display .. might be challenging.
There are many such "laptop companion" displays. This monitor by Asus I think is one of the earliest and most well known. There are versions of it for both usual USB and USB-C.
by Thinkcat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: What kind of displays are there?
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

What kind of displays are there?

Hello My own intention is to use a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B as a small desktop computer or a toy server. This might not be the actual or final use case, but this determines the kind of display I'm interested in. Something priced clearly below 200 € and clearly smaller than 15 inches. In eBay, Amazon a...
by Thinkcat
Thu May 24, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NFS root - totes worth it
Replies: 51
Views: 33971

Re: NFS root - totes worth it

I have it working now. Boot is from an SD card and FreeNAS is an NFS server. The directory on the server should be owned by root:wheel, and maproot user set to root. I get only NFSv2 currently, and I think that upgrading to NFSv3 would allow to do more tuning with performance. I currently have swap ...
by Thinkcat
Wed May 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NFS root - totes worth it
Replies: 51
Views: 33971

Re: NFS root - totes worth it

Hello

What is the current way to do this on a Pi3B?

I'm starting from a live Raspbian Stretch system and I have a FreeNAS system to use as a storage. Is there anywhere a collection of recipes for doing this? Or would that make a good section for the site?
by Thinkcat
Tue May 08, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can a USB monitor work with pi3?
Replies: 9
Views: 13206

Re: Can a USB monitor work with pi3?

Is there any hope with this: https://www.asus.com/us/Commercial-Monitors/MB168BPlus/

That is the Asus 15" portable Full HD display.

I'd love to use it as the primary or only display on a Pi that I would use as a portable desktop replacement.

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