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by LTolledo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Give Raspberry Pi access to an existing NAS
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Give Raspberry Pi access to an existing NAS

Most of the time (in most of my installations with the desktop version) you can access the NAS via the pcmanfm file manager. but it suffers a sort of "amnesia" and would require you to always enter the password (if it has a password) for a network share every time you reconnect after booting. I find...
by LTolledo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Outdoor Pond Water Level Control / Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Outdoor Pond Water Level Control / Valve

If using a float switch, I also recommend putting it in a sort of enclosure that can "attenuate" the waves, to remove errors in activation...
by LTolledo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LCD on Raspberry Pi 3B +
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: LCD on Raspberry Pi 3B +

you will have problems (and hair pulling frustrations) when using a 5v 2A charger with your setup.

better get the Raspberry Pi Official Power Supply before starting with your endeavor....
by LTolledo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 B+ and Fan.
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Pi 3 B+ and Fan.

My recommendation is not to get the fan's power from the GPIO headers, but from a split in the 5v supply to RPi.

If your Power Supply Unit (no chargers/ phone chargers please!) has 2 USB ports, use the other one to power the fan.
by LTolledo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Samba performance with 3+?
Replies: 15
Views: 8264

Re: Samba performance with 3+?

Am also having sustained speed of about 19Mbps on an NTFS formatted bus powered USB HDD on an RPI3B+.

For a RPi2B v1.2 overclocked to 1GHz, with USB GbE LAN adapter, I get about 15Mbps, compared to the on-board LAN's 10Mbps.

Have not tried EXT4 formatted share drives with samba....yet...
by LTolledo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2 leds blinking
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: 2 leds blinking

Can you show us your code?
by LTolledo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Amplifier board recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Amplifier board recommendations?

The only thing that comes to mind (and that I physically have) is the Suptronics X400 v2.0 It comes with the GPIO pins extended so you can still plug your sensors (and other stuff) It needs to be powered via 12v power adapter, but supplies 5v power to the RPi via GPIO headers In my setup I have no u...
by LTolledo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi Zero W Static IP address
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Pi Zero W Static IP address

Can your phone's WiFi hotspot reserve an IP address for any device connected to it?
by LTolledo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Transmission on Raspberry Pi 3 stops download periodically
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: [SOLVED] Transmission on Raspberry Pi 3 stops download periodically

Glad to be of service!

Be sure to like the guy's YT page! :D
by LTolledo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3B doesn't boot anymore from HD
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: RPi 3B doesn't boot anymore from HD

In addition to the post above by HawaiianPi Can you try booting your RPi via SATA to USB3.0 cable? this means you'll be ditching the X820 if all goes well. Requirements still are: 1. Freshly flashed Raspbian Stretch to HDD, using Etcher. 2. SATA to USB adapter recommendations are: Eluteng Black SATA...
by LTolledo
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running an Arduino from the raspberry pi.....
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Running an Arduino from the raspberry pi.....

I have one running on this RPi3B (my other desktop , as am watching video via Kodi on the RPi3B+, my main RPi Desktop) I've programmed (or flashed if you will) arduinos, atmel chips, some STM32 boards on the RPi with it. ArduinoIdeRPi.png my other setup on a RPi1B+, it also has Arduino IDE nightly b...
by LTolledo
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Queries about the Raspberry Pi Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Queries about the Raspberry Pi Desktop

On an x86 based pc? If you dont (or never ever forever) want to use Windows (as being usually the default OS being installed) then its up to you. It depends on your requirements. If you think and feel that the Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop will/can satisfy your requirements then you're free to do...
by LTolledo
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: 26 GPIO to drive 26 Optocoplers
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: 26 GPIO to drive 26 Optocoplers

Problem 1: connect to either anode or cathode, my preference is usually on the anode side. but may change during the PCB layout. Problem 2: if you still want to use a relay, then the board space will get bigger. You may group your outputs depending on the load you want to connect. low amperage modul...
by LTolledo
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can a 128GB SD card work as memory?
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: Can a 128GB SD card work as memory?

$500 1TB microSD for a $50 Raspberry Pi 3B+ kit, to me is quite absurd....

....but then again I cannot stop others from wanting or acquiring one....

...am happy with just 16GB to 32GB microSD (or USB thumbdrive) for most of my setups....
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by LTolledo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Latest update/upgrade removed DAC audio from Kodi 18.1
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Latest update/upgrade removed DAC audio from Kodi 18.1

Just upgraded Raspbian Stretch on my Raspberry Pi 1B (c.2011, the SD type, not microSD type) to the latest version last night. Its auto boot to Kodi 18.1. It has a 26-pin I2S DAC (hifiberry clone) RPi's on-board audio (Analog, HDMI) is enabled at config.txt DAC also enabled at config.txt Upon bootin...
by LTolledo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to uninstall a program.....
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: How to uninstall a program.....

1. apt remove --purge [app]
2. apt clean
3. apt auto remove
by LTolledo
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to calculate resistors...
Replies: 52
Views: 865

Re: How to calculate resistors...

I run all my LEDs within the range of 5 to 10mA and calculate the resistor based on the supply voltage (3.3v, 5v, etc) Some LEDs run brighter than others (even on same color) on the same current, thus I increase/decrease the resistance (in standard resistor values) to "normalize" the brightness of a...
by LTolledo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Latest update/upgrade removed DAC audio from Kodi 18.1
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Latest update/upgrade removed DAC audio from Kodi 18.1

Some further "confirmation" test This time I've plugged the Pimoroni pHAT DAC back # Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835) dtparam=audio=on disable_audio_dither=on # iQAudio Sound Card Settings: #dtoverlay=iqaudio-dacplus #HifiBerry DAC Sound Card Settings: (for SainSmartDAC) #dtoverlay=hifiberry-dacplus...
by LTolledo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Latest update/upgrade removed DAC audio from Kodi 18.1
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Latest update/upgrade removed DAC audio from Kodi 18.1

Some intriguing developments disabled the RPi on-board audio in config.txt # Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835) #dtparam=audio=on #disable_audio_dither=on # iQAudio Sound Card Settings: #dtoverlay=iqaudio-dacplus #HifiBerry DAC Sound Card Settings: (for SainSmartDAC) dtoverlay=hifiberry-dacplus #Pimor...
by LTolledo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Transmission on Raspberry Pi 3 stops download periodically
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Transmission on Raspberry Pi 3 stops download periodically

Have you tried changing the daemon port number?
you might get lucky....
by LTolledo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Latest update/upgrade removed DAC audio from Kodi 18.1
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Latest update/upgrade removed DAC audio from Kodi 18.1

OK so I plugged in the PiFiDAC back and below are the "stats" Kernel version ~ $ uname -a Linux Raspi3BP1 4.14.98-v7+ #1200 SMP Tue Feb 12 20:27:48 GMT 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux below is the audio section of the config.txt file The Pimoroni pHAT DAC was added yesterday during the test. prior to the upgr...
by LTolledo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Transmission on Raspberry Pi 3 stops download periodically
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Transmission on Raspberry Pi 3 stops download periodically

This guy is the "culprit" :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OFnqLuYZy8 I bypassed all VPN setup... Bold move... I'll give it a shot, thanks! Whenever I setup Deluge, in RPi and/or other SBCs, I always refer to this guy's video. Have been very lucky so far (after more than 10 tries) ;)
by LTolledo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3B+ Ethernet chip gets extremely hot
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Raspberry Pi 3B+ Ethernet chip gets extremely hot

On your next RPi(3B+), May I recommend putting it in a protective case designed for RPi

to prevent unforeseen "accidental shorts"..... leading to a dead investment...

whether you add heat sinks is up to your preference....
by LTolledo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Booting from SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Booting from SSD

https://ibb.co/VW89Bz9 Here is the SSD adapter that I'm using. Unfortunately I may not be able to verify the functional adaptability of that adapter as I am (just like you and most of us here in the forum are) just a hobbyist and not a "beta tester [ paid or unpaid ]". I buy for my own use and so f...
by LTolledo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Booting from SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Booting from SSD

I dont think it is...

I do extract the .img file first before using Etcher to flash the image to the SSD/HDD.
no problems for me.

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