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by LTolledo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow

My RPi3B uses cheapo Sunbow 60GB SSD and Eluteng "Blue" SATA to USB 3.0 adapter The RPi3B+ has Crucial BX500 120GB SSD and Inateck UA1003 SATA to USB 3.0 adapter As the prices of SSD has gone down, with prices sometimes not much different compared with microSD cards, its better to get the SSD rather...
by LTolledo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MP4 Video Player
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: MP4 Video Player

Kodi
by LTolledo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow

May I suggest SSD drive and SATA to USB adaptor combo instead? its what I use in my RPi3B+ desktop and in another RPi3B desktop. Tried overloading the RPi3B+ with (I think it was) 20tabs in Chromium, plus other apps running in the background. still the response was pretty slick.... My PiTop RPi3B us...
by LTolledo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: how heavy is raspbian ?
Replies: 20
Views: 514

Re: how heavy is raspbian ?

I dont know if anybody can quantify the weight of computer program in terms of grams (or pounds)....

or we go with mahjongg's value and convert megabytes to grams?

....then we might know how "heavy" is raspbian :mrgreen:
by LTolledo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Running a Windows GUI Application Question
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Running a Windows GUI Application Question

a quote from the same article Based on our extensive hands-on use, we can also say that running Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi is an exercise in frustration. Everything from the Start Menu to the Edge browser operates in slow motion. Leave windows GUI stuff to x86 processor equipped boards If you're s...
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need information
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Need information

Yes for the desktop version of Raspbian there is the [SD Card Copier] you can use this to copy your currently installed Raspbian, from the 16GB to 8GB (is space permits) or 16GB to another 16GB and above. it could have been better if your Raspbian was installed using Etcher (from an OS image) and no...
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is SUPER slow

since you already got your RPi3B+ booting from USB drive.... try enabling the swap file, and set it to 1024MB... at the moment am posting this on a RPi3B+ , in Chromium with 6 tabs open (am able to open more without problems) and watched YouTube videos on this RPi3B+ for almost 10 hours yesterday......
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet Green Light is Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Ethernet Green Light is Not Working

Though a bit off-topic

I strongly recommend you encase your RPi in a non-metallic case....
....to prevent those accidental shorts....
...thereby rendering your RPi being KIA.
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power Supply Pi3B+ & Original Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Power Supply Pi3B+ & Original Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen

Yup, wait for it, as you got the original RPF touchscreen, better set it up with the RPF Power supply.....

"...all original combo..."

otherwise....

"... haste makes waste...."
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: System start up
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: System start up

Welcoming me. I would also download Etcher from https://www.balena.io/etcher/ to create the SD image from the file you are downloading. This will save you having to unzip the file, format the SD card and then copy the data. ....and time in installing, specially if you are in connected to "slow inte...
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Strange forums...
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Strange forums...

OK thanks for the tip.

Tried the other 2 settings, the forum somehow looses it's "character image" specially with the prosilver setting.
the third is a bit "over decorated" for my taste.

so I returned it to the default setting.....
by LTolledo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Difference in RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH DESKTOP and RASPBIAN STRETCH LITE.
Replies: 33
Views: 70027

Re: Difference in RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH DESKTOP and RASPBIAN STRETCH LITE.

TL/DR
Maybe an "odd" question related to the topic

If I connect via ssh (ssh only), to any RPi running raspbian, how will I know if the installed raspbian is "Lite" or "Desktop" version.
is there a command to reveal the which version?
by LTolledo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: USB

Just like saying over the long distance telephone call.... "Doctor I am sick please cure me..." To help you troubleshoot the problem most of us need a little more information about 1. your setup 2. what you are trying to do 3. what have you done so far.. or will it require some sort of national secu...
by LTolledo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do you name your Pies?
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: How do you name your Pies?

Most of my RPi's naming convention follow my usual Prefix + RPi Series + (optional) Job type + Series number. format

In some "special use-case" the names some of my RPi servers are based on some "famous computers", like the ones in:

1. the Evangelion anime series
2. some sci-fi movies
by LTolledo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Torrentbox - What are the best options ?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Torrentbox - What are the best options ?

wildfire wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:14 pm
OK,

1 query at a time...

You've mentioned power a few times in your post, How do you plan to power your Pi.
Gosh I hope not something like 3 x SR616SW..... or is it?

anyway this is my contribution....
https://techwiztime.com/article/best-ra ... orrentbox/
by LTolledo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Background Hiss from Audio jack
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Background Hiss from Audio jack

So, for both of us, it seems our problem is the Pi causing interference on the PSU which is then making its way to the audio amp connected to the same PSU. If the OP's PC speakers are USB powered; it's probably worth trying mains-powered speakers. If they are mains-powered maybe try a different pai...
by LTolledo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Background Hiss from Audio jack
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Background Hiss from Audio jack

I encountered this on any amp sharing the same power supply with the RPi (either taking from the USB port, or from a split in the microUSB cable line). clamping some ferrite cores to the power line and both sides of the audio line did "attenuate" the hiss and crackles, but still there. Using separat...
by LTolledo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I keep my Pi clean?
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: How do I keep my Pi clean?

My RPi3B (and RPi3B+) case before were laminated acrylic case with fan. And as mentioned by other forum members, the fan does blow in dust to the heatsink and the board itself. I clean it once every 6 months, specially before the summer months sets in. To clean it I had to open it up (of course), th...
by LTolledo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A better raspbian for pi zero
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: A better raspian 4 pi zero

for RPiZero series (or BCM2835 equipped RPi's for that matter) its better to run headless using Raspbian Lite. and better use image file flashed using Etcher (not use NOOBS, PINN or other variants) as most of my RPiZ, RPiZW are running headless (volumio, MotionEye, etc) I do have some RPiZW, RPiA+ a...
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Hard Drive not getting detected
Replies: 20
Views: 484

Re: Hard Drive not getting detected

Oh when your PSU does arrive may I suggest you rebuild your system from the ground up

using Raspbian (Desktop or Lite) image flashed to the boot drive using Etcher....

to make de-bugging "simpler" as you would be using the same system that most of us use....
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to install application software
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: how to install application software

...and be careful when picking "experts"
.... a so-called "expert" with no real-life first-hand experience is a con-man....
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to install application software
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: how to install application software

as the three gentlemen before me already stated that the "exe" file is not for ARM Linux

....a work around would be to look for compatible software that runs in ARM Linux

....or if you can get the source code for that "exe" file, compile it yourself....
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects
Replies: 19
Views: 544

Re: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

Me I'd prefer the USB stick... but a better one is to prevent data corruption (whether microSD or any other media for that matter) by preventing sudden power cut-off (which will be the main culprit). and one way to do that is to add some sort of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system, giving ampl...
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Strange forums...
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Strange forums...

It can be changed? :shock:

didn't know that....
by LTolledo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is Rasbpian legal in the USA?
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Is Rasbpian legal in the USA?

Is there a legal basis for this? (citation required)

Anyway if it were not legal, it would have been in the tech news....

.... but AFAIK, there is none going around....

better carefully consult with a team of top notch legal experts.... before engaging further.....

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