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by andrum99
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Booting Debian x86 from USB pls HELP
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Booting Debian x86 from USB pls HELP

Per the official download page (https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/), the official name for Raspberry Pi's operating system distribution for PC and Mac is "Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop".
by andrum99
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Debian with RPF Desktop Boot Times
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Debian with RPF Desktop Boot Times

After serveral days of fruitless searching and trial and error; out of shear desperation I reinstalled the 'Buster' version of raspbian for PC (on my 12 year old Asus eeePC). Boot times have returned to a respectable 30.62 seconds, down 117 seconds (almost 2 minutes) from the previous installation ...
by andrum99
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: rpi-eeprom beta package - VL805 updates
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: rpi-eeprom beta package - VL805 updates

I've got a heat sink case on my Pi 4B4 and the VL805 firmware update to version 000137ab reduced the idle temperature by about 3 or 4 C when I installed it in mid September.
by andrum99
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: rpi-eeprom beta package - VL805 updates
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: rpi-eeprom beta package - VL805 updates

Does recovery.bin run on the ARM or the VPU? VPU Thanks. The reason I asked was that the binary that was previously used to update the VL805 firmware ran on the ARM (at least I'm assuming it did, since it ran from the Linux command line) and that got me wondering about recovery.bin. I'm guessing th...
by andrum99
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: rpi-eeprom beta package - VL805 updates
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: rpi-eeprom beta package - VL805 updates

Does recovery.bin run on the ARM or the VPU?
by andrum99
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Any Text Editors built specifically for the Pi?
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Any Text Editors built specifically for the Pi?

I hate vim with a passion. Based on vi, which was designed to operate as fast as possible on 300 baud serial lines. We've moved on somewhat since then :D If you need a command line based text editor that is easy to use then the recommended tool nowadays in nano, which is installed by default on all ...
by andrum99
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 bootloader corrupt, can't update EEPROM with recovery.bin
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 bootloader corrupt, can't update EEPROM with recovery.bin

Would this have been a manufacturing fault or something that happened during delivery/usage? Just curious. Nice reworking, BTW :) I was under the impression that all boards were individually tested at the factory, but I may be wrong. It perfectly possible that it was attached firmly enough to test ...
by andrum99
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 bootloader corrupt, can't update EEPROM with recovery.bin
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 bootloader corrupt, can't update EEPROM with recovery.bin

Comparing that picture to my own Pi 4B4 I see a tiny little resistor next to a larger rectangular block with a shiny top. Just out of interest, can you tell me what the shiny thing is?
by andrum99
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 bootloader corrupt, can't update EEPROM with recovery.bin
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 bootloader corrupt, can't update EEPROM with recovery.bin

The reason that the board was no longer booting is that a resistor had become dislodged which prevented the SOC from powering up properly. It's a tiny resistor so not easy to spot but I've attached an image showing where it was re-worked which allowed the board to boot and run Raspbian. The bootloa...
by andrum99
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Display Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: Raspberrry Pi 4 Model B 4GB Display Problem

Thanks again for your input. Yes, I found that page in my research. The Pi 4 is certainly booting , and the network connection is up, because I managed to update Raspian. I will try tweaking the resolution next, and then I will try SSH (another learning curve!). I am beginning to suspect that the i...
by andrum99
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspi 4 file server disappointing transfer speed, degradation and segfaults
Replies: 51
Views: 1754

Re: Raspi 4 file server disappointing transfer speed, degradation and segfaults

Another funny point is that the RAID built into ZFS makes it difficult to expand or shrink the size of a drive pool ... Difficult to shrink, but expansion is easy. Although when I was using it there was no automatic way to redistribute the existing data across all the drives after you add one. It s...
by andrum99
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspi 4 file server disappointing transfer speed, degradation and segfaults
Replies: 51
Views: 1754

Re: Raspi 4 file server disappointing transfer speed, degradation and segfaults

ejolson wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:28 pm
At the same time, since BTRFS was designed by the same company which licensed ZFS in such a way that it can't be included in the upstream Linux kernel...
Canonical seem to think it is legal to distribute ZFS as part of their Linux kernel.
by andrum99
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External hard drives that no longer standby under rasbian buster
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: External hard drives that no longer standby under rasbian buster

I did that and now it works. But why 120 = 10 minutes? what is this 120? You are welcome. Values from 1 to 240 specify multiples of 5 seconds, so 120 x 5 = 600 seconds, which is 10 minutes. Yup - It's explained in the man page for hdparm. I'm guessing it has to do with the way the timeout is encode...
by andrum99
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspi 4 file server disappointing transfer speed, degradation and segfaults
Replies: 51
Views: 1754

Re: Raspi 4 file server disappointing transfer speed, degradation and segfaults

Those in the know, not me, claim BTRFS is a joke and full of problems. They go for ZFS. That was my very limited experience with BTRFS - had a two way mirror using two USB-connected SATA hard drives. One side of the mirror got corrupted and BTRFS refused to resync whatever I did. I'm now looking at...
by andrum99
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B and firmware-loaded-to-chip information
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B and firmware-loaded-to-chip information

OutsourcedGuru wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:48 pm
Okay, you indicate "firmware file" (sounds singular) and that this single file then would be placed on a FAT32-formatted microSD card. I would assume that this partition needs to be marked as bootable as well.
All models of Pi ignore the 'bootable' flag - this is by design.
by andrum99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External hard drives that no longer standby under rasbian buster
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: External hard drives that no longer standby under rasbian buster

Code: Select all

sudo apt update && sudo apt install hdparm
sudo hdparm -q -S 120 -y /dev/sda
You can also put calls to hdparm in /etc/rc.local to set the standby timeout at boot - works for me. See 'man hdparm' for details.
by andrum99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released
Replies: 62
Views: 3879

Re: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released

The USB-problem concerning the Raspberry Pi 4GB RAM model might be due to the issue seen earlier that using more RAM than 3072 MB breaks the USB: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=246766&start=25 The issue was solved by a kernel patch: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewto...
by andrum99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Pi 4B] 4k 60Hz HDMI suddenly stops, black screen, red LED going off
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: [Pi 4B] 4k 60Hz HDMI suddenly stops, black screen, red LED going off

Also: I still have to replug the HDMI plug into the HDMI-0 port every time that I boot the Pi 4B and enter the desktop. Sometimes I see the desktop after replugging for the first time, other times I have to plug out and plug in the HDMI cable 5 times or even more, in order to get an output via HDMI...
by andrum99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspi 4 file server disappointing transfer speed, degradation and segfaults
Replies: 51
Views: 1754

Re: Raspi 4 file server disappointing transfer speed, degradation and segfaults

Ok so following: http://longsteve.com/wiki/index.php/USB_Hard_Drive_Encryption_on_a_Raspberry_Pi I have recrypted the drive with: cryptsetup --verify-passphrase luksFormat /dev/sda1 -c aes -s 256 -h sha256 and used EXT4 inside as suggested and guess what happened? It solved absolutely nothing, I wa...
by andrum99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Pi 4B] 4k 60Hz HDMI suddenly stops, black screen, red LED going off
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: [Pi 4B] 4k 60Hz HDMI suddenly stops, black screen, red LED going off

After an idle time of precisely 10 minutes (i.e. just booting and not doing anything for 10 minutes), the monitor is showing a black screen. The fact that it is exactly 10 minutes makes me suspect this is just the screen saver. Can you attach a keyboard or mouse and press a key or more the mouse to...
by andrum99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released
Replies: 62
Views: 3879

Re: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released

There also seems to be a problem with networking. On my Pi 3B and Pi 4B it fails to get an IP address from my pi-hole DHCP server - both machines work fine with Raspbian. If I manually add an IP address to eth0, a default route, and DNS servers in /etc/resolv.conf everything seems to work.
by andrum99
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released
Replies: 62
Views: 3879

Re: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released

USB ports won't work for me either on 64bit with RPi4 4GB, so no keyboard works when trying to login. Same issue reported by others here: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2429396 USB seems to be broken on the 64-bit version. I get numerous USB errors: [ 2.155634] usb 1-1: device descriptor...
by andrum99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Samba cannot be installed on Raspbian Buster then pizero wh
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Samba cannot be installed on Raspbian Buster then pizero wh

Samba does not need Java, so something else must have pulled it in as a dependency. If you start again with a fresh SD card, then install samba it will work fine.
by andrum99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)
Replies: 38
Views: 6736

Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

I have a question - once I have your latest Gentoo running on my Pi 4 4GB, what do I need to do to add ZFS filesystem support? I'm guessing it's easier than trying to bolt it on the side of the official Raspbian release.
by andrum99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current State of Raspberry Pi 4 Software and Hardware Support
Replies: 53
Views: 2873

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

It was stated a couple of years ago that there were no plans to add new features to NOOBS. This may change with Pi 4 The NOOBS Installer v3.2 can implement 'boot from microSD, system on usb mass storage' NOW: no changes to the released version of the Installer are required. Oooh - interesting - I d...

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