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by andrum99
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspi-Config
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Raspi-Config

Raspi-Config is not showing VNC option. So, tried to update Raspi-Config, by selecting the "update" option on the menu. That fails, error message is not very informative "there was error running do_update". Suggestions for how to proceed, please? You're probably using an old version of the software...
by andrum99
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.

I don't expect to see a Pi 4A - the market for the A variant has always been small, and with the power optimisation being done on the Pi 4B there may not be any reason to even try building one. Raspberry Pi themselves have also said they don't currently see a Pi 4A happening. Having PCIe headers or...
by andrum99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.

I'm not entirely sure why you would want to try stuffing PCIe down a cable. That mostly comes down to "necessity being the mother of invention". The OP was pointing out that, if user accessible PCIe were ever able to be added to a Pi in future, and there was no room for a full-size PCIe socket, via...
by andrum99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 215
Views: 6036

Re: Future software improvements of raspberry pi

They are not, they spend money on education. Raspberry Pi Trading on the other hand, are very much designed to make money, and as much of it as possible, to fund the Foundation. Sorry, James, but you just teased a nerve on me... I am advocating for education in programming and related electronics. ...
by andrum99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 215
Views: 6036

Re: Future of raspberry pi

IMHO the Raspberry should primarily remain being a tinkerer device and not a replacement for a desktop. Not where the money is to be made. Whilst not saturated, tinkering is a tiny market segment. Higher power desktop stuff and industrial is a huge market. I am a bit surprised. I did not think the ...
by andrum99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Buster OS Bugs
Replies: 81
Views: 2927

Re: Buster OS Bugs

I know this list and i know many of the bugs written in the forum, long time ago, are still not fixed. If you can give a list of any important ones, that would be useful, along with links to the github tracker where they have been officially reported because unless they are in there, they will be l...
by andrum99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 215
Views: 6036

Re: Future of raspberry pi

rin67630 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:25 pm
IMHO the Raspberry should primarily remain being a tinkerer device and not a replacement for a desktop.
IMHO the Raspberry Pi should support whatever earns the Foundation the most money, while still being a great device for learning on.
by andrum99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.

It's a valid thing to do; it's in the specs. I'm fairly sure Apple had a product which exposed an external PCIe lane; not sure what it was for -- something graphicsy, I think -- but it did exist. You are talking about Thunderbolt, an Intel standard. It is included in the USB4 spec. It isn't an Appl...
by andrum99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 215
Views: 6036

Re: Future of raspberry pi

Auto-detect the 3.5mm (or HDMI) audio output. The HDMI audio stuff is an interesting idea, however, having spoken to the desktop guy, he's not sure he has access to the information needed to make the choice. If you can think of a way of doing it, let me know! My old laptop detects when you put some...
by andrum99
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USB disk size limitation?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: USB disk size limitation?

Does anyone know if there is an upper size limit on USB HDD for the pi4? I want to use a NTFS 8TB drive as NAS. Any software restriction for this size of disk? Thanks in advance The only limits are those that apply to other Linux systems - there's nothing Pi-specific. If you are going to use the dr...
by andrum99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to Differentiate RPI4 - 1 vs. 2 vs. 4 GB ?
Replies: 49
Views: 1695

Re: How to Differentiate RPI4 - 1 vs. 2 vs. 4 GB ?

I bought few RPI 4's ... but after opening them (and mixing them) I can't differentiate the 1GB from the 4GB ... any clue? There are a couple of Youtube movies, but they talk about production data, which to me is not very 'reliable' Easy - boot them, find out which is which, then put a sticker on t...
by andrum99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Using Scratch with Raspberry Pi (Analog inputs)
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Using Scratch with Raspberry Pi (Analog inputs)

Hi everyone this is Norman, I am using Scratch and Raspberry Pi to teach some electronics to kids, and I would like to know how can I use the digital pins of the Raspberry Pi to take a information from analog sensors. I have my ADC connected before the GPIO like MCP3008, and I have my temperature s...
by andrum99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Rpi4 and ubuntu x64
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Rpi4 and ubuntu x64

There are source code but are for x64.. So can work? Software comes in two forms - source code and object code, which is also known as "binaries". Software is written by human developers in source code using a particular programming language, then translated into object code by a compiler. Object c...
by andrum99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to check if dynamic memory split is working?
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: How to check if dynamic memory split is working?

Sorry to be dense here, but does this mean there's no way to dynamically assign video memory in raspbian anymore? For example to run Kodi but then go back to more regular ram intensive applications? No, there is no way to dynamically assign gpu_mem to hand memory back to the ARM. The old mechanism ...
by andrum99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Rpi4 and ubuntu x64
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Rpi4 and ubuntu x64

You can install anything that lets you build it from source code. Any binaries which are compiled for x64 will not run. I don't know what PPAs are so you will have to investigate that yourself.
by andrum99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Rpi4 and ubuntu x64
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Rpi4 and ubuntu x64

Hi! With the new rpi4 is it possible to install Ubuntu x64 and build every ppa x64?? Or there are still differences from the Ubuntu server of a "normal"x64 PC and a rpi4? The Raspberry Pi will never run x64 (or x86) code natively. This is because it uses a different processor architecture - ARM. Th...
by andrum99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: ZFS for Raspbian
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: ZFS for Raspbian

<snip> https://www.realworldtech.com/forum/?threadid=189711&curpostid=189841 I don't care about licensing issues for my use case. Also, I'm not a business. Oracle will never sue me personally as I don't really have any money. Some of the licensing issues that are often talked about are actually rel...
by andrum99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: CIFS and ACLs
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: CIFS and ACLs

nasnerd wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Any other ideas you would recommend I try?
Ask on the FreeNAS forum. Like I said above, this is not Raspberry Pi-specific.
by andrum99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.

dickon wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:16 pm
It's a valid thing to do; it's in the specs.
It is, but there are more appropriate very high speed interfaces for use in cables.
by andrum99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64bit and hardware accelerated video?
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: 64bit and hardware accelerated video?

Most of the team, AIUI. It's why Oracle's version has stalled... That plus the fact that Oracle have done a "silent EOL" of Solaris now as well. ...Nexenta, which was started (I think) by one of the ZFS architects. That's not the case - they simply made (and make) good use of ZFS, and the rest of O...
by andrum99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64bit and hardware accelerated video?
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: 64bit and hardware accelerated video?

This view of ZFS from Linus just popped up in my news feed. https://itsfoss.com/linus-torvalds-zfs/ Although Linus doesn't spend much time discussing 64-bit video drivers for the Raspberry Pi, his perception concerning the nature of Oracle as a company is becoming common among software developers. ...
by andrum99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64bit and hardware accelerated video?
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: 64bit and hardware accelerated video?

6by9 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:45 am
This view of ZFS from Linus just popped up in my news feed. https://itsfoss.com/linus-torvalds-zfs/
Luckily that's just one person's opinion. I don't see anything close to ZFS in the filesystem space at all. Nothing comes near it, certainly not in open source.
by andrum99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: PCIe over cable standard. I didn't know that was a thing.

I'm not entirely sure why you would want to try stuffing PCIe down a cable. It's not designed for that at all. If you need very high speeds down a cable use something else, or fibre. The CM4, when it arrives, will be interesting since this can expose the PCIe link directly. I believe there is such a...
by andrum99
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64bit and hardware accelerated video?
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: 64bit and hardware accelerated video?

I've been using BTRFS for some time because it mostly works out of the box I had trouble with BTRFS. After forcibly removing one side of a mirror, it refused to work with just one side, and I couldn't figure out how to get it to talk to just one side of the mirror. I decided it it couldn't even do ...
by andrum99
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: 64-bit ubuntu 19.10 wifi not working
Replies: 15
Views: 2834

Re: 64-bit ubuntu 19.10 wifi not working

trejan wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:16 pm
phase wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:39 am
i thought it was enabled by default seems you guy`s are having issues try adding this to the "usercfg.txt" file

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dtoverlay=pi3-enable-wifi
Eh? pi3-enable-wifi? That overlay doesn't exist.
Ignore that suggestion - wifi is enabled by default.

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