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by Botspot
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 2055

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

I install all of these: synaptic numlockx onboard lxsession-default-apps gparted systemd-container xserver-xephyr shotwell gpick gravit blender xscreensaver guake openshot gtk2-engines-murrine lxhotkey-plugin-openbox clipit xdotool gtrayicon exfat-fuse exfat-utils gnome-system-monitor realvnc-vnc-vi...
by Botspot
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just received PI 4, can not get HDMI working
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Just received PI 4, can not get HDMI working

What version of Raspbian are you trying to get Pi 4 to run? Is it Buster?
by Botspot
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I run lxsession before console logon in a systemd container?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: How do I run lxsession before console logon in a systemd container?

Update: I succeeded in getting the desktop to load automatically without requiring the user to login!! It just took some fiddling with rc.local in the guest systemd-nspawn container: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the scr...
by Botspot
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skype on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Skype on Raspberry Pi 4

pfletch101 wrote: Does Pidgin support video chat/conferencing?
I have no idea.
by Botspot
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Introducing Pi386
Replies: 78
Views: 38579

Re: Introducing Pi386

Any Pi 4 support?
by Botspot
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I run lxsession before console logon in a systemd container?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

How do I run lxsession before console logon in a systemd container?

TL;DR I'm looking for a way to autostart graphical applications, without first requiring the user to manually login. I'm improving my Vdesktop script that runs multiple versions of Raspbian on one Pi simultaneously. vdesktop-min.png I am working towards building a GUI tool that manages SD cards and ...
by Botspot
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 136
Views: 20607

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

Sakaki, would it be possible to exclude certain files and directories from being synchronized from host to guest, while allowing the rest of /home/pi to remain synced? Since the container starts in its own mount namespace, it would be possible to bind mount a new .config directory inside the guest ...
by Botspot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why isn't deb.debian.org not a default repo?
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Why isn't deb.debian.org not a default repo?

You've already broken hardware video acceleration in chromium and ability to run on older pis. I noticed that even though Chromium v78 loaded pages slightly faster than Raspbian's Chromium, Youtube was unplayable. It works great until it doesn't. Over time, you may find things break in subtle ways ...
by Botspot
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skype on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Skype on Raspberry Pi 4

Pidgin is a universal chat client. You can install it using apt. There is a third party plugin for Skype.
by Botspot
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why isn't deb.debian.org not a default repo?
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Why isn't deb.debian.org not a default repo?

I have added the official Debian repository to my Raspbian. As far as I can tell, IT'S AWESOME! Chromium upgraded from v74 to v78, I could install Camorama and rclonebrowser (both things I've tried in vain to install before), and now there's a lot more packages that can be installed. Looks like I fo...
by Botspot
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 136
Views: 20607

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

A couple problems with synchronizing (mounting) /home/pi to the container's /home/pi: .bash_history. It makes sense for the host and the guest to have separate bash histories. That way, there won't be commands listed as if they were ran in the 64-bit terminal, when actually they never were. .config/...
by Botspot
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 4 - Chrome locked as small tile. Can't expand it to normal size
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Pi 4 - Chrome locked as small tile. Can't expand it to normal size

I have tried that CTRL + ALT + > I have tried that keyboard combo(control+alt+right arrow key), but nothing happens. :? Since I can't replicate the problem, it's hard to find a solution. But I can try: Try renaming your Chromium configuration folder. mv ~./config/chromium ~./config/chromium.bak Next...
by Botspot
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi audio only displaying through hdmi
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Raspberry Pi audio only displaying through hdmi

Two easy ways to do this: First is graphically, using the taskbar (panel). Right-click on the sound icon, then select 'Analog'. You could also use this command in the terminal: sudo raspi-config Use the arrow keys and Enter key to navigate. Advanced Options --> Audio --> Force 3.5mm ('headphone') ja...
by Botspot
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rebooting some old version!??!
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Rebooting some old version!??!

trejan wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:52 pm
AFAIK there is no way to fix a card that has gone read only.
This has happened to me several times, an SD card locking up and being unwritable. Computers refuse to format them, but digital cameras can. I've rescued 2 SD cards this way.
by Botspot
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Opening multiple Chromium instances (not tabs) on startup
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Opening multiple Chromium instances (not tabs) on startup

Here's a list of all chromium command line arguments:https://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-c ... -switches/.
Just add

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--new-window
to your second two chromium commands.
by Botspot
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Imitating mouse and monitor to raspberry pi
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Imitating mouse and monitor to raspberry pi

He should open a specific website and click some buttons on it. ...I would like to imitate a mouse, which always clicks at the exact positions. I have done this several times, and having a script that moves the mouse and clicks around is sometimes the only way to automatically interact with a websi...
by Botspot
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Deliberately Moving the Screen out of... the Screen.
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Deliberately Moving the Screen out of... the Screen.

Is your problem solved yet?
by Botspot
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 136
Views: 20607

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

For a better and more seamless user experience, I suggest that as well as /home/pi being synchronized, /usr/share/themes and /usr/share/icons be synced as well. That way the icons, theme, and mouse pointer will look more familiar, instead of like this:
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by Botspot
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 270
Views: 45547

Re: Buster bug report thread

I tried to use lxhotkey to add some keyboard shortcuts. It didn't work. After investigation, I discovered that lxhotkey modifies /home/pi/.config/openbox/rc.xml, but openbox ignores these changes since it uses /home/pi/.config/openbox/lxde-pi-rc.xml. Solution: Make /home/pi/.config/openbox/rc.xml a ...
by Botspot
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Open menu with Windows key
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Open menu with Windows key

By 'Windows key", I mean this: windowskey.jpeg By menu, I mean this: menu button.png On my raspbian, the menu does not open when I press the Windows key. I think it used to on Stretch before upgrading to Buster. Pretty sure it can be fixed by adding an entry in ~/.config/openbox/lxde-pi-rc.xml I und...
by Botspot
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PI 4 boot
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: PI 4 boot

Have you Googled it?
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by Botspot
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 270
Views: 45547

Re: Buster bug report thread

Using VLC to play a video in fullscreen: Good until another window/dialog box pops up in front of the VLC window. Since the fullscreen video is actually an overlay, the video still covers the screen, but now the VLC window is not "focused", meaning the video is uncontrollable from the keyboard. This...
by Botspot
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WebGl support for the Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: WebGl support for the Pi

I then checked the Chromium flags. Now I found something to change... chrome://flags Experiments Override software rendering list [Disabled] Change to Override software rendering list [Enabled] I tried again... chrome://gpu * WebGL: Hardware accelerated * WebGL2: Hardware accelerated There's a prob...
by Botspot
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Display a live video of an attached USB camera in raspbian?
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Display a live video of an attached USB camera in raspbian?

Easy to display the output of a usb cam on the screen. I prefer GUI tools, but there's likely a CLI way to do it... I'm using latest Raspbian Buster. VLC method: After opening VLC, select "Video Capture", then double click your camera. 2019-11-08-114154_1280x1024_scrot.png You could also use Camoram...
by Botspot
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi4 / Thunderbird and Firefox.
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Pi4 / Thunderbird and Firefox.

Jdonald's Firefox is a much later release than firefox-esr. Here's how I installed it: cd wget https://github.com/jdonald/firefox-armhf/releases/download/65.0/firefox_65.0+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1-stretch-rpi3bplus_armhf.deb sudo dpkg -i firefox_65.0+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1-stretch-rpi3bplus_armhf.deb

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