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by Moonmarch
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?

Every time I search for software to use in Raspbian I always search the Debian website and I did not run into any problems, I did find the Raspbian repository though, do you need to access the website to download files I would say no, because there is no website design the website is intended to be ...
by Moonmarch
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: is JB weld good idea to attach HeatSink to 4b ?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: is JB weld good idea to attach HeatSink to 4b ?

Wouldn't the JB Weld epoxy become brittle eventually with all the exposure to heat unless that is all you have to choose from in your house, I don't know if the epoxy is safe to use on electronics or has better thermal conductivity. Here are some ideas to attaching heat sinks to the RPI computer, th...
by Moonmarch
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 32bits Linux OS on Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: 32bits Linux OS on Raspberry Pi 3 B+

You will need x86 emulator to run x86 programs on the RPI computer, the RPI computer uses ARM CPU's, people have tried to run x86 programs on the RPI before, yes you can run the x86 software on the RPI computer and the release of the RPI4 with additional ram should improve performance with the emula...
by Moonmarch
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Best OS for raspberry pi as a everyday desktop?

You can always start with Raspbian which is based on Debian, Raspbian has all of the features you would expect to see on a usual operating system, email client, internet browser, programming applications, video player, office applications, etc., all the software you download with the "sudo apt insta...
by Moonmarch
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOSBox 0.74-3 MSDOS x86 emulator
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: DOSBox 0.74-3 MSDOS x86 emulator

Thanks for the link FastDOSBox was one of the programs I was searching for after several days of adjusting settings on the DOSBox program from the Debian repository when I started using the RPI computer, I'll build the program one of these days, I heard about FastDOSBox I didn't use the program, bec...
by Moonmarch
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOSBox 0.74-3 MSDOS x86 emulator
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: DOSBox 0.74-3 MSDOS x86 emulator

My guide is not completely original, I decided to write the guide to let people know MS DOS emulation is possible on the RPI without needing to use a fork of DOSBox or use Retropie OS, the DOSBox program from the Debian repository was not able to run Doom 1993 at all for some reason, don't know if t...
by Moonmarch
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOSBox 0.74-3 MSDOS x86 emulator
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: DOSBox 0.74-3 MSDOS x86 emulator

I used the "sudo apt update" command, I did notice my computer did update, I was wondering why some programs would not update after running the apt-get update && apt-get upgrade command, to update a program what I did instead was run the apt-get install "program name" command which would update the ...
by Moonmarch
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOSBox 0.74-3 MSDOS x86 emulator
Replies: 7
Views: 331

DOSBox 0.74-3 MSDOS x86 emulator

Version 0.74-3 of the DOSBox program was released recently, the previous version of DOSBox was version 0.74-2 which was more difficult to compile on the RPI computer in comparison to the recent version, the latest release requires no additional command line arguments or adjustments to config files t...
by Moonmarch
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Transition from omxpayer to vlc
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Transition from omxpayer to vlc

After restarting my computer several times to try out different ideas which involve using vlc media player with opengl enabled, what I said about hardware acceleration I meant to say full KMS drivers, using the Full KMS drivers will cause vlc to stutter, actually other video players that you use wit...
by Moonmarch
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how long will it take for the Raspberry Pi 4 to be available everywhere?
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: how long will it take for the Raspberry Pi 4 to be available everywhere?

When I purchased a RPI 3B+ starter kit that was a complete coincidence, because the kit was on sale, and I was not expecting much from the RPI computer either, after being more familiar with the computer for at least 6 months, now the RPI computer acts similar to a home PC, email client, internet br...
by Moonmarch
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Transition from omxpayer to vlc
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Transition from omxpayer to vlc

On Raspbian Stretch VLC media player from the Debian repository is not hardware accelerated, don't know about Raspbian Buster for RPI4, I assume hardware acceleration is always activated compared to the RPI3 which is activated manually using the "raspi-config" command, you can try to install kodi: s...
by Moonmarch
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3M tape with heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: 3M tape with heatsink

For the additional fan I personally don't use the 5V fan even though I do have a fan that is compatible with the GPIO pins, because I'm under the impression the RPI computer will not provide enough voltage to the fan, and I assume there is no fan speed control either which means the fan will be runn...
by Moonmarch
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS4 Dual Shock Controller Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: PS4 Dual Shock Controller Issues

If the controller is not recharged then you should connect the controller to the RPI computer with a USB to USB micro cable, you will know if the controller is connected to the RPI if you can control the mouse with the touchpad. If the controller does not run plug and play, setting up the controller...
by Moonmarch
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dwarf Fortress Installed through Add/Remove Software
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Dwarf Fortress Installed through Add/Remove Software

I haven't tried this game myself I didn't upgrade to Debian buster, don't know if this game runs either, I assume this is how you run dwarf fortress, in the terminal type:

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by Moonmarch
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3M tape with heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: 3M tape with heatsink

If you are not completely certain that you are using the correct thermal tape, then buy new heat sinks they are not expensive, here is a link to the product: Easycargo 15pcs Raspberry Pi Heatsink Kit Aluminum + Copper + 3M 8810 thermal conductive adhesive tape for cooling cooler Raspberry Pi 4, Rasp...
by Moonmarch
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4

If the next RPI0 is not possible that is only, because the current components available for RPI computers are not compatible with the SOC design that is all that you are telling everyone, perhaps the RPI0 will be redesigned from scratch instead of using the original design who knows, I didn't say th...
by Moonmarch
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4

W.H Heydt, I'm not a computer hardware or software expert, that is not my real job either, based on the situation involving the RPI0/RPI0W, supposedly you can't migrate the RPI2/RPI3 CPU to the RPI0 form factor, because there is not enough room for the ram/GPU, with the RPI3 the ram is located on th...
by Moonmarch
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4

If the RPI0/RPI0W upgraded to the armv7 CPU or the RPI3 CPU which is armv8, or at least receive a modified version of the CPU with less cores, lower price, lower power draw, then the RPI0 computer would be able to receive updates, because of compatibility with RPI2 or RPI3 software, until the older ...
by Moonmarch
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4

I assumed the purpose of the smaller RPI computer designs was cheaper price point, which means you can purchase a larger quantity at a time, and lower power consumption, the RPI zero has 1 CPU core, the RPI3 has 4 cores, which is the reason why the RPI3/RPI4 computers can be considered desktop repla...
by Moonmarch
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: Should I wait for the next revision of the pi 4

When you said the next PI4 revision, I assume you meant the next release of the RPI computers, well based on the RPI computers released in the past a new RPI computer should be released next year, supposedly a new product is released at least once a year on average now this does not mean the next RP...
by Moonmarch
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fastest Micro SD card for Pi 4? Does it support XC U3?
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: Fastest Micro SD card for Pi 4? Does it support XC U3?

Here is what I saw on the Canakit website, the RPI4 complete starter kit includes the Sandisk 32gb SDHC SD card class 10 that contains NOOBS, here is a link to the product page: https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-4-complete-starter-kit.html Don't know if this helps, here is what I can tell you abo...
by Moonmarch
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (pi4) so how fast is 'entry level pc performance'
Replies: 37
Views: 2305

Re: (pi4) so how fast is 'entry level pc performance'

The RPI is education based, because you can run the entire operating system from the terminal similar to MS DOS, you need to remember several terminal commands otherwise you will not be able to use the computer effectively, we all know people can't use Windows 10 on the RPI, people have tried, didn'...
by Moonmarch
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fortnite
Replies: 37
Views: 19144

Re: Fortnite

Well according to the minimum requirements needed to run Fortnite, since this game is not part of the Linux freeware collection that I'm familiar with, you will need Android 5 Lollipop 64 bit, you should be able to install the latest version of Android according to articles and videos I have seen on...
by Moonmarch
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fortnite
Replies: 37
Views: 19144

Re: Fortnite

I was talking about anti cheat, I don't play Fortnite I don't know if Fortnite even uses any anti cheat software, you know to prevent people from hacking the game, unless there are private servers people can use, as soon as the anti cheat software detects your computer is a different OS, your accoun...
by Moonmarch
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (pi4) so how fast is 'entry level pc performance'
Replies: 37
Views: 2305

Re: (pi4) so how fast is 'entry level pc performance'

DavidS, gordon77, what I meant to explain to everyone about my comments about slow computers was how the RPI computers are $35, and if the computer is not fast or takes a long time to load, you need to take into consideration that this computer is $35 instead of comparing RPI to a "entry level deskt...

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