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by christopholous
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Upgraded, No Longer Reading Config.txt?
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Upgraded, No Longer Reading Config.txt?

None of those settings worked for me either after a fresh raspbian install, did some digging and found its due to their opengl driver which is enabled by default not supporting those settings. So you have to disable the driver using sudo raspi-config if I recall correctly.
by christopholous
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 118
Views: 12124

Re: Pi4 Cooling

I'm going to try overclocking mine and running some stress tests. I do have a fan on mine, but it is on the case rather than right up to the cpu, so I'll see how it performs. Sounds like this shim fan would work well in overclocking situations.
by christopholous
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: As gift for 12 year old?
Replies: 24
Views: 6021

Re: As gift for 12 year old?

wildfire wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:59 pm
not permitted to use the families computer in case she breaks it...
The "family computer" What year is it? 1997? :lol: I've got more computers than I know what to do with.
by christopholous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Permanantly turning off swap
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Permanantly turning off swap

Thank you Dougie

This worked:
sudo dphys-swapfile uninstall
by christopholous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Permanantly turning off swap
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Permanantly turning off swap

I noticed the swapoff -a command doesn't persist reboots. Is there a trick to doing this permanently?
by christopholous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?

My wife wrote an entire novel and about 20 short stories just using vi, the MS macro package, and nroff.
hard core :D
by christopholous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 nas in PC Case
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 nas in PC Case

I like this idea, a pi nas hidden inside a pc! :idea:
by christopholous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] New Raspberry 4b 4g dead upon arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 1262

Re: New Raspberry 4b 4g dead upon arrival

There is a way to SSH into the pi through a USB connection, if you can't get the screen going, that might be a way in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj3MPmJhAPU
by christopholous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Do I HAVE to use LibreOffice?

I can recommend a light weight alternative to LibreOffice

Abiword - full featured word processor
gnumeric - full featured spreadsheet software

Both are very small and support modern formats and you will probably be able to accomplish all the same things on them.
by christopholous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB slow transfer speeds
Replies: 7
Views: 1722

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB slow transfer speeds

Is the external drive formatted to ext4?
by christopholous
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Starting shell script automatically when start up
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Starting shell script automatically when start up

I don't know if this is the "correct" way, but I add my scripts, programs to /etc/rc.local. Usually because they could cause issues if they start immediately, and I want a delay to prevent those issues. For example: sudo vim /etc/rc.local -------------------------- sleep 6s service sabnzbdplus start...
by christopholous
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Slow samba transfer speed on RPi4 to a usb 3.0 drive (10,4mb/s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Slow samba transfer speed on RPi4 to a usb 3.0 drive (10,4mb/s)

Aaand I switched from ext3 to ext4, now I'm saturating the gigabit connection. Getting 112MB/s transferring large files. :)
by christopholous
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Slow samba transfer speed on RPi4 to a usb 3.0 drive (10,4mb/s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Slow samba transfer speed on RPi4 to a usb 3.0 drive (10,4mb/s)

Hi, I wanted to add one more thing. I formatted my drives as NTFS and got 30MBps transfer speeds :shock: :shock: Put the drives back to ext3 and I"m getting 90MBps (for large files) 8-) So I guess the survey says, avoid using NTFS if you want fast transfers and use ext3 instead. Edit: I switched fro...
by christopholous
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Slow samba transfer speed on RPi4 to a usb 3.0 drive (10,4mb/s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Slow samba transfer speed on RPi4 to a usb 3.0 drive (10,4mb/s)

Hi, I have had success at getting between 70-90 MB/s transfer speeds on a 2.5" 5200 rpm drive, for large files. With peak speeds at over 100MB/s using a samba server. Make sure your CPU isn't throttling. Mine transfers files at around 59C. Buy some heat sinks if you haven't. If you are using the cas...

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