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by bomblord
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible to add GLES EXT_buffer_storage driver support to Videocore VI on the Pi4?
Replies: 33
Views: 2603

Re: Possible to add GLES EXT_buffer_storage driver support to Videocore VI on the Pi4?

graphicw wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Ext_Buffer_ Storage not yet on the version of Mesa in the Pi repository.
Any idea when that will happen?
by bomblord
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 290
Views: 73448

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Is there a simple way to swap to a gui-less environment without a complete re-installation? Yes - If you simply wish to have a command-line interface, without removing any packages, issue: demouser@pi64 ~ $ sudo rc-update del xdm default and reboot. You'll come up in a CLI. To undo the above, issue...
by bomblord
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 290
Views: 73448

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Is there a simple way to swap to a gui-less environment without a complete re-installation?
by bomblord
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: trying to set up for a minecraft server... but have some problems
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: trying to set up for a minecraft server... but have some problems

Raspbian Buster and even most older versions of Raspbian "ship" with Java installed so you should be good to go just to run the Minecraft server jar file from the terminal. If all you intend to do is setup an unmodded server for the Java version these are the only steps you need to do. 1. (from term...
by bomblord
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless printing setup
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Wireless printing setup

The OP has a HP Printer though... Are the communication protocols not standard? Most certainly not, unless the printer supports PostScript (or one or two other less popular "standards"). The driver on the local PC converts everything to the proprietary machine language, which is then sent to the pr...
by bomblord
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless printing setup
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Wireless printing setup

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:18 am
bomblord wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:46 pm
I have a wireless Canon on the same network as my pi 4 and all I had to do on buster was sudo install cups. After that it shows up in my available printers whenever it's turned on.

The OP has a HP Printer though...
Are the communication protocols not standard?
by bomblord
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless printing setup
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Wireless printing setup

I have a wireless Canon on the same network as my pi 4 and all I had to do on buster was sudo install cups. After that it shows up in my available printers whenever it's turned on.
by bomblord
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 26
Views: 1450

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

All I ever use a desktop for is web browsing, some incredibly light image editing (ex making memes or sharing pictures on social media with color correction), just random tinkering, and occasionally I get a desire to play a game... The game part I just ignore unless it's emulation or Morrowind. Anyw...
by bomblord
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 84
Views: 3748

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

Rufus (windows only) is my recommendation. It's usually 2/3 clicks (choose image and click start) to install any OS I've thrown at it including Raspbian, Linux Mint, Windows 10, Gentoo Linux, and Pop OS. It also works with both UEFI and non-UEFI boot. It's also tiny, free, adfree, and has a portable...
by bomblord
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accessing the Pi outside of LAN
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Accessing the Pi outside of LAN

Hi I am trying to figure out how to access my ras pi running OSMC outside of my local area network so that i can update the and share files from my laptop or another location. any guides on how to do this at all please On your Pi set up something like VNC (or SSH which is literally one click in set...
by bomblord
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: is it possible to use a Pi with a 42" LCD screen
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: is it possible to use a Pi with a 42" LCD screen

Depends on the Pi 4 can natively output everything up to 4k 3b/+ can output 1080p and higher resolutions are hit and miss 2/1/0 I'm unsure but I'm relatively certain they can do 1080p as well. Edit: Note that this is not a guarantee everything (even video) will run well at those resolutions just tha...
by bomblord
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 290
Views: 73448

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Hi bomblord, since your desired PR (#3203) was merged into rpi-4.19.y upstream, the weekly kernel autobuilds ( here and here ) which ran earlier today, will have picked it up automatically. To use the updated binary kernel packages thus created, you just need to unmask them locally, and then merge,...
by bomblord
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC Viewer on school network
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: VNC Viewer on school network

More than likely the IT team (probably for good reason) is blocking traffic on the VNC port. It may be a case of just needing to whitelist your device.
by bomblord
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting raspberry pi to phone line
Replies: 28
Views: 6904

Re: Connecting raspberry pi to phone line

Many phone lines use Cat 5 cables and just exclude the unused wires and I have seen phone lines running into ethernet jacks on a punch panel for VOIP it won't fry anything. I'm not saying he wire the GPIO pins into a phone line. VOIP uses Ethernet, not phone lines. Structured wiring is often used t...
by bomblord
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting raspberry pi to phone line
Replies: 28
Views: 6904

Re: Connecting raspberry pi to phone line

Was it jammed in forcefully? Last I checked RJ11 and RJ45 are not compatible. Not directly no but it's punch panel. All your doing is adding or subtracting wires to change between a phone and an ethernet jack. Be aware that in some countries (Australia, for example), it is illegal to use phone cabl...
by bomblord
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting raspberry pi to phone line
Replies: 28
Views: 6904

Re: Connecting raspberry pi to phone line

You can also just chop off the ends of an ethernet cable and splice a telephone end onto it with the right wiring setup but I feel like that might not accomplish your goal. Unless your goal is a fried RPi and a not too pleased phone company. Many phone lines use Cat 5 cables and just exclude the un...
by bomblord
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting raspberry pi to phone line
Replies: 28
Views: 6904

Re: Connecting raspberry pi to phone line

My place of work uses an ethernet to telephone line adapter for an automated calling system coming out of the back of a bog standard Windows PC. The Software on the PC handles all the technicalities though and It's an active adapter that has to be plugged in and it also splits it out so that it can ...
by bomblord
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 BCM2711B0 vs Intel Atom x5-z8350
Replies: 25
Views: 1655

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 BCM2711B0 vs Intel Atom x5-z8350

I owned an Atom X5 tablet with 2GB of ram and while it's not really an indicator of overall performance the web browsing experience on the Pi 4 using Chromium is in another league compared to that device using Chrome.
by bomblord
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Replies: 180
Views: 6544

Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?

That has been said, and denied, numerous time. You need to fish or cut bait. Please show actual data supporting the contention that the Pi0 is sold at a loss. The moderators/enginners of this forum say that the zero is sold with an educational discount and they can't afford to sell them in quantiti...
by bomblord
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Replies: 180
Views: 6544

Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?

(and in the case of the base Pi-zero selling at a loss) That has been said, and denied, numerous time. You need to fish or cut bait. Please show actual data supporting the contention that the Pi0 is sold at a loss. The moderators/enginners of this forum say that the zero is sold with an educational...
by bomblord
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Replies: 180
Views: 6544

Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?

So, to all those people this idiot is trying to talk to, please consider he is just one person (albeit one with an over exaggerated sense of self importance), and we have sold over a million Pi4, and over 28M Pi's in total. And we continue to sell at a very high rate. So, think to yourself, is this...
by bomblord
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 290
Views: 73448

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Hey Sakaki, is it possible for https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/pu ... rpi-update 4.19.74-v8+ be merged to Gentoo? It supposedly brings everything into OPENGLES 3.1 compliance and gets EXT_BUFFER_STORAGE working if my understanding of the discussion here is correct.
by bomblord
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible to add GLES EXT_buffer_storage driver support to Videocore VI on the Pi4?
Replies: 33
Views: 2603

Re: Possible to add GLES EXT_buffer_storage driver support to Videocore VI on the Pi4?

Looking at https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/pull/3203 the kernel fix landed on Friday, so once rpi-update gives you 4.19.74-v8+ or newer it'll contain that required patch. As for the Mesa update, even when v3d-gles31 gets merged and libgl1-mesa-dri is updated in the Raspbian repo it'll be 32-bi...
by bomblord
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Oracle's New Supercomputer Has 1,060 Raspberry Pis
Replies: 41
Views: 1872

Re: Oracle's New Supercomputer Has 1,060 Raspberry Pis

davidcoton wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:50 pm
bomblord wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:48 pm
oracle engineer wrote:ServeTheHome asked Oracle why it chose to create a cluster of Raspberry Pis instead of using a virtualized Arm server and one company rep said simply that "...a big cluster is cool."
It won't be so cool when they upgrade it to use Pi4Bs. :o
It'll be cooler but too hot for you 8-)

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