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by chuUK
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI 4 4gb 4k playback on chromium youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: PI 4 4gb 4k playback on chromium youtube

As above. Add to that repeated tab crashes, lock ups, dropped video and sound, then sprinkle increased mouse and keyboard lag the more the CPU is pushed and you have an unholy mixture of frustration with a general sense that you have been conned and you will never buy another of their products and y...
by chuUK
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good reasons to buy the latest Rpi 4 with 4G RAM?
Replies: 39
Views: 2941

Re: Good reasons to buy the latest Rpi 4 with 4G RAM?

Don't do it. Don't buy. Unless you want to spend your days fixing a broken OS like it's 1999. Gave my last remaning Pi4 to my daughter to play with and even after a reinstall of the OS it still super flaky. She hates it, too. Had a good one yesterday: The mouse was working but not moving the cursor!...
by chuUK
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 26968

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Like I said in another thread, if there's a problem, please give details. "A guy at work had a problem with chromium" or anything along those lines is not something that can be investigated. An office full of people here do not see most of the problems you've mentioned. Quite a few of them use the ...
by chuUK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 26968

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

You could kill this thread, but I have found it useful. For me, this is the most important topic on the board. The Pi may well be being used as a desktop computer, but I've never seen one in the many offices I have visited - not one. I think the Foundation would like to change that, and their market...
by chuUK
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 951
Views: 113702

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

It's true: the latest Pi4 isn't quite as cheap as it is being made out. As mentioned above, the board £55, Power £8, fan £10, MicroHDMI 2 X £5, SD card £8. Definitely pushing close to £100. Don't forget the 2x4K monitors, network cable (if not using wifi), case, keyboard, mouse, assorted USB device...
by chuUK
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 bluetooth Headset HSP
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 bluetooth Headset HSP

No joy for us yet, either.

Pulseaudio is a bit fragile on the 4 ATM. You can pair sometimes but it destroys the mouse and keyboard tracking and messes with YouTube and sound probs with drop out too.

Dont know answer, soz.
by chuUK
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 951
Views: 113702

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

It's true: the latest Pi4 isn't quite as cheap as it is being made out. As mentioned above, the board £55, Power £8, fan £10, MicroHDMI 2 X £5, SD card £8. Definitely pushing close to £100. The other unseen costs are time and loss of earnings. Raspbain - while very good - doesn't hold a candle to Mi...
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: YouTube stuck at 360p, stuttering sound
Replies: 4
Views: 201

YouTube stuck at 360p, stuttering sound

If the above happens, try removing pulseaudio. I don't know if doing this will damage the system but it was the only thing that worked on all of the machines.

HTH
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Replacing work PC as an experiment: Is it possible to connect a Pi 4 to Active Directory?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Replacing work PC as an experiment: Is it possible to connect a Pi 4 to Active Directory?

Don't get your hopes up to high. Chromium will struggle to keep up with your web work. We had similar plans: avoid shelling out for 8 Macs and just use Pi4 for web-apps. If they worked up, move through the rest of my department and replace the 20 or so other web-app machines. Nope. They are going ba...
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12878

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

...am quite amazed by the "exceptionally" high expectations of some of the new users of the RPi4B boards..... :shock: ...thinking a (say USD150*) RPi4B4G desktop setup can completely replace a USD2,000* high-end-pc (or MAC) setup *estimated price indicated does not include cost of software.... .......
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12878

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

...am quite amazed by the "exceptionally" high expectations of some of the new users of the RPi4B boards..... :shock: ...thinking a (say USD150*) RPi4B4G desktop setup can completely replace a USD2,000* high-end-pc (or MAC) setup *estimated price indicated does not include cost of software.... .......
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12878

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

Small prod team producing web-apps, video and audio. The heavy lifting is done on the Macs. I want to keep the Pi's. ... I dont want to dis the Pi, it's great for what it is, but it isn't really a desktop replacement - not yet. Video production is one of the most demanding tasks you can throw at an...
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12878

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

But, my experience over the last 3 weeks of using Pi4's as a light-use desktop replacement in a production environment (reasonable demand) is what it is... unpleasant and unreliable. That was a pretty gutsy move. I would have hedged my bets and said let's wait a few months. Using WiFi and BT at the...
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12878

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

the daily volume of faults that require fixing. Either this is nonsense, or you have a faulty SD card, or your system management skills need improving. As Linux distros go I find Rasbian very reliable indeed. I have been using Linux professionally since its early days, and UNIX for years before tha...
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12878

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

@chuUK, Although there are some issues with a new version of Debian on a new platform, you shouldn't generalise from your own experience to condemn the OS, when clearly most users find it satisfactory. You need to find what is causing the problems on your particular setups, then you might be able t...
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12878

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

Maybe I've been unlucky. I am quite realistic in my exceptions or the Pi - which is why we waited until 4 to buy them. We have 4gb models so more than enough grunt for web-apps and lightweight native app use. The heavy work is done on Macs. As purchaser, the Pi4 was a dream computer for me: small, c...
by chuUK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?
Replies: 114
Views: 12878

Re: Why is the RPi4 being advertised as a desktop computer?

The Pi4 is no way a desktop replacement. Raspbian is a dog of an O/S THAT HAS HAD ME SHOUTING "f--- u" at it more times than I ever did with Windows 95. Even the caps in the last statement was due to the Pi locking. Today: Woke up to find Pi4 no longer handling audio - all streams are choppy. Yester...
by chuUK
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using raspberry pi 4 B as an everyday desktop?
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: Using raspberry pi 4 B as an everyday desktop?

2 weeks with Pi4 4GB. Replaces desktop 2009 Dell tower with 4gb. Raspbian is more fragile than Mint I was previously using. Quite a few re-installs after it broke or refused to boot. The Pi4 also got way too hot when pushing it with video work so I bought a shim fan for £10 and average 40-45C (peak ...

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