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by fos
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 545
Views: 269611

Re: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3

I thought I heard something about changes to the bootrom in the video.

Thank you for the link.
v/r
fos
by fos
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 545
Views: 269611

Re: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3

Thank you for the info. I have a 3 B+ on the way.
by fos
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 545
Views: 269611

Re: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3

Has the USB Boot via hard disk drive been enhanced in the new RPi 3 B+ ?

Thank you,
v/r
fos
by fos
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Installing 3.6.2
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Installing 3.6.2

There are some new print features in python 3.6.2 that I need for a new python text. I compiled the source and installed on my RPi 3 based on instructions found at this site: https://tutorials.technology/tutorials/67-Installing-python-36-on-raspberrypi.html . The compile and install took several hou...
by fos
Tue May 09, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Where to buy MagPi #57 with AIY kit?
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

Re: Where to buy MagPi #57 with AIY kit?

I tried to chase one down in Kansas. The nearest Barnes & Noble is 2.5 hours away in Topeka. No luck. They no longer stock the MagPi magazine. Go figure. The magazine manager said they have had lots of requests. Maybe they need to re-think their stocking decision. I hope I can get one from Google wh...
by fos
Sun May 07, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Where to buy MagPi #57 with AIY kit?
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

Re: Where to buy MagPi #57 with AIY kit?

I just checked ebay. $50 and mostly up. There are quite a few available. I am hoping to snag one at Barnes and Noble tomorrow (Monday 5/8/2017). I called yesterday morning and there were none on the shelf. The magazine manager was out until Monday. Maybe :?:

fos
by fos
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Virtual glasses for computer use?
Replies: 5
Views: 9724

Re: Virtual glasses for computer use?

Thank you for all of the responses. You have given me ideas to work with an a directions to follow. I have been using screen readers for some time. I was even involved with a linux based screen reading system call Vinux for a time. I think the virtual glasses will ultimately be a solution in the not...
by fos
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Virtual glasses for computer use?
Replies: 5
Views: 9724

Virtual glasses for computer use?

I have very poor vision and must use a lot of magnification to read my computer screen. Because of the high magnification and short focal length, I have to be very close to the screen: ~2 inches. I see mostly with my right eye so stereo performance will not be an issue. I can disable or patch the le...
by fos
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Fixing a missing taskbar on the x86 image (obsolete)
Replies: 46
Views: 35286

Re: Fixing a missing taskbar on the x86 image

I was experiencing an intermittent missing menu when using Raspbian PIXEL on my 2007 vintage Dell Inspiron and a usb memory chip. After setting the audio device settings, I have not had the menu disappear for several days.

YMMV. I will report further is the menu problem returns.

v/r
Jeff
by fos
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Legacy Versions of Raspbian?
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Legacy Versions of Raspbian?

Thank you very much. That is just what I needed.

v/r
Jeff
by fos
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Legacy Versions of Raspbian?
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Legacy Versions of Raspbian?

I know that. I would still like to have an earlier version.

Thank you
by fos
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Legacy Versions of Raspbian?
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Legacy Versions of Raspbian?

Is there a repository or earlier versions of Raspbian? I have a couple of early RPis that I would like to tinker with.

I apologize if this is a duplicate question. I was unable to find this info via the search function.

Thank you,
v/r
Jeff
by fos
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Free assembly language book available online
Replies: 14
Views: 26943

Re: Free assembly language book available online

Thank you for sharing. I will download, give it a try and comment.

Jeff
by fos
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 202804

Re: Jessie Q&A

Good thought. I will give it a try.

Thanks
by fos
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 202804

Re: Jessie Q&A

Thanks ShiftPlusOne, that did the trick though I it still only indicates 47% free which is plenty on a 32 GB card.

Maybe I will go back to Wheezy, for experimentation I don't need the wasteful graphical desktop anyway.
by fos
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 202804

Re: Jessie Q&A

Jessie fills SD memory card. With the previous version of Raspbian, I used an 8 GB memory card. When performed a new install with Jessie, the system works but the memory card was 90% + filled as reported by a df command. I purchased a 32 GB card thinking that would solve my problem but I get the sam...
by fos
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

I mistyped. After graduating from Texas Tech, Kyle is actually working at a digital studio in Hollywood. I introduced him to Unix. His mother is also a math teacher so he had lots of inspiration.

fos
by fos
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Raspberry Pi 2

I just got around to obtaining and setting up a Raspberry Pi 2. It still costs just $35 but has a quad core Arm 7 processor and a full gig of internal memory. Add to that a 16 gig micro SD memory chip and it is a pretty healthy computer. Certainly as much computer as the old quad core Sequent that w...
by fos
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Assembly Manual Link
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Assembly Manual Link

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones that has received a Gertboard kit. I just spent quite some time searching for the assembly manual. Here is a link to the Gertboard technical documents at Newark/Element14. http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-48859/l/gertboard-kit--add-on-gpio-expansion-board...
by fos
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 34163

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

My Gertboard kit arrived today. It is everything I expected. I hope to begin work this weekend. I do have to admit that the board is too densely populated for secondary students with little soldering experience to build.

I'm a happy camper!

Thank you Gert!
by fos
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Improved parts in RS kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3614

Re: Improved parts in RS kit?

I base mine on experience as well.

YMMV

72 de Jeff WD4ET
by fos
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 34163

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

I ordered on the 8th for delivery in the US. I received the same email with no tracking info.

I'm still waiting.....

Jeff
by fos
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Improved parts in RS kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3614

Re: Improved parts in RS kit?

In the early days of integrated circuits (and semiconductors in general), sockets were used so the part could be changed easily. This was also true with vacuum tubes prior to the solid state age. (Anyone else remember those days?) ;) With the early personal computers we used ram chips by the dozen a...
by fos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chess on pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Re: Chess on pi?

If you are running raspbian, you can play gnuchess in an X window. You will need to install gnuchess, xboard, and or eboard and fairymax. Just issue this command as root: apt-cache search chess That will produce a number of options. I played with xboard and found it challenging but a little slower t...
by fos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No more Gert... kits
Replies: 98
Views: 16917

Re: No more Gert... kits

I supposedly have one that has been shipped from Farnell. I'm still waiting. I for one would be happy to purchase a bare board and find the parts myself here in the states. I sure hope this works out. The Gertboard is the best breakout board I have seen. fos PS. No blame to Gert. I don't believe any...

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