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by tvjon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ac - improved USB downstream power switching
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ac - improved USB downstream power switching

The only reason I mentioned it was because I *did* unmount the disc as I normally do, before issuing the relevant commands.

However 2 disc icons appeared back.

Also note the spelling error in the window message.
by tvjon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ac - improved USB downstream power switching
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ac - improved USB downstream power switching

> Please test and report back. $ sudo uhubctl -e -a 0 -l 2 Current status for hub 2 [1d6b:0003 Linux 4.19.86-v7l+ xhci-hcd xHCI Host Controller 0000:01:00.0, USB 3.00, 4 ports] Port 1: 0203 power 5gbps U0 enable connect [0480:a202 TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 20160312012904F] Port 2: 02a0 power 5gbps Rx...
by tvjon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi4 - Power Savings
Replies: 32
Views: 1967

Re: RPi4 - Power Savings

$ rpi-eeprom-update BOOTLOADER: up-to-date CURRENT: Wed 16 Oct 17:00:03 UTC 2019 (1571245203) LATEST: Wed 16 Oct 17:00:03 UTC 2019 (1571245203) VL805: version unknown. Try sudo rpi-eeprom-update CURRENT: LATEST: 000137ab I did of course change the default config, but see that I omitted the relevant ...
by tvjon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi4 - Power Savings
Replies: 32
Views: 1967

Re: RPi4 - Power Savings

I attended a RPI-jam at the weekend & joined a friend who has far greater resources than I. Luckily, he's always prepared to share such. So we tested several RPi4 boards, including mine from my previous post in this thread. $ sudo rpi-update $ vcgencmd version Nov 19 2019 16:42:26 Copyright (c) 2012...
by tvjon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi4 - Power Savings
Replies: 32
Views: 1967

Re: RPi4 - Power Savings

$ vcgencmd version Nov 18 2019 17:24:43 Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom version 1ea9642417358c00d5630ab8a33192570a7b6a4e (clean) (release) (start_x) $ cat /proc/version Linux version 4.19.84-v7l+ (dom@buildbot) (gcc version 4.9.3 (crosstool-NG crosstool-ng-1.22.0-88-g8460611)) #1278 SMP Mon Nov 18 14:37...
by tvjon
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: pi4 stupidity with mini-hdmi and port layouts
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: pi4 stupidity with mini-hdmi and port layouts

"who gives a pony about dual display"

I, along with several other RPi users I know, have used dual displays on RPi's since RPI2, for the last 5 years or so. It's a very useful feature for many situations, including education, especially when one of those displays can be a cheap vga screen.
by tvjon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help using this forum please!
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: Help using this forum please!

Ok, I'll upload a jpeg from my µSD card (or HD) thus: Left click on File selector in the Options panel below this submission window, & choose your file. I usually then click on Place inline (after my cursor postion) I never use an online file site, as they can disappear, so as long as the Foundation...
by tvjon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: scrot -s on Raspberry pi 4 doesn't work well
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: scrot -s on Raspberry pi 4 doesn't work well

Thanks to this post from ShiftPlusOne:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6&t=249650

The big upgrade he links to has fixed this particular problem, along with the associated artifacts on dragging to open a window.
by tvjon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: scrot -s on Raspberry pi 4 doesn't work well
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: scrot -s on Raspberry pi 4 doesn't work well

LaginaPi's observation on a Pi4 is correct, as shown in the attached picture. Dragging windows around on Pi4 results in artifacts around the origin, similar to RPi1 window dragging. With successive Rpi-updates, it has improved somewhat, but is still evident, along with several % increase in cpu usag...
by tvjon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: HEVC/H265 Decoding
Replies: 23
Views: 3168

Re: HEVC/H265 Decoding

... IL deceased or on it's way definitely has simplicity as a merit. Agreed, after all the effort to try to understand it, seems such a waste... ... There is a MMAL wrapper around libavcodec (the libav fork annoyingly), so it may be possible to pull FFmpeg into MMAL pipelines. ... Apparently, in ff...
by tvjon
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extremly Poor performance with tvout enabled
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: Extremly Poor performance with tvout enabled

.... which i cant test against w/ HDMI as my Micro cable wont be here for another day or so, Raspbian Buster takes upwards to 8 Mins to fully boot! ... Composite was my first sighting of booting Pi4 as the courier managed to take an unscheduled extra day to deliver my µHDMI cables too! Not 8 min's ...
by tvjon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Dual Monitors
Replies: 46
Views: 13068

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Dual Monitors

I see that arandr has has been updated, along with a firmware fix to re-enable Composite video on RPi3. ... No change in findings for pure hdmi connections, however... Is there further information available regarding the "less capable" HDMI1 output? I eliminated the possibility of a faulty Pi4 by t...
by tvjon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Dual Monitors
Replies: 46
Views: 13068

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Dual Monitors

Thank you for that insight. I imagine a lot of posts exist because their authors are unaware of just how much effort is required to overcome what are sometimes industry self inflicted problems.
by tvjon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Dual Monitors
Replies: 46
Views: 13068

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Dual Monitors

I see that arandr has has been updated, along with a firmware fix to re-enable Composite video on RPi3. So, having installed those, I`ve tried yet again connecting a second HDMI monitor to HDMI1. Select Screen Configuration. Both monitors are showing the desktop, but the wrong relative orientation f...
by tvjon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 - new VLI firmware issues
Replies: 69
Views: 21545

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

$ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sda1

/dev/sda1:
Timing buffered disk reads: 2 MB in 30.24 seconds = 67.73 kB/sec
by tvjon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 - new VLI firmware issues
Replies: 69
Views: 21545

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

jdb wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Are there any errors in dmesg after the drive's been accessed in a slow fashion?
by tvjon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 - new VLI firmware issues
Replies: 69
Views: 21545

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

It seems to vary wildly with the drive! Toshiba 2.5" integrated USB3: /dev/sdb1: LABEL="tosh" UUID="72ACD728ACD3E61F" TYPE="ntfs" PTTYPE="atari" PARTUUID="9235e1ef-01" $ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb1: Timing buffered disk reads: 314 MB in 3.01 seconds = 104.44 MB/sec Seagate Barracuda 3.5" (muc...
by tvjon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 564
Views: 202374

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

For the past couple of years or so, I`ve had 2 RPi3b`s mounted vertically as in attached pic`. I recently replaced 1 of them with a Pi4 as I intend to do some big GCC builds with it. The next Pi4 I buy though will run with no heatsink or fan, & I do not anticipate any problems. $ vcgencmd measure_te...
by tvjon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Buster+dpi screen+hdmi screen on 3b
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Buster+dpi screen+hdmi screen on 3b

... DPI is not a detectable interface, therefore if you have added enable_dpi_lcd=1 in config.txt then it will be enabled. Yes, I understand that. The same goes for Composite, neither interface has any means of feedback to the interface, but just seems strange to say "default" when at least Pi does...
by tvjon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New AirPlay Mirroring Server (Open Source)
Replies: 26
Views: 32493

Re: New Open Source AirPlay Mirroring Server

...Thanks for your feedback! Great to hear someone is using the program! You're welcome. In fact, I have some more. I was pondering whether to go to Github, or perhaps you'd prefer feedback here? Github obviously has mechanism in place for all this, but I suspect more people read the (sub) forums, ...
by tvjon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4
Replies: 50
Views: 9926

Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

...Do I need to return this Pi while it is still within the returns policy? .. From my limited exposure to Pi4 so far (thanks to UPS) I'd say it's extremely unlikely to be the Pi4. You mention "Samsung TV". Does this TV have a composite input? Thanks to UPS again, I've initially used a 4 on a Samsu...
by tvjon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Charger compatibility with the Pi 4 (Single Type C CC resistor on Pi4)
Replies: 28
Views: 6472

Re: Charger compatibility with the Pi 4 (Single Type C CC resistor on Pi4)

One Qualcomm QC3.0 supply I have works fine, from either its USB A or C sockets. $ vcgencmd measure_temp temp=54.0'C $ vcgencmd measure_volts volt=0.8455V However an Anker psu also with 2 sockets, fails from its USB C output but using an USB-A to C lead works fine from its A socket. $ vcgencmd measu...
by tvjon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Buster+dpi screen+hdmi screen on 3b
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Buster+dpi screen+hdmi screen on 3b

It appears that it's possible to lock oneself out using arandr. There are several permutations for the 2 screen (in my test case HDMI & DPI interface) setup. At least 1 of these means if the DPI screen is not present (perhaps someone borrowed it) there's no easy way to persuade PI3b to use what is c...
by tvjon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Buster+dpi screen+hdmi screen on 3b
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Buster+dpi screen+hdmi screen on 3b

... Did you add "max_framebuffers=2" to config.txt? It's the default for pi4, but not on earlier boards. Without that you will only ever get a single /dev/fbN. I didn't, but commenting out [Pi4] has now produced fb1 too, thank you. HDMI screen is about 1/4 occupied by a desktop picture, whilst DPI ...

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