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by obarthelemy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

Re: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time

With which SD card ? Or none ?
Just the chips, or the whole board ?
Just sitting there, or working on something ?
by obarthelemy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

Re: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time

rpi-update loads alpha or beta software, and clearly states it shouldn't be used. So I won't use it. Thanks for the case examples. I'll try to find something that - is cheap - is quiet - doesn't go over 65°C anywhere in the case - is as closed as possible, I sometimes have kids running around the ho...
by obarthelemy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

Re: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time

If there's more to do to update the boot rom, I don't know what it is: https://i.imgur.com/4qsFzX0.png I trust everyone by default. But didn't the RPF - mess up the USB wiring - sell the Pi 4 with a closed, non-cooled box - say 80°C is OK when Samsung tells me 85 is bad... that's too close for comfo...
by obarthelemy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

Re: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time

I've run the eeprom-update thing, is there anything else ? My Pi in its open case, vertical, with cheap heatsinks on 3 ICs, is running at 65%C right now, not doing much, headless but powering an HDD. I'm OK with 65, but then it's not doing much only PiHole and Samba. What happens when I start using ...
by obarthelemy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

Re: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time

Almost no USB port only supplies the minimum spec'd power. Synology doesn't say how much a Diskstation's does supply, but you can bet it's way above the minimum. 5V is a given, 2A is actually quite common on mains-powered devices. The Pi needs a lot though. We'll see. Also I'm thinking I might switc...
by obarthelemy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

Re: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time

Oh, just remembered one issue with the OS: for some reason, my "French keyboard - English language" choice didn't take (I was delighted that was an option though !), I had to go back into the setup utility after the first boot, and then it worked. Not a biggie.
by obarthelemy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

Re: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time

The long-term plan is to power the Pi off whatever it's next to that has a USB port, currently the Synology, my Wifi router, and my Fiber box. It is safely on its own PSU right now (part of the bundle I got) , but I'd love to get rid of it. I assume the Synology provides ample power its USB ports ar...
by obarthelemy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time
Replies: 31
Views: 1766

What I learned setting up my first Pi in a long time

Hi everyone. I got a nice Pi 4 for Christmas; I wanted to set it up as a mixed-duty server. I'll probably get another one to have some fun on the client side. I'm rather good with IT (friends and family's go-to guy) but a Linux lightweight. Here's how things went. Spoiler: mostly OK, but a non-nerd ...
by obarthelemy
Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: CSI camera/DSI display
Replies: 23
Views: 32594

Re: CSI camera/DSI display

100€ for an HDMI to VGA adapter ?
by obarthelemy
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Recepteur TNT
Replies: 6
Views: 12004

Re: Recepteur TNT

Le Pi ne supporte pas MPEG2 en hardware via le GPU (ca couterait je sais plus, 2 ou 4 dollar par Pi pour la license), et le CPU n'est pas assez puissant pour le décoder en software. Bref, pas de MPEG2 sur le Pi.
by obarthelemy
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Hdmi vers vga
Replies: 17
Views: 7074

Re: Hdmi vers vga

... et je n'ai pas de télévision ! Je ne trouve pas que cela soit une très très bonne idée cette sortie hdmi, elle restreint l'usage que l'on peut faire de RB Pi et c'est VRAIMENT dommage. J'ai regardé : la plupart des écrans sont ENCORE en vga et il y en aura encore pour un moment avant que TOUT p...
by obarthelemy
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Pour ceux qui cherche leur alime mirco-usb !
Replies: 17
Views: 12449

Re: Pour ceux qui cherche leur alime mirco-usb !

normalement, oui
by obarthelemy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 3TB Hard Drive Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 14643

Re: 3TB Hard Drive Issue

I have a 3TB hard drive too, not an a Pi though. The issue is your drive must be partitioned using a GPT/GUID, not MBR, format. Broadly speaking, GPT is supported by machines with an EFI Bios. If you have already partitioned your drive to MBR, you need to re-do it. There are also a number of Linux a...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Show Off
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: Show Off

I'm not sure who talked about an HDMI monitor. If you want to display the Pi's startup in a MacDo, you can 1- power the Pi fro your laptop's USB port (well, from *most* laptop's USB port, the Pi takes a bit more than the USB standard states, but so do USB hard disks, so most laptops can handle that)...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Show Off
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: Show Off

Indeed, I would link the Pi to the Laptop via an ethernet cable an try to power it via the laptop's USB. Tack on a few flashing LED ^^
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: It says my SDHC card is 1.88GB when it's 16GB. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: It says my SDHC card is 1.88GB when it's 16GB. Why?

By default, the image only uses 2 GB to accommodate smaller SD cards. You can use gparted to expend your partition. Search for "resize sd card" or "gparted"

The black borders can be fixed via options in the config.txt file. search for "commented config.txt"

Have fun !
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: miniDLNA installation problems on wheezy
Replies: 10
Views: 15033

Re: miniDLNA installation problems on wheezy

don't forget to set your media dir: media_dir Path to the directory containing the media files the minidlna server should share. Use this option several times if you have more than one directory to share. To restrict a path to one specific media type, you can use the following syntax: the letter ‘A’...
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: VGA Monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: VGA Monitor

You can buy an *active* hdmi to vga converter, that processes the HDMI signal to change it to VGA.

There are threads about this in this forum, and a huge backlog of posts to validate so I'll let you do your own search ^^
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No power to keyboard
Replies: 39
Views: 6622

Re: No power to keyboard

contrary to what windows does, Linux does not display anything, not even ***** when you're typing a password. type your password then enter, it works ^^
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB HD and Samba performance
Replies: 27
Views: 8221

Re: USB HD and Samba performance

I've done half a dozen of tweaks to mine, which I jotted down somewhere and promptly lost. For large files, you can leverage: 3.5 Readahead The option readahead IS NOT the same as multcount. The multcount refers to the possibility of the hardware to read more than one sector at a time while the read...
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Access home HDD from anywhere.
Replies: 7
Views: 5404

Re: Access home HDD from anywhere.

Hi. Model A is not available yet, and no release date is forthcoming. You might as well start with a B ^^ Depending on what files you want to access, you might be better off using a dlna server (xbmc, minidlna...) instead off an old school network/FTP share. dlna works for media files (pictures, mov...
by obarthelemy
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Français
Topic: The magPi...
Replies: 98
Views: 92200

Re: The magPi...

Bon, suite a quelques messages sur des forums Linux Français, et au deux masochistes ci-dessus, on est a 5 sur le coup, ce qui permet de commencer serieusement.

Merci a tous les volontaires, stay tuned !
by obarthelemy
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station
Replies: 8
Views: 16184

Re: USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station

"Much like kids on a road trip 'ARE WE THERE YET?'"

I had missed that one.

OTOH.. I didn't *miss* it...
by obarthelemy
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Minimising SD card writes
Replies: 8
Views: 8003

Re: Minimising SD card writes

I had started a whole topic about that a while back: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... +for+flash

Haven't worked on it since then though, sorry.
by obarthelemy
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dosbox. What have you got running.
Replies: 46
Views: 19648

Re: Dosbox. What have you got running.

In a less fun register, Word for Dos is free (gratis, not open), and is supposed to run well in spite of a few install error messages. Binary is here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... 55_ben.exe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wd8K2n5ayk

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