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by procount
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4
Replies: 43
Views: 2155

Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

@Mortimer - It turns out I already had a uHDMI socket -> plug extension cable, so I was finally able to connect my Pi4 up to my lapdock. I already had the SD card configured to use HDMI and VGA666 on the GPIO pins, so I plugged it in and booted. i didn't have any problems at all. I had an extended d...
by procount
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display connected
Replies: 35
Views: 27195

Re: [How To] Auto detect hdmi while having dsi display connected

This technique involves modifying config.txt by copying config.dsi or config.hdmi over the top of it. So if you add various other configurations to config.txt via raspi-config etc. they will potentially be lost the next time you reboot. Therefore it is essential to copy these additional configuratio...
by procount
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 797
Views: 240259

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

As soon as you apply power with a PINN SD card installed, you should see the green LED flash. If it does not, it suggests you haven't installed PINN on the SD card correctly.

I suggest trying the etcher image of PINN and flashing with balena etcher as there are less things to get wrong.
by procount
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 797
Views: 240259

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Thanks for the praise. PINN is exactly for those times when you want to try things out on an OS. If you break your OS regularly, don't forget you can use PINN to back it up before any action that may potentially break it. Then instead of reinstalling from scratch, you can reinstall your last backup;...
by procount
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Folders in NOOBS - installing on SD card
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Folders in NOOBS - installing on SD card

I imagine the OP is referring to https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/bl ... E.md#setup as these are the only other instructions I am aware of.
I imagine pull requests to write this more clearly would be welcomed, but it seems clear to me.
by procount
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Barebox
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Re: Barebox

Wonder how fast Buildroot is on Pi4's? I assume you mean how fast is it to build a system from buildroot? Well, buildroot is used to build NOOBS and PINN. Here are some times for building PINN on various RPis: Model: Pi4 Pi3B+ Pi3B Pi2B Time(h:m:s): 03:34:10 06:04:23 07:00:05 11:50:44 Of course, th...
by procount
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1096
Views: 349304

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

The screenly image will be rebuilt soon to accommodate the Pi4.
(https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/is ... -507726690)
by procount
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Folders in NOOBS - installing on SD card
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Folders in NOOBS - installing on SD card

It depends on which zip tool you use and how you use it. If you extract the files (and sub-folders) from the noobs.zip file, they can end up in a folder called noobs, or they can ed up in the same folder as the zip file itself, or they could be extracted to another location, like the SD card itself....
by procount
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Noobs install own backups
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Noobs install own backups

I have detailed instructions for how to do with with PINN on my wiki
https://github.com/procount/pinn/wiki/H ... using-PINN
by procount
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: When i put noobs on sd only raspbian can be selected.
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: When i put noobs on sd only raspbian can be selected.

LibreELEC for the Pi4 was not available at the time of the launch, so it was not included in the full version of NOOBS or PINN. A Pi4 compatible version is now available online for download. It will probably be included in the next full version of PINN, and I assume the same will happen for NOOBS, b...
by procount
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 797
Views: 240259

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Apologies. If you have previously downloaded v3.3 for your Pi4 and found it didn't boot, then please download and install it again. (Following the restructuring of the deployment process to include the PI4, I forgot to package one tiny but important file). If you have a 3B+ or earlier RPi, then you ...
by procount
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4
Replies: 43
Views: 2155

Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

I think it has been stated elsewhere that the overscan settings are currently ignored for the new KMS display drivers, but they are looking into it.
by procount
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspian 18.04 Initial Login and PASSWD
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Raspian 18.04 Initial Login and PASSWD

Raspex/raspex
by procount
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dual-Booting without NOOBS or PIIN or BerryBoot
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Dual-Booting without NOOBS or PIIN or BerryBoot

I do my best to keep them updated but there's over 60 to maintain now so it takes a while to get around them all when I'm not updating PINN with new features, like releasing a pi4 compatible version on launch day. I have more support now with Matt looking after a lot of gaming and media centre OSes,...
by procount
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dual-Booting without NOOBS or PIIN or BerryBoot
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Dual-Booting without NOOBS or PIIN or BerryBoot

Use PINN :D
  • Compatible with NOOBS
  • offers more OS choice (includes latest Raspbian and Retropie)
  • Provides backup/restore/replace capability of each individual OS
by procount
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4
Replies: 43
Views: 2155

Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

@Mortimer - I will try my Pi4 on my Lapdock for comparison, if I can get hold of the right HDMI cable - never thought to do that. How are you powering it - via separate USB-C power adaptor? If so, be careful not to power the Lapdock at the same time from a separate power supply. I tried that before ...
by procount
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Buildroot on a pi 3B+ [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Running Buildroot on a pi 3B+

Have a look at the noobs readme concerning the pre-requisites you must install first. Like build-essential, etc.
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Buildroot on a pi 3B+ [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Running Buildroot on a pi 3B+

As this is your first time with buildroot, why not start building something that already exists and is known to work. One example is noobs. https;//github.com/raspberry pi/noobs.. The initial build will take several hours as it builds all tools and libs, but thereafter it will be much quicker. You w...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Updated to Buster, working on 3b+ not on 4.
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Updated to Buster, working on 3b+ not on 4.

Hmm. However when I put the same SD card in raspberry pi 4 it doesn't do anything, just red led not green. Suggests to me that it's failing very early in the boot process, so a problem with the firmware, dtb, overlay files or something else in /boot. Once that gets loaded you should start to see a g...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Updated to Buster, working on 3b+ not on 4.
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Updated to Buster, working on 3b+ not on 4.

Check that all the firmware files were updated in /boot i.e. *.dat *.elf *.bin etc.
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 34
Views: 6556

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

The metal can around the 3B+ and 4B CPU is a pretty good thermal conductor. You just need different thicknesses of thermal tape to account for the different heights for the processor to contact the case (In the ArgonOne case for the 3B/3B+ anyway, I assume similar for FLIRC).
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 34
Views: 6556

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

A fan always wins in my view. In order to cool the CPU, you need to move the heat it generates away as quickly and efficiently as possible. Adding a heatsink with good thermal contact with the CPU will allow the heat to transfer quickly into the heatsink. But there will come a point at which even th...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How can the memory size on Pi4B be reduced ?
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: How can the memory size on Pi4B be reduced ?

NOOBS/PINN use recovery.elf, which is a copy of start_cd.elf. This file restricts the base memory to 256MB. I assume it's use in NOOBS is to ensure it works properly on all model variants (?). So yes, it can be done via the start.elf file, but that's closed source and probably not an option for norm...
by procount
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4

The kernel is 32-bit.
It is essentially the same as the original Raspex with new firmware and kernel.
by procount
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4
Replies: 2
Views: 158

PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4

Following the launch of the Pi4, we will have few operating systems for it until the OS maintainers can release new versions. So for the sake of variety, I have updated Exton's Raspex OS to create a version for the PI4. Raspex4 (as I have distnguished it) is based on Ubuntu 18.04 + the LXDE desktop....

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