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by fanoush
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many 2.5" drives?
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Re: How many 2.5" drives?

The only problem i have is that i have to manually solder wires to the usb to sata adapter or cut the usb wires and power like that. And still share a common ground. Western Digital sold their PiDrive hard drives with splitter cable. The power went from power supply first to HDD then to pi, see e.g...
by fanoush
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How can I make my Pi Zero W boot as fast as possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: How can I make my Pi Zero W boot as fast as possible?

What can I do to make the pi boot faster on raspbian stretch lite? You can use raspbian stretch lite card to use the software but you can start only your custom script without anything else running. There is linux kernel parameter init=/path/to/your/executable so you can just run your code directly...
by fanoush
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How can I make my Pi Zero W boot as fast as possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: How can I make my Pi Zero W boot as fast as possible?

That adds additional complexity and power requirements. ..... Perhaps a B+? That adds additional complexity and power requirements. ;-) Like Ethernet. Zero with usb hub might still be cheaper and lower power than b+ Apart from generic hub there are hubs for Zero, one is http://www.uugear.com/produc...
by fanoush
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Is there a ready-made vpn solution for Raspi to be accessible via non-public IP ?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Is there a ready-made vpn solution for Raspi to be accessible via non-public IP ?

I found Zerotier https://www.zerotier.com/ to be quite painless. I use it occasionally to stream games to Steam Link on pi3B+ from Azure VM. You just install debian arm client on the pi and rest is configured via web on ZeroTier site - setting up networks, assigning IPs.
by fanoush
Fri May 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: any plans to upgrade zero?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: any plans to upgrade zero?

The dual band 5GHz wifi chip from 3B+ would be nice on Zero W eventually.
by fanoush
Fri May 31, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Espruino on $9.99 fitness tracker
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Re: Espruino on $9.99 fitness tracker

That is cool. I never imagined I would ever want to buy a smart watch or any kind of fitness tracker. But you have made this irresistable. DS-D6 is curently cheapest but there are a bit more choices now. Few days ago Banggood had a deal with Lenovo HX03W for $9.99 (still B/W OLED but wider), this o...
by fanoush
Thu May 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Espruino on $9.99 fitness tracker
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Re: Espruino on $9.99 fitness tracker

Just to let you know that this fitness tracker is still sold, now even for $7.99 only (or $6.99 with promo code) and lot of progress was done: - there is now easy android bluetooth flasher so no TTL serial adapter is needed to update it - update procedure of bootloader and softdevice works so there ...
by fanoush
Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: source tree for 4.9.35-v7+
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: source tree for 4.9.35-v7+

all kernels and matching headers since 2016 can be seen here https://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ ... -firmware/ they are named by date and not by linux version so you need to figure out what raspberrypi-kernel version you have installed and then install matching headers package.
by fanoush
Wed May 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are humourous signatures allowed on this foum?
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: Are humourous signatures allowed on this foum?

Also it could be humorous :-)
by fanoush
Fri May 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: source tree for 4.9.35-v7+
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: source tree for 4.9.35-v7+

if you need just to compile matching kernel modules and not recompile whole kernel you don't need whole source tree, in general there is package kernel-headers or linux-headers for this in most linux distributions. In raspbian I think the names are: raspberrypi-kernel raspberrypi-kernel-headers so y...
by fanoush
Fri May 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen
Replies: 42
Views: 1924

Re: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen

So if you want to post claims about models of operation whilst the topic is purely about how VC4 is a creaking cul-de-sac very much at the end of the road You said you are "completely bewildered why they have stuck with VC4", word "bewildered" according to dictionary means "perplexed and confused; ...
by fanoush
Thu May 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen
Replies: 42
Views: 1924

Re: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen

stuartiannaylor wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:41 pm
since my first Pi3 I have been completely bewildered why they have stuck with VC4
Maybe because you never tried to make sustainable business (for 7 years) around $35 (B), $25 (A) $9 (0W) and $5 (Zero) computers?
by fanoush
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?

I'm sorry if you felt targeted by my post, I now think I shouldn't have written that way. Oh, no, sorry. It is not a problem. I was just wondering if it was irony or not because it could be both for different reasons and I simply didn't get it. And I asked only because this was second time for me i...
by fanoush
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?

Such a wonderfully supportive community! My irony and humor detector is probably failing again :-) My link points to thread where next post tells you to not ask for support if you buy it. And when searching 'Osoyoo' as suggested you only find posts about completely different 3.5" SPI display (and n...
by fanoush
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?

I discovered it by coincidence when other user bought wrong display and I was curious whether there is any other that would possibly work, see here viewtopic.php?f=28&t=238850#p1459828 however we may have no sympathy for getting it.
by fanoush
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Osoyoo 5" DSI display, anyone?

Well in fact I have ordered it from ebay couple of days ago (for US$31 with free shipping) so I may report once it arrives if anyone is interested.
by fanoush
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen
Replies: 42
Views: 1924

Re: Model 3 A+ Display issues on 55 inch screen

This is not related to Pi A+ but to recent Chromium update
start reading here
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=236393#p1448960 - 64MB issue
and here
viewtopic.php?p=1454782#p1454312 - speed
downgrading to older chromium makes it fast again
by fanoush
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New Mobile OS made from scratch on a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: New Mobile OS made from scratch on a Raspberry Pi

Please do let us know what you think! Make it open source. It may make harder to get money for it but I think nobody will bother with this if it is not opensource (Android is). Check SailfishOS and Jolla. It is open source too. They charge for some extras for some closed parts and also for images f...
by fanoush
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 50 pin cable TFT screen for Raspberry PI 3 B+
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: 50 pin cable TFT screen for Raspberry PI 3 B+

Then its time for the RPF to come with a new version of the display that uses encryption to lock out non RPF hardware, like they did with the camera module. :roll: :lol: It is not clear this is a joke. I hope it really is but nowadays one never knows considering the V2 camera crypto. BTW: here is o...
by fanoush
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 50 pin cable TFT screen for Raspberry PI 3 B+
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: 50 pin cable TFT screen for Raspberry PI 3 B+

Looks like it is just one part, check this for complete solution, the display and cable looks same
https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-inch-TFT-LCD ... 3814399007
So I guess it really won't work alone without the board.
by fanoush
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: A cheap way to get HDMI input to Raspberry Pi
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: A cheap way to get HDMI input to Raspberry Pi

This is a cheap way to get HDMI input to Raspberry Pi.The main chip of the module is Toshiba TC358743XBG. It's usage is exactly the same as the ordinary Raspberry Pi camera.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYQuocM7VPI Why the video mentions 1080p/25fps? Is more fps possible? This is because of some ...
by fanoush
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: ScriptBasic
Replies: 1361
Views: 47532

Re: ScriptBasic

AIUI that's what the GIL ( Global Interpreter Lock ) is for. I am not sure. So what is unit of execution in python when this lock is held? I would expect such lock would solve atomicity of assignment, i.e. if you do x=1, x=256 from two threads then x would hold one value or another and not e.g 257....
by fanoush
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: ScriptBasic
Replies: 1361
Views: 47532

Re: ScriptBasic

hippy wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:41 am

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  running = running - 1
I wonder how safe is this without any locks.With right timing all threads may finish and yet the running value can be 2.
by fanoush
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: ScriptBasic
Replies: 1361
Views: 47532

Re: ScriptBasic

Using Raspbain is like running sysWoW64. No, both kernel and userspace is 32bit, but with this guide https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=232417 it is the other way around - there is 32bit main OS (runing on top of 64bit kernel) and you can run 64bit debian in a container next to main...
by fanoush
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Chromium v72
Replies: 21
Views: 4246

Re: Chromium v72

Yes I can confirm this too with fkms, it didn't happen before upgrade.

BTW I also noticed when gpu memory is only 16 youtube works pretty well on 3B/A+ even if it is probably some ffmpeg software decoding (as cpu usage is higher), not sure if this worked so well in previous version.

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