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by RossDv8
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B - Smooth YouTube Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1243

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B - smooth youtube video

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by RossDv8
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable Monitor for raspberry pi?
Replies: 29
Views: 2607

Re: Portable Monitor for raspberry pi?

For the non-touch screen, I used a 15 inch LED TV that had a 12v input socke tand HDMI input when I wanted something like this to take a Pi on my yacht or my campervan. The TV cost me AUD$99 at one of our electrical retailers. It has worked nicely with my Pi 3 and 3B+ and pulls very litltle 12V powe...
by RossDv8
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B - Smooth YouTube Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1243

Raspberry Pi 4B - Smooth YouTube Video

In view of recent developments (a recent patch and a Buster upgrade I was not aware of, by Guenter Kriedl, I am rewriting this post with up to date information that is simpler and will use Guenter's method to play video much more smoothly in Chromium. While some of this stuff works on earlier Pis, t...
by RossDv8
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 270
Views: 31185

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer Report this postQuote Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:03 pm Nice to hear a different user experience of Oneshot. Sound like the Pi4 is working for you too. I'm dancing on Rainbows. Raspberries are not Apples or Oranges After my experiences with my Pi, Pi B, Pi 2, Pi 3 and Pi 3B+, I w...
by RossDv8
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 270
Views: 31185

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Apology for another 'long' post. Just ignore it if it waffles on too much, but it might be interesting to some people from a real usage and not too technical point of view. I bought my Pi 4B to experiment with using it as a replacement for my daily desktop computer, and after getting a feel for it, ...
by RossDv8
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Chromium 'awww snap' errors on Pi 4 1Gb
Replies: 35
Views: 2775

Re: Chromium 'awww snap' errors on Pi 4 1Gb

I'm not sure if this helps, but it might be worth checking. I'm using a Pi 4B 4G RAM and a Vilross case with the fan at 3.3V (slow) and the CPU overclocked to 2GHz and GPU at 600GHz. It is mostly stable except for a few graphic glitches. Graphic memory split is set at 256MB. Booting and running a 64...
by RossDv8
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing Kodi
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: Installing Kodi

When I installed Raspbian I can't remember whether I installed Kodi for Raspberry Pi using Synaptic Package Manager, or if it was already installed. But I think I probably installed it from the repository. Whichever I did, I never run it from the command line using the -standalone option. I have Kod...
by RossDv8
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issues with first RPi3 (solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: Issues with first RPi3

Just reading your post. I've pushed my Pi 3B pretty hard and I'm running a few tests after overclocking the thing, which is why I'm online at this hour. Not sure if I can be of any assistance, but since you're showing as online now I thought I'd ask if you've tried the obvious. Like plugging the Pi ...
by RossDv8
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mouse Double Click Speed
Replies: 7
Views: 3237

Re: Mouse Double Click Speed

I know this is an old post, but I just had the same problem. So this is just for new users who can't find the option and don't want to mess around in config files. There is a program that is not installed by default in Raspbian. sudo apt-get install obconf This will add an "Openbox Configuration Man...
by RossDv8
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work
Replies: 57
Views: 73022

Re: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work

The suggestions I have seen that work all rely on CUPS using available drivers in the open source list. And as far as I can see they are all Laser Printers. Many of us have Brother Inkjets, and I cannot find any available drivers for Brother 'MFC-JnnnnDW' series inkjets in CUPS. I have 2 x MFC-J6510...
by RossDv8
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How do you set up Bluetooth on Pi 3
Replies: 32
Views: 10764

Re: How do you set up Bluetooth on Pi 3

The simplest way to Bluetooth on the Pi 3B is to forget all the fiddling with command lines unless you really like them. sudo apt-get install blueman Then open Blueman in the Menu under Preferences. I didn't have to turn bluetooth on. I just hit the big Search button and it found all devices nearby ...
by RossDv8
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: use i386 Printer driver
Replies: 29
Views: 16557

Re: use i386 Printer driver

An update for anyone interested. This works with the Raspberry Pi 3B with built in Bluetooth and I suppose it would work with an earlier Pi that has a Bluetooth dongle. First, I set up one of my Brother MFC-J6510DW printers using the WPS option and the button on my router. Took a few seconds to auto...
by RossDv8
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: use i386 Printer driver
Replies: 29
Views: 16557

Re: use i386 Printer driver

I have the same problem as I have two Brother MFC-J6510DW inkjets and an MFC-J6520DW and I want to be able to print to them. But they are also a long way from where I use the Pi. All the open source drivers for Brother seem to be for Laser Printers. I could simply print across the LAN or WLAN, but I...
by RossDv8
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 50
Views: 9514

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

Ok, I am not sure how useful this is going to be, but I have a similar problem. 3 of my inkjets and 1 of my lasers are Brother. You can probably print to the Brother wirelessly fairly easily running Android on the Pi. Just keep the data you want to print on a thumbdrive and simply swap SD cards and ...
by RossDv8
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: which RASPBERRY PI should i buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: which RASPBERRY PI should i buy?

Not having a dig, but it would have been wiser to ask here for help with the problem than to seemingly make the broad statement that this is a generic problem with the Pi2B. Well I AM having a dig !!! I did NOT make a 'seemingly broad statement'. There was nothing at all seemingly. I came right out...
by RossDv8
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: which RASPBERRY PI should i buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: which RASPBERRY PI should i buy?

Ok, a Pi B+ (4 x USB ports) arrived today and tests perfectly. Works exactly the same as the old Pi B.

A second Pi 2B arrived but was not delivered by mail. I will collect it tomorrow and see if it is different from the one I have.

I am hoping it is :-) and that the first one was simply faulty.
by RossDv8
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: which RASPBERRY PI should i buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: which RASPBERRY PI should i buy?

That's anecdotal "evidence" at best, probably caused by using the GPU for decoding in one situation, and the CPU in another situation. Using OSMC with both types of PI clearly shows the PI 2B as being the better one for playing media, but both PI's play 1080p video fine. No surprises there because ...
by RossDv8
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: which RASPBERRY PI should i buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: which RASPBERRY PI should i buy?

From my recent experience comparing my old Raspberry Pi B (2 x USB 512MB RAM) with the new Raspberry Pi 2B I would suggest: If you want to use it as a computer, definitely get the raspberry Pi 2B. Rasbian is a pain in the neck even for experienced Linux users, but you are sure to find answers here t...

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