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by RossDv8
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

Ok, I hate being wrong - but I are sometimes... I think I have narrowed down the Analog is Mono problem in 'my' situation, although it is only something ridiculously coincidental. Firstly, Raspbian still shows me having Analog Audio sound, while Manjaro shows it as Analog Stereo. And I was getting L...
by RossDv8
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4
Replies: 299
Views: 82929

Re: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4

RandyOo, Somewhere in another post is a discussion about the Pi 4 and some issues a few of us were having with USB 3 hubs and rebooting the Pi 4. I was using a non-powered hub with a powered USB 3 external drive, and whenever I had it plugged in and tried to reboot, the Pi 4 shut downb and refuse to...
by RossDv8
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

Thanks HawaiianPi, As I mentoned I also used a Samsung EVO Plus microSD, albeit a different size, And downloaded the latest Raspbian Buster 'Full' from this site. So the result should have been identical. That they were not, on my Pi 4 , and that others in addition to me have the Analog sound is Mon...
by RossDv8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to check Rpi4 memory available
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: How to check Rpi4 memory available

I suppose I should have explained that htop is a bit more interactive than it looks. It is similar to the System Monitor GUI program you find on all Linix distros. If you clisk on any of the GREEN headings, it will sort on that heading. So click CPU% once and it will sort from lowest to highest, and...
by RossDv8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi4: Chromium Browser Causes frequent hangs (5 seconds or so duration)
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Pi4: Chromium Browser Causes frequent hangs (5 seconds or so duration)

Damn. That ELUTENG one is exactly the same as the one I have. And I just bought another one from ebay (local) for just over $10 incl post. It was a bit under AUD $8 delivered if I wanted to wait a few weeks for shipping form China. One of these days I will remember we have Amazon in Australia. Diffi...
by RossDv8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenVPN with PIA Speed Issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7788

Re: OpenVPN with PIA Speed Issues

I used a slightly different approach after having a lot of headaches trying to get OpenVPN and PIA playing nicely on the Pi. It might not be the best solution, and I haven't investigated how secure it is. And it means I am forever having to do those stupid 'I Am Not A Robot' puzzles. However, I do g...
by RossDv8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi4: Chromium Browser Causes frequent hangs (5 seconds or so duration)
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Pi4: Chromium Browser Causes frequent hangs (5 seconds or so duration)

My only complaint is that the adapter I am using doesn't have an LED activity indicator. It is nice to see the access indicator running (as it did on a different adapter). Unfortunately, the other adapter with the LED didn't play nice with the pi4's USB3 ports due to a chipset limitation. I am in A...
by RossDv8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to check Rpi4 memory available
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: How to check Rpi4 memory available

Typing "top" into a terminal will also tell you how much ram there is, how much is in use and how much is available And although it looks a bit scary compared to 'free' it is the first 5 lines that are most useful at a quick glance. Below those lines it is great for checking individual program memo...
by RossDv8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to check Rpi4 memory available
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: How to check Rpi4 memory available

And " free -h " will give the answer in Gigs and Megs. pi@raspberrypi:~ $ free -m total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3627 655 2050 172 922 2725 Swap: 2047 0 2047 pi@raspberrypi:~ $ free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.5Gi 654Mi 2.0Gi 170Mi 921Mi 2.7Gi Swap: 2.0Gi ...
by RossDv8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: max size of sd card that a pi4 will work with ?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: max size of sd card that a pi4 will work with ?

I had various freezes, notably in Chromium, but sometimes in other stuff, using a Samsung EVO Plus 128G card, which went away when I swapped to running on an SSD. other than that, the larger microSD was excellent. Other then the occasional short freeze when doing something like scrolling a page (qui...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Omxplayer as background - working over the top
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Omxplayer as background - working over the top

The difficult is not in making the omxplayer instances appear on a different layer, but making the desktop transparent so you can see things through it. Not sure how possible that is. In x86 Linux I've been using 'shantz xwinwrap' (and still do) for video wallpaper on the desktop. If you google "xw...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

I could test with a fresh image if anyone wants. My Colonel Sanders is later than yours (4.18.80) but mine was doing the same stuff on the earlier ones. If you had the time to write a fresh Raspbian buster to SD and check it out with the left channel / right channel sound check (don't forget to cha...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

I was baffled by it as well, which is why I'm feeling a bit cranky. I was certain I had made a mistake somewhere, which is why I spent time to download the latest available Buster and Manjaro and burn them to fresh microSD cards. And going back through some topics and posts, I confirmed you and I ar...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

The 'analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo' problem is a problem somewhere in Raspbian. It is not caused by a hardware 'fault' in the Pi 4, and it is certainly NOT caused by installing pulseaudio. Out of curiosity since this discussion seems to have so many guess related comments I spent p...
by RossDv8
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

Thanks bjtheone. I suppose considering that the reason for my messing with pulse (well, just installing pulseaudio and pulseaudio volume control actually) was because the default install of Buster gave me audio problems, (low volume when connected to Logitech speakers with the speaker amp on full an...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VLC 4K freeze
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: VLC 4K freeze

Thank you dom. That saves some messing around. But still allows the flexibility to experiment :D
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VLC testing
Replies: 78
Views: 9258

Re: VLC testing

So, two things being conflated here. In normal usage, Chromium/Chrome plays videos inside the Chromium window iself. This does not use VLC. In your case, it appears that Chromium is running up VLC as a separate application to play the video, rather than playing in its own window. Something like cop...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

Note that we are not currently spending any development time on Pulseaudio. My history with Linux is similar to that if renice123. And a google search of my name used to find me actively involved in a number of distros plus some hardware projects. Now I avoid getting involved - or tried to, until m...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

Pulseaudio is deliberately left out of the Raspbian, for exactly the reason that it is just too buggy, but because we cannot check everything, sometimes apps are in there that simply don't work very well. The problem is not entirely pulseaudio. I use it in a lot of Linux distributions on many diffe...
by RossDv8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VLC 4K freeze
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: VLC 4K freeze

I gather from the reply that there are no optimal settings in VLC Preferences to select a codec to play 4k. It is all Auto.
by RossDv8
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: resize SSD partition
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: resize SSD partition

Which might leave quite a LOT of scope for raspi-config-usb https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/down ... p?id=19959 to be very useful for anyone doing headless work, including those with Buster Lite..
by RossDv8
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo
Replies: 48
Views: 2303

Re: analog Sound Raspberry PI 4 is mono, not stereo

I think the problem I am having, and some others, is that we installed pulseaudio to try to fix the sound problems we had in the Pi4 Analog output. Specifically,in my case, at 100% volume, through a Logitech speaker system with the volume wound up, there was not enough volume to hear 'voices' in mov...
by RossDv8
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: resize SSD partition
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: resize SSD partition

As much as I liked testing Manjaro for Pi, and as much as I like the few things Manjaro does better - I am amazed at the things Raspbian has built in. But some of us (me lol) forget to try stuff in the menu if it is not something already familiar. I thought SD Card Copier sounded like it is for SD C...
by RossDv8
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Record video on pi
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Record video on pi

Have you read this? https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/getting-started-with-picamera You would need to search for some python lessons if you want to record for set periods. But the information here might be worth reading anyway to get you started, if you haven't already seen it. This is al...
by RossDv8
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi4: Chromium Browser Causes frequent hangs (5 seconds or so duration)
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Pi4: Chromium Browser Causes frequent hangs (5 seconds or so duration)

I deleted Firefox because it was crashing a lot. Like the 'Aww Snap' message in Chromium, but it says something else. I fixed the problem in Chromium, but could not solve it in firefox, even trying things other people did. However, here's my memory usage with Chromium (3 tabs) and Epiphany (3 tabs) ...

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