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by Roken
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.14
Replies: 161
Views: 86410

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.14

I've been using 4.14 for a while on an Arch Desktop without issues. 4.15 dropped in today, which at the moment is working, but not long enough for issues. However, 4.15 introduces support for the Pi touchscreen (not an issue for my headless use, but probably of interest to some). - https://www.phoro...
by Roken
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: This forum is insane
Replies: 41
Views: 6688

This forum is insane

It's not a criticism, just an observation, and possibly testament to how popular Pi is now. I run two home machines(desktop and Laptop) on Arch, and a VPS on Debian. Since I joined the Pi world, I also have Raspbian. I'm a member of the Arch forums, the Debian forums, and here of course. And I tend ...
by Roken
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Please help a confirmed GUI addict. How do I ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1651

Re: Please help a confirmed GUI addict. How do I ...

You could always go back to Windows, which shields the user from almost anything. Having said that, where's the fun in that?
by Roken
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: What can be realistically programmed in assembler today?
Replies: 39
Views: 6883

Re: What can be realistically programmed in assembler today?

Writing in assembly, especially for someone just learning, is an exercise in futility, these days. The last time I used assembly was back on my Spectrum 48K, where I needed a fast routine to swap out sprite banks, giving me as many sprites as memory would allow, rather than the hardware limit. Befor...
by Roken
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Show Us Your Conky!
Replies: 16
Views: 5269

Re: Show Us Your Conky!

It's a subject that tends to crop up on every Linux based distro. Personally, I love conky, though no point in posting my Pi one, it doesn't exist on a headless (and VNC free) install. I do have it on my Arch machines, though, to keep track of what I find important, both for info and early debugging.
by Roken
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Install different terminal than LXTerminal
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Install different terminal than LXTerminal

I use terminator across all my Linux machines (including the RPi when I'm using a desktop).Having said that, I don't use LXDE either.
by Roken
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: NAS Enclosure - any good?
Replies: 0
Views: 377

NAS Enclosure - any good?

Does anyone have experience with the DLink DNS-310L? Having now got the PI working as a media server, and I have a spare 1TB spinner in my main rig that I can afford to sacrifice, I'm thinking of stepping up a notch. In particular, I'm interested in knowing it will work as a vanilla file server (fil...
by Roken
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Set VNC resolution?
Replies: 22
Views: 52038

Re: Set VNC resolution?

OK, you got me there, not so much with what you have, as with what you don't. I already had the framebuffer set, and so time to try commenting out where you had commented and I didn't. None made a difference. However, I have an entry that you don't: dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d This was enabled. Commenting...
by Roken
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Set VNC resolution?
Replies: 22
Views: 52038

Re: Set VNC resolution?

Probably going to leave it until weekend to keep trying. Gotta go to my parents tomorrow (already missed festivities and dad's birthday with them) and I still have work to think about :(
by Roken
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Set VNC resolution?
Replies: 22
Views: 52038

Re: Set VNC resolution?

Nope. Just the same: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 720 x 480, maximum 2048 x 2048 HDMI-1 disconnected primary (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) Composite-1 unknown connection 720x480+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm 720x480 62.69* DSI-1 disconnected (...
by Roken
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Set VNC resolution?
Replies: 22
Views: 52038

Re: Set VNC resolution?

OK, driving me nuts. I've tried editing /boot/config.txt and for me, it still gives me a 720x480. I've tried setting via raspi-config - with the same result. (raspi-config on the tiny display does confirm 1920x1080 (which is what I want). So how do I get a 1920x1080 via vnc? Sorry to hijack, but it'...
by Roken
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Pi for Seniors
Replies: 11
Views: 8556

Re: Pi for Seniors

A PI 3 should be more than capable of running a browser with webmail and skype (dunno if it's been ported yet, but skypeforlinux is now out there and works pretty well) for video calls. And let's face it, aesthetically, tape the PI to the back of a decent monitor with a keyboard and an "works out of...
by Roken
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installing Software
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Installing Software

Building from source is not difficult IF: The necessary libraries have already been ported you have the right build environment You are patient if any condition is not met, then you will either need programming knowledge or be able to build associated dependencies. In many cases, it's as simple as m...

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