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by dustnbone
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: How Can I Configure VNC at Raspberry Pi Desktop OS For Pc?
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: How Can I Configure VNC at Raspberry Pi Desktop OS For Pc?

I've never actually seen the Desktop OS but I'm guessing it's basically Debian Buster.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ... -debian-10

Since you already have a GUI running you should start a few steps down at "Install TightVNC Server"
by dustnbone
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian trouble
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Raspbian trouble

Weak power supply is my guess.
by dustnbone
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi... PDA?
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Raspberry Pi... PDA?

I've considered a similar project a few times in the past, and display is where I always get tripped up. Even my 5 year old HTC One has a really nice 1080p 5" screen with a really accurate touch digitizer, good power management and an aluminum frame around it. (Can also decode 1080p HEVC video in ha...
by dustnbone
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi... PDA?
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Raspberry Pi... PDA?

It's pretty easy to take an Android phone/tablet, root it, and install LineageOS (or some other custom ROM) without Google Apps. Then you can sideload the apps for your PDA functions manually. You don't log in to Google, you don't have a Play Store or anything like it, no automatic updates, etc. If ...
by dustnbone
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NAS mount network Share on Boot
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: NAS mount network Share on Boot

Assuming your current entry mounts correctly with sudo mount -a Use the following trailing options in your fstab entry defaults,username=user,password=password,nofail,automount,umask=000 0 0 obviously replacing the username and password accordingly. That should get it automounting with working r/w p...
by dustnbone
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Need component to pull ~1.5lbs an exact distance straight up
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Need component to pull ~1.5lbs an exact distance straight up

A servo with the right linkages might be able to pull it off. They make some pretty big servos.
by dustnbone
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Ubuntu Server instead of Raspbian - Any downfalls?
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Using Ubuntu Server instead of Raspbian - Any downfalls?

From the user perspective Raspbian Lite is very similar to Ubuntu Server. I think the biggest difference is their release model, and the selection of packages installed by default. They also have a different installer but we don't use that anyway with our premade Pi images being written directly to ...
by dustnbone
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: ntfs problem
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: ntfs problem

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Portage

Gentoo uses Portage instead of apt
by dustnbone
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Show current IP address on desktop or statusbar
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

Re: Show current IP address on desktop or statusbar

Not sure about the applet, but if you could get it to display the output of

Code: Select all

curl https://ipinfo.io/ip
That will give your routeable IP as output
by dustnbone
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Running a program from Putty then lost the connect.
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Running a program from Putty then lost the connect.

You can avoid losing your session when you disconnect by using the "screen" utility. It allows you to detach from the session, either intentionally or not, and resume it when you reconnect. It can do a bunch of other things too, like allow more than one terminal session without opening more SSH conn...
by dustnbone
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Apache Server, FTP -SSL Servrr, YouTubeTv, Netflix & Emulators on a Pi 4 4GB (Multiply if necessary)
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Apache Server, FTP -SSL Servrr, YouTubeTv, Netflix & Emulators on a Pi 4 4GB (Multiply if necessary)

There's no size limit for SD cards I'm aware of, I'm using a 128GB Samsumg one on my media player Pi4. I think the NOOBS installer goes on a FAT32 partition, which are limited to 32GB but you don't need to use that. Just write Raspbian or whatever OS distribution you want to use directly to an SD ca...
by dustnbone
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: QEMU step-by-step guide please
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: QEMU step-by-step guide please

+1 on DosBox. It's pretty much all done for you with that, as Win95 is basically just a 32 bit DOS extender. It's setup.exe runs just fine from the emulated DOS prompt, and on a Pi4 performance is decent in the context of PCs of the era. Think fairly fast 486.
by dustnbone
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Water temperature and pump control for pond - how?
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Water temperature and pump control for pond - how?

I agree re: the Arduino. It'll be cheaper overall (no need for additional hardware to read analog sensors), and probably more reliable because it's just a way simpler system overall. As for sensors you can use pretty much any off the shelf thermistors, it looks like your only inputs are temperature ...
by dustnbone
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing x86 on ARM
Replies: 17
Views: 800

Re: Installing x86 on ARM

Seems like a lot of pain to run a text editor. Linux may not have the best selection of software but one thing we're not short of is quality text editors. Try FeatherPad, notepadqq, gedit, Jedit, etc. The list is immense, and although Notepad++ is a good editor for Windows, possibly the best, it's n...
by dustnbone
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Command to check GPIO'S?
Replies: 13
Views: 584

Re: Command to check GPIO'S?

by dustnbone
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bell ring recognition
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Bell ring recognition

You probably don't need to start from scratch writing your own, there's a huge library of open source code out there to work from.

Example:

https://github.com/tyiannak/pyAudioAnalysis
by dustnbone
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: LibreELEC, and partitioning SD card, please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: LibreELEC, and partitioning SD card, please help!

You can use a USB flash drive to transfer your files, or do it through the network.
by dustnbone
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does this forum have a 'dark' mode ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3406

Re: Does this forum have a 'dark' mode ?

The main reason I still use FIrefox is it's built in ability to easily customize colours.

Amber on black FTW!
by dustnbone
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finding the right Pi for me
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Finding the right Pi for me

I've been running LibreELEC on a 2GB Pi4 for a few weeks now as my HTPC, and it's been pretty flawless. H.264 and HEVC video both play fine at 1080p, the UI seems as responsive as on any PC I've ever used for this purpose and it's been rock solid stable the whole time. The only reboot it's had was w...
by dustnbone
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Changing Storage Type
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Changing Storage Type

It's also possible to use group permissions to grant users certain privledges they'd otherwise need superuser access for. Things like mounting storage devices, configuring network interfaces, shutting down/rebooting the system might be routine user operations in your environment but granting full ac...
by dustnbone
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Value from sensors (analog input)
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Value from sensors (analog input)

There's lots of them on the market, depending how many channels and at what resolution/sample rate you need.

I have this one

https://www.buyapi.ca/product/pi-16adc- ... erter-hat/

But it may be overkill for what you need. Just google "Raspberry Pi ADC HAT" and pick your poison.
by dustnbone
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best audio solution for Pi 4 desktop config
Replies: 19
Views: 2221

Re: Best audio solution for Pi 4 desktop config

I guess it depends where you want your amp. If a neat tidy package isn't that important to you any suitable amplifier will do the job, in which case just a DAC board of some kind is what you want. I can recommend the JustBoom DAC on my own experience with it, the sound quality is excellent for the p...
by dustnbone
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help before i buy my first pi
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Help before i buy my first pi

Yes you can control Kodi from a smartphone app, Yatse if my favorite for Android. You can also control it from a web interface with any browser if you enable that feature in the Kodi menu. https://kodi.wiki/view/Remote_controls If you're only planning to use the Pi as a media player, I'd recommend j...
by dustnbone
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Downloading .IMGC image
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Downloading .IMGC image

If you just need to move a file over, a USB stick will do the job. Raspbian can read all of the common Windows filesystems. That's the simplest method to get the file to your Pi, but if you're going to be moving files back and forth frequently you'll probably want to look into using some kind of net...
by dustnbone
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 2 seems to be broken.
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: Pi 2 seems to be broken.

When you write an image to a storage device, it writes a new partition table to it. Nothing you do before you write the image applies at all, it's all getting overwritten, at least the portion of it referred to by the new partition table. No need to wipe/partition anything beforehand. If writing a b...

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