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by procount
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

Andyroo wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Is it the desktop that is showing the icon because it’s told to in its settings?
Yes.
From the April 2019 Raspbian release notes....

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2019-04-08:
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  * Mounted external drives now displayed on desktop by default
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by procount
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

Still not quite sure why you need access to the settings partition. It's mostly internal stuff for NOOBS. I don't think there is anything there you need to alter, edit, or even view outside of NOOBS.
by procount
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

I haven't tried it myself yet, but I am reliably informed that you can remove the Settings partition icon from the desktop by adding the following line to /etc/fstab. You probably need to edit it with superuser rights, so: sudo nano /etc/fstab /dev/mmcblk0p5 /mnt/Settings ext4 defaults,noatime,noaut...
by procount
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Just create a config.txt file for PINN with the same lcd rotation settings in it.
For ease, go to the Maintenance menu, highlight the PINN entry and click the edit config button. Then enter your settings there.
Exit (press ok) and reboot.
by procount
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

@efeick - You might want to check out the following links: https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#backup https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#restoring-backups https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md#reinstall-individual-oses And if you...
by procount
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

Try my fork of NOOBS called PINN then.
It will allow you to reinstall individual OSes, backup and restore them, plus plenty of other features.
by procount
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: Can't Remove SETTINGS File from Desktop

Yes, that's the NOOBS settings partition. Don't delete it or NOOBS may have problems. It is being mounted automatically, but it does not need to be. If you drop into a terminal you can un-mount it for this session using: sudo umount /media/pi/SETTINGS which may make it disappear from the desktop. So...
by procount
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC, LibreELEC, OSMC and Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: OpenELEC, LibreELEC, OSMC and Linux

LibreELEC and OSMC are both installable by NOOBS & PINN.
PINN will also install an old (retired) version of OpenELEC.
by procount
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: is it possible to turn gpio pins in to i2c pins???
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: is it possible to turn gpio pins in to i2c pins???

Just in case this nekro sparks interest in anyone else, you can now get the kernel to bitbang i2c on any gpio using the i2c-gpio overlay.
Search /boot/overlays/README for i2c-gpio in Raspbian.
by procount
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to change the logo boot ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1951

Re: how to change the logo boot ?

Bear in mind that: 1. NOOBS is also a (very small) OS that the RPi boots into first, which then chooses another OS to boot into second. 2. To remove startup logos, you have to remove them in NOOBS and any OS that you want to boot into. 3. My comment was referring only to removing the "rainbow" (4 gi...
by procount
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to change the logo boot ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1951

Re: how to change the logo boot ?

disable_splash=1 also works in NOOBS. Just create a config.txt file and add the line. But you also have to add it to the OS NOOBS will boot into.
by procount
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Yes, if you have your own CEC file, you'll have to map some CEC keys to the up and down keys.
Something like:

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    "bootSelection": {
        "any": {
            "Key_U":        "CEC_User_Control_Number1",
            "Key_D":        "CEC_User_Control_Number2",
by procount
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

So after testing, the 1&2 program keys map correctly to Up and Down on a Samsung TV. 3&4 don't work because they are masked by the Exit and Play buttons for Cancel and Boot respectively, since they do the same thing. If you have a different TV make/brand, you may need to map different CEC keys to th...
by procount
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: questions about max_usb_current=1
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: questions about max_usb_current=1

Yes, sorry I should have been clearer that I was still talking about use with a hub. Thanks for clarifying for the OP.
by procount
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: questions about max_usb_current=1
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: questions about max_usb_current=1

You could plug your HDD into an externally powered USB hub to power it, but make sure the hub will provide sufficient power for it.
Some USB cables for HDDs have 2 USB plugs: one is power+data, the other is just for power so that you can draw the max current from 2 ports instead of just one.
by procount
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Thanks for checking.
I have released it as v3.2.1 as is and will look at the CEC keys when I can test it on a TV.
by procount
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi Fan
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: RaspberryPi Fan

With a bit of extra hardware you can control the fan speed based on the temperature.
See viewtopic.php?p=888016 as an exmaple.
by procount
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Latest Win10 is just getting better at displaying all the partitions on an SD card, even if it doesn't understand the ext partitions and thinks you should reformat them (don't do that!)
by procount
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Oh that's a shame. You didn't need to format anything, just copy the files as instructed.
Formatting just the e: drive would have been recoverable, but SD card formatter will have formatted the whole card erasing all the other partitions on it.
by procount
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

@Haris1977 - Please try https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinn/files/testing/pinn-32a.zip/download (Unzip and copy everything EXCEPT recovery.cmdline over your existing PINN version) Fixed initial focus Changed tab order. Added shortcut keys U & D Added CEC keys 1,2,3,4 for Up,Down,Cancel,Boot Any ad...
by procount
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: LAMP Webserver Image
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: LAMP Webserver Image

I created a How-To here -> https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=218354 This installed Apache2, php v7, and MariaDB 10.1.23 I've also made the result available as a PINN image under the "Testing" category called Raspbian_Lamp So if you install PINN, you can just pull down the image...
by procount
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: [Solved] How to turn off Raspberry with a keyboard ?
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: How to turn off Raspberry with a keyboard ?

I remember binding keys in the GUI to blank/unblank the screen, so this sort of thing is definitely possible. It looks like triggerhappy will enable the same thing in the console (not tested myself). Bear in mind that "turning off" the raspberry pi with the shutdown function will stop all processes,...
by procount
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

@nuco - Hi & Welcome. Thanks for pointing out the later release of Lakka. The version I link to is the same one referred to by the RPF for NOOBS that is maintained by Lakka.tv themselves. But following the link, it seems they have 2 versions of Lakka images, and NOOBS is linking to the old one. I'll...
by procount
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 815
Views: 251405

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Oops! Sorry, I forgot about CEC. I'll look into it.
If it's a big issue you can revert to 3.1.1 (don't overwrite recovery.cmdline!) and hold it at that version, or I can do an interim version with that feature removed.

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