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by procount
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspian 18.04 Initial Login and PASSWD
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Raspian 18.04 Initial Login and PASSWD

Raspex/raspex
by procount
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dual-Booting without NOOBS or PIIN or BerryBoot
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Dual-Booting without NOOBS or PIIN or BerryBoot

I do my best to keep them updated but there's over 60 to maintain now so it takes a while to get around them all when I'm not updating PINN with new features, like releasing a pi4 compatible version on launch day. I have more support now with Matt looking after a lot of gaming and media centre OSes,...
by procount
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dual-Booting without NOOBS or PIIN or BerryBoot
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Dual-Booting without NOOBS or PIIN or BerryBoot

Use PINN :D
  • Compatible with NOOBS
  • offers more OS choice (includes latest Raspbian and Retropie)
  • Provides backup/restore/replace capability of each individual OS
by procount
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4
Replies: 50
Views: 7242

Re: Trouble Getting HDMI Output From RPi4

@Mortimer - I will try my Pi4 on my Lapdock for comparison, if I can get hold of the right HDMI cable - never thought to do that. How are you powering it - via separate USB-C power adaptor? If so, be careful not to power the Lapdock at the same time from a separate power supply. I tried that before ...
by procount
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Buildroot on a pi 3B+ [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Running Buildroot on a pi 3B+

Have a look at the noobs readme concerning the pre-requisites you must install first. Like build-essential, etc.
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Buildroot on a pi 3B+ [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Running Buildroot on a pi 3B+

As this is your first time with buildroot, why not start building something that already exists and is known to work. One example is noobs. https;//github.com/raspberry pi/noobs.. The initial build will take several hours as it builds all tools and libs, but thereafter it will be much quicker. You w...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Updated to Buster, working on 3b+ not on 4.
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Updated to Buster, working on 3b+ not on 4.

Hmm. However when I put the same SD card in raspberry pi 4 it doesn't do anything, just red led not green. Suggests to me that it's failing very early in the boot process, so a problem with the firmware, dtb, overlay files or something else in /boot. Once that gets loaded you should start to see a g...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Updated to Buster, working on 3b+ not on 4.
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Updated to Buster, working on 3b+ not on 4.

Check that all the firmware files were updated in /boot i.e. *.dat *.elf *.bin etc.
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 83
Views: 32415

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

The metal can around the 3B+ and 4B CPU is a pretty good thermal conductor. You just need different thicknesses of thermal tape to account for the different heights for the processor to contact the case (In the ArgonOne case for the 3B/3B+ anyway, I assume similar for FLIRC).
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 83
Views: 32415

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

A fan always wins in my view. In order to cool the CPU, you need to move the heat it generates away as quickly and efficiently as possible. Adding a heatsink with good thermal contact with the CPU will allow the heat to transfer quickly into the heatsink. But there will come a point at which even th...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How can the memory size on Pi4B be reduced ?
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: How can the memory size on Pi4B be reduced ?

NOOBS/PINN use recovery.elf, which is a copy of start_cd.elf. This file restricts the base memory to 256MB. I assume it's use in NOOBS is to ensure it works properly on all model variants (?). So yes, it can be done via the start.elf file, but that's closed source and probably not an option for norm...
by procount
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4

The kernel is 32-bit.
It is essentially the same as the original Raspex with new firmware and kernel.
by procount
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4
Replies: 2
Views: 345

PINN Installs Exton's Raspex (Ubunutu 18.04+LXDE) for Pi4

Following the launch of the Pi4, we will have few operating systems for it until the OS maintainers can release new versions. So for the sake of variety, I have updated Exton's Raspex OS to create a version for the PI4. Raspex4 (as I have distnguished it) is based on Ubuntu 18.04 + the LXDE desktop....
by procount
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?

AFAIK
by procount
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?

No. It's already installed through systemd.
Type `systemctl` and you get a list of services including...

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fake-hwclock.service   loaded    active exited    Restore / save the current clock
by procount
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: NOOBS 3.1.1 & fake-hwclock needed?

You cannot install anything in NOOBS. It is read-only.
If you connect it to the internet, it will get the current time from the RPF server in order to access https URLs.
Other than that it does not know or need to know the time.
by procount
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Dual boot SDMI cards
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Dual boot SDMI cards

@sorensenbrad - please see my sig for the main thread about PINN on this forum. It is a fork of NOOBS with enhanced functionality, including backup and restore, project spaces, password recovery, file system checking, OS customisation, recovery shell and much more. Yes it is also a boot manager and ...
by procount
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289120

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

The full version of PINN has now been updated with the latest Raspbian_Full Buster image.
by procount
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)
Replies: 347
Views: 83182

Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPI3B+)

Lol! It's never ending is it?
Looking forward to your 64-bit kernel for Buster/Pi4. :D
Great work as always.
by procount
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289120

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

PINN has been updated to v3.3 Now supports the new Pi4! V3.3 Pi4 support - Added support for the new RPi4. Includes Raspbian Buster in full version. V3.2.4c Hyperpixel - Fixed hyperpixel 4 overlay file (for legacy models) V3.2.4b Wifi Drivers - Re-added Realtek rtl8188eu and rtl8192cu modular wifi ...
by procount
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing VNC for NOOBS
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Installing VNC for NOOBS

@MoistFactorSupremo What you say you want to do is perfectly possible, but I wonder if that is really what you want to do? Many newcomers often get confused between NOOBS - which is an OS-installer, and Raspbian - which is the main OS that is used on the RPi. Also you refer to instructions for PINN,...
by procount
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289120

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

I'll try to find some time to test it again. It worked fine when I posted it. Initial startup is rather long as I recall.
by procount
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 289120

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

That version of Lineage is rather old now (2017) and unfortunately it is no longer being supported by the developer. I had started to prepare the most recent version for inclusion in PINN, but I'm afraid other events over took me. If you want to try it out, replace the contents of your /os/lineage f...
by procount
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temporary Router
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Temporary Router

Lede / Openwrt can also be installed on a RPi to turn it into a router. It's available for many devices. (also installable via PINN ;) )

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