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by Fidelius
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running GeoGebra 4.0 on Raspbian Wheezy
Replies: 4
Views: 5433

Re: Running GeoGebra 4.0 on Raspbian Wheezy

Geogebra v4 worked fine on the Pi, but with version 5 Geogebra provides some additional 3D graphics. However, the application now throws an error message on my Pi when run with:> java -jar geogebra.jar (On an AMD/Intel Linux machine, Geogebra v5 runs fine, but I would like to run it on the Pi.) For ...
by Fidelius
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VideoCore 4 GPU Driver Added to Linux Mainline in Kernel 4.4
Replies: 42
Views: 12652

Re: VideoCore 4 GPU Driver Added to Linux Mainline in Kernel

Since Linus released the new Linux 4.5-rc1 Kernel this week, are we one step closer to OpenGL on our nice Pi? Phoronix: The Many New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel - While the VC4 DRM [=Direct Rendering Manager] driver was previously added as the Raspberry Pi kernel mode-setting dri...
by Fidelius
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspberry pi 2 model b and ubuntu 14.04 lts
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: raspberry pi 2 model b and ubuntu 14.04 lts

I don't know if Ubuntu's ARM Linux directly works on our Pi2, but you could download "Ubuntu Mate" for the Pi2 from here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ It's Ubuntu's version 15.10 for the ARM, with all the packages we know from the Intel/AMD-Ubuntu 15.10 plus Raspbian's kernel (I think) and...
by Fidelius
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Grandmother with a RPi2
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Grandmother with a RPi2

You can download Ubuntu (Mate) 15.10 for the Pi2 here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ It's Canonical's Ubuntu for the ARM7 plus Raspbian's kernel (I believe) and some Raspbian drivers. All in all it looks and works like Ubuntu 15.10 with all the same software packages. Firefox runs well, but...
by Fidelius
Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why so old software versions using apt-get?
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: Why so old software versions using apt-get?

You could download and install Ubuntu (Mate) 15.10 from here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

It has got the same application versions as standard desktop Ubuntu 15.10 has, i.e. they're usually newer than Debian including Raspbian.
by Fidelius
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Google talk raspberry
Replies: 11
Views: 7381

Re: Google talk raspberry

There is a voice over IP program but you may need to get your friends Raspberry Pi! :-) The link is http://uelastix.com/# (u)elastix, asterisk, RasPBX etc are VoIP PBXs. They are NOT VoIP clients. The Gajim GTK+-based Jabber client is also supposed to work with Google Talk ;) Thanks . And it is sup...
by Fidelius
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie Vs. Ubuntu MATE on the Pi 2
Replies: 1
Views: 22140

Re: Raspbian Jessie Vs. Ubuntu MATE on the Pi 2

Users who're used to an Ubuntu desktop PC, will find Ubuntu (Mate) for the Pi² to be amazing indeed – it actually feels like a full-grown Ubuntu desktop machine, but just so much smaller and hence handier. Typical desktop applications do run faster on Ubuntu compiled for ARM7, compared to Raspbian c...
by Fidelius
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero pricing in Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 5217

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero pricing in Europe

In italy we are far ahead http://www.conrad.it/ce/it/product/1406729/512-MB-senza-sistema-operativo?ref=searchDetail Blimey, that's a lot. Indeed, ~44€ is a lot for a Pi Zero . Apparently Conrad's Italian branch buys the Pi Zero in Germany for ~15€ and then has to cross the Alps – including the fam...
by Fidelius
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: MicroSD Karten: grandioses Scheitern...
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: MicroSD Karten: grandioses Scheitern...

SD-Karte ist kaputt! Danke für den sachdienlichen Hinweis! DREI NAGELNEUE Karten...?!? Eben, das wäre sehr unwahrscheinlich. Sind im PC und Mac jeweils interne SD-Geräte in Gebrauch? Wurden in diesen Geräten überhaupt schon mal erfolgreich SD-Karten verarbeitet? Oder kommt so ein kleines USB-Gerätc...
by Fidelius
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero pricing in Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 5217

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero pricing in Europe

I agree with Mikognn concerning the Pi Zero's current cost: 14,95 € here in Germany . So, as usual, there's usury with those who already have a few Pi's to sell. Clearly we better do what Gkreidl said: wait until they really have it in stock in quantity. But those who don't wait or don't know the or...
by Fidelius
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero pricing in Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 5217

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero pricing in Europe

mikognn wrote:The current inflationrate in Germany however is 0.24%
Well, don't believe anything our governments tell us officially. Compare for yourself what your bread cost ~15 years ago in DM in contrast to what your bread costs today in Teuro. Then we see the actual inflation which is more like 24%. :-)
by Fidelius
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Serious HDMI Problems. What's that smell? Burning Raspberry!
Replies: 72
Views: 62146

Re: Serious HDMI Problems. What's that smell? Burning Raspbe

The mentioned VicTsing active converter works fine with the Pi1 (B) and Pi2. That's great. In order to hear audio from the Pi's jack-socket while the VGA-converter is plugged-in the Pi's HDMI socket, hdmi_ignore_edid_audio=1 is useful. See config.txt help page. So with a bit of luck it could also wo...
by Fidelius
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Pi² an einem VGA-Monitor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Pi² an einem VGA-Monitor?

Der Moderator Mahjongg erklärt hier im englischen Forum noch ein wenig die Hardware-Hintergründe vom Pi und den VGA-Konvertoren, auf meine Nachfrage zum minimal teureren, aber von vielen Pi-Benutzern als funktionerend deklarierten VicTsing -Konvertors: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61w3r-Hl3...
by Fidelius
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Serious HDMI Problems. What's that smell? Burning Raspberry!
Replies: 72
Views: 62146

Re: Serious HDMI Problems. What's that smell? Burning Raspbe

Thank your for your detailed answer, Mahjongg. Read the comments on the site, there are several positive comments about using it with a PI. I filtered the user comments for "Raspberry", resulting in three matches all having a positive experience: two users say the adapter works with their Pi2, and o...
by Fidelius
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Serious HDMI Problems. What's that smell? Burning Raspberry!
Replies: 72
Views: 62146

Re: Serious HDMI Problems. What's that smell? Burning Raspbe

So, an active HDMI to VGA convertor (like this VicTsing one) should work for a Pi2, I suppose? Still, Dranoweb had problems with his Pi1 B+. Isn't the video hardware part of the Pi1 B+ very similar to or the same as the Pi2 ? And what would happen if I connected my Pi1 (model B rev2) to this VicTsin...
by Fidelius
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian not Working (Ubuntu is Ok)
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Raspbian not Working (Ubuntu is Ok)

Sounds like some incorrect settings in your "/boot/config.txt" file concerning your VGA monitor. This file is used at boot time by the Pi "BIOS" before the OS is being loaded. I've got a DVI monitor, and Raspbian works out of the box, but Ubuntu 15.10 showed a black screen because of not sutiable se...
by Fidelius
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Pi² an einem VGA-Monitor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Pi² an einem VGA-Monitor?

Danke GHans!
by Fidelius
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Pi² an einem VGA-Monitor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Pi² an einem VGA-Monitor?

Grüß Euch zusammen, Diverse Pi-Modelle habe ich erfolgreich an verschiedenen DVI-Monitoren angeschlossen, jeweils mit einem „HDMI zu DVI“-Kabel. Doch nun würde ich einen Pi² gerne an einem alten VGA-Monitor (immerhin ein Flachbildschirm, hihi) betreiben. (Zwar nicht so wichtig, aber der Vollständigk...
by Fidelius
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 23
Views: 13053

Re: Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

Or simply rip all of those parameters out and let your RPi and your TV negotiate their best possible display resolution. Yes, this worked fine for me and a DVI monitor connected with the Pi via a HDMI to DVI cable: I had to comment out all lines, otherwise black monitor. So now because of video app...
by Fidelius
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian ARMv7 Image
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Re: Raspbian ARMv7 Image

So I can make my own armv7 OS Why not download from the Pi's download page the "Ubuntu Mate 15.10" image and try it out? It's Ubuntu's ARMv7 Linux, plus Raspbian's Pi² ARMv7 kernel v4.1, plus some Raspbian Pi drivers (like Jamesh' nice hardware mouse cursor, I think. Full list is in this thread ). ...
by Fidelius
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: nach Stromausfall Totalausfall
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: nach Stromausfall Totalausfall

So etwas ähnliches hatte ich kürzlich auch, als jemand den Netzschalter ausmachte, wo ein gerade arbeitender Pi2 dranhing. Danach spinnte der Pi2 ständig, Abstürze und so. Hatte dann die µSD-Karte in einen PC gesteckt und dort alle möglichen Sachen drüberlaufen lassen. Fehler wurden keine entdeckt, ...
by Fidelius
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?
Replies: 265
Views: 39216

Re: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?

Thread edited of rudeness. Which would come back to haunt the poster. Because of things. I think, as with everything on this subject, that people should chill out and be patient. The MagPi is out Thursday, it appears to be hiding something exciting. You only have to wait until....Thursday. You know...
by Fidelius
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Java
Topic: Java FX
Replies: 10
Views: 4518

Re: Java FX

Concerning the problem with Gluon's JavaFX port for ARM devices where the input devices can only be used when run with sudo, it seems to be a bug. Here's the exact same question on the Gluon forum, unfortunately with no answer so far: http://gluonhq.com/forums/topic/mouse-issue-with-javafx-embedded-...
by Fidelius
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Java
Topic: Java FX
Replies: 10
Views: 4518

Re: Java FX

See: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=67938&p=496030 Yes, I know this thread because back then I wrote down the answers to my "not to forget list". :-) Unfortunately the main user here on Ubuntu 15.10 for the Pi is already in the video and input group , but it doesn't help the Ora...
by Fidelius
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Java FX
Replies: 10
Views: 4518

Re: Java FX

or download JavaFX from Gluon Well, thanks for this hint! I've awaited such a port for quite some time and am very pleased to see that the JavaFX Scenebuilder team Gluon does provide such a decent FX port, so we can again use a recent Java version! So I downloaded Oracle's ARM Java 8u65 and copied ...

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