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by Fidelius
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi → USB to parallel (centronics) cable → HP Deskjet ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3076

Re: Pi → USB to parallel (centronics) cable → HP Deskjet ?

Thanks for your answers. Indeed the software side is good, since Debian Linux with its pre-installed HPLIP supports most if not all HP printers very well. I use a networked HP printer for my desktop Ubuntu PCs and for my hand-full of Pi's, and they all print fine, and the printer installation was a ...
by Fidelius
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi → USB to parallel (centronics) cable → HP Deskjet ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3076

Pi → USB to parallel (centronics) cable → HP Deskjet ?

Hello fellow Pi users, Before I buy such an adapter cable for my Pi, I'd be interested if somebody already managed to print with his Pi to a HP Deskjet 5xx (black-white in my case) via such an adapter cable. The adapter cable is needed because the Deskjet has a parallel port only, and the Pi has an ...
by Fidelius
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can the Raspberry Pi 3 Emulate PS2?
Replies: 22
Views: 150482

Re: Can the Raspberry Pi 3 Emulate PS2?

Well said, Bic. Also there's the OpenSource Dolphin-Emulator which emulates Nintendo's Gamecube (GC), which is Nintendo's match for Sony's PS2. Dolphin is also compiled for the ARM (Android) but I don't know if somebody tried to use it on the Pi3. Of course, like already with a PS2 emulator, also a ...
by Fidelius
Fri May 13, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 13th May 2016 Changes to the Raspbian Jessie Desktop
Replies: 94
Views: 22106

Re: 13th May 2016 Changes to the Raspbian Jessie Desktop

When I "sudo poweroff" the Pi3, in contrast to former Raspbians the green (SD?) LED really turns off after some blinking, leaving only the red power LED on.

That's nice.
by Fidelius
Fri May 13, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 13th May 2016 Changes to the Raspbian Jessie Desktop
Replies: 94
Views: 22106

Re: 13th May 2016 Changes to the Raspbian Jessie Desktop

Is it possible to disable Wlan and Bluetooth on a Pi3 with this new Raspbian release? Or do I still have to use the previous apporach which works well but is uneasy to handle: /etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf # Wlan blacklist brcmfmac blacklist brcmutil # Bluetooth blacklist btbcm blacklist hci_...
by Fidelius
Fri May 13, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 13th May 2016 Changes to the Raspbian Jessie Desktop
Replies: 94
Views: 22106

Re: 13th May 2016 Changes to the Raspbian Jessie Desktop

Thanks Fruitoftheloom, now the download page does allow to download the new version indeed.

Anybody already did an "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" ?
by Fidelius
Fri May 13, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 13th May 2016 Changes to the Raspbian Jessie Desktop
Replies: 94
Views: 22106

Re: 13th May 2016 Changes to the Raspbian Jessie Desktop

Is the new Raspbian image already on the download page? I only see the older Raspbian image from March 2016. Same with sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade … list zero updates for me so far. Is there a command to see if the Pi runs the recent Jessie? I know "uname -a", however it lists the ...
by Fidelius
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pidgin network trouble since a few days?
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Pidgin network trouble since a few days?

With an up-to-day version of Raspbian running a Pi3, I use the apt-get installed Pidgin IM client in order to connect to some other Pidgin friends using an XMPP account (Jabber protocol). It worked well for months but since some days, after I start Pidgin it doesn't automatically connect to a server...
by Fidelius
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wifi/Wlan-GUI on Pi3's Raspbian & XFCE desktop?
Replies: 1
Views: 2394

Re: Wifi/Wlan-GUI on Pi3's Raspbian & XFCE desktop?

The Pi Foundation documentation named Wireless mentions Raspbian's standard Wifi GUI, but it seems this does only work with the LXDE desktop? Unfortunately the actual command which shows the Wifi icon in LXDE isn't mentioned, otherwise I would have tried it in XFCE. The documentation says: In older ...
by Fidelius
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wifi/Wlan-GUI on Pi3's Raspbian & XFCE desktop?
Replies: 1
Views: 2394

Wifi/Wlan-GUI on Pi3's Raspbian & XFCE desktop?

A Pi3 with current Raspbian OS and added XFCE desktop with "apt-get install", i.e. no external packages. Does anybody know how to get the official Wifi GUI running on such a Raspbian with XFCE desktop system? Another poster can't Wifi connect his Raspbian & Xfce , but I'd like to know if it's possib...
by Fidelius
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 xfce can't find wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Pi3's Raspbian + XFCE: Wifi GUI ?

Unfortunately I can't help yet, because so far I don't even see a Wifi icon in the XFCE system tray. How did you get it?

For an out-of-the-box Raspbian + XFCE installation on the Pi3, I started a new thread here: Wifi/Wlan-GUI on Pi3's Raspbian & XFCE desktop?
by Fidelius
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to disable the Pi3's WLAN & Bluetooth ?
Replies: 15
Views: 168995

Re: How to disable the Pi3's WLAN & Bluetooth ?

Yes, thanks for these lines! /etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf #wifi blacklist brcmfmac blacklist brcmutil #bt blacklist btbcm blacklist hci_uart Will do that. Then how do I find out if it worked? Is there some LED or other means to see if the Wifi and Bluetooth hardware is active? (Like one some...
by Fidelius
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 2
Views: 13168

Re: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Raspberry Pi 3

You could run Ubuntu Mate on your Pi2 and Pi3, which uses Ubuntu's ARM apt-get repository: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ I did test this recent Ubuntu (Mate) 15.10 on the Pi3 and it worked fine, even with the Xubuntu desktop apt-get installed. Probably also Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTS from an arc...
by Fidelius
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 incorrect results under load (possibly heat related)
Replies: 105
Views: 52782

Re: Pi3 incorrect results under load (possibly heat related)

At the moment we're just gathering information of what helps. Eventually the plan will be that the frequency/voltage is adjusted as appropriate based on temperature and load. Just out of interest (and I am no Kernel/Linux expert, just an application programmer) : what part in a Linux system like Ra...
by Fidelius
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dougie is 20,000
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: Dougie is 20,000

Dougie, then I'd like to say thank-you to your family: to you for your many helpful articles here and elsewhere around the Pi, which my family is enjoying since two years, and to your brother for his work on the Amstrad and Speccy which both I enjoyed for many years. Keep up the good work!
by Fidelius
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dougie is 20,000
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: Dougie is 20,000

The raspberry pis have kept me mildy amused since October 2012, it's taken us all back to the early days in the late 1970s / early 1980s when this stuff was all new and mysterious. How true! My twin brother told me Is this the brother who helped bringing the great Amstrad CPC to us (ZX Spectrum) fa...
by Fidelius
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: xfce?
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: xfce?

I read somewhere that xfce is meant to be light and fast. Is it? Yes, it is and it runs very fine on the Pi3 and the Pi2, and for XFCE fans like me it also runs on Pi1. :-) Since Raspbian is Debian based, you can "apt-get install" all Debian included desktops like XFCE, KDE, and so on. The graphica...
by Fidelius
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 Overheating Issue?
Replies: 110
Views: 106864

Re: Pi 3 Overheating Issue?

Thank you MarkTF and Gkreidl for your explanations. Very interesting. (And I forgot to mention next to my throttle-back values, that I have a small passive heat-sink sitting on-top of the SoC. Edited now.) Also I still didn't find a reliable source clarifying the question whether the Broadcom Soc's ...
by Fidelius
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 Overheating Issue?
Replies: 110
Views: 106864

Re: Pi 3 Overheating Issue?

I've done a one hour job running with 400% CPU, When the temperature reached 80+ C, the RPi started to throttle down and never went beyond 83 C. It was mostly running with a clock speed between 922 and 960 MHz. Is this with a Pi3 inside a case or with a "naked" Pi3 ? I suspect a case, because there...
by Fidelius
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What to expect (how powerful is the Raspberry?)
Replies: 23
Views: 3830

Re: What to expect (how powerful is the Raspberry?)

And, if I wanted to, is it possible to "boost" the Raspberry with hardware? By enabling for example the alpha-version of the new OpenGL-driver via raspi-config, you'll get a boosted i.e. hardware-accelerated and hence very usable Blender (via apt-get). Compared to the very, very slow software-only ...
by Fidelius
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 32 or 64 bit
Replies: 26
Views: 183546

Re: 32 or 64 bit

dannyk96 wrote:I know this is an old thread, but the announcement now is..

There *is* a 64bit Rasperry Pi - with the new Model 3 , even has built in Wifi and Bluetooth
That's true. Now the question of the original thread poster got relevant. ;-)
by Fidelius
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2
Replies: 91
Views: 16394

Re: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2

I've got a new SD card now, one that I have chosen for its random r/w performance but haven't had an opportunity to try it. I will report here what I have. Yes, please. The card I am using at the moment with the pauses is a Kingston 16GB one that has worked fine in 2B and Zero, but that's not to sa...
by Fidelius
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2
Replies: 91
Views: 16394

Re: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2

I had time last night to properly try out the 3, and I was troubled by some annoying pauses in gui response that I haven't been seeing with the Pi2B, this was happening while the processor was utilisation was showing it was not busy. So, new SD card is on order. I'm also a bit disappointed that I c...
by Fidelius
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2
Replies: 91
Views: 16394

Re: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2

Michael Larabel did some nice Pi3 benchmarks on his Linux Benchmark site Phoronix , comparing the Pi3 to other ARM boards including Pi2 and Pi-Zero. As usual Michael includes real world applications in his benchmark series. And the Pi3 did very well! Raspberry Pi 3 Benchmarks vs. Eight other ARM Lin...

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