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by DarrenHill
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Stretch to Bullseye update - raspi.list confirmation [there is no such update as Bullseye is not yet released officially
Replies: 7
Views: 3750

Re: Stretch to Bullseye update - raspi.list confirmation

It was basically a trial, and seems to be working aside from that ui item in the list. I double-checked another Buster install's list file, and that also doesn't have the ui in it (it looks like the current Bullseye one, except for the different version). Will keep an eye on it and see. Worst case s...
by DarrenHill
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Stretch to Bullseye update - raspi.list confirmation [there is no such update as Bullseye is not yet released officially
Replies: 7
Views: 3750

Stretch to Bullseye update - raspi.list confirmation [there is no such update as Bullseye is not yet released officially

I just updated an old Pi Zero from Raspi OS Stretch Lite up to Bullseye Lite (following this instruction , but swapping buster for bullseye) and would like to double-check what should be in raspi.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d . Originally from Stretch it was: deb http://archive.raspberrypi.org/deb...
by DarrenHill
Mon May 31, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Unicorn pHat - anyone have one?
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Unicorn pHat - anyone have one?

If you're in the Cambridge (UK) area, the Pi Store (the bricks and mortar one in the Grand Arcade) had a few of them on the shelves.

Was in there earlier and was quite surprised to see them there, as I too thought they'd been fully superceded by the mini.
by DarrenHill
Thu May 27, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Assistant - Trouble Installing
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Home Assistant - Trouble Installing

Got it running without any problem on a Pi4. The instructions on doing it are here , but are more or less as described. Download the image, burn it with Etcher or your image tool of choice, stick it in the Pi and boot it. Wait a few minutes, and then access via http://pi-ip-address:8123 and away you...
by DarrenHill
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1615
Views: 598932

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

It didn't seem to be doing anything when I put it just in the Raspbian one.

Anyway it's in all three now, and so far looks to be working so job done :)
by DarrenHill
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1615
Views: 598932

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

Thanks - I already had that set in the Raspbian config.txt (via ssh into the Ceed) but it didn't seem to be doing anything as the warning still appeared. Hence the original question as I wasn't sure if PINN was bypassing or otherwise changing the config.txt for Raspbian. I've added it into the confi...
by DarrenHill
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1615
Views: 598932

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

Is it possible to suppress low voltage warnings under PINN? If so how is it done? Before people say to change the PSU, this is on a PiTop Ceed, which has a set-up with a powered internal board which powers both its display and the Pi3 inside it via GPIO. According to PiTop it's a known issue for old...
by DarrenHill
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Where to start with information center?
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Where to start with information center?

I'd consider setting it up as a "magic mirror", although optionally with just a normal display rather than an actual mirror. I've done that with an old PiTop Ceed that I had on my desk that got rarely used for its intended purpose. Now it displays time, weather forecast, news headlines, st...
by DarrenHill
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1615
Views: 598932

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

procount wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:33 pm
Don't forget to test it by installing to a new drive before you rely on it. ;)
Just to confirm, both Raspi OS and Retropie restored fine from the backups, and I now have a clone of the original card as a secondary backup :)
by DarrenHill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1615
Views: 598932

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

That's the plan for this weekend, once I can dig out a spare SD card to rebuild the overall image onto.
by DarrenHill
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1615
Views: 598932

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

@procount - thanks for that. Backup of Retropie3 is currently running... :)
by DarrenHill
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 90-93 - Magic Mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 5539

Re: MagPi 90-93 - Magic Mirrors

@MrPJEvans - you're more than welcome :) It's actually a Pi-Top Ceed repurposed as a desktop information display in my study, but it's using the Magic Mirror software to do it. Just without a mirror... For the server mode, the config.js needs the 0.0.0.0 in the address line plus a suitable ipWhiteli...
by DarrenHill
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1615
Views: 598932

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

Quick question - is there any way to backup a retropie install? I've got 3.3.4.3 set up how I want it now, as a dual-boot with Raspbian/Pi OS and Retropie 3 on a Pi3 with 32GB uSD. I can back up the Raspbian partitions fine, but if I try the Retropie one it gives the pop-up that an unsupported OS is...
by DarrenHill
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Starting Kodi crashes the whole OS
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Starting Kodi crashes the whole OS

You're most welcome :)

Happy to help out...
by DarrenHill
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Starting Kodi crashes the whole OS
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Starting Kodi crashes the whole OS

Kodi needs more memory assigned to the GPU from what is set as standard. Open the config app ( sudo raspi-config ) then go to advanced options (7) then memory split (A3) and set that to 256mb (for a Pi3 or Pi4). Then exit out of the app and reboot. Alternatively you can use the GUI version (menu > p...
by DarrenHill
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: [SOLVED] Can not log in to Netflix
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

Re: [SOLVED] Can not log in to Netflix

There are currently some known issues with log-ins for this addon.

See here - ClickMe
by DarrenHill
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Stream HDMI input
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Re: Stream HDMI input

So you're trying to put the Pi in between the output from your TV provider (presumably some box or other) and your TV, to act as a re-broadcaster of the HDMI output provided by the provider? The Pi basically cannot use HDMI as input, only as output (to the TV). Have a look at the links below (and th...
by DarrenHill
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can't mount Synology NAS to Pi 4
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Can't mount Synology NAS to Pi 4

If you're using NFS - what did you set on the Synology for the squash item in the folder sharing set-up? The simplest is normally to set it to map root to admin. It sounds like you may have a permissions mismatch between the devices which isn't allowing the file transfer, but is allowing the browsin...
by DarrenHill
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Suggestions for android apps to control Pi 4 as an audio player
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: Suggestions for android apps to control Pi 4 as an audio player

Or Volumio on the Pi, and either its web interface on a browser or their (paid) remote control app on the Android.

I think you can also use MPDDroid and suchlike as well on the remote side, as Volumio is based on MPD.
by DarrenHill
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Car pi question
Replies: 12
Views: 1476

Re: Car pi question

@pidd - an extender or riser header:

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/male ... 7338113107

Same as a normal header but with longer pins, to allow stacking or through connection for suitable HATs if you're careful and good at soldering.
by DarrenHill
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Car pi question
Replies: 12
Views: 1476

Re: Car pi question

Something like this may be what you need: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/mini-black-hat-hack3r?variant=19448025991 Just remember that the HATs won't be able to share pins (other than power and ground), with the exception of the i2c pin as long as they have proper set-ups with different addresses...
by DarrenHill
Sun May 31, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 90-93 - Magic Mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 5539

MagPi 90-93 - Magic Mirrors

Been following PJ Evan's great series of articles on setting up a Magic Mirror with interest. Having done it, there are a couple of small errata which may help others who are also going to use them to set one up: Issue 90 - "Installing MagicMirror2" (step 4). At the start of the year the m...
by DarrenHill
Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: all in 1 server, pihole, nextcloud, plex,deluge
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: all in 1 server, pihole, nextcloud, plex,deluge

I'd look at DietPi. It can cover all the bases mentioned, including Motioneyes.
by DarrenHill
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Headless KODI Internet radio setup
Replies: 6
Views: 3274

Re: Headless KODI Internet radio setup

For OSMC or LibreElec, you can enable SSH during their set-up processes (or afterwards) and then from another computer on the same network you can remote connect into the Pi. Then you have your terminal to do what you want. And for Volumio, you can add your own internet radio stations. Just go to We...
by DarrenHill
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Headless KODI Internet radio setup
Replies: 6
Views: 3274

Re: Headless KODI Internet radio setup

You might be better using Volumio and one of its auto-play plugins for such a solution. But if you want to use Kodi, then the LibreElec or OSMC distributions would be a better route than a Raspbian install as they are streamlined OS packages which only have Kodi as their single application, and auto...

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