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by pagenotfound
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Pulse Audio Options
Replies: 36
Views: 6039

Re: Pulse Audio Options

PulseAudio and BlueAlsa conflicted, that has been known for a few years. The RPT developers have undertaken a lot of work to remove BlueAlsa and subsequently get PulseAudio working as going forward that will bring it into line with Ubuntu. Yes it is a shame it took 3 years but *hopefully* going for...
by pagenotfound
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Pulse Audio Options
Replies: 36
Views: 6039

Re: Pulse Audio Options

From an older thread: Pulse audio is not installed by default, and if you have it installed, it's probably best to uninstall it. It's really not great. Could not agree more. If you have a program that insists on PulseAudio, try "apulse". Quoting myself from that thread: I have found that, ...
by pagenotfound
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Florence virtual keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Florence virtual keyboard

If you prefer a GUI, you can also see it in the task manager (LXTask in Raspbian). In case you are asking this because you can't get the @#$% thing to run reliably, try "onboard" instead. I has some problems but at least it works. On screen keyboards are a bit of a problem in Linux. I've w...
by pagenotfound
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tor Browser on Pi3+
Replies: 4
Views: 11051

Re: Tor Browser on Pi3+

In Firefox you can configure the proxy under Edit -> Preferences -> General -> Network Settings just like in Chromium. From what I hear almost all of the Tor browser functionality is available as Firefox plugins (some configuration required), but the multitude of plugins will somewhat increase the b...
by pagenotfound
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: eDEX-UI sci-fi hacker terminal running on Pi4
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: eDEX-UI sci-fi hacker terminal running on Pi4

on my overclocked system, it takes a minute or so to load Damn, that's a problem for a terminal that I would actually want to use to get things done. I really like the idea of an integrated on screen keyboard. Hint: @Botspot, if you ever come across an on screen keyboard that actually works and is ...
by pagenotfound
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B performance question
Replies: 17
Views: 1451

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B performance question

Pi 4 4GB, Raspbian, Firefox ESR straight from the repo: This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DudygHca9AY Youtube video plays fine in 2K, even full screen. The trick is to ask Youtube to send the video MP4/h264 - encoded. These days Youtube will send other, less patent burdened, formats by default. D...
by pagenotfound
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Ubuntu 20.10: What's New? Official Raspberry Pi Support!
Replies: 14
Views: 1667

Re: Ubuntu 20.10: What's New? Official Raspberry Pi Support!

what does Ubuntu offer that the "official" OS does not? If Debian (i.e. Raspberry Pi OS) was the one and only perfect distro nobody would use Ubuntu. Raspberry Pi OS is still stuck with Firefox LTS 68. Ubuntu: FF 81, I think. Oh well, Firefox happens to be a second class citizen in the Ra...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 2409

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

So what is stable that you need updating that you actually need? Because I do dev work all the time and rarely need to update anything. The VSCode thing was a notable exception. I already gave three examples. To elaborate: 1. When I wanted to support Gimp development because they really could use m...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 2409

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

"Tried, tested, stable" is for losers only. I beg to differ. After working as a professional programmer for 40 years, I place a very high value on stable systems. As a result, I exclusively run RPiOS on my Pis. I recommend that anyone who doesn't have a specific need that is not met by RP...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 2409

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

I always put the latest version of Python and GCC on each new Raspberry Pi OS install. Everything else works well enough. Python is trivial (the usual ./configue && make && sudo make install). GCC takes some time to build (unattended), but the Pi4 handles it easily. Yeah, some stuff...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 2409

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

Download source code, install dependencies, follow build instructions. I just did that with VSCode, a not inconsiderable software package. It worked. YMMV. I know. Even done it, although it's often easier said than done. It's the YMMV part that worries me. So I have to make a copy of the card and t...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 2409

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

Raspberry Pi OS of course. https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ Why would anyone want to use anything else? Because the packages in Raspberry Pi OS tend to be seriously outdated, to the point where newer versions are a real improvement. This coming from someone who grudgingly uses Raspberry Pi OS...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 2409

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

Because the packages in Raspberry Pi OS tend to be seriously outdated, to the point where newer versions are a real improvement. Not "outdated". Rather "in their prime". Tried, tested, stable. Just what you want in an operating system. When I want new versions of anything I just...
by pagenotfound
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Which distro do you have on your Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 2409

Re: Which distro do you have on your Pi?

Raspberry Pi OS of course. https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ Why would anyone want to use anything else? Because the packages in Raspberry Pi OS tend to be seriously outdated, to the point where newer versions are a real improvement. This coming from someone who grudgingly uses Raspberry Pi OS...
by pagenotfound
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please improve the sound quality of the Raspberry Pi product.
Replies: 28
Views: 2330

Re: Please improve the sound quality of the Raspberry Pi product.

To summerize: a) the built-in device is very good, b) it is easy to use. I don't see there is anything to improve, at least in stereo mode. There are a few things about the PWM DAC that suck, and unfortunately are impossible to fix without re-implementing silicon and spending more money on the outp...
by pagenotfound
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scrambled Youtube video on Chromium and No video (audio only) on VLC after today's update (20/07) with 5.4 kernel
Replies: 34
Views: 3846

Re: Scrambled Youtube video on Chromium and No video (audio only) on VLC after today's update (20/07) with 5.4 kernel

bjtheone wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Did not have to do anything to get Netflix to run.
Are you saying you did not have to install Widewine from somewhere else?
by pagenotfound
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasp4 - Headphone usage
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Rasp4 - Headphone usage

As has been said, for using a microphone you will need additional hardware. If you just want to listen or do some testing: Make sure you have audio_pwm_mode=2 in /boot/config.txt Use somewhat decent headphones with no less than 32 Ohm impedance. Preferably also no more than 32 Ohm. Old school "...
by pagenotfound
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: YouTube Videos using the Raspberry Pi Zero
Replies: 14
Views: 3127

Re: YouTube Videos using the Raspberry Pi Zero

I'm used to running programs from a directory, I don't install any programs. I don't know if there are any advantages to installing a program compared to running from a directory. Compiling software on the Raspberry Pi computer, most of the time software will not be packaged. This means you will ne...
by pagenotfound
Thu May 28, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why release an 8gb model without upgrading the processor?
Replies: 35
Views: 4901

Re: Why release an 8gb model without upgrading the processor?

Twice the RAM is more useful than 300 MHZ or so more. I'll wait for the 16 GB version, though :D

Does anybody know whether the speed of the RAM is higher compared to the 2/4 GB models?
by pagenotfound
Wed May 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best RPI software that isn't in the Repos?
Replies: 30
Views: 4858

Re: Best RPI software that isn't in the Repos?

[...]NetSurf is a great, lightweight web browser that you can use on the RPI0 computer. The program used to be in the Raspbian repositories, you will need to compile the program on your computer to use the software. Here is a link to the NetSurf website: NetSurf https://www.netsurf-browser.org/ You...
by pagenotfound
Wed May 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with Raspberry Pi 4B in Raspbian OS
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Problems with Raspberry Pi 4B in Raspbian OS

Install a plugin to make Youtube send h264 video. By default Youtube will give you formats that the Pi can't decode with hardware support. (I'm sad to say that as I support Youtube 's push to get rid of h264) Watch in 30Hz. Until quite recently, everybody was happy with that. Following this advice I...
by pagenotfound
Wed May 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Resoldering Ram on Rpi4?
Replies: 24
Views: 1903

Re: Resoldering Ram on Rpi4?

Please add me to the list of people who want a Pi 4 with 16 GB. Browser tabs, caches, temp directories in tmpfs, PDF viewer, IDE, compiling in the background plus sometimes having to use Firefox and Chromium simultaneously....I'm now at the point where even with 4 GB everything crashes twice a day b...
by pagenotfound
Tue May 05, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video playing on Raspberry pi
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Video playing on Raspberry pi

If VLC is slow, something is misconfigured. 1. In the Raspbian main menu -> Preferences -> run "Raspberry Pi Configuration", go to the Performance tab and set GPU memory to 192 (76 works for me but but let's play it safe for now) 2. Update or reinstall VLC After that type apt show vlc in a...
by pagenotfound
Sun May 03, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video playing on Raspberry pi
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Video playing on Raspberry pi

You forgot to tell us which distro you are using. If It's Raspbian just run a test with VLC, like LTolledo suggested. Again, this works best on Raspbian which has a version of VLC modified to take advantage of the Pi's graphics hardware. The reason Youtube works for you is likely that Raspbian's ver...
by pagenotfound
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming audio samples mix
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Programming audio samples mix

OK, I'm back. Still trying to guess what you have in mind. If you quite literally want to "draw sounds", there are programs like enscribe which scan a picture line by line and interpret pixels as frequency components. Can be fun but the results are rarely what you intended and sound "...

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