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by richlion2
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspbian new installation - no Bluetooth headphone option in Audio control
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Raspbian new installation - no Bluetooth headphone option in Audio control

Ok, no answers, so just an update. After several restarts I finally got my connection to my headphones. But.... The sound is totally bad, scratchy, distorted. Basically - unacceptable. When I first bought my RPI everything was OK, now the BT connection to my headphones is useless. My headphones are ...
by richlion2
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspbian new installation - no Bluetooth headphone option in Audio control
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Raspbian new installation - no Bluetooth headphone option in Audio control

Hello, I just made a fresh installation of Raspbian, installed all updates. I am trying to connect my bluetooth headphone, so I stich to pairing, Blueman connects, but there is no list of my device in the Audio controller: BT-1.png BT-2.png Can someone please explain why this never works from a fres...
by richlion2
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 4 - not booting after recent updates!
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: RPI 4 - not booting after recent updates!

It seems I am not the only one who has some problems....
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=282928
by richlion2
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 doesnt boot after apt full-upgrade
Replies: 36
Views: 4267

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 doesnt boot after apt full-upgrade

I am also having the same problem. Everything was since Feb 2020. Just a few days ago another update - I do it at 8PM every day. When booting it's just a blank screen. Fortunately I have a second SD card which I use as backup and this one runs fine. The boot eventually does seem to work, but after 3...
by richlion2
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 4 - not booting after recent updates!
Replies: 3
Views: 332

RPI 4 - not booting after recent updates!

Hello, I've been using the new RPI 4 for some time now and keeping the RPI OS up to date. However recenlty, like a couple of days ago the OS does not boot. All there is is a blank screen. I power it off and power on, still nothing. Only after 4 such attempts it boots. I thought maybe my installation...
by richlion2
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble with sound on Jack audio
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: Trouble with sound on Jack audio

Pulseaudio removed:

sudo apt-get autoremove pulseaudio
rebooted....

Jack is working.

Thank you
Richard
by richlion2
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble with sound on Jack audio
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: Trouble with sound on Jack audio

Hello, Added: why is your Analog audio labeled AV Jack? Is that RPiOS? I have no idea why. this is what I have: Linux raspberrypi 4.19.118-v7l+ #1311 SMP Mon Apr 27 14:26:42 BST 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux By jack audio I mean this port: Jack.png And no, I do not have those options you are showing me. At ...
by richlion2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble with sound on Jack audio
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

[SOLVED] Trouble with sound on Jack audio

Hello, I have the RPI4 now and update to date. I have an issue with my jack audio, I use Audacious and at the beginning after a new Raspbian install everything was working. I have some trouble using internal Bluetooth with my headphones, so I have to use a USB BT Stick which works. However, when my ...
by richlion2
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SOLVED: Notification area - where does message come from a web site?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

SOLVED: Notification area - where does message come from a web site?

Hello, I think when I opened Chrome I got a notification from a web site from which I bought something. I am not sure if it is chrome, normally I open Firefox all the time. It looks scary, how does this actually work? I am not logged onto this web site, so how does it send an add into the Raspbian n...
by richlion2
Fri May 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card copier, confused, use /dev/sdb or /dev/sda?
Replies: 1
Views: 446

SD card copier, confused, use /dev/sdb or /dev/sda?

Hello, I used the SD Card Copier a couple of times and it works really well. However I am confused every time I plug in my backup SD card. I choose the source, but then when I want to pick the destination two devices are visible : /dev/sdb and /dev/sda. I used /dev/sda, but I would like to be sure. ...
by richlion2
Wed May 13, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mainly use your Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 25
Views: 1661

Re: How do you mainly use your Raspberry Pi?

With the RPI3 I had it was difficult to browse and do a lot, really basics. The main restriction was the 1GB memory, which rendered Chrome useless. But I now have the RPI4 with 4GB (although 2GB would suffice) I pretty much do what I do on my desktop. I can even watch HD on BBC IPlayer, two browsers...
by richlion2
Wed May 13, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 overheating: would Pi4 be cooler?
Replies: 19
Views: 1470

Re: Pi3 overheating: would Pi4 be cooler?

I cannot give a definite answer as to whether the PI4 is cooler than the PI3, but just in case I purchased and attached this heatsink and the heatsink is pretty cool, the temp sensor shows on average 40-50 degrees. https://thepihut.com/products/xl-raspberry-pi-4-heatsink But you would have to cut th...
by richlion2
Wed May 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Weird - Add/Remove Software app says "no network conneciton"
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Weird - Add/Remove Software app says "no network conneciton"

Hello, just today I wanted to add some programs, like gnome-control-centre, so I ran the console "apt update and upgrade" and all went well. I have a WIFI connection which is perfect, I am streaming a live radio station, but then I wanted to check something in the GUI Add/Remove Software a...
by richlion2
Mon May 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: bluetooth problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: bluetooth problem

I was following instructions from this thread to try and troubleshoot. No luck: https://peppe8o.com/fixed-connect-bluetooth-headphones-with-your-raspberry-pi/ Raspbian does come with both ALSA and Pulseaudio, so no need to install, but I keep getting this error when running the systemctl status comm...
by richlion2
Sat May 02, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: bluetooth problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: bluetooth problem

Hi, there definately is a problem the way thing works, or rather. I normally use Linux Mint and all works like a charm, I usually use the "blueman" BT manager from which I can control the output, I don't have to use the mixer applet in systray ( I don't really know how to call it). Here, w...
by richlion2
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: bluetooth problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: bluetooth problem

It would be useful to have a list of which BT audio devices work and which don't. Maybe there is one somewhere ? Mine is this: Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle It is a TP-Link bought on Amazon TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano USB Wi-Fi Dongle, Dual Band 5 GHz Wireless Adapter for PC, Desk...
by richlion2
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: bluetooth problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: bluetooth problem

I had a similar problem with a 'Plugable' Bluetooth dongle. Connecting it to my BT headset, it paired and then connected (right click on speaker icon), but it wouldn't direct the audio output to the headset. I rebooted, but still no go. Simple solution that worked for me and one I found by accident...
by richlion2
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: bluetooth problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: bluetooth problem

Well, I am not using any dongle, but the RPI internal BT. It does work, after 10 attempts, disconnecting, connecting and switching on it finally worked. Unfortunately , after a reboot again, same problem, I think the bluetooth does work, connects, but the Audio applet in the Systray is erratic and t...
by richlion2
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: bluetooth problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: bluetooth problem

Hello, me too, Sony bluetooth connection stablished, however there doesn't seem to be a way to change from the jack audio to headphones. Some people go to a lot of trouble installing Pulseaudio, so is there some glitch in the audo control applet? https://plugable.com/2016/03/14/listening-to-bluetoot...
by richlion2
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?

If its sold by a reputable company like the PiHut specifically for the Pi4 then I am sure its fine. In general, the bigger the heat sink the better, though the height may be limited by the need to fit a hat board. I use a 40x40x18mm heat sink which works well. Obviously disconnect the power whilst ...
by richlion2
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?

You'll have to ask PiHut for guidance on this. Take some photos of the heatsink and with it mounted on the Pi 4. I wouldn't want to run my PI without a heatsink, I already had one previous RPI 3 die because of the heat it generated without one. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/22/raspberry_pi_...
by richlion2
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?

What do you mean "GPU socket"? There is no GPU socket on a Pi. Looking at the pictures on the PiHut site and looking at my Pi 4 I don't see how it can be doing any harm if it is nicely mounted as shown. Is your heat sink ant different? Can you post a picture? I find it hard to believe you...
by richlion2
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?

LTolledo wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:46 pm
I'm surprised you didn't notice that on the site's provided image when you placed your order.....
The images don't show that actually this barely fits, I trusted those pictures, so don't be surprised.
by richlion2
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Raspberry PI 4 heatsink to big?

Hello, I just had my new RPI 4 delivered and with the suggested heatsink, which seems to be huge: https://thepihut.com/products/xl-raspberry-pi-4-heatsink If I place it the way it's shown it touches the GPU socket dangerously and also risks damaging other components. Are there any more accurate pict...

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