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by tinker2much
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 89
Views: 16957

Re: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3

I think you'll find this is a problem in Bullseye, not MultiBoot. When MultiBoot switches instances, it simply copies partition 1 files to the current instance's real /boot directory and then copies the selected instance's real /boot directory files to partition 1. Bullseye is corrupting this copy....
by tinker2much
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 89
Views: 16957

Re: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3

This is quite consistent. I've just run through all of them again, and for two of them the firmware can't be found, for three it can. If I have selected one of the two which seem to be unable to find the firmware, I get stuck at the screen noted above - it keeps repeating the message - and there's n...
by tinker2much
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 89
Views: 16957

Re: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3

I have a pi4-4GB with the following multiboot instances filling a 240GB SSD: "pi4" - 50GB - the 32-bit version of buster "pi64" - 50GB - the 64-bit beta version of buster "pi4u" - 50GB - a 32-bit buster occasionally upgraded to a later kernel via rpi-update "pi4b&q...
by tinker2much
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Bullseye - Comments and bug reports thread.
Replies: 449
Views: 23533

Re: Bullseye - Comments and bug reports thread.

I installed the new bullseye image on a Pi4-4GB, version 1.1. I am accessing it over VNC. Things I've noticed: I can't change the size of a chromium window by dragging the sides; I get that change of the cursor that indicates that I've got hold of an edge, but nothing happens if I try to drag it. S...
by tinker2much
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Bullseye - Comments and bug reports thread.
Replies: 449
Views: 23533

Re: Bullseye - Comments and bug reports thread.

I installed the new bullseye image on a Pi4-4GB, version 1.1. I am accessing it over VNC. Things I've noticed: I can't change the size of a chromium window by dragging the sides; I get that change of the cursor that indicates that I've got hold of an edge, but nothing happens if I try to drag it. So...
by tinker2much
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 89
Views: 16957

Re: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3

RonR, I appreciate your utilities and use many of them: I regularly backup 15 pi's to my Mac over Samba using your image-file utilities, and I use MultiBoot on a Pi4 with a 240GB SSD, to try out multiple OS variations - currently four of them - 32-bit, 64-bit, newer kernel, and bullseye (via your bu...
by tinker2much
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Why should i use c++ not c?
Replies: 111
Views: 4862

Re: Why should i use c++ not c?

that sufficed to solve the problem at hand I must say that I was rarely doing GUI programming, where an OO language like C++ (or Java) would have been more appropriate. For my mostly non-UI tasks - data manipulation, calculation, munging this into that, mass quantities tossed around in proprietary ...
by tinker2much
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Why should i use c++ not c?
Replies: 111
Views: 4862

Re: Why should i use c++ not c?

I have always preferred to code in the smallest/simplest language that sufficed to solve the problem at hand. Definitely C rather than C++. I like languages that can still be mostly learned from small books - like K&R's C book, or the AWK book. [aside - I like SOME of the later gawk extensions, ...
by tinker2much
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: C program to parse the revision code [UPDATED]
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

Re: C program to parse the revision code [UPDATED]

Here's the latest version of the program, as of 28 October 2021, adding the ability to identify the new Pi Zero 2 W. /* A C program to decode the pi revision string */ /* 20211028 - revised to include the Zero 2 W */ /* 20201103 - revised to include the CM4 and the 400, and 8GB */ #include <stdio.h>...
by tinker2much
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: why some posts are locked with unknown reason?
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: why some posts are locked with unknown reason?

It would be a time saver (and clearer) if the Reasons drop-down on the "Report this post" page included a specific reason for an unlock request something like "Request to unlock this thread". Otherwise I use the one that's something like "the post doesn't fit into any other ...
by tinker2much
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 639
Views: 122751

Re: Image File Utilities

Minor observations on running image-backup for incremental backups, updating backups stored on a network share. Short answer - it works very well, even better than expected, time is proportional to the power of the pi, but its possible to run on multiple slower pi's at once with no speed loss. Backg...
by tinker2much
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to share a Mac folder so I can write to it from a pi
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: How to share a Mac folder so I can write to it from a pi

The mods have unlocked this old thread of mine so I can report that I finally got this working. Background: I use RonR's excellent Image File Utilities to backup my fleet of 15 Raspberry Pi's. See here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=247568& . When I tried, back in J...
by tinker2much
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

FYI: the usual Mr Engman site now has driver files dated as recently as 25 August 2021, and with a suffix as high as 1449, as in 8188eu-5.10.60-v7l-1449.tar.gz.

Welcome back.
by tinker2much
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Upgrading Raspberry Pi OS Buster to Bullseye for Testing Purposes
Replies: 54
Views: 30988

Re: Upgrading Raspberry Pi OS Buster to Bullseye for Testing Purposes

I ran this last night and it worked great. Does take forever, even on an SSD. I haven't yet run it enough to know what, if any, gaps remain in bullseye.

(I used it in combination with another of your great utilities - MultiBoot - so it's just an additional partition on a large SSD.)
by tinker2much
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 89
Views: 16957

Re: MultiBoot for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3

I've been using this for a few months, just wanted to thank you again for a great script! I use it on a pi4 with a 240GB SSD - plenty of space to try multiple variations of the OS - 32-bit, 64-bit, 32-bit plus a new kernel via rpi-update, and now, bullseye using your buster2bullseye script.
by tinker2much
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

If you run rpi-update today you'll have to build it all again. There's a new 5.10.59 kernel. I just did rpi-update, rpi full-upgrade on all of mine and I didn't get a new kernel - all machines still still have one of the following as the latest: Linux pi0 5.10.52+ #1441 Tue Aug 3 18:08:18 BST 2021 ...
by tinker2much
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

Using great suggestions and hunks of code from Dougie and from danjperron, I have a WORKING self-built 8188eu driver for my TP-Link TL-WN725N wifi adapter -- it's surviving a reboot, and the LED blinkenlights are flashing away. I've split what I did into three parts. For the record, I ran all three ...
by tinker2much
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

Thanks Dougie, everything works! except I had to add some settings into /etc/network/interface.d Without it wlan0 didn't connect at boot up! $ cat /etc/network/interfaces.d/wlan0 auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf Yes my version is ...
by tinker2much
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Moving Offscreen Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Moving Offscreen Windows

on linux, you can also hold alt, and then click and drag a window with the left mouse button the difference vs the title bar, is that you can click on any part of the window so if you just hit alt, wave the mouse off to the left, click semi-randomly, and drag to the right, you can fish out any larg...
by tinker2much
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

Mine works OK with /etc/modprobe.d/8188eu.conf #blacklist brcmfmac blacklist r8188eu[quote=tinker2much post_id=1899799 time=1628535236 user_id=270804] I care less about the LED than the fact that this version doesn't start itself like his did. [/quote] options 8188eu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=0 ...
by tinker2much
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

Note: the numbers in my above post are the starting post number of the page on which I found each one. As in,

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62371&start=1550

(Hover over to see the full link...)
by tinker2much
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

I'll try that, thanks. Here are various other possible source I found by grepping around for links in the downloaded sections of this thread. NOTE: I haven't actually gone and looked at each one of these yet; so I'm making no endorsement or recommendation of any of them by just listing them here! : ...
by tinker2much
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

Just another data point, to show the differences between what Mr Engman's driver does and the one that you (very reasonably) produced by compiling the lwfinger code. I do appreciate your lead here, and I've been doggedly (though ignorantly) following along by stepping exactly in your footsteps. I ca...
by tinker2much
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

DougieLawson wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:19 pm
cfg80211 is the kernel WiFi control module, it's the one that loads the device driver.
So why does it appear in the one case and not the other?
by tinker2much
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1610
Views: 1574276

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+

More data: On a pi that's NOT been updated to the new kernel, and using one of the final Mr Engman drivers: pi@pi02:~ $ uname -a; lsmod | grep 8188 Linux pi02 5.10.17+ #1421 Thu May 27 13:58:02 BST 2021 armv6l GNU/Linux 8188eu 1191936 0 cfg80211 770048 1 8188eu On a pi that HAS been updated to the l...

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