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by jachaney
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Problem with 64 bit version of LibreOffice
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Problem with 64 bit version of LibreOffice

Problems with LibreOffice 7.0.4 being a 64 bit version. The application has been experiencing a number of phantom errors causing lock up, redirects, and crashes. The only resolution I keep coming back to, is the 64 bit version does not play well with the 32 bit Pi OS. The last version of LibreOffice...
by jachaney
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New Hardware Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 165

New Hardware Ideas

Hi, Big fan of all the work that is being done at RPi, and am an early adopter of much of the equipment Something that I would like to see is a wireless version of the "official" keyboard and mouse. I have some headless installations, that would benefit. I currently use a cheap wireless se...
by jachaney
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Bullseye - Comments and bug reports thread.
Replies: 671
Views: 46423

Re: STICKY: Bullseye - Comments and bug reports thread.

Hi, Been playing with the new release image, and wanted to thank you for the "automatic" update checker that pops up in the task bar. Too often, I forget the sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade -y step when I am checking out new applications. It also helps with the group I support, i...
by jachaney
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Writing an OS from scratch
Replies: 62
Views: 4072

Re: Writing an OS from scratch

Hi, Got in a bit late on this one, and didn't read all the responses. I taught an operating systems class at a community college for about 10 years, and can offer my two cents. If you are attempting to genuinely write an OS from scratch, it is necessary to understand all the principles, so a good am...
by jachaney
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Follow Up on "Not Just For Kids"
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Follow Up on "Not Just For Kids"

On a separate response... To LTolledo: My credo is "You are only young once, but you can be immature forever."

Jack
by jachaney
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Follow Up on "Not Just For Kids"
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Follow Up on "Not Just For Kids"

Again, thank you so much for being part of this conversation, and I would like to add some points. Moonmarch made a statement that for me is akin to throwing down a gauntlet, "Linux is not the same as Windows." All I can say is vive la difference. Think very carefully about what difference...
by jachaney
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Follow Up on "Not Just For Kids"
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Follow Up on "Not Just For Kids"

First, I wish to thank everyone for posting positive encouragement (I was gobsmacked when I saw Ebon's name) about working with my mom. Second, she is now 101 and still going strong. Third, she upgraded to running a Pi-4 now. If I had known, I would have waited and gotten the 400, but she is now abl...
by jachaney
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making: How to fill the gap
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Making: How to fill the gap

I have been searching for answers, and have been confronted with a roadblock. What happened is this; I came up with an idea for a logic based device, that uses a Raspberry Pi as a core, and several off board ICs to provide some switching and timing. I purchased a handful of chips and breadboards and...
by jachaney
Mon May 24, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A Final Plea for RPi Native Zoom
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: A Final Plea for RPi Native Zoom

Nail on the head!!! I have already posted on the Zoom discussion asking to go open source. Noting by going open source, not only would their support issues go away, but in the meantime, a significant number of bugs would be resolved. I also would be good with a true Zoom SDK, so improvements can be ...
by jachaney
Mon May 24, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A Final Plea for RPi Native Zoom
Replies: 3
Views: 682

A Final Plea for RPi Native Zoom

I have scoured the web forums and blogs to find an answer, without any satisfaction. The Zoom site hits a dead end with nobody from Zoom development joining the discussion to give a hint on if the project is even on radar. All the threads in the RPi forums fizzle out about a year ago, with urging du...
by jachaney
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: GCC compiler for SAMD21
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

Re: GCC compiler for SAMD21

Thank you for the help so far. I understand the Arduino package has an M0 component, but what I am looking for is a stand alone compiler that can be used with Code:Blocks for stand alone development.
Jack
by jachaney
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Running C/C++ on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 31
Views: 7488

Re: Running C/C++ on Raspberry Pi

I too was a "basic text editor" VI coder. Waged battles of VI v. Emacs. Scripting v. compiled. Writing macros, and shortcuts, for common operations. Wrote my own make make. The thing is, if I can use a tool to make my life easier, and get me to the finish line quicker, I will use it. GIT i...
by jachaney
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Running C/C++ on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 31
Views: 7488

Re: Running C/C++ on Raspberry Pi

If you are on a Raspberry Pi, It is best to use Code:Blocks for an IDE, and start with a simple console application for the "hello, world!" I can be installed easily using `sudo apt-get install codeblocks` Look up GTK+ documentation for making GUI based applications. I use the 2.0 version ...
by jachaney
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Where can I begin learning C/C++?
Replies: 84
Views: 13625

Re: Where can I begin learning C/C++?

Herb Schildt! A Beginner's Guide to C++. Good examples, great structure, and wonderful coverage of overloading, and class structure. Use Code:Blocks for an IDE, and start with a simple console application for the "hello, world!" I can be installed easily using `sudo apt-get install codeblo...
by jachaney
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: GCC compiler for SAMD21
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

GCC compiler for SAMD21

After searching on the web, I found the Ubuntu 18 solution for getting the GCC cross compiler for M0 type ARM processors. The prescribed solution was: sudo apt-get install arm-none-eabi-gcc sudo apt-get install gdb-arm-none-eabi The results were a big NOPE! I probably need to add a link for the upda...
by jachaney
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi 4 | raspbain lite Buster | kodi
Replies: 10
Views: 4410

Re: Pi 4 | raspbain lite Buster | kodi

I installed buster on my new Pi 4 to use as my new workstation. When I installed Eclipse, I ran into a familliar problem. The 3.8 version of Eclipse that downloads with apt, crashes with the newer version of Java. I am blaming Oracle for this, because they have been adjusting things that should have...
by jachaney
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Got too many raspberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 3534

Re: Got too many raspberries?

Amusing question :D. My solution is handouts. If i hear of a young person taking an intrest and the parents are short of funds, I offer a setup, on a lending library type plan, and i only ask for any peripherals to be returned (monitors and keyboards).
by jachaney
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Compiling Eclipse on Pi (Pi4?)
Replies: 11
Views: 11323

Re: Compiling Eclipse on Pi (Pi4?)

I actually have been running Eclipse on my 3B+. Some features run a little slow but for the most part it works just great. The problem I had was switching to Raspbian v3.1.1(new Buster). The new Java causes the load version of Eclipse to crash at startup. Not happy with the twiddling Oracle has been...
by jachaney
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Problem with Eclipse
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Problem with Eclipse

Got my new Pi4, installed the new 3.1.1 and bumped into a familliar problem. The updated (Oracle) Java, breaks the older version of Eclipse. The installed version of Eclipse needs to be updated on the site to the newer version.
Side note, not happy with Oracle running Java.
by jachaney
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Qt5 with Serialport on Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 7
Views: 17306

Re: Getting Qt5 with Serialport on Raspberry Pi 2

Going to give this a try as soon as I get back home. I have been looking for this solution for about three days. Seems, the Raspberry (Raspbian) installation should include this automatically, since it is designed for simple interface projects that would need it.
by jachaney
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not just for kids
Replies: 6
Views: 3843

Not just for kids

Over the years, I have been providing computer support for my mother. We have used a few desktop units and have been through a few learning curves. My mom is now at a retirement facility and at 98 is still going strong and is sharp as a tack (I know I am very blessed about this). In the latest upgra...
by jachaney
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Terminal for Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Terminal for Pi

Hi, Sorry for not getting back sooner, but I am in a status of new job, and visiting relatives over summer. I have seen the Pi-Top and the CEED, but I was looking for something more of a terminal option that could be detached to run the Pi headless once set ups were completed. ...and yes, I know abo...
by jachaney
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Terminal for Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Terminal for Pi

I was wondering if there was a project already under way to develop a flat terminal (just keyboard and display that folds flat) that can be attached either by USB or HDMI/DVI type connection. Thinking something in the 10-15" range with a standard keyboard. Mouse would run as wireless (possibly ...

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