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by Brad Q
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: System tray not found.
Replies: 0
Views: 77

System tray not found.

Ok this is on my root user and I very seldom log into this user (6 months maybe longer). I try to login (graphical) and there is no panel across the top. Eventually it spits out the error "system tray not found on system" (or close to that). I can access the terminal (ctrl alt T). Issuing ...
by Brad Q
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Switch to Pulseaudio
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Switch to Pulseaudio

I think the switch to pulseaudio is a good thing, but I started cleaning out all the alsa stuff and discovered some interesting things. For starters alsa-utils is required by raspi-config. Is this just too early in the migration to pulseaudio? Are they just waiting until the next version of Debian (...
by Brad Q
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Thunderbird SLOW startup
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

Re: New Thunderbird SLOW startup

Definitely a step in the right direction but it is still massively slower than what my Centos box is. For whatever reason on the Raspberry OS Thunderbird is single threaded but on Centos it is using multiple cores(much faster).
by Brad Q
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 996
Views: 264414

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

You are showing SUDO vs sudo. Linux is case sensitive.
by Brad Q
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 996
Views: 264414

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

Yes, multiarch was the term I could not cough up and I agree that it should be avoided. However I do think those of us who have asked for a summary of what is and is not working in the 64bit version(and having no luck) are looking at at options. Further the discussion was about WHY the 32/64bit ques...
by Brad Q
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 996
Views: 264414

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

There is one screwy bit to this I am unsure of. You can run a 64bit kernel in the 32bit(OS) version. But I have not clue what that implies.
by Brad Q
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 996
Views: 264414

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

I guess you missed the point. On a lot (most?) distros you can run the vast majority of the 32 bit packages on the 64bit(OS) version. I am not talking about the 64 bit versions of those 32 bit packages, but the actual 32 bit packages themselves. Assuming that some package's 64bit version cannot run ...
by Brad Q
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 996
Views: 264414

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

I think part of the reasons the 32/64bit(together) question gets asked it that a lot(most?) of 64bit distros can install 32bit apps and run them. It can lead to issue if you are not careful, so personally I am glad Pi OS has not gone that direction.
by Brad Q
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 996
Views: 264414

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

chromium-browser vs Chromium I just looked in synaptic and there is no straight Chromium (labelled) package in the 32-bit version of PiOS. It is labelled chromium-browser. Not that it makes any real difference but it is interesting that the same packaged is labelled differently between 32 bit and 64...
by Brad Q
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 996
Views: 264414

Re: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback

Is there a link with a summary of where the 64bit is at this time? Things like hardware video support, etc.

Thanks
by Brad Q
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mozilla Thunderbird Versions
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Versions

A couple of us had a thread on this a couple of months(?) back. The other guy pulled the Debian (or at least a non PiOS version) of Thunderbird and it apparently did not have the slowness problem. Which is why I posted the above. For me at least the PiOS version works OK, after it is up an running. ...
by Brad Q
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maximum SD card interface speed
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: Maximum SD card interface speed

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bcm2711/rpi_DATA_2711_1p0_preliminary.pdf Page 11: "Raspberry Pi 4 Model B DatasheetCopyright Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd. 20195.1.3 Display Parallel Interface (DPI)A standard parallel RGB (DPI) interface is available the GPIOs. This...
by Brad Q
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mozilla Thunderbird Versions
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Versions

I wonder if this is related to the extremely slow start up I have seen on the last few(?) Thunderbird updates(PiOS)?
by Brad Q
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maximum SD card interface speed
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: Maximum SD card interface speed

IF I remember correctly the chip for the SD card reader is limited to 40MB/s and the USB chip is limited to 350MB/s(total, Pi4). Jumping from a 100MB/s flash drive to a 300MB/s USB SSD drive(Sandisk) made a HUGE improvement in daily desktop performance.
by Brad Q
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian vs Pi OS
Replies: 6
Views: 9337

Re: Raspbian vs Pi OS

I do not think that it really can be based on Raspbian. The major reason for the name change was that the 64 bit version would not have anything Raspbian in it. It also would not make sense to keep the 32bit and 64bit different. Keeping them the same or at least as close as possible(to me) would mea...
by Brad Q
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian vs Pi OS
Replies: 6
Views: 9337

Raspbian vs Pi OS

First does an installed Raspbian (32bit) just become Pi OS upon a "standard" update? After reading the vlog on why the name was changed, I am left to wonder if Raspbian (including the PC version) will continue. Will it become a stand alone OS, will it "morph" in Pi OS, will it ju...
by Brad Q
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio does not work
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Audio does not work

IF you are using DVI, the best I can tell you is to get used to going through this every 4 or so major updates. I did not get hit with today's update but i did get hit last(?) week. Every time seems to require a new solution. Go through the ones listed in the blog and after if that does not help, po...
by Brad Q
Fri May 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio after 5/28/20 update
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Audio after 5/28/20 update

As far as I can tell the blog is just repeating the same information.
by Brad Q
Fri May 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio after 5/28/20 update
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Audio after 5/28/20 update

pcm.output {
type hw
card 1
}

ctl.!default {
type hw
card 1
}

Which is how I THINK it is supposed to be set for headphones.
by Brad Q
Fri May 29, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio after 5/28/20 update
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Audio after 5/28/20 update

This is about the only persistent problem I have had with my Pi4, which I use as a daily driver. The audio stopped working (again) after today's update. It still works if I use VLC and manually change the audio, so it is not a hardware issue. The only hardware oddity is that it is a DVI monitor usin...
by Brad Q
Sun May 03, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 boot-over-USB with NVMe drive
Replies: 33
Views: 23545

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 boot-over-USB with NVMe drive

You probably could have saved yourself a ton of work by just using the usb-boot.zip utility. It pretty much automates all the work you did. The utility is available here on the site. Just do a search for it. RonR does a great job of supporting it.
by Brad Q
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Shiboken coding question
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Shiboken coding question

Alex, thanks for catching that. I had it exactly backwards.

However, it still leaves the question of why the above line(first post) works when hard coded but not when variable coded(as it was originally)?
by Brad Q
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot get headphones to work after a new monitor.
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Cannot get headphones to work after a new monitor.

So I lucked into a HP w2558hs monitor(1920X1200, 25.5 inch, dual HDMI ) for free. I am switching up from a Samsung 940BW (1440X800, DVI). For my purposes I really need to use the headphones. No matter what I do it seems to come through the monitor and there is no headphone jack that I can find on th...
by Brad Q
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Shiboken coding question
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Shiboken coding question

Yeah, I know. If you look at the thread I am one of the posters. I have FreeCAD running via Python2.7/QT4. Python 3.7 has an issue with coin3d(required by FreeCAD), so Python 3.7 is out. BUT there are QT5 packages for Python2.7. Which is where I was at when I ran into this error. Regardless of wheth...
by Brad Q
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Shiboken coding question
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Shiboken coding question

So is the answer so obvious no one has bothered to reply or is it that nobody else can see why it is not working either?

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