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by GlowInTheDark
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 B not rebooting, but seems to works fine otherwise.
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Raspberry PI 4 B not rebooting, but seems to works fine otherwise.

I have found that the Pi4 (unlike earlier models) rarely reboots "cleanly" - that is, the first time. Whenever I have to reboot my Pi4, I assume that it will take a few tries to get it to reboot correctly. This is just a cold limitation of the hardware. But note that, when you get right do...
by GlowInTheDark
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Pi trading really for sale?
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Is Pi trading really for sale?

There's nothing to argue about here (with me). All I did was state facts. That half the people are talking about one thing and half are talking about the other thing. I don't have a dog in the race beyond stating that fact. Two other facts: 1) I did respond earlier on the assumption that it was abou...
by GlowInTheDark
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Pi trading really for sale?
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Is Pi trading really for sale?

This thread is clearly running on two tracks. About half the people are worrying about the Pi organization being sold (in the corporate/stock market sense) and the other half are complaining about the difficulty in buying the actual devices. In fact, somehow the subject line got changed on the first...
by GlowInTheDark
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Pi trading really for sale?
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Are Pis really for sale?

Yes, you can always buy anything you want - if you are willing to pay (more than you'd like to). But things are getting tight. I recently looked on Amazon and everything is just more expensive and there are fewer choices (less options). The good old days seem to be gone (maybe forever, maybe not).
by GlowInTheDark
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero Ethernet LAN
Replies: 20
Views: 518

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero Ethernet LAN

So, what is the bottom line here??? As far as I can tell, it seems to boil down to: 1) If you aren't using (i.e., don't need) USB "gadget mode", then just use an a hub-with-ethernet. In fact, I have one of these and plan on using it in my next Pi0 project. 2) If you do need gadget mode, th...
by GlowInTheDark
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disable ALL audio on bullseye
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Disable ALL audio on bullseye

Did you try just removing it?

I seem to be the only one on this thread who is actually considering the question as asked.
by GlowInTheDark
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disable ALL audio on bullseye
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Disable ALL audio on bullseye

I believe you need Pulseaudio for BT audio to work correctly, but not sure. There's a lot of historical commentary about PulseAudio on the net, but on the whole it should work OK. (As I mentioned in my other thread) I have read explicitly where it doesn't. There is a post in raspberrypi.stackexchan...
by GlowInTheDark
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disable ALL audio on bullseye
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Disable ALL audio on bullseye

apt-get purge pulseaudio would be a good start. I've read in several sources that pulseaudio is not really a good thing and, unless you really need it, you can (and should) live without it. See my post regarding getting bluetooth audio working on RaspiOS - apparently, bluetooth audio is incompatibl...
by GlowInTheDark
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I forgot password
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: I forgot password

Hmmm. It seems some thread-editing was going on while I was composing my previous response.

Specifically, the poster who asked me for a more detailed response seems to have deleted his request. So, it may not be clear to what I was responding.
by GlowInTheDark
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I forgot password
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: I forgot password

Well, it gets tedious having to post the same advice over and over. But here goes... I believe all of the following things to be true (presented in no particular order): 1) Telling someone to "just re-install" is bad advice. That should be the last resort, not the first. Think about it. If...
by GlowInTheDark
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 644
Views: 123750

Re: Image File Utilities

You are operating (i.e., commenting) in the theoretical world of "Everything works fine and anything that goes wrong is your fault". Perfectly fine as a theoretical framework. I, OTOH, am working in the real world of "Stuff often doesn't work. There are bugs." Which is, why, inci...
by GlowInTheDark
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 644
Views: 123750

Re: Image File Utilities

You shouldn't need that. The certificate is valid. Is the date correct on the system you are running wget on? Unfortunately, it is fairly often necessary in the real world. There are bugs in wget. There are bugs in (most) websites. There are bugs where a browser (or similar, such as wget) thinks yo...
by GlowInTheDark
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux vs Windows
Replies: 116
Views: 3767

Re: Linux vs Windows

You can now download, install & use just about anything Windows development-related for free. IF this is true (and I'm not convinced it is), it is only true because of the pressure put on them by GNU and other free stuff. As the working girls say, how can you sell it when they're giving it away...
by GlowInTheDark
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux vs Windows
Replies: 116
Views: 3767

Re: Linux vs Windows

Many would disagree.
That, in and of itself, doesn't mean anything.

There are a lot of things that many people disagree with, such as whether or not the earth is (more or less) spherical.
by GlowInTheDark
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Connect Raspberry Pi to Echo Dot via bluetooth and play audio
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Connect Raspberry Pi to Echo Dot via bluetooth and play audio

A couple of things to add: 1) On the Pi, using the USB bluetooth adapter, as described above, I was able to connect a Bluetooth keyboard and that works fine. I note, BTW, that in the BT menu (in the taskbar), it shows a green check mark next to the keyboard (that is good). FWIW, when I had it paired...
by GlowInTheDark
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Connect Raspberry Pi to Echo Dot via bluetooth and play audio
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Connect Raspberry Pi to Echo Dot via bluetooth and play audio

I have a Raspberry Pi 2, running Buster. Since this model of Pi does not have builtin Bluetooth, I am using a USB bluetooth adapter (says it supports version 4.0 of BT). I have used the adapter in other circumstances and it works fine. I am able to pair it with the Echo Dot and it shows up in the BT...
by GlowInTheDark
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Format New Data Drive on Pi Zero 2
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Format New Data Drive on Pi Zero 2

It works fine. Like all X clients, you have to be running an Xserver (somewhere) so that it has something to connect to.

Obvious stuff.
by GlowInTheDark
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Format New Data Drive on Pi Zero 2
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Format New Data Drive on Pi Zero 2

you still won't be able to just run it from the command line.
What does this mean?
by GlowInTheDark
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Format New Data Drive on Pi Zero 2
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Format New Data Drive on Pi Zero 2

I recommend using gparted (which you can "apt-get install"). It takes care of all these little details for you.
by GlowInTheDark
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Losing keyboard repeat (X problem)
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Losing keyboard repeat (X problem)

Just in case anyone is curious... Turns out the issue is with x11vnc . I figured this out by looking at the x11vnc logfile and the man page. Turns out that, under certain circumstances that I do not yet fully understand, x11vnc turns off the keyboard repeat on the host machine (the one that x11vnc i...
by GlowInTheDark
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Check new kernel-version before actually running "apt-get upgrade"?
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Check new kernel-version before actually running "apt-get upgrade"?

Addendum: I just tested mawk (which is the default AWK in Debian/Raspbian, unless/until you install gawk), and it does not do octal conversion.

However, this works in bash - and is probably the simplest way to do it:

Code: Select all

$ echo $(( 0043020 ))
17936
$
by GlowInTheDark
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Check new kernel-version before actually running "apt-get upgrade"?
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Check new kernel-version before actually running "apt-get upgrade"?

Actually, I've often wondered about this exact thing - how to tell from looking at the kernel.img file, what version of the kernel it is (will be when booted). Here, in response to this very thread, I have developed a method to do it. Basically, the kernel.img file is a gzipp'd file with a header (a...
by GlowInTheDark
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bullseye and SFTP Resolved.
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Bullseye and SFTP

It is looking like this "bullseye" is the Windows 10 of the Pi world.

That is, it reaches a point where it is just so complicated that it can't really be tested in any meaningful cohesive way. What you end up with is a vast collection of perpetually changing bugs and features.
by GlowInTheDark
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Solved] Help in disabling the low voltage warning in Raspbian?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Help in disabling the low voltage warning in Raspbian?

But the actual fix is a better power supply.
Hypothetically, and just out of curiosity, what song would you be singing if the OP WERE running the "official" power supply?

(And was still getting these messages/warnings/whatevers)
by GlowInTheDark
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Solved] Help in disabling the low voltage warning in Raspbian?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Help in disabling the low voltage warning in Raspbian?

I'm sure that somewhere in the mess of programs is some daemon process that triggers this thing. It is up to you to find what process/program this is and kill it. Supposedly, all this stuff is open source and available on github or whatever. In theory, at least, it should be possible to download it ...

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