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by X-Gen
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raspbian for Pico?
Replies: 34
Views: 1695

Re: Raspbian for Pico?

Ok, should I make a new topic concerning the RP2040, or is there an actual answer to my question? (raspbian for RP2040)
by X-Gen
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

My understanding is the same holds true with the Zero 2 subject to the caveat that typical USB2 ports don't provide enough power, so one needs to connect the new Zero to a USB3 port instead (even though the data is still only USB2). I'll give you a "maybe" on that. I once (as a test) conn...
by X-Gen
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

Telling us what to do never works. We know what we are doing, we know our market, and we know what sells. This device will sell orders of magnitude more than the device you mentioned. And $45! Not even the same ballpark. Tbh, you post reads like you work for Radxa, and are just a little bit worried...
by X-Gen
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

According to hackaday the Pi Zero 2 W has the best performance per watt https://hackaday.com/2021/11/01/the-pi-zero-2-w-is-the-most-efficient-pi/ https://hackaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/grunt_per_watt.png That's just because they lowered clock rates. If you lower the clock rates on a Pi4 to...
by X-Gen
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

Its got loads of uses is a great chip but one thing for sure is it isn't an x86 running win98se. When Linux first came out X11 ran quite happily in 16MB RAM. I used a 486DX66 based system running Linux as a desktop for many years. Unsurprisingly, updates for the web browser eventually bloated to th...
by X-Gen
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

You are not doing raspberry or users and favours of selling a desktop idea that is pretty obvious to a big majority is going to be a big disappointment. I am not convinced it is "obvious" but it will depend on what one wants from a Desktop. Some say a 3B (non-plus) isn't suitable as a Des...
by X-Gen
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

Have no idea on the process of a stacked chip, Raspberry did say the DDR was the more sensitive. They have done there design and released so doubt they would do a redesign just to get a .1/.2 of a Ghz. 1Ghz is great and then it gives the community the choice of an OC and Raspberry the safety of pro...
by X-Gen
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

ro 'average user' has access to a Pi Zero 2 yet, don't they? :shock: By the time we get it, some of the first bugs will be ironed out. Who knows, slightly higher clock rates, and maybe other upgraded features, like what happened on the 3B+ and 4B? :D I'm inclined to doubt that there is any intent t...
by X-Gen
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

Does anyone know if the Zero 2 W can boot from USB? I tried the procedure for the 3 B but it didn't seem to work—I have to have a microSD card with a valid bootloader and dtb for the Zero 2 to do anything (any output, any LED activity). ro 'average user' has access to a Pi Zero 2 yet, don't they? :...
by X-Gen
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

If I'm honest... I was hoping for better. I think the quad-core CPU is a great addition, but the lowered clock speed really hurts the performance, and only 512MB RAM is quite disappointing considering how that amount of RAM is barely usable nowadays. I was kinda hoping for at least 1GB RAM. If we c...
by X-Gen
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 18817

Re: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Thread

Does anyone know if the Zero 2 W can boot from USB? I tried the procedure for the 3 B but it didn't seem to work—I have to have a microSD card with a valid bootloader and dtb for the Zero 2 to do anything (any output, any LED activity). for the 3B I just unplug the microSD card during boot (with US...
by X-Gen
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Raspbian for Pico?
Replies: 34
Views: 1695

Re: Raspbian for Pico?

My sincere apologies,
I mistaken the 2040 for the Pico.
Is it possible to do the following on a 2040?
I realize the Pico is too small for what I want.
by X-Gen
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Raspbian for Pico?
Replies: 34
Views: 1695

Raspbian for Pico?

You know what would be interesting? If there was an OS image that would install on the Pico. Like Like raspberry super lite edition, so the Pico could be accessed via ssh. The Pico would make an excellent device for my server farm, recording and logging several temperature sensors measuring active a...
by X-Gen
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Car chip shortage, and RP 2040?
Replies: 43
Views: 2689

Re: Car chip shortage, and RP 2040?

I've always found that cars should have some usb phone connector, that charges the phone, and runs a car app. So most stuff can be steered from the cell phone that's registered to the car, and some secondary electronic functions (like climate controls, entertainment system, speed of windshield wipe...
by X-Gen
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Car chip shortage, and RP 2040?
Replies: 43
Views: 2689

Re: Car chip shortage, and RP 2040?

trejan wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:49 pm
X-Gen wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:32 pm
.....The lack of high speed CAN interfaces is already a dealbreaker.....
I thought the 2040 has a USB 1.1 interface?
Should be more than fast enough?
by X-Gen
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Car chip shortage, and RP 2040?
Replies: 43
Views: 2689

Re: Car chip shortage, and RP 2040?

I've always found that cars should have some usb phone connector, that charges the phone, and runs a car app. So most stuff can be steered from the cell phone that's registered to the car, and some secondary electronic functions (like climate controls, entertainment system, speed of windshield wiper...
by X-Gen
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Car chip shortage, and RP 2040?
Replies: 43
Views: 2689

Car chip shortage, and RP 2040?

I was wondering if car manufacturers going through this chip shortage, could use an rp 2040 cpu in their cars instead? Not sure if the chip is powerful enough to replace a car ECU chip, or other automated functions (they could use multiple per vehicle, considering the low cost of the chip)? I'm fair...
by X-Gen
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Arm vs riscv
Replies: 29
Views: 4755

Arm vs riscv

I wonder if perhaps some of the devs have looked into riscV and how it compares to arm in terms of performance and efficiency. China has just developed their first riscv cpu at a meager 1.2Ghz, but I'd still be interested in if RiscV is an improvement over arm, or if they are considered equal Especi...
by X-Gen
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Use cases for the pi pico?
Replies: 12
Views: 2377

Use cases for the pi pico?

What would be some use cases for the pi pico, other than a GPIO pin controller?
- Multicore server?
- Does it run Linux/android?
- Pi hole? (Network switch that blocks or masks ads)
- web server?
by X-Gen
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: Raspberry pi 400
Replies: 127
Views: 7151

Re: Raspberry pi 400

You know, it never even occurred to me that people might want to use a Pi400, a full computer in a keyboard, just as a keyboard. Seems a strange thing to want to do - spend all that money on a device, then just use a little bit of it. I can see some minor point if the desk is busy, but there are so...
by X-Gen
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hardware accelerated video playback on pi zero?
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Hardware accelerated video playback on pi zero?

The last time I checked I was able to watch YouTube videos using the VLC Media Player on the Raspberry Pi Zero computer. I do not know if the video was being displayed at 360P or 480P video size. I was watching the video using a small 7 inch touch screen. The problem with small touch screens. The s...
by X-Gen
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!
Replies: 1075
Views: 119440

Re: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!

Why do you want to add a fan to a device that doesn't need a fan? The Pi 400 keyboard doesn't need one. However, if they ever want to reduce the weight, and size of the heat sink in there, a fan would be a possibility. Or if someone ever would plan a CM4 like product that has smaller dimensions, it...
by X-Gen
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!
Replies: 1075
Views: 119440

Re: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!

A fan is a moving part that gathers dust and creates electric noise as well. A metal sheet like in Pi 400 is the ultimate solution. A fan wears out in time needing replacement, a metal sheet doesn't... Seen that response before. Yes, a fan wears out, after about 40.000 hours! That's like 5 years of...
by X-Gen
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!
Replies: 1075
Views: 119440

Re: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!

Rudolf wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:29 am
X-Gen wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:16 am
And a little 30-50mm by 10mm fan to mainly cool the board next to the cpu, having some of that air pass by the edges of the cpu.
Can't do much better than that.
Please, No! No fan in Pi, I love the way it works quiet.
A 5v fan on a 3.3V pin is quiet. And so is a 12v fan on a 5v pin.
by X-Gen
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hardware accelerated video playback on pi zero?
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Hardware accelerated video playback on pi zero?

For the 32 bit image, how does the hardware accelerated playback feature affect the raspberry pi zero?

I always loved to play around with running a full os with GUI on the zero, but remember it had difficulty playing 480p video from software...

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