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    Top of the line Raspberry Pi now comes with 8GB of ram!!!

    Oh yes, boys and girls!! "It continues the quad-core CPU design of the BCM2837, but uses the more powerful ARM A72 core. It has a greatly improved GPU feature set with much faster input/output, due to the incorporation of a PCIe link that connects the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, and a natively...
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    Software Defined radio on the Raspberry Pi 4

    while doing some research on Software Defined Radio Control, I was directed to the link below https://gist.github.com/krippendorf/139566dc2caa840181ea17180941d818 This is a text document with the commands required to install the GNU Radio Companion, and other software in Raspian Buster. I...
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    Thumb Drive Problem

    I found an ISO of the Guttenburg project. This one was from about 10 years ago. Since it was an ISO file, I thought of burning it to a Cd, but thought that I would try a thumb drive instead (16GB sandisk Cruzer). Using Mint cinnamon, I set it up just like I would for a Linux ISO. It did not...
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    KiCad

    While looking through all my old Hand drawn schematics from the past, I decided it was time to update my procedures. I went back to my previous media, a 18 x 12 inch drawing pad, and took a look at some work I had done on a project called "the Roanoke Doppler" for VHF direction finding. The...
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    Does anyone out there, besides me, still use the Basic Stamp?

    Many moons ago, (actually Many, Many, many moons ago) I started experimenting with the basic stamp Microprocessors, and have embedded them in a machine or two, to add functionality, or use a new type of sensor. I have also experimented with them as a hobby.
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    Overclocking the Raspberry Pi 4

    In the February 2020 edition (#90) of Magpi Magazine, Page 36, Luci Hattersly introduces the reader to overclocking the pi 4. Since I just happen to have one of the 4GB Pi 4's sitting on my bench, I decided to try it out. The processor is advertised as a 1.5GHZ quad core, but it actually...
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    Raspberry pi loses hdmi0 output when audio cable is plugged in

    I finally received all the video adaptors I needed to do the first bootup on my Pi 4. Everything went well until I decided to get the audio up and running. My research showed that I needed the 4 conductor plug, because composit video was on this connector also. So I broke out what I perceived...
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    New Hardware

    So I finally bit the bullet and bought a Raspberry Pi. I haven't received it yet, but I plan to use Slackware. Having no experience with arm processors, it should be a hoot. I will try to document my journey in this thread. Film at eleven.:rolleyes: Happy Trails Paul
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    Testing Lubuntu (32 Bit) On a Compaq Pressario V5101US

    I ran Lubuntu from the USB drive, and it seemed to work fairly well. I pulled the hard drive, and put in an old one which came from an older laptop. Then I took the plunge, and loaded Lubuntu on it. It seems to work fine, with one tiny problem. When I attempt to watch a video on you tube, I...
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    Pinebook

    Ok, Here is a new twist to the single board computer craze. Pine64 has a notebook out now, based on the board used in their Pine A64 module. Check it out: The price is only $99.00 US.o_Oo_O What a steal! Hardware: CPU : 1.2GHz 64-Bit Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 RAM ...
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    Your First Computer

    Ok, What was your first Personal Computer? Mine was a Timex-Sinclair ZX81. It had a thin film keyboard, no storage of any kind, and a WHOPPING 1k of ram! The clock speed was 1MHZ!o_O:D:D
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    andy v21

    For Ham radio operators out there, you might consider KB1OIQ Andy's Linux. It is available on Sourceforge at https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/. It is a remastered version of Ubuntu 14.04LTS. The recommended system would have a 1GHZ CPU, 1GB of memory, and 10-15 GB of drive...
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    Q-TEL

    Anyone out there using Q-TEL in Linux?o_O
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    sbopkg

    While most Linux distributions come with a vast array of programs right out of the box, sometimes there is a program that you wish to add.. With distributions like, say Mint Cinnamon, this is easily corrected by just going to the Synaptic Package Manager, selecting what you want, and installing...
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    Slackware Live edition

    Has anyone managed to get the Slackware live edition to work from a USB thumb drive? ;) I have been experimenting with it, but have not managed to beat it into submission as yet.:p:p
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    GUI

    Here is a question. What was the first Graphic User Interface that you ever used? Mine was a Tandy product called DESKMATE V3. I got it with the first portable IBM computer that I ever owned, a Tandy 1400LT. It was a 4MHZ (yes I said MHZ:p) 8086 with a whopping 786K of ram. I souped it up...
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    Slackware

    Any Slackware users out there?:)
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    how's it going, eh?

    Ok, since everyone else from the old gang is doing it, I will introduce myself too. My name is Paul. I retired from the military in 1991, after 20 years maintaining computer systems. I went back to school and have been working in the private sector for over 25 years, Installing, maintaining...
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