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Online Steve Elliott

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2019, 03:15:11 PM »
Great thanks.  Unpacked all the pi goodies.  Looks good, but haven't tried it yet.  One thing I didn't realise was the pi case comes as a pack to assemble yourself hmm.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2019, 06:27:37 PM »
One thing I didn't realise was the pi case comes as a pack to assemble yourself hmm.
The official pi case is a two piece one but I think you ordered the same one as I did “ninja case” which comes in 5 layers. The site has a handy YouTube video which makes it dead easy to put together though.
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2019, 06:29:56 PM »
Yes I have the same case as you.  Thanks for the info, I just wasn't expecting something so fiddly.
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2019, 11:33:01 PM »
Thanks for the info, I just wasn't expecting something so fiddly.
That's what I thought. I went WTF! not even a bit of paper to show you the order of the layers :o
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2019, 08:27:32 PM »
lmao   ;D

But my arcade cabinet took a step forward...24 inch monitor for pi4.   :D
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2019, 10:48:44 PM »
But my arcade cabinet took a step forward...24 inch monitor for pi4.   :D
Cool ;D - Still not even turned mine on yet to make sure it works :( - Kinda got depressed that there are no working Amiga emulators for it yet and no idea how long before Retropie get updated. Guess it's a waiting game but I must test it at least for warranty purposes.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2019, 09:40:22 PM »
Finally got around to testing it all works and pi + mouse + keyboard + PSU all working grand :)

Amiga here were come.... I read on the AmiBerry forums that "one" person reported that worked so thought I'd give it go. Downloaded the latest GitHub version and compiled as per instructions but ended up with FATAL ERROR "SDL_image.h", huh ok, so I installed SDL and SDL2 dev stuff which went fine and tried again with various options but still at the end got FATAL ERROR "SDL_image.h".

10 minutes and my patience is worn out so it all boxed up until there is a Pi 4 image to download of RetroPi :P

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« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2019, 10:53:17 PM »
You give up too soon. I bet IWasAdam would write its own Amiga emulator :-)

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2019, 08:58:31 PM »
I'd like to join the party. But the 4 GB model is nowhere to be found.
On top of that the first boards have a broken power supply support for "USB-C" by design. No firmware update possible.
Furthermore the boards heat up very quickly without fan or better passive cooling.

Apart from the community support, competitors won.
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« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2019, 09:53:30 PM »
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But the 4 GB model is nowhere to be found.

I have one and so does Qube.

I got mine from Pimoroni, they notified me very quickly after launch when the board was back in stock.  https://shop.pimoroni.com/

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On top of that the first boards have a broken power supply support for "USB-C"

Mine was ordered with the official power supply, so obviously not 'broken'.

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Furthermore the boards heat up very quickly without fan or better passive cooling.

The CPU alone is 3 times more powerful, so some cooling is required.

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Apart from the community support, competitors won.

Yes that is the HUGE advantage of the pi community (and software) support.  There are a lot of competitor boards out there, but they have bad software support.  They won nothing.

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2019, 01:42:00 AM »
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But the 4 GB model is nowhere to be found.
They sell out pretty fast, which is good as it means they are popular. Best thing to do is put yourself on the notify list to get an email when they are back in stock. I did that as when I first looked they were all out of stock from the two most popular pi stores in the UK.

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On top of that the first boards have a broken power supply support for "USB-C"
It's not really "broken" as such but just not implemented correctly :P - You can use any USB-C charger providing the cable isn't a fully featured USB-C cable ( marked e-type ) apparently. I bought the official USB-C PSU due to convenience as it's cheap enough.

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Furthermore the boards heat up very quickly without fan or better passive cooling.
I've ordered a fan for mine recently as I don't want any throttling when I finally get around to being able to install RetroPie on it.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2019, 02:40:49 AM »
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I've ordered a fan for mine recently as I don't want any throttling when I finally get around to being able to install RetroPie on it.

Yes now that is a bit dissapointing, the RetroPie guys are usually all over an upgrade.  So I'm surprised the pi4 version isn't available yet.  It's a great system that runs very well on a pi3, so will fly on a pi4.

Thanks for that info LineOf7s.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2019, 02:55:03 AM »
None of the Retropie guys had one when they were released (and as you've seen they're in short supply), and it's not just a simple recompile.  It'll get there.

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« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2019, 11:43:25 AM »
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I've ordered a fan for mine recently as I don't want any throttling when I finally get around to being able to install RetroPie on it.

I ordered this one, it's tiny and looks like it's part of the pi, rather than some huge bolted-on fan:  https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/fan-shim

I'm setting up my pi4 today with Raspbian to see if everything's working ok.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2019, 02:10:40 PM »
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I ordered this one, it's tiny and looks like it's part of the pi, rather than some huge bolted-on fan:  https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/fan-shim
Lol, that’s the exact one I ordered too. Got an email saying it’s been shipped today and should arrive tomorrow \o/

While waiting for RetroPi I might try it out with CentOS as and see how it performs as a web server. If it works fast enough ( it should ) then I’ll no doubt be grabbing a few more to handle tasks ;D
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