I have not used my Raspberry Pi 3 for a while but found a good microSD card to use for it today and will be restarting my use of it.
Expect tutorials, Linux distro recommendations, and tips and advice to be posted on here about the Raspberry Pi. At some point, I may buy a Pi 4, but I’ll have to see how I get on with my Pi 3 first and how easily it is to get back to using the Pi after not using it for months (If I buy a Pi 4, it’ll be the 4GB RAM version).
I’m planning on building a script that will allow for easy creation of Debian ports for the Pi in armel architecture (All Pi models, but slow due to not targeting the hard float Pi architecture), armhf architecture (Pi 2 and later excluding Pi Zero, 32-bit mode), and arm64 architecture (Pi 3 and later excluding Pi Zero W, 64-bit mode). Hopefully the experimental OpenGL driver (Pi 2+ only) will improve performance on more resource heavy desktop environments (KDE and GNOME 3), but I reckon GNOME 3 won’t be usable on any Pi except the Pi 4 and even on the Pi 4, only the 4GB RAM variant.
As for Chromium ARM, I may give it another go considering RPF Chromium is lagging three versions behind of the current stable release, however the support is definitely better than it used to be. I remember when Chromium was at version 60 or something and RPF Chromium was still on 51. However using Ubuntu packages in Raspbian or Debian can cause lots of dependency errors. You used to be able to get away with it because most of Ubuntu Chromium’s dependencies were already fulfilled in Raspbian back then, but it isn’t as simple now. Chances are if I restart Chromium ARM I’ll be using the Debian variant instead as Debian is more compatible with Raspbian than Ubuntu is. However, nothing’s confirmed yet.
I hope you’re all excited for the upcoming Raspberry Pi posts.
To install new software onto your Raspberry Pi, you should always update the cache first. This prevents errors and installs the latest version of the software available. It also lets you run the command ‘sudo apt-get dist-upgrade’ and get the latest OS version yet.
Guys, I have decided to start making a basic half-3D half-2D game in Python. It was going well until I had to create the character’s graphics. He looks great, but I want to crop him so the image has nothing BUT him in it – no “cropped” background or anything, just him and nothing else. I don’t mind ads, really, I don’t. All I want is a solution so we have nothing but the character.
Here is how it looks at the moment:
Please comment with a solution!
Epic Chas Gamer 😎
These games are available for Linux, and maybe Windows (I haven’t tried any yet)
A fun, addictive cartoony game, GLTron requires you to use the WSAD keys to move around. You create a wall based on the colour your motorbike is, and so do the other 3 “coded” players: these players are basically extremely smart code. You can see which “player” crushed you with their wall.
SuperTux is the adventures of Tux, the Linux Penguin. Nolok has stolen Penny, dunno what for (haven’t played this in a while). Tux must save Penny from the Evil Nolok. This game is also available for Android. The only con is that once you have completed the whole game, there is nothing else to do but hard addon levels.
I should of put Minecraft in first place because it really beats GLTron, but I thought that Minecraft was originally made for Windows and then it was released for Linux. Also, it isn’t open source. But it is REALLY FUN! Most of you know how to play Minecraft already, so I can’t go into explaining the game, sorry.
SuperTux, bla ba! Once you have tried SuperTux, you can continue his adventures in SuperTuxKart. It is based on Mario Kart and doesn’t work on the Raspberry Pi, OpenGL 2.1 or without.
5. What is your favourite?
I don’t personally have a 5th Linux Game yet, so what can you say?
Install ECG SeaSurf for Linux by typing the following into the terminal: sudo apt-get update, then type sudo apt-get install python python-gtk2, python-webkit, python-tk. Then type sudo dpkg -i seasurf.deb to install.
Download the seasurf.deb file:
This challenge has spread across the internet like fire (I didn’t create this challenge) so I have decided to do one. Basically, I have to tell you 7 things about my character. And up to 15 bloggers I enjoy. I have over 40 followers, but as there are limits (a few don’t have blogs) and you can only do up to 15. I am sorry if I do not include you!
So, here are the 7 things about me!
1. I think about my web browser project, ECG SeaSurf , for a lot of my time. I love it because the world wide web is a big place, and making software that allows people to browse such a great thing makes me feel special.
2. I do not try to block the spotlight from other developers as I love seeing what others have produced too, and I love getting inspired.
3. I love playing video games because they are extremely fun, and it feels like I am in the game (no VR here!). They also take stress away.
4. I love writing stories, to entertain people. I am writing a story called Sir Wolf’s Castle, about Minecraft wolves and a villan called Sir Bum-Smacker.
5. I love looking at over blogs and leaving feedback and liking posts because I don’t want to look selfish.
6. I love ketchup. It is an awesome sauce.
7. There are lots of other things I love but don’t blog about: Star Wars and Legends of Chima, for example.
Now, here are my favourite bloggers: I DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LINK CONTENT CHANGING
An author of a coding language called Fig, a coding enthusiast, and much more. Check out his blog at codeinfig.wordpress.com!
If you want to go beyond my app-making service (I would recommend trying it first and requesting a removal if you don’t like it), then Jacque is the person for you. He can even get your app published to the Play Store (I didn’t ask for an app because I can make one myself).
Check out his blog at themarvelousmind.com
If you want a guide to coding and you want to be a pro, then ARJ’s blog “A bit of everything – copy” is the place for you. He has another blog, pythongr.wordpress.com, which is worth checking out too.
Find his main blog at abdurrahmaanjanhangeer.wordpress.com
4. Daniel He hetianding
A Minecraft enthusiast, this blogger creates maps and then publishes them.
Find his blog at worldofmanyworlds.wordpress.com.
A real tech enthusiast, admin of a website called TechCentral which contains everything tech.
Leave a comment or like at limzhenghong.wordpress.com
A master blogger, who loves posting about sites he recommends.
Check out his active site at alltheeabove.wordpress.com.
Check out his inactive site at antoniowestley.wordpress.com
A real ESP8266 and Arduino enthusiast, as well as Python Expert, antepher maintains a blog called techtutorialsx.
Like and comment on his blog at techtutorialsx.wordpress.com!
8. Paul Sinha
One of my first followers, Paul Sinha appears on the Chase and is really funny.
Check out his blog at sinhaha.com
9. Old and New Reviews
Reviewing and playing video games, I enjoy reading this blog.
Follow the blog at oldandnewreviews.com!
10. Is there any blog you recommend?
I can’t think of a tenth, but I want to reach 10, so if you recommend a blog, plz leave a comment.
PS: The rules (I have forgotten the URL to the original creator’s blog) also mention that you should post about being chosen. So, thank you codeinfig for choosing me! SO, remember that!
Epic Chas Gamer 😀
What should I do if a button I am trying to click is faded or greyed out?
Hey guys! Here I will show you how to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, 8.1 or 8.
First, you will need a freshly formatted USB Drive. To Format a USB Drive in Windows, just open File Manager, then right click on the USB Drive in the corner and click Format. Format the USB Drive as FAT or FAT32 and then eject the USB Drive.
Download an Ubuntu ISO file for your architecture from ubuntu.com. You can choose from either AMD64 or 32-bit Intel. If your PC’s architecture is 64-bit, even if you have an Intel Processor, you should choose the AMD64 version of Ubuntu.
If your PC’s architecture is 32-bit, even if you are using an AMD processor, you should download the 32-bit Intel ISO file.
Once you have hold of your ISO file, you can load it in a program called Cyberlink ISO Viewer (or a similar program). Cyberlink ISO came free with my laptop, but you may not be able to get it for free.
Click Mount as Virtual Drive and mount as a drive letter that isn’t already mounted. Then plug your USB Stick into your PC and copy the files from the Virtual Drive to the USB Stick. Then click on Settings, Update and Recovery, Recovery, and then click Restart Now underneath Advanced Startup.
Your PC should reboot. Click on boot from device and click on USB Drive. Your PC will reboot yet again. You should get options to try or install Ubuntu. Click Try Ubuntu. Try playing around with the OS. Any changes you make will be lost. If you want to install Ubuntu so you can save files, etc, then double click on the “Install Ubuntu” icon on the desktop.
Go through the installation. When you are asked whether you want to install Ubuntu, click Install alongside Windows. Click Continue and follow the instructions onscreen.
Once Ubuntu is installed, click Restart Now and remove the USB Stick. You should see a screen telling you whether you want to boot Ubuntu, or Windows. If so, use the arrow keys to navigate, and press Enter when highlighting Ubuntu.
Ubuntu should boot. Well done! You have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10/8.1/8.
Epic Chas Gamer 😀
I managed to install Ubuntu 16.10 alongside Windows 10!!!!
It runs really smoothly on my Lenovo Ideapad 310!
I will write an installation tutorial soon 🙂 🙂