Having just received a DeskPi Pro, for which I had very high hopes, I am extremely disapointed to read the above posts, but would be interested to learn if other recipients have had similar experiences?
be really cautious installing. the bezels are extremely tight, I ended up having to sand the sides some a bit with 400 grit wet/dry on a flatboard.Having just received a DeskPi Pro, for which I had very high hopes, I am extremely disapointed to read the above posts, but would be interested to learn if other recipients have had similar experiences?
Just joined this forum to comment on the DeskPi Pro, as my experience has not been good either!be really cautious installing. the bezels are extremely tight, I ended up having to sand the sides some a bit with 400 grit wet/dry on a flatboard.
with mine, once the raspi was installed, the upper USB3 and the USB3 plug on the deskpi board were offset a bit, so when you plug in the dongle it twists. There's no adjustment in the boards, if there was a little play it could solve that. The bezel is also too tight around the plugs and puts pressure on them.
I've mentioned this to a few others that got the pre-sale versions and some rumblings are starting I guess.
Some of it is just silly tolerance stuff, like the bezels being too tight and the lack of play with the screw holes for minor tweaking.
The tech stuff, like the screwy USB ports on the front, that's not good.
I'm pretty sure the dongle & plug have something to do with the problem using the internal M2 or SATA drives.
Without the 52.pi driver an M2.Sata (using the 52.pi adapter from the deskpi) or straight sata in a USB Adapter case will boot fine off the USB 3 or USB2 native ports on the raspi, although it is better on USB3 obviously.
I've received no further response from them either. I kind of have my doubts.
2x $55 for the deskpi's, $40 ish for SHL express + duty & taxes etc, one dear 4B-4GB and two partly damaged 4B's a 4GB & 8GB
The Sata to M2.sata adapters & coolers are the stuff that I can use... Although, I don;t have cases to accommodate the coolers.
Been searching for micro-hdmi, USB2 & USB3, USBC and SDCard surface mount adapters / extensions to make my own case. not much luck locating it all yet, amazon & ebay are only so-so. I don't want to get crap for 6 different vendors...
You'd think that Buyapi or canakit, seed etc would have such a "kit" with all the 1' long cables to panel mount for people to make their own boxes....
You joined here just for that, Ohh my ! I am curious as all heck, how did you find this thread ?Just joined this forum to comment on the DeskPi Pro, as my experience has not been good either!
Sorry, but I don't quite follow you there... what are you actually saying is a "Scam"... and what is actually blocking what?Also - I mentioned that I haven't been able to access the deskpi.com web site for over a month. Tried on my phone tonight with wifi turned off and it worked. So I checked my routers "AiProtection" configuration and it was being blocked there as "Scam". Seems about right!
Yes - I am planning to migrate my Pi back into my Argon Neo case soon here.DeskPi is produced by 52.pi a partner with Seed Studio. They tossed up the unique site for DeskPi.
52.pi & Seed as you know are well known and reasonably respectable companies.
There is NO NEED for Postulation, Theorisation or Conjecture. That is a sickness of 2020 along with Covidus Interruptus and too much time on people's hands. The TV Networks should have brought back Soap Opera's to occupy idle & bored minds again.
Bottom line, 52.pi Messed up BIG because they rushed and went off without th\orough Q&A and Live Testing. They will either make it right or they will descend into a historical footnote. It's too bad as their other products like the Argon stand up well... I have a feeling they will be (if not already) having some staffing changes.
I know something that will happen tomorrow (their time) they will NOT like one bit. Some heavies will be having discussions with them about harming the "made in china" brand. You may or may not be aware of this but the Chinese Government has issued directives over these points and when their Government does that... well... It's China,l there's no lawyer bull and delays there... OOPS they got on the Radar. Go Figure.
Thank you for all your comments and suggestions, we are already in the process of updating.
As for your question, we have given some solutions,
1.The front panel USB is unavailable because there is no configuration: /boot/config.txt file, you need to add in this configuration file: dtoverlay=dwc2,dr_mode=host, and restart the Raspberry Pi.
2. The default system is Raspibian OS. The account and password are: pi and raspberry. The system needs to be connected to the Internet due to pre-configuration, and the network needs to be configured with wifi-country to start wlan, so the default configuration is to use the configuration of Shanghai, China. sudo raspi-config to make changes.
3. Slow USB BOOT is the problem of USB conversion chip. We are working on a new solution to solve the problem of slow USB boot.
4. We are also re-adjusting the installation problems caused by the too small tolerance of the housing.
If you like, we can send you a new set after the re-modification.
We are very grateful for your valuable suggestions, which also brought us closer to the real user needs. When we designed the product at that time, we followed the past experience. The TF card was used as the system disk and the external SSD or HDD was used as storage. Therefore, at the beginning of the design, we did not foresee the slow startup of the SSD hard disk, and the problem of Logitech keyboard and mouse incompatibility: The reason for this should be that the board and the adapter produce the corresponding frequency interference during the USB3.0 data communication, which leads to the abnormal wireless mouse communication.
We are updating the news through this link, you can get help here: github.com/DeskPi-Team/deskpi
Now, after communicating with you, we have started testing improvements and updates.
We sincerely hope all of you have a good using experience，we also know the expensive shipping fee of returning the package to repair it，so you don't need return it，as long as we finish the advancement，we will re-sent you a updated deskpi-pro.
As for the message reply, because it is not during working hours on weekends, there may be time delays, but we attach great importance to all your comments and suggestions.
I got this e-mail below just now. Progress ? well... sorta kinda.
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Hi Steve,I have to ask. Your new on this forum ?
Are you into Solar or like the other fellow who found this thread & joined to participate ?
I'm told by a couple it surfaces high on Google.
I hope you are correct. As mentioned yesterday, I haven't gotten ANY response to my support inquiry yet. They did reply previously (but it may have taken a few days) when I had inquired about when the product was shipping.Rumblins are appearing elsewhere as well... some hard bashing over on a Pi Forum I poke in on once in awhile... Some much harsher verbiage too.
They are now contacting me frequently with updates. I have a very strong feeling they will make it right and take the hit on the chin. It's gotta Hurt but often times the most valuable lessons come with pain. Applies to all sectors everywhere. I am told they will be shipping out replacements very soon.
I believe they will follow through and make good. They have the Argon.M.2 and others queued to come out, so they want it right before moving forward. I think the Lesson Has Been Learned. I suspect there may be some staffing changes too there... someone boffed the pooch.