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A little list of questions for CM3 - Schubaltz - 01-21-2021

Hey everyone,
Just got my FP CM3 up and running and I had a few questions...

1. USB hub, will the usb on the cm3 support a standalone or do I need one with its own power supply?

2. Bluetooth dongle, I have a 8bitdo usb adapter works great for one controller but... I have two so now I need a dongle does anyone have any ideas on the better ones or is this one fine for use?  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ZIILLI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_t1_YRucGb4BVTJK5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

3. Upgrading retropie software do I need to?

4. Last is there a reset button on the back of the freeplay board? Is not how do I reset without having to disconnect the battery is a freeze happens. ( It has frozen when resetting emulator station after loading my roms on the system. A pain to take the case apart to remove battery. )

I have a few more but I'll get to those later. Thanks for any help you can send my way.


RE: A little list of questions for CM3 - Flavor - 01-22-2021

1) You can use an unpowered hub, but it will be very dependent on what all you plug into it. If it's all low-power stuff, it should be fine. I would recommend a hub with its own power supply, but it's not entirely necessary.

2) I have not yet heard of anyone getting a BT/WiFI combo dongle to work on Raspbian. As for BT by itself, I think anything that works well under Raspbian should work fine on the Freeplay CM3. I would assume there's some list like that online somewhere.

3) Upgrading should work. Make a backup before you do it. We do intend to release a new SD image sometime here, but we've been very swamped with other things lately.

4) There is a KILL button on the back near the power slider. This should instantly cut all power (like unplugging USB and the battery at the same time).


RE: A little list of questions for CM3 - Schubaltz - 01-22-2021

Thank you so much Flavor, I appreciate the help.