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by DarrenHill
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: rtl_fm_streamer - a cheap FM radio.
Replies: 14
Views: 6860

Re: rtl_fm_streamer - a cheap FM radio.

When you're in the folder, do

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ls -al
which should bring up a list of what's in the folder. See if what you're trying to run is there.

If it's not too large maybe cut and paste the output here.

For reference, the -al just shows hidden files/folders too and in a list order.
by DarrenHill
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: rtl_fm_streamer - a cheap FM radio.
Replies: 14
Views: 6860

Re: rtl_fm_streamer - a cheap FM radio.

Which directory are you in when you issue that command? I'd make an educated guess that you're a level too high, and would need to cd rtl_fm_streamer and then try the command again. If the app and the folder it's in have the same name and you're running the command from the wrong folder, then it wou...
by DarrenHill
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Openmediavault vs Nextcloud
Replies: 2
Views: 2902

Re: Openmediavault vs Nextcloud

Key question is what you're actually looking to use it for? NextCloud is more or less a "local cloud storage solution", in that it runs as a server and then there are client apps that go on your devices and the two sync up. There are ways and means to expand NC with various other stuff like calendar...
by DarrenHill
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: rpi as a media player WITHOUT kodi
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

Re: rpi as a media player WITHOUT kodi

On Kodi yes, for the others I don't know as I don't run them. It also depends a bit on which way you are running the remote. If it's via the TV's HDMI connection and CEC or if it's via an IR receiver diode onto the GPIO pins. I know Kodi can handle both, but I've never tried it on another app in Ras...
by DarrenHill
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: rpi as a media player WITHOUT kodi
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

Re: rpi as a media player WITHOUT kodi

Kodi can do it - as noted above scraping is not mandatory (although it is certainly designed to run that way). If you don't scrape you won't get the libraries and all the metadata displays etc, but if you use the video entry on the menu you can simply browse the file structure and play whatever you ...
by DarrenHill
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Backing up 32 GB SD card on Windows 10
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Backing up 32 GB SD card on Windows 10

If you back up the partition that's readable, it should actually back up the whole card. That said, you'll end up with a 32GB backup file (as it backs up everything, even empty space) although you can compress that. One caveat is that not all 32GB cards are exactly 32GB, so in the worst case if you ...
by DarrenHill
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 170
Views: 50821

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

TVDB changed their API, which broke a lot of client users including Kodi.

See this thread on the Kodi forum for more details.

TVDB have rolled back their change, but it may take a while to propogate out to the wider world and resolve things.
by DarrenHill
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PiVPN(OpenVPN)
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: PiVPN(OpenVPN)

Even aside from the (very valid) security aspects, there are times when having a direct connection and access to your home network and the other devices connected to it can be useful. For example when you're abroad, having your device appear to connect from your home country (via your home router) c...
by DarrenHill
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH on External IP -- how to
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: SSH on External IP -- how to

Personally I would favour Wireguard over OpenVPN, but either works. For the external address changing question, simplest way is to note what the current one is (your router dashboard will usually display it, or you can get it from websites like https://www.myexternalip.com/ (there are loads of such ...
by DarrenHill
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH on External IP -- how to
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: SSH on External IP -- how to

Use a phone or tablet with mobile data and test it from there. It's basically a remote connection from the comfort of your own home. Just also make sure that you have a good strong password (and ideally remove the Pi username and use a newly created different one) or better still set up key access a...
by DarrenHill
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: GUI from Pi to ssh
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: GUI from Pi to ssh

Maybe look at a text-based UI solution like Whiptail, rather than something truly graphical?

Depending on exactly what you need the (G)UI to do and look like, and of course what you're actually running in the first place.
by DarrenHill
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Adafruit Perma Proto Bonnet Mini confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Adafruit Perma Proto Bonnet Mini confusion

Another option is the proto-zero: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/protozero https://thepihut.com/products/protozero The holes are connected mostly in blocks of 3 (except on the short edges where there are blocks of 4, usually used for power/gnd) and the GPIO pins are taken out to their own holes ...
by DarrenHill
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Noob advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Noob advice needed

One tricky item I found last time I set up a TVH server was that even when you set your location to get the transmitter frequency information etc (so it knows where to scan for the channels), some of them seem to be missing certain frequencies. So it's worthwhile once you put your local transmitter ...
by DarrenHill
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wireguard server on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 12782

Re: Wireguard server on Raspberry Pi

Try

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dpkg-reconfigure wireguard-dkms
(from the DietPi documentation post on WireGuard here, the NB comment at the bottom).
by DarrenHill
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wireguard server on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 12782

Re: Wireguard server on Raspberry Pi

It all fits yes - mine's on a 3B.
by DarrenHill
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wireguard server on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 12782

Re: Wireguard server on Raspberry Pi

https://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=16308#p16308

For me it's item 172, at the bottom of the VPN list in dietpi-software.

This is under DietPi v6.24.1 : 14:43 - Sat 29/06/19
by DarrenHill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Internet warning light
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Internet warning light

Their Blinkt strip of LEDs works very well for such an application. I use one at home with a Pi Zero to monitor my network and indicate via red/green LEDs on the bar whether 7 individual devices plus the internet itself are responsive or not. Some details are in the post I made on their forum, link ...
by DarrenHill
Fri May 31, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Audio Stream "Radio" Box
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: Audio Stream "Radio" Box

I'm just using the free one, works fine for what I need. Basically rather than running it under Raspbian as you do for VLC, you download their image file and burn that to the SD card instead (same way you did to get Raspbian (or Noobs) on there. See their Getting Started and Quick Start guides for m...
by DarrenHill
Thu May 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Free VPN - WINSCRIBE - Will it work on a Pi3?
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Free VPN - WINSCRIBE - Will it work on a Pi3?

LibreElec has OpenVPN included in its standard build images.

There is a VPN manager addon in the LE repo which can be used to control it, although you do of course still need to supply your own config file or details.
by DarrenHill
Thu May 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Audio Stream "Radio" Box
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: Audio Stream "Radio" Box

If you're just wanting a music player, can I suggest you look at something like Volumio or Pi Music Box as dedicated systems? There are a few other options out there as well if you feel like having a search using your engine of choice. They are easy to set up, and generally come with either a web in...
by DarrenHill
Sat May 25, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wireguard server on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 12782

Re: Wireguard server on Raspberry Pi

DietPi now has various server options with easy install, including Wireguard.

Set mine up a few weeks ago and working very well.
by DarrenHill
Sat May 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: VPN client comparisons/recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: VPN client comparisons/recommendations

The new(ish) and very decent kid on the block is Wireguard. Very quick and easy to set up, and much lower overheads than OpenVPN and suchlike. It's also set up to work at the kernel level, keeping things more secure and lighter. Personally I've got a Pi3 at home running as a server for both (simple ...
by DarrenHill
Thu May 09, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Kodi 18 - Free VPN
Replies: 7
Views: 2574

Re: Kodi 18 - Free VPN

The manager is installed in Kodi but the actual openVPN executable which it controls and sets up isn't, that's installed in the OS underneath. You can quite happily use it directly without the manager add-on via a shell or terminal if you want to, the manager just makes it easier within the GUI. But...
by DarrenHill
Tue May 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Kodi 18 - Free VPN
Replies: 7
Views: 2574

Re: Kodi 18 - Free VPN

Kodi doesn't need a VPN to work, at least for the kind of usage that it's designed for. And anyone stupid enough to think a "free" VPN provides any kind of safety or security should stop and think quite how their connect is funded. If you're not paying for it by cash then you're paying for it some o...
by DarrenHill
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: repacement for samsung Allshare as its rubbish
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: repacement for samsung Allshare as its rubbish

The Pi will connect directly to your TV via an HDMI cable. Using that, if your TV supports CEC (Samsung call it AnyNet+ I think) then you can use your TV remote to control the Pi. Normally the best thing to use is either LibreElec or OSMC, both of which are self-contained media player set-ups based ...

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