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by wpballa1
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: crontab and DST issue
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: crontab and DST issue

First, this problem occurred in two time zones, Eastern Daylight and Pacific Daylight, so I think the clue is in jojopi's response about cron subtracting the month without correcting for DST. I note that this only occurs in the spring when we move forward an hour. As far as I'm concerned, last-week ...
by wpballa1
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: crontab and DST issue
Replies: 4
Views: 178

crontab and DST issue

I have a job that runs at 3 minutes after midnight on the first of the month. This month, after the Daylight Saving TIme transition, it apparently picked up the wrong time although the DATE command shows the correct time. Have others observed this? This month it generated a file with the February da...
by wpballa1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Beginner C language project help
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Beginner C language project help

You can start with the Raspberry Pi C beginners guide:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/issue ... ials-c-v1/
Free download as pdf. The MagPi magazine also has a lot of C programming articles that are instructive.
by wpballa1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Configuring WiFi without LAN and/or laptop with BerryLan
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Re: Configuring WiFi without LAN and/or laptop with BerryLan

I just wanted to thank you for enabling BerryLan on a Zero W, it works great and enables a lot more inexpensive projects with field setup of the WiFi. Truly a great tool.
by wpballa1
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface automatic purge

Bob,
The automatic purging is no longer working, whether using % or fixed GB levels as criteria. The disk fills to the requested level but then stops recording anything else.
Bill Ballard
by wpballa1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: catPooPee
Replies: 68
Views: 5397

Re: catPooPee

Well, we've got 4 cats and 5 cat boxes so they don't argue over who is using which one. After a while I can tell who did what by the shape of the poop! Of course that doesn't work with the pee...
by wpballa1
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Well, I got to about the limit in GB that I requested, and then it just stopped recording videos rather than purging any.
by wpballa1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Yes, that sounds like the problem. I will try using Max Space in GB and see if that works. I had to rebuild the entire system it locked up so badly this time. Fortunately, that doesn't take too long.
by wpballa1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Bob, I can't quite prove it yet, but I suspect that the purge based on % of disk space left is not working properly. My disk seems to fill up and then the program locks up instead of deleting old videos. If I can get in on time and delete them manually, all is fine, but the automatic purge doesn't s...
by wpballa1
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Configuring WiFi without LAN and/or laptop with BerryLan
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Re: Configuring WiFi without LAN and/or laptop with BerryLan

BerryLan works great on the Model 3 but not the ZeroW. I've got embedded computers where having that capability on the ZeroW would really be great. I must admit I'm mystified why it doesn't work on the ZeroW but does on the 3.
by wpballa1
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Setup WiFi access via Bluetooth
Replies: 20
Views: 15520

Re: Setup WiFi access via Bluetooth

BerryLan works fine on a Raspberry Pi 3 but sadly does now work on the ZeroW version. So close...
by wpballa1
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: catPooPee
Replies: 68
Views: 5397

Re: catPooPee

Well I did something similar (just video with motion) to see which cat was missing the box. It turned out to be the one with arthritis. Rather than video identification, could you do it by weight? That might be a lot simpler in the long run.
by wpballa1
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Need help setting up a raspberry pi camera that streams to the web
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: Need help setting up a raspberry pi camera that streams to the web

I too have been using RPi_Cam_Web_Interface very successfully, and think they did a great job on it. Just be sure you port forward the appropriate information to get it out on the web. I've got two cameras set up 3000 miles away running beautifully. If it will be remotely managed, you would want to ...
by wpballa1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B parameters?
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B parameters?

You might consider running the pi off a set of rechargeable batteries, and just using the car power to recharge the batteries. That would solve the UPS and you would only need to protect the battery charging circuit from surges which should be simpler.
by wpballa1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Bob, I did set up autostart in the initialization and that section is in rc.local. The only thing I can think of is that I am starting another package (using python3) in rc.local and somehow that is affecting the autostart. I've tried starting the other package both before and after the raspimjpeg ...
by wpballa1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Bob, I've recently run into a problem where the camera doesn't automatically start after a reboot. If I manually start the camera things work fine, but after a power fail it won't restart without intervention. Things were working fine until an upgrade earlier this year sometime in January. The syst...
by wpballa1
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Part two is how to get an address from outside since the internet provider can change your address at will. Here I use fapcam1 with port 9880 as an example and the directory chosen in the initial setup is cam1. At the remote location, login to the internet wireless with another computer. In a browse...
by wpballa1
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Yes, port forwarding is easy if you have access to the router the camera system goes through to get to the internet. Log into the router as administrator and figure out the ip address of the raspberry pi in question. Somewhere in the router configuration there will be port forwarding and set up this...
by wpballa1
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Bob, I've recently run into a problem where the camera doesn't automatically start after a reboot. If I manually start the camera things work fine, but after a power fail it won't restart without intervention. Things were working fine until an upgrade earlier this year sometime in January. The syste...
by wpballa1
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: SSD drive boot experience ??
Replies: 14
Views: 10666

Re: SSD drive boot experience ??

The USB-SATA adapter came with the MyDigitalSSD OTG drive, and I can't tell who made it, could be they did. I got it from Amazon...
by wpballa1
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: SSD drive boot experience ??
Replies: 14
Views: 10666

Re: SSD drive boot experience ??

I've got a Model 3 B booting from an SSD with no SD card working just fine (I did set the one time boot bit). Be sure you use the root=PARTUUID= method in the config.txt and add rootwait. I only have one drive plugged in, the the PARTUUID should fix it. See the sticky for how to find the right PARTU...
by wpballa1
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Further information: Sometimes I can get into the mode where Motion claims it isn't on when it is, even with Jessie. More concerning, the Pi will no longer reboot, it seems to hang when trying to disconnect the camera and I must power it down completely to restart. Part of this problem might be inte...
by wpballa1
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

problems with 9-22 version

I've tried Stretch Lite (9-7-17) with the latest software. Both with PHP5 and PHP7, after I start motion and try to go into motion settings, it says motion isn't started and the settings are unreachable. It does appear that motion is not actually starting. WIth Jessie Lite (7-5-17), and PHP5, it wor...
by wpballa1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4925
Views: 1192720

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Thanks for the clarification, I thought the numbering started at 1, not 0. :)

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