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by FigNewton
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: Blast from the past.

I just read the August issue. I am completely flattered. Thanks again to all involved.
by FigNewton
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: subdomains
Replies: 8
Views: 3954

Re: subdomains

drgeoff wrote:Putting a device in a router's DMZ is not recommended except as a last resort.

You should be able to get things working using port forwarding on the router.
Agreed. And DMZ stands for DeMilitarized Zone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMZ_%28computing%29
by FigNewton
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: GutenFree
Replies: 1
Views: 4790

GutenFree

I have been fiddling around with my new Raspberry Pi 2 for a couple of weeks now and came across the PirateBox (http://piratebox.cc/start) and was intrigued. I think that it's an excellent idea to be able to carry around a little device that can be used to distribute information. I have also been a ...
by FigNewton
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Will not detect my IP
Replies: 5
Views: 6102

Re: Will not detect my IP

The step that I am stuck on is finding the Raspberry on my network. At the moment I can not access the Raspberry pi with a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. I only have my laptop. I correctly installed the Raspbian os on the sim card. Powered it and used advanced IP scanner and even went into ipconfig o...
by FigNewton
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: stuck in loop
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: stuck in loop

So lets plan this out a little before jumping in. We need to answer a few questions to see how to proceed. 1) Since the process runs under Java I assume we will need to search the ps output to make sure it's running. Do you know if it creates any lock files or such that we can just check to see if t...
by FigNewton
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Backup from a USB card reader
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Backup from a USB card reader

I use dd all the time for backups. Just keep in mind that it will be almost impossible to restore a dd copy to a smaller card. It can be done if you have enough free space. You mount up the dd backup image which is harder if you dd the entire device (sdb vs. sdb1 then sdb2). Then you create similar,...
by FigNewton
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: stuck in loop
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: stuck in loop

A couple of things. 1) Not sure I would put the startup code in the profile. I think it would be better in /etc/rc.local. My thinking is that every time someone logs in, it will run the profile and possibly start another instance of the server. 2) The first line of your start.sh script has a typo: "...
by FigNewton
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 eating SD cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1279

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 eating SD cards

Looks like gparted could find it. That thing is black magic, I tell you. That's what I was trying to say. It wasn't invisible, just not mounting up the partition. I would be willing to bet that there is an entry in the dmesg output with the sd card listed. You aren't going to see it otherwise since...
by FigNewton
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 eating SD cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1279

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 eating SD cards

When you say they are deleted, are you looking at the dmesg output to see if they are actually seen. They won't mount because as it was pointed to earlier the image was written to a partition and not to the drive, so I am guessing it's not seeing it as a mountable partition. See if the card is showi...
by FigNewton
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I am not able to get files to raspberry via ftp
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: I am not able to get files to raspberry via ftp

Loren,
You do not have owner write permission in that folder: dr-xrwxr-x

To fix this you can type this command from the same folder you posted the permission of ftp: chmod -R 775 ftp

Right now, the permissions are 575. You want them to look like this drwxrwxr-x.
by FigNewton
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB HDD with RPi2
Replies: 18
Views: 2798

Re: Travel Computer

I have one RPi that I am going to use as an inexpensive travel computer for when I'd rather not worry about my laptop. I was wondering what screen do you use it with? I am not the person you asked, but I will go ahead and toss in my plans. Since I usually bring my Nook HD+ and my cell phone, my tra...
by FigNewton
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Weirdness.
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Weirdness.

So I wonder if we can figure out what triggers the connect sequence. In my case after boot, if I touch a key on the keyboard or move the mouse that device will show up as connected. Both devices are on and are evidently ready to go based on the fact that using either device will trigger the connect....
by FigNewton
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Quadriplegic coders
Replies: 2
Views: 5122

Re: Quadriplegic coders

Take a look at MagPi magazine, issue 17, page 8. There is an article "The Picameral eye-tracker". That might have some good insight for your project.

Here is a link to the issue: http://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi17.pdf
by FigNewton
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot Connect to Campus WPA2 Enterprise WiFi Network
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: Cannot Connect to Campus WPA2 Enterprise WiFi Network

That is my thinking. From what I can tell a mac address has two parts, one of them being a vendor part. I don't see how they are determining your version of linux, nor should they care. So my theory is that they are just filtering out unknown mac vendor codes. Again, it's just a theory. I know that ...
by FigNewton
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot Connect to Campus WPA2 Enterprise WiFi Network
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: Cannot Connect to Campus WPA2 Enterprise WiFi Network

What about finding someone with a linux machine, and seeing if they will let you clone their mac address, or at least use the same vendor portion of the mac address. You can install macchanger on your Pi - sudo apt-get install macchanger Or if you have a laptop, connect and then clone your mac addr ...
by FigNewton
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Sd card space
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Sd card space

You can switch to the root folder and try use df to try and see what is taking up the space: cd / sudo du -h --max-depth=1 And then start drilling down from there. Might give /var/log a check and see if there are some files you could zero out. The command >{filename} will zero out a file if you want...
by FigNewton
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to mount a hard drive to the pi
Replies: 6
Views: 11621

Re: Trying to mount a hard drive to the pi

This is a longshot, but is there a chance it disconnected between the time you fdisk'ed it and tried to make the filesystem? I was having some issues with my 1tb drive connecting and disconnecting the other night. I ended up moving the usb hub to another of the ports on the pi, and it went stable. A...
by FigNewton
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Weirdness.
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Weirdness.

So I have my bluetooth mouse and keyboard connected and working but do have an issue. Let me list out my setup here. Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse Motorola Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard Dynex bluetooth dongle I am running the latest version of Raspbian installed via NOOBS. I have both the keyboard an...
by FigNewton
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 3295

Re: Minecraft Pi

Igniting TNT is easy. Use a flint and one iron ingot in the crafting table to make a "flint & steel". You can strike that next to a TNT to ignite it. You can also ignite sheep, cows, zombies etc. with a flint & steel. Most of the mobs will deposit cooked meat if they're killed by fire. I think the ...
by FigNewton
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 3295

Re: Minecraft Pi

Disable overscan in raspi-config But then you have a desktop that has overscan. It's not really a workable solution if you just want to randomly play. Since we are asking Minecraft questions, anyone able to light the TNT? I have gone so far as to build a bridge with the TNT and put a lit torch unde...
by FigNewton
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi in a museum?
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Pi in a museum?

Another idea could be to have one set up as an open access point running apache or another webserver. Guests could log into the network, and then you could have all http requests point to a website where you hand out various pages or even documents/brochures they could download to their phone to loo...
by FigNewton
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bike computer
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Re: Bike computer

My thoughts on this would be something that you could use with a phone (and not necessarily while actually biking). Get a gps module on the Pi, and then take the data and store it. From there have the Pi also set up as an access point with a webserver. You could write scripts to update html pages th...
by FigNewton
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Press a button to do certain set of terminal commands
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

Re: Press a button to do certain set of terminal commands

Have you tried searching for that error message? It's quite common. momoster69 doesn't even need to do that. Line 7 of their code is: GPIO.setup(18, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP) The error message references this line (even repeating it in the error message) and says "Runtime error: No access ...
by FigNewton
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: TightVNC Password
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: TightVNC Password

If it is a dedicated usb stick maybe format it ext2 so that you can save some heartache.
by FigNewton
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: TightVNC Password
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: TightVNC Password

Thanks! It's defiantly the permissions that are the problem. If they aren't set to "View Content = Only Owner, Change Content = Only Owner, Execute = Nobody", Tight VNC rejects the file. The problem is, the default permissions when the command line copies the file are "View Content = Anyone, Change...

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