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by QuietZone
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1 Raspeberry Pi Zero needed for a project- Romania
Replies: 16
Views: 3331

Re: 1 Raspeberry Pi Zero needed

As others have said, get on eBay (or similar) and look around. Expect to pay more than the nominal/optical $5 price.

The point is that the real price (value) of a Pi Zero is well above the nominal/optical 5 dollar mark.
by QuietZone
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is everything so difficult?
Replies: 78
Views: 9715

Re: Why is everything so difficult?

BTW, DT (device tree) is mandatory for new SOCs and that includes the BCM2386 (RPI2). "mandatory" in what sense? Legally required? Are they going to shoot you (and take your women) if your produce an SOC w/o it? Also, re: Jessie/systemd being an "abomination": I think a large part of it is the fact...
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: phpBB: How to find my posts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: phpBB: How to find my posts?

DirkS wrote:
QuietZone wrote:Is it under one of those?
It's in overview. Section 'Your activity'. There's a link 'show your posts'.
Yep. There it is. Thanks.
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: phpBB: How to find my posts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: phpBB: How to find my posts?

Not interested in switching.

But I can get there from the link provided above (that ends with "egosearch"). I have bookmarked that link.

So, is the consensus that there is no way to do it in the default "skin"?
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: phpBB: How to find my posts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: phpBB: How to find my posts?

ISTR that it just required clicking on the user somewhere and it would show you all of that user's posts, but it doesn't seem to work now. When I click on a user, it seems to bring up the User Control Panel for that user. In the rapite themed UCP you should see a section 'user statistics'. There sh...
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: phpBB: How to find my posts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

phpBB: How to find my posts?

Someone recently posted a (long complex) URL that would bring you to a nice display of all of your (i.e., my) posts. I didn't save that complicated URL, of course, but I'd like to know how to do this in future. ISTR that it just required clicking on the user somewhere and it would show you all of th...
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: print output to something
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: print output to something

OK a file is possible, nice, but how about a window where you can see live output coming in, is there somewhere a solution for that? I've done this several times over the years. You can, of course, get fancier with it, but one simple solution is to open up two LXTerminal windows, and run the "tty" ...
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Stop Python Program After Autostarted in rc.local with all i
Replies: 12
Views: 2596

Re: Stop Python Program After Autostarted in rc.local with a

That is NOT true with systemd systems, /etc/rc.local is not single threaded and given exclusive control. You can use the magic SysRq keys to interrupt a hanging task during boot and the system will usually recover to a login prompt (even if the network doesn't come up active). Yes, I'd heard that -...
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Stop Python Program After Autostarted in rc.local with all i
Replies: 12
Views: 2596

Re: Stop Python Program After Autostarted in rc.local with a

OP, please ignore all the (well-intentioned, but wrong) responses so far on this thread. None of the ideas or methods proposed so far have any relevance to the issue at hand. Nothing about signals or killing processes and so on is relevant. Short summary: You have hosed your card and you will need t...
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are the security vulnerabilties of retaining user 'pi'?
Replies: 21
Views: 2877

Re: What are the security vulnerabilties of retaining user '

As long as your pi is behind a router/firewall, you're reasonably safe (Nitpickers take note: No need to nitpick this statement; I am well aware of how/why it is true and also how nitpickers may choose to pick at it). But, having said that, a fun thing to do is to operate a machine out on the real i...
by QuietZone
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to make an exact image of my raspberry pi system?
Replies: 26
Views: 4737

Re: How to make an exact image of my raspberry pi system?

Note that this qualifies as "useless use of dd".
by QuietZone
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cant switch OS
Replies: 45
Views: 3708

Re: Cant switch OS

The problem is that even if "they" do supply Linux drivers, they will probably be binary and x86 only. This is getting to be a problem - that some software providers are beginning to supply Linux versions, but then you find that just as not so long ago, "computer == Windows" was the default understa...
by QuietZone
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why is getting NOOBS so difficult?
Replies: 49
Views: 5371

Re: Why is getting NOOBS so difficult?

I think it is just one of those when there are bad vibrations in the ether. This is exactly the point. I was being semi-facetious when I mentioned there being a download limit. I was trying to avoid hurting your feelings. The point is that you are having problems downloading files, and when you are...
by QuietZone
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why is getting NOOBS so difficult?
Replies: 49
Views: 5371

Re: Why is getting NOOBS so difficult?

You guys are, as usual, all missing the point.

The OP is having problems downloading large files. Thus, any "solution" that involves downloading a large file is a non-starter.
by QuietZone
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero Will not boot, will not hold micro sD card in
Replies: 37
Views: 5036

Re: Pi Zero Will not boot, will not hold micro sD card in

r.c.carroll wrote:Well, I guess what my grandson told me was not correct.
It rarely is.

Kids these days...
by QuietZone
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why is getting NOOBS so difficult?
Replies: 49
Views: 5371

Re: Why is getting NOOBS so difficult?

It sounds like all of your problems are down to erroneously downloading something with a name like: NOOBS_v1_5_0.zip (Bad. Never, ever, use this file!) instead of the correct file, which is: NOOBS_lite_v1_5.zip (This is the correct file to download) The point is that if you are having problems downl...
by QuietZone
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: it's time for armV7 version ?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: it's time for armV7 version ?

Note that if you want an armV7 specific OS, there are options.

E.g., Ubuntu Mate.

And note that there are advantages to going this route. But, as noted in this thread, it doesn't make sense to do it for the mainline Raspbian.
by QuietZone
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: systemd rc.local replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 1751

Re: systemd rc.local replacement

Why mode 644?

I know what that means, and I'm sure it works (I'm not questioning that), but I am questioning whether it is necessary. What other mode value might the file have?
by QuietZone
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Only one OS option when installing noobs
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Only one OS option when installing noobs

cabeco wrote:Thank you . I used noobs Lite and now I got all OS download options
Yey! Good to hear!
by QuietZone
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Only one OS option when installing noobs
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Only one OS option when installing noobs

I have tried using only wired connection,,but still only the Rasbian OS option You'd have been better off if you had downloaded NOOBS Lite instead, for these two reasons: It is a much smaller download, so you'd have wasted a lot less time. You'd have known right away that there was a problem with y...
by QuietZone
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero Will not boot, will not hold micro sD card in
Replies: 37
Views: 5036

Re: Pi Zero Will not boot, will not hold micro sD card in

There's two bits of funny here: The OP wants to get rid of his Pi0. I'm sure there are hoards of people who'd be willing to buy it from him at a reasonable markup. If he put it on sale here for $6 + reasonable shipping, it'd be gone in about 3 seconds. (I know that nitpickers will find a way to nitp...
by QuietZone
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Default commands
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Default commands

Well, you see, "startup" and "setup" are different words.

You must pick one or the other and stick with it.
by QuietZone
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't Change SSH Port
Replies: 10
Views: 3856

Re: Can't Change SSH Port

It's almost as if someone said: Here's my /etc/passwd file:

Code: Select all

root:x:0:
daemon:x:1:
bin:x:2:
sys:x:3:
adm:x:4:pi
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:
lp:x:7:
mail:x:8:
news:x:9:
uucp:x:10:
man:x:12:
proxy:x:13:
(etc)
by QuietZone
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Convert NOOBS to disk image
Replies: 19
Views: 3232

Re: Convert NOOBS to disk image

Most people will probably not need it, but its safer to say that it should be turned on to avoid problems for those that needs it. The problem is that that sentence applies to the SD formatter in general. I.e., there's no real reason to ever use it in any case, but it so much a part of the religiou...
by QuietZone
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Convert NOOBS to disk image
Replies: 19
Views: 3232

Re: Convert NOOBS to disk image

Navyscourge wrote:
QuietZone wrote:If you (still) think this, then you just haven't thought it through
Care to enlighten me (and the rest of us)?
I just did!

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