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by MrKoolics
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I see 'Failure' during boot
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: I see 'Failure' during boot

Use dmesg to view the boot messages without need for a video camera. Ok, the dmesg was what I was looking for thanks. I guess I have a few issues but the only one that I see that says [Failure]Failed to start Load Kernel modules. Can anyone give me some back ground on that failure and if there is s...
by MrKoolics
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I see 'Failure' during boot
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

I see 'Failure' during boot

I just got a Raspberry Pi 3 and have loaded the Raspbian OS and am running it off of an External HDD. I normally do not watch watch the Pi boot up but I recently did and I am seeing [Failure] loading Kernels refer to system-ctl or something along that nature. I do not know what it is exactly I need ...
by MrKoolics
Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 341
Views: 535915

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive

I just purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 and followed this tutorial and I think it was great. I have a couple of questions though. How do I know if the file system is running off the USB HDD now? Here is the output of my df -h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 917G 4.5G 866G 1% / devtmp...
by MrKoolics
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I go back to Raspbian Jesse
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: How do I go back to Raspbian Jesse

Simple, buy another SDCard and a USB SDCard reader. You can then read stuff in /etc (for your CUPS and whatever) on your new Raspbian system. I do have another sd card with Raspian Jesse on it but it doesn't seem to wanna play nice with the HDD. So Are you saying I could leave the SD with Mate in t...
by MrKoolics
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I go back to Raspbian Jesse
Replies: 3
Views: 859

How do I go back to Raspbian Jesse

Hello, I got my Pi 2 Model B and was ecstatic that I was going to finally have a Linux machine. I read somewhere that Mate is actually a better desktop and it appearance wise it is just a sharper looking desktop. Let me give you a bit of background. I have the Pi running off of an external HDD right...
by MrKoolics
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI Video Is this Normal
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: HDMI Video Is this Normal

Usually when the RPi boots up it looks to see if a display is attached to the HDMI, if not then it defaults to outputting video via the composite out instead. You can force the RPi to always use HDMI even if nothing is connected when it boots up by adding the line hdmi_force_hotplug=1 to the file /...
by MrKoolics
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI Video Is this Normal
Replies: 2
Views: 593

HDMI Video Is this Normal

So I am a beginner with the Raspberry Pi. I have a Pi 2 Model B. I'm running the Ubuntu Mate version and I've also got it configured to run off of an external HDD. On to an experience I just had. I have the Pi 2 connected to an LCD TV that has one HDMI connection. This connection get shared with an ...
by MrKoolics
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guide: Chromium 51 on Raspbian Jessie
Replies: 951
Views: 642661

Re: Guide: Chromium 48 on Raspbian Jessie

Followed the steps WAY above and the chromium browser seems to be working great. THANKS!!
by MrKoolics
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3560
Views: 125673

Re: Introduce yourself!

I'm Tom, I go by the forum screen name of MrKoolics. I'm a Business Analyst for a large financial Institution in the MidWest of North America. I'm new to the Raspberry Pi. I enjoy reading, console video games, camping and hiking with my wife. I have an interest in just about all genre's of music. I'...
by MrKoolics
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a desktop replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 4117

Re: Pi as a desktop replacement

Thanks everyone for all the feedback. I'm definitely going to look into the usb hdd option. Like I said I haven't gotten to the point where I'm compiling anything. I just want it for the standard stuff like web surfing, watching some YouTube videos, email and banking. By the sounds of it a usb hdd w...
by MrKoolics
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a desktop replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 4117

Re: Pi as a desktop replacement

@liudr, I actually do have a lenovo laptop that my kids continue to infect with virus. Maybe I will confiscate that one and put a Debian distro on that. Do you have preferences? Are there different versions of Debian that you find better? Has Linux gotten better about drivers for the different type...
by MrKoolics
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a desktop replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 4117

Re: Pi as a desktop replacement

@liudr, I actually do have a lenovo laptop that my kids continue to infect with virus. Maybe I will confiscate that one and put a Debian distro on that. Do you have preferences? Are there different versions of Debian that you find better? Has Linux gotten better about drivers for the different types...
by MrKoolics
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a desktop replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 4117

Pi as a desktop replacement

Good evening everyone. I see the Raspberry Pi can be used for an incredible amount of projects. Mine, I thought, was rather simple. I've been interested in using Linux as a desktop type of computer rather than spending the ungodly amounts of cash for Windows or for Apple OS. I mainly use my pc's for...
by MrKoolics
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Switching SD Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Switching SD Cards

Thanks guys, I appreciate it. alphanumeric you actually brought what I was going to try next; is there any tutorial or learning url to put an on/off switch on the Pi? I suppose I probably should search the forums but I thought since you mentioned it. Also, I've tinkered with Linux OS's for a long ti...
by MrKoolics
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Switching SD Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Switching SD Cards

I have 2 sd cards, one 8gb with Raspian and one 32gb with Ubuntu Mate. If I shut the Pi down and insert the other sd card in it with the other OS will this cause any issues?

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