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by linux_author
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Backing up Desktop for Pi on Macbook Air
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Backing up Desktop for Pi on Macbook Air

when i boot my Macbook Air from a USB thumb drive, the thumb drive is /dev/sdb and the Macbook's internal SSD is /dev/sda... a complete backup (clone) of my /dev/sdb persistent system to another thumb drive (i.e., /dev/sdc) takes only a minute or so for an identical 64GB drive using SD card copier b...
by linux_author
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Kudos - 2017 Macbook Air works perfectly!
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Kudos - 2017 Macbook Air works perfectly!

tks to the developers for the latest Debian roll of the RPi Desktop... after trying Ubuntu, Mint, and several other variants, your distro was the only one that worked 'out of the box' - wifi, sound, video, etc... held down the alt/option key after a reboot, and the desktop came right up! btw, i used...
by linux_author
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSD1306 OLED headless system monitor
Replies: 30
Views: 14799

Re: SSD1306 OLED headless system monitor

sorry you can't get it working - but you'll have to be more specific by posting your code or offending error messages do you have all the requisite support libs/code installed? please note that i have not revisited this project in some time and do not even have a working system up to test (it has be...
by linux_author
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Show Us Your Conky!
Replies: 16
Views: 4963

Re: Show Us Your Conky!

uh yes, because you'll see that the post is from 2016?

LOL!!!!

i'm with the latest and greatest on my RPi servers...

willie
on the foggy Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ssh not being able to log in, ssh keys appearing, usisng a Mac with OS Sierra
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: ssh not being able to log in, ssh keys appearing, usisng a Mac with OS Sierra

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cd $HOME; rm -fr .ssh
brute force, i know...

willie
on the cloudy and rainy Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Italiano
Topic: mac address raspberry
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: mac address raspberry

Ethernet:

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ifconfig eth0 | grep HWaddr

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cat /sys/class/net/eth0/address
Wifi:

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ifconfig wlan0 | grep HWaddr

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cat /sys/class/net/wlan0/address
willie
on the 30C Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: phone call record
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: phone call record

look at mgetty... you can record outgoing messages and allow folks to leave message... regarding interfacing to call data i would have no idea about how it's down across the pond...

good luck!

willie
at the lightning capitol of the world on the Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with rtl sdr
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

Re: Problem with rtl sdr

i would love to see a working implementation of rtl-sdr software under the RPi3 - none of the software packages i have tried so far have worked... this is kind of a missing element to full enjoyment of the RPi platform as a media do-it-all box... if a solution is found, this means that the RPi3 can ...
by linux_author
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken USB on Pi Zero W
Replies: 9
Views: 2507

Re: Broken USB on Pi Zero W

get a hub if you're worried about integrity of the micro-usb connector:

Image

i have made my own using junk-box hubs... YMMV

hth,

willie
on the cheap-computing Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finding a cheap thermal printer to work with RPi?
Replies: 2
Views: 4409

Re: Finding a cheap thermal printer to work with RPi?

yes! (still using mine after more than a year)

there already is a driver; Mr. Scruss (a regular here) has a nice writeup that got me started:

http://scruss.com/blog/2015/07/12/therm ... -pi-zj-58/

willie
on the sunny and warm Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VLC Audio from command line
Replies: 1
Views: 2721

Re: VLC Audio from command line

mebbe:

https://wiki.videolan.org/VLC_command-line_help/

willie
on the rainy Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 128992

Re: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

can confirm this works beautifully on a old Samsug Q1, touchscreen works just need to find a good on screen Keyboard, ive been looking for a working snappy OS for this UMPC for awhile, im very thankful to the team on this. Now i make this machine useful again :) may i recommend: http://t-sato.in.co...
by linux_author
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Connecting to wifi from command line
Replies: 11
Views: 45350

Re: Connecting to wifi from command line

other Debian ARM distros use connman (it works well, but perhaps not as conveniently without copy and paste for long strings? i have not used its tab-completion mechanism):

https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse

hth,

willie
on the tiny computing Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 128992

Re: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

- just a quick vote of 'thanks' to the developers of this distro, and to another developer for his tips on persistence - using the blogpost here: http://tungchingkai.blogspot.com/2016/12/how-to-create-bootable-pixel-usb-stick.html i've been able to create a viable alternative pixel alternative for m...
by linux_author
Sat May 27, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.
Replies: 74
Views: 10805

Re: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.

Last night and this morning I also spent a little more time playing with the available open source speech synthesizers, and I am going to just use eSpeak for the back end (until I get mine working at least), as eSpeak gives enough options to be able to produce clearly understandable speech in a con...
by linux_author
Mon May 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: LXTerminal in the Background
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: LXTerminal in the Background

you mean, something like this?:

http://www.eterm.org/

i don't think lxterminal has a transparency option, but Eterm does!

(you may also need to fiddle with some utils to get the transparency or set the background images)

hth,

willie
on the Enlightenment Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Sun May 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hubs and DACs
Replies: 0
Views: 1353

Hubs and DACs

Having a lot of fun lately with some extra Raspberry Pi Zeros, some Zero hubs, an RPi3, and several DACs to build LAN-connected Internet radio, .mp3 players, and video players. I like the Zero footprint, and as you all know, the Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W are great little computers that don't ding...
by linux_author
Sun May 14, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: usb sound card and omxplayer
Replies: 13
Views: 16478

Re: usb sound card and omxplayer

Really guys? All i did was copy the "hw:1,0" which someone mentioned, and write "omxplayer /home/pi/Desktop/Dive.mp3 -o alsa:hw:1,0" and it worked perfectly. "omxplayer -h" gave me the option -o for audio output and said that the options are either hdmi local both or alsa, so i figured maybe alsa:h...
by linux_author
Thu May 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reliable Flash Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 2834

Re: Reliable Flash Storage

sorry, i cannot offer empirical evidence or testing results, but i have to posit my anecdotal experience: Samsung EVO+ microsdhcs have lasted the longest, have been the most problem-free, and offer faster write speeds than any of the similarly priced Sandisk cards i have one 32GB Samsung that has be...
by linux_author
Sat May 06, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: SPI SSD1306 OLED for headless system
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Re: SPI SSD1306 OLED for headless system

I've written a C library to talk to the SSD1306 (connected via I2C). You can make use of the same code. The difference from the SPI version is that the I2C sends a prefix byte (0x00 or 0x40) to indicate command/data and all of the following bytes are treated as such during each atomic write. The SP...
by linux_author
Fri May 05, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: Pi Zero W Woes

yes, but how well will the rpi0 run OpenElec, Kodi, etc.? and what i meant was, with only 500MB RAM for rpi0, is there enough user space left over after allocating a requisite portion to the GPU? (i know, i know, try it yourself - but i was looking for some user info here) tia, willie on the Gulf of...
by linux_author
Fri May 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: Pi Zero W Woes

interesting - i had no idea the rpi0 was even capable of playing video like that!

is there enough GPU memory and horsepower?

willie
on the sunny and warm Gulf of Mexico
by linux_author
Thu May 04, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WD PiDrive NodeZero
Replies: 8
Views: 3266

Re: WD PiDrive NodeZero

thanks to you, i now have a wireless NodeZero too! works fine... my nitpick is with the enclosure... the board/drive/zero are upside-down and tolerance is tight above and below decks - meaning that a GPIO PHAT, such as an audio DAC is out of the question in the enclosure without some wire soldering ...
by linux_author
Wed May 03, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WD PiDrive Node Zero Wireless Upgrade!
Replies: 0
Views: 1396

WD PiDrive Node Zero Wireless Upgrade!

Just snagged a WD PiDrive Node Zero from WD today! I had also ordered the enclosure. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tsCokDuubXM/WQovGFOjTbI/AAAAAAAAAKk/VAjozqxOP9gmOZflB96hrE0ByVN3wdsGgCEw/s640/IMG_0947.jpg This nice little compact board comes with a 300GB WD USB drive *and* an RPi Zero! In just a coupl...
by linux_author
Tue May 02, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen
Replies: 13
Views: 3665

Re: Brand new Pi Zero W seems to boot but blank screen

- you don't mention how 'recent' the version of Noobs? you must use the very latest Raspbian for the pi0w - if you hook up your good, working HDMI adapter and cable pair to your pi0w and you don't see the 'rainbow box' upon powerup, there's a chance your pi0w is not working (note that my only experi...

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