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by Mantrid
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Hosting a forum on a pi
Replies: 8
Views: 37192

Re: Hosting a forum on a pi

I've used phpbb3 in the end, the install was very straightforward And yeah you're right, try searching phpbb or SMF and every result is basically any forum in which someone says the word "pi" :/ it's very fast so far, but i might enforce such rules as externalyl hosted images, or all uploaded images...
by Mantrid
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Hosting a forum on a pi
Replies: 8
Views: 37192

Hosting a forum on a pi

Hi all I'd like to install a forum to the pi (though i might try and get images etc hosted on my own webspace to speed things up a bit), temporarily for now to see if it takes off enough (basically if it evolves beyond the pi then it's good enough to pay hosting for) What's the best forum package to...
by Mantrid
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Beginner - Motors
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Beginner - Motors

Ah cheers, Yeah there'll be no feedback, so that sounds like the way to go
by Mantrid
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Beginner - Motors
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Beginner - Motors

Hi all I'm starting a new project whereby I'll want to use 2 motors to move two sliders specific distances (a few inches) using a worm and rack setup I've not done any pi hardware stuff, will I need stepper or normal motors, and I'm assuming I'll need some sort of board in between so that the motors...
by Mantrid
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Complete Home Security/Monitoring System
Replies: 24
Views: 21995

Re: Complete Home Security/Monitoring System

Theres a package called i think smstools or something, theres a few guides online if you google for that with a list of compatible phones to use as a gsm modem. got an old nokia for fifteen quid, gonna try setting it up after christmas
by Mantrid
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Newest update breaks webcam?
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Newest update breaks webcam?

Juat noticed that command ia in my previous post, try it. im highly unsociable at this houseparty!
by Mantrid
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Newest update breaks webcam?
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Newest update breaks webcam?

Hi. i got the latest os instead of upgrading the pre-hard float one. There was a command to search for drivers in another thread ans it showed two drivers. the upgrqde had the newer ine but the older one was being used. For me DLing newer os image ans reflashing the car new fixed it. apologies about...
by Mantrid
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Complete Home Security/Monitoring System
Replies: 24
Views: 21995

Re: Complete Home Security/Monitoring System

with regards to a GUI i literally just have a VERY simple PHP (password-protected) dashboard set up on my webserver and a daemon running on each pi monitors a mysql database or lockfiles on the webserver to find out if it should keep the cameras forced on/off or during scheduled hours. images are up...
by Mantrid
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: License keys emails
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

License keys emails

Hi all. I've just received this email: Thank you for purchasing codec license keys from the Raspberry Pi Store.To enable codecs on your device(s), add the following lines to the config.txt file in the FAT partition of your SD card: Regards The Raspberry Pi Foundation The lack of codes is probably du...
by Mantrid
Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Downsize Debian image
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: Downsize Debian image

in that case log into ubuntu and run gparted on your sd card ("fdisk -l" will show you what drive you're looking for), make sure you make your filesystem (larger partition) as small as it can get, within reason, maybe a few hundred meg over what's in use, as your new sd card won't be EXACTLY 4gb aft...
by Mantrid
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Downsize Debian image
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: Downsize Debian image

can probably run gparted on the pi itself to resize the bigger partition, not sure how you'd then transfer these partitions to a smaller card, unless you plug the card into the pi using a usb card reader I've only done pi card stuff with my opensuse machine I'm afraid, Windows is my primary OS but i...
by Mantrid
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Downsize Debian image
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: Downsize Debian image

if linux just run gparted to resize your file system partition (it'll be the larger one), no idea how on windows or mac i'm afraid

then just dd if=<for each sd partition> of=<somefilename> for both your partitions then dd them back across to the new sd card at a guess
by Mantrid
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB camera ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

Re: USB camera ?

I have 2 webcams which each work fine, but in motion I'm having to keep them (individually, I have 1 per pi) at 320*240 or I get watchdog timeout errors

I'm just going to wait for the camera module rather than make it unstable wrestling with the notorious usb..
by Mantrid
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Newest update breaks webcam?
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Newest update breaks webcam?

When I run find / -name videodev*ko I get the following results, could one of these be an older one that's still being used after an upgrade or are both of these right in being there? /lib/modules/3.2.27-cutdown+/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.ko /lib/modules/3.2.27+/kernel/drivers/media/video/...
by Mantrid
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: So for some reason my filesystem is corrupt...
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Re: So for some reason my filesystem is corrupt...

The only time I get filesystem corruption is when my wife unplugs the powered hub from the power outlet and the webcam/usb stick (where the main fs is) fight for power and eventually the stick loses and I just reflash it Do you have any other hardware attached that might be stealing power from the p...
by Mantrid
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH into Rpi from outside local network - not working
Replies: 17
Views: 6812

Re: SSH into Rpi from outside local network - not working

so it's a static ip on the pi, static ip on the router, ports are forwarded to the pi, ssh is running because you can connect to it locally but not externally

I'm going to suggest it's the router somehow then, should it allow port 22 to connect outbound as well? can't remember off-hand..
by Mantrid
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH into Rpi from outside local network - not working
Replies: 17
Views: 6812

Re: SSH into Rpi from outside local network - not working

are you trying this outside your house? there's a weird issue with my router that i can access my pi from it's external IP address ONLY if I'm not connected to the same router as the pi is currently on, in that case i have to use its local ip no idea why but i've never investigated it since it's no ...
by Mantrid
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH into Rpi from outside local network - not working
Replies: 17
Views: 6812

Re: SSH into Rpi from outside local network - not working

I just use no-ip for mine, so i can ssh into the pi from my phone using root@<no-ip username>

you can put a small client onto the pi to call home and refresh what the site holds as its ip address so if your ISP changes your router ip it'll still be ready
by Mantrid
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Last update with many "version magic" errors
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Last update with many "version magic" errors

Hm I have the same error when I try to use motion with my two (Previously working) webcams, their drivers are coming up with the version magic issue same as above

First time I've seen someone else get it on the forum, was beginning to think i'd used apt-get wrong somehow :/
by Mantrid
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: webcam - motion - Logitech C615
Replies: 10
Views: 19377

Re: webcam - motion - Logitech C615

try 'dmesg' and see if you get the same as me about this preempt thing (i have two previously working webcams and now motion doesn't work after an update saying that dev/video0 doesn't exist like yours)

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 28&t=17517
by Mantrid
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Newest update breaks webcam?
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Newest update breaks webcam?

Hi again (keeping thread updated in case it becomes someone's google result..) Tried looking for Driver source files (philips or NXP SPZ5000) but can't seem to find any anywhere Is it normal for drivers to stop working between versions? that makes upgrading a bit more dangerous than I thought Or if ...
by Mantrid
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Newest update breaks webcam?
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Newest update breaks webcam?

Not sure but googling around for the preempt thing seems to suggest the drivers for the cam were compiled for a previous kernel or some such? I'm assuming this means I have to find the source for the philips webcam drivers and recompile them against the kernel I'm running at the moment.. Not sure if...
by Mantrid
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Newest update breaks webcam?
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Newest update breaks webcam?

Hi all I've been able to stream and cap video from a webcam for a few months now. When I switched to Raspbian things were ok, a few niggles with cameras but I was getting through them, After updating with rpi-update though things seems to have hit a new wall in that /dev/video0 doesn't exist anymore...
by Mantrid
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Burglar alarm / iPhone alerts from RPi
Replies: 16
Views: 20451

Re: Burglar alarm / iPhone alerts from RPi

I was just gonna use playsms. i could just email it out since my android phone has push notifications for email... but that's not as cool ;-)
by Mantrid
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Burglar alarm / iPhone alerts from RPi
Replies: 16
Views: 20451

Re: Burglar alarm / iPhone alerts from RPi

I have motion ruinning on my pi to detect motion from a webcam and upload photos/videos to an external FTP server I have an old nokia knocking about with a usb data cable and there are linux SMS projects about, I'm thinking (when i have the time) of detecting motion, sending images and videos offsit...

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