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by n67
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Translation issues
Replies: 49
Views: 1872

Re: Translation issues

A lot of folks here proclaiming their ignorance. I am just trying to improve communication and expand support where often one is inclined to simply pass over an incomprehensible posting. Is that a bad idea? How did this somehow become about me and my nickname and not the topic I raised? Argumentum ...
by n67
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Password storage idea
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: Password storage idea

There is a large gap between things that are actually good ideas - that work just fine in practice, as long as you're discreet about it - and things that you can publicly recommend to newbies. This forum deals exclusively in the later. Edit: Realized I'd misspelled a word. Check out: https://en.oxfo...
by n67
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: autostarting a phyton programm
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: autostarting a phyton programm

Yeah, I'm beginning to think that "Your SD card is worn out - replace it" should be our first response to any "It was working right up until it stopped working - and I didn't do anything" type problem report.
by n67
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python Questions - py2exe?
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Re: Python Questions - py2exe?

If having your users install your program using Python setup tools or pip is acceptable to you, you can configure setup.py specifying "Entry Points". This will install the program as a native (Windows, macOS, Linux) executable that will be available on the command line for the user. Here is a link ...
by n67
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Epiphany, where are cookies stored?
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Epiphany, where are cookies stored?

Two personal opinions: 1) Vivaldi is very good (much better then Chromium), but it is based on Chrome, so if you don't like Google, it might not meet your purity standard. 2) For lightweight browsing, I still use Midori. Seems to work a lot better for me than Epiphany. Of course, none of this has an...
by n67
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Openbox Configuration Manager Doesn't Open
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Openbox Configuration Manager Doesn't Open

Incidentally, I was able to get obconf working on Stench by using the Jessie version. Side notes: 1) It would probably be good enough to just go back an upgrade or two in Stench - but there's no easy way to do that. Maybe download an earlier image and then extract the working obconf from there. 2) T...
by n67
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logging Boot messages
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Logging Boot messages

The one's I've used are Seyon (X Gui application) and screen . Either will do. The more interesting part is hooking up the serial cable, which is particularly interesting on the Pi Zero, since it doesn't have GPIO pins to connect to - it just has "holes". So, to connect to the GPIO, you either have ...
by n67
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: autostarting a phyton programm
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: autostarting a phyton programm

You should remove (or just comment out) the line from /etc/rc.local - of course - since you are now running it manually. And, of course, you should kill the one running as root now (if you don't want to reboot). But now that I think about it, maybe that's the problem. When run from rc.local, it runs...
by n67
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Logging boot's messages into a text file at boot partition
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Logging boot's messages into a text file at boot partition

Duplicate post. See my response in the other thread.
by n67
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logging Boot messages
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Logging Boot messages

1) dmesg may be enough. dmesg is pretty good, but doesn't get everything. 2) If you can hook up a serial console on another computer, then the messages will come out there, and there should be some sort of capture/save functionality in whatever program you run on the other computer to access the ser...
by n67
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: autostarting a phyton programm
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: autostarting a phyton programm

I can start the programm manually with python /usr/local/bin/person_enter_leave_v6.py but this is no solution, because as soon as I exit the ssh terminal, the program is ended to. Well, the first thing is: You're just going to have to debug it. Something changed, and there's not really any "magic b...
by n67
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: autostarting a phyton programm
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: autostarting a phyton programm

Well, the obvious answer is: If it runs "flawlessly" when run in a console, then run it in a console. Problem solved.

And, yes, there are ways to make things run in a console automatically on startup. Get that working, and, voila!
by n67
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rasbian is making me pull out my hair :( no true root access?
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: Rasbian is making me pull out my hair :( no true root access?

IMHO, referencing the wshould/wshouldn't incident isn't a political statement for or against anything.
He's referring to the phrase "Trump moment".

But he's from Texas, which explains a lot.
by n67
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B
Replies: 32
Views: 34399

Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

Basically, Raspex is like an "Ubuntu-based Raspbian", while the other Ubuntu distros are more like the Ubuntu you find for regular computers.
Thank you. I guess there are pluses and minuses to everything.

When I get a chance, I'll try out Raspex via PINN.
by n67
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why port 58804 is open?
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Why port 58804 is open?

Install lsof, then do (as root):

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lsof -P -i :58804
That should tell you what's going on.
by n67
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 0 Ethernet Gadget can't reach internet - Windows 10
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Pi 0 Ethernet Gadget can't reach internet - Windows 10

Problem is that instant anybody on an MS forum hears that a "Raspberry Pi" is involved, they'll wash their hands of it. And point you back to an RPi forum...

It's one of those "neither fish nor fowl" sort of things. Neither side wants to own it.
by n67
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B
Replies: 32
Views: 34399

Re: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

procount wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:14 pm
The Raspex version works with 3B+ so I suspect this version will too, but I don't know for sure.
In terms of user-visible differences, what is the difference between these two (the "Raspbex" version and OP's version) ?
by n67
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 0 Ethernet Gadget can't reach internet - Windows 10
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Pi 0 Ethernet Gadget can't reach internet - Windows 10

Perhaps post to a Windows forum - maybe "stack exchange" or something like that? BTW, it is perfectly possible to have the PiZero have an IP address of 169.254.x.y and have it be able to see and access the Internet. I do it all the time. I find it the most flexible way to do things - rather than hav...
by n67
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?
Replies: 87
Views: 25936

No such thing (Was: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?)

Just posted a new forum topic on ‘anyone using the new x86 Raspian?’
Just to pre-empt a certain poster, let me be the first to say:

There is no such thing as "x86 Raspbian".

There. That's taken care of.
by n67
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 184051

Re: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A

In the thread title it says Jessie is "now defunct". Does that mean existing installations could seize to function after updating via " apt full-upgrade"? No. Nothing of the sort. Calling it "defunct" is just excessive verbiage - hyperbole - on the part of certain entities with axes to grind. Pay i...
by n67
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just burned out two pi zero boards
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: Just burned out two pi zero boards

Just to be clear, it doesn't matter which one of the micro-USB ports you use for power. Either one works, and they both work equally well. In particular, you cannot cause damage by using the "wrong" one (since there is no "wrong" one). Having said that, it only matters if you want to use some USB de...
by n67
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: TCP/IP Communication from PC to RaspberryPi
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: TCP/IP Communication from PC to RaspberryPi

You really need to separate the two parts of this issue: 1) Network problems (general knowledge about how TCP/IP works, then things like firewalls, etc) 2) C programming errors - because C is not a friendly programming language and there are all sorts of errors that people can make when attempting t...
by n67
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just burned out two pi zero boards
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: Just burned out two pi zero boards

How do you know (*) they are "burned out" ?

(*) Or, to put it less kindly but more in the tone commonly found on this forum: What makes you think they are burned out?
by n67
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: distinguish between booting and rebooting
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: distinguish between booting and rebooting

At boot (power-up) the GPIO are set to a particular state with their pulls. The pulls are not affected by a reboot. Choose a GPIO and change the pull to the opposite of the power-up setting. You can then determine the pull in software and thus distinguish between boot and reboot. Hey! That's actual...
by n67
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: distinguish between booting and rebooting
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Yet another "Systemd: Good or bad?" debate

Can this thread be re-titled (globally) to be as shown above? Thanks.

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