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by oksage
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: samba home share allows (!) access without password
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: samba home share allows (!) access without password

I had problems with Samba which sound similar to your own. I recall the issue was that it was defaulting to being guest access, gave every impression of having connected as I had expected but without the permissions. For me, not using 'thunar', that came down to a mismatch in user\hostname in the c...
by oksage
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: samba home share allows (!) access without password
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: samba home share allows (!) access without password

I'm not the samba expert on here and I don't use thunar but three things spring to mind: In the default config [homes] is not browseable. Have you previously logged in to the samba server as the same user? In my experience the expected way to access the homes share is by (using windows explorer syn...
by oksage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: More efficient video stream
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: More efficient video stream

I switched from MotionEyeOS to Rpi-Cam-Web-Interface (RCWI). It worked better for me and is lighter. Search for it. It's on github.
When I installed MotionEyeOS (years ago now), it was a preconfigured ISO. RCWI is installed on top of raspbian.
by oksage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Read Only File System
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Read Only File System

Haven't got a clue and probably not the one to give an answer, but I would suggest giving more info. What are the relevant fstab lines? Are you using ntfs-3g? Do you use uid/gid/umask options in the fstab lines? I used to mount an NTFS partition with this line: UUID=0618B4FC18B4CAA9 /home/paul/Mnt/v...
by oksage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestions for Pi Based Security system
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Suggestions for Pi Based Security system

I used to use motioneyeos, but had problems with it (can't remember what), and now am using 'rpi cam web interface' (I'll refer to as rcwi). MotioneyeOS is a specialized ISO, whereas rcwi can be installed on raspbian. Rcwi has not been perfect (maybe not configured just right), but works for me.
by oksage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to mount usb stick with ext4 for all users
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: How to mount usb stick with ext4 for all users

If you create a group, say mount4all or whatever, and make yourself part of that group, then you call look up all your gid numbers with id -G I also have a pi with a usb mounted, and I explicitly list the uid (uid=paul) and gid (gid=paul). On that I don't use the umask options (dmask/fmask). Anyway,...
by oksage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to mount usb stick with ext4 for all users
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: How to mount usb stick with ext4 for all users

I used to mount a storage partition with this: UUID=0618B4FC18B4CAA9 /home/paul/Mnt/backups ntfs-3g auto,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=022,fmask=133 0 0 UUID is the specific id for the drive (or partition?) then the mount point then the filesystem (yours is correct for ext4) uid (user) and gid (group) wer...
by oksage
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: samba home share allows (!) access without password
Replies: 5
Views: 240

samba home share allows (!) access without password

I've had this rpi3 set up as a samba server for years, and the default 'homes' share config requires me to use my password to log in, whether I browse to the home share or if I type in user@ip/homes into thunar's 'location' bar. However lately, when I access the home share by typing user@ip/homes, i...
by oksage
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to clone a 32 GB SD card (non-GUI Stretch) to a 16GB SD?
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: how to clone a 32 GB SD card (non-GUI Stretch) to a 16GB SD?

Looks like your storage device is sda, same as found here:
https://www.uberbuilder.com/using-rpi-clone/

That page also describes how to restore.
Cheers.
by oksage
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to clone a 32 GB SD card (non-GUI Stretch) to a 16GB SD?
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: how to clone a 32 GB SD card (non-GUI Stretch) to a 16GB SD?

So you've used lsblk to list the disk/partition names? And sdb is the device name of your pI?
by oksage
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to clone a 32 GB SD card (non-GUI Stretch) to a 16GB SD?
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: how to clone a 32 GB SD card (non-GUI Stretch) to a 16GB SD?

thanks, but that entire thing is far too complicated, I need a simple SD copy tool both for equal and also for variant SD sizes, like the GUI SD copy tool, suitable for all sizes and all partition numbers. Which would be the correct rpi-clone command? I've never used rpi-clone. If you do a quick se...
by oksage
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to clone a 32 GB SD card (non-GUI Stretch) to a 16GB SD?
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: how to clone a 32 GB SD card (non-GUI Stretch) to a 16GB SD?

So you need to do this from a command line because you don't have a gui? To list your partitions, use lsblk or sudo fdisk -l This will show you how many partitions. One way of shrinking a clone is to copy the sd card to an image file and then shrink the file. You can do that by swapping the source a...
by oksage
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SOLVED. Booting to console with red background. Display drops out.
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Booting to console with red background. Display drops out.

Ernst wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:55 pm
I would replace the HDMI cable.
Thanks Ernst. I replaced the hdmi. That worked. No more red background or dropouts. (For now?).
by oksage
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SOLVED. Booting to console with red background. Display drops out.
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Booting to console with red background. Display drops out.

Ernst wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:55 pm
I would replace the HDMI cable.
Do you think the hdmi is causing problems with the power supply? If not, why would replacing the power supply fix the problem?
by oksage
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SOLVED. Booting to console with red background. Display drops out.
Replies: 3
Views: 123

SOLVED. Booting to console with red background. Display drops out.

I've got a pi 3 and recently when booting to console, the background color is red. This has happened a couple time in the past few years and I've replaced the power supply to fix the issue. Is this just due to power supplies failing over time? I use this pi headless as a samba/sabnzbd server, so I u...
by oksage
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to project live photage from Webcam ??
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: How to project live photage from Webcam ??

Not sure if this is 'current' but I remember years ago using a program called fswebcam. Though I may have been doing timelapse. Not sure if it does video streaming. I've got pi cameras now so haven't used usb webcams for a while. Edit: ffmpeg available with apt. To search for it use the command: apt...
by oksage
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interested in a Pi, but...
Replies: 15
Views: 1514

Re: Interested in a Pi, but...

Rpi's are great for "always-on" stuff, as mentioned already. This makes it great headless (no monitor) applications like: for network attached storage (NAS), transmission-daemon, mopidy, piratebox. I've tried all of those. For the nas, I went bare-bones with samba. There's good instructions for samb...
by oksage
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help with Apache2 server
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Help with Apache2 server

Never set up a server so can't really tell much about that, but I recommend putting more details in explaining what you've done so far. You're more likely to get help.

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