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by Roken
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've opened a shop!
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: We've opened a shop!

Typical. Daahn Souf gets stuff us oop North dont. I want a Pi shop in Warrington, or at least in Manchester. Make it easier to spend my hard earned.
by Roken
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pihole - sort of works
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Pihole - sort of works

It'd be helpful to have an example or two of non-working sites.

Nevertheless, have you tried whitelisting them in PiHole?
by Roken
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why I love my PIs
Replies: 32
Views: 1153

Why I love my PIs

Small
Retro gaming
Nextcloud - giving access to my files from anywhere
Plex, giving access to my media anywhere
PiHole, for ad blocking
VPN, for security
tvheadend - for live TV anywhere (via Kodi)

I could go on. Why do you love your PI(s)?
by Roken
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Solution to use same keyboard and mouse as desktop PC?
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Solution to use same keyboard and mouse as desktop PC?

Take a look at synergy - https://symless.com/synergy

Works a treat, and multi-platform.
by Roken
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi, amplifier and speakers
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Pi, amplifier and speakers

If you have one Pi physically connected to the speakers, you can use pulseaudio to have all Pis output to those speakers, connecting to the pulseaudio server on the physically connected Pi. I should qualify: On the client machines (i.e. those not physically connected), modify /etc/pulse/client.conf ...
by Roken
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot find NAS drive in Plex app
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Cannot find NAS drive in Plex app

1: Why are you mounting the drive to /home? /home is required otherwise for local (i.e. user) config files Create a mount point in /mnt sudo mkdir /mnt/media Then change the owner sudo chown pi /mnt/media Then edit fstab to mount the drive at the new mount point sudo nano /etc/fstab Replace nano wit...
by Roken
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long do you guys keep your sd cards?
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: How long do you guys keep your sd cards?

My SDCards are only used for boot. Everything else is on NAS drives, so I expect the SDCards to last longer than me.
by Roken
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Entertaining - and Pi features
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Entertaining - and Pi features

I use Arch on my desktop, and so have shared this there. Pi also gets featured (more than Arch), but regardless, it's entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPbAXKMCDkY
by Roken
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: rsync use
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: rsync use

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sudo rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} /src/dir dest/dir
by Roken
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to solve Audio on RPi3
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: how to solve Audio on RPi3

Try a fresh install. On one of my Pis where audio is not required (meaning I've installed nothing extra for audio, on a headless setup) aplay -l returns **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA] Subdevices: 7/7 Subdevice #0: subdev...
by Roken
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Permission denied error even when using sudo.
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: Permission denied error even when using sudo.

Do you possibly have the immutable flag set?

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sudo chattr -i path/to/file
by Roken
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How can I prevent root to expand at first boot?
Replies: 39
Views: 10507

Re: How can I prevent root to expand at first boot?

Has the OP question been answered? I see a lot of discussion about why you don't need to disable it, but what if there is one reason for disabling it that I consider valid? /rant It simply fails here, but a valid reason is if you are booting from a USB drive (with rootfs on that drive) and the rema...
by Roken
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not able to ssh without password even after adding ssh-key
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Not able to ssh without password even after adding ssh-key

Try (and I'm going to assume you have vim, but you can substitute nano): vim .ssh/known_hosts Delete the entry for the failing ssh session. Save, and retry. A good idea in theory, but it doesn't work very often in practice because the hostnames are hashed. So, it is hard to tell which line to delet...
by Roken
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not able to ssh without password even after adding ssh-key
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Not able to ssh without password even after adding ssh-key

Try (and I'm going to assume you have vim, but you can substitute nano):

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vim .ssh/known_hosts
Delete the entry for the failing ssh session. Save, and retry.
by Roken
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: reboot don't work
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: reboot don't work

Are you booting to a desktop/UI (e.g. retro)? If so, have you tried rebooting with a monitor/display connected. I find my RetroPi failes to boot unless it has an active display.
by Roken
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: correct backup command?
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: correct backup command?

I've always found

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sudo rsync -aAXv  .................
Has worked well in all situations for me (including backing up the OS. NB, backing up the OS requires several --exclude s
by Roken
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Demoscene
Replies: 18
Views: 2704

Re: Demoscene

Back in the day, demo scene went hand in hand with the cracking crews. Seems a bit pointless on OS software.
by Roken
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bash: No such file or directory
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Bash: No such file or directory

if you cd into /frame and type

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./startframe.sh
Does it work?
by Roken
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Update broke boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Update broke boot

Well, a quick aside. It turns out Pi #3, being the one I had to move to the only working NAS drive, whilst it booted fine, failed to after an update. But, not the end of the world, it had owncloud on it, and I'd been meaning to switch to nextcloud anyway. So downloaded the latest raspian and started...
by Roken
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: if/else statement to run gui or no gui?
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: if/else statement to run gui or no gui?

Then you would probably be better with the minimal install (without X), which can be entirely headless. Out of 4 Pis, I only have two that have a GUI, and one of them doesn't launch it unless I tell it to manually. The other is retroPi, which would be kinda useless without an Xserver.
by Roken
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: changes on /etc/resolve.conf not getting saved upon reboot
Replies: 10
Views: 42868

Re: changes on /etc/resolve.conf not getting saved upon reboot

Easy answer. Setup /etc/resolv.conf how you want it.

Run

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sudo chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf
Then it will never be changed. If you need to edit it, change +i to -i
by Roken
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: if/else statement to run gui or no gui?
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: if/else statement to run gui or no gui?

You are confusing yourself. You can have a full desktop running without being plugged in to a display, you just can't see it. If you always boot the same way, and you have a GUI when a monitor is connected, then you always have a GUI.
by Roken
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Update broke boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Update broke boot

As much as I'd like to simply downgrade, I've invested too much time in setting up that one to have to go through it again. I'm pleased to report that, having taken the hub out of the equation, and just using one drive (two would be too much power draw), and copying the one rootfs off the other driv...
by Roken
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Update broke boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Update broke boot

It says "Waiting", and eventually times out with a halt. Even with just one drive plugged into the hub (and I've confirmed there are no UUID or PARTUUID conflicts). I'm positive that something in the update prevents it seeing through the hub, now. EDIT: And it's not Linux per se. My Desktop is runni...
by Roken
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Update broke boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Update broke boot

I do have rootwait - and have reverted to PARTUUID for the direct connection. It seems something has happened to prevent the hub being recognised. Currently cloning Pi4 (which was on the other HD plugged into it) to the one drive now. Once that's done, hopefully, I can get all four booting again.

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