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by Roken
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Scratch resources for adults?
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: Scratch resources for adults?

For creating GUIs take a look at Qt Creator (for QT GUIs) and glade for GTK interfaces. Both will save python code.
by Roken
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Nas questions
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Nas questions

The storage capacity is entirely down to your requirements. If you only need 128Gb, then it will be big enough. If you have more data, then it won't.

I remember when a 20Mb HD was considered huge, so probably better over-providing.
by Roken
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mount a disk error
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: mount a disk error

/dev/sda is the drive. You mount partitions, not drives /dev/sda1 is a FAT32 volume and so you need to pass the filesystem type to the mount command (-t vfat) /devsda2 is an extended partition. Extended partitions do not contain a filesystem of themselves and cannot be mounted. They are, effectively...
by Roken
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Boot hang after "random: crng init done"
Replies: 18
Views: 52460

Re: Boot hang after "random: crng init done"

A vital piece if information, especially for those that have changed cmdline.txt would be to boot a desktop linux distro (liveCD will suffice) and, with your SDCard/USB HDD plugged in, run

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sudo blkid
and include the output in your post.
by Roken
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why doesn't Raspbian have a Print utility?
Replies: 50
Views: 2496

Re: Why doesn't Raspbian have a Print utility?

Am I missing something? The CUPS browser interface is pretty much a GUI for setting the printer up, and once it's done, it's done.
by Roken
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.19 [Already moved for many months now (in january 2020)]
Replies: 283
Views: 99381

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.19

swahren wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:37 pm
The chances are good that Linux 5.5 will gain GENET support (Ethernet) for RPi4. PCIe is PCI express and a requirement for USB XHCI.
I'll let you know, my main rig is Arch testing, currently at 5.4.3, so getting close to 5.5
by Roken
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to run run .exe files
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: How to run run .exe files

ttsvetanov wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:54 pm
Luckily there is way to run some apps, the package is called wine and its some kind of emulator under linux kernel.
I'm going to invoke pedantry mode, but WINE is literally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator"
by Roken
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: TVHeadend won't record onto attached SSD Drive.
Replies: 27
Views: 1928

Re: TVHeadend won't record onto attached SSD Drive.

Using mounting via fstab, try:

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sudo chown pi /mnt/mountpoint
replace /mnt/mountpoint with your actual mount directory.

Then remount

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sudo mount -a
by Roken
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 513
Views: 153402

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

I hadn't even thought about this, and I'm an old hand with Linux (I use it exclusively - Desktop machine is Arch), but I checked my Pi4 (the only one connected directly to an external HD and with /boot on the SD and / on the HD). fstab is setup with mounts for both /boot and /, both pointing to the ...
by Roken
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: /etc/fstab nfs won't mount at boot
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: /etc/fstab nfs won't mount at boot

Do you have "nofail", which should avoid issues with a slow network coming up, and mount when the network is ready?

Worst case scenario if it boots OK but fails to mount, is

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sudo mount -a
by Roken
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: random: crng init done
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: random: crng init done

Double check your cmdline.txt and make sure that it's pointing to the correct place on the drive. Also try removing the / mount (comment it out) from /etc/fstab.
by Roken
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: /etc/fstab nfs won't mount at boot
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: /etc/fstab nfs won't mount at boot

Try:

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192.168.1.152:/nfs/vdr /mnt/vdr	nfs	auto,users,x-systemd.automount,vers=4,nofail	0	0
You can add rw and sync if required after you confirm it working

EDIT: OOPS - missed the FS type
by Roken
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Command line commands from within another application
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Command line commands from within another application

You could do that with a straight forward bash script. What is your end goal?

Unless this is part of a much larger project, bash may be enough.
by Roken
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: /etc/fstab nfs won't mount at boot
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: /etc/fstab nfs won't mount at boot

It might help to see the contents of /etc/fstab

EDIT: There is little point referring us to a config file if we don't know what you have in it.
by Roken
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I attach a USB drive and give it full read/write permissions?
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: How do I attach a USB drive and give it full read/write permissions?

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chmod -R 777 /path/to/mount
will make everything on the drive fully accessible to anyone.

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chown -R user /path/to/mount
Will change the owner of every file on the drive to user
by Roken
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Security warning on raspberrypi.org?
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Security warning on raspberrypi.org?

I had the same, and had to add:

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phplist.com, raspberrypi.org
To Equivalent Domains

Though I'm going to be watching this, since I can seeing making phplist.com an equivalent possibly being a problem.
by Roken
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Anyone in Manchester UK? Paid Help needed
Replies: 18
Views: 3206

Re: Anyone in Manchester UK? Paid Help needed

I clearly misunderstood some of the responses. MrShadowCat, I'd be happy to help, though arranging may be a problem, since there doesn't appear to be a PM facility here, unless someone can point me to it? EDIT: And there's no question of paying me. We're a sharing and helping community, not a "for p...
by Roken
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Anyone in Manchester UK? Paid Help needed
Replies: 18
Views: 3206

Re: Anyone in Manchester UK? Paid Help needed

Thank heavens I wasn't impulsive. I work in Manchester, and was born there. Thankfully, don't live there anymore. Last night, I was tempted to offer help. Not so tempted now.
by Roken
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 88
Views: 7144

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

Ermm - what ads

Disclosure. Arch Linux user, and I don't recall a single ad anywhere.

Is this, by any chance, part of the ad supported model that Windows has adopted?
by Roken
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to make RPi report it's public IP
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Re: Best way to make RPi report it's public IP

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curl ifconfig.me
by Roken
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: ALSA and JACK
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: ALSA and JACK

I haven't tested, but see if this helps:

https://alsa.opensrc.org/Jack_and_Loopb ... ack_bridge
by Roken
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how do I give pi ownership of this folder?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: how do I give pi ownership of this folder?

chown the mountpoint before mounting - works on my desktop (Arch)
by Roken
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Add external hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Add external hard drive

I currently have the drive formatted to NTFS and have the appropriate drivers installed. How do I find the path to the hard drive so that I can add it to tvheaden? You need to mount it. First find the device node to the drive with sudo fdisk -l It will probably be /dev/sda or similar. The partition...
by Roken
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: motion(eye) losing cameras
Replies: 0
Views: 122

motion(eye) losing cameras

I know I had this first time around, and have no idea how I fixed it (previously Stretch, now Buster). I have a 3B+ with two HP webcams attached, and motioneye installed. The boot is a little unusual, since the 3B+ boots from an NFS drive attached to a 4B. Booting is fine, and the OS runs well. Ther...

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