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by bls
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot connect to CUPS
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Cannot connect to CUPS

Hi I have typed http://localhost:631 into the address bar - in my case http://31.53.34.205:631 and ... not a lot happens. It does not connect Whilst I have double checked my IP address - I'm pretty certain that it is not my usual one. In the first case (localhost:631) are you running the browser ON...
by bls
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPI 4 - broken twice
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: RPI 4 - broken twice

I think you've got Fahrenheit and Celsius mixed up. Running a Pi at 55F (<13C) should not be an issue for anyone and your case would feel cold if anything. ETA: Even 55C won't be an issue. You're right, of course. Those Fs should have been Cs. And I know 55C isn't an issue, but the Flirc case was q...
by bls
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: why xz format not used for distribution of raspbian images
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: why xz format not used for distribution of raspbian images

There are a lot of tools (scripts) that have been built to manage the current zip format. Changing to xz would require them all to be changed, and create a lot of annoyance. That said, it would be interesting to know whether such a change would really be worth the annoyance and aggravation. Has anyo...
by bls
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPI 4 - broken twice
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: RPI 4 - broken twice

The £16/$16 Flirc case looks the best if heat is your problem. https://flirc.tv/more/raspberry-pi-4-case https://thepihut.com/products/flirc-raspberry-pi-4-case The case is the heatsink. I thought the Flirc case looked awesome and ordered one. I don't think I screwed up the installation of it (sinc...
by bls
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Image File Utilities

image-mount is particularly sweet! Takes away all the hassle of mounting an SD card image. Thanks! Thanks for the feedback. I use image-mount every time a new Raspbian image is released to inject an ssh and/or wpa_supplicant.conf file into the image file. Then I don't have to manually add them to t...
by bls
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Image File Utilities

image-mount is particularly sweet! Takes away all the hassle of mounting an SD card image. Thanks!
by bls
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Switching between an AP and Wifi client for setup
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Switching between an AP and Wifi client for setup

Looks like it's less complex than balena wifi-connect and more complex than autoAP, as it requires installing hostapd and dnsmasq. Hope it works well for you!
by bls
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Switching between an AP and Wifi client for setup
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Switching between an AP and Wifi client for setup

autoAP might be a bit lightweight for you in that it doesn't have the web page part done yet, but it's straightforward to add. Sounds like you're on the right path with lighttpd so could be a fun project!
by bls
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Switching between an AP and Wifi client for setup
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Switching between an AP and Wifi client for setup

Lots of implementations of this floating around. Here’s one; https://github.com/gitbls/autoAP and here’s another one: https://github.com/balena-io/wifi-connect
by bls
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Deleted Fan Script Tries to Run on Login
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Deleted Fan Script Tries to Run on Login

You could also try to search for it:

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sudo find / -exec grep -H fan_ctrl \{\} \; | less
This will search through every file on your SD card for it. There will probably be some errors, but once the search is complete, only the valid results will remain in less.
by bls
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RASPBERRY PI 4 GIGABIT PORT SPEED
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: RASPBERRY PI 4 GIGABIT PORT SPEED

There are later versions available through something called pip (wasn't that something on CP/M?) that fixed that bug. I haven't checked to see whether the apt version is updated yet, buti It appears that the correct speedtest-cli is available via 'sudo pip3 install speedtest-cli'. As for PIP, not s...
by bls
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Startup script from rc.local is not being executed
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Startup script from rc.local is not being executed

Aug 14 20:39:00 ganga-cm3 systemd[1255]: rc-local.service: Failed at step STDOUT spawning /etc/rc.local: No such device Why is it getting this error? On Buster, in /lib/systemd/system/rc-local.service, there are these interesting lines: # Often contains status messages which users expect to see on ...
by bls
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher

Making images is intended to distribute an image to non Linux aware people, who will just be able to run Balena etcher on Win**ws. This clarifies your use case, and I agree that something like Etcher is certainly better for Windows users than trying to get dd installed on Windows for a bunch of nov...
by bls
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher

drgeoff wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm
@bls

Read the first post again.
Oops. Obviously missed an important part. I dd my nicely-configured SD card to somewhere using dd, and then dd it back into new cards. Never mind.
by bls
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher

If you have a Linux (or Raspbian Pi) system on which to write the SD card, you can definitely do it with dd. No need to use Etcher. Here's the script I use. #!/bin/bash # $1 input zip file # $2 output device (/dev/sde, for example) [ "$1" == "" ] && echo "% Zip file required" && exit [ "$2" == "" ] ...
by bls
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Static IP if wifi not found.
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Static IP if wifi not found.

A simple, easy-to-install and use implementation of the second method epoch1970 mentioned (using wpa_supplicant only) can be found at https://github.com/gitbls/autoAP
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?

I think my ISP’s DNS does this. I haven’t used it in years, but they viewed it as being “friendly” and “helpful” :lol:
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?

You don’t say how your DNS is set up on your LAN, but this appears to be DNS related.Can you ping raspberrypi.local? If so, then you’ll need to dig into Windows control panel network adapter IPV4 DNS settings are configured. There are some settings there about applying domain names to host names for...
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using printer on windows machine.
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Using printer on windows machine.

On a whim I downloaded the above-mentioned Fuji driver. Don't know if you looked at it, but it provides source! Of course, that may still not get you a working driver for your printer, but you never know...
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?

Two thoughts: 1) Your smb.conf has the share name as "shared", but your screen shot is showing you accessing \\raspberrypi\ share (without the "d"). What is the result if you use the correct share name? 2) If that's just a screen shot fluke, what is the result if you go to a command prompt and type ...
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using printer on windows machine.
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Using printer on windows machine.

I'm confused. Searching for "Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C525A Linux driver yields http://onlinesupport.fujixerox.com/processDriverForm.do?ctry_code=US&lang_code=en&d_lang=en&corp_pid=DPC525A&rts=null&model=DocuPrint+C525+A&type_id=2&oslist=Linux&lang_list=en#prettyPhoto Did you try this driver or find a ...
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using printer on windows machine.
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Using printer on windows machine.

I'm confused. Searching for "Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C525A Linux driver yields http://onlinesupport.fujixerox.com/processDriverForm.do?ctry_code=US&lang_code=en&d_lang=en&corp_pid=DPC525A&rts=null&model=DocuPrint+C525+A&type_id=2&oslist=Linux&lang_list=en#prettyPhoto Did you try this driver or find a r...
by bls
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using printer on windows machine.
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Using printer on windows machine.

Worth asking...are you sure that there's no driver for it? Sometimes the Linux drivers aren't in a distro, but can be found on the net. Probably more true if it's a large printer manufacturer (HP, Epson, etc). Or maybe there's a supported driver for a printer that's "similar enough"?
by bls
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspbian Lite-Er
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Raspbian Lite-Er

I'm sure I'm not the only one who likes their Raspbian lean and mean. I thought I'd share the configuration changes that I've found that make Raspbian Lite (or Full...all work on both) even...lighter :lol: . These all work on both Stretch and Buster. Each of these items is completely independent of ...
by bls
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH Issues - Looses Function after a time
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: SSH Issues - Looses Function after a time

Is there anything in the systemlog (sudo journalctl) that says anything about the ssh daemon going away?

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