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by mtmcdonough
Fri May 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: STICKY: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!
Replies: 41
Views: 7964

Re: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!

Mike: Hi. I wanted to let you know what happened at the genealogical society in regard to your solution to sorting files in Windows fashion on the raspberry. First, we lost our local tech support guy who originally set up the raspberry devices. Then several problems occurred with the raspberries as ...
by mtmcdonough
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Folder

Found a solution. I had to look at the mount command for our network share in the /etc/fstab file. That command pointed to a file: /.smbcredentials. In that file were the username and password needed to set up and keep a connection to our network device across reboots. In our case, the username and ...
by mtmcdonough
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: network share credentails lost at reboot
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: network share credentails lost at reboot

Thanks for all your help! I really mean it. I was able to solve my problem. In a terminal window, I entered sudo nano /etc/fstab and found the mount command for our QNAP NAS. The mount included: credentials=/.smbcredentials. I used nano ~/.smbcredentials and found the old, out-of-date username and p...
by mtmcdonough
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: network share credentails lost at reboot
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: network share credentails lost at reboot

Thank you for the continuing advice. I can only work on the Raspberry devices on weekdays, so Monday morning is my next opportunity to look at fstab. I'll be very careful. Can I ask: Is it true that there must be a mount command executed to access a network storage device? If that is true, it must h...
by mtmcdonough
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: network share credentails lost at reboot
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: network share credentails lost at reboot

Thanks for your reply. I am guessing that our tech support guy set up a file with a mount command that executes during booting and connects to our network share on the QNAP NAS using the old username and password. It fails because the username and password are no longer valid. If I could find the mo...
by mtmcdonough
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: network share credentails lost at reboot
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: network share credentails lost at reboot

Thank you! I'll try that on Monday morning. Hope it does the trick!
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by mtmcdonough
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Folder

Yes, I got the same error message. I created a desktop icon that works except that I can't get the raspberry to remember the username and password. They have to be r-entered after each reboot: [Desktop Entry] Name[en_US]=Digital Files Comment=Connect to the QNAP Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/openbox.png E...
by mtmcdonough
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: network share credentails lost at reboot
Replies: 8
Views: 282

network share credentails lost at reboot

Hi. We have five raspberry pi devices set up identically by a former support tech. They all had access to a network drive on a QNAP NAS. The access requires a login with username and password. The tech guy put an icon on the desktop that started the file manger and viola: we could access the folders...
by mtmcdonough
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Folder

Thanks! I'll try it tomorrow. That will make a lot of folks happy.....
by mtmcdonough
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Create Desktop Shortcut to Network Folder

Hi. Our raspberry devices connect to a network NAS device. I connect by going through File Explorer. How can I make a desktop shortcut to this folder: smb:/storage1.local/public on storage1.local/Digital Files

Thank you!
by mtmcdonough
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: STICKY: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!
Replies: 41
Views: 7964

Re: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!

Mike, Thanks for your reply. I hope we can soon implement the solution you provided. Unfortunately, our non-profit organization regularly make decisions not based on a financial or logical basis but more on an emotional basis. When the idea of installing the Raspberry pi devices first surfaced, all ...
by mtmcdonough
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: STICKY: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!
Replies: 41
Views: 7964

Re: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!

Thanks Mike! That's a very interesting and thoughtful explanation on printing with the Raspberry. I suspect the printing question is a red herring because the Raspberry program we are currently using - GPicView - does not have a print function. Besides, the NEPGS staff does not want our clients to p...
by mtmcdonough
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: STICKY: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!
Replies: 41
Views: 7964

Re: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!

Mike: Our genealogical society was not able to try your solution to Widows-like file sorting because our tech support person was away for several months. He is now back and will be following your instructions in the next day or two. He had one question about the FehView. Does it allow for the printi...
by mtmcdonough
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: STICKY: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!
Replies: 41
Views: 7964

Re: TUTORIAL: Build the #1 Image Viewer – Automatically in 3 Minutes!

Mike, You really are a "wonder"! Thank you very much for all the work you did on creating this solution and tutorial. I have sent it to our tech support person and expect he will test it out this coming week. The volunteers, researchers and Board of the Northeast Pennsylvania genealogical society ar...
by mtmcdonough
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 41
Views: 11466

Re: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi

Mike: Hi. I hope all is well. I wonder if you are near finishing your instructions on having the Raspberry Pi sort files similar to Windows 10. We hope it will be the solution our genealogical society is looking for and our tech support person is excited to see what you propose. Thanks! No hurry on ...
by mtmcdonough
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 41
Views: 11466

Re: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi

Mike: That's great news. I will be happy for forward you next post to or support person. He is currently studying your post about using feh. Thanks for your continuing help and interest. Scruss: I'm not sure if your posts are meant for me but we cannot use modification dates/times to keep our books ...
by mtmcdonough
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 41
Views: 11466

Re: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi

Mike: Thank you very much for your clear, direct and exhaustive reply. First, I am a new user of the Raspberry and one of the staff volunteers who noticed the difference of the file sorting versus what we see on our Windows 10 computers. I am not a technical person and have very little experience wi...
by mtmcdonough
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 41
Views: 11466

Re: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi

Mike: Here is the sort order we see when using GPicView on the Raspberry. All files are jpg's. The examples are from four folders of jpg files. Thanks! SSSC bp p 28 SSSC bp p 29a SSSC bp p 29 SSSC bp p 2 SSSC bp p 30 SSSC bp p 31 SSSC bp p 32a SSSC bp p 32 SSSC bp p 33 SMWB bp5 p 1 SMWB bp5 p 200-20...
by mtmcdonough
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 41
Views: 11466

Re: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi

Thanks for your quick reply, Mike. Almost all of our jpg images come from books. The file names are extremely simple based on the page number: COUGH 1928 p 15 COUGH 1928 p 16 COUGH 1928 p 17 COUGH 1928 p 18 COUGH 1928 p 19 COUGH 1928 p 20 COUGH 1928 p 21 HSWB bp p 2-3 HSWB bp p 4-5 HSWB bp p 6-7 HSW...
by mtmcdonough
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 41
Views: 11466

Re: TUTORIAL: File Sorting on the Raspberry Pi

Hi. We are a small non-profit that recently installed a dozen Raspberry PI 3 with the Raspbian OS and GPicView application. We have over 500,000 jpg images that are viewed for genealogical research and they appear out of sort order using the viewer. Is the sorting issue due to the Raspberry PI hardw...

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