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by Pimaxin
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fail2ban not sending email notifications
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Fail2ban not sending email notifications

I tested it and banned one of my internal IPs after excessive failed ssh but didn't get an email notification. What could be the issue? My /etc/jail.conf: [DEFAULT] ignoreip = 127.0.0.1 findtime = 604800 bantime = 604800 maxretry = 3 destemail = myemail@example.com backend = auto banaction = iptable...
by Pimaxin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: One SSD drive keeps disconnecting on USB3.0 port on RPi4
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: One SSD drive keeps disconnecting on USB3.0 port on RPi4

Sounds like it's running low on power at some point, try running it through a powered hub and see if the problem persists. Should the powered hub be connected to only one USB 3.0 port on the Pi and both USB drives connected to the hub? Will this make any difference in speed vs connecting to both US...
by Pimaxin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: One SSD drive keeps disconnecting on USB3.0 port on RPi4
Replies: 3
Views: 152

One SSD drive keeps disconnecting on USB3.0 port on RPi4

I have OMV5 installed on my Raspberry Pi 4 with two USB drives connected to both USB3.0 ports. It boots up fine but after a few hours, one of the drive no longer responds. When I run sudo lsblk, I no longer see sda anymore until I reboot. Any ideas?
by Pimaxin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thinking about getting RPi 4 vs AWS
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Thinking about getting RPi 4 vs AWS

You don’t have to go with AWS. There’s way cheaper solutions out there like Linode $5-10 a month hosting
by Pimaxin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Question about USB 3.0 ports on Pi 4B
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Question about USB 3.0 ports on Pi 4B

Since both USB 3.0 ports on the Pi 4B share one PCIe lane, is it equivalent to only having one USB 3.0 port and you using a 2 port external USB hub?
by Pimaxin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4B- screen randomly blacks out
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Pi4B- screen randomly blacks out

You can try editing the /boot/config.txt file and increasing the config_hdmi_boost
by Pimaxin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI4 1 external HDD to each USB3.0 port without external power possible ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: Raspberry PI4 1 external HDD to each USB3.0 port without external power possible ?

I have two micron 2TB SSDs connected to the USB 3.0 ports and they can operate if I hot plug it but won’t boot unless I power it with external power.
by Pimaxin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beware of internet tutorials to apt/apt-get upgrade!
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Beware of internet tutorials to apt/apt-get upgrade!

So what are we supposed to do to use the other lists? And what’s the difference between each list?
by Pimaxin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Does the 5 VDC and ground from GPIO control fan speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Does the 5 VDC and ground from GPIO control fan speed?

I have a case with dual fans connected to the 5VDC power and ground pins from the GPIO and sometimes one of the fan makes a loud spinning noise randomly like it’s spinning a lot faster even though the Pi 4B is just at idle. Was wondering if there is something that controls fan speed like tempurature...
by Pimaxin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HARD DISK BOOT RASPBERRY PI 4
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: HARD DISK BOOT RASPBERRY PI 4

Is usb boot available yet for the Pi 4B? If I plan on using the Ssd drive as NAS storage should I also use it as boot drive?
by Pimaxin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installation of Temperature Sensor in Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Installation of Temperature Sensor in Raspberry Pi

what's the difference between this and using the vcgencmd?
by Pimaxin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What does it take for the Pi 4B to reach 3A power consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 802

What does it take for the Pi 4B to reach 3A power consumption?

I have two powered SSDs attached to the USB3.0 ports, a powered 7” screen, a USB-c volt/amp meter and a 5.1v/3.1Amp max unofficial power supply plugged in. When I run a stress test with 4 CPUs for 5 mins, the vcgencmd measure_temp will reach 67c and my USB meter will show 5.1v 1.5A power consumption...
by Pimaxin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't boot if two SSD drives are connected to both USB 3.0 ports.
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Can't boot if two SSD drives are connected to both USB 3.0 ports.

Probably a power-related issue. The Pi4 can only supply 1.2A current through its USB ports, in total. If you are using a powered USB HUB, the backfeeding can also prevent the system to boot. Take a look at your power supply. If each drive works on its own then you're overspending the power budget. ...
by Pimaxin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't boot if two SSD drives are connected to both USB 3.0 ports.
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Can't boot if two SSD drives are connected to both USB 3.0 ports.

Take them out of /etc/fstab and create /etc/systemd/system/srv-dev-disk-by-label-Micron2A.mount (note slashes in the mount point turn to minus signs in the mount file name). [Unit] Description=Mount home directory Requires=network-online.target Wants=networking.service # # Replaces this line in fst...
by Pimaxin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't boot if two SSD drives are connected to both USB 3.0 ports.
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Can't boot if two SSD drives are connected to both USB 3.0 ports.

With both drives plugged in run sudo blkid and post the results here. Also post /boot/cmdline.txt and /etc/fstab. I can only run this w/ two drives plugged in after successful boot: pi@datamax:/etc $ sudo blkid /dev/mmcblk0p1: LABEL_FATBOOT="boot" LABEL="boot" UUID="F661-303B" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID=...
by Pimaxin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't boot if two SSD drives are connected to both USB 3.0 ports.
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Can't boot if two SSD drives are connected to both USB 3.0 ports.

I have Raspbian Buster Lite installed on my Raspberry Pi 4B with two SSD drives connected to the USB 3.0 ports and when I boot, I get the error below. This only happens when I have 2 SSD's attached to both USB 3.0 ports. When I only have 1 attached, it boots fine. I tested all combinations of the SS...
by Pimaxin
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to pair my bluetooth keyboard w/ Pi 4B?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: How to pair my bluetooth keyboard w/ Pi 4B?

The first hurdle is to understand why your adapter is not recognized. What is the result of systemctl status hciuart pi@datamax:~ $ systemctl status hciuart ● hciuart.service - Configure Bluetooth Modems connected by UART Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/hciuart.service; enabled; vendor preset: ...
by Pimaxin
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to pair my bluetooth keyboard w/ Pi 4B?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

How to pair my bluetooth keyboard w/ Pi 4B?

Here is what I tried $ bluetoothctl [bluetooth]# power on No default controller available [bluetooth]# list [bluetooth]# [bluetooth]# exit $ sudo systemctl status bluetooth ● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)...
by Pimaxin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS
Replies: 22
Views: 3663

Re: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS

I do suggest you cover the unused GPIO pins, like in the pic below to prevent those accidental shorts to the GPIO pins... fan power is always taken directly from power-in port (not from GPIO header) Where did you get the GPIO pin cover? Can I punch a hole for the fan power? How do you power fan via...
by Pimaxin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS
Replies: 22
Views: 3663

Re: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS

That is very nice, did you print that yourself? I made my stack out of a sheet of lexan, but your's is much nicer than what I made. This is an old picture of mine, I don't use a hub anymore, or a raspberry pi for that matter. I switched to a rock64 1gb board about 6 months ago. Since that picture w...
by Pimaxin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why buy 32GB or less MicroSD card when 64GB is a few dollars more?
Replies: 26
Views: 1795

Why buy 32GB or less MicroSD card when 64GB is a few dollars more?

I see a lot of tutorials that suggest a 32GB card but I notice 64GB is only $5 more. And 128GB is only $10 more on Amazon. Why would you want a 32GB when the higher volume cards don't cost much more? Even if you only need less than 32GB on your Pi and you one day don't need to use that card for that...
by Pimaxin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: How do I show sensors Ubuntu?
Replies: 3
Views: 1572

Re: How do I show sensors Ubuntu?

Not sure if this covers your needs,but most will be covered by the tools included. Search lm-sensors in your favourite search engine and wikipedia and you'll probably also find an explanation and/or demo on YouTube as well. sudo apt install lm-sensors. Then use whatever is applicable. EDIT: I know ...
by Pimaxin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS
Replies: 22
Views: 3663

Re: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS

I'm thinking of using rsync instead of RAID now. Any reason why only once a week instead of daily? I think that's his preference you can do it daily or every 12hours, or every 4hours or whatever timing you think suits your requirements... you have full control over what you want do.... ....so you h...
by Pimaxin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS
Replies: 22
Views: 3663

Re: Pi-hole & OMV - Enclosure options for HDDs and the feasibility using two USB hubs to connect 4-8 HDDS

instead of using it as a RAID1 unit, simple redundancy or "timed mirroring" is implemented So I have 2 SSD's connected to the USB 3.0 ports and OMV installed and it won't even allow you configure any RAID with USB (it says it's too unreliable). Can you tell me how you do your "timed mirroring"? Not...

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