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by NormanDunbar
Fri May 05, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Wifi Setup
Replies: 71
Views: 324890

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Wifi Setup

Whats the secret to get wifi working on the Pi3. I have upgraded and installed to latest versions. Wifi is on wlan0 but I am unable to scan for networks. How do I setup the wifi? Blowing my own trumpet, but theses might help, although I find it strange that you don't have an wpa_supplicant.conf fil...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get upgrade taking forever!
Replies: 57
Views: 50972

Re: apt-get upgrade taking forever!

Evening rpdom, I left my dist-upgrade running all morning and most of the afternoon yesterday. It stuck on the wolfram-engine package and it was making several hundred "get" requests to archive.raspberrypi.org. From time to time a message appeared telling my that the down load speed was 1.6 bytes pe...
by NormanDunbar
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get upgrade taking forever!
Replies: 57
Views: 50972

Re: apt-get upgrade taking forever!

Just dist-upgrading my Pi B2 and Wolfram-Engine is killing it. I've got 160 Mb/s (Megabits!) on Virgin Media - at least that's what the broadband speed tester tells me, but I'm seeing a message on screen from time to time that's telling me that this update is getting download speeds of 1.6 bytes per...
by NormanDunbar
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So looks like there's a new raspbian
Replies: 33
Views: 11880

Re: So looks like there's a new raspbian

Evening mfa298, If you've got a number of devices to put configuration onto then it might be worth looking at the various configuration management tools out there (chef/ puppet/ ansible/ salt etc.). which will let you push configuration out to various devices. Yup, I would agree with the chef/puppet...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So looks like there's a new raspbian
Replies: 33
Views: 11880

Re: So looks like there's a new raspbian

Evening, I was expecting this post a bit sooner. Many would argue that a purely static IP is obsolete and in some cases disruptive to the network. I am not sure I agree, but it's a convenient excuse. >.> The main problem is that there is no clear line to draw and supporting edge cases leads to havin...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So looks like there's a new raspbian
Replies: 33
Views: 11880

Re: So looks like there's a new raspbian

With the new raspberrypi-net-mods, if /boot/wpa_supplicant.conf exists, it will be moved over /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. This is done through /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/01-wpa-config-copy. It may take a short while for the load balancers to sync this update. I just used this feature whe...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fixed IP different location
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Fixed IP different location

If your pi has a static IP on a particular lan, then connecting to another lan will work provided that your static IP is not conflicting it any device on the new lan, and your netmask matches the new one too. I suspect he default gateway should also match. If your IP is 192.168.1.50 with a netmask o...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Wifi Setup
Replies: 71
Views: 324890

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Wifi Setup

Evening All,
garlicbready wrote:iw dev wlan0 set power_save off
Is this just to stop the WiFi from going in to power save mode and losing the connection after while by any chance? Just wondering.

Thanks.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Italiano
Topic: Ripetitore Wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Ripetitore Wifi

Unfortunately I can not cover the whole apartment with WIFI Router .
It would be possible to use the Raspberry as a repeater WIFI without an additional LAN connection?

Thank you
barabba2005
by NormanDunbar
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection
Replies: 24
Views: 2760

Re: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection

Evening. It sounds like you are getting an IP address from your router now. The "manual" option requires editing /etc/dhcpcd.conf to assign a static IP, default route and nameserver which will get copied out to /etc/resolv.conf etc as required. Still, you only need a static IP if you need to connect...
by NormanDunbar
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection
Replies: 24
Views: 2760

Re: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection

Greetings, Funnily enough, I too had the problem of a seemingly random IP address being assigned to my WiFi only yesterday! I have two dongles, one official Raspberry Pi one, white, and a cheap and nasty one from Amazon or Ebay - I can't remember - which has a RaLink chipset. Details as follows with...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to change keyboard language with ease?
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: How to change keyboard language with ease?

OK, good luck! I don't have my pi set up headless o I can't comment on whether or not that is Wat is causing the problem. For what it's worth, I added French to my pi and that has an AZERTY rather than QWERTY keyboard layout. When I changed to zfrench, typing was "interesting" in Terminal. But that ...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection
Replies: 24
Views: 2760

Re: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection

Greetings. Hopefully you have managed to get online with your Pi. However, I've been playing around with a new Pi and found that I managed to mess up myself - even following my own instructions. It turned out that in the various config files, I have spaces before and after a couple of '=' signs, thi...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to change keyboard language with ease?
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: How to change keyboard language with ease?

I forgot to mention that if you right-click the flag icon on the task bar, you can add more keyboards as desired: * Right click the flag & select Keyboard Layout handler Settings. * Uncheck Keep System Layouts * Click Add button. * Scroll down the list until you see the one you want, select it and c...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to change keyboard language with ease?
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: How to change keyboard language with ease?

Hi selianpi, this might work for you....but only if you are using Raspbian and have the GUI in use. I assume that when you are using the Terminal, you are using it from the GUI and not at the command line. So, having got that out of the way... * Right-click on a blank part of the task bar - mine's a...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection
Replies: 24
Views: 2760

Re: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection

Good luck!

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection
Replies: 24
Views: 2760

Re: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection

Evening, Hmm, strange that it doesn't work for you. Did you put /etc/network/interfaces back to a default set of settings? I assume so. Do you see anything in /var/log/messages or when using dmesg|tail -50 when you plug in the dongle and when you try to connect? Do you have a non pi computer to test...
by NormanDunbar
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection
Replies: 24
Views: 2760

Re: Tried all solutions: No Wifi Connection

Evening, I found other posts which indicate that when they changed OS's from Wheezy to Jessie that they had connection issues, which leads me to believe its a flaw in the raspbian-jessie OS. Possibly not. Jessie changed the way networking worked and was configured over how it was done with Wheezy. I...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: IP Config Static IP Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: IP Config Static IP Setup

... you need to add the dns details to /etc/interfaces as follows: dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 dns-nameservers 8.8.4.4 When I said that I should have said that it should go beneath the "iface..." line in your interfaces file. Also, it should possibly be indented by one TAB character, according to the P...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: IP Config Static IP Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: IP Config Static IP Setup

Editing resolv.conf is ok, as long as the "resolveconf" package is not installed. As that will overwrite your carefully edited /etc/resolv.conf file. To find out, this might help: dpkg -l | grep resolvconf If that utility is present, you need to add the dns details to /etc/interfaces as follows: dns...
by NormanDunbar
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rainbow colored screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Rainbow colored screen

Evening,

Low voltage is shown by a small rainbow icon in the top right corner of the display. At least, mine does that with a particular power lead bought for £1 at Poundland!

Not sure about your main problem though, sorry, I don't use OpenElec. Good luck.


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sound on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Sound on Raspberry Pi

Please excuse the self-plug, but .... if you can't be bothered remembering all those amixer commands etc, then may I respectfully recommend PiSound at https://github.com/NormanDunbar/PiSound which lets you do stuff like: sound headphones or sound hdmi and other useful things like setting the volume:...
by NormanDunbar
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your first time coding experience
Replies: 38
Views: 5284

Re: Your first time coding experience

Oh really? Because am interested in SED, AWK and PERL :cry: :twisted: Sed and awk are good, I use them almost daily. Perl just does my head in! I consider it to be write once, read never! Too many hieroglyphis for my liking. I never got to grips with Lisp either - all those brackets! Good luck with...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your first time coding experience
Replies: 38
Views: 5284

Re: Your first time coding experience

expandables wrote:Coding is no walk in the park for me i literally stare at my PC for hours when i don't know a code.
For example

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if [[ "$INT" =~ ^-?[0-9]+$ ]]; then
:twisted:
The best advice I can offer, do not code in Perl! :D


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your first time coding experience
Replies: 38
Views: 5284

Re: Your first time coding experience

I taught myself BASIC from the pages on PCW magazine, now long gone, but I had no computer. Then I bought a ZX-81 and had to modify slightly what I had learned. My first program, and the reason for the computer was to catalogue my record collection. I hadn't realised that 1KB RAM was not going to he...

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