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by Un4Seen
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to spin down idle usb hard drive
Replies: 13
Views: 15074

Re: how to spin down idle usb hard drive

Unfortunately I still have a problem. The HDD spins down after a while of inactivity but it frequently spins back up for apparently no reason. There are only movies on it and Kodi is the only software which I use to read data from the HDD. But I guess the OS keeps waking it up for some reason. It's ...
by Un4Seen
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Static IP for wlan0 on RPI2 does not work anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: Static IP for wlan0 on RPI2 does not work anymore

Thank you! I saw this one, but I thought there was a more recent one. I've tried everything, didn't work. So I tried what you have suggested: sudo apt-get purge ifplugd raspberrypi-net-mods Oddly it removed ifplugd but raspberrypi-net-mods was not installed. Perhaps that's why I couldn't get it to w...
by Un4Seen
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Static IP for wlan0 on RPI2 does not work anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: Static IP for wlan0 on RPI2 does not work anymore

Thank you!
Can't seem to find your answer in the other thread. Can you please link it here?
by Un4Seen
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Static IP for wlan0 on RPI2 does not work anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: Static IP for wlan0 on RPI2 does not work anymore

It is not the first time when I find useful help in your answers, Dougie! Many thanks! Let us know what you will figure out.
by Un4Seen
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: /etc/network/interfaces changed,weird 2 LAN IPs instead of 1
Replies: 71
Views: 112736

Re: /etc/network/interfaces changed,weird 2 LAN IPs instead

I'm also screwed. My house's heating system relies on two RPIs and now the one which is a RPI2 can't be reached anymore. I feel I could strangle the person who came up with this change and didn't even bother to publish some documentation about how to update the configs!
by Un4Seen
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Static IP for wlan0 on RPI2 does not work anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Static IP for wlan0 on RPI2 does not work anymore

Hello Everybody! It seems that there have recently been some changes to the way a static IP can be requested by the RPI 2 for itself. Until now I had the following code in /etc/network/interfaces and it worked perfectly: iface wlan0 inet static address 192.168.0.122 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192...
by Un4Seen
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to spin down idle usb hard drive
Replies: 13
Views: 15074

Re: how to spin down idle usb hard drive

Good news, guys! I managed to achieve spinnning down the HDD after 15 minutes (can be changed). The guide that I have used is here: http://www.howtoeverything.net/linux/hardware/permanently-configure-hard-drives-spin-down-after-given-idle-time To cut things short, first I found out the unique id of ...
by Un4Seen
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to spin down idle usb hard drive
Replies: 13
Views: 15074

Re: how to spin down idle usb hard drive

Thank you, hydra3333! My process is currently to unplug the HDD from the PI (the Pi is doing a lot of other things and it needs to run 24/7), but I'm not a big fan of this process because I have to get up from bed after watching a movie and unplug it... Some would say not to worry about the HDD not ...
by Un4Seen
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to spin down idle usb hard drive
Replies: 13
Views: 15074

Re: how to spin down idle usb hard drive

Did you find any solution in the end to spinning down the HDD? I have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra HDD plugged into a USB port of a Raspberry Pi 2, which won't spin down. I'm using it with Kodi media center (not the OS version called XBMC). If I plug this same HDD directly into a Windows comp...
by Un4Seen
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install OSMC on an SD Card with Raspbian installed
Replies: 15
Views: 27685

Re: How to install OSMC on an SD Card with Raspbian installe

fruitoftheloom wrote: If all you want is the KODI (was XBMC) Media Centre Software then just install in Raspbian OS as one would any other software.........
Thank you! This is what I wanted to hear :) I didn't know it existed as a stand-alone program.
by Un4Seen
Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install OSMC on an SD Card with Raspbian installed
Replies: 15
Views: 27685

Re: How to install OSMC on an SD Card with Raspbian installe

Hello Guys! I have a similar question as the original one. I'm not trying to hijack this thread, I think my question is kind of the same. Same problem: I have an existing RPI installation (Raspbian) running on a Pi 2, which has a lot of things running on it and lots of configurations which I just ca...
by Un4Seen
Mon May 18, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Restarting serial interface?
Replies: 5
Views: 3737

Re: Restarting serial interface?

Thanks! Unfortunately I cannot try a shorter cable because none of the devices at the two ends can be moved. Both of them need to be where they currently are :) Also, it's a real pain to change the cable because I'd have to tear the current one out of the wall and put in a new one through the holes,...
by Un4Seen
Sun May 17, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Restarting serial interface?
Replies: 5
Views: 3737

Re: Restarting serial interface?

Thank you for your answer! I'm communicating with the solar charge controller from Python code via the USB port. From a hardware point of view a 3m long USB-A to USB-B cable goes from the Pi into another room, there an USB B-to-A plug is used to convert back the B end to A format, then the solar cha...
by Un4Seen
Fri May 15, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Restarting serial interface?
Replies: 5
Views: 3737

Re: Restarting serial interface?

I've now tried to accomplish the serial communication through a USB port. It all works well for variable lengths of time (sometimes for a few minutes, some times for hours,), but at one point eventually the communication is broken. I'm trying to communicate with the external hardware from a python s...
by Un4Seen
Thu May 14, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Restarting serial interface?
Replies: 5
Views: 3737

Restarting serial interface?

Hi Everybody! I'm using a Pi to communicate with a solar charge controller over serial (UART) (RX/TX). The communication works for a while, then it breaks and the only way to restore it (that I could find) is to reboot the Pi. Is there a way to restart the serial interface without rebooting the Pi? ...
by Un4Seen
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Setting up Razberry for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 30891

Re: Setting up Razberry for Raspberry Pi

Is there any way to revert to the stable firmware without restoring a full SD card image? I do have a backup from before the rpi-update, but I'm not at home, I can only access the RPI remotely... I know you can give a hash as an argument to rpi-update, but where can I get the hash for the latest sta...
by Un4Seen
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Setting up Razberry for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 30891

Re: Setting up Razberry for Raspberry Pi

Wow! I did not know that. In the old days I think the firmware was not handled by apt-get.
Thanks, man!
by Un4Seen
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Setting up Razberry for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 30891

Re: Setting up Razberry for Raspberry Pi

What is the recommended method to update the firmware if not rpi-update?
by Un4Seen
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Setting up Razberry for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 30891

Re: Setting up Razberry for Raspberry Pi

Anybody having issues with Razberry after updateing their Pi lately? I'm using Razberry with Domoticz on a RPI V1 model B+ and since I made a software and firmware update sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo rpi-update last night, the Razberry card is not recognized anymore by Domoticz. My ...
by Un4Seen
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Intercepting 315 MHz signals from motion sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: Intercepting 315 MHz signals from motion sensors

In a first round it's not imperative to reverse engineer the protocol. The alarm system is the only thing in my house (and I'm pretty sure that in the entire village it's also alone) that transmits on the 315 MHz bandwidth. So if I can catch anything on this bandwidth, I can just assume that the mot...
by Un4Seen
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Intercepting 315 MHz signals from motion sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: Intercepting 315 MHz signals from motion sensors

Hi btidey! Thanks for your answer! My system is a relatively simple one from eBay, so I guess it won't be overwhelmed with security features. That's not a huge issue because I live in a remote place where there's pretty much just my house :) I'll look into the things you've sent me, see what I can f...
by Un4Seen
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Intercepting 315 MHz signals from motion sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Intercepting 315 MHz signals from motion sensors

Hello Everybody! I have a home alarm system which communicates with several motion sensors using 315 MHz radio waves. I'd like to add some piece of hardware to a Pi to listen to those signals and decode them. This way I could do some nice automation like turning the lights on automatically. I've sea...

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