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by Severian
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unable to locate package hostapd on stretch
Replies: 9
Views: 5708

Re: Unable to locate package hostapd on stretch

Howdy, I successfully installed hostapd after running update again. I can see 2 possible reasons. 1. Th epackage got added in the last couple of hours. 2. I ggot a bad repo update before without showing any errors. This is not that important now, because I got the package. But, I am curious. Why do ...
by Severian
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unable to locate package hostapd on stretch
Replies: 9
Views: 5708

Unable to locate package hostapd on stretch

Howdy, I started from the latest download at this time(april 2, 2018) I did the apt update and upgrade. Then I tried to install the software to make my Zero W an access point. sudo apt install dnsmasq hostapd and I get an error "E: Unable to locate package hostapd" I see an announcement about new wi...
by Severian
Fri May 19, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remote controlling Rasperry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Remote controlling Rasperry Pi

Hi Severian, Your idea seems to fit what i "think" i need so i will en-devour to learn that which is required to implement it. Mark These steps should all be good learning opportunities, if you are trying to learn Linux. I think of them all as pretty basic, but I have been using Linux quite a while...
by Severian
Fri May 19, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 334
Views: 502425

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive [updated

This procedure will allow you to run Debian from a USB connected drive, instead of the SD card. Starting with the 2017-04-10 kernel version, the Foundation changed to a more reliable way of using drive identifiers. This post still shows both methods, but note that using /dev/sd* for the filesystem ...
by Severian
Thu May 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using GPIO pins along with piggyback 5 inch HDMI display
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: Using GPIO pins along with piggyback 5 inch HDMI display

Thank you Tao and David, I think I can make something of those parts. The detail I did not mention is that these parts will be installed by people who are not experienced with electronics. I will do an initial build and document it. Any replacement parts or new kits will likely bbe put together by p...
by Severian
Wed May 17, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Barnes and Noble Availability
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Barnes and Noble Availability

The Dallas, Texas B&Ns sold out the day they arrived(Saturday). I talked to people at multiple stores. I did not find out about the offer until the next Tuesday, so I was out of luck. Maybe I'll get lucky and Google will offer them in some way I can get them and at a reasonable price. I don't hold o...
by Severian
Wed May 17, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rpi-clone
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: Rpi-clone

Howdy, The obvious thing would be that your new SD card is bad. Try another card. I have never used one of these utilities. It is pretty easy to do manually. Compare the sizes of the 2 SD cards(not just the *GB label, but what you get from fdisk -l.. If the new card is bigger, just dd the old one to...
by Severian
Wed May 17, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remote controlling Rasperry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Remote controlling Rasperry Pi

Howdy, I think you will be having the NAS and the Pi running all the time. Assuming you NAS supports CIFS(sometimes called Samba), I would just create a mountpoint in the filesystem and add a line to /etc/fstab to mount the NAS. Then, all your media is just like any file on the Pi. That is how I'd d...
by Severian
Wed May 17, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)
Replies: 4
Views: 4751

Re: How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)

I still have not found a web browser for Jessie that works generally. In a class recently, I needed to retrieve some source code from the web with a Raspberry Pi. I tried links and it did a fine job. So, if you need a web browser on Jessie, I'd recommend that as the best solution at the moment. It i...
by Severian
Wed May 17, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using GPIO pins along with piggyback 5 inch HDMI display
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Using GPIO pins along with piggyback 5 inch HDMI display

Howdy, I was pleasantly surprised to find some 5 inch HDMI LCD monitors on Amazon recently for under 30 dollars. They appear to be clones of a Waveshare designed module, although I did not know that when I ordered. They plug into the top 26 pins of the GPIO on my Raspberry Pi 3 and give a nice 800x4...
by Severian
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)
Replies: 4
Views: 4751

Re: How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)

This is not going well. I miss being able to browse the web with any of the Raspberry Pis running Raspbian jessie. I tried installing from the Nov 2015 image and still no luck. I thought I would try installing the source package and then building the .deb from it. apt-cache madison iceweasel shows: ...
by Severian
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi2 to boot from SD card & use op. system from USB storage?
Replies: 13
Views: 2685

Re: Pi2 to boot from SD card & use op. system from USB stora

csanyipal wrote: Which filesystem do you use then instead of ext4?
Typically, I use XFS.
by Severian
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Request new feature in default kernel
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Request new feature in default kernel

Can't you just submit some sort of pull request or is the Pi kernel not open source? You may be right. It had not even occurred to me that there would be a public git repository. This will give me a chance to submit a patch. I made my changes by running make menuconfig, so I'll have to figure out w...
by Severian
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)
Replies: 4
Views: 4751

Re: How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)

First find IceWeasel available versions: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apt-show-versions apt-show-versions --package=iceweasel --allversions I had tried another apt command and it only shows 45.3.0esr-1~deb8u1 available: apt-cache policy iceweasel apt-show-versions did not make sense to ...
by Severian
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi2 to boot from SD card & use op. system from USB storage?
Replies: 13
Views: 2685

Re: Pi2 to boot from SD card & use op. system from USB stora

But before I want to be sure: can I use for this my 1 TB external USB HDD? Is there a limit in bytes of the storage device for this, say when I partitioning it and creating ext4 filesystems on the 1 TB HDD? I have done this with up to 500 GB drives. I would be amazed if a 1 TB drive gave you a prob...
by Severian
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Request new feature in default kernel
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Request new feature in default kernel

Howdy, Is there a process for requesting a new feature in the default kernel. I have custom compiled a kernel and the new feature is just turning on support for xfs filesystems. I never like using hacks like ext4, but find keeping systems with my own kernel more difficult to keep up to date. This is...
by Severian
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi2 to boot from SD card & use op. system from USB storage?
Replies: 13
Views: 2685

Re: Pi2 to boot from SD card & use op. system from USB stora

When the new bootcode will available on Monday, then what can one do to transfer her/his system from SD card to an external USB storage on Raspberry Pi 2 Model? rsync is what I use. I install the system on a normal SD card. , then mount the USB hard drive, make and format the swap and root partitio...
by Severian
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Festival TTS viseme file generation in bash / python
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Festival TTS viseme file generation in bash / python

Please man, can you share some intel about Festival? I used Festival quite a bit a few years back. It works pretty well, but I encourage you to look for alternate voices. There were some from a Japanese site that I liked fairly well. Google for additional voices for festival. There was a company(Ce...
by Severian
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)
Replies: 4
Views: 4751

How to install Firefox 38(aka iceweasel)

Howdy, I am back to the Raspberry Pi after a 5 month absence for medical reasons and I see my jessie machines now have Firefox 45. On my x86 boxes, I can use force package in synaptic to get a usable version of Firefox, but the option is not available on Raspbian Jessie. I see in http://mirrordirect...
by Severian
Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 wlan0 MAC-address change in /boot/cmdline.txt
Replies: 10
Views: 9196

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 wlan0 MAC-address change in /boot/cmdline

May I please ask, what’s the difference between 'ifconfig wlan0 hw ether aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff' and 'ip link set dev wlan0 address aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff'? Yes, go ahead and ask. ;-) Basically, ifconfig is the old way of doing it. That command is depracated, but still working for now. ip and its subcommands...
by Severian
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 wlan0 MAC-address change in /boot/cmdline.txt
Replies: 10
Views: 9196

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 wlan0 MAC-address change in /boot/cmdline

Howdy, There is more than one way to setup the script. The easiest is to install the macchanger program using apt-get. It will ask you if you want to run it upon boot. It will add a script to /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/ for you, if you say yes. I usually put a file in /etc/network/if-up.d. Call it wha...
by Severian
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Wanted: audio cable for A+, B+, 2B, or 3B
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Wanted: audio cable for A+, B+, 2B, or 3B

Thank you. It works fine for me.
by Severian
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 wlan0 MAC-address change in /boot/cmdline.txt
Replies: 10
Views: 9196

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 wlan0 MAC-address change in /boot/cmdline

Howdy, I don't have a PI 3, but I have done something similar for other wireless nics. I added a script to /etc/network/if-up.d to change the MAC. If the built in wireless does not support changing MAC addresses, then that is another reason not to use it. I won't use it because of the proprietary fi...
by Severian
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Wanted: audio cable for A+, B+, 2B, or 3B
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Wanted: audio cable for A+, B+, 2B, or 3B

Howdy, Thank you for the reply. How sure are you about this? If true, and I suspect it will turn out to be true. I did not try this because I did not want to take a chance in shorting out and ruining either the Pi or my TV. Right now, I can't afford to replace either. Have you tried this or could so...
by Severian
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Wanted: audio cable for A+, B+, 2B, or 3B
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Wanted: audio cable for A+, B+, 2B, or 3B

Howdy, I can't be the only person looking for this. Since they went with the weird connector for audio on the B+, I have been looking for a simple cable. It would be about 12 inches long. It would have the Raspberry Pi TRRS connector on one end. It would have a standard 3.5 mm audio plug on the othe...

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