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by confuseling
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Back up SD
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Back up SD

rsync is always popular. Since the SD card is so easily removable though, I'd think about using a Live CD on another computer to dd an image of it. You can pipe the output of dd to gzip or something to compress it, though it might not be all that compressible if there's random rubbish taking up the ...
by confuseling
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: launching lxterminal on boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Re: launching lxterminal on boot

Have a search of this forum for the keyword 'autostart'. Plenty of threads.

You're presumably using the default LXDE environment?

http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Autostart
by confuseling
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My stupidity ranges from time to time...
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: My stupidity ranges from time to time...

rpdom wrote:Pretty much everyone will attempt to revolutionise the world economy at times. I certainly have done on occasions. You're lucky that a shadowy conspiracy of oil-tycoons haven't got to you yet :)
FTFY
by confuseling
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Two passwords
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Two passwords

Normally you would just do

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ssh <user>@<ip or hostname>
So unless I'm misunderstanding something you want

ssh pi@raspberrypi

or

ssh pi@192.168.0.102

if that won't work
by confuseling
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My stupidity ranges from time to time...
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: My stupidity ranges from time to time...

:lol:

Mine's a deep-pan Peperoni, please.
by confuseling
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My stupidity ranges from time to time...
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: My stupidity ranges from time to time...

You haven't given us the option to vote "You're a genius. You've solved the world's energy problems."

Invalid poll.
by confuseling
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Doing somethin useful in idle time
Replies: 23
Views: 5633

Re: Doing somethin useful in idle time

Maybe try adding Einstein@home - you can do it from the menu in boincmgr as far as I remember (sorry, killed my Pi temporarily so I can't check :cry: ), rather than having to enter a URL.
by confuseling
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Doing somethin useful in idle time
Replies: 23
Views: 5633

Re: Doing somethin useful in idle time

Boinc is in the repo. Assuming that's Raspbian, just

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sudo aptitude install boinc
Then run boincmgr to set it up.
by confuseling
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't boot my pi
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Can't boot my pi

There's an outside chance that hitting Ctrl-c a few times might help. But unless you upgraded anything or made any configuration changes which coincided with the boot failing, it sounds like your card might be corrupt I'm afraid to say - in which case the best option is to reinstall. Note - you can ...
by confuseling
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi CPU Temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: RPi CPU Temperature

I'm not going to continue this thread, but please understand that I'm not attacking you personally.

It's a simple fact that if people don't do searches themselves, the board will deteriorate under the weight of people asking the same questions over and over again.
by confuseling
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi CPU Temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: RPi CPU Temperature

Whoops. Yes, I'll eat my Pi... :oops:

I meant

https://www.google.com/search?q=maximum ... errypi.org
by confuseling
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi CPU Temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: RPi CPU Temperature

Perhaps you need to learn how to use google more effectively? Do you understand how to do a site specific search? https://www.google.com/search?q=maximum+temperature+site%3Araspberrypi.org If you can spend five minutes reading the threads that turn up and *not* find the answer, I'll eat my Pi... [ed...
by confuseling
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (repeated) SD card corruptions
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: (repeated) SD card corruptions

rpdom wrote:...
Asda are ok, but beware of their "specials". 4GB SanDisk Class 4 card £5. Pack of two 4GB SanDisk Class 4 cards £12.98 :!:
Do they have a little sign saying "Not part of a multipack. Not to be sold together"? :lol:
by confuseling
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Variable result using rc.local to run python script at boot
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Variable result using rc.local to run python script at b

Could be racing something...

Maybe just try sleeping for a minute (either in Python, or in a bash wrapper which calls the Python) before you run it?
by confuseling
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Installing flash possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Installing flash possible?

True, which is part of the reason why flash needs to be buried in a dank corner of usenet... :)
by confuseling
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Installing flash possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Installing flash possible?

Or more likely, flash will be buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in the danker corners of usenet...

OP: there are various Firefox plugins that work around flash, and they should work with comparable versions of Iceweasel. Have a google for "firefox video without flash" or something.
by confuseling
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi CPU Temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: RPi CPU Temperature

There are quite a few threads on this subject already.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=2&t=2758

Please try searching - it makes the board more usable for everyone if questions aren't repeated needlessly.

Edit - also mentioned in the FAQ: http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
by confuseling
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trouble Downloading the latest Raspian Whezzy
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Trouble Downloading the latest Raspian Whezzy

Have you tried switching on encryption? It might help - makes it harder for the ISP to identify torrent traffic. There is normally a setting in the torrent client. Also helps to poke holes in your router's firewall.
by confuseling
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi slows internet
Replies: 19
Views: 3010

Re: Raspberry Pi slows internet

Well, there have been a few good suggestions for diagnostics in this thread. You'll either need to provide more information (as suggested above), or try limiting the download rate. I haven't tried the syntax, but a google search suggests that putting this in /etc/apt/apt.conf will work. Acquire { Qu...
by confuseling
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trouble Downloading the latest Raspian Whezzy
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Trouble Downloading the latest Raspian Whezzy

Bittorrent is really good for that - you can even start a bittorrent download, stop the client, replace the file it's writing to with a corrupt 'normal' download, and turn the client back on.

It'll find the broken parts of it and fix it.
by confuseling
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi slows internet
Replies: 19
Views: 3010

Re: Raspberry Pi slows internet

DeeJay wrote:...
That was indeed what I thought, given that the original question was in terms of using apt-get install
...
And that would be why I said "for upgrades" :)
by confuseling
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi slows internet
Replies: 19
Views: 3010

Re: Raspberry Pi slows internet

... I think it is premature to consider recommending system upgrades until it is certain the enquirer actually has a problem to be solved. My hunch is still that there is a limit on internet bandwidth that is being maxed out by the download to the RPi. ... Sure, it may well be a kludgy workaround i...
by confuseling
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi slows internet
Replies: 19
Views: 3010

Re: Raspberry Pi slows internet

Look at debdelta for upgrades - might help.

Edit - or would it? I don't know if the deltas are built for this architecture?
by confuseling
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Back up SD
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Back up SD

Are you trying to back up Raspbian from within Raspbian? That's not going to work that way - the system you're trying to back up will be mounted read / write and undergoing changes while you're trying to copy it. The resultant image will probably be inconsistent and corrupt. If you've got access to ...
by confuseling
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Permission denied
Replies: 4
Views: 5661

Re: Permission denied

Would probably help if you provide a link to the tutorial, but

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sudo mkdir /home/webcam
will work on Raspbian.

Edit - it's also useful to state what operating system and version you're using when asking for help.

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