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by RDK
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Using a Pi to Log Data in a Magnum Energy System
Replies: 115
Views: 42009

Re: Using a Pi to Log Data in a Magnum Energy System

Will.....I'm between here and there right now. However, I need to warn you that my application does not directly use the Magnum Inverter hardware or a RS485 device. My method is to place a Raspberry Pi based bridge between the Mag Web device and my internet router, and then to eavesdrop on the inter...
by RDK
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Using a Pi to Log Data in a Magnum Energy System
Replies: 115
Views: 42009

Re: Using a Pi to Log Data in a Magnum Energy System

Guys.......I think I have it all working now. I have had access to the Magnum setup for the past three weeks and now I believe I have decoded both the Battery and Inverter data records that are being sent to the Magnum website via the Internet from the Mag Web unit. I will be returning to France tom...
by RDK
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting a Pi to a PC
Replies: 21
Views: 2856

Re: Connecting a Pi to a PC

Thanks. You guy are full of good and interesting ideas. I'll let you know how I make out with a Wheezy build when I get access to one....RDK
by RDK
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting a Pi to a PC
Replies: 21
Views: 2856

Re: Connecting a Pi to a PC

Folks.... A working method is to set a static IP on the Pi to 169.254.64.64 and then you can just use that address if you plug it into a PC Ethernet port as your PC will allocate itself an address in the 169.254 range Over the past few days I've experimented with just plugging eth0 on a Pi V2 Jessie...
by RDK
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wheezy vs Jessie on Pi B+
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Re: Wheezy vs Jessie on Pi B+

Thanks. As you can see from the "Interfaces" file, my setup is to have this Pi (Jessie) running like my other Pi (Wheezy) as a bridge so I can capture selected internet traffic passing through it. I seems to be working just fine on both Pi's. But, I'm willing to learn and apply! I just scrolled thro...
by RDK
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wheezy vs Jessie on Pi B+
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Re: Wheezy vs Jessie on Pi B+

Hello DirkS. As far as I know the /etc/dhcpcd.conf has never been touched. Below you will find the files you requested. Network/Interfaces: ==================== # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) # Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd # For static IP, consult ...
by RDK
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wheezy vs Jessie on Pi B+
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Re: Wheezy vs Jessie on Pi B+

Thanks for the replies. I don't think it is a network issue as I have seen it on two different networks. Is it possible I have something in the network not configured correctly for this Jessie setup. The "interfaces" files are the same for both the Jessie and Wheezy setups....RDK
by RDK
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wheezy vs Jessie on Pi B+
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Wheezy vs Jessie on Pi B+

I just created a Jessie build for one of my Raspberry Pi B+'s. The functionality is "identical" between the Wheezy and Jessie setups. Both are running headless and accessed using Putty. The Jessie build seems to be very sluggish, often taking several seconds to respond to an "Up Cursor" key stroke. ...
by RDK
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting a Pi to a PC
Replies: 21
Views: 2856

Re: Connecting a Pi to a PC

@matmiller... Another common method is to turn your phone (if its a 'droid) into a hotspot with same name/password as your home setup) and then just use that on the road That works and I pretty slick. I'm working on the option to connect it directly to the laptop with an Ethernet cable. May get to i...
by RDK
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting a Pi to a PC
Replies: 21
Views: 2856

Re: Connecting a Pi to a PC

Dougie....It could be either a Raspberry Pi B+ or a Raspberry Pi v2, and the OS could be either Wheezy or Jessie. I have those combinations. As I said this is more of a curiosity than a real need....RDK

Matt. Interesting, I'll have to give these a try.....RDK
by RDK
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting a Pi to a PC
Replies: 21
Views: 2856

Connecting a Pi to a PC

I've tried to search on this topic but was not successful. My question is can I connect my Pi directly to a PC or laptop (Ethernet or USB) and then interact with it using PUTTY or some other program? I know that if the Pi is on my network with an IP address I can get to it using PUTTY. But, what if ...
by RDK
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wheezy and Jessie in /etc/apt/sources.list
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Wheezy and Jessie in /etc/apt/sources.list

I guess it was not a good idea, that SD card will no longer boot up the Pi. Have restored from my backup....RDK
by RDK
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wheezy and Jessie in /etc/apt/sources.list
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Wheezy and Jessie in /etc/apt/sources.list

I just realized I have references to both Wheezy and Jessie in my /etc/apt/sources.list file. I just finished a apt-get update, apt-get upgrade and finally, apt-get dist-upgrade. I saw lots of Jessie references scrolling by on the screen. Have I done something which will make this unstable? (I have ...
by RDK
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving a compiled function to another Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Moving a compiled function to another Pi

I have no idea what language was used to create TCPFLOW (https://github.com/simsong/tcpflow), however when I copy the compiled executable (/usr/local/bin/tcpflow) from one Pi to another, it throws an error indicating a missing library or something. Other ideas?

Note, I'm running Wheezy....RDK
by RDK
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving a compiled function to another Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Moving a compiled function to another Pi

I just got TCPFlow 1.4.6 to compile on Wheezy. It was a tour and I had to chase down lots of missing function references, etc. But is now working!!! Now, I would like to avoid all of the work (and time) it took to get it running on this setup. Is there a way to transfer the necessary files, etc to a...
by RDK
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Using a Pi to Log Data in a Magnum Energy System
Replies: 115
Views: 42009

Re: Using a Pi to Log Data in a Magnum Energy System

Guys.....I'm heading back to the USA in about a month and will have local access to the Magnum for experimentation. I have most of the information I need, as posted above. Now looking to "Charge State" and a few other minor items.

If I have any success I will post something here...RDK
by RDK
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi's no longer in Windows 10 Network Dispaly
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Pi's no longer in Windows 10 Network Dispaly

Thanks for your ideas. In my case, the router sees all of the devices, Pi's, PC's, phones, etc.

I'm convinced it is a Windows issue, but, in fact, I have no supporting data, other than the above sentence....RDK
by RDK
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi's no longer in Windows 10 Network Dispaly
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Pi's no longer in Windows 10 Network Dispaly

First, I'm running SAMBA for network file access and sharing from a Raspberry Pi to my network. Historically with Windows 7 and then Windows 10, all of my Pi's (wired or wireless) would show up in the "My Computer" / "Network" display. Made it very easy to get to data being generated by the Pi and o...
by RDK
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi B+ Wheezy loses WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Pi B+ Wheezy loses WiFi

....I have found the issue!!!! It was not the Pi dropping the WiFi settings, but rather my router. It was periodically dropping WiFi clients. Replaced the router and all is fine now.....RDK
by RDK
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does SD Card Copier work on Wheezy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2116

Re: Does SD Card Copier work on Wheezy?

Gregeric....Any ideas on what I should try next to get PiClone compiled for my Wheezy OS? Thanks.....RDK
by RDK
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi B+ Wheezy loses WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Pi B+ Wheezy loses WiFi

Found an earlier post which suggested that it might be that the USB devices (all attached directly to the B+: keyboard, mouse, WiFi and memory stick) were asking for more the 600 mA. I tried adding max_usb_current=1 in /boot/config.txt. The only thing I noticed is that, before when the WiFi was not ...
by RDK
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi B+ Wheezy loses WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Pi B+ Wheezy loses WiFi

Well, that did not seem to have any effect. My WiFi adapter is "Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter".

Any additional ideas?....RDK
by RDK
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does SD Card Copier work on Wheezy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2116

Re: Does SD Card Copier work on Wheezy?

Dougie....YES to rule #1.

I did the sequence you mentioned, but after seeing all of the output and error/warning messages I reverted back to the backup to regroup and rethink the operation. I will try again one of these days.....RDK
by RDK
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does SD Card Copier work on Wheezy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2116

Re: Does SD Card Copier work on Wheezy?

gregeric....Thanks for the push and it has been an interesting ride :-). Note, I'm running Wheezy. I followed your instructions, and yes I had to do several sudo apt-get install 's . Below is the ending output, which is where I'm stuck and have no idea what to do next. I tried to install automake, a...
by RDK
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does SD Card Copier work on Wheezy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2116

Re: Does SD Card Copier work on Wheezy?

Dougie...Yes, moving to Jessie is in progress, but I have several Wheezy Pi B+'s which "ain't broke so leave them alone", unless I can find a fool-proof (yes, I'm that fool) way to upgrade the Wheezy SD in place. From what I have read, it is a complicated and risky process? Your thoughts??....RDK

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