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by RDK
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating and using a script at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Re: Creating and using a script at startup

Hmmm, I read the "Stuff" section in the manual and also did a bit of googling. I think this is going to take a bit of studying. Thanks for the direction....RDK
by RDK
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Instructions for installing Jessie on Piv2
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Instructions for installing Jessie on Piv2

OOPS, what do I do if I did not reformat with the "size adjustment"? The install seemed to have gone ok....RDK
by RDK
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Instructions for installing Jessie on Piv2
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Instructions for installing Jessie on Piv2

I'm working from a NOOBS SD which I downloaded from the Raspberry Pi downloads section. Are there any special steps for installing on a Raspberry Pi v2? Or a PiB+?

Are there any issues I need to be aware of? Thanks...RDK
by RDK
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating and using a script at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Re: Creating and using a script at startup

OK, thanks for the explanation. If I want it to behave like when I start the session manually, what do I have to do?...RDK
by RDK
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating and using a script at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Re: Creating and using a script at startup

Hmmm, I have observed something different with Screen sessions created by the above boot-up script versus one I create manually. When I join the "boot-up" session with a "screen -r" all is fine and I see the Python pgm running. I have a "try" loop running in the Python pgm which looks for a ctl+c se...
by RDK
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD Card Corruption
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: SD Card Corruption

Thanks. OK, I'll give it a shot ont he unit I working on right now....Rob
by RDK
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating and using a script at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Re: Creating and using a script at startup

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by RDK
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating and using a script at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Re: Creating and using a script at startup

Cool. Where is that documented? Thanks....RDK
by RDK
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD Card Corruption
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: SD Card Corruption

OK, I understand the philosophy of the RAM drives, but my question goes back to the disclaimer in that reference. Should we be doing that if those filesystems are
now a symlink to a tmpfs filesystem
....RDK
by RDK
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD Card Corruption
Replies: 4
Views: 828

SD Card Corruption

Yes, there are lots of posts out there on this issue. So far I have not had the problem with my 3 Pi's, but I'm trying to think ahead. Aside from UPS power and surge protection, the other popular idea is the set up some of the filesystem as temporary RAM disks. This is proposed several places https:...
by RDK
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating and using a script at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Re: Creating and using a script at startup

OK, I finally got back to this issue. I put the suggested script into the rc.local and it works. BUT,.... the resulting SCREEN session is only available to the root user, which, in retrospect, makes sense as it is in charge during boot up and thus when the command is processed. So, is there a way to...
by RDK
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: The Serial Port vs HDMI for the console output
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: The Serial Port vs HDMI for the console output

Great. I like that display and the boot up info, which so far I have not been able find elsewhere in any logs, but I have another post on that issue. Thanks....RDK
by RDK
Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: The Serial Port vs HDMI for the console output
Replies: 2
Views: 595

The Serial Port vs HDMI for the console output

If I disable the serial port as per this reference (http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/raspberry-pi-serial-port) so I can use if for other functions will it also eliminate the display I get on my monitor using the HDMI cable? Will the keyboard still function?

Thanks....RDK
by RDK
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating and using a script at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Creating and using a script at startup

What I want to do seems simple to me but the more I Google and Read the more confused I get. Yes, I'm pretty much a novice with Linux. What I want to do is basically the following during the boot-up process: 1. run the " screen bash" command to create a screen session for the next step 2. run the "p...
by RDK
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 5968

Re: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

OK, I'll give it a try. Not sure exactly how to extract the width from the second byte, but I will work on it next weekend when I'm again near the Pi. When I watch my console screen I see lots of messages relating to the status of my device, the USB memory devices and the SD card, as well as the sta...
by RDK
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 5968

Re: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

OK, I tried out these suggestions. The most promising was sudo cat /dev/vcs1 but the screen format was all buggered up as it would appear that it was displaying buffer records which were rolling/extending off the screen. From what I could see, however, this looks almost like the info I would like to...
by RDK
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 5968

Re: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

Thanks guys. I've been away from this issue for a while. I'll checkout your ideas/comments and get back to you.....RDK
by RDK
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 5968

Re: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

OK, I'm not running Jessie and, for now, I have no plans to upgrade to it on any of my "currently happy" Pi's. dmesg is almost useless, as it seems to show only the latest entries into the log. I'm most interested in the entries which were displayed on my console during boot up, when I was not runni...
by RDK
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 5968

Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

I'm sure this has already been answered somewhere but I am not able to find the right set of unique keywords to find it, so... I'm running my Pi's headless most of the time. However, there are times when it would be nice to see exactly what was displayed during the boot-up process. For example, corr...
by RDK
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: How to set up FTP on the raspberry pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 113884

Re: How to set up FTP on the raspberry pi?

You're right and I'm wrong. Sorry....RDK
by RDK
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: How to set up FTP on the raspberry pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 113884

Re: How to set up FTP on the raspberry pi?

OK, I understand the SFTP works out-of-the-box on my Raspberry Pi. I've successfully tested it with the FillZilla client!! However, it appears that sftp uses port 22 which is also the port used for Putty remote access. I may need to be able to use both Putty and sftp at the same time. I've tried tha...
by RDK
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up for multiple Wifi and Static addresses
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Setting up for multiple Wifi and Static addresses

Assuming I have the following wpa_supplicant.conf and interfaces files: ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev update_config=1 network={ ssid="Home" psk="xxxxxxx" proto=RSN key_mgmt=WPA-PSK pairwise=CCMP auth_alg=OPEN id_str="Basement" } network={ ssid="Cabin" key_mgmt=NONE auth_alg...
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Re: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

OK. All I'm trying to do is find a way to "label" these very small micro SD cards. Right now I have several SD's with different OS configurations and then only way I can really tell them apart is to boot them up in a Pi. They are really too small to label directly. I have been using snack sized Zipl...
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Re: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

OK, but you have not answered my question about removing files/folders from the FAT partition. Like the extra OS folders?....RDK
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Re: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

FruitoftheLoom....I'm not wishing to do anything with the Windows "invisible" parts of the SD card. Mostly I want to clean up the FAT (ie visible to Windows) partition....RDK

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