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by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: ssh key pairing between two pi's still requires password after setup
Replies: 28
Views: 6273

Re: ssh key pairing between two pi's still requires password after setup

I double checked permissions to .ssh and files within...all looks good to me???
You'll have to show them here.

It's very fiddly - it checks both perms and ownership and things have to be exactly as it wants them.

Seriously, saying "It looks OK to me" means nothing.
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can I delete account?
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Can I delete account?

I think the resources of the Pi Foundation should be spent on more and better Pi and Pi support. Not fixing silly forum software issues. Your previous post makes it pretty clear that that's where you stand. And a lot of people agree with you. And until it reaches critical mass, such that it becomes...
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: predictable interface names failing in Stretch
Replies: 32
Views: 11046

Re: predictable interface names failing in Stretch

I like that better. If you like "the new, MAC-address-based, naming convention", you will not like the default naming convention in the 2017-09-07 version. Does anybody know how to go back to the "the new, MAC-address-based, naming convention"? 1) I don't like it. The first thing I did after instal...
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: StartX stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: StartX stopped working

Of course, the real question is: Why are people running "startx" at all?

(Assuming Raspbian)
You should just have the machine configured to boot into the desktop - which is the default nowadays anyway.
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can I delete account?
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Can I delete account?

I think there needs to be a separate channel for processing delete requests.

Posting an item just leads to threads like this (we all, of course, remember the previous incarnation of this).

There ought to just be a button in the User Profile section to delete the account.
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: predictable interface names failing in Stretch
Replies: 32
Views: 11046

Re: predictable interface names failing in Stretch

The term "predictable naming" is completely Orwellian.

Using this terminology will lead to nothing but confusion.

Better to just call it "the new, MAC-address-based, naming convention".
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Raspbian Stretch: Setting a static IP
Replies: 37
Views: 363482

Re: [Solved] Raspbian Stretch: Setting a static IP

Is this going to require more than an update and upgrade? I just did that and the funny interface names are still there. updating from Jessie to stretch did not change to the new interface naming only a fresh install made the change, so I suspect to revert to the old interface naming you will need ...
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Long-running process and logging out of ssh
Replies: 17
Views: 3220

Re: Long-running process and logging out of ssh

The "&" method is old-fashioned. 70s, 80s stuff. I don't think it ever really worked right (though, of course, I'm sure it conforms to whatever standards docs there are). Part of the problem is that it is a shell construct, so it's behavior depends on which shell you are using and which version of t...
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: user name password error
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: user name password error

And, as always, remember that when you type the password, nothing echoes on the screen, so it looks like it "isn't taking it", but it is. This is old-style (70s, 80s) password entry. You'll get used to it...
by Martin Frezman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a HDD with NTFS
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Re: Using a HDD with NTFS

It is hard to tell what your actual question is. If you just read the Original Post of this thread, it looks like everything is working just fine for the Original Poster (That's you!). So, the thread looks more like "Look at me! It's working great!" than "I'm having problems; why won't it work?" So,...
by Martin Frezman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Raspbian Stretch: Setting a static IP
Replies: 37
Views: 363482

Re: [Solved] Raspbian Stretch: Setting a static IP

You can find your interface name with ifconfig.
And this is progress???
by Martin Frezman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to set time and date in boot time
Replies: 25
Views: 6306

Re: How to set time and date in boot time

Has OP ever confirmed whether he is or isn't connected to the inter-webs? You should never need a RTC or have to do anything special at all (assuming running Raspbian) if you are normally connected to the Internet. The whole idea of an RTC and/or needing to set the time manually only comes into play...
by Martin Frezman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: predictable interface names failing in Stretch
Replies: 32
Views: 11046

Re: predictable interface names failing in Stretch

I assumed it meant there's a more serious problem that couldn't be resolved by simply editing the config file. (My Stretch Lite image is dated 8/16, so maybe I have the fixed version?) Not necessarily. I think they just think it will be less confusing for the newb this way. And I agree. Even if the...
by Martin Frezman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: predictable interface names failing in Stretch
Replies: 32
Views: 11046

Re: predictable interface names failing in Stretch

Edit: There is a caveat with doing this. It makes using two ethernet or wifi devices difficult if not impossible.
Can you say a little more about this? This is the first I've heard of it.
by Martin Frezman
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Missing menu
Replies: 10
Views: 4281

Re: Missing menu

I think the real answer to this is make sure to do both of these BEFORE turning VNC on: 1) Get your networking (esp if it is wireless) going. 2) update/upgrade I actually got caught on this because I went ahead an enabled VNC right away (not for any particularly good reason, just seemed like a "migh...
by Martin Frezman
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: How to free unused dispmanx layer (in case of SIGSEGV)
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Re: How to free unused dispmanx layer (in case of SIGSEGV)

jamesh wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:50 am
Trap the SIG, do the dispmanx deallocation in the handler?
Well, yes, but i assume the question is more: How do i do this after the fact? I.e., what if it has already happened?

Also:

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$ vcgencmd dispmanx_list 
error=1 error_msg="Command not registered"
$
by Martin Frezman
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to partition microSD card [obsolete]
Replies: 15
Views: 14647

Re: How to partition microSD card

Possible need change power supply Yes, sounds like power (supply) - or. even more likely, if you read OP's latest post carefully, could be the HDMI cable. I had a situation like this - not with a Pi, but with another SBC - where the screen flickered and flashed - and it turned out to be the cable -...
by Martin Frezman
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loading up a RamDisk Pivot Root and shred or wipe entire sd card
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Loading up a RamDisk Pivot Root and shred or wipe entire sd card

There's actually no reason for multiple passes on hard disk media either. As it turns out, that's basically just rumor/myth/over-the-top-belt-and-suspenders thinking. That said, the best way to shred an SD card is probably with something like: http://www.fellowes.com/us/en/Products/Pages/product-det...
by Martin Frezman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Re: Booting Stretch to the CLI with NumLock on [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 3273

Re: Booting Stretch to the CLI with NumLock on

So, that's a "no", right?
by Martin Frezman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Re: Booting Stretch to the CLI with NumLock on [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 3273

Re: Booting Stretch to the CLI with NumLock on

In Jessie, I could set (uncomment) "LEDS=+num" in '/etc/kbd/config' to do this, but the '/etc/kbd/' directory is not present in Stretch by default. Have you tried creating that directory/file? I know it is basic, but sometimes this works. Maybe it was just an oversight on the part of the Stretch-ma...
by Martin Frezman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can't get static IP to work
Replies: 15
Views: 2552

Re: Can't get static IP to work

You are absolutely right; the interface is not eth0 but enxb827eb55d274. Why? What do I have to do to have eth0 as the defined static IP? As I mentioned, the easiest way is to add this string: net.ifnames=0 to the end of the file: /boot/cmdline.txt and then reboot. To be 100% clear, this is the con...
by Martin Frezman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SAMBA (Windows) Share
Replies: 34
Views: 6624

Re: SAMBA (Windows) Share

Use a /media mount instead, /mnt is reserved for other things
Nonsense. I Samba-share something mounted under /mnt all the time.
by Martin Frezman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Boots into grub
Replies: 7
Views: 7959

Re: Boots into grub

Why does the title of this thread sound like some new government program for converting spare footwear into food?
by Martin Frezman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can't get static IP to work
Replies: 15
Views: 2552

Re: Can't get static IP to work

Well put. Predictable is in the eye of the beholder I suppose. To me, predictable is when a system with one NIC in it (most systems) has eth0 to configure. Yup. You said it. Not enx with 12 characters of essentially random hexadecimal after it. Have you had to type one of these things at the CLI ye...
by Martin Frezman
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can't get static IP to work
Replies: 15
Views: 2552

Re: Can't get static IP to work

I think what's most annoying to people about this new "feature" is the Orwellian name. Yes, I understand how, in some weird technical sense, it is "predictable", but to the casual observer it looks like "Freedom is slavery" and "War is peace". The original system was quite predictable; this new syst...

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