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by Roken
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Power supply failed? now in emergency mode - headless SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: Power supply failed? now in emergency mode - headless SOLVED

Not to gloat, but back to my original reply.

fsck -y allows all repairs.
by Roken
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Power supply failed? now in emergency mode - headless SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: Power supply failed? now in emergency mode - headless

If you have access to a PC, boot the PC with a linux livecd, and run fsck on both the sdcard and the external drive. Allow it to repair any errors. Once done, reassemble the Pi, and re-try.
by Roken
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kernel updates
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

Re: Kernel updates

Huh? Who knew. Thank you for the clarification.

(For info, I'm on 4.18.3 on my desktop, so assuming the bleeding edge means has the Pi modules, it still isn't bleeding edge even via rpi-update, but I'll stick to stock on my Pis)
by Roken
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kernel updates
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

Kernel updates

I always thought that kernel updates were done with rpi-update. So, what exactly is raspberrypi-kernel via apt-get updating?
by Roken
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: amateur home NAS with rpi, powering the HDD's
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: amateur home NAS with rpi, powering the HDD's

If you want the best of both worlds, setup a NAS and Owncloud. NAS will give you a local fileserver, and owncloud will give you, um, a cloud server, that can point back to your NAS (at least theoretically, I have yet to get that working, and managed to trash my NAS drive in the process. Thank heaven...
by Roken
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi 3b+ No 4 on the way - ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Pi 3b+ No 4 on the way - ideas

I'm not an electronics guy, I'm a computer guy. Pi No.1 runs a plex server, an NFS server, a PiHole server and a VPN server. Oh, and it's a 5 1/2 inch digital clock with an attached screen using chrome in headless mode. Pi No.2 runs RetroPie (booting rootfs from the NFS on Pi 1) Pi No.3 runs Ownclou...
by Roken
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: /dev/root full although all data is on /media/usb0
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: /dev/root full although all data is on /media/usb0

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sudo fdisk -l
Assuming all of your data files are supposed to be linked into /home

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ls -laxoh /home/pi
Will give us an overview of how you have things set up.
by Roken
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry torrentbox, SD card becomes full.
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Raspberry torrentbox, SD card becomes full.

I can't be sure, but I'm guessing Transmission uses /tmp as an intermediary, and /tmp probably resides on your sdcard.
by Roken
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Endless Boot Loop
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Endless Boot Loop

If you are dropping into an emergency shell, chances are your sdcard (or other rootfs filesystem) is corrupted. You need to fix it. fsck will do it, but you really need to fix it on a separate system, so that it isn't mounted.
by Roken
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Plex Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 10759

Re: Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Plex Issue

I note that the Pi is connected via ethernet, but what about the other devices?
by Roken
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SATA docking station
Replies: 0
Views: 254

SATA docking station

Next weekend (hopfully) the remaining stuff for new build of my main rig will arrive (Got the Gfx card last week, the new chassis arrived today, and I expect the MB/CPU/RAM mid week), which is a good time to optimize. At the moment, I have 2 SSD and 4 spinners in the main rig. I also have 2 USB driv...
by Roken
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Synergy Keyboard and Mouse Sharing
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Synergy Keyboard and Mouse Sharing

You don;t need to download it separately. apt-get install synergy will do it, then you need a config file. The server and the client need to be run on the computer with the mouse/KB attached and the machine you want to control respectively (synergys and synergyc are the commands).
by Roken
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: File navigation
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: File navigation

It's because / takes you to the root of the filesystem. Your files are in the home/pi directory of root (/home/pi). A bit like trying to get home by going to the right house number on a different street. Whilst a bit old, have a read of https://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/09/linux-file-system-structure/
by Roken
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Remote Access Made Easy (Not yet but it's a thought) (c)
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Remote Access Made Easy (Not yet but it's a thought) (c)

To setup via a direct connection to another computer is doable, but easier is if you have access to the router and can setup port forwarding. You don't mention if this is an option.

If not, you need to set up the host machine as a router in its own right.
by Roken
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I cannot overwrite the resolve.conf file
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: I cannot overwrite the resolve.conf file

EDIT2 (belongs up here) - you need sudo to edit /etc/resolv.conf If you are absolutely (and I mean absolutely) certain that you will never need to change it (or you can at least allow yourself to change it, having forgotten this) you can use: chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf This will make sure it NEVER g...
by Roken
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Motioneye sensitivity
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Motioneye sensitivity

Having only learned of motioneye (instead of just motion) recently, I hunted down how to install it on raspbian, and successfully managed that. I'm using a webcam (HP HD720) which works without an issue on Linux. However, I have two issues. 1. The active time doesn't seem to do anything, as in it's ...
by Roken
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server
Replies: 36
Views: 124658

Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

This is an old link, and so may not be current (or even available on Pi), but take a look at https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/04/mou ... fuse-linux.

If you can mount the google-drive as if it is a local drive, it can be used with Plex.
by Roken
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Pi inaccessible from network after a while
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Pi inaccessible from network after a while

Are you able to set a static IP on the router alone, rather than on the Pi? If so, see if that works (All of my home machines with static IPs have them assigned statically by the router, nothing at all on the local machine, and it's not a problem I've encountered).
by Roken
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Alternatives to port forwarding?
Replies: 10
Views: 3897

Re: Alternatives to port forwarding?

You could get a router and, if necessary, an unmanaged switch, and simply use your ISP provided box as the modem. Then you set up the port forwards on the separate router and connect devices to the switch.
by Roken
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: IDJC, Jack and icecast
Replies: 0
Views: 223

IDJC, Jack and icecast

I occasionally have a reason to use idjc to send a stream to my remote server which is then, in turn, streamed to an opensim server (although it isn't exclusive - anyone with the address could tune in with vlc etc.). I do this from my desktop using idjc, jack and icecast, with a full GUI. Anyone kno...
by Roken
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Want to connect to WiFi but"No wireless interfaces found"
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Want to connect to WiFi but"No wireless interfaces found"

SurferTim probably has it in answer No.2.

Wireless is disabled until a country code is set (I found it the easiest way to disable wireless on mine, which are all wired)
by Roken
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 127.0.1.1 line in /etc/hosts
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: 127.0.1.1 line in /etc/hosts

DougieLawson wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:27 pm
Since DebIan is close enough to Ubuntu it's relevant
I disagree, Ubuntu is close enough to Debian. Chickens and eggs.
by Roken
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there a way to connect 2 RPi's to make a functional computer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: Is there a way to connect 2 RPi's to make a functional computer?

Not games, but it is certainly possible to turn over more than one Pi to run a task more efficently than one by itself would, without multi-threading, but with multi-tasking. For example, any program that uses a database (SQL), and a sound server can be run using three Pis effortlessly. One runs as ...
by Roken
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 2577

Re: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux

If you have a WiFi connection on the Pi, then you can already connect to the internet. If you can't connect to the Pi, you don't have a WiFi connection.

Which is it?

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