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by Roken
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SATA docking station
Replies: 0
Views: 241

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: 508

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: 317

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: 594

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: 337

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: 236

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: 35
Views: 114489

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: 1292

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: 3351

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: 206

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: 687

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: 2083

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: 1363

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: 2299

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?
by Roken
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to shut down and re-start RPi?
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: How to shut down and re-start RPi?

For a straightforward restart, use

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sudo shutdown -r now
by Roken
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RapberriPi3 facebook group
Replies: 1
Views: 217

RapberriPi3 facebook group

Anyone else follow this, and have received an offer of a stacked Pi system including a 3.5" screen to be told you will be refunded, without a way to contact the originator?

If it looks like a scam, acts like a scam, and smells like a scam, it's probably a scam.

Just posting as a warning.
by Roken
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenVPN with PiHole
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: OpenVPN with PiHole

No joy. I can ping 10.8.0.1 (well, from the Pi. Not from another machine on the LAN since it's a different subnet).

I can ping google by IP or unresolved name.

Doesn't matter is PiHole is listening on the0 and tun0 or just tun0.

AdBlocking on the LAN works, but not on the VPN.
by Roken
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RealVNC cloud does not work anymore
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: RealVNC cloud does not work anymore

This happens every time when I insert a new bootable SD card and install the realVNC. So something happens with the PI How many times have you done this, and are you sure that you are getting the credentials correct. Do you have port forwarding set up correctly. You really aren't giving much inform...
by Roken
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: LAN Raspberry Pi’s IP is changing
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: LAN Raspberry Pi’s IP is changing

Did anything work ? I'm not a guru either, just been through the he same problems :-) As have most here... some have become gurus though. Your first stop, if you have access, should be your router, and set that up to always use the same address (different routers do it different ways, and so it's i...
by Roken
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenVPN with PiHole
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: OpenVPN with PiHole

Nope - still not working :(
by Roken
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Pi losing 3rd party webcam
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Pi losing 3rd party webcam

MODs, if you feel this should be moved, feel free. I have three Pis stacked, each serving a different purpose. One of them is running an owncloud server an motion, with an attached webcam - Microsoft (spit) VX3000 I think. It works fine, for w while, but then loses the camera, and the only solution ...
by Roken
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering and booting multiple systems reliably
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Powering and booting multiple systems reliably

Well - stage one has worked, and I still have two booting Pis.

Tomorrow will be be reconfiguring Pi3 (I darern't do it now because of alcohol) but I'm confident.
by Roken
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Is Too Complicated
Replies: 113
Views: 9239

Re: Pi Is Too Complicated

Whilst I can see your point to an extent, your logic comes from a static viewpoint. Inevitably, advances will come with change, and usually that change is an improvement.If that means that outdated methods become, well, outdated, that is the price we pay. On the other hand, Linux generally will work...
by Roken
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Git clone and apt not working.
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Git clone and apt not working.

Have you been playing with your dns settings? It seems that incoming connections are fine, whilst outgoing are failing.

What's the output of cat /etc/resolv.conf?

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