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by Roken
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

A quick google search brings this thread to number 1 position. I don't consider that "too hard".
by Roken
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

I have to say, I'm surprised by the negative comments. The original hat is not a dud, so to speak. It works headless, and with a minor config fix. There's a 9 page thread here about it, just in case anyone is hunting. Personally, I say, give the engineers a chance. Anyone who hasn't heard about the ...
by Roken
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Not everyone who got one finds it useless. On a headless, no peripherals system, it's still just peachy.
by Roken
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 431
Views: 160624

Re: What was your first computer?

Sinclair ZX80 - I'm ancient.
by Roken
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

I have rootfs on an 1TB NFS drive, too, so I can manually clean the logs periodically with no real problem.
by Roken
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Kodi headless server
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Kodi headless server

A google search takes me to links that don't answer my question, so here I go. One of my Pis is currently a headless Plex server, with the media on an NFS drive. My intention is to access the media from anywhere. But Plex is oh, so slow. I know that Kodi can be used as a media server, but can it be ...
by Roken
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

I assume if we are running the Pi without any USB devices connected, there's no harm in keeping it?

For the others, I picked up some PoE splitters which are working OK.
by Roken
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: removing static IP stops boot
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: removing static IP stops boot

I hadn't, and so did. No joy. However, it has stopped the conflict of the router trying to assign an address using dhcp, so cured one problem. Second problem was failure to find nameservers, so I pointed retropie to my pi-hole (ooer, missus), which has fixed that. Finally, a dead repository, which a...
by Roken
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: removing static IP stops boot
Replies: 2
Views: 233

removing static IP stops boot

I have four Pis all on wired network. I have retro on one, and set up dhcpcd.conf with a static IP. However, my router is getting confused and so I elected to re-set dhcpcd.conf and set the router to use a static IP. However, removing the static from dhcpcd causes the boot process to hang: A start j...
by Roken
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Sometimes. the problem is on the other side of the keyboard. Sigh!
by Roken
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Looking for NFS tutorial
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Looking for NFS tutorial

I use Arch on my desktop, and have to admit that their wiki is one of the best. However, NFS is not too difficult. What are you struggling with?
by Roken
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: The PoE HAT (recommended hardware)
Replies: 9
Views: 2608

Re: The PoE HAT (recommended hardware)

You may want to look at https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5&t=220984 before buying.

But to answer the question asked, I have a Netgear GS108PE which works just fine.
by Roken
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do the 3B+ need mouse and keyboard to boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Do the 3B+ need mouse and keyboard to boot?

I have four, only one has a mouse and KB (and that's retropie, so they are only there as game controllers).

Have a look at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... ccess/ssh/
by Roken
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Email also sent. Happy to help out, if I can.
by Roken
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Except - I see the overvoltage, with literally nothing connected. The one Pi that I have a hat connected to is entirely independent of anything else. All that it relies on is the network. I mean that, inasmuch as even the sdcard does nothing more than boot, and hand over to an NFS boot. This is, inc...
by Roken
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: fstab
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: fstab

You should never need to force mounting. If the mountline is correct, force is not required. As has already been pointed out, adding nofail should prevent any issues if the drive is not plugged in. To ensure RW access, make sure the mount point is RW accessible to the user. Mounting in mount should ...
by Roken
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as NAS / private cloud
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Raspberry Pi as NAS / private cloud

I'd check about using the router to host the NAS drive. Some routers are very fussy about what FS they will use. You could set up a PI as a NAS server, which will give more flexibility, at a potential speed of access cost (i.e. 300MBs net and USB rather than direct 1GB net). I have to be honest, ove...
by Roken
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

I'm not an electronics guy, and home spun fixes won't work. However, I'd rather replace than refund (at the moment, on the Pi I have it on, it's not the end of the world. No USB - or indeed any connected peripherals at all. Dedicated Plex server reading from an NFS drive). The other PIs, however, wo...
by Roken
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Reading through the topic it looks like an interesting issue to solve, but so far (several movies and episodes of series played) it works for me. I agree. I have two more to buy, but the current one is on a completely headless system with no USB devices. The others do have USB devices connected, an...
by Roken
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Personally I don't regard this as a fix, so will be sending my hats back as faulty for a refund when I get back from this work trip and will go back to using cheap splitters at a fraction of the price but without the reliability problems. I'm surprised something this bad got released. Surely, the i...
by Roken
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 89181

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

If it helps (and taking from daytona's post), I tried this as an overlay (EDIT: Ripped off and modified from https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=221639): /* * Overlay for the Raspberry Pi POE HAT. */ /dts-v1/; /plugin/; / { compatible = "brcm,bcm2708"; fragment@0 { target-path = ...
by Roken
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: ETA for Official POE Hat for 3B+
Replies: 66
Views: 12328

Re: ETA for Official POE Hat for 3B+

Does this USB issue present itself, when, for example, 2 USB HDs are plugged in via a powered USB hub. I've invested in a PoE switch and, for the moment, one PoE hat. That is working fine on a completely headless Pi with nothing plugged in. I have three more Pis, 2 of them 3B+ (the other - 3B - can'...
by Roken
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up pi camera with MotionEye - login issues
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: Setting up pi camera with MotionEye - login issues

username = admin
by Roken
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: external hdd mounting issue
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: external hdd mounting issue

Get a powered USB hub, connect the drive (or multiple drives) to that, and connect the hub to the Pi. Voila, no more power issues.
by Roken
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kernel updates
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Re: Kernel updates

Thank you, I'm good, Apparently out of date, but I'm good. Of course, I'm a bit miffed that my 8 port PoE enabled switch is, it seems, not PoE enabled, so my test PoE hat that arrived today is currently fitted but useless. On the plus side, a client company (yeah, I'm an accountant) has one on Ebay ...

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