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by stubright
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 196091

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

A brief history of Cambridge Computer Lab, in pictures (including an image from the infamous CoffeeCam).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22201971

Stu
by stubright
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Prevent monitor burn in
Replies: 6
Views: 2523

Re: Prevent monitor burn in

It still holds true for plasma displays. They usually have an option to shift the display a few pixels built into the monitor.

Stu
by stubright
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3TB GPT NTFS formatted drive share
Replies: 15
Views: 16874

Re: 3TB GPT NTFS formatted drive share

Has your 3TB drive been unmounted from windows correctly, if you don't use the 'Safely remove hardware' and just unplugged the drive or if you've had to force windows to shutdown with the power button, windows sets a flag on the file system saying it hasn't been unmounted correctly. This flag can st...
by stubright
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3TB GPT NTFS formatted drive share
Replies: 15
Views: 16874

Re: 3TB GPT NTFS formatted drive share

The 3 TB hard drive is a Western Digital WD30EZRX , the enclosure is a Sharkoon Quickport Duo (USB 2.0). In this enclosure also a Western Digital 2.0 TB drive (WD20EARS) is present which is properly recognized Are you certain the enclosure is compatible with 3TB drives, some are not. I have a coupl...
by stubright
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BASH - Ultimate Book for Free !
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: BASH - Ultimate Book for Free !

On Raspbian,
sudo apt-get install lynx
In the directory where your pdf is, run
pdftohtml nameofpdf.pdf
this produces an html file for the pdf
then type
lynx nameofpdf.html
:lol:
Stu
by stubright
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Transmission: No space left on device
Replies: 30
Views: 33753

Re: Transmission: No space left on device

The transmission daemon runs as a different user (login details and daemon user are not the same), called debian-transmission and your hard drive is only accessible by your username pi. So transmission cannot write to the folder therefore it states the drive is full. Could you, as a temporary measur...
by stubright
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Transmission: No space left on device
Replies: 30
Views: 33753

Re: Transmission: No space left on device

Have you checked in
/var/lib/transmission-daemon/downloads
for your downloads?
Stu
by stubright
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hard drive not full but no free space
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: Hard drive not full but no free space

Hi jojopi I'm sorry I think I misunderstood your original post. Yes, if you share your home directory it will report the space available in that directory. But, as you said, that is the difference, I have never shared my home directory, I have only ever shared the full path to the shared drive in th...
by stubright
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hard drive not full but no free space
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: Hard drive not full but no free space

Most network filing protocols do not have the ability to test free space on a per-directory basis. So if the directory being exported and mounted is /home/pi or above, then the client will be likely to assume that the free space in that directory, 1.9G, also applies to the subdirectory /home/pi/Mai...
by stubright
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hard drive not full but no free space
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: Hard drive not full but no free space

I found this blog that sets out how to configure Time Machine on Ubuntu 12.04. Hopefully it will help or at least give you some pointers. http://blog.bertelsen.co/2012/07/time-machine-server-on-ubuntu-1204.html Essentially it says sudo nano /etc/netatalk/afpd.conf add the following line at the end o...
by stubright
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I setup OpenVPN?
Replies: 17
Views: 6192

Re: How do I setup OpenVPN?

I'm not stalking you, honest :)

This might help
http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-sourc ... howto.html

As the site says
'The impatient may wish to jump straight to the sample configuration files:'

Stu
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hard drive not full but no free space
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: Hard drive not full but no free space

Do you have samba installed on your Pi? If so, can you connect to the Pi using smb instead of afp and see if it has the same problem. Was the Pi setup to be a 'Time Machine' as well as a nas drive, Time Machine may have allocated far too much space for it's own use. I have seen a setting called 'vol...
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hard drive not full but no free space
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: Hard drive not full but no free space

Hi mcquiff Did you install the 500GB hard drive in to the usb enclosure or did it come with it? If you installed it, is it the same enclosure that now has the 2TB drive in it? Were the drive partitioned in the enclosure? One last question, how old is the enclosure? If it's quite old it may only supp...
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 230725

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

fat32 doesn't support permissions, so that is probably the problem.

In your fstab file, edit the line for your usb drive, where it says

defaults

and change it to

defaults,umask=000

that should make you the owner of the usb drive.

Stu
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 230725

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

You might try " " around files or directories with spaces. cd one two does not work cd "one two" works Yes, that works on the command line but the config file for the torrent daemon already uses " " around the path. I haven't tried any other options because not using spaces in the folder names work...
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 230725

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

Do you have any spaces or unusual characters in the folder names. I can get pemission denied if there are spaces.
The path for my downloads is
/home/stu/storage/Data
but if I use
/home/stu/storage/Torrent Data
it falls over.

Stu
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 230725

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

I do use transmission but only on my PC when I'm using it. Transmission is a thousand time better than any Windows based torrent crap I've use in the past. I've just tried transmission-daemon on my Pi and it worked using an external (fstab mounted) usb drive and a web interface. First sudo service t...
by stubright
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 230725

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

Unfortunately I haven't used transmission on the Pi, however, to change ownership of a folder you

sudo chown -R your_user_name /mnt/usb

That, in theory, would give your user name the same access to the mount as root, instead of root only access.

I hope that works.

Stu
by stubright
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 230725

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

If you sudo nano /etc/fstab then add the line to the end /dev/sda2 /mnt/usb vfat defaults 0 2 it should mount at boot, assuming the sda2 does not change, which it can if other drives exist at boot up. A better option is to use uuid instead of /dev/ the uuid can be found using the following ls -l /de...
by stubright
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 230725

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

Hi 7ewis
You've missed the partition number from your mount command.

sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

Also make sure the usb folder in mnt exists. If not then

mkdir -p /mnt/usb

Stu
by stubright
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi, XBMC and 3TB HD
Replies: 18
Views: 9408

Re: Pi, XBMC and 3TB HD

I use an IcyBox IB-351StU3-B, it cost around £25 without a hard drive. I already had a 3TB internal drive which I installed and formatted as GPT in the enclosure. Initially I formatted the drive on my Ubuntu PC but when I installed it in the enclosure it came up as blank. So I left it in the enclosu...
by stubright
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Re: Data recovery

You could install VirtualBox (it's free) on your mac and install a Linux distro with it, leaving your Mac intact, or boot your mac from a live linux cd and access the card that way.

Stu
by stubright
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cheap touchscreen?
Replies: 17
Views: 52673

Re: Cheap touchscreen?

Hi Dan Another option would be if you know someone with a dead laptop (with intact screen), unwanted monitor, or (this has a certain amount of risk to it), you could get a dead laptop off ebay e.g. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-M10-Laptop-Motherboard-CPU-Spares-Repairs-Faulty-/2508...
by stubright
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cheap touchscreen?
Replies: 17
Views: 52673

Re: Cheap touchscreen?

If screen resolution isn't an issue then I found this on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-TFT-HSD070IDWI-60-pin-LCD-Screen-Panel-Module-Controller-800x480-kit-LED-New-/271027580293?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item3f1a80ad85 It would have to use the RCA for the picture. Ebay also have a comp...
by stubright
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Nano into monochrome !
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: Getting Nano into monochrome !

My last post would let you use more suitable colours for your needs but if you want everything white on black then just comment out the 'include' lines in /etc/nanorc at the end of the file.

Stu

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