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by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NFSv4 beginner's document - request for critique
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: NFSv4 beginner's document - request for critique

From my experience it is common to encounter someone setting up a Raspberry Pi who has never used a text editor or interacted in writing with a computer using the command line. This would-be system administrator has almost no transferable skills that were learned doing user-level tasks and faces a ...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NFSv4 beginner's document - request for critique
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: NFSv4 beginner's document - request for critique

Consider then this section on nano:
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There is nothing in there that is actually useful to someone trying to set up NFS. It's full of personal views and conjecture, neither of which have any place in a tutorial.


Fair enough. I have removed the opinionated words. Anything else?
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NFSv4 beginner's document - request for critique
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: NFSv4 beginner's document - request for critique

Probably not much documentation because in my experience in general it just works ! The greatest fallacy ever promulgated about Linux (or anything else). Point a newbie at an A380 and it won't "just fly". Point a newbie at NFS and it won't "just work". It certainly didn't "just work" for me. And fr...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NFSv4 beginner's document - request for critique
Replies: 7
Views: 744

NFSv4 beginner's document - request for critique

Getting NFSv4 to work between an Ubuntu 16.04 server and Raspbian clients has been harder than anticipated. I wrote a guide for readers of the MeArm Pi community (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mearm). I cannot attach documents to posts in this forum: V0-7 of the document can be found in th...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: PIXEL desktop: Large menu folders crash taskbar
Replies: 37
Views: 11264

Re: PIXEL desktop: Large menu folders crash taskbar

By the way, my Pi3 is doing it too. I'm accessing the desktop via XTightVNC server (Pi3) and viewer (Ubuntu on AMD64). I have no idea what's in the Other menu ('cause I can't see it) - nothing I have added manually.
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: PIXEL desktop: Large menu folders crash taskbar
Replies: 37
Views: 11264

Re: PIXEL desktop: Large menu folders crash taskbar

Specifically, for the rank beginners, how do you want us to go about that task?
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Benchmarks
Replies: 140
Views: 85289

Re: Raspberry Pi Benchmarks

I know this subject is a bit passé, but I though I would report on [email protected] performance. [email protected] benchmarks each new CPU before sending work to it. It rates my Pi 3 at 748/2461 floating point/integer operations per second, compared with 441/1695 respectively for a Pi 2. The measured CPU temperature...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

Thanks. There are similar hopeful indications on the [email protected] board, although nobody has popped up to confirm that they have had success.
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

Ah! Good to see that the fanboys are following up their old "conquests". Feeling better now?
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

Does anybody (who knows what they are talking about) know if this is fixed yet?
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

No matches to "certificate"
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

"kweb - slim and fast" - that's paid (professional) advertising, is it?
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

The problem with amateur organisations is that don't even know what bugs and limitations are inherent in their products, let alone have a plan to address them. Eben's best effort in respect of the WiFi bug (and why would you add WiFi as an alternative to wired unless you intend that people will use ...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

Hardly. This is how I found out why my Pi 3 was apparently crashing. It's amazing how quickly good will evapoates when people go on wild goose chases after problems that turn out to be in the product, not in their use of it. The Foundation should (a) enumerate the known major problems and the time f...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

Yeah, ok. Quoting from "makezine": "We also ran into one problem with the onboard Wi-Fi that only occurred whilst running the new board in headless mode. This ended up being caused by a power-saving mode on the connectivity chip. Effectively the board became unresponsive in headless mode if it was c...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

[MOD EDIT - WARNING ISSUED]
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

It's not my problem, that's for sure. All of the WiFi problems, well documented on this and other sites, and now this. I'm on the verge of chucking my Pi 3 and going elsewhere.
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Re: Problem with Certificates in Jessie

Foundation: Are you listening? The Debian custodian should be taken aside for a serious chat.
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Certificates in Jessie
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Problem with Certificates in Jessie

Jessie's certificate handling is broken. If a root cert. is withdrawn, Jessie fails instead of checking alternative root certs. This can be worked around by people with expertise, but for muggles like me, it means, e.g. that I can't enlist my new Pi 3 at [email protected] Please fix.
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness

Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. I appreciate your assistance. I re-blew the SD card for the Pi, and put a network definition for my local E2000 WiFI access point into the wpa-supplicant file - basically going back to scratch and starting again. Now I am getting a 192.168.1.x address from the ...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness

Yes it is! It can give itself an address? Even when there is no wpa_supplicant.conf? You're kidding! Where is it getting the SSID and password from??
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness

One more bit of wierdness: When the Pi connects, ifconfig shows the same hardware address for the WiFi as for the wired Ethernet. :roll:

Actually two more: It is somehow convincing the router to give it an address outside the 192.168.1.x range that it's supposed to get.
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness

Hee. No need to call in the North Koreans to lay waste to our cyber-infrastructure - just install a few PI 3's. Good grief. Talk about spaghetti dressed up as foie gras.
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness
Replies: 6
Views: 991

RPi3 - more WiFi wierdness

I can delete the wlan entry from /etc/network/interfaces. I can put just about anything I like in wpa_supplicant.conf. And STILL it connects, at an IP address which does not show up in my router's dhcp client table. The only way to shut it up is to turn off the transmitter using iwconfig. What the h...
by NeilAlexanderHiggins
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 WiFi wierdness
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Pi 3 WiFi wierdness

I can get my Pi 3 on my local wireless network using the icon at top-right. Magic. Problem is that the wireless router (Cisco Linksys E2000) doesn't list the Pi in the DHCP client table. All other wired and wireless connections are listed - I can see their names, MAC addresses and IP addresses. To a...

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