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by cpc464
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New Article: http://unixetc.co.uk/2020/03/16/how-to-install-comskip-on-a-raspberry-pi/
Replies: 0
Views: 1892

New Article: http://unixetc.co.uk/2020/03/16/how-to-install-comskip-on-a-raspberry-pi/

Hi, I have just published a new article explaining how to install Comskip on a Raspberry Pi and integrate it with OSMC/Kodi/TVheadend. "Comskip" is a program to automatically skip commercial breaks when you watch TV recordings. http://unixetc.co.uk/2020/03/16/how-to-install-comskip-on-a-raspberry-pi...
by cpc464
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Updated: Install Wordpress Blog on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Updated: Install Wordpress Blog on Raspberry Pi

Hi, The above procedure has been updated for Raspbian 10/Buster. http://unixetc.co.uk/2013/09/25/install-wordpress-blog-on-raspberry-pi/ It explains how to self host your own blog using a Raspberry Pi. It has been modified today. Changes include using Mariadb over MySQL, and installing various PHP m...
by cpc464
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New Article: How to Watch and Record Live TV with a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

Re: New Article: How to Watch and Record Live TV with a Raspberry Pi

Sorry for the late reply mihailolja but good luck!

I used the dual Hauppauge tuner mentioned in the article (about £60 from Amazon). It contains two tuners and picks up both SD and HD. I was going to add more tuners, but 2 seems enough, so far.

Jim
by cpc464
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to protect a brand new Rpi4
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: How to protect a brand new Rpi4

The web port 80 should be secure enough, as long as you are (a) running a simple static web page on there, or (b) running a popular package (eg. Wordpress or similar) and keeping it up to date, ie. regularly patched.

The VPN I guess will depend on the VPN software.
by cpc464
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Is it possible to stream TV channels or HDMI from set top box to remote location over internet ?
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Is it possible to stream TV channels or HDMI from set top box to remote location over internet ?

Yes it is possible, but I haven't yet found a way of doing it securely. So it is not advisable. I use a Pi 2 with OSMC and TVHeadend to watch TV, and to stream it around my home network. I wrote a procedure for the setup here: http://unixetc.co.uk/2019/11/22/how-to-watch-and-record-live-tv-with-a-ra...
by cpc464
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to protect a brand new Rpi4
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: How to protect a brand new Rpi4

Hi Dan

What ports are being forwarded from your router ?

Jim
by cpc464
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Out of memory error on RPi 4 when there's memory
Replies: 12
Views: 1347

Re: Out of memory error on RPi 4 when there's memory

Hi OP,

See if you can run these commands when memory is becoming short (but before the oom killer runs). The output should show which processes are taking most memory. To confirm that rsync / dd really is the culprit.

ps -elf | sort -n -k 10

top -b -n 1

free -m
by cpc464
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: TVHeadend won't record onto attached SSD Drive.
Replies: 27
Views: 2319

Re: TVHeadend won't record onto attached SSD Drive.

Hi About the recording path, somebody mentioned linking it from the default . It is a good idea to do this anyway, so that in the future, if you change the disk, you can just re-create the link instead of having to alter the TVH/Libelec configuration. A new disk will likely mount itself under /media...
by cpc464
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New Article: How to Watch and Record Live TV with a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

Re: New Article: How to Watch and Record Live TV with a Raspberry Pi

Hi mihailolja , Sorry to hear about these travails. The setup with OSMC and TVHeadend was actually easier than I thought it would be. Note I didn't use a Pi 4. Although I tested a Pi 4 with Kodi and TVHeaded, there were issues with stability and picture quality. OSMC isn't yet supported on the Pi 4,...
by cpc464
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New Article: How to Enlarge KODI Fonts
Replies: 0
Views: 440

New Article: How to Enlarge KODI Fonts

Hi To whom it may concern, here is a new article describing how to increase font sizes in Kodi: http://unixetc.co.uk/2019/12/02/how-to-enlarge-kodi-fonts The Fonts are very small by default, unless you have a very big TV or very good eyesight. The short article explains how to make them bigger. Jim
by cpc464
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New Article: How to Watch and Record Live TV with a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

Re: New Article: How to Watch and Record Live TV with a Raspberry Pi

PS. Gonna big up my other Pi articles too: Raspberry Pi 4 Real World tests - including gigabit network saturation Messing Around with Graphics.py - okay that is Python rather than Pi, strictly speaking. How to Rename the Default Raspberry Pi User - change "pi" user to something else. Simple Nextclou...
by cpc464
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New Article: How to Watch and Record Live TV with a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

New Article: How to Watch and Record Live TV with a Raspberry Pi

Morning all I've written a new article explaining how to record and watch TV on a Raspberry Pi: http://unixetc.co.uk/2019/11/22/how-to-watch-and-record-live-tv-with-a-raspberry-pi/ The set up of OSMC/TVHeadend is described in detail, from scratch. I hope it does not duplicate existing resources too ...
by cpc464
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Grading app?
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Grading app?

DougieLawson wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:56 am
https://javascriptsource.com/roman-numerals/

There's a bit of JavaScript I wrote 19 years ago.
Cool.
by cpc464
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Updated for Pi 4 / Buster: Simple Nextcloud Installation on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 12983

Re: Updated for Pi 4 / Buster: Simple Nextcloud Installation on Raspberry Pi

15 minutes before you saw the welcome screen ? :? Something not right there, it should be more like 60 seconds. Your optimizations look fine, but I won't be adding them to the article, which is for installing Nextcloud only, per the title. Was quite tempted to add that memory increase though. I've n...
by cpc464
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Article - Pi 4 Real World Tests / NAS effectiveness
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

Re: New Article - Pi 4 Real World Tests / NAS effectiveness

Hi guys, thanks for reading @W. H. Heydt - Yes, I find it amazing, in engineering and market terms, that the Pi 4 can deliver CIFS traffic fast enough to max out a Gigabit lan. As ejolson says, this is the stark difference between the separated bus architecture of the Pi 4 and previous models. Did y...
by cpc464
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 133632

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Hi all The Pi 4 is wonderful but I am not happy leaving a 70 degree C board alone in the house. Seriously. My blog (http://unixetc.co.uk) will remain in the Pi 2, running at about 41 C, rather than the Pi 4 (and costing 2 or 3 times as much to run, incidentally). Looking for a big passive heat sink....
by cpc464
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Samba USB Share
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Pi4 Samba USB Share

Hi OP, On the subject of file systems, I also obtained better Pi 4/Samba performance from XFS. I would recommend it over ext4 in this case. Speeds were 65 megabytes/s for writing, 105 megabytes/sec for reading, and peaking at 125 megabytes/s (which saturated the Gigabit network!). Terrific performan...
by cpc464
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Updated for Pi 4 / Buster: Simple Nextcloud Installation on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 12983

Updated for Pi 4 / Buster: Simple Nextcloud Installation on Raspberry Pi

Evening all, I've updated my article on installing Nextcloud on the Raspberry Pi. Now it works for the Pi 4 and Raspbian Buster, too: http://unixetc.co.uk/2016/11/20/simple-nextcloud-installation-on-raspberry-pi/ The procedure for doing it automatically is as follows. Using Ansible, the whole instal...
by cpc464
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Advice requested; Pi 4 NAS - 1, 2 or 4Gb of RAM?
Replies: 17
Views: 12424

Re: Advice requested; Pi 4 NAS - 1, 2 or 4Gb of RAM?

Hi OP, If you can afford it, go for 4 GB (just for future proofing), but 2 GB will be fine, and so will 1 GB, assuming you just want to stream a few media files or do some backups. I used my 4 GB Pi 4 as a NAS and the 4 GB did provide a *tiny* improvement in speed, due to the larger buffer cache. Li...
by cpc464
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Article - Pi 4 Real World Tests / NAS effectiveness
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

New Article - Pi 4 Real World Tests / NAS effectiveness

Hi Those interested in using the Pi 4 as a NAS might be interested in my new article http://unixetc.co.uk/2019/07/07/raspberry-pi-4-real-world-tests/ How good is the Pi 4 as a NAS ? Quick answer: very good indeed. In copying files, I was able to get write speeds of 65 Megabytes/sec, and for reading,...
by cpc464
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi "crashes", unable to SSH until hard reboot
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Raspberry Pi "crashes", unable to SSH until hard reboot

Hi skywatch Regarding your wired Pis, the fact that they run headless should not prevent you from seeing the logs. Have you looked under /var/adm? Logs of interest are kern.log,. syslog and messages. I run a number of Pis in headless mode and regularly check the log files if/when there is a problem....
by cpc464
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: New article: Redirecting Firewall Messages in Linux
Replies: 0
Views: 253

New article: Redirecting Firewall Messages in Linux

Good Afternoon all, I've just published the below article. Although entitled "Linux", it relates to Raspbian. http://unixetc.co.uk/2019/04/26/redirecting-firewall-messages-in-linux Of interest to those running eg. WordPress on an Internet facing Pi, and running a Netfilter firewall, it explains how ...
by cpc464
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: resolv.conf automatically deleted from etc in raspberry pi 3
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: resolv.conf automatically deleted from etc in raspberry pi 3

Hi OP. As mentioned above, resolv.conf is auto-generated every time your system is booted. There are many related threads on the forum, do a search. Eg. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=57388 By default, in Raspbian, the file is overwritten on every boot by the "resolvconf" service...
by cpc464
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Intermittent wifi: "wlan0: link is not ready"
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: Intermittent wifi: "wlan0: link is not ready"

Hi Whonch, sorry for this boring and semi-helpful answer, but for services that need to be on all the time (eg a NAS), I would strongly recommend wired Ethernet over wireless. Wi-Fi is not really designed to offer stable, continuous connectivity, and speed variations and occasional disconnects are t...
by cpc464
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: resolv.conf automatically deleted from etc in raspberry pi 3
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: resolv.conf automatically deleted from etc in raspberry pi 3

Hi OP. What do you mean "automatically deleted" ?

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