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by DarrenHill
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1107
Views: 425538

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

procount wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:33 pm
Don't forget to test it by installing to a new drive before you rely on it. ;)
Just to confirm, both Raspi OS and Retropie restored fine from the backups, and I now have a clone of the original card as a secondary backup :)
by DarrenHill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1107
Views: 425538

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

That's the plan for this weekend, once I can dig out a spare SD card to rebuild the overall image onto.
by DarrenHill
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1107
Views: 425538

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

@procount - thanks for that. Backup of Retropie3 is currently running... :)
by DarrenHill
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 90-93 - Magic Mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: MagPi 90-93 - Magic Mirrors

@MrPJEvans - you're more than welcome :) It's actually a Pi-Top Ceed repurposed as a desktop information display in my study, but it's using the Magic Mirror software to do it. Just without a mirror... For the server mode, the config.js needs the 0.0.0.0 in the address line plus a suitable ipWhiteli...
by DarrenHill
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 1107
Views: 425538

Re: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Quick question - is there any way to backup a retropie install? I've got 3.3.4.3 set up how I want it now, as a dual-boot with Raspbian/Pi OS and Retropie 3 on a Pi3 with 32GB uSD. I can back up the Raspbian partitions fine, but if I try the Retropie one it gives the pop-up that an unsupported OS is...
by DarrenHill
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Starting Kodi crashes the whole OS
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Starting Kodi crashes the whole OS

You're most welcome :)

Happy to help out...
by DarrenHill
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Starting Kodi crashes the whole OS
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Starting Kodi crashes the whole OS

Kodi needs more memory assigned to the GPU from what is set as standard. Open the config app ( sudo raspi-config ) then go to advanced options (7) then memory split (A3) and set that to 256mb (for a Pi3 or Pi4). Then exit out of the app and reboot. Alternatively you can use the GUI version (menu > p...
by DarrenHill
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: [SOLVED] Can not log in to Netflix
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: [SOLVED] Can not log in to Netflix

There are currently some known issues with log-ins for this addon.

See here - ClickMe
by DarrenHill
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Stream HDMI input
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Stream HDMI input

So you're trying to put the Pi in between the output from your TV provider (presumably some box or other) and your TV, to act as a re-broadcaster of the HDMI output provided by the provider? The Pi basically cannot use HDMI as input, only as output (to the TV). Have a look at the links below (and th...
by DarrenHill
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can't mount Synology NAS to Pi 4
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Can't mount Synology NAS to Pi 4

If you're using NFS - what did you set on the Synology for the squash item in the folder sharing set-up? The simplest is normally to set it to map root to admin. It sounds like you may have a permissions mismatch between the devices which isn't allowing the file transfer, but is allowing the browsin...
by DarrenHill
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Suggestions for android apps to control Pi 4 as an audio player
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Suggestions for android apps to control Pi 4 as an audio player

Or Volumio on the Pi, and either its web interface on a browser or their (paid) remote control app on the Android.

I think you can also use MPDDroid and suchlike as well on the remote side, as Volumio is based on MPD.
by DarrenHill
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Car pi question
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: Car pi question

@pidd - an extender or riser header:

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/male ... 7338113107

Same as a normal header but with longer pins, to allow stacking or through connection for suitable HATs if you're careful and good at soldering.
by DarrenHill
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Car pi question
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: Car pi question

Something like this may be what you need: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/mini-black-hat-hack3r?variant=19448025991 Just remember that the HATs won't be able to share pins (other than power and ground), with the exception of the i2c pin as long as they have proper set-ups with different addresses...
by DarrenHill
Sun May 31, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 90-93 - Magic Mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

MagPi 90-93 - Magic Mirrors

Been following PJ Evan's great series of articles on setting up a Magic Mirror with interest. Having done it, there are a couple of small errata which may help others who are also going to use them to set one up: Issue 90 - "Installing MagicMirror2" (step 4). At the start of the year the maintainers...
by DarrenHill
Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: all in 1 server, pihole, nextcloud, plex,deluge
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: all in 1 server, pihole, nextcloud, plex,deluge

I'd look at DietPi. It can cover all the bases mentioned, including Motioneyes.
by DarrenHill
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Headless KODI Internet radio setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Headless KODI Internet radio setup

For OSMC or LibreElec, you can enable SSH during their set-up processes (or afterwards) and then from another computer on the same network you can remote connect into the Pi. Then you have your terminal to do what you want. And for Volumio, you can add your own internet radio stations. Just go to We...
by DarrenHill
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Headless KODI Internet radio setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Headless KODI Internet radio setup

You might be better using Volumio and one of its auto-play plugins for such a solution. But if you want to use Kodi, then the LibreElec or OSMC distributions would be a better route than a Raspbian install as they are streamlined OS packages which only have Kodi as their single application, and auto...
by DarrenHill
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Openmediavault vs Nextcloud
Replies: 4
Views: 12617

Re: Openmediavault vs Nextcloud

There is certainly a lot of cross-over between the two these days. Generally the local cloud is more for sync'd data between a local and remote (at home) store, with the NAS more for file serving without a local version. It is possible to use each the other way around, but it's more normally designe...
by DarrenHill
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: kodi doesn't work on RPI 4B.
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: kodi doesn't work on RPI 4B.

The addons are generally python and/or xml, and are platform agnostic (with a few exceptions which needs specific stuff for a given OS, making the addon OS specific). A Kodi debug log will give a lot of information - details on how to obtain one are in the link below. Upload it to a suitable pastebi...
by DarrenHill
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: [resolved] Pivpn Openvpn connected no internet access
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: Pivpn Openvpn connected no internet access

That wasn't quite what I asked. From the phone on 4G, after you connect to the VPN (ie to the VPN server) can you then connect/ping another device on your local network, and also to something on the internet? To understand how far you can connect: Phone --> VPN server --X -- local network Phone --> ...
by DarrenHill
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: [resolved] Pivpn Openvpn connected no internet access
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: Pivpn Openvpn connected no internet access

Hmm, odd one then, as your server.conf matches my working one (give or take the port, but that's a config setting). If you put your phone on another network (or on mobile 4G or something) and connect to your network via the VPN, can you see/ping and access machines inside your network? To understand...
by DarrenHill
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: [resolved] Pivpn Openvpn connected no internet access
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: Pivpn Openvpn connected no internet access

Check if you have ipv4 forwarding enabled. Use either of these: sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward or cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward If it returns zero then you don't have forwarding enabled, and you won't be able to access the internet (or indeed anywhere off the server). If that is the case, to enable ...
by DarrenHill
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Port forwarding
Replies: 17
Views: 2738

Re: Port forwarding

Also if you forward external port 8080 to internal port 80 on your Pi (or whatever is hosting the website) and then connect to x.x.x.x:8080 from outside (x.x.x.x being the public internet facing IP address of your router) do you see the page? Some ISPs block port 80 (amongst others) for either secur...
by DarrenHill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The name org.freedesktop.Accounts was not provided by any .service files
Replies: 3
Views: 3382

Re: The name org.freedesktop.Accounts was not provided by any .service files

That error line appears in all Kodi.log files on the Pi, even from installs that are fully working.

It's generally not an issue and can be ignored, so your problem may be elsewhere?
by DarrenHill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: How to install TV HAT on LibreElec with KODI
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Re: How to install TV HAT on LibreElec with KODI

You can install a TVHeadEnd server as an addon within LibreElec (it's in the LE repo in the add-ons browser). Once you've got the addon installed, connect to it from your PC (on the same network as the LE pi) via the Pi's IP address and port 9981 (so open a web browser and enter the address xxx.xxx....

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