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by kaksi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Forget a Wifi Network and Ethernet
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Forget a Wifi Network and Ethernet

How can I solve the read only problem? There are several options: 1) Many cards come with a 5 years warranty. My dealer always replaced them. 2) Format it in an (old) camera, navigator, Android... Needs a lot of luck. 3) Look for an utility on the manufacturer's site. 4) There are utilities on inte...
by kaksi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card write count?
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: SD card write count?

W. H. Heydt, But under what conditions? Yes, perhaps someone who reads c't magazine could let us know? I suppose the article is copyrighted, so I am cautious to quote. The beginning is here: https://www.heise.de/ct/ausgabe/2017-21-Sieben-SATA-SSDs-im-Test-3839820.html but you do not learn anything ...
by kaksi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card write count?
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: SD card write count?

Basically one would have to overwrite the entire card, read the data back to check it's correct, over and over until it fails. Could take a long time. Has anyone attempted that? The german c't magazine performed such a test on SSDs some months ago. The article was quite long, so I skipped to the co...
by kaksi
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero W IP address is 169.255.X.XX
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W IP address is 169.255.X.XX

I had the same problem and about the same Dougie's advice helped me find the solution: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=195602&p=1225223#p1225223 Moving the RPI nearer the router solved the problem, though other devices worked fine on the same spot. When I moved it back, the p...
by kaksi
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Default Terminal Size in Jessie on RPI3
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Default Terminal Size in Jessie on RPI3

Why not use the default size settings feature in the lxterminal memu? [Edit] --> [Preferences] --> [Display] Unfortunately, there are not these options in Jessie. Finally, I added alias lx='lxterminal --geometry=80x57 & exit' in .bashrc. A very welcome side effect is that it opens an empty window -...
by kaksi
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mount cifs w/o sudo on RPI3 with Jessie
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: mount cifs w/o sudo on RPI3 with Jessie

"...end of life OS" isn't relevant. It's a mount options issue. How about actually trying to help? @kaksi: Try changing your mount command to sudo mount -t cifs -rw -o uid=pi,gid=pi,forceuid,forcegid,username=pi,password=pipi //192.168.0.12/SharedDocs /media/laura THANKS A LOT, it works in the term...
by kaksi
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Default Terminal Size in Jessie on RPI3
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Default Terminal Size in Jessie on RPI3

https://elinux.org/RPi_Defining_Default_Terminal_Size says: edit the file ~/Desktop/lxterminalSEWOSW.desktop and change the line Exec=lxterminal to Exec=lxterminal --geometry=110x82 This applies to Wheezy. In Jessie, there is no such a file and if my search was correct, there is no file with "Exec=...
by kaksi
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mount cifs w/o sudo on RPI3 with Jessie
Replies: 7
Views: 179

mount cifs w/o sudo on RPI3 with Jessie

My Python script crashes on the last line: remote='/media/laura' shot=<name based on date/time> if os.path.isfile(remote+'desktop.ini'): shot=remote+shot else: <irrelevant here> camera.capture(shot) The problem is that mount modifies the owner in /media: [email protected]:/media $ ll total 12 drwxr-xr-...
by kaksi
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH and Android
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: SSH and Android

Well, I forgot to specify I wanted to connect from RPI to Android. (It seems no one does it this way, google only finds how to use RPI as a server.) I tried juicessh, connected very well to RPI, but I did not manage to connect the other way. I did not really figure out what means "[email protected].c...
by kaksi
Thu May 31, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH and Android
Replies: 4
Views: 374

SSH and Android

There is a tutorial about SSH in the latest MagPi Magazine. I wonder why Android was not worth mentioning. SSHDroid for some reason stopped working. The bug is known and is not about to be fixed. I do not mind messing up my RPI/Windows computers, I reinstall them from scratch periodically. This is n...
by kaksi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Installing Debian with RPI Desktop to HD from DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Installing Raspbian Desktop to HD from DVD

@ShiftPlusOne + B.Goode I downloaded the version you suggested. I could not finish the install due to bad sectors on the DVD (mv both /dev/dustbin). Now I understand what happened (dd: error reading '/dev/sr0': Input/output error): dd could not read some sectors, but did not abort and copied what it...
by kaksi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Installing Debian with RPI Desktop to HD from DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Installing Raspbian Desktop to HD from DVD

Are you attempting to install Raspbian (to run on Raspberry Pi Foundation armhf hardware - https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ ; or Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop, the Foundation’s operating system for PC and Mac - https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-desktop/ Neither on...
by kaksi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Installing Debian with RPI Desktop to HD from DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Installing Raspbian Desktop to HD from DVD

dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/dev/sda dd: error reading '/dev/sr0': Input/output error This seems to indicate that it didn't work. It failed to read your DVD. That's what I thought, too. But it still copied 1159036928 bytes. And where would ldlinux.c32 come from? There was previously XP on the HD, partition d...
by kaksi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Installing Debian with RPI Desktop to HD from DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Installing Debian with RPI Desktop to HD from DVD

Basicly, I try dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/dev/sda dd: error reading '/dev/sr0': Input/output error 2263744+0 records in 2263744+0 records out 1159036928 bytes (1.2 GB) copied. After rebooting: Failed to load ldlinux.c32 After rebooting from DVD-ROM: mount /dev/sda /media/maxtor mount: /dev/sda is write-prot...
by kaksi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: apt-get update always the same files
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: apt-get update always the same files

apt-get update downloads the package lists from the repositories and "updates" them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies Many thanks, I understand now how it works. Maybe read the apt-get manual to understand the options ?? Man pages are not made for beginner...
by kaksi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: apt-get update always the same files
Replies: 5
Views: 200

apt-get update always the same files

I can run apt-get update as many time I want, I immediately d/l the same files: [email protected]:~ $ sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie InRelease [14.9 kB] Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie InRelease Get:2 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main armhf Pa...
by kaksi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: help for video surveillance advice
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: help for video surveillance advice

Why bother and make such a package when you can buy really cheap IP camera from 10 to 40€ ? Because it was specially developed for me. I want a camera with clear specifications. A page with full of meaningless flash with as only specification "camera resolution 720 p" makes me loose my time wonderi...
by kaksi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TERMINAL: The Two Most Useful Customizations
Replies: 12
Views: 1452

Re: TERMINAL: The Two Most Useful Customizations

A very good idea to resize the window (and move it somewhere to the top) - just it does not seem to work under Jessie. Even after reboot.
by kaksi
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When will Raspberry Foundation admit that the Pi destroys your SD cards?
Replies: 88
Views: 8731

Re: When will Raspberry Foundation admit that the Pi destroys your SD cards?

sithlord2 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 am
1. It's not a PSU issue.

I do not count the destroyed cards... 100% of times when the electricity went down.

What about your power line?
by kaksi
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remove Libreoffice Completely
Replies: 10
Views: 30433

Re: Remove Libreoffice Completely

I see it is a very busy topic... Maybe it will help someone what I managed to uninstall: ##### rm -r -f ~/*; sudo rm /usr/share/raspi-ui-overrides/applications/python-games.desktop #sudo apt-get remove --purge -y bluej; sudo rm /usr/share/raspi-ui-overrides/applications/bluej.desktop #sudo apt-get r...
by kaksi
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: security camera
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: security camera

Some thoughts: I tried many webcams, always disappointed with the quality, especially when there was some motion. (I must admit it were cheap webcams, indicating "CAMERA RESOLUTION=..." and "SENSOR=CMOS", but no indication about the sensor resolution.) When I tried the RPI camera, all the webcams we...
by kaksi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: apt-get install from /root or LAN
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: apt-get install from /root or LAN

Some visits here... So if it can help someone, here is what I have done: Step 1: Win32DiskImager Step 2: sudo apt-get install -d -y dos2unix (-d means that the package is downloaded, but not installed. On second thought, you might probably install it and still find the package in /var...) Step 3: su...
by kaksi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How come the price hasn't gone down?
Replies: 51
Views: 3862

Re: How come the price hasn't gone down?

$35 in 2013. It's almost 2018 now. It looks like they're still $35. What about Moore's Law? I'd almost be thinking four solid years have gone by.... Maybe the hardware is 2-4x as powerful and the price is around $15. I'm not sure on the power, but the price is still $35. Well, judging from the numb...
by kaksi
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dead SD Card?
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: Dead SD Card?

That way I can trust them not to be fake. I do not. I found years ago on internet a 128 GB stick for the price of a 4 GB stick in the local store. Tempting... But then maybe too good to be true. I searched a lot and learned that fakes get somehow mixed into good lots. Though I buy them in the local...
by kaksi
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dead SD Card?
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: Dead SD Card?

I have quite a long experience with problematic SD cards due to power failures. Sometimes I could revive it in a camera (as already mentioned), a navigator... the last one in an Android phone. However, in your case, I fear you bought a counterfeit card - it happens even at reputable stores. Check th...

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