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by lpsw
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH onto Pi not working outside my home?
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: SSH onto Pi not working outside my home?

Which model Pi?
OS?
How far from the access point/router does the connection fail?
by lpsw
Sat May 16, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unity
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Unity

Hoping that someone really smart can port Unity to the human computer lodged between our collective ears.
Enough Guinness for tonight.
by lpsw
Sat May 16, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Unable to browse internet
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Unable to browse internet

It's possible your phone connected via cellular and not through your wifi...and you just had a temp internet outage. Just a thought.

On another topic, you should remove your home address, it's TMI.
by lpsw
Thu May 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: where to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: where to buy?

I'm also on the east coast, USA.
I use https://chicagodist.com/collections/raspberry-pi
by lpsw
Wed May 13, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Latest version of Raspbian Lite does not contain WiFi drivers for Pi Zero W
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Latest version of Raspbian Lite does not contain WiFi drivers for Pi Zero W

The drivers are there. From my Pi0W latest Buster: [email protected]:~ $ uname -a Linux pi-3 4.19.97+ #1294 Thu Jan 30 13:10:54 GMT 2020 armv6l GNU/Linux [email protected]:~ $ ifconfig lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0 loop txqueuelen 1000 (Local Loopback) RX packets 0 bytes 0...
by lpsw
Wed May 13, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What do you guys store your pi boards in when not in use?
Replies: 29
Views: 1831

Re: What do you guys store your pi boards in when not in use?

The computer sci lab at my local secondary school.
by lpsw
Wed May 06, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i would like to build and run a stand alone keno machine with my raspberry pi 3
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: i would like to build and run a stand alone keno machine with my raspberry pi 3

With all due respect...research before you buy. This is not the fault of the Pi.
by lpsw
Wed May 06, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i would like to build and run a stand alone keno machine with my raspberry pi 3
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: i would like to build and run a stand alone keno machine with my raspberry pi 3

Running a .exe file (assuming it was built on an Intel/AMD machine, a reasonable assumption) can be a challenge:
viewtopic.php?t=128729
...amongst many other posts here.

As for your second question, assuming you can get by the above: google 'cron'.
by lpsw
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Launched !
Replies: 103
Views: 4986

Re: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Launched !

This is great. My 17.5" Dob will be very happy. My wife, not so much.
by lpsw
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Zero W not booting or ACT LED
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Zero W not booting or ACT LED

My advice, FWIW, is patience, they will be back in stock st some point. In the meantime, stay safe.
Any idea how the chip casing (which chip?) inductor was damaged?
Edit: to add, can you post a pic
by lpsw
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi 3B+: how cold can it still opperate?
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Rpi 3B+: how cold can it still opperate?

This summer I'm planning to install a solar powered Pi as a game camera at my camp in Eustis. Next winter should be interesting.
Love it there too.
by lpsw
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi 3B+: how cold can it still opperate?
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Rpi 3B+: how cold can it still opperate?

I live in central Maine and have had 6 Pis deployed outside 365 (sometimes 366) days a year, for approx 3 winter seasons. All but one are Pi0Ws, in small Styrofoam boxes with a rectangular hole cut in the bottom, covered by a screen to keep out little heat seeking critters. The other Pi is a 4B4G th...
by lpsw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Bluetooth
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Bluetooth

Try

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systemctl start hciuart
Then check with

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bluetoothctl show
Edit: spelling
by lpsw
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So, what's the big new thing for this year's Pi Day (8th anniversary) ?
Replies: 130
Views: 7760

Re: So, what's the big new thing for this year's Pi Day (8th anniversary) ?

Heater wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:19 pm
The big news on Pi day this year is that all the stores are sold out of toilet paper. Shelves empty everyplace.
Same here. No TP, sanitizers, paper towels, etc...but there was lots of Guinness so life is good.
by lpsw
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: RP 4B Can't Find start.elf - Green LED Flashing 4 Times
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: RP 4B Can't Find start.elf - Green LED Flashing 4 Times

Ok, so I attempted to setup an Ubuntu Server on a RP 4B with 4Gb RAM, and everything was going swimmingly until I attempted to load XHCE through tasksel. I loaded the desktop, booted it up, and logged into the desktop for the first time. I changed some configurations, rebooted, and that's when the ...
by lpsw
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So, what's the big new thing for this year's Pi Day (8th anniversary) ?
Replies: 130
Views: 7760

Re: So, what's the big new thing for this year's Pi Day (8th anniversary) ?

GlowInTheDark wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:03 pm
I assume there is something on "the blog", but I don't know how to access it.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/
by lpsw
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where can I download Raspbian 32 bit
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Where can I download Raspbian 32 bit

<snip> I can't find a 32 bit imnage, where can I find this dowload please? Please do not suggest that I buy a new PI! <snip> Not sure why you would think that anyone would suggest your failure to find the downloads page (see the very top of this page) would result in your needing to buy a new Pi.
by lpsw
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Kit from OkDo. "No cable connected" when power on.
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Kit from OkDo. "No cable connected" when power on.

MrEngman,
Oops, obviously it was way past my bedtime
by lpsw
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Kit from OkDo. "No cable connected" when power on.
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Kit from OkDo. "No cable connected" when power on.

If the power (green) LED blinks once and goes off, it's an indication of a power issue.
What are you using for a power supply?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 1#p1485558
by lpsw
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.
Replies: 47
Views: 6280

Re: Raspberry Pi for saving marriage.

I have found through trial and error that prevention of the spawning of child process(es) may lead to overall system stability.
This requires at least a patch (and subsequent re-patching), or in some cases removing the ability to spawn entirely.
by lpsw
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 Boot Partition
Replies: 26
Views: 1345

Re: Raspberry Pi4 Boot Partition

How am I supposed to drop the ssh file on the SD card if I can't access the SD card due to Windows saying "You need to format"? Windows is complaining about the EXT4 partition (which Windows does not understand), not the FAT32 partition. As was stated, ignore those messages. Just drop the ssh file ...
by lpsw
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with IOGEAR USB switch after latest update (1/24/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Issue with IOGEAR USB switch after latest update (1/24/2020)

On a whim, I cloned the SD card to the SSD, and set up cmdline.txt to run root from the ssd. Rebooted with the SSD as root, and did an apt update/upgrade from a terminal window in the desktop. Last time, I did the update/upgrade from a Putty session from windows. Clearly the keyboard and mouse were ...
by lpsw
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with IOGEAR USB switch after latest update (1/24/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Issue with IOGEAR USB switch after latest update (1/24/2020)

Since I've been running from an SSD, I tried booting SD-only (undoing most updates) and the USB switch, mouse and keyboard are functioning normally. It appears there was an update, other than the kernel itself, that introduced the issue. EDIT: to say this is not a big deal, at least for me, and prob...
by lpsw
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with IOGEAR USB switch after latest update (1/24/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Issue with IOGEAR USB switch after latest update (1/24/2020)

Forgot to mention, I tried to revert to afbea38 via

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sudo rpi-update afbea38
and no joy.

The switch has a prevision for external power, tried that, still no joy.
I'll get another switch with a different chipset, and see how that goes.

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