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by amacater
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How can I create a new user
Replies: 10
Views: 124686

Re: How can I create a new user

It may also help to login as the original pi user and use the groups command to find out what groups pi is in. as pi sudo su - useradd foo [adds a new user foo, prompts for password and user details] adduser foo cdrom [adds user foo to group cdrom - repeat for all groups that pi has for the new user...
by amacater
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quick Simple Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Quick Simple Questions

Two things I want to set up on Rasbian: How to login automatically without username and password? If you are logging in from another machine: Windows - use PuTTy / Cygwin and SSH Linux - use SSH Read up on ssh authorized_keys and set up passwordless login http://www.debian-administration.org/articl...
by amacater
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: (SOLVED) "illegal instruction" when trying to use tesseract
Replies: 5
Views: 5868

Re: "illegal instruction" when trying to use tesseract

Remember: the Raspberry Pi and Raspbian are built for ARM v6 instructions with hard floating point - Debian and all other distributions are built for ARM v7 hard floating point(or some such). If the Raspbian folk haven't built it - for whatever reason - then grabbing it straight form the Debian repo...
by amacater
Mon May 28, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: two pi users in /etc/passwd
Replies: 2
Views: 1327

Re: two pi users in /etc/passwd

Run pwck - password check - and grpck - group check - and they will delete duplicate users.
by amacater
Sun May 20, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: A real AB question: How do I 'run as root'
Replies: 30
Views: 6894

Re: A real AB question: How do I 'run as root'

Vanilla Debian install now has an option: there is the option to set up a root account or not. If you do not choose to set up a root account, sudo will be set up for the first user. The Ubuntu way is to set up the first user with the ability to use sudo to get root-equivalent privileges. The root ac...
by amacater
Sun May 13, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need to increase disk size but parted seems to be missing
Replies: 5
Views: 2629

Re: Need to increase disk size but parted seems to be missin

The Wiki also has a step by step guide using parted on the command line which I just used to repartititon 2 8GB cards - worked fine.
by amacater
Sun May 13, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH Guide For Complete noob?
Replies: 71
Views: 117392

Re: SSH Guide For Complete noob?

To find out what the IP address of your Pi is - assuming that it is network connected via Ethernet
and you've got a DHCP server somewhere (often in your cable modem / router) to give it an address:

sudo ifconfig -a
by amacater
Sun May 13, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Another AB guide request - installing an uncommon program
Replies: 11
Views: 4507

Re: Another AB guide request - installing an uncommon progra

As others have said: sudo apt-get install git will install git. git clone git://github.com/zakhomuth/pyweather.git will get you the command line PyWeather client - but it's Python source. git clone will "take a copy" of whatever repository it is on github and put it into the directory you're current...
by amacater
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Inevitable question: "Debian, Fedora or Arch?"
Replies: 9
Views: 8728

Re: Inevitable question: "Debian, Fedora or Arch?"

<t>Fedora - if Fedora 17 comes out for x86 later this month, then Seneca may manage to port it  by the winter term. Fedora 18 will be due November-ish: still no decision by Fedora developers as to whether ARM will become a supported port at that time. One way or another, don't expect Fedora before a...

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