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by g7ruh
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 108732

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

Sometimes powering off and disconnecting the power from the Pi for a short time Thanks for the comment MrEngman. I have not noticed the issue before, but then maybe I don't do as much testing / rebooting as you for driver support. The issue seems hard with FW 4.9, before I raised the issue I perfor...
by g7ruh
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 108732

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

WiFi dongle Edimax EW7811UN activity indicator remains on: firmware 4.9 raised firmware issue here https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/751 Has anyone else noticed acivity indicator issues with WiFi dongles in F/W 4.9? I did not notice it in my 4.9 testing as I was using eth0 connected dev...
by g7ruh
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Try something simpler first ?
Replies: 35
Views: 4959

Re: Try something simpler first ?

If we don't get back on topic, I fear the Apostrophe Police will make an appearance in this thread. Having said that, any techy or wannabe techy won't think it through: RTFM is the place of last resort. Back in the 70's RTFM was all we had, (if / when all else failed), now Google is your friend and ...
by g7ruh
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 545
Views: 269933

Re: USB boot now working on Pi3

Client booted Pi is slow, much slower than I would expect: e.g. #time sudo apt-get update takes 1 minute 50 (approx, average of several tests) when the same command run on the server Pi (USB SSD booted) takes 15 seconds (first run in each Pi ignored) In addition, using the client GUI and browsing th...
by g7ruh
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 545
Views: 269933

Re: USB boot now working on Pi3

I have been testing USB and Network booting, the logical extension being to network boot off a USB booted SSD based server Pi. It worked fine with the SD card as the server boot media. With USB booted SSD as the server boot media, it worked fine until power off. After this, the client Pi would not f...
by g7ruh
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Provide vpn capabilities on entire home network
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Provide vpn capabilities on entire home network

I use openvpn on wheezy sucessfully and can access all I need within the local network. Took a while to set up but it is free and private in that you don't need a third party system to 'host' the VPN. My primary use was to manage local Pi systems while away from home. Being able to SSH to them in a ...
by g7ruh
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 545
Views: 269933

Re: USB boot now working on Pi3

apt-get upgrade will overwrite the firmware and switch you back to old firmware... You need to force the BRANCH=next rpi-update again to make sure it'll keep booting Thanks Gordon, I updated my SSD after getting it all to work, then turned it off for the night.... this morning it would not boot <bi...
by g7ruh
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 203157

Re: Jessie Q&A

That would be useful however now you have a working RTC seems overkill. You mentioned having to install i2c-tools earlier. It is recommeneded to check the RTC is available using these tools after initially installing the hardware with sudo i2cdetect -y 1 (so generally assumed this is already instal...
by g7ruh
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 203157

Re: Jessie Q&A

Now I am getting confused! I haven't touched hwclock.sh at all on jessie. Edit: My guess is that you have pretty much followed the changes for wheezy not those specifically suggested for jessie in http://afterthoughtsoftware.com/products/rasclock :/ I will make a fresh install of jessie release and...
by g7ruh
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 203157

Re: Jessie Q&A

Why didn't you just purge fake-hwclock? Is all working for your jessie install without modifying /lib/udev/hwclock-set as suggested in the link? It was the last bit that got mine working correctly, otherwise some other rubbish was being written to RTC by something, no it was the mod to hwclock.sh t...
by g7ruh
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 203157

Re: Jessie Q&A

If there is some feedback that what I have done also works for others using raspbian jessie then it is probably worth adding an explanation here too This was tested on the default Raspbian build 2015-09-24-raspbian-jessie. I checked the instructions here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic...
by g7ruh
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 203157

Re: Jessie Q&A

If you put RTC in the forum search (it's good enough for this) you will come up with a couple of recent posts in threads where I explain how I got it working under jessie Edit: I could explain it all again here, but there are already many threads relating to RTC detailing successful, or otherwise, ...
by g7ruh
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 203157

Re: Jessie Q&A

ShiftPlusOne wrote:Oh, interesting. Sounds like the solution might be to provide a working hwclock-equivalent unit that works. Thanks, jojopi.

Bump: any update @ShiftPlusOne?

Roger
by g7ruh
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Centralized Passwords for logging in to Pis
Replies: 8
Views: 1916

Re: Centralized Passwords for logging in to Pis

For windows PCs at this location I use a key file to allow entry of a passphrase. Using putty for ssh you can configure this to use a pre-defined key so you only enter the passphrase. I have a number of pies (????) and this makes life easy. you need to generate a keyfile and store it in ~/.ssh (hidd...
by g7ruh
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why is the PI2 camera-shy ?
Replies: 162
Views: 266205

Re: Why is the PI2 camera-shy ?

Nobody has mentioned thunderstorms (I think). Lightning is rather bright and I suspect will trigger this event. We shall see if we get reports of sulking pi after a thunderstorm. Bit hard to test in the UK in winter.
by g7ruh
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspbian new UI thread
Replies: 78
Views: 16474

Re: The Raspbian new UI thread

BillStephenson wrote:
Who didn't need a "Wastebasket"? :D
When I started microcode programming and HP 85 and Microtan things (i.e. pre-PC), I much preferred the term 'bit bucket' and still do. However, I still don't know where all the bits which fell out of the barrel shift ended up.

Roger
by g7ruh
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A+ has landed ladies and gentleman
Replies: 65
Views: 8318

Re: Model A+ has landed ladies and gentleman

We don't have salt water surrounding the UK. It's a huge expanse of Unicorn tears. Because. But why are the unicorns so unhappy? If we could find a cure for that , sea-level round Britain would fall, perhaps enough that we could walk across La Manche and reclaim Calais La Manche? Mais oui, Channel ...
by g7ruh
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any news on official Raspberry Display?
Replies: 260
Views: 95965

Re: Any news on official Raspberry Display?

So if they know what they're doing and don't need outside input, it just creates more problems. Or you can sit back and wait (stress-free) knowing that the folks at the 'Towers' will be providing the best cost-effective solution they can, as soon as they can. The track record so far is excellent IM...
by g7ruh
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSH / SAMBA sleep issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: SSH / SAMBA sleep issues

are you using a wifi link? If so you need to turn off the power save functions. If you use the EDIMAX EW-7811UN or similar. This link explains why: http://www.linux-hardware-guide.com/201 ... ts-802-11n . If it is Ethernet, then I am not sure.
by g7ruh
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?
Replies: 119
Views: 20893

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

Liz, you could consider keeping a few of the "special LED edition" models and auctioning them off for the Foundation funds. I am sure some folks would pay a bit more for one, especially if it helps y'all at the Towers
by g7ruh
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?
Replies: 119
Views: 20893

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

mikerr wrote:Mine arrived today, now working on a 3d printed case for it
will stick it on thingiverse when done of course ;)

AH! just what I need, I have a 3d printer on order and a brace of B+ needing a good home :D
by g7ruh
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to label those tiny micro sd cards?
Replies: 31
Views: 18786

Re: How to label those tiny micro sd cards?

I do something similar. I have a table with letter and contents columns.
I use white correction fluid to write letters on the SD or uSD card as per picture.
I have done this for some time as I (mostly) use uSD cards and adapters in the A & B PIs
by g7ruh
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?
Replies: 119
Views: 20893

Re: Who's got their hands on a B+ so far?

I got one today via the Royal Mail letter post and Farnell. Sure looks cute and those LEDs on the Ethernet connector are the business!
by g7ruh
Tue May 13, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Call for beta testers: FIQ_FSM USB driver rewrite
Replies: 250
Views: 110400

Re: Call for beta testers: FIQ_FSM USB driver rewrite

Dom,

Tested and back to "normal" now as per here: https://xively.com/feeds/106057/workbench first item: devpi_cpu_load

Thanks for ALL your hard work on things 'pi, and others too ;)

Roger
by g7ruh
Fri May 09, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Call for beta testers: FIQ_FSM USB driver rewrite
Replies: 250
Views: 110400

Re: Call for beta testers: FIQ_FSM USB driver rewrite

Thanks GrayShade for the link. I understand a bit more now. As an engineer, things bother me when unexplained! Not that I lost sleep over it, but a significant change in a value is a thing of concern, at an order of magnitude! :) I did notice a significant drop in IRQ after the firmware change on my...

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