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by DBordello
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

http://dietpi.com/images/dietpi-logo_150.png v104 Released! http://DietPi.com New Features: - DietPi-Automation: DietPi automation allows users to fully automate the whole installation process with no user input, and, automatically install optimized software from the DietPi-Software catalogue. See ...
by DBordello
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

I appreciate all of your hard work on DietPi. I think I have a good idea on how to accomplish what I am looking for. I will be sure to follow up here. Excellent. We have many automation features coming in the next update (v104). This will allow you to fully automate the DietPi 1st run installation,...
by DBordello
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

I decided to keep it simple (stupid). I create a file /boot/Wireless.conf ctrl_interface=DIR=/run/wpa_supplicant update_config=1 network={ ssid="WirelessNetwork" psk="0123456789" } I then updated my /etc/network/interfaces to reference it: # Wifi auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp ...
by DBordello
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

I appreciate all of your hard work on DietPi.

I think I have a good idea on how to accomplish what I am looking for. I will be sure to follow up here.
by DBordello
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

I have played with this method for first run. However, I will be installing some software before shipping out. Any good ideas for subsequent boots? Enable wpa_supplicant and sym link the conf on to /boot? You cannot connect a device to a network if its headless, and, is not already accessable on th...
by DBordello
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

For a headless machine, what would be the easiest way to allow the user to provide wireless network information? My first thought is to provide a file in /boot, since it can be mounted by Windows. Provide a sym link to /etc/network/interfaces? Other ideas? Any way to have multiple wifi networks ava...
by DBordello
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

For a headless machine, what would be the easiest way to allow the user to provide wireless network information? My first thought is to provide a file in /boot, since it can be mounted by Windows. Provide a sym link to /etc/network/interfaces? Other ideas? Any way to have multiple wifi networks avai...
by DBordello
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

fourdee4d wrote:Image

DietPi vs Raspbian Lite (Stats, features)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
Great read. Very interested!
by DBordello
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

Hi Dan, Thank you for the update, always exciting! I am curious on your thoughts of DietPi vs Raspbian Jessie Lite for long-term deployments? I am putting a couple RPis into service that I will not have physical access to, that run some simple python scripts. I *should* have remote access. Debian is...
by DBordello
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to HDMI between Pi's ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: HDMI to HDMI between Pi's ?

There also appears to be a I2C bus. That could be interesting to play around with.
by DBordello
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to HDMI between Pi's ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: HDMI to HDMI between Pi's ?

Interesting idea. 500 baud is plenty for certain applications (like, hey TV, turn on).
by DBordello
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: New pigpio Python module
Replies: 204
Views: 85811

Re: New pigpio Python module

Great work. pigpio is a joy to work with. It appears to chew some CPU (8% on a RPi A+) even when idle. Just curious, what is it up to? By default it samples GPIO 0-31 200 thousand times a second. The time is being spent checking to see which GPIO have changed state. It's a constant overhead, and pr...
by DBordello
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USBRelay on RaspberryPI
Replies: 15
Views: 9235

Re: USBRelay on RaspberryPI

Curious question, why are you using USB relays instead of triggering relays using the GPIO pins?
by DBordello
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: New pigpio Python module
Replies: 204
Views: 85811

Re: New pigpio Python module

Great work. pigpio is a joy to work with.

It appears to chew some CPU (8% on a RPi A+) even when idle. Just curious, what is it up to?
by DBordello
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

Fourdee4d, thanks for the prompt reply. I had assumed Raspbian was based on Debian anyways (not Ubuntu). I am a huge debian fan. The cloud based solution would require a lot of work, but would be very slick. Two images would probably be required, one that would auto-deploy, and one that wouldn't. I...
by DBordello
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

Fourdee4d, thanks for the prompt reply. I had assumed Raspbian was based on Debian anyways (not Ubuntu). I am a huge debian fan. The cloud based solution would require a lot of work, but would be very slick. Two images would probably be required, one that would auto-deploy, and one that wouldn't. I ...
by DBordello
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Jessie Lite now available
Replies: 55
Views: 209063

Re: Raspbian Jessie Lite now available

Out of curiosity, what filesystem is /boot?

Edit: Nevermind, appears to be a stupid question. The BCM firmware requires that it is fat.
by DBordello
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

Fourdee4d, Looks like a nice update. May I ask what requires a complete new image? Debian is able to dist-upgrade from major version to major version. Since this requires burning a new image, it has me thinking about automatic deployment. This is mostly a discussion, since there are some major impli...
by DBordello
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stores with Raspberry Pi Zero In-Stock
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Stores with Raspberry Pi Zero In-Stock

In the spirit of generality, I would be supportive of any in-stock availability.

I personally, am desperate for some in the US.
by DBordello
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Encrypt all SD Card
Replies: 11
Views: 3616

Re: Encrypt all SD Card

If the SD card is encrypted, the RPi needs a way to decrypt it.

How do you plan on providing the decryption key?
by DBordello
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stores with Raspberry Pi Zero In-Stock
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Stores with Raspberry Pi Zero In-Stock

Let's keep a discussion going on where we can get these new fancy Pi Zeros.

I have a Christmas project that they would be perfect for. Therefore, I need 3 of them.

Therefore, if you come across a location with them in stock, post here.
by DBordello
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Start service after clock is set
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Start service after clock is set

Does anybody know what service calls NTP and sets the clock?

I am starting a service after network starts, but the clock is not synced yet.

My boot services: http://imgh.us/plot_19.svg
by DBordello
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Best way to a fast booting GUI
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Best way to a fast booting GUI

See what is taking so long. systemd-analyze plot > plot.svg is a good place to get started. However, that won't help you after X is started. For example, I was able to get my non-gui service started within 2.2s of poweron. The kernel is 1.3s, and systemd takes 0.7s to get initialized. Hard to beat t...
by DBordello
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Power RPi2 via 5V header pins
Replies: 16
Views: 3124

Re: Power RPi2 via 5V header pins

I should follow up, that running from the 5V headers appears to be working great. However, I did blow a Pi, so it is not without risk (user error).
by DBordello
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 642
Views: 276533

Re: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" softw

Get job! I am very impressed with my first install. Two quick comments: It appears root is required to access the GPIO. I am not sure what changes are required, but raspbian no longer has that requirement. There does not appear to be a GUI way to enable SPI. Not a big deal, but I figured it would me...

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