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by Sir FICO
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 196
Views: 17969

Re: Buster bug report thread

netatalk for connection to apple mac computers fails. It can be installed with 'sudo apt-get install netatalk'. The mac 'finder' will show the rpi computer under the Network and will allow a 'connect as' login. However after the login the finder just says 'not connected'. I did not have any problems...
by Sir FICO
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pixel Doubling
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Pixel Doubling

I saw a flag somewhere for pixel doubling, im not at my desk at the mo but I think its somewere in raspi-config
by Sir FICO
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: netatalk for buster does not connect?
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

netatalk for buster does not connect?

ive just created a new sd card with the latest buster for my pi4. (and apt-get update/upgrade). As with my other pi,s and desktop raspians, I installed netatalk with ‘apt-get install netatalk’. Sadly with the buster raspian it does not connect. I can see the pi4 in apple finder and can do a connect ...
by Sir FICO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Backup Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Backup Recommendations

Thanks fruitoftheloom those look like 2 useful links to pursue.
by Sir FICO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Program shortcuts.
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Program shortcuts.

OMG, thanks for that link, thats how I done it. The program is in the 'programming' drop down and I can right click it to put it on the desktop from there. :roll: Thanks for the quick reply.
by Sir FICO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Program shortcuts.
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Program shortcuts.

Prior to a Rpi Desktop for PC update via apt-get update / upgrade I had an application (mysql-workbench) in the usr/shared/applications folder and I had a shortcut to this on my desktop. The application disappeared with upgrade but I re-installed it and all it OK. However I'm sure I created the shor...
by Sir FICO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Backup Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Backup Recommendations

Thanks wh7qq and DirkS for the info on Timeshift. I looked at some demo's on youtube and it looks good. There does not seem to be a distribution for Stretch though and I guess Buster for RPi desktop is sometime away. Its easy to back my data files (though I failed to get Archer to work with a quick ...
by Sir FICO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Backup Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Backup Recommendations

I updated my Debian Pi Desktop with the apt-get update / upgrade and my mysql workbench app appeared to go AWOL. Fortunately an apt-get install mysql-workbench put me back in business after some while of faffing around wondering what the heck to do. It even had my database logins correctly configure...
by Sir FICO
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Undervoltage detected on old Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Undervoltage detected on old Pi

I suppose I should have tested with a multimeter before my posting - GPIO 5v to Ground pins shows 4.48 volts. I guess this is an undervoltage and stretch is correctly reporting it. Perhaps the Pi is failing. I will have to get a new one (and a new 2.5A power supply.
by Sir FICO
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Undervoltage detected on old Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Undervoltage detected on old Pi

Hello, I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1 that was running ok from a 5v 2A power supply. It was running jessie. I saw there is a recent new version of stretch 2018-10-09 so thought it was about time I downloaded it and installed it. Rpi boots and runs OK but now it has and undervoltage warning ...
by Sir FICO
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: How to electrocute yourself
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

How to electrocute yourself

The latest mag has an article ' make a wifi desk lamp' It appears to be a 240 volt lamp with relay dangling in the open. The article states 'This circuit will work just fine, but once the project is complete you can always look at encasing the parts in a case." Yeh right. I just hope some little dan...
by Sir FICO
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Control Raspberry Pi with another Program
Replies: 16
Views: 7139

Re: Control Raspberry Pi with another Program

Just to second the use of MQTT. Someone on here suggested it to me some time back and when I asked about program to program communication and I was pondering using the file system. When I looked into it I found it relatively trivial to get it to work on RPi's and my mac computer etc. for program to ...
by Sir FICO
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC black X cursor
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Re: VNC black X cursor

dgordon42 - Dave - that worked. I spent some hours searching, but of course came up with a lot of old posts non of which worked so you had evidently been digging in a more productive place than me ;) . Its seem a bit weird that the vnc startup would find a file with a modified file name, but maybe i...
by Sir FICO
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC black X cursor
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

VNC black X cursor

I know this has happened before and previously with tightserver I solved this by creating an xstartup file in .vnc with -cursor_name left_ptr in it. Now I have a new stretch image on my new Pi3 with a raspberry touchscreen. Using the VNC that now comes with raspian (configured 'on' in preferences), ...
by Sir FICO
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 543
Views: 256632

Re: USB boot now working on Pi3

To DirkS ... Sorry I think you were correct and the SD card did originate from a NOOBs card. :oops: However the instructions make no mention of using different sed instructions for noobs, so let noobs beware :lol: Thanks for your info on this BTW.
by Sir FICO
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 543
Views: 256632

Re: USB boot now working on Pi3

To DirkS, No this SD created from a full jessie image downloaded last week. But I did create a different SD card first and then used this other SD card to copy (dd) create a 'master' image on my Mac, and then I copied this master image to some old cards that may well have originally been created wit...
by Sir FICO
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 543
Views: 256632

Re: USB boot now working on Pi3

As I just got usb wd drive I though I would give booting from usb a go following the instructions on https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/msd.md A failure it was. However I found this forum thread and read some recent posts by DougieLawson and then tweaked my ftab...
by Sir FICO
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: updated mosquitto not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: updated mosquitto not working

Thanks for the pointer to the logs directory, its now registered in my crib sheet for rpi. :D The messages file shows Mar 19 17:33:38 p2zwave kernel: [ 363.413371] w1_master_driver w1_bus_master1: Family 0 for 00.e00000000000.e9 is not registered. So the rpi update did something. I was looking at so...
by Sir FICO
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: updated mosquitto not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: updated mosquitto not working

Hi Dougie Well well, I though I would delete the mosquitto log file and reboot so as not to confuse the entries with the background and foreground services. On reboot the logfile showed ' 1489941227: mosquitto version 1.4.11 (build date Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:47:27 +0000) starting ' and that was it. So...
by Sir FICO
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: updated mosquitto not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: updated mosquitto not working

Hi Dougie,

my mosquitto.conf file is exactly as your example. I also checked the conf.d directory and that only contained a file called README which indicated that files in this directory would also be read on startup, but no other files are present.
by Sir FICO
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: updated mosquitto not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

updated mosquitto not working

I had mosquitto running as a broker on my rpi. All was running just fine. A couple of hours ago to ensure I was up to date I did the apt-get update and apt-get dist-apdate stuff and it seems to update the mosquitto to 1.4.11. Now the mosquitto service does not work. I can see a mosquitto service run...
by Sir FICO
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Help a newbie be smoke free
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Help a newbie be smoke free

Yes, now I think about it a bit more, though my electronics expertise is extremely lacking, I can see that sharing the ground on the RPi to the ground on the breadboard power supply should enable two power supply positive voltages to be available on one circuit. I think so...... mm. I'm thinking I w...
by Sir FICO
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Help a newbie be smoke free
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Help a newbie be smoke free

Hi Hippy, the breadboard power supply can be either 3.3 or 5 volts depending on a jumper setting. I was thinking of using 5v as that is the voltage I used to when wiring directly to the RPi.
by Sir FICO
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Help a newbie be smoke free
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Help a newbie be smoke free

I’ve wired up a DHT22 to my RPi and I’m reading the temp and humidity OK. My next trick is to put the DHT22 on a breadboard for further tinkering. My Breadboard has its own power supply and I was going to use this to power the DHT22. But then I though, not so fast, I will be wiring the VIn and Groun...
by Sir FICO
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Mac to RPi program to program
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Mac to RPi program to program

Hi Heater,
Thanks for that info, that sounds just what I was after, I will do some testing on it.

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