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by nickoala
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plug n Pi: USB-connect your phone to look up Raspberry Pi's IP address
Replies: 22
Views: 1585

Re: Plug n Pi: USB-connect your phone to look up Raspberry Pi's IP address

I see. You make the hostname tied to the CPU instead of the SD card. That's a new way of thinking!
by nickoala
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plug n Pi: USB-connect your phone to look up Raspberry Pi's IP address
Replies: 22
Views: 1585

Re: Plug n Pi: USB-connect your phone to look up Raspberry Pi's IP address

Regarding the RPi Foundation's reluctance to implement the aforementioned tweaks to Raspbian, I tend to empathize with them. I imagine, with Pi's popularity, they have to deal with a lot of requests from a lot of users. They have to decide where to devote resources. I certainly would like to see Plu...
by nickoala
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plug n Pi: USB-connect your phone to look up Raspberry Pi's IP address
Replies: 22
Views: 1585

Re: Plug n Pi: USB-connect your phone to look up Raspberry Pi's IP address

To make it easy for students, a customized SD image is almost a must. In my situation, at least I have to enable SSH server on the SD cards, so students can SSH in right away. However, there are practical limits to customization. jbudd's and thagrol's suggestion to modify hostname per card is doable...
by nickoala
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plug n Pi: USB-connect your phone to look up Raspberry Pi's IP address
Replies: 22
Views: 1585

Plug n Pi: USB-connect your phone to look up Raspberry Pi's IP address

Hello, I have been teaching a Raspberry Pi course for adults for 3 years now. The classroom, already equipped with computers, is not dedicated to Pi. It is impractical to remove the monitor, keyboard, and mouse from the back of computers and re-plug them to Pi. Short of using console cables (too har...
by nickoala
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Having Raspbian run startup scripts from the /boot partition
Replies: 10
Views: 2951

Re: Having Raspbian run startup scripts from the /boot partition

What I do are two things: touch a `ssh` file to enable sshd, and add a line to `config.txt` to enable UART. That's all. Really very simple.
by nickoala
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Having Raspbian run startup scripts from the /boot partition
Replies: 10
Views: 2951

Re: Having Raspbian run startup scripts from the /boot partition

Unlike previous commenters, I totally sympathize with the purpose of your project. I am a part-time instructor who has to prepare Raspbian images in bulk (10+ SD cards) a few times a year. My customization is simple, involving adding a file to /boot and appending a line to config.txt, so having no n...
by nickoala
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 onboard WiFi and Bluetooth not working
Replies: 14
Views: 22102

Re: Pi 3 onboard WiFi and Bluetooth not working

I also was unable to see any wifi scan results. What I found is, if you just go ahead and add the network configuration block to the config file: wpa_passphrase <ssid> <passphrase> | sudo tee -a /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf Then, re-start wlan0: sudo ifdown wlan0 sudo ifup wlan0 Wait a fe...

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