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by pluggy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Config SSH from
Replies: 17
Views: 1734

Re: Config SSH from

If you're trying to ssh in as root, later versions of raspbian need tweaking to allow this.

edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file

theres a line that reads :

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PermitRootLogin without-password
change it to :

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PermitRootLogin yes
You'll need to do it locally or in another machine.
by pluggy
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Bonding a DS18B20 Sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Bonding a DS18B20 Sensor

You will have a lot more success with bare DS18B20's like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-PCS-DALLAS-DS18B20-TO-92-Digital-Temperature-Sensor-TESTED-UK-Arduino-/181739136511?hash=item2a507f25ff:g:ZSsAAOSwYmZXFIW5 than the encapsulated type like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DS18B20-18B20-1-WIRE-Di...
by pluggy
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Accessing internet on a Pi while in a headless setup
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Accessing internet on a Pi while in a headless setup

Connect the Pi to the router instead of the other computer and it will probably just work.
by pluggy
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flash & Video problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: Flash & Video problem

Look on the bright side, out in the real world, Firefox have disabled Flash by default. It will stay that way until Adobe have patched the exploits currently being used with it or they kill it off altogether. It gives the security of no flash but allows it to be enabled for sites you reckon aren't g...
by pluggy
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Minimal Server Distribution
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: Minimal Server Distribution

Bash script to strip a lot of the dross (x stuff included) out of standard Raspbian. Its what I use on all my servers. #!/bin/bash # Stephen's Raspberry Pi Mimimalist install from standard Raspdian Image apt-get update apt-get purge xserver* -y apt-get purge ^x11 -y apt-get purge ^libx -y apt-get pu...
by pluggy
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VGA Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: VGA Monitor

Two comments: I don't understand why anybody continues to use or recommend any of the FooBaz Electronics, Ltd. "HDMI to VGA converters" when Gert's "666" version exists. As far as I can tell, Gert's board is cheaper, better (more effective) and much more reliable (i.e., actually likely to work). Fr...
by pluggy
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi boots, then goes to sleep mode.
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Raspberry Pi boots, then goes to sleep mode.

It begs the the question, what happens if you use a mainstream operating system (Raspbian) rather than obscure stuff from the far flung corners of the internet ?
by pluggy
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is the best way to send data from one Pi to another?
Replies: 27
Views: 2401

Re: What is the best way to send data from one Pi to another

echo $datte $temmp $light $temphum|ssh root@192.168.1.254 "cat >> /root/raspauptemps" A line from one of the shell scripts running on one of my Pis Appends the values stored in $datte $temmp etc in a file (/root/raspauptemps) on a remote pi (192.168.1.254) no extra software required over standard r...
by pluggy
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Connecting to TV, shows as DVI
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Connecting to TV, shows as DVI

HDMI is pretty much DVI with sound anyway. There's no problem from what I can see.
by pluggy
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't find official wifi dongle anywhere
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Can't find official wifi dongle anywhere

Without leaving raspberrypi.org :

http://swag.raspberrypi.org/products/of ... ifi-dongle

Similar money to pimoroni unfortunately.
by pluggy
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to make two websites with lighttpd and duckdns?
Replies: 21
Views: 1653

Re: how to make two websites with lighttpd and duckdns?

It isn't much simpler, it only changes 1 small aspect of the whole process. You still need to set up lighttpd to serve multiple, sites and you still need the tokens and hostnames from duckdns setting up. It just takes dougies extra service out of it and you get the Pi to do the updating of the multi...
by pluggy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Frequent sd card corruption
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Frequent sd card corruption

Have you tried Class 4? , Class 10 is generally regarded as a waste of time when you're running an OS from it in any case. I'd be tearing my hair out if mine corrupted 3 times a year.
by pluggy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using GPIO rs232 to read a serial console
Replies: 16
Views: 1394

Re: Using GPIO rs232 to read a serial console

If you're connecting a Pi to a Ubuntu server, why not just connect it to the same network and use SSH ?
by pluggy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to make two websites with lighttpd and duckdns?
Replies: 21
Views: 1653

Re: how to make two websites with lighttpd and duckdns?

I'm confused as to what benefit dns-o-matic gives you if you have multiple domains pointing to the same IP. In my world it would be 1 bash script with 1 line per domain in it and it updates them all with one pass of the script.... It probably a lot quicker to do than signing up to another service (a...
by pluggy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Windows 10 for IoT
Topic: Windows 10 For RasPi 2
Replies: 19
Views: 2829

Re: Windows 10 For RasPi 2

I suffered having to maintain a load of old Surface tablets, I got fed up of trying to explain why they wouldn't run **insert name of windows application here** to non technical users. It took M$ a while but even they eventually caught on and buried it.
by pluggy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Frequent sd card corruption
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Frequent sd card corruption

What class cards as a matter of interest ? I use 8GB Sandisk class 4 and the only time I got one corrupted was with a power brownout. They even used to suffer regular 'unscheduled' shutdowns (my old toaster used to trip the RCD on a regular basis, my new toaster doesn't).
by pluggy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: help with gnash swf file
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: help with gnash swf file

Forget it, you'll never get anything Flash to work properly on a Pi. Gnash is rubbish.
by pluggy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Did I pick the wrong sd card?
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Did I pick the wrong sd card?

I'd suspect the majority of Sandisk Ultra 128GB cards are fake....

The biggest uSD Sandisk cards my supplier stocks are 64 GB and they make gold look cheap.

Small class 4 cards aren't worth the bother of faking.
by pluggy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Could a high status GPIO pin be used as a 3v3 power pin?
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Could a high status GPIO pin be used as a 3v3 power pin?

Things that measure temperature can't use much current, all the electrical power is converted to heat which is a tad conter-productive in a thermometer. It may peak at 2.5 mA,but it will probably use a lot less than that most of the time. A gpio pin will happliy feed that amount of current, but most...
by pluggy
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi dongle is dongling
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: WiFi dongle is dongling

Its becoming an ever increasing problem that there are incompatibilities with some chipsets and drivers with some wifi access points. This is not just a Pi problem, it effects all sort of different stuff. I've had several Windows 8.1 laptops that steadfastly refuse to connect to a customers Wifi, bu...
by pluggy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2, the $45 mini computer.
Replies: 40
Views: 1925

Re: Raspberry Pi 2, the $35 mini computer.

The Pi would have been a success without the hypothetical price figure. I wonder how many disgruntled Pi 2 owners there are that have discovered that **gasp** it doesn't actually run Windows 10......
by pluggy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2, the $45 mini computer.
Replies: 40
Views: 1925

Re: Raspberry Pi 2, the $35 mini computer.

OK, I'll stick at 'I don't like it'. It wasn't a very good idea to publish a somewhat hypothetical price exclusive of local taxes, exchange rates and delivery. 'Cheap' would have cut it. Its right up there with 'The Pi2 will run Windows 10' in the 'things to say that will forever come back to haunt ...
by pluggy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: can't use laptop/desktop to log into ssh
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: can't use laptop/desktop to log into ssh

I wouldn't have thought ipconfig on the laptop would tell you the IP address of anything other than the laptop. Is this the bl**dy stupid 'connect the Pi as an appendage to the laptop' thing ? Whoever dreamed that kludge up wants hanging by the thumbs. Connect the Pi to the router and make it a real...
by pluggy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2, the $45 mini computer.
Replies: 40
Views: 1925

Re: Raspberry Pi 2, the $35 mini computer.

Still no reason for the end price to be in dollars. Are the workers at the Sony factory paid in dollars too ? Has Welsh devolution degenerated to that ?

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by pluggy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Necessary to mount root read only for longterm reliability?
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Necessary to mount root read only for longterm reliabili

No, one failure in 3 years with 8 Pis. Its over 3 years since I only had one of 'em. The one hooked up to the internet is one of 3 I have running continuallly.

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