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by simonthepiman
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: really basic beginners guide
Replies: 0
Views: 384

really basic beginners guide

Hi Guys

I have just started the rewrite of the simonthepiman.com website and now have a really basic guide to installing the Rasbian release - please checkout http://www.simonthepiman.com

Regards

Simon
by simonthepiman
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img /etc/resolv.conf problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3857

Re: 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img /etc/resolv.conf problem

Hi Guys

Done some more testing - using vi to edit resolve.conf and interfaces
If its set to fixed IP its fine, it just seems to be in dhcp mode it defaults to 192.168.1.1

Thanks

Simon
by simonthepiman
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img /etc/resolv.conf problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3857

Re: 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img /etc/resolv.conf problem

Nope - seems to be a bug in the build
I will download again in case download corrupt and re-try

Thanks
by simonthepiman
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img /etc/resolv.conf problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3857

Re: 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img /etc/resolv.conf problem

Another issue i am afraid

I have set the Pi to a fixed IP address
I can connect to the Pi using this fixed IP address

However ifconfig -a shows the previous dhcp IP address
by simonthepiman
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img /etc/resolv.conf problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3857

2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img /etc/resolv.conf problem

Guys Has anyone tried the following Install from the latest 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img image file boot change resolv.conf from --------------------------------------------------- nameserver 192.168.1.1 --------------------------------------------------- to google's nameservers ------------------...
by simonthepiman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Absolute Beginners Guides
Replies: 0
Views: 2724

Absolute Beginners Guides

I have produced some Beginners Guides for the absolute beginners

http://www.simonthepiman.com

Simon :geek:
by simonthepiman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 50p Pi Crust
Replies: 0
Views: 1279

50p Pi Crust

by simonthepiman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help - for a complete, total novice
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Help - for a complete, total novice

Hi

I have a number of simple to use guides that may help on
www.simonthepiman.com

Simon :geek:
by simonthepiman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Share External USB drive
Replies: 1
Views: 20720

Re: Share External USB drive

Hi

Take a look at http://www.simonthepiman.com/how_to_set ... server.php it gives a simple setup guide

Simon
by simonthepiman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Expecting too much?
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

Re: Expecting too much?

I think its a rather good little device, and I have my Pi as a data and file server using Samba for my windows setup. Its great for this purpose, but can be a little slow with large files and multiple pc's accessing. Easy to setup for this purpose http://www.simonthepiman.com/how_to_setup_windows_fi...
by simonthepiman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3584
Views: 141597

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi guys I am Simon - i have been using unix since about 1987 and have been a sys admin since about 1988 and have used pretty much all of the versions of unix since then. I started programming in basic when the ZX80 turned up and moved on to Cobol/VB then finally i am now using linux php mysql and ap...
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Internet?
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: Internet?

Fumbles
I have a series of installation guides on my pages http://www.simonthepiman.com that may be of help. They have all been tested and work as written. :geek:
by simonthepiman
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Losing the will to live
Replies: 22
Views: 3745

Re: Losing the will to live

If you need simple intructions for installing the Pi take a look at my How2Setup pages http://www.simonthepiman.com/ Once the Pi is running it appears quite stable, and is relatively easy to install - dont give up the will to live - you are one of the first few out there with a Pi so will have the o...
by simonthepiman
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba Public Shares
Replies: 21
Views: 45665

Re: Samba Public Shares

Hi Guys
If you are using the default Rapberry Pi Debian Squeeze image then
i A samba-common - common files used by both the Samba server
i A samba-common-bin - common files used by both the Samba server
are both installed by default, but not the samba server
by simonthepiman
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba Public Shares
Replies: 21
Views: 45665

Re: Samba Public Shares

Hi

I would be tempted to install locate
sudo apt-get install locate
it allows quick finding of files.

You should have smbpasswd in /usr/bin/smbpasswd
if you havnt, then i dont think you have installed samba correctly, I would try
sudo apt-get install samba
again and check for errors
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba Public Shares
Replies: 21
Views: 45665

Re: Samba Public Shares

Andrew
Many thanks for your input
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba Public Shares
Replies: 21
Views: 45665

Re: Samba Public Shares

sorry missed a bit
sudo /usr/bin/smbpasswd
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba Public Shares
Replies: 21
Views: 45665

Re: Samba Public Shares

Hi can you try
/usr/bin/smbpasswd
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba Public Shares
Replies: 21
Views: 45665

Re: Samba Public Shares

Hi Victa

It may be a typo in your post but the command is
sudo smbpasswd -a username
however by default the username should be a valid unix user
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba Public Shares
Replies: 21
Views: 45665

Re: Samba Public Shares

Hi Victa Have you followed my guide?, take a look at the fdisk -l command and see what you have there as its possible that the drive is not mounted correctly. I am pretty sure it will also need to be a FAT/NTFS formatted drive for windows to read I must admit i havnt used the gui yet as my Pi is rem...
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No Internet Access
Replies: 12
Views: 10403

Re: No Internet Access

Hi Jord
I had problems with a usb powered hub that wasnt powerful enough to run anything
http://www.simonthepiman.com/raspberry_power.php :geek:
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi connected to the Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: Raspberry Pi connected to the Internet

Sorry jbeale thanks go out to you as well :geek:
by simonthepiman
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi connected to the Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: Raspberry Pi connected to the Internet

Andrew many thanks for your comments - I would rather get the tutorial right, so will make the changes suggested - Yes I did copy the Port 22 line - cut and paste can be a bad thing sometimes
by simonthepiman
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Internet?
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: Internet?

Hi Guys I have noticed that the usb ports dont work correctly if the power supply is poor, this may not be relevent but its possible that the additional usb device drains power, could try connecting the mouse via a powered usb hub just in case. http://www.simonthepiman.com/raspberry_power.php :geek:

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