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by davesteele
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pi Zero W: Max. number of WiFi clients?
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Pi Zero W: Max. number of WiFi clients?

As others have intimated, the Pi Zero Wifi won't have the range of some options that cost more than its $5 price, but it should support light traffic from dozens of client just fine. I'd give it a try.
by davesteele
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Finding Raspbian source for standard distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Finding Raspbian source for standard distribution

The .info file, in the same distribution directory as the image zip, includes information on the kernel commit.
by davesteele
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kernel Panic when connecting to wlan1
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Kernel Panic when connecting to wlan1

I'm seeing this as well. Same chip set, though I believe I may have seen it with others as well. First encountered with Buster, now an updated Stretch fails as well.
by davesteele
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Installing Raspbian on headless RPi4 - how?
Replies: 19
Views: 2089

Re: Installing Raspbian on headless RPi4 - how?

Take a look at Comitup. i just tried it on a 4.


https://davesteele.github.io/comitup/
by davesteele
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Connecting to multiple networks
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Connecting to multiple networks

by davesteele
Wed May 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to get Stacer to work on Raspbian Stretch
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: How to get Stacer to work on Raspbian Stretch

davesteele wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:37 pm
You could try a debuild from a copy of the git repository on the Pi, to make a proper deb. You would also need the orig.tar file in the parent directory.
I'm going to have to retract that recommendation. There are many problems with the debian directory configuration for that project.
by davesteele
Wed May 29, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to get Stacer to work on Raspbian Stretch
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: How to get Stacer to work on Raspbian Stretch

Should I compile from source tarball then? You could try a debuild from a copy of the git repository on the Pi, to make a proper deb. You would also need the orig.tar file in the parent directory. Roughly: sudo apt-get install build-essential devscripts git wget ...orig.tar.xz git clone ... cd ... ...
by davesteele
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian source code image
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Raspbian source code image

I believe that you are asking "How can I package my software for inclusion with the Raspbian repository".

The answer is to submit it (https://wiki.debian.org/Packaging) to Debian. For the most part, Raspbian packages flow from that.
by davesteele
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Where can i find my cronjobs?
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Where can i find my cronjobs?

As thagrol says, it is in /var/spool/cron/crontabs. But I suspect you are asking the wrong question. You don't really need to know where the file is, you can edit it with "crontab -e". And it sounds like your real problem is running with the right privileges. For that, you'll want to use one of the ...
by davesteele
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is there a way to encrypt a single folder on a USB stick or usb drive
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Is there a way to encrypt a single folder on a USB stick or usb drive

cryfs, encfs, or gocryptfs are similar command-line utilities that mount encrypted data as a folder at a place you choose, using fuse.

sirikali is a GUI app that can manage them.
by davesteele
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is raspbian.raspberrypi.org non-https?
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Why is raspbian.raspberrypi.org non-https?

Note that, while the protocol is not secure, there is a chain of cryptographic signatures for the index files and deb file contents, tied back to an encryption key on your computer. These are verified by apt*. You should not need to worry about non-Raspbian files getting installed. Take a look in so...
by davesteele
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Connecting Pi to Guest Network (Captive Portal)
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Connecting Pi to Guest Network (Captive Portal)

I don't know if this will help you, but, with another computer and a second WiFi adapter on the Pi, Comitup will do the job.
by davesteele
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi 3 without ethernet cable
Replies: 10
Views: 13089

Re: raspberry pi 3 without ethernet cable

Alternatively, try Comitup. Setup is via a web interface on a hotspot made by the pi.
by davesteele
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Want to build a custom Raspbian .img, but would like to learn the foundation...
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Want to build a custom Raspbian .img, but would like to learn the foundation...

I'll say two things.

It's pretty easy to self-host pi-gen on a 32 GB SD Raspbian card. It's actually much faster on a Pi than on my desktop, due to QEMU overhead.

Pi-gen is a lightweight wrapper around the command line process for generating the image. The layout is easy to follow.
by davesteele
Sun May 20, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Help How to create a subnet that is accessible from the local network
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Help How to create a subnet that is accessible from the local network

If I understand you right, you can do this on a Pi 3 or Zero W with Comitup installed and a (second) USB Wifi adapter.
by davesteele
Wed May 02, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mirroring Raspbian Repository
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: Mirroring Raspbian Repository

Is anybody mirroring raspbian repository successfully? How are you doing it? I saw some rather old posts about basically rsync'ing the whole site... The 'official' mechanism involves rsync. https://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror#how I've done this before with a web screen scrape. I'd advise agains...
by davesteele
Wed May 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Disabling wpa_supplicant
Replies: 13
Views: 7345

Re: Disabling wpa_supplicant

cristianoparis wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 5:16 pm
I want to create an Access Point using hostapd.
Comitup does this out-of-the-box.

Except the hostapd part. It uses NetworkManager.
by davesteele
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pi 3 B+ and NetworkManager
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Pi 3 B+ and NetworkManager

There are reports of Wifi issues with the 3 B+. I've had a different experience. I have NetworkManager installed on my devices. Despite the login warning that wifi won't work, it is able to connect fine with no country configured. It reports a '00' country code - that would need to be changed to get...
by davesteele
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: A Light OS for PI Zero / Browser
Replies: 12
Views: 10345

Re: A Light OS for PI Zero / Browser

You could make your own. Raspbian images are created using pi-gen . The build is a multi-stage process. The Lite image is the output of stage2. The full disk is stage 5. Stage 1 is useable, and is 1/3 the size of stage 2. At that, it still includes things like python, perl, and build-essential - opp...
by davesteele
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Help with pi-gen
Replies: 27
Views: 7794

Re: Help whit pi-gen

Any chance there is a simple guide on this with steps? Start with Xenial/Stretch or newer, per the README . Internet access is required. Install git 'git clone https://github.com/RPi-Distro/pi-gen.git; cd pi-gen' './build.sh' Install the missing packages that it reports 'CLEAN=1 ./build.sh' Get som...
by davesteele
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspian stretch does not reconnect to wifi after restart access point
Replies: 16
Views: 6192

Re: Raspian stretch does not reconnect to wifi after restart access point

I just tested this situation with Comitup on the latest Stretch. It reconnects to an interrupted Access Point just fine.

https://davesteele.github.io/comitup/
by davesteele
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian jessie image will not boot - could not expand filesystem
Replies: 24
Views: 10531

Re: Raspbian jessie image will not boot - could not expand filesystem

I'm going to bet that your SD cards are not bricked, or even read-only for that matter. Once you've burned the card, when you next insert it into your computer, it will auto-mount anything it can. Partition managers won't modify mounted partitions. Try the instructions at https://www.raspberrypi.org...
by davesteele
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wifimanager for Raspberry PI
Replies: 6
Views: 4361

Re: Wifimanager for Raspberry PI

It's been done. Take a look at Comitup.

https://davesteele.github.io/comitup/
by davesteele
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wifi Access Point
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Wifi Access Point

Comitup will do this out of the box.

https://davesteele.github.io/comitup/

With two wifi adapters, it will automatically maintain a hotspot with one, provide a web interface to connect to an upstream Access Point with the other, and set up routing between them.
by davesteele
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Manual Wifi setup DISABLED WPA_Supplicant
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Manual Wifi setup DISABLED WPA_Supplicant

Comitup would handle this the way you want.

https://davesteele.github.io/comitup/

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