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by bkm888
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 Wifi not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 49223

Re: [SOLVED] - Pi3 Wifi not working

SeanHowsen said: Thanks pal, looks like a lot of people are favouring the older images, not had any problems with the built in wifi on the model 3? :) *************************************************** Well, Here is why I expressed my earlier opinions. I had 8 RPi 3 boxes sitting on the bench ready...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: GRR!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: GRR!!!!

Ok YourHighPriestess, First of all about 70% of the forum users here, english is a 2nd or 3rd language. So patience and oversimplifying your questions with as much information as possible is the best approach. Not everyone reading your question will necessarily understand it completely without your ...
by bkm888
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How can I use web page form data to control RPi boot up?
Replies: 1
Views: 403

How can I use web page form data to control RPi boot up?

This is my second attempt to explain what I am trying to do. After reading my first attempt I deleted it out of frustration. However I think I can at least explain what I am trying to do this time. I have a RPi 3 operating as apache2/php server that serves up simple web pages to 4 other RPi's as sor...
by bkm888
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WordPress White Screen of Death on RPi 3 with Jessie
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: WordPress White Screen of Death on RPi 3 with Jessie

Oh well. I gave up trying. I started a new sd card with Jessie (did this 2 additional times) and did the install again and it still fails with the same message. :x I recycled one of the failed Jessie WordPress SD card attempts with a new Jessie Lite image and went through the install of LAMP and Wor...
by bkm888
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WordPress White Screen of Death on RPi 3 with Jessie
Replies: 1
Views: 551

WordPress White Screen of Death on RPi 3 with Jessie

I installed the LAMP server and then WordPress jessie on one of my Pi 3 boxes. When logged into the wp admin dash board and click on "customize" the default theme (Twenty-seventeen), I get a blank white screen :x I then edited the wp-config.php file to turn on debugging and then attempted the same t...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: High Altitude Balloon
Topic: Aerial issues:
Replies: 8
Views: 9230

Re: Aerial issues:

Well, I guess that all depends on "how" you plan to track your payload. If it is intended to be tracked by networked tracking stations, then a cell phone running the app will take care of the chase car, and get you close enough to pull out the yagi antenna and pinpoint the location. No additional ma...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 Wifi not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 49223

Re: Pi3 Wifi not working

Hmm... same here. I never do anything other than install what I need for data work and leave everything else to the default user "pi". As for "unreliable" sources, I wouldn't know. I have purchase over a hundred Pi2 and Pi3 kits from AddaFruit and they are a certified distributor. But with so many P...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 Wifi not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 49223

Re: Pi3 Wifi not working

Okay, I recently suffered through this as well. I had a perfectly working RPi 3 on Jessie and did the apt-get update, upgrade, and dist upgrade, only to find the WiFi no longer worked. Now this is my "opinion" but it seems that the upgrade path does not make your system equivalent to a 2017-01-11 ne...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: High Altitude Balloon
Topic: Aerial issues:
Replies: 8
Views: 9230

Re: Aerial issues:

One additional thing to consider... Most of the fun with balloon tracking is what to do when the balloon is out of range (usually in about the first 45 min to an hour). YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary). :shock: There are internet resources for identifying your payload signal and pinning it to a map. The...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: High Altitude Balloon
Topic: Aerial issues:
Replies: 8
Views: 9230

Re: Aerial issues:

Hmm... Finally something to exercise my amateur radio side of the brain. Ok, There are a few tricks you can use to get your PITS board the maximum chance of being heard. First, the balloon payload (your pi radio) will perform best if the antenna is oriented as nearly to horizontal as possible. A mis...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Autostart Chromium in latest version of Pixel
Replies: 14
Views: 39899

Re: Autostart Chromium in latest version of Pixel

Hmm... I guess in my frustration to get a complete set of instructions out of my system, I actually left the original post by PennyPacker with an unanswered question. I also need to know how to properly exit the kiosk mode to enter the GUI mode again when doing testing. I am a beginner at this so pl...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Autostart Chromium in latest version of Pixel
Replies: 14
Views: 39899

Re: Autostart Chromium in latest version of Pixel

LOL, thank you sir james. You are probably right, but it was actually intentional. The folks that are overly critical are the ones that will see "rant" and move on without finishing. That was kinda the idea here. The poor hobbyist that has been banging his head against the wall looking for answers (...
by bkm888
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Autostart Chromium in latest version of Pixel
Replies: 14
Views: 39899

Re: Autostart Chromium in latest version of Pixel

Before I get started here, dear reader needs to be aware that this is a long and wordy reply and not only a damn good set of instructions, but also my opportunity to finally dump my rant on all the noble RPi fanatics that seems to have found it beneath themselves to write something straight forward ...

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