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by TracyLBaker
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to use fsck on mounted disk
Replies: 5
Views: 6634

Re: how to use fsck on mounted disk

thanks, as ever plain and clear :) as I am running headless, I will not be able to see any results. is the output of fsck going in a log somewhere ?? You may also check the logs that are created before the rsyslogd service is started by using: journalctl Keep in mind that the systemd-journald journ...
by TracyLBaker
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does anybody had bad experiences with CanaKit.com?
Replies: 7
Views: 3397

Re: Does anybodey else has bad experiences with CanaKit.com

Same as the others. All of mine are from CanaKit -- but then all were ordered from Amazon as well.
by TracyLBaker
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi, Motion, and aRecord (or maybe you have a better idea)
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Re: Pi, Motion, and aRecord (or maybe you have a better idea

Look into motioneye - a front-end to motion.

https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneye/wi ... n-Raspbian

I've used it on all my Pis with great success.
by TracyLBaker
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Crontab on raspian
Replies: 15
Views: 14845

Re: Crontab on raspian

i'm not able to make it run! :oops: I've got two crontabs one under root and other under pi! Each user gets their own crontab. The system has one as well (which is /etc/crontab and edited by hand, not crontab -l ). Users crontabs should look like this (6 fields): minute hour day_of_month month day_...
by TracyLBaker
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wifi complications
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: wifi complications

Maybe I am so obsessed with learning as much as possible about using terminal that I just caused myself hours worth of headache that was easily solved by using GUI and clearing all the information out of the network settings and manually entering them. Well... See my previous post, it may explain a...
by TracyLBaker
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wifi complications
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: wifi complications

Why are the two interfaces in different subnets? Where's your primary gateway router? What routes have you got on your Raspberry? I really wish I knew how to answer your questions, I'm an ignorant beginner. What he means is that your eth0 interface, when plugged in, shows this: inet addr:192.168.0....
by TracyLBaker
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't get on wifi [solved]
Replies: 62
Views: 14027

Re: Can't get on wifi

Before I continue... Is this one Pi, or two? Looking at those output files makes me wonder... 1) Why is there a wlan1 (in both)? Do you have two wireless adapters? If so, the working in the "working" machine isn't even configured. This is seen in your /etc/network/interfaces file. iface wlan0 inet d...
by TracyLBaker
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi WPA2 Enterprise Authentication
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Re: Raspberry Pi WPA2 Enterprise Authentication

I have a raspberry pi that I added the WPA2 enterprise wireless certificates and everything is working fine. However, every day I have to authenticate by typing my username and password to have connectivity. I can SSH without authenticating, but I can't get to the internet. Do you know a way to sto...
by TracyLBaker
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Udp server port 161 Unreachable
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: Udp server port 161 Unreachable

I forget if it is installed out-of-the-box, but I'd use the firewalld daemon, which gives the firewall-cmd command. Before you do this, understand the mechanism that it uses, called zones . Basically, your interfaces will be placed into a public zone, which allows data to exit but not enter (unless ...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't get on wifi [solved]
Replies: 62
Views: 14027

Re: Can't get on wifi

Ok so I tried "sudo apt-get install --allow-unauthenticated network-manager" and it got part way through, but then gave me tons of "failed to fetch". Possibly bit of a catch 22 here, as I don't think the Pi is able to reach out, even when ethernet is connected. Or fails to reach some things? I'm un...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't get on wifi [solved]
Replies: 62
Views: 14027

Re: Can't get on wifi

This is something I tell my students all the time -- pay attention to the error messages. (I'm not being snarky -- I'm just pointing out that we all need to pay attention to these messages.) You got one at the end of the apt-get command: E: There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes This...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: hard drive set up for my media center..
Replies: 10
Views: 3827

Re: hard drive set up for my media center..

my other option I have not tried yet is using one of my 2 tb wd passport ultra drives.. but it runs off the usb power, and I have read about issues with the usb not providing enough power for ext drives.. any thoughts? The simple answer is to use a powered USB hub. I use one for two 3Tb external HD...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't get on wifi [solved]
Replies: 62
Views: 14027

Re: Can't get on wifi

[email protected]:~ $ ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:27:eb:93:4a:34 inet addr:169.254.171.152 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0 inet6 addr: fe80::a658:4c69:909d:2631/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:219 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: files and directorios permissions
Replies: 10
Views: 51628

Re: files and directorios permissions

This would change all files in the current directory to user root pi sudo chown root:pi * Actually, this is slightly off. That command would set the user (owner) to root and the group to pi This means that the owner of the file would be root and anyone in the pi group could read, write or execute t...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't get on wifi [solved]
Replies: 62
Views: 14027

Re: Can't get on wifi

What does "ifconfig -a" give you? What is the output of "iwlist wlan0 scan"? ifconfig -a shows you a list of all interfaces -- you should see, at a minimum, eth0, wlan0 and lo. iwlist wlan0 scan shows you a list of the wireless networks that the Pi "sees" (and which you can connect to, if you know ...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: wifi connection on Rpi 3 B
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: wifi connection on Rpi 3 B

Your running kali? Please start your own thread. This isn't helping the OP. Texy Actually, it should. Raspbian and Kali are both Debian kernels. I decided to check my Raspian box and guess what? I see the same thing. The metric for eth0 (Ethernet) is less than that of wlan0 (WiFi), as it should be ...
by TracyLBaker
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: wifi connection on Rpi 3 B
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: wifi connection on Rpi 3 B

To get the internet I connected the pi to my router with an Ethernet cable. I used the on-screen icon next to the menu icon to connect to the internet. It worked. It worked for 2 days, and then I decided to set up the WiFi. I used the WiFi icon (2 desk top monitors) I put in the WiFi password and t...
by TracyLBaker
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheapest power solution
Replies: 30
Views: 5185

Re: Cheapest power solution

It has been said time and again, both about the Pi and computers in general: Don't scrimp on the power supply. Which is a better bargain in the long run, using a $2 cheaply made PSU that has poor output leading to having to replacing the Pi due to bad power (and the PSU), or spending a more on the P...
by TracyLBaker
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to assign hotkeys to programs or bash scripts (desktop)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: how to assign hotkeys to programs or bash scripts (deskt

I've not done this, but it look likes it is explained well here: http://www.epiguru.com/2012/06/how-to-create-keybindings-on-linux-with-xbindkeys-and-xvkbd/ and another explanation here: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/121931/forcing-keys-to-run-bash-scripts apt-cache search xbindkeys and ap...
by TracyLBaker
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to share my Pi files with another Linux box?
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: How to share my Pi files with another Linux box?

Yes, if you are using just Linux boxes, then NFS is the way to go. Set up an NFS server on the device with the USB hard drive. You should be mounting it via /etc/fstab using the USB hard drive's UUID * . The Mint laptop will be the NFS client. It should mount the NFS exports from the Pi server using...
by TracyLBaker
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: wifi connection on Rpi 3 B
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: wifi connection on Rpi 3 B

ifconfig and copy what you see in your reply and what is your routers ip address is along with ip address range its set up, just in case your router is setup with a /32 CIDR. Netmask or CIDR will do. I'm trying to decipher this. Anyway... you cannot use a CIDR of /32 (which would be a netmask of 25...
by TracyLBaker
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Basic OS for FTP server?
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: Basic OS for FTP server?

FTP because it an ftp from LAN to LAN. It is the backup of my network video recorder. (I am doing the same thing, BTW, using Raspbian.) I wouldn't use FTP in this case. I'd simply the scp command (part of the SSH suite). Or even rsync. Either will work fine over a LAN, LAN to LAN (meaning two diffe...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Any lightweight Distro besides Raspbian recommended?
Replies: 16
Views: 29086

Re: Any lightweight Distro besides Raspbian recommended?

I'm a Computer Science major (STUDENT). I thought it be a great idea to buy this to both create small programs and practice some hacking skills. The whole purpose of this pi is to be an educational pi, which is why i dont need a Distro with games installed. Any distro out there that will include a ...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: web server
Replies: 9
Views: 2365

Re: web server

Are you completely set on the Win 10 IOT? If not, look into CentOS 7 for the Pi. I just set one up and have a how-to -- which includes setting one up completely headless over a wireless connection using an Apache server. I explain how to: configure a static IPv4 address on the wlan0 interface using ...
by TracyLBaker
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Any way to mirror the pi screen to remote desktop?
Replies: 4
Views: 2589

Re: Any way to mirror the pi screen to remote desktop?

klricks wrote:
vyacapraro wrote: Use RealVNC which is already installed on the latest Raspbian Jessie Pixel
Thanks for this! It works well on all my Pis, running Raspbian or Kali! :)

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