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by JackElliott
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Newbie Pitfall - BACKUPS don't restore (insufficient space)
Replies: 31
Views: 7411

Re: Newbie Pitfall - BACKUPS don't restore (insufficient space)

Dang, sorry -- my apologies! Inattentiveness. I saw the github documentation for rpi-clone and it looked like a steep learning curve. Will take another go at it.
by JackElliott
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Newbie Pitfall - BACKUPS don't restore (insufficient space)
Replies: 31
Views: 7411

Re: Newbie Pitfall - BACKUPS don't restore (insufficient space)

Thank you . . . and a command line version that I can set up in cron? That's kind of what I was envisioning using image-backup for.
by JackElliott
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Newbie Pitfall - BACKUPS don't restore (insufficient space)
Replies: 31
Views: 7411

Re: Newbie Pitfall - BACKUPS don't restore (insufficient space)

Am I out of date on this? "SD Card Copier" has or doesn't have an issue with making images too large to restore . . . or something like that?
by JackElliott
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Newbie Pitfall - BACKUPS don't restore (insufficient space)
Replies: 31
Views: 7411

Re: Newbie Pitfall - BACKUPS don't restore (insufficient space)

RonR wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:59 pm
@steveb4pi ,

You may find image-backup useful:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/down ... p?id=19918
That link no longer works. Do we not like image-backup? Is image-backup available elsewhere?
by JackElliott
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Restore desktop session after reboot?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Restore desktop session after reboot?

Thank you! I tried wmctrl and it's doing a good job for restoring window positions when I launch them from a script, I think this will work just fine.
by JackElliott
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Restore desktop session after reboot?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Restore desktop session after reboot?

Hi, I'd like to be able to save open applications and window positions and restore them after reboot. Is there anything for that which works under Raspbian (Buster)?
by JackElliott
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another

That's entirely too sensible and organized. Seek help.
by JackElliott
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another

Thank you. The Pi is part of a setup we have at our community radio station, it's running an Icecast server and I'll be needing to be using it next week to receive a live audio stream from a local music festival. We're getting ready for that event and I think that messing around with the Pi right no...
by JackElliott
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another

Thank you. So are you saying that I should upgrade because Jessie has a known issue with its USB peripherals, or I should upgrade if I want to get some help with this issue?
by JackElliott
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another

Thank you. It's a Pi 3; the power supply is a CanaKit 5V 2.5A Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Power Supply; and thank you for the suggestion that I should be using Stretch. But it's unclear to my why the particular release matters in this case, unless Jessie has some weirdness regarding ignoring peripherals that ...
by JackElliott
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another
Replies: 11
Views: 513

USB keyboard & mouse works with one image, not another

So with this Pi connected to an HDMI monitor, I can see the desktop, but neither the usb mouse nor keyboard do anything. Image 1 is a Jessie config. If I put in a different image, the keyboard works (can't tell about the mouse because Image 2 is Volumio, a headless audio client that gives command li...
by JackElliott
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wlan0 not configured correctly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: wlan0 not configured correctly?

But wait. The Pi is now connected to the wired network (router at 192.168.7.1) and eth0 now cannot ping the internet. It can ping the router. So previously I could ping internet using etho0 but not wlan0. I edited /etc/dhcpcd.conf as shown above (merely adding 8.8.8.8 to the static domain_name_serve...
by JackElliott
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI Monitor backfeeds voltage into RPI3
Replies: 0
Views: 244

HDMI Monitor backfeeds voltage into RPI3

While doing some testing on my RPi 3 today, I noticed that the little fan in the Pi's enclosure kept on running even after I removed power to the Pi. The fan is connected to GPIO pins 2 and 6 (normally 5VDC across them), but I was reading 3.7VDC with no power applied. So I unplugged the HDMI cable f...
by JackElliott
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver trying to add a printer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: vncserver trying to add a printer?

Thank you. This Pi will never have a printer on it.
by JackElliott
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error opening BDMV?
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: Error opening BDMV?

I don't have any kind of optical drive connected to the Pi, have not looked into /media for a couple weeks for any reason, don't own any bluray files, and /media/pi/SETTINGS/ does not contain "/BDMV/..." anything: $ ls /media/pi/SETTINGS cache installed_os.json lost+found noobs.conf wpa_supplicant.c...
by JackElliott
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver trying to add a printer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

vncserver trying to add a printer?

From /var/log/syslog:

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Jun 25 19:55:07 FestiPi_2 vncserver-x11[600]: SPrintConnMgr: Failed to add printer: server-error-service-unavailable
Why is vncserver trying to add a printer?
by JackElliott
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error opening BDMV?
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: Error opening BDMV?

Hi, I am seeing the same "error opening /media/pi/SETTINGS/BDMV/BACKUP/index.bdmv" in my /var/log/messages
This on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Jessie.
by JackElliott
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wlan0 not configured correctly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: wlan0 not configured correctly?

AND like magic, I can ping the internet with wlan0: wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:27:eb:72:83:f8 inet addr:192.168.1.229 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::788f:aa02:9555:19e5/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:5523 errors:0 dropped:...
by JackElliott
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wlan0 not configured correctly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: wlan0 not configured correctly?

Thank you. I was away for a couple of days when my wife sprung a surprise camping trip on me. I think I want the Pi to exhibit what I consider to be normal behavior for a laptop and, if I am not mistaken, for how the Pi normally runs when new. The wired network takes precedence. There will only be o...
by JackElliott
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wlan0 not configured correctly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: wlan0 not configured correctly?

DougieLawson, Thank you. The Pi is sometimes wired into a LAN that uses a router at 192.168.7.1, and has a static IP address of 192.168.7.10. That should take precedence. So, fixed IP address and the gateway as shown. When not plugged into that LAN, I want it to connect to any available wireless net...
by JackElliott
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wlan0 not configured correctly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

wlan0 not configured correctly?

Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) I've assigned a static IP address to eth0 and everything is working fine on that interface. But wlan0 is not connecting right. It correctly fetches an IP address from the router (192.168.1.1), so DHCP is working. I can ping the router, but I can't ping 8.8.8.8 With wlan...
by JackElliott
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Am i working with a corrupted image here?
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Am i working with a corrupted image here?

A bit of a panic now. Help! I have a Raspberry Pi 3 that I've set up to be used an Icecast stream source to send the audio from an upcoming music festival to our community radio station for rebroadcast. It was working perfectly, but I managed to corrupt the SD card (long story, irrelevant to what I'...
by JackElliott
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up a Pi 3 for the long haul?
Replies: 44
Views: 7624

Re: Setting up a Pi 3 for the long haul?

Thanks, Moses. Two MoPower UPSs on order. I was riding my self-built electric bicycle yesterday and reflected on how I have over $1,000 invested in it for the motor & controller, the big Li-ion battery pack, my smart charger, decent wheels, upgraded headlight, a nice rack, etc., etc., and all of the...
by JackElliott
Tue May 30, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up a Pi 3 for the long haul?
Replies: 44
Views: 7624

Re: Setting up a Pi 3 for the long haul?

Thank you. A couple of questions. Well, three, actually. 1. Where do I go to learn more about this "journaling" of which you speak? I'd like to learn how this can help protect my little Pi project from an abrupt loss of power. As it applies to EXT4, start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4 If...

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