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by creative-2008
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Updating Raspbian
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Updating Raspbian

For a long time I've just been using sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y to update my Pi, which is running Raspbian. I realised a little while ago that this won't upgrade it from Stretch, which is something that I need to do now. Before I do this, I need to backup the whole SD card. is...
by creative-2008
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Web Server - Blocking Remote phpmyadmin
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Web Server - Blocking Remote phpmyadmin

Thanks for this. That's a good reminder to get fail2ban set-up for Apache. I have disabled port forwarding until I have that in place.
by creative-2008
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Apache Update
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Apache Update

I am running a web server on my Raspberry Pi using Apache. I have run a vulnerability scanner on my URL, and it has flagged up Apache being out of date, and having security vulnerabilities. In Apache httpd 2.2.x before 2.2.33 and 2.4.x before 2.4.26, mod_mime can read one byte past the end of a buff...
by creative-2008
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Web Server - Blocking Remote phpmyadmin
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Web Server - Blocking Remote phpmyadmin

Many thanks for the links, I will look into that. It looks promising.
by creative-2008
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Web Server - Blocking Remote phpmyadmin
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Web Server - Blocking Remote phpmyadmin

I have a web server running on my raspberry pi, and use phpmyadmin to manage the database. I have ports 80 and 443 forwarded by my router, so that the web server is accessible by IP from outside my LAN. The downside of this is that phpmyadmin can be accessed also, which doesn't seem very secure. Is ...
by creative-2008
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 - Network
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Pi 4 - Network

Thanks for all of the very informative responses. It has certainly made my mind up that I am going to buy the RPi 4.


I'd be interested to know what potential read and write speeds might be? Say from a laptop connected via gigabit Ethernet to the same router as the Pi also connected by Ethernet.
by creative-2008
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 - Network
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Pi 4 - Network

I currently have a Raspberry Pi 2B+ which I have set up a Samba share on. I'm aware that both the ethernet and the USB share the same bus, which contributes to slow write speeds when transferring files across a network onto a USB attached device. I was wondering if this has changed with any of the m...
by creative-2008
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Auto Update
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Auto Update

I have a Pi running constantly display a calendar on a screen. I want to have to interact with it as little as possible, so am looking for it to update daily by itself. Can I add the following line to the crontab? 00 02 * * * sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && reboot Is there anyth...
by creative-2008
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Crashing

Is there something in the logs that suggests the 4TB potable HDD has caused this crash?
by creative-2008
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Crashing

Yes.

It is a 'portable' drive so only gets power via one USB port, but I purchased the official power supply to hopefully overcome any power issues.
by creative-2008
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Crashing

Oct 9 01:51:11 raspberrypi kernel: [397761.482914] INFO: task kworker/2:3:24256 blocked for more than 120 seconds. Oct 9 01:51:11 raspberrypi kernel: [397761.482938] Tainted: G C 4.19.66-v7+ #1253 Oct 9 01:51:11 raspberrypi kernel: [397761.482946] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" ...
by creative-2008
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Crashing

Have had my 2B+ running for about 6-9 months without really any problems. Had a few problems accessing it remotely over the last two weeks, and today it froze completely. The logs seem to suggest at 02:21:55 this morning. I have copied and pasted all of the messages log file. Does anyone have any in...
by creative-2008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Won't boot (have read sticky)
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Won't boot (have read sticky)

Also, just to say that I don't have a power meter to test the board with. If I can get my hands on one I'll give it a go, but for the cost of buying one I feel better off just replacing the Pi.
by creative-2008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Won't boot (have read sticky)
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Won't boot (have read sticky)

After swapping SD cards to try out a fresh install my Pi 3B+ will not boot from either the original (working) SD or the newer SD which I've just flashed the latest image onto using Etcher. It doesn't matter whether there is an SD card present or not, the red power light comes on but the green ACT li...
by creative-2008
Fri May 31, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HP LaserJet P1005
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: HP LaserJet P1005

I previously had my (very old) HP LaserJet P1005 running great with my Pi, including AirPrint and Chrome cloud printing functioning. After a fresh OS install I messed up the install of the printer. The advice I received at the time on the forum was to have another fresh install and then follow thes...
by creative-2008
Fri May 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HP LaserJet P1005
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: HP LaserJet P1005

I honestly cannot remember :oops: but do you have to run a ‘hp-setup’ command before setting the printer up? It may be worth running man hp-setup to see if that gives a clue. Thanks, I will check this out. I'm equally frustrated, as I know it worked so well before. I had just tried so many differen...
by creative-2008
Thu May 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HP LaserJet P1005
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

HP LaserJet P1005

I previously had my (very old) HP LaserJet P1005 running great with my Pi, including AirPrint and Chrome cloud printing functioning. After a fresh OS install I messed up the install of the printer. The advice I received at the time on the forum was to have another fresh install and then follow these...
by creative-2008
Fri May 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Crashing
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Crashing

I accessed my headless Pi via VNC and twice over the last 18 months it's been completely inaccessible and I've needed to power it off at the wall. Unfortunately both of these occasions have come within the last fortnight, which makes me suspect that something has changed / gone wrong. I've searched ...
by creative-2008
Fri May 03, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Restart on Crash
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Restart on Crash

Thanks for all of the brilliant responses. I think I'm quite looking forward to putting this into place!
by creative-2008
Wed May 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Restart on Crash
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Restart on Crash

I have my 3B+ running 24/7 as a home server, which I can access from outside my network also when I need to. I've had a Pi running constantly for 18 months and have only had one crash which has led to me needing to pull the plug, and luckily I was home to do it. Is there anything I can do in terms o...
by creative-2008
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Jessie backports 404
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Jessie backports 404

Many thanks - all fixed :-D
by creative-2008
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Jessie backports 404
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Jessie backports 404

Sorry, I've gone away and done a bit of research, but don't think I fully understand. Essentially, for 99% of users, it makes sense to remove this, as they are just running the latest version which is Stretch? Does that sound right? And if so, knowing that I'm running Stretch, are there any possible...
by creative-2008
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Jessie backports 404
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Jessie backports 404

Started receiving the attached message when updating my Raspberry Pi over the last few days. A bit of Googling suggests that I have an outdated link in my sources.list file. Am I okay just to remove it?
by creative-2008
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Drive Spin Down
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Drive Spin Down

I have my Pi running as a home server, with a USB HDD attached. Until recently the drive would only burst into life when I was actively using it, and the rest of the time it was being powered down by hd-idle. I guess that the first thing I need to do it to find out what is waking the drive up. What ...
by creative-2008
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Plex Server
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Plex Server

Good idea, thank-you.

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