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by Roken
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How would I only boot into one program and not a full blown OS
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: How would I only boot into one program and not a full blown OS

The xserver is what provides for a graphical interface, and gives you the desktop. You can't have one without the other.

However, you can have a minimal xserver which will load a single graphical program.
by Roken
Fri May 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to disable screen blanking ?
Replies: 19
Views: 10097

Re: How to disable screen blanking ?

Or, the traditional xorg way. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and in the Monitor section, add

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Option	"DPMS" "off"
by Roken
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Usb dvb
Replies: 25
Views: 1439

Re: Usb dvb

by Roken
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I accidentally unplugged my power adapter while it was installing the latest updates
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: I accidentally unplugged my power adapter while it was installing the latest updates

You could plug the sdcard into a PC, chroot into the SDCard and perform a:

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
followed by

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sudo apt-get update && sude apt-get upgrade
Once finished, it may rescue without re-installing.
by Roken
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tip for command line / terminal use
Replies: 25
Views: 6182

Re: Tip for command line / terminal use

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history
!xxx
where xxx is the number of the command that you want to repeat
by Roken
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've opened a shop!
Replies: 62
Views: 3421

Re: We've opened a shop!

Typical. Daahn Souf gets stuff us oop North dont. I want a Pi shop in Warrington, or at least in Manchester. Make it easier to spend my hard earned.
by Roken
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pihole - sort of works
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Pihole - sort of works

It'd be helpful to have an example or two of non-working sites.

Nevertheless, have you tried whitelisting them in PiHole?
by Roken
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why I love my PIs
Replies: 33
Views: 2810

Why I love my PIs

Small
Retro gaming
Nextcloud - giving access to my files from anywhere
Plex, giving access to my media anywhere
PiHole, for ad blocking
VPN, for security
tvheadend - for live TV anywhere (via Kodi)

I could go on. Why do you love your PI(s)?
by Roken
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Solution to use same keyboard and mouse as desktop PC?
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Solution to use same keyboard and mouse as desktop PC?

Take a look at synergy - https://symless.com/synergy

Works a treat, and multi-platform.
by Roken
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi, amplifier and speakers
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Pi, amplifier and speakers

If you have one Pi physically connected to the speakers, you can use pulseaudio to have all Pis output to those speakers, connecting to the pulseaudio server on the physically connected Pi. I should qualify: On the client machines (i.e. those not physically connected), modify /etc/pulse/client.conf ...
by Roken
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot find NAS drive in Plex app
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Cannot find NAS drive in Plex app

1: Why are you mounting the drive to /home? /home is required otherwise for local (i.e. user) config files Create a mount point in /mnt sudo mkdir /mnt/media Then change the owner sudo chown pi /mnt/media Then edit fstab to mount the drive at the new mount point sudo nano /etc/fstab Replace nano wit...
by Roken
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long do you guys keep your sd cards?
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: How long do you guys keep your sd cards?

My SDCards are only used for boot. Everything else is on NAS drives, so I expect the SDCards to last longer than me.
by Roken
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Entertaining - and Pi features
Replies: 0
Views: 843

Entertaining - and Pi features

I use Arch on my desktop, and so have shared this there. Pi also gets featured (more than Arch), but regardless, it's entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPbAXKMCDkY
by Roken
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: rsync use
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: rsync use

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sudo rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} /src/dir dest/dir
by Roken
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to solve Audio on RPi3
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: how to solve Audio on RPi3

Try a fresh install. On one of my Pis where audio is not required (meaning I've installed nothing extra for audio, on a headless setup) aplay -l returns **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA] Subdevices: 7/7 Subdevice #0: subdev...
by Roken
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Permission denied error even when using sudo.
Replies: 17
Views: 836

Re: Permission denied error even when using sudo.

Do you possibly have the immutable flag set?

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sudo chattr -i path/to/file
by Roken
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How can I prevent root to expand at first boot?
Replies: 39
Views: 11954

Re: How can I prevent root to expand at first boot?

Has the OP question been answered? I see a lot of discussion about why you don't need to disable it, but what if there is one reason for disabling it that I consider valid? /rant It simply fails here, but a valid reason is if you are booting from a USB drive (with rootfs on that drive) and the rema...
by Roken
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not able to ssh without password even after adding ssh-key
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Not able to ssh without password even after adding ssh-key

Try (and I'm going to assume you have vim, but you can substitute nano): vim .ssh/known_hosts Delete the entry for the failing ssh session. Save, and retry. A good idea in theory, but it doesn't work very often in practice because the hostnames are hashed. So, it is hard to tell which line to delet...
by Roken
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not able to ssh without password even after adding ssh-key
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Not able to ssh without password even after adding ssh-key

Try (and I'm going to assume you have vim, but you can substitute nano):

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vim .ssh/known_hosts
Delete the entry for the failing ssh session. Save, and retry.
by Roken
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: reboot don't work
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: reboot don't work

Are you booting to a desktop/UI (e.g. retro)? If so, have you tried rebooting with a monitor/display connected. I find my RetroPi failes to boot unless it has an active display.
by Roken
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: correct backup command?
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: correct backup command?

I've always found

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sudo rsync -aAXv  .................
Has worked well in all situations for me (including backing up the OS. NB, backing up the OS requires several --exclude s
by Roken
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Demoscene
Replies: 18
Views: 3581

Re: Demoscene

Back in the day, demo scene went hand in hand with the cracking crews. Seems a bit pointless on OS software.
by Roken
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bash: No such file or directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Bash: No such file or directory

if you cd into /frame and type

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./startframe.sh
Does it work?

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