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by jfabernathy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new project for RP3B+
Replies: 1
Views: 121

new project for RP3B+

I'm looking to use a RP3 B+ to solve a problem I have. I use a lot of smart devices in my RV when traveling. I'd like to avoid having to connect each one to the Campground WiFi or my Smartphone in Mobile hotspot mode. I have a normal Linksys AP/router in the RV that is connected to a few device via ...
by jfabernathy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apcuspd - acptest won't run even though apcupsd is stopped and no LCK..file exist
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: apcuspd - acptest won't run even though apcupsd is stopped and no LCK..file exist

I think the issue was permission related. I found a different guide for Ubuntu that showed running apcaccess and apctest using sudo
by jfabernathy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apcuspd - acptest won't run even though apcupsd is stopped and no LCK..file exist
Replies: 1
Views: 278

apcuspd - acptest won't run even though apcupsd is stopped and no LCK..file exist

I have Stretch 9 running and tried to setup apcupsd. I've done this on other distros without issues. However on the RP3 I get: 2019-01-07 12:37:41 apctest 3.14.14 (31 May 2016) debian Checking configuration ... sharenet.type = Network & ShareUPS Disabled cable.type = USB Cable mode.type = USB UPS Dr...
by jfabernathy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: XMLTV not working on Stretch 9
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: XMLTV not working on Stretch 9

Not sure how but on the second reboot, it quite respawning. Now it runs when the cron job runs it twice a day.

Who knows???

I still get the NO_VALIDATION message which I don't get on the Ubuntu version.

Jim
by jfabernathy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: XMLTV not working on Stretch 9
Replies: 1
Views: 206

XMLTV not working on Stretch 9

So I wanted to build a backend server for tvheadend on raspbian, but first I tried it on a ubuntu PC and it worked great. So now to duplicate that effort on RP3 B+ with Raspbian stretch 9. So I repeat the steps of installing xmltv-util and tvheadend. I configured it the same as on the PC. But I noti...
by jfabernathy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: auto starting an application
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: auto starting an application

for others, this is what I got working: After following Advanced - Custom Desktop Environment using Openbox WM in (https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=133691), including installing lightdm, I setup auto login by editing /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and uncommenting in the [Seat:*] sectio...
by jfabernathy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: auto starting an application
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: auto starting an application

When I set it up as a service in systemd it fails with QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display.

The only answer I can find is that I need to go ahead and install lightdm and set it up to auto login and use the window manager autostart.

Jim A
by jfabernathy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: auto starting an application
Replies: 3
Views: 234

auto starting an application

So I built a system on my RP4 B+ starting with Stretch lite, following the guide at (https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=133691) Specifically I installed Xserver, openbox, and xinit. In .xinitrc I only have "exec openbox-session" per the example. So now my question. Once I install my ...
by jfabernathy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

Thanks, for all the help. I built up a system from Raspbian lite and added XFCE. I'm back to waiting on Networking at boot and using fstab. Autostarting Kodi works and exits correctly. No menu problems.

Problem solved
Jim A
by jfabernathy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

Can I get Raspbian with XFCE? I've just been doing the standard stuff
by jfabernathy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

I tried NOT waiting on networking and removing the fstab entries I put in. Then I did the rc.local thing you mentioned. It worked once, then failed. The sleep 5 may not be enough. Who knows. I'm back to manually mounting NFS shares and manually starting Kodi. If I keep getting random lxpanel blank b...
by jfabernathy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

There is a really bad timing issue with the startup of Raspbian. If I have "wait on network" set in raspi-config I most likely will not have lxpanel working correctly when I boot. I can very that some by autostarting apps. And that varies depending on whether I put the autostart in .config/lxsession...
by jfabernathy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

Okay, I completely started over with 2018-11-13 Raspbian Stretch and did the install as listed previously. This time I only installed Kodi and kodi-pvr-mythtv. I did NOT install xscreensaver. Kodi worked fine and exited fine. However, if I setup autostart option 2, it starts okay, but on exit, I'm ...
by jfabernathy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

Okay, I completely started over with 2018-11-13 Raspbian Stretch and did the install as listed previously. This time I only installed Kodi and kodi-pvr-mythtv. I did NOT install xscreensaver. Kodi worked fine and exited fine. However, if I setup autostart option 2, it starts okay, but on exit, I'm ...
by jfabernathy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: desktop messed up if wait for network is set
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: desktop messed up if wait for network is set

Thanks for your reply. Here's what I see with "wait for network" on and just a blank gray bar where the menu should be: [email protected]:~ $ ps -fC lxpanel UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD pi 971 909 2 10:32 ? 00:00:00 lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi [email protected]:~ $ killall lxpanel [email protected]:~ $ ps...
by jfabernathy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: desktop messed up if wait for network is set
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: desktop messed up if wait for network is set

Well, I spoke too soon. the more reboots I do the more it fails to come up with a clean menu line at the top of the clean. No icons. All I have to do to fix it is go back to raspi-config and disable "wait on network" boot option. Sounds like a race condition. I hate timing problems. I hope someone h...
by jfabernathy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: desktop messed up if wait for network is set
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: desktop messed up if wait for network is set

So here's a weird fix. I when back to square 1 and created a NOOBS 3.0 image and used that to install Raspbian Stretch desktop FULL. This time I can setup my /etc/fstab, turn on wait for network, and reboot. Desktop menu is fine and remote shares are mounted. So the only difference is full desktop v...
by jfabernathy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: desktop messed up if wait for network is set
Replies: 5
Views: 629

desktop messed up if wait for network is set

I have a Stretch setup on a RP3b+ and I want to connect to a CIFS media server to stream music in my house. I put the command in /etc/fstab and I can reboot and then mount -a to get the CIFS server mounted. The problem comes when I set the configuration for wait for network at boot. If I then boot t...
by jfabernathy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

Okay, I completely started over with 2018-11-13 Raspbian Stretch and did the install as listed previously. This time I only installed Kodi and kodi-pvr-mythtv. I did NOT install xscreensaver. Kodi worked fine and exited fine. However, if I setup autostart option 2, it starts okay, but on exit, I'm b...
by jfabernathy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

Option 2 does not work for me. It will autostart okay, but when I exit Kodi. I have a black screen and a mouse cursor. I can move the mouse, but there is nothing on the screen. I Ctl-Alt-F1 and removed the autostart file and I'm back to normal. Not sure if there is another way, but at this point I j...
by jfabernathy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

I was referring to the Raspbian Desktop screensaver. I did find that you have to sudo apt install xscreensaver. Then I disabled the screensaver. Apparently without xscreensave installed it defaults to a blank screen after a few minutes. The operation is find when Kodi is running. I'd just be cleanin...
by jfabernathy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

To more precisely answer your questions, I did a complete reinstall of Raspbian Stretch I downloaded today. (2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch). I'm running LAN only no WiFi. After setting regional stuff, I updated the OS and made changes to /boot/config.txt. My changes are: disable_overscan=1 start_x=1 g...
by jfabernathy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

I did look at that post and in fact have used it to install Kodi on Stretch. I'll go ahead and ask one of my questions. I did some of the extras listed on that post like auto boot into Kodi. Works fine, but when I exit, it takes a long time to get back to the desktop and a lot of the screen is black...
by jfabernathy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Raspbian or LibreELEC for Kodi??

I have 2 RP3 B+ kits that I use for a Kodi frontend to my Mythtv backend server. My wife's I want to be 100% rock solid and not require me to fix things constantly. That computer has LibreELEC 8.2.5. and it is rock solid. However, my RP3 I want to do more than Kodi, so I want to run Kodi for Mythtv ...
by jfabernathy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: need case to hide LED lights
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: need case to hide LED lights

Should be possible by adding below to config.txt # Disable the ACT LED. dtparam=act_led_trigger=none dtparam=act_led_activelow=off # Disable the PWR LED. dtparam=pwr_led_trigger=none dtparam=pwr_led_activelow=off I ordered a couple of black cases that might help and this code should fix the lights ...

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