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by bls
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Startup script from rc.local is not being executed
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Startup script from rc.local is not being executed

Aug 14 20:39:00 ganga-cm3 systemd[1255]: rc-local.service: Failed at step STDOUT spawning /etc/rc.local: No such device Why is it getting this error? On Buster, in /lib/systemd/system/rc-local.service, there are these interesting lines: # Often contains status messages which users expect to see on ...
by bls
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher

Making images is intended to distribute an image to non Linux aware people, who will just be able to run Balena etcher on Win**ws. This clarifies your use case, and I agree that something like Etcher is certainly better for Windows users than trying to get dd installed on Windows for a bunch of nov...
by bls
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher

drgeoff wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm
@bls

Read the first post again.
Oops. Obviously missed an important part. I dd my nicely-configured SD card to somewhere using dd, and then dd it back into new cards. Never mind.
by bls
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Creating a SD image suitable for Balena Etcher

If you have a Linux (or Raspbian Pi) system on which to write the SD card, you can definitely do it with dd. No need to use Etcher. Here's the script I use. #!/bin/bash # $1 input zip file # $2 output device (/dev/sde, for example) [ "$1" == "" ] && echo "% Zip file required" && exit [ "$2" == "" ] ...
by bls
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Static IP if wifi not found.
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Static IP if wifi not found.

A simple, easy-to-install and use implementation of the second method epoch1970 mentioned (using wpa_supplicant only) can be found at https://github.com/gitbls/autoAP
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?

I think my ISP’s DNS does this. I haven’t used it in years, but they viewed it as being “friendly” and “helpful” :lol:
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?

You don’t say how your DNS is set up on your LAN, but this appears to be DNS related.Can you ping raspberrypi.local? If so, then you’ll need to dig into Windows control panel network adapter IPV4 DNS settings are configured. There are some settings there about applying domain names to host names for...
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using printer on windows machine.
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Using printer on windows machine.

On a whim I downloaded the above-mentioned Fuji driver. Don't know if you looked at it, but it provides source! Of course, that may still not get you a working driver for your printer, but you never know...
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Strange Problem with samba share, can access on laptop but not from a pc?

Two thoughts: 1) Your smb.conf has the share name as "shared", but your screen shot is showing you accessing \\raspberrypi\ share (without the "d"). What is the result if you use the correct share name? 2) If that's just a screen shot fluke, what is the result if you go to a command prompt and type ...
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using printer on windows machine.
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Using printer on windows machine.

I'm confused. Searching for "Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C525A Linux driver yields http://onlinesupport.fujixerox.com/processDriverForm.do?ctry_code=US&lang_code=en&d_lang=en&corp_pid=DPC525A&rts=null&model=DocuPrint+C525+A&type_id=2&oslist=Linux&lang_list=en#prettyPhoto Did you try this driver or find a ...
by bls
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using printer on windows machine.
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Using printer on windows machine.

I'm confused. Searching for "Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C525A Linux driver yields http://onlinesupport.fujixerox.com/processDriverForm.do?ctry_code=US&lang_code=en&d_lang=en&corp_pid=DPC525A&rts=null&model=DocuPrint+C525+A&type_id=2&oslist=Linux&lang_list=en#prettyPhoto Did you try this driver or find a r...
by bls
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using printer on windows machine.
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Using printer on windows machine.

Worth asking...are you sure that there's no driver for it? Sometimes the Linux drivers aren't in a distro, but can be found on the net. Probably more true if it's a large printer manufacturer (HP, Epson, etc). Or maybe there's a supported driver for a printer that's "similar enough"?
by bls
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspbian Lite-Er
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Raspbian Lite-Er

I'm sure I'm not the only one who likes their Raspbian lean and mean. I thought I'd share the configuration changes that I've found that make Raspbian Lite (or Full...all work on both) even...lighter :lol: . These all work on both Stretch and Buster. Each of these items is completely independent of ...
by bls
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH Issues - Looses Function after a time
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: SSH Issues - Looses Function after a time

Is there anything in the systemlog (sudo journalctl) that says anything about the ssh daemon going away?
by bls
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Another Raspbian Buster Lite bug
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Another Raspbian Buster Lite bug

If you're not using global hot keys, you can disable trigger happy: mv /usr/sbin/thd /usr/sbin/.thd # Speeds up /etc/init.d/raspi-config.service systemctl disable triggerhappy.service systemctl disable triggerhappy.socket # Eliminate thd.socket journalctl errors [ -f /lib/udev/rules.d/60-triggerhapp...
by bls
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Periodic wifi scan rq event causing network lags
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Periodic wifi scan rq event causing network lags

so the question is... what are these scan requests and are they necessary? And if not, how can one control frequency of that events? Thanks Are you running Lite or Full? I haven't looked at Buster, but with Stretch Full the lxpanel process was doing this regularly so that presumably it could always...
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [solved] RPi 4 unable to connect to WiFi
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: RPi 4 unable to connect to WiFi

Maybe worth stopping wpa_supplicant and running it from the terminal with 'sudo /sbin/wpa_supplicant -u -O /run/wpa_supplicant'. Unless something is really broken the output should show it trying to connect and failure information.
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [solved] RPi 4 unable to connect to WiFi
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: RPi 4 unable to connect to WiFi

There is no log file in /var/log for wpa supplicant. dmesg is totally quiet on connection attempts. Seems like there would be some messages about wlan0 or from some component of wpa. I find that the messages are pretty helpful, so would be great if you could find them. Can you confirm that the wpa_...
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [solved] RPi 4 unable to connect to WiFi
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: RPi 4 unable to connect to WiFi

Is there anything useful in the system log from wpa_supplicant?
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [solved] RPi 4 unable to connect to WiFi
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: RPi 4 unable to connect to WiFi

In the router's SSID can you delete or change the ! to a more normal character (a-z, A-Z, 0-9). Modify the wpa_supplicant.conf to match and retry. I'm puzzled by you writing that the FON network section reappears in wpa_suppliant.conf even if you delete it from there. According to the docs, wpa_sup...
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NSD fails after Buster upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: NSD fails after Buster upgrade

I don't know what the effect of all the settings in /lib/systemd/system/nsd.service are, but it seems a fair guess that one of those restricts nsd in a way that precludes it from running. Otherwise, there's very little, if any, difference between running nsd as root from the command line and systemd...
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NSD fails after Buster upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: Buster lies that files are on a read-only file system

Except this doesn't actually solve any problem, because we still don't know why NSD cannot log to its own file in /var/log/nsd.log, with its permissions and ownsership set right. Oh, you didn't say you wanted to find and resolve the root problem...thought you just focused on getting nsd working. :o...
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NSD fails after Buster upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: Buster lies that files are on a read-only file system

In other words, all this does is stopping nsd from writing to its own logfile in /var/log/nsd.log. Great news! This solves the logfile protection problem. A few things to try: 1) Make sure that the protection on the directory /var/lib/nsd is 755 and owned by nsd.nsd 2) If that's fine, try opening u...
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NSD fails after Buster upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: Buster lies that files are on a read-only file system

I notice that you have logfile: "/var/log/nsd.log" in one of your config files. In the fresh nsd install on my system, it's not there, and it's commented out in the sample config file in /usr/share/doc/nsd/examples.

What is the result if you comment that line out completely in yours?
by bls
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NSD fails after Buster upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: Buster lies that files are on a read-only file system

Please post your /etc/nsd/nsd.conf and any config files in /etc/nsd/nsd.conf.d

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