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by Powerphil
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: reading domestic electricity use
Replies: 34
Views: 38296

Re: reading domestic electricity use

Hi all,
Has anyone produced an 'idiots guide' to how to make this work? I have all the components, but to be honest, I don't know where to start with the software.
by Powerphil
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Airplay Mirroring finally works on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 858
Views: 399345

Re: Airplay Mirroring finally works on Raspberry Pi

Hi,
I'd like to get involved to see if I can use mirroring for FaceTime.
Philip.patton at Gmail dot com

Thanks
by Powerphil
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: reading domestic electricity use
Replies: 34
Views: 38296

Re: reading domestic electricity use

Evening everyone,
This is exactly what I am looking for. The only question I have at the moment is the size of the capacitor to be used on the circuit. Can anyone recommend a size?
by Powerphil
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: gps datalogging
Replies: 13
Views: 7035

Re: gps datalogging

Can anyone help me with this? I'm hoping to solve it by the weekend
by Powerphil
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: gps datalogging
Replies: 13
Views: 7035

Re: gps datalogging

Hi, I've been progressing really well with this, but it still isn't exactly as I want it. I have written my 1st script which is: #!/bin/bash echo startup.sh : Launching gps: sudo killall gpsd sudo gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 -F /var/run/gpsd.sock sudo service ntp start sudo gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 -F /var/run/gpsd....
by Powerphil
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: gps datalogging
Replies: 13
Views: 7035

Re: gps datalogging

If I run the command manually it does work
by Powerphil
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: gps datalogging
Replies: 13
Views: 7035

Re: gps datalogging

I tried the sleep 60 command, and no success. I really don't know where to go to next with this. Can anyone help?
by Powerphil
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: vpn and ssh
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: vpn and ssh

Yes. The subnet doesn't change
by Powerphil
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: vpn and ssh
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: vpn and ssh

hi,
I use PPTP for my VPN
by Powerphil
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: gps datalogging
Replies: 13
Views: 7035

Re: gps datalogging

A) In rc.local you dont need to use "sudo" you are already running as root. B) Just to be sure, do a "which gpsd" to find where its installed and then use the full path for both the commands and other filenames. C) if you add ">> /home/pi/test.log" to the end of each command line you should be able...
by Powerphil
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: gps datalogging
Replies: 13
Views: 7035

Re: gps datalogging

Hi Carnildo

When I input the line you suggest I get a lot of text just as you have shown.

P
by Powerphil
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: vpn and ssh
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

vpn and ssh

Hi, I have been using a VPN on my RPi for ages, but recently I have tried to ssh into the pi over my VPN whilst I've been outside my home network. This has never been successful and I would find it very useful if I could make it work. When I am on the same home network as the pi, SSH works successfu...
by Powerphil
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: vpn and ssh
Replies: 0
Views: 423

vpn and ssh

Hi, I have been using a VPN on my RPi for ages, but recently I have tried to ssh into the pi over my VPN whilst I've been outside my home network. This has never been successful and I would find it very useful if I could make it work. When I am on the same home network as the pi, SSH works successfu...
by Powerphil
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: gps datalogging
Replies: 13
Views: 7035

Re: gps datalogging

Hi,
The problem at the moment is that the RPi doesn't start logging when it is switched on. When I start cgps, it finds the satellites quite quickly, and if I manually issue the command, then it begins to log.
I suppose I want to know what I need to change to make it start logging automagically

P
by Powerphil
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: gps datalogging
Replies: 13
Views: 7035

gps datalogging

Hi all, I have finished installing my USB GPS dongle and I'm happy its stable. This took a bit of sorting as it wasn't picking up the dongle on startup, but all sorted now. So, my plan is for the pi to site on the parcel shelf of my car, and start logging when the pi starts up, ie when I start the i...
by Powerphil
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: VPN advise
Replies: 33
Views: 12532

Re: VPN advise

Hi,
I use this as a VPN for when I work away and use hotel wifi. I've also used it in the Middle East to circumvent their firewall with no issues at all.

http://unvexed.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/h ... d-vpn.html
by Powerphil
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Sensor that updates internet with status
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Sensor that updates internet with status

Hi, I want to be able to set the Raspberry pi up in a covered environment outside with a battery supply, with solar charger. The aim is that when a large object comes into close proximity (thinking 30cm) it sends a report to a website showing the change in status, ie when there is nothing there, gre...
by Powerphil
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: deleting files, but storage space not changing
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

Re: deleting files, but storage space not changing

sorry, read your last post wrong. Can I delete that directory or not?
by Powerphil
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: deleting files, but storage space not changing
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

Re: deleting files, but storage space not changing

The SD card is a 8Gb card
by Powerphil
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: deleting files, but storage space not changing
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

Re: deleting files, but storage space not changing

Output from fdisk: Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5 Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 7888 MB, 7888437248 bytes 4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 240736 cylinders, total 15407104 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal...
by Powerphil
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: deleting files, but storage space not changing
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

Re: deleting files, but storage space not changing

Hi,
Output is:
50 /lib
68 /var/lib
98 /usr/bin
213 /var
454 /usr/lib
670 /usr/share
1248 /usr
3131 /root/.local
3132 /root
4696 /
by Powerphil
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: deleting files, but storage space not changing
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

Re: deleting files, but storage space not changing

Hi,
I've used teh GUI, but I still can't see where the space is being taken up. All the files have been deleted, the trash can empties, but the space not released.
Any other ideas??
by Powerphil
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: deleting files, but storage space not changing
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

deleting files, but storage space not changing

Hi all, I have been moving files into the trash can on the raspberry pi, and when i empty the trash, the storage space on the SD card doesn't change. I have emptied the trash as both a root user and pi user. I've also tried sudo apt-get clean, but nothing changes. At the moment, i'm trying to "relea...
by Powerphil
Sat May 18, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Minidlna
Replies: 12
Views: 6771

Re: Minidlna

hi, many thanks for helping me with this, but after 3 nights of frustration, and LOTS of head scratching, I finally made it work. Whilst the USB stick was mounted, I clearly wasn't getting the permissions correct, but with this command, and a database rebuild as suggested, It sprang into life. If an...
by Powerphil
Thu May 16, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Minidlna
Replies: 12
Views: 6771

Re: Minidlna

This is the output of the Ls -la command pi@raspberrypi ~ $ ls -la /media/usbstick total 1610356 drwx------ 8 pi pi 16384 May 16 18:14 . drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 May 13 19:25 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 110 Aug 4 2011 autorun.inf -rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 1621409378 Apr 27 20:30 cars 2.avi drwx------ 20 pi pi...

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