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by Mtl_Biker
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MariaDB help forum?? Can't log on initially
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: MariaDB help forum?? Can't log on initially

Avoid tutorials that recommend mysql_secure_installation on Debian/Raspbian Stretch or Buster. Avoid tutorials that recommend to configure native password authentification for [email protected] on Debian/Raspbian Stretch or Buster without mentioning that a logrotate job will break and how to fix that....
by Mtl_Biker
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MariaDB help forum?? Can't log on initially
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: MariaDB help forum?? Can't log on initially

Andyroo wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Try

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sudo mysql -u root
and see if that gets you in
That works too! I was missing the SUDO part! Which I guess the MariaDB start guide assumed I would know about, but didn't.

Any suggestion of a beginners forum for MariaDB somewhere? Or is it alright to post here?
by Mtl_Biker
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MariaDB help forum?? Can't log on initially
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: MariaDB help forum?? Can't log on initially

Try just plain sudo mysql That should default to the local root user. If there is no password set you leave out the "-p" option. The standard install on MariaDB is for root to only have access through the local interface, but once you have done that you can add users with access from other systems ...
by Mtl_Biker
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: MariaDB help forum?? Can't log on initially
Replies: 6
Views: 175

MariaDB help forum?? Can't log on initially

I'm a beginner to RPi and to MariaDB... and I've done a Google search to try finding a forum where it's discussed and where help might be available. Is there such a place? I installed MariaDB a couple of weeks ago but haven't had a chance to do anything at all with it, other than confirming at the t...
by Mtl_Biker
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Old GoPro Hero Cameras... Possibilities?
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Old GoPro Hero Cameras... Possibilities?

I don't have a specific use in mind yet, as I know too little about what might be possible. But I have a couple of old Hero 3+ cameras, a Hero 2 and and an even older one just marked "Hero". What kind of things might be possible with these and my (soon to arrive) RPi 4B? (At home I also have 5 Nest ...
by Mtl_Biker
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving to different WiFi network?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Moving to different WiFi network?

Andyroo wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:38 pm
Can you try to avoid hitting the news like NASA :lol:
Huh?
by Mtl_Biker
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving to different WiFi network?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Moving to different WiFi network?

HawaiianPi and jbudd...

Your suggestions worked perfectly! Thank you.

Got that RPi hooked up to my office network now, without any problem. And RealVPN still works without having to make any changes.

Good stuff!!
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving to different WiFi network?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Moving to different WiFi network?

Well both, sort of. It is a partition called boot. But when the SD card is booted in the Pi, the partition is mounted on the directory /boot - ie it's contents are available to Linux via the /boot directory. If you put the SD card in a Windows PC, the boot partiton is the only one you can write fil...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving to different WiFi network?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Moving to different WiFi network?

If you put a file named wpa_supplicant.conf in the small FAT32 "boot" partition of a Raspbian SD card the system will use the information in that file to connect to your wireless network. Sorry, probably another newbie question but is the "boot" partition actually a partition on the uSD card, or is...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving to different WiFi network?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Moving to different WiFi network?

HawaiianPi wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:09 pm
If you put a file named wpa_supplicant.conf in the small FAT32 "boot" partition of a Raspbian SD card the system will use the information in that file to connect to your wireless network........
Wow! Thank you! What a truly helpful reply!

I'll give that a try.
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving to different WiFi network?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Moving to different WiFi network?

I probably know the answer to this, but maybe I'm overlooking something... Currently one of my RPi's is running headless on my home WiFi network. I access it via Terminal or more often via RealVPN. I want to move that RPi to my office. And it's going to be very tough to hook up a monitor and keyboar...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Anyone run MySQL on a RPi 3+?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Anyone run MySQL on a RPi 3+?

I just installed MariaDB on my RPi 3B+ running Raspbian Lite. All you have to do is: sudo apt-get install mariadb-server You can then log in: sudo mysql -u root -p -h localhost There is no password, so just press enter. /Mogens Thank you! That's very helpful! But just to confirm... you've installed...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do you name your Pies?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: How do you name your Pies?

Historically along similar lines to @hippy + (for some) a "tag" reflecting the (u)SDHC card size and/or case colour (or some other "special" feature) - FWIW most of them with their "names" can be seen here: http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm Trev. Wow! Quite a few Pies :) you've g...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do you name your Pies?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: How do you name your Pies?

My Pi all have host names which reflect what they are "Pi0W", "Pi3B", "Pi3B-Plus" so I know what I'm remotely connected to. And where I have multiple I add a "-1", "-2" etc suffix. One could use "Alpha", "Bravo" or anything really. The easiest way to change the hostname is using "sudo raspi-config"...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HOOBS, NOOBS: Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: HOOBS, NOOBS & BOOBS: Differences?

If you like how you have your first RPi configured, just copy that image and make tweaks for the new one; like hostname. I do like how the first one is configured, but it's set up with HomeBridge auto starting on boot. This second one will be just for playing and hopefully for learning MariaSQL. So...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do you name your Pies?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

How do you name your Pies?

Is there any convention in common use for naming your multiple Pies? The default name is RaspberryPi and default user is Pi and of course that's fine if you only have one RPi. But when you have more than one, and want to connect to them using something like Real VNC, there's got to be a way to tell ...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HOOBS, NOOBS: Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: HOOBS, NOOBS & BOOBS: Differences?

NOOBS is basically a 'multi-OS' loader so you can dual boot something (either what's included in the repository or a compatible img file off external media of your choice), though I'd recommend also checking out the PINN project on GitHub, which has some more OS choices inside its repo as far as I ...
by Mtl_Biker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HOOBS, NOOBS: Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

HOOBS, NOOBS: Differences?

I'm quite a noobie and the only one I really understand (as much as a man can) is the last one. Could someone please explain the differences between HOOBS and NOOBS and how it all relates to Raspbian? I've got a second RPi 3+ B arriving later today and the uSD card is preloaded with NOOBS. On my fir...
by Mtl_Biker
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Anyone run MySQL on a RPi 3+?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Anyone run MySQL on a RPi 3+?

Great! Thanks guys. I'd never heard of MariaDB (I haven't touched programming in years) and I'm going to look into it. And I'm ordering another RPi today to install it on (for playing and learning).

Cheers!
by Mtl_Biker
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Anyone run MySQL on a RPi 3+?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Anyone run MySQL on a RPi 3+?

Thinking I'm going to get a second RPi. They're addictive. And like potato chips, you can't have just one. Does anyone run MySQL on a RPi? Server. If so, I'm thinking it might make a great platform to play with and get my feet wet with MySQL. Years ago I used to program in Visual FoxPro and some MS ...
by Mtl_Biker
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Screwed up my HomeBridge
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Screwed up my HomeBridge

It’s Thursday - you will find that’s a good enough reason for most obscure things where a computer is involved :lol: Glad your up and running. Now that’s working you are heading directly for a very slippery slope - you will need at least one more Pi as you do not want to fiddle about with a working...
by Mtl_Biker
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Screwed up my HomeBridge
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Screwed up my HomeBridge

I got it working!!!! Thank you so much everyone for your kind help. I checked and double-checked everything I could think of (as a newbie) and I just couldn't see anything wrong. But I was sure I'd done something wrong. I was pulling my hair out and I lost hours trying to solve this. The problem was...
by Mtl_Biker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Screwed up my HomeBridge
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Screwed up my HomeBridge

No idea about the plugin testing but if you take out the autostart can it start manually and if so does it work? If it does that infers it’s possibly a user problem (programs running under the wrong user profile), an environment issue (often the wrong path) or the program is starting before a requi...
by Mtl_Biker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Screwed up my HomeBridge
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Screwed up my HomeBridge

Maybe you are running homebridge as user pi after installing it ? Probably, we want to run homebridge as user homebridge (for service at startup) not as pi. And have it installed in /usr/bin/homebridge And set the defaults (in /etc/default ) so homebridge knows where to find the config.json HOMEBRI...
by Mtl_Biker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to run editor in admin mode?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: How to run editor in admin mode?

I'll give nano a try. Thank you. I didn't realize you could use sudo with an editor.

I'll take your advice about editing a separate file and then using cp to copy it to the right place.

As far as /var/lib/homebridge goes, I mistyped... it really is /var/lib/homebridge, rather than libS.

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