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by k4gbb
Sat May 02, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HamRadio AX.25 packet on RaspBerry
Replies: 11
Views: 7917

Re: HamRadio AX.25 packet on RaspBerry

Actually Dennis... I am one of those people that has nothing better to do other than Help those who are New in AR or computing. I am retired and have been a HAM since 1957. I'm doing what they call "Paying it Forward." Many people helped me when I was a Newbee and this is my way to say THANK YOU. Be...
by k4gbb
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HamRadio AX.25 packet on RaspBerry
Replies: 11
Views: 7917

Re: HamRadio AX.25 packet on RaspBerry

Within the ax25 tools there is a terminal utility called ax25call.... or maybe just call. It is a basic terminal pgm that will work for most ax.25 purposes. The basic command is Call <port> See the man page for other options. Sorry.y I am a bit late replying to your post my laptop Hd Crashed and I a...
by k4gbb
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 5038

Re: SSH Woes

I have the same problem from time to time.
It happens with almost any and all of my SSh connections.
No matter if they are across the LAN or Inet. It's a latency thing.
by k4gbb
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: start noip2 as service on raspbian boot
Replies: 4
Views: 12454

Re: start noip2 as service on raspbian boot

In the extracted noip2 directory there is a file named debian.noip2.sh. Copy this file to /etc/init.d/noip2.sh. cp /usr/local/src/noip-2.1.9-1/debian.noip.sh /etc/init.d/noip2.sh Make it executable. chmod 755 /etc/init.d/noip2.sh Run update-rc.d noip2.sh defaults 94 6 You may get a complaint because...
by k4gbb
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power off the phone line
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Power off the phone line

Not to mention the 90 vac @ 30 cps ring current.
It would not be a healthy to feed an RPi that diet.
by k4gbb
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Serial program
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Serial program

I have been using Minicom for years. Minicom, like VIM is hard to get use to. It was originally a TTY Terminal pgm used with a modem. I recently discovered Screen will work as a Serial Term as well. You may have to install screen with apt-get install screen. The command to use screen as a raw Termin...
by k4gbb
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Ultimate Cat Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2451

Re: The Ultimate Cat Thread

We only have five cats right now.
The two youngest are Bunny
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by k4gbb
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cooling?
Replies: 11
Views: 4222

Re: Cooling?

I monitor my board's temp and have only once seen it go over 60C. It is in a Bud case and is setting on the side with the audio jack. I raised the case a couple of cm off the desk so that air flow from the bottom cools the board by convection. Pushed (auto turbo) hard the temp will go to 54C with a ...
by k4gbb
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Missing 17 minutes
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Re: Missing 17 minutes

The are the same...
Halt is a script that contains the shutdown now -h command
by k4gbb
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Launch service at boot (with ability to respawn)
Replies: 11
Views: 31589

Re: Launch service at boot (with ability to respawn)

I forgot to mention the script to be placed in /etc/init.d. Here is my ax25 script (shortened) #! /bin/bash # Provided by # 03/09/11 ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: AX.25 Service Start-up # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog $network # Required-Stop: $remote_fs $syslog $network # Default-Start: 2 3 ...
by k4gbb
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Launch service at boot (with ability to respawn)
Replies: 11
Views: 31589

Re: Launch service at boot (with ability to respawn)

Take a look at the command update-rc.d . It places links in the rc(x).d directories so that they start/stop at boot/halt . Example: update-rc.d ax25 defaults 95 5 places links to start ax25 using default levels, starting at sequence 95 and stopping at 5. There is also a a directory for the Upstart P...
by k4gbb
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi not setting correct IP address
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Pi not setting correct IP address

I have been using them on my servers for a year or two.
The servers are headless and have nothing to do with Browsing.
Your point is taken... I'll look into using the Google DNS addresses.
by k4gbb
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi not setting correct IP address
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Pi not setting correct IP address

Normally the router will supply you with one or two IP addressed for DNS servicves. They are stored in /etc/resolv.conf. The OLD systems allowed you to set these addresses, but the later systems must get them from the router or the /etc/network/interfaces. add the following line to the eth0 block in...
by k4gbb
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi not setting correct IP address
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Pi not setting correct IP address

Can you post your /etc/network/interfaces file
and the output if ifconfig?
by k4gbb
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Minicom problem with AVR?
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: Minicom problem with AVR?

Minicom is a fickled beast. I use it to test Packet Radio Node controllers. If you have not saved the modified defaults.. Starting minicom with -s and set the defaults. Once you have set the defaults save them to the .dfl file. You might also try removing (blanking) the modem initialization strings....
by k4gbb
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi- the saviour of Linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 6003

Re: Raspberry Pi- the saviour of Linux?

I was introduced to M$ in the mid 80's and started using Linux in the late 90's. My Tag line became - "XP made me switch to Linux and Vista keeps me there" As a Computer Professional I worked with all levels of Users and Hardware. The M$ experience was not all that smooth and the price was more than...
by k4gbb
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Pi not working
Replies: 16
Views: 2060

Re: New Pi not working

I agree...
I tried three PSUs because my unit would not boot.
I was using a pre-loaded SD chip. I switched to a SD card that I flashed myself
and was able to get a good start.
by k4gbb
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum clock stuck on DST? [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Forum clock stuck on DST?

Different countries change on different dates...
that is why the tzdata file get updated so often.
by k4gbb
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Setting screen blanking on every boot
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Setting screen blanking on every boot

Try placing the command in /etc/rc.local
by k4gbb
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Serial & C Programming
Replies: 17
Views: 4089

Re: Serial & C Programming

I'm not much of a GUI user and cut my teeth on XTerm with MS DOS. When I need a serious Serial terminal I use PuTTy in the RAW mode. However, when I need a serial terminal for trouble shooting a serial device on a remote Server. I SSh into my Server and execute Minicom . As mentioned, there has been...
by k4gbb
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RCA Video Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: RCA Video Problems

Is the TV set to the proper input.
Most TVs have some sort-of a Menu that allows you to select a video input other than TV tuner.
by k4gbb
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Why not slightly larger cases?
Replies: 18
Views: 4566

Re: Why not slightly larger cases?

Take a look at the BUD case. I got mine from Element 14. It is open on all four sides, but has a slot in each side to hold a custom insert. It is an easy task to drill/carve out openings in the inserts. I have left the end with the SD chip open so that I can reach in with a pair of surgical clamps a...
by k4gbb
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry-Pi compared with Sheevaplug
Replies: 12
Views: 11821

Re: Raspberry-Pi compared with Sheevaplug

Last year I set up several plugs as HAM Radio servers. We paid around $125 each... shipping and extra SD card. We had to switch from Ubuntu, near useless, to Debian and recompile the OS. Once that was done we had a reliable System. They are still in service. This year I took up the RPi. Three reason...
by k4gbb
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Game - Hi/Lo
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Game - Hi/Lo

It looks have been bouncing back and forth between the two versions. I have V3 on my laptop and v2.7 on my Pi. It really didn't dawn on me until you pointed it out. I looked back at the tutorial I was using and found that it was based on V2.7. Small wonder the Print statement drove me crazy. I kept ...

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