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by Lewis-H
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How To Get Mousepad To Read Standard Text Files
Replies: 99
Views: 3671

Re: How To Get Mousepad To Read Standard Text Files

In XFCE, it is pretty easy to change a file associate at any time. Right-click the file and select "Properties". The third tab at the end is "Open With". Select "open with" and select your preferred application, then at the bottom select "Set as Default." From then on, when you click to open the fil...
by Lewis-H
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Benchmarks: 32- Vs 64-bits article on HaD
Replies: 60
Views: 3072

Re: RPi Benchmarks: 32- Vs 64-bits article on HaD

Both ARM and Intel (or really, AMD, since Intel abandoned their own 64bit attempt and licensed AMD’s) took the opportunity to use the 64bit conversion to fix some long standing issues. A bunch of stuff was going to break for backwards compatibility when in 64bit mode, so might as well go all in. Tho...
by Lewis-H
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VLC crashing with some H265 video files.
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: VLC crashing with some H265 video files.

Same problem for me of course - VLC 3.0.3 crashes soon after starting playing an h.265 encoded file. These files were made by me using Handbrake and work fine on VLC 2.x and on my Apple TV running Infuse so I am confident the files are ok.
by Lewis-H
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting to SQL server.
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Connecting to SQL server.

The steps for this are as follows: Download the SQL Server ODBC driver for Raspberry Pi. (Registration required.) Install and license the SQL Server ODBC driver on the Raspberry Pi machine. For installation instructions, see the ODBC driver documentation. Note You need the unixODBC Driver Manager in...
by Lewis-H
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspPi 4 WiFi Range?
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: RaspPi 4 WiFi Range?

With the Pi 4 housed in each enclosure, connected via both WiFi and Ethernet. I run an ssh session into the Pi and use the command: sudo iwlist wlan0 scan to list all the APs the Pi can currently see and record the WIFi signal strength of each of my APs the Raspberry Pi 4 can see from where it resid...
by Lewis-H
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi not booting after power out
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Re: RPi not booting after power out

At any random time, a Pi running off an SD card could be writing to the card, or the card itself could be doing housekeeping. If the power is cut during either of those, the card can become corrupted.
by Lewis-H
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Secure VPN for RasPi?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Secure VPN for RasPi?

Pi VPN is a lightweight OpenVPN server designed to run on Raspberry Pi 2 or 3. It gives you access to your home network through a secure connection over the internet. By plugging a Raspberry Pi into your router, it acts somewhat like a bridge between mobile devices and your network.
by Lewis-H
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Confused - how to safely shutdown RaspPi 3b+
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Confused - how to safely shutdown RaspPi 3b+

I FIGURED IT OUT!!! In testing the pins with some python code, I was able to get the board to shut the pi down. Once I was able to duplicate it, I created a test python file and added it to my rc.local file: import RPi.GPIO import time GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) print('Set BCM Mode') print('') time.slee...
by Lewis-H
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: WIFI dongle problem/spotty ssh connection
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: WIFI dongle problem/spotty ssh connection

Edit /etc/network/interfaces and insert these configuration values:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0
auto wlan0

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid YOURESSID
wpa-psk YOURWPAPASSWORD
by Lewis-H
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Is there an open source firmware for the Raspberry Pi computers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2904

Re: Is there an open source firmware for the Raspberry Pi computers?

No. The Pi Zero uses the BCM2835 system-on-a-chip, which combines a CPU and a VideoCore 4 GPU -- the same basic SoC as on the Pi A/B/+ models although with a faster clock speed (which does not necessarily mean it was manufactured any differently1). My understanding is that the GPU bootstraps the CPU...
by Lewis-H
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Does raspberry pi support any version of Basic?
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Does raspberry pi support any version of Basic?

The good news for those people, and for anyone else who wants to learn BASIC from scratch or revisit an old friend, is that TinyBASIC is now available for the Raspberry Pi. Flag output, and the BASIC you need to draw it. Click to visit the example code page.
by Lewis-H
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Want to access Pi via reverse shell
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Want to access Pi via reverse shell

Choose a device to be your server, this will typically be a VPS or something of that sort that is internet facing. Or... It can be something on your local network, in this example I will use my remote VPS as the server, and my laptop as the attack client (the device I will be controlling). Though th...
by Lewis-H
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Using SSH without run time credentials
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Using SSH without run time credentials

Use a ssh-library written in Java instead of runtime-exec'ing a ssh program.
by Lewis-H
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: tools to control a mobile phone (android) via usb
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: tools to control a mobile phone (android) via usb

My approach to this would be to do everything I possibly could to avoid interfacing the Pi directly with the phone line. It's definitely achievable, but it sounds a lot harder than I like my spare time. Some Googling suggests that it shouldn't be too difficult or expensive to get hold of something ...
by Lewis-H
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 not booting after plugin camera ribbon in wrong side
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Raspberry pi 4 not booting after plugin camera ribbon in wrong side

Raspberry PI`s do not usually stop working for no reason: in the majority of cases, not booting points to an issue with the SD card, not to a defective Pi. It is also important to note that the Pi might be booting, but there may be another reason why you are not getting video output.
by Lewis-H
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: M2 SSD for Pi4
Replies: 13
Views: 3708

Re: M2 SSD for Pi4

If you attach an external M2 SSD to your Raspberry Pi 4 B, you will get significantly faster app opens and file transfers. One of the most important improvements in Pi 4 is its USB 3.0 interface. Where previous Raspberry Pi models were limited to a USB 2’s theoretical 480 Mbps / 60 MBps maximum spe...
by Lewis-H
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: KDE desktop not working on the pi4
Replies: 23
Views: 1218

Re: KDE desktop not working on the pi4

Install instructions Install Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi Update your firmware with sudo rpi-update Activate your GL driver in sudo raspi-config or by adding dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d to /boot/config.txt Open /etc/apt/sources.list and change deb http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ stetch main cont...
by Lewis-H
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How can I host web server in raspberry pi?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: How can I host web server in raspberry pi?

Host Your Website on Raspberry Pi Step 1: Connect Via SSH. Now connect your raspberry pi to the home router using an Ethernet cable. Step 2: Setting Up You Rasberry Pi. Step 3: Installing Your Server. Step 4: Setup Up PORT Triggers. Step 5: Have Your Domain Name. Step 6: Visit Your Website. I have t...
by Lewis-H
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to connect Hikvision camera to raspberry pi 3
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: How to connect Hikvision camera to raspberry pi 3

Raspberry PI 3 running OS raspbian [email protected]:~ $ cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="8" VERSION="8 (jessie)" ID=raspbian ID_LIKE=debian HOME_URL"http://www.raspbian.org/" SUPPORT_URL"http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianForums" BUG_REPORT...
by Lewis-H
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSH timeout trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: SSH timeout trouble

A couple of things to try: Are you able to ping the Raspberry Pi from the Windows machine, open a command prompt and enter ping 192.168.0.198 (but with the IP address you are using for SSH), if you get replies the connection is good if not there is a networking problem preventing SSH working Did you...
by Lewis-H
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Enable SSH when creating SD card
Replies: 19
Views: 81172

Re: Enable SSH when creating SD card

To enable SSH automatically every time the Pi starts you need to :
Prepare a fresh SD card with the latest version of Raspbian.
Insert the SD card in your PC.
Create a file on the boot partition named “ssh”
Eject the SD card, insert it into your Pi and power it up.
Hope this helps!
Regards,
Lewis
by Lewis-H
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PiVPN monitor traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: PiVPN monitor traffic

1. Log into your Pi and navigate to the command prompt. If you’re using a headless Pi, connect via SSH. 2. Type sudo apt-get install openvpn to install the OpenVPN packages. Type Y and hit Enter if asked to confirm. 3. Navigate to the folder for your OpenVPN configuration files by typing cd /etc/ope...
by Lewis-H
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Howto: Disable Screen Saver In Raspbian
Replies: 111
Views: 409798

Re: STICKY: Howto: Disable Screen Saver In Raspbian

Once installed, go to the Preferences option in the main desktop menu. You should find the screen saver application. Launch it and search for the option to disable it completely.
I tried this method and it worked for me. I hope this helps you!
Regards,
Lewis
by Lewis-H
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 is getting hot even kept idle
Replies: 20
Views: 940

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 is getting hot even kept idle

The Raspberry Pi 3 can overheat and due to its lack of a fan, it automatically shuts down or disables overclocking to prevent severe hardware damage. Whenever the temperature goes higher than 85°F, one of these two things will happen. The Pi3 has been reported to generate more heat than previous mod...
by Lewis-H
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Board rev for USB-C fix?
Replies: 37
Views: 4739

Re: Board rev for USB-C fix?

The Pi 4 is not the first high-profile device to get the USB-C spec wrong. The Nintendo Switch also has a non-compliant USB-C port and Nintendo has warned against using substandard cables with the device.

Regards,
Lewis

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