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by stan_qaz
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Enabling SMB 1.0v
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Enabling SMB 1.0v

When you find the file add this:

[global]
# enable v1 authentication
ntlm auth=yes
by stan_qaz
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Get notification when Pi goes down or loses network connection
Replies: 21
Views: 909

Re: Get notification when Pi goes down or loses network connection

Write a small program to run on the Pi that sends a periodic message to the system you want to have monitor it, send the alert if the message doesn't show up.
by stan_qaz
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there a way to use a Pi 4 as a router without using eth0?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Is there a way to use a Pi 4 as a router without using eth0?

Not a Pi solution but if the Pi option is stumping you look for a travel router, the usual solution for dorms, hotels and other places where you can't get a wired connection.
by stan_qaz
Thu May 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disable WiFi
Replies: 10
Views: 19259

Re: Disable WiFi

If you are worried someone will log into your Pi and turn on WiFi maybe you should be more worried by that ability to log in, be it from the console or from the wired network. If I was faced with having a Pi open and accessible to folks that might enable WiFi I'd consider an RF proof case and enough...
by stan_qaz
Thu May 21, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: case/adapter soloutions for pi4 with HDD/SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 4556

Re: case/adapter soloutions for pi4 with HDD/SSD

I've tried several of the suggestions above and they all work well, what I settled on was a USB to M.2 piggyback board and an M.2 drive. Takes a half inch of room above or under the Pi and most come with a 2-3 inch USB cable. More expensive than some of the other options but I wanted something to re...
by stan_qaz
Fri May 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI4 identify 1,2 or 4GB version
Replies: 14
Views: 22785

Re: PI4 identify 1,2 or 4GB version

If the grep method above doesn't work for you cat /proc/meminfo

$ cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 948296 kB

If you want to do a direct function call start somewhere like here:

https://blog.packagecloud.io/eng/2016/0 ... tem-calls/
by stan_qaz
Fri May 08, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a network printer that works well with the Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Looking for a network printer that works well with the Pi

I start here so I don't have to worry about driver availability which can be an issue with some brands and models.

http://www.openprinting.org/printers/
by stan_qaz
Thu May 07, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External USB HDD and RPi shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: External USB HDD and RPi shutdown

40 GB? Why are you bothering with a hard drive when SSDs in that range are about $20.00 and avoid the power issues.
by stan_qaz
Thu May 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Customised SD image - licence requirements?
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Customised SD image - licence requirements?

Maybe duck the whole licence and distribute issue by building an installer that is intended to be downloaded and run on a freshly installed OS on the Pi?

It does add a couple steps for the user but avoids so much potential grief it may be worth it.
by stan_qaz
Tue May 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 not able to ping local systems using IPv6
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Pi4 not able to ping local systems using IPv6

You aren't using the mandatory -I (upper case letter i) ping option for link-local addresses. -I interface interface is either an address, or an interface name. If interface is an address, it sets source address to spec? ified interface address. If interface in an interface name, it sets source inte...
by stan_qaz
Sun May 03, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: M2, NVMe and the Pi4, in search of the best SSD solution
Replies: 24
Views: 3781

Re: M2, NVMe and the Pi4, in search of the best SSD solution

My solution above works for me but it isn't the best choice for everyone. I have a bunch of Pi mounted in multiple stacks of dog-bone cases and minimizing the cable clutter and matching the Pi form factor were my primary decision factors. I've used everything from an old WD 3.5" My Book to a 2....
by stan_qaz
Sat May 02, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I Copy SD Card To Set Up New Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Can I Copy SD Card To Set Up New Raspberry Pi?

Here:
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by stan_qaz
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PSU Solutions
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: PSU Solutions

The maximum initial power shown on the battery case is usually a charging limit, not a power draw limit. Too many Amos too fast will damage the battery so they warn you.
by stan_qaz
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tiny Low Power Speaker For Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 18
Views: 2795

Re: Tiny Low Power Speaker For Raspberry Pi?

Look at your power calculations again but use a reasonable input power level, not the maximum the speaker can accept without damage. I'd guess the audio out is around 1 Volt, into 4 Ohms that gives a quarter Watt or 0.25 Amps driving it at the Pi's maximum output. You'd have to double that as the au...
by stan_qaz
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance of a Pi Zero W as a Tor router
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Performance of a Pi Zero W as a Tor router

Too lazy to look up the numbers but the Zero is going to have to funnel the connection both ways through the WiFi that (I think) is limited by the internal design of the Zero. For a router get a computer that offers two Gig Ethernet ports and can push then to full speed. Make sure the CPU supports a...
by stan_qaz
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tiny Low Power Speaker For Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 18
Views: 2795

Re: Tiny Low Power Speaker For Raspberry Pi?

I'm making a small handheld, so I think it'll be fine if it's a little quiet. Actually, how quiet would something like this https://www.amazon.com/MagiDeal-Stereo-Speaker-Full-range-Loudspeakern/dp/B07DL2ZJDN be? And how much power would the adafruit consume in miliamps? The speaker would not consu...
by stan_qaz
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tiny Low Power Speaker For Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 18
Views: 2795

Re: Tiny Low Power Speaker For Raspberry Pi?

Depends on how much volume you need but a pair (so you can use both channels) of 1" 4 Ohm speakers plugged into the audio-out jack might be enough. Other options would be the amplifier as suggested or using a small low-power Bluetooth self powered speaker. https://smile.amazon.com/Vithconl-YX-P...
by stan_qaz
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi- ethernet- router
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: raspberry pi- ethernet- router

You can access it from outside your home too, you'd need to change some router settings and do a full review of your Pi's security setup as it would be subject to attacks from folks on the Internet. Before you consider that you will need to do a good bit of reading on the issues involved.
by stan_qaz
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC password
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: VNC password

If opening up to the world a non-obvious user name, strong password and encryption are pretty much required as folks scanning will see it and try to get control. For local, only on your network you can get really lax, I have one Pi that runs my sound system that has no password, just click an icon o...
by stan_qaz
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC password
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: VNC password

I prefer to set a VNC password and have VNC demand that rather than using the Linux authentication.
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by stan_qaz
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Linux Friendly Printers
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: Raspberry Pi Linux Friendly Printers

For any Linux printer project I start here: https://openprinting.github.io/
by stan_qaz
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Operation Voltage
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Operation Voltage

Maybe not two batteries but two power supplies powered by one battery? An 11 Volt battery, unless way undersized for the current draw, should have no problem supplying a good 5 Volt regulator.
by stan_qaz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: largest Bootable sd card?
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: largest Bootable sd card?

There are a good number of stackable piggy-back (not true HAT) boards out there for M.2 drives, both USB 2 and 3 ones.

I boot and run from the SD card while keeping my data and backups of my tweaked OS files on the M.2.
by stan_qaz
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to create a static ip address
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: How to create a static ip address

If using the GUI the network widget on the task bar offers IP settings as an option. Right-click the up/down arrow widget.
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Widget Menu
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IP Menu
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