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by greavette
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with gigabit NIC for RDP
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Raspberry Pi with gigabit NIC for RDP

Hello Team, I currently use a Pi 3 for RDP I to a windows virtual desktop. Looking for opinion on if you think a Pi 4 with more Ram and faster NIC would provide a better RDP experience? I use compression already on out RDP from our Pi 3. To be honest our RDP experience is already pretty good. Thank ...
by greavette
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: light weight local server monitor for up/down
Replies: 1
Views: 435

light weight local server monitor for up/down

Hi Forum, I have a monitoring system in place already that's pretty comprehensive (Zabbix). But I run Zabbix in a VM on my Proxmox Cluster and would like to have a second method to make sure my cluster is running and alert when it isn't. So I thought I would employ a Raspberry Pi as a kind of second...
by greavette
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi VPN client only
Replies: 3
Views: 17590

Pi VPN client only

Hello,

I'm looking to connect my Raspberry Pi 3 to a remote OpenVPN server. All the blogs I see is how to setup OpenVPN server on my Pi. All I need is the VPN client so I can connect to a VPN server. Any advice or pointers for me on this?

Thank you.
by greavette
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Benefits of using EEPROM with my IOT Project
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Re: Benefits of using EEPROM with my IOT Project

Thanks all for your helpful comments! Turning off logging and/or running in RAM are all ideal I would agree. DietPi is an O/S I recently discovered and it has defaults built in to help guard against corruption. I also see that DietPi has the ability to attach a USB stick to the Pi and put data on th...
by greavette
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Benefits of using EEPROM with my IOT Project
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Benefits of using EEPROM with my IOT Project

Hello Forum, I'm considering using a Raspberry Pi for a type of IOT project and I've heard of EEPROM being a safe way to run my O/S so as to now have corruption on my SD card. But...is there a benefit to doing this to give longevity and stability to my Pi when running it's O/S? And...is there a hat ...
by greavette
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards

Well @mikronauts, you are a plethora of information for me. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my forum posts...I very much appreciate your opinion and assistance as I begin to learn the possibilities of the Pi and IOT! I never considered power constraints and how the Pi could power more th...
by greavette
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards

Thank you @mikronauts for this bit of information. What will happen or what can I expect from using these 40 pin IDE cables when they act like 40 small antennas? I will look for very short cables but it's proving difficult to find ones that are only 10cm. I did find this one but it's 6" long - https...
by greavette
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards

Hello, Thank you for this reply drgeoff. So using a 40 pin IDE cable (thanks for the heads up on not using an 80 pin) would work for me. Now I need to find a way to add more than one cable to my project to attach the various addon boards. I will also need to ensure that the pins for each board are n...
by greavette
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Pi cable to attach Pi hats

Hello rpdom, Thank you for the comment and the clarification. I had not considered the difference between an add-on and a hat. In my case I may be using both so understanding that hats are not stackable is going to be very important as I build out my fun home Pi project. My plan was to use a Tart Se...
by greavette
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Pi cable to attach Pi add on boards

Hello, Pi Hats, as you all know, can be stackable which is great for keeping the footprint of the Pi and the hats you attach to a minimum. In my use case I have an old 1U server box that is collecting dust and I'd like to put it to use again with a Raspberry Pi inside. I'll be attaching some hats to...
by greavette
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Assistance with scripting changing default O/S in BerryBoot
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Assistance with scripting changing default O/S in BerryBoot

Hello, I'm starting to use BerryBoot and discovered a way to change the default O/S that starts using these instructions: 1. Login to SSH 2. Mount raw storage: mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /mnt (I suppose the actual mount point doesn't matter) 3. Check what the full file name of the operating you would like...
by greavette
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still confused on Power for the Pi and how much
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: Still confused on Power for the Pi and how much

Thanks for these links...I particularly like the 5V 2A Switching Power Supply w/ 20AWG 6' MicroUSB Cable - https://www.adafruit.com/products/1995. Nice long thick cable that limits the loss of power to the Pi. Perfect for use in a business.

Thanks!
by greavette
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still confused on Power for the Pi and how much
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: Still confused on Power for the Pi and how much

Thanks everyone! Great information.
by greavette
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still confused on Power for the Pi and how much
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: Still confused on Power for the Pi and how much

This is very good information to know. Thank you for the links. So if I update the /boot/config.txt to grant greater amp power directed to the USB ports. So for my example, if I wanted to remove the need for a powered USB hub, I would be allowed to plug in 4 USB peripherals (approximately 300 ma eac...
by greavette
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still confused on Power for the Pi and how much
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Still confused on Power for the Pi and how much

Hello, If I use a Raspberry Pi 2 board and want to plug in USB devices to each of the 4 available USB ports. And for this example let's say each peripheral in the 4 ports use 500 ma...this would mean I would need at least 2 amp power to supply my USB requirements and I'm guessing at least 1 amp to p...
by greavette
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi2 and USB/Ethernet ports - What power is recommended?
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: RPi2 and USB/Ethernet ports - What power is recommended?

Thanks for the reply.

So it sounds like it's still best to use a USB Powered Hub (and since my Hub also provides power I might as well use the ports on it).

And it also looks like the 2 Amps this powered hub I use is sufficient to power the RPI2.

Thank you.
by greavette
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi2 and USB/Ethernet ports - What power is recommended?
Replies: 2
Views: 684

RPi2 and USB/Ethernet ports - What power is recommended?

Hello, We currently use Pi B (not B+) in our office. Working great as thin clients to rdesktop to virtual machines. All USB peripherals currently plug into the a USB Hub which also doubles as our power supply for the Pi. I'm considering upgrading our Pi's to the new Raspberry Pi version 2 that are n...
by greavette
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: usb hand scanner dropping
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: usb hand scanner dropping

I've looked at my thin client and issued a lsusb command. I can see the Gryphon Barcode Scanner is listed there. Any ideas on how I can test that the barcode scanner is working on the Pi when a user says it's not working on their Windows virtual machine? Can I open a file (or through the terminal na...
by greavette
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: usb hand scanner dropping
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: usb hand scanner dropping

Hello, Thank you for the reply. I bought these particular Raspberry Pi's last fall so they are B-V2 (not B+). Here are the ratings for the three peripherals I'm plugging in: * Keyboard is 150 ma * Mouse is 100 ma * USB Gryphon Bar Code Scanner is 250 ma Just to clarify...none of the above peripheral...
by greavette
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: usb hand scanner dropping
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

usb hand scanner dropping

Hello, I have a Raspberry Pi B that we've been using in our small office for almost 2 years now. We are running Debian Jessie ARMv6j armel Kernel 3.6.11 (dual Kernel) on our Pi with rdesktop 1.7.1. I use a Cirago USH1070 powered hub (http://www.apolonio.com/node/42). This powered hub comes with a 5V...
by greavette
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system
Replies: 12
Views: 8377

Re: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system

Sorry, another question for you... Does your Rasp-Pi use it's own DHCP server? I have a DHCP server on my network in my security gateway (running Untangle). It would appear that the IP address assigned to the Raspberry Pi connected to LTSP is not listed in my DHCP server so I can only guess that it'...
by greavette
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system
Replies: 12
Views: 8377

Re: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system

Hello again, Thanks for the instructions. I think a lot of what I'm facing has to do with my newbiness with regards to using LTSP in general. I am asking questions on #ltsp (IRC) and I'm reading up on what I can find on how to use LTSP. I really do appreciate you taking the time to assist me in any ...
by greavette
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system
Replies: 12
Views: 8377

Re: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system

Thank you for these instructions. Worked perfectly. I've successfully added Virtualhere to my ltsp sessions and confirmed that I can rdesktop into a Windows VM using the Virtualhere client and connect my USB stick from the Raspberry Pi to the Windows VM. Next test will be to have more than one Raspb...
by greavette
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system
Replies: 12
Views: 8377

Re: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post. I must congratulate you on this amazing project...very well done. Documentation is excellent and it's easy to setup and administer using the raspi-ltsp menu. You've done a very thorough job with this project. I see a lot of value in using it. At hom...
by greavette
Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system
Replies: 12
Views: 8377

Re: Raspi-LTSP Networked classroom system

This is a very interesting project. I'm installing ubuntu 14.04 now as a VM and will test out your system. Thanks very much for making this available to us all. I'd like to know more about how the Raspberry Pi gets it's O/S from the LTSP server. You mention it is a very small image (that is actually...

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