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by SteveMann
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI4 Overscan doesn't do anything?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

PI4 Overscan doesn't do anything?

I have a Pi4 with two displays. Port 0 is a 7-inch HDMI 1080P monitor and Port 1 is a 800x480 Projector. Neither of them show the whole screen. I can't even see the taskbar at the top of the screen. Fortunately, I can connect using VNC and see the whole screen on my PC. These settings in /boot/confi...
by SteveMann
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Strange File Manager behaviour with mounted drive
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Strange File Manager behaviour with mounted drive

I have two Raspberry Pis, one a 3B running Jessie, and the newest a Pi4 running Buster. Both access an NAS through Samba. The NAS is mounted at /mnt/z on both. (I am going to stop saying "on both" because even the strange behaviour is the same.) From the terminal, I can do a cd /mnt/z foll...
by SteveMann
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: WIFI
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: WIFI

Did you change routers?
by SteveMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Question with fstab and mount -a
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Question with fstab and mount -a

Many thanks. The "x-systemd.automount" gave me a busy error in Buster. (Worked fine in Stretch). The nofail option and enable "Wait for network" in raspi-config works on both Stretch and Buster. Here is the fstab line in Buster and Stretch: //192.168.1.230/user /mnt/z cifs nofail...
by SteveMann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Question with fstab and mount -a
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Question with fstab and mount -a

Thanks. Still doesn't mount on boot. Here's my current line in fstab: //192.168.1.230/user /mnt/z cifs defaults,nofail,username=user,password=user,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,vers=1.0 0 0 df after boot: pi@Marvin:~ $ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/root 15180644 8389168 60006...
by SteveMann
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead after 5.5V Input at micro USB
Replies: 45
Views: 3112

Re: Dead after 5.5V Input at micro USB

It's unlikely that the reset button fried your Pi- if it were to do so, it would have failed instantly. Not "after a while". It is also unlikely that 5.5V would damage it, either. What else is connected to the Pi 3.3V? You said: " I checked after that my 3.3V and GND were Shorted.&quo...
by SteveMann
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Question with fstab and mount -a
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Question with fstab and mount -a

The command mount -a causes my NAS mentioned in fstab to be mounted. How do I make the NAS automount on boot? (After boot, if I run sudo mount -a , the NAS is mounted on /mnt/z). Here is my fstab: pi@raspberrypi:/mnt/z $ cat /etc/fstab proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/mmcblk0p6 /boot vfat defaults ...
by SteveMann
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did I mount my thumb drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 662

Re: How did I mount my thumb drive?

That makes sense why it wasn't showing up in lsusb - because it wasn't plugged in. It does make me feel like a total newbie... (4 years with Pi and still learning). But in my defense, this Pi has been running for two years. My first clue should have been, "wow, it's really taking a long time t...
by SteveMann
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did I mount my thumb drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 662

Re: How did I mount my thumb drive?

This is getting REALLY creepy. I went to the Pi to unplug and reinsert the thumb drive. Holy freaking @^$$*#. It's not there! Here's what I think has been happening. I don't recall when or why I removed the thumb drive. All this time, I have been backing up the database on the micro-SD card in the m...
by SteveMann
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did I mount my thumb drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 662

Re: How did I mount my thumb drive?

pi@Marvin:~ $ lsblk
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
mmcblk0 179:0 0 14.9G 0 disk
├─mmcblk0p2 179:2 0 14.8G 0 part /
└─mmcblk0p1 179:1 0 63M 0 part /boot
pi@Marvin:~ $
by SteveMann
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did I mount my thumb drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 662

How did I mount my thumb drive?

Silly question, I know, but it's been a couple of years since I mounted the thumb drive for backing up a database on my Pi. The backups run every day from the Pi SD to the thumb drive. Problem is, I can't figure out how I did it. There's no sda or sdb devices in /dev. There's nothing in /etc/fstab. ...
by SteveMann
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.

Sorry if I am repeating myself. I don't mean to be flip. My router DHCP range is 192.168.2 to 200, and since there is only 45 or so total connections, I have plenty of available DHCP addresses. All of my servers are on Ethernet and all on hard-fixed IP (static IP at the device, not the router). Most...
by SteveMann
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.

"There may be some issue/setting in your router - what make is it?" The router is provided by Verizon FiOS- made by Actiontec, Model MI424WR Is there a way to use an alternate DHCP server? I have an NAS that also has a DHCP server, but that feature is turned off now. How would I tell the R...
by SteveMann
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.

"Me thinks it must be a networking/router problem or a bad image download at your end." Thanks for the assistance. I downloaded the image twice- once "desktop" and once "desktop full" on two different SD cards. I can insert an SD card with Jessie on it with static IP, b...
by SteveMann
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.

I clean the SD card with Diskpart on my PC, and yes, I did restart the router.
Also, I flashed a second SD card - same result.
by SteveMann
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.

Update- Tried the SD card in a Pi 3B+ - no change.
by SteveMann
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.

I appreciate your input Dougie. But, as stated above: The Ethernet cable and Pi are fine because I can insert an sd card with Stretch and static IP's for both wlan0 and eth0, and everything works just fine. My power supply is a 5-amp desktop psu But since it's an easy test, I did try a new Ethernet ...
by SteveMann
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.

"It means your machine can't reach a DHCP server." Except that wlan0 is finding a DHCP server. Dozens of other devices on my local LAN do find the DHCP server. So the question is, why would a fresh, out of the box flash of Raspian not be able to find the DHCP server? I've tried flashing th...
by SteveMann
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

New download image, eth0 is not finding an IP address.

Here's what I've done: 1) Downloaded "Raspian Stretch with Desktop" from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ 2) Flash a 32Gb Sandisk Class-10 Micro SD card. Nothing is added to the /boot folder. 3) Insert the SD card into a new Raspnerry Pi 3B. 4) On boot, I answer the localiza...
by SteveMann
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about Samba shares
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Question about Samba shares

Thanks, but still the same, "Permission Denied".
by SteveMann
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about Samba shares
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Question about Samba shares

I have an NAS that I map on all my PC's to "Drive Z:". Great for temporary sharing of files. It was also mounted on my Raspberry Pi's. Everyone was happy. Until the HDD on the NAS died. I installed a new HDD on the NAS, but now, the Raspberries won't mount. Here's the details: Hostname: NS...
by SteveMann
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just curious. Does anyone know what's in the /proc folder?
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Just curious. Does anyone know what's in the /proc folder?

Just curious. Does anyone know what's in the /proc folder?
Mine has tens of thousands of numbered folders. It isn't huge as the "properties" shows (62,653 folders total 272kB.), but I would kind of like to know what they are.
by SteveMann
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi only connects with static IP?
Replies: 14
Views: 1754

Re: WiFi only connects with static IP?

There's a better solution to WEP - you may as well have an open network. Stop using it. Use WPA or WPA2 as you gain some semblence of security. You'll also find that your RPi connects to WPA/WPA2 networks out-of-the-box without needing any mucking about in configuration files. I agree with WEP v WA...
by SteveMann
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi only connects with static IP?
Replies: 14
Views: 1754

Re: WiFi only connects with static IP?

I may have stumbled upon the solution. (Thanks and credit to Ron Mourant) I only verified it on two Raspberry Pi's, a 3B and 3B+, but it worked on both. Here's what I did with a fresh install of Stretch: I enabled ssh in the /boot directory, then booted on the Pi. Left click on the network icon and ...
by SteveMann
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi only connects with static IP?
Replies: 14
Views: 1754

Re: WiFi only connects with static IP?

Have you made any entries in /etc/dhcpcd.conf or /etc/network/interfaces? You can check the status of the dhcpcd service with this sudo service dhcpcd status It should show active (running) and other possibly helpful information. No. And DHCP has to be running because eth0 does get an IP assignment.

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