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by Bashster
Wed May 21, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RTC not storing time & date (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: RTC not storing time & date

Phew! Thanks, Doug. It works now! :D
by Bashster
Tue May 20, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RTC not storing time & date (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: RTC not storing time & date

Doug, I am going to have to defer this attempt to tomorrow. I'm getting huge levels of grief from SWMBO as I've been paying too much attention to the computer and not enough to her, apparently. many thanks for your assistance thus far. i hope this fixes it but will report back tomorrow either way. c...
by Bashster
Tue May 20, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RTC not storing time & date (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: RTC not storing time & date

OK, well I shall try your suggested approach and report back. I just don't recall doing it any other way than with the date command before, but my memory is not what is was..... we shall see..
by Bashster
Tue May 20, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RTC not storing time & date (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: RTC not storing time & date

No, I just used the 'date -s' method. Should work ok, shouldn't it?
by Bashster
Tue May 20, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RTC not storing time & date (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: RTC not storing time & date

It's a Maxim DS1338 chip.
I created a root password and then did the date -s "20 MAY 2014 13:00:00" command. Only works for the session, though and reverts to the year 2000 on reboot.
by Bashster
Tue May 20, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RTC not storing time & date (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: RTC not storing time & date

I don't use internet servers. I want my Pi isolated from the net altogether; that's why I installed the add-on clock board.
by Bashster
Tue May 20, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RTC not storing time & date (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 942

RTC not storing time & date (solved)

Hi all, My Pi is no longer retaining its date and time settings between reboots; just reverts back to jan 1st 2000 every time now. I have never had any problems with this clock (4d rtc board) before in over a year it's been totally reliable. The battery is fine at just over 3V so I'm lost. How shoul...
by Bashster
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Getting a Root terminal up
Replies: 3
Views: 11311

Getting a Root terminal up

Hi, My Raspbian is configured to have to startx manually, so I normally never see the GUI, but for some reason it's gone all the way through this time and not having a USB mouse I can't close it down. Can some kind soul tell me a key combination for getting a root terminal up so I can closedown via ...
by Bashster
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mounting the SD card read-only
Replies: 13
Views: 4493

Re: Mounting the SD card read-only

Some useful links there, Richard. Thanks for sharing!
by Bashster
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mounting the SD card read-only
Replies: 13
Views: 4493

Re: Mounting the SD card read-only

The corruption problems I have been having are nothing to do with power loss. I always close down the system properly before switching off the power. But it is daft of the Pi people to suggest that you simply turn the thing off by just cutting the power. You can, I suppose, but not without adverse c...
by Bashster
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mounting the SD card read-only
Replies: 13
Views: 4493

Re: Mounting the SD card read-only

Hmm. Not too convinced of the advisability of doing this as I'm not recommending anyone else simply 'cut n paste' my alteration for their particular purposes which I'm sure will be totally different. But let's say for "discussion purposes only" here's what my fstab looks like now: proc /proc proc ro...
by Bashster
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mounting the SD card read-only
Replies: 13
Views: 4493

Re: Mounting the SD card read-only

Done! I changed the entries in etc/fstab and now the card is write-protected. There were the expected error messages on re-boot of course (can't create this, can't create that, r-o file system and such like) but the world didn't end and I still had a working, responsive system at the end of it. This...
by Bashster
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mounting the SD card read-only
Replies: 13
Views: 4493

Re: Mounting the SD card read-only

Well it looks like I'm just going to have to do it myself and see what happens, since no one seems to know! I posted the question on the leading Linux forum on the web and only got one reply there from a senior member. For the sake of interest I'll post it here now without attribution: I suggest you...
by Bashster
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Capacitor broke off. :(
Replies: 22
Views: 7580

Re: Capacitor broke off. :(

Someone said earlier in the thread that if your psu is good enough you don't have to worry about this cap. That's not true, unfortunately. However, your Pi may work well enough without it unless the lead length between the Pi and the PSU is unusually long. Missing this cap may cause instability issu...
by Bashster
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mounting the SD card read-only
Replies: 13
Views: 4493

Mounting the SD card read-only

Hi all, I see the Pi mounts the SD card r/w by default, even when the card's little switch is in the locked position. I'd like it to be mounted r/o, however, in order to eliminate the corruption issues many of us are having. But I'm not sure if this is feasible given the entire OS and everything els...
by Bashster
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prevent SD-Card Corruption
Replies: 229
Views: 168897

Re: Prevent SD-Card Corruption

I don't wish to shoot your theory down in flames; after all it's only one result so far, but the card that I've had the worst trouble with is a Transcend class 6 one. I'm just about to give a Kingston class 4 one a try....
by Bashster
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prevent SD-Card Corruption
Replies: 229
Views: 168897

Re: Prevent SD-Card Corruption

I'm getting terrible problems with corruption as well. It's as if the distro I'm using (Raspian) is like very, very buggy and really not fit for release. Are people having the same problem with the other flavours?
by Bashster
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: .bash_profile missing?
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: .bash_profile missing?

OK, forget that, I've just discovered it's in rc.local
by Bashster
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: .bash_profile missing?
Replies: 2
Views: 995

.bash_profile missing?

Hi all,

I want to get X running automatically so need to add 'startx' to .bash_profile but the file seems to be missing in Raspbian. Is it called something else in this derivation of Debian does anyone know?

THanks.
by Bashster
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: Understanding Powered USB Hubs ...
Replies: 17
Views: 13223

Re: Understanding Powered USB Hubs ...

I had precisely this problem the other day with a cheap Chinese psu. The packaging clearly stated the psu was good for 2A out at 5V, but the device inside stated only 1000mA at 5V! It was clear the thing was struggling under very modest loads, so I took the opportunity to perform a quick experiment....
by Bashster
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: External USB Hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: External USB Hubs

Fixed! Just a case of substituting different hubs until one was found that recognised all the peripherals I need to attach. Lucky I have a good relationship with the bloke who runs our local computer shop :D
by Bashster
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: External USB Hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: External USB Hubs

That gave me the simple idea of plugging in a memory stick to the external hub. The system was able to access it no problem. So it can see the memory stick and the wireless stick when they're plugged into the hub, but not the keyboard nor the mouse. But the keyboard and mouse are just fine when plug...
by Bashster
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: External USB Hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: External USB Hubs

BTW, useful command that one! Must try to remember it.
Sorry I couldn't post the full listing verbatim, but the problem I'm having with lack of usb availbility makes that er, "difficult" to say the least.
by Bashster
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: External USB Hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: External USB Hubs

That command shows the following: First entry is marked simply as "Hub" Second is "Linux Foundation Root Hub" Third is Standard Microsystems / Vendor specific class Fourth: BehaviourTech Corp. Human Interface Device / Keyboard Fifth: Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub Last one: Netgear wireless etc...etc.. T...
by Bashster
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: External USB Hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: External USB Hubs

It seems from these lists you've kindly linked to that in many cases one still needs to know the chipset inside the hubs. Is there a way to interrogate a device to find this bit of info out? Also it would be rather handy to know the key combination to get a terminal up in Raspbian for when the mouse...

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