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by AndrewdAzotus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: suggestion when setting up hostname in raspi-config
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: suggestion when setting up hostname in raspi-config

there are many tools but given that i only plug my sd card into a windows box to re-image it and I do not see that it's worth installing one of those tools just to check the hostname, it seemed like a good idea to do this so that i can confirm the host name and that i have the right card before I fl...
by AndrewdAzotus
Fri May 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: suggestion when setting up hostname in raspi-config
Replies: 4
Views: 392

suggestion when setting up hostname in raspi-config

when setting the hostname in hostname and hosts, would you consider adding

sudo cp -v /etc/hostname /boot

then I can see which image I have if/when I insert it into a windows box :)

thanks :)
by AndrewdAzotus
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Jessie and XRDP
Replies: 24
Views: 23360

Re: Jessie and XRDP

Thank you for the solution, merely logging out and logging in again fixed it for me, reboot wasn't req'd

Now, I feel I can get on and finish my configging to bring my desktop back to what it was under Wheezy :)
by AndrewdAzotus
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pixel pi user auth
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Pixel pi user auth

I will try, thank you. I also have exactly the same problem with add/remove software from the desktop menu and this fixes that too.

Thank you very much.

I did search quite a lot but was unsure what to search for; I was looking for groups and so forth. What should i have searched for?
by AndrewdAzotus
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pixel pi user auth
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Pixel pi user auth

I am already a member of those groups. I add most of them when I set up my account; the remainder I added one at a time to try and work out which was the important one. Having added them all and rebooted after each one gparted still only asks for authorisation for pi or root. The only way to start g...
by AndrewdAzotus
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pixel pi user auth
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Pixel pi user auth

Has anyone found out how to be able to use any account for authorisation within Pixel other than the pi account; things like add/remove software only seem to offer the pi account for auth and I tend to disable that account and use my own
by AndrewdAzotus
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB HDD stopped working
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Re: USB HDD stopped working

When you connect the drive to the PC do you do it via SATA or the USB Adaptor?

Try connecting the drive through the USB Adaptor to the PC and see what you get...
by AndrewdAzotus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry PI 2 damages Hard Drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Re: Raspberry PI 2 damages Hard Drive?

I have two ext HDD's externally powered both seagate goflex one a 2TB and the other a 3TB. The 2TB has been running behind a pi always on for three(?) years, the 3TB seemed to have failed. then, I tried the 3tb drive in a desktop case on a motherbaord connected directly via sata and it has been fine...
by AndrewdAzotus
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Centralized Passwords for logging in to Pis
Replies: 8
Views: 1919

Re: Centralized Passwords for logging in to Pis

You can use Active Directory to authenticate Linux users. There are several ways of doing this, for example Samba and Winbind. That relies on having a Windows Active Directory server running on your network. The Linux way of doing that stuff is with LDAP. Or Samba 4 [running on a B], which seems to...
by AndrewdAzotus
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SAMBA access with Windows 8.1
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: SAMBA access with Windows 8.1

I started with something very simple: [shr] comment = shared files path = /home/pi/shr writeable = yes browseable = yes I think should do it. Don't forget to make sure the permissions on the directory are OK too. You could start by chown 666 /home/pi/shr just until you get it working, and always res...
by AndrewdAzotus
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot write OS to SD card
Replies: 5
Views: 4226

Re: Cannot write OS to SD card

I have a computer with a dedicated CD card reader that will only read SD cards (up to 2GB) and not SDHC or SDXC; but plug either of those into a SD-USB-Adaptor and the machine reads those perfectly well even a 128GB SD card
by AndrewdAzotus
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dual-boot?
Replies: 13
Views: 3925

Re: Dual-boot?

Have I missed something, doesn't NOOBS do exactly this?
by AndrewdAzotus
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Get local ip without DHCP
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Get local ip without DHCP

I used to do it in the router based on MAC addresses, the trouble is when I move an SD card from one Pi to another, I then have to reconfig the router. So I update the /etc/network/interfaces now and no longer config the router so when I move an SD card the IP address automatically goes with it. but...
by AndrewdAzotus
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to backup SD card ?
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: how to backup SD card ?

Have you seen:

http://sysmatt.blogspot.ca/2014/08/back ... -your.html

is a good place to start, I've used it lots of times to clone raspbian images
by AndrewdAzotus
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cloning my noobs install without copying the entire disk?
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Cloning my noobs install without copying the entire disk

http://sysmatt.blogspot.ca/2014/08/back ... -your.html

is a good place to start, I've used it lots of times to clone raspbian images. It says it supports NOOBS too, I've just not cloned a noobs image.
by AndrewdAzotus
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro
Replies: 105
Views: 18574

Re: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro

Then the BBC Jeremey Clarkson turned it into a comedy farce with "supercars" like the Veyron that nobody except the likes of Chris Evans can afford to drive presented by the current batch of comedy idiots. fixed that for you... Did you see the recent episode about the 'frozen wastes of Canada'? It ...
by AndrewdAzotus
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro
Replies: 105
Views: 18574

Re: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro

In 1984 I was programming my Amstrad to draw mathematical patterns. All you needed was a few "plot" commands. To do the same thing now, I would first have to spend several days learning about OpenGL or similar, choose my ecosystem, write a fairly complicated program just to include the right librar...
by AndrewdAzotus
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Flash drive goes Read Only after a while
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: Flash drive goes Read Only after a while

All logs are in /var/log/ The cmd dmesg displays the current syslog; syslog does get archived to syslog.1 and syslog.2 etc. although the older ones are in tar.gz form but I am not sure when the current is archived so I do not know if the current log is archived so that the syslog messages from the l...
by AndrewdAzotus
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Flash drive goes Read Only after a while
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: Flash drive goes Read Only after a while

Sometimes these things are set to: on error remount as read only. Try umounting it and running fsck, although if it keeps happening it's probably worth replacing. I have a similar thing keep happening to a Seagate GoFlex 3TB HDD. In the end, I took the HDD out of the USB case and mounted it inside m...
by AndrewdAzotus
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: wlan0 stoped working
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: wlan0 stoped working

The wlan usb adaptors go to sleep and power down after a while, you can persuade them to stay powered up by editing /etc/modprobe.d/8192cu.conf [this is for my Edimax wifi adaptor, I think it depends on the chipset] and inserting: options 8192cu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=0 On my Pi, this file was...
by AndrewdAzotus
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: mouse pointer disappears
Replies: 19
Views: 7014

Re: mouse pointer disappears

I've also renamed Adwaita to something else and my mouse cursor does not vanish anymore
by AndrewdAzotus
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: changing GIDs
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: changing GIDs

OK, so I investigated a little further. According to https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-opersys.html Systems UIDs and GIDs, which I think includes gpio, spi and indiecity, should be in this range: 100-999: Dynamically allocated system users and groups. Packages which need a user or group, b...
by AndrewdAzotus
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: changing GIDs
Replies: 2
Views: 785

changing GIDs

In the older images of Raspbian I had a few users set up on a number of pi including two samba servers and the users and groups all matched. It worked :D . With the updated images, there are new groups; namely indiecity, spi and gpio and now the groups on my samba servers don't match the users on my...
by AndrewdAzotus
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mouse keeps disconnecting every minute or so.
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Mouse keeps disconnecting every minute or so.

I finally got around to trying the new desktop, the one with the menu at the top of the screen and it works fine under xrdp but when I try to use it directly I found the mouse does not work. Under the old image with the menu at the bottom it works fine. All of the hardware is exactly the same, same ...
by AndrewdAzotus
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting started with maynard and web browser
Replies: 10
Views: 2447

Re: Getting started with maynard and web browser

I'm running a B at 900 and it keeps freezing whilst playing the video from raspberrypi.org. It's good but is it still limited by the hardware? Has anyone got video working? Edit: OK, having paused the video whilst I wrote this post the Pi obviously downloaded the video as it then played through with...

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