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by Fraoch
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi-hole: Unable to log in via SSH.
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Pi-hole: Unable to log in via SSH.

This may be flame bait for some folks but my experience with installing several versions of Diet-Pi have been agonizing...slow and painful. I can't see any advantage to offset the pain, especially with large uSD cards, over conventional Raspbian desktop, unless you are basically masochistic, If you...
by Fraoch
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi-hole: Unable to log in via SSH.
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Pi-hole: Unable to log in via SSH.

Thank you for replying. I was under the impression that the login for SSH was supposed to be the same as the one for the web Admin Console. No - over SSH you're connecting to the OS that's on the Pi, in your case DietPi. You would use the default username and password for the OS, unless you changed...
by Fraoch
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi4 and things...
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: Pi4 and things...

Holy partitions, Batman!

Yeah that drive does not look right!

You may need to install ntfs-3g to read it. It's probably formatted NTFS.

https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-ntfs/

But, looking that weird, I wouldn't be surprised if it's completely corrupt.
by Fraoch
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)
Replies: 50
Views: 69853

Re: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)

Hello, I am trying to set up the same rig as you using an ssd connected via SATA cable. I have just one question: what format is your SSD in? I am having no luck with NTFS Regards, Samuel NTFS is a Windows format. Linux can work with it, but in a roundabout way using the ntfs-3g package. Not ideal....
by Fraoch
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?

Good idea I didn't even think about that. I'll probably grab a full enclosure for it though instead of just a cable I like to keep things neat and tidy. Sure, but make sure it uses a good converter chip. Some of them don't work very well with the Pi4. The one I quoted uses an ASMedia ASM115X. I hav...
by Fraoch
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?

Good idea I didn't even think about that. I'll probably grab a full enclosure for it though instead of just a cable I like to keep things neat and tidy. Sure, but make sure it uses a good converter chip. Some of them don't work very well with the Pi4. The one I quoted uses an ASMedia ASM115X. I hav...
by Fraoch
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Wifi IP messed up
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Pi Wifi IP messed up

However now it has 658.467.127.275 for some reason. As stated before, that can't be possible. Do you mean maybe a link-local address, 169.254.x.x? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link-local_address That would be the address it would give itself if it didn't receive a response from the DHCP server, so...
by Fraoch
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: External drive suggestions for the Pi 4B?

A good quality SSD and a SATA III to USB 3.0 adapter like this one: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA-USB-Cable-USB3S2SAT3CB/dp/B00HJZJI84/ref=sr_1_3?crid=397ZY5884JMOL&keywords=startech+sata+to+usb+3.0&qid=1571760948&sprefix=startech+sat%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3 There are other USB 3.0 adapters, n...
by Fraoch
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPI4 USB C Power Delivery negotiation
Replies: 22
Views: 7291

Re: RPI4 USB C Power Delivery negotiation

No, 3A is the maximum power a USB C cable can deliver.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_Power_Delivery#Power

Anything more than that requires USB-PD, which the Pi4 is unlikely to support as that would increase cost and it is adequately powered by 3A.
by Fraoch
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 54
Views: 4387

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

pagenotfound wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:40 am
Just say no. As another poster here said, Linux audio can be a bit of a mess.
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by Fraoch
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi GPS For Wilderness Use
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Raspberry Pi GPS For Wilderness Use

If you're only powering the Pi Zero W and the GPS communication device from the battery, then even better. Yes, the 4G hotspot would not be of much use to you if you were truly in the wilderness! Do you have a link to the tutorial and to the GPS device? I presume the GPS device also allows transmiss...
by Fraoch
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering a RPI 4 + 2.5" HDD connected to USB 3.0
Replies: 21
Views: 2630

Re: Powering a RPI 4 + 2.5" HDD connected to USB 3.0

Well as I indicated in my response above, in my opinion - you should spread the load over more than one power supply. Yes, you indicate you want to reduce cables but if you rely on the hub for everything including powering the Pi you will need a substantial power supply for the hub as the Pi4 alone ...
by Fraoch
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi GPS For Wilderness Use
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Raspberry Pi GPS For Wilderness Use

Ah, I understand now. It gets GPS data then sends it back to family and friends via a 4G LTE hotspot. Seeing that you have a Raspberry Pi Zero W then yes, your battery probably will give you 10 hours. I don't know about the power draw of the 4G hotspot or the GPS device but if they're not too high t...
by Fraoch
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Transparent Matrix Displays
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Transparent Matrix Displays

Those cheap/old LCD displays, the grey ones from the 80s, are all transparent. They require a polarized film placed behind them to make them visible as the electrical charge alters the polarization of the liquid crystal and the polarizing film placed at 90 degrees makes it opaque. I have seen cheap ...
by Fraoch
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: modifying files on a mounted network share
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: modifying files on a mounted network share

Not sure about a Windows folder, but the following works well for my Linux share (with guest permissions):

/etc/fstab

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//[IP or hostname]/[share name] [local mount point] cifs guest,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,noperm,defaults 0 0
Then:

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sudo chmod 777 [local mount point]
by Fraoch
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi GPS For Wilderness Use
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Raspberry Pi GPS For Wilderness Use

Hi: Your image doesn't appear. But, some questions: - how are you going to charge your battery and keep it charged? - how long do you need the battery to last? I wouldn't use tape if I were you. No matter how secure you get it, if it gets bounced around, heated, cooled, sooner or later it will come ...
by Fraoch
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI to VGA
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: HDMI to VGA

I have a couple of these working perfectly with my Pis: https://www.amazon.ca/VicTsing-Gold-plated-Converter-Ultrabook-Devices-Black/dp/B016LVT51G/ref=sr_1_5?crid=8PU0HR8JQHXZ&keywords=victsing+hdmi+to+vga+adapter&qid=1568732255&s=gateway&sprefix=victsing+hdmi+%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-5 Also have one of th...
by Fraoch
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't access Pi over WAN
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Can't access Pi over WAN

Be careful here, as soon as these ports are exposed, they'll start getting hammered constantly. Make sure everything is secure before you do this - it may not be a big deal if your Pi gets owned, but it could provide a gateway to the rest of your network that might have much juicier targets. Secure ...
by Fraoch
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CrystalDiskMark for Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: CrystalDiskMark for Linux

There is no GUI alternative.

There is a command line alternative:

https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi ... ng-script/
by Fraoch
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 7" Official Screen and Case
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: 7" Official Screen and Case

I believe that at least one company that makes such cases has announced the intention to make a Pi4B one, though. That would be this: https://smarticase.com/collections/all/products/smartipi-touch I'm not affiliated with them, and neither is the RPF, but I do have one of their SmartPi kits which I'...
by Fraoch
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: pi zero w and aptx
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: pi zero w and aptx

The Zero W's Bluetooth does not support the proprietary aptX. Your best bet would be to use a separate USB aptX Bluetooth adapter.

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Hopefully someone else will chime in. Searches aren't turning up anything relevant.
by Fraoch
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting to camera
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Connecting to camera

That camera with a ribbon cable can only be connected directly into the Pi's camera port. There's no way to convert it to Ethernet as it's a "raw" camera and not an IP camera. If you wanted to go with that camera, the Pi will have to be located outside with the camera. You'd have to find a weatherpr...
by Fraoch
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Third party OS using pi 4
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Third party OS using pi 4

Pi people, if you froze Raspbian for a month and put all your efforts and the community into getting Mate to work, don't you think you would sell 10 x times what you are now do? Nothing would match the growth. Raspbian is the official Raspberry Pi OS. All the official development effort goes into i...
by Fraoch
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still confused, what is better for my SD card?
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

Re: Still confused, what is better for my SD card?

I've read some articles that state that the "discard" option is probably not a good idea. Here's a rather lengthy but quite recent one: https://lwn.net/Articles/787272/ fstrim is recommended but must be run manually or by cron. It's intended for SSDs though - it may or may not work on an SD card - t...
by Fraoch
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What USB-C type cable for the Pi4
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: What USB-C type cable for the Pi4

Not all USB-C cables are "e-marked" and have active electronics in them. Cheaper cables don't, so go by cost. I just got a cheap one: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01N4WZXXV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and was surprised to find it was thick, indicating lower gauge (thicker) ...

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