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by surfatwork
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: Static IP network config fails to load
Replies: 10
Views: 7552

Re: Static IP network config fails to load

Your ethernet interface is eth0. lo is the loopback interface. Do you have any other config files in /etc/netctl for eth0? Do you have [email protected] enabled? check with # systemctl status [email protected] If yes, then stop it with # systemctl stop [email protected] Run # netctl stop-all E...
by surfatwork
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Static IP network config fails to load
Replies: 10
Views: 7552

Re: Static IP network config fails to load

Check if your interface is actually named eth0 with

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ls /sys/class/net 
Arch, actually systemd/udev, changed the interface naming convention recently. For example, the ethernet interface on my Arch laptop is enp0s25
by surfatwork
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: cd command gives Permission denied error
Replies: 1
Views: 3068

Re: cd command gives Permission denied error

sudo rm -rf ./library sudo rm image_processing.tar.gz Now run your commands again, but without the sudo at the beginning of your last 2 commands (not mine above) If you want an explanation, sudo executes commands as root. So you downloaded and unzipped the tarball as root. which means that you as a...
by surfatwork
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: All-in-one media server
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Re: All-in-one media server

I am not too sure how you would handle the sources. You would need to (i) either buffer the incoming streams indefinitely (which doesnt seem practical), or (ii) ask the source to stop sending data. afaik, the protocols below dont support this.
by surfatwork
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Arch linux static local ip address?
Replies: 17
Views: 32724

Re: Arch linux static local ip address?

Is your ethernet interface named eth0?

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 ls /sys/class/net 
should give you the names of your interfaces
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Tutorial for updating R-Pi firmware in ARCH LINUX [obsolete]
Replies: 14
Views: 37875

Re: Tutorial for updating R-Pi firmware in ARCH LINUX

OP, with all due respect, I dont think this is a good idea. The latest linux kernels are usually available on Arch before any other distro. pacman -Syu does update the rpi firmware. So I am not sure why you would want to go down this route - with considerable risk of flat-lining your Arch installati...
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Arch linux static local ip address?
Replies: 17
Views: 32724

Re: Arch linux static local ip address?

Arch uses netctl. copy over a relevant example from /etc/netctl/examples to /etc/netctl. Edit it and put your static ip there: An example: Description='A simple WPA encrypted wireless connection using a static IP' Interface=wlan0 Connection=wireless Security=wpa ESSID='<your SSID>' Key='<your key>' ...
by surfatwork
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: media player only
Replies: 14
Views: 1925

Re: media player only

Putting the OS on a USB disk reduces the writes to the SD card, which can prolong its life.
Theoretically, USB also offers faster transfer speeds than SD cards.
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: media player only
Replies: 14
Views: 1925

Re: media player only

Not quite the Bios. but the bits that initiate the boot sequence need to be on the sd card. this is the bootloader.
Windoze has a bootloader too, btw.
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't Access Pi from Win 7
Replies: 16
Views: 2833

Re: Can't Access Pi from Win 7

techk8 wrote:the laptop is on the home network.
Is the "network location" set to "Home"? when you connect to a network, Windows asks what you are connected to - Home, Work or Public. Different ports are opened for different locations.
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PANIC on RPi boot :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Re: PANIC on RPi boot :(

It is certainly possible to "view" ext4 (linux) partitions on Windows. But another challenge is that Windows sees only the first partition on a SD card, by default. This can also be addressed. Or you could use a linux CD/USB. The point is whether its all worth it. You will not be able to rescue/fix ...
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PANIC on RPi boot :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Re: PANIC on RPi boot :(

Your linux installation is corrupted, so it makes no difference whether you have anything plugged into the USB ports or not. If your data is important to you, then there are several ways to retrieve your data (not the OS, but that doesnt matter because you can reinstall) 1. If you have access to ano...
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't Access Pi from Win 7
Replies: 16
Views: 2833

Re: Can't Access Pi from Win 7

The IP addresses and netmasks are fine. A couple of things you could check on Win7 1. Turn on Control Panel->Network and Sharing->Advanced Sharing Settings->Network Discovery 2. Is your network location "Home"? One other thing - I dont think this will have any effect, but just in case: try setting t...
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't Access Pi from Win 7
Replies: 16
Views: 2833

Re: Can't Access Pi from Win 7

OP
could you please post the output of "ipconfig" on your Win7 laptop (run it from a command prompt)
and
"ifconfig" from your Pi?
Lets see if that sheds any light.
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How fast to boot a something?
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: How fast to boot a something?

My media server RasPi boots up in 20s, running archlinux. 2.8s for the kernel, and 17.2s for userspace, of which netctl takes 7s. No optimizations in particular. I run it headless, and hence dont start X static IP over Wifi. runs lcdd, minidlna, mpd, gmedia and shairport. ~6000 songs served from a U...
by surfatwork
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Accessing port 8080 on a webpage from the same machine
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Re: Accessing port 8080 on a webpage from the same machine

127.0.0.1:8080 (note the 1 at the end, not a 0). For an explanation of why/how they are different, see http://www.howtogeek.com/149227/whats-t ... 127.0.0.1/
by surfatwork
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why so primitive?
Replies: 113
Views: 16499

Re: Why so primitive?

I think the fundamental difference between Windows and Linux comes down to the objectives. Windows is fundamentally designed to make profits for Microsoft. In many cases, it means opaqueness, proprietary code, obfuscation - there is and never was an intent to make the workings transparent, or to ens...
by surfatwork
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why so primitive?
Replies: 113
Views: 16499

Re: Why so primitive?

Meanwhile, back in the modern world, pretty much most computer users don't need Windows anymore I dont like Windows much and have been a Linux user since the late 90s. except for one thing - Office, specifically Word, Excel and Powerpoint. The native equivalents on Linux (libre office, open office)...
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is my Pi broken? Or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Is my Pi broken? Or am I doing something wrong?

Why not try out NOOBS using a different SD card? You dont have to use the one you got with the kit. Then for whatever reason, if it doesnt work, you can take it back in original condition. Of course, there is little reason for it not to work.
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best media player for in-car system
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Best media player for in-car system

http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Playlists
not sure what you mean by "resume" - pause and resume? it certainly does.
by surfatwork
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best media player for in-car system
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Best media player for in-car system

mpd + Mpdroid perhaps?
by surfatwork
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Wireless Help
Replies: 7
Views: 2320

Re: Wireless Help

I am assuming you have installed Arch on the Pi's SD card, and it boots up? If yes, then connect your Pi to the router with an ethernet cable check if internet access if available (ping http://www.yahoo.com) If not # cd /etc/netctl/ # cp examples/ethernet-dhcp ./eth0 # netctl start eth0 this should ...
by surfatwork
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great Device - Poor Distribution
Replies: 17
Views: 2964

Re: Great Device - Poor Distribution

The answer to this whole thread is: Guess what??? When you order something from TV that says only $19.95, your out-the-door is going to be about $35. That's the way commerce works these days. The pi is no different. Personally, I think the Pi offers phenomenal value for money, with or without shipp...
by surfatwork
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Minidlna sees video as music
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

Re: Minidlna sees video as music

1. Have you checked permissions
2. Perhaps the srt files are being misinterpreted as music files (just guessing here)

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