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by allanonmage
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Samba's GUI failure
Replies: 7
Views: 6897

Re: Samba's GUI failure

Thanks for those suggestions - this rant is not aimed at you. If Samba doesn't have a GUI, what is c ? Admittedly it doesn't work, but it exists, and the script seemed to be going OK until "(gksu:11767): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_str_has_prefix: assertion `str != NULL' failed" - whatever that means. I in...
by allanonmage
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility Then it was as easy as Windows. Right click, change some parameters, and then boom, it was done. On to the next step http://www.knight-of-pi.org/gnome-disks-is-perfect-for-installing-raspbian/ https://superuser.com/a/1020193/288928 Came across it via looking ...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

systemd is way easier to use than system V init (aka sysvinit). A systemd mount file is way easier to use than lines in /etc/fstab. There must be something working with systemd since most major distros have adopted it. There are a bunch of crazies who said "You can't change sysvinit, I won't switch...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

For reference, I just rebooted my Windows PC, and the drive letters rearranged themselves. It took me less than 2 minutes to put them back to the way they were. Even if I was a new user, it may have taken all of 10 minutes on a slow internet connection. I don't unserstand why there are 12 different ...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

What does block at boot time mean, and why is that bad? If it blocks your RPi won't complete the boot up. The systemd mount file fails gracefully and can be fixed after the system boots. I don't know anything about system d except that there's a lot of nerdrage on both sides about it, and that it p...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

I'm trying to set up a Pi 4 to share some USB hard drives over Samba. I've tried this before (~2015), and remember that it was a miserable experience, and have spent most of this weekend doing it, so it's more or less the same miserable experience. I guess that makes me a masochist? I digress... Th...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

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UUID=6fa772a1-fd62-4705-845c-1682ddd9159e /mnt/StuffPlus ntfs-3g defaults,noatime,rw,nofail 0 2
Doesn't work, it still gets mounted to /media/pi




Mod edit: Change mount point name - child friendly forum.
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

I vaguely remember this from the last time I did it. Aside from the UUID, do I just swap "ext4" with "ntfs"?
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

I'm working off of a HowToGeek article, and it saysto use sudo mount -t auto /dev/sda1, which is not automounting my drive to that folder after a reboot.
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Should I leave my USB drives in /media/ or fight with the system to put them in /mnt/ ?

I'm trying to set up a Pi 4 to share some USB hard drives over Samba. I've tried this before (~2015), and remember that it was a miserable experience, and have spent most of this weekend doing it, so it's more or less the same miserable experience. I guess that makes me a masochist? I digress... The...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Share External USB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 21467

Re: Share External USB drive

This is a good guide, but things have changed since 2012. Have you made a new one, or can I simply omit a couple of the steps?
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I think my Pi Zero W v1.1 melted its case
Replies: 32
Views: 1892

Re: I think my Pi Zero W v1.1 melted its case

You guys are talking about temperature, but forgetting BTUs. Temperature is 1 data point, while BTUs quantify the quantity of heat. I don't think the Pi 0 puts out too many BTUs, but if it's on all the time, it's constantly warming that plastic. The plastic doesn't look burnt, just slightly melted, ...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voice-Responder with a Rasberry PI as school-project
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Voice-Responder with a Rasberry PI as school-project

Take a look at this https://www.codeproject.com/Tips/784140/Cplusplus-Speech-Recognition Expect to spent some time doing research before you start coding. It is not going to be "cut and paste" . Good luck Really? Giving a newb a link to some random C++?? There's no need to do it for them, but this ...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Buying more than one Pi zero?
Replies: 31
Views: 2017

Re: Buying more than one Pi zero?

Amazing how this topic comes up so often, and is answered every time. Google search must suck. Yes, search in general has been declining in relevancy for 10 years or so, from my personal experience. I believe several factors are involved, almost none of them originally technological, but affecting ...
by allanonmage
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On Windows, I would have shared the drive already....
Replies: 1
Views: 217

On Windows, I would have shared the drive already....

I'm used to Windows. I'd have shared the USB drive already, possibly even formated it, and done some fancy stuff and be copying files over already. But, Linux has negative inertia, so I can't even change the name of the drive , let alone share it on the network. If it wasn't clear, I'm trying to set...
by allanonmage
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Must-have utilities, settings to change, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 4336

Must-have utilities, settings to change, etc

If you're wanting to use the Raspberry Pi as a PC or multi-function embedded device to test out software and get up to speed in Linux, what apps, utilities, programs, or features should be downloaded, installed, or tweaked? It seems that many obvious-seeming features (to some people) are not so obvi...
by allanonmage
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Tablet: usability and use case(s)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Raspberry Pi Tablet: usability and use case(s)?

I'm intrigued by the prospect of a DIY tablet making use of a Raspberry Pi. Make made an article on the front page of a magazine or two, Adafruit made a tutorial, and there are a couple others floating around too. However, the Raspberry Pi can't run Android due to lack of Android SoC drivers, nor ca...
by allanonmage
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: 7" Car LCD - Is it supposed to be fuzzy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: 7" Car LCD - Is it supposed to be fuzzy?

http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2014/07/raspberry-pi-model-b-3-5mm-audiovideo-jack That is one of the links I used to determine why my cable was not working and needed modification. I tested with some other cables today, and the one that worked had comparable video. After looking at it, it looks m...
by allanonmage
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: 7" Car LCD - Is it supposed to be fuzzy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

7" Car LCD - Is it supposed to be fuzzy?

I purchased a 7" car backup LCD and I've hooked it up to my Raspberry Pi B+ running RetroPie. This one specifically: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SLDF7O?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01 The output seems fuzzy, even after I've made some tweaks to /boot/config.txt (overscan o...
by allanonmage
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Composite display tweaks
Replies: 15
Views: 9392

Re: Composite display tweaks

This may be a 3 year old thread, but it comes up highly in search results and does not answer the OPs request, so I will post what I found: This raspberry pi stack exchange article addresses this problem and offers 2 step-by-step guides to address the OPs concerns: http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.c...
by allanonmage
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian File Manager, should it work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2247

Re: Raspbian File Manager, should it work?

Well, the reason I know that ntfs-3g is installed is because after I removed ntfsprogs, I attempted to install ntfs-3g and apt-get told me it was already installed. Since I had encountered difficulty installing it before updating apt-get, I am left to presume that ntfs-3g was installed already. I ha...
by allanonmage
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian File Manager, should it work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2247

Re: Raspbian File Manager, should it work?

Does it have to be NTFS? Reformatting the drive to ext2, ext3 or ext4 will work faster, better and easier. Do you have the userland ntfs-3g driver installed? While I know, understand, and have written technical documentation on Linux, EXT3/4, and NTFS, keep in mind I'm posting in the *beginner* sec...
by allanonmage
Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian File Manager, should it work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2247

Raspbian File Manager, should it work?

I've been working on getting an NTFS HDD to automount with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015. It seems that ntfs-3G is installed and configured to do much of the work already, which I wish I would have known, because I'm floundering around trying to follow guides telling me how to do all this ...
by allanonmage
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 83
Views: 117948

Re: Security Camera System

I love the idea of using a low power device like a raspberry pi for USB cameras. I've never been able to find out if you can have more than 1 USB webcam on a device like a pi or even a laptop. I think it would be a better use of resources to have multiple cameras per computer rather than 1 pi and 1 ...

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