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by DougieLawson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: installing BIND from source
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: installing BIND from source

What prompted you to install from source? There's a ready built bind9 package as part of Raspbian Stretch.
by DougieLawson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo

mooblie wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:12 pm
k-pi wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:33 am
Rather than sudo poweroff, I prefer sudo halt -p. :D
The pros and cons of each being...?
The halt option causes more wear on the space bar to achieve exactly the same outcome (since they are synonymous).
by DougieLawson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Multiple RPI on I2C bus and hat EPROM
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Multiple RPI on I2C bus and hat EPROM

You can only have one I2C master per bus. The RPi can only run as a master with the standard kernel driver.
by DougieLawson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: US and UK keyboard keeps toggling back and forth.
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: US and UK keyboard keeps toggling back and forth.

On a Windows system you can get a £ with [ALT]+[0]+[1]+[6]+[3] not sure if that's available on the desktop but it will work on a PuTTY ssh session.
by DougieLawson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Shut down rpi with a keyboard key combo

I've got a keyboard combo that works in an LXTerminal window.

Press the following keys in order
[S][U][D][O][SPACE][P][O][W][E][R][O][F][F][ENTER]

Don't press the shift or it won't work.
by DougieLawson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 won't recover from reboot
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Pi3 won't recover from reboot

This looks like it's fixed in 4.14.70+ and 4.14.70-v7+.
by DougieLawson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Missing items on the board
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Missing items on the board

I can replace all of those missing & broken pieces for about £35 or $35.

I definitely can't replace a 20KOhm capacitor without changing the laws of physics.
by DougieLawson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: After last updates RPI 3+ hangs on shurdown/reboot if bluetooth off
Replies: 39
Views: 1156

Re: After last updates RPI 3+ hangs on shurdown/reboot if bluetooth off

dckornbluh wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Is there an update on this issue? I'm able to reproduce the problem consistently:
Looks like it's fixed in 4.14.70+ & 4.14.70-v7+
by DougieLawson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Jessie: I wish to update/upgrade within my Jessie release, without revising to Stretch release
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Raspbian Jessie: I wish to update/upgrade within my Jessie release, without revising to Stretch release

Jessie is more than a year out of date. Toss that SDCard in the collection of ones to reuse some time in the future. Build a fresh new 16GB SDCard with a fresh copy of Stretch.

Doing anything else is a waste of time.
by DougieLawson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi will not boot - Properly Change Mount Points
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: RPi will not boot - Properly Change Mount Points

Don't EVER run rpi-update. You don't need it.
by DougieLawson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).
Replies: 115
Views: 3890

Re: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).

I do like your suggestion to keep answers to common questions somewhere for reuse next time they come up. That thought had cross my mind occasionally. Setting up an open FAQ forum doesn't work. You have to moderate that or ALL of the new questions arrive in that section and swamp things that might ...
by DougieLawson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi will not boot - Properly Change Mount Points
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: RPi will not boot - Properly Change Mount Points

8GB is perfect for Stretch. Your 8GB SDCard is worn out beyond repair and needs to go in the recycling bit bucket.

Stretch has most things installed for you. You may want gufw and ufw to run a firewall.
by DougieLawson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry RX 300 Read-Only file system
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Raspberry RX 300 Read-Only file system

abobakr wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:33 pm
DougieLawson wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:22 pm
You can't have the /var directory as read-only. Too many processes need to create files, fifos, logs and socket files in there.
how can do that Dougie?
Make it run on a writeable partition or on a RAM based filesystem.
by DougieLawson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't transfer a file OFF the Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Can't transfer a file OFF the Pi

Get a USB stick. Format it as FAT32 or exFAT (or NTFS) and try using that.
by DougieLawson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry RX 300 Read-Only file system
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Raspberry RX 300 Read-Only file system

You can't have the /var directory as read-only. Too many processes need to create files, fifos, logs and socket files in there.
by DougieLawson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lets encrypt
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: lets encrypt

Following the standard method for the operating system your browser runs on. Take a look on Google.

HINT: save the certs a xxx.pem files not as xxx.pem.txt files.
by DougieLawson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Only one USB port?
Replies: 34
Views: 534

Re: Only one USB port?

The other limitations are that NOOBS ... and you can't do a headless install. You can do a headless NOOBS install but it is still 100% pointless and wastes 1.5GB of SDCard space for no real benefits. If you insist on needing NOOBS use PINN. https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs#how-to-automatically-...
by DougieLawson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi will not boot - Properly Change Mount Points
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: RPi will not boot - Properly Change Mount Points/Now RPi 2 Model B SD Copier Utility

Dougie: Is there a link to give me choice of Raspbian versions? Is this the NOOBS version that I am downloading with your provided link? I do not want NOOBS version unless you recommend the NOOBS version - I do not think you would provide a link to the NOOBS version! Steer as far away as you can ge...
by DougieLawson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to get touchscreen to work with Volumino
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Unable to get touchscreen to work with Volumino

I had a look at https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/1/1e/LCD-show-180817.tar.gz but you can't use that directly as it will leave your system unbootable (due to the squashfs root filesystem on the Volumio SDCard). One thing that's definitely missing from the volumio build is dtparam=spi=on in /boot/co...
by DougieLawson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lets encrypt
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: lets encrypt

You're hitting the LetsEncrypt rate limits: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/
by DougieLawson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi will not boot - Properly Change Mount Points
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: RPi will not boot - Properly Change Mount Points/Now RPi 2 Model B SD Copier Utility

Dougie: Thanks for the Raspbian Link - any advice for the Mount Point work (above) or should I abandon this approach. I think I know your answer from your other posts, but would appreciate hearing it directly from you for my case! I've stopped using /etc/fstab (except for /boot and /). For anything...

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