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by memilanuk
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring RPi as a WISP travel router
Replies: 2
Views: 4431

Re: Configuring RPi as a WISP travel router

I'm curious about this as well... I'm assuming you've seen this entry on OpenWRT's site?
by memilanuk
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VPN+RDP from Raspberry Pi to Win7 server
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: VPN+RDP from Raspberry Pi to Win7 server

It might be doable, but personally I think it'd be a painful experience at best. You'd still need keyboard, mouse, and the TV in the hotel rooms would probably be hit or miss as far as what plug/connections they have. There are a number of places around the Net that you can find information on runni...
by memilanuk
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re-formatting the SD card
Replies: 25
Views: 108572

Re: Re-formatting the SD card

Did you download and run the SDFormatter program linked in the previous post by @Forrrge?
by memilanuk
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best method for transferring files from computer to RPi?
Replies: 9
Views: 39401

Re: Best method for transferring files from computer to RPi?

MobaXterm has a pretty slick feature where when you open up an ssh connection, it has a collapsible sidebar that allows drag-n-drop file manipulation and transfer on the remote host.
by memilanuk
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to auto login in SSH
Replies: 5
Views: 3629

Re: how to auto login in SSH

A simpler way might be to use MobaXterm for your ssh/terminal connections. You can do all the normal SSH things, including setting up passwordless authentication with keys, etc.... but if you are logging in via ssh with passwords, it will give you the option for it to 'remember' the password and wil...
by memilanuk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: LAMP Stack for Raspbian ?
Replies: 5
Views: 6877

Re: LAMP Stack for Raspbian ?

With tight resources on the Pi Zero, you might consider something like Diet Pi, which strips some of the extras but does offer some pre-selected software install including a number of alternative web server stacks using Apache, nginx or lighttpd, and MySQL, MariaDB or SQLite.
by memilanuk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera zoom options
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Camera zoom options

So... looking for some way to do some zoom camera work with a RPi. As far as clarity/resolution, think something along the lines of being able to read normal 12 pt text on a paper from across the room - but possibly outdoors. I realize lighting is going to be an issue such that it may not work perfe...
by memilanuk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspian easy install. Instant networking and SSH.
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: Raspian easy install. Instant networking and SSH.

Just throwing this out there... check out Diet Pi . There are a number of other benefits in my opinion, but one very nice thing is that rather than having to muck about finding a way to mount ext4 partitions in Windows or Mac OS X and then figuring out which file(s) to modify... you just edit one fi...
by memilanuk
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Node Red Usage
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Node Red Usage

For whatever reason, Scratch never really did much for me. I'd been tinkering with Python since before RPi was a thing, so I tend to lean that direction when thinking of solutions. More recently, I'm starting to become more interested in JS, Node, and to some degree Node-RED. There are some videos o...
by memilanuk
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to run executable in Putty and return to cursor?
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: How to run executable in Putty and return to cursor?

Once you send that task to the background using `&`, you should be able to get back control easily enough...

Background Job Control

...and in this modern day and age, I'd generally recommend tmux instead of screen... see here for a discussion of pros/cons.
by memilanuk
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Javascript language subforum
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Javascript language subforum

...other than having to wade thru posts for every *other* language, or trying to find information with the forum search function that drops '.js' from any search term?
by memilanuk
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Javascript language subforum
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Javascript language subforum

Hello there,

I was kinda curious... any chance of there being a subforum created for javascript-related stuff, like node.js, p5.js, etc.?

Thanks,

Monte
by memilanuk
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple and fast web server in python3
Replies: 18
Views: 3922

Re: Simple and fast web server in python3

So... trying to keep this on topic (no offense to the node.js fanboys): As a proof of concept I have written a simple python web server in python3 that is small, lightweight and goes pretty fast (couple of hundred pages per second on a pi3 serving up small jpeg files to a couple of PCs). It serves u...
by memilanuk
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Auto Update RasPi from Web Server
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Auto Update RasPi from Web Server

I was looking around some more on this myself... this looks like a decent summary of the available alternatives:

http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/qu ... te-upgrade
by memilanuk
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Auto Update RasPi from Web Server
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Auto Update RasPi from Web Server

Try looking into commands like 'cron', which can be used to schedule your script to run at given intervals (once a day, once an hour, every 5 minutes, etc.) to check for new files and update things.
by memilanuk
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mount/edit root partition of SD card in Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 3198

Re: Mount/edit root partition of SD card in Windows

Sweet, thanks. Looks like ext2fs has some issues with Windows 10 (figures), the last one was read-only, but the middle one, Paragon ExtFS worked just fine after a reboot.
by memilanuk
Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mount/edit root partition of SD card in Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 3198

Mount/edit root partition of SD card in Windows

So... in the past my laptop was set up to dual-boot Windows 7 and Linux, so this part was a non-issue for me (since I was normally booted up in Linux). On the new laptop, I'm running Windows 10 and doing my Linux'ing via VirtualBox and Raspberry Pi. As such, I'm kind of running into a stumbling bloc...
by memilanuk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 18
Views: 2061

Re: Forum search

That google capture thing started happening to me recently. No idea why. It seems to go away after it has got used to you. How long does that take? Neat thing is that if you create a GUI in a web page, a "web app" as the say now a days, you end up working in the same language on the server end and ...
by memilanuk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 18
Views: 2061

Re: Forum search

Heater wrote:Now, what is it about node.js you would like to know?
Nothing specific at this point. I have some familiarity with python, next to none with javascript. A friend is strongly pushing JS/node... so I'm looking into it.
by memilanuk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 18
Views: 2061

Re: Forum search

There are rumours of forum changes in the pipeline. Hopefully that will include a better search facility. Maybe even via Google or one of the other search enginoids. Until then, just google/search and include "site:raspberrypi.org" in the search terms. It works. Interesting... it works, but after s...
by memilanuk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 18
Views: 2061

Re: Forum search

Well... nuts. Good to hear its not just me.

I was thinking the other day that the forum had maybe grown to the point where maybe some better software was in order...
by memilanuk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 18
Views: 2061

Forum search

So... what's up with the forum search? Even when I explicitly use the 'Advanced' search page and mark terms with '+' to indicate that I absolutely want them included, the search function goes ahead and ignores them anyway. Or when I search for a string like 'node.js', search takes it upon itself to ...
by memilanuk
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't break out of X server, (ctrl)-alt-F(x) does not work
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Can't break out of X server, no command prompt

Not sure what you're referring to by 'emulation station', but typically inside Xwindows you can press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to open up a virtual terminal that you can log into. Actually, F1 through F6 are usually all virtual terminals, and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 should take you back to the Xwindow GUI.

HTH,

Monte
by memilanuk
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Upgrading installed Python
Replies: 12
Views: 5150

Re: Upgrading installed Python

You are probably searching for the wrong name. Here is the virtualenv I use for Py3.4 on a RPi: $ which pyvenv /usr/local/bin/pyvenv $ ls -l /usr/local/bin/pyvenv lrwxrwxrwx 1 root staff 10 Mar 27 11:38 /usr/local/bin/pyvenv -> pyvenv-3.4 Yeah... turns out I needed to do a bit of additional configu...
by memilanuk
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Upgrading installed Python
Replies: 12
Views: 5150

Re: Upgrading installed Python

Just for the sake of discussion... once I have python 3.4.3 all compiled and such, installed under /usr/local/bin/python3.4... I can run `python3.4`, which works. Or I can run `sudo /usr/local/bin/pip virtualenvwrapper`, which works, as does `sudo python3.4 -m pip...` What *isn't* working, is trying...

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