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by ab1jx
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: omxplayer feature requests?
Replies: 0
Views: 54

omxplayer feature requests?

I don't know if anybody's queueing requests up anywhere or if there are even any plans for another version. A few I'd like to see are: A keystroke (or maybe an rc/ini file option) to make the framebuffer/window sized to the native size of the video playing instead of full screen. If you're watching ...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Huawei E3372 and E3531 working on PI Zero
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Re: Huawei E3372 and E3531 working on PI Zero

Bah, I gave up again for the 3rd time at least. I did the USB mode switch thing. Added the modem to /etc/network/interfaces as eth1, which is what it shows up as in dmesg. I can ifup it and get a DHCP lease. But it doesn't like my sim. It works fine in my phone (Motorola XT1527) because I'm using it...
by ab1jx
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Huawei E3372 and E3531 working on PI Zero
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Re: Huawei E3372 and E3531 working on PI Zero

I don't remember what was up with that, I'm about to try again with a ZeroW.

Have you been able to receive and send SMS messages with this setup? It may take extra software.
by ab1jx
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheapest power solution
Replies: 29
Views: 1577

Re: Cheapest power solution

I've had decent luck with a couple variants of these at $5.84, I think I've got 3 of them. https://www.gearbest.com/raspberry-pi/pp_591471.html If you get the version with the switch it's just a push-push switch with no indicator whether it's on or off, in some situations that's a problem. They're r...
by ab1jx
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Well, I got the most important stuff and about 3.9 GB besides off it. I used cp -r then rsync. The box it was on said the drive had gone offline, still offline after one or two repluggings of the USB connector. Brought it upstairs and plugged it into the Pi, seems to be drawing large amounts of curr...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

I totally approve of warming them a bit. Just now it's below -10C outside here! We had -10 F here a week or two ago. But as you get closer to -40 that's where C and F intersect: -40F = -40C 2labfb.png This is what my old amd64 Debian laptop spends most of its time doing lately. Oregon Scientific te...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

And this is interesting, apparently getting the scsi_mod module requires mucking around in the kernel config. pi3# modprobe scsi_mod pi3# lsmod | grep scsi pi3# man insmod pi3# insmod scsi_mod insmod: ERROR: could not load module scsi_mod: No such file or directory pi3# locate scsi_mod pi3# updatedb...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

I have to say, I'm amazed. "Later", I would not be wasting any time in this situation... I need to think of a more fault-tolerant copying method. I was using mc which kicked up a fuss everytime it couldn't copy something and stopped the whole batch. It's unplugged and put back together, I think it'...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Try sticking the failed drive in a freezer for a few hours, then see if it works. It may get it going for long enough for you to get some data off it. I've done this with some failed drives in the past and have had some success. I second that. Once I even had to leave the drive in the freezer while...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Yeehaw! Also in my menagerie I have an old HP laptop with amd64 Debian sitting down in the basement getting bored logging temperatures. I took down my StarTech adapter with failing Seagate drive and just plugged in the USB plug. It automounted and shazaam there's most of my lost stuff: fileman_ss.pn...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Looking at the dust you have all over the platter I don't hold out much hope for ever reading that drive again. Huh? It's a lot cleaner in my picture that when I first opened it. There were half a dozen little bits of dust that I blew off. There's one little curly thing in the picture, I think I bl...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Installed lsscsi, it shows: [0:0:0:0] cd/dvd Slimtype eBAU108 6 L PL0M /dev/sr0 [1:0:0:0] disk JMicron 0001 - or in verbose mode: [1:0:0:0] disk JMicron 0001 - dir: /sys/bus/scsi/devices/1:0:0:0 [/sys/devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/host1/target1:0:0/1:0:0:0] I hear a few ...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

I'm not sure that you are supposed to mount /dev/sg* devices directly. They usually have a /dev/sdXY name also so try to run command "lsscsi -g" or try to "ls /dev/sd*" to see if the drive is to be found there. If you can find the "sdXY" name, try to mount that instead :) I see: ls /dev/s* /dev/seq...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Well, I did it, no time like the present and all that. I'm not done because it didn't work yet, or at least I don't know how to mount the partitions. I did bang it around a little first but that may not work because the heads are designed to have low mass so they move quickly. And they were signific...
by ab1jx
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Well, 95 megabytes later it wasn't so bad. I used youtube-dl to fetch https://youtu.be/WNJqTPutrJ4 He shows 2 drives, one clicking and one beeping. Clicking isn't covered, but mine's beeping. You can hear the actual sounds they make. He stresses this is for data recovery only, you shouldn't go back ...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

That's a funny thing, I had almost come to the conclusion that my drive problem only happened after the machine had been idling at least 5 minutes. Like the drive had spun down. It never happened when I was sitting at it doing things. I suppose the 2 problems could be related. It should spin up quic...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Try sticking the failed drive in a freezer for a few hours, then see if it works. It may get it going for long enough for you to get some data off it. I've done this with some failed drives in the past and have had some success. You'd be surprised how often this works. I have recovered data from ma...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

The other possible temporary fix when there is nothing to lose is a sharp tap with the handle of a medium sized screwdriver. Sometimes it can unstick things. Note my use of the word temporary. I think I've actually done that once or twice, back in 5 1/4 SCSI drive days. Where and in what direction ...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Try sticking the failed drive in a freezer for a few hours, then see if it works. It may get it going for long enough for you to get some data off it. I've done this with some failed drives in the past and have had some success. Hmm, I've got nothing to lose at this point. It's like a power connect...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

OK, never mind, it was the drive itself. My laptop's BIOS couldn't detect it and neither could SeaTools for DOS.. Put my normal 1 TB back in and it's testing fine. So it was a total loss of everything on it unless I want to pay big bucks for data recovery. Been there before, that doesn't make it hur...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

Patience, I've got the adapter apart, about to download Seagate drive diagnostics to run in the drive in a laptop. I don't know the model number of the adapter, that would be in my gmail which I can't get to because the drive is down. Quickly anyway. It's the Star Tech model that will take a SATA or...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

OK, pulling plugs out of my USB hub until I see (the drive was plugged directly into the Pi): Bus 001 Device 006: ID 046d:c077 Logitech, Inc. Bus 001 Device 007: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120 for Business Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub Bus 001 Device 004:...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Re: Failing USB hard drive

I just did an apt-cache search and it came up with all these:- $ apt-cache search ddrescue ddrescue - copy data from one file or block device to another ddrescueview - graphical viewer for GNU ddrescue map files gddrescue - GNU data recovery tool myrescue - rescue data from damaged disks safecopy -...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 921

Failing USB hard drive

It was inevitable, if you provide a way to attach a hard drive by USB sooner or later one's going to fail. Normally they last 5 years or so but this drive must have been a refurb, not new. Deceptive advertising on the part of the retailer. I can hear the drive trying to do seeks or power up, I'm not...
by ab1jx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Could a Pi use one of these phone displays?
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Could a Pi use one of these phone displays?

I have 2 of these phones (Motorola 2nd gen moto-e: xt1505 & xt1527) which are reaching the age where I'm considering investing in spare parts. I found some of the displays left over, I don't know if the connector is anything standard that could be adapted to a Pi or not, or how interchangeable these...

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