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by Tom_A
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Issue after Jessie upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Issue after Jessie upgrade

What's in /etc/fstab? Change /dev/sda1 /data ext4 defaults,noatime 0 0 to /dev/sda1 /data ext4 defaults,noatime,x-systemd.automount 0 0 Or even better change it to UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx /data ext4 defaults,noatime,x-systemd.automount 0 0 where you get the UUID by running blkid /...
by Tom_A
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: Jessie Q&A
Replies: 381
Views: 96899

Re: Jessie Q&A

It looks like there's too much potential for problems if you try to upgrade and have customized too much so I'm setting up a new install that I can switch to once I know I can get everything working properly. I'm assuming the problem with USB installs working properly has been fixed. Am I wrong abou...
by Tom_A
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Doing something useful with the PI
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Doing something useful with the PI

W. H. Heydt wrote:I do something very useful with a Pi. It's my "alarm clock".
One of mine is media viewer, AirPrint server, music player, and announces the time on each hour.
by Tom_A
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Osmc vs openelec
Replies: 6
Views: 11392

Re: Osmc vs openelec

Osmc vs openelec which is better and more stable? and with osmc whats the diffence thank you I actually prefer Raspbian with Kodi installed over both of those. It's a more difficult set up process, but you get complete functionality of the Raspberry Pi with fewer issues. Openelec - Easiest to set u...
by Tom_A
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi Remote not finding Kodican anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: Kodi Remote not finding Kodican anyone

Avahi is auto discovery used to find services running on your network. You can manually enter the IP address of your RPi into the remote instead. You only do this once, so it's not a big deal. Web interface settings are in settings under services, I believe. It's probably already on as I think it ma...
by Tom_A
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Robust Read Only RPi
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Robust Read Only RPi

Not sure how much the RPi does this, but it was my understanding that sometimes an operating system will not write small files out to media until enough has collected or if the media is "safely removed/ejected." You could user a battery instead of a capacitor to increase the amount of time you have ...
by Tom_A
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just Ordered My First Pi !
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Just Ordered My First Pi !

I'm guessing yes on this one too. It should work without any problems. I've had problems getting bluetooth to work reliably and this one is not bluetooth so less to fuss with. It should just work without adding special drivers. You might have to mess with the keyboard preferences to get all the keys...
by Tom_A
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Custom boot screen with progress spinner
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Re: Custom boot screen with progress spinner

I tried doing something like this. The problem I seem to remember having was that omxplayer refused to run properly early in the boot process. Internet searches seemed to indicate that this would work at one time, but would no longer work due to changes to omxplayer. If you are planning on using omx...
by Tom_A
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Moving from Rpib+ to Rpi2
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Moving from Rpib+ to Rpi2

I have a B+ which is being used as a backup system with 2 1T HDs. I also have a Rpi2 which is used for a VPN and other purposes. The B+ is quite slow and I am considering using a Rpi2. Problem is, I don't have enough knowledge to combine the two purposes on the one Rpi2 and would like it to obtain ...
by Tom_A
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to boot from usb ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: How to boot from usb ?

I've just written a guide for creating a USB install using Grsync instead of dd to copy the partition. This has several advantages, one of them being that you can copy the root file system while it is currently running.

USB Install Using Grsync
by Tom_A
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Epiphany faster on Jessie?
Replies: 25
Views: 2496

Re: Is Epiphany faster on Jessie?

Changing jQuery to javascript on the click handlers didn't make any improvement. I got much more improvement later by optimising my code to touch the DOM as little as possible, but this does show that you can get some significant speed improvement from using native javascript. I discussed this with...
by Tom_A
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Raspberry Pi dongle should I get
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: What Raspberry Pi dongle should I get

RaspberryWarrior wrote:I have a Raspberry Pi Model b+and I can't find a good wifi dongle compatable with my Pi. Any ideas of one's which will work out of the box 8-)
I took a chance on the Panda Wireless with the antenna and it's been working well for me.
by Tom_A
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Logjam
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Logjam

DougieLawson wrote:It appears to be impossible to completely fix it in Raspbian Wheezy. The fix needs Apache2.4 which is in Raspbian Jessie.
Just curious, how is Nginx on Wheezy? Would that require Jessie as well to fix?
by Tom_A
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite Monitor?
Replies: 36
Views: 2469

Re: Composite Monitor?

Check your /boot/config.txt file to make sure you don't have the setting that forces HDMI. If you have a multi-meter, or even just a low voltage lightbulb and batter, you can test the wiring to make sure that it is wired properly. There a couple different versions of the cable. Some will not work an...
by Tom_A
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to mount a hard drive to the pi
Replies: 6
Views: 5415

Re: Trying to mount a hard drive to the pi

I solved it. After deleting all the partitions, I had to press o to make a new DOS partition table, then make new partitions. Before I just went straight to making new ones. I used gparted to change my drive to ext4. I understand that some people like to use the command line for these things, but I...
by Tom_A
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi2 HDMI woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: RPi2 HDMI woes

So, the next step, should you decide to continue, is probably to buy another RPi and see if that works. Something was probably damaged that's not going to be easy to fix. Anyone else who knows how to fix the HDMI hardware on a Raspberry Pi should probably chime in now. The board should still be usea...
by Tom_A
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB HDD with RPi2
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: USB HDD with RPi2

Good point, thanks. It is certainly a must have if more than one USB devices are envisioned. Did you find this works reliably with the RPi2 both being powered by it and using it as a hub? Yes and no. :? I have one RPi that I am going to use as an inexpensive travel computer for when I'd rather not ...
by Tom_A
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB HDD with RPi2
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: USB HDD with RPi2

In the spirit of minimising the number of components (and consequential costs), however, I would avoid the hub, if possible. I found a USB 2 slimline hub on Amazon for about $10. This was the one with the aluminum enclosure as well. That's close enough to what you pay for a power supply that it's w...
by Tom_A
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB HDD with RPi2
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: USB HDD with RPi2

Well, all three drives work well with laptops, I have used Samsung drives for ages. And all three drives work well with RPi1s, that is why I was (and still am) so surprised it didn't work with the RPi2s "out of the box". Having tried all the configuration options save for soldering the USB power ci...
by Tom_A
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi2 HDMI woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: RPi2 HDMI woes

I seem to remember having issues when using one HDMI cable that went away when switching to a different brand. The "bad" HDMI cable worked fine with other devices. If you have a few HDMI cables handy and have not tried switching between them, that would be a good place to start.
by Tom_A
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Send an email when a file is created
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: Send an email when a file is created

OMG!!!!!!!! It actually worked!!!! It worked!!!! I was an idiot!!! But it worked!!!! Sorry for getting excited.... BUT I FINALLY MADE IT WORK!!!! Congratulations. Now that it's working, you'll be able to use it for other things as well if you want. I get notifications when new updates are available...
by Tom_A
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Epiphany faster on Jessie?
Replies: 25
Views: 2496

Re: Is Epiphany faster on Jessie?

There's clearly quite a large overhead in getting jQuery running for the first jQuery function in the code. The second invocation runs quite signifcantly faster. So it does look like you may be able to code around jQuery's overhead. JQuery is going to run on the client computer, not the server, but...
by Tom_A
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Send an email when a file is created
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: Send an email when a file is created

I just checked and the messages appear as coming from my gmail account. I think this may not have always been the case. I don't care what the from address reads as. I know where the messages are coming from. I still think that it doesn't matter what you put in the system mail name. I think it gets o...
by Tom_A
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Send an email when a file is created
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: Send an email when a file is created

on_movie_end echo 'Webcam Alert' | mail -a %f -s 'Pleasant Webcam' youremailaddress@youremailserver.com or on_picture_save echo 'Webcam Alert' | mail -a %f -s 'Pleasant Webcam' youremailaddress@youremailserver.com This depends on whether you want still pictures or movie clips. You can have both enab...
by Tom_A
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Send an email when a file is created
Replies: 44
Views: 3810

Re: Send an email when a file is created

LightningPi wrote:Still doesn't work for some reason... I don't know why... Should I give you my motion config?
Where are your video/audio files being saved? What is the directory path? What are the permissions on the directory?

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