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by Geordon
Sat May 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What is the preferred FS format for high-cap external drives?
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: What is the preferred FS format for high-cap external drives?

Thank you for your insight. I appreciate it! Looks like I need to do some more research to make a final determination.
by Geordon
Sat May 25, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What is the preferred FS format for high-cap external drives?
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

What is the preferred FS format for high-cap external drives?

I have an 8 TB drive that I will be using on my Pi for network storage. Is there a preferred or recommended FS format for this? My network computers are Mac, but my understanding is that for a networked drive, the client computer is generally agnostic as far as the server FS goes.
by Geordon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?

Aurgh! I just rebooted my Pi again (while it was still plugged into Ethernet) and BOTH of the interfaces changed MAC addresses!
by Geordon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?

Ok, I was able to force the WiFi address, but the MAC is still flipping all over the place with reboots, which is playing havoc with the router's device table. I plugged the Pi in via Ethernet and was able to use the network preferences tool to configure the address. This is definitely an annoying i...
by Geordon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?

You can set a static IP in /etc/dhcpcd.conf I'm slightly confused. In order to get something similar, I had to install udhcpd, which seems to be a full DHCP server implementation. My Xfinity router is my local DHCP service provider, and I want it to stay that way. Is there a package that I should b...
by Geordon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?

I've got a 3B that does this. It's got a static IP assigned by my router but the MAC changes at every boot and it gets a DHCP pool address. I've not had enough time to find whether it's a firmware bug or a Raspbian bug. [...] It works ok and it does the FlightAware job ok as it is so I'm applying t...
by Geordon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

WLAN MAC address changes at every reboot?

I am in the US and have Xfinity as my Internet provider. They have the rented routers set up so that you can do some basic LAN and usage monitoring on their website, where you can see the devices connected to the WiFi router. This evening, I discovered that my brand new RPi 3 B+ keeps changing the M...
by Geordon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi

HawaiianPi wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:56 am
FYI: haveged and rng-tools basically do the same thing. One or the other should be fine (you don't need both).
I thought that was the case. Any idea why one or the other isn't part of the default build? It seems like that would be kind of useful.
by Geordon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi

And the crowd goes wild! I burned a fresh, brand new Stretch SD card, set it for ssh and wpa_supplicant config on first boot. Connection went fine. Changed the apt repository to archive.raspbian.org Installed haveged, rng-tools, and some of the subsequently recommended packages (mostly apparmor stuf...
by Geordon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi

That's really an odd problem. The only thing I can think of is something went wrong with your initial Raspbian install or VNC configuration. I've set up lots of Pi computers for headless boot with wireless networking, SSH and VNC, and I've never had the trouble you're having. I'll try your procedur...
by Geordon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi

What are you entering in your viewer to connect, since these will be different for service and virtual mode servers? I'm currently using RealVNC Viewer and trying with both <ip address>:1 and <ip address>:5901 Unless I manually kick off vncserver after I ssh into the RPi, neither one works. In my p...
by Geordon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi

In order to run RealVNC in service mode you must have Raspbian configured for boot to desktop. (Enable VNC in raspi-config is required) If you prefer to boot to CLI then you can autostart RealVNC in virtual mode by adding this to /etc/rc.local (Enable VNC in raspi-config is NOT required) sudo -u pi...
by Geordon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Trying to start VNC on boot for headless RPi

I've got the system installed. I have used raspi-config to enable VNC, I have updated and upgraded everything, and installed haveged. Rebooted everything and... No VNC access unless I run vncserver at the command line. What am I missing that I have to manually kick off vncserver? I did come across t...
by Geordon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error when trying to update?
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Error when trying to update?

Thank you, ShiftPlusOne! Changing the repo did the trick.
by Geordon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error when trying to update?
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Error when trying to update?

Nuts. :( ) [email protected]_Server:~ $ sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/raspbian.raspberrypi.org* sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/raspbian.raspberrypi.org* [email protected]_Server:~ $ sudo apt update Hit:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch InRelease Get:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian stretch InRelease [1...
by Geordon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error when trying to update?
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Error when trying to update?

Alas. sudo apt-get update --fix-missing Get:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch InRelease [25.4 kB] Get:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian stretch InRelease [15.0 kB] Get:3 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian stretch/main armhf Packages [11.7 MB] Get:4 http://archive.raspber...
by Geordon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error when trying to update?
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Error when trying to update?

Normally, a good idea. Unfortunately the error that I posted first was from last night. This is what I got just 3 minutes ago. sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch InRelease [25.4 kB] Get:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian stretch InRelease [15.0 kB] Get:3 ...
by Geordon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error when trying to update?
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Error when trying to update?

I just burned a copy of Raspbian Stretch and have my old Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 2. When I go to update, I get errors like the following: sudo apt-get update Hit:2 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch InRelease Get:1 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian stretch InRelease [15.0 kB] Get:...
by Geordon
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: isc-dhcp-server fails to start.
Replies: 29
Views: 49011

Re: isc-dhcp-server fails to start.

Ok, let me restate the question: What is the package name for Network Manager?
by Geordon
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: isc-dhcp-server fails to start.
Replies: 29
Views: 49011

Re: isc-dhcp-server fails to start.

Can you suggest somewhere to learn more about NetworkManager? I'm trying to set my Pi as an Access Point and having fits with it. The Adafruit tutorial is not working for me.
by Geordon
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: isc-dhcp-server fails to start.
Replies: 29
Views: 49011

Re: isc-dhcp-server fails to start.

Should re-build my SD card and start again? I don't think that rebuilding the card is the solution to the problem (Why do I think that? I've rebuilt mine 3 times). Rather, I'm 98% certain that there is something hinky between the instructions in the tutorial (which I am using as well) and the curre...
by Geordon
Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not able to get hostapd to work. Regular WLAN client works
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Not able to get hostapd to work. Regular WLAN client works

Hello, all. I'm brand new to the Raspberry, but I'm something of an old hand at Linux... I've set up and run home firewalls and file/web/email servers for many years. I am trying to get a WAP set up in accordance with the Adafruit instructions at http://learn.adafruit.com/setting-up-a-raspberry-pi-a...

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