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by fruitoftheloom
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: VNC over USB
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: VNC over USB

Hi there, I’m a university lecturer, we are planning to introduce the raspberry pi 4 in our classes next year. We are however experiencing problems connecting to the pi. The problem is the following: - We don’t have a classroom with LCD, keyboards and mouses. We only have the students’s laptops. - ...
by fruitoftheloom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Boots Raspbian, But Not Retropie
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Boots Raspbian, But Not Retropie

Hello everyone, I am really new to the Raspberry Pi scene so please go easy on me...I was given a few Raspberry Pi machines to mess around with, and one of them was a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ I wanted to use for myself. Problem: The Pi came with an 8gb SD card that has Raspbian installed or well it says "...
by fruitoftheloom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cluster Projects?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Cluster Projects?

I have seen some very interesting looking Raspberry Pi clusters made, however I fail to understand the point of them. Dont get me wrong, i understand the power of clustering these devices together, but what specific projects are people working on that requires a cluster? Thanks! https://www.pidramb...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?
Replies: 25
Views: 845

Re: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?

cspan wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:34 pm
How about Focuswriter?

Never heard of this one, but appears to be in repositories:

https://packages.debian.org/buster/focuswriter

https://gottcode.org/focuswriter/
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Headless installation problems (yes, again)
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Headless installation problems (yes, again)

Yet another newbie fighting and losing the battle to install RPi. I bought a Pi Zero and an SD card pre-installed with Raspbian specifically so I could set it up headlessly. Yes, I am well aware that SSH is disabled by default. I plugged the card into my MacOS and a single volume was mounted. Confu...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to install alongside with NOOBS
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Unable to install alongside with NOOBS

I'm trying to install several OSes with NOOBS (such as Windows IoT core), but it's not letting me install alongside my already existing OS (Raspbian.) How do I fix this? OS: Raspbian, installed with NOOBS Internet connections: Ethernet, Wifi (Raspbian installed offline) Pi type: 2 B V1.1 OS version...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: DIY HDMI Capture Device (Help me)
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: DIY HDMI Capture Device (Help me)

Hello! The Project I am researching a project and need help. I want to try and build an HDMI Recorder with the Raspberry pi. (I am opened to other options but thought with the new Pi 4 it could be a good start here. Examples: So what do I mean by HDMI recorder? Well I want to build my own devices t...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can i run a ark survival evolved server?
Replies: 4
Views: 7145

Re: Can i run a ark survival evolved server?

Ok so, I just got my first raspberry pie and I had the same question. It seems to me that I remember way back in the day that ppl used to use the pie to network a shitload of video cards together for cryptocurrency mining. Why then cant the same be done to create a decent game server? Nothing has C...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Kali first boot stuck
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Kali first boot stuck

LTolledo wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Have you confirmed that Kali has been re-built to run on the RPi4B?
are you really sure?
can you give us the link that claims that it does?

https://www.offensive-security.com/kali ... rm-images/

Yes supported, only took a few clicks...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?
Replies: 25
Views: 845

Re: Lightweight word processor (alternative to LibreOffice Writer)?

There used to be several alternatives to the full-blown office suites, but as the number of people with limited RAM and CPU capacity has dwindled so has interest and development of office software with a smaller memory footprint. So, what's still out there? And specifically: what's available for ra...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Keyboard Configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Keyboard Configuration

Hi I am new to Raspberry Pi and am configuring my first ever set up. I am having trouble configuring the keyboard, which is a bog standard USB Dell keyboard so that I can use symbols over the numbers. For example the brackets ( ) etc. These are pretty fundamental to enable me to teach my new pupils...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Buster and VNC Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Raspbian Buster and VNC Problem

I have for some time successfully accessed my RaspberryPi model B, running Raspbian Jessie( 8), from my MacBook using VNC over WiFi. I recently upgraded the Pi OS to Raspbian Buster (10) and now can longer access the Pi. (VNC Viewer on the Mac reports "User or Password incorrect"). I have set the V...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Kali first boot stuck
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Kali first boot stuck

djkayce wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Booted my Pi 4 with raspbian fine. Moved on to a Kali image on a second SD, boot is stuck in a repeat of:

IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
brcmfmac: power management disabled

Your thoughts please?

Kali support their software:

https://forums.kali.org/
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unable to install zabix-agent
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Unable to install zabix-agent

Hi Have done that and checked again this morning All packages are up to date. sudo apt full-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Have you spelt it c...
by fruitoftheloom
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Make backups of a live running Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Make backups of a live running Raspberry Pi?

riahc3 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:58 am
Is it possible to make live backups of a running Raspberry Pi?

Raspbian Buster with Desktop includes SD Card Copier which will clone to a SD Card in a USB SDXC Card Reader or USB Flash Drive.
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi4 XFCE install not working
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Pi4 XFCE install not working

I wanted to try an alternative desktop to the standard raspbian buster desktop. I have tried a number of different instructions for installing xfce4 and lightdm. They both seem to install fine no error as per various instructions i found. However there is no change to the system, i reboot and get t...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Dress for the weather: pyowm problem
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Dress for the weather: pyowm problem

@jbudd I know it must have been a simple thing, Thank you. It is now progressing but still a bit weird, it sets the valid_location flag but the seems to execute the code in the except block too, see output?? Which city or town are you visiting? Cambridge Sorry location not recognised, please try ag...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi4B/Chromium slower that Pi3b+/Chromium
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Pi4B/Chromium slower that Pi3b+/Chromium

fruitoftheloom: I'm always nervous about performing an upgrade to a new Linux version over an existing one and TBH I don't particularly notice any changes in Buster that I think is worth the effort (BICBW). I'm in the "if it ain't broke camp" :D I just restarted the Pi4 by unplugging from the wall ...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi4B/Chromium slower that Pi3b+/Chromium
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Pi4B/Chromium slower that Pi3b+/Chromium

Thanks fruitoftheloom, I have only used sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade/sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. I've applied your commands and it seems to have upgraded mostly python. The Pi4 is a 4GB version I run Buster on my ancient 2B v1.1 and find it ""usable"" therefore it may be time to try ...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi4B/Chromium slower that Pi3b+/Chromium
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Pi4B/Chromium slower that Pi3b+/Chromium

I'm running Chromium 74.0.3729.157 on a Pi4 with Buster (updated with all patches) On a 3B+ I have Chromium 72.0.3623.121 with Stretch (I haven't upgraded to Buster). After startup of the Pi4B, Chromium is very slow (around a minute) to open a website whilst the Pi3B+ opens the same site much faste...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Dress for the weather: pyowm problem
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Dress for the weather: pyowm problem

Sorry for confusion, yes I have a PC with RPD and next to me my son with a netbook with RPD (for browser) and a Pi2 connected to breadboard. While he's been working through the beginner projects I've been trying to get ahead with the Python using the Foundaation projects as things that will probabl...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Dress for the weather: pyowm problem
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Dress for the weather: pyowm problem

Jonasaur wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:51 pm
I am using Stetch RPD in virtual box on Windows.
I orginally posted in beginners, but it has been moved to this forum.

Confused as you linked to a Raspbian Tutorial in your Original Post..

Raspbian is based of Debian ARMHF and has subtle differences to x86 Debian !
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unable to install zabix-agent
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Unable to install zabix-agent

Hi For well over 12 months I have Pi's with running the zabbix-agent for monitoring. I just had cause to do a new image and when it comes to the install I get the following error sudo apt-get install zabbix-agent Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Do...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbx freezing when connect 4th modem e173
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Raspbx freezing when connect 4th modem e173

Hi! I have a last raspbx with dongle and 3 huawei e173 modems. Everything works perfectly. But when I connect the 4th modem and connect it to the asterisk, I have high ping, timeouts and reconnection of other modems. I connected an external usb hub with extra power, but that didn't help. There is n...
by fruitoftheloom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Dress for the weather: pyowm problem
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Dress for the weather: pyowm problem

Hi I am learning Python (on 3.5) and Pi with my son, so I try and do the excercises in the Projects before hadn to make it more fun. With this project https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/dress-for-the-weather/3 I've registered and get a valid JSON response by querying the OWM API directly ...

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