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by Shoka
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: rpi-clone
Replies: 1
Views: 828

rpi-clone

Just a thank you to Bill Wilson billw--at--gkrellm.net for a splendid utility. https://github.com/billw2/rpi-clone Checked the search and found nothing with rpi-clone in the title, but I'm pretty sure I found it from this forum. For those unaware of it, its a neat utility to clone a Pi sd card. Plug...
by Shoka
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: make a CISCO 3560 into plain unmanaged?
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

Re: make a CISCO 3560 into plain unmanaged?

If you want a basic no frills switch set up I'd also a) not use vlan 1, set all ports to vlan 100 or somesuch (switchport access vlan 100) b) add switchport noneg to the commands in the port range list given above. That will stop it trying to set up trunk ports. c) add spanning-tree bpdufilter enabl...
by Shoka
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Jessie barebones image for server (Lessbian)
Replies: 27
Views: 15351

Re: Jessie barebones image for server (Lessbian)

Thanks. Downloaded a copy, will try it out over the weekend.
by Shoka
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: absolute beginner
Replies: 17
Views: 2982

Re: absolute beginner

Once you get past the hardware setup to a point where you are facing a command line interface on Linux, two commands that help a lot are: man starting with man man :D gives you the system manual for whatever command you follow it with and apropos which suggests manual pages related to a specific sub...
by Shoka
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Using the Raspberry Pi to connect a PC to the internet
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Using the Raspberry Pi to connect a PC to the internet

Its entirely achievable. Key point is that what you are making is a router, and the Pi does not route by default, you need to enable a sysctl (net.ipv4.ip_forward=1) so it will accept traffic on one interface and dispatch it on another. http://raspberrypihq.com/how-to-turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-wifi...
by Shoka
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up Raspberry Pi B+ through LAN
Replies: 6
Views: 4235

Re: Setting up Raspberry Pi B+ through LAN

Its entirely possible to do a raspebian setup over ethernet, provided that ethernet offers a DHCP server and some way to determine what IP address the Pi has drawn, and Internet access. I use a Linux laptop, I run a dhcp server on the laptop port, plug the pi in to that port and use nmap to see what...
by Shoka
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pi-mote from Energenie
Replies: 59
Views: 24564

Re: Pi-mote from Energenie

Not easily... The Pi-Mote is dead ended, so needs to be the top board in the stack. It also has no flexibility on the gpio pins used. You could stack it on top of one of the more complex breakout boards, but you would need to look very carefully at what pins that breakout board uses to make sure tha...
by Shoka
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: SD Card Backup and Custom Image...
Replies: 48
Views: 46117

Re: SD Card Backup and Custom Image...

Another happy customer :).

Very nice tool
by Shoka
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: apt-get upgrade taking forever!
Replies: 57
Views: 61349

Re: apt-get upgrade taking forever!

If anyone cares this is still happening. I've taken the "shoot the wolf" approach as I have no need of it anyway for this application.
by Shoka
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: problem with libapt-inst1.5
Replies: 7
Views: 3289

Re: problem with libapt-inst1.5

Thanks. Just a local issue then. Good
by Shoka
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: problem with libapt-inst1.5
Replies: 7
Views: 3289

Re: problem with libapt-inst1.5

To be clear, if I understand correctly, the libaptinst package is installing several libraries and at least one of them, and probably two are files of zeros on my system, and possibly in the package archive. My system is a trivial issue, it's a new build and I have nothing but a few hours work to lo...
by Shoka
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: problem with libapt-inst1.5
Replies: 7
Views: 3289

Re: problem with libapt-inst1.5

Think I've done that, see second block of code in my first post. However I had the apt command and the --override in the reverse position in the commnd I issued, so it may not have had the effect I expected. Apt re downloaded the file though, which it did not do with the vanilla command, so it looke...
by Shoka
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: problem with libapt-inst1.5
Replies: 7
Views: 3289

Re: problem with libapt-inst1.5

Long past that stage I'm afraid... pi@spypi ~ $ sudo apt-get update Hit http://raspberrypi.collabora.com wheezy Release.gpg Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy Release.gpg Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy Release.gpg Hit http://raspberrypi.collabora.com wheezy Release Hit http://m...
by Shoka
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: problem with libapt-inst1.5
Replies: 7
Views: 3289

problem with libapt-inst1.5

System is a B+ with a 32G sd card. Its a new download of raspebian, 2014-06-20. Boots fine, but running apt-get upgrade got: Setting up libapt-inst1.5:armhf (0.9.7.9+rpi1+deb7u2) ... ldconfig: /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libkrb5support.so.0 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the s...
by Shoka
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Monitoring when 12v is present?
Replies: 14
Views: 11079

Re: Monitoring when 12v is present?

Not sure exactly what you are asking. The opto.jpg posted up thread has the advantage that there is no electrical connection required between the Pi and the system you are monitoring. The resistor values given look reasonable, and the diagram looks complete. The left side of the diagram is your 12V ...
by Shoka
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple nagios alternative?
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: Simple nagios alternative?

Mon is a neat alternative, perl and script based.
by Shoka
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi USB Still not working with latest Raspbian 3.12.22
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: WiFi USB Still not working with latest Raspbian 3.12.22

Whoops sorry misunderstood what the poster could not identify...
by Shoka
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Modifying the sainsmart 4 relay module
Replies: 9
Views: 5329

Re: Modifying the sainsmart 4 relay module

What the poster upstream was pointing out I think is that the output relays are change over. So whatever state the relays are by default you can select the output state you want... However that ignores the problem that the outputs state will change if the Pi powers up or down, which may well not be ...
by Shoka
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi USB Still not working with latest Raspbian 3.12.22
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: WiFi USB Still not working with latest Raspbian 3.12.22

One way to tell our hardware version: pi@homepi ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 model name : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l) Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java tls CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 7 CPU variant : 0x0 CPU part : 0xb76 CPU revision : 7 Hardware : BCM27...
by Shoka
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Network IP not visible
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Network IP not visible

From a working example... /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet dhcp allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf iface default inet dhcp pi@homepi ~ $ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:27:eb:02:5f:ba inet add...
by Shoka
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie wondering if Pi is right for me
Replies: 21
Views: 3057

Re: Newbie wondering if Pi is right for me

On something the size of a boat, the interconnection between devices becomes a major consideration. A single intelligent device with a large number of connections to remote sensors, may not be your best approach. One approach is to focus your effort on an some form of spine network with your sensors...
by Shoka
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Adding a second WiFi dongle.
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

Re: Adding a second WiFi dongle.

They do not have to be connected to only one AP.

One or more can be AP's in their own networks..

Lots of possibilities ...
by Shoka
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: can the Pi be used as telephone CE approved on hold device
Replies: 39
Views: 4539

Re: can the Pi be used as telephone CE approved on hold devi

If your kit is actually in the path of the strike its probably toasted. With possible exception of military grade EMP hardened kit. However there is a major EMP all around the strike. You do not have to be in the direct path of the strike to take damage. That bolt that blew my ADSL modem came out of...
by Shoka
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: can the Pi be used as telephone CE approved on hold device
Replies: 39
Views: 4539

Re: can the Pi be used as telephone CE approved on hold devi

I've had a close call lightning strike fry the line, and the ADSL router on the end of the line. Lightning energy goes where it will. Nothing the exchange can put across the line will necessarily save you if the strike is 300m from you and the exchange is 5000m away. Won't necessarily save the line ...
by Shoka
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pi-mote from Energenie
Replies: 59
Views: 24564

Re: Pi-mote from Energenie

This is for driving a pre-made board (The Pi-Mote is a commercial product from Energenie) that I have no control of unfortunately. For my purposes I saw no need of the additional complexity of the various libraries that can abstract the gpio's to pins and cope with the versions of pi hardware. The o...

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