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by fruit-uk
Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: frustrated about pcmanfm
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: frustrated about pcmanfm

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man mc
I'd assume the distro version has smbfs but I usually use fish - doubt that will work on a NAS
by fruit-uk
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: frustrated about pcmanfm
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: frustrated about pcmanfm

mc ;)
(midnight commander)
by fruit-uk
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

The rsync didn't work quite as expected (well it did what it was told). That's why it's a good idea to run first with the '-n' dry-run option, to make sure it's doing what you expect! When I got to the prompt for pi, and tried to su to root, it would not at rsync didn't copy setuid. Can't see from ...
by fruit-uk
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1-wire LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: 1-wire LCD

This is now resolved. The owfs developers have updated OWNet.pm, available at present in owfs master sources, and my Louis Swart 1-wire LCD now works as it should.:) The module works fine with raspbian/debian jessie 2.9p6-6 as well as the latest 3.1p1 release. Turns out that owwrite to LCD with jess...
by fruit-uk
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

Thanks for the explanation. I scrounged up another usb disk I can use. Here's the fdisk on all that's mounted on the Pi2. I can also mount both on the Pi3 and neither would be in use (since the OS is running from one of them). I can reformat sdb as needed and want to preserve data on sda. Format it...
by fruit-uk
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

Ok this will be somewhat long. and is probably hgoing to be very messy as I reply ;) fstab from pi2 (old card, Noobs I think) proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/mmcblk0p5 /boot vfat defaults 0 2 #/dev/mmcblk0p6 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1 /dev/sda1 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1 #/dev/sda1 /mnt/data ex...
by fruit-uk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

No I'm sure I updated to Jessie. Followed the instructions and all. and saw many messages with jessie in them. Besides, I did a update/upgrade/dist-upgrade of wheezy prior to doing the same thing with jessie so I the second dist-upgrade had been to wheezy nothing would have happened. OK, seems you ...
by fruit-uk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

It sounds as though you have updated/upgraded your old Pi to latest wheezy, which is fine, but you really shoould upgrade to jessie which means altering /etc/apt/sources.list to point to jessie packages. Then you need to do the update, upgrade and dist-upgrade again - it may take a while! There are ...
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

billrv wrote:Whew I got lucky. The one thing I did not check was the power supply.
Good news.PSUs don't last for ever!
Get into the habit of making regular backups - and checking them of course, before it's too late
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RPI Remote Controlled Mains Sockets
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

Re: RPI Remote Controlled Mains Sockets

But what is step 2 after getting the equipment needed? You need something that can send commands to the adapters, Scotty101 uses Domoticz, I use fhem but I'm sure there are many other apps and methods, check those links for ideas. I general you simply plug the USB device in and register or pair the...
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RPI Remote Controlled Mains Sockets
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

Re: RPI Remote Controlled Mains Sockets

http://www.harald-nyborg.dk/p10047/stikkontakt-fjernbetjent-3-stk I have these socket at home. Will the transceiver from ebay, be able to pick up the signal? No idea, there are so many different protocols used even though frequency may be the same As you already have adapters see if you can find in...
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RPI Remote Controlled Mains Sockets
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

Re: RPI Remote Controlled Mains Sockets

Depends on what you acll expensive.

I have a similar setup but control through fhem http://fhem.de.
I too have an RFXCOM RFXtrx433 but use HomeEasy socket adapters, I picked up a few 3 packs for around £12 to £15 each IIRC
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Wireless humidity sensor for cigarbox
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: Wireless humidity sensor for cigarbox

I have a panStamp temp/humidity sensor in each room, see.http://panstamp.com/.
Quite easy to set up and use, low power also.
by fruit-uk
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

Assuming you are running raspbian, copy the whole of the second partition from SD to the new drive, suitably formatted of course, I use ext4. Then you need to alter /etc/fstab to point to the new root, probably /dev/sda1, here's one of mine proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defa...
by fruit-uk
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1-wire LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: 1-wire LCD

Well, I've been doing a bit more poking around since my first post Tried reducing i2c baudrate just in case that may have been an issue somehow - no difference. I have just replaced all jessie 1-wire 2.9p8 debs with 2.8p15 versions - and I now have a working LCD on jessie :) I guess something has br...
by fruit-uk
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

Should be a straight swap then for a new Pi - except OS not up to date enough for a Pi3 I think - and not likley to involve any formatting. It would pay to back up your own data (as a matter of course anyway) but certainly your home directory and /etc/ too is often a good idea as that will containg ...
by fruit-uk
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

It seems OP was using SD for boot only in which case copying files in the boot partition from SD to a microSD may be enough to swap over along with his HDD.
Not sure if that applies to a Noobs install though as I've never done one.
by fruit-uk
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I think it's dead. RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 4198

Re: I think it's dead. RIP

No help to the OP but I've just found one of my original Bs to be dead too :(
Was running 24/7 for a couple of years until replaced wth a B+ so not complaining
by fruit-uk
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1-wire LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 701

1-wire LCD

I recently acquired a 1-wire Louis Swart version LCD http://www.louisswart.co.za to add to my 1-wire network. OWServer is run on a Pi2 with Sheepwalk Electronics RPI3 i2c interface. On a Pi running raspian jessie (owfs-2.9p8) sending a string to the LCD misses the first character and adds a || at th...
by fruit-uk
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RPi 1, RPi 2, RPi 3 vs. OPi 1
Replies: 35
Views: 6131

Re: RPi 1, RPi 2, RPi 3 vs. OPi 1

Why do these silly threads always appear after a new release? I am very happy with the performance of all my Pis in their individual roles - and the prices too. I also have a cubietruck, it has performed well but I suspect it will be replaced soon with a PI as it has neither the support nor userbase...
by fruit-uk
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 cannot boot images that for with Pi 2?
Replies: 19
Views: 27495

Re: Pi 3 cannot boot images that for with Pi 2?

Not unstable here!
Is your PSU sufficient? Despite what it may say on the label it may not be providing enough power for the Pi3 - or you may have a poor quality lead between it and the Pi
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 with Cirrus/Element14 Audio Card Question
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 with Cirrus/Element14 Audio Card Question

If you search from the above element14 link for your kernel version you may find something eg. this page for 4.1.13 https://www.element14.com/community/mes ... x=0#168371
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Arduino_IDE-1.6.7/github on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 122
Views: 49674

Re: Arduino_IDE-1.6.7/github on the Raspberry Pi

Easy as that, nice! Thanks for the report - and thanks to all who made it possible.
May have a try later though not sure some of the bits I use have got past 1.6.5.. Only one way to find out I guess.
by fruit-uk
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 with Cirrus/Element14 Audio Card Question
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 with Cirrus/Element14 Audio Card Question

I think it's unlikely we will see any further support from Cirrus/Wolfson see https://github.com/CirrusLogic/rpi-linux/wiki/Building-the-code for the latest, thay may prove me wrong of course. There are sometimes pre-built kernels offered by users on https://www.element14.com/community/community/ras...
by fruit-uk
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 - never remembers bluetooth keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Pi3 - never remembers bluetooth keyboard

Blueman gave me problems while installed. Since removing it the keyboard has been fine

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