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by RDK
Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: The Serial Port vs HDMI for the console output
Replies: 2
Views: 733

The Serial Port vs HDMI for the console output

If I disable the serial port as per this reference (http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/raspberry-pi-serial-port) so I can use if for other functions will it also eliminate the display I get on my monitor using the HDMI cable? Will the keyboard still function?

Thanks....RDK
by RDK
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating and using a script at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 2742

Creating and using a script at startup

What I want to do seems simple to me but the more I Google and Read the more confused I get. Yes, I'm pretty much a novice with Linux. What I want to do is basically the following during the boot-up process: 1. run the " screen bash" command to create a screen session for the next step 2. run the "p...
by RDK
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 8079

Re: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

OK, I'll give it a try. Not sure exactly how to extract the width from the second byte, but I will work on it next weekend when I'm again near the Pi. When I watch my console screen I see lots of messages relating to the status of my device, the USB memory devices and the SD card, as well as the sta...
by RDK
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 8079

Re: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

OK, I tried out these suggestions. The most promising was sudo cat /dev/vcs1 but the screen format was all buggered up as it would appear that it was displaying buffer records which were rolling/extending off the screen. From what I could see, however, this looks almost like the info I would like to...
by RDK
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 8079

Re: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

Thanks guys. I've been away from this issue for a while. I'll checkout your ideas/comments and get back to you.....RDK
by RDK
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 8079

Re: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

OK, I'm not running Jessie and, for now, I have no plans to upgrade to it on any of my "currently happy" Pi's. dmesg is almost useless, as it seems to show only the latest entries into the log. I'm most interested in the entries which were displayed on my console during boot up, when I was not runni...
by RDK
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless
Replies: 12
Views: 8079

Viewing the Startup Log when running Headless

I'm sure this has already been answered somewhere but I am not able to find the right set of unique keywords to find it, so... I'm running my Pi's headless most of the time. However, there are times when it would be nice to see exactly what was displayed during the boot-up process. For example, corr...
by RDK
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: How to set up FTP on the raspberry pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 115360

Re: How to set up FTP on the raspberry pi?

You're right and I'm wrong. Sorry....RDK
by RDK
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: How to set up FTP on the raspberry pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 115360

Re: How to set up FTP on the raspberry pi?

OK, I understand the SFTP works out-of-the-box on my Raspberry Pi. I've successfully tested it with the FillZilla client!! However, it appears that sftp uses port 22 which is also the port used for Putty remote access. I may need to be able to use both Putty and sftp at the same time. I've tried tha...
by RDK
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up for multiple Wifi and Static addresses
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Setting up for multiple Wifi and Static addresses

Assuming I have the following wpa_supplicant.conf and interfaces files: ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev update_config=1 network={ ssid="Home" psk="xxxxxxx" proto=RSN key_mgmt=WPA-PSK pairwise=CCMP auth_alg=OPEN id_str="Basement" } network={ ssid="Cabin" key_mgmt=NONE auth_alg...
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Re: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

OK. All I'm trying to do is find a way to "label" these very small micro SD cards. Right now I have several SD's with different OS configurations and then only way I can really tell them apart is to boot them up in a Pi. They are really too small to label directly. I have been using snack sized Zipl...
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Re: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

OK, but you have not answered my question about removing files/folders from the FAT partition. Like the extra OS folders?....RDK
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Re: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

FruitoftheLoom....I'm not wishing to do anything with the Windows "invisible" parts of the SD card. Mostly I want to clean up the FAT (ie visible to Windows) partition....RDK
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Re: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

fruitoftheloom...Thanks, I will study that reference. kusti8.....My SD card has NOOBS origins. I want to cleanup that partition so I can put some of my notes and install log files on it for future reference. It is doubtful I would ever have more that 50 MB of files, but then I can remember when one ...
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Cleaning up the FAT partion on SD card

Folks.....I've read numerous post about resize errors with the NOOBS SD card. Is there a right way to clean up the SD card after NOOBS has installed Raspbian on my Pi? On the original FAT partition I have less than 100 MB left. I've noticed in the OS folder that there are other folders for operating...
by RDK
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues

Success, but it required access to a Raspberry Pi B+, same vintage as my original!!! Basically you have to read the PiHut reference ( http://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi-tutorials/16982376-updating-raspbian-on-your-microsd-for-the-raspberry-pi-2 ) carefully and follow the directions. My SD card w...
by RDK
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues

Dougie.....As per the PiHut reference, I copied the NOOBS Lite files (except for the "recovery.cmdline" file) over those on my old Pi B+ SD card.

What other "stuff" needs to be copied onto the old SD card? I do not see a config.txt file.....RDK
by RDK
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues

Dougie...Thanks. I do not have access to my old Pi B+ right now. I will try this later and let you know.

I'm re-reading then sticky referenced in the other reply...RDK
by RDK
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Boot Issues

Hello....I'm really struggling to get an SD card from my Raspberry Pi B+ to boot up on my new Raspberry Pi v2. I have read lots of web references, including the http://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi-tutorials/16982376-updating-raspbian-on-your-microsd-for-the-raspberry-pi-2 and others ( http://rasp...
by RDK
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

Folks.....OK, more information on the jumping STARTX GUI. I started the configuration of my Pi v2 over from the 1.4.1 NOOBS and checked STARTX periodically. The issue with the GUI started after I installed SAMBA and the Samba GUI SWAT.....RDK
by RDK
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

Folks.....In addition to the jumping STARTX screen, all of the apps and those on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen are missing. I have found and added some to the desktop, but have not found all, including the file manager. And still nothing on the taskbar. It would appear that the application...
by RDK
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

Folks.....So no one seems to have any idea why the STARTX GUI is acting so weird??? OK, how about an alternate approach? How can I uninstall STARTX and the reinstall it? Maybe that will fix the problem. Is there a config file for STARTX? Yes, I'm grasping at straws here, but sometimes I really need ...
by RDK
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

AndyD....Yes I have read/seen some of those articles. However, my STARTX GUI is still non-functional, jumping and no icons. Any idea what is going on there?......RDK
by RDK
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Pi2: Startx problem. G2D_23

Folks....I am configuring a new Pi2 unit. I have started from the NOOBS SD card, installed RASPBIAN and added Samba. All seems to be working. Then (!!!) from the console (keyboard and monitor) I tried to launch "startx". The "startx" GUI opens up partially on the monitor, that is the trash can shows...
by RDK
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi B+ won't reboot
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Raspberry Pi B+ won't reboot

Folks...Not real sure where to post this so if it is in the wrong place, say so. I have a new Raspberry Pi B+. This is my third, so I hope I have already made most of the beginner mistakes. To start I hooked it up to a monitor, WiFi USB dongle, keyboard and mouse. The WiFi came with the unit in one ...

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