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by nobbit
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How come RPi continuously beats competitors' sales?
Replies: 82
Views: 8325

How come RPi continuously beats competitors' sales?

Over the past couple of years I've seen quite a few RPi-like boards for sale, often slightly more expensive but much more powerful. I've never been attracted to them; it seems I'm loyal to the Pi for reasons I haven't quite figured out yet. It does beg the question, though. How is it that the Pi has...
by nobbit
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH not on Port 22?
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: SSH not on Port 22?

The short explanation: Ports 1-1024 are owned by the operating system and designated to specific services. A user-initiated process (i.e. your ssh client) will not use a port in this range to connect to other computers. When you ssh from your computer to the raspberry pi, your ssh client will pick a...
by nobbit
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben on Internetdagarna (The internet days) con in Stockholm
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Eben on Internetdagarna (The internet days) con in Stockholm

I found an article about this on the Swedish IDG site and dug up a link. Text is in Swedish, but Eben speaks English as usual :)

Check it out
by nobbit
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B+ does not mount USB drive. Insufficient power?
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: B+ does not mount USB drive. Insufficient power?

Typing in max_usb_current=1 in /boot/config.txt and rebooting did the trick. It's been syncing data overnight and it appears to be all good so far. As I said I'm powering it with a USB adapter of 2.1A, with a USB cable from that to the Pi. Seems robust enough for my needs :) Thanks to everyone for s...
by nobbit
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B+ does not mount USB drive. Insufficient power?
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

B+ does not mount USB drive. Insufficient power?

I've finally gotten around to setting up my B+ with a USB drive (2.5", 500GB, LaCie - unsure about which model), powered by a 2.1A USB adapter. It seems the drive can't mount, however. I tried running dmesg and got the following output: [ 6.210875] ......................................................
by nobbit
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Horrific Raspberry Pi NAS Speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 41147

Re: Horrific Raspberry Pi NAS Speeds

Wireless can be disappointingly slow. For a while my network speeds would dip to a tenth or less every evening when neighbours started streaming or gaming or whatever. If I was farther away from my (admittedly crappy) router than a few metres the signal would simply drown in the competition. If your...
by nobbit
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: FTP Backup server.
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Re: FTP Backup server.

If you have huge amounts of data you should probably look at using rsync or some similar synchronization tool, because transferring every file every time you want to take a backup gets old quick - you don't have much bandwidth on the pi. Sync tools will only copy the changed files. Do you have ssh l...
by nobbit
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: School Science Experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 2312

Re: School Science Experiment

Maybe film nocturnal wildlife in your area?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 63&t=89769

What's your budget?
by nobbit
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rough Sketch of my Handheld Console Design
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Rough Sketch of my Handheld Console Design

If this is a serious commercial venture you should consider your market plan before you start with the technical details. If your console is for running retro games you should ask yourself what you can bring to the market that isn't already there. If it's for running new games you should ask yoursel...
by nobbit
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Auto backup phone on plugin
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Auto backup phone on plugin

I'd be interested in this as well. Both for iPhone and Android.
by nobbit
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shellshock / Bash-bug vulnerability
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Shellshock / Bash-bug vulnerability

As far as I know there's only been two vulnerabilities discovered. There was a patch for the first one that turned out to be incomplete. The second patch solved it. Then, yesterday, a new and similar bug was discovered which to my knowledge hasn't been patched yet. I'd be very interested in a discus...
by nobbit
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Basic wiki on Pi - No SQL
Replies: 11
Views: 3565

Re: Basic wiki on Pi - No SQL

I'm entirely with you on the "don't add it if you don't need it" side of things; one more component is just one more thing that can crash. DokuWiki is nice. I run a few instances of it (not on a RasPi, but it's not very demanding so it shouldn't be a problem unless you have a large number of active ...
by nobbit
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Unable to complete rsync
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: Unable to complete rsync

What's the output of "ls -l /media/MEDIA/music/albumdb/" and "ls -l /media/MEDIA/music/albumdb/art_cache/" respectively? Your output suggests you may have a link (a "shortcut", if you will) to the top directory from there, which makes rsync go around in circles. This can either be a symbolic link, w...
by nobbit
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to send SMS messages without internet
Replies: 8
Views: 4235

Re: how to send SMS messages without internet

What plugwash said. The prohibition against automated use is set in place to protect the carrier from a flood of messages suddenly coming from a single node. When configuring this thing, make sure you have a way of testing it thoroughly before even connecting it to a phone network. If it does indeed...
by nobbit
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi File Server (Web)
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: Raspberry Pi File Server (Web)

thom71: Yes. I believe the Owncloud forums is a good place to look for info on that, and a google search for tutorials will get you quite a few results (http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Owncloud-dropbox-clone/ being the top one for me, at least). If you run your raspberry pi behind a rou...
by nobbit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi File Server (Web)
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: Raspberry Pi File Server (Web)

If you're not worried about who else might see the files I believe the simplest solution is to just install apache and use scp/WinSCP to transfer files onto your web root directory. I believe (such a long time I last did this) that the default configuration shows a directory without an index.html/ph...
by nobbit
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi running forum and/or chat, how much load can it handle?
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: Pi running forum and/or chat, how much load can it handl

That's more like it! That or Prosody or something similar. The question is; how many connections can it handle? How much activity? When it comes to forums I have no idea how demanding different forum software is. I can google up a few, but I was hoping that someone here had experiences running any p...
by nobbit
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi running forum and/or chat, how much load can it handle?
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: Pi running forum and/or chat, how much load can it handl

Mumble is also interesting, but not what I had in mind. I'm wondering about text-based mediums.
by nobbit
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: help im am ECE STUDENT
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: help im am ECE STUDENT

Calm down. Release the caps lock.

What exactly is your project about?
by nobbit
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Mysql getting slow
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Mysql getting slow

Well done :)
by nobbit
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi running forum and/or chat, how much load can it handle?
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Pi running forum and/or chat, how much load can it handle?

Someone has undoubtedly tried this, so I might as well ask before venturing to do it myself :) First scenario: There are a few different XMPP platforms available out there. Any ideas which is suitable to run on the Pi? How many active connections would it typically handle before choking up? Second s...
by nobbit
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Mysql getting slow
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Mysql getting slow

At 1 million records, how large is your database?
by nobbit
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Personal Cloud Tonido for Raspberry is available now
Replies: 9
Views: 7051

Re: Personal Cloud Tonido for Raspberry is available now

Could you tell us a bit more about Tonido? What's the underlying technology? Which version is it currently on? How does it compare to competitors (i.e. Owncloud etc.)? What makes it suitable for raspi? Also, if I install the server on my raspi, why is there a 2GB limit to the share folder size in th...
by nobbit
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this real? - Raspberry Pi Model B+
Replies: 45
Views: 10392

Re: Is this real? - Raspberry Pi Model B+

The ability to power a 2.5" USB HDD is an absolute killer feature as far as I'm concerned. I'm not fluent in electro-jargon, so I can't really tell what kind of power source you'd need for that. What kind of voltage/amp are we talking about?
by nobbit
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Any games specifically developed for the Pi?
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Any games specifically developed for the Pi?

I hypothesize that the Pi could possibly work as a reasonably competent console in my living room. Considering the popularity of it and the limited resources, I was wondering if there are any games developed for the Pi specifically, whether platformers, puzzles, rpgs, adventure, arcade style or simu...

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