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by n67
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to ROX Desktop default?
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: How to ROX Desktop default?

OT: Don't take this the wrong way or anything - and I'm only sayin' because this is not the first time...

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albeit
by n67
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: mount a cifs share using fstab
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: mount a cifs share using fstab

Please don't use fstab for this. It will only lead to pain & suffering.

Instead, arrange, via one of the many "How do I run something automatically on startup?" techniques, to have your mount command run automatically on startup.

It is much safer to leave fstab alone.
by n67
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: autorun at reboot not working RPI 3b+
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: autorun at reboot not working RPI 3b+

You have to be clear on why you think it isn't working. Now, I'm not saying that I necessarily think that it is and you just don't know that it is, although that is one possibility. I'm saying that it would help us help you if you told us what signs you have that it "isn't working". Have you done th...
by n67
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?
Replies: 87
Views: 27386

Re: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?

hippy - I've got to give you credit for getting the points and not feigning ignorance like everybody else does.

You're a good man.
by n67
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?
Replies: 87
Views: 27386

Re: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?

The usual stuff about why it hasn't and won't happen - yada, yada, yada. But for all that, you can't deny that it would be nice - really nice! - to have an x86 based SBC, with the kind of support that the Pi has, available. What makes the Pi special (basically unique!) in the world of SBCs is the le...
by n67
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: reboot don't work
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: reboot don't work

This is a known problem. Apparently, it boils down to "Not all USB hard disks are completely compatible with the 'boot from USB' functionality of the Pi". One of the other frequent posters here routinely reports that while he can boot from SSD from a cold power-on, rebooting (without power cycling) ...
by n67
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?
Replies: 87
Views: 27386

Re: Raspberry pi 4 - x64 Processor ?

A x64 Pi would bump up the price a lot. And by a lot, I mean by over £100. An Intel Core i3 8th Generation can be purchased from £139.99. Keep in mind that a (hypothetical) x86 based Pi wouldn't have to run - and, in fact, would not run - any sort of "state of the art", latest-and-greatest, x86 pro...
by n67
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Challenge with mounting windows share
Replies: 24
Views: 1258

Re: Challenge with mounting windows share

I will point out again that doing this sort of thing in fstab is all wrong, for about a dozen reasons.
No. No it isn't.
Yes. Yes, it is.
by n67
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A ton of question for raspberry pi.
Replies: 34
Views: 2091

Re: A ton of question for raspberry pi.

Funny how it all works, innit?
by n67
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Challenge with mounting windows share
Replies: 24
Views: 1258

Re: Challenge with mounting windows share

I will point out again that doing this sort of thing in fstab is all wrong, for about a dozen reasons. Despite the fact that there are a lot of tuts out there on the InterWebs recommending it. The right way to do it is to figure out the right "mount" command, with all the needed options supplied on ...
by n67
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: SEVERE: regression in latest systemd update for Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: SEVERE: regression in latest systemd update for Stretch

Good to hear it!

It's kind of a problem that Unix has always erred on the side of "Tell them everything; let the user figure out what is important" when it comes to logging.

One wonder what would happen if you made "auth.log " a symlink to "/dev/null"...
by n67
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: SEVERE: regression in latest systemd update for Stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: SEVERE: regression in latest systemd update for Stretch

Running "su" twice a second??? That's just wrong. There has to be a better way to do whatever it is you're doing. I tend to avoid using 'su' in frequently-run-jobs, for just this reason. No sense filling up the logs files with messages to no purpose. There is always another way to do it. Maybe there...
by n67
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?
Replies: 9
Views: 5155

Re: Anyone Know Status on RPi Native AROS?

Just out of curiosity, how would you do anything with an OS running on a Pi w/o USB support?

No mouse, no keyboard, no ethernet.

I suppose serial - but that would be text only.

Maybe wireless, though a serious chicken-and-egg problem getting it setup.
by n67
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does it is necessary to use a Monitor(any type) in First time.
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Does it is necessary to use a Monitor(any type) in First time.

Enable SSH (*), log in with SSH, activate VNC with 'sudo raspi-config' (*) see https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ssh/README.md section "3. Enable SSH on a headless Raspberry Pi (add file to SD card on another machine)" I already told you I did not have any monitor so how I ope...
by n67
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: desktop messed up if wait for network is set
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: desktop messed up if wait for network is set

Well, the fact that it was already running (when you did the first "ps"), means that my guess was probably wrong.

So, I'm out of ideas.
by n67
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: desktop messed up if wait for network is set
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: desktop messed up if wait for network is set

Sounds like "the lxpanel problem". The program that implements the "menu bar" is called "lxpanel". lxpanel is buggy and prone to crash. When it crashes (i.e., is not running), the "menu bar" disappears. You can check to see if it is running by doing the usual "ps" type command(s). For example: $ ps ...
by n67
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rc.local , auto run .sh script at boot in Stretch Desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: rc.local , auto run .sh script at boot in Stretch Desktop

1) You probably need a more significant indicator of its "not working" than that. Have you tried the "ps" command? 2) Number 2 in my previous list is the most important. Have you tried this? 3) The syntax on the mount command line is a little different, but the content is the same. Something like: m...
by n67
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rc.local , auto run .sh script at boot in Stretch Desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: rc.local , auto run .sh script at boot in Stretch Desktop

The first and most obvious question is: What makes you think it is not working? I.e., what are the symptoms? The second thing is to add the following line to your /etc/rc.local file, just before the # Print the IP address line: exec > /tmp/rc-local.out 2>&1;set -x Now, reboot and take a look at the ...
by n67
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] SSD as Storage via USB Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: SSD as Storage via USB Adapter

Post the output of:

1) cat /proc/partitions

2) fdisk -l

(the later needs to be run as root)
by n67
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Removing Installed Packages in Bulk
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Removing Installed Packages in Bulk

1) There is no need to do this. All you'd be doing is saving disk space, and disk space is cheap/irrelevant. These programs don't consume any resources if they are not used (yes, there may be exceptions to this rule). 2) You'll probably mess something up - remove something you shouldn't have removed...
by n67
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: printf problem
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: printf problem

jamesh wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:12 pm
ethanol100 wins - he was first!
Actually, I started my post first - but took longer to compose and post. He slipped in.
by n67
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Identifying USB ports 3B vs 3B+
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Identifying USB ports 3B vs 3B+

Is there a reason why you want (or need) to run on the 3B+?
by n67
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: printf problem
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: printf problem

They are NOT the same. Look more carefully. (Unless, of course, OP has edited since the responders responded)

The problem is this:

for(x=0;x>5;++x)

It should be pretty obvious what's up with that...
by n67
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PSA(Public Service Announcment) USE APT instead of APT-GET
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: PSA(Public Service Announcment) USE APT instead of APT-GET

It'd be nice if you actually gave a reason for your position - a reason why apt is unequivocally better than apt-get. It's true that they do pretty much the same thing, just using slightly different syntax, but that's not really a reason to prefer one over the other. That all said, for the most comm...
by n67
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: is that possible to block Youtube/Facebook publicity with Pi-hole?
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Re: is that possible to block Youtube/Facebook publicity with Pi-hole?

In the OP's terminology, are the words:

"publicity"

and

"advertising"

synonymous?

That's the only way I can make sense of this thread.

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