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by Roken
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Looking for base code - clock
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Looking for base code - clock

Thank you. Neither are the original but I may be able to work with the second.
by Roken
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Looking for base code - clock
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Looking for base code - clock

Nope. No python at all in the original.

It was a simple two file thing, one being the html and one being the JS.
by Roken
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Looking for base code - clock
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Looking for base code - clock

I had my cluster of PIs working lovely. four altogether, all booting from their own folders on an NFS share hosted by a PI4. Then I moved house. After putting it all back together, the USB drive holding all of the data was blank. No idea why or how. Fortunately, the data (videos, music, etc) was als...
by Roken
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I share files between Raspberry Pis?
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: How do I share files between Raspberry Pis?

Or, set one up as an NFS drive mounted on both.
by Roken
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't boot after upgrading EEPROM
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Can't boot after upgrading EEPROM

by Roken
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many "5.4 broke..." threads before it is reverted?
Replies: 73
Views: 3185

Re: How many "5.4 broke..." threads before it is reverted?

dickon wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:56 pm
I run debian/unstable on my desktop -- have done for years -- and have the same experience.
Yep. The kernels are pretty stable generally these days. 5.7.9 here on my desktop, and no problems for me.

In fact, 5.4 sound positively ancient lol
by Roken
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many "5.4 broke..." threads before it is reverted?
Replies: 73
Views: 3185

Re: How many "5.4 broke..." threads before it is reverted?

And this is why "sane" folks that run production environments don't run ArchLinux (obviously IMHO). Bleeding edge equals broken edge. And that's a misinformed comment to make. I run Arch testing on my Desktop machine exclusively. It's my main rig, and the one I rely on. I could count on one hand th...
by Roken
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Thunderbird
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Thunderbird

Pi4 4Gb is standing in for my laptop right now. I'm moving house in two weeks and have packed the laptop away. My desktop is going strong (Arch AMD-64). I have my thunderbird profile on an NFS drive (hosted on the Pi), though this shouldn't matter. Each of my laptop and desktop can use that same pro...
by Roken
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: copying microSD boot card to USB SSD?
Replies: 20
Views: 876

Re: copying microSD boot card to USB SSD?

Migrated from Arch:

Code: Select all

sudo  rsync -aAXHv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / /mnt
has never failed me.

Note - sudo is required to preserve root permissions, which is where you may be going wrong.
by Roken
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Will Apple's move to ARM chips lead to more Apps for Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Will Apple's move to ARM chips lead to more Apps for Raspberry Pi?

Although MacOS is similar to Linux in many ways, its not similar enough except for relatively simple applications. Only to the extent that UNIX is similar to Linux. When Linus developed the Linux kernel it was originally done based on Unix, but has digressed sufficiently that the two are now rather...
by Roken
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Exiting Kodi - Delay
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Exiting Kodi - Delay

I don't run Kodi on my Pi4, but I do have it running on a 3B+ and I've noticed the opposite (though this may be tempered by experience). On my desktop, which is an order of magnitude faster than my Pi, it takes a while to exit, whilst on the 3B+ it's surprisingly fast. If I shutdown the 3B+ from Kod...
by Roken
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: How to get UUID of boot partition
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: How to get UUID of boot partition

It's a bit convoluted, but if you edit /boot/cmdline.txt to include a unique entry (or omit an unneccesary entry - eg bootlogo) and then reboot, cat /proc/cmdline will display the commandline used to boot the system. If it's your modified one, then see what is mounted at /boot and sudo blkid on that...
by Roken
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Removed Sudo Directory
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: Removed Sudo Directory

I still think it's rescuable using my method. Hell, I've made mistakes in my many years of Linux, and never had to resort to a fresh install.

eg. I managed to do an sudo rm -rf /etc/*

And still got it all back (though I had a backup - 1st law, keep backups)

It will just take a little work.
by Roken
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: automatically remember running apps when logging out
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: automatically remember running apps when logging out

xfce4 will save the session, and restore it on a fresh restart.
by Roken
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PiHole and havp
Replies: 0
Views: 134

PiHole and havp

Has anyone got the two working together to provide network wide ad blocking and AV (using clamav as the scanner), and if so, how?
by Roken
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice wanted for /etc/fstab
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Advice wanted for /etc/fstab

But to answer your specific question, leave the "0 0" in place, otherwise the fstab entry will be malformed.
by Roken
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Removed Sudo Directory
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: Removed Sudo Directory

What do you mean by "My programs"? Do you mean programs that you wrote, or simply programs that you have installed? Fixing your system is going to be a nightmare. You could try creating a new raspbian image, and then copying the contents of /usr/bin from the new card to the old, which may at least g...
by Roken
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Trying to speed up
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Trying to speed up

I have five RPis. 1x3B, 3x3B+ and a 4B. the 3B, two of the 3B+ and the 4B are all wired to my network. The other 3B+ is nowhere near a wired interface, so is wireless (still within around 5 metres of the router, so no signal issues). Apart from the wireless pi and the 4B+, the Pis boot from folders ...
by Roken
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi4 Kodi TV Headend
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Pi4 Kodi TV Headend

I had a similar problem just last week with a 3B+, which I've repurposed to be a media server for the bedroom. I did all of the config on a wired interface, and got the horrible TV playback from the TVHeadend server. However, setting it up on WiFi (which is how it runs finally anyway, since I don't ...
by Roken
Sat May 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can RPI 4 make a reliable NAS?
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Can RPI 4 make a reliable NAS?

Yes
Yes
and Yes
by Roken
Tue May 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)
Replies: 282
Views: 81239

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)

Retried and, after one failure on startup (xHC-CMD Err: 6 Type 1) it retries and boots successfully. NB. This is only on cold boot. No error on reboot. Possibly slow drive startup? The error code and type indicates a USB stall occurred whilst trying to do a bulk transfer. I suspect the drive enumer...
by Roken
Tue May 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: POE Splitter for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: POE Splitter for Raspberry Pi 4

I don't, which is why I only power the 3Bs off it (they can only do 100Mb anyway). I have a separate 1Gb switch, that I bring the main cable into. This then goes out to my desktop, laptop and 4B, with one cable into the POE 100Mbs switch for the 3Bs.

The 4B is mains powered.
by Roken
Tue May 26, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: POE Splitter for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: POE Splitter for Raspberry Pi 4

I run 3 or 4 Pi3B of a POE switch using the adapter POE cables similar to the one you linked. Whilst they do the job, I really wish I'd got POE hats instead (and probably will as funds allows) simply because they are quite bulky things when you have multiple.
by Roken
Tue May 26, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Migrating Hybrid SD/USB Booting to Direct USB Booting on the Raspberry Pi 4 : Made Easy
Replies: 23
Views: 3550

Re: Migrating Hybrid SD/USB Booting to Direct USB Booting on the Raspberry Pi 4 : Made Easy

I figured this out myself, but in addition to the steps you have shown (I had to create the /boot partition on the HD), I had to run sudo sfdisk -r /dev/sda to ensure that the device and PARTUUID represented the first partition.

Without this, the boot failed. After doing it, the boot succeeds.
by Roken
Mon May 25, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)
Replies: 282
Views: 81239

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)

The instructions say to image the USB mass storage device using a Raspbian image. If you do that, then the partition layout will be correct to begin with. I'm aware, though as I said, the drive was already fully prepped for the previous behaviour, with nearly 650Gbs I'd have had to offload somewher...

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