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by Roken
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Alternatives to port forwarding?
Replies: 10
Views: 2888

Re: Alternatives to port forwarding?

You could get a router and, if necessary, an unmanaged switch, and simply use your ISP provided box as the modem. Then you set up the port forwards on the separate router and connect devices to the switch.
by Roken
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: IDJC, Jack and icecast
Replies: 0
Views: 183

IDJC, Jack and icecast

I occasionally have a reason to use idjc to send a stream to my remote server which is then, in turn, streamed to an opensim server (although it isn't exclusive - anyone with the address could tune in with vlc etc.). I do this from my desktop using idjc, jack and icecast, with a full GUI. Anyone kno...
by Roken
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Want to connect to WiFi but"No wireless interfaces found"
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Want to connect to WiFi but"No wireless interfaces found"

SurferTim probably has it in answer No.2.

Wireless is disabled until a country code is set (I found it the easiest way to disable wireless on mine, which are all wired)
by Roken
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 127.0.1.1 line in /etc/hosts
Replies: 13
Views: 2004

Re: 127.0.1.1 line in /etc/hosts

DougieLawson wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:27 pm
Since DebIan is close enough to Ubuntu it's relevant
I disagree, Ubuntu is close enough to Debian. Chickens and eggs.
by Roken
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there a way to connect 2 RPi's to make a functional computer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: Is there a way to connect 2 RPi's to make a functional computer?

Not games, but it is certainly possible to turn over more than one Pi to run a task more efficently than one by itself would, without multi-threading, but with multi-tasking. For example, any program that uses a database (SQL), and a sound server can be run using three Pis effortlessly. One runs as ...
by Roken
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 2017

Re: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux

If you have a WiFi connection on the Pi, then you can already connect to the internet. If you can't connect to the Pi, you don't have a WiFi connection.

Which is it?
by Roken
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to shut down and re-start RPi?
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: How to shut down and re-start RPi?

For a straightforward restart, use

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sudo shutdown -r now
by Roken
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RapberriPi3 facebook group
Replies: 1
Views: 204

RapberriPi3 facebook group

Anyone else follow this, and have received an offer of a stacked Pi system including a 3.5" screen to be told you will be refunded, without a way to contact the originator?

If it looks like a scam, acts like a scam, and smells like a scam, it's probably a scam.

Just posting as a warning.
by Roken
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenVPN with PiHole
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: OpenVPN with PiHole

No joy. I can ping 10.8.0.1 (well, from the Pi. Not from another machine on the LAN since it's a different subnet).

I can ping google by IP or unresolved name.

Doesn't matter is PiHole is listening on the0 and tun0 or just tun0.

AdBlocking on the LAN works, but not on the VPN.
by Roken
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RealVNC cloud does not work anymore
Replies: 22
Views: 1027

Re: RealVNC cloud does not work anymore

This happens every time when I insert a new bootable SD card and install the realVNC. So something happens with the PI How many times have you done this, and are you sure that you are getting the credentials correct. Do you have port forwarding set up correctly. You really aren't giving much inform...
by Roken
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: LAN Raspberry Pi’s IP is changing
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: LAN Raspberry Pi’s IP is changing

Did anything work ? I'm not a guru either, just been through the he same problems :-) As have most here... some have become gurus though. Your first stop, if you have access, should be your router, and set that up to always use the same address (different routers do it different ways, and so it's i...
by Roken
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenVPN with PiHole
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: OpenVPN with PiHole

Nope - still not working :(
by Roken
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Pi losing 3rd party webcam
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Pi losing 3rd party webcam

MODs, if you feel this should be moved, feel free. I have three Pis stacked, each serving a different purpose. One of them is running an owncloud server an motion, with an attached webcam - Microsoft (spit) VX3000 I think. It works fine, for w while, but then loses the camera, and the only solution ...
by Roken
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering and booting multiple systems reliably
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Powering and booting multiple systems reliably

Well - stage one has worked, and I still have two booting Pis.

Tomorrow will be be reconfiguring Pi3 (I darern't do it now because of alcohol) but I'm confident.
by Roken
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Is Too Complicated
Replies: 113
Views: 8662

Re: Pi Is Too Complicated

Whilst I can see your point to an extent, your logic comes from a static viewpoint. Inevitably, advances will come with change, and usually that change is an improvement.If that means that outdated methods become, well, outdated, that is the price we pay. On the other hand, Linux generally will work...
by Roken
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Git clone and apt not working.
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: Git clone and apt not working.

Have you been playing with your dns settings? It seems that incoming connections are fine, whilst outgoing are failing.

What's the output of cat /etc/resolv.conf?
by Roken
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Is Too Complicated
Replies: 113
Views: 8662

Re: Pi Is Too Complicated

So having read the whole 5 pages of this thread, I'm left wondering why. My main OS (on my desktop and laptop) is Arch. I have Raspbian lite on my Pis. Even though Arch is a bleeding edge rolling release, I can't recognise the sentiments suggested in the OP even there, let alone with the RPI/Debian....
by Roken
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering and booting multiple systems reliably
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Probably going to go pear shaped

The occasional under-voltage that I get on the PI machines with attached storage. I figure, take the storage power away from the Pi. EDIT. I think I've figured it. I'll keep the NFS server on the same Pi, but with the hub (and both external drives connected). I'll modify the 1Tb Pi to boot from NFS ...
by Roken
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Powering and booting multiple systems reliably
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Powering and booting multiple systems reliably

My current system includes 2 RPis with connected USB HDs. One HD is set up as an NFS server, and the other is a complete /rootfs system (total 1GB) setup for owncloud (hence the storage). But I worry about power consumption, and so tomorrow I'm taking delivery of a powered USB HUB. I'll connect both...
by Roken
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Headless browser
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

Re: Headless browser

It can't be done, but you CAN run a minimal xserver (literally, just xorg) and launch a single app (e.g. chrome, which whilst I don't particularly like it - does seem to handle java, php, css etc. better than the rest in a "headless" configuration. The reason it can't be done is the browser requires...
by Roken
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenVPN with PiHole
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

OpenVPN with PiHole

I have both installed on the same Pi, and both are working (Pi Hole is shown to work on my local network, and openvpn from my tablet outside of the local network). However, if I point dns in /etc/openvpn/server.conf to pihole, the VPN will no longer lead to any websites from the tablet. I've tried w...
by Roken
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ssh remotely to specific Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: ssh remotely to specific Pi

Thanks for your thoughts. I eventually went with different ports in the router, though I was hoping that there was a way of addressing a specific machine without port forwarding.

And it's to connect from outside the local network. Specifically on my tablet whilst away from home.
by Roken
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ssh remotely to specific Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 472

ssh remotely to specific Pi

I have three RPi machines, each with a static local IP (and each doing a different job). If I wanted to enable a login remotely to any single machine, I can do that. Set up the port forwards and job done. Suppose I want to choose which Pi to login to (assuming all are running ssh on port 22), and my...
by Roken
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS - Why?
Replies: 67
Views: 4193

Re: NOOBS - Why?

I didn't mean to sound critical of either. As I've said openly, I've used neither, and so am personally not qualified to have an opinion. My question is based very much on the number of posts that (at the time I made the original post) were help requests with NOOBS, which seemed disproportionate to ...
by Roken
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS - Why?
Replies: 67
Views: 4193

Re: NOOBS - Why?

I'm rather surprised that this thread is still going, but having read through, it also seems to be advancing projects for newbies, and so for that, I can't complain. For full disclosure, my question probably came from a perspective of comparative expertise. I first used Debian 2.2 on M68K (Amiga) ma...

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