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by Roken
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to control several Raspberry pi s from faraway ( From UK to India)
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: How to control several Raspberry pi s from faraway ( From UK to India)

If you can get port forwarding set up in India - use a different port than 22 on each Pi (and a different port for each) then have that ssh port forwarded to the respective Pis.

Then when you log in, you specify the correct port and it will connect to the correct Pi.
by Roken
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 123744

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Even if I get 10 - 15C reduction I'll be happy. Current idling at 57C with no cooling at all. The shim brings it down ~20'c lower when active. Mine is set for 65'c activate and 55'c switch off. As yourself my 4B/4 hovers around 57'c and when I tested the shim (activated all the time) the temperatur...
by Roken
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how many pi's
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: how many pi's

I have 4 3B/3B+ and one 4B. The 4B is my NAS/Plex server/PiHole, chosen for those tasks because of the USB3 and ethernet speed. One 3B (the Only 3B - not plus) is a retropi, one 3B+ is a clock, with something running behind it (I forget what right now), one is a NextCloud server, and the remaining o...
by Roken
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 123744

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Pimoroni has the Fan Shim , which is a cool solution for adding a fan (pun intended). You'd still need to leave the lid off or add vent holes. pimoroni_fan-shim.jpg I literally just ordered one of these before I came to the forums. I use the stackable PI cases, so shouldn't need to make any mods th...
by Roken
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: NextCloudPI and apparmor
Replies: 0
Views: 158

NextCloudPI and apparmor

I have a few PIs, one of which is exclusively a NextCloud server using the pre-made NextCloudPI image. Just updating, and it's recommending apparmor. Now, I've been around Linux a long time (I use Arch exclusively on my desktop and laptop machines, and have used various distros (previously Debian) e...
by Roken
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Raspberry Pi DVB TV uHAT redundant?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Raspberry Pi DVB TV uHAT redundant?

[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="10" VERSION="10 (buster)" VERSION_CODENAME=buster ID=raspbian ID_LIKE=debian HOME_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/" SUPPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianForums" BUG_REPORT_U...
by Roken
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Well that was a chore
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Well that was a chore

After setting up my Pi4 as an NFS/PiHole server to replace a 3B+ which was doing the job, and serving the OSs for the other PIs via NFS, and realising my 500GB external drive was getting close to capacity, I decided to migrate everything to a 1TB (this was last week). My lesson from all this was don...
by Roken
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: OMG - I can't believe I did this
Replies: 11
Views: 1203

Re: OMG - I can't believe I did this

I did, unfortunately. However, some of the most precious may be on my phone, or other people's phone. I've lost 40 years of memories, but I may be able to get back the most important by contacting the right people, checking my social media posts, going back to old digital cameras and see what surviv...
by Roken
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: OMG - I can't believe I did this
Replies: 11
Views: 1203

OMG - I can't believe I did this

I have literally trashed all my media and my PI NFS boots. So long version, I was upgrading to a 1TB drive from a 500Gb, since space was getting low. rsync is the better option, but I decided to clean the drive first. I cleaned twice, and have cleared both copies. All videos (replaceable), music (mu...
by Roken
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiHut and ModMyPi
Replies: 2
Views: 365

PiHut and ModMyPi

So, seems like The Pihut have now acquired ModMyPi are now one and the same. Can't complain, both good companies, and one less place to look for stuff.
by Roken
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 455
Views: 131723

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Honestly, are people too dumb to do this. Boot an SDcard mounted as /boot, and handover rootfs to whatever the hell you want. It isn't rocket science, it doesn't strain your SDCard, and it will boot with any connected USB drive up to terrabytes. Simply because it won't boot directly from USB doesn't...
by Roken
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OKdo - Anyone else not received delivery yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4878

Re: OKdo - Anyone else not received delivery yet?

I can't complain. Ordered premium Thursday afternoon, and arrived midday Friday. Hi Roken, Do you know who the courier company was that delivered it to you and did you get a tracking number? Unfortunately not. I ordered for delivery at work, and it was received by reception. I'll ask tomorrow if th...
by Roken
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: one line cpu temp monitor real time
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: one line cpu temp monitor real time

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watch -n 1 vcgencmd measure_temp
works, too.
by Roken
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 455
Views: 131723

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

I can say with no doubt, /boot on MicroSD and handover to /root on USB works just fine. Not a complete USB boot, but as close as damn it.
by Roken
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OKdo - Anyone else not received delivery yet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4878

Re: OKdo - Anyone else not received delivery yet?

I can't complain. Ordered premium Thursday afternoon, and arrived midday Friday.
by Roken
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 123744

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

To all those asking if it will fit in a 3B case, yet it will with, as has been mentioned, the side removed and some minor modification.

Should you do it? Not without a cooling solution. Honestly, I was hitting 80C+ in a modified case compared with 63C open to the air.

Just saying.
by Roken
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: M.2 SSD RPi4?
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: M.2 SSD RPi4?

echmain wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Keep in mind the Pi 4 can't boot from USB *yet*.
It depends on your definition of "boot". You can have /boot on a MicroSD and handover /root to an external drive, as has always been possible.
by Roken
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Tvheadend for Raspbian Buster?
Replies: 22
Views: 7134

Re: Tvheadend for Raspbian Buster?

Useful thread. I'm going to repurpose one of my 3B+, and set up the 4 to carry out the server functions. At least I know now that one of the opther Pis will have to serve tvheadend for me.
by Roken
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving install
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Moving install

I have several 3B+ (I think there's a 3B in there, too), and have just purchased a 4B 4GB model. the 4G will take over as my NFS server, PiHole and, probably, my Plex server. The current NFS Pi boots from an SSD, and the others from directories on that NFS. However, swapping the drive to the Pi4 han...
by Roken
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How would I only boot into one program and not a full blown OS
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: How would I only boot into one program and not a full blown OS

The xserver is what provides for a graphical interface, and gives you the desktop. You can't have one without the other.

However, you can have a minimal xserver which will load a single graphical program.
by Roken
Fri May 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to disable screen blanking ?
Replies: 22
Views: 22656

Re: How to disable screen blanking ?

Or, the traditional xorg way. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and in the Monitor section, add

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Option	"DPMS" "off"
by Roken
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Usb dvb
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

Re: Usb dvb

by Roken
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I accidentally unplugged my power adapter while it was installing the latest updates
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: I accidentally unplugged my power adapter while it was installing the latest updates

You could plug the sdcard into a PC, chroot into the SDCard and perform a:

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
followed by

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sudo apt-get update && sude apt-get upgrade
Once finished, it may rescue without re-installing.
by Roken
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tip for command line / terminal use
Replies: 25
Views: 7206

Re: Tip for command line / terminal use

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history
!xxx
where xxx is the number of the command that you want to repeat

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