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by bls
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Installing Wireguard
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Installing Wireguard

Here's what I did. Hope this is helpful. Installing strongSwan via pistrong along with nodogsplash/hostapd/dnsmasq See also https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point-routed.md , which covers the details for installing hostapd and dnsmasq. This is the network confi...
by bls
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VNC on Buster 64-bit
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: VNC on Buster 64-bit

If you are happy with virtual desktops (not tied to the Pi console), https://github.com/gitbls/RPiVNCHowTo. Quick and easy, with multiple resolutions of your choice, if you wish.
by bls
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Installing Wireguard
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Installing Wireguard

Couldn't help myself. I just completed the testbed configuration and both nodogsplash and strongswan work well separately and individually, as well as simultaneously. There are no conflicting iptables entries. I'm putting this aside until you're ready to start on it. :) The Trustees have now confir...
by bls
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Add i3 alongside default graphical environment
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Add i3 alongside default graphical environment

Or, if you really want to have them all on one system, look into using choosewm. I haven't looked into making it work with Pixel, but there's undoubtedly a way (it's only code!) :lol:
by bls
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Installing Wireguard
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Installing Wireguard

Don't break your neck to finish the testbed. I have a test rig of my own here which consists of replicas of physical elements in the installed system. I'll integrate the VPN Server on to that, get some of the other volunteers to check out the connection from their homes and then dispatch the fully ...
by bls
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Installing Wireguard
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Installing Wireguard

So I'm thinking of giving PiStrong a go, but I have a slightly unusual setup. If you have a look at the diagram at https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=276163&p=1673754#p1673754 , you will see that my network is installed and running at our local Model Town and the Webserver, (wh...
by bls
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [SOLVED] Accessing shares on older Windows machine fails, help !
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Accessing shares on older Windows machine fails, help !

NimbUx wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:24 pm
The command-line would be thus

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 sudo mount -t cifs -o username=user,password=thepassword //KIWI/SHARE /mnt/kiwi
And the command always fails for "incorrect login".
I don't have any moldy oldy Win95 systems to try, but what happens if you add ",vers=1.0" immediately following thepassword?
by bls
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Installing Wireguard
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Installing Wireguard

If you're looking for a super-easy way to set up a VPN, you might want to take a look at https://github.com/gitbls/pistrong . I like super-easy. :) If I can't get wireguard working I might give it a try. Thanks. Super-easy is good. A lot of folks like to wrangle with whatever they're doing, and tha...
by bls
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [SOLVED] Accessing shares on older Windows machine fails, help !
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Accessing shared folders fails... for one Windows machine, help !

Can you try mounting it from the command line? If so, please include the complete command that you're using, and the resulting error message.
by bls
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Installing Wireguard
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Installing Wireguard

If you're looking for a super-easy way to set up a VPN, you might want to take a look at https://github.com/gitbls/pistrong . You can use it to install and manage strongSwan ( https://www.strongswan.org/ ), which is an IPSEC/IKEv2 VPN. 99.9% of the installation is fully automated, so setup is quite ...
by bls
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OpenVPN Access Server
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: OpenVPN Access Server

There are several VPN servers that work quite well on the Pi, with solid client support as well. What are your requirements?
by bls
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the 64-bit beta OS be upgradable to a stable release in the furture?
Replies: 16
Views: 1091

Re: Will the 64-bit beta OS be upgradable to a stable release in the furture?

The best thing with a fresh install is you'll get rid of all the clag and cruft that's accumulated since the last fresh install. Funny! Back in the Windows NT 3.1 days it was common knowledge that fresh installs were the only way to go for this exact reason. Not any more. I've upgraded my Win10 des...
by bls
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Terminal log in screen message
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Terminal log in screen message

Since you're not using WiFi, the following command will eliminate the message. sudo mv /etc/wifi-check.sh /etc/.wifi-check.sh Renaming it to a . file "hides" it so it won't be run on login. You're missing the profile.d bit in that path Oops...I shouldn't post before my 3rd cup of coffee :lol: Corre...
by bls
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Terminal log in screen message
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Terminal log in screen message

Since you're not using WiFi, the following command will eliminate the message.

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sudo mv /etc/wifi-check.sh /etc/.wifi-check.sh
Renaming it to a . file "hides" it so it won't be run on login.
by bls
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What is the most reliable way (circa mid 2020) to run a firstboot script on Raspberry OS or Ubuntu?
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: What is the most reliable way (circa mid 2020) to run a firstboot script on Raspberry OS or Ubuntu?

There are several options mentioned in this discussion: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=184248 Saving you a bit of reading time, here are two newer implementations mentioned in that thread: https://gitlab.com/JimDanner/pi-boot-script and https://github.com/gitbls/1piboot For ...
by bls
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: BASH script to check for Pi hardware and/or Raspbian
Replies: 13
Views: 8908

Re: BASH script to check for Pi hardware and/or Raspbian

You could also look at /etc/os-release. On the very latest 2020-05-27 release, /etc/os-release has rpi44~# 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="htt...
by bls
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Apache server not starting at boot (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Apache server not starting at boot

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sudo systemctl enable --now apache2
Enable sets the service (apache2) to start automatically when the system reboots. --now will start the service right now, if it isn't started.
by bls
Sun May 31, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Shutdown rpi4 in chromium after upgrade raspbian
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: Shutdown rpi4 in chromium after upgrade raspbian

I have the same issue playing some but not all YouTube videos (NASA live Chanel does this) using SSD boot with new PI OS 32 bit installation (using kernel version 4). Needs power off and restart to fix. I have a 4-line LCD connected showing CPU temps etc and this freezes so I2C also gone down when ...
by bls
Sun May 31, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I need bash (sh) help
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: I need bash (sh) help

Happy to help. A common source of confusion with shell scripts is the difference between a variable name and it's value. For example read -p "Enter value" FOO takes the user input and stores it in the variable $FOO echo $FOO prints the value. You almost always have to include the $ character. My sc...
by bls
Sat May 30, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Start TightVNC Server at Boot [obsolete]
Replies: 8
Views: 12208

Re: Start TightVNC Server at Boot

This may not meet your need, but https://github.com/gitbls/RPiVNCHowTo . It enables you to set up virtual VNC desktops quickly and easily, with multiple display dimensions. The newly-created desktop will have to login (via whatever display manager you have installed (e.g., lightdm, xdm, etc). The VN...
by bls
Sat May 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Copying a lot of files to the Raspberry Pi fails and leads to minute-long unresponsiveness
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Copying a lot of files to the Raspberry Pi fails and leads to minute-long unresponsiveness

Wondering if this is the old Wifi dropping problem. Well, not so old, I'm still seeing it. Does your WiFi drop every 5 or 6 minutes, regardless of whether you're doing a copy to the Pi or not? What do you see if you grep the log for 'wlan0: carrier lost'? Thanks for your answer, I wasn't aware ther...
by bls
Sat May 30, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two text editors?
Replies: 19
Views: 715

Re: Two text editors?

The only good thing you can say about nano is that it's there by default, even on Raspbian Lite. Of course, the first thing I do is installed the best of breed editor, emacs. :roll:
by bls
Sat May 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Copying a lot of files to the Raspberry Pi fails and leads to minute-long unresponsiveness
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Copying a lot of files to the Raspberry Pi fails and leads to minute-long unresponsiveness

Wondering if this is the old Wifi dropping problem. Well, not so old, I'm still seeing it. Does your WiFi drop every 5 or 6 minutes, regardless of whether you're doing a copy to the Pi or not? What do you see if you grep the log for 'wlan0: carrier lost'?
by bls
Fri May 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: VPN site-to-site between two raspberries
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: VPN site-to-site between two raspberries

dserarols wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 3:07 pm
strongSwan? Thank you very much! I'll try to configure it :D
strongSwan is a great VPN, but the documentation can require a lot of digging to sort out. pistrong handles nearly all the complexity for you and will save you pulling out a LOT of hair :lol:
by bls
Fri May 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum enhancement : bookmark a subject !
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Forum enhancement : bookmark a subject !

There's already a little link down at the bottom of the thread https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=275548&bookmark=1 That little beauty is also at the top of the page. I also added a browser bookmark to easily get to my list of forum bookmarks, which you can find on your User Co...

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