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by cabbers
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+-lose abilty to power via USB ports?
Replies: 18
Views: 3276

B+-lose abilty to power via USB ports?

Hi
Got a new B+ but it looks like I cannot power via any of the USB ports, I now need to use the micro USB? Which I can live with, but would have been much better to have all the connectors (not HDMI as I use most of mine headless) from the same end.

thanks

cabs
by cabbers
Mon May 26, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Openvpn client-build with enable-password
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

Openvpn client-build with enable-password

Hi all I have built (successfully) an Openvpn server on the Pi, and a client as well.It all works very well but I was becoming frustrated with having to put the password in every time (my Internet connection can be a bit ropey). Now I know this is frowned upon in the security community but its mainl...
by cabbers
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prevent SD-Card Corruption
Replies: 241
Views: 244776

Re: Prevent SD-Card Corruption

Hi all Jumping on this thread, as I have multiple Pi's, and most have suffered SD card corruption at some point. I'm a Linux noob so most of this I have picked up along the way. Hopefully it helps some people Starting off with voltage, an interesting test today-Pi has Samsung 8GB SDHC card (has been...
by cabbers
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Boot from USB stick?
Replies: 74
Views: 227732

Re: Boot from USB stick?

Thanks for the reply-I took the SD card out last night, left only the USB stick, and its been fine. Apoligies if this has been asked before, but I guess somewhere in the kernel is a low-level instruction to boot from the SD card-again, I guess this is a deliberate instruction from the guys who desig...
by cabbers
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Boot from USB stick?
Replies: 74
Views: 227732

Re: Boot from USB stick?

Hi all I have used the above posts to great effect, and now using a Sandisk 8GB mini-USB . Question-how much/how far does the Pi get before it "switches" from the SD card to the USB stick when rebooting? I'm interested in how much strain I have taken off the SD card? One of the reasons for this is t...
by cabbers
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: A Pi, a phone and GPS over Bluetooth
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Re: A Pi, a phone and GPS over Bluetooth

I gave up in the end and bought a USB GPS dongle from Maplins for £20. Used gpsd and it works perfectly!

Cheers
cabs
by cabbers
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: pathtest package-have you got it working?
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: pathtest package-have you got it working?

Chaps Just an update on this, and to close it down-the devs got back to me and apoligised profusley-as some of the more expert posters on here mentioned, it was compiled on an x86 arch.So it wont work on (ARM) PI's. Shame, as it does look rather good for throughput testing. Ah well. back to good old...
by cabbers
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: pathtest package-have you got it working?
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: pathtest package-have you got it working?

I'm not clear on what language this is written in, but the developers have put up a Linux "build", so I'm assuming it works ;-) I have tried it in Python but it just returns an error I have asked if it works, and they have sent some snapshots of their Linux boxes running it... ;) They reckon I have ...
by cabbers
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: pathtest package-have you got it working?
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

pathtest package-have you got it working?

Hi all I have a few Pi's and have installed the pathtest package http://info.appneta.com/Path-Test.html . They claim it is better than iPerf for network testing so I thought I would give it a go :-) https://www.appneta.com/blog/iperf-and-pathtest-an-engineers-experiment/ It has a Linux 32 and 64 bit...
by cabbers
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Max expected throughput of eth0 for speedtest??
Replies: 9
Views: 19632

Re: Max expected throughput of eth0 for speedtest??

Many thanks guys for the inputs-just finished doing some 30 second iPerf testing with 2 Pi's, connected across a Netgear FE switch, which has a connection to my local router (for DHCP) .Both UDP and TCP come in at 93Mb/sec (when using iftop on a seperate ssh login to monitor eth0 on the server PI).S...
by cabbers
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Max expected throughput of eth0 for speedtest??
Replies: 9
Views: 19632

Max expected throughput of eth0 for speedtest??

Hi all I'm using a Pi with a cracking script/package called Tespeed https://www.janhouse.lv/blog/coding/tespeed-terminal-network-speed-test/ which uses the nearest speedtest.net servers to calculate download and upload speeds. The Pi sits behind a Virginmedia 110Mb/secs Superhub. Using a Win7 machin...
by cabbers
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to update an image without a Pi?
Replies: 2
Views: 476

How to update an image without a Pi?

Hi there, Apoligies if this has been done before but I have a few Pi's, and a few images.I use Win32DiskImager to write to my SD cards. Is there a way to update an image, without having to use a Pi, to boot up from,SSH into,make the changes,save the image to my NAS etc etc? Like a virtual Pi I suppo...
by cabbers
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auto reboot if connection lost
Replies: 31
Views: 56183

Re: Auto reboot if connection lost

Hi all I have a further question on this-I'm using the Hamachi VPN clinet on my Pi's, and it works pretty well, but on occasions the Hamachi interface (ham0)/hamachi client on the Pi "hangs".So the Pi can still ping bbc.co.uk (set up in cron to do this every 5 minutes) but I lose site of the Pi (the...
by cabbers
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi and Hamachi VPN-route all traffic via Hamachi
Replies: 3
Views: 3820

Re: Pi and Hamachi VPN-route all traffic via Hamachi

No, I never got it to work as I wanted.The best I could come up with was Hamachi on the remote Pi, and to put that Pi in "GATEWAY" mode. The Pi was connected to a Virgin Media Superhub. This then leased an IP to the (remote) client machine (running in client mode), using the VirginMedia Superhub dhc...
by cabbers
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as an OPENVPN server versus DD-WRT
Replies: 3
Views: 5678

Re: Pi as an OPENVPN server versus DD-WRT

Dave Looks a very nice blog, and I'll be looking at in detail (I like the way you have used a VM Superhub!). The Pi/DD-WRT router will be located remotely, connected to the SH, but its that PI/router which will be my end point.Nothing against VPN providers but I want to try and set up my own E2E ser...
by cabbers
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as an OPENVPN server versus DD-WRT
Replies: 3
Views: 5678

Pi as an OPENVPN server versus DD-WRT

Hi board Done a lot with the Pi's I have, but want to venture into the world of VPN's. I have built/used a VPN on a DLINK DIR-615 with DD-WRT, but was was disappointed in the speed through the VPN (about 5Mb/sec on a 110Mb/sec link.).I know VPN's will be slower, but I was wondering if the Pi, which ...
by cabbers
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi and Hamachi VPN-route all traffic via Hamachi
Replies: 3
Views: 3820

Pi and Hamachi VPN-route all traffic via Hamachi

Hi all, I have been playing with my Pi today, getting it set up as a simple router, using the guide from http://qcktech.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/raspberry-pi-as-router.html I have eth0 as the on board interface, going out to the Internet, and an Apple USB to Ethernet adaptor as eth1, which faces inwar...
by cabbers
Tue May 07, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Email on boot up script-include hostname?
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Email on boot up script-include hostname?

Andressen
Thanks or that-I realised after posting, that it was a python, and not Linux, command I was looking for.Got there in the end, but thanks for the post.

cabs
by cabbers
Sun May 05, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Email on boot up script-include hostname?
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Email on boot up script-include hostname?

Hi all, I'm sure this is a really easy one for those experts out there but I am using the following script from http://elinux.org/RPi_Email_IP_On_Boot_Debian to tell me when my Pi reboots. I would like to call the hostname in the email subject line, as well as the generic "Pi has rebooted". Example ...
by cabbers
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auto reboot if connection lost
Replies: 31
Views: 56183

Re: Auto reboot if connection lost

Update on the above-with bbc.co.uk, the Pi reboots after 10 seconds.Seems to take about 2 minutes if I used my default gateway (ADSL router)

cheers

cabs
by cabbers
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auto reboot if connection lost
Replies: 31
Views: 56183

Re: Auto reboot if connection lost

I got this from another post here on the forum, but don't recall the post itself...so if you want a script that will reboot the PI on connection lost first: sudo mkdir /opt/check_lan sudo nano /opt/check_lan.sh Then enter the follow bash script: #!/bin/sh # cron script for checking wlan connectivit...
by cabbers
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: A Pi, a phone and GPS over Bluetooth
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

A Pi, a phone and GPS over Bluetooth

Hi all, I've been trying for the past few days to get my old HTC Desire to talk,via Bluetooth, to my Pi, for the purposes of using the GPS information on it. I've looked at quite a few threads but keep on getting stuck at the same point.I have updated and upgraded the Pi, from a fresh build of Wheez...
by cabbers
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Disable HDMI ouput at boot up?
Replies: 5
Views: 8238

Re: Disable HDMI ouput at boot up?

put it in the /etc/rc.local file but if anyone has physical access to it then it dont matter because they can replace anything Thanks-put that in with nano and does the job.I know nothing is bomb proof, and I doubt if I will put off the CIA or the NSA, but it's another layer to deter the casual pok...
by cabbers
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Disable HDMI ouput at boot up?
Replies: 5
Views: 8238

Disable HDMI ouput at boot up?

Hi all, I am running my Pi's headless, in a remote location.In the unlikely event somebody decides to have a poke around, I'd like to disable the HDMI (and Composite if possible) outputs.I found this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8442 , which tells me what I need to k...
by cabbers
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi as a remote sentinel
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Pi as a remote sentinel

Hi all, First post, so be gentle. I have my Pi, and have it set up with XRDP,with Mobaxterm. All works very well. I bought the Pi for its small footprint and low power consumption, the price is an added bonus ;-) I'm looking to put it in my home network, as a replacement for an always on PC. I just ...

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