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by S0litaire
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Question Regarding Cooling
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Question Regarding Cooling

currently got a rPi0w Node in a small box with a few holes, just to shut out that blindingly blue LED WDLabs stuck on the node!

i tell ya! the LED on the node is so bright 4 of them could light my room easily! ~__^

Temp had never went over 55c and it's been running for over 3 days in the box.
by S0litaire
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: best way to monitor multiple pi's
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

Re: best way to monitor multiple pi's

Thanks guys. Rpi-Monitor has the basics but it just doesn't get on with me when I've not had enough coffee. tried to customize, it some works some doesn't. So far I like Nagios, had to find and compile php5 for my desktop (currently running ubuntu 17.04 beta, it dropped php5 and only has php7) Even ...
by S0litaire
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: best way to monitor multiple pi's
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

best way to monitor multiple pi's

i've currently got 3 pi's (pi Zero, pi0w in a WDLAbs Node and a rpi3) What's the best way to monitor these devices? I've installed the RPi-monitor (in 2 with working network connections), [http://rpi-experiences.blogspot.co.uk/] It's a bit basic (and not updated in over 8 months!) and have to jump t...
by S0litaire
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Cooling ideas

This is where an enterprising someone who owns a 3D printer could :
Design a cowl to fit over a short heat-sink, in between the r-pi and the hat, to direct air from one end of the pi to a small exhaust fan that sits outside the r-pi.
by S0litaire
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HD Partition questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: HD Partition questions

Yes.

Once you have set the partition type to GPT you just go through the guide as normal.
i.e. create the 100mb fat boot partition then other partitions as required.
by S0litaire
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: question about ssd drives usb 3 and pi3b
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

Re: question about ssd drives usb 3 and pi3b

If it's only a single ssd then a usb2 socket on the Pi3 "should" power it without a hub. (Though your millage may vary depending on the make of SSD and it's power requirements.) I've had a single SSD in a USB3 enclosure running of a single USB2 socket on my Pi3. but had to move to a powered hub for ...
by S0litaire
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Rapsberry Pi to make a wired printer wireless
Replies: 49
Views: 8588

Re: Using Rapsberry Pi to make a wired printer wireless

Don't know about the button, but you just use ssh from any device on the network.
Log in and run the shutdown command.
by S0litaire
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Rapsberry Pi to make a wired printer wireless
Replies: 49
Views: 8588

Re: Using Rapsberry Pi to make a wired printer wireless

The r-pi3 can be used as a print server easily. So to be safe buy one of these...

Not sure about the pi0w. Not tried this yet but at around 10+postage you might want to take a risk...
by S0litaire
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Rapsberry Pi to make a wired printer wireless
Replies: 49
Views: 8588

Re: Using Rapsberry Pi to make a wired printer wireless

Looks like HP officially supports it with HPLIP. so try installing hplip & cups to see if that gets things working What to do: Download and install HPLIP using HP's instructions: Run throught this wizard and select the version of debian and printer type: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install_...
by S0litaire
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ping using 'name.local' from Android Phone
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Ping using 'name.local' from Android Phone

You should try the router's IP address, that is usually the local network (dhcp) DNS server.
by S0litaire
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mail Server Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Mail Server Raspberry Pi

have a read of this how to guide:
https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-email-server/

It's using "citadel" groupware server to handle the mail settings.

Pre-Requisites :
- A Domain Name
- Static IP address or subscribed to a Dynamic DNS service.
by S0litaire
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ping using 'name.local' from Android Phone
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Ping using 'name.local' from Android Phone

It's a bug/feature:
Android tends to prioritize google's DNS servers even when you try and access a .local address

Check to see if your android DNS servers is set for google's (8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4) or your routers IP address.
by S0litaire
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP
Replies: 53
Views: 6324

Re: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP

Perhaps I haven't thought this through enough, but I don't see how that is possible. So, the Pi provides an access point you can connect to which doesn't provide Internet access or really anything else. The Pi is not connected to a local network, it's providing it's own network as an access point. ...
by S0litaire
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP
Replies: 53
Views: 6324

Re: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP

ktb wrote:
S0litaire wrote:The option for the R-Pi automatically being an Access Point lets the user connect and be able to set up the wifi credentials.
How?
once connected, simple ssh to access to edit the files in the r-pi. no "portals" or web servers required.
by S0litaire
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Help - I'm being hacked!
Replies: 15
Views: 5461

Re: Help - I'm being hacked!

First thing I do (After installing fail2ban) is change the default ssh port away from 22. sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config near the start look for : Port 22 #AddressFamily any #ListenAddress 0.0.0.0 #ListenAddress :: Change the port to another number, save and restart sshd service. That will take care...
by S0litaire
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP
Replies: 53
Views: 6324

Re: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP

Sorry if this was answered already, but why would you want to do this instead of the 'ssh' and 'wpa_supplicant.conf' approach? They need to connect to the device via wifi to set up the wifi... If it's not pre-configured, you need a way to have the r-pi (zero/3) to accept a connection first so that ...
by S0litaire
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Starting the program on power up
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: Starting the program on power up

Just an idea... Would it be easier ( better / worse??) to use a cron job instead? https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/usage/cron.md You can have a cronjob with the flag "@reboot" which runs that cronjob at reboot. instead of the usual cron style of: * * * * * /command/to/execute you use ...
by S0litaire
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Suggestion server OS
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Suggestion server OS

hammer9600 wrote:
Ok, then I wont try it at all, seems like Webmin is a good solution :)
Give OMV a go! you might have better luck than me! ;)
OMV *IS* a good debian based server setup (if it's working!)

Think it just doesn't like me! ;) lol
by S0litaire
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Suggestion server OS
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Suggestion server OS

**Personally** I'm not a huge fan of OpenMediaVault (OMV) Installed it over the weekend to build a Plex/NAS server. Had problems configuring it through OVM's web pages and spent more time on the command line to sort permissions and user access. In the end it was easier to un-install OVM and just use...
by S0litaire
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Suggestion server OS
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Suggestion server OS

jahboater wrote:
S0litaire wrote:Not sure if this is installed automatically but installing "ntfs-3d" would let you mount, read, and write Windows NTFS partitions.
I think that should be "ntfs-3g".
D'oh!! *headdesk*
yup! My excuse is I've been watching to many 3D movies over the weekend! lol!
by S0litaire
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Suggestion server OS
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Suggestion server OS

I'm running Raspbian Jessie Lite on my r-pi3. What problems were you getting installing/using Webmin? I've also had Plex running on it for a while as well with no issues. As for a fileserver / Plex install: Not sure if this is installed automatically but installing "ntfs-3g"*(Edited!) would let you ...
by S0litaire
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP
Replies: 53
Views: 6324

Re: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP

Ummm.... So long as a tablet (or phone) has a USB connector, I don't see that OTG access enters into the equation, at least with a Pi0W. Set the Pi0W up with the overlay to permit gadget mode, use an OTG adapter on the tablet or phone (so it acts as a master device) and connect a USB-A to microUSB-...
by S0litaire
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP
Replies: 53
Views: 6324

Re: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP

This would allow me to get in, set the default wifi SSID/credentials, and then log in normally. At the risk of repeating prior posts, this is very easy to do at the moment just by creating files in /boot. Alternatively, if your PC runs Linux, you can simply mount the second partition after you have...
by S0litaire
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP
Replies: 53
Views: 6324

Re: Suggestion: Pi (w/ Wireless) should startup with an AP

Not a bad idea to have such an alternative image. One problem I 'm wondering about is the ability of the Pi to scan the local networks to let you select one while its in AP mode? If it can't, then no real advantage over pre-loading the WiFI info into wpa-supplicant or using PiBakery to get it onto ...
by S0litaire
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: One large 5 volt supply?
Replies: 26
Views: 3445

Re: One large 5 volt supply?

If they are in the same location then you might be looking for something... like this : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sipolar-Real-Industrial-Class-Grade-16-Ports-USB-HUB-USB2-0-Adaptor-480Mbps/231641900159 Or this : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-Porte-USB-2-0-HUB-Dual-Adapter-Industrial-Class-Grade-Pro...

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