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by lazarus78
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Send remote command with SSH
Replies: 3
Views: 4450

Send remote command with SSH

I have several Pis around displaying reports, which are really just php files and a web browser. They are on a 5 minute refreshing loop I set up with a script, and all works fine and dandy, but sometimes I may need to manually refresh them. I set up an alias using the "xdotool" to basically hit the ...
by lazarus78
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating Image on Windows First
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Creating Image on Windows First

Since Raspbian comes with the ssh daemon enabled by default, have you considered simply installing a standard version of Raspbian and then making an ssh connection to it to perform the configuration? (Although most guides and tutorials are written in terms of using a directly connected monitor and ...
by lazarus78
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Few teething problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2205

Re: Few teething problems

What I am having trouble with, is, hooking the Pi up to my 2nd TV (again over HDMI).  The screen resolution defaults to '1200 x 800' but the native resolution of my screen is 1366 x 768.  I've tried setting this on xrandr but to no avail.  Will update post with error message, but it is something ab...
by lazarus78
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is broadcasting SSID mandatory?
Replies: 22
Views: 17792

Re: Is broadcasting SSID mandatory?

OK, let's ask another question: should I lock my car when I leave it? Locking your car is not the same as hiding its existence. Broadcasting your SSID is just your AP saying "Here I am.". If you turn it off and manually connect from a device, the device has to broadcast "Where are you?", but it doe...
by lazarus78
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to change Text-based user interface in Raspbian
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: How to change Text-based user interface in Raspbian

You mean the logo when you are booting up the Pi? No, you can't change that one, or its position without recompiling the entire thing, as far as what I've read.
by lazarus78
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: fstab not working in physical location?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: fstab not working in physical location?

Well that's another issue. I am the network admin. Well, once of 3. But that still raises question. This worked before. For 160 days straight, everything worked. It wasn't until the short power outage did the mounting of the NAS drives begin to fail in the desired location. Maybe one of the switches...
by lazarus78
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: fstab not working in physical location?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: fstab not working in physical location?

I'm not following. There was no virus and the mounting worked before in the location and even still works in my physical location.

I will add that the network is a switched network, so there are no special routing protocols going on.
by lazarus78
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: fstab not working in physical location?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: fstab not working in physical location?

Nothing? Anyone?
by lazarus78
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: fstab not working in physical location?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

fstab not working in physical location?

First off, I am running Raspbian version 7.4. I have have my raspberry set to automatically mound a NAS drive via fstab. //10.2.1.249/UserVol /home/presidio/dellnas02 cifs username=TACOMANTIM,password=TACOS,domain=TACOTACO 0 0 The issue I am having is a weird one. When I have the Raspberry connected...
by lazarus78
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian screen blanking?
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Raspbian screen blanking?

I need to make sure my screen for my Pi never goes to sleep. I've found a few settings that work for the terminal, but none that work for the GUI. For the sake of completeness, is there a list of some sort of all the settings that need to be changed to prevent the screen from going to sleep on both ...
by lazarus78
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power Supply Voltage
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Power Supply Voltage

That is fine. 5.1v is within the 5% fluctuation range allowed. The 2amp is more then enough for the Pi itself (Only needs about 700mA) but will come in handy if you want to use things like a wi-fi dongle and external storage.
by lazarus78
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Need help to use RPi as proxy
Replies: 9
Views: 2725

Re: Need help to use RPi as proxy

For 2) you'll need to ensure your pi has a static address on your LAN, and a suitable port is forwarded to your pi by your router. Finally, you'll need some way to reliably determine your external IP address [such as dynamic DNS]. The LAN IP is unlikely to change often. If the Pi is left on, it wil...
by lazarus78
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Tutorial on Using the Pi as a Web Server
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Tutorial on Using the Pi as a Web Server

My RasPi has been running for well over a year with WordPress. It runs just as well now as it did when installed. In fact it runs better as I have learned what to install with it to give it good performance. There is a decent amount of content on my site. Good performance is debatable. The loading ...
by lazarus78
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Apache Help-- Again
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: Apache Help-- Again

I don't know what that command is trying to do, so I cant comment on that.

As far as the php goes, did you also install php? It isn't part of Apache, so you need to install it as well for the Pi to be able to process PHP code.

Also your page needs to be saved as a *.php and not an htm or html
by lazarus78
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD vs USB lifetime?
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: SD vs USB lifetime?

USB uses flash memory just like SD cards, so their lifespan would be about the same. A platter HDD would indeed be better and indeed use more power, but if you get one of the small 2.5" 5400RPM drives, your power usage is minimal. (More then the pi, but not but either). I don't think Raspbian is ver...
by lazarus78
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Day
Replies: 24
Views: 7393

Re: Pi Day

Makes me think of that distributed SETI project. With 2.5 million Pis, we should have found ET by now. If they weren't busy mining bitcoins, I guess. The Pis are actually very very VERY terrible for mining any type of cryptocoin, let alone bitcoin. It is literally a waste of power to even attempt i...
by lazarus78
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Connecting to the internet
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Connecting to the internet

You used the Ethernet port on the back of your DVR? Why?

Try connecting directly to your router.
by lazarus78
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: shared folders between raspberry+win7
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: shared folders between raspberry+win7

From what ive read, you basically just need to make it accessible to "guests" buy adding in "guest ok = yes"
by lazarus78
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 1.7gb on a 4gb card
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: 1.7gb on a 4gb card

Just re-format the SD card with... anything, as Fat32.
by lazarus78
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Static ipv4 problem
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: Static ipv4 problem

The only way for your external IP to be static is to contact your ISP and request it. Static IPs usually cost more (Given the dwindeling number of IPv4 addresses), so you better contact them about your stability issues.
by lazarus78
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: camera killed my pi?
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: camera killed my pi?

daviddave wrote:yes it worked before and i cant measure the voltage , when I disconnect the camera, the act blinks irregularly as if it had loaded successfully. But no video sd card looks ok as in it will read it will write pi looks ok no visible damage
I wonder what a good video SD card would even look like.
by lazarus78
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi for my RV?
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

Re: RPi for my RV?

Completely doable. A thought, I'm not sure if the Pi would like it, but maybe you could get a powered USB hub and power the Pi off that with a USB-MicroUSB cable, that way the power requirements of your keyboard, flash drive and wifi dongle isn't an issue. If you want to make it a hobby project, gra...
by lazarus78
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Lack of speed
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: Lack of speed

Also consider the output resolution. If you are running at full 1080, then that takes a lot of resources. If you can drop it to 720 or lower, then you can improve the system performance a bit.
by lazarus78
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: masking my ip with a proxy
Replies: 9
Views: 4142

Re: masking my ip with a proxy

true, i was thinking of using tor and blocking all exit nodes from the UK, i am not worried about personal info being shared as the whole point of the proxy would be to scan a torrent site and grab the thismovie.torrent or thisepisode.torrent files then download them from my own internet connection...
by lazarus78
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: launching Chromium via terminal throws errors
Replies: 5
Views: 2791

Re: launching Chromium via terminal throws errors

I get this error as well. From my limited research, i came across something saying maybe it was related to Chromium not being fully compatible with the Pi, but nothing I would call a definitive answer to this problem. It still runs seemingly fine for me, and has worked without fail for over 30 days....

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