metalj
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new noobs is out 5/11/15

Tue May 26, 2015 9:42 pm

New noobs is out with sonic pi 2.5 get it now! Volume control!
Customize your desktop! Run wpa_gui for WiFi!
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Re: new noobs is out 5/11/15

Tue May 26, 2015 9:57 pm

eh?

metalj
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Re: new noobs is out 5/11/15

Tue May 26, 2015 10:07 pm

Well I'm on this forum every day and just noticed so I thought I'd mention it. I'm sorry it's not in the form of a question. Plus nobody knows how to setup their WiFi so I mentioned that too. :)
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Re: new noobs is out 5/11/15

Tue May 26, 2015 10:39 pm

I thought you were making statements ;)
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Re: new noobs is out 5/11/15

Wed May 27, 2015 2:06 am

metalj wrote:Well I'm on this forum every day and just noticed so I thought I'd mention it. I'm sorry it's not in the form of a question. Plus nobody knows how to setup their WiFi so I mentioned that too. :)
Recently when they changed the way wifi worked, I installed NetworkManager and have been using that instead. So far it's been working better for me than wpa_gui ever did.

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Re: new noobs is out 5/11/15

Wed May 27, 2015 3:15 am

How do you sudo apt-get network manager?
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Re: new noobs is out 5/11/15

Wed May 27, 2015 5:06 am

metalj wrote:How do you sudo apt-get network manager?

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sudo apt-get install network-manager
One thing to be cautious about is that for some reason Network Manager on the pi will lock up on shutdown if you still have network drives mounted. The fix for this is to unmount the drives before you shutdown or reboot, but you aren't really going to want to have to remember to manually do that every time. Fortunately Network Manager can help with this by unmounting network mounts for you. I have added a script to "/etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d" folder called 02cifs.sh.

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sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/02cifs.sh
containing:

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#! /bin/sh -e
case "$2" in
   up)
              mount -at cifs
              ;;
   down)
              umount -alt cifs
              ;;
esac
What's pretty cool about this is that not only does it help with the shutdown problem, but it auto mounts network mounts when the network comes up if it wasn't up for some reason at boot. It does seem to take longer than it should sometimes, but it is a nice bonus.

Notice that I'm only mounting and unmounting cifs. If you are using another type of network mount then you need to modify the script to handle all the mount types you use.

Occasionally I will have a shutdown where it seems to take forever for shutdown to complete, but never as bad as if you do not use the script to unmount network shares.

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