mostlyharmless1
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Setting up headless Pi Zero W

Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:46 am

I have a Pi Zero W and am interacting headlessly based on https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/san ... eadless-pi.

I'm able to login, and am looking for some basic IoT things that would be fun to try out. Sending an email, sending a bluetooth message, something else?

W. H. Heydt
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Re: Setting up headless Pi Zero W

Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:17 pm

Back when I was using usenet, my preferred e-mail "client" was elm. I say this because elm works in a terminal screen using the command line. Since apt-cache search doesn't show elm as an available package, you might consider the good old unix program mail. Hmmmm...mail isn't shown by apt-cache, either. I'm sure someone will be along with the name of a basic e-mail program pretty soon.

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Re: Setting up headless Pi Zero W

Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:37 pm

apt-get install heirloom-mailx
If this post appears in the wrong forums category, my apologies.

mostlyharmless1
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Re: Setting up headless Pi Zero W

Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:17 am

Thanks! Will try it out. I was also able to have some fun via bluetooth with an unsecured lightbulb based on this tutorial https://medium.com/@urish/reverse-engin ... 580fcb7546. Cool stuff.

shriek7
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Re: Setting up headless Pi Zero W

Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:35 pm

hi, sorry to hijack the thread, but after following the tutorial to setup wpa_supplicant I noticed I need to run ´sudo wpa_supplicant´ command followed by ´sudo dhclient wlan0´ to actually get the pi to connect to wifi... is this expected? how can I overcome this?

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Re: Setting up headless Pi Zero W

Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:24 am

shriek7 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:35 pm
hi, sorry to hijack the thread, but after following the tutorial to setup wpa_supplicant I noticed I need to run ´sudo wpa_supplicant´ command followed by ´sudo dhclient wlan0´ to actually get the pi to connect to wifi... is this expected? how can I overcome this?
Not sure what tutorial you followed, but the one in the OP has no such requirements, so perhaps you should follow a current tutorial or start your own thread.
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