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by paulwratt
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Changing/renaming default user "pi" to a different user name
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Changing/renaming default user "pi" to a different user name

remember that there are also some configurations are named with the user appended, like `.config/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/` and `.config/pcmanfm/LXDE-pi/`
by paulwratt
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB stick craziness
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: USB stick craziness

not all USB devices are created equal, just as not all SSD devices are created equal. Not only are there differing speeds in (RAM) timings, but the controllers can have widely differing speeds in both through put _and_ protocol handshaking. I was going to write " .. some cheaper devices .."...
by paulwratt
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kernel Swap Lock in 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Kernel Swap Lock in 2021

Anyone who has read any of my posts that have related to memory usage, performance or swap allocations will have see me coin the phrase "Kernel Swap Lock". A search of my own OP's that mention this goes back to at least 2017 HOW TO: improve browser experience (still suprisingly relavant to...
by paulwratt
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting a thumb drive.
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Mounting a thumb drive.

Jessie is perfectly fine. Stretch is not, skip to Buster. There is a new release now (1-2 months ago) > I could look at my drive at /media/pi/ where there was some directory that I never put there thats because it is _auto mounted_ as a pseudo-random folder in `/media/_user_/` based on the partition...
by paulwratt
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: running out spaces by tmpfs
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: running out spaces by tmpfs

NOTE: your `root` (/) filesystem has 0 space free (physical media) but `tmpfs` is a RAM based filesystem which will use (media) swap space when RAM gets low `tmpfs` is _not_ defined in any single place. There is a define in `/ect/fstab`, but there are others defined via `systemd` (like `cgroups`). _...
by paulwratt
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2021 PCManFM right click menu and Open As Root
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: 2021 PCManFM right click menu and Open As Root

I miss Sakaki and Gentoo64,I like the simplicity and reliability of PiCore. My prefered distro for a long time was PipaOS (a turbo boot respin of Raspbian at the time - 3 sec to boot desktop). I helped out with the re-packaging on man & info packages for TinyCore, but at the time there was no s...
by paulwratt
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2021 PCManFM right click menu and Open As Root
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: 2021 PCManFM right click menu and Open As Root

I have been annoyed without right-click terminal and edit-as-root since Stretch came out. I can never remember where they are located (the actions folder is not present by default) and the actions .desktop are not like regular .desktop files, and there are quirks that need working around to get term...
by paulwratt
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2021 PCManFM right click menu and Open As Root
Replies: 7
Views: 666

2021 PCManFM right click menu and Open As Root

Previous Post from 2016: PCManFM right click menu and Open As Root In 2021, the info from my previous post still works, but I was unable to see the right click menu items until after I had rebooted, and because of that I tried an older method (from a 2009 post) which still works (mostly), but that a...
by paulwratt
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrupt etc folder
Replies: 29
Views: 1771

Re: Corrupt etc folder

I believe there are specific reason why a "repair" is being asked for, probably stuff not to be lost, and definitely no other computer. I think part of the problem here is also lack of console knowledge. We used to be able to get to the readonly console by passing a "check filesystem&...
by paulwratt
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does anybody know how to get a Windows XP theme on raspbian
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Does anybody know how to get a Windows XP theme on raspbian

or just use TwisterOS, which is RPiOS + some
by paulwratt
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Switching between USB ssd and microSD boot
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Switching between USB ssd and microSD boot

Does something change in the pi4 if switching between USB ssd and microSD boot? only if you are changing the eeprom boot order, but that should not affect which port you plug it into, as that sound like a flakey connection/power issue. I have experience similar "random" issues with USB po...
by paulwratt
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 -> Pi 4 results in: Unsupported board type
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Pi 3 -> Pi 4 results in: Unsupported board type

I believe its not running the raspi-config updates, which shows "diversion" when installing (/boot), and may even have something to do with the firmware. You can always manually copy over a newer /boot or download from github
by paulwratt
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrupt etc folder
Replies: 29
Views: 1771

Re: Corrupt etc folder

if you have another sd-card and an sd card reader this is (relatively) easy, with some caviates: boot on different (linux) sd-card, mount broken sd-card, cd in that mount point and you will be in the root of the sd card, now you can `sudo chown root:root etc && sudo chown -r root:root etc/*`...
by paulwratt
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi4 unable to access USB port while booting
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: RPi4 unable to access USB port while booting

the new (ish) lite version of Suse Linux does exactly what you are tryingto do, as well as there new (ish) container boot image for RPi, so check there images as a reference. (In my mind, you are obviously missing something in devicetree for USB not to be enabled) @LTolledo "dont be facecious&q...
by paulwratt
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 4 only connecting to mobile hotspot and will not connect to any router.
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: RPi 4 only connecting to mobile hotspot and will not connect to any router.

Please post back with results. I am having similar WiFi issues with latest updates, and latest image does not auto connect to whats in the wpa_suplicant.conf file, only the last connected ESSID, and that info is not stored in that file. I have 2021-01-11 image on 8Gb RPi4, and May 2020 on v1 4G RPi4...
by paulwratt
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi4B non seeing external hard drive at all
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: RPi4B non seeing external hard drive at all

I re-read your post (sorry for exFAT stuff, but I will leave that for others - just in case) while testing the usb boot firmware, some interfaces and chipsets came up as not fully functional: [ 1251.683433] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access Sunplus USB2SATA bridge 0407 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 This may be another on...
by paulwratt
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi4B non seeing external hard drive at all
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: RPi4B non seeing external hard drive at all

with the latest sd-card image (2021-01-11), by default exFAT is handled by the installed ntfs-3g package. on older images (I also use May 2020) you have to install an extra package to handle exFAT , like exfat-fuse . most large usb3 hard drives and ssd will com pre-formatted with exFAT (I use a 1Tb ...
by paulwratt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi update broken on RPI4
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: WiFi update broken on RPI4

I was just about to shutdown to move (I think I have bandwidth still available on the public WiFi), and thought I'd check ifconfig seems there are two active connections to the same ESSID on wlan1 (external) and wlan0 (internal), and there are 2 enteries in route , but the wlan0 metric is lower than...
by paulwratt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi update broken on RPI4
Replies: 3
Views: 599

WiFi update broken on RPI4

latest update breaks WiFi on internal modem on RPi4 (4Gb + 8Gb) Yesterday (Sunday 24th Jan, 4pm NZ) I used my 4Gb RPi to grab and install the 2021-01-11-raspios-buster-armhf.img (Lite) all via a public WiFi spot and my moto g(7) power 4993 phone (for the image download). everything worked fine upto ...
by paulwratt
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: eDex-UI on RaspberryPi OS
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

eDex-UI on RaspberryPi OS

Looks like the edex-ui builds out of the box ( with minor edits ) for version 3.0.0-pre (thats the default Master branch on the GitHub repo) https://github.com/GitSquared/edex-ui/issues/818#issuecomment-721235608 (the are a couple of photos either side of this comment, and a link to the fixes requir...
by paulwratt
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: RPIServers to try out!
Replies: 39
Views: 9652

Re: RPIServers to try out!

any updates?
by paulwratt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15
Replies: 193
Views: 58048

Re: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15

I'm going to guess yes, because USB 3.0 is known to interfere with 2.4GHz wireless, and that's a popular frequency for wireless keyboard and mouse (also Bluetooth and WiFi). Placing the wireless keyboard/mouse dongle on the end of a shielded USB 2.0 extension cable should resolve the problem. Even ...
by paulwratt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15
Replies: 193
Views: 58048

Re: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15

@chunkylad if you use the tests here, you can compare it to others with same (similar) setup you have, so if you see major differences, you can put it down to settings, or firmware difference (if that applies to your interface): https://storage.jamesachambers.com/ every time the sd-card poll happens...
by paulwratt
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15
Replies: 193
Views: 58048

Re: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15

@kazin, there is a note in the OP (Opening Post = 1st post in thread), which may be relevant to your issues: - increase the default power off delay to 500ms following more interop testing. - Make the USB port power off time configurable via the USB_MSD_PWR_OFF_TIME config. The range may be set betwe...
by paulwratt
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15
Replies: 193
Views: 58048

Re: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM fourth update - 2020-06-15

I have just logged an #issue with https://storage.jamesachambers.com to have interface pages added to the site, which should help isolate good and bad interfaces, but also hilite interfaces that work on some systems and not on others (different firmware), thru GitHub . However I posted an issue 1 we...

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