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by Cancelor
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B not displaying on Samsung TVs
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B not displaying on Samsung TVs

This is such a good post with so much really good info. It is a shame it hasn't got an equally good reply.

So I'm replying just to give this a nudge and to praise DJ1.
by Cancelor
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Latest update removes vscode repo?
Replies: 70
Views: 9264

Re: Latest update removes vscode repo?

If the latter, you are wrong. Raising a valid security concern, like blowing a hole in basic security of an operating system install for no useful reason, is not "whining". Those that did raise the concern were, for the most part, not singling out MS or its software in particular. As to a...
by Cancelor
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NAK bailout crash
Replies: 16
Views: 2036

Re: NAK bailout crash

'the touchscreen has generally worked fine.' <<< don't let that distract you! ;-) ..... 'I didn’t know how to instantiate this bus on the correct bus of I2C-11' Hi, I can't help you with the problem but hopefully I can encourage you to look at it differently. :) ... and help with the nudge! Is this...
by Cancelor
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: File system.
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: File system.

Many thanks, I'll follow that line. I'd googled ????? but found nothing!
by Cancelor
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: File system.
Replies: 2
Views: 314

File system.

I've lost contact with my Roman folder, ls -l shows this >

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drwxrwxr-x  4 dr dr 65536 Oct 28  2014 Paul
drwxrwxr-x  4 dr dr 65536 Oct 28  2014 Ray
d?????????  ? ?  ?            ?            ? Roman
drwxrwxr-x  4 dr dr 65536 Oct 28  2014 Rory
Self inflicted I'm sure but is it fixable?
by Cancelor
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does Appending to a File That Doesn't Exist Create A File?
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Does Appending to a File That Doesn't Exist Create A File?

Just try it and see what happens!
by Cancelor
Mon May 25, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Secret Computer.
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Secret Computer.

My heart sank to start with but then things got better after 3 min ;-) .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnU8RL-RVfI

A nice little Raspberry Pi project.
by Cancelor
Fri May 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Python 2 EoL...at least in theory
Replies: 51
Views: 6241

Re: Python 2 EoL...at least in theory

drgeoff wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:46 pm
Theory and practice are not always the same.
In theory they are, in practice they are not. ;-)
by Cancelor
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Get your Pi to fight COVID-19
Replies: 194
Views: 24699

Re: Get your Pi to fight COVID-19

As an alternative and another source of information there is https://foldingathome.org/ installed via a .deb file. I have this running on my server, 64 cores @ 100% usage certainly warms up the room :) I got to hear about it through a well known youTuber > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU4qOebhkfs...
by Cancelor
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Just for fun.
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

Just for fun.

Image https://ibb.co/RhPNn0B

Probably not something you will see every day. ;)

But how was it done? Answers below please.

P.S. This is a real screen shot, no editing or photo shopping.
by Cancelor
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On/Off Timer With Cron
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: On/Off Timer With Cron

https://ifttt.com/ might have some possibilities too.
by Cancelor
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install and run Virtualbox on Pi 4?
Replies: 11
Views: 36375

Re: How to install and run Virtualbox on Pi 4?

StevenDJaques wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:36 pm
Ideally, I'm trying to travel light.
Where does your Windows programe run at the momnet? What kind of travel are you planning?

Could you travel with your RPi and VNC back to a Windows machine?

What is the application you want to run, is there a Linux alternative?
by Cancelor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: can't delete user pi
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: can't delete user pi

I use

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## kill the pi user process
sudo pkill -u pi
by Cancelor
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Automatic Touch Screen Keyboard for my Python GUI?
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Automatic Touch Screen Keyboard for my Python GUI?

Which library do you use for the keyboard?

Do you need full keyboard all the time?
by Cancelor
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: using crontab correctly
Replies: 7
Views: 1736

Re: using crontab correctly

Good news and a +1 for the RPi .... I've certainly learnt loads since I got one! :)
by Cancelor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 108
Views: 13744

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

Ha! I was about to ask this >

''Slightly off topic but is it possible to etch an SD card with an Android phone?''

and then I found this >

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... r&hl=en_GB

Looks good as lots of people don't have a laptop or a PC
by Cancelor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: using crontab correctly
Replies: 7
Views: 1736

Re: using crontab correctly

This might be useful > https://chase-seibert.github.io/blog/20 ... owser.html

First do it from the command line.
by Cancelor
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How do you comfort a bash command?
Replies: 0
Views: 952

How do you comfort a bash command?

....... You console it! :lol:
by Cancelor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi-Hole on Pi Zero
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Pi-Hole on Pi Zero

An interesting video from Linus Tech Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXTnrD_Zs4
by Cancelor
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: LXTERMINAL Full Screen with Python script
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: LXTERMINAL Full Screen with Python scipt

Which OS are you using and are you running a graphical desktop?

Do you want your text to go to a.n.other LXTerminal or just to a simple window?
by Cancelor
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Linux on a Business Card.
Replies: 16
Views: 3149

Linux on a Business Card.

Just came across this interesting project and thought I'd post a link to it here, https://www.thirtythreeforty.net/posts/ ... uns-linux/
by Cancelor
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: crontab update
Replies: 17
Views: 7167

Re: crontab update

It looks like you also missed the first reply ''you don't need the sudo command in the line'' So first off if you want to run a command in cron as root then use sudo crontab -e that way you are running the command as root and you don't need the sudo command in the line. second how do you know its no...
by Cancelor
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remote SSH connection
Replies: 24
Views: 2293

Re: Remote SSH connection

Also I'm looking at the service / third column of the router config ... I would think this should be ssh as opposed to none?

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