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Wired to wireless bridge in Linux

I am attempting to set up my Raspberry Pi as a bridge, using Debian wheezy. I have a hostapd.conf: (some details changed for security, and yes, I know WEP is no good)... interface=wlan0 bridge=br0 ...
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Does the Raspberry PI support WOL (Wake-on-LAN)?

I've been contemplating running a Raspberry PI as a carputer. One thing I'm really interested in is whether I could get it to Wake-On-Lan. My thinking is that I'd like to wake the device up before I ...
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How to share a folder as an USB mass storage device (from a raspberry pi)

I'd like to do something quite simple ... in my mind. I've got an "old" photo frame with an usb port and SD card slot (but without networking) that I would like to keep in sync with my NAS "Photo ...
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can I display a JPG or PNG to the framebuffer (/dev/fb*)?

I know I can capture the framebuffer in linux using something like cp /dev/fb0 ~/myimage and re-display that by coping back to the device like so cp ~/myimage /dev/fb0. What format is the framebuffer ...
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Force spin-down of external hard-drive on linux (raspberry pi)

I'm currently setting up a home-server using a Raspberry Pi with an external hard-disk connected via usb. However, my hard-drive will never spin down when being idle. I tried already the hints ...
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How can computers figure out the current minute, but not hour/year?

Staring at my Raspberry PI, I can see that the devices clock is going wrong - an error that you can find on many computers. However, even though the month and hour is wrong; the minutes are still ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi as a VPN?

So I'm sure many of you have heard of the new Raspberry Pi project. I was looking at messing around with Model B, which has the following relevant specs: Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS ...
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Is there a Linux distro that will easily run “embedded style” on a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I need a Linux distro that will give me the following: Run on a Raspberry Pi Can reliably survive power loss (like via a read-only filesystem) I've been able to hunt down some documentation on how ...
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How much space does Raspbian use?

I can't find any info about how much space Raspbian uses. I have checked the wikipedia article about it and the official FAQ.
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Why does a Raspberry Pi require a key to playback MPEG2 content?

I was reading here and the article said that linux distros often use free versions of MPEG2. On my Raspberry Pi, however, I had to purchase a license to achieve playback of some of my files. I never ...
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Can I use dd to clone a larger SD card to a smaller SD card if the actual partitions will fit?

I have a 16GB SD card that has a few partitions on it (it's actually the card for a Raspberry Pi). I have several other 4GB cards that I want to clone the primary card to. The 3 partitions on the ...
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How can I access my mini-pc (RaspberryPi / MK802 / Mele A1000 / VIA APC) via ethernet/wifi without having Monitor?

Soon I will be getting my own mini-PC (RaspberryPi / MK802 / Mele A1000 / VIA APC). But I was wondering whether is there any possibility that I can just power up and access my mini-pc's OS by ...
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How can I run lightdm on Xvfb on a Raspberry Pi?

I've got a Raspberry Pi and I'm using it as a headless server. But I want to run X on it. It comes with lightdm, and if you run it using the included HDMI or video out it works, and I can use that and ...
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Mirroring ~1.8TB of individual files using lftp, what would be the fastest way?

I've stared mirroring the files and directories on an FTP server to my external HDD using my Raspberry Pi so I can leave the downloads running 24/7. What I did to start the download was: lftp ...
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Redirect physical keyboard input to SSH

I'm having a raspberry pi running debian linux and I have an RFID reader connected to it. The RFID reader behaves like a keyboard. Every time I scan a tag it types then number of the tag and then ...
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How do I auto mount a USB drive that all users can write to?

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi to run BitTorrent Sync to back up my files to an external hard drive, but I'm running into some frustrating issues. First, I need to set up the USB hard drive to ...
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How do I set DNS Servers on Raspberry Pi?

I want my Raspberry Pi to use OpenDNS to resolve domain names. How can I modify this setting?
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Can I run mythbackend on Raspberry Pi?

Is the Raspberry Pi Model B (the one with 512MB RAM) powerful enough to run a mythtv backend (along with some USB or network storage, of course)? Can it record TV, and can I stream 1080p video from ...
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Can Raspberry Pi OS images be run under Windows 7 64 bit?

I've ordered a Raspberry Pi, but I'm on a long lead time and I'd like to start playing today! I've downloaded the disc image, tried to boot it in Windows 7 Virtual PC and it doesn't work. Of course, ...
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trickle: throttle all programs: works for statically linked executables?

I want to use trickle on Raspbian. It seems it can be used when running an executable as follows: trickle -u {up} -d {down} {program} And it can also be used for all applications. e.g.: ...
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Debian eth0 to wlan0 forwarding, with openvpn

I'm using "raspian" (Debian for the raspberry pi), and would like the raspberry-pi to serve internet access through eth0, using wlan0. The catch here is that while wlan0 is connected to my router, I'd ...
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Backup data rate on Raspberry Pi maxing out at 5 Mb/s. Why?

I set up my Raspberry Pi as a Time Machine, as documented here. At the moment, the Raspberry Pi is connected to my MacBook Pro using a direct Ethernet cable. Also, an external hard drive (laptop ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as a thin client to Ubuntu

I just got a Raspberry Pi and want to try to use it as a thin client to Ubuntu so that I can browse the web and run applications. What programs do I have to run on the Raspberry Pi to do this? What ...
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How to run a DHCP server on an ethernet port of a MacBook successfully?

I aim to have an ethernet switch on my MacBook ethernet port from which I will have several Raspberry Pi's connected getting their IP via DHCP, each will have a VNC server running on them for remote ...
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How can I read input from the hosts keyboard when connected via SSH?

I'm currently experimenting with an RFID card reader that emulates a keyboard. When you connect a card, it will read out data from it and then emulate keystrokes according to configuration. I've ...
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Why is my USB drive not mounted during startup

I have Arch Linux running on my Raspberry Pi. I added the following line to my fstab file: /dev/sda1 /mnt/MyBook ntfs defaults 0 0 for a while this worked fine, the device was ...
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Local website served via ad hoc wifi network

I am in the process of creating a carputer which will be controlled via a web browser on my android device. I plan to use a raspberry pi with a USB wireless adapter, which will serve a simple website. ...
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Set Network Proxy Linux

I have a raspberry pi and I need to set a network proxy for both apt and browser. How do I do this? The only thing I have found is to use the following lines in the bash.bashrc file export ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi to Share WiFi Connection over Ethernet

I have a Raspi successfully connected over WiFi, and I want to connect some wired devices to the same network through it. My AP already provides a DHCP server, so I basically want something to bridge ...
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Do I have to expect flash memory wear out when mounting a partition read-only?

I have created a simple kiosk-style Arch Linux installation on a Raspberry Pi that simply launches a web browser and shows some weather information. To make the daily system bootup/shutdown routine ...
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How can I safely shutdown a network-bridged pi without a keyboard?

So I've got a raspberry pi that bridges wlan0 and eth0 so an old xbox can have wifi, yay! The bridging happens at startup through a script I wrote that reads a file to decide whether or not to bridge. ...
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Raspberry Pi: open browser using bash and crontab

I'm trying to setup a simple bash script. I want to open the browser. chromium-browser <url> works if I do it in the cli or in the bash script if I run the script by ./scrpt. But if I put ...
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How can I select and copy a few lines of code while using a command line OS?

I am working with the Raspbian Linux distro that comes with the Raspberry Pi. I am running the Pi so that I can only operate it from the command line, so I have no user interface and therefore no ...
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Does the Raspberry Pi run hot? [closed]

I know they come out with a plugin computer called the Guru Plug a while back in which someone complained it ran so hot they burned their fingers while trying to unplug an ethernet cable: ...
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External HDD doesn't show up in /dev on raspberry pi

here's my problem: I have an old 500GB HDD drive from one of my old laptops which I connected to my Pi via USB. First issue: Every time I plug in the device, the Pi reboots. I already read this is due ...
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Is the computing power of the Raspberry Pi sufficient to run Google Docs, Youtube and maybe Team Fortress 2?

I am curious about how powerful the Raspberry Pi is. For the price it is quite cheap. However I want to know if it is up to the task of: Basic email Google docs Youtube Running Steam (linux) on the ...
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Any ideas how I could get cpu and disk information from 2 raspberry pis connected on a network and displays them on my mac?

I have 2 raspberry pis on my home network performing different tasks. sometimes, I'd like to see their cpu and disk usage on my mac, without needing to login via ssh. is there a service (can this be ...
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Change owncloud data directory to an external drive

Owncloud 5.0.9 is installed on my raspberry pi and is working flawlessly. But since my raspberry pi hasn't much space, I wanted to move the data directory on an external drive. I have a 1,5GB ...
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Persistent Samba Share

There are hundreds of entries for this - and as far as I can tell I am doing it right. But it is not working... I run a latest Raspbian (Debian Wheezy) Distribution on a Raspberry Pi. I have ...
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Single GUI Application raspberrypi

So I want to develop a software that will take over my raspberry pi computer, or just for simplicity's sake, any computer running a lightweight linux OS, to serve a single function. Run a Ruby/Java or ...
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Raspberry Pi Chromium can't find webpage on boot

We have a raspberry pi in our office which boots directly into the browser using a line in the .profile file as follows xinit /usr/bin/chromium --kiosk --incognito internalsite.internal.com And a ...
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Dokuwiki on Raspbian “wheezy” (Raspberry Pi)

I've installed the dokuwiki via apt-get. The first call to http://localhost/dokuwiki give me "403 Forbidden" as response: Achtung! HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden You don't have permission to access /dokuwiki ...
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How to enable network with a raspberry pi emulated on qemu?

I'm trying to emulate a raspberry pi on my ubuntu 13.04. I installed qemu and it works well except for the network. I followed this procedure. On the virtual machine, the file /etc/network/interface ...
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Perl program won't run on arm6, but it runs on my 64bit computer

I'm trying to run [pisg][1] on my raspberry pi, which is running archlinux arm, and every time I try to run it, I get: Root ~>pisg -cf pisg.conf Warning: Couldn't parse -cfg option Could ...
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Everyone has read/write/execute permission, but no one can create files

I mounted my USB hard drive using the instructions here and, well: $ sudo mount -t ntfs -o umask=000 -rw /dev/sda1 "/media/MyBook/" $ ls -l /media total 12 (a couple irrelevent directories here) ...
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Hostapd strangeness

A while back I asked a question about setting my Raspberry Pi up with a bridged network connection - Wired to wireless bridge in Linux - and the answer I got worked well. Now, I had to start all over ...
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Can I convert HDMI output to something that I could read into a USB port? [duplicate]

I want to use a Raspberry Pi (RP) as an SSH server, but I don't have an HDMI or RCA monitor/TV to use with it. It is possible to convert the HDMI/RCA output of the Raspberry Pi to USB that can be read ...
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Why is my Linux box dropping network connection?

I have a Debian server in the form of a Raspberry Pi running Raspian. It has a USB Wi-Fi connection. Sometimes it would not respond when I SSH to it, and would require a reboot. I found something in ...
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Are there any computers that could fit inside a standard North American power outlet box?

I would like to be able to put a computer in the wall. With decent-performing boards as small as the Raspberry Pi, has anyone ever attempted to put one inside of a power box? If so, which ones and how ...
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Linux (v4l) webcam - make settings “stick”

My Logitech camera (C300) is properly detected and present at /dev/video0. However, by default the image has contrast and saturation set to maximum, which significantly degrades the image quality. I ...