Re: [Dorset] Fwd: A Library Under Attack

2022-08-03 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 03/08/2022 14:25, Terry Coles wrote: On 03/08/2022 14:17, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Seems fair. Just to clarify, I wasn't intending to peer pressure anyone into donating - I just thought I should make people aware of this if they weren't already, in case they want to donate

Re: [Dorset] Fwd: A Library Under Attack

2022-08-03 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 03/08/2022 14:11, Terry Coles wrote: On 03/08/2022 12:49, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: A Library Under Attack The right for libraries to lend books is being threatened. Donate today to help us continue advancing Universal Access to All Knowledge. <https://archive.us20.list-manage.com/tr

[Dorset] Fwd: A Library Under Attack

2022-08-03 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi all, I know at least some of us here use the Internet Archive, so I thought I'd forward this message from them in case anyone else wants to donate to help them. Hamish Forwarded Message Subject:A Library Under Attack Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 16:16:43 +

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Tonight at 8 pm

2022-08-02 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
I hope you feel more rested soon. I am definitely going to be late, but hopefully will be able to attend from 9 PM if you're still there. Hamish On 02/08/2022 19:15, Peter Merchant via dorset wrote: I am not going to be able to participate either tonight.  I'm dead tired. My main challenge

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Tonight at 8 pm

2022-08-02 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
I'm very likely to be late, but I plan on attending regardless. Apologies if there are duplicates of this message - K9-Mail on my phone doesn't handle multiple recipients very well. Hamish On 2 August 2022 12:52:37 BST, Terry Coles wrote: >All, > >The next Online Meeting is tonight at 8 pm

Re: [Dorset] Links from Jitsi meeting 6/7/2022

2022-07-07 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 06/07/2022 22:21, Andrew wrote: On 06/07/2022 11:24, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR. Andrew, what was the command you used to get the JPG files? I might update this wikipedia page with that information unless you want to. I found out that mpv

Re: [Dorset] Links from Jitsi meeting 6/7/2022

2022-07-06 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 06/07/2022 11:24, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Hi there, Here's a list of links from last night's meeting. https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/ - Diagramming tool. https://medevel.com/os-18-lowcode/ - Low and No-Code platforms aimed at enterprises. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Cox

[Dorset] Links from Jitsi meeting 6/7/2022

2022-07-06 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, Here's a list of links from last night's meeting. https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/ - Diagramming tool. https://medevel.com/os-18-lowcode/ - Low and No-Code platforms aimed at enterprises. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Cox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter-in-turn - How

Re: [Dorset] Problem with new laptop - more info

2022-07-05 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 05/07/2022 09:33, CA Wills wrote: Sent a reply to Terry's comment including a screen shot JPG then thought it should have gone to the list so here's the text of that JPG:- 08:13:07 kernel: hdaudio hdaudioC0D2: Unable to bind the codec 08:12:13 pulseaudio: Error opening PCM device hw:1: No

Re: [Dorset] Problems with new laptop

2022-07-04 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Don't know what laptop or distro you're using, but Linux 5.4 with an 11th gen Intel sounds like a bad combination. I suspect you need a newer kernel/distro. Hamish On 04/07/2022 21:57, CA Wills wrote: Thought for tomorrow nights meeting perhaps? Some minor problems with my new laptop during

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2022-07-01 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Potential interesting topic for the meeting: A RISC-V laptop: https://riscv.org/blog/2022/07/deepcomputing-and-xcalibyte-open-pre-orders-for-first-native-risc-v-development-laptop-quantities-limited-xcalibyte-and-deep-computing/ :) Hamish On 28 June 2022 16:50:02 BST, Terry Coles wrote: >Hi,

[Dorset] WMT Software Developer needed

2022-06-28 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi all, This might be a bit of a long shot, but Terry and I figured it's a good place to start. Once I've completed the remaining work I've agreed to do on the river system, I will be stepping down from developing software for WMT for the foreseeable future, as I need to focus on my

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Tonight at 8 pm.

2022-06-08 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 08/06/2022 09:20, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: On 08/06/2022 05:38, Terry Coles wrote: On Tuesday, 7 June 2022 18:49:05 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Ah, I'm sorry to hear that. I wonder if using headphones might help when that happens, or just in general if there's background noise

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Tonight at 8 pm.

2022-06-08 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 08/06/2022 05:38, Terry Coles wrote: On Tuesday, 7 June 2022 18:49:05 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Ah, I'm sorry to hear that. I wonder if using headphones might help when that happens, or just in general if there's background noise. I guess you might have tried that and found

[Dorset] Links from Jitsi meeting 8/6/2022

2022-06-08 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, Just thought I'd put some of the links shared from the Jitsi meeting in an email for those who couldn't come. Hamfest 2022: https://www.frars.co.uk/hamfest/ Data reliability and integrity related (?): https://www.bimdl.com/ Open-source community cloud:

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Tonight at 8 pm.

2022-06-07 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 07/06/2022 16:13, Terry Coles wrote: On Tuesday, 7 June 2022 13:23:39 BST Terry Coles wrote: Hope to see you all this evening. As it happens, I won't be online this evening. Unfortunately I've experienced a very rapid buildup of earwax and would spend the whole evening say 'Eh'. I usually

Re: [Dorset] Cherry CyMotion Master Linux keyboard no longer works properly

2022-05-25 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 25/05/2022 11:16, Terry Coles wrote: On Wednesday, 25 May 2022 11:07:36 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: It depends on the sound system that Chromium uses, which is probably Pulseaudio. ALSA is the one that only allows one playback device at once. This is sounding more like a Chromium bug

Re: [Dorset] Cherry CyMotion Master Linux keyboard no longer works properly

2022-05-25 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi Terry, It depends on the sound system that Chromium uses, which is probably Pulseaudio. ALSA is the one that only allows one playback device at once. This is sounding more like a Chromium bug than an KDE/Kubuntu one to me. Does Firefox have the same problem? Hamish On 24/05/2022 06:38,

Re: [Dorset] Cherry CyMotion Master Linux keyboard no longer works properly

2022-05-19 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 19/05/2022 06:48, Terry Coles wrote: On Wednesday, 18 May 2022 19:46:45 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Huh, must be some configuration then. Maybe making a copy of /etc on both machines and then comparing the difference between the files. I'm not sure if there's some fancy recursive diff

Re: [Dorset] Cherry CyMotion Master Linux keyboard no longer works properly

2022-05-19 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 19/05/2022 06:14, Bob Dunlop wrote: Hi, On Wed, May 18 at 07:46, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: ... Huh, must be some configuration then. Maybe making a copy of /etc on both machines and then comparing the difference between the files. I'm not sure if there's some fancy recursive diff

Re: [Dorset] Cherry CyMotion Master Linux keyboard no longer works properly

2022-05-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Aaaand, one to the list, seeing as I forgot. On 18/05/2022 16:52, Terry Coles wrote: On Wednesday, 18 May 2022 14:21:48 BST you wrote: Interesting. What about Linux Mint Debian Edition? I didn't try that, see below. What if you plug the keyboard into your laptop? My Dell XPS13 laptop comes

Re: [Dorset] Cherry CyMotion Master Linux keyboard no longer works properly

2022-05-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 18/05/2022 09:48, Terry Coles wrote: On Wednesday, 11 May 2022 09:35:11 BST Terry Coles wrote: Does anyone else have this keyboard or can hazard a guess as to what has gone wrong? I appear to be able to map some at least of the media keys, but then they aren't remembered after a reboot.

Re: [Dorset] Free to good home

2022-04-20 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 19/04/2022 18:25, Tim wrote: Free to a good home I have to following items. HPV1910 24port Gbit managed switch rack ready with mount, has 4 slots for fibre module, works perfectly just a bit noisy for sitting on your. Needs to be reset password lost Fujitsu E734 laptop i5 8GB Memory

Re: [Dorset] Wimborne Model Town Routing Problem

2022-04-19 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 19/04/2022 07:27, Terry Coles wrote: On Monday, 18 April 2022 20:26:36 BST Patrick Wigmore wrote: If there isn't a suitable route to 192.168.0.0/24 on the VPN client computer, then manually adding one temporarily might be a worthwhile experiment. Hmmm. I've been struggling to find the

Re: [Dorset] Wimborne Model Town Routing Problem

2022-04-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 18/04/2022 20:26, Patrick Wigmore wrote: On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 10:23:19 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: When a VPN client connects to the Web Server, in theory the web server would see that connection coming in from a 10.1.10.0/24 address, not a 192.168.0.0/24 one. So, it is a given that the

Re: [Dorset] Follow Up to my WMT Webserver Problem

2022-03-29 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 29/03/2022 11:37, Terry Coles wrote: After realising that the problem had nothing to do with the VPN Server, I've done further investigation and the most likely cause of this is the check that all Android phones have to do before they will connect to a WiFi Network. On occasions I've caught

Re: [Dorset] Query about iptables

2022-03-27 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 27/03/2022 13:16, Terry Coles wrote: On Sunday, 27 March 2022 13:11:31 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: The VPN server doesn't have any rules defined at all, so I'm struggling to see how it could be interfering with the Webserver. Being pernickety, the VPN Server does have some rules

Re: [Dorset] Query about iptables

2022-03-27 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 27/03/2022 13:07, Terry Coles wrote: On Sunday, 27 March 2022 13:00:51 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Can you confirm that the ufw command doesn't return any information? Yes. AIUI, ufw is simply a means to construct a firewall by manipulating iptables rules. I suspect that the authors

Re: [Dorset] Query about iptables

2022-03-27 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 27/03/2022 11:21, Terry Coles wrote: On Sunday, 27 March 2022 10:55:55 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: I find this difficult to understand - these systems should operate independently IIRC, especially seeing as they both have their own independent physical cables to both sides

Re: [Dorset] Query about iptables

2022-03-27 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi Terry, I find this difficult to understand - these systems should operate independently IIRC, especially seeing as they both have their own independent physical cables to both sides of the network. I think it might be useful if you post the rules. There are some tweaks I'm meant to make

Re: [Dorset] fstrim weirdness

2022-02-10 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Today's Topics:     1. fstrim weirdness (Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty)     2. Re: fstrim weirdness (Neil Stone)     3. Re: fstrim weirdness (Victor Churchill)     4. Re: fstrim weirdness (Neil Stone)     5. Re: fstrim weirdness (Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty)     6. Curious anecdote about using ecryptfs (Hamis

Re: [Dorset] fstrim weirdness

2022-02-10 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 10/02/2022 11:07, Tim Waugh wrote: On Thu, 10 Feb 2022 at 11:05, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: The second command says it was "Passed" three days ago, but I don't know if that means it ran. There are no other timers in the output from that command. We

Re: [Dorset] fstrim weirdness

2022-02-10 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 10/02/2022 10:06, Tim Waugh wrote: On Wed, 9 Feb 2022 at 17:57, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: I finally got around to that, only to find that it was already enabled, and apparently not doing anything. As I don't leave my systems on 24/7, is it safe to assume that the timer isn't firing

[Dorset] Curious anecdote about using ecryptfs

2022-02-09 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, Somewhat related to my question about TRIM, I recently thought my SSDs were performing badly (for NVMe drives) when transferring files between them - it seems to be very SATA-ish speeds of around 500-600MB/s when transferring files between drives (one for my home partition, the

Re: [Dorset] fstrim weirdness

2022-02-09 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
it whether it wqants to run fstrim or not, depending on whether fstrim got run by a regular scheduled cronjob (which could set aforesaid flag). best regards, 웃 Victor Churchill, Netley Abbey, Southampton On Wed, 9 Feb 2022 at 17:57, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Hi there, I believe a while

[Dorset] fstrim weirdness

2022-02-09 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, I believe a while back I was talking about TRIM here, more specifically about it not running automatically on my systems, and I think someone recommended I enable fstrim.service with systemd. I finally got around to that, only to find that it was already enabled, and apparently

[Dorset] LinkedIn group

2022-02-02 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, Back in 2017 I sent a request to join the DLUG LinkedIn group and then promptly forgot about it. I noticed the other day and thought I should prompt whoever it is who manages it to accept - it's probably pretty useful for me to have some extra connections at this early stage in my

[Dorset] Strange NMI error from dmesg

2022-02-02 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, The other day I just happened across a strange error message from dmesg while looking for something else. The output was: [ 8168.931461] Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason 3d on CPU 0. [ 8168.931466] Do you have a strange power saving mode enabled? [ 8168.931468] Dazed and

Re: [Dorset] Following on from LUG meeting Tues 4th Jan

2022-01-06 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
If someone joined from an Android device, or from Chrome, it is conceivable that they might be I guess. Bit creepy, but also everyone's banging on about kubernetes so perhaps not. Hamish On 05/01/2022 09:22, PeterMerchant wrote: In my Google news I got sent this:

Re: [Dorset] Cannot Set the Volume Using amixer under bullseye

2022-01-02 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 02/01/2022 10:54, Terry Coles wrote: On Sunday, 2 January 2022 09:53:48 GMT Terry Coles wrote: Initially it didn't work, but then I realised that pulseaudio probably wasn't installed by default in Raspberry PI OS Lite. After installation I got a permission error, but it worked after a

Re: [Dorset] I'm Having Trouble with apscheduler and pytz Under bullseye

2021-12-31 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 31/12/2021 09:30, Terry Coles wrote: Hi, I've posted this query on the Raspberry Pi Forums, but with no response so far. As many of you are aware, I've been busy making changes to the hardware of the Music and Bells Player at the WMT. At the same time I've taken the opportunity to upgrade

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Dec 7 - Comments

2021-12-10 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
computer and see if it works there.  Not too worried as I only need one to work. All this is done on Kubuntu 20.04. Peter On 09/12/2021 19:36, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Hmm, I wonder if that card is faulty or something. Worth using a different distro on the old PC? What distro are you

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Dec 7 - Comments

2021-12-09 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hmm, I wonder if that card is faulty or something. Worth using a different distro on the old PC? What distro are you using btw? Hamish On 09/12/2021 16:10, PeterMerchant wrote: Following on from the discussion about my 'new' computer not liking OpenGL when I was trying to run the Cura 3D

Re: [Dorset] ROS (Robot Operating System)

2021-11-30 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 30/11/2021 20:47, PeterMerchant wrote: On 30/11/2021 19:19, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: On 30/11/2021 15:45, PeterMerchant wrote: Is anybody on here doing anything with ROS? Just wondering it because I might try it and need help. Peter M. What does it run on? I'm vaguely curious

Re: [Dorset] ROS (Robot Operating System)

2021-11-30 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 30/11/2021 15:45, PeterMerchant wrote: Is anybody on here doing anything with ROS? Just wondering it because I might try it and need help. Peter M. What does it run on? I'm vaguely curious and have a spare Pi 1, so if I can run it on that I might give it a try sometime. I don't know

Re: [Dorset] USB floppy drive controller

2021-11-29 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 16/11/2021 20:51, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: On 05/11/2021 23:54, Andrew wrote: On 05/11/2021 19:42, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Yeah, I'd need a case w/ a PSU or something for a 5.25" drive. That would be fun. Gotta love old power supplies :/ I might not do it, but it's a nice

[Dorset] New email address

2021-11-29 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, My new email address for this user group is d...@hamishmb.com. I have sent a request to join with that email address and will shortly remove the live.co.uk address. Hamish OpenPGP_signature Description: OpenPGP digital signature -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday,

Re: [Dorset] USB floppy drive controller

2021-11-25 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 16/11/2021 20:51, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: On 05/11/2021 23:54, Andrew wrote: On 05/11/2021 19:42, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Yeah, I'd need a case w/ a PSU or something for a 5.25" drive. That would be fun. Gotta love old power supplies :/ I might not do it, but it's a nice

Re: [Dorset] USB floppy drive controller

2021-11-16 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 05/11/2021 23:54, Andrew wrote: On 05/11/2021 19:42, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Yeah, I'd need a case w/ a PSU or something for a 5.25" drive. That would be fun. Gotta love old power supplies :/ I might not do it, but it's a nice idea for future posterity - these drives aren't

Re: [Dorset] USB floppy drive controller

2021-11-05 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 05/11/2021 18:21, Andrew wrote: Yes, it was me. Another link for you: https://github.com/keirf/Greaseweazle It cost me a whole £21 for a Greaseweazle: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/zeroflux/m.html Plus about 50p for a 3D-printed case for it. I already had floppy drives, floppy cables,

[Dorset] USB floppy drive controller

2021-11-05 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Who was it who sent me this link: http://cowlark.com/fluxengine/doc/disk-macintosh.html and was recovering data from old floppies? Was it you, Andrew? I'm wondering how much the setup cost - I would like to set up this with a 5.25" disk drive for future use, especially if eventually I do

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Tonight at 8 pm

2021-06-01 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
I'll come to this one for once, it's been a while. Hope you are all well. I have a new old retro laptop to show you :) Hamish On 01/06/2021 12:32, Terry Coles wrote: All, The next Online Meeting is tonight at 8 pm using Jitsi. Simply click on the following link and you will be taken to the

Re: [Dorset] Android (6) and Tesco shopping app.

2021-05-26 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 26/05/2021 08:57, PeterMerchant wrote: My wife has a 7" Lenovo tablet bought June 2017 and yesterday the Tesco shopping App said that it would no longer work on this device due to an out of date Operating System. The OS was Android 6.  The tablet still works well, except for being

Re: [Dorset] Sharing files & directories in Mint 19.2 & 20.1

2021-04-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
If you search for installing Samba on Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04 (bases for Mint 19.x and 20.x) you should find some good tutorials. Of course, you've probably fixed this by now I imagine. Hamish On 17/04/2021 10:14, Terry Coles wrote: Clive, I only just spotted this; it had somehow got marked

Re: [Dorset] OSS Gantt Chart sw

2021-04-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: I just found some cool cross-platform and excellent Gantt chart software, which you can find at: Being an ex Project Manager I couldn't resist downloading this. It seems to work and it's pretty easy to use, but I wouldn't want to try to manage a big project

Re: [Dorset] Network keeps dropping on System Containing Raspberry Pis

2021-04-17 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Anything in dmesg or syslog? I have had issues like this with Pis before, but there should be a fix in the latest kernel for this - maybe try installing updates or use rpi-update for new kernel if it persists? My issue was with more standard RJ45 networking, but may still apply. Hamish On

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2021-03-30 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Yay, I forgot it was this time already :) I have a lot of things to ramble about this time so it shall be good :) Hamish On 30/03/2021 17:00, Terry Coles wrote: Hi, Well we *might* be seeing a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel. Not this month though. The next Meeting will be one

[Dorset] OSS Gantt Chart sw

2021-03-26 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
I just found some cool cross-platform and excellent Gantt chart software, which you can find at: https://www.ganttproject.biz/download/gp30 :) Hamish -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-04-06 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ...

Re: [Dorset] stdout and stderr redirection weirdness

2021-03-08 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Thanks, this all worked fine and I figured out the issue - I needed to use Python's -u option to disable buffering. The NAS box now logs everything to syslog so hopefully the next time python crashes I'll know why. Hamish On 18/02/2021 17:29, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: Thanks, this all

Re: [Dorset] connecting a HP printer to my wi-fi network

2021-02-26 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
We have a HP Envy 4502, which has the ability to set up the WiFi connection on the built-in display. Perhaps yours can do something similar? The HP drivers and HPlip GUI are very good by the way and work excellently for network printing and scanning on Linux. Hamish On 26/02/2021 11:55,

Re: [Dorset] Wireless dropping out

2021-02-22 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
> Thanks again for all the suggestions and help. hope this is 'it' for a > few weeks and no changes to anything now until  the OS Mint update > comes in April when I hope to upgrade to Mint 20.04 with a live disc. > See you next week on Jitsi. > > > Happy Bunny > > > On 20/02/2

Re: [Dorset] Wireless dropping out

2021-02-20 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
I haven't been following this, but have you checked for a firmware update for the router that might fix the issue? Hamish On 20/02/2021 12:56, CA Wills wrote: > Started a new email on this subject due to delays in replying. We have > been relaying our patio during the week between rain showers,

Re: [Dorset] stdout and stderr redirection weirdness

2021-02-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Thanks, this all sounds like it'll be a very good idea. syslog is attractive, but I'm not sure this even has syslog. Or maybe I need to turn it on, I remember hearing something about it anyway. I'll figure it out and get back to you. At the moment I'm adding indexes to the database so it'll have

Re: [Dorset] stdout and stderr redirection weirdness

2021-02-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 18/02/2021 15:34, Keith Edmunds wrote: >> I'm finding that during startup piping and redirecting output doesn't >> work. This is using the ash shell from busybox. > By "during startup" do you mean system startup or your process startup? During system startup (that's the only way to get it

[Dorset] stdout and stderr redirection weirdness

2021-02-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi all, I have yet another query relating to the NAS box. I suspect this issue is once again due to the weird setup and ancient software. I'm finding that during startup piping and redirecting output doesn't work. This is using the ash shell from busybox. I have the following in my script:

Re: [Dorset] On Second Entry to MP3 Player Function Program Stops Responding to External Commands

2021-02-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Yep, I saw it. I'm just finishing off my assignment, but should be able to look at several WMT things this afternoon with luck. Hamish On 18/02/2021 10:08, Terry Coles wrote: > On Thursday, 18 February 2021 09:48:20 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: >> Can't recall if you

Re: [Dorset] On Second Entry to MP3 Player Function Program Stops Responding to External Commands

2021-02-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi Terry, Can't recall if you've tried this, but what if you replace the call to mpg123 with a call to echo or similar, just to narrow down whether it might be mpg123 that's causing the issue. If it only crashes with mpg123, perhaps there are some verbose or debug flags you can use for mpg123 to

[Dorset] QEMU emulation features

2021-02-17 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, I'm having some trouble finding any information on this, so I was wondering if any of you happen to know if QEMU can emulate SMART (specifically the ATA/NVME secure erase command), and/or OPAL drive encryption (a common feature with SSDs, unlocked using a PSID - Physical Security ID -

Re: [Dorset] On Second Entry to MP3 Player Function Program Stops Responding to External Commands

2021-02-16 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 16/02/2021 12:15, Terry Coles wrote: > On Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:03:28 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: >> Well I must say, I'm not that familiar with apscheduler, but it looks to >> me as if it's causing more issues and complexity than threading would, >> at least i

Re: [Dorset] On Second Entry to MP3 Player Function Program Stops Responding to External Commands

2021-02-16 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 16/02/2021 11:59, Terry Coles wrote: > On Tuesday, 16 February 2021 10:50:59 GMT Terry Coles wrote: >> If anyone wants to look at the full package the code is on our GitLab >> Repository at: >> >> https://gitlab.com/wmtprojectsteam/minster_bells_re-engineering > BTW. I've now realised that I

Re: [Dorset] Microsoft on Raspberry Pi

2021-02-06 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Is Raspbian stretch still supported? Last I heard they don't really support anything except the latest version of Raspbian. Hamish On 06/02/2021 15:17, Andrew wrote: > I can confirm that this problem does exist with Raspbian Buster, even > on the lite version: > > Preparing to unpack

Re: [Dorset] HP Printers and Flash

2021-02-06 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
I actually didn't know there was a web interface. Do I need to do anything to secure that? Hamish On 06/02/2021 11:09, Tim wrote: > I am using a Laser jet Pro M277 (Scanner copier printer) and it loads > the web interface for me OK. > > > Tim H > > On 06/02/2021 10:59, H

Re: [Dorset] HP Printers and Flash

2021-02-06 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Not for me at least - HPLIP-GUI is Qt based and works with CUPS, not had any issues. Hamish On 06/02/2021 10:57, PeterMerchant wrote: > In a discussion with friends yesterday, they discussed the problems of > communicating with HP printers from W10 now that Flash has been  > killed, because

[Dorset] Open source Pocket client

2021-02-05 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi, I remember us talking about an open source Pocket client, but it has occurred to me: isn't the Firefox built-in client open-source? I know Firefox on Android isn't entirely open source (unless you use Fennec from F-droid like me), but I thought it was on desktop. Hamish signature.asc

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Tonight at 8 pm

2021-02-02 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 02/02/2021 12:18, Terry Coles wrote: > All, > > The next Online Meeting is tonight at 8 pm using Jitsi. > > Simply click on the following link and you will be taken to the Meeting > using your default browser: > > https://meet.jit.si/dorset-lug > > Chrome or Chromium are probably better than

Re: [Dorset] Problem using Chromium to log in to Web Page Secured with flask-httpauth

2021-01-25 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 25/01/2021 12:34, Terry Coles wrote: > Hi, > > I have set up basic protection for my Minster Control Web page using the > information in the man page for flask-httpauth see: > > http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/groovy/man1/flask-httpauth.1.html > > My App uses the code in the first example

Re: [Dorset] Flask web development book

2021-01-23 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 23/01/2021 18:22, Keith Edmunds wrote: > It's all available online (I think it's close to the same as the book): > http://blog.miguelgrinberg.com/post/the-flask-mega-tutorial-part-i-hello-world > > And it's excellent. Looks pretty similar, if a bit less complete. Probably saved me £20 though,

Re: [Dorset] Old Books - Junk?

2021-01-23 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 06/01/2021 10:21, PeterMerchant wrote: > If anybody wants them, I will keep them aside, otherwise it's > recycling bin or charity shop. > > Computer Security - Gollman  second Edition 2006 (3rd edition came out > in 2011) > > Local Area Network Management, Design and Security - Mikalsen 2002 >

[Dorset] Flask web development book

2021-01-23 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, I was wondering if any of you have bought this and can comment on whether it's any good - book at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flask-web-development-miguel-grinberg/1118175139. It can also be had off of ebay for much less than this. The Flask documentation is great, but a few

Re: [Dorset] Using Flask to render a set of Buttons.

2021-01-22 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 22/01/2021 12:51, Terry Coles wrote: > On Thursday, 21 January 2021 14:28:42 GMT Ralph Corderoy wrote: >> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19794695/flask-python-buttons/27952991#2 >> 7952991 is the same approach as the book. You may find the book better >> written than trying to piece it

Re: [Dorset] CentOS petition

2021-01-21 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 21/01/2021 12:59, Tim Waugh wrote: > > Here's the latest about this: > > https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/new-year-new-red-hat-enterprise-linux-programs-easier-ways-access-rhel > > Tim. > */ Oh that looks really good, thank you for sharing :) Makes me feel quite a lot better about the whole

Re: [Dorset] Using Flask to render a set of Buttons.

2021-01-21 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 21/01/2021 13:03, Terry Coles wrote: > On Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:52:44 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: >> I haven't looked at Flask in detail, but one way to do it would be to >> use a GET or POST value when the button is submitted in the form, so it >> eg redir

Re: [Dorset] Using Flask to render a set of Buttons.

2021-01-21 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 21/01/2021 12:39, Terry Coles wrote: > Hi, > > I'm building a Web page to allow users to monitor key status information on > one of the Pis at WMT. I also want to create a page where users can press a > button to carry out certain tasks, such as Start or Stop some music playing > or >

Re: [Dorset] Raspberry Pi Pico

2021-01-21 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 21/01/2021 09:50, Terry Coles wrote: > On Thursday, 21 January 2021 09:25:02 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: >> This is a very interesting product. That said, I agree with you Terry in >> that I think it would have been hard to even get Ethernet to work with >> something

Re: [Dorset] Raspberry Pi Pico

2021-01-21 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 21/01/2021 08:11, Terry Coles wrote: > On Thursday, 21 January 2021 07:59:12 GMT PeterMerchant wrote: >> I notice that it doesn't have WiFi, and I wonder if it could be programmed >> from the Arduino IDE as 'c' is mentioned. Perhaps that will come. I have > Do you not compile the C code before

Re: [Dorset] Recommendations for webcam?

2021-01-19 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Extra: It seemed to work okay for Jitsi though, so that's good (I used by headset for audio input). Hamish On 09/01/2021 22:05, John Horne wrote: > On Fri, 2021-01-08 at 15:27 +0000, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: >> Hi, >> >> So as I mentioned I'm going to be buying a

Re: [Dorset] Recommendations for webcam?

2021-01-19 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
320x240 Interval: Discrete 0.033s (30.000 fps) Interval: Discrete 0.200s (5.000 fps) Hamish On 09/01/2021 22:05, John Horne wrote: > On Fri, 2021-01-08 at 15:27 +0000, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: >> Hi, >> >> So as I mentioned I

Re: [Dorset] Am I allowed a moan?

2021-01-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 18/01/2021 17:24, Tim wrote: > > On 17/01/2021 14:40, PeterMerchant wrote: >> I have been trying to work with a group 'Wimborne laptops for >> schools' for children at home who do not have computers to work with. >> A friend gave me her old computer to donate and I had my own old one. >> I was

Re: [Dorset] Laptop cooling

2021-01-08 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 08/01/2021 16:06, Terry Coles wrote: > On Friday, 8 January 2021 15:26:33 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: >> In case anyone's interested, replacing the heatpipe for my laptop did >> fix the issue, it runs much cooler and can now continually boost even >> when under

[Dorset] Recommendations for webcam?

2021-01-08 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi, So as I mentioned I'm going to be buying a webcam as my existing solution isn't working. I imagine some of you probably use dedicated USB webcams, so perhaps you could tell me which ones you're using? I'll do research anyway, but it seems webcams are one of those things where Linux support

[Dorset] Laptop cooling

2021-01-08 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
In case anyone's interested, replacing the heatpipe for my laptop did fix the issue, it runs much cooler and can now continually boost even when under full load for several minutes, rather than thermal throttling. Hamish signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature -- Next meeting:

Re: [Dorset] Old Books - Junk?

2021-01-06 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 06/01/2021 10:21, PeterMerchant wrote: > If anybody wants them, I will keep them aside, otherwise it's > recycling bin or charity shop. > > Computer Security - Gollman  second Edition 2006 (3rd edition came out > in 2011) > > Local Area Network Management, Design and Security - Mikalsen 2002 >

Re: [Dorset] Intel RST?

2021-01-05 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 05/01/2021 14:54, Tim Waugh wrote: > Hi, > > I have a laptop with a spare 2.5" drive bay I'd like to install a new disk > into (and run Linux on). > > The laptop uses Intel Rapid Storage Technology, which seems to be some sort > of RAID controller. I can switch it to regular AHCI in the BIOS,

Re: [Dorset] Migrating from VirtualBox to KVM/QEMU with virt-manager

2021-01-05 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 17/12/2020 21:55, PeterMerchant wrote: > On 17/12/2020 16:34, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: >> Hi all, >> >> I've had enough of VirtualBox's glitchiness, so I'm going to move as >> many of my VMs to KVM/QEMU with virt-manager as possible. This should >> also

[Dorset] CentOS petition

2021-01-05 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi there, I don't know if any of you use/target CentOS/RHEL, but if you do you may be interested in this petition: http://chng.it/8HWPR6j7JN I am doubtful as to the effectiveness of such a thing, but I have gone ahead and signed it anyway. I think Red Hat is making a big mess for their users

Re: [Dorset] No Response in alsamixer and Error from amixer

2020-12-18 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 18/12/2020 12:41, Terry Coles wrote: > Hi, > > Some of you are aware that I've been re-engineering the Minster Bells and > Music Player at Wimborne Mode Town. Amongst other things I split the > functionality into two Pis (the original Pi 3 and a Pi Zero); both are > equipped with an

Re: [Dorset] Migrating from VirtualBox to KVM/QEMU with virt-manager

2020-12-17 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 17/12/2020 16:38, Keith Edmunds wrote: > On Thu, 17 Dec 2020 16:34:22 +, hamis...@live.co.uk said: > >> a way to move an activated Windows >> install without deactivating it? Mine is an OEM copy > You cannot (officially, at least) move OEM Windows to any other device. Yeah, I know, but

[Dorset] Migrating from VirtualBox to KVM/QEMU with virt-manager

2020-12-17 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi all, I've had enough of VirtualBox's glitchiness, so I'm going to move as many of my VMs to KVM/QEMU with virt-manager as possible. This should also be more performant, or so I hear. I've done this before with Linux VMs and it's fairly easy, but I was wondering if anyone has heard of a way to

Re: [Dorset] Distributed computing for COVID

2020-12-14 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
On 14/12/2020 10:15, Tim Waugh wrote: > On Mon, 14 Dec 2020 at 09:50, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty > mailto:hamis...@live.co.uk>> wrote: > > I was wondering, now that there are multiple vaccines in > development/in > use, whether we still think it's worth doi

[Dorset] Distributed computing for COVID

2020-12-14 Thread Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Hi all, I was wondering, now that there are multiple vaccines in development/in use, whether we still think it's worth doing distributed computing for COVID research. Currently I have an old laptop and a Pi 3 doing this 24/7, and my desktop does it when it's on while I work. I'm thinking I might

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