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  1.  

    i made lots of edits to previous post that you may have missed so please make sure you read everything there.

     

    Yes Terry, I could just copy-and-paste, but I don't know how to do that and then exit Leap and open Win 10 to post it.

    paste the terminal into a file saved on the windows partition then you can simply copy and paste from there into your reply's.

     

    Should I be using WPA-EAP or WPA-PSK in Yast setup. Infrastructure or Ad-hoc in NetworkManager? This is probably where I am bollocksing it up.

    depends on what encryption is being used but without checking i'd say it's usually "wpa-psk" in yast, and "wpa-psk2 personal" in manager.

    and for mode type in network manager again without testing i'd select infrastructure.

     

    but really you shouldn't need to manually add your network, and it should show up by doing a scan.

     

     

    Sometimes the taskbar icon shows my network, other times it won't. When it does, it will show the password entry box but after trying to connect it will fail. I'll try it again and get back to the Pit with the update.

    ok will need to look into that, as long as wifi networks show up then you know the driver is installed and the device is up and running, and if it doesn't connect we'll need to figure out why. if you've manually added a wifi network connection go into settings and delete them all so we're starting clean.

     

    :b33r:


  2. just for future reference kurt, you can just copy out of the terminal and then paste it into a reply, (preferable using a code box, <> next to quote icon.)

    linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:D0:DB:F0:E5  
              inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fedb:f0e5/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:433727 errors:0 dropped:4 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:253943 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:575092048 (548.4 Mb)  TX bytes:21149585 (20.1 Mb)
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb)  TX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:33:FE:16:E8  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0   TX bytes:0 (0.0 

    things look ok, just the eth0 and wlan0 are shutdown so i think it's just a case of configuring it to start them. (should have "UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU=1500 Metric:1" if started i believe, plus an ip address when connected of course.

     

    i assume you want to use network manager and not yast, go into yast under network settings, global options make sure networkmanager service is selected where it says network setup method. click ok and exit yast.

     

    now in the task bar bottom right you should see the networks icon, click on it and in the popup box does it find and show any wifi networks?

     

    if so just click on your wifi network where it says connect, a password box opens. enter your password and that should be it.

     

    :b33r:

     

    if no networks show up in networkmanager to connect to, then in a terminal as root type in

    ip link set wlan0 up
    
    

    and try again.

    linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ip link set wlan0 down
    linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ifconfig -a           
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:D0:DB:F0:E5  
              inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fedb:f0e5/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:434618 errors:0 dropped:4 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:254845 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:575428860 (548.7 Mb)  TX bytes:21260923 (20.2 Mb)
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb)  TX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:33:FE:16:E8  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0   TX bytes:0 (0.0 
    
    linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ip link set wlan0 up
    linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:D0:DB:F0:E5  
              inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fedb:f0e5/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:435060 errors:0 dropped:4 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:255299 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:575597792 (548.9 Mb)  TX bytes:21423264 (20.4 Mb)
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb)  TX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:33:FE:16:E8  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0   TX bytes:0 (0.0 
    
    linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # 
    
    

    notice when i shut the wlan0 device off using "ip link set wlan0 down" command it says "BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1" and when i start it up again using the "ip link set wlan0 up" command it says "UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1"

     

    yours needs to say "UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1" and then you should find everything will work fine, fingers crossed. :mrgreen:


  3. you having problems with lan connected by wire, or wlan wifi connection? think you want help with wifi but not 100% sure.

     

    i'll need to find a wifi device so i can jog my memory on using wifi, until then open a terminal and as root type

    ifconfig -a
    

    and post the results.

     

    next type in

    ethtool -i wlan0
    

    and post the results for that too

     

    first command will show all network devices, 2nd command shows what driver is used for wifi device.

     

    :b33r:


  4.  

    Does Windows show that the Anniversary update was installed? Where? Mine just says Windows 10 Pro under computer Properties.

     

     

    I understand that you would like to view all your installed Windows updates on your system. Follow the steps on how to view installed Windows updates:

    1. Right click on the Start Menu and select Control Panel.
    2. Now select Programs and features.
    3. From the left side of the page select the option View Installed Updates.
    4. Now you will see the complete list of all Windows updates which is installed on your system.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/where-to-find-windows-10-updates-list/3e0e1b3a-e44a-4aa2-a012-2f9415d2f1d5?auth=1

     

    this may be useful :- https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history

     

    :b33r:


  5. i really wouldn't bother duan, just the heatsink will keep it cool enough i'd think, plus then you have the benefit of a total silent device without any fan wine to annoy you, if you find it does reach temps high enough to cause it to throttle and cause problems, only then i'd think about adding a fan.

     

    anyway have you had it up and running and tested kodi on it yet, and if so what os did you put on it?

     

    :b33r:


  6. nobody was asking "why?" :P

     

    and i can see the point in owning one, lots of things you can do with a small, low powered, cheap pc as shown by the loads of different projects people have used one for.

     

    :b33r:


  7. it's not be as big as i first thought caintry, (made an edit to my post) so am looking forward to seeing it when he has it connected, still no idea on how he plans to do that though. :mrgreen:

     

    :b33r:


  8. how the hell are you planning on connecting that monster to your pi board? it'll probably be 3 times the size of the pi3.

     

    if you really want to go over the top cooling it then you might as well water cool the thing.

     

     

    i'd think the biggest heatsink i'd use on one would be the same as in your post 11 and 12 videos.

     

    :b33r:

     

    just noticed the 8inch x 4inch x 1inch are package dimensions so the heat sink might not be as huge as i first imagined.


  9. it was store bought so came with windows, but to be honest even with a linux os the setup would be the same after installing kodi because flirc works on any os and acts like it's a keyboard, you just use it's own app to set keyboard presses to the remote buttons signal.

    setting up the pc part was really easy, because both harmony and flirc apps have a kodi setting so things just worked once i chose them.

     

    when i set things up on my daughters dedicated pvr using mythtv and a different universal ir remote, i had to train flirc by pressing a remote button and then telling it what key press i wanted it to use, was easy enough but took a little longer to set things up, but still much much easier i found than using lirc and editing files to set up an ir remote to control things like i had to do with my own mythbox.

     

    :b33r:


  10. nothing much to it really, they run a windows 7 pc i'd previously connected to the tv and sound system, so just installed kodi, pointed it to their video files folder and then they could easily find the video they wanted to watch using kodi.

     

    to make things work with a remote i bought a flirc device :- https://www.flirc.tv/to control the pc,

    i bought this instead using any other remote control method like a wifi keyboard setup that nigel uses on his pi kodi machine (and i'd already used one with great results on my daughters mythtv box.) because i wanted everything to be controlled by 1 remote instead of the 4 controls they'd other wise need.

    1 for tv

    1 for skybox

    1 for sound system

    1 for pc

     

    the universal remote i bought wasn't the cheapest but works great (can control loads of things including lights.) :- https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Companion-Control-Entertainment/dp/B00N3RFC4G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1470512502&sr=8-3&keywords=harmony+universal+remote

     

    then it was just a case of using the harmoney app (installed on an android tablet.) to set things up so at a single button press it would turn on all devices and put things on correct channels for whatever they wanted to watch. not the best and easiest app to work with and took a while before i got everything setup but works great so far.

     

    because they use the pc for other things, i left things so they first have to manually turn it on and start kodi but after that everything is controlled by the remote.

     

    :b33r:


  11. i couldn't care less, but i really don't understand why some people do that, seems a little childish to me.

     

    does make it look like i'm nuts (even if i am.) and talking to myself though. :laughing:

     

    back on topic though, my parents are happy with their new universal remote and kodi, it's only setup to play their video files at the moment. i still can't make up my mind if i'm going to set it up to stream things off the internet yet.

     

    :b33r:


  12. The phone home stuff is a nonissue anymore. http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/Pick one and use it.

    don't you believe it.

     

    yes those programs limit what's sent but nothing stops windows 10 from phoning home unless you have a machine incapable of connecting to the net. :- http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/

     

    :b33r:


  13. only thing i need to know about windows 10, is never let it get anywhere near any of my pc's. :laughing:

    can't remember what tech site i was reading but one of the staff/writers decided it was time to upgrade all his pc's/laptops and out of the 4 machines he had only 1 installed without any problems.

     

    there's loads of irate people who lost valuable data during the upgrade and seems like there's loads more this time around with the anniversary updates.

     

    one things certain anyway, windows 10 will never get installed on any of my machines, not even in a vm so i can help others with a problem.

     

    i simple don't trust an os that doesn't let me turn off things and phones home by design, i like to at least think i have 100% control of my os even if i may not, with windows 10 though you have little to any control over the what the os and microsoft can and can't do on your hardware, like install updates and phone home.

     

    :b33r:


  14. in the uk the board is about £30 then you have to buy a separate power supply,

    the recommended is 5.1v @2.5 amp and uses a micro usb type connector i believe at about £6

    official one here :- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Official-Universal-Supply/dp/B00MBH6XNS/ref=pd_sim_147_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=41C0YiXEPgL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=4JWJR0077E968T7YE46Z

    and of course your going to need an sd card, price varies but i believe you'll want a class 10 type card and not any old cheap sd card for best reliability and performance.

     

    when nigsy wakes up tomorrow and see's your post i'm sure he'll have a lot more info for you, seeing how he's running one as his media centre i believe.

     

    :b33r:


  15. what happened to all of iamgeorgeareu posts?

     

    did i upset him somehow and he deleted them or did something else happen that i've missed causing him to delete everything of his from the topic?

     

    :b33r:


  16. don't see why not.

     

    way i look at it is they are both front end media players, used to play all your media easily.

     

    both play anything on your pc, both can be setup to stream content from the net, both can be setup to record things.

    only real difference i can see is mythtv needs a dedicated backend to start with before it will work whilst kodi doesn't.

     

    think of it like this ubuntu is the same as suse,

    both are linux os.

     

    :b33r:

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