Stargate Atlantis inspired Light Switch for Hue Lights!

In a previous post I made a Stargate Atlantis themed light switch, with a proximity sensor to turn lights on and off. Whilst this is pretty cool, it effectively renders my smart bulbs useless when off, so I decided to redo the project. This time I have made use of a gesture sensor, raspberry pi, …

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RDP to Raspberry Pi 3

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Out of the box, if you install xrdp on the Raspbian image, you will get a connection failed message when you try to connect – to correct this follow these steps: sudo apt-get remove xrdp vnc4server tightvncserver then, sudo apt-get install tightvncserver sudo apt-get install xrdp You should now be able to rdp onto the …

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WordPress on the Raspberry Pi

Goal: Have a working, responsive WordPress Site running on a raspberry Pi   Required items: One Raspberry Pi SD Card with Raspbian installed SSH access into your Pi (if you are running headerless) or a terminal with root access An internet connection Lots of Coffee.   First steps… To get WordPress working on your Raspberry …

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Disable ipv6 on Ubuntu 16.10

There is a right way and a wrong way to do this, if you want the removal to survive reboots and not be overwritten by updates, use the code below: # create config file echo “net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1” | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/99-my-disable-ipv6.conf # ask the system to reload it …

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Raspberry Pi as an OpenVPN Server

  EDIT: I’ll leave the below for information, but I seriously suggest you head over to https://github.com/pivpn/pivpn The script there is more advanced and up to date! I decided to set up OpenVPN on a spare Raspberry Pi 2, so I could remote in when away from home – particularly useful if you are using …

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Upgrading your Raspberry Pi to Debian Jessie

This is a pretty painless and straight forward process. Firstly, we want to make sure we are all up to date, so: sudo bash apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade answer yes to any prompts. Next we need to point apt at the Jessie repositories: sed -i ‘s/wheezy/jessie/g’ /etc/apt/sources.list once we have done …

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iSCSI on Debian

My Notes for installing iSCSI on debian, will probably hold true for Ubuntu and other distros.. Install Open-iSCSI Initiator Type the following command at a shell prompt: $ sudo apt-get install open-iscsi Open-iSCSI default configuration You need to soft-link (path fix) two files for autologin to work i.e. fix file paths for iscsiadm, enter: ln …

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