Month: April 2020

Posted in usb

How to Fix a Broken SD card socket on Raspberry PI

Turns out that $35 computers are fragile! Ugh. My raspberries get a lot of abuse. I’m pretty hard on stuff, but I don’t usually BREAK…

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How to Move root to a USB drive

You may have gotten burned by an SD card failing in one of your Raspberries after putting in a lot of hard work. Frustrating, I…

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How to Install saltstack minion on a Raspberry PI

saltstack is an awesome configuration management tool to ensure that you have complete control over the configuration of all of the computers in your environment….

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How to Fix Minions that Can’t Find a New Replacement salt-master Server

Emergency Scenario: Need to reestablish security between salt master and minions. Too much tickering around and I’ve broken my salt-master server. No problem, right? Just…

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How to Fix locale Problems on Raspberry PI

How to fix messages about locale settings: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL =…

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How to Move Raspbian swapfile to USB

Running your raspberry pi from SDcard works, but has its foibles. For one, consistent reading and writing to and from an SDcard is a sure…

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How to Really Disable IPv6 on Raspberry PI

Oh, I know, I know. Internet Protocol version 6 is the future and the answer to my dreams. Why would I ever want to shut…

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How to Create and Use Passwordless Logins on LINUX

If you’re comfortable that you’ve got a strong firewall and password on it, you can preshare keys between all of your raspberries! That way, when…

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