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    Passionate about building great things — code, writing, user experiences and more. Slightly obsessed with Macs, Linux, computer security and fonts.

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  1. What you've described looks like a great way to partition your hard drive! To get access to your NTFS files, as feedmebits says, you should be able to just click it and (possibly) enter your password and see the files right away. Do you see it (if it has a name, or something like '1TB volume') listed in the sidebar when you are looking at your files? Who is telling you to install pysdm?
  2. hybrid

    Hi Everyone

    Hello and welcome! Thanks for your introduction -- we're quite the 'small' community at the moment, but we hope we'll prove more helpful and less RTFM-focused than others! I've found the best way to learn new stuff is to pick little projects for yourself. Get excited about some cool thing, play around with it, break it, fix it, break it again, fix it, until you really understand what you're doing. I've been following that sort of cycle since I started with Linux -- over time you start to pick up a wide body of knowledge, and more importantly, get a sense of where to look when things go wro
  3. The first thing I would do here is temporarily set debug_options in the Squid configuration file to a higher level. I played with Squid a while back now, but I always found that it did tend to spit out a lot of useful information in the log file. If you set that and restart Squid and try to access the site in question, we will then get a lot more information that might help track down what actions Squid is taking, and in what order. Also, could we see the whole squid config file (redacted, if necessary)? Perhaps this particular ACL is working, but it is being overridden by something else t
  4. Apparently, it isn't possible to map multiple Samba users to one Unix user while also having separate passwords for the Samba users. https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2011-March/161335.html Separate accounts and force group works well for me, though. Yes, you have to create the Unix users one time, but they are locked down appropriately with /sbin/nologin as their shell, and any user with the right group membership can access files anyone has dropped in the folder.
  5. So the first thing we need to identify is where the SSH port is being made unavailable -- is it in SSH itself, or a firewall? What port are you expecting SSH to be running on? The default, port 22? In rescue mode, you can examine the SSH config file by typing this at the prompt, and pressing Enter: less /etc/ssh/sshd_config You can use Space to scroll down a screen, and press 'q' to quit looking at the file and go back to the prompt. We're looking for the 'Port' line to verify what port SSH thinks it's running on. We should check to see if SSH is enabled. Running:
  6. Potentially stupid question on my part -- did you go through an install, or just boot into Ubuntu to try it out when the CD was in? If you did go through an install, it sounds like Ubuntu might be installed, but there is no boot loader. The boot loader would give you the list of choices as to which operating system you want to use when you start up. This isn't too difficult to fix in terms of what you actually need to do, but it's a little bit fiddly. (If it's too fiddly, maybe a reinstall will help. Perhaps we can help you pick the options and notice if there are any problems installing t
  7. Just out of interest, can you configure RDP on the Windows side to not drop the connection on 'logout'? In my testing, when I log out of Windows inside the RDP session, the session itself closes. Perhaps I'm missing something obvious; avoiding the connection dropping at all and just making it look like a 'Windows machine' for all intents and purposes would seem ideal.
  8. Perhaps removal of the LXDE panel (commenting out the @lxpanel line above), combined with re-enabling pcmanfm for the desktop, and just having desktop shortcuts for reconnecting or shutting down might solve your issues around people fiddling. Once LXPanel is disabled and a 'blank' desktop background chosen, it really does feel barren (and scary?), such that it might look like nothing is 'there' to play with, except the two shortcuts you leave on the desktop.
  9. I've had some success with LXDE and Remmina to make the Pi a RDP client straight from switch-on. There is a caveat -- once the user disconnects the RDP session, they might need to double-click an icon on the LXDE desktop to re-establish the connection. Install Remmina Remote Desktop client sudo apt-get install remmina Configure the Connection Open up Remmina, and set up a 'connection' to your RDP server (Connection > New). Check it works by connecting, then close Remmina. Browse to the ~/.remmina folder to find the name of the new .remmina file for this connection. Yo
  10. Welcome! I'm just wondering how far you've got so far with LXDE -- is it working, but you're just wondering if there's something more lightweight? If it does work right now, is it that the performance is too slow, or that there are other desktop-y things getting in the way of it just loading up immediately and swiftly? I'm happy to meddle with this on my own Pi, but I'd love to know how far you've got and what the goal is. My thoughts are perhaps Window Maker, to avoid a whole desktop environment and just have a window manager, which auto-starts RDesktop. If this sounds interestin
  11. Welcome Darshik; it's great to have you here! When first investigating the terminal, doing some simple file management is often a good place to start. If you open up the Terminal, you'll be in your home folder normally, which we represent with a ~ character. You might see in the terminal window something like: your_username@your_machinename:~$ This is the prompt -- and the ~ tells us we are in your home folder. The $ just tells us that the prompt is finished; the next thing you type will be a command. So, when you see a $ sign in people's tutorials involving the command line (
  12. Welcome to the forums! We're glad to have you here! sysctl net.ip4v.tcp_syncookies You've already noticed and pointed out that the issue here was mistyping ipv4 as ip4v, but I thought I'd clarify that was the issue here for anyone else reading. It happens to us all.
  13. Interesting that you've used NFS for file storage. I'm always in a multi-OS environment so Samba is the file sharing standard I need to use to get the required level of compatibility! How are you getting on with NFS for accessing your media? Was setting it up anything like this, or have things changed since then?
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