Is it just me or is this thing just completely fucked? I've had mine for about 3 years now and I can not get anything at all to work with it.
Mine's been happily sitting plugged into my TV since release; providing on-demand services, streaming from other devices, and occasionaly recording live TV.
Well worth it for the investment in my case. Far nicer to use than a proprietary TV box or smart TV, and cheaper than building a meaningful media centre
The last OS(debian which came on a preinstalled SD card) got corrupted for no reason whatsoever, I think I had only connected it to the internet once at that point. Now more recently I've tried to get an adafruit touchscreen working with it; got the display to work but no touchscreen, put it down for a few days because I had work and now the god damn thing will not bring me to the dekstop, and I can't even use a second monitor instead of the touchscreen(even when the touchscreen is completely removed from the device. I refuse to believe that one touchscreen destroyed the OS(Jessie) which was clean installed a few days prior.
It has been two completely different power supplies between these two issues. Also I didn't mention that everything is given 'OK' while it's booting up, then it just goes to a black screen with a flickering ' _ ' that accepts no input.
mine has a 4TB portable hardrive connected to it and is seeding around 2TB of torrents for private trackers.
it's also hosting a mumble server for about 10-15 of my mates which is used every day
then http, ftp servers, a vpn for me to use my phone while at uni and circumvent the url filtering, and some other stuff which i've probably forgotten
Acting as a media center on just about every TV I have access to. General purpose low-power SSH/remote access box. VNC and bittorrent. Running various shell scripts for useful stuff in an otherwise Windows-only environment at work.
Nothing that can't be done with Linux running on an average PC, I guess, but being small and not using much power is a definite plus.
I've got three.
1. Media server connected to an external hard drive. It runs MPD and is attached to my stereo via an external dac. It runs a plex server for use with my roku. All of my devices with Kodi pull from this server.
2. 24/7 torrent box and owncloud server
3. Dedicated Kodi box hooked up to the TV in my bedroom.
It seems like maybe you are just having trouble setting one up to do anything useful.
>sudo apt-get update
Does anyone know a way that I could have my server turn on automatically when accessed, even over the internet from outside my local network? Besides that, my server seems to be running pretty well.
I tried raspbian and ubuntu MATE and both were slow as balls.
can't do video. looked like garbage. wtf? did I do something wrong? did I miss a critical step necessary to watch youtube?
just wanted to use it for retro game emulation and occasional youtube/music streaming onto a TV.
My RPi Model B acts as an SSH gateway to my SPARC system's serial console, is connected to my scanner (forwarding xsane over SSH for remote usage), and has been used to control ASIC cryptocoin miners over USB.
My Rpi2 Model B actually served as a desktop replacement on the hottest days this summer when even an A/C couldn't cool my apartment enough to allow running my full sized PC. Ditch the bloattacular stock environment and run an ARMv7 distro with a lightweight WM and browser and a bunch of terminals and it's usable.
I got one that controls all the lights in my house, via phone & a relay.. and voice activated also switches on 3 & 4 ways
I have another that does all the weather shit outside, and 3 more media clients inside and 1 that is a media server
and I have 2 at my ranch that control feeding of bison as well as temperature up there
why are you so fucking retarded OP?
I use it as a webserver (aka frontend) for muh self build laptiming shit for motocross.
The other one for openElec aka kodi
and the other one to open my garage dor via smartphone widget
I've got one in my kitchen working as an IP cam so I can see if my toaster is done toasting bread. Yes, I'm this much of a lazy fuck.
It also works as a media server, I've got a small 1TB USB HDD attached to it
>Is it just me or is this thing just completely fucked?
What the fuck kind of post is this?
your asking us if you Rpi is broken... but you have a stock picture and no info about what is actually wrong with it!?!?!?
Browsing this thread
Ignore the unfinished rice. Its still boiling.
>Dedicated Kodi box hooked up to the TV in my bedroom.
Kodi requires remote controller, wifi,and a bunch of other shit totalling up to $80+.
At that point, a NUC is almost more cost-effective.
wifi - $10 dongle, or just use a cable
remote - use the kore app on android
That suits my needs, yours may differ though.
Works pretty much out of the box with OSMC assuming you have a TV, HDMI cable, power supply and some sort of NAS already.
What are you talking about?
Get a wireless dongle from yum cha land for $2.
Currently mine is running OpenHAB, and so far I've only installed three Wi-Fi sockets (Kankun Small K) so I can switch on the home theater suite remotely.
Today I installed a DHT22 temperature/humidity sensor outside the case and an infrared transceiver inside so I can remotely control the TV and aircon.
Got a 433mhz transceiver there to hook up some motion sensors as well, so the TV pauses when we have somebody at the door, or switches everything on when we're in front of the TV.