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Author Topic: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi  (Read 7466 times)

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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #120 on: September 24, 2018, 04:43:34 PM »

Did you login yet.
Login = pi
Password = raspberry
Don't forget as soon as you're at the prompt type sudo raspi-config

I CAN'T.  I cannot get a keyboard to talk to the pi!
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #121 on: September 24, 2018, 04:52:53 PM »

Did you login yet.
Login = pi
Password = raspberry
Don't forget as soon as you're at the prompt type sudo raspi-config

I CAN'T.  I cannot get a keyboard to talk to the pi!

Oh no!!!!!

So it's nailing the wireless wpa_supplicant route now.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #122 on: September 24, 2018, 04:57:36 PM »

at least until my micro usb to usb adapter comes in in a week...  I ASSUME I should be able to plug a keyboard into the pi and have it work?
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #123 on: September 24, 2018, 05:13:36 PM »

at least until my micro usb to usb adapter comes in in a week...  I ASSUME I should be able to plug a keyboard into the pi and have it work?

Absolutely. And a mouse if you need one at some stage. In the meantime experiment with the wpa_supplicant.conf file.

As I mentioned in a much earlier make sure the wpa_supplicant.conf is correctly named and make sure you're credentials are exactly in the format they are required. I'm looking around at different variations of the wpa_supplicant file owing to changes in the wireless firmware between releases. Just need to find the one that works on your release.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #124 on: September 24, 2018, 05:18:33 PM »

Is there a way to enable SSH prior to initial boot like the wi-fi?
This would benefit users like mike in that you could access from a windows PC using Putty.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #125 on: September 24, 2018, 05:22:12 PM »

my understanding is the pi zero W has only wifi interface;  when I plug it into pc, pc recognizes the driver but there is no communications.

I DO use putty but via the wifi connection.  no wifi, no SSH as far as I know.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #126 on: September 24, 2018, 05:23:22 PM »

I'm finishing for the night now. Just try this version which has an extra line that will auto scan you network. Just copy and paste exactly as it is and do not leave any spaces after your quote marks when entering your wifi credentials.


ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
country=US

network={
    ssid="YOURSSID"
    psk="YOURPASSWORD"
    scan_ssid=1
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #127 on: September 24, 2018, 05:26:15 PM »

been there, done that!  I have a dozen variations of wpa file;  one had that.   :)
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #128 on: September 24, 2018, 05:26:39 PM »

Is there a way to enable SSH prior to initial boot like the wi-fi?
This would benefit users like mike in that you could access from a windows PC using Putty.

You can enable SSH but you've no way of establishing a connection without wireless being initialised. No Ethernet option here.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #129 on: September 24, 2018, 05:33:07 PM »

been there, done that!  I have a dozen variations of wpa file;  one had that.   :)

Ok. All I can suggest is being careful with the only items that you have to manually key in and the actual name of the file itself.

Could you paste an exact copy of your wpa_supplicant.conf file substituting the actual credentials with dummy credentials but in the same format. Silly I know but if your SSID name was "bottle" your sub would be "green". I just want to see anything that might not be obvious to you but is upsetting the login.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #130 on: September 24, 2018, 05:34:34 PM »

my understanding is the pi zero W has only wifi interface;  when I plug it into pc, pc recognizes the driver but there is no communications.

I DO use putty but via the wifi connection.  no wifi, no SSH as far as I know.

you should'd be plugging the pi into your PC if I read your post correctly.

If your using putty in windows, can you connect to the PI via the IP & port of the pi?
If so you can do all installs etc from your windows machine through Putty
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #131 on: September 24, 2018, 06:03:47 PM »

my understanding is the pi zero W has only wifi interface;  when I plug it into pc, pc recognizes the driver but there is no communications.

I DO use putty but via the wifi connection.  no wifi, no SSH as far as I know.

you should'd be plugging the pi into your PC if I read your post correctly.

If your using putty in windows, can you connect to the PI via the IP & port of the pi?
If so you can do all installs etc from your windows machine through Putty

I understand putty works with an IP address.  Plug micro usb into PC does NOT get access to the pi's IP address, so putty does not work.  the larger PI's with ethernet interface hardware are required.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #132 on: September 24, 2018, 06:08:18 PM »

been there, done that!  I have a dozen variations of wpa file;  one had that.   :)

Ok. All I can suggest is being careful with the only items that you have to manually key in and the actual name of the file itself.

Could you paste an exact copy of your wpa_supplicant.conf file substituting the actual credentials with dummy credentials but in the same format. Silly I know but if your SSID name was "bottle" your sub would be "green". I just want to see anything that might not be obvious to you but is upsetting the login.

I have many variations by now, but I did post the copied and pasted file name and copied and pasted content back in post #113.    here is copy of that:

This is the wpa   file I am using:

wpa_supplicant.conf
its text is:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
country=US

network={
     ssid="Virus"
     psk="864something-something-someting2C8E"
     key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
}


YES, my SSID is Virus with capital V.

I saw a post today where person showed psk=  without the quotes - I will try that tomorrow morning when I regroup.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #133 on: September 24, 2018, 06:10:50 PM »

my understanding is the pi zero W has only wifi interface;  when I plug it into pc, pc recognizes the driver but there is no communications.

I DO use putty but via the wifi connection.  no wifi, no SSH as far as I know.

you should'd be plugging the pi into your PC if I read your post correctly.

If your using putty in windows, can you connect to the PI via the IP & port of the pi?
If so you can do all installs etc from your windows machine through Putty

Bearing in mind that Mike's Zero can't wirelessly connect to his router and Ethernet is not an option what route are you proposing he goes to connect his Windows Putty session to the Pi Zero.
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Re: Different platforms for X10 on the Raspberry Pi
« Reply #134 on: September 24, 2018, 06:33:17 PM »

I realize mike doesn't have ethernet but I had though his latest attempt got him WI-FI B:( (my mistake)
I'm beginning to wonder if Mike you got sent a pi Zero and not the Zero W.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 06:48:29 PM by Tuicemen »
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