Managing cron entries in syslog

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In the latest Raspbian distributions the default syslog configuration writes cron messages, including success messages, in to /var/log/syslog. To eliminate this, edit /etc/rsyslog.conf % sudo vi /etc/rsyslog.conf uncomment the line for /var/log/cron.log, and add cron as an exclusion to /var/log/syslog as follows: cron,* /var/log/cron *.*, cron,auth,authpriv.none /var/log/syslog and then force a restart of syslog using… Continue reading Managing cron entries in syslog

Using a static IP address with Raspbian Jessie

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Here is a brief rundown on how to set a static IP address on Raspbian Jessie, including getting DNS resolution to work which can be problematic with the default packages installed with Jessie. In Jessie, the static IP address is set in the dhcpcd.conf file, hence edit this using % sudo vi /etc/dhcpcd.conf Add the… Continue reading Using a static IP address with Raspbian Jessie

Configuring xrdp for UK keyboard layout

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When using xrdp to access the GUI on my headless Raspberry Pi’s I quickly discovered that the keyboard mapping was wrong, with the Pi defaulting to a US keyboard mapping. I tried hanging these settings in the GUI interface to no avail. After scouting around on the net I discovered that a new keyboard mapping… Continue reading Configuring xrdp for UK keyboard layout