Clear free space on Raspbian

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To reduce unnecessary disk usage in the default Raspbian Jessie load remove the Wolfram, Libreoffice, Minecraft-Pi and Sonic-Pi package and clear up dependent packages as follows: % sudo apt-get purge wolfram-engine % sudo apt-get purge libreoffice* % sudo apt-get purge minecraft-pi % sudo apt-get purge sonic-pi % sudo apt-get purge idle* % sudo apt-get purge… Continue reading Clear free space on Raspbian

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

PHP settings for bigger file uploads

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Just a quick one! When setting up the hosting for the PrestaShop instance I have deployed my client ran in to errors trying to upload big image files, particularly for the virtual product downloads she offers. A quick google identified the issue as PHP configuration, which out-of-the-box for Amazon Linux is set to limit max… Continue reading PHP settings for bigger file uploads