Month: May 2021

Posted in services

How to Run a Masked Service on a Raspberry Pi

In configuring my Network UPS Tools, to shutdown my web server, I ran into a weird message: Loaded: masked (Reason: Unit ups-monitor.service is masked.) Active:…

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How to Configure an Orderly Shutdown on a Raspberry Pi

Once you have NUT-tools configured on your Raspberry to monitor your UPS, the next step is configuring the slaves. The slaves are your servers and…

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How to Install Nagios on a Raspberry Pi

Nagios is a network monitoring system. It’s very useful for monitoring different types of equipment on your network, especially if different people need to be…

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How to Run Mycroft on a Raspberry PI

What is Mycroft? Mycroft is an open source voice assistant. Think Alexa without all the closed-source mystery. I like Mycroft because: 1) it’s open-source and…

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How to Run openHABian on a Raspberry Pi

What is openHAB? openHAB is a platform for controlling your house, or at least the electronics within it! They describe it as the open Home Automation Bus (openHAB, pronounced…

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How to Use an Adafruit OLED Screen on a Raspberry Pi 4

I recently got a UCTRONICS rack for my Raspberry Pi “servers”. One unique feature of the rack is a tiny 0.91″ OLED screen for each…

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UCTRONICS Ultimate Rack for Raspberry Pi 4

I wanted to get a couple of my Pis out of the experiment sandbox and permanently on the network. I’ve got a salt server, a…

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How to Find a Raspberry Pi Model Number from the Command Line

Once you’re logged in to your Raspberry, issue the command: The OS will respond with a human-readable result: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1

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