Raspberry Pi Connect To Hidden SSID

Turns out the Raspberry Pi won’t automatically look for hidden WiFi networks. CLI To enable this edit the file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and add scan_ssid=1 inside the network declaration: SD With the SD plugged into another computer other than the Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading



OpenVPN Server On Raspberry Pi

Overview Having a great geek out chat with Andrew Gorton and he gave me the idea of setting up an OpenVPN server using a Raspberry Pi. A simple, relatively cheap solution to get access to resources at home. Pre-Requisites I … Continue reading



MySQL Server 5.6 512MB RAM

Overview Ubuntu 14.04 added MySQL 5.6 to the official repository but it turns out installing it on anything less than 1GB RAM is pretty difficult. Disable Service Startup It is necessary to disable service startup after an install to prevent … Continue reading



Ubuntu 14.04: add-apt-repository – command not found

The tradational command to a PPA repository was to use add-apt-repository but in 14.04 the command is not always part of the default OS install. To fix this just install software-properties-common python-software-properties sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties add-apt-repository not found



Install Node / NPM On Ubuntu 14.04

Overview Node is fairly new and is constantly improving. With Ubuntu LTS, the repository versions tend to stay the same version and only changing for patches. This doesn’t help with fast changing software like node.js so a manual install gets … Continue reading



Check & Change Ubuntu Locale

Overview I recently moved some of my hosted servers to Digital Ocean for their low cost, SSD tiers. On doing so I noticed the time was out by few ours only to realise NTP was not installed and also the … Continue reading



Enable Grub Menu On Boot In Ubuntu 12.04

Edit the file /etc/default/grub and comment out the following lines by adding a # at the beginning: GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true Update grub config by running: sudo update-grub The above will generate a new grub menu based on the configuration file. Missing … Continue reading



Install FreePBX On Raspberry Pi

Overview The great thing about the Raspberry Pi is it’s ability to change it’s OS with a swap of an SD card. This allows the Pi to change functions and testing almost as easily as spinning up a Virtual Machine … Continue reading