HowTo: Set-Up the Raspberry Pi as a Headless Device

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This is a step-by-step guide of how to set up your Raspberry Pi as a "headless" computer, that is, access it via network connections without a keyboard or display. This is done by configuring the Raspberry Pi without needing any kind of monitor or keyboard attached. I go a little further by showing how to upgrade the firmware / OS / development tools, bootup without X Windows, setup password-less login, and establish some basic security.

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Conky for Ubuntu

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Conky is a Linux system monitor tool using X Windows. Conky is highly configurable and is able to monitor many system variables including the status of the CPU, memory, swap space, disk storage, temperatures, processes, network interfaces, battery power, system messages, e-mail in-boxes, Linux updates, runs many popular music players, and much more.

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HowTo: Linux Maintenance and Filesystem Hygiene

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This article reviews the kinds of maintenance activities required by Ubuntu / Debian / Raspberry Pi Linux distributions to keep them running as they should. It covers topics like OS and applications updates, disk / filesystems integrity, and cleaning up filesystem clutter.

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Network Backups via Rsync and Rsnapshot

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Using a external hard drive, and rsync / rsnapshot as a remote filesystem backup utility, I create scheduled incremental backups of my Linux & Windows file systems. This light-weight and efficient scheme allows me to create increment backups every 4 hours and keep backups up to three months.

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Building My Linux Box...The Implementation

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In this posting, I show how I implemented my plans to build my custom made Linux system. I review where I deviated from my plans, and give some of the details on software configuration.

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Building My Linux Box...The Plan

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In this post, I outline my logic, and some time my pasions, concerning the building of my Linux system. I list all the compoents selected and why I made that choice.

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Dropbox for the Raspberry Pi (sort of)

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I'm presently using Dropbox as a service for quick and easy movement of files between multiple PCs I use.  I would like the same on the Raspberry Pi, particularly for moving files from my PC to the RPi.

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