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  1. I did this before in Linux Mint. 1. Download a copy of the python script speediest-cli . Or copy and paste the code into a file and rename it. 2.On Ubuntu or Linux you have to make it a executable to run so open a terminal window and type 'sudo chmod a+x filename'. Now if you type 'ls' to list what is in the directory you should see that the file name has changed color in my case green, Now its executable. 3. Run the file ' sudo python ./Filename. Thats it I think !!. The 'a+x' I got off the internet some where it might not be the best practice but it works perfectly. Now you can schedule this to run when ever you want with crontab if you wish and pipe the results out to a file to have a look at later. I hope this helps. I have not been approved yet so I only get one post a day so I cant reply. If you come across a way to change the servers for the speed test please let me know it could be useful Thanks ! Also I had a problem with 777 also and I found that above and it worked like a charm.
  2. Sorry I am limited to one post a day until I reach eight approved posts so yeah haha. Yes exactly that is what I am looking for. So my ideal set up would be a raspberry pi 3 which is connected to a mcp23017 via I2C. The mcp23017 is a digital I/O expander 16bit. Taking the readings and talking to the mcp23017 is done in python over I2C. So the Pi will take readings of the digital pins and store them in some sort of a data base. The Pi will also be running an Apache web server this is where the values from the database will be shown in real time. I also need the web site to allow me to input a persons name into the database and time and date if I can. When I say python and database and apache ----- These are not in stone they are just my first ideas, which ever way I can make this project work the fastest and with most appropriate method will be grand. I can get the web server working and the mcp23017 working individually. I didn't look into databases just yet . My problem specifically is getting the data in to the data base and on to the website and in real time. Again sorry for the delay in my replies I cant do anything about it until my account gets unlocked. I will be developing this project from tomorrow on wards with any free time I get. I also want to document everything I can so others in the same situation can benefit and hopefully make their own projects a bit easier. Again thanks so much for any help I do appreciate it. Ill be watching this forum but can only reply this time tomorrow.
  3. Hello Again All. I am starting a new project soon. It will be fully documented some where online when it is completed.I shall let all you fello nerds know ! Basically my idea is a game powered by Either a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino and the desired features are. - To input a name on a webpage and store in a database (Ideally on the Pi). - Gather GPIO readings and store them in the database. - Display the name and the GPIO data in real time on a web page with Apache or something compatible with raspberry pi Scope of the game Basically what I would like to do is take a reading ( Digital for now) from raspberry pi or arduino and store this in some sort of data base and in real time display it on a web page, and also be able to look up previous game scores later. I also plan to make this multi player probably settle for two players. So I think I will use a Raspberry Pi for this project but depending on the method ill use anything. Ive both a Pi 3 and an Arduino. I can have the raspberry pi controlling the arduino either. My main idea was turn the raspberry pi into a access point with a Apache web server to display the desired data. To get the data I was thinking of using python to detect the I/O pins and some how throw them into a data base and then in real time display them to a webpage. I do know their is a program or a script to allow python to interact with a web page , I do forget what the name of it is I briefly used it and I dont think it will work but I do have more testing to do. I am not asking any one to do the project for me but would really appreciate if any one with some experience on making this sort of interface to give some guidance or a few headings I could look up. Im pretty unsure on what to be searching for the particular term. I am able to set up the access point on the pi with apache and have web design experience. I can use the GPIO pins in python . I just dont know how to store and update in real time. Again any guidance is appreciated !! I also only have one post a day for now Thanks So Much !!
  4. Hey lads sorry for the delay on the reply I've been busy . And I didn't want to go testing anything without a proper psu as I thought I could damage what I have. Ok so an update. I went to a mates place and got his 1000 watt psu and threw it in and also striped down everything to the minimum so just one hard drive and all the other essentials. We tested the voltage levels which were perfect and went through the bios and sorted as much as we could out. We took the heat sink off the graphics card and reapplied some new thermal paste. We tested all the hardware with dos software so thats the mobo cpu and ram and gpu , I didn't test the hard drive from dos because I didn't have my software with me. So all checked out fine and also the temperature at this point is perfect the cpu was only around 26 but this is in dos mode so. Finally we threw a ssd into it with windows 10 installed. Windows 10 automatically detects new hardware changes and applies the relevant drivers if it can so that was handy. Windows did as it promised so first boot was sluggish enough but after it had installed the drivers and configured its self it was flying it. So now that we had some what of a system going we did more testing. We did stress tests with one of the most famous software package I cant remember the name of it but it had a green Icon and had like three or four letters in its name with a "5" in it, any way yeah tested the **** out of it and it was perfect the temperature levels was solid enough around 64 it eventually reached 68 over a lot of time but never reached passed 70 hence cpu at its max as well , any way this would be way more than what I would ever use so I was happy. So that is all the hardware tested with a ssd and its good. So now I throw back in my psu and re did all the testing , all of the voltage levels were the same and we did the same stress testing and the results were the same and we left this test a good while longer and it was fine. So that is nearly every thing tested at this stage, one last thing is to test my hard drive with all the new configuration and also with the 1000watt psu and yup same problem really slow and hangs, glitched. The blame is on the hard drive right ? I later go to testing the hard drive I was using and did smart tests and all , we also did a quick test before and found one bad sector but sure like one bad sector I dont think will cause that bad a problem randomly like since it was running fine but any ways...... so I tested my hard drive while installing WINDOWS on to another ( I need windows for work ) , my hard drive tested perfectly as I expected and passed all the tests. When windows 7 finished installing on the other drive I installed all the drivers and it seemed to be perfect and very responsive. So apparently Linux Mint was to blame ? Its looking like it any way. Id like to do a fresh install of mint later just for the laugh and see how it goes. Let me know your opinions please. Or any questions ask away - I cant remember the voltage levels any more the cpu was around .125 I think after that i am lost. I will be installing some low demanding games later like GTA the older ones and that so ill post a status when I do. Thanks for all the help !!
  5. Hello all I am super happy to be back on OCC its been so long I am back for good hopefully. OK so I have a problem you guys might be able to help me with. I will post any up dates and solutions after I figure it out and hopefully some one as well will benefit besides me. I recently bought some parts and built a powerful enough pc ( Perfect for my needs). Now the recommended PSU for this motherboard is 400W I only have 300W which might explain part of my problem.And YES I KNOW I need a new more power full one. So I boot up linux mint - no problems booting perhaps a bit slow. After booted I open a browser and notice its slow for the machine driving it , so I continue to play random youtube videos and its like the system feels slow or sloppy , in the mean time I pluged in my external drive to do a back up so I was copying around 40gb at 26/26Mbs and I noticed the system became very slow and glitchy and eventually hung. The cooling is a little warm but the heat sink is the stock heat sink and I am not overclocking or anything mad - the setup is pure standard out of the box kinda thing. I have not tested the hard ware yet but I presume the hardware is perfect as its from a trusted source but it will be tested later tonight. My opinion is the power supply is not power full enough, my observation was when I started copying over data to my external their was a big increase lack of stability and was very slow. Also when booting even off a standard hhd it was slow considering I was booting into Linux Mint. I think it is either the PSU not throwing out enough power or their is a fault in the hardware some where. As I said I will be testing everything later tonight so I will be back on here then to share . Any sort of insight would be amazing guys. Here are some specs. Motherboard : Asus p5Q Dulexe Processor : Intel Quad Q6600 Ram : Cant remember Model but quality 8Gb I think its Transcend Graphics : Nvidia GT220 PSU : A load of **** : 300 Watts 2 x HHD Drives and a external that time I was using it.
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