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  1. DrFragle&MrShark
    16. April 2017 @ 9:16

    link to Peter’s script is wrong, or, better, could point to an older version… this one points always to latest version:
    https://bitbucket.org/api/2.0/snippets/scargill/oAkRK/master/files/snippet.txt

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  2. Chris Freeborn
    18. April 2017 @ 21:32

    I’ve downloaded your disc image and used a version of the dietpi.txt that I’ve successfully used for another Zero W installation. However, I’m trying to go headless right from the start and when I boot the disk image the wireless router doesn’t see the Zero W node. And of course I therefore can’t ssh to the node.

    Any ideas of what I could try with the dietpi.txt file or something else to get started?

    Thanks!

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    • Panos
      26. July 2017 @ 15:44

      My solution was to open the #/etc/network/interfaces file with sublime text (Mac) and change some lines on the wlan0 as detailed here: http://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1577&start=20

      # Wifi
      allow-hotplug wlan0
      iface wlan0 inet static
      address 192.168.1.130
      netmask 255.255.255.0
      gateway 192.168.1.1
      wireless-essid SSID
      wireless-key SSID_PASS
      wireless-mode Managed
      wireless-power off
      wpa-ssid SSID
      wpa-psk SSID_PASS
      #dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4

      Basically, you set the SSID and SSID_PASS to your own values, save the file, and pop the sd card to the Pi zero w and it will work.

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  3. Felix
    3. May 2017 @ 7:01

    Hi Andreas,

    unfortunately your Link http://www.sensorsiot.org/transferFiles/Pi_Zero_MQTT_Broker/nodeRedUserReset is dead. It would be nice, if you could provide the script again 🙂

    Thanks for your great work!
    Vielen Dank für deine tolle Arbeit! Ich freue mich auf weitere super Videos und Tutorials von dir! 🙂

    Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland!
    Felix

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    • admin
      6. May 2017 @ 6:09

      Thanks for the feedback. I added .sh and it seems to work now (don’t ask me, why)

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  4. kauhu
    6. May 2017 @ 12:20

    Hi! made a bootable sd card of the image and after booting it showing the ip 192.168.0.202 and username and password.

    but i cant do enything. wireless mouse / keyboard doesn’t work. tried a usb cable keyboard and the pi zero w shut down. so cant configure anything to be able to ssh in to it.

    any idea? thanks.

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    • admin
      6. May 2017 @ 13:06

      I aa a Linux beginner, so I cannot help. But many viewers reported, that everything worked, and I also used the image for 3 or 4 devices.
      If you connect via Wi-Fi, you have to first log-in using a normal USB keyboard and enter the Wi-Fi credentials. I use a normal Logitech keyboard with the unifying dongle.

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  5. Edwin Deprez
    21. May 2017 @ 9:47

    Hello Andreas,

    First of all thank you for this topic and files, it works great and everything is fine.
    Now that I have everything working I wanted to use the nodeRed user rest script.
    After changing the user and admin names an passwords I saved the file and executed the script but I seem to get following error, any idea’s?

    root@DietPi:~# bash nodeRedUserReset.sh
    nodeRedUserReset.sh: line 2: $’\r’: command not found
    nodeRedUserReset.sh: line 7: $’\r’: command not found
    : No such file or directory: cd: /home/pi/.node-red/
    rm: cannot remove ‘settings.js\r’: No such file or directory
    nodered: unrecognized service
    waiting…
    waiting…
    waiting…
    ^Z
    [1]+ Stopped bash nodeRedUserReset.sh

    The directory “cd: /home/pi/.node-red/” is definitely there but the errors in lines 2 and 7 are a mystery.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Edwin

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    • Edwin Deprez
      21. May 2017 @ 9:52

      It seems this Reply window doesn’t like copy/paste 😉

      root@DietPi:~# sudo nano nodeRedUserReset.sh

      root@DietPi:~# bash nodeRedUserReset

      bash: nodeRedUserReset: No such file or directory

      root@DietPi:~# bash nodeRedUserReset.sh

      nodeRedUserReset.sh: line 2: $’\r’: command not found

      nodeRedUserReset.sh: line 7: $’\r’: command not found

      : No such file or directory: cd: /home/pi/.node-red/

      rm: cannot remove ‘settings.js\r’: No such file or directory

      nodered: unrecognized service

      waiting…

      waiting…

      waiting…

      ^Z

      [1]+ Stopped bash nodeRedUserReset.sh

      Hopefully it displays correctly now.

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      • admin
        21. May 2017 @ 16:39

        Hi Edwin

        now it should work. It was my mistake. The file was not in UNIX format…
        please remove your current file on your Raspi and wget it again.

        Regards
        Andreas

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  6. Edwin Deprez
    22. May 2017 @ 11:08

    Problem solved,

    Thank you.

    Regards

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  7. Pavlo
    26. May 2017 @ 23:48

    Does anybody know if this image is supposed to work on Orange Pi Zero?
    What I see is that device powers up, but the is no activity – ethernet link is down and it’s yellow/green leds are always on.

    At the same time when I flash clean DietPi image, Zero boots just fine.

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    • admin
      23. June 2017 @ 10:17

      The image does not work on the Orange Pi. Use a clean image and the script. This should work

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    3. June 2017 @ 20:01

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  9. mahmud ibrahim
    22. June 2017 @ 12:29

    What is the user name and password for “Node Red UI Desktop”?

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    • admin
      23. June 2017 @ 10:13

      user/user or admin/admin

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  10. Ruben
    13. October 2017 @ 14:15

    Does this image only work on the Pi-Zero – or will it also work on a Pi-3?

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    • admin
      22. October 2017 @ 12:01

      The image works only on the Pi zero. The script, however on all RPis

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  11. William Crane
    22. October 2017 @ 11:15

    I am new to all of this and am unable to get my wifi up and running.
    In my efforts to resolve this I believe I see an error in the boot/dietpi/func/dietpi-set_hardware file.
    Is line 1330 missing a single quote after the off?
    ExecStart=/bin/bash -c ‘sleep 20;iwconfig wlan$(sed -n 2p /DietPi/dietpi/.network) power off

    I think is meant to be:
    ExecStart=/bin/bash -c ‘sleep 20;iwconfig wlan$(sed -n 2p /DietPi/dietpi/.network) power off’

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    • admin
      11. November 2017 @ 7:11

      I do not exactly know to which script you refer. If you refer to Peter’s script, you better address your question in his blog, because I am only a user of this script.

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  12. Dave Semmelink
    6. November 2017 @ 19:48

    Hi Andreas, I set up a Pi Zero W with your SD image. The only change I made was the IP address, since my network is on 192.168.1.xxx – the Pi is on 192.168.1.90. The web site works, and Node.Red works, but I couldn’t get the MQTT nodes to work: when I click the Test button, Node.Red says “Successfully injected Test”, but the mqtt nodes just say “connecting”. I eventually tried mqtt from the command line, and for any command (e.g. mosquitto_sub -t “#”) I’m getting Error: Connection refused. Could this be because of the IP address? Or have I done something else wrong? I’m new to mqtt, so I could be doing something stupid.

    Where can I find log files or something to help me debug mqtt? I’m going thru the mosquitto.org site now, trying to figure it out.

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    • admin
      11. November 2017 @ 7:00

      Mosquitto has the standard user and password admin/admin. So, you have to enter these two if you publish messages. If you do not want this behavior, you can google how to disable security.

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  13. Dave Semmelink
    6. November 2017 @ 20:01

    As usual, after struggling for hours and then finally asking for help, I stumbled across the solution, sort of: I was following a tutorial which said I should enter “mosquitto -v” to get the version. As soon as I did this, the messages came thru and it shows as connected in Node.Red. So the problem is that mosquitto isn’t running! I don’t know how I missed that. Can I configure it to start mosquitto automatically each time the Pi boots?

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    • admin
      11. November 2017 @ 6:58

      Mosquitto -v is used for debugging.
      I always use the Script from Peter Scargill to setup node-red and mqtt. There it is done automatically. So I do not know how to do it.

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  14. Dennis
    10. November 2017 @ 16:12

    what command do i run to get the node-red server to start on boot? right now i have to start it manually same with the mqtt broker.

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    • admin
      11. November 2017 @ 6:48

      I always use the Script from Peter Scargill to setup node-red and mqtt. So I do not know how to do it.

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  15. Dave H
    15. January 2018 @ 17:42

    Hi,

    Does the 8gb image work with both the Raspberry Pi zero and the Raspberry Pi zero W or is it only for the Raspberry PI zero W?

    Thanks

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    • admin
      21. January 2018 @ 0:35

      If I remember right, it should work for both

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