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Re: need sd card backup on r-pi-3b

On Sunday 24 September 2017 13:43:20 Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

> On 24/09/17 16:30, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Sunday 24 September 2017 11:59:57 Alan Corey wrote:
> >> But what's the purpose of having the gateway fields in interfaces
> >> if not to to be reliant on the routing table?
> >>
> >> But it's worth a shot, something like
> >> route add default gw
> >
> > That was it!
> >
> > Now I've used apt to update 5 packages, and its now installing
> > synaptic and all its 2nd and 3rd cousins. 112 megs worth. I did ask
> > it to install xfce, but it couldn't find it. I'll try lxde next, but
> > its entirely too simple. With xfce I can set up 4 workspaces/windows
> > and the survive a reboot. You can add them in lxde, but they don't
> > survive a reboot.
> >
> > Anyway, progress, sorta. I am going to put that command in rc.local
> > just for S&G. Oh, oh, I had to create that file, does not bode well.
> > But we'll find out I guess.
> Is there something in the /etc/network/interfaces file which is
> preempting what's in your .d directory?
> I wouldn't put the manual route command in rc.local, I'd put it in the
> network interface definition as in
> allow-hotplug eth0
> iface eth0 inet static
>    address
>    post-up route add default gw dev eth0 metric 0
>    pre-down route del default gw dev eth0
Printed to carry out to it, rc.local didn't work.  I'll try this next


> Even assuming that Network Mangler isn't being used, a mis-parse would
> not surprise me. I really can't remember the detail but I've
> previously come across some combination of packages which broke each
> other badly (something like multiple gateways breaking VLAN support).
> Apropos different window managers (AKA desktop, environment etc.), a
> lot depends on what display manager (AKA login screen) is being used.
> For various reasons we favour lightdm, which generally speaking picks
> up the available window managers.
> Apropos locales, my setup notes for putting Debian onto an RPi have
> ! dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I'll try that, worked.
> !
> ! apt-get update and upgrade here. Install  locales (ALREADY DONE) 
> and ! console-setup  and run  dpkg-reconfigure  locales  console-setup
>  and ! keyboard-configuration  using physical console just in case...
> it's ! probably better to MOVE THIS EARLIER since  apt-get upgrade 
> warns ! about some LANG etc. settings that haven't yet been
> established.
> You can see what packages are installed using something like
> dpkg --get-selections

I need to see whats available, and for that I need a safe apt-get super 
called synaptic. But I've not made x run yet. startx can't be found. But 
small progress, installed locate and friends, mc, less and a few others 
including xfce4, which seems light weight but still more capable than 

Joining rock64 forum, came back in here to field the confirmation email.

Thanks Mark, I'll confirm the forum, and go see if I can fix 

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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