Vadim Tabakman


Posts From October, 2017

Static IP on Raspberry PI 

Static IP on Raspberry PI
Posted by Vadim Tabakman Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:10:00 PM Categories: Raspberry PI static ip

As I've been doing a bunch around cameras, streams, security, I wanted to make sure I can move my Raspberry Pi around with out worrying about the IP address changing.  That's really because my house has a pretty decent router that protects from incoming traffic.

But I've added some redirects and port forward, to allow certain things through, but securely :).  Well, setting the IP address on the Pi wasn't obvious, at least not to me.  So here's a few steps:

sudo nano /etc/dhcpcd.conf

Then to change the wifi connection to a static IP, add this (or modify that file)

interface wlan0

static ip_address=
static routers=
static domain_name_servers=

Streaming Video with the Raspberry Pi 

Streaming Video with the Raspberry Pi
Posted by Vadim Tabakman Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:02:00 PM Categories: camera Raspberry PI stream video

I bought one of those cheapy camera boards for the Raspberry Pi, and I thought it'd be good to have it watching outside my office all the time.

The thing is, I didn't want to just take pictures, I wanted to stream video from it.

RPi-Cam-Web-Interface to the rescue. Thanks to all the people that put that together, because it was super easy to configure. 

Audio issues on Raspberry Pi 

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:01:00 PM Categories: audio Raspberry PI

I had a lot of audio issues using Analog option.

The following helped:

sudo -iE

cd /boot

nano config.txt

-- add the following line:


Simple Website on a Raspberry PI 

Simple Website on a Raspberry PI
Posted by Vadim Tabakman Monday, October 9, 2017 10:10:00 AM Categories: apache Raspberry PI website

Install a few important components

sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5

Start the apache service

sudo service apache2 restart

Modify the default page:

cd /var/www/html/
sudo nano index.html



apt-get died unexpectedly segmentation fault 

apt-get died unexpectedly segmentation fault
Posted by Vadim Tabakman Monday, October 2, 2017 6:02:00 PM Categories: apt-get Raspberry PI

What an exciting title for a post :)

This is purely for me.  After starting my Raspberry PI 3, I went to do an update and the "sudo apt-get update" failed with an error that contained "has died unexpectedly" and "segmentation fault".

After many minutes googling and binging I found that this worked :

cd /tmp


dpkg -i apt_0.9.7.7+rpi1_armhf.deb


But, I ended up going to "" to find a package that existed and that I could actually install without an error.

It is meant to update your "apt-get', but it actually downgraded it.  I'm hoping after the update/upgrade, it will update that also.

Hope this helps someone.