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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:12 pm
by Fourdee
The only web browser you'll ever need.
Does my device support HW GPU acceleration?:
Not all devices support HW GPU acceleration with Chromium.
  • RPi 2+ supports native OpenGL and will be configured during installation.
  • Odroid's support OpenGLES and will be configured during installation.
  • Other devices will most likely be limited to software rendering.
Where can I check the status of HW GPU acceleration?
Once Chromium is running, simply go to the following address:
  • chrome://gpu

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:41 pm
by Fourdee
Nextcloud Details:
Your very own personal cloud based backup/data storage system (eg: Dropbox), with a slick and simple web interface.
- Also Installs: Webserver
- USB dedicated hard drive highly recommended.
Access web interface:
url = http://localhost/nextcloud where 'localhost' can be substituted by local server IP or hostname, to access remotely.
username = admin
password = dietpi

You may want to configure your Nextcloud from command line via occ command: Nextcloud admin manual
We added a shortcut to the otherwise necessary 'sudo -u www-data php /var/www/nextcloud/occ':
Just use 'ncc' followed by the desired command inside your terminal.

Where is my data stored?
  • /mnt/dietpi_userdata/nextcloud
Why am I limited to 2GB file size uploads?
DietPi will automatically apply the max supported upload size to the PHP and Nextcloud configs.
  • 32bit systems can handle 2GB
  • 64bit systems can handle 8796PB, yep, in petabyte
  • echo -e "$(( $(php -r 'print(PHP_INT_MAX);') / 1024 / 1024))MB"
Will my data be saved after uninstallation?
  • Your userdata directory will stay after uninstallation.
  • As well a database backup will be saved to your userdata directory.
  • Thus you can easily restore your instance by reinstalling Nextcloud and restore the database dump.
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:38 pm
by Fourdee
Remote system management with web interface.
Access web interface:
  • url = (NB: Please ensure https URL is typed, http will not function)
  • Username = root
  • Password = root password at time of installation (default: dietpi)
System logging:
The Webmin system logging panel still depends on a classical file logger, like rsyslog. However DietPi will not impose this logging overhead on systems by default. If you need to see system logs via Webmin online panel, you can either configure a custom syslog daemon or install rsyslog manually: apt install rsyslog
DietPi comes with systemd and the related journald system logger, which can be accessed via: journalctl

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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:53 pm
by Fourdee
Automatically download your favorite TV shows, as they become available.
Searches both Bit Torrent and Usenet, has a feature to automatically download and organise the download, with your favorite Bit Torrent app.
- Transmission BitTorrent server is recommended to enable automatic downloads.
Access web interface: Add a TV show:
Once registered and logged in with Medusa:
  • Click the Shows button (top of screen)
  • Click the Add Shows option.
  • Select the Add new show option
  • Input a TV show to find in the search box, select one of the entries from the search results, then click Next
  • Make sure the parent folder is /mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads, then click Next
  • Finally, click the Add show button
Optional: Change which BitTorrent sites Medusa will search:
  • Click the Settings "cog" button (the top right hand corner of the screen)
  • Select Search providers
  • Select and tick the BitTorrent sites you would like enable. When Medusa searches for a TV show, these sites will then be searched for the available torrent.
  • Finally click Save changes (bottom of the page)
Setup Medusa to automatically download torrents:
To use this feature, you will need a supported BitTorrent server installed. All of the BitTorrent servers available in DietPi-Software are supported by Medusa.
  • Click the Settings "cog" button (the top right hand corner of the screen)
  • Select Search settings
  • Select and Torrent search tab.
  • Make sure the entry enable torrent search providers is enabled (ticked)
  • Under the section Send .torrent files to, select the BitTorrent program you have installed, then enter the details.
  • Use the Test connection button at the bottom of the page to ensure Medusa can connect to your BitTorrent server.
  • Finally click Save changes (bottom of the page)
Recommended: Protect your privacy with a VPN:
Although we enable forced encryption on all our BitTorrent clients, if you wish to ensure complete privacy and peice of mind for all your downloaded content, using a VPN is critical.

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Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:30 pm
by Fourdee
PiVPN is an OpenVPN and WireGuard installer & management tool. It also has a command pivpn which allows for simple creation of additional user profiles and configs.

Using PiVPN:
Run the command pivpn to see a list of options.

Create a new user profile:
Simply run the command: pivpn -a

More Info:
PiVPN website:

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:29 pm
by Fourdee
A python based music player with a web based interface.
Access web interface:
url =

Transfer/Add Music: Refresh Music Files / Database:
This is automatic, however, you can force an update using the command mopidyctl local scan

Adding Mopidy extensions:
Mopidy is highly customizable and supports various extensions from Web extensions to Backend extensions.

Enable support for vast number of codecs (eg: .m4a):
Many thanks to Roth for this tip.

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apt-get install -y gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:43 pm
by Fourdee
Console-based Audio Visualizer for MPD. Can be displayed in SSH terminals, consoles and LCD HATS.

Also installs:
  • MPD (music player daemon)
If you did not select Cava to start from boot:
  • Cava can also be run by typing cava. Use CTRL+C to terminate.
  • You can modify the AutoStart options in dietpi-launcher > DietPi-AutoStart.
DietPi-JustBoom control panel: Tweak cava options on the fly
Simply run dietpi-justboom from the command line to launch
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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:35 pm
by Fourdee
RealVNC Server:
Run a Desktop environment on your device that can be accessed remotely, over the network. Great for headless devices, RealVNC also supports shared desktop mode.
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VNC servers start automatically during boot:
You can check the RealVNC services with:
  • systemctl status vncserver-x11-serviced.service
  • systemctl status vncserver-virtuald.service
Run RealVNC server in shared desktop mode (supports direct screen capture):
If you are not using the autostart Desktops option in dietpi-autostart, DietPi will automatically generate a desktop on screen :1.
To change to a shared desktop mode, please do the following:
  • Run dietpi-autostart
  • Select Desktops autostart option, exit, then reboot system
Connection Details:
  • Use the IP address of your DietPi device (eg:
  • If you can't connect, try connecting to screen 1 (eg:
  • Username = root
  • Password = root password (default: dietpi)
Setup a VNC Viewer (Windows):
Simpy select a VNC viewer for your system and download:
Run the VNC viewer and enter the IP address of your DietPi device to begin the remote session.

Running directly rendered apps such as Minecraft remotely:
  • Enable shared desktop mode:
    • Run dietpi-autostart
    • Select Desktops autostart option, exit, then reboot system
  • Locate the section Running directly rendered apps such as Minecraft remotely using:
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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:14 pm
by Fourdee
Roon Bridge:
Turns your SBC into a Roon capable audio player. By using the main Roon application on another device, you can stream your music catalog directly to the Roon Bridge running on your SBC.

More information on Roon:

  • Roon on another system (eg: Windows PC) to control the player
  • Roon License (free trial is also available)

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:55 pm
by Fourdee
Node-RED is a visual tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. Node-Red uses a standalone web server that can be accessed remotely.
Access Node-RED:
Use the IP address of your DietPi device, and port number 1880 (eg:

Data directory for Node-Red
All Node-Red data is stored in the following location:
- /mnt/dietpi_userdata/node-red

sudo permissions (enabled by default since DietPi v6.25)
If you need to run commands with sudo with Node-RED, do:

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echo 'nodered ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL' > /etc/sudoers.d/nodered
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