hardware Posts

TalkTalk IPC6023 YouView FIX

TalkTalk introduced a bunch of multicast stream internet channels to their YouView box for free recently, but I, like a whole bunch of others have had various issues with the IPC6023 error and apparently by the number of topics on forums the support teams have no idea why or how to fix it. I’ve discovered how, through the power of reading everything ever.

Connecting to a Raspberry Pi directly through ethernet.

For my project using Raspberry Pi I needed access to it without having a monitor but also enough to be able to change things – VNC is of course the answer! But I also want to be able to connect it directly to my laptop because I wouldn’t have a router or anything. Thankfully RPi supports Auto-MDIX so it’s possible to connect without a crossover cable, but the only issue is the RPi needs to know what it’s IP address is. I spent a while looking for how to do this, most things said just plugging the cable into the RPi and laptop would work but I still had absolutely no idea what the IP of the board was – so the easiest way to fix this is simply to remove the SD card from the board, place it into a computer and edit the cmdline.txt file, adding this to the end:

ip=169.254.0.2

You can replace the IP with whatever you need, then simply plug into both and SSH into the RPi and you should be good.

Note: You should also create a second copy of the cmdline.txt file to not include this as this won’t work for any other connection (router).

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