Chronometer2 is an extension of the original chronometer.sh that is included with Pi-Hole that provides more in depth information about your Pi-hole.
To setup Chronometer2 with an PiTFT+ screen:
Setup Your Pi
- Download and flash the Ready-to-Go Adafruit build of Raspian to an SD card.
- Prevent the display from going to sleep by adding
consoleblank=0to the end of
- Set your Pi to automatically log into the console using
- Configure the console to use the Terminus font at 8x14 by running
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup.
- Install Pi-hole by running
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash.
- Get a copy of Chronometer2 by running
wget -N https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jpmck/chronometer2/master/chronometer2.shfrom pi's home directory
- Make Chronometer2 executable by running
sudo chmod +x chronometer2.sh.
- Set Chronometer2 to auto run by adding
./chronometer2.shto the last line of
- Reboot your Pi-Hole by running
sudo reboot. Chronometer2 should now run when your Pi-Hole has completed booting.
(Optional) Put the Display to Sleep at Night
If you don't want your PiTFT on all night when you are asleep, you can put it to sleep as well! (Note that other screens may not work with this.)
To do so, edit cron as root (
sudo crontab -e) and add the following:
# PiTFT+ SLEEPY TIME # Turn off the PiTFT+ at midnight 00 00 * * * sh -c 'echo "0" > /sys/class/backlight/soc\:backlight/brightness' # Turn on the PiTFT+ at 8:00 am 00 08 * * * sh -c 'echo "1" > /sys/class/backlight/soc\:backlight/brightness'
- Just run
wget -N https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jpmck/chronometer2/master/chronometer2.shagain from pi's home directory.