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by JeffZ123
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Sound, Video and Emulation Slowed to a Crawl using Official Display vs. HDMI
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: Sound, Video and Emulation Slowed to a Crawl using Official Display vs. HDMI

jamesh wrote: Are you rotating the display?

Cannot think of anything obvious except that.
Nope, not rotating the display.

Ok, well I feel better that it wasn't something very obvious I was missing. I'll keep digging.
by JeffZ123
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Sound, Video and Emulation Slowed to a Crawl using Official Display vs. HDMI
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Sound, Video and Emulation Slowed to a Crawl using Official Display vs. HDMI

I'm running a retropie image on the official display w/ 3b+. Sound, video and emulation is in slow motion like everything is clocked way down. If I simply remove the display connector from the pi and connect video output to an HDMI cable then everything is working perfectly, sound video and emulatio...
by JeffZ123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Hmm yes, good point. I googled a bit for a driver or firmware update for the dock to no avail. In fact I can't even tell who made it! Seems to be a generic unit model "875" from china. I suppose I could take it apart and poke around at the chips :D but that's a project for another day. I can't tell ...
by JeffZ123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Ok - Mystery Solved!! It was the card reader causing the problem. I used a different PC with a built-in card reader and it worked no issues. The Culprit :twisted: s-l640.jpg I was using one of those cheap "all in one" external card readers (pictured above) Never gave me problems before, but I guess ...
by JeffZ123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Just to make sure I'm not crazy, I took a 32GB Microcenter card and repeated the process with the same exact image & hardware (down to the sd adapter.) and it worked. The first thing I see is "resizing the file system, rebooting in 5 seconds." then it boots into raspian no issues. I'll try with a di...
by JeffZ123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

You know what - that's a good point. It could be the card reader. I'm going to try a different device.
by JeffZ123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Thanks for the commands procount, very helpful and great idea to get under the hood here and see what's happening. As soon as I put the sdcard in the reader I got: ErrorMounting.jpg . I ran the fsck command and it found errors. I answered yes to fix a few, then fix all, then the screen started racin...
by JeffZ123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

I had no errors with the sdcard using H2testw

Test finished without errors.
You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
Writing speed: 17.9 MByte/s
Reading speed: 26.8 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4
by JeffZ123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Note that Etcher performs a low-level bit-copy (like dd) which effectively formats and writes the data file content to the SD card at the same time. This makes step 1 (formatting the SD card) totally redundant and unnecessary. Cool thanks for the heads-up on that procount, good to know. I'll skip t...
by JeffZ123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Ye Old unknown-block(179,2)

Does anyone know why some SD cards give unknown-block(179,2) while other's don't? For example, the SD cards I get from Microcenter work out of the box, but the SanDisk's I've been getting from Amazon stubbornly give unknown-block(179,2) - and i'm not buying the bargain basement one's either (today i...
by JeffZ123
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPU & CPU Temp in Fahrenheit
Replies: 28
Views: 9439

Re: GPU & CPU Temp in Fahrenheit

Thanks for the script! Also simple thing probably everyone knows, but you can use the watch command to monitor the output in a dedicated window (where the script above is put in the file "temperature.sh") like so: (Ctrl-C to exit) [email protected]:~ $watch temperature.sh Every 2.0s: ./temperature.sh retr...
by JeffZ123
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First working, then Dead 3B+
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: First working, then Dead 3B+

Could very well be! I wish I still had the board to perform more testing, but I sent it back for a refund :roll:
by JeffZ123
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First working, then Dead 3B+
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: First working, then Dead 3B+

Just to close out this post, I got a new Pi 3B+ and the SD cards I have work fine in this one. No problems to report with the 2nd board. I sent the defective one back and got a full refund. Before I sent it back, I did confirm that the 3V3 was dead.
by JeffZ123
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First working, then Dead 3B+
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: First working, then Dead 3B+

I'm in the US. Customers are usually always right. Luckily MicroCenter has a great return policy. Told them what happened and they gave me a new board. MicroCenter in St Davids, Pennsylvania Ah what a coincidence, i'm about 40 mins from MicroCenter in St Davids (well at least when the schuylkill is...
by JeffZ123
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First working, then Dead 3B+
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: First working, then Dead 3B+

Hi Guys, thanks for your replies. One aspect I love about raspberrypi is the high level of pride that the foundation and community take with each and every board! I'll check your suggestions that 3V3 voltage is present on the GPIO connector, and verify the format on the 64GB SD isn't exFAT and repor...
by JeffZ123
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First working, then Dead 3B+
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

First working, then Dead 3B+

Sorry that my first post is a negative one. I'll tell my story here as a last resort before I return the unit. I’ve checked all the points in the Boot Problems Sticky. This is my first Pi, but I have experience with windows, mac, linux and Arduino so that you know this isn’t my first rodeo. The Good...

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