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by MaxK1
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: All icons and menu items missing after update
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Only time I have seen those symptoms is when there is some kind of problem with my primary storage device - in my case /dev/sda.
Does dmesg show any errors on the sd card or did the update/upgrade show any errors?
by MaxK1
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't ping pi after couple of days.
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Can't ping pi after couple of days.

Tell us more about your Pi and WiFi (Pi model and WiFi chip set) as well as your router. What (if anything ) does 'dmesg' have to say about it?
by MaxK1
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Constant SD Card Corruption - 2 New Pi 3 Bs
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Constant SD Card Corruption - 2 New Pi 3 Bs

One (or two) other things:

Are you running any other server software? Do you have an HDD attached?
by MaxK1
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Constant SD Card Corruption - 2 New Pi 3 Bs
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Constant SD Card Corruption - 2 New Pi 3 Bs

How are you "re-booting" ? What else is connected to the pi? Are you overclocking? Do you ever get the under voltage or over temp warning symbol in the upper right corner of a connected display? On a fresh install of raspbian, could you open a terminal and enter: dmesg -T -w to see if any errors app...
by MaxK1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Display stopped working with VGA to HDMI adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Display stopped working with VGA to HDMI adapter

If the HDMI-VGA adapters have their own power sources, do not overlook the possibility that the PSU has "gone bad" without totally failing. A meter (and knowing how to use it!) is pretty much a "must" for anyone working with Pi's.
by MaxK1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dynamic AND static IP for Pi Zero W
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Dynamic AND static IP for Pi Zero W

An easy way to have 2 IP addresses is to have your router assign a DHCP adress as usual (wlan0 or eth0) and then set an IP address (with ifconfig) for wlan0:1 or eth0:1. If you do it that way, make sure you stay away from the pool of DHCP addresses that can be assigned, otherwise you may end up with...
by MaxK1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Display stopped working with VGA to HDMI adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Display stopped working with VGA to HDMI adapter

Have you tried exchanging a working HDMI-VGA adapter with a non-functioning adapter? Where did you get the HDMI-VGA adapters from? Try swapping the power supplies while you ar at it.
by MaxK1
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help!!! Just bought a board a week ago and I can't use internet, Bluetooth is fine.
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Help!!! Just bought a board a week ago and I can't use internet, Bluetooth is fine.

Did you look through the stickies? Especially the one about wifi...
by MaxK1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Usb hdd not staying connected
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Usb hdd not staying connected

Is the drive spinning down ? Try

hdparm -S 0 /dev/sda (or whatever the external drive is)
by MaxK1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Boot fix
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Boot fix

A full re-install is a pretty drastic step. Better to restore from a recent backup. My normal routine is to backup all my Pi's at least once a week (Sunday morning) and then (possibly) do an update/upgrade/dist-upgrade. You could also do a full backup weekly, and a daily backup of whatever you feel ...
by MaxK1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi not booting, possible board damage?
Replies: 21
Views: 1079

Re: Pi not booting, possible board damage?

Not sure what Muntic0re's posting has to do with the problem at hand .... Do you measure +5V on the USB ports? If not, it may be possible to kludge a "fix" by tapping into the 5V rail. Although now that you sort of have a working board, you may not want to go near it with your soldering iron again :...
by MaxK1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Does the Pi 3 have a quality problem with onboard wifi?
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: Does the Pi 3 have a quality problem with onboard wifi?

What does the output from dmesg say about it? Does BT still work?
by MaxK1
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Why is my SD card running much slower on my Buildroot system
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Why is my SD card running much slower on my Buildroot sy

I think beta-tester meant the the kernel config file.
by MaxK1
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: After boot no keyboard or mouse
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: After boot no keyboard or mouse

What model Pi, keyboard and mouse? Do you have adequate power?
by MaxK1
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi not booting, possible board damage?
Replies: 21
Views: 1079

Re: Pi not booting, possible board damage?

Ah - OK. Then I can only assume static 'Lectricity zapped it. Unless someone else has any ideas....
by MaxK1
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi not booting, possible board damage?
Replies: 21
Views: 1079

Re: Pi not booting, possible board damage?

Am I interpreting this correctly? You show continuity from the circular pad to the inside of of the square pad? Then the SoC is being held in RESET. Not a Good Thing(tm)
by MaxK1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NEED WIFI HELP (no wireless interfaces found)
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: NEED WIFI HELP (no wireless interfaces found)

What does 'dmesg' have to say about it? Are you installing Raspbian light or the full version?
by MaxK1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi not booting, possible board damage?
Replies: 21
Views: 1079

Re: Pi not booting, possible board damage?

If the red LED is on, it is not the polyfuse. More likely there is a short at the RUN header (the image is too blurry to tell). If you have a meter, you can check if there is a short between the pins/pads. Is the SoC heating up to the point where you burn your finger?
by MaxK1
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Persistent crashes on Pi3 (still!)
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Persistent crashes on Pi3 (still!)

It is good to hear you found the problem. What is the made, and size of sd card that give you then problem ? Kingston, 32G, microSDHC, class 10, made in Taiwan. This might be of interest to you: https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?page_id=1022 Interesting read.... Especially the comment that counte...
by MaxK1
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stuttering Video
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Stuttering Video

What are you using to play videos?
by MaxK1
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: power outages
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: power outages

Unless the pi needs to stay up 24/7.
by MaxK1
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: power outages
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: power outages

And be sure to test your backups periodically​!
by MaxK1
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wifi Woes
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Wifi Woes

I have 3 pi 3's, one of which has a non-functional wifi, Bluetooth is still working. I have seen several posts on this and I think it may be static that zapped the wifi portion of the chip. It worked for a week or two when I got it and died when I moved it to a permanent metal enclosure. I was inten...
by MaxK1
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi chromium browser not working
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Raspberry pi chromium browser not working

You can use firefox as root
by MaxK1
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 Slow
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Pi 3 Slow

Brand and speed of the SD card?

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