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by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

Another note:
I have never seen a usb optical mouse go south before. I had been using
the mouse for over a year and thought it was indestructible.
First step from now on: try different mouse/keyboard.
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

Finally sorted. A combination of "pilot error" and a flaky mouse. The gui did not appear to respond to the TAB key. Eventually i tried cmd-alt-backspace and that exited the gui, so the keyboard WAS working. Previously I used raspi-config to boot to the cli, rather than exiting from the gui...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

Since I have a couple of model 2's I tried a new one. Now noobs comes up and ..... PROGRESS. I can use the keyboard to select an os to install and installation begins. I am wondering if the keyboard was actually working but I missed the responses. after I work on this pi mod 2, I'll retry the other ...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

Just did a download of NOOBS. 1. downloaded zip 2. expanded zip 3. used sdformatter to format 32GB microSD 4. copyied contents of NOOBS xxxxxx directory to Boot device. 5. ejected Boot 6 booted PI with new NOOBS microSD 7. technicolor screen comes up 8. Noobs comes up. "Expanding File System&qu...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

Romonga » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:30 pm Some posts for you to review. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... =28&t=7574 http://iroylabs.blogspot.com/2012/06/ra ... s-not.html This link looks interesting, the person like you, had just installed a fresh image. http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

firmware: 4.4.13-v7+ #894
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

As an afterthought, I ran startx
and the mouse and keyboard still aren't working.
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

to be clear:
1. I removed the usb keyboard and usb mouse.
2. sudo reboot
3. dmesg | grep usb > usb.txt
4. Added a separator to usb.tx
5. Plugged in the usb keyboard and usb mouse
6. dmesg | grep usb >> usb.txt

hope this helps
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

Before and after dmesg | grep usb [ 0.691552] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs [ 0.697194] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub [ 0.702685] usbcore: registered new device driver usb [ 2.173455] usbcore: registered new interface driver smsc95xx [ 2.724587] dwc_otg 3f980000.usb: ...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

Thanks. Back to the Pi and dmesg with grep.
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

By the way here is my source for the > 32gb statement: "NOOBS is a way to make setting up a Raspberry Pi for the first time much, much easier. You won’t need network access, and you won’t need to download any special imaging software. Just head to the downloads page, grab a copy of the NOOBS zi...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

Sorry for the repetition. Posts are crossing. Thanks for replying to all this, especially given my level of irritation. When I say "Jessie is Broken", I am looking at the problem from the viewpoint of a beginner who can't get it going without considerable effort. If bringing up Jessie on a...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

dmesg: [ 0.000000] Booting Linux on physical CPU 0xf00 [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct [ 0.000000] Linux version 4.4.13-v7+ (dc4@dc4-XPS13-9333) (gcc version 4.9.3 (crosstool-NG crosstool-ng-1.22....
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

My understanding about the Pi is/was that it was for computer beginners who discourage easily when things don't work right out of the box. It seems to me that, if that goal is still relevant, then: 1. The instructions need to be updated to deal with the issue of memory size. It should read: "Us...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

It does seem odd that there aren't more posts saying that Jessie Desktop is broken. Unless ... People with older model 2's aren't upgrading to Jessie ( I see all sorts of people having problems upgrading to Jessie from Wheezy; which probably also leads to fewer efforts to upgrade ) and testing Jessi...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

dmesg generates 320 lines. should I post it here?
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

The gui is the basic gui. There are no artifacts on the screen. The power supply should be ok, since it supports wheezy with gui. Unless Jessie actually draws more power for the GUI for some reason (seems VERY unlikely). Jessie download (from the official site in the last week). = 2016-05-27-raspbia...
by rchoppin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

Re: jessie desktop broken

This is why trying to deal with a problem is so difficult.. My post clearly says that my keyboard and mouse are usb devices. It clearly says that they work if booting into the CLI. So that is irrelevant to the problem. Replies that ask for all sorts of irrelevant info is just silly and irritating. T...
by rchoppin
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie desktop broken
Replies: 27
Views: 4636

jessie desktop broken

I have burned the latest jessie desktop to a 32GB micro sd. I boot up the pi and it goes into the gui, but it doesn't respond to my usb keyboard or usb mouse. if i use ssh to run raspi-config to boot to cli, the keyboard and mouse work fine. if I run startx from the cli, the mouse and keyboard are n...
by rchoppin
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Terminal type of my keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Terminal type of my keyboard

For my GearHead, I had to use the Happy Hacker McIntosh layout.
It at least gets the ~ right.
by rchoppin
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 249710

Re: Jessie Q&A

Just downloaded the latest jessie desktop distribution and booted it up on my mod 2 B. The desktop came up but would not respond to keyboard or mouse. This seems to be because my firmware had not been updated. The solution was to ssh in and use rpi-update to update the firmware. This is not acceptab...
by rchoppin
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 2 Coloured Splash Screen Lock up
Replies: 8
Views: 6924

Re: Pi 2 Coloured Splash Screen Lock up

I have a similar problem with PI 2 and OSMC. In this case the ssd has a file "kernal7.img". Should that
be renamed to kernal.img?

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