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by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)
Replies: 37
Views: 4068

Re: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)

@PWS So, formatting is unnecessary? The Raspbian images contain the filesystems needed. Everything is in the image. Partitions, filesystem formatting and data. When you write an image to an SD card or USB drive, anything previously on the drive is overwritten, so it doesn't matter what was previous...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The problem with the operating system file!
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: The problem with the operating system file!

WinRAR works perfectly for me with every Raspbian image I've tried to extract. HOWEVER, extraction is not necessary if you use Etcher to write the image. Etcher can write the image to your SD card or USB drive directly from the .zip archive. https://etcher.io/ I highly recommend you use Etcher and j...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: New SSD
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: New SSD

Or if you're using the Desktop version of Raspbian you could try the SD card copier utility. I have used that to copy one USB drive to another and it worked great (even resized the partitions for the 2nd drive).
by HawaiianPi
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 57
Views: 1766

Re: A new level of seasickness

For the forum, switch to the prosilver theme. It makes navigation easier. As for the main raspberrypi.org site, I don't really care one way or another. I usually just go there to click on one of the links at the top, the they're still there, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It does seem to be targeted at a younger a...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)
Replies: 37
Views: 4068

Re: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)

I used Noobs installer for Raspian + all the updates and afterward Raspian desktop re-boots fine from microSD. I don't use NOOBS, I always write Raspbian images with Etcher. From what I've read, NOOBS can work, but I've never tried it. Hopefully someone who knows more about NOOBS can help you out. ...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No activity light on raspberry pi 3 b+
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: No activity light on raspberry pi 3 b+

lsantiesteban wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:56 pm
The only thing that comes to my mind that could be useful information it’s that last night I tried to connect an old tablet display that I had sitting around into the display out of the pi...
Which "display out" did you try connecting the tablet screen to?
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 problems after update
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Pi3 problems after update

Sometimes new configuration files are installed, overwriting old ones. When that's done the old files are usually backed up to a folder called oldconffiles or something like that. It's possible that some configuration change you had previously made was lost when the update replaced the configuration...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 problems after update
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Pi3 problems after update

adrian5750 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:32 pm
I really don't want to download a complete copy of NOOBS and start all over again - as it took an amount of fiddling with various libraries to get the setup working in the first place...
And you never made backups? :?
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 b+ won't boot with multiple SD cards
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Raspberry pi 3 b+ won't boot with multiple SD cards

Have you tried writing a fresh image to your card (or to a new card)?

If your old OS was crashing, it may have gotten corrupt and is no longer bootable. Start over and see if a fresh install works.
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot
Replies: 79
Views: 73047

Re: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot

Did you verify the SHA256 hash against the one on the download page (maybe your download is corrupt)? Which model Pi? I had previously tested the latest Raspbian Stretch Lite version on my Pi Zero W, and it worked as expected for me. I just tried the Desktop version, and that also worked as expected...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot
Replies: 79
Views: 73047

Re: Raspbian Stretch: Wifi not starting on boot

So is there somewhere an official workaround to get wifi working? Workarounds should not be needed. If you prepare your SD card correctly, it should just work. I my case, I think wpa_supplicant isn't working. Then there may be something wrong with it. Please post your wpa_supplicant.conf here (with...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Cable with switch
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Power Cable with switch

ejolson wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:56 am
For a grounded plug in the States get something like this.
LOL! I have one of those too (for something else).
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)
Replies: 37
Views: 4068

Re: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)

Ah yes, Amazon recommended products. I once had them recommend a box of condoms because I had Bluetooth headphones in my cart. Still trying to figure that one out... :?
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Cable with switch
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Power Cable with switch

Use a multi outlet power strip with power switch: ... I use a multi-outlet surge protector, but I don't necessarily want to shut everything off. They do make them with individual switches, but those cost a lot more (and I don't really need another surge protector). So I use something similar to thi...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH not working in new raspbian-first-time-install
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: SSH not working in new raspbian-first-time-install

Which model Pi? How are you connecting the Pi to a network? How did you find your Pi's IP address? And is your laptop on the same network? Or are you trying to connect in a different way (like Pi Zero USB Gadget mode or direct Ethernet)? I have tested the latest version of Raspbian Lite on my Pi0W a...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need to provide network/internet access via wireless connection
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Need to provide network/internet access via wireless connection

I assume you mean you want to add WiFi to your Pi, to use the existing wireless network from your router. I got the opposite assumption from the OP, but okay. I've not seen a wireless dongle for connection to RJ45, but they might exist. They do, but are typically much more expensive than USB WiFi d...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No sound on plugged in Speaker
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: No sound on plugged in Speaker

In addition to what klricks said above, check that the speaker is set to the correct input. I'm not sure if your JBL behaves the same, but my Edifier e10BT speakers will not play analog audio when set to Bluetooth mode (and vice-versa).
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Crashing RPi when doing "heavy" stuff
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Crashing RPi when doing "heavy" stuff

It sounds like you may be falling into swapping hell. Using too much memory, causing the system to swap large amounts of data between RAM and storage.
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Heatsink for RPI 3B+
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: Heatsink for RPI 3B+

Imperf3kt wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:25 am
I keenly await the day they restock though...
I believe the destruction of the rain forest has eliminated their supply of the rare spores. ;) :lol:
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Screen Black after Firmware update
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Screen Black after Firmware update

If you have SSH enabled you can login via SSH, edit /boot/config.txt and reboot. If you have a keyboard attached to the Pi you can try a blind login and shutdown after hitting Control+Alt+F2 to open a CLI (or just Alt+F2 from Raspbian Lite with no GUI). Otherwise, pull the power, hope you don't corr...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Need to provide network/internet access via wireless connection
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Need to provide network/internet access via wireless connection

Have you looked at adding a wireless access point to your router? This would be one option, assuming your router does not already have wireless. Another option might be to replace the router, since one without wireless must be quite old, and you may get better performance from something more up to ...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI problem
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: HDMI problem

The TVs and monitors I've used have had to be on, but it didn't matter about the input being selected. Presumably they would send the correct EDID to the Pi even though the input was not the active one. This has been my experience as well. However that does note mean all such devices behave the sam...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skip SD Card Check
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Skip SD Card Check

If you are saying that booting with a blank card will be faster than setting it to boot from USB only using the info in the link Dougie provided, I would prefer to stay doing that. I would rather have to take the card out once upon install than to have slower reboots forever. That was one thing I r...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 814

Re: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux

People need to stop feeding the trolls around here. Who's the troll? OP? Looks to me it's more of a language problem... I also believe it is a language problem, but the very first post is a bit suspicious... I need to connect Raspberry Pi 4 to Linux computer. Unless he is majoring in time travel. :...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skip SD Card Check
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Skip SD Card Check

... I have tried having no card in slot, blank card in slot, bootcode.bin on card in slot and /boot on card in slot. Again, I would like to do away with the sd slot and its 5 second timeout all together. Any of the options you mentioned with an SD card in the slot should eliminate the boot delay. I...

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