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by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VNC connection only available if HDMI output is connected to tv
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: VNC connection only available if HDMI output is connected to tv

FTrevorGowen wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Whilst that is correct** AIUI @makem is not using a RealVNC viewer but, according to the o.p., x11vnc which, IIRC, is not compatible with RealVNC.
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I missed that in the OP. My bad! Apologies to makem for any confusion I have caused.
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3b v1.2
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: RPi 3b v1.2

Hard to say if you have forgotten anything, because you gave us no information about your setup, configuration or procedures. The boot-loader in the Raspberry Pi 3B is not compatible with all USB mass storage devices. Some will not work at all, some will cold boot but not reboot, and some will work ...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Rainbow Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Rainbow Screen

Is your screen connected to HDMI-0 or HDMI-1?

The default for single screen is HDMI-0 (the one closest to the USB-C power jack).
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VNC connection only available if HDMI output is connected to tv
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: VNC connection only available if HDMI output is connected to tv

Manually setting a resolution in raspi-config should also enable hdmi_force_hotplug=1 option, but the chosen resolution may not be the resolution displayed. Don't know why, but if that happens you can manually configure it in the GUI. Menu > Preferences > Screen Configuration screenresolution.jpg No...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected

If that's really your /etc/fstab file, I'm surprised the system boots at all, with or without the extra USB drive.

Boot the system, connect the USB drive, and post the output of the blkid command.
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VNC connection only available if HDMI output is connected to tv
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: VNC connection only available if HDMI output is connected to tv

With the Pi4 you must configure a manual resolution if you have no monitor connected. Resolution can be set in the CLI raspi-config utility. sudo raspi-config On older models the system will automatically switch to composite output when no HDMI display is connected, but that is not done with the Pi4...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected

Then it's probably the way you are specifying the root partition and mount points (using /dev/sdxx instead of UUID or PARTUUID).

What's in your /etc/fstab file, and what does the following command return.
ls -l /dev/disk/by-partuuid
by HawaiianPi
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected

Is the system booting from USB or SD card?
by HawaiianPi
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Will adding an external SSD speed up Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: Will adding an external SSD speed up Raspberry Pi?

Is there a definitive method for setting this up? The closest to a one-size-fits-all solution is forum member RonR's script , but that may not be the best solution in all cases. The Raspberry Pi 3B and 2Bv1.2 can boot from USB directly, after the USB boot OTP bit has been set (which must be done fr...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: pi 4 model B fail to boot with irregular green led flashes and 1 red led blink, official raspberry pi 5.1v power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: pi 4 model B fail to boot with irregular green led flashes and 1 red led blink, official raspberry pi 5.1v power sup

As drgeoff said, try a Raspbian image. NOOBS often causes more problem than it solves. Download a Raspbian Image and write it to the card using Etcher . Write the image directly from the .zip download, do not extract the image first (Etcher will do that for you). There's no need to format the card p...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: January 14, 2020 Computer Happenings
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: January 14, 2020 Happenings

If you have x64 hardware then I would recommend a true 64-bit OS. Debian with the Raspberry Pi Desktop is 32-bit userland. Linux Mint has always been a favorite of mine. It's based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian, so most things will operate in a similar fashion to Raspbian. I'm also fond of Bun...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Moving Pi3B+ USB boot drive Raspbian installation to a new Pi4B?
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Moving Pi3B+ USB boot drive Raspbian installation to a new Pi4B?

Yeah I need to keep as much of Raspian OS running on the USB drive as possible. The Pi4 currently does not support running the entire OS from a USB drive. You can run the system with /boot on SD card and the root filesystem on USB, or you can net-boot. USB booting is being worked on, but there's no...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Moving Pi3B+ USB boot drive Raspbian installation to a new Pi4B?
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Moving Pi3B+ USB boot drive Raspbian installation to a new Pi4B?

Alternate method...use dd to copy just the /boot partition to an SD card. Why use dd and screw up the partition table? Just copy the files to a FAT32 formatted card (anything 32GB and under should already be FAT32). As above, that only applies to Raspbian Buster (Pi4 won't boot with earlier version...
by HawaiianPi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI 4B will not boot
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: PI 4B will not boot

Try writing a Raspbian Image to the card using Etcher.

Write the image directly from the .zip download, do not extract the image first (Etcher will do that for you).
by HawaiianPi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Need help with Minecraft Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Need help with Minecraft Pi

Hi, I recently got a Raspberry Pi 4. I want to code Minecraft Pi with it, but when I launch Minecraft Pi, it takes up the whole screen and doesn't show my panel with the menu button or the bar with the close, minimize, etc. buttons. Please help me! That's very odd, because Minecraft-Pi runs at low ...
by HawaiianPi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does a RPi 4 run with a SD card that...
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Does a RPi 4 run with a SD card that...

If you look at the config.txt included with Buster you'll see some of the model specific settings already. There is a [pi4] section for settings specific to that model only. If you put your extra UART settings in this section they will only be applied when the card s booted on a P4. The [all] sectio...
by HawaiianPi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Broken packages
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Broken packages

Several people have been running into this problem for the last day or so, while others have had no trouble (including me). Try a full-upgrade.

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sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y

If that doesn't help, then try a reinstall.

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sudo apt update && sudo apt install --reinstall vlc -y
by HawaiianPi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: minecraft-pi not launching
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: minecraft-pi not launching

Those are odd errors. Does Raspbian/Debian still use XFree86? I thought that fell out of favor long ago, due to changes in licensing? And why would Xterm need to be installed? With Raspbian Buster (or the previous version, Stretch), I have no such errors. What are people doing to get those errors? E...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rpi Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Rpi Replacement

What will happen if i would simply insert my sd card to the new rpi?? That depends on what mode Pi it was, and which version of Raspbian you were using. Whenever a new Pi model is released there will be new firmware and kernel support added. So new versions of Raspbian are backwards compatible with...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I need help with I waveshare screen 1.44inch on RPI Zero
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: I need help

Do you have a Pi Zero, or Zero W (with WiFi)?

Does the Waveshare screen connect to the GPIO?

Where are you seeing this message that it need internet to boot?
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Install completely headless without too much fuss
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Install completely headless without too much fuss

You can accomplish your goals, but getting it all to work on the very first boot is an unrealistic goal for a first timer. It's far simpler to just enable SSH and do the rest with the raspi-config utility. Enabling SSH logins on first boot will require the addition of one or two files, depending on ...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time OS installation on Pi 4 without SD card
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: First time OS installation on Pi 4 without SD card

I got a new pi 4 and don't have a SD card. I am trying install OS but it's saying that it can boot only from SD Card. You can't install an OS on the Pi4 at all. There is no on-board storage for an OS on the Pi4 (or any consumer model Raspberry Pi). They are designed to run the OS from an SD card. T...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sudo apt full-upgrade = green light of death
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: sudo apt full-upgrade = green light of death

5. Download image > Extract. Wipe SD card with SD formatter > write img with Win32DiskImager > create ssh text file on boot partition. Same process I've used for years. Try using Etcher to write the card directly from the .zip download (don't extract the image first). https://www.balena.io/etcher/ ...
by HawaiianPi
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft (Stretch): change perspective (POV), adjust hotkey settings
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Minecraft (Stretch): change perspective (POV), adjust hotkey settings

...I would need to switch between 1st person and 3rd person perspective there and back immediately, arbitrarily when playing the game, just as if pressing F5 like it's supposed to be. Then you will need to write code to do that in-game (if it's even possible). As I said above, Minecraft Pi edition ...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Jessie can see 2G SSID but Buster cannot
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Jessie can see 2G SSID but Buster cannot

You need to configure your location settings (WiFi country), or wireless won't work. Jessie didn't need that, Buster does.

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