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by wh7qq
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot install packages Please Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Cannot install packages Please Help!

You should do an sudo apt-get update to be sure your package list is up to date. It is possible that the application you wish to use is not in the repository for the OS distro you are using. Try apt-cache policy "your-application-name" to see if it is supported by your distro. You can also compile t...
by wh7qq
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ASAP! RPI 3 Heats to much!
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: ASAP! RPI 3 Heats to much!

1. Is it in an enclosure? Open it up. 2. How is your heat sink attached? Some of the heat sink tapes don't conduct very well. Remove the heat sink, carefully scrape the tape off of sink or chip...don't gouge either. Use a thin coat of a good grade of heat sink grease such as arctic silver to replace...
by wh7qq
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wifi not working after apt-get upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: wifi not working after apt-get upgrade

I have the correct settings in here, I changed then just for the forum. Anyway, how do you know these are not my settings ;-) The settings work before the 'apt-get upgrade' and without changing anything after the upgrade it stops working :-( I don't know...I was asking you. I just know they won't w...
by wh7qq
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Run Out of Memory
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Run Out of Memory

You really should buy a uSD card reader (adapter). they are not expensive and just plug into a USB slot. Even with mint, you are pretty screwed without it trying to deal with files on a card you can't read. Try the "Plugable" USB card reader...no need for the USB 3.0 version and the 2.0 is very chea...
by wh7qq
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Run Out of Memory
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Run Out of Memory

You need to tell us about your setup: Pi model, power supply, brand, model and source of your SD card. "Out of Memory" sounds like an SD card issue...less capacity than advertised or maybe you have too much stuff on it. As for looking at or saving files on the SD card, windows is not good at seeing,...
by wh7qq
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 connect to Linksys Router
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 connect to Linksys Router

Do you have encryption enabled on your router? When you right click on the wifi symbol in the upper right hand side of the panel at the top of your screen do you see an "SSID" to be selected? If you have encryption on the router, it will ask for the password or key. That is not necessarily the same ...
by wh7qq
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 2B doesn't boot, worked properly yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Pi 2B doesn't boot, worked properly yesterday

It sounds like your boot partition is corrupted. The only way to recover is to reformat your sd card with the SD Association's free SDFormatter software (Windows or Mac) or gparted (Linux). Then, load a fresh copy of Noobs on the SD card and start over again. SD and uSD cards are easily corrupted by...
by wh7qq
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ap-get update
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: ap-get update

I have seen similar problems from time to time...wait a day or two and try again.
by wh7qq
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wifi not working after apt-get upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: wifi not working after apt-get upgrade

network={ ssid="myssid1" psk="mypsk1" } Is this how your file actually looks or are you using "myssid1" and "mypsk1" as dummy valules just for security here on the forum? You must change these values to match your actual network and the values to put in are to be found in the config pages of your r...
by wh7qq
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Power LED not working on Pi 3
Replies: 12
Views: 2952

Re: Power LED not working on Pi 3

Is your power supply ok? Putting out 5V?
by wh7qq
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Power LED not working on Pi 3
Replies: 12
Views: 2952

Re: Power LED not working on Pi 3

This is quite wierd, as the power LED should come on regardless of the presence of a uSD card or OS. Does the RPi boot into a desktop? LEDs do rarely fail but I suspect it is a PC board issue. That the activity LED behaves normally, if you get to a desktop or a command prompt it would indicate that ...
by wh7qq
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi's no longer in Windows 10 Network Dispaly
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Pi's no longer in Windows 10 Network Dispaly

Sounds like a router configuration problem to me. I don't use netgear routers so I can't advise other than to suggest upgrading the router firmware to the latest version and resetting it to the factory defaults. Add only the settings you absolutely need to the router config. See Netgear's instructio...
by wh7qq
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1wire problems with w1_therm (DS18b20)
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: 1wire problems with w1_therm (DS18b20)

I have no help with regard to the VNC issue but once installed, the 18b20 needs to be connected during boot. I use one on my RPi based water heater controller but it is always on, 24/7.
by wh7qq
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wifi not working on raspberry pi 3 model B
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: wifi not working on raspberry pi 3 model B

As you are new to Linux and the RPi, I suggest reformatting your uSD card and loading a fresh copy of Noobs from the raspberrypi.org pages. Your RPi3 should communicate with your wifi system automatically, finding the available SSIDs and asking for a key to be input if it is secured. The icon on you...
by wh7qq
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No space left on device
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: No space left on device

It sounds like you might have a counterfeit SD card. Run f3write/f3read (linux) or hwtest2 (W$) on the SD card and see if it has its advertised capacity. Cheap SD or uSD cards are often counterfeit and don't have the advertised capacity. These utilities will overwrite all your files on the card, so ...
by wh7qq
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: how to install rrdtool for python3?
Replies: 4
Views: 5852

Re: how to install rrdtool for python3?

Sounds like you should use python 2.7 if rrdtool is not yet available for 3.x. The message looks like a lot of work to get it to get it working on 3.
by wh7qq
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi model B does not boot
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: Pi model B does not boot

When you reformatted the SD card, did you reload with the latest software? See the raspberrypi.org web pages for the latest Noobs/Raspbian downloads. Install them on the SD card according to instructions. If you aren't seeing a green activity LED flashing after starting up, it generally means that a...
by wh7qq
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't Backup RPi using dd. One partition causing issues
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Can't Backup RPi using dd. One partition causing issues

Running from a Mac, you are a bit on your own...it is hard to know what is going on there. As to why the Pi quits using dd in ssh, no clue. Have you tried to backup to a USB sd card adapter on the Pi itself or even a USB memory? If you don't have one, they are pretty cheap and easy to get. From the ...
by wh7qq
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED]vcgencmd not working
Replies: 7
Views: 16568

[Re: vcgencmd not working

Thank you, that got it. I wonder how it happened and how to keep it from happening again...maybe a mystery I'll never know.
by wh7qq
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED]vcgencmd not working
Replies: 7
Views: 16568

Re: vcgencmd not working

And that package is indeed installed but something got screwed up in a recent update. apt-cache policy libraspberrypi-bin libraspberrypi-bin: Installed: 1.20161020-1 Candidate: 1.20161020-1 Version table: *** 1.20161020-1 0 500 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie/main armhf Packages 100 /v...
by wh7qq
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED]vcgencmd not working
Replies: 7
Views: 16568

Re: vcgencmd not working

@DougieLawson: vcgencmd did not exist anymore on this B+ although I had used it previously. There were no installation candidtates for it shown by apt-get policy so I followed your instructions, which failed due to cmake not being present. So I added cmake and after over 1/2 hr of compilation on the...
by wh7qq
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED]vcgencmd not working
Replies: 7
Views: 16568

[SOLVED]vcgencmd not working

Today I tried to check the temp on my B+ running Host: raspberrypiB Kernel: 4.4.26+ armv6l (32 bit) Console: tty 0 Distro: Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 and got: sudo vcgencmd measure_temp sudo: vcgencmd: command not found . It was OK at the first of Oct. Has something moved/changed in the recent updates?
by wh7qq
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extreme slowness
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Extreme slowness

It is hard to offer any help with the lack of information you provide, such as model, type of internet connection, if wifi, how far from the router or AP, etc. Without knowing any better, you are probably connected to the Pi with wifi and too far away from it. Wifi speed is directly related to signa...
by wh7qq
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading Old Camera to New Camera
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Upgrading Old Camera to New Camera

Regarding question 1: Do both new and old pi's have the same version of Raspbian and have you done rpi-update on both? If not bring both systems up to the latest and try. I can't speak to question 2 as I do not have the new cameras.
by wh7qq
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi Model B GPIO Faulty?
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: RPi Model B GPIO Faulty?

The two instances of "input" in that should read "output".
I should have specified both.

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