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by billybangleballs
Sun May 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: repair raspberry pi 3 b
Replies: 34
Views: 3869

Re: repair raspberry pi 3 b

Good power supplies are often let down by cheap cables that are ridiculously thin and cannot pass the required current.
by billybangleballs
Sun May 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What causes this?
Replies: 2
Views: 513

What causes this?

I have a windows box with 2 drives, both are shared and are mounted at boot by the raspberry pi. Both are instantly accessible all the time, never a delay or a pause when trying to read or write to either of them, but my log is full of the following. May 20 13:42:04 raspberrypi kernel: [43535.598765...
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

That's not right... There should be lots of messages in there from dhcpcd What does ifconfig say about the interface during the "pause" ? PeterO You are assuming that I'm not running with a static ip and that dhcpcd is aware of this and doesn't bug me. Since up to now you've not mentioned static ad...
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

PeterO wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:06 pm
That's not right... There should be lots of messages in there from dhcpcd
What does ifconfig say about the interface during the "pause" ?
PeterO
You are assuming that I'm not running with a static ip and that dhcpcd is aware of this and doesn't bug me.
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

You've missed the point. Just because your process that uses NFS is pausing doesn't mean the problem is with the networking. Running a ping (to anywhere) will show if the PI's network stack and hardware are still functioning during the pause. PeterO I did as you suggested, I opened 3 lxterminals on...
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

I can try that , although why the windows box, the nfs server and the internet would all be having problems while the plucky pi3b+ is blameless, kind of defies logic. You've missed the point. Just because your process that uses NFS is pausing doesn't mean the problem is with the networking. Running...
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

uilfut wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Which power supply are you using - the official 2.5A one?
One that I built, good for 20amps or more.
If it was lack of volts, the yellow lightning icon would show on the desktop.
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Failed to execute child process "eject"
Replies: 3
Views: 3771

Re: [Solved] Failed to execute child process "eject"

Would you believe that this is still the case in 2018-03-13-raspbian-stretch the error message has been updated though, it now reads:- Error spawning command-line `eject "/dev/sda"': Failed to execute child process "eject" (No such file or directory) (g-exec-error-quark, 8) but the cure is still the...
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Where do bug reports go?
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Where do bug reports go?

Where do you report this kind of thing so that it may be fixed in the next release? /home/pi/.themes/PiX/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:1072: Invalid symbolic color 'bar_bg_color' /home/pi/.themes/PiX/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:1072: error: invalid identifier 'bar_bg_color', expected valid identifier And can the screen blanking ...
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

Does the 3B+ temperature throttle? You mentioned hitting 80 ... just wondering if some form of cooling might be a solution? I have noticed the my 3B+ boards do seem to run warm even when idling ... Yes Roy, it throttles nicely, and the temp never went above 80.6°C even during a sustained hammering....
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

It is definitely something in the hardware, because I'm using the same sdcard / os with no issues on this pi3b I'm pretty sure it's the nic or related hw. I just don't know how to fix it. Actually, that's the wrong takeaway. This is almost certainly a driver problem, which is software. The ethernet...
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

Try leaving a "ping" to your NFS server running in a terminal window. If that stops (drops packets) when it "takes a rest" then it points to the PI's networking/nic. If it carries on , then it could be the NFS server end having a problem. PeterO I can try that , although why the windows box, the nf...
by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

How often does it stop? Linux might well swap your processes in and out as it keeps on top of it's mysterious housekeeping jobs. 30 seconds seems like a long rest though. You could run "top" to try and spot what's using system resources instead. It's (probably - never done it with Raspbian) possibl...
by billybangleballs
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

I found the whole story confusing. At first I thought you meant that you were ancient and needed to stop for a rest occasionally :) And what has that noisy fan got to do with anything? Not wanting to appear rude, but if your entire 8786 posts are as helpful as your last two, can you please go help ...
by billybangleballs
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

Heater wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Why do that?

Get yourself a new Stretch image.
Which piece of "Consequently I procured a new sdcard and 2018-03-13-raspbian-stretch", are you finding confusing?
Or are you suggesting there has been a new release since Tuesday?
by billybangleballs
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: stopping for a rest

HawaiianPi wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:42 pm
It isn't ancient, it's testing firmware that could have bugs and stability issues. You should not run rpi-update unless told to do so by someone from the Raspberry Pi support team.
I was referring to my operating system being wheezy, not the new kernel and boot code.
by billybangleballs
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

stopping for a rest

I bought a pi3b+ I eventually got it to run after messing with rpi-update But I was told that being ancient was bad, and that I might have problems. The only problem I had was my network would suddenly freeze for 30 seconds or so and then carry on as if nothing had happened. The connections are not ...
by billybangleballs
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Howto: Disable Screen Saver In Raspbian
Replies: 105
Views: 364639

Re: STICKY: Howto: Disable Screen Saver In Raspbian

In 2018-03-13-raspbian-stretch the only thing that worked was to install xscreensaver and loads of other rubbish and then turn it off. Other rubbish. The following additional packages will be installed: gnome-mime-data libart-2.0-2 libauthen-sasl-perl libbonobo2-0 libbonobo2-common libbonoboui2-0 li...
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

Shutdown, removed sdcard, insert sdcard into new pi3b+, apply power and we have lift off. Everything appears normal. Still 38.40 BogoMIPS Wifi needs still needs fiddling with but nothing leaps out as being broken. I'm surprised that putty didn't throw a fit about fingerprints, but it didn't. It is a...
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

Fixed it
was googling and found this http://audibadboy.blogspot.nl/2016/07/f ... ry-pi.html
commented out the volume control and all returned to normal.
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

I did the rpi-update but it took ages to boot up afterwards and what used to be the taskbar is now a flashing black rectangle with no information on it. No start button, no clock, no tasks. I'm guessing this isn't normal. Also only some of the cifs shares mounted, the samba/linux shares mounted but...
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

I did the rpi-update but it took ages to boot up afterwards and what used to be the taskbar is now a flashing black rectangle with no information on it. No start button, no clock, no tasks. I'm guessing this isn't normal. Also only some of the cifs shares mounted, the samba/linux shares mounted but ...
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:36 pm
rpi-update messes with the kernel, firmware and /opt/vc.
I shall try that then and see what happens.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

You need to update with the card in the 3B before it can be used in the 3B+. sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade This should be done on a regular basis. If only it were that simple. Wrong answer, but full marks for effort. That worked for me, with the slight modifications that I used dist-upgrade and ...
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

Yeah, wheezy is ancient and unsupported by us. That means there may be, and probably are security issues to be concerned about. You can update the firmware using rpi-update, but I would recommend starting porting your work over to stretch. Staying with wheezy will get more difficult and less secure...

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