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by billybangleballs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1410

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: 3700

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: 257

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 346812

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: 2034

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: 2034

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: 2034

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: 2034

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: 2034

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: 2034

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: 2034

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...
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

What's the output of 'apt-cache policy raspberrypi-bootloader' and 'md5sum /boot/start.elf' ? [email protected] ~ $ apt-cache policy raspberrypi-bootloader raspberrypi-bootloader: Installed: 1.20160315-1 Candidate: 1.20160315-1 Version table: *** 1.20160315-1 0 500 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ whe...
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

I thought I was polite. Sorry if it seemed otherwise. The issue am am seeing is, I got a Pi3B+ but the sdcard out of my Pi3 won't boot it. I have a wonderful colourful square thing in the middle of the screen which stays there until I remove the power. On the Pi3, it is there for a fleeting instant ...
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+

klricks wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:09 pm
You need to update with the card in the 3B before it can be used in the 3B+.

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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.
by billybangleballs
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

upgrading from Pi3 to Pi3B+ [solved]

I got a Pi3B+ but the sdcard out of my Pi3 won't boot it.
Is there something simple I can do to make it work? I don't really want to spend a week installing again from scratch and then customising it to suit. I already did all that.
by billybangleballs
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Little cardboard boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Little cardboard boxes

As a Pi collector, I also collect and save the little cardboard box which it arrives in or with. I'm not impressed with the shoddy excuse for a box that my new Pi3B+ arrived in, it is impossible to open without damaging it, and it is not a patch on the lovely boxes my Pi2 & Pi3 came in. The boxes fo...
by billybangleballs
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get unupgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: apt-get unupgrade

I found that switching it on solved the immediate problem.

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