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New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:48 am

Just bought Pi 2 and pre-loaded NOOBS. Only a color pattern shows when I power on. frustrated!

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:12 am

I got that problem to but I fixed. The answer to your problem is sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. My work is done! :ugeek:
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:17 am

The version of NOOBs you have probably is not updated to the newest version. Go to downloads and get the new version. You should just need to copy the files over the ones on your card. You need at least version 1.3.12 for the Raspberry Pi 2 B!

Below is a forum for those that are just getting started. It answers a lot of the questions that come up. Should help you out.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 91&t=83372
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:20 am

@rpiswag;
He is not getting far enough to update && upgrade. And it does not sound like he has an older version to do the updates with either.
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:45 am

Brand new Pi 2 and my first Pi, downloaded fresh images of openelec and raspbmc, and I get the same colored screen on boot using two different memory cards. Something tells me we aren't ready?

Sadness...

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:48 am

Whayle wrote:Brand new Pi 2 and my first Pi, downloaded fresh images of openelec and raspbmc, and I get the same colored screen on boot using two different memory cards. Something tells me we aren't ready?

Sadness...
Who is we? You and the OP? 500k Pi2's sold so far, if things were not ready, I think there would be more issues showing up!

Where did you downlaod the images from? Have you tried Raspbian?
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:49 am

Whayle wrote:Brand new Pi 2 and my first Pi, downloaded fresh images of openelec and raspbmc, and I get the same colored screen on boot using two different memory cards. Something tells me we aren't ready?

Sadness...
RASPBMC is not Pi2 compatible last time I looked.
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:51 am

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:52 am

texy wrote:
Whayle wrote:Brand new Pi 2 and my first Pi, downloaded fresh images of openelec and raspbmc, and I get the same colored screen on boot using two different memory cards. Something tells me we aren't ready?

Sadness...
RASPBMC is not Pi2 compatible last time I looked.
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:18 am

or Kodi, but whatever - downloading raspbmc isn't going to work.
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:19 am

jamesh wrote:
Whayle wrote:Brand new Pi 2 and my first Pi, downloaded fresh images of openelec and raspbmc, and I get the same colored screen on boot using two different memory cards. Something tells me we aren't ready?

Sadness...
Who is we? You and the OP? 500k Pi2's sold so far, if things were not ready, I think there would be more issues showing up!

Where did you downlaod the images from? Have you tried Raspbian?
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OpenELEC
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Version: November 2014
Release date: 2014-11-24
Note that the release dates for both pre-date the February 2015 release date of the RPi2, so to me it is no surprise that they are not compatible.

Other posts in this thread have referred to the current status of these options.

The RPF promote the use of Raspbian as the preferred/supported OS for the RPi, including the RPi2, and the late-Jan/early-Feb download of that OS worked 'out of the box' on my RPi2.

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:23 am

NOOBS
Offline and network install
Version:1.4.0
Release date:2015-02-18

A new release but personally have not checked what OS apart from Raspbian is available, so is it fully RPi 2 compatable ?


NOOBS is awful, just install a OS to seperate SD Cards
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:27 am

RaTTuS wrote:openelec does not work on a RPi2
http://openelec.tv/get-openelec <- read
A bit of an update - as of Sun 16/02/2015 NOOBS lite was downloading a version of OpenELEC which appeared to install O.K. on my Pi2B. See my comment here:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 44#p696644
However, since I don't normally use OpenELEC I haven't "tested it in anger" but just let it go through its "setup process" so whether it works fully I can't say.
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:04 pm

skilesd wrote:Just bought Pi 2 and pre-loaded NOOBS. Only a color pattern shows when I power on. frustrated!
The color pattern display normally means that your power supply is not sufficient - try another one and place well the microUSB connector.

BTW I found out that one of the best options to switch between different RPI2 OS images is the
Berryboot - Boot menu / OS installer for ARM devices: http://sourceforge.net/projects/berryboot/
You need just to copy the unzipped files to a Fat32 formated microSD card.
They have updated Berryboot Boot menu for RPI2 now and all the links to OS images are working. You may add all the OS images you want.
The downloading of the OS images with fast DSL connection is going at full speed.
It is possible to try out many different images using only one microSD card.

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:52 pm

user007 wrote:
skilesd wrote:Just bought Pi 2 and pre-loaded NOOBS. Only a color pattern shows when I power on. frustrated!
The color pattern display normally means that your power supply is not sufficient - try another one and place well the microUSB connector.
You are assuming that the "color pattern" showing is the low voltage indicator. Given the rest of the available data, it may well be the GPU test screen: A 4-color pattern more or less filling the screen.

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:21 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote: You are assuming that the "color pattern" showing is the low voltage indicator. Given the rest of the available data, it may well be the GPU test screen: A 4-color pattern more or less filling the screen.
Some suggestions I found at elinux.org regarding the "coloured splash screen" or "rainbow screen" were about the power supply.
Since it is about purchased microSD card with pre-loaded NOOBS we may expect that the microSD card, the kernels and the config.txt file are correct.

"Immediately after displaying the splash screen, the PI starts consuming a little more current. If the PI resets at that moment, it is an indication that the power supply isn't able to deliver the full current your PI requires, but dips its output voltage below a minimum when loaded with the full current the PI needs."

Some more suggestions and explanations regarding the "coloured splash screen" you may find at:
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... ash_screen

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:28 pm

user007 wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote: You are assuming that the "color pattern" showing is the low voltage indicator. Given the rest of the available data, it may well be the GPU test screen: A 4-color pattern more or less filling the screen.
Some suggestions I found at elinux.org regarding the "coloured splash screen" or "rainbow screen" were about the power supply.
Since it is about purchased microSD card with pre-loaded NOOBS we may expect that the microSD card, the kernels and the config.txt file are correct.

"Immediately after displaying the splash screen, the PI starts consuming a little more current. If the PI resets at that moment, it is an indication that the power supply isn't able to deliver the full current your PI requires, but dips its output voltage below a minimum when loaded with the full current the PI needs."

Some more suggestions and explanations regarding the "coloured splash screen" you may find at:
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... ash_screen
Ignore the ELinux wiki pages.

The vast majority of these pages haven't been updated since the original Pi 1 was released and the early adopters crawled all over the devices finding bugs that were subsequently beaten out of the software.

With the release of Pi 2, these pages become even more irrelevant and misleading for new users.
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:00 am

jdb wrote:
Ignore the ELinux wiki pages.

The vast majority of these pages haven't been updated since the original Pi 1 was released and the early adopters crawled all over the devices finding bugs that were subsequently beaten out of the software.

With the release of Pi 2, these pages become even more irrelevant and misleading for new users.
Well, the RPI2 needs more power and it is a logical conclusion.
In case the purchased microSD card with pre-loaded NOOBS is an old RPI version then my suggestion to try with Berryboot - Boot menu / OS installer for ARM devices (http://sourceforge.net/projects/berryboot/) is still valid.
It is just needed to download 32.8MB zip file and to copy the unzipped files to a Fat32 formated microSD card. Easy and simple. 8-)

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:15 am

user007 wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote: You are assuming that the "color pattern" showing is the low voltage indicator. Given the rest of the available data, it may well be the GPU test screen: A 4-color pattern more or less filling the screen.
Some suggestions I found at elinux.org regarding the "coloured splash screen" or "rainbow screen" were about the power supply.
Since it is about purchased microSD card with pre-loaded NOOBS we may expect that the microSD card, the kernels and the config.txt file are correct.
I would not assume that a purchased NOOBS card is correct for a Pi2B. Indeed, I was looking at some other items on the MCM Electronics site today and they specifically noted that the NOOBS cards they have are *not* suitable for a Pi2B, and that they are trying to get newer ones that can be used for the Pi2B.

As regards power... The test results that have been posted are that the Pi2B needs more power than a B+, but not more than a Model B. One should be able to run a Pi2B on a 1A power supply, so long as high power add ons are avoided. I would expect a Pi2B to run okay with a keyboard and mouse on a 1A supply, so long as it is a *good* 1A supply. (And, yes, if asked, I would certainly recommend a good 2A supply for a Pi2B, just as I would for a B+.)

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:18 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote: I would not assume that a purchased NOOBS card is correct for a Pi2B.
There were many posts here regarding similar problems and normally they all investigate the PS in case of Under-voltage Rainbow square warning. Something more. They also are giving a suggestion that the result of using a low voltage PS could be not only "coloured splash screen" or "rainbow screen" however a damaged SD card or damaged starting kernel image:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 29&t=82373
Another problem is that sometimes the purchased RPI2 plastic box may prevent proper placement of bigger plastic microUSB connector.

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:27 pm

user007 wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote: I would not assume that a purchased NOOBS card is correct for a Pi2B.
There were many posts here regarding similar problems and normally they all investigate the PS in case of Under-voltage Rainbow square warning. Something more. They also are giving a suggestion that the result of using a low voltage PS could be not only "coloured splash screen" or "rainbow screen" however a damaged SD card or damaged starting kernel image:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 29&t=82373
Another problem is that sometimes the purchased RPI2 plastic box may prevent proper placement of bigger plastic microUSB connector.

Normally people refer to the rainbow icon as small, and then we ask them if the red power light is blinking also. When getting a rainbow screen, the most common problem is an outdated version.
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:06 pm

kusti8 wrote:
Normally people refer to the rainbow icon as small, and then we ask them if the red power light is blinking also. When getting a rainbow screen, the most common problem is an outdated version.


Thank you kusti8,

You may address your suggestion to the owner of this post. 8-)
My suggestion to him was to check up his PS and to try Berryboot - Boot menu / OS installer for ARM devices (http://sourceforge.net/projects/berryboot/).
It is needed to download 32.8MB zip file and to copy the unzipped files to a Fat32 formated microSD card.
That is in case his microSD card is not correct one or the starting kernel image is damaged.

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Re: New owner Pi 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:28 am

The OP's problem was that his version of NOOBS was not up to 1.3.12 or later. It was an earlier version. He just needed to download the newer version and paste that over the files on his card, after extracting the zip file.

Since he is a new RasPi owner, It would be best to use the K.I.S.S. principle for a reply.

A 1A PSU runs the Pi2 just fine, as long as you are not plugging in power hungry devices, such as WiFi dongles. Even then the WiPi and the Edimax worked just fine.

@Whayle;
Nothing wrong with the RasPi 2, OpenElec works great, but not the version from NOOBS. I am sure the newer version will be up in a newer version of NOOBS. It sounds like NOOBS lite might be fixed already

If you go to the OpenElec site and download from there (version 5.0.3) it works great on the Pi2. There might be a new version of RaspBMC, but it is now OSMC look there to see if a Pi2 version is up yet.

The Foundation only fixes Raspbian, everything else has to be fixed by someone else. A little patience is all that is needed for them to catch up!
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:20 am

There might be a new version of RaspBMC, but it is now OSMC look there to see if a Pi2 version is up yet.
OSMC does claim to be Pi2 compatible.
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Re: New owner Pi 2

Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:18 am

BMS Doug wrote:
There might be a new version of RaspBMC, but it is now OSMC look there to see if a Pi2 version is up yet.
OSMC does claim to be Pi2 compatible.
https://osmc.tv/2015/02/raspberry-pi-2- ... mc-support
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