uname -a returns this =>
Linux El-Bahira-Pi 4.19.118-v7l+ #1311 SMP Mon Apr 27 14:26:42 BST 2020 armv7l GMU/Linux
What I usually do is:
sudo apt apdate
when there are packages to be updated either I run the Package Updater utility under System Tools or the command
sudo apt apgrade
I really need your help fixing this problem.
Please, help me out delivering this to the right development group as this problem could soon affect many others!
I was a happy user of my OpenPlotter system using a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB model) and a Moitessier Hat 2.
My system was working perfectly fine, loaded with the latest EMC maps, receiving GPA and AIS messages from the hat.
I usually update both the Debian software and the maps, so I was running all the latest versions.
A few days ago, after my last update (that involved EEPROM update), my system stopped working after the reboot. Because I have a back-up micro-SD card (duplicated from the active one, using Gparted utility), I re-started the system from this new micro-SD. Everything was working fine, until I decided to perform a system update. Again, after the reboot, after all the previous booting processes and when I am supposed to see the plotting window (OpenCPN), the system goes down to sleep with all LEDs down except for the red power LED.
So, I prepared a new micro-SD, this time using the Moitessier NOOBS version. I when to the whole process until the time to install the Moitessier Driver. The driver installation process (using the latest version), gave me some error (see enclosed file), and after the reboot => boom!!! system goes down!!!!
I figured the only way to come up with a working system (with any of my 3 micro-SD) was by deleting (or commenting) the line in the /boot/config.txt file that defines the interface with Moitessier hat
=> # dtoverlay=i2c-gpio,i2c_gpio_sda=2,i2c_gpio_scl=3,bus=3
By deleting (or commenting that line with # in front), I can get the system up and running, but without the Moitessier hat.
System check routine (see enclosed pic) will tell me the following error, about the Moitessier hat:
"The installed package does not support the current kernel version, go to Moitessier HAT app to updated"
I tried multiple things, including downloading previous EEPROM firmware to end allwys in the same point.
Whenever I try to install Moitessier Driver (it doesn't matter the version), despite the errors I always get my system down after rebooting.
Again, the only way to get the system working is by externally editing the config.txt and removing the mentioned line (everything will work but not the HAT).
I am enclosing a pic showing the kernel and the driver versions for you guys to work out a solution.
Evidently there is incompatibility between the latest Debian software and your HAT.
Let my emphasize that the experience of having a perfectly working system that stops completely after an update (STABLE not Beta) is a real frustrating experience.
This will happen to many other people as they update their systems!
I really appreciate our support helping me (and eventually many others) to fix this problem.