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Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:47 am
by thom_thumb
It's the rpi's version of a BSOD! So some of you folks may have seen this: http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... ash_screen

It flashes at the very beginning of boot - but sometimes if your kernel image is f'ed up it hangs there... Happened to me a couple times.

So -- important question to the rpi community -- what do we call it?? I'd vote Rainbow Square of Death. Other suggestions? Maybe more accurate might be "factory composite test pattern" of death. But FCTPOD is a little drawn out... Discuss!

Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:54 am
by shirro
Pi Pride. Celebrating diversity in computing. Will crash for anyone.

Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:46 am
by Ed Raket
Rainbow Meditation ;)

Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:29 am
by gritz
"Rainbow thingy of death" related acronyms are far too gloomy for such a cheeky little device. I vote for something Nyan Cat related. Recycling a meme seems much more geek-appropriate too.

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Maybe NCSA - "Nyan Cat strikes again"? ;)

Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:37 am
by mraltair
NCLT - Nyan Cat's Litter Tray (of Death). :lol:

Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:41 am
by gritz
mraltair wrote:NCLT - Nyan Cat's Litter Tray (of Death). :lol:
:lol:

Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:25 am
by alexeames
I'd vote rainbow square or rainbow screen.

Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:32 pm
by Burngate
BSOD and RSOD are both species in the genus STIDIA - sodding thing it's done it again

Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:41 pm
by scep
A "Bungle"

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There's even a badge for it (which I personally would like to see replace that test pattern :)):
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Re: Rainbow Square of Death!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:18 pm
by alexeames
scep wrote:A "Bungle"

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There's even a badge for it (which I personally would like to see replace that test pattern :)):
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Zip up Zippy :lol: