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[SOLVED] Web browsers not working after power cut

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:22 am
by hello world :-)
For information about my system (at time of writing) see this post: viewtopic.php?p=843564

I have problems (on the Raspberry Pi) very rarely, but when I do, they are BIG problems. Like this one. That's why I'm WRITING THIS ON A SMARTPHONE.

This morning (UTC) I turned on my Raspberry Pi B+ and waited for it to boot. Suddenly I realised I hadn't turned the screen on. I turned it on, but because the Raspberry Pi hadn't been able to detect the screen resolution when it turned on, it was set to 480. I panicked, and turned the Raspberry Pi's power off before it had finished booting. I waited a few seconds, and then powered it back on. The screen resolution was ok, but as it was loading the fake hwclock, I noticed it said the time was set in the future, so it changed it back to normal. I logged in, and opened LXDE (startx). Everything worked OK, until I opened the Epiphany Web Browser (I had installed it manually a few months back). None of the pages would load!!!! And the amount of time the Pi was at max. CPU after opening the browser was much less... I tried Midori. Same problem, although the CPU usage was normal. The screenshots (photos :? ) explain the rest.
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Connecting.. (takes 45 seconds or so).
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After waiting about 45 seconds, the page begins to load...
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An interesting note is that I had to reboot 3 times to get the pages to load at all.
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The terminal works (I've tried wget and ping, they both work).
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The Pi Store works as well, so it seems as if only the Web Browsers have a problem...
Does anybody know how to fix this, or do I have to reinstall Raspbian? I use the Raspberry Pi as my main computer (Edit 11/03/2016: Not anymore. I have given up on worrying about Windows Updates, and when any (inevitably :lol: ) come my way, I just quickly install them, before I have time to worry about what could go wrong. I am never gonna get round to switching that laptop to Linux. I like using both Lin. and Win., so I think I should really just leave it as it is.), and really need to find a solution to this problem.
Thanks.

Re: Web browsers not working after power cut

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:38 am
by fruitoftheloom
Maybe best to start with a fresh install of Jessie Standalone ?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian

Re: Web browsers not working after power cut

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:50 am
by hello world :-)
fruitoftheloom wrote:Maybe best to start with a fresh install of Jessie Standalone ?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian
I was thinking about that too. I've been trying to find another microsd card for weeks now. I really want to try Jessie, but don't want to lose all the customisations/files I have on the current OS. I also want to make a web server, and since the Wheezy I have now can still do that, maybe I should copy all my files from it onto a USB stick and use the Wheezy as a web server, and use a Pi 2 with Jessie as my main computer. (Although there may be a few security risks involved with using Wheezy as a web server). Thanks! You've inspired me. :-).

Re: Web browsers not working after power cut

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:20 pm
by hello world :-)
fruitoftheloom wrote:Maybe best to start with a fresh install of Jessie Standalone ?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian
After working out a way to backup my files, and creating a corrupted un-deleteable folder on my external hard drive in doing so, I finally installed Raspbian Jessie from NOOBS. I didn't even have to wipe my sd card! I just accessed NOOBS from the Recovery Mode function, and (since I had Ethernet plugged in) Raspbian Jessie appeared in the list of OSes. After what felt like about 45 minutes downloading it, it installed! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! :D (party).
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My shiny new Raspbian.
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Re: Web browsers not working after power cut

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 3:36 pm
by hello world :-)
fruitoftheloom wrote:....
Sorry about... You know. I just saw someone embarrassed/sad and wanted to cheer them up. It got a bit out of hand. No offence?/No harm done? (couldn't decide which to put and meant both)
Nervous laugh, backs out of room
EDIT: I read their other posts. I see what you mean, but I don't know if it's deliberate...

Re: Web browsers not working after power cut

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 4:33 pm
by fruitoftheloom
hello world :-) wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:....
Sorry about... You know. I just saw someone embarrassed/sad and wanted to cheer them up. It got a bit out of hand. No offence?/No harm done? (couldn't decide which to put and meant both)
Nervous laugh, backs out of room
EDIT: I read their other posts. I see what you mean, but I don't know if it's deliberate...
Its irrelevant as due to various responses short term, permanent bans and warnings have been issued according to:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=148574&p=977708#p977708

......there was another response somewhere from a Moderator unable to find.

So bottom line is to report not judge....