Sparks135
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Setting up new Pi 3

Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:51 pm

I have a simple question, can I setup my new Pi 3 Model B using the Official 7" screen? keep in mind I never booted to NOOBS yet. Also I don't have a PC.

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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:04 pm

If you have a way of getting NOOBS onto the card or the card came with NOOBS already, yes you can.

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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:58 pm

I got to install it now used a friends PC. Now I am trying to get my Real Time Clock card to work. When it is plugged in the screen goes black. Any ideas on that? This is the card. Raspberry Pi HAT - Real Time Clock - DS1307 RTC - I2C purchased on Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LR ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:58 am

Just as a precaution, because I trust that you know better, make sure your Pi is shut down a the power is disconnected before attaching new hardware to it. Other than that, with the data you've given so far, make sure you are connecting your RTC to the correct pins.

Sparks135
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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:24 am

I have it installed, but I can't find the option in sudo raspi-config

Select "Advanced Options" and then "I2C - Enable/Disable automatic loading". A prompt will appear asking Would you like the ARM I2C interface to be enabled?, select Yes, exit the utility and reboot your Raspberry Pi.

This option isn't there.

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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:04 am

Sparks135 wrote:I have it installed, but I can't find the option in sudo raspi-config

Select "Advanced Options" and then "I2C - Enable/Disable automatic loading". A prompt will appear asking Would you like the ARM I2C interface to be enabled?, select Yes, exit the utility and reboot your Raspberry Pi.

This option isn't there.
The instructions you are using are old.
raspi-config has changed and the settings are now in the menu [5 Interfacing Options]
You can also find the same settings in the GUI config tool in [menu] --> [Preferences]
Last edited by klricks on Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:39 am

klricks wrote:
Sparks135 wrote:I have it installed, but I can't find the option in sudo raspi-config

Select "Advanced Options" and then "I2C - Enable/Disable automatic loading". A prompt will appear asking Would you like the ARM I2C interface to be enabled?, select Yes, exit the utility and reboot your Raspberry Pi.

This option isn't there.
The instructions you are using are old.
Look in the menu [5 Interfacing Options]
raspi-config still works. The GUI is just a wrapper for it.

An alternate way is to edit /boot/config.txt. The interface options are there and all one has to do is uncomment them.

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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:59 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:...... raspi-config still works. The GUI is just a wrapper for it ...
I edited my previous post to be more clear.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

Sparks135
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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:02 pm

OK thanks, now I got it. I do have it setup, properly but my card isn't recognized. I will contact company. Thanks.

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Re: Setting up new Pi 3

Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:34 pm

I have this DS1307 RTC https://learn.adafruit.com/ds1307-real- ... c?view=all running with my Pi foundation 7 inch touch screen, on the latest Raspbian, following this tutorial, https://learn.adafruit.com/adding-a-rea ... spberry-pi Yours should use the same GPIO pins.

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