TheJolster
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Noobie dad Question

Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:40 am

Hi Everyone

I'm in the process of setting up my boys Rasberry Pi.
We purchased the kit at Christmas and all was working well until we turnt it back on yesterday and during the boot up process we got this unusual error message:

Debian GNU/Lynx comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

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from this screen we can't go any further. Can anyone help on this.
I have formatted the sd card and applied a new image but still nothing?

Any help would be great.

Cheers

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Re: Noobie dad Question

Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:40 pm

Exactly which image did you download ?

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Re: Noobie dad Question

Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:48 pm

we got this unusual error message:
That's not an unusual error message.

It is simply the prompt from the Command Line Interface to your system. ( In the Linux world it is known as the shell prompt: it is equivalent to Command Prompt on a Windows system.)

If you explain what you hoped to see or what you hope to accomplish we can probably help you move forward. It probably isn't broken...

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Re: Noobie dad Question

Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:02 pm

Try typing sudo raspi-config then [ENTER],
press the down arrow to "3 Boot Options" then [ENTER],
press [ENTER] again,
press the down arrow to "B4 Desktop Autologin" and press [ENTER],
press [TAB] to "Finish" then press [ENTER],
then press [ENTER] one last time to reboot.
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Re: Noobie dad Question

Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Just type "startx" and you should get a Desktop.

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Re: Noobie dad Question

Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:04 pm

rpdom wrote:Just type "startx" and you should get a Desktop.
That's a short term fix for this boot only. My raspi-config stuff (as long as it's NOOBS with full Raspbian or plain full Raspbian) is a permanent change.
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Re: Noobie dad Question

Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:07 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
rpdom wrote:Just type "startx" and you should get a Desktop.
That's a short term fix for this boot only. My raspi-config stuff (as long as it's NOOBS with full Raspbian or plain full Raspbian) is a permanent change.
Yes it is. But it will still get a desktop up.

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Re: Noobie dad Question

Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:15 pm

rpdom wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:
rpdom wrote:Just type "startx" and you should get a Desktop.
That's a short term fix for this boot only. My raspi-config stuff (as long as it's NOOBS with full Raspbian or plain full Raspbian) is a permanent change.
Yes it is. But it will still get a desktop up.
...and that will give access to the GUI wrapper for raspi-config, for those daunted by the command line version.

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Re: Noobie dad Question

Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:45 am

Which kit? What is in it? It sounds unusual to drop out of Raspbian so fast. You might want to read some of the posts about shutting down the Pi to avoid similar strange errors in the future. Use the Raspbian shutdown to make the OS write all the current data out to disk then give the disk a couple of seconds to complete the hardware write.

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Re: Noobie dad Question

Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:31 am

peterlite wrote:Which kit? What is in it? It sounds unusual to drop out of Raspbian so fast. You might want to read some of the posts about shutting down the Pi to avoid similar strange errors in the future. Use the Raspbian shutdown to make the OS write all the current data out to disk then give the disk a couple of seconds to complete the hardware write.
There is no indication that he has dropped out of Raspbian. he does, however, appear to have dropped out of X on a reboot. There is at least one easy way to do *that* (just change the setup to go to command line instead of GUI).

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