It sounds more like the Pi top battery indicator. The low power indicator is a lightning bolt.
Just to confirm, you are running Buster with the default desktop (LXDE)? What are you running at the time of the freeze and is there any pattern (after so long, when you run X, if you open Y, etc)?Windowsfree wrote: ↑Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:07 pmGreetings,
I have a RPi4 (4gigs of RAM) running the latest Raspbian OS. The OS occasionally "freezes". I have timed it and the freeze lasted 10 minutes. I could not even open a terminal. If I power off with the hardware power switch and turn it back on - the Taskbar will occasionally miss things like the clock, or the laptop battery icon appears when it was never installed or the bar will resize it itself. There is no data loss, but just OS changes mainly related to Taskbar. Desktop icons do get moved also. Any suggestions ?
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[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false StartupNotify=true Name=RELOAD-Panel Comment=Reload the Panel if Icons disappear Exec=/home/pi/BASH-scripts/Reload-Panel Categories=Application; Icon=/home/pi/Custom-Icons/Reload-Panel.png Name[en_AU]=Reload-PANEL
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!#/bin/bash lxpanelctl restart
Weird.... I have a 4 GB Pi 4. It is running Raspbian Lite with Mate, used as a desktop machine, and stays up 24x7. It might get rebooted once every 2-4 weeks if I am mucking about doing something with startup settings. It also typically has open office spreadsheet, calibre, xchat, and chromium running on it, along with other odds and sods. I am efficient (lazy) and leave everything open/running to maximize my carbon footprint. Typically have around 8-10 tabs open, 2 of which autoupdate. It does not freeze, it does not need to be rebooted to stay stable. I have never had to resort to pulling the power on it. In is running off an SSD, with the default 100 MB swap. This is the same behaviour I get on all my other Linux boxes. Reboots are for changing kernels, and startup stuff. It should run issue free between those events.RossDv8 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:59 pmUsing a Pi 4 with Raspbian Buster and I have noticed the same thing occasionally, the most recent was yesterday. So I understand Windowsfree writing 'If I power off with the hardware switch.' because the Pi forces me to do that often. I just watch to make sure there is no activity on LEDs before pulling the power.
One of the neat things about the Pi is that with the relatively low price of good quality microSD cards these days, you can quickly write a new OS to a card and just swap and boot from warious cards for testing, and easily make a copy of your main /home/pi to use on the test card - or just run your Documents and some other folders from a USB device.The last 2 days I installed Manjaro Arch for ARM and have not experienced the issue. I am going to use it a few more day for testing. I will go back to the original image.
I'm still using Manjaro on a spare microSD card, and simply swap to my boot microSD to run Raspbian on the SSD. I deleted the .config/Chromium folder from the Manjaro microSD card then copied my .config/Chromium folder from the SSD to the Manjaro microSD, then I did a fresh install of Chromium. That gave me all my bookmarks and login stuff - BUT since I don;t 'sync' Chromium or other software, it will not keep anything I change in Chromium in Manjaro.Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:46 pm
I am enjoying Manjaro also. It is using a bit more ram than Raspbian, but not having any issues so far. I ordered another Pi4, so I can run side by side to test.
I have not experienced that on my 4B2 or 4B4, but I have seen such behavior on older models, and it was usually caused by swapping (the system paging large amounts of RAM to the SD card will kill performance to the point where it seems like it has locked up, but if you wait long enough it will eventually start working again).
That problem and your following statement are conflicting.If I power off with the hardware power switch and turn it back on - the Taskbar will occasionally miss things like the clock, or the laptop battery icon appears when it was never installed or the bar will resize it itself.
Yea, don't power off without a proper shutdown. Something is obviously getting lost, since the taskbar and desktop don't rearrange themselves.There is no data loss, but just OS changes mainly related to Taskbar. Desktop icons do get moved also. Any suggestions ?