L0udbreather
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Raspberry Pi only boots in console mode

Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:25 pm

Set up brand new install of raspbian on raspberry pi 3 model B.
The first time I booted it up everything worked fine and I went through the first time set up.
All following attempts to boot have only went to the console boot.

Tried changing boot options to both desktop and desktop autologin but neither have changed the result and I continue to boot in console only mode.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

pidd
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Re: Raspberry Pi only boots in console mode

Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:39 pm

How/where did you change the options?

L0udbreather
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Re: Raspberry Pi only boots in console mode

Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:52 am

I changed them by accessing sudo raspi-config.

pidd
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Re: Raspberry Pi only boots in console mode

Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:19 am

Did you definitely "ok" them after selecting them? - I think hitting the return key does that now but to make sure I tab to the ok button before hitting return.

You haven't set the SD card to read-only? I've been tempted to do this a few times but then I think of the faff if I want to change settings.

Just ideas.

L0udbreather
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Re: Raspberry Pi only boots in console mode

Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:58 am

Yeah I definitely pressed ok after selecting boot to desktop

How would I know if i set the micro-sd card to read only? And if I did how would i change it?

pidd
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Re: Raspberry Pi only boots in console mode

Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:01 pm

I presumed raspi-config advanced AB made the boot partition read-only?

I'm trying to remember where the auto-desktop setting is actually written, thinking about it now it might not be in the boot partition.

L0udbreather
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Re: Raspberry Pi only boots in console mode

Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:59 pm

Thank you guys for your ideas, however I just resorted to a fresh install of the OS and that seems to have fixed the issue.

GlowInTheDark
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Re: Raspberry Pi only boots in console mode

Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:04 pm

L0udbreather wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Thank you guys for your ideas, however I just resorted to a fresh install of the OS and that seems to have fixed the issue.
It usually does.
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