I have five pi's in service doing various tasks. This last weekend I discovered that the new pi's do not like the 2012-12-16 image that I have been happily using.
So I downloaded the newest image, and have to tell you that either I was spoiled in the past, or.... there is some patching ahead.
The chief issue for me is that instead of firing up the pi, headless, and then ssh'ing into it and getting on with using it, I wasted a half hour just getting it on the network etc.
I needed to manually add a few lines to /etc/network/interfaces to get the networking set up via dhcp:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Then restart the networking:
...and got the networking up.
Then I visited the raspi-config, and found that the option for turning on ssh on boot was producing an error, and so was each localization option.
I fixed this by:
sudo rm /etc/ssh/ssh_host*
sudo ssh-keygen -A
I updated the os: apt-get update, tried an upgrade: apt-get upgrade and ran the: rpi-update command, liberally rebooting, with no changes to the functionality in the raspi-config utility.
So....I was used to the basic, default dhcp and ssh and the raspi ****just working****........am I dealing with a common issue with this release, or is my sd card beset with a poor image transfer?
I love the pi when I can get to use it without fuss.......