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by NickT
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Very first piB may now be U/S
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Very first piB may now be U/S

I did update the OS to the very latest Raspi OS Lite, updated and upgraded it and put CUPS on it. It worked well for a couple of days, then disappeared from the network, although all the LEDs were on or busy. Powering off and burning a new SD card did not fix it and all the LEDs bar the red one near...
by NickT
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with Raspberry Pi Zero W after soldering headers
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Problem with Raspberry Pi Zero W after soldering headers

My tip for successful soldering is don't use lead-free solder, use 60/40 solder.

For desoldering multi-pinned components two items are useful:

solder pump
solder wick


The three items in bold italics are available quite cheaply on ebay..
by NickT
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Very first piB may now be U/S
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Very first piB may now be U/S

Have you tried replacing the power supply? That's what failed on a couple of my older RPi1 boards. Thank you Dougie. I tried another PSU, with no effect. I burned a micro SD card with an older image and it works OK. It looks like the full size SD card is wrecked, so I'll start again with the latest...
by NickT
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Very first piB may now be U/S
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Very first piB may now be U/S

I have one of the very first piB boards (no mounting holes, silly fuses (now bridged out), takes large SD cards). I have been using it as a CUPS printer server and have forgotten what all the LEDS signify. It appears now that it's finally conked out, as only the red LED lights up. I had it running S...
by NickT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?

It is the same as Raspbian-Buster, with the standard proviso that a newly built release will be slightly different than an older release that has been fully updated, for the 32 bit version. Likely the Lite verisons will be closer to identical, since there is less "stuff" in them. Obviousl...
by NickT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?

I downloaded the RaspberryPi OS image from RPi. I found a spare machine and wiped a card I was using, then connected to my network to find: cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="10" VERSION="10 (buste...
by NickT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?

Sorry, I'm using 32 bit Lite. I have only a small webserver, apache, cups and esniper on it but it's a pain to layer them on top of a new image.
by NickT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?

So, if I were to download the latest image what would cat /etc/os-release produce? How would it differ from what I have now after the dist-upgrade, which still shows a version of buster cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VER...
by NickT
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Is this just a name change to Raspberry Pi OS ?

Major versions of the the OS have always had a version name (Jessie, Stretch, Buster). Now with the latest image being available its name should now be 'Raspberry Pi OS'. I know that doing an apt update and apt dist-upgrade wouldn't have taken you from Stretch to Buster, will doing that now from a v...
by NickT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mysql/MariaDB on Buster, passwords
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Mysql/MariaDB on Buster, passwords

I'm in the process of upgrading my pizerowifi from Stretch to Buster and have hit a snag. I'm doing this from scratch on top of a downloaded Buster lite img. I did something similar in moving from Jessie to Stretch without any problems that I can remember. The system is quite simple and has apache 2...
by NickT
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Time sync with ntp on Stretch - how often?
Replies: 6
Views: 5636

Re: Time sync with ntp on Stretch - how often?

Apparently timesyncd.conf has PollIntervalMinSec and PollIntervalMaxSec options, so the SNTP client makes use of them? Perhaps you can look at /var/lib/systemd/timesync/clock or use the source to verify that. I don't use timesyncd myself. I've been looking at /var/lib/systemd/timesync/clock, which ...
by NickT
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Time sync with ntp on Stretch - how often?
Replies: 6
Views: 5636

Re: Time sync with ntp on Stretch - how often?

Question has been answered here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=168333 Except that NTP isn't installed on Stretch by default. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=197711 That was my point and I knew that /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf configured the new daemon...
by NickT
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Time sync with ntp on Stretch - how often?
Replies: 6
Views: 5636

Re: Time sync with ntp on Stretch - how often?

scotty101 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:42 am
Question has been answered here
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=168333
Well that's how the ntpd daemon does it. I wanted to know how the systemd-timesyncd daemon, which stretch uses, does it.
by NickT
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Time sync with ntp on Stretch - how often?
Replies: 6
Views: 5636

Time sync with ntp on Stretch - how often?

I have a PizeroW running stretch continually; it rarely gets rebooted. I understand that stretch uses systemd-timesyncd as an ntp client. How often does it synchronize with a time server? Does it only do it at boot time, or is there a default time interval? It's only critical for me when I set my es...
by NickT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my SD card now totally wrecked?
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: Is my SD card now totally wrecked?

I should point out that I do understand the difference between a partition and an image. I have burned many downloaded images of raspbian and .isos of Ubuntu. I have used both Linux and Windows. What I am trying to ask for is an answer based on experience for how to solve the fault with my card. Whe...
by NickT
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my SD card now totally wrecked?
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Is my SD card now totally wrecked?

I had just received a brand new SD card via ebay. I tried to write the latest Stretch image to it, initially on my Ubuntu laptop via Brasero( no valid way that I could find, so abandoned it) then startup disk creator which seemed to write OK. The resulting card wouldn't boot and on inserting via a U...
by NickT
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: libmysqlclient18 has no installation candidate
Replies: 25
Views: 27400

Re: STICKY: libmysqlclient18 has no installation candidate

Thank you. I think we've now got a "sticky" thread that explains how to make php5 work and how to do it properly with php7. I couldn't find the 'sticky' thread, if you know where it is I'd be most grateful for a link. A while ago whilst porting my existing project which used php5 from Jes...
by NickT
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unable to install mysql
Replies: 7
Views: 3753

Re: Unable to install mysql

Now the stretch defaults to a mariadb database, I'm not sure that php5 is ever going to work. I imported my jessie database with mysqldump and then had to use mysql_upgrade on it to stop the tables showing as 'corrupted'. Having done that I removed php5 and installed php7.0. I also changed all other...
by NickT
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unable to install mysql
Replies: 7
Views: 3753

Re: Unable to install mysql

Try installing these pieces libmariadbclient18 mariadb-client-10.1 mariadb-client-core-10.1 mariadb-common mariadb-server-10.1 mariadb-server-core-10.1 I've been trying to upgrade my jessie lite pi0w which ran a v small webserver (24/7) with apache2, mysql, php. The upgrade failed as the wifi would...
by NickT
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Stretch Headless Setup Procedure
Replies: 76
Views: 276844

Re: Raspbian Stretch Headless Setup Procedure

I've just tried to upgrade my jessie pizerowifi board running jessie lite to stretch with no initial success. I followed the procedure outlined by @Rattus in the "Stretch has arrived" thread (1st page) can you upgrade from jessie to stretch ... yes though it would probably be quicker to do...
by NickT
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: New Image release 2017-07-05
Replies: 21
Views: 7718

Re: New Image release 2017-07-05

Naturally I had read the release notes but they didn't explain to me why the release was so sudden and urgent with only two changed features.
by NickT
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: New Image release 2017-07-05
Replies: 21
Views: 7718

Re: New Image release 2017-07-05

I also assume that it must fix something important but I couldn't find any change from the previous kernel. I had done an update and dist-upgrade just before and after the last release, which took the kernel from 4.9.28 to 4.9.35. I can't find anything in RPI's git site which sheds any light on the ...
by NickT
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LED flashes on Power off on the PiZero W [solved]
Replies: 15
Views: 6494

Re: Power off on the PiZero W

Following latest download availability appearing a couple of days ago, I sudo apt-get update and ..dist-upgraded my Xero W.
With the latest 4.9 kernel and firmware, the Zero W's led does now flash ten times on power down
by NickT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble with headless Kodi under jessie(SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

Re: Trouble with headless Kodi under jessie

I have the video side working but is there anything I can configure to enable audio? I realise that RealVNC doesn't support audio so I don't mind if the sound comes through the headphone socket on the Pi. I have tested that sound does come through the socket when I run RealVNC and start up a BBC new...
by NickT
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble with headless Kodi under jessie(SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

Re: Trouble with headless Kodi under jessie

Hi, This sounds like a known issue with RealVNC when starting Kodi from the desktop (see https://github.com/RealVNC/raspi-preview/issues/2). However, keyboard input will work if Kodi is started directly from the console. To do this, you can either set your machine to boot to console and reboot, or ...

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