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How Update Kstars on Astroberry RPi4

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Great! Still waiting for 3.5.3. Any news on a date yet?

Thanks!

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I'm in a bit of a pickle. 

I just read on CN that Kstars 3.5.3 has "real time" vectoring for polar alignment - very exciting. So, I fired up my Astroberry Pi4 and attempted to sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade. Unfortunately, I can't seem to remember the root password! 

Forget for a moment I read moments ago here that 3.5.3 has not yet been released for Astroberry, am I SOL on the password? Do I have to do a complete reinstall? I'm currently connected via VNC, if that matters.

Thanks.

Well, well, well - it turns out there apparently was no root password set. I used sudo passwd root and was able to fix things. Wow, I am shocked I didn't set this already.
 
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Thanks for the reply, but it turns out there was no root password. Sudo passwd root took care of it.

Hmm...not so fast. I just tried to do an update using sudo and got this-

sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Hit:1 archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease
Get:2 raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelease [15.0 kB]      
Hit:4 www.astroberry.io/repo buster InRelease                          
Hit:3 vega.ap-i.net/apt unstable InRelease
Fetched 15.0 kB in 3s (5,002 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?

I am rusty.
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Run two separate commands. Mine does not like using the && either.
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I did use two commands and it got a lot further/did much more, but it still failed (too many errors).

Unfortunately, it appears my Pi has locked up.

Hard reboot (power cycle) but it doesn't come up. I get a solid red LED, and the green LED flashes 4 times.

I think my installation is fubar. Argh...
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Do you have a console for your rpi? It might be stuck with a fsck prompt from a corrupted shutdown (y/n)

Is there a beta/test version of astroberry that needs testing? I searched around but didn't find mention of it..
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Hello,


Mine has been doing this same behavior. I use a 7” monitor to view the console, ring 0. Usually, I have to include a keyboard and mouse. I have to supply a password.
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I connected to a keyboard and monitor, but it was just a black screen.

I have since installed Astroberry 2.0.3 and it came up fine. Seems a few configuration bugs have been worked out, too, as I didn't have to jump through hoops to get my gps (UART) working, and configuring connection to my wifi was much simpler than previously. 

So, it *seems* like I am in pretty good shape for Kstars 3.5.3 when it comes out. Actually glad this crash happened now rather than later. ;)
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The way the HDMI works on the Pi is that if it is already booted up and you then connect a monitor then you just see a blank screen.
I have found it necessary to have the screen connected and powered up, and then turn on the Pi - you should see something on the screen even before it finds the boot image.
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I blog my progress: www.coochey.net
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I had the tv power up ready to go. The Pi blinked momentarily like it was going to do something, then I kept getting 4 blinks on the green LED.

Fortunately, it was not a big deal to install the latest version.
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Four blinks of the green led indicates the system can not find (maybe corrupted) some starting files (.elf)
Few days ago, after an upgrade I got seven blinks when rebooting. This indicates the system can not find the kernel.
i had to burn again the stellarmate image. There are methods to recover the system without losing your files but I found them a bit complicated. In my case, I mounted the sd card on another raspberry and copied the important files before burning the image.
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