Paul Nixon replied to the topic 'astroberry 2.0.3 problem/question' in the forum. 1 month ago

I was able to clone the "working" image, but it behaved the same as the non-working image. Yes, I can run raspian (buster?) no problem. 

What I had tried was updating using a Pi Zero. It got about 97% done but then stopped responding.

I took my "working" Pi and did the same thing. It, too, got to about 97% and then started giving errors. It had to do with some stuff not already installed. Once I installed what was missing, it was happy.

This updated image works in my second Pi just fine (so far). I haven't had much chance to really test it completely with it being monsoon season and all, but I have confidence. 
 

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Paul Nixon replied to the topic 'I killed gpsd somehow' in the forum. 2 months ago

As a followup - 

I flashed a new AB203 sd card. It came up fine.

I followed the instructions here: maker.pro/raspberry-pi/tutorial/how-to-u...-with-raspberry-pi-4

When I ran sudo cgps -s, I got the wrong gps coordinates. 

I ran sudo systemctl disable virtualgps.service

Repeated the instructions above

This time, sudo cgps -s returned the correct coordinates.

Rebooted

sudo -cgps -s returns: cgps: no gpsd running or network error: -6, can't connect to host/port pair

What am I missing?
 

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Paul Nixon created a new topic ' I killed gpsd somehow' in the forum. 2 months ago

Apologies if this is a duplicate - I thought I'd asked this last night but didn't see it listed under "My Topics"

Somehow, in troubleshooting my second Pi4 w/AB203, I have changed something on my primary Pi4 w/AB203 so that gpsd no longer comes up at boot. This is my primary Pi4 w/UART gps. It had an issue whereby it would sometimes show the wrong location, but I was told this was due to vgps running. Maybe when I disabled that I somehow disabled something else?

I have followed this page: askubuntu.com/questions/1120881/how-can-...unch-gpsd-on-startup. I had been able to manually start it, but now even that doesn't work.

BTW, the "problem" Pi4 is working fine, but it uses a USB dongle for GPS. 

What can I check? Thanks.

 

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Thank you again for the suggestion. I cloned the "working" image. Unfortunately, it behaves the same. :(

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Thank you! Very interesting.

I have had *some* success. I inserted the SD card into a PiZero I have, and it came up fine. I then attempted to do an update/upgrade to see if maybe that would help. Unfortunately, the PiZ doesn't have a lot of horse power and updates got to 96% before CPU went to 100%. However, I was able to do a safe shutdown.

I transferred the card to my "broken" Pi, and this time it came up all the way. It looked like it was working, but I wanted to double check the updates/upgrades. So, I reran the update commands. I got an error: "Reading state information... Done
2 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

So, I did. And I got various errors such as:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of astroberry-server-wui:
 astroberry-server-wui depends on gpsd; however:
  Package gpsd is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package astroberry-server-wui (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up indi-full (1.9.1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of astroberry-server-sysmod:
 astroberry-server-sysmod depends on gpsd; however:
  Package gpsd is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package astroberry-server-sysmod (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualgps:
 virtualgps depends on gpsd; however:
  Package gpsd is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing package virtualgps (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of astroberry-server-full:
 astroberry-server-full depends on astroberry-server-wui; however:
  Package astroberry-server-wui is not configured yet.
 astroberry-server-full depends on astroberry-server-sysmod; however:
  Package astroberry-server-sysmod is not configured yet.
 astroberry-server-full depends on virtualgps; however:
  Package virtualgps is not configured yet.

It goes on a bit, and ends with this:
dpkg: error processing package astroberry-server-full (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 gpsd
 astroberry-server-wui
 astroberry-server-sysmod
 virtualgps
 astroberry-server-full
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I don't yet have GPS, so I would have thought it would ignore gpsd.

Anyway, that's where I am presently. If you know a quick solution...;)

Thanks!
 

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I have tried this image in the "working" pi and it works fine. 

I am intrigued with your idea, though. It couldn't hurt. Question - how do I do the clone?

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I have a Pi4B 4GB running Astroberry 2.0.3 just fine.

I wanted to get a second Pi4B 4GB running Astroberry 2.0.3, but for some reason, it's having major problems. I know the second Pi4B works as it runs with raspiosbuster just fine. But with Astroberry, it sometimes stops booting, sometimes stops in the middle of the Astroberry desktop graphic, and sometimes boots all the way but then locks up for several minutes when I move the attached mouse. 

This Pi is connected to a television, keyboard, and mouse. I have tried several different microSD cards, plus I redownloaded 2.0.3 and tried from that. Same result.

Thoughts?

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Paul Nixon replied to the topic 'Astroberry background/wallpaper' in the forum. 3 months ago

Ugh...solved my own problem, but what the #$%^????

I burned a new image and located the file: background.jpg located in /var/www/html/images (I think that's right).

Put the old card in, but the background.jpg wasn't in /var/www/html/images but /var/www/novnc/app/images.

Anyway, it looks okay now. ;)

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Paul Nixon created a new topic ' Astroberry background/wallpaper' in the forum. 3 months ago

After installing Allsky software on my Pi4, I found the Astroberry background set to "blank". I'm embarrassed to ask, but where is the picture like the attachment so I can set it back to the way it was? 

Thank you.
Paul

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I am a bit frustrated at the moment. I thought I read where KStars 3.5.2 was part of Astroberry, so I expected it to be there with the latest Astroberry install I did. It was not. Thinking maybe I needed to update/upgrade, I the the sudo app update and that went fine. I then did sudo app upgrade, and that pretty much wiped my sdcard back to 4 green blinks and almost nothing on the sdcard. Having to start all over again. 

For now, I'll look on the bright side and say I needed the experience anyway. ;)

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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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