Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by g0mjw » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:58 pm

I removed my shutdown button. Now there is an option on the screen the only time you would need it is when the PI has crashed, and then it doesn't work.

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by G8GKQ » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:02 pm

Tom

I have rechecked this function on my test rig and it seems to work as expected.

Can you check from the command line whether the process pi-sdn is running?

Can you shutdown from the button on Menu 2?

Does the state of the "SD Button Enabled/disabled" change when you select it?

Is there a possibility that you night have damaged that input pin (static?) on your RPi?

Dave

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by dl6rcg » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:09 pm

Hi Dave,

to your questions:

How can I check this from command line if pi-sdn is running?

Yes, I can shutdown from button in Menu 2.

Yes, the state is changing when I select it. From disabeld to enabeld immediately, from enabeld to disabeld I have to reboot.

I don't know, I am very careful when I touch electronics, my workplace is ESD protected...

73 Tom

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by G8GKQ » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:28 pm

Hi Tom

To check whether pi-sdn is running, you would need to log in by ssh (details here: https://wiki.batc.org.uk/Console_mode) and then go to the shutdown menu, Exit to Linux, and then type:

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pgrep pi-sdn
If it returns a number, pi-sdn is running. If it simply gives you another prompt, then it isn't running.

Dave

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by dl6rcg » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:26 pm

Hi Dave,

thanks for the info. You must know I am not a Linux expert ;)

I only get back a prompt and not a number. So pi-sdn is not running.
What should I do now?

73 de Tom

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by G8GKQ » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:38 pm

Hi Tom

Please could you enable the button (from Menu 3, System Config) and then go to the command line again. This time, type:

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cat .pi-sdn
and tell me the response.

Dave

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by dl6rcg » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi Dave,

this is the response of my Raspi:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ cat .pi-sdn
## called by .bashrc at log-on to enable hardware button shutdown
## If this file is in ~, then hardware button shutdown is enabled

sudo /home/pi/pi-sdn 3 2 > /dev/null 2>&1 &

##


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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by G8GKQ » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:39 pm

Hi Tom

What response do you get if you run this command:

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sudo /home/pi/pi-sdn 3 2
It may be that the pi-sdn file is not present on your system. Failing that, I suggest you test the GPIO pin with another program.

Dave

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by dl6rcg » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:51 am

Hi Dave,

the response is:
sh: 1: /home/pi/rpidatv/scripts/shutdown_script.sh: Permission denied

... and the led is on.

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Re: Portsdown Stretch 2019 Software

Post by G8GKQ » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:50 pm

Hi Tom

That shouldn't happen, and I worry what else might be wrong. However, you can cure that specific problem by entering:

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chmod +x /home/pi/rpidatv/scripts/shutdown_script.sh
Let me know how that goes.

Dave

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