I have a RasPi 3 on which I'd like to run OSMC. I have problems to login via ssh; I tried Raspian (on another SD card but the same Pi), and ssh won't work there, either (yes it is enabled, and WiFi connection works like a charm).

Now I suspect the problem might be caused from an incompability: I think the images were made for RasPi 2, and there have been hardware changes. I executed apt-get update and apt-get upgrade successfully and rebooted, but this didn't help. Are there special configuration steps necessary to adjust to RasPi 3?

Update, requested information:

# uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 4.4.13-v7+ #894 SMP Mon Jun 13 13:13:27 BST 2016 armv71 GNU/Linux
# cat /etc/debian_version
# cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION="8 (jessie)"

The Pi is connected via WiFi (DHCP, talking to a Fritz!Box 7170), which - as far as I'm concerned - works flawlessly, including DNS. I don't have any problems to ssh to my Pi 1B which runs OpenElec.

Please note, this question is not about my ssh problem but about special measures for RasPi 3.

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    You have provided no information. What version are you running uname -a cat /etc/os-release etc? How is your network setup?
    – Milliways
    Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 11:37
  • @Milliways: I updated my question providing some information.
    – Tobias
    Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 11:52
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    There are no special configuration steps to get SSH functional in Raspberry Pi 3 Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 12:35

2 Answers 2


Are you sure sshd is running?

run systemctl status sshd and check that it is

If it's not, one way to enable it is using raspi-config

  • run raspi-config
  • select advanced options
  • select ssh
  • select yes to enable it
  • I'm sorry, I didn't make clear enough this question is not about my ssh problem. If only it would be that easy! If you are interested, here is my ssh question.
    – Tobias
    Commented Jun 28, 2016 at 15:47
  • If this question isn't about ssh then what is it about? Commented Jun 28, 2016 at 22:00

Since this question is not about my ssh problem but about special steps for RasPi 3, I think I found the answer. In this question I stumbled over the topic rpi-update. Thus, for Raspbian, the following steps updated my firmware:

# apt-get install rpi-update
# rpi-update
# shutdown -r now

Sadly, this didn't solve my ssh problem; but that was not the question.

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