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Questions tagged [failure]

This tag should be used to discuss bugs that have caused errors and failures within your Raspberry Pi. These failures can be due to overclocking, applications, and other reasons. Please note your OS before using this tag.

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Finding Raspbian iterative loop unreliable - how to report?

I have developed multiple YouTube Raspberry PI clock projects since 2014 and all of them require iterative loops checking for the time (seconds) to change to update a digital, binary or roman numeral ...
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Detect an SD card that became read-only

Recently my SD card died, becoming permanently locked in a read-only state. I realized it a few weeks after the fact, when I saw that files I would create disappeared after a reboot. Of course, all ...
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How to determine if a USB power supply is safe to use with a Raspberry Pi?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 that appears to have been destroyed this morning. I purchased a no-brand USB mains charger suitable for UK use (and CE certified) from eBay, and I am almost certain that was ...
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Broken Pi - plugging in monitor fixed it

I recently flew a mission on a balloon satellite. A raspberry Pi was the core of my project, but unfortunately, at 100 km, the Raspberry Pi failed. I retrieved the satellite and noticed the Pi wouldn'...
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failed to start udev kernel device manager

After hardly rebooting my raspberry pi 2 running raspian it does not work anymore, when I turn it on everything works fine until this error message shows up repeatedly. [FAILED] Failed to start udev ...
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VNC causing menu bar to flicker

I wonder if anyone can help me. I'm a total beginner and have recently started playing with my raspberry pi (1 model B I think). I bought it ages ago and never did anything with it. It was running ...
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Suddenly stopped and can't boot

I was running the Rasp.Pi to communicate via SPI for displaying some picture on my screen ,I was using 5 GPIO as well for controlling . I did not change any config specially "the frequency" . it was ...
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Can't ssh in from Windows, but can from Ubuntu

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with the latest Jessie loaded. The problem comes with using ssh to log in from a windows machine. I have the IP address right, and it takes the username and password, but ...
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fatal python error: (pygame parachute) Segmentation Fault, vision system using simplecv

I am fairly new to both the raspberry pi and python. I have written a code to analyze an image, but I keep getting fatal python error: (pygame parachute) Segmentation Fault. It usually occurs between ...
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Boot Trouble - Please help [duplicate]

I bought a Raspberry pi 3 Model B today. I used pi filler and got rasbian installed on a sd. I plugged it into my pi, and connected it to a power supply. It appears it is booted because the red light ...
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Raspberry Pi CTF Practice Setup

I have made a small cluster of raspberry pi's(4 pis) I am trying to use them to setup a CTF practice environment. When I flash the ISO for the practice to the micro SD card, the Raspberry Pi fails to ...
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SETTINGS Drive Accidentally Renamed!

Here is a link to what i mean by SETTINGS Drive: Settings partition on eject menu I was doing some stuff, and when i rebooted, i got a message in NOOBS saying something like the SETTINGS Drive could ...
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NodeRED was working, now will not start (keeps looping to try)

I have been using NodeRED on the RPi for a couple of days, but then it started saying I had "credential errors" to IBM BlueMix (which works fine), and now NodeRED won't startup on the RPi at all. ...
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Failed to start Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Stack

Posted a question last night about not being able to ssh my pi. Connected the pi to a monitor and the following error came up: Failed to start Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Stack This is stopping me from ...
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What did I fry on my RPi 1 B?

I seem to fried something on my RPi 1 Model B by connecting a 12V source instead of a 5V source to the micro-USB port. When I now connect it to a power supply, the PWR LED turns on and nothing else ...
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RPI 2 B died, PP9 test point should throw 1.8v and throws only 0.02v, how do I fix this?

Last night I unplugged it "unsafely" and today it doesn't start. What I get is a solid red light along with a solid green light. I have tried every possible combination (SD cards, Power supplies, OS) ...
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Have I been sent a dead Pi?

first post, totally Raspberry newbie. I've just got the Official Starter Kit (3b) from Amazon. I put the Pi in the case, inserted the pre-setup SD, connected HDMI to the television, a keyboard and ...
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Permission denied on everywhere

I am using debian os on pi3 and I completely lost the control of device. I messed up when I try to chmod on some folder. Here is what I did. I was already at: /var/www/html so i wanted to chmod the ...
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Boot up issue with SD card

I had a 16GB SD card and it got bent inside the Pi but I was able to remove it without it splitting into pieces but then it split. I also had a 32 GB SD card which failed to format and the only why ...
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NOOBS doesn't work! The worst! (My research!)

Why i called it "The worst"? Beacuse i can't make it work >:(. "And sorry im 11 years old using this and im lithuanian so there are some mispells or mistakes so don't ban me!". There are five devices ...
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Reset Wi-Fi dongle

I too ran into problems with USB Wi-Fi dongle on RPi. After being on for roughly a day RPi loses Wi-Fi link. If I run ping to the gateway command fails with "Destination host not reachable" message. ...
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SD-spring broke and short circuit, what can I try?

In the category "Well, there's your problem": Somehow the back part of the spring broke off, and the front part got bended. I'm assuming this is the reason for the actual problem. My PI won't boot ...
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What can damage my Pi or make it unusable? [closed]

Having seen this Post rest-in-pieces-where-is-the-pi-graveyard on Meta I am wondering what kinds of things are to be avoided. I would like to learn what NOT to do in order to keep a Pi healthy and in ...
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Defect Raspberry Pi as source of fire

I assume that many of you use the raspberry pi (or another single board computer) as 24/7 server at home, so I'd like to ask a question which I've been discussing recently with a coworker: Is it ...
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Pi randomly dies after few days, stops responding and blinking green LED continuosly

When rasp is under heavier load (eg. copying tb of data over ssh for few hours) it recently started to randomly die without response. syslogs don't tell much. Not overclocked, fan attached. led ...
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Installing node.js on v1 Model B - segmentation fault

newbie here. Raspberry Pi 1 Model B. Raspbian. Had Adafruit WebIDE before. pi@raspberrypi ~ $ node -v Segmentation fault tried to uninstall: apt-get remove nodejs and reinstall, without any luck. ...
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Random Freezes on B+

My Raspberry Pi B+ has started to freeze randomly for a few seconds only to continue as if nothing has happened. I'm connecting over SSH only (no keyboard/monitor) and at least once a minute it will ...
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Raspberry Pi static IP failed. how can I get dynamic back

My laptop uses wifi, and Pi is connected to router via cable. With the dynamic IP, it worked well with Putty on my windows 7. Then trouble came after I changed the /etc/network/interfaces on putty ...
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Raspberry might fail to boot after a power cut, why android does not have problems with this?

As asked in title, can anybody answer? Could raspberry be made equally poweroff resistant as an android phone to which battery is unexpectedly removed? It would be so great to have a rpi power cut ...
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Shutdown, reboot not working

I often SSH into my Raspberry Pi, which is connected to my network via a wired connection. The last time I tried to reboot it, though, it failed: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ shutdown now -bash: /sbin/shutdown:...
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Raspberry pi reboots when usb wifi (Edimax EW-7811UN) is plugged without usb extension cable

This is an odd issue that there have been quite a bit of discussion about even on this forum. Possible suggested issues range from insufficient power to bad internal hardware design of the pi. When ...
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Check a program/script is active and running properly

I can't find guidance anywhere on how, if you're running a (say python) script permanently in Raspbian on a headless RPi, to check periodically it's running ok. I've researched reporting on running ...
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Restart after power Failure with FSCK?

Is there any way to have a Raspberry automatically after a power failure? This is a great feature on Mac OS X that I would like to have on my Pi because of it's usage. It would also be great if I ...
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“Error downloading or extracting tarball”? [closed]

To prevent failures from shutting down abruptly, I always type sudo shutdown -h now. On this occasion something didn't work for me and I had to simply unplug the Raspberry Pi. Now I get a this error: ...
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Why does my raspberry failt to boot with a wii nunchuck connected

I have connected 3 different official nunchucks to my raspberry the following way; pin 1: 3.3v, pin 3: SDA, pin 5: SLC, pin 6: GND I tried several power supplies including a 230 watt pc psu but every ...
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Multiple Raspberry PI web servers with fail over?

What I have: 5 Raspberry PI running the same software software stack each one has a priority (lower number is higher priority) index and monitors the other 4 via udp One lan all 5 pis ping the rest ...
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Raspberry Pi constantly faulting

I have 3 Raspberries set up in cases with holes in them. Each Raspberry has a microcontroller and a wireless adapter attached via USB. Two Raspberries have been working fine for 5 months now. However,...
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Arch | SSH fail on reboot

I have a really weird problem with my Raspberry Pi. It runs correctly when I reboot it via the command reboot. After this it starts up and doesn't answer any network request. I have tried ssh, httpd,...
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Raspberry Pi boot stops right after the rainbow splash screen

My R-PI has been working fine for the past 5 days in a row with the official Soft-float Debian "wheezy", it was hard powered off by removing the plug from the wall, now the boot stops at the screen ...
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How to fix build error when building Linaro GCC crosscompiler crossstool-ng-1.17.0?

Crosstool-ng-1.17.0 build-fails-on-ubuntu-12-04.I am getting the below error when i am trying to build crosstool-ng-1.17.0. Please help me to fix the issue. shiny@ubuntu:~/crosstool-ng-1.17.0$ ./ct-...
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Overclock after power failure not possible

Immediately after install, I've overclocked my raspberry (1 GHz). After power failure today (the whole building) I can't overclock it again. First I tried: sudo raspi-config Then I tried to make the ...