Questions tagged [shutdown]

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GPIO input, keep high after button press

Hi was just wondering if there was a way of making a GPIO INPUT (connected to a momentary switch) stay high (for a certain amount of time), no matter how long the switch has been pressed for? The ...
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Why does my Pi Zero keep shutting down by itself?

I am trying to make a smart plug that activates a relay when it receives a certain message via MQTT. It works, but the Pi shuts down randomly, both when the relay is active and when everything is just ...
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GPIO stuck high after shutdown/halt

I'm new to the world of Raspberry Pi, I'm setting one up as a little PC for a kid. I have a RPi 4 running Raspberry Pi OS, and I've build a case around this heatsink. I have created a simple circuit ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 B GPIO boot and shutdown

I've been doing some research on power buttons for the Raspberry Pi, but I'm having quite a hard time finding information. Right now, I have button working on GPIO5, and when I connect it to the ...
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Safely unplug raspberry

I have a great software running on my Raspberry Pi 4 and we will send it to customers for production. The image on the SD card is Ubuntu. I would like to know if we can add any security to protect the ...
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Pushbutton -> print message and shutdown. Prints message only the first time

I wrote a small script to shutdown the pi once the button is pressed for 2 seconds. It should print a message and after one second shutdown the pi. I also have this script to run automatically on each ...
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Can we make raspberry Pi plug and play type [closed]

I am using raspberry Pi as a webcam server in my windows PC. It is working fine and I am able to use my raspberry Pi camera in Skype, Google meet etc but one thing that I want to improve is ...
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Does Raspberry Pi 4 consume considerable amount of power in soft-off state?

In the Start menu (you know, the fruit button at the top-left corner), I clicked shutdown. I did not unplug the USB-C power cable. The red light was still on, but I thought it was like the sleep light ...
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Remapping a key on a keyboard as dedicated shutdown button

I have a RP4 and want to remap a button from my keyboard to be a dedicated shutdown button. I don't really want to add an external shutdown/power switch to it since my power supply unit has a power ...
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GPIO Power off on shutdown with retropie

i asked this question before but i have added a diagram to explain it more clearly. I am building a retropie arcade machine with a raspberry pi. I have added a shutdown / startup button to shutdown ...
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How to cut power to gpio pins on shutdown

I am working on a project where i am using a pi running retropie to make a homemade arcade machine. i have wired and coded a startup/shutdown button. i would like to set up the pi n such a way i can ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B: not booting Raspbian after shutdown

I installed the latest Raspbian on an SD card using Imager. The first boot: everything OK. Updates, installs, rebooting: worked perfectly fine. However, after shutdown, the screen is blank. After ...
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How to get AIY voice project to shutdown with button

Greetings fellow raspberry pi fans! I use this code for AIY VOICE KIT google assistant. This kit uses a raspberry pi to run google assistant. So basicly you can build your own google home and control ...
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How to add Capacitors to Raspberry Pi

My goal is to add capacitors to the Raspberry Pi power-supply. Currently I have my raspberry Pi plugged straight into a portable 5v battery, this works fine. However, I want to be able to swap from ...
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My python script does not shutdown when started during startup

So I have a python script that starts as expected during power-on by following: Startup by systemd My Pi has a button connect to GPIO which is used to stop the logger and then shut down the Pi like ...
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How to schedule raspberry pi to shutdown every day at a certain time?

I’m trying to schedule my pi 3b+ (buster) to shutdown automatically at a certain time, but it’s not listening to me. What am i doing wrong? Sudo crontab -e Then i add (nano) this to bottom of the ...
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Automatically shutdown Pi 104 hours after booting?

I have a project where I'd like to plug in (to power) the Raspberry Pi, have it start running a Python program to write data to a USB stick, and shut itself down after 104 hours. It will NOT be ...
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Running IRSEND through custom service

I am totally new to raspberry pi and I am trying to get the IRSEND command to work in my custom service. My objective is when my pi is about to shutdown or reboot that it would execute a shell script ...
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Gracefully handle power loss Raspbian on a Pi Zero

I recently installed a Pi Zero running Pi-hole for my folks. They live in a rural area and only have a 4G Modem with a limited data plan. The issue, is that every now and then there are power outages ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 shutdown with no Power LED (red) and no ACT LED (green)

I've recently modified my boot/config.txt to include the following lines: dtoverlay=gpio-poweroff,gpiopin=9,active_low=n dtoverlay=gpio-poweroff,gpiopin=10,active_low=n This works exactly how I ...
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Change power key behaviour

I've paired a Bluetooth remote to a Raspberry Pi ZW with Raspbian Buster Lite. One of the buttons sends the power key on a long press. This causes the RPi to shutdown immediately. This is a bit brutal ...
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Raspberry Pi always reboots when trying to shutdown

I've been facing this issue for a long time and I haven't been able to find a working solution for it. I've found a few different posts online of people having the same issue but none of the solutions ...
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RPi 4 consumes 2.5W when shut down

My RPi 4 consumes about 0.5A after executing sudo halt, while according to this post it should draw at least an order of magnitude less (0.069A). The green LED blinks several times then goes off, but ...
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ssh, shutdown problem, pi 3B+

I could not find answer to my question reading the forum, Im having unusual problem with my new pi 3b+. I'm able to connect my Pi with ethernet cable, and I can ssh to it. So no problem with ...
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Can GPIO detect if Pi is fully shut down?

Scenario: headless Pi. By glancing at the state of an LED that's plugged into the GPIO, I want to know if the Pi is fully shut down or not so I can pull the plug. For example: Pi on --> LED on. Pi is ...
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Pi 3 w/Pisound - Won't turn on unless wait a few minutes

I have a Pi 3 and Pisound (hat) and to turn it off I just unplug the cable. Now oddly, if I plug it back in right away I just get a red light, no blinking yellow BUT If I wait a few minutes to plug it ...
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Is there a way to unplug the Raspberry pi safely without shutting down

I'm building a kiosk app for a raspberry pi, and the final intention is that it will sit in a pelicase with all the external hardware, with one power cord in. My program has a quit button which safely ...
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Run a script before blank screen on shutdown/reboot

I am trying to get my raspberry pi 3 (running Raspbian 10) to show an animation on boot and before shutdown/reboot. using Plymouth I managed to get the boot animation, however, it doesn't display ...
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What happens to the GPIO voltage after shutdown?

I don't have a Raspberry Pi laying around at the moment and I would like to detect if my Raspberry Pi is shuted down. My Idea is that maybe after the Pi shutted down the Voltage at the 3V3 pin will ...
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Detect when the rpi3b+ has shut down

I have a pi in an embedded project. When the user turns the instrument off, I want to inhibit turning back on until the pi is done shutting down. I can do this with a timer circuit, but would like to ...
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No video output on HDMI to VGA with shutdown commands

My Raspberry Pi has following issue: It doesnt make any video output after booting if shut down by command sudo shutdown -h now or by taking the plug out. However, if I send via SSH or by blindly ...
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When is the RPi safe to power down? [duplicate]

My RPi3B+ is an embedded front end for a scientific instrument. I have an interface PCB with a 3amp 5v regulator, driven by a 48v supply. I monitor the 48v with ADC polled each 100ms, then sudo ...
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What is meant by Raspberry Pi “soft shutdown”

I am searching for MicroSD card for Raspberry Pi that won't get damaged. (See previous post, SanDisk Ultra SD Card with Raspberry Pi 3+ Suddenly Stopped Working (and is Overheated!)) On this product ...
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Raspberry Pi UPS with LiPo Battery

I have been working on a battery back up for my raspberry. The idea is classic: connect power bank to wall outlet and raspberry to power bank output. It works well with only battery power. But when ...
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Automatic shutdown of Pi based on timer

I'm looking to have my pi shutdown automatically based on a time interval (rather than the time of day). This is for an art installation and the reason I am turning off the pi is because it will ...
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Auto-(re)start of GUI application prevents shutdown

I have a GUI program (Python + Qt) coded for my Raspberry Pi. In order to start the program after startup, I have added the following line: @/bin/bash /home/pi/start_my_program.sh into .config/...
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How to make ups hat run safe shutdown on raspberry when disconnected from the power source

It can be long discussion, because there is no single solution around this, so, to cut the story short, I will tell where I stuck on my way. It is AndroidAuto (media centre in car on raspi) project I'...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ shuts down randomly [closed]

My RPi 3 B+ shuts down randomly. I have a official power supply and a 32 GB Toshiba microSDHC class 4 card. I'm using it as a host for a Discord bot.
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gpio-shutdown doesn't seem to have an effect

We are trying to have the Pi shut down gracefully when power is removed. We have a battery connected so that it will have time to shut down. So far, our attempts to use gpio-shutdown have been ...
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Run a script at shutdown on Raspbian

I'm trying to run a script right before my Pi shuts down. OS: Raspbian Stretch Here is what I did so fare: put my script (name: sendir) in /etc/init.d/ created a symbolic link to it in /etc/rc6.d ...
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Shutting down quickly (And safely)

I'm currently writing a research paper on the power consumption of a raspberry pi 3 and a raspberry pi zero wireless. One question I have as far as shutdown goes (I'm trying to achieve a powered off ...
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GPIO 1 not waking up the board when shorted to ground

I'm trying to use a single button to put the pi in a halt state and then wake it up. I cannot use GPIO3 since I'm using i2c devices as well. However according to this original post https://www....
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Cooling fan causes shutdown

I'm using Raspberry Pi 3 with 5V/2.5A input. I'm going to do heavy work with Rasp (so need to cool CPU). Today I bought 5 V mini fan for my Raspberry and plugged to GPIO pins 4 and 6. While ...
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Raspberry Pi UPS - Thoughts for off shelf items

I've been looking at off the shelf raspberry pi UPS/shutdown controllers. I've come up with 4 and wanted somebody to weigh in on the choices. My use case is pretty strait forward. I want the pi to ...
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Why is my new Raspberry Pi 3 shutting down after inactivity?

My new Raspberry Pi 3 seems to shut down after a certain amount of inactivity. Is that intended behaviour? I've not found any documentation that says specifically whether this is supposed to happen, ...
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Cleanly shutting down daemon on Reboot or Shutdown command

I have a daemon I've created which fires up a bunch of subcomponent threads. If I use the "systemctl stop" command I catch the SIGTERM and usually have everything closed down cleanly in 2-6 seconds (...
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Script Running in Background GPIO.cleanup() on shutdown

I have been searching for answer to this. I have python script that runs on start up via cron, and lights up some different LEDs based on button pushing using the GPIO pins and runs in the background ...
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Shutdown command is now missing after installing MATE on Raspbian Lite?

I recently installed Raspbian Lite (stretch) on my Raspberry Pi 3b+, and followed these instructions to get MATE installed, which worked fine (with the exception of having to use -o Acquire::ForceIPv4=...
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Running PiHole from rPiW with safe shutdown

I am new to Raspberry Pi, but I was looking to use one as a PiHole from the small Zero wireless series. My thought was to run it connected to the router itself using the USB port from that to give it ...
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How to make Raspberry shutdown when internet/lan disconnected

I've already seen this link How to make Raspberry shutdown when I unplug the ethernet cable, but this solution does not work on Raspbian stretch since its network interface file/folder structure is ...