Author Topic: Pi 3B+  (Read 606 times)

Robski

Pi 3B+
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:44:16 am »
Any news on whether the Pi3B+ is usable for pilotaware yet?

Is it just untested for PAW so cannot be recommended  ;) , or will it definitely not work  :(?

I have an original home-brewed setup,  subsequently 'bridged' and then 'Pi2B'ed etc.  I have recently been suffering the dreaded PAW / SD disconnects as have a number of chums so I am looking for a solution. A full image reinstall has been done as a first step but not tested yet. Just lining up other options, to whit: replacing the wifi dongle or 'Pi3B'ing the setup (which has the wifi built in).
The latter option was suggested at a PAW presentation, but I am skeptical as PAW ran faultlessly on the latest software from may to september and only then started playing up, which to me suggests an OS or hardware issue.
Rob
If the good Lord had intended man to fly He would have given him more money.

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Re: Pi 3B+
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 05:00:13 pm »
Hi Rob

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Any news on whether the Pi3B+ is usable for pilotaware yet?
Internally we have been using Pi3B+ for a while, it works well.

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The latter option was suggested at a PAW presentation, but I am skeptical as PAW ran faultlessly on the latest software from may to september and only then started playing up, which to me suggests an OS or hardware issue.
I am confused a little by this statement, if it ran faultlesslly till September it cannot be an OS issue - as this has not changed, but of course the hardware could have gone faulty.

Rob, I will send you a PM if you want to try the early version of the Pi3B+ code

Thx
Lee

Robski

Re: Pi 3B+
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 06:08:39 am »
I only consider an OS issue as a possibility as the pi never gets an orderly (init 0) shutdown so it may have been mid—write when the power was pulled, or something along those lines... The raspbian installation did date from when I home built the pre-shield PAW as well so an update was probably overdue anyway.
I do think this is a less likely option than the hardware one.

I will look into the pi3B+ option while retaining the pi2B as a fallback position.
Rob
If the good Lord had intended man to fly He would have given him more money.

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Re: Pi 3B+
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 09:53:51 am »
I only consider an OS issue as a possibility as the pi never gets an orderly (init 0) shutdown so it may have been mid—write when the power was pulled, or something along those lines...

Hi Rob
This is a possibility, although the disk is mounted as RO for the vast majority of the time.
It is occasionally flipped RO->RW->RO in order to make the track files persistent, so it would have to be a 'perfect storm' event - which of course is possible
Thx
Lee