[vcf-midatlantic] Monitor needed for museum

William Dudley wfdudley at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 16:36:47 EDT 2017


The pi was powered down without an orderly shutdown a couple of months ago.

It took me HOURS to fix the corrupted files on the SD card.

If you would like to take responsibility for this project, feel free to
step up.

Otherwise, just silently hit the delete key on emails in this thread.

Bill Dudley

This email is free of malware because I run Linux.

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 2:19 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>    OH MY GOD.  I CANNOT TAKE THIS ANYMORE.  After 25 messages and three
>> days, two problems that any reasonable person would have solved in about
>> five minutes remain unsolved.
> Nobody ever accused me of being reasonable. :)
>    Walk up to the Pi.  Unplug it.  Take it to a usable HDMI display.
>> Plug it in.  Fix any (possible but unlikely) issues caused by powering
>> it down hard.  Reconfigure the display subsystem for the new monitor.
>> Fix the network issue.  Take it back to where it goes.  Plug it back in.
> In our defense, we were trying to fix things possibly related to our local
> network, but we didn't have a conveniently accessible HDMI monitor there.
> Ergo the chicken and egg.
> However I did not know about editing the file by moving the microSD card
> to another computer entirely, as Jeff Galinant suggested.

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