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OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:32 am
by NickT
I've used the rpi-update utility to get the latest kernel and firmware to see if it addresses some USB errors. Following the upgrade the 'OK' LED is off most of the time and occasionally flashes on. The Pi appears to operate normally. I've done this with two SD cards, each behaves the same. If I flash them back to the state I had before the update, the LED stays on.. My installation is fairly standard, just the April Debian and a VNC server. The version details after update are :

Linux version 3.1.9+ (dc4@dc4-arm-01) (gcc version 4.5.1 (Broadcom-2708) ) #101 PREEMPT Mon Jun 4 17:19:44 BST 2012

Has anyone else observed this behaviour? Should I be concerned?

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:55 am
by itimpi
Mine is the same. I think that light is meant to flash for SD card access so that makes sense.

If I have no wired ethernet then I have the Red Power LED on solid and occasional flashes on the OK LED. All other LED's being off.

If I have a wired Ethernet connected then I get the three LED's associated with that coming on as well (2 green and one yellow) - ending up with quite a light show :)

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:46 am
by dom
That is correct. I had always intended the LED to be lit when SDCARD was being accessed, but the initial kernel had that inverted.

Occasional flashed on (typical from sdcard) are much more visible than occasional flashed off.

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:06 am
by NickT
dom wrote:That is correct. I had always intended the LED to be lit when SDCARD was being accessed, but the initial kernel had that inverted.

Occasional flashed on (typical from sdcard) are much more visible than occasional flashed off.
Thank you for the information, I'll trust this update then. Perhaps 'OK' isn't the best legend to have on the silk screen. I'm sure other users will also interpret the absence of light as signifying 'NOT OK'

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:58 am
by rurwin
It's not as bad as "10M" ;-)

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:03 am
by grumpyoldgit
You get the same if the file system is copied to a memory stick. On boot-up OK flashes once, briefly. But after that the SD card is not being accessed so OK does not light up again.

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:36 am
by dpawson
Someone tell what rpi-update is please?

Dave

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:46 am
by NickT
dpawson wrote:Someone tell what rpi-update is please?

Dave
It's way of keeping your Pi up to date with the very latest firmware/kernel patches. Best explained here

https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:03 am
by dpawson
NickT wrote:
dpawson wrote:Someone tell what rpi-update is please?

Dave
It's way of keeping your Pi up to date with the very latest firmware/kernel patches. Best explained here

https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update
Needs ca-certificates and git-core too!

Thanks.

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:09 am
by dpawson
Having run it I get
Using SoftFP libraries
/opt/vc/sbin/vcfiled: error while loading shared libraries: libvchiq_arm.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory?

Suggestions please?

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:15 am
by NickT
dpawson wrote:Having run it I get
Using SoftFP libraries
/opt/vc/sbin/vcfiled: error while loading shared libraries: libvchiq_arm.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory?

Suggestions please?
It does that for everybody apparently. It can be safely ignored

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:18 am
by dpawson
OK, thanks Nick

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:42 pm
by texy
dpawson wrote:
NickT wrote:
dpawson wrote:Someone tell what rpi-update is please?

Dave
It's way of keeping your Pi up to date with the very latest firmware/kernel patches. Best explained here

https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update
Needs ca-certificates and git-core too!

Thanks.

Last night the ca-certificate failed to download (or be found, one or t'other). Is this resolved now?

Texy

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:48 pm
by rurwin
@texy, Have you done a "sudo apt-get update" recently? I understand things are moving quickly in the Debian world at the moment.

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:20 pm
by texy
No, not since last night ;-)

Texy

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:23 pm
by dpawson
texy wrote:
Last night the ca-certificate failed to download (or be found, one or t'other). Is this resolved now?

Texy
No problem today.


Dave

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:25 pm
by texy
Thanks - I will give it a go again later.

Texy

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:47 pm
by rurwin
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =26&t=6857

Summary: Don't do an RPiUpdate at the moment; it seems to be broken.

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:55 pm
by dpawson
rurwin wrote:http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =26&t=6857

Summary: Don't do an RPiUpdate at the moment; it seems to be broken.
Worked an hour ago?

Dave

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:45 pm
by texy
rurwin wrote:http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =26&t=6857

Summary: Don't do an RPiUpdate at the moment; it seems to be broken.
Thanks for the heads up.
T.

Re: OK LED off most of the time following rpi-update

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:24 pm
by grumpyoldgit
Working now.