efftee
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Buster on RPi3B+ no GUI

Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm

Hello all raspberries,

Dunno if it was a good idea, but having a fight with it now... :D

I've 'apt full-upgrade' -ed my RPi3B+ debian stretch to buster...

Apart from some bad PHP Fatal errors that I'm dealing with, the reason I'm posting here is that I've noticed I didn't have an x environement through VNC anymore... :/

I've tried to reconfigure raspi-config to have a boot straight to Desktop-GUI, yet still end up in CLI.
Also, running startx systematically ends in a :
Server teminated with error (1)
xinit: Giving up
xinit: Unable to connect to X server : connection refused
xinit: server error

Any clues ?

Is running buster on RPi3B+ such an awfull idea ?
:D

klricks
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Location: Grants Pass, OR, USA
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Re: Buster on RPi3B+ no GUI

Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:55 pm

To make VNC work when you don't have a HDMI monitor attached then you must first use sudo raspi-config to set a screen resolution to something other than default
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

efftee
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:15 pm

Re: Buster on RPi3B+ no GUI

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:29 am

Thanks for your contribution.
What is the default resolution ? mode 85 ?

Anyway, that's not the solution. Switched to mode 16, and only got a smaller screen size version of the same problem :D
VNC in CLI.

Could it be the video handling of debian arm buster doesn't handle the video caching of RPi3B+ ?
(I've also switched to the old 'Legacy' driver in raspi-config, to no improvement)

fruitoftheloom
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Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: Buster on RPi3B+ no GUI

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:43 am

efftee wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Hello all raspberries,

Dunno if it was a good idea, but having a fight with it now... :D

I've 'apt full-upgrade' -ed my RPi3B+ debian stretch to buster...

Apart from some bad PHP Fatal errors that I'm dealing with, the reason I'm posting here is that I've noticed I didn't have an x environement through VNC anymore... :/

I've tried to reconfigure raspi-config to have a boot straight to Desktop-GUI, yet still end up in CLI.
Also, running startx systematically ends in a :
Server teminated with error (1)
xinit: Giving up
xinit: Unable to connect to X server : connection refused
xinit: server error

Any clues ?

Is running buster on RPi3B+ such an awfull idea ?
:D

Upgrading from Wheezy, Jessie, Stretch to the next release has never been recommended by RPF / RPT.
adieu

Asus CS10 Chromebit / HP Envy 4500 Wireless Printer / Raspberry Pi Model 2B v1.1 / RealVNC Software...

efftee
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:15 pm

Re: Buster on RPi3B+ no GUI

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:46 am

True...
Here is confirmation. :lol:

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