Help! rpi-update hosed my system

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    bobbyt
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    I finally got my system able to update via a proxy, but my first run has totally messed up the video picture.

    I had come across this thread:
    http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/search/?bbp_search=force+hdmi

    which indicated on a new system one should run:

    sudo rpi-update
    sudo reboot
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

    Problem is, after running the first line & rebooting, my system will NO LONGER go into HDMI mode. This is inspire of the fact that it worked fine before running this command, and even after uncommenting both:

    hdmi_force_hotplug=1
    hdmi_drive=2

    I end up with a zoomed in picture that is totally cut off.

    In addition there is this little color box in the upper right hand corner that won’t go away no matter what I do (it even shows when my screen is blanked out by the emulationstation screensaver).

    Any ideas on what happened and how to fix it? I’m using image v2.3…

    #81750

    bobbyt
    Participant

    Well, I ended up re setting the system up from scratch…

    Was a bit easier the second time around, needles to say I’m making backups before attempting any updates in the future…

    #91284

    gizmo98
    Participant

    It’s even better than playing WoW, Diablo3 or Skyrim. You get some linux knowledge and hopefully you can use it in real life. Updating a working image is like playing Diablo3 HC or lottery. If update fails all your time (and money) is wasted. 😉

    Rule number 1. Never change a running system. Rule number 2. Do a backup.

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