I just read on CN that Kstars 3.5.3 has "real time" vectoring for polar alignment - very exciting. So, I fired up my Astroberry Pi4 and attempted to sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade. Unfortunately, I can't seem to remember the root password!
Forget for a moment I read moments ago here that 3.5.3 has not yet been released for Astroberry, am I SOL on the password? Do I have to do a complete reinstall? I'm currently connected via VNC, if that matters.
Well, well, well - it turns out there apparently was no root password set. I used sudo passwd root and was able to fix things. Wow, I am shocked I didn't set this already.
Last edit: 6 months 4 days ago by Paul Nixon. Reason: additional info
I connected to a keyboard and monitor, but it was just a black screen.
I have since installed Astroberry 2.0.3 and it came up fine. Seems a few configuration bugs have been worked out, too, as I didn't have to jump through hoops to get my gps (UART) working, and configuring connection to my wifi was much simpler than previously.
So, it *seems* like I am in pretty good shape for Kstars 3.5.3 when it comes out. Actually glad this crash happened now rather than later.
The way the HDMI works on the Pi is that if it is already booted up and you then connect a monitor then you just see a blank screen.
I have found it necessary to have the screen connected and powered up, and then turn on the Pi - you should see something on the screen even before it finds the boot image.