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Old 25-01-2017, 18:35   #1
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Openplotter problem with software upgrade

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I wonder if anyone has experienced a recent problem with Openplotter. I have been playing with Openplotter on an R-Pi 3 this month slowly adding functions and maps. And until today things seemed to be going well in preparation for the sailing season :-)

But I am used to upgrading linux with apt-get and this evening I updated and upgraded (using sudo apt-get update etc). Now when I boot the R-Pi I get a black screen with none of the usual Pixel menus etc. I can start a terminal using a right mouse click and opencpn also starts automatically and looks normal (at first I was warned that /home.pi/.config/openbox/xde-pi-rc.xml was empty, but I copied the old version of this file to this place and non longer get the warning). Is there some way to restore the previous functionality? Or do I just have to reinstall Openplotter and resist the temptation to upgrade the software?

Thanks for comments and help.
Peter

Edit: I found that replacing the new .config files by all the old ones gives me an apparently functioning system. Maybe this could help someone else. Sorry for wasting your time and bandwidth.
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Old 25-01-2017, 18:49   #2
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Re: Openplotter problem with software upgrade

Although I can't help you restoring functionality, I can confirm that I have encountered similar issues with updating and ended up re-installing.
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