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(RESOLVED) No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:53 am
by zogkarndon
Hi.

I installed the latest DietPi image for the Pine A64 onto an SD card and tried to boot.

There was no video output, and nothing indicating the machine was running.

What should I expect for a first boot experience?

Re: No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:12 am
by zogkarndon
After some experimentation, I saw that it was claiming an IP address.

I let it run for a day or so, and *eventually* I could ssh in. Is the video out expected to be broken/nonfunctional?

It's not much of an issue, as I was planning to have it run pi-hole headless, but it would be nice to know that the video isn't expected to work.

Re: No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:36 am
by zogkarndon
Still more notes:

After logging in, there was a lengthy update process, and now most things are pretty broken.

apt-get upgrade fails with a bunch of errors about the server certificate verification failing:


root@DietPi:/etc/ssl/certs# apt-get update
Get:1 http://deb.ayufan.eu/orgs/ayufan-pine64/releases InRelease [1,323 B]
Ign:2 https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Ign:3 https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Ign:4 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease
Ign:5 https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-backports InRelease
Err:6 https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release
server certificate verification failed. CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt CRLfile: none
Err:7 https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates Release
server certificate verification failed. CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt CRLfile: none
Err:8 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates Release
server certificate verification failed. CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt CRLfile: none
Err:9 https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-backports Release
server certificate verification failed. CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt CRLfile: none
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release' does no longer have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: The repository 'https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates Release' does no longer have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: The repository 'https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates Release' does no longer have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: The repository 'https://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-backports Release' does no longer have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Re: No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:32 am
by wdt
My experience matchs yours,, I have pretty much given up on dietpi
I got NO video with 6.13
With v145,, from pine site, I had console video,,
but xrandr and X thought there was no screen (maybe because I was root?)
i suppose one could overwrite the dtb with a working one, eg q4os or armbian

Re: No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:54 am
by Fourdee
Hi all,

Apologies for the issues you are experiencing.

I've just updated our PineA64 image, which contains the 0.6.2 kernel/uboot from Ayufan.

Please try the updated image and let us know if this resolves the issue:
https://dietpi.com/downloads/images/Die ... Stretch.7z

EDIT: Verified HDMI output is fully functional

Re: (RESOLVED) No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:42 pm
by wdt
Sorry, it is still not right
Like 415 console video is OK *, but X says
Fatal server error
No screens found
* in dietpi-config, display options, change resolution (as 613)
it shows no resolution, before or after a change

Re: (RESOLVED) No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:56 pm
by wdt
Farther,, X can be made to work,
edit /boot/uEnv.txt, remove comment from
# disp_screen0 = lcd or hdmi
And now I see I am losing my mind,
the comment is restored after a reboot,
but X still works

Re: (RESOLVED) No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:08 pm
by Fourdee
wdt wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:56 pm Farther,, X can be made to work,
edit /boot/uEnv.txt, remove comment from
# disp_screen0 = lcd or hdmi
And now I see I am losing my mind,
the comment is restored after a reboot,
but X still works
Hi,

You'll need to edit the file on the DietPi RAMdisk location:

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/DietPi/uEnv.txt
Changes made there, will be saved after reboot.

Re: (RESOLVED) No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:18 pm
by Fourdee
HDMI resolution not being applied in DietPi-Config will be fixed in v6.15 update.

Please download the latest script to resolve now:

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wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Fourdee/DietPi/testing/dietpi/dietpi-config -O /DietPi/dietpi/dietpi-config

Re: (RESOLVED) No video out (or boot fails) on Pine A64

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:35 am
by wdt
Good day
Yes, your script fixed Change resolution-> current being blank
That is,, when I opened change resolution it was blank, then selected what it currently was,
then the setting was displayed correctly.
Thanks