Malfunction of my Dreamcatcher

Now I wanted to write a file to the second sd card. To do this I pressed the power button and waited until the LEDs were off. Then I took out the sd card and wrote the file to the card. After I put the sd card back in, I pressed the power button again. But the malfunction described above happened again. Let’s see what I have to try again to get the Dreamcatcher working again. This has nothing to do with a stable system! :frowning:

A power button should shut down a system properly and not bring it into an undefined state!

After numerous unsuccessful attempts with the power button and the PB1 button I formatted the sd card with the OS again and played the image on it again. Now it works again. But actually I wanted to do something else. :angry:

I noticed something else. No news from this year were saved on the external sd card.
When exactly should they be copied?
On shutdown or on startup?
Is there an error routine for errors on the external sd card?
Can you start this copy job manually to see possible error messages?

Maybe my external sd card is not ok. Files FSCK0000.REC … FSCK0008.REC were created.

Did you remove and re-insert the SD card while the Dreamcatcher was running? Perhaps @Abhishek or @Syed would comment here?

No, I didn’t do that. I did it the way I described it.

I repeat my questions:
When exactly should they be copied?
On shutdown or on startup?
Is there an error routine for errors on the external sd card?
Can you start this copy job manually to see possible error messages?

I would ask you to answer these questions so that we can narrow down the error.

Good question… the folders on my secondary sd don’t seem to get a regular cron type mirroring. I assume it is occurring “once” when the sd is inserted or recognized… but some clarification is needed.

I have problems writing files to the sd using my windows pc file manager… then ending with a corrupt sd that the rxos board can not read… I blame it on the windows caching the sd card write process.

Then I’m not the only one with this problem. It would not be the first time that Windows is the problem. :wink:

I will repartition and format the external sd card. I will copy files to the external sd only via SCP.

But why Skylark crashes when the external sd card fails should definitely be checked. An error routine is necessary. It should give a clear error message.

Let me add my memory card woes, First 32GB memory SD secondary card for the dream catcher was new and for what ever reason would not format past 300MB, it was quickly discarded.
Second card was a 32GB that my windows 10 machine liked, reformated to 32GB,and so far no problems.
Due to several data losses I have a rule as a programmer never pull a memory card out of a windows 10 machine unless it has been shut down.

1 Like

I always use the “safely remove hardware and eject media” feature with sd cards. Never had an issue.

(I always use the “safely remove hardware and eject media” feature with sd cards too. )

I have reformatted my external sd card (120GByte) and put it into the Dreamcatcher. The Dreamcatcher booted this time without problems. After the boot process the directory structure was created and the files were copied. The question of when the files are copied to the external sd card I have and had to answer myself.

The following questions come to mind here:
Did these problems not show up in the test scenarios?
Wouldn’t EXT4 instead of FAT32 be the better file system for the sd card?
Why do many answers here contain “maybe” or “possibly”?
Why many questions not answered here?

I repeat my unanswered questions:
Is there an error routine for errors on the external sd card?
Can you start this copy job manually to see possible error messages?

The only person that can really answer those questions is @Abhishek.

The external card is supposed to be fat32, and the files are copied on boot or when the card is removed and reinserted (whenever mounted basically).

Uh! Only one person knows the system?
Where is the documentation for the system?

Since he is the one that is coding everything, yes there is one guy. The wiki (link at top of page) and forum has all the documentation available.

So there is no documentation on the structure of the system?

Where is the bug tracking system for this project? I wanted to document some bugs.

@Abhishek
@Syed

I repeat my question:
Where is the bug tracking system for this project? I wanted to document some bugs.

@Robert Sorry about not responding earlier. You can submit the bug here:

1 Like

@Syed Thank your the link. I’ll work my way through it.

https://github.com/Othernet-Project

@Syed
This git project only contains the GUI (OS.js) - right?

Is it possible to submit bug reports for all parts of Dreamcatcher/Skylark here?

Or do you have to search for the appropriate repository in each case? (This would have nothing to do with quality management).

Where can I report bugs in the hardware?

BTW: I have looked at some projects on https://github.com/Othernet-Project/. Many commits are years old. I also didn’t find an overview of how which projects work together.

1 Like

It’s just a place to collect all Dreamcatcher/Skylark/Othernet bugs for now. There is no comprehensive document which shows how everything fits together—yet.