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Old 10-09-2016, 04:32 PM   #1
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Lost prompt in Putty


As a (rather aged) newbie I have been successfully using Putty and Tightvnc to replicate my Raspberry Pi screen on my Win10 desktop.

Now, with no changes to the Putty configuration, Putty connects to my Raspberry Pi but without either a login or command prompt - only an upright green rectangle and will not accept any input. How can I get the prompt back? I have rebooted both machines but without any change to the Putty problem.
 
Old 10-11-2016, 01:02 AM   #2
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Can you ping the R.Pi by IP address? You could also do a port scan with nmap to see if there is a listening SSH server.
 
Old 10-11-2016, 05:16 AM   #3
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Putty connects...
How can OP investigate what's running, without any console? [My Newbie 'HowTo...' LinuxQuestion!]
For example, if I 'broke' something, such that: sshd runs ok, but can't start/fork a shell (and just leaves the connection connected).
Do SingleBoardComputers have any way to have a console?

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Old 10-11-2016, 05:37 AM   #4
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Do SingleBoardComputers have any way to have a console?
http://elinux.org/RPi_Serial_Connection
 
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:00 AM   #5
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Lost prompt in Putty

Hi, ferrari,
thanks for your interest - however, problem solved in the simplest way. Although I had rebooted the Pi several times without success I was encouraged to reboot again just in case previous boot had, for some reason, not been complete.

So I rebooted Pi again and to my surprise the prompt was back and I could login and open Tightvnc successfully. Don't know what or how but shows that the simplest ways sometime solve the problem. Been in and out several times and all still working well.

Thanks again
 
Old 10-11-2016, 06:20 AM   #6
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Cool! WELCOME cwmwlyrallt to LQ! Great to hear of your "Pi"!
p.s. don't forget to mark this Thread as "Solved" (Thread Tools, at top).

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Old 10-11-2016, 12:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for the update.
 
  


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