RPI 3 didn't boot with RTL_SDR V3

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jovo0911
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RPI 3 didn't boot with RTL_SDR V3

Post by jovo0911 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:32 pm

I became my ordered rtl-sdr V3. Should be a simple change - old stick out new stick in - But it will not work on my Raspberry 3. The Raspberry will not boot with the new stick!

So I configured a complet new system (Stretch lite) on a RPI 3+ it boots without any problems ....
Same sd card in the RPI3 - it will not boot!

The old system (Debian Stretch) on the RPI 3 with a "normal" DVB-T Stick runs fine for month.

Any ideas where I can search or whats going wrong?

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Re: RPI 3 didn't boot with RTL_SDR V3

Post by rtlsdrblog » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:01 am

That's odd. The V3 uses a little extra power compared to the other dongles, but it shouldn't be so much as to cause it to not boot.

Can you see if the dongle runs normally on a PC? If not it would indicate that it's faulty.

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Re: RPI 3 didn't boot with RTL_SDR V3

Post by jovo0911 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:51 pm

What do you mean with run "normaly"

on my other Raspberry 3+ it works more or less. It's more warm than the RPI - the message rate (dump1090-fa) was not so high as with the cheap DVB-T stick.

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Re: RPI 3 didn't boot with RTL_SDR V3

Post by rtlsdrblog » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:36 am

I mean does it work on the PC as expected, or does it randomly stop, have unexpectedly poor sensitivity etc.

With all dongles there is a chip to chip variance on the R820T2 chips which is what almost all dongles use. So some will be slightly more sensitive than others.

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Re: RPI 3 didn't boot with RTL_SDR V3

Post by jovo0911 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:29 pm

it seems that the stick work. My mac was booting with the stick.
My problem - it will not boot the RPi 3!.
Next day's I'll build up RPI zero to test if that will boot up.
And the performance is not better as a "normal" cheap stickI

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