There is an issue with release 02_06_00 affecting certain ALPHA auto-update users.
So far there have been three reported incidences and at least two were older units that have an incompatibility in the config.txt file.
This will be fixed shortly and a new release substituted, but once encountered, it must be fixed by manually editing the config.txt file. You can do this by carefully removing the SDcard and mounting in another computer. Either upload the file to me in a PM and I’ll fix it, or edit it yourself if you understand the JSON format:
You will probably have had an uploader to Emoncms, or possibly influxDB that was removed or changed two years ago or more. There will be a first level Json element called “server” that should be removed. After editing it out, I recommend checking the file with Json Lint before replacing on the SDcard and restarting.
This affects only users who participate in the ALPHA auto-upgrade class and by doing so have implicitely agreed to help test new releases. There is a skill level implied in subscribing to this early release program.
It does look as if, once the config was fixed, your unit downgraded back to 02_05_12. The only explanation I can come up with is that the file it downloads to determine the current release is cached with Cloudflare. So apparently you got an older version of the file. However you had to have gotten the newer version when your unit went to 02_06_00. Very odd, but not out of the realm of possibility as it appears you are in Australia, the land of weird internet.
At some point I expect your IoTaWatt will go back to 02_06_00. That should be uneventful now that your config has been repaired. If you still have a copy of the old config that caused the problem, could you upload to me in a PM so I can test all of the reported failures against the fixes I’m making?
Thanks for posting about this issue. My alpha-configured IoTaWatt had stopped responding yesterday, and when after a couple of tentative reboots I came to reach out here and found the solution already posted.
Longest part of the repair was digging around in my closet for an SDcard reader.
Je rencontre un problème similaire mon unité clignote vert en permanence
J’ai sorti la carte SD pour la lire depuis mon PC mais impossible de rentrer dedans
Pensez vous que la carte puisse etre HS.
J’ai d’autre carte SD vierge mais je n’arrive pas à trouver ou télécharger le soft d’origine.
Quelqu’un pourrait m’aider ?
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I am having a similar problem my unit is flashing green continuously
I took out the SD card to read it from my PC but couldn’t get into it
Do you think the card could be out of order.
I have another blank SD card, but I cannot find or download the original software.
Can anyone help me?
The Mac may have something to do with your problem. I don’t have a Mac, but others have had trouble with SD cards reading and writing on Macs. The IoTaWatt requires a FAT32 format and file system. Your Mac may not have been able to read the original card for that reason.
I said in the beginning that the reported symptoms are not consistent with SDcard failure. You might try mounting the original SDcard on a PC to see if it is indeed faulty. If you can read it there, please make a copy of the last few hundred lines of the message log in /iotawatt/iotamsgs.txt. With that I may be able to determine if there is a different problem.
The files that you downloaded from the SD folder on github should be copied directly to the root of the SD card. I think you are saying the config.txt is in /SD/config.txt and it should be in /config.txt.
je pense que j’avais fait une erreur
j’avais copier tous ce que j’avais téléchargé depuis github
maintenant je n’ai mis que les fichiers qui était dans le dossier SD.
Je les ai tous mis à la racine, est ce bien cela que je dois faire ?
maintenant ca clignote vert rapidement mais tjs pas possible de me connecter
Je te mets le fichier msgs iotamsgs.txt (135.6 KB)