What is the problem?
On booting up Octopi and trying to log in using a web browser I usually am greeted with:
"The OctoPrint server is currently not running" message
A grey screen
"OctoPrint is still starting up, please wait..." then "Looks like something went wrong during startup, the server is gone again. You should check `octoprint.log' "
What did you already try to solve it?
fresh install onto the SD card - makes no difference
ran an update and upgrade in the terminal (suggested but a post I cant find) I cannot quite remember the exact command but it was something like "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade" It took a long while but performed and update and upgrade. this made no difference.
enter "sudo reboot" and try again or "sudo shutdown" unplug then plug back in.
If I do this enough times (20 or more) I can occasionally get into the web interface
Is there a way to get Octopi to reliably boot without having to go through this time consuming process? It can literally take hours of doing this to get it to boot up properly.
Entering "octoprint.log" or "serial.log" into the terminal gives "-bash: octoprint.log: command not found" and "-bash: serial.log: command not found" and doesn't show the log file.
Additional information about your setup (Connected via Ethernet cable to network, OctoPrint version 1.3.12, OctoPi version 0.17.0, Raspberry Pi 1, Balco 3D Touch printer (Wanhao duplicator i3 plus clone), Balco firmware that came with it, Firefox (Ubuntu), Chrome (Mac OS), Firefox (Mac OS) Ubuntu 19.10 and Mac OS 10.15.2, ... as much data as possible)