I just got my Pi-Top 24 hours ago and so I followed the instructions and assembled it this morning before I went to work. It was a lot of fun putting the pieces together! Of course, when I turned it on, it couldn't work could it?
Here is what it does on power-up. I've already made a ticket, but I wanted to share it here lest someone else ran into the same problem.
Thanks for your time and help.
I dug in and did some more research namely plugging the RP3B+ into my TV and the same result. As it turns out, the pitop software DOES NOT WORK with the RP3B+. I was able to get Raspbian and Kali Linux working. I'm a total newb - having avoiding linux for decades because I just don't understand it. I'm trying again, but it sucks when you know nothing and don't know where to start.
I bought a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and tried to use it on the Pi-Top v2 laptop.
The current issue I am having is that wlan0 and wlan1 is not showing up at all on the interface list when doing an "ifconfig".
By way of history, when the Pi3B+ was installed, the system froze on the rainbow screen and the power light on the Pi3B+ was signallaling S-O-S.
I downloaded the Pi-Top Polaris image from https://pi-top.com/products/os#download . This also failed to boot.
I had to re-install the Pi3B using the recently flashed Polaris image and issue the following:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
I then swapped out the the Pi3B for the Pi3B+ and used the updated SD card. Boots up (Yay!)
Ethernet interface picked up an IP address but not a gateway :-(
After setting the interface to dhcp and not manual - wired connectivity is sorted. :-)
However, wireless interface wlan0 and wlan1 are listed in the configuration but are not listed after an ifconfig.
So I got past the tye-dye issue and got a network problem.
As a newbie noob of the linux world, I'm beginning to grasp things and actually I was surprised that I understood what you're doing and I think it's a brilliant solution! My problem is a catch 22 because I don't have any other RP except the 3B+. Would you be willing to create a copy of your image for me and either make it available to download or put it on a flash drive for me? I'd be willing to reimburse on some level as I don't expect anything for nothing and when someone helps you out, appreciation should always be shown.
Brilliant solution and tip my hat in your direction. Way to go!
I should also add that a rep with Pi-Top did contact me in an email and assured me they are working on a compatible version of the Pi-Top OS for the RPB3+. It will be available to download as soon as they are done with it. I've got Re4son's version of Kali Linux running on mine with his downloadable image and even though others more in the know have taken issue with it, it works fine for me. I can surf the net with firefox and use the open office clone software. I haven't found much else I can do with it other than use it as a learning tool, but with time I'm hopeful I can get off the windows bandwagon. I don't like where it's going and my disgust mounts slowly each day. I really really really wish the creator of Irfanview would make a linux version so I didn't have to learn GIMP and I'd like to find an Outlook Express version 6 clone (which I'm running under Windows 7.) I'm old school and I like my simpler programs without all the bs bloat. I want my emails downloaded to my machine where I can control them and not be subject to some lethargic, bloated webmail service. It drives me nuts. I only mention all of this as its my impetus for switching to the RP3B+/Pi-Top combo. Back in the day, we referred to people such as myself as a lamer. I admit that I am, but hopefully by keeping an open mind, I can learn linux enough to keep myself happy and keep my productivity levels high.
Hey thanks for your reply! I hadn't given any thought about the additional software needed for the pi-top hub so I downloaded your pi-top image. I'll give it a shot when my sd cards show up later this week. I couldn't figure out what the different pi-top versions were and thanks to your message, I finally understood that I have the V1 with the piece of sliding plexiglas. Version 2 looks pretty cool too - more like a traditional laptop would look. They really need to come up with some kind of add-on to carry the USB ports out to the edge of the pi-top. I think that would really finish it off nice. I had to clearance a little bit of plastic on mine so I could get the wireless adapter to plug in the side.