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  • 4DPi-24-HAT Rainbow at boot on clean install after loading kernel

    Maybe I'm missing something obvious to everyone else that seems to have this working, but I followed the instructions on the included pamphlet for my pi3 and had no success whatsoever. After a bit of digging on this forum I found that people had success with this, but most did not on the pi3. I found where James_4DSystems stated that the latest kernel was 4.1.19 Kernel. So,I did the following:

    logged in via ssh
    sudo rasps-config, and expanded the file system

    sudo -s
    tar -xzvf 4d-hats_4-1-10_v1.0.tar.gz -C /

    What am I missing?

  • #2

    Hi Robcollie,

    Good day. Welcome to the forum.

    Thank you for using 4D Systems products.

    Please follow this steps.

    Installing Kernel Package on Raspberry Pi 3.

    1. Download the latest rpi jessie image from
    2. Put the image on the micro SD Card
    3. Put the micro Sd card on the RPi and power on
    4. Connect your rpi to the router to access the internet
    5. If you already have internet access, update and upgrade your RPi.
    6. When the update and upgrade were finished, reboot the rpi.
    7. When RPi boot up and internet connection is established, download the 4DPi hats kernel package.Open Terminal

    On Terminal:

    8. When download complete, Check if you downloaded the file completely, it should be 41340790. if complete. untar the package.

    On Terminal:
    ls -l
    sudo tar -xzvf 4d-hats_4-4-9_v1.0.tar.gz -C /

    9. Finally, you can shutdown the rpi and put the 4DPi hats on it.
    10. Power On the RPi.




    • #3
      I know how to install a kernel package. What I wasn't able to find previously is that it wasn't the current supported kernel. I downloaded the current kernel 4d-hats_4-4-9_v1.0 from the given link, and have no further issues.