Complete raspberry pi virgin here.
Received starter kit today. Plugged Noobs SD in, USB keyboard and USB mouse in centre USB socket stack and connected usb micro power after HDMI. Everything booted up to desktop screen as expected.
Proceeded to play along with the " Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners" videos using the terminal for inputs. Got to “1.5 Staying Updated”. Did the update/upgrade downloads using a hardwired ethernet connection. After a long, long time, it finished without any complaints. I then thought I should “reboot”. The unit then locked up. Mouse frozen, keyboard unresponsive. Waited several minutes and then had to pull power.
Ever since I now get a very quick message in top left hand corner saying “[ 1.931599 ] Module length 26136 truncated” and it then produces the desktop screen and freezes. Pulling the micro usb power plug and replacing it and using the “shift” key gets it to a functional desktop but without a enabled speaker icon in top right of icon bar. (surely this is not the recommended power cycling method?) And IDLE 2 seems to have disappeared from the menu, but maybe my memory is faulty.
Did I do something wrong in expecting that a software upgrade would actually work without this disaster. Not very impressed so far I am tempted to say.
What do I do now? Remember I am a virgin with the raspberry pi, but have many many years using and designing AVR products.