I’m running the current release of OSMC on a Raspberry Pi 3B. I’ve had some trouble recently with the RPi dropping wireless connectivity, but this seems to have resolved itself. Because of the trouble I’ve had, however, I routinely ping the RPi from my laptop or desktop Windows computer and, from time to time, SSH into the Pi to run iperf. For the past month or so, I’ve had no trouble doing so.
Two days ago, when I attempted to use OSMC on the Pi, it was “hung” on one of the screens and would not respond to keyboard input (I use Flirc with a remote control. This has worked well for at least two years.) There was a message on that screen indicating that something had been happening with NextPVR. Regrettably, I did not write that message down.
I pinged the Pi and and was able to reach it and got the normal response. I then tried to SSH into it, planning to restart the media center. I’ve always used PuTTY to SSH, and it’s always worked well. On this occasion, though, I got no response from the RPi. Normally, I get a request for username and password, but this time, I got nothing. I tried running PuTTY on two different computers with the same non-result.
After failing to SSH into the RPi, I unplugged the power and plugged it back in. The Pi rebooted, OSMC restarted, and all was well. I was able to ping the Pi and SSH into it successfully. I didn’t think to take a log at that time, but I did so several hours later. It’s here: http://paste.osmc.tv/mijosozeqe I hope it’s helpful.
I’m very curious why I was able to ping the Pi successfully but was unable to SSH into it.
Thanks for any help.