Okay, I kept at it and now things are working just fine! I'm not sure what I did that was different. I know that I started clean, applied the update and then did this:
- delete /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
- edit /lib/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules and remove eth*|wlan*| from
# device name whitelist
I configured ethernet after that, cold booted (system still hung a few times) until I could bring up the linux terminal and type these commands:
ifconfig eth0 up
ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.50/24
route add default gw 192.168.0.1
(these values are for my router setup)
I cold booted again and networking was functioning, and I didn't experience problems. I decided to be brave and try the system setup and change to wifi. This time wifi worked and I still didn't experience problems!
I have to say that the way this is configured is amazing! I am learning about tools and ideas for setting up an Atari system that I have never known about, and I have been doing this for a very long time. Again, just amazing!
Now, since I am running this on a pi-top laptop, I would love to see a tool to show the battery life. I would also like to be able to easily switch to another wifi network. I started doing a little research about how to do this on the linux side. It looks like there may be some scripts to run from bash that would provide these functions.
One last thing - I think that the PHWeather location saves when I input it on my Falcon, but the location is not saving with beePi.