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RPi bullseye install issue

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RPi bullseye install issue

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When installing a fresh version of bullseye (or running an upgrade) you may encounter a sudden slowdown of everything. Installing literally takes hours.

The cause of this may be that your Pi gets into a loop shouting every minute:
to install the screen reader, press control alt space
If you are using a headless install you probably won't notice until you look into the journal and htop and Google around or plug in earphones and listen. This belongs to the VNC server asfaik and if you boot into the VNC you have a problem even if you run headless. To switch this off is actually a requirement to get a good performance of your Pi.

To switch it off once do the following:

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ps -eaf | grep wiz
which results in something like:
    Schermafbeelding 2022-01-10 125234.jpg
      Then kill the piwiz process by the following command (note you have to use the pid on your machine):

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      sudo kill -9 810
      This frees your RPi from a resource eating monster delaying everything you do.
      This immediately lets you get your work done in the sprint your RPi takes.

      To prevent this from ever happening again uninstall it:

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      sudo rm -f /etc/xdg/autostart/piwiz.desktop
      Pfff.... that was a relief :roll:
      The ever brilliant person who activated this should be...
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      CMX build 3182 ● Ecowitt GW1100/WS80/WH40 ● RPi 3B+ ● Raspberry OS 5.10.103 ● Mono
      CMX build 40xx ● Ecowitt GW1100/WS80/WH40 ● RPi 4B ● Raspberry OS 5.15.32 ● .NET 6.0.1
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