Great James. Thank you for your kind information.
I’m only working at night (my daytime job is something complete different… ;o)).
Although you mentions kolibri may be the future, I would like to keep with ka-lite for the moment, as it’s almost same as my previous distribution, and straight forward for any update…
In fact, I also have a doubt about the link between power supply and the wifi server.
When I have trouble with the WIFI, ifconfig still shows that it’s working fine.
Although I can’t detect the WIFI signal on my all other devices.
Initially, I started with a 16 GB sd card. I installed the RACHEL with your script and managed to install also owncloud, blynk server, MQTT server, etc.
Then just before switching off, I re-enabled the sd card /root partition expansion with raspi-config at the next boot up.
Once switched off, I have created a new image of this SD card, and duplicated onto 128GB sd card. From which, I ran a script to install all modules.
Then, I found at the end that the WIFI disappears.
So, my suspect so far were;
(1) making smaller size sd card and then expanding to bigger card introduces some inconsistency
(2) one or more modules interact with WIFI system, which then switches off due to some internal conflict
(3) kolibri & ka-lite & zim … servers conflict somehow…
(4) power supply is not strong enough to power the RPI 3B+ consumption
So basically too many variables and I do not have a clear insight of what your script / install is relying on…
Let me dig into it for some more time and come back to you.
Any suggestion that you may propose would be greatly appreciated.