Help - Drivers not working

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Tldr: can't add new connectors. Seems something is wrong with the drivers

So I set up my reef-pi almost 4 years ago, and has been running since then, with only minor connection issues. Recently I have been unable to connect and at the suggestion of someone on github I was going to try a new SD card. I was unable to transfer the image of my setup to a new sd card. I did a fresh install following the adafruit guides, and restored from a backup from 3 years ago. Luckily I only made a few changes to the setup between then and now. I am using the Goby board https://www.tindie.com/products/ranthalion/ml-reef-pi-hat-goby/

However I am running into a few problems, and since its been so long since I set it up, I have forgotten a lot of what needs to be done.
The issue is: whenever I am trying to add something to the connectors, it gives me this error

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Going to the inlets driver dropdown has no options
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And the outlets driver dropdown only has the PCA9685 but no pins
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I havent changed any hardware, so in theory I felt like everything should just work again. When I check i2cdetect it appears the PCA9685 is connected.
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And the drivers appear in the configuration setup.
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Anyone have any ideas of what might be wrong?
 

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There may be an issue running Reef-Pi on the latest version (Raspbian 12 Bookworm) of the Raspberry Pi OS.
If you run
Code:
lsb_release -a
on your Pi, does it show you are running Bookworm? If so, you might try choosing the Legacy 32-bit Lite OS option in the Raspberry Pi Imager when creating your SD card. This should give you the previous version, Raspbian 11 Bullseye.
 
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There may be an issue running Reef-Pi on the latest version (Raspbian 12 Bookworm) of the Raspberry Pi OS.
If you run
Code:
lsb_release -a
on your Pi, does it show you are running Bookworm? If so, you might try choosing the Legacy 32-bit Lite OS option in the Raspberry Pi Imager when creating your SD card. This should give you the previous version, Raspbian 11 Bullseye.
Oh i am running bookworm, I will downgrade to bullseye and see if that helps.
 
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That seems to have fixed it! Thanks so much!

For future issues anyone may have, ill update this thread if it doesn't end up working.
 

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