Hello all, I have some questions getting Renard/FPP working/talking to each other. (which so far no luck)
First, for hardware I have the following:
Renard Plus 32 controller (2 actually, but only 1 is setup, the other I'm not quite done with)
A USB-RS485 Dongle
A Pi B+ running FPP (I let it upgrade to v1.9 Friday)
As far as I know the Renard works (I've followed the instructions for programming its IC & everything said it was successful there. I get a power LED & blinking status LED)
I believe I am doing things right, but I'm not sure 'it' is working as it should..
I log into the Pi/FPP,
then select "Input/Output Setup" -> "Channel Outputs"
then scroll down to "Other Outputs"
On my main computer (older desktop with Windows/FireFox) if I click "Add" *nothing* happens -- I'm assuming this is a bug in its 'website' that prevents FPP from working with some FireFox's?
On my laptop (still Windows, but newer, and PaleMoon(a FireFox variant)browser) "Add" works giving a line to select a type... fo for the rest of this we'll go with thelaptop.
I select 'Renard', click "Active" put "Start Ch" as 1 (or should this be 0?), "Channel Count" to 32, "Port" to ttyUSB0, "Speed" I leave at 57600, and 8N1.
then I click "Save", it says it saves, but I'm not sure it actually does?
it says restart required so I click "Restart FPPD", here too it says FPPD restarted & the restart required line disappears.
Next I go to "Status/Control" -> "Display Testing"
Then set start channel to 1, end channel to 32 (and everything else as default)
then click "Enable Test Mode" and.... nothing
Should I atleast get something?
Anything on the Pi like a flashing green?
A RX/TX on the Renard?
If I go back to "Input/Output Setup" -> "Channel Outputs"
what I added there is gone
shouldn't it save?
Anyone have any ideas? or maybe this is answered somewhere already?