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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2018, 09:23:14 PM »
Can you check for transmit errors on your sending device or for receive errors in the 'ifconfig' section of the FPP Troubleshooting Commands page?
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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2018, 05:24:26 AM »
absolutely! Once i get home tonight from work ill fire it back up and send over any data you need to try and see whats going on. thanks!!

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2018, 06:20:50 AM »
Are you still running your setup without the USB to ethernet adapter?

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2018, 06:27:28 AM »
yes, right now I'm using the BBB just to test since it shows me the if there are errors in the status area, the Pi does not show that, at least i can see now why the bottom half (universe 84-144) always looks delayed at times

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2018, 06:29:20 AM »



At this point, I think I'd be most interested in seeing the actual setups on both sides.   Thus, the entire backup zip from the "FPP Backup" option as well as the xlights_*.xml files from xLights.      I cannot reproduce your issue at all.   I have 3 BBB's and 2 PocketBeagles (one on Wifi and one wired via USB ethernet) and the only one that I can get any significant e1.31 errors with is the PocketBeagle on the USB ethernet.   I think there is a problem with the USB ethernet driver in Linux as I can only get about 25Mb/s with it despite it connecting a Gigabit to the switch (compared to 59Mb/s with the USB Wifi, and 76Mb/s via onboard ethernet connecting at 100Mb/s). 


I suppose you could try that as well.   From the command prompt, run "sudo apt-get install speedtest-cli" and then "sudo speedtest-cli".   That runs the internet speed test so assuming you internet connection is faster than the Beaglebone connection it should provide some useful info, maybe.
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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #65 on: February 14, 2018, 06:35:06 AM »
I can send all the info tonight and try speed tests, I have another BBB also so i can try both. all the equipment is new and i have now tried 2 different routers and 1 brand new switch, all throwing errors

at this point i don't even have the octoscroller hooked up, just running the BBB out of a switch that my laptop is connected to, nothing else

not sure if its even possible but would you like to remote into my pc tonight to see it all? zoom maybe?

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #66 on: February 14, 2018, 06:55:05 AM »
It seems to me that part of your problem might be trying to send all the data both in and out through the same port.
I have my panel connected to the pi through the USB to ethernet adapter and I'm not having problems.
When I plugged my color light card into my Show Network to do the initial setup and started up LED vision I noticed it flooded the whole network with data and lit up everything.

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #67 on: February 14, 2018, 06:57:37 AM »
but with the BBB i can't use that adapter so i only have 1 port to use. Plus even with the Pi and the adapter the screen was still breaking up when playing through Bridge mode

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #68 on: February 14, 2018, 07:03:29 AM »
Was that before or after you took the router out of the equation?
My setup is computer> switch> Pi's built-in ethernet> USB ethernet adapter> color light card.
I have all static IP addresses and no router.

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #69 on: February 14, 2018, 07:06:34 AM »
Was that before or after you took the router out of the equation?
My setup is computer> switch> Pi's built-in ethernet> USB ethernet adapter> color light card.
I have all static IP addresses and no router.


after. I have computer> switch> Pi's built-in ethernet> USB ethernet adapter> color light card. also and the image still broke up meaning there are errors but the Pi doesn't show in the status the error count so i went to the BBB so i can see, always at U84 and up it gets hammered with errors, last night after like 20 minutes i have 1200 errors on each universe 84-144

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #70 on: February 14, 2018, 07:30:57 AM »
Are you always sending data from the same source?
I would probably try a different computer or use that USB to ethernet adapter off of the laptop to see if you get a different results.
And don't forget to try different cables.
And you do have xlights setup with a static IP?
You know it's probably going to come down to just one weak link. So what do all of your setups have in common.

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2018, 07:37:49 AM »
Are you always sending data from the same source?
I would probably try a different computer or use that USB to ethernet adapter off of the laptop to see if you get a different results.
And don't forget to try different cables.
And you do have xlights setup with a static IP?
You know it's probably going to come down to just one weak link. So what do all of your setups have in common.


I have tried a totally different computer (macbook) and same exact results.
I have the laptops on a static (192.168.1.1) and setup XLights unicast to the address of the BBB or Pi (192.168.1.150 BBB and 151 Pi) depending on what I'm testing with


all the cables are new but i will try and swap them out too, i have a few at work i can bring home today


Using the USB/ethernet adapter on the PC has the same errors too. The adapter does not wrk on my macbook though being its an ancient white one, lol... I am also bringing my macbook pro home from work today so thats another i can test with and do a setup in XLights and FPP from scratch
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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #72 on: February 14, 2018, 03:52:18 PM »
Can you check for transmit errors on your sending device or for receive errors in the 'ifconfig' section of the FPP Troubleshooting Commands page?


this is what i see in ifconfig - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ce6aqpe2do9hlzs/ifconfig.png?dl=0



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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #73 on: February 14, 2018, 04:02:39 PM »



At this point, I think I'd be most interested in seeing the actual setups on both sides.   Thus, the entire backup zip from the "FPP Backup" option as well as the xlights_*.xml files from xLights.      I cannot reproduce your issue at all.   I have 3 BBB's and 2 PocketBeagles (one on Wifi and one wired via USB ethernet) and the only one that I can get any significant e1.31 errors with is the PocketBeagle on the USB ethernet.   I think there is a problem with the USB ethernet driver in Linux as I can only get about 25Mb/s with it despite it connecting a Gigabit to the switch (compared to 59Mb/s with the USB Wifi, and 76Mb/s via onboard ethernet connecting at 100Mb/s). 


I suppose you could try that as well.   From the command prompt, run "sudo apt-get install speedtest-cli" and then "sudo speedtest-cli".   That runs the internet speed test so assuming you internet connection is faster than the Beaglebone connection it should provide some useful info, maybe.


Here is a zip file containing the FPP backup and my new xlights folder - https://www.dropbox.com/s/3nxpn35u2idmhgu/files%20for%20fpp.zip?dl=0


ran the speed test



login as: fpp
fpp@192.168.1.150's password:
Linux FPP 4.14.13-ti-r25 #1 SMP Thu Jan 11 22:15:58 UTC 2018 armv7l

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fpp@FPP:~$ sudo apt-get install speedtest-cli
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  speedtest-cli
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
Need to get 19.1 kB of archives.
After this operation, 85.0 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main armhf speedtest-cli all 1.0.0-1                                                             [19.1 kB]
Fetched 19.1 kB in 0s (66.9 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package speedtest-cli.
(Reading database ... 156194 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../speedtest-cli_1.0.0-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking speedtest-cli (1.0.0-1) ...
Setting up speedtest-cli (1.0.0-1) ...
fpp@FPP:~$ sudo speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Testing from Verizon Fios (68.129.18.155)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by AT&T (New York City, NY) [55.28 km]: 30.582 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 40.75 Mbit/s
Killed
fpp@FPP:~$ ^C
fpp@FPP:~$
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 04:12:44 PM by brichi »

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Re: Colorlight board with BeagleBone possibility?
« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2018, 05:22:18 PM »





LOL... you found a bug... The code on master doesn't add the *input* configuration to the backup.  :)     Captain?   

 

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