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Offline ebrown19721972

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Standalone mode, explain please
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:23:20 PM »
I have built an 8 panel p10 matrix. I am using a beaglebone black and have the newest image of fpp. Everything has tested just fine. I am one of the rare and few still using LOR and everything works fine in S5. The matrix will only be used as a tune to announcement sign. I am thinking that standalone mode would be the way to go with this. I am a little confused on how standalone mode works. During a show will the software tell the beaglebone that It's time to turn on? Or does the beaglebone need a battery connected for real time to work on it? I just need clarification on exactly how standalone mode works. Please let me know. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Standalone mode, explain please
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 08:51:26 PM »
To operate standalone it will need a sequence and a schedule added and if the BBB has no access to the net to access a time server then it will need a battery backed RTC that has to be configured and set. Alternately you can set the schedule to start at 12:01am and it will thus start your schedule 1 minute after you power it up as without a time server or clock FPP will set the time to 12:00am when it powers up. If you are leaving the BBB powered up for the duration then you could manually set the clock on it and run a real schedule.
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Re: Standalone mode, explain please
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 09:46:49 AM »
You are planning to do exactly what I did last year.  My unit does have access via wifi to the internet so did not need an RTC.  I have my sign turn on 30 minutes before the start of the show and turn off 30 minutes after the show ends.  I have the show hours in the mix of messages so those that come early or late can see why the show is not running at that point in time.  Here is a video of my sign, the message just loops endlessly.  I'm debating whether to make it part of my sequences and then I could show the music info, but that would make all my sequences significantly larger which is why I did it standalone last year.

https://youtu.be/Zw_BfHNd8Kg
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