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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Can't Boot Pi w/o Ethernet
« Last post by pixelpuppy on Today at 10:10:56 AM »
Dan,

Thanks for your rapid response! I ran the command as you specified (with an added 'sudo'), and it did seem to successfully force the RPi to skip waiting for an eth IP, but Murphy is here to make sure that it doesn't fully resolve my issue. I very much assumed the two sides of what I was seeing were related to the same thing (hanging at boot, waiting for Eth IP / not auto-running show until Eth connection is present), but even though it skips waiting for ConnMann on boot now, it still refuses to auto-play its show until I plug it in to an eth network.

I'm going to keep digging, but as it stands right now, I am still in need of a solution for how to make it auto-run the show without having an ethernet connection. I don't know why I'm just now seeing this problem, as I could swear I've had a few FPPs set up with nothing but an LOR or other USB-type channel out, not using E1.31 or Art-Net.

If anyone has seen this issue specifically, or knows a work-around, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks!

This sounds like a Time/RTC issue.  If they are standalone without a network connection then you need some other way to get the time.  The Falcon PiCap has an RTC on it that can be used, or there are other RTC-only options for the Pi.  IF you don't have a network connection and you don't have an RTC then FPP won't know the current time to start a scheduled playlist.

If you just want it to always run, regardless of the true time, then just make sure your schedule has a start date of 2014-01-01 and an end date of 2099-12-31 and start time of 00:00:00 and end time of 24:00:00.  Also make sure  your playlist is set to repeat.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Can't Boot Pi w/o Ethernet
« Last post by TastyHamSandwich on Today at 09:58:36 AM »
Dan,

Thanks for your rapid response! I ran the command as you specified (with an added 'sudo'), and it did seem to successfully force the RPi to skip waiting for an eth IP, but Murphy is here to make sure that it doesn't fully resolve my issue. I very much assumed the two sides of what I was seeing were related to the same thing (hanging at boot, waiting for Eth IP / not auto-running show until Eth connection is present), but even though it skips waiting for ConnMann on boot now, it still refuses to auto-play its show until I plug it in to an eth network.

I'm going to keep digging, but as it stands right now, I am still in need of a solution for how to make it auto-run the show without having an ethernet connection. I don't know why I'm just now seeing this problem, as I could swear I've had a few FPPs set up with nothing but an LOR or other USB-type channel out, not using E1.31 or Art-Net.

If anyone has seen this issue specifically, or knows a work-around, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks!
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Configuring WS2811 on GPIO
« Last post by gadgetsmith on Today at 04:42:46 AM »
Did you start with the Pi image from this thread?

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Efalconchristmas%2Ecom%2Fforum%2Findex%2Ephp%3Ftopic%3D9175%2E0&share_tid=9175&share_fid=64886&share_type=t

This image has a different kernel than the earlier march release.  Updating the March image has led others to FPPD not starting, and using this image has solved the problem.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Install FPP on a non Raspberry Pi board
« Last post by skynet35 on Today at 12:42:24 AM »
Hi, I followed all your really good job on the orange pi, it's really cool  :) .Does anyone has already created SD image of his sytem to share it the group?I've only one problem with mind, i can see SPI-WS-281x on channel output, but on status card, FPPD never start, and I don't know why.I've Orange Pi zero H2
Thanks for your help
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F16V3 Pixel Controller / Re: F16V3 and wifi support?
« Last post by sklankowski on July 22, 2018, 08:22:48 PM »
Checking in, seeing if the F16V3 (F4V3 as well) will have wifi support and slave mode capabilities this season.  Decisions to be made on purchase of Raspberry Pis for now. 
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F48 Pixel Controller / Re: Quite impressed
« Last post by algerdes on July 22, 2018, 08:17:44 PM »
Just spent two days in advanced xLights classes with Keith (which included the xScheduler information), as well as the three days at the Expo sitting in on several sessions.
 
"Impressed" is somewhat of an understatement.


 :)
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Configuring WS2811 on GPIO
« Last post by piman on July 22, 2018, 08:09:30 PM »
I forgot to add that the new version has the same result, nothing.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Configuring WS2811 on GPIO
« Last post by piman on July 22, 2018, 08:08:31 PM »
BTW I noticed there was an upgrade available so I upgraded to  v2.x-master-628-gb4b84f26 (master branch).  It wouldn't start fppd and after troubleshooting it was looking for a config file in /home/pi instead of /home/fpp so I executed "ln -s fpp pi" and it started.

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Falcon Player (FPP) / Configuring WS2811 on GPIO
« Last post by piman on July 22, 2018, 06:44:34 PM »
Hey everyone,

I'm new to this and made a couple of rookie mistakes but I made it this far and still running into problems.  I wont waste anyone's time on my earlier mistakes but here is my current situation...

I have a pi3b+ and running  v2.x-master-509-g338042bf (master branch)
I'm trying to make it work with Rextin 500PCS WS2811 Pixels Digital Addressable LED String Lights Waterproof RGB Full Color 12mm 5V

I connected a 5V power supply at the end of the string and at the beginning of the string I connected the data to pin 12 GPIO 18 on the pi and the ground to pin 25.  Theres 26 pixels in the strand.

On the channel output tab I selected Pi Pixel Strings with the following information

Output Enabled:
RPIWS281X Output
    Port  Description  Start Channel  Pixel Count Group Count End Channel Direction Color Order Null Nodes Zig Zag Bright-ness Gamma
1)   1    test            1                    26              1                 78                Forward  RGB           0                0         100%         1.0



I go to channel testing and check the enable test mode box and nothing.  After a long time keeping it on, the first pixel does light up and slowly changes colors and then the 2nd one lights up but we're talking hours.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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Well, I got it figured out and it was pretty easy.

Just making a script to do what I want it to do. Writing it out here helped me to figure out the logic!
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