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Falcon PiCap / Re: Fpp won't start
« Last post by Cam026 on February 19, 2017, 08:30:58 AM »
AAH! Thank you!! I did have a problem with my channel output configuration.  After getting the channel configuration correct the fppd is now running! Now onto my next challenge of getting a sequence running with xlights! ???   Thanks for the help AAH!
The Water Cooler / Re: Power Supply Connects
« Last post by Emuney18 on February 19, 2017, 06:39:29 AM »
I found the vendor, but was only large AWG wire. Further reseach shows it is K Class wire...designates the number of strands.
When you say large gauge are you referring to 0-4 awg?

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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Help with Countdown and clock Scritps
« Last post by trkeenan on February 19, 2017, 06:14:08 AM »
i got it working.  My model was incorrect.

The Water Cooler / Re: Power Supply Connects
« Last post by aknflyer on February 19, 2017, 01:33:03 AM »
I found the vendor, but was only large AWG wire. Further reseach shows it is K Class wire...designates the number of strands.
A quick search of K Class wire in 18 Awg found this:,or.&bvm=bv.147448319,d.cGw&tch=1&ech=1&psi=jVOpWLr5GciF0wLP-77oDg.1487491979413.17&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB1L_D3pvSAhWGjVQKHaZOCpU4PBDzAgjJATAF

Ebay turned up a few hits also.  Reccomend search K class wire.
F16v2 Pixel Controller / Re: F16V2R Firmware Upgrade Issue
« Last post by StickyWicket on February 18, 2017, 11:13:12 PM »
I upgraded both of my red boards when they were network connected.  I only used the usb method for my blue board which does not have a network upgrade option.  Not only were they network connected, but they were network connected to a Pi which was wirelessly connected to my show router.  Have you tried the network upgrade?

That is how I tried to upgrade both boards first, it said they were successful but the controllers didn't start back up. I can't use that method any longer with the second board as it will only allow boot loader mode.
Falcon PiCap / Re: Fpp won't start
« Last post by AAH on February 18, 2017, 11:04:05 PM »
Have you configured the channels and outputs so that it matches what you are after.
I haven't got a screenshot of what the channels page looks like but you'll need to have the output configured pretty much the same as the RPIWS281X setting in the below screenshot.
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: control Pi through cell phone
« Last post by ThreeSizes on February 18, 2017, 10:04:13 PM »
If you have trouble connecting to the FPP Access Point, it's probably an issue with WPA2 on the access point (when you try to connect you get a message along the lines of you have entered the wrong password). I've seen issues with some WiFi adapter's on the 1.8/1.9 baseline have issues for some reason with WPA2. It's less than ideal, but you may actually have to remove the PSK= from interface.wlan0 and run it in the open.

The patch I sent also adds support for WLAN1 as well (even through the GUI), so you can also try adding an USB WiFi Adapter as WLAN1. Just set WLAN0 to DHCP and remove the SSID/PSK and the set everything in the previous message for WLAN1 instead of WLAN0.
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: control Pi through cell phone
« Last post by ThreeSizes on February 18, 2017, 09:49:41 PM »
If you want to try turning your Pi into a Access Point do the following:

Before you start, check the "Enable Routing" option in the FPP GUI and make sure you have the network setup first. If you are using ETH0 for anything, it should be setup with a static address on a different subnet than WLAN0, otherwise leave it set to DHCP. You will want WLAN0 setup with a static address. When you activate the Access Point, it will base things on the IP Address, Subnet Mask, SSID, and PSK to create the access point. Regardless of what you set the IP address to, it will change it to .1 when in access point mode. So if you set it to, the Access Point will change it to Whatever you set for SSID/PSK will be what it uses to create the wireless network. If you don't set a PSK, it will create an unsecure open network which you don't want.

On your FPP, run the following commands as root to apply my patch:

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apt-get install wireless-regdb iw crda ipcalc haveged hostapd dnsmasq dnsmasq-base libnetfilter-conntrack3
update-rc.d hostapd disable
update-rc.d dnsmasq disable
cd /opt/fpp/scripts/
mv config_dns config_dns.bak && wget
mv config_network config_network.bak && wget
mv startup startup.bak &&
mv functions functions.bak &&

Once that is done, you will need to manually modify your /home/fpp/media/config/interface.wlan0 file since the GUI does not support the access point options. In interface.wlan0, change PROTO=static to PROTO=master to activate the access point on the next reboot. If you do not want the access point and want it to operate normally change PROTO= back to PROTO=static. Give the FPP a reboot and connect your phone to the new FPP access point. You can then access the FPP GUI by going to whatever IP address you specified for WLAN0, but replacing the last number with .1. If you have anything connected to ETH0 you can access them from your phone by just going to their assigned IP addresses. If ETH0 is connected to your home network and you Enable Routing, you will be able to access the Internet from your phone while connected to the FPP access point.

The Water Cooler / Re: Pine64 Revisit?
« Last post by CaptainMurdoch on February 18, 2017, 09:01:46 PM »
The eth0/wlan0 issue is probably that eth0 is first in the route table since it isn't attached via USB like on the Pi.  I still would recommend putting them on different subnets until we get Jay's patches merged in.
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: control Pi through cell phone
« Last post by bowhunter3125 on February 18, 2017, 08:47:58 PM »
Could you just use vnc viewer on the phone and install vnc server on pi?


I believe that only works if the Pi is hooked to a network. Where we are setting up the booth, there is no network. I would up draggin the laptop along. I woulds not mind seeing one of the Falcon Guru's write code to activate the USB as an interface for an android device.
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