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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Keeping the FPP alive during power off
« Last post by pixelpuppy on April 18, 2017, 07:23:14 AM »
  The power is shut down manually and varies depending how long cars are in the park each night.
Does your playlist have a set end time or run continuously until somebody kills the power?

If your playlist has a schedule end time, Shutdown script can be put at the end of your playlist schedule.  Killing the power can happen any variable time after that.   
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Keeping the FPP alive during power off
« Last post by algerdes on April 18, 2017, 06:13:04 AM »
The FPP/RPi units are coming out of storage this next week.  I'm going to set them up and  run them through their paces (after upgrading all to the latest version of FPP). 


I'll turn off logging, and then we will see.
Thanks for the ideas.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Keeping the FPP alive during power off
« Last post by algerdes on April 18, 2017, 06:11:22 AM »
I have mentioned this in other threads, but feel it should be repeated.

Last seasons Halloween and Christmas I ran a master and 2 FPP/Pi Zero as remotes.  The Pi Zeros run with no USB Storage.  I use the a one drive system, using the Micro SD for storage as well as the op.  So if anything can corrupt the boot system, this should.  However, I did turn off all logging, so there were no writing to the SD.

Throughout both show I shut down every night, using power off via smart relays timers.  The shutdown sequence was not used, I just cut the power 15 minutes after the FPP schedule ended.

In addition, with the abundance of rain in California this year, I experienced several ground fault shutdowns, while the show was running. 

You would think with all the shutdowns, scheduled or not, I would have corrupted one of the boot systems, but not once.   I think the key is to turn off all the logging......not likely going to change a read only system.


I truly hope that my luck will run in the direction that yours did.  Unfortunately we did get corruption last year right up to the time I moved the FPP to a continuous circuit.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Keeping the FPP alive during power off
« Last post by algerdes on April 18, 2017, 06:09:07 AM »
Have you tried turning off logging on the FPP?  That one simple thing will greatly reduce the likelihood of corruption on power off.


The next thing that's pretty easy is to use the Shutdown scripts and schedule them before the power goes off.  I use this method on all my remotes and have zero corruption issues


Both good ideas.  The part about using the shutdown scripts is a problem.  The power is shut down manually and varies depending how long cars are in the park each night.
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F8-Distro / Re: Powering whole show
« Last post by JonB256 on April 18, 2017, 05:13:13 AM »
Several people do exactly that.

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The Water Cooler / Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Last post by PeteyHall on April 18, 2017, 04:39:46 AM »
I had 8 arches last year and simply used an 18" piece of rebar for each side and they never moved under 60mph winds and looked great.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: RasPi vs. BBB
« Last post by Sawdust on April 18, 2017, 04:29:22 AM »
Have you seen this comparison chart

https://xlights.org/fpp-comparison/

The slow boot for the BBB is likely the single core 32 bit processor.  Pi 3 has a 64 bit, quad core

Also: soon to be a new and improved Octoscroller:  http://diychristmas.org/vb1/showthread.php?7594-New-BBB-Matrix-(a-k-a-Octoscriller&p=85034&viewfull=1#post85034
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Keeping the FPP alive during power off
« Last post by Sawdust on April 17, 2017, 11:01:26 PM »
I have mentioned this in other threads, but feel it should be repeated.

Last seasons Halloween and Christmas I ran a master and 2 FPP/Pi Zero as remotes.  The Pi Zeros run with no USB Storage.  I use the a one drive system, using the Micro SD for storage as well as the op.  So if anything can corrupt the boot system, this should.  However, I did turn off all logging, so there were no writing to the SD.

Throughout both show I shut down every night, using power off via smart relays timers.  The shutdown sequence was not used, I just cut the power 15 minutes after the FPP schedule ended.

In addition, with the abundance of rain in California this year, I experienced several ground fault shutdowns, while the show was running. 

You would think with all the shutdowns, scheduled or not, I would have corrupted one of the boot systems, but not once.   I think the key is to turn off all the logging......not likely going to change a read only system.




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Monthly reminder that the next meet up in Denver is Saturday, April 22 from 9 to 5 at the South Metro Fire Rescue Administration building located at 9195 East Mineral Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112 on the basement level.

This month we will be discussing organizing your thoughts, plans, models, sequencing, etc. Mike Medhurst who is no stranger large shows will be sharing his experiences.

Also bring suggestions for upcoming topics that you would like to hear and perhaps facilitate. This seems to be working well so far.

Please post if you are attending so that others will have an idea who is coming so that they won't be the only one. I know this has been an issue in the past so please help in this area.
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