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Hello everyone,

I am using a Beagle Bone Black with a RGB123 cape to drive pixels. With the BBB running Falcon Player (latest version, 1.9.xxx), if I unplug the network cable and reconnect it, the BBB becomes unresponsive to a ping (it doesn't recover from the temporary disconnect). I have to hard reset the BBB to get it communicating again.

On my RPi running an older version of Falcon Player (v1.8.xxx), I can unplug and replug the network cable and it recovers just fine.
Any idea why the BBB is temperamental with the network connection? The IP address is statically assigned on the BBB. Any idea to help it auto recover from a temporary network disconnect?

Thanks!
Tom
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F16v2 Pixel Controller / Re: String Ports dissapeared
« Last post by stallionent on October 16, 2017, 03:59:56 AM »
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bMy biggest problem is they are mounted in enclosures in the shed out of internet range[/size]iggest problem is they are mounted in enclosures in the shed out of internet range
Run an Ethernet cable from PC/Modem?
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Error loading FPP to PI
« Last post by PeteyHall on October 16, 2017, 03:57:33 AM »
I'm trying to load PI3 with the FPP but after formatting sd, installing on the PI at power up there is no blinking green light and I get an error "Error resizing existing FAT partitions" What am I doing wrong?

When you formatted the SD card, did you turn Size Adjustment On?  Did you do the same setting for your thumb drive?

If you did, I'd reformat them both a couple of times doing 'Full' and not Quick and then try to redeploy - that's always worked for me in the past.
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F16v2 Pixel Controller / Re: String Ports dissapeared
« Last post by scamper on October 16, 2017, 03:56:12 AM »
Forget about it!
I just read that Internet explorer is shit  :-[
I usually use firefox but someone deleted all my favourites and history so it didn't show in there so I assumed that I used IE.
Dumb mistake!
All good, working fine.

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F16v2 Pixel Controller / String Ports dissapeared
« Last post by scamper on October 16, 2017, 03:40:49 AM »
I have read some people having problems with string port not showing up and it seems to be a bug in the firmware.
BUT...
I have 2 f16v2,s and both of them have been working for the last 2 years flawlessly.
I even had them working a couple of months ago for testing.
But after finishing pushing several thousand pixels into new props, I went to update the controllers and neither of them are showing up string ports.
I just booted them up all with the same configuration and nothing connected that could cause conflicts, spikes etc.
Both of them!
I thought I was loosing my marbles and had forgotten how to set them up.
Is there a way to reset them so I can get them working again? Or do I need to update the firmware or something.
My biggest problem is they are mounted in enclosures in the shed out of internet range, so if I need to update them that is going to be bigger that Ben Hur!
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Falcon Player - FPP v1.9 is now available
« Last post by nmiller0113 on October 16, 2017, 12:29:42 AM »
WELCOME BACK!  Good to see ya around here again!  Hope all is well Chris!
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: E1.31 Synchronization Protocol
« Last post by nmiller0113 on October 16, 2017, 12:27:14 AM »
Thanks David.  Do you know if FPP has the capability to set this flag as well?  Thanks!
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Learning Center / learning is fun!!!
« Last post by enjoylife22 on October 15, 2017, 10:01:16 PM »
So I recently received the my f16v3 what an awesome piece of equipment along with the software written for the Pi.  So I like to learn on my own and use manuals as last resort so that I can actually see what each thing does and how it affects other things.  Well it started out very rough.  I went to try my Dla active Hub and nothing.  So said I would get back to that.  Went and got the raspberry pi software loaded. Try and get that linked with home network needless to say took a day to understand that you have to have it hooked up to a computer or network to start it all up right.  Next thing I ran into is the wireless module on the raspberry pi is 2.4 not 5.  So then got that all figured out and on network working perfect.  Now f16v3 could get everything set up with the screen.  Ip address and in the manual and videos I watch to get pi to talk and stuff was very informative.  I did everything that the video said and I was using a subnet mask that was not correct and then the gateway on the f16v was a little confusing.  I was putting in the etho ip on pi instead of the static ip that I gave the pi.  Fumbling around with that for two days taught me a lot.  Now back to the active hub.  Seems like every year it just needs to have every solder joint hit with heat.  Yep that was it started working perfect.  Now in test mode still no lights from my Dla active hub so reflash all ssc with falcon flash and reprogram.  Still nothing so poke around I go.  I know I want Universe 1 to come out of the dmx output from the f16v3.  So I set up the 4 serial ports to universe 1 start channel 1 and save.  Added 25 universes starting with 2 on the e1.31.  Run test only 1 and a half of the SSC work. Hmm?  So I went to Pi enable FPD set the 1-8 pixlenet with start channel 1 and so on the 9-12 dmx 1 and so on.  Now I test with the test mode on PI with f16v3 in run mode everything works.  Looks like I will have to read and start asking questions.  I really want to understand this before I start with xlights and get my songs programmed.  I am not sure this is where I need to post this but I just wanted to give a little summary of my tests so when I have questions maybe people will know where I went wrong.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Error loading FPP to PI
« Last post by JonB256 on October 15, 2017, 09:12:51 PM »
What size SD card?

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Falcon Player (FPP) / Error loading FPP to PI
« Last post by mikenkc on October 15, 2017, 09:02:10 PM »
I'm trying to load PI3 with the FPP but after formatting sd, installing on the PI at power up there is no blinking green light and I get an error "Error resizing existing FAT partitions" What am I doing wrong?
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