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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #435 on: June 15, 2018, 12:46:10 PM »
I would also like to say that if everyone is saying go pi 3b, need to get that info out there and everyone I asked and talked to said BBB all the way.



It depends entirely on what you are doing.   If the plan is to drive the P5/P10/whatever panels directly from the device, then BBB IS the way to go.   If you plan on using a ColorLight or Linsn to drive the panel, then the Pi3B+ is the way to go.



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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #436 on: June 15, 2018, 01:29:07 PM »

Agreed here and that is fine, just trying to pass the information along.  What I am having a hard time understanding is how we bypassed the FPP's default network settings and set ETH 1 to a static cleared the issue with the same processor, BBB network load etc.  We deleted the media/config/interface.eth0 and then changed etc/network/interfaces to this:


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# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).


# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


# The primary network interface
#auto eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
# Example to keep MAC address between reboots
#hwaddress ether DE:AD:BE:EF:CA:FE


##connman: ethX static config
#connmanctl services
#Using the appropriate ethernet service, tell connman to setup a static IP address for that service:
#sudo connmanctl config <service> --ipv4 manual <ip_addr> <netmask> <gateway> --nameservers <dns_server>


##connman: WiFi
#
#connmanctl
#connmanctl> tether wifi
#connmanctl> enable wifi
#connmanctl> scan wifi
#connmanctl> services
#connmanctl> agent on
#connmanctl> connect wifi_*_managed_psk
#connmanctl> quit


# Ethernet/RNDIS gadget (g_ether)
# Used by: /opt/scripts/boot/autoconfigure_usb0.sh
iface usb0 inet static
    address 192.168.7.2
    netmask 255.255.255.252
    network 192.168.7.0
    gateway 192.168.7.1


auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
    address 192.168.1.220
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 192.168.1.0


auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static
    address 192.168.100.220
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 192.168.100.0


# add the default route
post-up route add default gw 192.168.1.1 dev eth0




Here is Interfaces.default as well


Code: [Select]
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).


# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


# The primary network interface
#auto eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
# Example to keep MAC address between reboots
#hwaddress ether DE:AD:BE:EF:CA:FE


##connman: ethX static config
#connmanctl services
#Using the appropriate ethernet service, tell connman to setup a static IP address for that service:
#sudo connmanctl config <service> --ipv4 manual <ip_addr> <netmask> <gateway> --nameservers <dns_server>


##connman: WiFi
#
#connmanctl
#connmanctl> tether wifi
#connmanctl> enable wifi
#connmanctl> scan wifi
#connmanctl> services
#connmanctl> agent on
#connmanctl> connect wifi_*_managed_psk
#connmanctl> quit


# Ethernet/RNDIS gadget (g_ether)
# Used by: /opt/scripts/boot/autoconfigure_usb0.sh
iface usb0 inet static
    address 192.168.7.2
    netmask 255.255.255.252
    network 192.168.7.0
    gateway 192.168.7.1


auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
    address 192.168.1.220
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 192.168.1.0


auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static
    address 192.168.100.220
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 192.168.100.0


# add the default route
post-up route add default gw 192.168.1.1 dev eth0


I would also like to say that if everyone is saying go pi 3b, need to get that info out there and everyone I asked and talked to said BBB all the way.



It depends entirely on what you are doing.   If the plan is to drive the P5/P10/whatever panels directly from the device, then BBB IS the way to go.   If you plan on using a ColorLight or Linsn to drive the panel, then the Pi3B+ is the way to go.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2018, 02:14:17 PM by tomtom989898 »

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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #437 on: June 18, 2018, 01:35:41 PM »
I thought I read a post where someone was experiencing a ESPixelStick delay in V2.0....I can't find the post but I found the delay.

1.x or Vixen 3 play with lights synced to beat, but v2.0 does not.
Used same router for all tests, and more tests with 2 different routers and 4 AP's  Also ran on sever different Pi's (Zero W, 2 & 3 - not 3B+ yet)

v1.x and Vixen 3 ran perfect on all devices.
v2.0 had a few milliseconds delay - very noticeable; on all devices.  And delayed throughout the whole sequence.

Running Version: v2.x-master-609-g613aad6a on all Pi's

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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #439 on: June 18, 2018, 04:24:20 PM »
No, not the one . . I read that one.  In his tests he seems to start off right and builds the lag.  The One I recall talked about not syncing with the music anymore.  Maybe it was another site.  Anyways this appears to be an issue that needs to be fixed.

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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #440 on: June 19, 2018, 10:50:31 AM »
Music out of sync with lights.
More testing reveals the worst case is Multicast.  Unicast is delayed a very small amount, but not enough to change.  This issue will eliminate Multicast usage with ESPixelStick and v2.0 til fix - may be an issue with other Multicast devices.  Chris, Dan ?
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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #441 on: July 07, 2018, 12:35:07 PM »
Have some of the Pi libraries changed recentl, that could effect FPP - Pi3B+ is failing to start FPPD after updating to 612.
I've successfully loaded a Pi3B+ earlier last week, but 4 attempts in the last few days fail.  I can load on a Pi3 and transfer over to the Pi3B+ and run without any issues.....(so far)

Any comments that can help me get FPPD running on Pi3B+ after it update to 612.
(I tried forcing another update but no help)

UPDATE:  Now running into the same issues with the Pi3 - once updated to 612 - STOPPED FPPD


UPDATE 2:  Almost all update now shut down FPPD: However Jradical has a fix.  goto post http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,8795.msg83600.html#msg83600
Reboot for fix to take place.


Version Info   
FPP Version:   v2.x-master-612-g78e44ade
FPP OS Build:   v2.0alpha
OS Version:   Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
Kernel Version:   4.14.26-v7+
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 03:09:32 PM by Sawdust »

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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #442 on: July 08, 2018, 09:14:25 AM »

Please........

Would someone develope a current day image of v2.0 Alpha, replacing 315.  Update is too large and now having too many hiccups causing FPPD not to srart.

I think someone posted this before, but it still worthy for me to repeat...

Update:  Seeing multiple complaints of failed loads due to stopped FPPD.
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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #443 on: July 09, 2018, 07:06:50 PM »
Thank you Dan ....... for responding to a real need
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,9175.msg85338.html#msg85338


Please........

Would someone develope a current day image of v2.0 Alpha, replacing 315.  Update is too large and now having too many hiccups causing FPPD not to srart.

I think someone posted this before, but it still worthy for me to repeat...

Update:  Seeing multiple complaints of failed loads due to stopped FPPD.

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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #444 on: July 10, 2018, 09:10:25 AM »
And just to clarify a bit for others who missed it...

There are new, updated SD Images on Dan's download page as of July 9 (20180709). He posted both Pi and BB images.

This is different than what is posted in the start of this topic thread.  As of now, if you are installing V2.x you will want to START with the 20180709 image, not the 20180315 image.  There have already been a couple of updates in the last two days so you still want to do the FPP->Help->About-Manual Update after installing the SD image, but its a lot better than the 100+ updates needed for the 0315 image.
http://dankulp.com/bbb
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 09:18:26 AM by pixelpuppy »
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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #445 on: July 25, 2018, 10:52:31 AM »
I have a couple of P10 panels running from a pi 3Bs with a color light card that I decided to upgrade from v1-x Master to the v2-x master.
After the upgrade on the larger panel I saw a lot of glitching that I didn't have before and noticed the error count going up significantly from Universe 100 on.
I switched over to DDP and I don't see as much glitching going on but the error count is rising quickly.
I also noticed that when changing the e1.31 bridge mode transmit interval in advanced settings to 25ms, when I come back to the page it's showing 50ms again in the window.

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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #446 on: July 27, 2018, 10:52:45 AM »
I have the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and have been attempting to load the Falcon Player on it.  I downloaded the latest image, FPP-Pi-20180709.img Then I used the Win32DiskImager to write the image to the SD card.  I put the SD card into the Raspberry Pi, turned it on and it went through several lines of code.  Then I get the following prompt, "FPP Login: " with a blinking cursor.  So did I miss a step along the way?
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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #447 on: July 27, 2018, 11:05:35 AM »


.  Then I get the following prompt, "FPP Login: " with a blinking cursor.  So did I miss a step along the way?

You didn't skip a step. You stopped too soon.

Now you access EVERYTHING you need from a web browser at the IP address assigned. (Look up a few lines from the login prompt) You dont need to do anything from that linux prompt. Ignore it.

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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #448 on: July 27, 2018, 11:15:36 AM »
...  So did I miss a step along the way?

Like Jon said, that's a normal boot and you should now be able to access via a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc).  Connect to the IP address or http://fpp.local/

With that said, you did kinda-sorta miss a step  ;)   ....two posts before yours... the *latest* Pi image is 20180709 ...

And just to clarify a bit for others who missed it...There are new, updated SD Images on Dan's download page as of July 9 (20180709). He posted both Pi and BB images. This is different than what is posted in the start of this topic thread.  As of now, if you are installing V2.x you will want to START with the 20180709 image, not the 20180315 image.  There have already been a couple of updates in the last two days so you still want to do the FPP->Help->About-Manual Update after installing the SD image, but its a lot better than the 100+ updates needed for the 0315 image.http://dankulp.com/bbb

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Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #449 on: July 27, 2018, 12:00:07 PM »
Thank you for your responses.  I did catch the fact that I didn't have the latest version.  I did get the version FPP-Pi-20180709.img.  I also did, as you suggested, which is to find the Ip address assigned to my Pi, 192.168.0.99 and was able to access it via the Crome Browser.  At this point I need to mention that I am a newbie when it comes to the PI, Falcon Player, and Xlights.  So what is the process for completing the Falcon Player installation and then loading Xlights on it?

 

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