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Raspberry Pi to Falcon 16v4 set up?

Started by dspenman, December 10, 2023, 12:25:13 PM

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dspenman

I am new to the hobby (second season) and have decided to try and run my show using the Raspberry pi 4 instead of my lap top.  I have downloaded the 7.2 and set up a playlist.  I can't seem to get the PI to talk to my Falcon 16v4. I can't seem to find online where to get this information. I'm sure this topic has come up many times, but I can't seem to locate it.

I have my Pi running to my switch then the switch to my controller.  Is there something I need to do with my controller?  

Any help would be appreciated. 

In the meantime my show is still running off the laptop.


tbone321

It would help to see the output and network configuration screens for the PI as sell as the network and input definitions for your F16.  

JonD

I would first upgrade your FPP to version 7.4 and the Falcon to firmware version to build 30 if you have not already.

Typically you do not need to change anything on your controller, but the FPP player will need to know how your controller is configured.  Assuming the FPP player has the correct network information, you would use "FPP Connect" in xLights to upload the sequences and audio files to the FPP player.  Selecting "UDP Ouput = ALL" should upload the correct channel information to the FPP Player. 

tbone321

Quote from: JonD on December 10, 2023, 12:42:21 PMI would first upgrade your FPP to version 7.4 and the Falcon to firmware version to build 30 if you have not already.
I would strongly suggest NOT doing this yet.  7.2 is a stable and functional release of FPP and if the controller was working properly on the PC, it will work just as well on the PI.  Doing these things now just adds more variables to the mix and if the firmware upgrade does not go as planned, the controller could be bricked.  FPP Connect also has a bit of a learning curve and can really scramble things if not set up correctly.  Lets get the configuration correct and functional prior to making a bunch of other changes.

dspenman

Thank you I will try that and yes I have upgraded to build 30 this past week.  I will post any updates once I try the FPP connect.

JonD

#5
I respect tbone123's opinion is different than mine, but since this is a brand new install, I see little downside starting with the latest version.  There have been several bug fixes since 7.2.  I think you will be happier with 7.4, but no worries if you would prefer to stay at 7.2.


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dspenman

Thank you for your assistance. I did the FPP connect and it uploaded and began playing. All except for 1 IP address I have for the Raspberry Pi for my matrix.  I can not ping that for some reason. I am one step closer though.  When I ran on Xschedule the PI was always red but still sent the data out so I never messed around with it. I will troubleshoot that and get the show running on the main Raspberry Pi. Would I have to change the matrix to remote or something like that?


JonD

Quote from: dspenman on December 10, 2023, 03:00:25 PMAll except for 1 IP address I have for the Raspberry Pi for my matrix.
You have not mentioned the matrix before now.  Guessing you have an addtional FPP pi running as a virtual matrix then?  What is the IP of the Falcon, new FPP player, and Pi Matrix?  If you have setup another Pi as a virtual matrix, it is typically recommended to place it in remote mode and use multisync.  Virtual matrices can be high resolution and you could be sending 100,000 of channels over the network.  Multisync could greatly reduce the network load on your network. 

dspenman

Falcon 16v4 192.168.0.121
Mega Tree LOR E131 192.168.0.10
Raspberry Pi Matrix 192.168.0.163
New PI Wired  192.168.0.120 
           Wireless 10.0.0.125 

Moved my matrix to Virtual 

I will move the matrix pi info once I can get into it.  It keeps timing out.  It did that when I was setting it up last year to run the 4th of July show. 

JonD

#9
Quote from: dspenman on December 10, 2023, 03:58:44 PMIt keeps timing out.
Are you trying to run this over a wireless connection, or are you using an ethernet cable? 

Do you have a "display network" and "home" network that are separated, or is everything running on the same 192.168.0.x network (vlan)?  If your xlights PC is on the on 10.0.0.x network, connecting to the FPP player at IP 10.0.0.5, you could be missing some settings.   What is the IP of your xLights workstation?


dspenman

To access the Matrix Pi is wired and keeps timing out. My SHOW pi which I'm trying to configure will be wireless with cat 5 to my display router.  My DISPLAY network is all alone, just a switch. 

My show is about to begin which will be running from my PC.  I will look into why my Matrix PI wont connect and when I do I will configure it to run remote not player and see if that makes any difference. All my cat 5 are coming from my switch and nothing is piggybacked. 

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