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#11
F48v4 Differential Controller (Blue) / Re: F48v4NS - Pi or No Pi?
Last post by rjhodgefamily - January 31, 2023, 09:25:20 AM
Thanks! I'll go that route and adjust as needed.
#12
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Trying to configure LOR CF...
Last post by JonD - January 31, 2023, 07:01:41 AM
The learning curve of DMX is probably less than it will be to get the LOR USB RS-485 adapter to work.  If you use the LOR adapter, there is a good chance you are going run into timing issues once you start playing sequences.  Most are fixable, but you are going to know more about LOR baud rate settings than you wanted to know.  It is not a simple task to use the LOR adapter with xlights.  I think you would be happier moving to DMX, but the RS-485 adapter should work with some limitations. 
#13
F16v4 Pixel Controller (Blue) / Re: No network
Last post by JonD - January 31, 2023, 06:35:14 AM
Quote from: tbone321 on January 30, 2023, 09:57:07 PMOne thing that I would strongly suggest is NOT to update firmware unless you really need to.  As they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".  Unless you are having a firmware related issue that is limiting or preventing you from using the device as needed, you really get no benefit from updating it but do get all of the risk of either bricking your device or going thru a whole lot of pain getting it working properly again.
I don't upgrade every version if I am not having any issues, but don't like them to get too far behind either.  The V4 series has not been out that long, and there are already 22 versions of firmware.  I usually upgrade them once every couple of years to keep things current.  Problem is eventually there will be a feature or bug fix that you will want, and if you are upgrading from really old firmware you are more likely to run into issues upgrading.
#14
F16v4 Pixel Controller (Blue) / Re: No network
Last post by JonD - January 31, 2023, 06:04:48 AM
Quote from: Steve_63 on January 30, 2023, 09:34:21 PMI still have just one issue.  Each day my scheduled sequence should start each day but I have to reboot the Pi FPP because the either-net link gets broken from one day to the next.  Maybe I just need to do as you suggest and try the reboot again.
If you're rebooting the Pi to resolve the issue, I would suspect the Pi is the issue not the controller.  Pi lockup and other issues are often caused by bad power supplies.  (Even if the power supply came directly from Raspberry)  Do you have another power supply you can try using for the Pi?
#15
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Script/Plug-In Trigger on ...
Last post by darylc - January 30, 2023, 11:31:16 PM
Quote from: Bwinter on January 30, 2023, 09:03:56 PM
Quote from: darylc on January 30, 2023, 08:40:34 PMit doesn't cover all of your use cases (eg display testing) but it gets closer than adding stuff to playlists.

I did notice that, but I rarely use display testing...so at least having it function for playlist and sequences is sufficient.

My intended use is for a RPI PiCape situation, where I'm operating in Master/Remote mode.  If I set these commands in the Master, would checking the "multi sync" button also trigger the GPIO pins in all the remotes?  Or if not, is there a way to do that?

Not sure, you'd need to test it.

Worst cast call a remote trigger preset command thing.
#16
F48v4 Differential Controller (Blue) / Re: F48v4NS - Pi or No Pi?
Last post by tbone321 - January 30, 2023, 10:22:25 PM
As I said, you really don't have to put the Pi in the same box as the F48 and your master can send data to the F48 and control the remotes at the same time.  My current setup also has a Master FPP Pi that does multiple jobs.  It has a Pi Cap on it that runs my landscape lights at night all year long.  It also is connected to a F48V3 which is configured as a controller.  During the Christmas season, it also controls a Kulp K8-PB which is set up as a remote.  And on top of all that, it is also operating a 2 relay board that controls power for the landscape lights and the F48.  I will be upgrading the relay board to a 4 relay board so that the Pi and FPP can control power for the FM transmitter and my DMX transmitter.  

The V4's can handle the data either way, as a remote unit or as a simple controller.  That's really up to you.  I would just build the box without the Pi in it as it really doesn't need to be in there.  It can send data just as easily over your Ethernet connection as it can being directly connected to the F48 and if you later decide to run the F48 as a remote, there would no changes to the case required, just a reconfiguration of the F48 for remote operation. 
#17
F16v4 Pixel Controller (Blue) / Re: No network
Last post by tbone321 - January 30, 2023, 09:57:07 PM
One thing that I would strongly suggest is NOT to update firmware unless you really need to.  As they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".  Unless you are having a firmware related issue that is limiting or preventing you from using the device as needed, you really get no benefit from updating it but do get all of the risk of either bricking your device or going thru a whole lot of pain getting it working properly again.
#18
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Script/Plug-In Trigger on ...
Last post by tbone321 - January 30, 2023, 09:49:31 PM
I would bet that you would need to use the "run a remote script" command to do that and then install the GPIO ON and OFF scripts on your remotes to set the desired GPIO's.
#19
F16v4 Pixel Controller (Blue) / Re: No network
Last post by Steve_63 - January 30, 2023, 09:34:21 PM
Thank you for the information!  I will add that to my list of answers I'm keeping.  I contacted David Pitts at pixelcontroller and below is his feedback.  Apparently, I had firmware that was bad.  Once I reset my controller I was able to load an earlier firmware. 

I still have just one issue.  Each day my scheduled sequence should start each day but I have to reboot the Pi FPP because the either-net link gets broken from one day to the next.  Maybe I just need to do as you suggest and try the reboot again.

Here is my setup.
1. The Pi FPP is always powered up.
2. At 5pm my supplies and Falcon controller are powered up.
3. At 5:30pm the Scheduler starts the sequence.
4. At 10pm the Scheduler ends.
5. At 10:30pm the power supplies and Falcon are all powered down.

This worked flawlessly during Christmas but I've been having issues ever since I installed the bad firmware.

Thank you,
Steve

Hi
Please use build 21. 22 did have issues and we pulled it off Github a month ago so I am surprised you were able to download it.
Thank you,
David Pitts
david@pixelcontroller.com
#20
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Script/Plug-In Trigger on ...
Last post by Bwinter - January 30, 2023, 09:03:56 PM
Quote from: darylc on January 30, 2023, 08:40:34 PMit doesn't cover all of your use cases (eg display testing) but it gets closer than adding stuff to playlists.

I did notice that, but I rarely use display testing...so at least having it function for playlist and sequences is sufficient.

My intended use is for a RPI PiCape situation, where I'm operating in Master/Remote mode.  If I set these commands in the Master, would checking the "multi sync" button also trigger the GPIO pins in all the remotes?  Or if not, is there a way to do that?

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