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Falcon Christmas => Falcon Player (FPP) => Topic started by: CaptainMurdoch on August 14, 2015, 02:13:21 PM

Title: Falcon Player v1.x - Install Instructions - BeagleBone Black (BBB) & Green (BBG)
Post by: CaptainMurdoch on August 14, 2015, 02:13:21 PM

NOTE: FPP v1.x is no longer developed or supported.   Users should move to v2.x.  See: https://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,9372.0.html

NOTE: This set of Install Instructions is for installing FPP v1.x on the BeagleBone Black and BeagleBone Green

Installing the Falcon Player (FPP) on your BeagleBone Black (BBB) and BeagleBone Green (BBG)

The latest FPP release for the BeagleBone Black is FPP v1.5 and is available for download at the following locations:

FPP v1.5 BBB SD image: https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.5/FPP-v1.5-BBB-SD.img.zip (https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.5/FPP-v1.5-BBB-SD.img.zip)
FPP v1.5 BBB eMMC image: https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.5/FPP-v1.5-BBB-eMMC.img.zip (https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.5/FPP-v1.5-BBB-eMMC.img.zip)

The Falcon Player is designed to be treated like a software appliance.  To make FPP installation easier on the BeagleBone Black, the player is distributed as a pair of ZIP files which both contain a disk image containing an Operating System with FPP pre-installed.  The "SD" image is for running FPP off of the micro-SD card on the BBB.  The "eMMC" image will install the OS and FPP onto the onboard eMMC on the BBB.  NOTE: You do not need to download or install both images.  The image you use will be determined by whether you choose to run FPP off the micro-SD card or the onboard eMMC drive on the BBB.

These instructions will guide you through installing the BBB images on your micro-SD card to easily get FPP up and running on the BBB.

Running FPP on BBB micro-SD

Using the micro-SD card for the FPP OS means that the USB slot must be used for either a USB flash drive or you must connect a USB hub if you need to attach other USB devices.

Running FPP on BBB eMMC

Using the onboard eMMC on the BBB to run FPP eliminates the need to use a micro-SD for FPP OS storage.  The micro-SD can be used for media storage which frees up the USB slot for other use.

NOTE: If you experience issues with Edimax wireless USB dongles, you may need to ssh into the BBB/BBG and run the following commands:
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sudo bash
wget -O /lib/modules/3.8.13-bone50/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8192cu.ko https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.5/8192cu.ko
depmod -a
modprobe 8192cu