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paladin
12-10-2016, 08:52 PM
So after a few battles, here is where I am at.
Following the instructions from
http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?36545-Falcon-Player-Installation-Instructions,

And I got the FPP from this site https://sourceforge.net/projects/falconpiplayer/?source=typ_redirect


When I plugged the power in and powered up the Pi, I got this error message
"Error Resizing existing FAT partion.
Warning: You are attempting to use /usr/sbin/parted to operate on (resize) a file system
usr/sbin/parted's file system manipulation code is not as robust as what you'll find in dedicated file-system-specific packages like e2fsprogs.
We recommend you use usr/sbin/parted only to manipulate partion tables, whenever possible.
Support for performing most operations on most types of file systems will be removed on an upcoming release.
Error: The FAT's don't match. If you don't know what this means then select cancel, run scandisk on the file system and then come back."
The only option at this point is close, there is no cancel or anything else. Just close.
And of course when you select close then you get this message box
"Error- Not enough disk space. Need 5393 MB got 0MB.

Now when I first formatted the card the first two options for formatting were not compatible for the system. So I ended up using FULL (overwrite) option.
As it was formatting the card, (using SD formatter as recommended), I had this box
"Overwrite Erase X% [xxxxxxx/62333952]
Flash erase off
Format % (this never changes, stays at 0 the whole time. The % sign on the overwrite erase % changes as the numbers in the first section of the brackets change.

And this is the options box that comes up as well
Format option
Full (overwrite) format
Format size adjustment on
Size 29.7
Volume which I named as Holiday, if I ever wonder what is on the card at some point in the future time.
When the formatter finished I had this box come up
Drive format complete
overwrite FORMAT
Volume Information
File system FAT 32
Total space=29.7 GB (31,901,503,488 bytes)
Cluster size 32768 bytes

Bottom line is that the pi player is not doing what it suppose to do, as far as installing and running the FPP, and it obviously has something to do with the FPP software I'm guessing. Any suggestions or solutions would help greatly.

I will add that I've formatted the sd card 3 times in all, and copied the files to the root directory of the card 3 times as well. None of which helped. I only did that to make sure I did not miss anything the first time or two.

willy
12-10-2016, 09:48 PM
It looks like thats a old version here is 1.8 for the RasberryPI.
https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.8/FPP-v1.8-Pi.zip
and here is the instructions.
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,483.0.html

paladin
12-10-2016, 10:22 PM
Thank you so much. That worked.

Just one more thing. User and password for FPP.

paladin
12-10-2016, 11:17 PM
[QUOTE=paladin;448888]Thank you so much. That worked.

Just one more thing. User and password for FPP.

Got that figured out. Now it is telling me cannot connect to x server. I am connected to my network, and I am connected to the web obviously.

CaptainMurdoch
12-10-2016, 11:54 PM
FPP is fully managed via the web interface, 95% of users will never login to the command line interface.

paladin
12-11-2016, 01:04 AM
Okay, as far as I can tell, I didn't get to the web interface. I got a login command line and that was it. I did manage to figure that out, but it is telling me that it cannot connect to x server.

algerdes
12-11-2016, 01:08 AM
Sounds like you are trying to access the web interface from the command line. Do it instead from another computer.

If you have a monitor hooked up, and/or have a pair of speakers, listen/look for the IP. Connect to it from your laptop/desktop.

Pwmcguire
12-11-2016, 03:51 PM
It looks like thats a old version here is 1.8 for the RasberryPI.
https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.8/FPP-v1.8-Pi.zip
and here is the instructions.
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,483.0.html

I just used this info with a couple of problems. I see, I misread something. However plug in your usb drive and Ethernet cable when you install your sd card and then apply power.

willy
12-11-2016, 08:30 PM
After its installed i use http://fpp/

Pwmcguire
12-12-2016, 07:16 PM
Yes, I just found out that you have to use. fpp.local for the iPad