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    Again, thanks for all the networking help to get my PI up and running wirelessly.

    I hooked up the 5X6 P10 panel and got this for a Butterfly effect.
    butterfly.jpg

    And this for a marquee
    marquee.jpg

    Both are really off. This is how I hooked up my panels for a 5X6 setup - I added another 2 rows the same way.
    mine.jpg

    And then there is this setup - which is correct?
    ?.jpg

    I see a totally different "arrow" setup.

    I got both of the setup images from the forum matrix section.
    The xLights matrix is set up like this.

    matrix.png

    Also, nothing is happening on the top two rows - no power or not video input i bet. I switched a ribbon cable around and that didn't help.
    I don't think its the power distort board because some of the panels that are working get power from the same board.

    Did some wire switching for diagnostics - I took a ribbon cable from output #3 of Ron's Pi Matrix adapter (which connects to the top 2 rows that don't work) and hooked it to the 2 middle rows (that do work)
    and there was no signal output.

    So I am assuming that output #3 is not working - Does anyone know which of the IC's controls the output to #3?

    But that wouldn't explain the mix up in the panel display.
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    Not sure if I can help I'm just learning this myself but I would take pictures of the back of how you have the ribbon cables connected and the arrows of the panels. Next is in FPP that page is as if you are looking at it from the front so it's reversed when looking at the panels from the back.
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    Here's the photos of the rear.
    right side from rear 1.jpg
    next set moving left #2.jpg
    next set to the left #3.jpg
    far left set #4.jpg

    I switched around all of the IC's on the output board and this is what I got - entire extra row and one panel of the last row worked - could the way I have th panels oriented - front verses left cause something like this or is it an IC problems?

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    How many panels do you have, and what is their arrangement?
    Also, what sequencer are you using?
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    5 panels wide X 6 panels high. Just running a "butterfly effect in xzlights.

    This is how its set up in FPP.

    pi.jpg

    Mine be like this?
    correct.jpg
    ?.jpg
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    If your assembly is like the picture except 5W6H, then your arrows are wrong.

    Here is 5X6 for that picture and xlights.

    Capture.JPG
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    So I would have to take apart the panels and re-orient them so the arrow on the panels match the arrows in your drawing - correct?
    And just for clarification - am I looking at the "back" of the panels in your drawing?
    So the top right corner (in the drawing) is actually the top left from the front?

    Capture.jpg

    As always - thanks

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    Send me a picture of your panel back. I'll send you the FPP layout
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    Quote Originally Posted by covewi View Post
    5 panels wide X 6 panels high. Just running a "butterfly effect in xzlights.

    This is how its set up in FPP.

    pi.jpg

    Mine be like this?
    correct.jpg
    ?.jpg
    FYI All three of these are different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by covewi View Post
    So I would have to take apart the panels and re-orient them so the arrow on the panels match the arrows in your drawing - correct?
    And just for clarification - am I looking at the "back" of the panels in your drawing?
    So the top right corner (in the drawing) is actually the top left from the front?

    Capture.jpg

    As always - thanks
    Top left does not refer to cabling.....it tells FPP how the data will be received, then FPP will send to P10's based on output number, panel number, and arrows
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