ankitgoenka
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:49 am

Does screenly OSE support layout?
A BBC type ticker?

Plz reply and oblige

schicksal
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:52 am

Hi I am having a little problem for some reason I cannot connect to my wireless network with the screenly ose image. I have tried with a regular image of raspbian and I can connect no problem I can even set a static ip. Does anyone know if there is a setting that I am missing that is specific to this image. Thanks in advance

willsca
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:09 pm

Very pleased with Screenly for which I am using google slides to generate main content. However, Google have changed something and require acknowledgement, but with the mouse disabled it is not possible to acknowledge the pesky message.

Is it possible to temporarily enable the mouse to sort this problem?

scyhe
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:00 am

Hello, can i host local website ? I want to show on Screenly OSE my own website from local (www server on the same raspberry pi ) but i cant find www catalog.

Travelman
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:55 pm

Hi,

I have a couple of Screenly OSE installs and would like to clone the playlist from one to the other. Is this something that can be done easily ?
I'm also thinking about this as a backup in case the SD card fails and I need to reinstall.

Thank you

grberk
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:52 pm

Just use Win32DiskImager from a Windows machine to backup the SD card to an img file. Be aware that this will make an image file that is the size of the entire SD card, so if you are using a 32GB card, you will end up with a 32GB img file. You can restore that to a different SD card, but be aware that some SD cards don't report the same space, so a restore to a different SD card of the same size might give you errors. Best to follow the procedure in this forum post below to create an img file backup from within Linux to an external location and just create a file that is small enough to get all of the data off the SD card, but won't be too big to restore later:

viewtopic.php?p=214348&sid=8fd4a4cfb6b6 ... c9#p214348

Travelman
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:38 pm

Thanks for that. It's a good solution to keep as a backup but I was looking for an ongoing solution so I could replicate changes to my other Screenly install (which is not local to me)

I presume that the the playlist is held in a database of some kind with references to the files in screenly_assets.
Could it be as simple as replicating that folder and the database ?

vpetersson
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:24 pm

Travelman wrote:Thanks for that. It's a good solution to keep as a backup but I was looking for an ongoing solution so I could replicate changes to my other Screenly install (which is not local to me)

I presume that the the playlist is held in a database of some kind with references to the files in screenly_assets.
Could it be as simple as replicating that folder and the database ?
You would need to backup the following two folders:
  • ~/.screenly
  • ~/screenly_assets
The actual database is located in `~/.screenly/screenly.db`.
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Travelman
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:41 pm

Thank you for your help and quick reply. Is this the same for previous versions of Screenly ?

I have an older version running and can't see ~screenly/screenly.db
The version I installed today has a db in ~screenly/misc/screenly.db

Will there be a need to stop the database daemon or can the files be copied whilst it is running ?

vpetersson
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:00 pm

Travelman wrote:Thank you for your help and quick reply. Is this the same for previous versions of Screenly ?

I have an older version running and can't see ~screenly/screenly.db
The version I installed today has a db in ~screenly/misc/screenly.db
No, the one in `misc` was just a sample db for the first installation. It still exists. It just resides in the ansible folder now.
Travelman wrote: Will there be a need to stop the database daemon or can the files be copied whilst it is running ?
In *theory* you should stop it. That said, unless you're writing to the database while you are copying it, it's likely going to be fine.
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Travelman
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:12 am

Hi

Thank you for your replies yesterday and I am sorry to labour this, but this is a directory listing from my new Screenly OSE install. I am unable to see screenly.db in this location. Am I missing something from our conversation ?

The only screenly.db I can locate is ~screenly/misc/screenly.db which as you say is a leftover from first install.

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[email protected]:~/screenly $ ls -al
total 168
drwxr-xr-x 9 pi pi  4096 Jun 29 12:33 .
drwxr-xr-x 9 pi pi  4096 Jun 29 12:03 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  3897 Apr 18 11:40 assets_helper.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  4745 Apr 18 12:35 assets_helper.pyc
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi  4096 Apr 18 11:40 dateutils
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   373 Apr 18 11:40 db.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   813 Apr 18 12:35 db.pyc
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   739 Apr 18 11:40 Dockerfile
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   306 Apr 18 11:40 .dockerignore
drwxr-xr-x 8 pi pi  4096 Apr 20 08:39 .git
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   320 Apr 18 13:28 .gitignore
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   602 Apr 18 11:40 html_templates.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   816 Apr 18 12:35 html_templates.pyc
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 18228 Apr 18 11:40 LICENSE
drwxr-xr-x 4 pi pi  4096 Jun 29 12:33 misc
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi  4096 Jun 29 12:33 miscbck
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi    97 Apr 18 11:40 Procfile
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   540 Apr 18 11:40 queries.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  1283 Apr 18 12:35 queries.pyc
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  2770 Apr 20 08:39 README.md
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi    24 Apr 18 11:40 requirements.dev.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   206 Apr 18 13:57 requirements.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 10494 Apr 18 11:40 server.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  3952 Apr 18 11:40 settings.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  4615 Apr 18 12:35 settings.pyc
drwxr-xr-x 8 pi pi  4096 Apr 18 11:40 static
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi  4096 Apr 18 11:40 tests
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   355 Apr 18 11:40 .travis.yml
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  2718 Apr 18 11:40 utils.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  3425 Apr 18 12:35 utils.pyc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 10872 Apr 18 11:40 viewer.py
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi  4096 Apr 18 11:40 views
[email protected]:~/screenly $

vpetersson
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:29 pm

Travelman wrote:Hi

Thank you for your replies yesterday and I am sorry to labour this, but this is a directory listing from my new Screenly OSE install. I am unable to see screenly.db in this location. Am I missing something from our conversation ?

The only screenly.db I can locate is ~screenly/misc/screenly.db which as you say is a leftover from first install.

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[email protected]:~/screenly $ ls -al
total 168
drwxr-xr-x 9 pi pi  4096 Jun 29 12:33 .
drwxr-xr-x 9 pi pi  4096 Jun 29 12:03 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  3897 Apr 18 11:40 assets_helper.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  4745 Apr 18 12:35 assets_helper.pyc
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi  4096 Apr 18 11:40 dateutils
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   373 Apr 18 11:40 db.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   813 Apr 18 12:35 db.pyc
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   739 Apr 18 11:40 Dockerfile
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   306 Apr 18 11:40 .dockerignore
drwxr-xr-x 8 pi pi  4096 Apr 20 08:39 .git
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   320 Apr 18 13:28 .gitignore
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   602 Apr 18 11:40 html_templates.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   816 Apr 18 12:35 html_templates.pyc
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 18228 Apr 18 11:40 LICENSE
drwxr-xr-x 4 pi pi  4096 Jun 29 12:33 misc
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi  4096 Jun 29 12:33 miscbck
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi    97 Apr 18 11:40 Procfile
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   540 Apr 18 11:40 queries.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  1283 Apr 18 12:35 queries.pyc
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  2770 Apr 20 08:39 README.md
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi    24 Apr 18 11:40 requirements.dev.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   206 Apr 18 13:57 requirements.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 10494 Apr 18 11:40 server.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  3952 Apr 18 11:40 settings.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  4615 Apr 18 12:35 settings.pyc
drwxr-xr-x 8 pi pi  4096 Apr 18 11:40 static
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi  4096 Apr 18 11:40 tests
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi   355 Apr 18 11:40 .travis.yml
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  2718 Apr 18 11:40 utils.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi  3425 Apr 18 12:35 utils.pyc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 10872 Apr 18 11:40 viewer.py
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi  4096 Apr 18 11:40 views
[email protected]:~/screenly $
Yep. It's located in ~/.screenly, not ~/screenly.
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Travelman
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:58 pm

Thank you. Easy to miss !!
I'll take a look a bit later.

nobodysawme
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:09 pm

I'm having trouble installing or upgrading OSE.

I get a few different error messages.
one of them is

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ansible localhost -m git -a 'repo=*bash dest=/home/pi/screenly version=master'
localhost | FAILED! => {
    "changed": false, 
    "cmd": "/usr/bin/git ls-remote origin -h refs/heads/master", 
    "failed": true, 
    "msg": "fatal: '*bash' does not appear to be a git repository\nfatal: Could not read from remote repository.\n\nPlease make sure you have the correct access rights\nand the repository exists.", 
    "rc": 128, 
    "stderr": "fatal: '*bash' does not appear to be a git repository\nfatal: Could not read from remote repository.\n\nPlease make sure you have the correct access rights\nand the repository exists.\n", 
    "stdout": "", 
    "stdout_lines": []
}

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:14 pm

nobodysawme wrote:I'm having trouble installing or upgrading OSE.

I get a few different error messages.
one of them is

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ansible localhost -m git -a 'repo=*bash dest=/home/pi/screenly version=master'
localhost | FAILED! => {
    "changed": false, 
    "cmd": "/usr/bin/git ls-remote origin -h refs/heads/master", 
    "failed": true, 
    "msg": "fatal: '*bash' does not appear to be a git repository\nfatal: Could not read from remote repository.\n\nPlease make sure you have the correct access rights\nand the repository exists.", 
    "rc": 128, 
    "stderr": "fatal: '*bash' does not appear to be a git repository\nfatal: Could not read from remote repository.\n\nPlease make sure you have the correct access rights\nand the repository exists.\n", 
    "stdout": "", 
    "stdout_lines": []
}
I'm not exactly sure how you invoked the installer, but my guess is that it's something related to that. The correct command is:

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bash <(curl -sL https://www.screenlyapp.com/install-ose.sh)
Also, this assumes you're on a standard Raspbian installation without any funky changes to the setup.
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Twitter: @vpetersson | vpetersson.com

nobodysawme
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:23 pm

vpetersson wrote: I'm not exactly sure how you invoked the installer, but my guess is that it's something related to that. The correct command is:

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bash <(curl -sL https://www.screenlyapp.com/install-ose.sh)
Also, this assumes you're on a standard Raspbian installation without any funky changes to the setup.
I invoked the installer using that exact command. This is an install made from the image on the OSE website, that had apt-get update followed by apt-get dist-upgrade run on it, and then had the update command for screenly as you've typed it.

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:26 pm

nobodysawme wrote:
vpetersson wrote: I'm not exactly sure how you invoked the installer, but my guess is that it's something related to that. The correct command is:

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bash <(curl -sL https://www.screenlyapp.com/install-ose.sh)
Also, this assumes you're on a standard Raspbian installation without any funky changes to the setup.
I invoked the installer using that exact command. This is an install made from the image on the OSE website, that had apt-get update followed by apt-get dist-upgrade run on it, and then had the update command for screenly as you've typed it.

Try the following:

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cd ~/screenly
git pull
./bin/install.sh
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nobodysawme
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:29 pm

vpetersson wrote:
Try the following:

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cd ~/screenly
git pull
./bin/install.sh
My last attempt at installing is still in process despite the ansible error I posted a few posts up. Should I let it finish or ^C out of it before doing this?

Thank you!

nobodysawme
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:40 pm

vpetersson wrote:
Try the following:

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cd ~/screenly
git pull
./bin/install.sh
It hung doing PIP dependencies. So I ^C out of it and got this result.

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[email protected]:~ $ cd ~/screenly
[email protected]:~/screenly $ git pull
fatal: '*bash' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
[email protected]:~/screenly $ 

vpetersson
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:41 pm

nobodysawme wrote:
vpetersson wrote:
Try the following:

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cd ~/screenly
git pull
./bin/install.sh
It hung doing PIP dependencies. So I ^C out of it and got this result.

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[email protected]:~ $ cd ~/screenly
[email protected]:~/screenly $ git pull
fatal: '*bash' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
[email protected]:~/screenly $ 

There's definitely something odd with this installation. I would recommend that you re-flash the SD card.
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nobodysawme
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:43 pm

Thanks, I'll get up on a ladder to get the card down. TVs are high on the walls.

nobodysawme
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:41 pm

It's been hung at system upgrade for some time. Like 40 minutes.

It's just now moved past that and shows so many errors I can't count.

nobodysawme
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:47 pm

Rebooted, switched to console since it just showed black otherwise.

Screenly-nly-web.service is loaded not found, active: inactive (dead)


This is a freshly flashed April img with the git pull and install.sh as recommended above. Not sure what to do next.

Camp Hebron
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:19 pm

hr914 wrote:Does anybody have a suggestion for a good weather page showing just temperature, forecast and perhaps a map of the selected area, no further links etc., that works for Germany ? I used to use weather underground, but after a design update it no longer works on the screenly browser - When you start the page, you are adviced to use google, firefox etc :-(

Since good weather for free is hard to find (especially for non U.S. locations) ... any suggestions ?

br
Patrick

Hi Patrick,
I've been digging into this quite a bit today and had some success. I created a weather widget using www.powr.io and embedded it on a blank page on my website. I then created an Asset on Screenly referencing the "widget" page from my website.

vpetersson
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:00 pm

nobodysawme wrote:Rebooted, switched to console since it just showed black otherwise.

Screenly-nly-web.service is loaded not found, active: inactive (dead)


This is a freshly flashed April img with the git pull and install.sh as recommended above. Not sure what to do next.
Very strange. I tried this myself yesterday and I was not able to reproduce this.

Could you try downloading the latest Jessie-Lite image and run the installer from there?
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