fotoartist78
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Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:34 am

When I first setup my Rp3 a few weeks ago Sonic Pi ran quite successfully but now when I select it from the menu it loads the title page then just sits there for some time then removes the page from the screen. No matter how much I click the mouse button on it nothing happens. Has anyone got a solution or can I somehow re-install it from somewhere..?

diegorodriguezv
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Re: Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:56 am

Same here.

oeroeboeroe
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Re: Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:33 am

I have no idea, but i noticed the following;

on the new Pixel release, the Sonic Pi is version 2.1 on my older version of Raspbian, is see version 2.6.

Confusing...

can someone shed a lght on this?

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Re: Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:08 pm

The Raspbian Wheezy repositories currently contain Sonic-Pi version 2.6.
The Raspbian Jessie repositories currently contain Sonic-Pi version 2.10.
The Sonic-Pi web site shows the current version to be 2.11.

Raspbian Wheezy is no longer maintained, so i would not expect any change there.
Raspbian Jessie normally follows Debian Jessie. As Jessie is "stable", Debian only updates packages with bug fixes and security updates, so they may not update Sonic-Pi to version 2.11. As Sonic-Pi is featured on the Pi, it's possible that the Foundation will update the package on Raspbian Jessie at some point, I think they have done this before, just have to wait and see.

Hope this helps,
Dave.

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Re: Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:00 pm

Hi there,

unfortunately Sonic Pi's development capacity isn't big enough to support all versions of Raspbian other than the absolute latest (which includes both the latest kernel in addition to the latest Raspbian packages).

Typically a

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sudo apt-get update
and

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sudo apt-get upgrade
followed by

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sudo rpi-update
should get you up to speed.

With respect to v2.11 - this has been packaged for Raspbian and is currently in the hands of RP Trading - hopefully it will be pushed out soon - but it's out of my hands at this stage. However, whilst we wait for the final release, you could always download the deb for v2.11 and install it manually (see: http://sonic-pi.net/#rp)
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HawaiianPi
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Re: Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:40 pm

oeroeboeroe wrote:I have no idea, but i noticed the following;

on the new Pixel release, the Sonic Pi is version 2.1 on my older version of Raspbian, is see version 2.6.

Confusing...

can someone shed a lght on this?
You are confused because you don't know how software revision numbers work. It's not 2.1, it's 2.10 (two point ten, which is newer than two point six).

As for why Sonic Pi doesn't run on your system, I'm afraid I can't help. It runs on my Pi3 with fully upgraded Raspbian Jessie Pixel.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?

oeroeboeroe
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Re: Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:46 am

Yes, it is 2.10..

i run it on a Pi 2B, with fully upgraded Raspbian Jessie Pixel...

samaaron
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Re: Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:34 am

oeroeboeroe wrote:Yes, it is 2.10..

i run it on a Pi 2B, with fully upgraded Raspbian Jessie Pixel...
Could you try an SD card with completely fresh Raspbian image - does that still freeze for you? That way we can rule out any hardware issues/incompatibilities.

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Re: Why Sonic Pi wont run anymore.

Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:25 pm

Just a word of caution regarding samaaron's post above. You should NOT run rpi-update unless you are willing to deal with the potential headaches of beta/test software.

The proper procedure for fully updating Raspbian is:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
Followed by a reboot.

Adding sudo rpi-update to that will load beta kernel/firmware still in testing, and while that might fix your issue, it could also break things. So unless you are willing to be a beta tester and troubleshoot problems, don't use rpi-update.

Sonic Pi (2.10) runs on my system without rpi-update, so it should not be necessary for anyone else either.

And if you ARE willing to be a beta tester, thanks (someone's gotta do it).
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?

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