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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:01 pm

six3323 wrote:Hi together,

i am new with my raspberry and started with the squeezebplug. Installation and setup with squeezelite works fine - GREAT !!!!

My Raspberry should work as a squeezebox client ... and i would like to connect a TFT to the hdmi an see the Squeezebox Menu with CD Cover etc. (like the original squeezebox touch).

I could not find any tipps or howtos ... for my wish. My Raspberry boots to the squeezeplug login and ich can't find any option in setup to change this.

Pleas help me with a noobie tutorial (i have linux knowledge).
This image is for headless use, so you do not have to use a monitor. You can acces a "what is playing now" monitor by using the webinterface or downloading an app for your phone or tablet.
I understand your wish, but i think it is not possible with the standalone image and no linux skills. Also the raspberry pi is not the most powerfull device for running a server, client and a monitor.

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:50 pm

Thanks for your answer.

I thought this is possible with squeezeplug ... i think i read something about jivelite which should be incl. in squeezeplug but i could find more detailted informations about it.

Is there any image (out of the box) which has a grafik menu ... or which does what i want ... or is the Raspberry not powerfull enough for that?

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:21 pm

six3323 wrote:Thanks for your answer.

I thought this is possible with squeezeplug ... i think i read something about jivelite which should be incl. in squeezeplug but i could find more detailted informations about it.

Is there any image (out of the box) which has a grafik menu ... or which does what i want ... or is the Raspberry not powerfull enough for that?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mo ... -Pi/#step0

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:07 pm

Hi,
I have a Raspberry b+. Can not get Squeezeplug to work on it.

It shuts down all USB ports at the end of the boot sequence, and is not getting an IP address.

During the boot sequence I can abort the booting by pressing ^C on the keyboard so it does work, I also can use the attached USB keyboard, but letting the boot finish will shut down the keyboard too so I am not able to login into the Raspberry to check out.

Tried different SD cards and power supplies but all same with the same result.

Raspbmc and Openelec run fine btw, including network and usage of the keyboard.

Any ideas ?

thank you

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:28 pm

plakjekaas wrote:Hi,
I have a Raspberry b+. Can not get Squeezeplug to work on it.

It shuts down all USB ports at the end of the boot sequence, and is not getting an IP address.

During the boot sequence I can abort the booting by pressing ^C on the keyboard so it does work, I also can use the attached USB keyboard, but letting the boot finish will shut down the keyboard too so I am not able to login into the Raspberry to check out.

Tried different SD cards and power supplies but all same with the same result.

Raspbmc and Openelec run fine btw, including network and usage of the keyboard.



Any ideas ?

thank you
100% sure this is because the firmware in Squeezeplug is too old. Search the forum for how to update it. (In essence you need to get bootcode.bin and start.elf versions dated July 2014 or later.)

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 63&t=83590

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:58 am

drgeoff wrote:
plakjekaas wrote:Hi,
I have a Raspberry b+. Can not get Squeezeplug to work on it.

It shuts down all USB ports at the end of the boot sequence, and is not getting an IP address.

During the boot sequence I can abort the booting by pressing ^C on the keyboard so it does work, I also can use the attached USB keyboard, but letting the boot finish will shut down the keyboard too so I am not able to login into the Raspberry to check out.

Tried different SD cards and power supplies but all same with the same result.

Raspbmc and Openelec run fine btw, including network and usage of the keyboard.



Any ideas ?

thank you
100% sure this is because the firmware in Squeezeplug is too old. Search the forum for how to update it. (In essence you need to get bootcode.bin and start.elf versions dated July 2014 or later.)

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 63&t=83590
Are bootcode.bin and start.elf sufficient?

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:54 am

castalla wrote: Are bootcode.bin and start.elf sufficient?
I believe so. http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 5&p=586428. AndrewS in that thread is the author of NOOBS.

Are you having a problem yourself or querying on behalf of plakjekaas?

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:13 am

drgeoff wrote:
castalla wrote: Are bootcode.bin and start.elf sufficient?
I believe so. http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 5&p=586428. AndrewS in that thread is the author of NOOBS.

Are you having a problem yourself or querying on behalf of plakjekaas?
Just a clarification. There's been similar queries on the slimdevices forum.

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:56 pm

drgeoff wrote:
plakjekaas wrote:Hi,
I have a Raspberry b+. Can not get Squeezeplug to work on it.

It shuts down all USB ports at the end of the boot sequence, and is not getting an IP address.

During the boot sequence I can abort the booting by pressing ^C on the keyboard so it does work, I also can use the attached USB keyboard, but letting the boot finish will shut down the keyboard too so I am not able to login into the Raspberry to check out.

Tried different SD cards and power supplies but all same with the same result.

Raspbmc and Openelec run fine btw, including network and usage of the keyboard.



Any ideas ?

thank you
100% sure this is because the firmware in Squeezeplug is too old. Search the forum for how to update it. (In essence you need to get bootcode.bin and start.elf versions dated July 2014 or later.)

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 63&t=83590
It was indeed the case of old "firmware".

You actually need to replace all the files (only bootcode.bin and start.elf is not sufficient) with the latest to be found on github (see below).

Works like a charm now.

Just download the files and copy them on the SD.

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... aster/boot

Thanks for the pointer, solved some other issues along the way too :-)

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:04 pm

plakjekaas wrote:
drgeoff wrote:
plakjekaas wrote:Hi,
I have a Raspberry b+. Can not get Squeezeplug to work on it.

It shuts down all USB ports at the end of the boot sequence, and is not getting an IP address.

During the boot sequence I can abort the booting by pressing ^C on the keyboard so it does work, I also can use the attached USB keyboard, but letting the boot finish will shut down the keyboard too so I am not able to login into the Raspberry to check out.

Tried different SD cards and power supplies but all same with the same result.

Raspbmc and Openelec run fine btw, including network and usage of the keyboard.



Any ideas ?

thank you
100% sure this is because the firmware in Squeezeplug is too old. Search the forum for how to update it. (In essence you need to get bootcode.bin and start.elf versions dated July 2014 or later.)

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 63&t=83590
It was indeed the case of old "firmware".

You actually need to replace all the files (only bootcode.bin and start.elf is not sufficient) with the latest to be found on github (see below).

Works like a charm now.

Just download the files and copy them on the SD.

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... aster/boot

Thanks for the pointer, solved some other issues along the way too :-)
A simple firmware update in den squeezeplug setup solved the problem for me. It is in the "advanced configuration" menu, where you also have the chance to backup your currently using firmware, just in case you know ;-)

But for this you need a Raspberry B with a working internetconnection and then you are free to use your b+ ;-)

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:42 pm

Hi, is there a log file or something generated by squeeze plug. My RPi keeps disappearing from the network so I'm guessing its crashing. (or could be a wireless issue?) but I don't know where to start to trace the issue. Thanks. Jim

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:24 am

My LMS Server kept disappearing in the network too. I decided to run the lms server on my HP microserver N54L which is a big improvement compared to the raspberry pi. The raspberry pi works now as a player only which is way more stable!

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:14 pm

I have finally got around to writing up how I set-up a couple of my RPi systems to allow controlling of the player via infra-red remote.
While not something that is necessary, there are occasions, like when the phone rings and you need to pause things, that using a phone-based app or firing up a web browser is too slow.

I have it working with a Creative USB DAC (where the infra-red controls get intercepted by the device and passed through USB) and the IQaudIO DAC add-on board where I added a cheap infra-red receiver and used a regular domestic DVD player remote control.

http://dabdig.blogspot.com/2014/08/infr ... n-rpi.html


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Edit: is there a BBCode for this forum to change the size of the displayed image (rather than me having to create a new small version and upload it somewhere)?
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:41 pm

I'm only using it as a player, but it's not that reliable so far. Just would like a log file I can browse through to see where the cause is...

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Which application are you using as your player?

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:55 am

squeezelite

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:16 pm

In that case you can add the "-d" parameter to the command line for it.
Note it takes parameters - https://code.google.com/p/squeezelite/
You will then get a log that you can review.
I presume that it is not on by default to help reduce the chance of the SDCard (in the case of RPi) filling up or wearing out.

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:33 pm

Thanks for the info. Will look further into the problem when I get a moment!

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:04 am

So the problem appears to be with the wireless connection. For some reason it drops connection randomly and won't re-establish.
I'm using one of these.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pi-Hut-Adap ... B009FA2UYK
I have relocated the Rpi to different areas of the house and tried different routers, but the same problem occurs so I have to presume the problem lies with the Rpi or USB dongle.

Any thoughts on a cause, or suggestions for a different (tested) wireless dongle.

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:45 am

What WiFi dongle are you using? Have you disabled power saving for it?
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:21 am

Dongle as per link in post above. How / where do I disable power saving? - this sounds like a sensible thing to investigate.

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:46 am

Try this other thread for possible hints on disabling sleep
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 6&p=517053

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:52 am

fuzzweed wrote:Dongle as per link in post above. How / where do I disable power saving? - this sounds like a sensible thing to investigate.
That link doesn't give enough info.

What chipset is your dongle using?
Post the output from a lsusb command.
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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:20 am

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter

The linked posts about power saving seem very useful, but I'm having some trouble implementing the suggestions.
This post:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 45&t=46569

Starts with the command:
sudo /etc/network/interfaces
but all I get in return is
sudo: /etc/network/interfaces: command not found

It reads as if I ought to be editing a file; have they missed out launching the file editor from the instructions?

The other option I see is:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

Which does seem to return:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

But the power off state won't persist through a reboot.

Thanks for your help so far.

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Re: SqueezePlug Version 7 available

Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:09 am

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

Add
wireless-power off

Save the file and restart the network or just reboot.
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