Category: How to


Getting started

pCP Team 11 March 2021 pCP 5.0.0 Setup • How to

How-to get piCorePlayer up and running on your Raspberry Pi. By default, if you are using wired ethernet and DHCP, piCorePlayer will just work through the 3.5mm audio jack on the Raspberry Pi without any user setup. It will appear on your Logitech Media Server (LMS) as a Squeezelite player called piCorePlayer. So, plug in your headphones, select a song and press play.   Warning Some models of the Raspberry Pi do not have an 3.

USBImager

pCP Team 5 November 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Setup • How to

USBImager is a really really simple GUI application that writes compressed disk images to USB drives and creates backups. Available platforms: Windows, MacOSX and Linux. Its interface is as simple as it gets, totally bloat-free. Step 1Insert SD card into PC. Step 2Click [Cancel] if prompted to format disk.   Danger Never format the SD card even if prompted.   Danger Depending on software loaded on your PC, you may be get a series of messages when you plug your SD card in.

Download piCorePlayer

pCP Team 8 August 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Setup • How to

  Info The download process can vary depending on operating system and web browser used. Step 1Go to the piCorePlayer Downloads web page—go to Downloads. Step 2Click on the “piCorePlayer X.X.X - Standard Version” link to begin download.   Warning The Experimental RealTime Kernel version is not recommended for general use. Step 3Wait for the download to begin—depends on browser. Step 4Click on the [Save] or [Save as] button if prompted—depends on browser.

Using Win32 Disk Imager

pCP Team 5 November 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Setup • How to

This program is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. It is very useful for embedded development, namely Arm development projects (Android, Ubuntu on Arm, etc). Step 1Insert SD card into PC. Step 2Click [Cancel] if prompted to format disk.   Danger Never format the SD card even if prompted.   Danger Depending on software loaded on your PC, you may be get a series of messages when you plug your SD card in.

Burn piCorePlayer onto a SD card

pCP Team 7 October 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Setup • How to

There are many methods of creating a piCorePlayer SD card. You can use your favourite method or use one of the following. Windows # USBImager Win32 Disk Imager Raspberry Pi Imager Linux # USBImager - GitLab Using dd command Raspberry Pi Imager Mac OSX # USBImager - GitLab ApplePi-Baker Raspberry Pi Imager More information # RPF - Installing Operating System Images eLinux - RPi Easy SD Card Setup Win32 Disk Imager - Sourceforge USBImager - GitLab ApplePi-Baker Raspberry Pi Imager Raspberry Pi Imager - Downloads SD Card Formatter Can’t see the boot partition Can’t see the root partition

Using dd command

pCP Team 7 November 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Setup • How to

Step 1   Danger Make sure you know what your doing here. dd can write to any device and wipe out your hard disk in a second! Depending on your system, finding the card device can use different tools. Use lsblk or blkid to identify your device. Typically /dev/sd? or /dev/mmcblk?. Run the command before and after inserting SD card. Step 2Using lsblk, type: $ lsblk In this case, the card is located at /dev/sdf.

Determine your piCorePlayer IP address

pCP Team 24 July 2020 pCP 5.0.0 Setup • How to

Boot console #Step 1Look at the boot console. The IP address will be displayed at the end of the boot process. IP scanner #Step 1Use an IP scanner on your computer. Router #Step 1Check your router to see what IP address has been assigned. DHCP on your router will have assigned an IP address from the defined DHCP range. Check your router manual for instructions. More information # Advanced IP Scanner - Windows nmap - Linux, Mac OS X and Windows

Edit config.txt

pCP Team 24 July 2020 pCP 5.0.0 Setup • How to • Configure

config.txt is found on piCorePlayer’s boot partition /mnt/mmcblk0p1 By default, after booting, the boot partition is unmounted. So to edit config.txt, you must first mount the boot partition, then edit using vi.   Warning You must reboot piCorePlayer after changing config.txt to activate changes. Longhand method—using standard Linux commands #Step 1Access piCorePlayer via ssh—see Access piCoreplayer via ssh. Step 2$ mount /mnt/mmcblk0p1 Step 3$ cd /mnt/mmcblk0p1 Step 4$ vi config.

Access piCorePlayer via ssh

pCP Team 19 August 2020 pCP 5.0.0 Setup • How to

From the command line #Step 1Type ssh user@<IP address> at the command prompt. $ ssh tc@192.168.1.111 Step 2The first time you access the remote computer, type yes to establish host authenticity. The authenticity of host '<IP address> (<IP address>)' can't be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:Oj3eagEfJYeltdxRbmNsVmqPDF4SO4m7KmVl8+3KB5A. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Step 3Type piCorePlayer’s password when prompted.

Setup Wifi

SBP 6 March 2021 pCP 7.0.0 Setup • How to

This how-to uses the piCorePlayer GUI to create a “standard” Wifi setup. To access the piCorePlayer GUI, it needs to be connected to the LAN using wired ethernet.   Warning If you have added # Maintained by user to the first line of your wpa_supplicant.conf file, the piCorePlayer GUI will completely ignore your configuration file. It can only be maintained by using a text editor. Prerequisites # piCorePlayer has already been successfully setup.

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