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SOLVED New User - Trying to get it up and running

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by Firemanjoe, 14 January 2021.

  1. Firemanjoe

    Firemanjoe New Member


    I've discovered this earlier this year and I ordered some parts to get this up and running, but I'm running into a software issue that I want to try to resolve before I start digging into my hardware issue.

    I am running Raspberry Pi 2 and I am only successfully able to instal Alpha 7. When I do have it installed, I can only get the effects to work.

    When I try to install Alpha 9, it says that the dependencies are missing and for some reason I am unable to get them to install. My skill level is pretty beginner with a professional copy/paster level of knowledge; however, reading the code that I am pasting, I can usually decipher what is happening and what the end goal is.

    I'd love to see if I can get this working - and currently on my pi, not sure if it makes a difference, i'm running pi-hole & pivpn.

  2. Alpha7

    Alpha7 New Member

    I would suggest downloading the pre-built image. You just need to copy the image using something like rufus to a SD/MicroSD card and pop it in.


    Download the Zip on a windows machine, extract and use rufus to image to SD/MicroSD
  3. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB Active Member

    RPi3, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    That won't help him, his Pi is running pi-hole and pivpn so he can not use the prebuilt image.
  4. davieboy

    davieboy Member

    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3
    quite a tall ask imo to run all 3 on the Pi2 esp if routing all your internet traffic through it too.

    You could try flashing libre-elec onto another sd card and install Hyperion via the guide https://hyperion-project.org/thread...ec-x86_64-rpi-inoffiziell-unofficially.10463/

    You may not need kodi but it might be a easy method of getting the latest Hyperion installed and running effortlessly.

    Then install Pihole via the libreelec Repository -> additional repository, its not the latest version but is optimised for the o/s, or run the latest version in a container

    Then install PiVpn as another container as docker would already be installed from the pihole install

    It might work and it might not but worth a shot if you have no other options and for the sake of grabbing another sd card and trying it you have nothing to loose or leave the pi2 to handle all your internet and get another device for Hyperion
  5. Akriss

    Akriss Active Member

    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    Or simply install the missing package.
    I'm guessing the missing package for your install was "libcec4", because I needed to install that for my Rpi with alpha9 as well.

    sudo apt-get install libcec4
    Will install missing package.

    Hope it's of help.
  6. Firemanjoe

    Firemanjoe New Member

    Thank you Akriss! That was my stumbling block! Everything works perfectly now.