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SOLVED No luck with lights after following tutorial

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by BlitzAction, 10 January 2017.

  1. BlitzAction

    BlitzAction New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi3
    Thank you in advance for such an active and helpful forum. I have gone through the tutorial below using a RPI3 and believe I have followed it to a T; however, I am unable to get any lights lit.
    https://hyperion-project.org/threads/raspberry-pi-3-mediacenter-hyperion-ambilight-no-soldering.77/
    I have tried the strip on its own so I know the LEDs will light, but they do not seem to respond to any hyperion commands. I have attached the ssh log but in reading through it I did not see anything that seemed to be working incorrectly. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should try next? I have attempted to search and read through those with similar problems but to no avail.

    Code:
    SSH Traffic:
    ssh connected
    ssh disconnected
    ssh connected
    ssh out:     sudo journalctl -u hyperion.service 2>/dev/null
    ssh in:     -- Logs begin at Mon 2017-01-09 22:30:01 EST, end at Mon 2017-01-09 23:00:38 EST. --
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:02 osmc systemd[1]: Starting Hyperion Systemd service...
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:02 osmc systemd[1]: Started Hyperion Systemd service.
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:04 osmc hyperiond[303]: Hyperion Ambilight Deamon (303)
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:04 osmc hyperiond[303]: Version   : V1.03.2 (brindosch-99d9396/d3713a8-1469452981
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:04 osmc hyperiond[303]: Build Time: Jul 25 2016 06:54:40
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Selected configuration file: /etc/hyperion/hyperion.config.json
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: HYPERION INFO: ColorTransform 'default' => [0; 93]
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: HYPERION INFO: ColorCorrection 'default' => [0; 93]
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: HYPERION INFO: ColorAdjustment 'default' => [0; 93]
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: LEDDEVICE INFO: configuration:
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: {
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "colorOrder" : "rgb",
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "name" : "MyHyperionConfig",
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "output" : "/dev/spidev0.0",
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "rate" : 1000000,
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "type" : "apa102"
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: }
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Creating linear smoothing
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: HYPERION (CS) INFO: Created linear-smoothing(interval_ms=50;settlingTime_ms=200;updateDelay=0
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: EFFECTENGINE INFO: 27 effects loaded from directory /usr/share/hyperion/effects
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: EFFECTENGINE INFO: Initializing Python interpreter
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Hyperion started and initialised
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Boot sequence 'Rainbow swirl fast' EFFECTENGINE INFO: run effect Rainbow swirl fast on channel 0
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BLACKBORDER INFO: threshold set to 0 (0)
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BLACKBORDER INFO: mode:default
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: started
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Json server created and started on port 19444
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Proto server created and started on port 19445
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: DISPMANXGRABBER INFO: Display opened with resolution: 1920x1080
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BLACKBORDER INFO: threshold set to 0 (0)
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BLACKBORDER INFO: mode:default
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Frame grabber created and started
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BORDER SWITCH REQUIRED!!
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: CURRENT BORDER TYPE: unknown=0 hor.size=0 vert.size=0
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:09 osmc hyperiond[303]: EFFECTENGINE INFO: effect finished
    sftp Send Hyperion Config - Sourcepath: D:/-=PROGRAMS=-/RASPBERRY PI FILES, Targetpath: /etc/hyperion/, Filename: hyperion.config.json
    ssh out:     sudo systemctl start hyperion.service 2>/dev/null ; sudo /etc/init.d/hyperion start 2>/dev/null ; sudo /sbin/initctl start hyperion 2>/dev/null
    ssh out:     sudo systemctl stop hyperion.service 2>/dev/null; sudo /etc/init.d/hyperion stop 2>/dev/null ; sudo /sbin/initctl stop hyperion 2>/dev/null
    ssh out:     sudo journalctl -u hyperion.service 2>/dev/null
    ssh in:     -- Logs begin at Mon 2017-01-09 22:30:01 EST, end at Mon 2017-01-09 23:01:03 EST. --
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:02 osmc systemd[1]: Starting Hyperion Systemd service...
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:02 osmc systemd[1]: Started Hyperion Systemd service.
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:04 osmc hyperiond[303]: Hyperion Ambilight Deamon (303)
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:04 osmc hyperiond[303]: Version   : V1.03.2 (brindosch-99d9396/d3713a8-1469452981
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:04 osmc hyperiond[303]: Build Time: Jul 25 2016 06:54:40
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Selected configuration file: /etc/hyperion/hyperion.config.json
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: HYPERION INFO: ColorTransform 'default' => [0; 93]
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: HYPERION INFO: ColorCorrection 'default' => [0; 93]
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: HYPERION INFO: ColorAdjustment 'default' => [0; 93]
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: LEDDEVICE INFO: configuration:
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: {
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "colorOrder" : "rgb",
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "name" : "MyHyperionConfig",
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "output" : "/dev/spidev0.0",
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "rate" : 1000000,
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: "type" : "apa102"
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: }
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Creating linear smoothing
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: HYPERION (CS) INFO: Created linear-smoothing(interval_ms=50;settlingTime_ms=200;updateDelay=0
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: EFFECTENGINE INFO: 27 effects loaded from directory /usr/share/hyperion/effects
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:05 osmc hyperiond[303]: EFFECTENGINE INFO: Initializing Python interpreter
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Hyperion started and initialised
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Boot sequence 'Rainbow swirl fast' EFFECTENGINE INFO: run effect Rainbow swirl fast on channel 0
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BLACKBORDER INFO: threshold set to 0 (0)
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BLACKBORDER INFO: mode:default
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: started
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Json server created and started on port 19444
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Proto server created and started on port 19445
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: DISPMANXGRABBER INFO: Display opened with resolution: 1920x1080
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BLACKBORDER INFO: threshold set to 0 (0)
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BLACKBORDER INFO: mode:default
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Frame grabber created and started
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: BORDER SWITCH REQUIRED!!
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:06 osmc hyperiond[303]: CURRENT BORDER TYPE: unknown=0 hor.size=0 vert.size=0
    ssh in:     Jan 09 22:30:09 osmc hyperiond[303]: EFFECTENGINE INFO: effect finished
    ssh in:     Jan 09 23:00:57 osmc systemd[1]: Started Hyperion Systemd service.
    ssh in:     Jan 09 23:01:02 osmc systemd[1]: Stopping Hyperion Systemd service...
    ssh in:     Jan 09 23:01:02 osmc hyperiond[303]: INFO: Application closed with code 0
    ssh in:     Jan 09 23:01:02 osmc hyperiond[303]: EFFECTENGINE INFO: Cleaning up Python interpreter
    ssh in:     Jan 09 23:01:02 osmc systemd[1]: Stopped Hyperion Systemd service.
    
     
  2. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    pics from your setup?
     
  3. BlitzAction

    BlitzAction New Member

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    The setup should be effectively the exact same as the tutorial, but I have attached it. It should be enough to confirm I have the correct pins.
    IMG_1789.JPG
     
  4. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    how did you test the leds?
     
  5. BlitzAction

    BlitzAction New Member

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    Originally I went through the tutorial and set everything up and would not get a response from any commands sent, but the second light in the entire strip would stay lit white (though nothing seemed to change it unless I unplugged it). I went through and redid the entire tutorial and now do not have any lights turn on.

    I also made sure that the lights themselves turned on via the item below. I could get them to change color and brightness, but this was all as one, since it is not built to change them individually. I did not try it for long since I did not think it could supply the power for long periods of time, but did verify it lights.
    IMG_1791.JPG
     
  6. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    where did you buy this leds? never saw such trashy apa102...
     
  7. BlitzAction

    BlitzAction New Member

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    These are the exact same ones from the tutorial. Again, I followed the tutorial as closely as I could, which is why I am at a loss for it not working.
     
  8. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    yeah got it...hardware :) sometimes it trys to steal all your hairs :p i dm you
     
  9. BlitzAction

    BlitzAction New Member

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    Update: Thanks to lots of help with TPmodding I was able to get the system up and running. We had traced part of the problem to the very first LED in the strip not working. Once removing this it made the process much smoother. I redid an install of osmc and installed hyperion via command line. After this it worked great!
     
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