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RPi + OSMC total noob, lights just doing a light show.

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by warmlunch, 14 December 2016.

  1. warmlunch

    warmlunch New Member

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    Howdy all, super new to this, please don't destroy me! So I got my pi3 set up with OSMC and my ws2801's. 23 on left and right and 40 on top with no bottoms. soldered fine, looking good. UTV007 converter, hdmi splitter, the works, hardware wise seems fine. I can grab perfect screenshots in hypercon, adjusted the crop and everything, should be fine, but instead of following the picture my LED's just cycle around like it's a preconfigured demo show. They never follow the picture. They just do their little dance. when the input (mac mni) goes into sleep or idle, they stop doing the dance and just a few corners stay lit in the same color, so they know they should be doing something when the input tells them to. when the input returns from sleep, they just start dancing again. I'm sure its something stupid, as I am fairly stupid at all of this apparently, but any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    what exactly is your problem now? with osmc everything works, but the input with the usb grabbers does random things?
     
  3. warmlunch

    warmlunch New Member

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    It doesn't follow the screen. Just does a light show instead. It knows when it's supposed to work but just dances instead.
     
  4. warmlunch

    warmlunch New Member

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    Update: Got a bigger power supply thinking that could be it. Still doing the same thing. I downloaded the hyperion app and changed the bulb color to all white. The all turn white but still flicker. I also notice that if I put an all white image on the screen they all mainly turn white as well but flicker. If i drag a white box around the edges of the screen it all flickers but the lights kind of follow the box. It knows what its supposed to do it seems but just isn't doing it. Could it still be power? I only have one end of the strip plugged into power. I assume if that were the case though, most of the lights on that side would work as intended and the ones further from the power supply would have the issue. Any Ideas?
     
  5. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    do you have teamviewer? could i have a look
     
  6. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    Level shifter ?
     
  7. eltanque

    eltanque New Member

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    I had a similar problem and it was solved by connecting the GROUND from the led strip to the PI....
     
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