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    Possible to install pCP headless on a RPi?

    Hi all, is it possible to install pCP attached to an ethernet cable so that a DHCP server can be reached but without a display?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnee View Post
    Hi all, is it possible to install pCP attached to an ethernet cable so that a DHCP server can be reached but without a display?
    TIA!
    Installation is by burning an image to an SD card.
    If you mean the next step of configuration then yes you do not need a monitor or keyboard.
    Boot up the Pi with SD card in place.
    Look at your DHCP server for its address
    Point browser at http://PIaddress
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    I do it all the time.....look at your DHCP server, or you can watch LMS for a new player to connect. The default player name is piCorePlayer.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

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    I was trying with pcp5.0 on a RPi4, found out later that there is a 6.0 beta and of course now it boots/connects.
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    Hi Rnee - running pCP headless is the normal (standard) way. If you add Jivelite on top (an add-on module), then you get a screen ...

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    Yes I know cfuttrup, I do run 2 headless and 1 with the official 7" touchscreen and Jivelite.
    The point was on how installing them, not running.
    pCP v5.0.0 on all players
    LMS 7.9.2 on Debian Buster server in a Linux Container
    RPi 3B+ with Hifiberry AMP2 and official 7" touchscreen (Squeezelite + Jivelite), +27k titles on SMB share
    RPi B as dedicated player, connected over wifi with USB dongle
    RPi 2B as dedicated player, connected over powerline
    RPi Zero W as dedicated player
    Squeezer on Android to control

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnee View Post
    Yes I know cfuttrup, I do run 2 headless and 1 with the official 7" touchscreen and Jivelite.
    The point was on how installing them, not running.
    Hi Rnee

    OK, in this case I think d6jg answered your question. Is that correct?

    /Claus

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