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    You are welcome ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Erskine View Post
    We added "Adding a 3.5" display" project to the piCorePlayer Documentation.


    https://docs.picoreplayer.org/projects/add-a-display/
    ... glad to be of service, sir !

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    Added "My changes disappeared" FAQ and related "piCorePlayer backup" Information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Erskine View Post
    Added "My changes disappeared" FAQ and related "piCorePlayer backup" Information.
    That's very useful, thanks.

    But maybe it would be good to add a note about LMS, because that had confused me a bit at first. If I understand correctly it would be some like this?
    "NOTE: Logitech Media Server (LMS) is a server database application and needs to write to disk frequently. If you run PcP as a player/Server LMS gets a separate partition on the SD card to write cache data, a database index and settings files. These do not require the use of PiCorePlayer backup to remain in tact after a reboot. To preserve the SD it's recommended to switch off the Pi using the shutdown command or the button on the PcP homepage before pulling the power."

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    hi jeroen2,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Yeah, we need a little documentation regarding the LMS cache and preferences. I am not sure where it goes though?

    By default, I don't think LMS uses a separate partition for cache and preferences. The cache and preferences are written directly to a persistent location on the SD card (boot device). You can move them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Erskine View Post
    By default, I don't think LMS uses a separate partition for cache and preferences. The cache and preferences are written directly to a persistent location on the SD card (boot device). You can move them though.
    Ah, I see. Only just learned about the difference between mmcblk0p2 and mmcblk0p1 from your latest FAQ. Thanks.

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    The piCorePlayer Documentation GitLab repository is now public.

    piCorePlayer Documentation Source - GitLab

    I have not documented the GitLab process yet. I assume most of you know more about git than I do.

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    Looking good!

    Good to see this repo!

    I know that the pCP team will be doing a lot of the primary writing and heavy lifting of the documentation. If there's anything the community can do to help, I would encourage the team create items in the issues list, perhaps with a tag of "help wanted."

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    Added "USBImager" under "Burn piCorePlayer onto a SD card" How-to.

    Help required: Who uses MACs? We require a few words and imagines on "How-to Burn piCorePlayer onto a SD card for Mac OSX".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Erskine View Post
    Added "USBImager" under "Burn piCorePlayer onto a SD card" How-to.

    Help required: Who uses MACs? We require a few words and imagines on "How-to Burn piCorePlayer onto a SD card for Mac OSX".
    Well I use ApplePiBaker, there is copious information and guidance at the website.
    I find it rather good to take periodic backups of my Pi SD cards, so I do use it quite frequently.

    The ApplePiBaker app has three panes: Select a disk; then panels for Backup (you specify the filename, format and location for the backup file) and Restore (you select the image you're restoring). As with the Windows guidance, I'm always careful to make sure I'd performing these actions on the SD card and not the main drive on my MacBook.

    I have a MacBook with only USB-C ports, so I bought a plugin device for burning and reading SD and microSD cards that connects through USB-C.

    Robert
    Home: Raspberry Pi 3/pCP6.1.0/LMS8.0.0/Material with files on QNAP TS-251A
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