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    I'm Obviously Doing Something Wrong...

    Not entirely technically challenged but I am having a beginners nightmare.

    Bought a RPi 4 to install LMS. I presently have it running on a Synology but after the recent Perl update I had to Google for an older version of Perl then re-install it and LMS. Not a great issue just the fag of having to reconfigure everything in LMS back to where it was. So I deceided on the Pi route.

    Linux I am not familiar with so the hand holding instructions from pCP were very helpful. But...something I did wrong (probably). A mis-step somewhere in the process?

    I have twice run through the installation description, following it carefully. In both cases, on completion, I could not see the LMS interface. Any help greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

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    It would help if you said what you tried.

    For example ... if this is a default installation and you have not changed host name then your pCP is probably visiable at
    http://pcp.local
    and your LMS (if you asked pCP to install it) is at
    http://pcp.local:9000

    If you cannot reach pcp.local then replace pcp.local with the IP address - it is shown on the screen when it boots (if you have a screen attached) otherwise you will have to find it in your router or some other local lan searching tool such as Fing.
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    Sorry if I was a little vague. Raspberry Pi very new to me.

    I followed the pCP instructions and (naively?) assumed that when I started the Pi that the normal LMS interface would show up. It doesn't. Entering the static IP address that I set up just takes me to the pCP main page (the one that thanks me for using piCorePlayer).

    I am used to using LMS on my Synology NAS so I was rather expecting to see that interface that would allow me to configure the library location and re-configure my devices - booms and Touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheresmebbc View Post
    Sorry if I was a little vague. Raspberry Pi very new to me.

    I followed the pCP instructions and (naively?) assumed that when I started the Pi that the normal LMS interface would show up. It doesn't. Entering the static IP address that I set up just takes me to the pCP main page (the one that thanks me for using piCorePlayer).

    I am used to using LMS on my Synology NAS so I was rather expecting to see that interface that would allow me to configure the library location and re-configure my devices - booms and Touch.
    The page you're seeing is pCP's about page. Noticed the 'tabs' just above the "Thank you..."? There's 'Main Page'...'LMS'...

    Did you actually configure pCP to install LMS? This is a separate step.

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    Provided you have chosen Player/Server from the bottom of the page.
    Paul Webster
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    For someone that is basically non-techie like me this is far too troublesome.

    By rolling back the last Synology update to Perl I have LMS working on my NAS.

    All I was looking to do was to install LMS on a Raspberry Pi so that any future Synology updates would not affect my ability to access my music on the NAS. Seems that even this simple requirement borders on having to have a degree in technology.

    Surely there is an easy way to install LMS directly onto a bog standard Raspbian Pi(?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheresmebbc View Post
    For someone that is basically non-techie like me this is far too troublesome.

    By rolling back the last Synology update to Perl I have LMS working on my NAS.

    All I was looking to do was to install LMS on a Raspberry Pi so that any future Synology updates would not affect my ability to access my music on the NAS. Seems that even this simple requirement borders on having to have a degree in technology.

    Surely there is an easy way to install LMS directly onto a bog standard Raspbian Pi(?)
    There is and piCoreplayer is it. Just follow the guides to install LMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheresmebbc View Post
    Surely there is an easy way to install LMS directly onto a bog standard Raspbian Pi(?)
    piCorePlayer was originally developed as a Squeezebox player; LMS (server) support was added as Raspberry Pi hardware acquired sufficient power. Not everyone wants/needs LMS running on their RPi. Sounds like you were 90% of the way there and just needed to install and configure LMS:
    https://docs.picoreplayer.org/how-to/install_lms/

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    Surely there is an easy way to install LMS directly onto a bog standard Raspbian Pi(?)
    There is, its really quite simple but installing LMS on pCP is waaaaaaaaaaaaay easier !!!

    Want a webapp ? Get SqueezeLite-X ! https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...l=1#post903953

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheresmebbc View Post
    I have twice run through the installation description, following it carefully. In both cases, on completion, I could not see the LMS interface. Any help greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.
    Having spent the last days playing with various scenarios it is rather straight forward. As others have pointed out, if you only intend to use the pi for Squeeze & LMS and you are new to both the pi and Linux then install pCP by writing the image to the SD card and then install LMS from the web interface.
    If you want to do other things with the pi then download and install the Debian/Ubuntu ARM package. When I installed it on raspbian all dependencies where met (everything worked at once). When I installed it on Ubuntu 18.04 I had to fix dependencies and then everything worked.

    Hope you get it sorted!

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