Home of the Squeezebox™ & Transporter® network music players.
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    PCP on Raspberry 4: suddenly LMS stopped running

    Hi
    that's what happened yesterday night
    i have a picore player installed on a micro sd, on a raspberry 4
    few years running with (...almost...) any problem
    yesterday night there was suddenly few connection's problems, losing and re-establishing connection in my domestic lan
    then, LMS kept been "not running"
    i tried reboot, switch everything off for minutes, updating LMS through PCP but without any luck
    i kept everything off all night but again this morning no luck
    so, sorry, is there something i should try?
    or i have to reinstall LMS on the microdrive?
    and if so, i to do it through the PCP web page reached from my laptop?
    thank again, for everything!

    ps.i have pcp running in my lan, 4 points around the house (hifi connected through chromecast audio, 2 nest speakers wireless, 1 nest hub), if necessary information
    if needed, how to do a log to sent here? thanks!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Staffordshire. UK
    Posts
    5,344
    Quote Originally Posted by mikk64 View Post
    Hi
    that's what happened yesterday night
    i have a picore player installed on a micro sd, on a raspberry 4
    few years running with (...almost...) any problem
    yesterday night there was suddenly few connection's problems, losing and re-establishing connection in my domestic lan
    then, LMS kept been "not running"
    i tried reboot, switch everything off for minutes, updating LMS through PCP but without any luck
    i kept everything off all night but again this morning no luck
    so, sorry, is there something i should try?
    or i have to reinstall LMS on the microdrive?
    and if so, i to do it through the PCP web page reached from my laptop?
    thank again, for everything!

    ps.i have pcp running in my lan, 4 points around the house (hifi connected through chromecast audio, 2 nest speakers wireless, 1 nest hub), if necessary information
    if needed, how to do a log to sent here? thanks!


    It might help if you state which version of pCP and LMS respectively.

    Also your control computer OS

    Here is what I would do, it's up to you if you wish to try the same

    Pull the power plug for the raspberry pi from the power socket (or switch off)

    Wait a minute and then plug back in or switch on

    Wait for two minutes and open a web browse and type

    http://pcp.local

    see what happens

    ronnie

  3. #3
    thanks, ronnie, and sorry for the delay...i'm now at home, after working day...

    the missing informations:
    piCorePlayer v8.2.0
    LMS 8.3.0 r1662405429

    my control computer is a Windows 11, and from here i can reach the PCP on a raspberry 4, without any problem
    i use firefox
    my music is on a hard disk drive USB, attached to the Raspberry
    it's reachable, from my pc, and i can see the folders (music archive and LMSfiles, the folder "slimserver", and "System Volume Information")

    tried what you wrote:
    shutdown pcp from the web page, the right command
    switch off and plug off
    after a minute, plug in and switch on
    after two minutes, from the web browser on my pc, i insert the address and typed
    http://pcp.local
    after few seconds, that's what happens: "The pcp.local server cannot be contacted"

    but, where do i have to write "http://pcp.local"? just from the web browser home page? or i need to move inside the hard disk?
    sorry, i'm not so expert about linux...
    thanks again for your time!

  4. #4
    if i write, in the web browser on my pc,

    http://picorelms

    i can reach the about page of PCP

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Staffordshire. UK
    Posts
    5,344
    Quote Originally Posted by mikk64 View Post
    if i write, in the web browser on my pc,

    http://picorelms

    i can reach the about page of PCP
    It's quicker to make a new image

    and make a backup

    ronnie

  6. #6
    ok... you mean, do a backup and then reinstall lms from the pcp lms web page, right? tomorrow i'll do it

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Staffordshire. UK
    Posts
    5,344
    Quote Originally Posted by mikk64 View Post
    ok... you mean, do a backup and then reinstall lms from the pcp lms web page, right? tomorrow i'll do it
    NO

    If the image is faulty/corrupted then why make a copy ? (but if you want to practice, why not , it might even work. It's your time to spend )

    Make a new image, configure that, then make a backup and keep it on the Windows computer.

    But first try to reinstall LMS


    On the pcp Main page scroll to the bottom and check that the tab is either beta or Player/Server

    Is the cache on the sd card, if not "make it so"

    On the LMS tab go to Remove and remove LMS (keep the cache, if that is corrupted then you will have to make a new image, or rinse and repeat and remove the cache)

    Name:  remove lms.png
Views: 73
Size:  35.3 KB

    You will still have some configuration to do.

    If all that works, then make a backup image

    ronnie

  8. #8
    thanks, ronnie
    but why keep the cache on the SD?
    on the how-to web page, the guide says that, if i have a usb hard disk drive, to move lms data to that drive...is it ok?
    or better to keep that on the sd? maybe it is slower than usb drive...
    if the hard disk is the problem, tomorrow i will buy another one...
    thanks again

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Staffordshire. UK
    Posts
    5,344
    Quote Originally Posted by mikk64 View Post
    thanks, ronnie
    but why keep the cache on the SD?
    on the how-to web page, the guide says that, if i have a usb hard disk drive, to move lms data to that drive...is it ok?
    or better to keep that on the sd? maybe it is slower than usb drive...
    if the hard disk is the problem, tomorrow i will buy another one...
    thanks again
    In your first post you said

    i have a picore player installed on a micro sd, on a raspberry 4
    I made the mistake of assuming that your settings were likely default, that is why I mentioned the location of the cache, I just wanted to cover my backside (I used a polite word there )

    If I was doing it, that is what I would do.

    If you are doing it, do what you want to do.

    I don't use pCP myself (I always recommend it though).

    Just decide for yourself, there is, as far as I'm aware, no definitive position for the cache location.

    There are arguments (for and against) about moving the cache, I'm not getting into any of them

    ronnie

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •