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Doing  initial FPP  install on a Raspberry PI 3B.  When I power the Raspberry, nothing apears on my monitor.   Want to confirm I downloaded the current image file from the gethub site. 

Downloaded the 3.5.6 Pi version and when it's unzipped, the micro SD card contains the file FPP-v3.5.6-Pi.  File type is listed as a "disk image file".

I inserted SD into Raspberry, connect mouse, keyboard, ethernet, monitor and then turned on power and nothing. 

Thanks 
Mike

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1 hour ago, mpageler said:

Doing  initial FPP  install on a Raspberry PI 3B.  When I power the Raspberry, nothing apears on my monitor.   Want to confirm I downloaded the current image file from the gethub site. 

Downloaded the 3.5.6 Pi version and when it's unzipped, the micro SD card contains the file FPP-v3.5.6-Pi.  File type is listed as a "disk image file".

I inserted SD into Raspberry, connect mouse, keyboard, ethernet, monitor and then turned on power and nothing. 

Thanks 
Mike

I followed this video and had no issues at all. Maybe it will help 

 

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2 hours ago, mpageler said:

I inserted SD into Raspberry, connect mouse, keyboard, ethernet, monitor and then turned on power and nothing. 

Really, honestly, you should NEVER need to plug in a monitor, keyboard, or mouse into a RasPi to install FPP.

The current FPP images are at the bottom of this page:

https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/tag/3.5.6

You do NOT simply copy the file to the uSD card.  You must use a disk image program.  I use Etcher - https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Once you power up the RasPi with the properly formatted uSD card, if you have an Ethernet connection to your local LAN, the RasPi will get an address from your local DHCP server.  If there is no LAN connection, the RasPi will come up in what is called tether mode.  In this case, the RasPi will act as a WiFi access point with an SSID of FPP and a password of Christmas  Page 28 of the FPP manual explains this.  https://falconchristmas.github.io/FPP_Manual.pdf

 

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Thanks

I missed the disk imaging process.  Videos on older versions of FPP, didn't have this step.

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3 minutes ago, mpageler said:

I missed the disk imaging process.  Videos on older versions of FPP, didn't have this step.

Yes, the install process changed substantially with 2.0.

 

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