Posted: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 20:11 Post subject:
Experimental version of fatdogarm for Raspberry pi3
Fatdog Arm for Raspberry Pi 3
If you have raspberry pi 3 then here is
an experimental version of fatdog arm to try.
Unfortunately I don't have a board to test this version.
Headless operation now possible using dropbear (SSH clone)
A headless installation is now possible as well.
Samba and OMX player is now included
This is targeted to Raspberry pi3 users who want a general purpose
operating system that is reasonably fast and it can be used as a music player.
Installation is easy.
New version : fatdogarm-pi3-03-15-2018.zip
2) You can install using Windows or a Linux computer
Format your micro SD card as fat32 using a windows or linux formatter.
In linux I recommend you zero out the card first...
just do "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<flash-drive-device-name> bs=1M count=1". After doing this Gparted will regard you flash drive as completely empty and will offer to create a new MS-DOS partition table - which you should accept.
Open up fatdogarm-pi3-03-15-2018.zip. You will see some files and folders inside a folder.
Drag the contents of the folder to a freshly formatted (fat32) micro SD card.
3) Take out the card from its adaptor and insert in your raspberry pi3
computer. Plug in the power cable. If you wish, you can plug in your
ethernet cable and a wireless adapter.
4)If you have savefile=direct:local in cmdline.txt file
While booting ---> the OS will find a default named save file (fdsave.ext4) and automatically
go to desktop.
If you have savefile=ask
While booting ---> the OS asks for a save file , just press the <ENTER> key.
The operating system will automatically find the fatdog save file.
Note that user's documents and config files are in that save file.
5) You will soon see the desktop with a giant clock on it.
Set your wlan with the tray app.
Check if your ethernet device has been recognized
Tip: Type 'ifconfig' in terminal to check if a network address has been assigned.
A wireless adapter requires some work. Here is how I made the connection...
I first checked that the wireless driver had loaded properly...
dmesg | more
I checked the boot messages to see if the driver had loaded.
usbcore: registered new interface driver carl9170
carl9170 is the name of my driver, so it has loaded. Good!
Next I connected my adapter to a wifi network
Control panel > network > Network Setup
(or type 'network-setup.sh' in terminal)
Test as a music player by putting a couple of mp3 files in /Music folder
and reboot . Playmusic app by Thunor should play the music
thru the headphone output.
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