RoPieee Beginner's Guide changelog

Copying @spockfish 's idea for an update log.

Version 2020-07-30

  • Added explicit information about HDMI (disabled, not used for audio or display)
  • Minor typographical improvements

Past versions

  • 2018-03-10
  • 2018-03-31
  • 2018-12-01
  • 2018-12-02
  • 2018-12-07
  • 2018-12-21
  • 2019-04-24
  • 2019-06-09
  • 2019-08-18
  • 2019-08-19
  • 2019-09-02
  • 2019-09-11
  • 2019-09-12
  • 2019-09-19
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-26
  • 2020-01-27
  • 2020-04-12
  • 2020-05-26
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I’ve said it before, but mannny thanks for this work!
Now, if we can somehow trigger people to read it before actually installing stuf… :wink:

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My only comment would be to specifically exclude non 7” RPi original from being used. Based on some recent thread issues

Also perhaps in case I missed it that HDMI audio output and video is disabled during ropieee boot up process and can not be used to create a roon or other (xl) zone.

Thanks; both of these points are covered.

Hmmm I did go look and while implied I think it could be more explicitly conveyed but it’s your Doc and it’s still very good.

Hey, @wizardofoz, feedback (and improvements) always welcome. Here are the slides about the HDMI port:

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Do you think adding language similar to “This also means other XL applications cannot use HDMI.” would be helpful to people?

I just think as there was some issue involving hdmi in the last few days and xl was implicated too, that it might be worth an explicit mention for all versions. The display reference was a different page at the bottom…I didn’t recall reading that one above, but I might have missed it…it’s 4:15am and I’m having a night cap or 5 as the mrs is still up with our remaining guests, while I retired to the lounfpge still streaming some nice chill tunes and an XO rum in reach :sunglasses:

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Version 2020-08-03

  • Explicitly state that HDMI is disabled upon boot up (no audio or display)
  • Added reminder that one will need to run Roon Server elsewhere
  • Minor typographical improvements

Version 2020-08-23

  • The Roon Control Zone must match exactly (case and spelling). Thanks @wizardofoz.
  • Added a point about ram usage (only a few hundred Mb, so any supported Pi model sufficient). Thanks @Tim_Pointon.
  • Minor typographical improvements.

EDIT: here is proof about ram usage (7 RoPieee group).

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Version 2020-09-20

Feedback always welcome for improvements to the guide to help new RoPieee users.

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Thank you for putting this guide together. It was indispensable for this old dog trying to learn a new trick. :slight_smile:

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@Nathan_Wilkes great job on the guide. The only other thing I’d add is the format for the SD Card for the newb. :smiley:

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Hello @jtwrace.

Thank you for your suggestion. As far as I understand, usually it is not necessary to format the blank SD card first, as the imaging utility takes care of that. A year or two ago there was some discussion about this, as I have long been in the habit of using “SD Card Formatter” first as a precaution.

What do others think?

I’ve only ever used the etcher app to flash the SD cards, no Pre formatting was ever needed.

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What’s being written to the SD card is a complete filesystem, so there’s no need to format it first.

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What if the card has been reformatted?

I looked at Rufus and it appears it’s only for Windows. So if you’re on a Mac, which is what I’m using, Etcher might be your only option.