I’m hoping to get things running and use Volumio to be my main music system, both at home and away from home. Looks really cool.
However, right at the beginning, I am finding it very difficult to get going. I’ve got the system on the SD card and I think the BBB is booted (I get the heartbeat and the CPU light flickers periodically. But when I aim the (Firefox) browser to volume.local, I get a big blank area at the top of the web page and half a blue bar in the address window, but nothing that looks like the web interface. I have tried with an ethernet cable and also on my password-protected wireless network, with and without wifi dongle &/or hard drive attached. I’ve used computers of course, but I have absolutely no experience with anything like Linux, networking or any technical work, so a lot of the talk here is intimidating and foreign. I’m on a Mac, FYI.
So, some really basic questions I could not find answers to:
Are some browsers better than others for this?
With a password-protected wireless network, do I need to connect with an ethernet cable every time I change networks? This would mean dragging my computer along and doing this to get going whenever I change networks, which makes this a little inconvenient to travel with.
Is there an easier/alternate method of entering the network password other than plugging in an ethernet cable?
What steps would someone recommend to get me connected and going?
Thanks in advance for any helpful thoughts or insights.