Volumio 2 web interface stopped working for me for several days, despite repeated reboots etc., although I was still able to ssh into the device (Raspberry Pi 2 with IQAudioPlus DAC with music stored on a local Samsung USB HDD), so it was still alive as a Linux system. I also tried stopping and restarting and updating the mpd service - tried things like apt-get --reinstall mpd and sudo /etc/init.d/mpd restart as recommended in different posts here. Nothing worked.
So today I Etcher-ed a brand new Volumio using the latest version onto a fresh SD card. That loaded up fine, found the music on the HDD and now plays, except the music gets interrupted every few seconds as the USB drive is not getting enough current - you can hear the HDD heads parking every few seconds. So, I need to use ssh to edit the configuration file to change the max current setting for the USB drives from 0.6A to 1.2A (i.e. add max_usb_current=1 to /boot/config.txt). This is what I did before and it sorted the HDD problem out.
Using ssh volumio@volumio worked before, but now I get a timeout when I use this so I can’t access the Raspberry Pi to change the settings. Has the default volumio username and password (i.e. volumio and volumio) changed recently? The FAQs say it is still going to be volumio@volumio as the device and user with the same password volumio by default, so it doesn’t seem to have changed?
I searched online and others have similar problems, and there are comments about ssh not working in one version of volumio 2. Someone else says “you may need to delete the old SSH key out of your systems”, and if I had the first clue how to do that, I would try it! Would that be in /etc/ssh/ssh_config on the MacBookPro I am trying to use ssh from?
Thanks very much if anyone here can give me a simple way to diagnose what has changed and why ssh no longer appears to work as it did before (or any other remote way to update the Raspberry Pi’s max_usb_current setting) .
So, today I have solved my web interface problem, but have created new one in its place that still stops the music from playing:-( Many thanks.