How to get Volumio UI on start up.

Hello everyone,
I have 2 Raspi 3 B+'s, one with a HiFiberry DAC + pro for the Volumio player, and the other Pi for the UI display, and I couldn’t be happier. However, for my project, i would like to combine the two into one case along with a display, just not sure what size display yet.

Now my question is this, can anyone tell me how to get the Raspi that runs the Volumio UI to automatically display on start-up so I don’t have to select the Volumio shortcut that has the IP address? That would be a nice feature to have the Volumio UI right there when I turn it on.

Any and all suggestions would be helpful and appreciated :slight_smile:

Frank

Why are you using two RPI’s, when you can achieve the same on one?

As far as I know, you cant get the UI on the Volumio player, you have to use an external device like your phone, tablet, raspberry pi etc,

if you use a rpi + a local display ( touchscreen) plus the plugin ‘touch display’ you’ll get a standalone player.

Oh I see, you’re talking about using that display port. I didn’t consider that option because it just seemed as though a lot of people have had trouble setting that up. However, I think I’ll give that a try now and see what happens.

By the way, after many hours of digging around, I finally did figure out how to get the RPI to display the UI at full screen on boot-up, its actually pretty cool. Although I cant take full credit for that because I found the solution on-line that was actually for something different.

I should also mention that I really appreciate the on-line knowledge base regarding Volumio and the RPI, there are certainly a lot of people out there that are way smarter than I am, and that are more than happy to share what they learn with the community, and I thank you “all” for that :slight_smile:

Enjoy the music people, and have fun with your projects :slight_smile:

Display port?

I use the HDMI out of the RPi to drive a Waveshare 7" screen. This aslo requires a USB connection for power and touch interface.

My case is just 2 x 12 x 8" deep, so a 7" display is obviously too big for my case, and I cant find a 3.5" display that doesn’t have to connect to the GPIO pins either. So I’m just going to scrap the whole idea of having a display on this player, and just continue using my Tablet for the UI.

Thanks for the suggestions though :slight_smile:

I have a PI3 with RaspPi 7inch display (version 2 I think, as has variable brightness support), works fine with the LCD touchscreen plugin. Device used to be a Kodi standalone audio/video player, but now switched to Volumio as only used it for audio.

I have a SmartPi touch 2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WXK38YM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 with a Raspberry Pi 4 installed on it and a 7" display https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0153R2A9I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I installed Volumio on a SD card installed on the Pi 4. I connected the Pi 4 to the router and went over to the router page and went to the IP address. I got Volumio up in he browser. I just can’t get the gorgeous player on to SmartPi touch 7" display.So do i just go to the plugins on Volumio and install Touch Display active

Download display plugin from plugins on your left
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and enable it
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I got that part done but I also installed the IR remote control plug and also selected on the the recommended remotes that it shows in settings. I have two Apple remote a A1156 and a A1294 once i install the plug and then try the apple remote as it show in the setting, the remote wouldn’t work. I tried both the A1165 and the A1294