Recently I’ve got a new RPi Zero.
According to the raspberrypi.org, it’s the same as “old” RPi with cpu working on full speed (1GHz).
I’ve wanted to use it as a “bedroom player”.
I’ve installed the 1.55 image on a card (later also tried Volumio 2).
Unfortunatelly, it didn’t work. Only the led is blinking a couple of times and nothing happens.
Any idea how to make it work? Will it be “officially” added to Volumio in near future?
MoOde Audio is working without the issues on RPi Zero.
I’ll buy Zero as soon it come in shops.
I will use it as radio/music player in my kitchen so it must be cheap as possible and high sound quality is not a primary goal.
So, I’m also interested in Volumio on Zero without installation problems.
What sound card you use on Zero, mrqs?
Got it working (audio out through HDMI ) under BerryBoot release for PiZERO (avail in gihub issues talks), after generating a squashFS image from std Volumio 1.55 img.
I got 2 separate “classical” error messages reported by several people here, but could not find any explanation/fix so far.
transientlog: Premission denied Error openning '/dev/input/event*': No such file or directory
Startpar: service(s) returned failure: trancientlog ...cat: /run/player_wrk.pid:
As concerning as this may look, it did not prevent Volumio from working nicely.
I did try to install as standalone (no BerryBoot) with plain 1.55 image, changing the FAT partition firmware files with latest.
It sort of started but was not functional as USB-Ethernet adapter was not detected (though it worked fine on BerryBoot).
I did not spend too much time on it as my priority is to get it under BerryBoot.
BTW, would be nice if Volumio was released as Berryboot images too…
I thought about doing this, but I couldn’t get the economics to work. It seems that I would need some kind of an ethernet/wifi adapter and an analog audio adapter as well, which would push the total cost into the Pi1 B+ range. I’m currently working on getting Volumio to run on a CHIP computer ($9), which comes with wifi built in and an audio out jack. Granted, the audio quality won’t be spectacular, but I hope it will be good enough for normal background listening.
Now, as mentioned earlier on this thread, Moode works well, and a solution can be cobbled together for Runeaudio and possibly volumio, with access to an old RPi 1. Before everyone starts getting too carried away with the RPi 3s, can anyone offer a solution which doesn’t need access to a RPi 1? From the flashes of the LED, it appears that the RPi Zero doesn’t recognise the SDRAM and needs an updated bootcode.bin/start.elf firmware.
So i also got the PiZero and can confirm the latest Beta (Beta4) does not boot successfully. Not sure what the error message is because i do not have a monitor attached to my setup. I was hoping to use Volumio with my headless pi zero in combination with a otg RJ45 USB1.1 JP1081B ethernet adapter combined with an IQaudIO PI-Dac zero. The pi zero boots perfectly under Raspbian including ethernet/DAC functionality though.
Ok bought myself a Pi B+ to try to get a working Pizero in combination with Volumio 1.55. No matter what i tried with Volumio 2.0 beta’s, i always got the 8times flashing green light on booting (headless Pizero).
What i did was the following to get Volumio 1.55 to work on the PiZero:
After step 6 a new kernel is installed and the Pi Zero boots succesfully using the updates Volumio 1.55 image. I can not yet test if there’s any sound, i need to solder the GPIO pins to install the IQaudIO PiZero DAC. What i do see is that using the webinterface i am able so select all the webradio channels and start playing them using the RPI DAC output. Using top i see that MPD eats small amount of CPU resources and ALSAMixer also detects the soundcard. I tried to create an IMG file from the working image, here i did not succeed because i currently do not have a Linux machine which has an SD slot.
Note: dmesg gives me at least the following errors on both the Pi B+ and the Pi Zero:
[ 1.921923] vc-sm: Videocore shared memory driver
[ 1.928527] [vc_sm_connected_init]: start
[ 1.934999] vc_vchi_sm_init: failed to open VCHI service (-1)
[ 1.940731] [vc_sm_connected_init]: failed to initialize shared memory service
[ 1.951397] [vc_sm_connected_init]: end - returning -1
Yes, that is expected. Most vchiq services on GPU are disabled when using cut down firmware (which you get with gpu_mem=16), so vc_sm is not supported. Perhaps the kernel log message should be silenced, but it is harmless.
Some additional info taken from the Pi Zero cmdline:
[code]root@volumio:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
model name : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l)
BogoMIPS : 2.85
Features : half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java tls
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant : 0x0
CPU part : 0xb76
CPU revision : 7
Hardware : BCM2708
Revision : 900092
Serial : 000000004bce55df[/code]
I soldered the headers tonight on the PiZero and managed to connect the PiZero DAC from AudioIQ to the PiZero. Upon testing there was no audio from the DAC running Volumio 1.55 so i was forced to RTFM The following was mentioned:
[code]To remove the standard Raspberry PI audio card, comment out the broadcom sound driver (sndbcm2835)
from being loaded in /etc/modules
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo nano /etc/modules
/etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with “#” are ignored.
So i did and there was light or even better, Music ! At first the master volume control was not working within the webinterface of Volumio but it worked using AlsaMixer. Selecting the correct “I2S DAC” option using the webinterface of Volumio under the option “System” -> “I2S driver” being “AudioIQ DAC” instead of “AudioIQ DAC Plus” solved that glitch right away. Currently me=happy