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HyperCon Which OS should I use?

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by vratixan, 2 October 2016.

  1. vratixan

    vratixan New Member

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    Hey! So I decided to start fresh and do a new install of my Raspberry 2 Model B because everything i tried a few months back failed miserably. I also am a huge noob but so i thought why not simply ask you. (BTW thanks for all this, you are awesome for putting your time and work into this!)

    What I want to do:
    Control two lights via Smartphone (Hyperion App on iPhone for example)
    One of them is a apa102 led Strip (not connected t a tv, just the lights), the other one are simple leds controlled by PWM (I know I need pi-blaster).

    What System should I use?
    What would work best for this? I know that osmc has some problems with pwm for example...

    I also saw that there is a guide on how to start two hyperion instances. which system is recommemded to make that work and which one should work good with pi-blaster? Also, where is the best place to get these systems?

    Thank you for your time, please excuse my noob questions, I never had any form of education regarding electronics or programming... Thanks! :)
     
  2. penfold42

    penfold42 Active Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    I've used both spi and Pi-blaster devices on both raspian and osmc.

    Both osmc and raspian will have issues with pwm if you have analog audio enabled.
     
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  3. vratixan

    vratixan New Member

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    Thank you! which version of osmc or raspbian? should i use the newest ones?

    Do i have to disable analog audio or is that disabled by default?
    I also remember having a few problems when I tried multiple instances of hyperion on osmc and to get Pi-blaster to work there were some things missing on osmc which i had to download to the raspberry. But that was a few months ago. Do you know if this is now working better? Would you recommend one of those or are they pretty much the same?
     
  4. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    do you need a media system like osmc? if not i would recommended raspbian
     
  5. vratixan

    vratixan New Member

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    No, I don't need a media center for now. So raspbian just because its easier to use for that purpose? And i guess simply the newest version from the official website, right?
    Thank You!
     
  6. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    2x yes :)
     
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