Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

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Toymaker
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Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by Toymaker » Sat May 02, 2015 3:38 am

I got a Raspberry Pi to set up and use Octoprint. Hit a snag In the set up. I would have went to the Rasspberry Pi forum to post this but I wonder if they might not know about Octoprint set up issues. So here I am. Hopefully I won't get booted out of here. Hope you guys can help. Thanks.

I have the Octopi image written to the SD card and installed on the RPi. The RPI boots up normally, but I have not booted to the GUI only to the black dos text looking screen. Where I am stuck is going on to my PC and typing in my browser (Firefox) Octopi.local to connect the RPI to the network. I get a page or address not found error in my browser. Now I forget exactly what it said. But basically I can not log onto the Octopi on line interface.

This is the video I'm using for instruction. http://youtu.be/EHzN_MwunmE

At first I did not realize the printer (Taz 5 ) was suppose to be plugged in. Tom did not instruct to do so. So I shut down the RPi and plugged the printers cable in, turned on the printer, and the rebooted the RPi. Same results can not log into the Octoprint web interface.

In the set up I did not set up wifi I want to set up the RPi via wired connection.

The RPi dose not show up on my computers network? Shouldn't it be there?
Am I suppose to be booted up to the GUI on the RPi?

nopick
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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by nopick » Sat May 02, 2015 12:25 pm

Log in to your router and look in attached devices. You should see an entry named octopi.
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Try typing that IP address into your browser. Octopi.local only works if you have bonjour installed on the windows PC.

Toymaker
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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by Toymaker » Sat May 02, 2015 5:28 pm

Nopick thanks for the input.

There is no Octopi entry in my network list of devices.

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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by Jonzky » Sat May 02, 2015 6:30 pm

To double check, you're using an ethernet cable and not WiFi?

If you have the pi hooked up to a monitor/keyboard you could type into the console ifconfig and you'd get its IP:

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(It would probably be under eth0 if you're using ethernet)

Toymaker
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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by Toymaker » Sat May 02, 2015 7:14 pm

This is what I get when typing in ifconfig.

And I am only connected via either net cable. I do not want to set up thr RPi with wifi.
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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by nopick » Sat May 02, 2015 8:14 pm

Your pi isn't pulling an ip address via dhcp for some reason.

Have you tried writing the img to the SD card again?

Toymaker
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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by Toymaker » Sat May 02, 2015 11:07 pm

No i haven't

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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by dustMason » Sun May 03, 2015 12:41 am

You should be seeing an entry for eth0 in the output of iconfig (thats the wired ethernet interface on the pi). Try running `sudo ifup eth0` and let us know what happens.

Toymaker
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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by Toymaker » Sun May 03, 2015 1:28 am

Before I saw this last post I thought I would try to log In to the GUI so I typed startx at the text screen. It seamed like it was logimg into the GUI but never got that far. The screen is blank?? The RPi is still on.

I don't want to screw things up, I read by not shouting down properly it can curupt the SD card.

So with my screen blank how do I shut down, OR. Reboot properly???

Then I will sudo ifup eth0

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Re: Help with Raspberry Pi / Octoprint set up

Post by Toymaker » Sun May 03, 2015 4:26 am

I ended up just unplugging the RPi and restart it. Then ran the 'sudo ifup eth0' and this is what I get.

Now I see the Octopi on my network. I was able to get bonjour installed as well. But not out of the woods yet, still could not log into Octopi.local I will try again tomorrow. Maybe rebooting computer will do it.
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