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Everything posted by nbpf

  1. In Raspbian it is easy, one only need to add the lines to the file /boot/config.txt. In the same file, I also have I would expect Volumio to have a similar settings file but I never played around with it. With GenTooPlayer you can set the CPU frequency (and much more) in the web interface. Perhaps useful if it gets hotter in the summer.
  2. In this case I would say that Volumio is the culprit. Unless you do oversampling, high cpufreq is not needed for music playback and cpu frequency scaling can actually be detrimental to sound quality. I set my RPi3 (+ DigiOne Signature, MinimServer + upmpdcli) to run at constant 1GHz cpufreq and never had any issue.
  3. I use the DigiOne Signature since it came out, I freely do not think that "burning in" the device will change its sound significantly. Perhaps the U12 has a higher output voltage than the DigiOne Signature? Perhaps it is a better device than the DigiOne Signature or perhaps it just better fits your musical taste?
  4. OK, is it possible to save my settings in 2.14 and reload them in 2.15?
  5. Yet, it's about 2:50 PM and GenTooPlayer reports: GentooPlayer | 05:36 | lun 15/06/2020
  6. Yes, see The current time is 22:26, the GenTooPlayer time is 15:37.
  7. I have to revise this assessment, after GenTooPlayer has been running over night, the date is 7 hours late!
  8. I'll do that, thanks. I have noticed that upgrading from 2.13 to 2.14 was quite slow, is there a way to speed up the process by uninstalling software which is not needed? Also, for maintenance, it would be great to have emacs (emacs-nox, the one without support for X) beside nano. Any idea how to install it? Thanks for the support, Best, nbpf
  9. Upgrading from 2.13 to 2.14 has fixed the date problems and the long booting times, see There is still the problem that I need a file with rc-service upmpdcli restart in a file in /etc/local.d for upmpdcli to become visible in my control points. This suggests the there is still something fishy in the boot sequence.
  10. After a few more tests I am sorry to say that I have switched back to my Raspbian Lite dedicated system. GenTooPlayer 2.13 does not work reliably in my network, either the date is broken or upmpdcli needs to be restarted manually after each reboot or both. Booting is slow and the web interface is sluggish. Perhaps something went wrong when upgrading from 2.12 to 2.13 but then the same problems occurred months ago when I was updating from 2.11 to 2.12. Raspbian Lite boots in a few seconds and is rock solid. After days of inactivity, UpMpd is immediately available and responsive as soon as I ope
  11. Since I have updated to 2.13, the date of my system is broken. I can fix it manually but, after a couple of days, it is broken again. Right now (Wed 03 Jun 2020 08:25:38 AM CEST) it is: rpi6 ~ # date Sat 30 May 16:43:30 CEST 2020 rpi6 ~ # Any idea how to fix this problem? Also, this morning the device was not connected to the wireless and I had to switch it off and on again. This never happened before.
  12. I do not have a USBridge Signature but with a DigiOne Signature mounted on a Raspberry Pi this is perfectly possible. I have done this when the DigiOne Signature came out and I wanted to compare it to the Shiit Eitr that I was using until then. Using MPD as a transport, you only need to configure and activate both sound cards. Then, by switching the input of your DAC, you listen to either the DigiOne Signature or the the sound card attached to the USB output.
  13. I have tried Volumio, DietPi and GenTooPlayer against a minimal Raspbian Lite distribution that I have been using for years. I did not like the user interface of Volumio and I find it very difficult to compare more than 2 distributions sound wise. At the moment I regularly use GetTooPlayer. I find that it sounds a bit better than my own minimal distribution and I like its user interface and minimalist approach. The developer of GenTooPlayer is very supportive.
  14. I guess it crucially depends on the power supplies used on the DigiOne Signature, which also need to be taken into account in price comparisons.
  15. Of course but then, after a reboot ... ... there are even more 400 values in Core Frequency!
  16. After doing this, the ARM frequency is displayed correctly (1000) but the Core Frequency reading is 400400400400 (instead of 400) and /boot/config.txt has disappeared:
  17. Thanks for the clarifications, the hotspot is now disabled. By the way, there seems to be a glitch in the `Advanced systems > TWK varius` menu: in some settings the values are repeated like in the enclosed picture. Also, in my system, the menu is called `Systems Avanzate`, not `Advanced systems`.
  18. Great, thanks, I had completely missed the `Systeminfo-Software` menu!
  19. Interesting, thanks. It would be good to document this fact, perhaps something like HQPlayer Embedded (not available, planned): Embedded version of HQPlayer.More Info instead of HQPlayer Embedded: Embedded version of HQPlayer.More Info in the "Enable/Disable Software" menu page? Best, nbpf
  20. I had a similar problem, albeit with wireless connection only. For me it was crucial to restart the router. While my own Raspbian-based system has been upgraded over years and never failed to reconnect after upgrade, I have found GenTooPlayer to be a bit fussy with respect to upgrades. There are some oddities: one should not reboot GenTooPlayer from the command line with `reboot` as this seems not to preserve the wireless settings. Another strange thing is that, after upgrade, the hotspot was enabled. I never enabled the hotspot myself. Since two weeks 2.12 works stably but, to this end, I had
  21. I have noticed that "HQPlayer Embedded" cannot be enabled on my system (4.19.97-GentooPlayer-ST+, v2.12 | Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ (aarch64)): selecting "enable" and the "execute" in "B. Enable/Disable Software" works but systeminfo shows "HQPlayer Embedded [Disabled]". Is this the expected behavior?
  22. Are you replaying via MPD? If so, have you selected "Player Setting > MPD BitPerfect"? What is in this case the value of "mixer_type" in "/etc/mpd.conf"? See also https://www.musicpd.org/doc/html/user.html.
  23. It is great that Antonello is offering different kernel and ramdisk options for those who like experimenting. If many users do so and report their observations in a reasonably precise and comparable way, this might even lead to new findings and eventually improved defaults. But, to tell you the truth, I am personally not very interested in trying out all meaningful combinations and my experiences so far (both with own Raspbian based systems with and without RP kernels and, more recently, with GenTooPlayer) suggest that the differences are, if any and in my system and with my ears,
  24. Strange questions: to run MPD, just enable MPD in the web interface. Similarly for running the system in RAM. What do you mean by "appropriate"? What sounds better might depend on your system and ... on your ears!
  25. This is the strange thing: I can see in my router that the device has an IP address ( and I can ping and ssh to it [email protected]:~$ ping PING ( 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=2.48 ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=3.88 ms [email protected]:~$ ssh [email protected] Password: 4.19.97-GentooPlayer-ST+ ─────────────────────────────────────── GentooPlayer | 18:31 | lun 06/04/2020 ─────────────────────────────────────── v2.12 | Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ (aarch64)
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