Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi4 B

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Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi4 B

#1 Post by nnyerges »

EDITED: Please see new fixed post, 7 post's bellow (Part 1 and Part2 on Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:02 am) with images fixed!
Direct link: https://siminnovations.com/forums/viewt ... 800#p47800

SOLVED: My mistake (https://www.forums.siminnovations.com/v ... 820#p47820)

Dear Ralph, Guda, Huberflight, anybody.
Please Help!

Im trying to run Air Player 4.1 in a Raspberry Pi 4 B (ARM 64) 2Gb. I have try all the methods to install the Air Player explained in this thread (https://siminnovations.com/forums/viewt ... +Raspberry) and others, without success and all with the same results. I have try installing the 64 bits and 32 bits versions with the exact same issues.

a) Installing both versions of the Raspberry Pi OS with Desktop for 64 and 32 bits, works like a charm.
b) Installing Air Player ARM64 bits (with RPI OS64 of cource), and Air Player ARM32 with RPI OS32, have problems and are the same.
c) In both cases, I use the Auto Start feature of the AP installer.

Procedures and Results:

1. Rebooting after install

1.1 Air Player doesnt start (ISSUE)

1.2 AirPlayer is running as 'root' (??)
Image

1.3 No 'Air Player' directory is created in /home/pi (ISSUE)
Image

Note that Auto Start file is pressent in .config directory (OK)
Image

2. After killing the proccess and trying to run manually using sudo ./Bootloader:

2.1 Air Player doesnt start (same as 1.1)
2.2 AirPlayer running as 'root' (same as 1.2)
Image

2.3 No 'Air Player' directory is created (same as in 1.3)

3. After killing the proccess and trying to run manually using ./Bootloader:

3.1 Air Player doesnt start (same as 1.1 and 2.1)
3.2 Now AirPlayer is running as 'pi'
Image

3.3 Now 'Air Player' creates the directory (ok), but but no log.txt file (very extrange)
Image

4. After killing the proccess and trying to run ./Bootloader again:

4.1 Air Player doesnt start (same as 1.1, 2.1 and 3.1)
4.2 AirPlayer is running as 'pi' (same as 3.2)
4.3 But now 'Air Player' creates a 'log.txt'file (ok)
Image

log.txt
Image

I repeat all this steps hundred of times.
I repeat all installations 4 times.
I use 64 and 32 versions.
sudo ./Bootloader never touchs 'Air Player' directory.
./Bootloader always show the same results in the log.

NOTE THE LAST LINE IN THE LOG FILE:

Code: Select all

ERROR HardwareRaspberry: Failed to open 'dev/mem'
Has far I know, user 'pi' is running in 'pi' group, so i dont understand why the error.

Im stock with this problem for 3 days and I dont know what im doing wrong. I have buy the Air Player for Desktop license a feew weeks ago, but if Air Player doesnt run, I dont know of it is a licence related issue or someting wrong that im doing.

Please Help, really!


Note about this post: I apologize if the images in this post cannot be viewed directly by some browsers (due to HTTPS inconsistencies between them). If you can't see the image, try right-clicking on the image and opening it in a new tab in within your browser.
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Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#2 Post by nnyerges »

Important Aditional Note:

Before installing Air Player, I update the Raspberry Pi OS using sudo apt dist-upgrade . This upgrade add new features in security issues and i dont know if Sim Innovations have considere this changes or this update is affecting the Air Player installation.

Attached: Raspberry Pi 64bits system information (OS Version, Kernel Version, EEPROM Version, Packages)
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Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#3 Post by nnyerges »

UPDATE

I just tried to install Air Player, without installing any update of the Raspberry Pi OS, in 64 bits and for 32 bits, and nothing. Keeps doing the same.

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Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#4 Post by jph »

Just for your info, your images are not uploaded or visible, neither do they have links so no right lick open is possible.
I use Chrome as a browser and their are certainly NO 'compatibility' issues as it is the 'de facto' browser the world over.

It is worth considering that for the crazy price of a raspberry pi with the scalping that is going on (they should be 40 dollars maximum !) that it is bette and cheaper to buy a used PC ex-industry such as a Lenovo Edge 72 or similar. They can be had for less than the price of a Pi. You can also add a cheap triple head GPU if needed. FAR FAR faster than a pi and far more flexible and useful unless you have specific need for a Pi.

Anyway, I hope you get your problem sorted. Best of luck.
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Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#5 Post by Ralph »

I thought that it was my poor internet connection, but the images are indeed not visible. I will make a YouTube video on how to install and run when I'm back from vacation. That will probably be in the second week of September.

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Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#6 Post by nnyerges »

This is a known problem placing inline BBCode [img] tag's nowadays with browsers, especially with HTTPS and the forum platform based on "phpBB® Forum Software" (see https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2586751) . Attached you will see the same publication with Chrome, Opera, Firefox and Edge. It's not about how I set up my images in the forum editor or how it is on my server, it's about issues related to HTTPS and the forum software.

Now back to the subject of my initial post, I will post next, the same initial post, but attaching the images from my computer and placing them inline. Thanks!
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Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#7 Post by nnyerges »

PART 1

Dear Ralph, Guda, Huberflight, anybody.
Please Help!

Im trying to run Air Player 4.1 in a Raspberry Pi 4 B (ARM 64) 2Gb. I have try all the methods to install the Air Player explained in this thread (https://siminnovations.com/forums/viewt ... +Raspberry) and others, without success and all with the same results. I have try installing the 64 bits and 32 bits versions with the exact same issues.

a) Installing both versions of the Raspberry Pi OS with Desktop for 64 and 32 bits, works like a charm.
b) Installing Air Player ARM64 bits (with RPI OS64 of cource), and Air Player ARM32 with RPI OS32, have problems and are the same.
c) In both cases, I use the Auto Start feature of the AP installer.

Procedures and Results:

1. Rebooting after install

1.1 Air Player doesnt start (ISSUE)

1.2 AirPlayer is running as 'root' (??)
01.png
01.png (8.71 KiB) Viewed 282 times
1.3 No 'Air Player' directory is created in /home/pi (ISSUE)
02.png
02.png (10.73 KiB) Viewed 282 times
Note that Auto Start file is pressent in .config directory (OK)
03.png
2. After killing the proccess and trying to run manually using sudo ./Bootloader:

2.1 Air Player doesnt start (same as 1.1)
2.2 AirPlayer running as 'root' (same as 1.2)
04.png
2.3 No 'Air Player' directory is created (same as in 1.3)

Continues on next post...

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Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#8 Post by nnyerges »

PART 2

3. After killing the proccess and trying to run manually using ./Bootloader:

3.1 Air Player doesnt start (same as 1.1 and 2.1)
3.2 Now AirPlayer is running as 'pi'
05.png
3.3 Now 'Air Player' creates the directory (ok), but but no log.txt file (very extrange)
06.png
4. After killing the proccess and trying to run ./Bootloader again:

4.1 Air Player doesnt start (same as 1.1, 2.1 and 3.1)
4.2 AirPlayer is running as 'pi' (same as 3.2)
4.3 But now 'Air Player' creates a 'log.txt'file (ok)
07.png
log.txt
08.png
08.png (7.35 KiB) Viewed 282 times
I repeat all this steps hundred of times.
I repeat all installations 4 times.
I use 64 and 32 versions.
sudo ./Bootloader never touchs 'Air Player' directory.
./Bootloader always show the same results in the log.

NOTE THE LAST LINE IN THE LOG FILE:

Code: Select all

ERROR HardwareRaspberry: Failed to open 'dev/mem'
Has far I know, user 'pi' is running in 'pi' group, so i dont understand why the error.

Im stock with this problem for 3 days and I dont know what im doing wrong. I have buy the Air Player for Desktop license a feew weeks ago, but if Air Player doesnt run, I dont know of it is a licence related issue or someting wrong that im doing.

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Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:28 pm

Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#9 Post by nnyerges »

Attached complete post as PDF (by the way is a printout using Firefox)
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Re: Cannot run Air Player 4.1 on Raspberry Pi 4 B

#10 Post by nnyerges »

Attached is all my procedures...

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