1 (edited by fmurch1 2017-10-17 13:49:01)

Topic: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

hey yall, lovin' my resurrected chumbydash :-D

running the Sony appview theme (yay!) and trying to get the USB Photo Widget working.

I have uploaded the photos.pl script per the instructions but its not being executed by the widget.  The widget itself just shows a black screen with "Loading Filelist.."

Any ideas about this widget? 

thanks,F

[root@tango3 cgi-bin]# ls -l /psp/cgi-bin/photos.pl
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         2412 Oct  8 22:34 /psp/cgi-bin/photos.pl*
[root@tango3 cgi-bin]# ls -l /mnt/usb/webshots\ collections/*.jpg | head -5
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        43972 Oct  8 12:43 /mnt/usb/webshots collections/0124-23.wb0.jpg*
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        54067 Oct  8 12:43 /mnt/usb/webshots collections/0937-17.wb0.jpg*
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       152216 Oct  8 12:46 /mnt/usb/webshots collections/10989.wb1.jpg*
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        79421 Oct  8 12:46 /mnt/usb/webshots collections/12330.wb1.jpg*
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        93692 Oct  8 12:46 /mnt/usb/webshots collections/12396.wb1.jpg*

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

fmurch1 wrote:

The widget itself just shows a black screen with "Loading Filelist.."  Any ideas about this widget?

Hey yall, well I solved my USB photos problem.

The widget wasn't running the Perl script you upload to the Dash because, drum roll, the webserver isn't started by default on the Dash. 

So I made two changes, I removed the space from the folder name of my photos, and I started the webserver.

Now the old USB Photos widget works great and is cycling through my photos.

My Dash is back, and better than ever.

Thanks y'all!  big_smile

F

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

so the usb drive - fat32 2gb acceptable?
put just the two files in the zip on the thumb drive (not in a subdirectory)

boot dash -
I should see control panel? 
mine just boots loads network tries to load widget, then says widget requires script.

please describe what should happen.

oh wooh is me..

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

and how do I start the webserver -
touch /psp/start.httpd   where? how?

sigh...

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

ccchuck wrote:

and how do I start the webserver -
touch /psp/start.httpd   where? how?

sigh...

"touch" is a command.   just type all that in, after sshing into the unit.

Cleaning up any loose bits and bytes.

6 (edited by ccchuck 2017-10-18 16:32:28)

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

""touch" is a command.   just type all that in, after sshing into the unit."...

ok, thanks...
best software to do that?


and I do appreciate the help.

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

ccchuck wrote:

""touch" is a command.   just type all that in, after sshing into the unit."...

ok, thanks...
best software to do that?


and I do appreciate the help.

This ought to tell you everything you need:
https://wiki.chumby.com/index.php?title … the_chumby

Cleaning up any loose bits and bytes.

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

Thanks for the wiki. But Where does one get the photos.pl script? I did a search here and on search engines and did not find the script or does this come preloaded in the Dash?

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

winhot wrote:

Where does one get the photos.pl script?

Here, win: http://forum.chumby.com/viewtopic.php?pid=26377#p26377

F

10 (edited by rcastro0 2018-03-01 18:40:44)

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

Hi there. I tried to follow it all. This is what I did:

1) Copied photos.pl to a pen drive
2) Also made a folder PhotoShow in the same pen drive
3) plugged pen drive in my ChumbyDash
4) Logged in as root using Putty (through the Pi Menu)
5) Typed, as instructured, the touch command
6) Went to "[USB-Symbol] My Photos" sub-menu item in the "Photos" menu item.
7) Picked the folder "PhotoShow", and "Display All"
8) And then it did not work as I excpected and I was left staring at the spinning "Loading Image" animation forever


Am I missing something? I appreciate you attention!

For the record:
a) I am not a paid subscriber with Chumby (just installed Chumby Dash today)...
b) I am using the AppViewer theme from Sony

This may be a very dumb question: the USB photo widget is the app that is downloaded from chumby.com after you have the paid subscription? Not the "My Photos" in Chumby Menu>Photos>My Photos ?

Re: chumbydash + USB Photo Widget: solved

rcastro0 wrote:

Am I missing something?

Whatever it is, I'm missing it too.