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SmartiePi

26 January 2019 * Work in Process *

Hopefully a quick gizmo that will smarten up a dumb TV (w/ HDMI, of course).  Original goal will be to put a mediaplayer experience on a USB drive filled with family movies and pictures .... We'll see!

Starting with DietPi (of course) and a Pi Zero

// Standard dietpi install - jump thru a couple of hoops to bootstrap wifi //

DietPi-Config->
  • Audio->Soundcard->rpi-bcm2835-ultrahq: Onboard HQ: HDMI (if plugged in, else 3.5mm) 
  • Advanced->
    • Bluetooth:[off] // for now - may need for kodi remote? //
    • Max USB Current:[on] // Not sure what this does, but target USB drive is unpowered //
    • Language/Regional Options-> // Season to taste //
      • Local: [en_US.UTF8] 
      • Timezone: [US/...]
      • Keyboard: [us]
    • Security Options->
      • Change Passwords (if you havent already)
      • Change Hostname
      • <reboot!>
    • Network Options:  Adapters->WiFi->  // Double check things //
      • Auto Reconnect: [On]
DietPi-Software->
  • Media Systems-> Kodi
  • System Stats / Management->RPi-Monitor
  • Remote Access -> Remot3.it (ttd)
    • Boot/AutoStart->Kodi
  • REMEMBER to select Install: Go >> Start installation for selected software 
  • /// Yada Yada - still working here //




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