Install Pibox V3 on Ubuntu ( 64 bits )
INSTALL for PIBOX V3 on a Ubuntu Laptop/Desktop ( 18.04 or 20.04 )
Pibox V3 app was developped by http://p-node.org and in particular by email@example.com and it is aimed at providing a streaming station/solution on Raspberry PIs.
It can also act as a radio FM transmitter on Pi boxes, but this part will not be available on PCs.
Here are the instructions to install it on a regular Ubuntu system.
- A ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04
- Tools : git, python3, node.js, npm
** we used : git 2.17.1 python 3.6.9 node.js v12.10.0 npm v6.9.0
IMPORTANT !! :
You must install and run under the account that started the gnome session to be able to connect to pulse audio.
So, use your normal account and not the pi account like indicated in some p-node manuals.
My user here is chevil, my usual account.
Pibox V3 consists of 2 parts :
* a back-end which is a python app * a front-end which is an angular/node.js app
1/ get the sources :
2/ install dependencies :
> sudo apt-get update > sudo apt install python3-pip libgstreamer1.0-0 gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-doc gstreamer1.0-tools gstreamer1.0-x gstreamer1.0-alsa gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps libglib2.0-dev libgirepository1.0-dev libcairo2-dev pulseaudio dnsmasq hostapd docker docker-compose > pip3 install --upgrade setuptools > pip3 install --upgrade pip > pip3 install -r requirements.txt
3/ adjust pulse configuration :
edit /etc/pulse/client.conf as root and set :
enable-shm = yes shm-size-bytes = 1000000
4/ add you user to pulse audio group :
> sudo usermod -a -G pulse chevil > sudo usermod -a -G pulse-access chevil
5/ modify paths in app/main.py
change : /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf replaced by : /etc/dbus-1/system.d/wpa_supplicant.conf
change : /sys/class/ieee80211/phy1/device/net replace by : /sys/class/ieee80211/phy0/device/net
5/ create sound directory :
> cd ~/pibox/pibox_v3_back > mkdir sounds
6/ install the front-end :
> cd ~/pibox/pibox_v3_front > rm package-lock.json > npm i
7/ restart your machine :
8/ start the back-end :
> cd ~/pibox/pibox_v3_back > python3 app/main.py
9/ start the front-end :
> cd ~/pibox/pibox_v3_front > npm run start
10/ play with your Pibox V3 :
your pibox should be available at : http://localhost:4200