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thank you @schumi2004 I will try those settings when I go home Big Grin
Hey guys,

Is there anyway to make the addon light up the leds with the average colour from all sampled zones, so all leds will be the same colour?
(2014-01-27, 09:50)teeedubb Wrote: [ -> ]Hey guys,

Is there anyway to make the addon light up the leds with the average colour from all sampled zones, so all leds will be the same colour?

I guess just set vscan and hscan to 0-100 on all channels in conf.

/Söder
(2014-01-24, 18:00)schumi2004 Wrote: [ -> ]
(2014-01-24, 17:56)davisdmg Wrote: [ -> ]Hello again guys, I tried with higher values of thresold (20-30-40-50) and it isnt working. It shows better, but when the scene is black, it is showing like a "grey" light.

I'm not sure if I did something wrong.

I downloaded the boblight from google code. Compiled like first post says.

I'm launching boblightd -f (I'm in ubuntu server). Should I launch boblightd-x11 instead of boblightd?

About config files I have this for 50 leds connected to an arduino:

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6808972/

I'm not sure if I'm missing something Sad

I had the same configuration in the raspberry pi, and the leds worked really great.

Any ideas?
Try these settings/conf
50 leds conf http://pastebin.com/i5AunzH4
script.xbmc.boblight settings http://pastebin.com/UxVRSd5R

I tried these settings, work much better than mine.
So my problem is in boblight.conf. I was reading both files and the only thing that changes is the setting of the 3 main colors:

Your config:

[color]
name red
rgb FF0000
gamma 2.1
adjust 0.8
blacklevel 0.0

[color]
name green
rgb 00FF00
gamma 2.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 0.0

[color]
name blue
rgb 0000FF
gamma 2.1
adjust 0.5
blacklevel 0.0

My config:

[color]
name red
rgb FF0000
gamma 1.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 0.0

[color]
name green
rgb 00FF00
gamma 1.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 0.0

[color]
name blue
rgb 0000FF
gamma 1.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 0.0



I guess I can copy the positoin of the leds from my config to your config.

Thank you very much for the help!
(2014-01-27, 19:04)soder Wrote: [ -> ]I guess just set vscan and hscan to 0-100 on all channels in conf.

/Söder

Good idea and a plus is it that I could probably toggle between normal and one colour boblight with the remote.
(2014-01-28, 11:28)davisdmg Wrote: [ -> ]
(2014-01-24, 18:00)schumi2004 Wrote: [ -> ]
(2014-01-24, 17:56)davisdmg Wrote: [ -> ]Hello again guys, I tried with higher values of thresold (20-30-40-50) and it isnt working. It shows better, but when the scene is black, it is showing like a "grey" light.

I'm not sure if I did something wrong.

I downloaded the boblight from google code. Compiled like first post says.

I'm launching boblightd -f (I'm in ubuntu server). Should I launch boblightd-x11 instead of boblightd?

About config files I have this for 50 leds connected to an arduino:

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6808972/

I'm not sure if I'm missing something Sad

I had the same configuration in the raspberry pi, and the leds worked really great.

Any ideas?
Try these settings/conf
50 leds conf http://pastebin.com/i5AunzH4
script.xbmc.boblight settings http://pastebin.com/UxVRSd5R

I tried these settings, work much better than mine.
So my problem is in boblight.conf. I was reading both files and the only thing that changes is the setting of the 3 main colors:

Your config:

[color]
name red
rgb FF0000
gamma 2.1
adjust 0.8
blacklevel 0.0

[color]
name green
rgb 00FF00
gamma 2.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 0.0

[color]
name blue
rgb 0000FF
gamma 2.1
adjust 0.5
blacklevel 0.0

My config:

[color]
name red
rgb FF0000
gamma 1.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 0.0

[color]
name green
rgb 00FF00
gamma 1.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 0.0

[color]
name blue
rgb 0000FF
gamma 1.0
adjust 1.0
blacklevel 0.0



I guess I can copy the positoin of the leds from my config to your config.

Thank you very much for the help!

From what I understand, the gamma/adjust setting in the .conf file is to be able to set different setting for each color. The setting in the XBMC addon if for all colors at once.

Also, the gamma setting is how much "glow" the color has. The adjust is just a way to give a stronger or weaker light.

Please correct me if I got it all wrong. =)

/Söder
Hi everyone, I just received my Lightpack (the one from the Kickstarter) I'm trying to find how to set the up Boblight Deamon for Mac OS I already have the config file, by using the boblight config generator. I'm trying to get this working on a Mac Mini as my HTPC. Any help would be amazing.

Thanks
Having some trouble installing this on xbmcuntu for a lightpack... get the following error

Code:
ar: libboblight_la-boblight_client.o: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [libboblight.la] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/xbmc/bobsource/boblight-read-only/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/xbmc/bobsource/boblight-read-only'
make: *** [all] Error 2


No-one else seems to have had this issue recently - any thoughts?
Hello,

I'm new in this forum and I hope to get help.

I use XbmcBuntu on a Zotac Zbox ID18 and a Arduino Uno Board.
The boblightd and Xbmc Boblight Addon are generally working, but I want the LEDs to be turned off when the screen is dark. I figured out that the setting "threshold" should control this behaviour, but I can't find this setting in the Addon configuration at XBMC. I found these values at .xbmc/addons/script.xbmc.boblight/resources/settings.xml, but when I change these values, it has no influence.

I hope anybody can help me.
(2014-01-27, 19:04)soder Wrote: [ -> ]
(2014-01-27, 09:50)teeedubb Wrote: [ -> ]Hey guys,

Is there anyway to make the addon light up the leds with the average colour from all sampled zones, so all leds will be the same colour?

I guess just set vscan and hscan to 0-100 on all channels in conf.

/Söder

I got around to trying this and it works nicely! I think I prefer it like this for watching movies - its not so colorful and distracting but it still adds atmosphere. Plus I can switch between 1 coloyr and normal boblight via remote by restarting boblightd with the different configs.

Thanks Smile
(2014-02-05, 22:37)teeedubb Wrote: [ -> ]
(2014-01-27, 19:04)soder Wrote: [ -> ]
(2014-01-27, 09:50)teeedubb Wrote: [ -> ]Hey guys,

Is there anyway to make the addon light up the leds with the average colour from all sampled zones, so all leds will be the same colour?

I guess just set vscan and hscan to 0-100 on all channels in conf.

/Söder

I got around to trying this and it works nicely! I think I prefer it like this for watching movies - its not so colorful and distracting but it still adds atmosphere. Plus I can switch between 1 coloyr and normal boblight via remote by restarting boblightd with the different configs.

Thanks Smile

Great.

But I think it's possible to have non distracting settings even with about 15% grab at the edges.

My settings now are great I think. :-)

/Söder
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Does anyone know how the config works with 2 lightpacks?? I tried to set mine up as follows but I'm only getting 1 light pack to work this way. Always this this config I am getting a lot of flickering as well.

Code:
[global]

[device]
name         LP1
channels    30
type        lightpack
interval    20000
#bus           1
#address       6
#debug       true

[device]
name         LP2
channels    30
type        lightpack
interval    20000
#bus           1
#address       7
#debug       true


[color]
name        red
rgb        FF0000
gamma        1.6
adjust        1.0
blacklevel    0.0

[color]
name        blu
rgb        0000FF
gamma        1.6
adjust        1.0
blacklevel    0.0

[color]
name        grn
rgb        00FF00
gamma        1.6
adjust        1.0
blacklevel    0.0

[light]
name            L01
color           red     LP1 1
color           blu     LP1 2
color           grn     LP1 3
hscan        25 50
vscan        85 100

[light]
name            L02
color           red     LP1 4
color           blu     LP1 5
color           grn     LP1 6
hscan        0 25
vscan        85 100

[light]
name            L03
color           red     LP1 7
color           blu     LP1 8
color           grn     LP1 9
hscan            0 15
vscan        75 100
[light]
name            L04
color           red     LP1 10
color           blu     LP1 11
color           grn     LP1 12
hscan            0 15
vscan        50 75

[light]
name            L05
color           red     LP1 13
color           blu     LP1 14
color           grn     LP1 15
hscan            0 15
vscan            25 50

[light]
name            L06
color           red     LP1 16
color           blu     LP1 17
color           grn     LP1 18
hscan            0 15
vscan            0 25

[light]
name            L07
color           red     LP1 19
color           blu     LP1 20
color           grn     LP1 21
hscan        0 12
vscan            0 15

[light]
name            L08
color           red     LP1 22
color           blu     LP1 23
color           grn     LP1 24
hscan        12 24
vscan            0 15

[light]
name            L09
color           red     LP1 25
color           blu     LP1 26
color           grn     LP1 27
hscan        24 36
vscan            0 15

[light]
name            L10
color           red     LP1 28
color           blu     LP1 29
color           grn     LP1 30
hscan        36 48
vscan             0 15

[light]
name            L11
color           red     LP2 1
color           blu     LP2 2
color           grn     LP2 3
hscan            48 60
vscan        0 15

[light]
name            L12
color           red     LP2 4
color           blu     LP2 5
color           grn     LP2 6
hscan        60 72
vscan        0 15

[light]
name            L13
color           red     LP2 7
color           blu     LP2 8
color           grn     LP2 9
hscan            72 82
vscan        0 15
[light]
name            L14
color           red     LP2 10
color           blu     LP2 11
color           grn     LP2 12
hscan            84 96
vscan        0 15

[light]
name            L15
color           red     LP2 13
color           blu     LP2 14
color           grn     LP2 15
hscan            85 100
vscan            0 25

[light]
name            L16
color           red     LP2 16
color           blu     LP2 17
color           grn     LP2 18
hscan            85 100
vscan            25 50

[light]
name            L17
color           red     LP2 19
color           blu     LP2 20
color           grn     LP2 21
hscan        85 100
vscan            50 75

[light]
name            L18
color           red     LP2 22
color           blu     LP2 23
color           grn     LP2 24
hscan        85 100
vscan            75 100

[light]
name            L19
color           red     LP2 25
color           blu     LP2 26
color           grn     LP2 27
hscan        75 100
vscan            85 100

[light]
name            L20
color           red     LP2 28
color           blu     LP2 29
color           grn     LP2 30
hscan        50 75
vscan             85 100

Any help getting these 2 packs up and running would be greatly appreciated.
Ludeboy:
isn't there a software (prismatik) to configure this...?
(2014-02-06, 22:23)Bub4 Wrote: [ -> ]Hello All,

First of all, thank you bobo1on1 and Memphiz for making this great addon...!

I don't have any other idea anymore but asking you guys.
Tried my best to setup the Boblight on my own, but in current stage it's like a big wall in front of me Sad

Received the arduino uno and LEDs first to setup and this was working fine.
As stand alone, all of my 50 LEDs are blinking properly. As well in xbmc, if I use the export file - all is looking good.
Havent mounted the LED on TV, but RGB-Test was looking fine.

However, I like to use the boblightd which was made because of "my" request.
Big thanks to QoolBox and the Guys who supported him to do this:
http://www.positiv-it.fr/thecus/download....0_x64.rar
-> This is a boblightd for Thecus NAS Systems

After giving xbmc the NAS IP, the connection to boblightd was succesfull.

But... nothing happens and I have no idea why.

Following my boblight.conf:
http://pastebin.com/Y8hTLib8

I tried - as well - the correct [device] output, which should be tty.usbmodem621 for the Arduino Uno, shouldn't it...?

As from my understanding, there should be all included to get the connection.

It would be great, if anyone could help me to find what I'm doing wrong.
I'm using a Mac Mini 2010 - OS 10.7.5

(Another problem is, that the Arduino prevents OS startup if it is connected via USB.
If someone would have a tweak for this, it would be great...!)


Thank you very much for your support.

Edit: I'm using Frodo 12.3.
Please let me know, if you need any other information/logs.
Haven't added this, because I thought all is related to boblightd...
Would be glad, if someone could help

I guess the nas is linux based and you have some sort of shell access to it (ssh?).

Plugin in the arduino and do "dmesg" ... this should tell you how the device is called. If it is linux based it should be definitly prefixed with "/dev/" ... e.x. "/dev/tty.usbmodem621". But first you need to be sure how the device is called. It might even be that drivers for the arduino are missing on the nas.