Step 0 - Update Raspian
Before you get started update and upgrade raspian to the latest:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 1 - Download LightShow Pi
Download the latest version of LightShow Pi using one of the following two methods from a terminal window on your RPi:
Download Method 1 - git (preferred)
This is the preferred method of downloading the LightShow Pi software as it will enable you to easily update the software to future releases.
# Install git (if you don't already have it) sudo apt-get install git-core # Clone the repository to /home/pi/lightshowpi cd ~ git clone https://firstname.lastname@example.org/togiles/lightshowpi.git # Grab the stable branch cd lightshowpi git fetch && git checkout stable
Download Method 2 - zip file
If you are unable to use git for whatever reason, you can also download the stable branch of the software as a zip file.
cd ~ wget https://bitbucket.org/togiles/lightshowpi/get/stable.zip unzip stable.zip
This will create a directory with a name similar to togiles-lightshowpi-e577fcd4d6af in your home directory with all of the files needed for installing and using LightShow Pi. Rename this directory to lightshowpi:
mv togiles-lightshowpi-e577fcd4d6af lightshowpi
Note: You'll need to replace e577fcd4d6af in the above command with the name of the directory that unzipping stable.zip created - it will most likely be different!
Step 2 - Install LightShow Pi
Run the install script to retrieve the various dependencies lightshowPi uses, replace the directory /home/pi/lightshowpi with the directory you downloaded the repository to in step 1 above:
cd /home/pi/lightshowpi sudo ./install.sh
The install process can take several minutes as it installs all the necessary software packages needed to run Lightshow Pi. You should reboot your Raspberry Pi after the install completes:
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Now that you have the software installed, you can move on to testing your hardware configuration.