Project with PeppyMeter/PeppySpectrum Screensaver Plugin for VOLUMIO

On my Pi4 at 3.173, the meters move without any connection to the music, as if following a pattern. Not working in Spotify despite fixes in files.

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Hi @2aCD

Running Peppy on a rPi4, Volumio 3.179. It occurs that when I play a single track (or last track of album), PeppyMeter will stay active when the songs end. Causing the touch_screen screen saver not to become active.

Hi @Wheaten,
yes this is a known little issue. The play stop event is missing and the peppy screen is still showing.
If you press play and stop on smartphone again, then the peppy screen exit correctly.
But I think, a touch event stops the screen also.
I’ll look if a event is triggered, when the Musik play end’s without user interaction.

yes, its a bit confusing. You catch the status update, it receives a stop event however peppy (or timeout is not responding to this). I abused peppy to send disp_off for the OLED above the touch screen, which is working.

I try to install this awesome plugin ( great help from YouTube guide by Andy young)
my setup
raspberry 3b+
allo boss dac hat
1280x800 10.1 hdmi display
Volumio 3.179
touch screen plugin 3.3.1
PeppyMeter plugin 1.3.0

installing PeppyMeter plugin …with no error …
setting touch screen plugin ( 60 sec , 128 memory and flagged on “no screen saver while playing”

PeppyMeter set to 30 sec …alsa modular

plugin not start…only Volumio interface on screen …or black screensaver if no Playing

any help will be …a great help!!


I’m sorry for my bad English

Hi, please try that at first:

  • open putty and login
  • change to follow directory:
cd /data/plugins/miscellanea/peppy_screensaver/peppymeter
  • and start the peppy screen manually:
export DISPLAY=:0

If this start the peppy screen?
And be shure you have set the correct screen resolution:


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i will try soon…but I don’t have this choice…( custom 4 1920x1080)

but only small-medium-large …

Ok, you don’t have the custom resolutions?


please look in your folder:


Do you see the custom folders?

Solved!!! ( almost…I have only to adjust the screen)
Nothing custom folders…
all ok now with a fresh installation!


…any idea for screen adjust?

Please add to userconfig


Hi I am also facing the same issues…not getting the full screen

Please advise if disable_overscan=1 this resolves the issue…Also am extremelyt sorry but am new to this Peppymeter world but can u please help me as to exactly where I need to make this change for disable_overscan=1

sudo nano /boot/userconfig.txt

Add to the bottom:


sudo reboot

Sorry for asking this stupid question maybe…Does this needs to be done at Terminal

That’s easiest, using ssh. You can also edit files in the boot directory by inserting the SDcard in your PC.

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yep, terminal it is.

disable_overscan=1 ( the command it’s present in my folder )

PeppyMeter it’s more cut in my display…

I try all custom resolution …but image it’s always huge…

Hi, which is your native display resolution?

From china…with love…

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Hm, it seems it supports 1280x800, but it’s not shure if this the native resolution of this panel.
Perhaps you can detect the used panel inside the cover.

Same problem here, tried to manually start, this is the result:

volumio@volumio:/data/plugins/miscellanea/peppy_screensaver/peppymeter$ DISPLAY=:0
volumio@volumio:/data/plugins/miscellanea/peppy_screensaver/peppymeter$ python3
pygame 1.9.4.post1
Hello from the pygame community. Contribute - pygame wiki
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 113, in
File “/data/plugins/miscellanea/peppy_screensaver/peppymeter/”, line 150, in init_display
pygame.error: Unable to open a console terminal

If I sudo the second command as in

sudo python3

then something happens, that is the screen goes blank and I got no error, screen returns to playback when I press control-C to exit.