i cannot switch the UI back to Classic.
When I do so in “System Settigs > Legacy User Interfaces” it switches back to “Manifest”.
Is there any way to do so?
This was a bug in one of the old Beta’s for Version3.
- Which Volumio version are you running?
- Which hardware are you using?
- Can you post the results of:
ls -al /data/
- please post a log, when you try to change the interface
Thanks, will do:
Raspberry Pi 3
volumio@volumio:~$ ls -al /data/ total 55 drwxr-xr-x 1 volumio volumio 1024 Feb 4 11:16 . drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1024 Jan 1 1970 .. drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 3 Jan 24 15:44 INTERNAL drwxr-xr-x 6 volumio volumio 1024 Mar 31 2022 albumart drwxr-xr-x 2 volumio volumio 1024 Mar 31 2022 backgrounds drwxr-xr-x 2 volumio volumio 1024 Jun 4 2022 cddb drwxr-xr-x 6 volumio volumio 1024 Mar 31 2022 configuration drwxr-xr-x 2 volumio volumio 1024 Jun 4 2022 favourites -rw-r--r-- 1 volumio volumio 31004 Dec 14 16:39 laststates.json drwxr-xr-x 2 volumio volumio 1024 Jun 4 2022 myvolumio drwxr-xr-x 2 volumio volumio 1024 Mar 31 2022 playerstate drwxr-xr-x 2 volumio volumio 1024 Jun 4 2022 playlist drwxr-xr-x 3 volumio volumio 1024 Feb 4 07:24 plugins -rw-r--r-- 1 volumio volumio 346 Feb 3 07:05 queue -rw-r--r-- 1 volumio volumio 22 Feb 4 07:46 volumio-update.tmp -rw-r--r-- 1 volumio volumio 0 Feb 4 11:16 volumio2ui volumio@volumio:~$
fixed it! this did the trick:
after this I could switch back to contemporary UI
@Wheaten thanks for pointing out the old issue and everything!
darn, was just writing what you needed to…
But it’s solved now
I have been able to change the interface following Maegashira’s solution above but can someone tell me how to change the background picture following a re-install of the latest volumio? I listen to a lot of classical music and the (excellent) picture of a drummer doesn’t quite do it for me.
Thanks in advance
ssh into volumio
sudo nano /data/configuration/miscellanea/appearance/config.json
there are two sections that you need to edit “background_title” and “background_path”
leave the .jpg in place when editing “background_path”
You have the choice of
galaxy (which is not a galaxy lol… its a nebula)
Write out ( ctrl o ) then exit ( ctrl e )
reboot volumio and refresh your browser
Thanks - it worked a treat
I have just updated to v3.449 and now have the exact same issue. How, where do I enter that command.
I know there are ways to connect to the Raspberry Pi with networks but I don’t understand any of that.
I have Volumio on a microSD card in a Raspberry Pi 3b with a HiFiBerry DAC Pro+ and access it with my phone on Android using the app or on my PC using Opera web browser.
connect with putty and login to the console and type:
rm /data/manifestUI touch /data/disableManifestUI touch /data/volumio2ui
There is also a much easier way of getting the “Classic” UI without SSHing into Volumio.
Select the top left burger menu, then select system.
Scroll down to “Legacy UI interfaces”. By default it is on “manifest”
Do not select anything from the drop down box … just click “Save”.
Scroll down again to “Legacy UI interfaces” and this time select “Classic” from the drop down menu and click “Save” which should now work as normal giving you the Classic UI
But…If you want to change the background in Classic you still have to edit a file to achieve this
Is there any way to replace the background picture in Classic UI with solid (black) color? As I can see it is already black, but it has a jpg loaded above it.
Thank you in advance.
Yeah, in the example I posted above on how to change the background picture.
The section that say “background_type”
change the value from “background” to “color”
Just freshly installed vers.3.449 and had trouble switching from Manifest. I recalled someone having the same problem and after a bit of searching found this topic. The ‘save first - change later’ method worked so thanks for that.
Should this now be working? Was I doing something wrong?
If not I can imagine this being a bit confusing / annoying for a newcomer to Volumio.
Nope… Its still a bug in this version (3.449)
Maybe on the todo list for the next version.
Hi There. Just found this thread after getting the same problem with version 3.512.
The ‘save first - change later’ method worked for me too! Thanks for `explaining this.
PS.Interesting thread - I didn’t realize you could alter the backgrounds - must try this.
Today i tried to change the background image of my Volumio v. 3.546 but i couldn’t do it. Here my questions.
[Q1] Is it no longer possible to change the Volumio screen?
[Q2] How to change the background image?
[Q3] In which folder to save the new image?