Raspberry Pi 3, no audio (OMV 3.0.94)

    • OMV 3.x
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Audio

      Hello there!

      I'm new to the OMV community. Just today I received my Raspberry Pi 3 which I intended to use as a Time Machine backup server. I was really amazed by the incredible easy setup, with no screen or keyboard connected to the Pi at any time. I also added some SMB shares as well as enabling ssh.
      I tried installing the OMV Shairport plugin, and the device was directly found from my Mac (which I use for sharing the internet connection using ethernet, right now). However the Pi did not output anything using the headphone jack. I thought that the plugin might be depreciated so I uninstalled it and installed shairport-sync from the Debian repository using ssh. However I ended up with no audio again. I started digging and tried setting the Pi's audio device using amixer from the alsa-utils package but the amixer command just failed. Now I do not know any further. It would be great if someone could point me into the right direction of how to output audio via the headphone jack from a Raspberry Pi using OMV.

      Best MacPi

      (PS.: Next step is to get wlan working because enabling it from the web interface and setting up the SSID and PW just wasn't enough.)

      The post was edited 1 time, last by MacPi ().

    • MacPi wrote:

      Hello there!

      I'm new to the OMV community. Just today I received my Raspberry Pi 3 which I intended to use as a Time Machine backup server. I was really amazed by the incredible easy setup, with no screen or keyboard connected to the Pi at any time. I also added some SMB shares as well as enabling ssh.
      I tried installing the OMV Shairport plugin, and the device was directly found from my Mac (which I use for sharing the internet connection using ethernet, right now). However the Pi did not output anything using the headphone jack. I thought that the plugin might be depreciated so I uninstalled it and installed shairport-sync from the Debian repository using ssh. However I ended up with no audio again. I started digging and tried setting the Pi's audio device using amixer from the alsa-utils package but the amixer command just failed. Now I do not know any further. It would be great if someone could point me into the right direction of how to output audio via the headphone jack from a Raspberry Pi using OMV.

      Best MacPi

      (PS.: Next step is to get wlan working because enabling it from the web interface and setting up the SSID and PW just wasn't enough.)
      did you manage to solve this? I'm having the same problem. I did aplay -l and it presented no results so I think the OMV Raspberry Pi image doesn't include audio drivers.
    • I did, but I do nor recall exactly how. I remember that installing alsa-utils via apt using ssh was involved. Additionally I recommend installing shhairport-sync using ssh rather than the OMV shairport package as it offers several advantages including synced audio (eg. for movies).

      Edit:
      Installing a DAC might be worthful for improved audio quality.
      hifiberry.com/shop/boards/hifiberry-dacplus-rca-version/

      Edit2:
      Though not meant as a guide this website might be helpful:
      sites.google.com/site/semilleroadt/home/raspberry-pi