Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

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Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#1 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:39 am

So before I upgraded my pi to 1.4 everything was fine except I couldn't get toy racer to function. But once I updated to 1.4 now it wont connect at all.

Dreamcast says "There is no answer at this telephone number.."

I am using the Dell Modem that was previously working fine, and also using a Viking DLE Phone line sim for the voltage so thats fine too.

I tried troubleshooting the pi,

I ran sudo ./dreampi.py --no-daemon produces the following output

Traceback (most recent call last)
File "./dreampi.py", line 438 in <module>
sys.exit(Main())
File "./dreampi.py", line 426 in main
config_server.stop()
File "/home/pi/dreampi.py/config_server.py", line 81 in stop
thread.join()
AttributeError: 'nontype' object has no attribute 'join'


Any ideas whats wrong?

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Re: Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#2 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:50 am

Well I tried a different usb port, now the pi freezes on "CONNECT" and wont answer still

same issue as in this picture in the link below

https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/ass ... a27331.jpg

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Re: Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#3 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:01 pm

Fixed the problem.

Turns out it was a bad phone cable. Went to radio shack and bought a new one and that fixed the problem. Also fixed my huge lag issues I was having with dreampi.

So if anyone here has lag issues or gets dropped often using dreampi, it could be you need a new phone cable.

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Re: Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#4 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:02 am

Xiden wrote:Fixed the problem.

Turns out it was a bad phone cable. Went to radio shack and bought a new one and that fixed the problem. Also fixed my huge lag issues I was having with dreampi.

So if anyone here has lag issues or gets dropped often using dreampi, it could be you need a new phone cable.


Thanks for the tip - I constantly get dropped. Any suggestions on which cable to get?
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Re: Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#5 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:03 pm

dave_van_damn wrote:
Xiden wrote:Fixed the problem.

Turns out it was a bad phone cable. Went to radio shack and bought a new one and that fixed the problem. Also fixed my huge lag issues I was having with dreampi.

So if anyone here has lag issues or gets dropped often using dreampi, it could be you need a new phone cable.


Thanks for the tip - I constantly get dropped. Any suggestions on which cable to get?


If you are wanting to make your own, just head down to your local radio shack and get some phone line there, thats where I got mine, and it works great. For me I'm also using a Viking DLE-200B Phone Line Simulator (Available on Ebay). Instead of a Line Voltage Inducer.

But another alternative and a cheap solution would be to order one of PCWizards pre-made cables.

http://www.dreamcastlive.net/shop.html - Just email him at pcwzrd13@dreamcastlive.net with what you are wanting.

I recommend also getting his LVI AC Adapter so you dont have to constantly buy batteries :)

Let me know if you need anymore help.

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Re: Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#6 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:08 pm

Thanks for yor help! In yoe other message you mentioned that I need to make sure it isn't shorting out - how does one check for such a thing?
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Re: Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#7 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:20 pm

dave_van_damn wrote:Thanks for yor help! In yoe other message you mentioned that I need to make sure it isn't shorting out - how does one check for such a thing?


Id first exaimne to make sure your solidering has a solid connection between your componets. Also Id try a new 9v battery as well. If after all this and its still not working its likely the capacitor or resistor being faulty.

Youll need a multimeter to test. I found some helpful step by step instructions. When in doubt it wouldn't hurt just to replace both anyways.

To test the ohm resistor http://m.wikihow.com/Test-Resistors

To test the capacitor http://m.wikihow.com/Test-Resistors

Let me know if this helps.

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Re: Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#8 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:26 pm

Xiden wrote:
dave_van_damn wrote:Thanks for yor help! In yoe other message you mentioned that I need to make sure it isn't shorting out - how does one check for such a thing?


Id first exaimne to make sure your solidering has a solid connection between your componets. Also Id try a new 9v battery as well. If after all this and its still not working its likely the capacitor or resistor being faulty.

Youll need a multimeter to test. I found some helpful step by step instructions. When in doubt it wouldn't hurt just to replace both anyways.

To test the ohm resistor http://m.wikihow.com/Test-Resistors

To test the capacitor http://m.wikihow.com/Test-Resistors

Let me know if this helps.


Were you on Chu Chu today? Seems my problem was DMZ related! All working now! :D
aka DavidHK on DC games.

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Re: Dreampi 1.4 Connection problems

Post#9 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:02 pm

Yep that was me :)

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