Raspberry Pi 4 B - OSE

Does anyone have working installation instructions for installing Screenly OSE on a Raspberry Pi 4 B ?

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I did have 2 other links to some stuff but this forum won’t let me post them!
Following either of those then it all goes ok right up to the point where they tell you to run the cURL command (bash <(curl -sL https://www.screenly.io/install-ose.sh)) then it goes wrong.
On closer examination of this it seems that Raspbian Lite doesn’t include Python like it used to, and at this point I believe that in the above steps we should add steps to install Python. (But Python 2 or 3?)

Basically, most instructions for Screenly are seriously out of date. Maybe you can make some progress with the bove.

Links: HTTP supportscreenlyio/hc/en-us/articles/360042164173-Getting-started-with-Screenly-OSE


I have tried everything with a lot of combinations on a brand new Raspberry PI 4 B. Nothing worked.
I installed older versions of Raspberry PI OS, tried various suggestions on the forum here (rPi4 install not working).
Searched on Github: Screenly bootscreen shows, then blackscreen Raspberry Pi 4B · Issue #1580 · Screenly/screenly-ose · GitHub
After days of testing and many many installs I gave up.

The official link for prebuilt image is now a based on a balena image, not using Pi unix.

Every instructional is out of date, now.

touching a file called SSH doesn’t allow SSH - no idea how to set up SSH and wifi now.


Then dont use the prebuilt images…

  1. Download Raspbian OS lite x64: https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspios_lite_arm64/images/raspios_lite_arm64-2022-09-26/2022-09-22-raspios-bullseye-arm64-lite.img.xz

  2. Flash that image into your SD card either using Pi Imager or balenaEtcher.

  3. Put your SSH blank file into the /boot/ partition and you can customize the config.txt file as well, you can put a wpa_supplicant.conf file in this directory as well for preconfigured wifi, or use sudo raspi-config to configure the Pi when you can use the console.

  4. When ready to install Anthias, from the console run:
    bash <(curl -sL https://install-anthias.srly.io)

Follow instructions and wait until the entire installation is complete.
If after it completes and you reboot you still get a black screen, simply press control+alt+f1 to get into the console and then run: ./screenly/bin/upgrade_containers.sh
this should re-run the containers creation step and have the system up and running properly.

To create a preconfigured wpa_supplicant.conf file just follow my instructions from this post: Wifi not working - Anthias - Anthias Forum (screenly.io)

I just followed this and it installed fine. (From Github)

The quickest way to get started is to use Raspberry Pi Imager, where you can find Anthias under Other specific-purpose OS .

Followed this procedure. I can display URL assets, just not jpeg or png, tried several simple images.
If I mark all assets inactive, I see the fainted out screenly logo, soon as I mark one of the jpeg assets active, the screen is totally blank.

Any suggestion?

I tried this way, the screen shows constant anthias splash page. after about 15 minutes I can go to the web admin page, tried to add and activate assets, still sitting at splash page. Tried to get to login via ctrl+alt+f1, nothing, stays at anthias splash page.

Any idea what I can do?

So you followed my specific installation method, and you cant get into the Pi? If you need to wait 15 mins in order to get into the Anthias web GUI, there is something really wrong with your SD card or installation… Did you add the SSH.txt blank file to your /boot/ directory on the SD card in order to try and manage it via SSH so we can see if the containers are up and running and logs?..

Screenshots and logs are the only way to even begin to help because otherwise I have no idea what is currently going on in your Pi system, services running, status of containers, etc…

Hi Ealmonte32
Hi Elumnate32,

I’ve successfully downloaded Raspbian OS Lite x64 and flashed the image onto my SD card. I created the ssh text file in the boot directory and ran the provided link. The SSD setup and console operation are running smoothly.

However, I encountered an issue when running ./screenly/bin/upgrade_containers.sh as it returned a “No such file or directory” error. Additionally, I’m facing trouble displaying the screen on my TV. Despite entering the IP address in my browser, I can only access the Raspberry Pi console. The dashboard for uploading images, videos, etc., isn’t visible. Could you please assist me with this?

Thank you.

Hi @Solo , Could you please follow the Setting Up Anthias on Raspberry Pi for Digital Signage :desktop_computer: installation guide here and let me know?

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Wow! Thank you very much. It works for me now after installing Raspberry Pi Bullseye Lite x64 on the SD Card, it is very nice aritcle. use this linke everybody Setting Up Anthias on Raspberry Pi for Digital Signage Thank you, dude! But I need to rotate my screen to portrait mode. How can I edit it in my PuTTY?