SqueezePlug problem where Squeezelite refuse to start
I installed a Raspberry Pi in my livingroom as a Squeezebox music Server/Player, using a SqueezePlug image. But when I tried to install the Squeezelite player, it refused to start. I tried to uninstall and reinstall, selecting another USB Audio Interface, but the problem persisted. After checking around and doing a some experimenting, I found that I could start Squeezelite manually from the terminal prompt, but if I tried to start it with the init.d or service script, it refused to start. So I started to dig around and experimented with changing the settings for Squeezelite and I found the problem…
At the end of the settings file for Squeezelite in
/etc/default/squeezelite there’s a line that sets up the audio. The installed line is
SLOPTIONS="-n SqueezeLite -o front:CARD=DAC,DEV=0 "
When I changed the line to:
SLOPTIONS="-n SqueezeLite "
Now everything worked. It seems that in SqueezePlug, the settings for using a USB audio card is already setup when running the setup command in SqueezePlug, so the extra information isn’t necessary.