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How to Install Fugo On Raspberry Pi

Learn how to set up Fugo on your Raspberry Pi.

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Written by Sarah
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The bite-sized Raspberry Pi is often recognized as a cheap entry point into do-it-yourself digital signage thanks to its low price.

For the unfamiliar, Raspberry Pi’s are mini-computers that plug into digital displays and allow you to stream content, among other things.

It’s also beloved for its community of active users that put out loads of tutorials and discussions that help tinkerers and DIY hardware aficionados learn the ropes of digital signage.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to use Fugo with your Raspberry PI for digital signage.

1. Initial set up

2. Unzip the file. Whilst the name may vary, the output file should always have the extension .img

3. The next step is to flash the .img file onto your SD card. We'd recommend you use balenaEtcher - this is what this guide will be using.

The Raspberry Pi Imager also works, if you select "Use Custom" at the bottom of the Operating System option.

4. Insert your SD card into your SD card reader.

5. Click Flash from file

6. Select the extracted image

7. Click Select target

8. Select your SD card that you inserted earlier

9. Click Flash

If you’re a Mac user, the OS will ask for a password

10. You'll need to wait a few minutes for the flashing process to complete

11. Once the process is completed, you can insert the SD card into your Raspberry Pi

2. Configure your Internet Connection

Ethernet

Before your very first boot, make sure to connect your Ethernet cable first.

If you have booted up for the first time without connecting your Ethernet cable - plug in the Ethernet cable and power off and back on the device.

If the setup was successful, you should now see the Fugo pairing page

After the device has been connected to the internet once, you can connect and disconnect your Ethernet cable whenever you'd like.

Connecting to Wi-Fi

Currently both a keyboard and mouse are required to pair a Wi-Fi connection.

The below instructions are for the very first boot.


If you have already established a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection previously, you can add a Wi-Fi network at any time by pressing ALT + TAB on your keyboard.

1. After inserting your SD card, power on the device. The first boot will take a little longer than usual as the system is initializing

2. After a minute or two you will be launched into our Network Manager

3. From the list, select your network and enter your password. The device will then restart

4. If the setup was successful, you should now see the Fugo pairing page

That's it! You're ready to get started with Fugo on your Raspberry Pi.

You can get back to the Network Manager at any point by pressing ALT + TAB on your keyboard

3. Pair your screen to Fugo

From here, you’ll need to follow the steps for pairing your screen to Fugo CMS. You can find instructions for that here.

💡 Helpful Notes:

  • The first launch may take a bit longer than normal, as RPi will restart a few times before Fugo shows up on your screen.

  • If you want to change other options in that file (for example, common display options, hardware configuration options, boot options, etc...) please see: https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/computers/config_txt.html

Need help?

If you have any questions regarding setup, publishing, or hardware, you can contact our support team any time at support@fugo.ai.

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