Service download keeps restarting

Hello

I am trying to setup bluetooth audio on a pi zero and everything seems to go fine however when it comes to the final stage ‘Updating’ under Service keeps failing after partially downloading and then restarting. What could be causing this?

Hi @nikorasu,

Are you working with a specific project or have you created something yourself? This would give us a better idea how to troubleshoot.

Thanks,
John

Hi. Thanks for replying.

I am following this tutorial - https://www.balena.io/blog/turn-your-old-speakers-or-hi-fi-into-bluetooth-receivers-using-only-a-raspberry-pi/

I get the blue unicorn but on the dashboard the updating process goes into a perpetual loop of updating part way and then restarting.

Hi @nikorasu,

Is the device you’re using a Pi Zero W?

John

No it’s just plain zero with a wifi dongle

Hi,

The Raspberry Pi Zero cannot be used on it’s own as it has no audio output. To use the Pi Zero you’ll need an optional DAC HAT to get the project working. The service is likely failing because it’s not detecting the available hardware.

John

I have usb soundcard attached also via a usb hub

Hi,

I don’t think a USB audio device is supported. The instructions call for the Pi Zero HAT.

John

Ok. Thanks anyway!