Can't get it up and running

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bmarkus
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Can't get it up and running

Post by bmarkus » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:18 am

I spent a week to get my chipKIT Pi board up and running. The story:

First I installed a fresh current Raspbian and MPIDE. MPIDE doesn' start. Running from a terminal window there is an rxtxSerial Java class exception, missing Java components.

Next I tried the old Adafruit image from October 2013. MPIDE starts, but can't compile code for chipKIT Pi due missing board definition header file which is there. For other boards MPIDE works.

Installed current MPIDE on the Adafruit. Now it compiles fine, but download to board fails with communication time-out.

Anyhow even if it would work developing ion the Raspberry with MPIDE would be painful due to slow comilation and also impossible when you have a headless target machine with no GUI at all, only SSH. I can develop code on a WINDOWS or LINUX desktop and transfer .hex file to target with SCP. How can I load the .hex file to the chipKIT Pi board?

Any help to get a working MPIDE environment on current Raspbian and a pointer for installing .hex with a cli tool highly appreciated.

Béla, HA5DI

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Re: Can't get it up and running

Post by majenko » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:29 am

First throw out MPIDE, it's rubbish ;)

Secondly, don't bother trying to program direct on the pi - as you rightly say it's painfully slow.

Instead, use UECIDE on your PC and program the ckPI remotely. It's all documented right here: http://chipkit.net/remote-programming-a-chipkit-pi/
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Re: Can't get it up and running

Post by bmarkus » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:37 am

Thanks for the fast response, will try it.

Béla

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Re: Can't get it up and running

Post by kk6jr » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:18 pm

bmarkus wrote: ... Installed current MPIDE on the Adafruit. Now it compiles fine, but download to board fails with communication time-out.... I
Most obvious cause of that is the chickpea board jumpers. Double check, easy to make a mistake.

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