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Phidgets (Gumstix) and Ubuntu 9.10
Well, it’s that time of the year ago…my home automation spirit kicks in, and the robot pieces come out of the closet.

It started with a rebuild of my dev environment. Said to say that the Gumstix docs still suck. I was able to get my dev enviro, based on Ubuntu 9.10, with the help of the mailing list.

Then it was installing the Linux drivers for the Phidget SDK. They installed no problem, but I couldn’t get the drivers to actually load when I installed a device. I figured something was missing around udev. Sure enough…just needed to set udev up.

$ sudo cp udev/99-phidgets.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/


$ sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart

The I ran both the example manager and the Servo Test that comes with the standardC examples SDK.

I was also able to get a version of the Phidgets SDK to compile against my OpenEmbedded Gumstix enviro. The Bitbake recipe is here – maybe somebody will find it and run.

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