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Member #613431

Member Since: November 3, 2014

Country: United States

  • Perhaps with USB OTG hubs? (I have ordered one named "3 in 1 micro USB OTG Hub Cable Adapter" for testing, but it will take time to arrive from China to Estonia, maybe a full month before I finally see it.)

  • While it is affordable and works well under Linux, I believe the maximum resolution is not correct. Neither have I been able to obtain over 640 x 480 pixel video.

  • Just got mine. Feels like a very decent board. I've already installed Ubilinux on it, thus some tips for other folks:

    Q: I'm getting certificate errors during "apt-get update". A: Your date is off. Set it like this: date -I -s 2015-01-25

    Q: Function keys are not working in "aptitude". A: Don't use USB serial for "aptitude", use SSH instead. Worked for me.

  • A note on analog inputs: getting them to work right requires updating your EiBotBoard to firmware version 2.2.4. EiBotBoard responds to the "v" command by printing its version number, and mine reported 2.0.1 or something.

    Unfortunately the "mphidflash" binaries supplied on Brian Schmaltz's website tend to fail on most modern Linuxes (they're compiled against old libraries). I also had no luck with the firmware flasher GUI on a virtualized Windows XP, despite making all USB devices accessible to the guest OS.

    What finally worked on my (Debian Jessie) system was "mphidflash" version 1.6 from here: https://code.google.com/p/mphidflash/

    I probably also installed the packages "libusbhid-common", "libusb++", "libhidapi-dev", "libhidapi-hidraw0" and "libhidapi-libusb0".

No public wish lists :(