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#101

Did you get this built? Just killed my old RPi and a new one will take time to arrive.
Would like to run WebControl on my laptop.


#102

Hi Gero, if you follow Jamtek method with Miniconda, it works like a charm even on Linux.

I’ve made it works on my Ubuntu Mate 18.10.

You’ll have to install Miniconda and there is 2 ways :
https://docs.conda.io/en/latest/miniconda.html
or
https://www.anaconda.com/rpm-and-debian-repositories-for-miniconda/

You just download the Github of Webcontrol, add the .yml file from Jamtek and follow his procedure.

I just have to figure how to lunch everything at the start-up of my computer (I’m using an “old” computer to control my Maslow and I don’t feel the need to change it for a Pi).

The only issue have encountered, was with the .WebControl which was own by Root, so I could launch WebControl. I just deleted this directory as Root, and everything was ok.

By the way, thanks a lot for this great work madgrizzle. It’s a huge improvement to the maslow.

Cheers form the french Alps


#103

Merci beaucoup!
I’m on it right now. Did get past the root owned .WebControl folder, put was then stuck in a loop right after some camera reports. This is on Manjaro (Arch Linux).
Thanks for the help!

Edit: I have not tried your suggestion yet, i tried before to get it to run by installing stuff manually.


#104

In case it helps - this worked first time (no errors, no wrong .Webcontrol ownership etc) for me on 64bit Ubuntu 18.10 using the conda installation instructions here - I just had to manually add the repo they mention.

Thanks for all the work on this!


#105

BTW, in Linux you could also just use Pipenv, if you don’t want to install anaconda.

pip install pipenv
cd WebControl-master/
pipenv --python 3.6

✔ Successfully created virtual environment! 
requirements.txt found, instead of Pipfile! Converting...
✔ Success! 

pipenv install

✔ Success! 
Updated Pipfile.lock (ff947c)!
Installing dependencies from Pipfile.lock (ff947c)...
  🐍   ▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉ 17/17 — 00:00:09
To activate this projects virtualenv, run pipenv shell.

pipenv shell
python main.py

#106

Looks like i was not that bad with my manual approach.
Stuck in the same loop:

[maslow@maslow-pc WebControl-master] conda activate webcontrol (webcontrol) [maslow@maslow-pc WebControl-master] python main.py
Initializing Logger
/home/maslow/.WebControl/log.txt
Initializing Configuration
Camera initialized
VIDEOIO ERROR: V4L2: getting property #1 is not supported
VIDEOIO ERROR: V4L2: getting property #2 is not supported
VIDEOIO ERROR: V4L2: getting property #7 is not supported
VIDEOIO ERROR: V4L2: Gain is not supported by your device
VIDEOIO ERROR: V4L2: Exposure is not supported by your device
VIDEOIO ERROR: V4L2: getting property #18 is not supported
VIDEOIO ERROR: V4L2: getting property #30 is not supported
Starting Console Queue Processor
CAP_PROP_POS_MSEC=0.0
CAP_PROP_POS_FRAMES=-1.0
CAP_PROP_POS_AVI_RATIO=-1.0
CAP_PROP_FRAME_WIDTH=640.0
CAP_PROP_FRAME_HEIGHT=480.0
CAP_PROP_FPS=30.0
CAP_PROP_FOURCC=1448695129.0
CAP_PROP_FRAME_COUNT=-1.0
CAP_PROP_FORMAT=16.0
CAP_PROP_MODE=1448695129.0
CAP_PROP_BRIGHTNESS=0.453125
CAP_PROP_CONTRAST=0.07368421052631578
CAP_PROP_SATURATION=0.64
CAP_PROP_HUE=0.5
CAP_PROP_GAIN=-1.0
CAP_PROP_EXPOSURE=-1.0
CAP_PROP_CONVERT_RGB=1.0
CAP_PROP_RECTIFICATION=-1.0
CAP_PROP_ISO_SPEED=-1.0
CAP_PROP_BUFFERSIZE=4.0
connecting
is unavailable or in use
connecting
is unavailable or in use

A Ctrl+c needed to get out.

^CKeyboardInterrupt
2019-03-18T19:34:58Z
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “main.py”, line 394, in
socketio.run(app, use_reloader=False, host=“0.0.0.0”)
File “/home/maslow/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask_socketio/init.py”, line 556, in run
self.wsgi_server.serve_forever()
File “/home/maslow/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/gevent/baseserver.py”, line 364, in serve_forever
self._stop_event.wait()
File “src/gevent/event.py”, line 240, in gevent._event.Event.wait
File “src/gevent/event.py”, line 140, in gevent._event._AbstractLinkable._wait
File “src/gevent/event.py”, line 117, in gevent._event._AbstractLinkable._wait_core
File “src/gevent/event.py”, line 119, in gevent._event._AbstractLinkable._wait_core
File “src/gevent/_greenlet_primitives.py”, line 59, in gevent.__greenlet_primitives.SwitchOutGreenletWithLoop.switch
File “src/gevent/_greenlet_primitives.py”, line 59, in gevent.__greenlet_primitives.SwitchOutGreenletWithLoop.switch
File “src/gevent/_greenlet_primitives.py”, line 63, in gevent.__greenlet_primitives.SwitchOutGreenletWithLoop.switch
File “src/gevent/__greenlet_primitives.pxd”, line 35, in gevent.__greenlet_primitives._greenlet_switch
KeyboardInterrupt

Edit: can i easy turn of that camera-thingy somewhere?


#107

So, it didnt open a socket on port 5000?

http://127.0.0.1:5000 or http://localhost:5000


#108

I don’t think the problem is with the camera. Are you sure it’s not working? Try browsing to it. The:

is due to the controller port not being set yet.


#109

it does! Webcontrol running on Manjaro!
No ‘com’ ttyACM0 to choose :frowning:


#110

There’s a little refresh symbol next to the port setting. Click that and it should autopopulate the available ports.


#111

it stays blank :thinking:


#112

I use the sys.platform python function to determine if its linux, windows, or macos… Is it possible the os you are using responds with something that doesn’t start with “linux”?


#113

[maslow@maslow-pc ~]$ uname -a
Linux maslow-pc 4.19.28-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Mar 10 08:32:42 UTC 2019 x86_64 GNU/Linux


#114

When you click the button, there should be a console message printed that says “at Update Ports”. It’ll appear on the console as well as WebMCP (web port 5001). Do you see that message?


#115

When I tested in Windows 10 I could get serial port to work, until I did an import of my existing groundcontrol.ini.


#116

All that is looped is

connecting
is unavailable or in use

The .ini is a good point @Jamtek


#117

That was it, missed that, sorry! Great chat tonight without a chat module.
Thanks for this amazing, incredible, unbelievable support!

Edit:


#118

Weirdness. I’ll have to see if this is some non-RPi issue (not working until gc.ini import)


#119

The terminal after importing, just in case it could help:

connecting
is unavailable or in use
{“title”: “Actions”}
connecting
is unavailable or in use
connecting
is unavailable or in use
/home/maslow/.WebControl/imports/groundcontrol.ini
bufferOn
computing settings
{“title”: “Import groundcontrol.ini”}
connecting

Connected on port /dev/ttyACM0

Sent G20
Sending: G91 G00 X-1.0 G90
Sending: $$
Sending: B05
1.26
WebControl 101.25
Firmware Version 1.26

Sending: G20
Sending: $$
Sending: $0=2410
Sending: $1=1200
Sending: $2=3500
Sending: $3=660
Sending: $7=2
Sending: $8=274.0
Sending: $10=3626.7
Sending: $11=2000
Sending: $13=63.5
Sending: $15=800
Sending: $16=0
Sending: $19=10
Sending: $38=2
Sending: $42=200
Sending: $0=2410
Sending: $1=1200
Sending: $2=3500
Sending: $3=660
Sending: $7=2
Sending: $8=274.0
Sending: $10=3626.7
Sending: $11=2000
Sending: $13=63.5
Sending: $15=800
Sending: $16=0
Sending: $19=10
Sending: $38=2
Sending: $42=200


#120

I created an issue for this on github.

I’ve yet to succeed in duplicating the issue unfortunately.