[Coco] pyDriveWire Q

coco at jechar.ca coco at jechar.ca
Sat May 2 15:56:59 EDT 2020

I noticed that the syntax --ui-port 6800 is incorrect for Linux at least 
replace it
with -U 6800 also the ui folder must be the subdirectory of your current 
In Linux your user must be a member of group dip thats all you need for 
Linux Mint
I found however that in Ubuntu it would only work if I ran as root,

sudo ./pyDriveWire -U 6800 -p /dev/ttyUSB0 --speed 115200


On 2020-05-02 12:02, Steve Strowbridge wrote:
> Barry I'm not sure what you're trying to post here, or accomplish, are 
> you
> saying you had an issue launching PyDriveWire? If so, perhaps sending 
> an
> email directly to Michael Furman, or reaching out to him directly or in 
> the
> #DriveWire channel on the Discord server would get you a prompter 
> response
> than a general error posting in this forum.
> That being said, I have been able to launch the "pre-packaged" binary
> versions of PyDriveWire in Windows, at least, but there are the same
> self-contained packages for Mac and Linux.
> The Command I use to launch is a follows:  PyDriveWire  --ui-port 6800
> --port COM4 --speed 115200
> What I'm specifying is the port for the web UI to run on so I manage it
> through http://localhost:6800 I'm specifying that I'm connected to COM4
> physical serial on my PC/CoCo 3, and the baud rate of 115K your 
> specific
> configurations may very, but for me, being a non UNIX/LINUX/Mac/CLI 
> kind of
> guy, I was able to quickly and easily get it up and running.
> The aforementioned self-contained binaries, and a very comprehensive 
> manual
> can be found at  https://github.com/n6il/pyDriveWire/releases   I also
> strongly encourage you to hit up Mikey and the #drivewire channel on
> Discord there are a lot of people who are actively monitoring and
> responding to questions there.
> Steve “Stevie Strow” Strowbridge
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> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 9:41 AM Barry Nelson 
> <barry.nelson at amobiledevice.com>
> wrote:
>> > ERROR: Must supply one of --port, --accept, or --connect or config file
>> >
>> > usage: pyDriveWire.py [-h] [-s SPEED] [-a] [-c] [-H HOST] [-p PORT] [-R]
>> >                      [-x EXPERIMENTAL] [-D CMDPORT] [-U UIPORT] [-C
>> >                      [--daemon] [--status] [--stop]
>> >                      [--pid-file DAEMONPIDFILE] [--log-file
>> >                      [--debug] [--version] [--hdbdos] [--offset OFFSET]
>> >                      [--noreconnect] [--print-format {pdf,txt}]
>> >                      [--print-dir PRINTDIR | --print-prefix PRINTPREFIX
>> | --print-file PRINTFILE]
>> >                      [--print-cmd PRINTCMD]
>> >                      [FILE [FILE ...]]
>> >
>> > And of coarse my bash prompt comes back.
>> Ok, so, it ran. Now you just need to tell it how to connect to your 
>> CoCo.
>> So something like:
>> ./pyDrivewire -p /dev/your_serial_port_device
>> You may also want to include -s and a baud rate, or you can setup a 
>> config
>> file and give that as an argument.
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