I tried using playerjoy and had the same result.How important is the OS? I have been using Mandrake 10 instead of Debian or Redhat. I haven't been able to figure out the package manager for Redhat to install individual packages (such as swig or python) and I haven't been able to get a usbstick working with Debian. Activmedia says that they only "support" Redhat and Debian, which I assumed meant they would provide tech support and the like for these OSes, not that they were the only ones that the AT would work with. Perhaps I was mistaken.
y <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:stephen reiman wrote:
> The BUMPSTALL code appears to work on the robot. By work, I mean that
> when I try and move the robot with playerv I no longer recieve a warning
> that the bumpers are engaged. However, I still cannot make the wheels
> move. There is no longer a velocity thresholded error, but the wheels
> won't turn.
> The motors appear to be enabled since the status light is blinking fast.
> And sometimes they appear to move slightly. This is happening on two
> bots and they both work in the Activmedia environment. It still appears
> to be a sw issue and not hw related.
This is mysterious. Have you tried driving it from the keyboard with
$ playerjoy -h
Hold down 'i' to go forward.
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