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SPI python module OnionSpi doesn't work.

  • Hello everybody,

    I'm trying to use SPI python module onionSpi (C lib. libonionspi) in order to connect with a tft display. I following the steps in this tutorial https://docs.onion.io/omega2-docs/spi-python-module.html but at device registration spi.checkDevice() an error occured for missing kernel module "Failed to find spi-gpio-custom. Maybe it is a built in module ?" Opkg return that there is no such module in the repo.

    opkg install spi-gpio-custom
    Unknown package 'spi-gpio-custom'.
    Collected errors:

    • opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package spi-gpio-custom.

    I also tryed to install spi-gpio-driver but no luck ­čś×
    opkg install spi-gpio-driver
    Unknown package 'spi-gpio-driver'.
    Collected errors:

    • opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package spi-gpio-driver.

    Does this mean that I have to compile spi-gpio-driver from source?

    Thank you!

  • I've had the exact same problem trying to use the SPI module in Python. I'm honestly a bit disappointed with the Omega2 so far. It feels like there's been lots of missing forethought. Cmon, Onion, I'm rooting for you guys, but I can't if these things aren't made right ­čśĽ

  • It may or may not be the issue you are both having, but just in case check out my post https://community.onion.io/topic/1356/some-reminders-hints-about-using-opkg

  • I've had the same issue in the latest firmware
    Has anyone managed to make it work ?

  • First check device id and bus-id you are using during the initialization of spi (i.e. onionSpi.OnionSpi(1, 32766)
    SPI is done through an adapter usually found at /dev/spidevX.Y where X is the device number and Y is the bus number, so in my case 1 is bus id and 32766 is device id

    you can find your details under : /dev/ folder of your omega where file spidev would tell details for you as in above line or at below official ref.

    Use Ref: https://docs.onion.io/omega2-docs/spi-python-module.html

    hope you have resolved, if still any issue please revert here...


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